Lee Negin - Musician in Tokyo

Lee Negin

I'm a musician in Tokyo, Japan

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I speak English

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About me

I love the creative process, making music and visuals in particular. Music and visuals that evoke a visceral response, not just intellectual masturbation or baser instinct tribal noise. It is one of my "Zendos" (Zen Ways), or practices to achieve "mind; no mind" (Mushin). I have been an international recording artist (solo), composer/producer/engineer since the late 70's, when I was involved with the nascent "Detroit Techno" scene. I have several albums and singles in my catalog, as well as about 40 videos (several on Youtube). I have lived away from the USA (SF) for 27 years, many in Japan, but also Europe, India, UK, South Korea, etc. I have been in over 40 countries. My work blends my various influences and life experiences and philosophical leanings (Zen and Taoism); therefore, it is quite eclectic (electro-acoustic, blending electronica with acoustic instruments from all over the world). I have my own very-well equipped recording studio (for me--not a commercial facility). I am always looking for skilled visual artists to collaborate with (to make videos, for me to do film soundtracks, or album covers, etc.). Last year, some of my music was placed in a 'semi-major' motion picture. "Describe myself in 3 words (sounds like a job interview)!" ..."I am not knowing." (sorry, that's 4...but I'm an old drummer, so math is not my forte --bad pun known but not intended).

My Creations

  1. The 3rd "single" and video from my new album, "Entheogenic Dharma Music." Includes amazing images from several great international artists (they share with me for my visual projects), including vintage hand-made images (not CGI) from the 1960's used at the Fillmore Auditorium in NYC. Made by my friend Marc, the... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  2. New 'Single' and Video!

    29 April 2016

    The second release from my new album, "Entheogenic Dharma Music" (3 May release). The track: "Psychonautics 101 ('Explore Inner Space')." Please subscribe to my Youtube channel, like the video, comment and check out more of my work (about 40 videos on this channel). Help support a fellow artist/Tokyoite. Cheers, Lee... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  3. Tools: My recording studio filled with tons of computers, hardware and software. I am NOT a DJ, or EDM guy (really). My Japanese video artist friend sort of challenged me to make an 'electronic dance' track to a video he had already made for a DJ. But, 'my style.' I... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  4. New Album Release
    नई सीडी रिलीज
    Lee Negin
    Entheogenic Dharma Music
    Lee Negin’s new solo album, “Entheogenic Dharma Music, “ a collection of 8 mind-blowing extended tracks of psychedelic-trippy-dance-trance-ambient-electronica-dreamscape-“new-world’-Zen soundtracks, will be released and go on sale in mid-May, 2016
    “Negin’s music is the sound of one hand clapping... continue reading (1, 1 image)

  5. New album released today, 3 May: "Entheogenic Dharma Music.". 8 tracks of psychedelic/dance/shamanic/hippie/psychonautic/meditative/psytrance/rave/
    entheogenic/stoner/zen/taoist/electronica/ambient/synthwave sounds to keep things interesting (and raise your kundalini). Available at Amazon, iTunes, http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/LeeNegin and other fine head shops internationally as CD discs (limited edition), digital downloads and streaming. Support a fellow Tokyoite and spend a... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  6. http://passingphasemusic.com “Hungry Ghosts,” from the album Lee Negin, “Hungry Ghosts.” Originally released in 2011 on Passing Phase Records, A2Z-444
    Video and Music by Lee Negin. Copyright 2016, Lee Negin/Passing Phase Music (BMI). All Rights Reserved.

    Music (CD and downloads) available at Amazon, CD Baby (Internationally), iTunes, etc. Information at
    http://passingphasemusic.com... continue reading (3, 0 images)

  7. My band played a gig last night at a "live house' in Shinjuku. Someone made a video or me and the lads performing my song, "The Cheeze Spreads." As you can see, the place was jumping, massive amounts of sake and Kirin Lager were consumed, and a good time was... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  8. http://passingphasemusic.com The 4th "single' from Negin's Psychedelic, Psytrance, Psybernautic, LSD, Zen, Dharma, Entheogenic masterpiece, "Entheogenic Dharma Music." Album available at Amazon, ITunes, CD Baby, leenegin.com etc, internationally. A new paradigm in electronic music. Music and video Copyright 2016 Lee Negin/Passing Phase Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Support cool music with... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  9. New Film! Divine beauty! Ecstatic cosmic dance. Shamanic, Sufi Dervish sounds and images. Journey to the Self! Watch it! "Like" it, and leave a lovely comment! https://youtu.be/AHL9XU2iQeg
    नयाँ फिल्म! ईश्वरीय सौन्दर्य! खुश कस्मिक नृत्य। Shamanic, सुफी Dervish सुनिन्छ र तस्बिरहरू। को स्व यात्रा! यो हेर्नुहोस्! "जस्तै" यो, र एक... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  10. Lee Negin, "Yamanote Line"

    25 September 2016

    The 6th video from my album "Entheogenic Dharma Music." I shot this video while riding around in circles on the Yamanote Line in Tokyo. An apt metaphor for life in the shadow play. Dig it. Please leave a comment, "like" the video and subscribe to my Youtube channel. More info... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  11. http://passingphasemusic.com "The wise person sees the whole universe without leaving their front gate." This is the 7th video of tracks from my most recent album, “Entheogenic Dharma Music.” Please watch my 40+ other films at http://www.youtube.com/user/passingphasemusic
    Please “like" them, subscribe to my channel and leave comments on the videos you... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  12. The electro-acoustic Soundtrack for the psychonautic blockbuster Science Fiction Film, by auteur-composer Lee Negin; fuelled by entheogens, Zazen, 3rd Eye Views and kundalini arousal. https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/leenegin21

  13. http://passingphasemusic.com Track from March 2017 release (album), "The Falling of the Long Shadows." Music & Video Copyright 2017, Lee Negin/Passing Phase Music. All Rights Reserved. Music available at https://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/LeeNegin Amazon & iTunes (International).

  14. http://passingphasemusic.com The 2nd film from Lee Negin's March 2017 album, "The Falling of the Long Shadows," available on Passing Phase Records at iTunes, Amazon (Internationally), CD Baby, etc. Music and Video Copyright 2017, Lee Negin/Passing Phase Music (BMI). All Rights Reserved. https://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/LeeNegin