Electronic-music producer Kenji Takikawa’s work took a major detour following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

“Like many Japanese people, I feel angry about the way March 11 and the consequent events that followed regarding nuclear power was handled,” says the Hiroshima native who records under the name Crzkny (usually rendered in all capital letters). “Once I learned about the events, I couldn’t look away from it. I feel that March 11 changed my music drastically.”

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