At Explore the North 2018, Bo Ningen and Elmar Kuiper presented work they created together during a sojourn of a few days in Leeuwarden. Fiery Bo Ningen brought their free-floating noise rock jams straight from the outer reaches of the galaxy in Leeuwarden. The four Tokyo musicians met up in London. After bass player Taigen and guitarist Kohhei had spent many an hour in the studio playing their free-floating noise jams, together with drummer Monchan and guitar player Yuki they came up with the idea for Bo Ningen. Especially for Explore the North the band is collaborated with Elmar Kuiper. They took the audience with them in a show filled with freaky guitar effects, psychedelic riffs and reverberating vocals. Elmar (1969) is renowned for his exquisite sense of sound and rhythm in his poetry in both Dutch and Frisian. His ‘sing-song’ delivery often clashes with a harder, rougher idiom.