NAIKAKU (Internal Nuclear Tide)
Satoshi KOBAYASHI (bass,art,craft)
Kazumi SUZUKI (flute)
Mitsuo MURAOKA (guitar, trumpet)
Shingo YOSHIDA (drums)
Wheel of Fortune (2003) FREIHEIT
Shell (2006) POSEIDON/Musea
Naikaku was formed in August 1998 led by Satoshi Kobayashi. After the first gig at Yokohama Club 24, the band started organizing their own events such as "Instrumental Festival", "Instrumental Freak" etc. holding 1-3 gigs a month and grew its own community.
Naikaku have earned more than 10000 votes for its gig and became the 3rd of All Japan Indies Contest of the year in August 2000. They also played as an opening act at famous Japanese progressive rock band Gerald's concert in October.
Their full length debut album "Wheel of Fortune" was released from FREIHEIT in Japan in August 2003. In September, the band held a gig on its own for their album release. Wheel of Fortune never intended to become the huge interest outside Japan, they started hearing positive reviews on their work on various music magazines and radio shows from all over the world. The reviews told them for the first time that they are categorized as "progressive rock".
They played the gigs with MANDOG at "Sankakoku Kyougikai" in November 2004 followed by playing with "minoke?" at Instrumental Freak fest. in May.
They played the gigs with MANDOG at "Sankakoku Kyougikai" in November 2004 followed by playing with "minoke?" at Instrumental Freak fest. in May. The band continued playing the gigs throughout 2005, one of them was with Pochakaite Malko, MANDOG at "Sankakoku Kyougikai" in January 2005.
Their 2nd album "Shell" was released with POSEIDON/MUSEA in March 2006. The band also held a special gig for their second album release.
The Band who continues to evolve music into something new. By adding the more artistic visual images on the sounds of Progressive Rock where lyrical "stillness"and technical "movement" are well harmonized while it changes the scene dramatically and unrestrictedly, Their sound will capture your attention and let you sink your mind into a musical sojourn where the artistic mind can be absorbed by the listeners senses. Their theme is to create the musical/visual space which leads us to artistic "Cubism's world" expressed by painting art. They create the sounds inspired from the painting arts and create the visual arts from the sounds simultaneously. Thus, they take a trip to a place and back between visual images and the auditory senses, where they enjoy quite fresh expressions. Their chaotic sounds should not be classified in any conventional categories or genre. Have a Nice Trip to your Internal Nuclear Space!