The filter material moves silently along until the weaving process begins. This process is not entirely uniform. Almost as if it were alive, the machine produces an intricate and fundamentally irregular rhythm. Producer Yuri Urano deftly uses this unique groove to infuse her hard industrial track with a certain floating quality. A version of the track including vocals was also released.
The folding bellow-like filter makes up the core of ROKI. The origin of the companies name is derived from a word meaning to pass through a filter and is central to their technology, which is designed to purify substances such as air and oil.
The long filters need to be cut to fit each individual unit. The base material is marked for cutting down to size.
A line is cut into the material equivalent to the width of each unit. A slit is carved into the blades so there is no danger of the material falling apart during the folding process.
Before the folding process takes place, the v-shaped blade at the top and the matching groove at the bottom create a crease in the material. This system can make creases in even very thick materials.
A set of upper and lower blades take turns bending the filter in what is referred to as the reciprocating folding machine.
When using the rotary folding machine, two rollers expel the filter paper which is the folded along the creases made earlier in the manufacturing process.
ROKI was founded in 1958 and it’s headquarters and factory resides in Shizuoka prefecture’s Hamamatsu. On top the group companies in Fukuoka, the company also has bases of operation in North and Central America, Europe, China, India, and Southeast Asia. The companies name, ROKI, means “filtering machine”. Just as the name implies, the company uses its core filtering technology for purifying air and oil to develop a variety of applications in cars, motorcycles, small ships, and generator engines.
Born in Osaka in 1993. Her industrial techno sound and fascinating vocal is drawing a lot of attention from Japanese Techno Scene. She also has a solo project under the artist name “Yullippe.” In January 2018, she participated "INTERLUDE from TDME" one of the biggest audition searching next generation of creators for electronic music, and won the GRAND PRIX. In April she performed with Ryoji Ikeda and RADIQ in Osaka. In September she released a single "Autline" from CPU Records, and then released "Reed" from her eponymous label YL. She shows her talent in various musical fields. She produced music for TEDxKobe. She made an appearance at "The Star Festival 2017"(very popular Japanese Music Festival) as a secret DJ a.k.a "Ghost Selectors", and made a huge buzz. Recently, she performed several live shows in Europe, and is starting to gather global attention.
Born in 1979 in Abashiri, Hokkaido. Began his career in 1999 as an engineer in Setagaya’s Heartbeat recording studio. Freelance from 2009. Currently based in Kyoto, working with various artists doing live PA work, recording, mixing, and mastering.
Born in 1987 in Kobe. Attended Nihon University. Graduated with a major in photography. Joined Amana Inc. in 2011. Freelance since 2014.
Attended Tama Art University and graduated with a major in graphic design. Working as a director/designer/planner.