Vibrant colors and Beatiful illustrations by Zhou Fan
Oral:phabet – A strange and grotesque organic typography by
Photo: Kyoutaro Hayashi
Nakagin Capsule Tower
Designed by Kisho Kurokawa, 1972
Photographed by Noritaka Minami, 2011
Bjork wearing Atmospheric Reentry headpiece by Maiko Takeda, photographed by Tonje Thilesen at the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival
"I want to create surreal, subtle dramas around the person wearing my piece and the people near them. I imagine the people who wear my pieces want to experience or share surreal moments in their daily lives, at a party or in the privacy of their own home. I want my pieces to give people those magical experiences. It’s also amazing to learn how other people interpret my work, which has been compared to “Hellraiser”, hedgehogs, caterpillars and acupuncture."
Phase Fatale is the new techno project of Hayden Payne (also behind the cold wave band Dream Affair) based in Berlin via New York.
With only two appearances on compilations from Nostilevo and Electric Voice Records last year, Payne debuts his first 12” EP, Skyscraper, through Avant! Records in June.
The EP moves between noise-ridden soundscapes and minimal industrial techno rhythms influenced by EBM classics, such as Front 242 and Klinik, to modern contemporaries like Silent Servant and Ancient Methods.
Only 23, Hayden Payne approaches his music with a youthful and unique touch turning disparate sounds into driving and danceable noise.
All tracks were recorded live using only hardware synthesizers, drum machines and effects.