With Braindance of the Hikikomori, Max Maxell (aka Karsten Pflum) provides a fictional script depicting introversion, solitude and encapsulation. Divided in 5 acts, the sonic narrative holds everything lovers of dystopian 80s movies are hungry for: Miso-smelling synth leads, spicy arpeggios, mincing tensions and bittersweet reliefs—Think of a cup of instant ramen noodles you have in a tiny flat in Osaka on a rainy day… over again and again. Dive deeply into the imaginary world of a Hikikomori and enjoy the dinner for one.
02—Catharsis / Apathy
„Some folks feed the ducks in the park, but my mother knows in her heart that I’m OK. I have Sakura. And I love her. Nothing else really matters…“
Braindance of the Hikikomori is Max Maxell’s second release. Max concentrates on the sounds of tapes and synths playing in a sedated dystopian cosmos.
Tape purchases are coming with Max Maxell’s ‘Pastry Crust-Eggplants’ recipe, our vegan take on Tempura-like fried Eggplants.
A Moniker Eggplant release done in 2022
All tracks written and produced by Jacob Helverskov
Mastered by Joakim Wölm
Artwork by Carl Benny Robert
Layout and recipe by Moniker Eggplant
English-Japanese translation by Josa Glück
This is M+E014.