Andrew Chalk, Elodie CDs

Coming soon :   last Andrew Chalk and Elodie albums

Tomoyuki Aoki & Harutaka Mochizuki + Hasegawa-Shizuo

Tomoyuki Aoki & Harutaka Mochizuki

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Hasegawa-Shizuo

情趣演歌   [Enka Mood Collection ]

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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  

Phew Tour CD “Jamming”

Phew CD “Jamming” Bereket

Sold only at “A New World Tour” in 2016., recorded at Phew’s Place in December 2015

2 long tracks with electronic, , drone soundscapes, broken rhythm & voice.

Only a very few ! $28

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Analog delights – vinyls, Cds

We’ve a lot of new items at home but I’m still lazy with listing all of them. But you can ask  if you are interested with some names below  or just ask if you’re looking after a specific title

Joji Yuasa, Ari Hanabusa, Akira Miyoshi, Makoto Moroi, Michio Mamiya, Miki Minoru, music from Okinawa, The Four Sisters, enka / pre-war songs boxsets, Carmen Maki, Reiko Oshida,  Chiyo Okumura, Takemitsu and many more…Haino Keiji, Gaseneta, 6CD Oiroke Box “Miwaku no Mood Hihōkan” (this one has already gone !)…

 

Fukuoka Rinji & Michel Henritzi CDR

Fukuoka Rinji & Michel Henritzi CDR “Dark Carnival” Dying Ghost

Ltd to 55, with different obi colours, comes in a japanese size jacket

guitar’n’violon muddy blues, new  moving collaboration between the French avant-garde guitarist Michel Henritzi (Dustbreeders) and Fukuoka Rinji, formerly of Overhang Party and currently of Majutsu No Niwa

$10

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Makoto Kawashima CDR Unification

Makoto Kawashima CDR “Unification” Self Release

$12

One more excellent release and quite intense performance from Kawashima, maybe a bit more physical from the previous releases.One new howler who slowly finds his own way…

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Aoi Swimming CD

Aoi Swimming CD “Top of the fancy”

$20 only a few

Coming from the Sapporo  scene and now newly located in Tokyo, we have here the first true CD with the great diva of avant pop also known for her  funny videos.  She’s an idiosyncratic singer-songwriter cum performance artist playing toy keyboards, her weirdly plastic neon voice bounces witty, observant lyrics over pumping toy house rhythms.

Absolutely nuts and creative,  almost unknown on the western shores she was recently on a european tour co-starring with Otaco and Cup & Saucers  native friends  from Hokkaido.

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Tenniscoats CDs Tan Tan & more

Tenniscoats CD “Tan Tan Therapy” 7ep

New edition with one Japan  bonus track of this long acclaimed album originally released in 2007 with a great cast of swedish friends such  as Andreas & Johan Berthling..

$18

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

$10

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Jad Fair, Tenniscoats and Norman Blake CD “How Many Glasgow”  Sweet Dreams

$23

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Gezan & Tenniscoats CD “Live In zaban” Majikick

$15

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Koharu Yanagira & Tenniscoats CD “Akiratori”

Stunnig collaboration with this shamisen / shinnai player  and edo period singer..

SOLD OUT

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UP-Tight LP st

Up-Tight LP s/t Desastre records

Nice re-release of their first album recorded in 2001

LP, 300 copies black vinyl.

UP-TIGHT are a noxious trio from Japan leaded by Tomoyuki Aoki, ghost of Les Rallizes Dénudés, who augment their sound with crushing, Sabbath-styled dynamics, earsplitting acid leads and beautiful Velvets-inspired ballads. Just when you thought you’d got to grips with Tokyo’s paradigm destroying psych scene, this one hits like a sucker punch.

$20

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Tenniscoats CD Music exits 1, 2 & 3

Tenniscoats CD “Music exits 3” Majikick

Once again, we have here some nice pastoral and folky dreamy songs mixed with some nice winds. Only a few

SOLD OUT

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Tenniscoats CD “Music exits 2” Majikick

$18

Tenniscoats CD “Music exits ” Majikick

$18