Ninja Gaijin

Subterfuge Seminars / Axed   ))   Melbourne, Australia

Biography: Ben Ninja 'Tannu' Gaijin began playing in indie rock, improvised harsh guitar noise & grind/crust bands in 1997. Always passionate about music, Ben has worked in organizing and promoting parties, zine writing, music journalism/photography, hosting community radio shows, coding and maintaining band web-sites, band performances, djing, sound engineering, freestyle and written rapping and Tuvan & Mongolian style throat-singing. In 2005 Ben shifted focus from bands to solo work in electronic productions and dj performance. After various projects, he now finds himself performing under the name 'Ninja Gaijin'. Ben's music attempts to juxtapose and fuse as many eclectic tones and rhythms into as short a space of time as possible, allowing a focus on lack of repetition as well as an aim towards unexpected variations.

Influences include (but are not limited to): John Cage - first DJ Crust / Grindcore Noise Hardcore Amens Breakcore Plunderphonics Speedcore / Extratone Meshuggah Xehpa Doppelganga Paul Blackout Technical Itch John Rolodex Sonic Youth Merzbow Masonna KK.Null Zeni Geva Death Bed Conversion Raped By Noise NoiseFucked Sea Scouts Quantum Nanotech Extinction CoreAnticore Toecutter Maladroit Misanthrope Xian The Shredder Monster Monster Monster / Mongoose / UFO / Ditchboss / Go Genre Everything Polvo Archers Of Loaf June Of 44 Rodan Slint Al Corrupt Memetic n0nplus Passenger Of Shit Dysphemic Gein Libido Airbag Soberphobe Warsore Super Happy Fun Slide Primus Glenn Branca Steve Reich John Adams Yoko Ono Diamonda Galas Sickboy Shitmat Kid 606 Squarepusher Aphex Twin Autechre Boards Of Canada Trans Am Ragga Jungle Weird Al Yankovic Venetian Snares Xanopticon Anal Cunt Bong Ra Combat Wombat Curse Ov Dialect Christbait Budd S:Bahn The Nightmare Before Christmas OST Helmet Intense Hammer Rage Jahba KRS-One Clouddead Cannibal Ox Istari LasterFahrer Nihil Fist M.I.A. Livewire System Corrupt Black Lotus Dizzee Rascal Grime Rap Francais / international Sage Francis Buck 65 Tuvan & Tibetan Throat Singing Ween the Melvins

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Biography: Ben Ninja 'Tannu' Gaijin began playing in indie rock, improvised harsh guitar noise & grind/crust bands in 1997. Always passionate about music, Ben has worked in organizing and promoting parties, zine writing, music journalism/photography, hosting community radio shows, coding and maintaining band web-sites, band performances, djing, sound engineering, freestyle and written rapping and Tuvan & Mongolian style throat-singing. In 2005 Ben shifted focus from bands to solo work in electronic productions and dj performance. After various projects, he now finds himself performing under the name 'Ninja Gaijin'. Ben's music attempts to juxtapose and fuse as many eclectic tones and rhythms into as short a space of time as possible, allowing a focus on lack of repetition as well as an aim towards unexpected variations.

Influences include (but are not limited to): John Cage - first DJ Crust / Grindcore Noise Hardcore Amens Breakcore Plunderphonics Speedcore / Extratone Meshuggah Xehpa Doppelganga Paul Blackout Technical Itch John Rolodex Sonic Youth Merzbow Masonna KK.Null Zeni Geva Death Bed Conversion Raped By Noise NoiseFucked Sea Scouts Quantum Nanotech Extinction CoreAnticore Toecutter Maladroit Misanthrope Xian The Shredder Monster Monster Monster / Mongoose / UFO / Ditchboss / Go Genre Everything Polvo Archers Of Loaf June Of 44 Rodan Slint Al Corrupt Memetic n0nplus Passenger Of Shit Dysphemic Gein Libido Airbag Soberphobe Warsore Super Happy Fun Slide Primus Glenn Branca Steve Reich John Adams Yoko Ono Diamonda Galas Sickboy Shitmat Kid 606 Squarepusher Aphex Twin Autechre Boards Of Canada Trans Am Ragga Jungle Weird Al Yankovic Venetian Snares Xanopticon Anal Cunt Bong Ra Combat Wombat Curse Ov Dialect Christbait Budd S:Bahn The Nightmare Before Christmas OST Helmet Intense Hammer Rage Jahba KRS-One Clouddead Cannibal Ox Istari LasterFahrer Nihil Fist M.I.A. Livewire System Corrupt Black Lotus Dizzee Rascal Grime Rap Francais / international Sage Francis Buck 65 Tuvan & Tibetan Throat Singing Ween the Melvins

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