Keiji Haino book + CD

Keiji Haino Book + CD “Une autre voix/voie du rock ” Les Presses du Réel

Written by Bruno Fernandès who’s a a muscian and a long time japanophile.

17 x 24 cm , 304 pages  written in french with some black & white photos
Exclusive CD with some Fushitsusha and solo unreleased tracks
$35
Postage in ECC : $10
Rest of the world : $15
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Nord 2CD + Our Demons

Nord 2CD Art Into Life

Nord, consisting of Satoshi Katayama and Hiroshi Oikawa, were one of the leading groups in the Japanese underground music scene of the 1980s. The group’s two members now perform separately, both of them using the Nord moniker. This is the first CD reissue of their debut LP, originally released by Pinakotheca Records in 1981 when they were still performing as a duo. This reissue includes a disk of bonus material recorded around the same time as the LP. The bonus material includes four previously unreleased studio live takes recorded on April 29, 1982, and a complete version (18:49) of their live set at Shinjuku Loft on August 24, 1981 (part of the live set was previously issued on the “Live Materials” cassette on Vanilla Records). A rare glimpse of Katayama and Oikawa as a duo ! Limited edition of 300.

$18

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Joseph Lewis and David Steans CD + DVD “Our Demons and our >Demons 2” Art Into Life

John Mylotte (aka Sir Ashleigh Grove) is the leader of the ultra-mysterious cult group Metgumbnerbone, which also includes Richard and Philip Rupenus of The New Blockaders.This is a heretical two-part work, entitled “Our Demons 1 & 2”, and was filmed on mini-DV cameras by Mylotte’s friends David Steans and Joseph Lewis. The films capture various ritualistic actions performed by ten masked individuals, somewhere in the blasted landscape of England. The films overflow with a warped humour, confusing the viewer as to the participants’ real intentions. The background music weaves an even more cultic atmosphere – not noise, but a kind of self-imagined trad folk. This version comes with an additional, stand-alone, remastered CD of the soundtrack. Only a small proportion of the soundtrack was used for the final cut of the film, so this is the only place where you can hear the full soundtrack. Highly recommended for all devotees of Metgumbnerbone’s uniquely eccentric sensibilities!
Hardboard cover with tarot card prints by Joseph Lewis, and liner notes. Limited edition of 150.

$16

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Shintaro Sakamoto LP Night in Bangkok

Shintaro Sakamoto x Videotapemusic LP 45 rpm “Night in Bangkok” EM records

This collaboration by Tokyo producers/musicians Shintaro Sakamoto (Yura Yura Teikoku) and VIDEOTAPEMUSIC is the first of two EM Records 12-inch vinyl-only “tribute releases” in support of the film “Bangkok Nites”, produced by Kuzoku. Based on samples from Dao Bandon, Hongthong Dao-udon, Phairin Phonphibun, Thailand and Tokyo dreamworlds meet in these songs. A side “The town seen in a dream” is a narcotic long length song of the appearance like a discotic mix of reggae featuring familiar Nakamura Kaeko as a vocal and a dub connection from the middle stage. On the B side are all 4 songs containing an instrumental tune with an exotic entitled “Bangkok Night”, “Disco Bangkok”, and an instrumental version of “Dreamed Town”.

$22

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Ike Reiko & Miki Sugimoto ltd singles

Ike Reiko  7inch 45 rpm “Girl Boss blues…” Solid

Ltd to 500 and sold out, one of the famous Pinku eiga actress directed by Norifumi Suzuki at Toei studios. Song written by the still underrated Ichiro Araki. It’s a hit, move very very fast as I only have a few of these 2 singles.

$35

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Miki Sugimoto 7 inch 45 rpm “Zeroka no onna: Akai wappa” Solid

Nice artefact by this second well known actress, with “Onna bancho nagaremono”.

Ike and Miki have both stared in numerous “sukeban” films throughout the 1970s and helped build a generation of “Toei porn”. Miki wasa A fashion model and star of “Go Go Girl in All Night Fuji” (a Japanese TV program), she made her film debut in “Hot Springs Mimizu Geisha” and was later known for her film “Zero Woman – Red Handcuffs”

Only a very few, sold out at source, ltd to 500

$38

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Afrirampo x Hei Tanaka ltd CS

Afrirampo x Hei Tanaka CS “Tomadase”

Comes with a ltd Disk Union Keyholder

Only a few

$16

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Elodie new LP

Elodie LP  (45rpm ) “La porte Ouverte” Faraway Press

La Porte Ouverte was recorded by Timo van Luijk, Andrew Chalk and Tom James Scott
Available in a standard only edition and cut at 45 RPM for higher fidelity.
350 copies pressed.
Sleeve is printed in reverse board with poly-lined inner sleeve.

‘An open door…

an exit… an entrance…

a new horizon

we never know where we are…

as long as the door remains open
there will be light…’

$16
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Harutaka Mochizuki CD

Harutaka Mochizuki CD “Through the Glass” Armageddon Nova

ltd to 100 copies, comes with a badge

Well, what ca nI say as I consider Harutaka as one of the best howler coming from Japan for a couple of years. This album is the first one recorded in studio, it’s direct, gracile without any artifice. That’s only the expression of a true soul

$15

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Tomoyuki Aoki & Harutaka Mochizuki + Hasegawa-Shizuo

Tomoyuki Aoki & Harutaka Mochizuki

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Hasegawa-Shizuo

情趣演歌   [Enka Mood Collection ]

An’archives

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

Liner notes by Alan Cummings

Third in the enka collection series, this split LP features 2 duos

Aoki Tomoyuki is mostly known as the guitarist & vocalist of  Up-Tight (Alchemy records, 8mm) and for more than 2 decades he has been behind some albums  which mix plaintive echo-drenched imprecations, love of bitter-sweet folk and blissfully nihilistic guitar noise reminiscent of Les Rallizes Denudes and Mizutani’s velvetian ballads.

 Harutaka Mochizuki is a multi-instrumentalist, mostly known for his saxophone improvisations recalling other lonely satellites and solo thinkers like Masayoshi Urabe, Arthur Doyle, Anthony Braxton and Kaoru Abe. Aoki and Harutaka have been recording together for a couple of years and this is their first new collaboration after a remarkable self-released CD that saw the light in 2014.  Terribly human, passionate and intense, their association is just one of the most inspiring and burning free unit since the apex of the P.S.F era.

Hasegawa-Shizuo is Hirotomo Hasegawa and Shizuo Uchida.  Hasegawa is the lead singer of seminal early eighties Japanese punk/hardcore group Aburadako (Greasy Octopus), while Uchida was a long-term member of Haino’s Nijiumu medieval dream-drone unit. For  more than 2 decades, the latter was involved in many projects such Le Son de L’os, Kito Mizukumi Rouber, L’extase Métallique and many more. This duo has now been active for a decade, their work being documented on few releases that sadly became scarse over the last years.
Here, the group’s instrumentation is highly unorthodox once again, placing Uchida’s mysterious bass textures against the wet skirl of Hasegawa’s hichiriki, an ancient double-reed wind instrument, the haunting upper register tones of which are an unmistakable feature of gagaku court music.  Deliriously strange and enigmatic, their enka cover sounds like a dark composition of their own, associating humour to their unique strangeness.

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PRICE  : 17 euros

France : 20 euros (letter)

Europe : 24 euros with airmail

Rest of the world : 26 euros with airmail

Paypal, wholesale or question : clerouley@free.fr  

Tori Kudo CS Enka Blues MSBH

Tori Kudo cassette “Enka Blues” OSR

Enka Blues has Kudo covering tunes by enka singers like Sachiko Nishida & Mina Aoe , one by Kevin Ayers & a “Johnny B. Goode” version in addition to Tori’s own “Ethiopia” , “Tsumetai Ame” & “Haru No Surfer” -documenting a 2008 Christmas show at Bar Uramado in Shinjuku , Tokyo where Tori played elec. guitar , occasionally supported by Mako Hasegawa’s bassoon

$12

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Maher Shalal Hash Baz CD “Hello New York” OSR

CD version has 10 more tracks

“In New York, we played John Cage first, then played ‘Sweet Jane’ on flamenco. At the beginning of ‘Sweet Jane,’ I tried to say ‘Hello New York.’ I didn’t know whether my voice carried well. I said ‘Hello New York’ again. That was enough for me about New York. One of my dreams ahs come true.” — Tori Kudo

11 is by the Velvet Underground
21 is by Pharrell Williams

CD : $12

or

LP : $18

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Tori Kudo cs “Ai ai Gomteira” EP one side Kaya

Ltd edition, comes in a printed slipcase, sorry for the high pricing but believe me it’s really it’s a strange and unexpected release.

$15

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Tomoyuki Aoki Harutaka Mochizuki CD

Tomoyuki Aoki + Harutaka Mochizuki CD ” Self Release 2014

Back in stock, limited to 200

$16

Fantastic duo , my favorite release for 2014 , Aoki who’s the leader of UP-TIGHT and sax player Harutaka who becomes stronger (if not a giant !) with years. This duo has  since participated to the enka mood collection series on An’archives label.

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