Protest-Noise music by Masami Akita.
Dedicated to anti-whaling activity.
Masami Akita - prepared acoustic guitar,handmade instruments,EMS synthi 'A', computer & various effects.
Recorded & Mixed at Bedroom, Tokyo, April 2006
In November, 2006 , the Japanese whaling fleet will set sail for the icy waters of Antarctica. Their target - 50 Humpback Whales, 50 Fin Whales and almost l000 Minke Whales.
In the next l6 years, unless this obscene ' scientific whaling ' program, known as JARPA 2, is stopped, the Japanese whaling fleet will slaughter l7,000 Minke Whales, 800 Humpbacks and 800 Fin Whales.
The murder of these beautiful creatures spells the end of the global moratorium on the killing of whales as Japan's so-called 'scientific whaling' is nothing more than a commercial killing operation. The Japanese Government subsidises its whaling industry with thousands of dollars each year.
Japanese warehouses are piled high with mountains of unused whale meat. School children are given whale hamburgers and sausages in an attempt to turn them on to eating whale meat. The truth is that the market for whale meat in Japan is almost non-existent. Yet still the Japanese Government pursues its deadly agenda of turning the world's oceans into a slaughterhouse for whales.
Old whalers who worked in Antarctica in the fifties, when thousands and thousands of whales were killed, cannot wipe the memories of the hideous slaughter from their minds.
They say that whales suffer terribly, unable to lose consciousness until the moment of death.
Whales cry, whales struggle to protect their young, their kin. As the dreadful harpoon with its grenade head explodes as it pierces living flesh, their agony is unendurable. In the last whaling season just passed in Antarctica, Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd reported that whales were deliberately drowned by Japanese whalers.
Sometimes, the whalers use electric probes. Blood pours into the ocean as the whales thrash in agony. In some cases the chase and death take hours. Every minute must feel like a lifetime.
At the International Whaling Commission (IWC) where many na....... więcej