Masami Akita Bondage book & Teruto Soejima

Nihon Kinbaku Shashin-shi – The History of Japanese Bondage Photography

Editors: Masami Akita, Akio Fuji and Chimuo Nureki 

8.9 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches

Publisher: Bibliotheca Nocturna 1996

In excellent condition, it belongs to one of our friend –

$110

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Soejima Teruto book The history of free jazz in Japan /  日本フリージャズ史

japanese version

Publisher: 青土社 (April 1, 2002) 412 pages

Excellent condition $22

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KYOHANSHA – Keiko Higuchi

Kyohansha cassette 2017-2018

Isshe on Bass + Keiko Higuchi on drums & vocals = explosive no wave

ltd and numbered to 100  with dowload coupon

$14

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Elodie + Timo Van Luijk LP

Elodie LP “Le Nid D’ivoire” La Scie Dorée

Edition of 500 copies on transparent vinyl
including reproduction of  largeart-print and postcard
Seven track studio album by Andrew Chalk & Timo van Luijk 
recorded and mixed at Kulta Saha and Impression Lointaine, 2016-2019

One of the most beautiful Elodie they ever recorded, sometiems reminescent of Luciano Cilio and some other italian composers. No this is not ambient or furniture music, it has really to be listened…One of my favorite release so far, already in the 2020 top !

$22

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Timo Van Luijk & Frederik Croene LP “Ipnopedion” La Scie Dorée

La Scie Dorée, Scie 2519, Belgium 2020
Edition of 300 copies on transparent vinyl with printed insert

On the frigid moonless night of December 6th, 1978, a 26 year-old night watchman named Pier Zanfretta was on a routine patrol in the village of Torriglia, where he stumbled into a horrifying encounter with aliens from Taetonia. In order to get more clarity about what happened that night Pier Zanfretta agreed to undergo hypnosis, to let his subconscious speak about his abduction by these aliens.
As his discours under hypnosis sounded uncannily musical and mesmerizing, even without understanding the words, it became the basis of this Ipnopedion album.
For the recording of the title track ‘Ipnopedion’ (side 1) Zanfretta’s speech was played back on headphones, then phonetically reproduced by FC and TVL, lying down in darkness as being hypnotised. Apart from this transposed text only piano and a few hypnosis inducing atmospherics and spatialisations were added.
The ‘Taetonia’ track (side 2) opens with a naieve and enticing piano play slowly being beamed into a vacuum void towards Taetonia.  As Zanfretta’s words were vague it remained unclear what happened in Taetonia but things certainly had changed…
Ipnopedion became a ritual invitation to withdraw from the concrete world, returning to it as uncanonical aliens from Taetonia.

That’s a long time I haven’t heard such a strange album, it sounds really hypnotic, mysterious and sometimes a bit disturbing but music is always rroted in a timeless and acoustic world with Timo as a wizard. This is just excellent, hard to categorize, very like the talented muscians Frederik and Timo are.

$22

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Louise Landes Levi – Bart De Paepe – Timo van Luijk LP ‘Kami’  Sloowax

Like the ever changing shapeshifting nature of Kami in Japanese Shinto faith, the music on this new collaborative lp is itself a mirror reflecting, obscuring or modifying the ever changing rivers of sounds.
Louise Landes Levi has a long history in music from studying sarangi with Annapurna Devi and La Monte Young to performing with like minded poets as Ira Cohen and Simon Vinkenoog. As on the previous Ikiru lp she collaborates with Timo van Luijk  (Af Ursin, Elodie, Asra, In Camera etc) and Bart De Paepe (Ilta Hämärä, Bombay Lunatic Ensemble etc). The trio weaves several delicate threads together into a surrealist, organic and overall poetic language.  Ltd to 500 with postcard

$22

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Michael Ranta CD ” Die Mauer” Metaphon

11 track album of previously unreleased music for a ballet choreographed by Philippe Talard.
Composed, performed and recorded by Michael Ranta in 1988/1989.
Mixed by Michael Ranta and Stefan Deistler.
Mastered by Earlabs.
Program notes for the ballet by Karla Nieraad.
Translation by Christoph Heemann.
Production and artwork by Timo van Luijk.
Design by Meeuw

$15

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Hifumi Shimoyama CD

Hifumi Shimoyama CD “Five Chamber Music for tape sounds” Siglo de Luz 1996

Hifumi Shimoyama, his name is  not a very well-known name but enthusiasts of avant-garde music in Japan have heard him through the Oto No Hajimari collection.His sound is desolate and maybe reminescent of his birthplace in east-north district Aomori prefecture as well , same as  Butoh dancer Tatsumi Hijikata. This CD was released by Japan’s private label in 1996. All texts are in English.

Since the 1960s, Shimoyama’s music has been regularly featured on World Music Days festivals across Europe and Asia, and sponsored by the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM). Shimoyama  is the founder of GROUP 20.5, the internationally recognized group of Japanese avant-garde composers.

New old stock, only a few – $22

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Takahashi – Steve Lacy – Takehisa Kosugi

Steve Lacy – Yuji Takahashi – Takehisa Kosugi CD “Distant voices” Denon / Columbia 2006

This  edition has has also 2 bonus tracks with Yuji Takahashi &  Masahiko Sato from 1974 whereas “Distant voices” tracks were recorded in 1975

New old stock, comes in a mini LP jacket with obi, only few no re-stock as it’s out of print for years

$25

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Tomoyuki Aoki & Harutaka Mochizuki

Tomoyuki Aoki & Harutaka Mochizuki   CD “2”.

Aoki Tomoyuki from UP-TIGHT (one of our favorite band for years) with one of our favorite musician / sax player = one of the most exciting duo for years, we just love their music.

200 copies self release

$18

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Mikami Kan – Hijokaidan

Mikami Kan – Hijokaidan – Mikamikaidan – 三上階段 2CD Chaotic Noise recordings

ltd to 500, comes in a multi panel digipak

$35

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Michel Henritzi & Ikuro Takahashi CD

Michel Henritzi & Ikuro Takahashi CD “We were there” Psych-Kg / Klageto E-Klageto series , comes in a 7 inch jacket , ltd to 250

$14

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情趣演歌 | Enka Mood Collection 5

情趣演歌 | Enka Mood Collection 10’ LP

Mineko Itakura – Shin’ichi Isohata – Michel Henritzi

RQRQ ( Yuka Ijichi – Doronco – Tabata Mitsuru)

Edition of 275, silkscreened gatefold jacket with inserts, postcards & obi

Liner notes by Alan Cummings

Catalogue number : [An’19]

Label : An’archives

Release date : 5 November, 2019

On this, the fifth volume of An’archives’ Enka Mood Collection split 10” series, two trios explore the possibilities of enka in typically expansive fashion. Side one features four songs performed by the trio of Mineko ItakuraShin’ichi Isohata and Michel Henritzi. They’re all musicians with impressive histories: Itakura was a member of downer psych group Angel’in Heavy Syrup and Slapp Happy Humphrey; Isohata has worked with Otomo Yoshihide, and composed a soundtrack for Tadasuke Kotani’s film, The Legacy Of Frida Kahlo.

Michel Henritzi is also a known quantity: over the years, he’s been a tireless supporter of Japanese underground music, a writer, critic and record label owner who’s also recorded with Junko, Tetuzi Akiyama, Rinji Fukuoka, Masayuki Urabe, and Á Qui Avec Gabriel, among others. The trio takes on four enka songs, extracting the bittersweet tang from each melody, comfortable in the space that enka inhabits, a world of longing and nostalgia that sits somewhere between tradition, folk and blues.

Flip the 10” over, and Yuka IjichiDoronco and Mitsuru Tabata stretch out across three songs. They’ve plenty of prior form for this – Tabata’s history includes time with Acid Mothers Temple, Boredoms, Zeni Geva, Green Flames, and 20 Guilders; Doronco goes further back, a one-time member of Les Rallizes Denudes. Ijichi is a relatively new presence, but she’s released two gorgeous cassettes of acid folk on Selection Records. There’s an immediately sympathy to their playing, and a preternatural ability to grasp the core of the material; it’s beautifully performed.

Price : 18 € or $20 

Including airmail : 

France : 24€

Europe : 26,5 € with airmail or $29

Rest of the world : 29€ or $32

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la scène 裸身 CD-EP コリド “Corridor” Inner Pleasure #9

Second CD with  Atsuo from Boris with Roger Waters  “Cymbaline” cover

The band is actually on Tour in Europe,  believe me their name should grow. This one sounds a little more psychedelic and out with their own composition while their Roger Waters cover is very minimal & personnal. Not long enough (just clocking under 25 ‘) for sure as there’s no false note here !

Comes in a 3 panels digipak with obi

$12

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la scène 裸身 CD 天の赤道  – Ten No Sekido – Inner Pleasure

Subtle and profound Japanese slowcore; It will transport you to the fount via the bowels of the sound. This work is created from a collaboration of Atsuo (Boris), especially inspired by his view about the voice. Each song exudes its presence like a small signpost glowing in the darkness, and its introspective sound swells as a form of therapy.
It features guest guitar by Hideki Yamagiwa (Katurei/Chi to Shizuku) and also guest vocals by Atsuo in 16mins title track “Ten no Sekido” Mastered by Soichiro Nakamura (PEACE MUSIC).

$20

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Masayoshi Urabe CD

Masayoshi Urabe CD “What Hasn’t Come Here, Come !” Relative Pitch

Recorded 5th August 2017 at Sakedelic, Space Shuyukan (Oumi-Hachiman, Shiga, JAPAN)

$15

(shipping is $2,5 in France & $4 everywhere else)

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Takayanagi + Sanhedrin / Keiji Haino

Sanhedrin CD 密度を変えろ 義務の海から這い上がるように – Trailights records

Haino Keiji + Mitsuru Nasuno + Tatsuya Yoshida

Comes in a 6-panel Digisleeve

SOLD OUT

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Masayuki Takayanagi / New Direction for The Arts CD “Free form Suite” Craftman Records

One of my long time favorite !

$17

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Masayuki Takayanagi Angry Wave CD “850113” Octave Lab

SOLD OUT

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Eternal Womb Delirum CD

Eternal Womb Delirum # 1CD Super Fuji

Between Lost Aaraaf & Les Rallizés Dénudés !!!

Eternal Womb Delirum was formed around the members after the dissolution of Lost Aaraaff. Released for the first time in 45 years since editing the tapes of live performances and studio sessions that have been held for 1 year since 1974.
Their sound stimulated the five senses and tried to portray a future that could not be known with the magic of sound.

 EX -Lost Aaraaf  + Rallizes Dénudés memebers  + Ryuichi Sakamoto

1.The Awakening and Illusion Returned to the Womb [36:08]
Sep. 16, 1974 Tokyo Roppongi Theater
Kazuaki Arita (Key), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Pf), Saito (B),
JUN of long hair (G) , Hiroyuki Takahashi (Per)

2. After All [12:49]
Nov. 1975 Tokyo Shibuya Adan Studio
Hiroshi NA (Vo, B), Hiroyuki Takahashi (Ds), etc.

3. Cloud Pillar [22:37]
Dec. 1975 Tokyo Shinjuku
Hiroshi NA (Vo, B, Key), San-chan (G), Hiroyuki
Takahashi (Ds)

if you are in Japanese underground, this is probably one of the most unexpected document from the mid 70’s.

$25 with a A4 xeroxed flyer

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V/A “Tokyo Flashback P.S.F. ~Psychedelic Speed Freaks~”

2CD  (22 tracks) Super Fuji

Hideo Ikeezumi, who passed away at the end of February, established the legendary record label, P.S.F. Records. Since the 1980s, the label reigned supreme over the Japanese underground, acting as a home to a large number of unique artists and releasing over 200 titles. Countless numbers of Japanese artists were able use their P.S.F. releases to gain international exposure, and the label’s releases attracted attention from avant-garde music fans around the world. Ikeezumi also ran Modern Music, a shop whose stock selections ignored popular trends like New Wave and were based solely on its owner’s instincts and taste This compilation album is released as a tribute to Hideo Ikeezumi and is comprised of unreleased tracks donated by P.S.F artists.

Disc 1 1. White Heaven ‘OUT’ 2. Kazuo Imai ‘Delay 160715’ 3. Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. ‘Pink Lady Lemonade’ 4. maher shalal hash baz ‘ikeezumi-san’ 5. Kim Doo Soo ‘Wild Flower’ 6. .es ‘Akatsuki No Uta’ 7. à qui avec Gabriel‘has come’ 8. Shizuka ‘Lunatic Pearl’ 9. Masayoshi Urabe ‘Alto Saxophone Solo’ 10. Keiji Haino‘Tozakariwashinai’ 11. Overhang Party ‘Now Appearing! Naked Existence’

Disc 2 1. Keiko Higuchi ‘Nothing Is Real 002’ 2. Ché-SHIZU ‘Emperor’, ‘Notify’ 3. High Rise ‘Outside Gentiles’ 4. Reizen ‘Untitled’ 5. Ghost ‘Blue Link’ 6. hasegawa-shizuo ‘Low Blues’ 7. Fushitsusha ‘Omae’ 8. Makoto Kawashima ‘Madokarano Kagayaki’ 9. Go Hirano ‘For Rains’ 10. Niseaporia ‘Sora no Ao ni Somazu Utau’ 11. Hideaki Kondo ‘Bach: Sonata #1 In G Minor For Solo Violin, BWV 1001 – 1. Adagio’

$25

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