SINO RE-BUILD PROJECTS & re-build records Official Web Site



  
  DOCUMENT


It is sold by MP3 downloading 2 albums contain all SRP tracks(2000-2008).

DOWNLOAD HERE!!




DISC REVIEWS


[GALVANISM]



Grind House Magazine Vol.53 (JAPAN)


ReGen Magazine (USA)
Harsh metal guitar meets power noise on this intriguing EP.
Given the similarities in attitude, if not method, between power noise and extreme metal, it's a bit of a surprise that more artists don't blend the two genres. The latest artist to cross the barrier between guitar and drum machine is Tokyo's Sino, the enigmatic figure behind one-man-band Sino Re-Build Projects. His newest EP, Galvanism starts off quietly with the droning dark ambient of "Drainage," but soon enough the guitars kick in, overdriven and slicing through the bass-heavy rumble of high-BPM kicks. Adding to the effect are pieces of more soundtrack-inspired orchestration, which give things a heavier, more atmospheric vibe that complements the track's high octane aggression. Sino proves himself adept as both a guitarist and a programmer; rather than showing off with lots of solos, for the most part he lets the guitars simply chug along, adding heaviness to the beats and samples without overpowering them. "Flash Back" uses guitar feedback to add depth, for example, but the real attraction is the horror film keyboards and occasional blasts of frantic breakbeats. Only on "To Die" do things shift drastically in a metal direction; like an old Ministry track with glitch undercurrents, it's rhythmically interesting but more than brutal enough for the mosh pit. Final track "Everlasting," with its chilling industrial ambient approach, comes almost as a relief. Diehard power noise fanatics might need a little effort to overcome their anti-guitar prejudices, but for most fans of aggressive instrumental music, this four-track offering should come as a surprise treat.



[PROMOTE 00]



IndustrialnatioN Magazine Issue #17 (USA)
Review of SINO's CDR is introduced on the magazine.


From IndustrialnatioN Magazine#17
review: SINO(re-build projects) PROMOTE 00

PROMOTE 00 is a japanese only release from the Tokyo based solo project after the breakup of  [sino-text]  that originally started in 1997. This six track CD-R EP is their first independent commercial release after 2 earlier demos. SINO(re-build projects) borne in 1999 is an interesting mix of electro noise and guitar fuzzbox feedback instrumental originals that is easy to listen to and danceable. Sino himself plays guitar/programming and electronics/programming by T. Makino. It is now getting distributed worldwide.

"Brain & Mind" is just a short swirly synth piece while "Black Blood & Mad Brain" gets more structured with added guitar, beats and what sounds like a (traditional) japanese flute. there are no liner notes to reference but i'm sure it's an electronic simulation. Echo is a big part of "Junk Me. . ." with beating drums. "Downer Beat" gets a bit punchier with similar themes. "Cyber 2999" is quirky programming with the guitar backing that blends in to grinding machinery like noises. The last track, "Sadistic Hyper Love" starts with the omnipresent church organ as it progresses into full beaty melodic flight. This is the jewel of the disc.
The japanese industrial noise scene is not represented or sold much here in North America so Sino's sound is quite fresh considering the many euro clones. Some of the music found here has been included as soundtrack in the PC Game BLOWOUT. From the mind of Sino, this project does not miss a beat. A new collection is in the works - can't wait.


Side-Line (Belgium)
SINO (re-build projects) (4-track cd)
I’m always a bit afraid when listening to Japanese noise &  industrial projects. I know a lot of industrial fans consider the Japanese scene as one of the most prolific and extreme one, but I’ve been never a fan! Sino sounds really different, trying to humanize the industrial style by making it more complex in the way of using sounds. Except the debut-song, which doesn’t catch my attention, the other pieces are remarkable. Songs like “M(a)d” and especially “Sadistic Hyper Love” are intelligent and elaborated pieces a kind of industrial complexity in front of pure improvisation! This is really attractive!

POST INDUSTRY (Poland)
1. Black Blood and Mad Brain, 2. Junk Me…, 3. M(A)D, 4. Sadistic Hyper Lover
Dostałem paczkę, w której najbardziej rzuciła mnie na kolana gazeta... Tak, japońska gazeta, w którą zapakowana była płyta demo wykonawcy ukrywającego się pod pseudonimem Sino. Kompletnie niezrozumiała, poza reklamami, w której europejskie twarze zachęcają Japończyków do zakupu: komputerów, jedzenia, kosmetyków i ubrań. Globalizacja? Unifikacja? Standaryzacja?
Muzyka Sino wkrótce jednak mocniej mnie zaintrygowała niż japońskie gazety i ich reklamy. Bo okazuje się, że to utalentowany osobnik, grający może nie do końca industrial, ale klimaty zbliżone do Numb, starego Psychopomps z gitarami, przesterami, rozbudowaną sekcją rytmiczną, choć nie stroni także od eksperymentów. Ciekawsze wydają mi się właśnie te kompozycje bez gitar, ciekawiej zaaranżowane. Dość profesjonalnie nagrane, dość mrocznie, dość ciekawe. Ciekawostką jest zupełny brak wokali, według twórcy, słowa nie są istotne. Niestety demo to tylko cztery utwory, szkoda, bo ciężko się zorientować czy owe cztery utwory będą na całej płycie powielone, czy też propozycja Sino zostanie wzbogacona o nowe elementy. Sino ma przyszłość!
Najciekawszy utwór: "Sadistic Hyper Love".
www: www2.odn.ne.jp/re-build

-- r@ [13 sierpnia 2001]


GODSEND ONLINE (USA)

SINO-"re-build projects DEMO 01" CDR- This brief 4-track, 23-minute demo brings some rather extreme electronic music by a mysterious electronic artist (or group?). Combining aspects of noise-laced post-industrial power electronics, sequenced EBM, grinding rock (with some blistering guitar work), and some lighter, more melodic (but submerged) aspects, SINO's schizophrenic work is harsh enough to please the Ant-Zen crowd, and experimental/scattered enough to dodge the whole 'industrial dance' scene. I can't fairly compare to anyone else, and that's a good thing. Fans of stuff like the frantic 'Tetsuo' soundtrack should find this an appealing melding of jagged post-industrial elements. Very solid work, with a wicked editing style and plenty of dynamic. I'd be curious to hear more.


FUNPROX.COM (Netherlands)
Last week I received review material from Japan, Russia and Israel. Now that’s what I call an international scene? Sino is a Japanese project, which creates diverse and original electronic music. The music of Sino, a 27 year old guy, is a fusion of harsh electronics, industrial guitar sounds and uptempo ebm. He started this project, which is called SINO(re-build projects) to be more precise, in 2000, and created 2 cdr’s so far.
On the cdr “Promote_00″ you can find 6 tracks, of which the first one is a short tranquil intro. But then hell breaks loose on ‘Black blood and mad brain’, with some ultraheavy guitar sounds, combined with hard beats. ‘Junk me’ is a bit more tranquil, a midtempo monotonous electronic piece with a nice mood and some original sounds. But towards the end of the track some merciless metal guitars take over. ‘Downer beat’ and ‘Cyber 2999′ continue with a heavy guitar sound, accompanied by some energetic dance beats. The last track, ‘Sadistic hyper love’, starts with a dreamy ambient sound, which is mixed with complex, d&b type dance beats at times. Probably my favourite track.
The cdr “Promote01+28082002″ is a new release. It contains 4 new songs, plus live tracks, recorded at Shelter in Tokyo, Japan. The songs that are performed live are already known from his first cdr, but they sound much harsher and noisier here. Sino live surely must be an energetic phenomenon. Of the four new tracks, which again mix heavy guitars with electronic beats and sounds, I like ‘02′ the most’, with deep drum & bass beats and helicopter-like background sounds and a blasting Godflesh-like finish..The heavy guitar tracks of Sino are not exactly something I am fond of personally, but if you can appreciate some heavy crossover industrial like KMFDM but with a more original sound, you could give this music a try. You can listen to some tracks at mp3.com. Sino’s music can be bought though Fleshmadeword distro, amongst others.

CHAIN D.L.K. (Italy)
Artist: SINO (RE-BUILD PROJECTS) [ re-build {at} ams {dot} odn {dot} ne {dot} jp ]
Title: Promote 00 + Promote 01
Format: MCD (Mini CD)
Label: Self Released

A couple of years ago Sino sent me his first demo and I was surprised by listening to that amount of compressed sounds coming from various music influences. These two new MCDs see Sino dealing with six tracks on the first MCD PROMOTE 00 and four ones plus other four live ones on PROMOTE 01. Some of the tracks are re-arrangements of old ones ("Junk Me", "Sadistic Hyper Love" or "M(A)D") and with the new one define better the sound of the project. In fact it seems that Sino wants to underline (writing it also on the band's name) that this is a project and not only a musical band. On his website is reported that: "Words aren't so important for SINO's description. This sound is the construction of SINO's brain and also of the insanity sound in his heart". Musically as I wrote the first time Sino is a multi layered kind of music which blend different musical styles tearing them until they turn and find a place into the distorted sounds of the music of this project. Guitar is the main instrument that you can easily hear on all the tracks the other sources are distorted samples and synthesizers. You know that over the years alternative Japanese music has been famous for being an extremization of Western one. Well for Sino try to imagine a version of Nine Inch Nails mixed with Ant Zen's bands. Sometimes the instrumental tracks have got a weak structure because they seem to be based on the effect given by the guitar assault but the final result isn't that bad . I was quite curious of listening to the live tracks where Sino (guitar) is helped out by T. Makino (synth and noise) and Masahiro (bass guitar). Well, the gig recorded at Shimokitazawa Shelter in Tokio sounds really powerful and keeps intact the sound's impact they have on CD and probably it has been an experience to remember for their audience. Try some mp3 on their website and give a look to their live photos.
Review by: Maurizio Pustianaz [ maurizio {dot} pustianaz {at} chaindlk {dot} com ]

nsi-online (Portugal)
Sino (Re-build Projects) "Promote 00" Cd-r (2000)

Sino (Re-build Projects) "Promote 01 + 28082002" Cd-r 2002

 "Quando a guitarra ganha voz..." Sino (Re-build Projects) é o projecto a solo do japonês Sino. É difícil perceber, nestas duas demos, se Sino é um projecto de reconstrução ou de destruição. O industrial praticado por Sino aproxima-se um pouco do noise, os ritmos repetitivos e a guitarra distorcida, que por vezes mais parece corrosiva (sem contudo recorrer a feedback ou sons agudos e ensurdecedores), transmitem-nos sensações de destruição e não tanto de reconstrução.

A guitarra é a essência de toda a música. Os temas são todos instrumentais e na ausência de voz a guitarra parece assumir esse papel transmissor de mensagens que é usualmente preenchido pela voz. Por vezes parece que nos aproximamos do caos, mas logo somos compensados com algumas melodias que apaziguam os ambientes de devastação.

A primeira demo Promote 00 é composta por 6 temas. Na segunda, Promote 01, para além dos 4 temas de estúdio encontrámos também 4 temas gravados ao vivo no dia 28.08.2002.

Uma óptima proposta vinda do Japão.

 Leonel Silva




[PROMOTE 01]


IndustrialnatioN Magazine Issue#18 (USA)
The magazine is picked up Japan's Industrial scene on "scene spot"page.
and SINO(PROMOTE 01+28082002) is introduced on that page and review.


GOTH NATION MAGAZINE Issue#3 (Australia)
Review of SINO's CDR is introduced on the magazine.



FUNPROX.COM (Netherlands)
Last week I received review material from Japan, Russia and Israel. Now that’s what I call an international scene? Sino is a Japanese project, which creates diverse and original electronic music. The music of Sino, a 27 year old guy, is a fusion of harsh electronics, industrial guitar sounds and uptempo ebm. He started this project, which is called SINO(re-build projects) to be more precise, in 2000, and created 2 cdr’s so far.
On the cdr “Promote_00″ you can find 6 tracks, of which the first one is a short tranquil intro. But then hell breaks loose on ‘Black blood and mad brain’, with some ultraheavy guitar sounds, combined with hard beats. ‘Junk me’ is a bit more tranquil, a midtempo monotonous electronic piece with a nice mood and some original sounds. But towards the end of the track some merciless metal guitars take over. ‘Downer beat’ and ‘Cyber 2999′ continue with a heavy guitar sound, accompanied by some energetic dance beats. The last track, ‘Sadistic hyper love’, starts with a dreamy ambient sound, which is mixed with complex, d&b type dance beats at times. Probably my favourite track.
The cdr “Promote01+28082002″ is a new release. It contains 4 new songs, plus live tracks, recorded at Shelter in Tokyo, Japan. The songs that are performed live are already known from his first cdr, but they sound much harsher and noisier here. Sino live surely must be an energetic phenomenon. Of the four new tracks, which again mix heavy guitars with electronic beats and sounds, I like ‘02′ the most’, with deep drum & bass beats and helicopter-like background sounds and a blasting Godflesh-like finish..The heavy guitar tracks of Sino are not exactly something I am fond of personally, but if you can appreciate some heavy crossover industrial like KMFDM but with a more original sound, you could give this music a try. You can listen to some tracks at mp3.com. Sino’s music can be bought though Fleshmadeword distro, amongst others.


CHAIN D.L.K. (Italy)
Artist: SINO (RE-BUILD PROJECTS) [ re-build {at} ams {dot} odn {dot} ne {dot} jp ]
Title: Promote 00 + Promote 01
Format: MCD (Mini CD)
Label: Self Released
A couple of years ago Sino sent me his first demo and I was surprised by listening to that amount of compressed sounds coming from various music influences. These two new MCDs see Sino dealing with six tracks on the first MCD PROMOTE 00 and four ones plus other four live ones on PROMOTE 01. Some of the tracks are re-arrangements of old ones ("Junk Me", "Sadistic Hyper Love" or "M(A)D") and with the new one define better the sound of the project. In fact it seems that Sino wants to underline (writing it also on the band's name) that this is a project and not only a musical band. On his website is reported that: "Words aren't so important for SINO's description. This sound is the construction of SINO's brain and also of the insanity sound in his heart". Musically as I wrote the first time Sino is a multi layered kind of music which blend different musical styles tearing them until they turn and find a place into the distorted sounds of the music of this project. Guitar is the main instrument that you can easily hear on all the tracks the other sources are distorted samples and synthesizers. You know that over the years alternative Japanese music has been famous for being an extremization of Western one. Well for Sino try to imagine a version of Nine Inch Nails mixed with Ant Zen's bands. Sometimes the instrumental tracks have got a weak structure because they seem to be based on the effect given by the guitar assault but the final result isn't that bad . I was quite curious of listening to the live tracks where Sino (guitar) is helped out by T. Makino (synth and noise) and Masahiro (bass guitar). Well, the gig recorded at Shimokitazawa Shelter in Tokio sounds really powerful and keeps intact the sound's impact they have on CD and probably it has been an experience to remember for their audience. Try some mp3 on their website and give a look to their live photos.
Review by: Maurizio Pustianaz [ maurizio {dot} pustianaz {at} chaindlk {dot} com ]

nsi-online (Portugal)
Sino (Re-build Projects) "Promote 00" Cd-r (2000)

Sino (Re-build Projects) "Promote 01 + 28082002" Cd-r 2002

 "Quando a guitarra ganha voz..." Sino (Re-build Projects) é o projecto a solo do japonês Sino. É difícil perceber, nestas duas demos, se Sino é um projecto de reconstrução ou de destruição. O industrial praticado por Sino aproxima-se um pouco do noise, os ritmos repetitivos e a guitarra distorcida, que por vezes mais parece corrosiva (sem contudo recorrer a feedback ou sons agudos e ensurdecedores), transmitem-nos sensações de destruição e não tanto de reconstrução.

A guitarra é a essência de toda a música. Os temas são todos instrumentais e na ausência de voz a guitarra parece assumir esse papel transmissor de mensagens que é usualmente preenchido pela voz. Por vezes parece que nos aproximamos do caos, mas logo somos compensados com algumas melodias que apaziguam os ambientes de devastação.

A primeira demo Promote 00 é composta por 6 temas. Na segunda, Promote 01, para além dos 4 temas de estúdio encontrámos também 4 temas gravados ao vivo no dia 28.08.2002.

Uma óptima proposta vinda do Japão.

 Leonel Silva



[Spec<i>men]

HARD WIRED (UK)
Rating 9/10
I must say that I was over the moon when I got this CD – to have in my hands a compilation album of Alternative genre acts from Japan it seemed like Christmas all over again. Listening to this was going to be a special journey indeed.
Fourteen tracks adorn this album, so for review purposes it would be better to take each one in turn, as no two tracks are alike, and this really is a mix-match of Rock, Industrial, Goth and anything else ‘alternative’ you care to think of.
Kicking things off is Sino, with their track ‘02’ – an aggressive mix of angry industrial metal. No vocals, just music, well laid down, and very powerful in its delivery, with a throbbing bass line, and frantic guitaring. Nice opening track, and it certainly waks you up.
Next up is IOIA, with the track, ‘Miranda Lethal Weapon’. A rocking track, with sleazy female vocals stepping their way through the dimension laid sown by the guitars and drums. A good ‘rock’ track, well produced and well delivered, and definitely one to get you up and moving.
The imaginatively entitled artist Meltdown I Scream brings us the track ‘Rin-Pun’ – a male vocal lead number with an almost quirky theatrical style of synths and keyboards providing the foundation to the track. This is slightly off the wall, but quirky enough to hold your attention. Oh, the vocals are in Japanese of course, and full of angst and passion – typically Goth!
Sweetness Coma are the next bad up and they deliver ‘Frozen’ – a bizarre mixture of electronic keyboards, rock guitars and English male vocals, I’m almost made to imaging a Japanese Killing Miranda such is the delivery of this track. Once again this track is full of driving passion and there is a hint of angst behind the vocals. Musically it’s all over the place and rarely settles down, but that’s what makes it stand out.
Next we have Hitomi, with ‘Torikago – kaeru beki basyo –‘ – an almost operatic number with high pitched female vocals. The drumming is kind of offset against the string instruments, and takes some time to get your head around. Coupled with some of the stringed instruments being out of key with each other, this is a bit of a mind wash if ever there was one. Time to skip to the next track…
The brilliantly named Zombie Lolita bring us the cyber influenced cacophony that is ‘BLOOD” – ansgty shouting vocals scream across the manic guitaring and thrash drumming. This is Superb! You can almost hear the spittle from the singer’s mouth hitting the microphone as he belts out the vocals! This could be an anthem for angst ridden teenagers everywhere, and I especially love the screaming by an accompanying singer on the track. Top Stuff!!
Next up is an unnamed track (well, on the album inlay at least) by Mandragora – a much more classical Goth offering, with acoustic stringed instruments, thoughtful keyboards, male (passionate) vocals and a liberal helping of Goth angst. This is much more contempory Goth track, and not too bad at all.
The band ‘Selia’ bring us another operatic influenced number called ‘L eraclito amoroso’ – female operatic notes accompany a harpsichord (!) giving this track a distinctly classical feel. This is actually quite good, and it’s almost relaxing to listen too. Nice one!
Kao ga nai bring us ‘1st album’ – a semi ethnic sounding guitar laced affair, which is nothing much more than a cacophony of instruments and multi-layered vocals. Too weird, and too much of a head fuck to really get into. Skip to the next track…
…. Which is the artists Kehre with her tarck ‘iconosophia’ – a genteel and acoustic guitar based number, building up with electric guitar, and mellow female vocals. Nothing too alternative here, and this does sound slightly mainstream. Nice vocals though, and a good track in all.
The band Redsun bring us ‘GGG’ – a more contemporary Japanese influenced track, but with English vocals, sung by a whispering, secretive voice. This is very Cure – ‘Lullaby’ influenced, but steeped in Japanese tradition. My favourite lyric has to be ‘I go to my place, secret toilet, alone’. Nice one! This track is fluffy Goth at it’s best, and if it were a pet it would be a fat fluffy striped cat. Don’t ask why… just listen to it!
Abominate offer up their EBM styled track ‘Time to be different’ – a very club based EBM affair, and instantly very good. This would have no trouble filling a dance-floor over here. Instantly accessible and very danceable. My only criticism is that the vocals (male and female) could do with being louder in the mix, as they are kind of lost in the music, but that said, I still rate this track. Nice one!
Next we have JLHA with ‘st Kan-non’ – another EBM fuelled track; female vocals adorn and lace their way through the soundscapes created by some cleaver programming and keyboards. This is high energy EBM, but with a slight dampening down. Another club hit for sure! The female vocals are to die for – soft, sweet and dynamic. This is a very cool number, and we like it!
The last track on the album is ‘The end of the world’ by No Holds Barred.
Acoustic and electric guitars build up to deliver a track with a heavy rock bias, which is very US College band influenced and anthemesque. I’m slightly reminded of a Japanese Coldplay, or band of that ilk, especially in terms of the vocal style. Good stuff though.
So there you have it – a monster review for a monster album. There is so much stuff on here, both in terms of style and talent, but it is ALL good. Japan has a thriving alternative scene, and we can’t wait to hear more of it! This album allows us to sample it all.


[Other Review Links]
drumnnoise (SPAIN)
S&SR (France)
The New Empire(Germany)
Tronto Industrial Kollective (CANADA)