Electronic music creator, live performer with hardware analogue synthesizers and rhythm machines and software.
The future is now. A shamanic soul speaking through virtual softwares and analogue hardware, Japan’s Hataken channels the language of the machine to create a unique sonic experience.
Hataken has been creating music since the early 80’s, and has collaborated with renowned producers from all over the globe, including Richard Sharpe of the Shamen (as Ken Machines), DJ Olive (with Dr. Atomo as Belotone) and Gunshae’s Lady Eve. Hataken’s improvisational electronic jazz group with saxophonist Daisuke Fujiwara, Quartzhead, plays regularly in Tokyo and was featured artists at the SXSW festival. 2011 saw the inception of his collaboration with artist and videographer, Masashi Kitazato, as the conceptual duo Reality Sandwich.
In 2012, Hataken continues to push his sounds only ever forward with performances alongside The Irresistible Force, Jonah Sharp, Move D, and as the featured chill out artist at Portugal’s BOOM Festival.
Improvisation is at the center of Hataken’s musical art, using the manipulation of electric audio frequencies in real time and an instinctual link to the pulse of analog hardware.. Anyone that’s seen a real live 808 or a modular synth knows the ghosts in the soul of the machine take a deft hand to control. Hataken takes the wow and flutter that is midi clocks, tubes, tape heads, wave shapes and modules and channels them from a studio Tower Of Babel and turns it into a universal language, all in the moment.
To produce the highest level of consciousness for his audience, Hataken tunes the energy in order to focus mind and soul. Slowly he shakes the listener into a higher vibration for positive waves of inspiration. Then, the soul of the machine can speak human skill and knowledge with no ego. Only then does the performer and the listener become one. There is only one moment, and that moment is upon us.
In his own words “ From the early 90’s, I realized about ascension. It is to heal, awaken, and gain confidence for life, so that I believe in myself and use the full specifications of myself. Life is what we choose, and sound can lead our thoughts. So, I simulate many experiences by music to realize what is important in life. This is why I make music for people!”