Cold Name is the solo project started in January 2013 of Nobuyuki Sakuma from Jesse Ruins. Cold Name released its first cassette ‘Not In Love’ on Living Tapes in April 2013. A second cassette is due to be released also on Living Tapes later in 2014.
‘Eat Your Hand’ is Cold Name’s debut album and contains 12 short electronic songs that 20JazzFunkGreats describes this way :
“Cold Name’s Intent to Kill isn’t in some undanceable time signature. It’s not obtuse. It’s perfectly possible to dance to its techno. It just doesn’t seem to want you to.
“Its drums envelop like a thick black ooze. Suspending you in an aural sensory deprivation chamber. Around you you hallucinate what it’d be like, being inside a bass bin at a mega-club. No, actually being the bin; at one with its wood and paper and rubber and plastic. Oscillating for the delight of the big room crowd singular in the knowledge of what you are and what you do. Divorced, in your distortions and pulsations, from everything else. As if all the bodies and the architecture were just a complex feedback chamber for your own personal enjoyment.
“Inside your bass-bin-head you hear the words of Bob, and the occasional sound of fire being recorded in the red.”