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ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of Japan hosted a musical evening on Saturday evening featuring traditional and contemporary Japanese musician Sumie Kaneko at the Pakistan National Arts Council (PNCA). Sumie Kaneko, who currently resides in New York, flew to Pakistan at the request of Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata. During Kaneko’s introduction, Inomata shed some light on traditional …

Naming their latest LP, Japanese sludge legends Boris chose a track as simple and iconic as their band’s name: Noise. It suited the music – 58 minutes of swirling, psychedelic, shoegaze-tinged doom – but also spoke of something bigger. Boris was trained in Tokyo in 1992 with one goal. “The only goal we had was …