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For your information, we’re closing from July 28 to August 17

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Harutaka Mochizuki | Makoto Kawashima LP

Harutaka Mochizuki | Makoto Kawashima
LP “Free Wind Mood” series
Label : An’archives
Réf : [An’14]
ltd to 275, comes in a heavy old style silkscreened jacket with obi (black, dark green or grey), postcards & inserts. Printed by Alan Sherry, liner notes by Michel Henritzi
release date : July 7th , 2018

During the past decade, a number of free music players in Japan have fiercely, with no compromise, continued to grapple with the questions that lay at the heart of the solo saxophone recital: how to tease and tear new formations out of the interface between human breath, human flesh and skeleton, and the instrument itself, its keys, holes, pads, reed, and brass body.
With Free Wind Mood, An’archives splits one vinyl record down the middle, giving a side each to two of the most rigorous, exciting, and committed players from the scene: Harutaka Mochizuki and Makoto Kawashima.
While there are elements of their playing that places them in a history of Japanese free blowing, from Kaoru Abe through Masayoshi Urabe to now, they both have a singular voice: Harutaka more stringent and tart, Kawashima, perhaps, more melancholy. Tellingly, they’ve both intersected with rock music and free sound ensembles, with Kawashima working alongside Nishizawa Naoto of EXIAS-J (Experimental Improvisers’ Association of Japan), while Harutaka has worked in a duo Tomoyuki Aoki of psych-rock group Up-Tight, and guitarist Kondo Hideaki (also of EXIAS-J).
But both of them have made their most massive strides forward with their own solo releases, Kawashima’s potent Homo Sacer one of the final releases on PSF, and Harutaka’s Pas LP and Through The Glass CD exploring new terrain for the nexus of breath and brass. Moving on from those releases, Free Wind Mood is a devastating listening experience, blood and guts on the floor as the players fully inhabit the architecture of the space, and of the self, and play like their lives depend on it.
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  Fuji Yuki – Michel Henritzi – Harutaka Mochizuki CD or  UH CD :

26 EUR + postage (same rate as LP alone)

Orders are processed within 48/72 hours max

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LP3  LP5b

Fuji Yuki – Michel Henritzi – Harutaka Mochizuki CD

Fuji Yuki – Michel Henritzi – Harutaka Mochizuki
Shiroi Kao
CD ltd to 250
Free Wind Mood  series
Label : An’archives
Ref : [An’15]
7 inch silkscreened jacket with obi blue, red or grey), insert and postcard
Printed by Alan Sherry
release date : July 7th, 2018

SHIROI KAO

 Disque hivernal, fleurs et flocons, il y a le bleu du ciel où le souffle s’évapore, épouse les nuages blancs, le cristal de la voix et les notes cuivrées  tomberont comme une neige humide sur un temps passé, quelque chose n’est plus et pourtant.

 Souffles de la voix et d’un saxophone alto, calligraphies soniques dessinées sur la page blanche du silence, griffée par les cordes d’un lapsteel mélancolique. Courbes et tourbillons ascendants, appelant l’orage. Quelque chose pleure, un alto au bord du gouffre, on ne renonce pas à ce qui nous hante, ça nous appelle, nous tient comme au bout d’une corde.

Harutaka Mochizuki est comme un asphyxié, écoutez le ! Il joue des phrases tristes sur cette pierre tombale, ce wall of noise. Le bruit assourdissant des larmes et du cœur, tout çà coule là dans l’embouchure, le pavillon débordant de notes maigres, de pétales de chrysanthèmes, de stridences, d’étouffements.

Puis une voix semblant sourdre d’autres temps, Fuji Yuki  ectoplasme flottant dans le murmure du crépuscule, nous prenant la main contre son cœur, lied infiniment mélancolique, ses longs cheveux noirs la recouvrant, échappant à la terre qui nous tire à elle. Elle flotte, Ophélie noyée, ondine serpentant vers une mélodie apaisée. Cordes frottées, un écrin de soies et de rouilles s’enveloppant autour de sa voix, au loin s’en vont les nuages. Il reste le corps flottant, visage blanc, infini paysage, les ombres dévorantes qui gagnent. D’anciens folklores joués pour cette danse oubliée, cordes percussives, glissendi plaintifs.

Un banjo au loin rappelant la tourbe de l’existence. Etait-ce toi, ces voix ? Le sax reviendra dans la ronde, la voix tue, s’accordant au lapsteel dans un jeu de miroir brisé, deux soliloques entendus à travers un brouillard de tristesse, le crépuscule nous appelant à rejoindre nos ombres.

Michel Henritzi assis dans l’antichambre face à ce visage blanc silencieux, la barre glissant sur les cordes, les notes mourant avec le souffle du sax. Un feedback qui meurt ou est-ce nos pleurs …

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SHIROI KAO

 Winter record, flowers and snowflakes. Here is the blue sky into which the breath evaporates and kisses the white clouds, the crystal voice and the brass notes will fall like a wet snow on a long gone time, something vanished and still…

The breathing of the voice and the alto sax, sonic calligraphies drawn onto the white page of silence, scratched by the strings of a melancholic lapsteel. Ascending curves and whirls, calling the storm out.

Something cries, an alto on the edge of the abyss, you don’t give up on what haunts you, it summons you, holds you at the end of a rope. Harutaka Mochizuki is almost asphyxiated, listen to him !

He plays sad phrases on this tombstone, this wall of noise. The deafening sound of tears and heart, all of this flowing into the estuary, the bell overflown by lean notes, chrysanthemum petals, shrillness, mufflings.

Then, a voice that seems to arise from other times, Fuji Yuki, floating ectoplasm in the whisper of dusk, taking our hand onto her heart, her song of infinite melancholy, her long black hair cloaking her, escaping from the soil that holds us back.

She floats, like a drowned Ophelia, like a female spirit winding towards a relieved melody. Bowed strings, a net of silk and rust wrapping around her voice, and faraway, clouds drift.

The floating body remains, pale face, infinite landscape, devouring shadows spreading. Ancient folk songs played for this forgotten dance, on percussive strings, plaintive glissandi.

A distant banjo recalls the peat of existence. Was it you, these voices ? Sax will come back into the circle dance, the voice kills, tuning to the lapsteel in a broken mirror play, two soliloquies heard through a smog of sadness, with dusk calling us to merge with our shadows.

Michel Henritzi, sitting in the antechamber in front of this white silent face, the bar sliding across the strings, notes dying in the sax breath. A feedback loop dying, or is it our sobs ?

Pricing

12 EUR

France : 15 EUR en lettre

All destinations : 18 EUR including airmail

Paypal : clerouley[at]free[dot]fr

Special price with Harutaka Mochizuki | Makoto Kawashima or Kawaguchi Masami New Rock Syndicate LP : 26 EUR + postage

CD Shiroi Kao 

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Doronco Gumo CS

Doronco Gumo CS “Man Star” Selection Rec

Excellent ltd cassetten sometiems sounds abit like MSHB with

Colin Molter : Trumpet & Vocal
Doronco : Bass & Vocal
HIiragi Fukuda Guitar & Vocal
Mako Hasegawa : Drums
Reina Higa : Melodica & Vocal
Itsuki Suizu : Melodica & Vocal
Hainezumi Nishimiya : Banjo & Vocal
Osamu Karita : Cowbell & Scream

$10

doronco gumo cs

Masonna 4CD box

Masonna 4CD  Wooden Box  “Exploring self-corrosive noise with Coquette” Urashima

Masonna is an emblematic figure of Japanoise, who shines by a personal approach and an immediately recognizable style. A zenith in the noisy Japanese landscape.
Urashima is proud to present seven amazing Coquette tapes for the first time remastered digitally on four CD in an exclusive black wooden box with laser engraving :
Like A Vagina : 1988 :
All Live Recording At My Room : 1989 :
Mad Onna : 1989 :
Maso + Onna = Masonna : 1989 :
Hate : 1995 :
Freak : 1995 :
Filled With Unquestionable Feelings : 1995 :
Each single CD inside wooden box comes in cardboard wallet with credits and new artwork plus individually numbered certificate in 250 copies.

$45

Masonna CD box 2Masonna CD box

Masonna – Exploring self-corrosive noise with Coquette 4xCD Special Edition in LP Size Sleeve

Limited hand numbered edition of 30 copies in an exclusive LP size sleeve with obi and photo paste on cover. Sold out at source

$110

Masonna LP box

Masonna LP box 2  Masonna Lp box 3

 

Masami Kawaguchi ltd CS

Masami Kawaguchi CS “Live  2016” Albert’s Basement

Ltd to 70 – one man, one voice, one guitar, one soul and that’s enough.

$9

Masami Kawaguchi Cs masami kawaguchi cs001

Yuka Ijichi & Sadahiro Yamada Cs

Yuka Ijichi cs + download card “How To make Paper Clay” Selection rec.

Lovely and discreet singer  that only has one album firstly recorded for Sloow Tapes, maybe 7-8 years agao. If you are in Reiko Kudo and her fragile and expressive songs, that’s for you.

$12

Yuka Ijichi

Sadahiro Yamada cs + dowload card “Shitaiha” Selection Rec.

recorded in 1984-85, between cheap electronics and primitive songs, weird !

$12

Sadahiro Yamada

Mayuzumi EP Kaga Mariko Keitaro Miho

Toshiro Mayuzumi 7 inch EP “Only on Mondays ost ” Super Fuji

The movie Japanese title is “GETSUYOBI-NO YUKA” , released in 1964,
directed by Koh Nakahira with Mariko Kaga actress. She was and still is a very famous actress in Japan but what hardly anyone knows is that while she was still a young nymphet  when she recorded her only album in 1971 when she was 28 years old.

$18

Mayuzumi only EP002

 

Keitaro Miho 7 inch EP “La Cloche ost”  Super Fuji

The movie Japanese title is “KANE 鐘” 1966, directed by Yukio Aoshima.
Cannes Film Festival awarded in 1967
Music by Keitaro Miho, a renowned musician also famlous as a car racer, his influences are a mix of scatting, Bossa Nova &  the theme sounds a bit like like Nino Rota.

only a few $18

Keitaro Miho EP001

Masayuki Takayanagi – Kaoru Abe Ltd LP & CD

Masayuki Takayanagi – Kaoru Abe LP ” Kaitai Teki Kōkan”  Craftman Records

The album features a recording of the duo’s live performance at the Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan concert hall in Shinjuku on June 28th, 1970. The reissue is pressed on 180g vinyl and replicates the original LP’s textured sleeve. It also includes a replica flyer that advertised the original event. Supposedly released in a limited run of 100 copies, this incredibly rare record is finally getting its first vinyl reissue via Craftman Records – but still at an incredible high price. Sorry for that but I don’t have any wholesale and I paid cash to get these few copies.

$59

Takayanagi abe LP   Takayanagi abe LP2

Masayuki Takayanagi – Kaoru Abe HQCD ” Kaitai Teki Kōkan”  Craftman Records

Comes in a Mini LP Jacket with obi

$22

Abe Takayanagi hqcd001

Gap 2CD Edition Omega Point

Gap 2CD “Practice Concert” Edition Omega Point

New & essential title in the Archives series by one of the most interestig Japanese label if you are in contemporary and avant garde music from the twentieth century.

Gap had only one album on the famous ALM records and  for the first time we are more to hear from Kiyohiko Sano, Masami Tada & Masaru Soga,  since the mid 70’s they are considered as the missing link between Taj Mahal Travellers and Marginal Consort.

$28

gAP 2cd002

 

Special Edition with A2 poster and A4 sheet coming in grey enveloppe, limited to 70, only a very few

SOLD OUT

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Makoto Moroi CD “Kusabira ” Edition Omega Point

$18

Makoto moroi kusa001

 

Joji Yuasa CD “Background sound in Textile Pavillion of Expo 70” Edition Omega Point

$18

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Andrew Chalk 10 ‘ LP Painted Screens

Andrew Chalk

10”/25cm LP  ‘Painted Screens’

Label : An’archives

Réf : [ An’08 ]

 Edition of 250 copies in tipped-on sleeves with Japanese obi, insert and postcard. Entirely handmade sleeve edition of Painted Screens – designed & assembled at Impression Lointaine, signed on the back.

In this album (originally released in 2014), newly remastered for this vinyledition, Andrew Chalk plays musical arrangements along with Federico Durand, Daisuke & Naoko Suzuki, Francis Plagne & Timo Van Luijk.

Music box : intimate music with a large palette of instruments ; Voices and sounds, mixed feelings and mysteries…A window opened on travelling memories, half-awakened thoughts and shared moments – dreamed and nocturnal wandering atmospheres, with undulating rays sporadically lighting a subconscious painting.

Release date :  09 June 2018

Andrew chalk Painted Screens 2  Andrew chalk Painted Screens 3

Price : 20€

Within Europe / EEC : 28 € including airmail

Other countries : 30 € including airmail

paypal : clerouley[at]free[dot]fr

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Cedar slipcase edition, handmade and  silk-screened by Alan Sherry

Limited to 40 copies

slipcase 3   slipcase 2

Price : 75€

 Postage : please ask. Within ECC, I’d recommend EMS shipping,  16 € would cover

Elsewhere else, there’s different available options but 25 € would cover registered postage.

Andrew Chalk  & Jean Noël Rebilly LP

Andrew Chalk  & Jean Noël Rebilly LP “L’état Intermédiaire” Faraway press

 only a few copies available, even better if you can order directly from Faraway Press

http://farawaypress.info/

18 €

Andrew Chalk Rebilly LP

Tetuzi Akiyama – Michel Henritzi LP

Tetuzi Akiyama – Michel Henritzi LP (1 sided) “Broken Blues” Rekem

Reissue of an ultra-limited cdr that popped out quietly on absurd in 2007, this record finds Tetuzi Akiyama and Michel Henritzi joining strengths for a singular set of guitar music recorded at the Alchemy Music Store in Osaka.Captured during the heyday of stylised and pensive improvisation, the music here breaks protocol by avoiding some of the more polite mannerisms of the genre. What starts as a coarse yet beautiful duet of sparse melodic fragments, soon brings into fold the systematic undoing of the bodies of the two guitars themselves. Putting drills, hammers, nails, screws and saws into good use, and with maximum amplification, the two artists manage to bridge the distance between the freely atonal sketches of post-Derek Bailey guitar music and the Fluxus tradition of more overtly disruptive actions. In the process, they craft a singular work that, through raw tactile means, channels some of the violence and expressiveness that runs deep throughout the long tradition of guitar music.
Edition of 192 hand-stamped numbered copies

Only a few $ 18

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