Yuzo Iwata LP

Yuzo Iwata LP “Daylight Moon” Siltbreeze

Daylight Moon is Yuzo Iwata’s 1st outing since his debut lp, Drowning In The Sky, got the green light in 1999 on the legendary Org label. While Yuzo’s been living stateside for a couple of decades, his roots, style & fluidity harken back to the Kichijoji Minor days of the late seventies Tokyo underground scene. He also put in some time as a member of Tori Kudo’s Maher Shalal Hash Baz early on & there’s no one else in Philadelphia who can make that claim. His pedigree is legit. As is his playing. For fans of Kousokuya & Hallelujahs especially + PSF & Org overall.
This is a limited pressing of 250, SOLD OUT AT SOURCE


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Kawaguchi Masami’s New Rock Syndicate

 Kawaguchi Masami’s New Rock Syndicate

LP Now

Label : An’archives

Réf : [An’12]

ltd to 275, comes in a  heavy old style silkscreened jacket with obi (dark blue or brick red), postcard & inserts

printed by Alan Sherry

liner notes by Jon Dale

release date :  March 3 , 2018

NOW is the third album by Kawaguchi Masami’s New Rock Syndicate, after Cat Vs. Frog (Palindrome, 2007) and The Psychedelic Sounds Of New Rock Syndicate (8mm, 2011). Expanding on the terrain covered on both those earlier albums, and a string of self-released and limited-edition CD-Rs, it’s a glorious set of psychedelic garage rock, with lacunae for acid-spiked instrumentals (“Intermission”, written by drummer Yamamoto Koichiro), languid blues interludes (“Blues In Haze”) and narcotic melancholy a la third-album Velvet Underground (the gorgeous “The Sound Of The Bell”).

It’s also Kawaguchi’s first major release since his solo album for Anthony Guerra’s Black Petal imprint, The Mad Guitar Sings. Much like that record, NOW has Kawaguchi playing loose and wild with rock and the blues (but not ‘blues-rock’), only this time, his blazing guitar is roaring over the fluid, deeply connected rhythm machine of Yamamoto and bass player Kikuchi Akira. Recorded in 2016, to mark the tenth anniversary of the New Rock Syndicate, it’s the consummate example of Kawaguchi’s vision of what rock music could – and should – do.

Kawaguchi already has a storied history, a player deep in the folds of the Japanese underground, having already lead Broomdusters and Miminokoto, while also contributing to LSD March, Los Doroncos, and Plugged Ear (with Fukuoka Rinji of Overhang Party). For some, he’s perhaps best known for his bass playing in Haino Keiji’s covers group, Aihiyo, as well as cutting some taut shapes on guitar in Haino’s recent blues gang, Hardy Soul. NOW is further steeped in Japanese underground music history, with a guest appearance on two songs by Maki Miura of Shizuka and Fushitsusha.

Wild and free, NOW is played for joy and kicks, led by an absolutely fierce guitarist, at the peak of his craft, letting his mad guitar sing – and sting.

Jon Dale

Pricing  :

18 EUR + Postage

France : 23 EUR (lettre) / 25 EUR (colissimo)

Europe & EEC : 28 EUR

Rest of the world : 31 EUR

paypal : clerouley[at]free[dot]fr

Special price with UH CD : 25 EUR + postage (same rate as LP alone)

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UH (T.Hashimoto – Shizuo Uchida) CD


[ Takayuki Hashimoto + Shizuo Uchida ]

CD ltd to 250

Free Wind Mood series

Label : An’archives

Réf : [An’13]

inch silkscreened jacket with obi (drak blue or grey), insert and postcard

Printed by Alan Sherry

Liner notes by Michel Henritzi

release date : March 3, 2018

UH is the duo of  Takayuki Hashimoto  (alto saxophone, harmonica) and Shizuo Uchida (bass), both have recorded for the legendary P.S.F. records and play also together in Kito Mizukumi Rouber.

Hashimoto is one half of Osaka-based Japanese free improv duo.es – aka dot.es and and has already played with many musicians such T.Mikawa, Gunjogacrayon, John Duncan, Tetuzi Akiyama…

Shizuo Uchida is now quite a familiar name for years as he was a long-term member of Haino’s Nijiumu medieval dream-drone unit and now for more than 2 decades. He’s also been involved in many projects such Hasegawa-Shizuo , Le Son De L’os,  Kito Mizukumi Rouber, L’Extase Métallique and many more.


On ne connait rien ou presque de la musique japonaise, de ses traditions, de ses bruits et de ses silences. Quelques images qu’on entretient comme vérités, il en va de même de tout clichés qui nous tiennent comme références, maigre savoir. Ce disque est résolument décalé des modes qui se jouent dans l’underground, aussi un autre monde étrange de traditions fantasmées surgit là avec force.

 Cet enregistrement est un disque de silence, de silence dévorant, qui engloutie les sons joués par ces deux musiciens, Ma qui appelle la note vibrante, laisse entrevoir une sublime mélodie.

Shizuo Uchida à la basse acoustique, Takayuki Hashimoto au sax alto. Musique comme dessinée dans l’air, points et lignes, tracés existentiels sur la feuille blanche du live, on songe à des applats blancs tachés, striés de quelques signes habités. Takayuki Hashimoto glisse ses décompositions free entre les grilles silencieuses de Shizuo Uchida, improvisant avec leurs ombres evanescantes, furtives, fluides. Le sax devient harmonica, avec un foutu pathos illuminé, la basse violoncelle en pleurs.

« Un soir, j’ai assis la Beauté sur mes genoux. – Et je l’ai trouvée amère. – Et je l’ai injuriée » écrivait Arthur Rimbaud. La définition du free c’est peut-être ca. Uchida et Hashimoto nous offre un disque fragile et émouvant, la beauté disparaitra dans le silence et notre âme brûlera.


Little is known about Japanese music, its traditions, its noises, and its silences. Some images are maintained as truths; so are all clichés that stick to us like references, thin knowledge. This record is resolutely offbeat with regards the trends in underground music, and a new strange world of fantasized traditions asserts itself with strength here. This release is a record of silence, a devouring silence engulfing the sounds played by these two musicians, Ma calling the vibrant note, unveiling a sublime melody.

Shizuo Uchida on acoustic bass, Takayuki Hashimoto on alto sax.

Music drawn into thin air, dots and lines, existential traces on the white sheet of the live performance; one is reminded of a white gessoed canvas, stained and striped with some haunted signs. Takayuki Hashimoto infuses his free decompositions between the silent grids of Shizuo Uchida, improvising with their evanescent, furtive, fluid shades. The sax turns into harmonica, with a bloody illuminated pathos, and the bass turns into cello, in tears.

Rimbaud wrote « One evening I sat Beauty on my knees – And I found her bitter – And I reviled her ». This might be the definition of free. Uchida and Hashimoto present us with a fragile and moving record, where beauty will vanish into silence, and our soul will burn.

Michel Henritzi

Thanks to Jean Noël and Jon Dale for their help with the english version


10 EUR

France : 13 EUR en lettre

All destinations : 15 EUR including airmail

Paypal : clerouley[at]free[dot]fr

Special price with Kawaguchi Masami New Rock Syndicate LP : 25 EUR + postage

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Mickey Guitar Band – Wataru Kasahara

Mickey Guitar Band  LP “from the Deep” Psych Kg.

ltd to 120 copies

Featuring Juntaro Yamanouchi (the Gerogerigegege) on percussions, comes in a cheap & badly handmade pasted gatefold jacket. Music is rocky, spacey, trippy, funny.



Wataru (Nobu) Kasahara LP + CDR “Piano Solo Woks 2009” Psych Kg

Comes in a pasted cover, green vinyl, ltd to 40

Mostly known under Embudagonn 108, Kasahara is a noise  artist, known in the underground scene for years both for his collaborations with Bianchi and his graphic work… A  true outsider for sure…only a few copies


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Timo Van Luijk – 3 new LPS

Timo Van Luijk – Kris Vanderstraeten LP “Arrêt au Lac Chimère” La Scie Dorée

Lac Chimère is a lake in Mensono, where many unknown and untouched sound creatures reside. They sometimes form musical gatherings in which their sounds float in ether. This album consists of field recordings captured at the very moment while making an accidental stop at the lake.

Edition of 300 copies, white vinyl




Timo Van Luijk – Frederik Croene LP “Fortune de Mer” La Scie Dorée

In 9 sequences ‘Fortune de Mer’ describes the power and beauty of dramatic fate, the irreversible. Like a clause of force majeure, an unforeseen one way trip to the desperate bottom. After losing the long battle nothing is left, only acceptance and resignation.

Edition of 300 copies, Cover image by Victor Hugo



Timo Van Luijk & Mark Harwood LP “Vang Cicular”  Penultimate Press

Vang Circular is the first outing from Timo van Luijk (La Scie Dorée / Af Ursin, Elodie) and Mark Harwood (Penultimate Press / Astor). Employing vibes, mellotron, natural reader, an iron ant, synth, metal pipes, slide guitar and a double bass these audacious souls conjure a wonky musical vision that gently peels away the familiar. The results are a surprising synthesis of the two individuals somewhat oppositional agendas. From the farthest reaches of the galaxy to the highest celestial plane the core of this haunted and bewitching release exists as a spectre at the edge of time.

Recorded over a weekend at Kulta Saha studio, Belgium in the summer of 2017 Vang Circular lands in a reverse board sleeve in an edition of 273 copies.


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Keiji Haino – John Butcher CD

Keiji Haino – John Butcher CD “Light never Bright Enough” Otoroku

Digipak with obi


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Kawaguchi Masami & Shimura Koji

Kawaguchi Masami & Shimura Koji cs “Yellow Basement” Nyali Rec.

ltd ed of 100 , only a very few available copies


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Andrew Chalk LP & CD

Andrew Chalk & Daisuke Suzuki CD ‘Yama to nashi’  (Siren 027)

handmade mini LP style gatefold package with an insert. Letterpress and debossed imagery on a heavy card sleeve. Don’t forget they are all handmade, one by one



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Andrew Chalk LP ‘The River That Flows Into The Sands” Faraway Press

(originally released in 2005).

Heavyweight card sleeve with tipped-on images in an exact facsimilie of the original CD package.Every copy features unique and original monotype artwork-printed by hand at Faraway Press. No two copies are alike. 180 g clear vinyl with full-colour labels.

Limited edition of 300 copies only


Terumasa Hino Quintet  & Style To Kill EP

Terumasa Hino Quintet 7 inch  33rpm “Snake Hip Extented Play” Super Fuji

The original version of “Snake Hip” popular as the highest peak of jazz funk and jazz rock in Japan . This is  the soundtrack of the 1970 movie “Hakuchu no Syugeki”.

Performed by Terumasa Hino Quintet
Terumasa Hino : trumpet (A fine trumpeter influenced by Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, Terumasa Hino has long been considered as one of  the best Japanese jazz musician.
Takeru Muraoka : tenor sax
Hiromasa Suzuki : el-piano
Kunimitsu Inaba : bass
Motohiko Hino : drums


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Style To kill EP 7 inch 33 rpm OST Super Fuji

Branded to Kill is a 1967 Japanese yakuza film directed by Seijun Suzuki and starring Joe Shishido, Koji Nanbara and Annu Mari.
This soundtrack composed by Naozumi Yamamoto (he was also a conductor and a long time collabor of Suzuki) has unique and bold sounds like harpsichord and harmonica, as well as accordion and viola.
Vocal : Atsushi Yamatoya
Music : Naozumi Yamamoto (1932-2002)

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Kawaguchi Masami | Toshimitsu Akiko

Kawaguchi Masami | Toshimitsu Akiko 

情趣演歌  [Enka Mood Collection ] 

Split 10 inch LP ltd to 250, comes in a silkscreened gatefold  jacket with obi (blue, pink, brick red) insert + postcards… 

Liner notes by Alan Cummings

Silk-screening by Alan Sherry

4th volume in the enka series, we’re happy to announce the release of this new one : 

a split with 2 longtime friends and music associates since the late 1990’s. 

Masami Kawaguchi has been an influential figure in the Japanese underground scene for 2 decades, playing with bands such MiminokotoBroomdustersLos Doroncos and more recently with his New Rock Syndicate. He’s also known as a major & regular Keiji Haino’s collaborator in  Aihiyo and more recently in Hardy Soul. He’s one of the greats of modern Japanese psychedelic rock and more recently he recorded the beautiful “The mad guitar sings” album on Black Petal  which is a dark solo take on Masami’s signature sound, balancing between late night-early morning comedown blues and black luminescent storm-song. On this release Masami covers 2 different songs, delivering a personal & bleak version of a great enka standard (if not the prototype of  the enka song)  and a fiery cover of a weird and rather unknown song.

Toshimitsu Akiko is  better known under her maiden name of Terashima Akiko and she led a band called Doodles for more than 15 years. She and Kawaguchi Masami teamed up together for a short time as Homemade and after releasing a cassette, the first Doodles CDR was released on Masami’s Purifiva imprint and later a CD on Alchemy records.  Doodles played plodding, haunted psych-rock, with storms of guitar distortion hovering on the horizon, and sweet, sad vocals quivering deeply soul-ward. More recently she mostly plays music as a duo named Aminome that could be heard as a Doodles follow up with slightly rounded corners 

On this release Akiko plays guitar, drums & accordion, covers these enka songs with her timeless & forlorn voice, picking up any human with a heart.

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 Release date :  September 20

Price : 17 euros or $20 

Including airmail : 

France : 20€ en lettre (colissimo suivi + 2€)

Europe : 24€ with airmail or $29

Rest of the world : 26€ or $31