Aube (Japanese; オウブ) is the name used by Japanese musician Akifumi Nakajima (中嶋昭文, Nakajima Akifumi?) for his experimental noise records. He has released many CDs, LPs and cassettes since 1991, and is regarded as one of the most important noise musicians working today. He himself does not like to term his work "music," preferring the term "design." "I don't think of myself as a musician or an artist. I'm a designer. I therefore consider my sound works to be designs as well". The essential element of his Aube project is that each record is composed with only a single material source, manipulated and processed using various types of electronic equipment. Examples of sources he has manipulated include water, fluorescent lamps, voltage-controlled oscillators, voices, pulmonary sounds, Holy Bible's pages and sounds made from steel wire.