Jun Konagaya LP Memento mori

Jun Konagaya LP  ” Memento Mori” Steingklang Industries

New solo album from GRIM mastermind Jun Konagaya! More nuanced than Grim, there’s some great & sad love songs on it.
Black vinyl in sleeve with inlay, ltd to 200

$18

Black vinyl with heavy white splatters in sleeve with inlay, numbered and ltd to 50

$35 only a few

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Keiji Haino LP Watashi Dake

Coming soon :

 

Keiji Haino LP “Watashi Dake”

Keiji Haino’s classic debut album will be available on vinyl for the first time since 1981 and for the first time ever as originally intended by the artist- in a special gold and silver edition.  Originally released in a small edition by the legendary Pinakotheca label, the album was heard by only a select few in Japan and far fewer overseas. Original vinyl copies became impossibly rare and highly sought after the world over.

Watashi Dake? presents a haunting vision – stark vocals, whispered and screamed, punctuate dark silences. Intricate and sharp guitar figures interweave, repeat and stretch, trance-like, emerging from dark recesses. Written and composed on the spot – Haino’s vision is one of deep spiritual depths that distantly evokes 1920’s blues and medieval music- yet is unlike anything ever committed to record before or since. Coupled with starkly minimal packaging featuring the now iconic cover photographs by legendary photographer Gin Satoh, the album is a startling and fully realized artistic statement.

Only a few, reservations are opened, price should be around $30

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Japan Blues LP

Japan Blues LP “Sells his record collection” Japan blues

The first Japan Blues album, Sells His Record Collection, isn’t really an album at all. (It also marks the beginning of a new era for Williams, who has left Honest Jon’s to focus on his solo projects.) Built around samples from his personal vault of music and decorated with field recordings, keys and (on one occasion) his own vocals, it’s best regarded as a creative extension of his mixtapes and radio show. Williams calls it a travelogue, a love letter to Japanese music and culture, where samples of old gongs and flutes sit next to recordings of passenger announcements from train stations. He says the inspiration for the LP was “an imaginary geisha opium den,” and he’s succeeded in crafting something as evocative as that suggests.  That’s more than a DJ album, it’s really nicely made, intelligent and personnal.

$20

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Andrew Chalk – Elodie – Af Ursin

Andrew Chalk CD “Violin by Night”  Faraway Press

Incredible CD version of one of the most elegiac album recorded by Andrew Chalk, comes in a beautiful and crazy  kind of handmade book. Please remember they are all made by a human, one by one, it’s hard to imagine all the work and time passed with making a few hundred copies.

$16

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LP  “Times of Hayfield” Faraway Press

$18

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Elodie LP ‘Balayes de la main du hasard’ (Faraway Press)

Edition of 400 copies .Performed by Timo van Luijk & Andrew Chalk
Guitar: Tom James Scott / Korogi: Daisuke Suzuki

$19

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Af Ursin LP ‘Itinera’ (La Scie Dorée)

First full electronic album, played, recorded and mixed by Timo van Luijk at Kulta Saha 2016-2017
“An imaginary one way trip through microcosmic oscillations in seven macrosonic constellations. The space of sound versus the sound of space”

Regular edition of 250 copies on transparent vinyl

$18

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Lumine LP ‘All the unnamed’ (La Scie Dorée)

New project of Timo van Luijk with Graham Stewart and John Whyte.
From a blank page appeared six chapters of sparse electronics and acoustic instrumentals.
A subtle story revealing the slowly moving interplay of delicate sonic tension and distant drama of desolate melodies.
Played, recorded and mixed by Timo van Luijk & Graham Stewart at Kulta Saha, 2015-2016.
Sleeve drawing, design and text by John Whyte. Ltd to 300

$18

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Ilta Hämärä  LP Saivo (Sloowax)

Duo of Timo van Luijk & Bart De Paepe

$17

Ilta Hamara LP

Tokyo Flashback P.S.F 2CD Haino…

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’

+ including An’archives poscard edited in memory of Hideo Ikeezumi

$28

Tokyo Flashback PSF 2 Ikeezumi postcard copie

Disk Union special and ltd version with poster (A3 Fold out and badge) / only a very few

$38

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Cheval Rétréci , Junko , Will Guthrie LP

Cheval Rétréci , Junko , Will Guthrie  / Cheval Rétréci LP Logique Floue / Ikebukuro Dada – ltd to 300

With australian drummer Will Guthrie and japanese vocal heroine Junko, Cheval Retreci make an analogic noise music, dense and strident, using korean and indian flutes.
Result is somewhere between an alert call  and an improbable shamanic ceremony. Very Interesting collaboration, one of my recent Junko’s favorite.

$13

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Togawa x Kaidan ltd LP

非常階段 × 戸川純 = 戸川階段

Hijokaidan x Jun Togawa = Togawa Kaidan  LP Alegori

Translucent red 180g Hi-Res audiophile record made in Japan
△Includes a 78x42cm fold-out poster + full English lyrics (revised by Jun Togawa herself) + Download code (FLAC + MP3) with bonus tracks / Limited to 500 copies worldwide.

Excellent release one of my recent favorite Hijokaidan related stuff.

$24

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We’re also helping the label with offering copies for distro in Europe & Elsewhere, so if you are interested please get in touch with us

clerouley[at]free.fr

Fuji-Yuki & Squimaoto LPs

Fuji Yuki LP “Orient” Bambalam records

FUJI YUKI is a Japanese female vocalist as know as member of the ethereal drone pop duo “Sarry”. She is influenced by ancient music, Buddhist ritual music, Krautrock, Progressive rock, Noise music and abstract experimental music. Vocal style is including a little unusual singing approach – minimal  – phrase repetition, voice drone, etc.
Makoto Kawabata (acid Mothers Temple) presents Fuji Yuki :
“If it were possible to project sound through a crystal, it would probably sound something like this. Like a book of prophecy where multiple speculations are blended together, its intimations and allusions left obscure. And at the same time it’s like infringing some taboo by creating a rapport with memories of a distant, past life. Weird hymns that waver between curiosity and dread.”
-Makoto Kawabata-

$17

Fuji Yuki

Squimaoto LP “Squimaoto” Bambalam records

Squimaoto is a female trio from Kobe, Japan formed in 2003. They have been preparing their comeback for 2017 with the help of Kawabata Makoto who has been remixing and adapting their album, soon to be released on vinyl .
Just by hearing the first few notes of the album, the chaos seems overwhelming.
However this chaos is in fact quite controlled. It is synonymous with loops, permanent returns to square one, then a few detours, and recurring pitfalls.
The rhythm, the beat is square, obsessed with symmetry and despite the icy echoes of a distant guitar, the cymbals hammer a cadence which is neither brutal nor lazy. That’s where the uneasiness resides. This mated rhythm sends the listener on an opioid-fueled trip back to the heyday of indie rock.

$17

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La Monte Young CD Raag Bhaivara

La Monte Young & The Theatre of Eternal Music CD “Raag Bhaivara”  Mongolian Mognolia

Comes sealed in a digipak, only a very few and sold out within a couple of days

$40

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Diesel Guitar / Noseyama, Miyamoto

Youki Noseyama LP “Matter and Life” Art Into life

“Matter and Life” is the first ever LP release by Youki Noseyama from Niigata, either under his own name or his previous Diesel Guitar moniker. The sheer physicality of Noseyama’s performances were always next to impossible to document on any recorded format, but Noseyama has now created this work especially for his first vinyl release. Three tracks from 2015 have been carefully selected from his vast body of recordings, and can be read as a digest of the continuous drone style that Noseyama has focussed on since his cassette works.  All tracks have been mastered by Kiyoharu Kuwayama (Lethe). The jacket includes a unique, handmade, detachable artwork sheet.

Limited to 100 copies, comes in a nice handmade packaging

$25

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Diesel Guitar 3CD “Maria – 1995 , Medium of Lights – 1996, Assimilation – 1999” Art Into life

“On the reissue of these three cassette works”
By Youki Noseyama
“Maria” (1995), “Medium of Lights” (1996) and “Assimilation” (1999) were a three-part solo work, where the album and track titles were deliberately designed to overlap and resonate with each other. Since the release of my first CD in 2002, I have concentrated on drone performance, so these three works record the final manifestation of the guitar amp feedback approach I used before. “Maria” was released by the Kyoto label G.R.O.S.S. in an edition of 120, but I released the other two works myself and they saw virtually no distribution. For a long time it has been difficult to hear my process prior to my first CD, so I am really grateful to be able to make these three works available again.
Back in 1995, I visited the late Akifumi Nakajima, who ran G.R.O.S.S., at his home in Kyoto to discuss the release of “Maria”. I am pretty sure it was summer and we spent about two hours together. Nakajima talked to me about his record collection and his own works, and I remember being astonished at the scale of talents. In order to create this reissue, Satoru Higashiseto who oversees the musical side of Nakajima’s estate was kind enough to lend me Nakajima’s tapes and production materials which proved to be extremely valuable. I would like to take his opportunity to thank him. And to offer another prayer to Nakajima’s peaceful repose.

Ltd to 200, comes in an oversized light  printed blue enveloppe, all Cds are individually housed in a printed recycled paper.

$28

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Naoaki Miyamoto CD “1995” Art into Life

Naoaki Miyamoto performs as part of the Nininkai duo with Youki Noseyama and he has had a long career, but his work remains very sparsely documented with just two solo releases on his own Marrakech Recordings label and one on Ftarri. “1995” is therefore a long-awaited release, his first in around eight years. He weaves together guitar feedback with extreme delicacy over the two tracks, providing a stunning document of his sensibility, polished and trained over long years of internal work.

Strikingly simple packaging: CD is fixed to a sheet of thick cardboard and enclosed in a large envelope. Limited edition of 100

SOLD OUT

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