Ice 9 2LP Onnyck

Ice 9 2LP ” The Fifth column Years” Vinyl on Demand

VOD presents The Fifth Column Years by Ice 9. This double LP release contains 1981 and P.F.L.P. Ice 9 was a collective centered around Onnyk (Yoshiaki Kinno) a well-known on the field of Japan’s underground and free improvisation, acted as ‘The Fifth Column”, also called ‘Daigoretsu’, in mid 70’s to 80’s.

Limited, I can’t really recommend this label but definitively this music.

$36

Andrew Chalk new LPs

Andrew Chalk “Paradise lost” Faraways press

Please not some copies came with slightly rounded corners

$23

Andrew Chalk LP “Higan” Faraway press

Please not some copies came with slightly rounded corners

Comes with fold out insert

$23

Kawaguchi Masami & Usurabi

Shipping will start on May 7th

Kawaguchi Masami LP “Self Portrait” An’archives

Edition of 285, comes in a silk-screened tip-on / “old style” jacket with obi (red or black), inserts and a postcard
Liner notes by Jon Dale

It’s been almost three decades since Japanese guitarist and songwriter Masami Kawaguchi first broke cover, with his group Broomdusters and their debut album, 23 hours 30 minutes (Purifiva, 1997). In the intervening years, Kawaguchi has maintained single-minded discipline, through his membership of some of the Japanese underground’s greatest groups (Miminokoto, LSD March, Los Doroncos, Usurabi, and his projects with Keiji Haino: Aihiyo and The Hardy Rocks); the exhilarating music made by his own band, New Rock Syndicate; and a small clutch of intimate (mostly live) solo recordings.

But nothing in his history has been quite as distinctive, nor as singular, as Self Portrait. The title’s a strong clue, of course, but the real tell is in the consummate nature of the eight songs here – this is Kawaguchi articulating most clearly his vision of what rock music could and should be, and what it means to him. His second studio solo album, it’s both dedication and hymn to the music that keeps Kawaguchi moving. Deftly crafted and sweetly intimate, Self Portrait is bursting with great songs, shufting from gorgeous acoustic folk-blues melancholy – see “Visions Of Marianne”, and the dreamlike closer, “On The Rooftop”, which Kawaguchi describes as his answer song to the Rolling Stones’ “As Tears Go By” – to storming rock monsters.

To that end, it’s a goddamn thrill to hear Kawaguchi and friends jamming on a James Brown riff through “Awake”, squeezing all the nuance out of its stop-start, staccato rhythms. Elsewhere, Kawaguchi lazily strums a psychedelic air, on the Syd Barrett-esque “Blindfold Blues”, and rifles through his backpack to find one of his earliest songs, the strung-out, levitating “Nothing”, which he wrote when he was nineteen years old. “Song For Golden Hair” pays tribute to the psychedelic sixties; “Drinking With Mr. K” remembers Japanese psych-rock legend Jutok Kaneko of Kousokuya.

Kawaguchi’s been playing the long game, slowly whittling away at a unique and personal take on rock and the blues, one that’s equal parts reverent and forward-thinking, playful and deeply committed. Self Portrait is the clearest articulation yet of his dedicated vision. And it’s a total blast.

23€

 Usurabi LP “Remains of the Light” An’archives

Edition of 285, comes in a silk-screened (2 colors with metallic ink) 3 panels foldout jacket with obi (red or black), inserts and a postcard

Liner notes by Michel Henritzi

Remains Of The Light, the debut album by Japanese trio Usurabi, is a gorgeous thing – six generous, deftly melodic songs that stretch out slowly, breathing deeply, yet never outstaying their welcome. The members of Usurabi started playing together in 2017, but they’d known each other for several decades, meeting via their involvement in a music club at university. Led by songwriter, singer and guitarist, Toshimitsu Akiko, previously of psych-pop duos Doodles and Aminome, the trio is completed by Kawaguchi Masami (New Rock Syndicate, Hardy Rocks, Miminokoto) on bass and guitar, and Morohashi Shigeki (Majutsu no Niwa, Uchu Engine, peaflan, Alraune) on drums.

Kawaguchi and Morohashi had already played together in the legendary Broomdusters, a group they formed when they were both university students. Toshimitsu, long a fan of Broomdusters, formed Usurabi to explore what she describes as “rock music that features vocal mainly and floating sound like waves.” It’s a clear, simple and apt description of what they do. Toshimitsu’s songs are graceful, each having a dynamic arc to their construction, while allowing for all kinds of subtle inflection from her guitar, sometimes tussling with Kawaguchi’s flinty, overloaded blues; Toshimitsu drives the songs with subtletly and wit, sculpting waves of energy from his kit.

Throughout, Toshimitsu’s songs hint at questions, complexities, metaphors: allusions and illusions. Songs like “Brunnera” and the closing “Constellation” are adrift, beamed out on rays of light, the trio’s empathic playing harnessing a subtle kind of psychedelia. “Constellation” explores Toshimitsu’s thought, “Am I allowed to turn the feeling I can nothing to do into a constellation, like ancestors did?” The lovely, shaded pop of “Autumn Rain” translates a Toshimitsu solo arrangement into a stripped-back, delightful slice of happy-sad nostalgia; “The rain is always sweet to me,” Toshimitsu says of the song.

Ask the trio what other music informs Usurabi, and they share names, some expected, some surprising: Kaneko Jutok, Les Rallizes Denudes, The Doors (“The first real rock experience to me,” Toshimitsu recalls), Captain Beefheart, The Rolling Stones. You can hear elements of all of this music in their songs, but mostly it’s more a hint, or a tint, than an obvious acknowledgment; the playing certainly shares the hopeful freedom of Kaneko, and the stridency and sensitivity of the Stones at their best. It also recalls the independent music of groups like The Pastels; like that outfit, Usurabi have absolute integrity in their sound. It’s quietly ambitious, and quite beautiful.

22€

Special price for both albums together : 40 €

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Satomimagae LP

Satomimagae LP “Hanazono” Rvng Intl

Satomimagae’s Hanazono is an invitation to revel in your immediate and imagined surroundings, to make time and space for guileless curiosity and garden variety enchantment. A tribute to everyday mysticism, Hanazono is an ecology of simple, cyclical refrains and elegiac entreaties cross-pollinating with ludic and layered folk vibrations.

QRP pressing on black vinyl, with English / Japanese lyric sheet insert and download card.

On behalf of Satomimagae, a portion of the proceeds from this release will benefit the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit, educational organization behind Sesame Street, who together give displaced children in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq the support they need to learn, grow and thrive.

Only a few $28

Gerogerigegege ltd CD box

The Gerogerigegege 3CD+ CDR “Blackout archives V1+2+3+4” Vis A Vis audio arts

CD1 River/Piano-Cutting Machine Music

CD2 Gig In Train

CD3 大都会/便所

CDR 三条の滝 <福島県 南会津郡 檜枝岐村 燧ケ岳>
River Recorded On 26th Aug. 1989 at Sanjoh No Taki In Hinoemata, Fukushima

We only have a few and regular customers will be served first

$55

Gerogerigege 7′ & CD

Gerogerigegege CD + CDR (with a 7 inch art) “Tokyo Anal Dynamite singles” Vis a Vis Audio Arts

$35

The Gerogerigegege / Sedemn Minut Strachu 7 inch + ltd CDR “Kebab Kaaos /Monolith Dance” Kaz /Juntaro self release

EP
Limited to 300 copies on black wax.
The Gerogerigegege side recorded on July 9th, 2020.
Sedem Minút Strachu side recorded on 2018.

CDr
This disk is ‘Real Kebab Kaaos’.
I sent a different file than real one.
What is on this disk is real.
Do not listen gero side of vinyl.
by Juntaro Yamanouchi

$26

Les Rallizés Dénudés Univive

We have a very few Rallizes Dénudés releases that were released on the only official label Univive between 2006 and 2011 . All copies are new, unplayed but some plastic cases can have some marks and cracks

Les Rallizes Dénudés 5 CD Rivista Archives

CD ’67-’69 Studio Et Live

CD Mizutani

2CD ’77 Live – Le Mars 1977 à Tachikawa – Most Violence Version

CD 裸のラリーズ


Limited to 200 copies in total, including booklet, insert with tracklist, and three separate inserts corresponding to the original albums on Rivista Inc.

SOLD OUT

Les Rallizes Dénudés 4 CD Volcanic performance + Bonus CD Laid Down 76 + second bonus CD Double Heads September again – Univive

$125

Les Rallizes Dénudés 3 CD Back to Black Mandara Univive

$70

Les Rallizes Dénudés 3 CD Mizutani 2 with association love songs

$60

Les Rallizes Dénudés DVD Metal Machine Music 82

Recorded on October 2, 1982 at the Hiyoshi campus of Keio University, Yokohama. 117 minutes in total.

sold out

Les Rallizes Dénudés 4CD Great White Wonder (1977 live & rare)

Please note this version is diffrent than the one bootlegged by Phoenix and consorts and different with the earlier CD-R version

$70

Painting Petals on Planet Ghost

Painting Petals On Planet Ghost CD “Haru No Omoi” P.S.F records 2009

Painting Petals On Planet Ghost formed in 2004 by Maurizio & Roberto Opalio (My Cat Is An Alien) with Ramona Ponzini.

The project sees Ramona Ponzini developing a peculiar research concerning the use of Japanese ancient poetry as privileged source of texts which are set to music by My Cat Is An Alien in sweet organic and melodic songs.

One of those non japanese musicians who were signed on the legendary P.S.F label, come in a Mini lP gatefold jacket with obi

$17

Phew / John Duncan / Kondo Tatsuo LP

Phew / John Duncan / Kondo Tatsuo LP “Backfire of Joy” Black Truffle

Black Truffle is thrilled to announce Backfire of Joy, a previously unheard recording from Phew, John Duncan and Kondo Tatsuo, documenting a concert at Tokyo’s Hosei University in 1982. Though the fertile exchange of ‘zines, tapes and records between the Japanese underground and the Los Angeles Free Music Society meant the artists were familiar with each other’s work, this performance (occurring on Duncan’s first visit to Japan) was their first meeting and only performance as a trio.

Duncan is heard on his signature shortwave radio set-up, while Kondo performs on synth, tape loops and echo-drenched piano, providing a spacious backdrop for Phew’s astonishing performance of spontaneous, free-associative song moving between Japanese and English. A testament to the unhinged exploration of the 1980s experimental underground, the trio careen wildly between crashing percussive tape loops, deluges of shortwave noise, insistent piano figures and playful synth melodies. On the B side, we are treated to a remarkable ten minute sequence moving organically from spaced-out synth and radio textures to a stunning finale of improvised balladry centred on piano and voice, unexpectedly broken up by electronic interjections. Beautifully recorded in crunchy vintage fidelity, Backfire of Joy arrives accompanied by archival photographs and newly authored liner notes from all three participants.

$23

Masayuki Takayanagi – Kaoru Abe LPs

Masayuki Takayanagi – Kaoru Abe LP“Station ’70” Craftman records

$62

Masayuki Takayanagi – Kaoru Abe – Hiroshi Yamazaki LP Jazzbed – Craftman records

$62

Masayuki Takayanagi and New Direction Unit LP Eclipse – Craftman

$80

Masayuki Takayanagi Quintet LP Flower Girls – Craftman

$74 last copies

Masayuki Takayanagi CD”Lonely woman” Craftman

sold out

Masayuki Takayanagi / Noboyushi Ino / Masabumi Kikuchi CD Live at Jazz Inn Lovely 1990 NoBusiness

$15

Masayuki Takayanagi CD “Free Form Suite” Craftman

$16

Livre Micro Japon – Michel Henritzi

Michel Henritzi Livre Micro Japon Lenka Lente

15 x 19,5 cm – 400 pages

Venu à la musique du Japon à la fin des années 1980, par l’écoute d’Hijokaidan, Michel Henritzi n’a depuis cessé d’en explorer les nombreux et divers territoires. Après sa rencontre avec Taku Sugimoto, il fait un premier voyage au Japon : « Je suis tombé littéralement amoureux de ce pays et de ses musiques, celles de la vie et du quotidien, ses bruits exotiques, ses musiques multiples qui se jouent dans des clubs minuscules, des galeries d’art, des live houses apocalyptiques. C’était comme tirer un fil d’une pelote de laine, se déroulant à l’infini des rencontres, des concerts. L’underground nippon se révélait d’une richesse insoupçonnée, plurielle, innovante. » C’est cette richesse que met au jour la quarantaine d’interviews – inédites ou publiées au fil des années dans Revue & Corrigée, Peace Warriors & Blow Up – de Micro Japon.

Aussi, nous sommes d’autant plus heureux de la sortie de ce livre car certains auront remarqué que Michel non seulement collabore au label An’archives mais il apporte son aide, ses conseils, son enthoisiasme et ce depuis le début de cette aventure. Sans lui, il fuat bien l’avouer les premières références n’auraient probablement pasvu le jour. Depuis des années M. Henritzi est un des passeurs principaux mais aussi un musicien attachant qui au gré des années imprime discrètement sa marque.

Dans le présent ouvrage, on y trouve Merzbow, Keiji Haino, Tetuzi Akiyama, Taku Sugimoto, Masayoshi Urabe et tant d’autres…Hallelujah !

27€

Harutaka Mochizuki + Henritzi & Takahashi Ikuro

Back in stock !

Harutaka Mochizuki CD “Flageolet Ni Tokeru Chocolate” E-Klageto

Limited to 150, comes in a 7 inch art with inserts

Attention : this one of the most beautiful album I’ve heard for months and probably my favorite with Mochizuki. It’s not a sax album, more like a diary mixing some sequences with sax, short songs, melodica and keyboard. If this one is a trip, it’s more like an invitation with meeting a soul in a small place. Nothing spectacular, sometimes  a bit like Namio Kudo, Mochizuki can move us with only a breath or the birth of a melody. Yes we love Mochizuki and find this album being probably his most personnal and poetic one.

$14

harutaka flageolet harutaka flageolet 3 harutaka flageolet 2

Michel Henritzi & Ikuro Takahashi CD “We were there” E-Klageto

Limited to 150, comes in a 7 inch art with inserts

$14

Joji Yuasa Ltd CDS

Joji Yuasa CD “Music for Toshio Matsumoto” Three Shells

comes in a 22 x 16 cm box with a 24 pages booklet (in Japanese)

Japan’s experimental filmmaker Toshio Matsumoto (1932-2017) had often used music of avant-garde composers in his work. This CD consists of sound tracks composed by Yuasa for Matsumoto’s 3 works, “Funeral Procession of Rose” (1969), “Mothers” (1967) and “I’m nylon” – Terumasa Hino, jazz trumpeter, participated in music – (1962). ltd to 300 !

Expensive but rather fantastic ! $38

Joji Yuasa CD ““EXPO’70「せんい館」のための音楽” Three Shells

Comes in a 22 x 16 cm box with a 48 pages booklet (photos and text in Japanese)

The special A5 size tall case is a double-sided color and uses a still photograph of the Osaka Expo ’70 by photographer Tadashi Endo. ・ Koji Kawasaki “Electronic Music at the Japan World Exposition Vol. 1 ・ Senikan” (page 40)
・ Photographer Tadashi Endo’s “Senikan Photobook” (page 8 color)

“Japanese Electronic Music” “Takemitsu Toru’s Joji Yuasa CD made by Koji Kawasaki, who is known for “electronic music”, and Koichi Nishi of Three Shells is completed!

[Recorded work]
Joji Yuasa Composition
1-22. Music of space projection “Ako”
23-27. Fashion show music
28. Music in Corridor A “Music of pattern slides”
29. Corridor B Music “Color Go Round Music”
30-33. Corridor B Music “Color Go Round Music Material 1-4”
34. Rene Magritte’s Man’s Music “Puppet A Part 1”
35. Rene Magritte’s Man’s Music “Puppet A Part 2”
36. Music of space projection “Ako” (completed version)

$38