Taj Mahal Travellers + YBO2

Re-stock, a few copies available

Taj Mahal Travellers 2CD “Live in Stockholm” Super Fuji

Recorded during July 1971 in the geodesic dome at the “Utopia & Visions 1871-1981” exhibition at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Gatefold cardboard sleeve with obi.
Includes insert with notes in English and Japanese.

$30

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YBO2 CD 太陽の皇子 Super Fuji

Originally released in 1986, this new edition has an extra track

Kitamura Masashi, Yoshida Tatsuya and K.K. Null

$17

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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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Michael Ranta + Timo Van Luijk

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

SOLD OUT

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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

Michael Ranta CD

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

Tokyo Flashback PSF 2

Yoran LP Montparnasse

Yoran LP 45rpm “Montparnasse “- Camisole records

“A walk in Paris somewhere between the 30’s and the 50’s made by a japanese lost soul. “Montparnasse” by Yoran is a surreal journey into an era wich has maybe existed but long gone. “A melancholic phantasy about a time you’ll never know and can only smell the atmosphere. Memories and flashes come from an ancient time, cobbled streets where heels crack far away surrounded by the tickle of a street musician, a classical dance class directed by some piano notes or an announcement from an old train station.

“The cryptic french spoken-word infuses the extracts and sound collages taken from different french movies looped into a broken tape player. The result is one of the most mysterious and looked after japanese 80’s underground record.

This reissue is pressed for the first time on 12″ at 45 RPM.
Remastered and limited to 500 copies.”

$20 only a very few

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Dustbreeders LP with Junko

Dustbreeders LP The only house in town – Elevage de Poussière

The terrific trio is back with Junko on one side – Rock N’ Roll, what a regressive pleasure !

Only a very few

$15

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Maher Shalal Hash Baz 2 x 10′ LP

Maher Shalal Hash Baz 2 x 10′ LP “Je est un autre” Okraina

This recording not a “best of”, it is a reflection of Tori Kudo’s evolution as a composer, from playing with seasoned musicians, to playing with people just starting out, from playing with meticulous scores, to playing call & response melodies written down, to the songs here on “Je est un Autre”: instant improvisations based on keyboard compositions that Tori plays for the group. Yes, that is it. He plays a recording of himself on the keyboard, with singing or humming sometimes and he leaves it to the “big band” to interpret this on the spot. Sometimes, you can make out the melody, other times it is quite obscure, as if a sort of common shyness flows out of the collected instrumentarium.

And other times, well, it is a big party.

Mr Kudo and the group were invited to tour Europe to celebrate 20 years of the project Le Ton MIté, members of which are absorbed into the ensemble. The recording evolves from the static sound of hermetic conditions to the live concert in the later tracks. The studio here, is a trendy concert hall in Brussels Les Ateliers Claus. You hear the applause of the brave ears that weathered the ride of accidental psychedelia & moiré of various notes fading into and out of each other. This is only a sliver of the material from the 20 hour recording marathon documenting the new composing/playing style of Mr Kudo & snippets from the last concert of the March 2018 tour. Perhaps the album should be called “Je est un autre : Volume 1” in a vague reference to “My Brother The Wind” series from Sun Ra. In any case, here you have four sides of ten inch vinyl to take you on a journey into Maher: Je est un autre…

Tori Kudo : electric guitar, keyboard, voice
Mikiko Suzuki : electric guitar
Marina Shibazaki : electric guitar
Corneliiiii : acoustic guitar, melodion
Naoki Otani : trumpet, voice
Chie Ozeki : trombone, bass, flute
Junko Harada : euphonium
Takahashi Tsukasa : drums, percussion
Junko Suzuki : percussions
Momoko Maejima : pianica
Shiu Yeung Hui : violin, melodica
Eric Kinny : slide guitar, mandolin
Zach Phillips : bass
Jeremy Latch : clarinet
Eleonore Kenis : alto saxophone
McCloud Zicmuse : bassoon, alto clarinet, recorder, chanter, synthisizer, voice
Hans Bloemmen : tenor saxophone
Oona Libens : musical saw

$20 only a few
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Tori Kudo CDR “Live at Shichoshitu 3 – Yokohama”
Tori Kudo CDR” Live at Kochi”
$15 each
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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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Eddie Marcon & Tenniscoats

Tenniscoats & Tachibana Yasuhiko CD “Waltz for Dubby” 7e.p records

$18

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Oneone CD “Alapla” Majikick

Saya(Tenniscoats) + Satomi(Deerhoof) = oneone. 7 years after their first album “aooo”, their own sunny melody line & vocal harmony are still shine strongly here. Recorded by Saya & Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, mixed by Greg. Greg also contribute drums & Ueno of Tenniscoats does guitar & cover drawing.

$16

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Eddie Marcon & Ikuro Takahashi  7′ EP “Storobo / Koushin” Pong Kong

$12

Ikuro Eddie Marcon EP

Eddie Marcon 7 ” EP “Shoujo” Pong Kong

$12

Eddie Marcon Shoujo-Fuwa Fuwa Ai

Arayots CDR “Michikusa-Syobon” Pong Kong

Eddie & Marcon (from Eddie Marcon) + Jun Muraoka (from Test Pattern) = Arayots.

$15

Arayots

Eddie Marcon CDR EP “”Hakuchuuyume Danuki” Pong Kong Records

$14

Eddie Marcon Hakuchu

Tenniscoats CD “Music Exists disk 5” Majikick

Come with a box that fits all 5 volumes of the series

$29

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Tenniscoats & Bibi 7 ‘ EP “Tamashi/Akuma made todoku koe” Majikick

$11

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+ DJ Tenniscoats cassette “Hip Hop 3” $11

+ DJ Tenniscoats cassette “Hip Hop 4” $11

 

 

Gerogerigegege LP

The Gerogerigegege LP “Uguisudani Apocalypse” The Trilogy Tapes

This is a baffling record. The press release merely states that it’s a soundtrack to a ‘JR Yamanote line running in Tokyo’ that ‘has the fewest number of users per day’. The Gerogerigegege are a legendary experimental project that have been known to masturbate onstage, release a 75-track album called ‘Tokyo Anal Dynamite’, and released an album that was a single octopus tentacle in a box. It’s strange, then, that as far as I can make out, this album is twelve songs of soulful, keyboard-led funk that sounds like it being played a seedy bar with wipe-clean menus. Still, strange is what this group do best.

$24

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Seitō LP In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun

V/A Seito : In  the beginning, woman was the sun – Akuphone

Seitō {青鞜} gathers Japanese female artists from various electronic and experimental music fields. The title refers to a cult feminist magazine printed in Japan in the 1910s. Featuring: Fuji-Yuki’s glommy folk song, Kiki Hitomi’s haunted dub tune, Mikado Koko’s deep house hit, Miki Yui’s electoacoustic performance, Kakushin Nishihara’s noisy folk track, Kuunatic’s oriental psych blend and Keiko Higuchi’s memorable 9 minutes cover of classic Japanese folk song Okesa Bushi. All tracks issued for the first time.

$22 only a very few

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Kayo Makino & Tori Kudo LP

Kayo Makino & Tori Kudo LP  “Ein Traum fûr dich” Black Truffle

“Black Truffle announce the release of this genuine head-scratcher, the first collaboration between DJ / mixtape-compiler Kayo Makino and underground legend Tori Kudo. Originally created to be played between acts at the launch of Eiko Ishibashi‘s acclaimed The Dreams My Bones Dream (2018) and then reworked and refined for LP release, the two side-long pieces are sonic environments constructed by Makino for Kudo’s piano to inhabit, or, as the LP’s credits suggest, a “cinéma pour l’oreille” in which Kudo’s piano plays the starring role. Beginning with a soothing field recording of crickets dramatically punctuated by smashing glass, the first side finds Kudo playing his way repeatedly through one of Satie‘s 1897 Pièces froides. Best known to many listeners for his role as leader of the ecstatically shambolic rock unit Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Kudo’s performance of Satie’s whimsical yet haunting melody is alternately halting and fluid, delighting in the hesitations of unstudied technique and the subtle variations between repeated attempts. “

LP $20

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