Monthly Archives: March 1002

CDs & cassettes

 

 

 

 

 

V/A “Chotto Mate kudasai -Live” cassette Licht-Ung / Econore ltd to 22 $12

With Aoki Tomoyuki, Marble Sheep, Saramatakemitsuko,  Takeyari Shunta, Licht-ung

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V/A “Chotto Mate kudasai – Studio” CDR Licht-Ung ltd to 50 $10

With Harutaka Mochizuki, Kyu-Shoku, Ono Ryoko, Kei, Hysteric Picnic, Bucket-T

Quite a rock compilation with not everything brilliant but it’s always nice to hear Harutaka a few more underground names

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Takehisa Kosugi & David Tudor CDR “Music for Merce Cunningham” Otherside rec. $50

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Behrman, Klingensmith, Demarinis & Kosugi CDR “New York 1980” Otherside rec. $55

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Red (Asahito Nanjo + Sato Takafumi”) cs “Experiment I” La musica $125

Recorded in 1981 and released in 1996, Sato Takafumi is the founder of Pinakotheca and Tokyo Minor live venue.

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Fumio Kosakai CDR “Practice for oscillation” Self Release Exc $25

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Mayuko Hino CD Shrinbi JP NM $15

Mayuko from C.C.C.C

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Jim O’Rourke CD “The World” Steam room Exc (Cd has a small scuff) $40

Comes in a single jacket, hard to find

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Jim O’Rourke CD “Kid To Break” Steam room  $45

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Jim O’Rourke CD “Four Views of a secret” Steam room  $40

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Kan Mikami CD+ DVD “Hmisshu” Chaotic Noise 2012 NM $22

Double digipak, no obi

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Kan Mikami CD+DVD “Mon” Chaotic Noise NM 2011 $22

Double digipak, no obi

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Kan Mikami CD+DVD  “Blog, tweet, Facebook” Chaotic Noise 2013 NM $24

Double digipak with obi

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Angkanang Kunchai CD “Mae Baeb Pleng Morlum vol 2″  $15

Nice compilation of one of the best singer from Thailand, luk Thung is a popular style of music coming from the countyside that emerged after WW2, having from its beginnings drawn upon northeastern musical traditions and the northeastern Isan language. Instrumentation is a nice mix of western instruments with some traditional khaen, phin. Hard to resist,  we’re terribly hooked to this style of music. For a couple of years Em records from Japan dived into Luk Thung and Molam musics.  Here aresome typical thai cheap CDs with a lot of exclusive songs.If you are interested with some more singers, you can ask as weare also huge fans of Bubpar Saichol, Dao Bando , Pongsri Woranuch (Absolutely great !) and a few more.

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Harutaka Mochizuki cs “Short Short” $18

Limited to 51, each one is different

2017, Shizuoka Azarea Music Room, intimate music, perfect at night.

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Grim cs “Discharge Mountain”  Eskimo / Lust Vessel $12

Ltd edition of the 10 inch version on Athanor.

Once again, Jun Konagaya vocals are freaky and nuts…Or maybe Shrek teamed with the band !

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Astro cs “Tateyama mandala” Haang Niap Rec. $12

Astro is a well known duo, here with this album has some distorted samples and some field recordings, musicians consider it’s not anymore only noise music, they call it a “deep psychedelic concrete music”.

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Sachiko CDR “Jangala flamed with deep red” Reverb Worship $10

Ltd to 50 and numbered

Sachiko creates the most superb psychedelic drone music using voice, electronics, melodica, recorder and percussion.Plans for this new album began around a year ago. This album, the second for reverb Worship, contains three tracks of drifting, ragaesque, ambient blissful drone with sounds of nature and traditional flute. Dedicated to Hideo Ikeezumi. Recorded and mixed by Sachiko and mastered by Rinji Fukuoka.

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Ton-Klami CD “Prophecy of Nue”  Nobusiness records $12

Midori Takada – Kang Tae Hwan – Masahiko Satoh

Recorded in 1995 by Takeo Suitomi / Chap Chap

 

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Taco DVD “Live 2013.10.10”  $25 Lof Books

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rare ltd DVD with the legendary Harumi Yamazaki

Eddie Marcon CDR EP “Feruto No Tsuki” Pong Kong  $14

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P.T.A’ S CDR “tiger” live Maum” Cragale records $22

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P.T.A’ S CDR “Re mix + live Muon ’83” Cragale records $22

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Red Shoes CDR “6.26 (sun) 7 : 0.0 Muon” Cragale $24

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Terror Shit cs “Tthis Error” Haang Niap Records

TERROR SHIT is a high / low speed improvisation unit: Kyosuke Terada (guitar / HUH, bum, etc), Shizuo Uchida (Bass / Hasegawa-Shizuo, Galactic Abyss, etc), Kazehito Seki (Voiz / BNSU, Ameri B.C, etc). Just released their 1st album, “TTHIS ERROR” by Cassette with DL code

$10

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Reizen cs ” Sapphire” Haang Niap Records

ltd to 100

$10

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Soldier Garage CDR “Isobel” 2013 Self Release $18

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Harutaka Mochizuki CD “Through the Glass” Armageddon Nova $15

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.

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Phew “Jamming” Bereket $25

Sold only at “A New World Tour” in 2016 and early 2017

Comes in a gatefold jacket

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La Monte Young & The Theatre of Eternal Music CD “Raag Bhaivara”  Mongolian Mognolia $35

Comes sealed in a digipak, only a very few and sold out within a couple of days

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Joseph Lewis and David Steans CD + DVD “Our Demons and our >Demons 2” Art Into Life $14

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.

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Afrirampo x Hei Tanaka CS “Tomadase” $16

Comes with a ltd Disk Union Keyholder

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Takashi Goda Book + CD “Japanese underground  Music in the late 70s & 80s” Loft books  $35

All written in japanese but has a few pictures, more than 400 pages. CD is really interesting since there’s some 18 tracks  with Tori Kudo, High Rise, Gap, Takafumi Sato (Pinakotheca label founder) A-Musik, Inryo Fuen…Heavy , only a very few !

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Michel Henritzi –  À Qui Avec Gabriel CD “Koyonaku” Bambalam $12

“Koyonaku” is the result of the encounter in downtown Tokyo between Japanese accordeonist À Qui Avec Gabriel and guitarist Michel Henritzi.
The duo re-interprets through improvisation Enka music, soulful and melancholic popular Japanese songs. They meander solitary through these sad melodies in their very own iconoclastic ways. À Qui Avec Gabriel’s voice whispers in our ears and bewitches our senses with these love songs. Whether on the strings of the guitar or the keys of the accordeon, the combined 4-handed creative soul disconstruct this abstract blues with the perfect balance of sensuality and violence.
“Koyonaku” is a game of mirrors reflecting different exotic folklore, where each one of them feeds on the other, the suspended space of “mono no aware”: this infinite melancholy of the present, echoing its silences, its cries and its screams.
A beautiful blues record for your lonely nights.

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Aunt Sally CDR “Early gig ’78” $65

Incredible and extremely nicely done boot that comes in a heavy japanese  professional printed jacket. How fine to hear Phew singing Sunday Morning, sound is raw but it’s a rare opportuny to catch the vibe from 1978 with one of the most interesting japanese artist for more than 3 decades.

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Aunt Sally CDR “1979.5.21 Kyoto circus circus” $65

Same source than the precedent and  theTamio Shiraishi below.

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Tamio Shiraishi + Keiji Haino CDR “Pure Music Tamio” New SOLD OUT

Excellent and extremely nicely done boot that comes in a heavy japanese professional printed jacket.

Music comes from a video that came out in 1990. If yo uare interested I have the same boot, same content but comes in a cheaper jewel case version.

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La Monte Young 2CDR”The Theatre of Eternal music string Ensemble” $60

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Pandit Pran Nath CD “ragas of Morning & Night” Just Dreams $30

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Phew CD “Phew + 2” Clinck Records $20

Nice reissue of this great classic (with Jaki Liebezeit, Holger Czukay & Conny Plank), with 2 bonus tracks, comes in a mini LP jacket.

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Marzette Watts CD “Marzette Watts” Venus – ESP Japan EX copy $22

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As / SS / gZ / WHITE HOSPITAL 2CD + Promo DVDr $25

(CD1 White Hospital CD2 As / SS / gZ )

[Disk Union Original benefits: LIVE video DVD-R]  – 360 ° panoramic image

The live show named “TASTE PRESENTS Live Aktion 4“FIRECRACKER”” held at 18th April, 2015
is fully included in this 2cd live album.
As/SS/gZ is a unit band of the space-explosion-sound army “ASTRO”, the insane alternative
junkrock band/torturing sound laughing bikers “Co/SS/gZ” and its mascot girl”GrinderS”.
WHITE HOSPITAL is the legendary industrial band which comes back to life after 30 years.
This album is recorded live by Kimijima Yui, the doctor of sound reaper from Tsubame studio.
This is the first live reocrding in the Rokuonki series

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Aishi Oyauchi CD “Hikureteyomowakuraku” Armageddon Nova $13

Aishi Oyauchi is a radical alto saxophonist in the tradition of Kaoru Abe and who hails from the same first generation of Japanese free improvisers and he regularly plays with Deku bassist who comes out of the whole Motoharu Yoshizawa school of radical free improvisation and rigorous sound art and was a student of legendary percussionist Masahiko Togashi. Here Oyauchi plays soft, no reed torture and this release offers one more missing part of the japanese free music underground. Unrecorded despite being in his 60s and playing out for several decades so this is the only 3rd recorded evidence of the invention Oyaushi is capable of and that has attracted regular collaborators such Kan Mikami and drummer Sabu Toyozumi.

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Toshi Ichiyanagi CD “Music for Piano” Omega point $17

Composed between 1959-1961 with Takuji kawai on piano

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Fukuoka Rinji & Michel Henritzi CDR “Dark Carnival” Dying Ghost $10

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

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Kito Mizukumi Rouber  cs “Savaita Calvi ni KMR” No Basement is Deep enough $14

This fifth KMR studio brawl comes in a cloth rib cage with all the mental flesh chewed off so you can get properly dressed for lustful wanderings through the rest room of your favorite steak joint.  They are all nuts, the band couldn’t have found a better label  after Ultra Eczema ! Acid enka proto punk ballads with a new member on sax !

Limited to 89 hand-numbered copies, only a few !

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Kazuki Tomokawa CD “Gleaming Crayon” Modest Launch 2016 $19

New and fantastic album with guests such Harutaka Mochizuki and Harumi Yamazaki (Taco / Gaseneta) , the howling poet is back ! Comes in a gatefold jacket with obi, last copies

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Harutaka Mochizuki CD “Through the Glass” Armageddon Nova $15

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

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Makoto Kawashima – Naoto Nishizawa duo CD”Hamachidori” Homosacer records SOLD OUT

Great duo with Kawashima on alto sax and Nishizawa  (Exias-J) who’s a percussionist and sound artist. Far from the usual ferocious playing, music has her a lot of space with Kawashima’s singular melodic and lyrical vibe.

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Andrew Chalk CD “Everyone Goes Home When the Sun Sets” Faraway Press $16

New album from Andrew and once again it comes in a lovely handmade gatefold jacket, please once again think about the amount of love and work.

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Andrew Chalk CD “Everyone Goes Home When the Sun Sets” Faraway Press $30

This is the portfolio edition (multi panels), once again it’s handmade. Only a few !

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Elodie CD ” Odyssee” Faraway Press $16

Andrew Chalk + Timo Van Luijk

Comes in a handmade gatefold jacket with obi

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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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Bibi & Tenniscoats 7′ “Tamashi / Akuma made todoku koe” Majikick $10

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Gezan & Tenniscoats CD “Live In zaban” Majikick $15

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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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Marginal Consort 3CD “08.09.13” Meena $25

Marginal Consort is the collective improvisation project made up of Kazuo Imai, Tomonao Koshikawa, Kei Shii, and Masami Tada. All of the members were students of Takehisa Kosugi at Bigakko art school in 1975. They started the project on the invitation of Imai in 1997. Each year Marginal Consort holds from one to several concerts in which they perform continuously, without interruption, for two to four hours. Various electronic and acoustic sounds blend and coexist, and myriad sound colors/textures and reverberations flow in a free and spacious way while making large-scale transformations over time. Superb. These 3 CDs document Marginal Consort’s live performance at a gallery in London in September 2013.

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Kazuo Imai CD “For Tentou Mishima” Hitorri  $15

Kazuo Imai (born in 1955) studied with Masayuki Takayanagi and Takehisa Kosugi, and has been performing improvised music since the 1970s. While his principal instrument is the guitar, he also makes extensive use of viola da gamba, electronics, everyday items and natural objects, freely performing music born of myriad sounds. This album is comprised of five pieces from Imai’s live performance on the final day of a solo exhibition by graphic artist Tentou Mishima (who died in 2012), held at the gallery Nanzuka Agenda in Shibuya, Tokyo, in August of 2010. In the first track, which is over 40 minutes long, Imai uses an acoustic guitar, Fiedel Gamba, piano wire, branches and small objects, changing instruments and expressive techniques several times in the course of the performance. With its superb structure and dynamism, this epic work makes a powerful impression. In tracks 2 to 5 (each about 4 minutes long), Imai used (composed) Mishima’s drawings like scores and performed them on acoustic guitar. Imai’s outstanding artistry and skill are fully demonstrated in these amazing performances.

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Junji Hirose “SSI-4” Hitorri $14

Junji Hirose became active on the free jazz/improvised music scene at the end of the 1970s. He has played the saxophone in a variety of groups and projects, including Masahiko Togashi’s band and Otomo Yoshihide’s Ground-Zero. But Hirose’s work is not limited to sax playing: in the 1980s he started performing noise music on his SSI (self-made sound instrument), an apparatus made from his collection of bicycle wheels and other everyday odds and ends. The sounds produced by hitting and scraping the objects are amplified via installed pickups, turning into complex, intricate layers of sound clusters that reverberate through the space. This is a live recording of two pieces performed by Hirose in January 2013 at Ftarri, Suidobashi, Tokyo, on version 4 of the SSI. You’re sure to be caught up in the whirlpool of dazzling sound produced by his truly unique self-made instrument.

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Cup & Saucers “Awesome” Self release $12

Formed in 2013, Sapporo guitarist and singer Miyuki Mori’s female duo Cup & Saucers, completed by Mari Watanabe on drum, belong to the same informal Sapporo underground network of intuitive, inventive and often funny young musicians, improvisors and video makers as Aoi Swimming and Shimettainu, with legendary drummer Ikuro Takahashi (Fushitsusha, Lsd March..) acting as spirit guide. Cup & Saucers’ debut album Awesome, recorded at Sapporo’s Musical Bones Studio sometimes reminds as early Afrirampo band  with their childish voices but in a more rocky mood, sometimes a bit of Non Band or even some reminescences of Aunt Sally. We’re are very happy with modestly promoting the Hokkaido scene since  it’s still unheard here and it’s nice to discover some young musicians outside of the well known Tokyoïte scene. Cup & Saucers will grow up for sure,  please open your ears to new names and help the band with finding some european dates.

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Andrew Chalk cassette “Higan / Kanashiki Haibun” 2016 $30

Comes in a nice slipcase, ltd to 100, 2  very moving tracks . Only for regular customers,

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Grim ” Maha”  2LP & 2 CD versions on Steinklang 2CDs : $14 or 2LPs : $25

Honestly I’m rarely in industrial-noise music but for a couple of years Grim offers a crazy mixture of psychotic rhythms with schizophrenical vocals and powerful Industrial songs in a typical oldschool  style.  Both versions comes in a heavy gatefold jacket with attached booklet (funny collages !)

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Carmen Maki “Poems in the Midnight…” + “Adam & Eve” + “Goodbye my memories ’70”

3 x CDs housed in Disk Union promo box Each album comes in a nice gatefold jacket with obi  $95

It’s just a miracle to these 3 essential albums orginally released in 1969-1970

These are the first Carmen Maki  albums, “Poems in the midnight..”  with lyrics written by Shuji Terayama is  emotionally charged with sentiments that go back to her child day memories when her American father (stationed in Japan) abandoned his wife and kid once his tour of duty was finished. So this work can be seen as partly autobiographical, filled with emotional power blows . The 2 other albums  “Adam & Eve” & “Goodbye my memories ’70”  sees her delving a bit deeper into the possibilities of mixing sensuality with fragrances of kayokyoku, soft psych and folk elements, all poured over with an utterly late sixties vibe of Japanese exotism. “Adam & Eve” stands alone as a whole coherent album and “Goodbye my memories” is more a mixed up of different styles with lush orchestrations covering some beautiful Nobuyasu Okabayashi songs.

Believe me these are my all time favorite albums, I’m always returning to these albums since I discovered them. We only have a few of these limited box sets.

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Miyanishi Keizo The Hundred Devils 2CD “Japanese Original rock style” Pataphysique rec.$17

Comes in gatefold mini LP jacket with extensive bookletIt is a compilation and new front of the long-time artist (drawing) and musician, Miyanishi Keizo’s art work, music and poems till the present.
The Hundred Devils is his new band, and this first album is the absolute genre-less music.

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Hideaki Kondo CD “Asyl” PSF  $16

Kondo on guitar and biwa, with covers of Berg, Miles Davis, Astor Piazolla. Just beautiful !

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Ché-Shizu CD ” Hi No Tamaki” Jigen $16

New album with Mukai Chie, Tori Kudo, Nishimura Takuya and Takahashi Tsukasa.Nice pych band that was originally formed in 1981 and as always is a combination of folksongs, covers and some free improvisations.

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Tori Kudo CD ” Haikairoujin Sonota” 7e.p. 2014 $16

comes in a mini LP jacket with obi and booklet .What a stunning, odd album… From Maher Shalal hash Baz ‘ mastermind !

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Maher Shalal  Hash Baz 2CD “l’autre cap” 7ep $20

Second CD with Jim O’Rourke

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Maher Shalal  Hash Baz 3CD”C’est la dernière chanson”7ep $24

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Eddie Corman (Eddie Marcon) CD ” Kokage no Hiwa” 7e.p. 2014 $12

Lovely as always and ever, if you like Tenniscoats, Eddie Marcon without the band, in a more solo mood with acoustic guitar, electric piano. & overdubbed voice

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Keiko Higuchi CD “Between dream & haze” Improvised Beings $10

With Masami Kawaguchi, Luis Inage (Majutsu No Niwa , Yakouchu), Tatsuya Nakatani.Maybe the most important step for Keiko, she could be considered like a japanese Diamanda Galas but here she’s going further with some great musicians covering some great classics such “Moon of Alabama ” with fire in the studio. Singular, maybe  sometimes it’s sounds too much but it merits to be heard

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Itaru Oki – Axel Dörner CD “Root of Bohemian” Improvised Beings $10

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《《》》 [Metsu] featuring Saya(from Tenniscoats)& Shibata Satoko CD “Relay” Doubt $15

Oshima Teruyuki – guitar, bugeffects
Takeshita Yuma – electro-bass
Kayu Nakada- bugsynthesizer
Yuji Ishihara – drums, percussions
Saya – vocal
Shibata Satoko – vocal, acoustic Guitar

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Taco 4CD “Box vol2 ” Super Fuji Comes with 47 pages booklet NM $75

Second box with unreleased tracks from this crazy band centered around Harumi Yamazaki (Gaseneta), OHsato Toshiharu, Lolita Junko and Shiraishi Tamio

Their famous and mythic first album was released in 1983 on Pinakotheca label with the help of Ryuichi Sakamoto..Music is hard to describe because you don’t know what is coming track after track.

This second volume gathers some live performances from 1982 to 1985 with a lot of participants such Tori Kudo, Machida Machizo, Sato Kaoru, Fumio Kosakai, Goitsuka Ryo, Narita Munehiro and a lot more forgotten names from the underground scene. Chaotic, wild, funny, stupid, just enough to catch the breeze from the 80’s !

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Search Ensembles CD  Search Ensembles – And Oar $10

Search Ensembles is a new evocative project of and/OAR founder / operator  Dale Lloyd presenting “sonic archeology”, unearthing forgotten and previously unreleased recordings from project participants’ archives, plus  new recordings to create a conceptually cohesive album.

For this release, Search Ensembles was:

– Alan Courtis: field recordings
– Cédric Peyronnet: field recordings, voice, objects
– Cyril Herry: objects, voices
– Dale Lloyd: field recordings, objects, percussion, production, slide whistle,
synthesizer, voice
– David Tobin: percussion, slide whistle, violin, voice
– Jani Hirvonen: electronics
– Jon Tulchin: field recordings
– Katerina Nejepsova: flute
– Loren Chasse: field recording, flute, percussion
– Michael Northam: field recordings
– Petr ‘Pedro’ Tuzar: guitar
– Phil Legard: banjo, drum, psaltry
– Slavek Kwi: analog echo, banjo, monotar, percussion, tapes
– Stuart Arentzen: electronics

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Bill Wells CD “Summer dreams” + CD “Autumn Dreams” $26 for the set

or $15 each

Both albums are Japanese release only on 7ep label, covers artwork by Namio Kudo

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Sundays & Cybele CD 1st Gyune Cassette 2008 $25

First CD by a young band who has LSD March / Shinsuke Mishishita support and it’s quite easy to understand. This first album starts a bit where LSD March late period  sits as a duo with its soft ballads, very close to Les Rallizes Dénudés circa “Mizutani” / “Mars Studio”. All along the years  and through the albums Sundays & Cybele have tried different directions, like soft psych,  a slight touch of dub (like LSD March in their very last album), spacy sounds and always some folky roots.

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Tori Kudo / M. Suzuki / No. Plum / T. Mochizuki   CDR “O Caroline”  Live at Barasoo 2015/4/12 $25

Once again what an odd release with Tori, when the song is good, you can keep on playing it for hours (here it clocks around 35 minutes) Only a few, private and limited release

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Kaneko Jutok + Tori Kudo CD “Duo lIve” Ray night $25

comes in a 7inch cover

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Sir Ashleigh Grove CD “The Nimply Power Sessions” Siren records $12

Sir Ashleigh Grove, it would be people who are familiar with the UK noise scene of the ’80s is the throbbing chest to hear its name. Broken and Flag (and related) few songs that have been recorded in the compilation of, and without leaving the official sound source in addition to co-starring credits in ‘Live at Morden Tower (aka Seinsart) “of The New Blockaders, that from the scene to the boundary of 1984 disappeared Sir Ashleigh Grove (SAG). Its identity is that it was a pseudonymous leader John Mylotte of Metgumbnerbone is a well-known fact. So far, work of the SAG Whitehouse, Sutcliffe Jugend, such as Ramleh, early 80s It has been compared to the artist to be categorized in the United Kingdom Power Electronics. At that time there was also criticism of the “vocal Opener Sutcliffe Jugend”, it is not a altogether mistakes when it comes to music surface. But interest in these artists is Nazism, serial murder, Marquis de such as contrast had been directed to Sado, SAG’s was interested in Edgar Allan Poe, H · P · Lovecraft, Arthur – It was the work of writers such as Conan Doyle. Also while many artists at the time of the Power Electronics is using a synthesizer, SAG is vacuum tube radio was used, function incomplete effector and in familiar available electronics, such as metal detectors, and the normal instrument I did not use. With the exception of the work that has been recorded in some of the compilation, but work of SAG was stored in his personal archive box, it has decided to this time release the Works by his own music selection. Although all seven songs that the album is what all was recorded in 1983 compared to, has passed more than 30 years from recording, since it is progressing deterioration of the original master tape, a recording of the current digital equipment Then, it has become a lo-fi sound enough to scaring. Still, it is a sound source should be recognized as a “lost treasure” in the early 80’s of the UK noise scene, it seems that time if these sound source long been officially released, might have changed the history of the United Kingdom noise This is the album that had the charm to. Sound quality adjustment and mastering, Phil Julian, also known for costarring with TNB was done in 2015. Double jacket (paper jacket), it is a specification that the insert card is attached which describes the complete discography of SAG. Limited 500 copies, gatefold with insert

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Harutaka Mochizuki – Kondo Hideaki CD “El idioma infinito” Bishop $17

ltd to 100

el idioma

Kaoru Abe + Inoue Keizo + Nakamura Tetsuya CD”Live at Hachioji , sept.3.1977″ DIW $16

Kaoru Abe 1977

Andrew Chalk CD  ‘A Light At The Edge Of The World’  Faraway Press : FP 025 $18

‘A Light At The Edge Of The World’ captures the fading essences and glow of ‘Forty-Nine Views In Rhapsodies’ Wave Serene’ (2012), in a single 40 minute piece for electric piano atmospherics.Its predecessor being an album of romanticised vistas, is concluded here in a restrained and delicate homage of poetic impressionism.

Mini CD slipcase with wooden spine on inner sleeve, clothbound spines, offset printed papers. Debossed motifs.These are all handmade,  no plastic, it’s really a given price for a such amount of work. Please think about it.

You can also order directly from Faraway Press in order to support directly the artist http://farawaypress.info/

Andrew Chalk CD2015 cut *

 

 

Naoki Miyamoto / Chie Mukai – Tetragrammaton CD “Ftarri Collection ” New $15

Ftarri 5001

Red / Green cs Papa records $13

Amazing compilationns with Kito mizukumi Rouber and some new bands to discover on Uchida Shizuo label;

Participation band, Convulsions acid garage Enka sound ” Kito-mizukumi Rouber“, Orthodox ethno New wave band of girls ” FALSETTOS ”,And the Bealtes meets No wave!! in dangerous smell. Marvelous senior band “ Galakuta ”. New wave garage slider from Nishiogikubo ” KEBRI DEHAR PARK “.And the Blast Pop Fuckin Girls vocal band “Ten Pen Chee “,A drum plays an original member of Space Streakings.And awesome guitarist NP(ex ZENI GEVA) is guest participation!
It’s obscure and trash, psychedelic, pop truck filling!Cassette release only, 100 limited edition. C-47New No New No New No Wave !!!!

red green cs003

Kito Mizukumi Rouber cs “Yumeno Kippuutino KMR” second pressing $12

Kito-Mizukumi Rouber cs Yume No Kippuuri Pas KMR

Hasegawa-Shizuo ” 120728″ $12

Hasegawa-Shizuo second cs

Masahiko Togashi + Masayuki Takayanagi CD “Duo live 1984″ Studio songs 2014 $28

Takayanagi - Togashi

 

 

Yasui Kazumi CD “Zuzu” Solid 2014 $38

Disk Union ltd picture, comes in a a nice gatefold jacket

Yasui Kazumi Zuzu promo006

1st album by poetess Yasui Kazumi. She only made two albums, both borderline crazy rare items and this one here was her first recording, released on October 1970. The music is just breathtakingly beautiful, softly hushed Bossa Nova/ Enka/ Kayokyoku inspired female vocal trash, delicately orchestrated without being blatantly over the top, the whole album is a eargasmatic affair that will hush your demons to sleep. Impregnated with that late sixties/ early seventies vibe, sparsely orchestrated, creating a very laid back atmosphere. Sometimes close to Carmen Maki, Yasui Kazumi wrote a lot of songs covered by other queens such Henmi Mari. But Zuzu sounds more melancholic , with sometiems a heavy influence à la Gainsbourg.

Itoh Yukari CD “Itoh Yukari sings love songs” Victor /Showboat NM $38

Disk Union promo, gatefold jacket, comes with a magnet

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Incapacitants cassette “We shall return”  Deterra 2015 New $22

Edited during January 2015 using live and studio recordings from the late 1990’s as sound sources. Limited edition of 100 copies. Standard cassette case with 3-panel J-card, cassette with on-body print

. Incapacitants we shall002

 

Ruriko Asaoka CD “Ai Wo Utau”  DIW / Teichiku – Disk Union ltd ed $38

Originally released in 1970 with a Tanadori Yokoo artwork, comes in a nifty gatefold jacket with booklet.Well, Ruriko Asaoka is a star, I wrote a lot in the past about this release, this is one of my all time favorite album.This is the limlited Disk Union copy, comes with a second obi, a replica of the original obi. Only a few for true fetichists and I’m one of them

Ruriko Asaoka DU CD

Yakouchu CD “Yakouchu” Veltz New SOLD OUT

First CD with this band that appeared on PSF Tokyo Flashback 6 in 2007 and toured since with Overhang Party, Keiko Higuchi. Centered around female singer Madoka and Louis Image guitar + drums and organ, music is rooted in psychedelism with a light touch of Quicksilver Messenger Service influence, or like White Heaven with dreamy mid tempos. For psychedelic life, psychedelic people, a new name to discover !

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Les Rallizes Dénudés 10 CD set Disaster sources “Encyclopedia of Rallizes vol.2″ Pressed CDs : No label Like new $100

Les rallizes 10 CDs set Les rallizes 10 CDs set

Tomoyuki Aoki – Harutaka Mochizuki CD “St”  Self Release ltd to 200 $18

Fantastic duo , my favorite release for 2014 between the leader of UP-TIGHT and sax player Harutaka who becomes stronger with years.

Aoaki Mochizuki

Tori Kudo cassette “Early tapes” La Musica records 1996 EX SOLD OUT

Tori kudo early tapes

Tori Kudo cassette ” Atlantic City” La musica Records 1996 EX $65

Tori kudo Atlantic city

 

La Monte Young 2CDR “Live in Augsburg” Othersode recordings mint $62

La Monte Young in Augsburg La Monte Young in Augsburg 2

V/A Substancials # 4 Book  + CD  2011 Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu New $28 160 pages with tracks from Jim O’rourke, Akio Suzuki, Keith rowe, Marcus Schmickler, Toshiya Tsunoda. English / Japanese

Substantials 04 Substantials 04 Substantials 04

 

Atsushi Reizen cassette [Perpatetic Collection] ltd to 77 VLZ produkt $12

Atsushi Reizen “Sapphire” Haang Niap Records $12

special offer : both cassettes for $20

Atsushi Reizen

Keiji Haino + Fujikake Masataka CD “Arufabetto ga kiete shimaimasu yô ni” Full design records  like NeW$22

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Michel Henritzi & Rinji Fukuoka cassette “Eclipse in Berlin”  Nahàsh Atrym Prod. $10

Michel henritzi - Fukuoka Eclipse in Berlin

V/A Sounds for the Masses cassette Haang Niap Records $10

66 minutes with ODA takumi(Japan) / Torturing Nurse(China) / Rohco(Japan) / Nguyen Hong Giang (Vietnam)

Sounds for the masses

High Rise CD “Tapes +” U-Rythmics New $25

Comes in mini LP jacket

High Rise tapes

Yumbo CD “That’s reality” 7e.p. New $15 Lovely band featuring members of Maher Shalal hash Baz  and  they played with Tenniscoats who released their precedent album. Has sometimes really a similar feeling, between MSBH, Pungo and Tenniscoats. It still has to be discovered

Yumbo CD

Tenniscoats Cd “Hope you are Wells” 7e.p. $15

Great collection released by the excellent 7e.p label ! Comes in a mini LP jacket

tenniscoats hope

Tenniscoats CDEP “The theme of Tenniscoats”  Majikick $16

First wonderful Ep recorded in 1998-99 and released in 2004. Comes in a slimcase with obi

tenniscoats ep

 

Fujikake Masataka CD “Universe, red & Blue” Full Design New $10 with Reck from Friction, sakamoto Hiromichi, Kurihara  Michi (White Heaven, Stars), Fuzuki, comes in a cardboard sleeve

P1170832 P1170833

Les Rallizes Dénudés 4CD box “Tripical Midbooster” Univive 2009 New $95

Amazing box with Akira Fuji on sax (only a few minutes were released before on Naked Dizastar box)

P1180559 P1180560

 

 

Toshiji Mikawa / RDCD Split CD-R  (ltd 50 copies- printed CDR) – Trangsao $13

Intense harshedelic madness paired with a grandiose epic masterpiece furthering the journey through the outer realms.

ToshijiRDCDfrontcover  

 Michel Henritzi & Fukuoka Rinji cassette “Berlin”  Anarchofreaksproduction New $10

Henritzi - Fukuoka cs Berlin

 

 

La Monte Young 2 x CDR “The Celebration of the Tortoise” New $60

La Monte Young The celebration 2CD La Monte Young the celebration back

 

LSD March CD “Kimi no uta..” Donburi records 2013 New SOLD

Excellent album in a duo incarnation (Shinsuke Mishishita + Ikuro Takahashi) that covers last releases on Important rec. with reinterpretations and some unreleased tracks with an iresistible funky vibe. Funny, Hope we could hear more from them in a near future.

LSD March Cd

Angkanang Kunchai with Ubon-Pattana Ban CD  Em records NMint  $20

If you are in Luk Thung and Molam music, this is probably the release of the year, if you dig  thai voice with tremolo, khaen …Can’t stop playing it since it arrived.  This album represents a crucial moment in Thai musical history when the performance styles of Molam and Luk Thung were fused together for the very first time. Born in the province of Ubon Ratchathani in Isan (the northeastern region of Thailand), Angkanang Kunchai was a young female prodigy who emerged on the Molam scene, and became one of the first generations of Molam performers who were able to “sing” popular music.

Angkanang Kunchai  

Kiyoshi Mizutani & Kiyoharu Kuwayama CD ” Interlude” And-Oar $15 Kiyoshi Mizutani: feedback / Kiyoharu Kuwayama: handmade electronics, contact mic & mix

“and/OAR (via either/OAR) is very pleased to present what is without a doubt among the very best of both artist’s electronic-based work.
Throughout much of this highly charged release, brooding clouds of swarming tones and drones envelope the listener, either inducing a hypnotic trance or a deep contemplative listening state.”
 I totaly agree with the label,  this is the best music I’ve heard from these 2 muscians, like ferry boats lost in deep seas, some alienish birds falling in warm oceans, a nice ballet of feedbacks, very present but not too agressive.
mizutani kuwayama cd

Toshi Tsuchitori CD “the songs of the civil rights movements at Meiji period (1868-1926) –  Ryuko Gakusha NM SOLD One more beautiful release by Tsuchitori who sings and play all instruments : shamisen, percussions…Know as a free musician he had collaborated with Momoyama Harue and has been deeper in ancient instruments and now in old forgotten songs. Not experimental but if you are in minyo, in deep folkloric waters.

Toshi Tsuchitori CD

Tori Kudo – Sayasource CD “Return to a source” Minamoto 2004 EX+ $35 Out of print for years, no obi but I don’t know if it came with..Well, you might know these 2 familiar names…

Tori Kudo -sayasource

Tori Kudo – Kinutapan – Yumbo CD “Igloo 3 – Don’t fear an ajoining island” Igloo 2004 EX+ $22 I love this album so much..It’s really Kudo-esque , coherent all along the hour…Like some MSBH debris songs with some folky songs, sometimes between Reiko Kudo & Tenniscoats…What a deviant affair, we’d like to hear more like this ! Funny, amazing, crazy, lovely timeless, dilletante and impossible to categorize.

Tori Kudo - Kinutapan - Yumbo

Tzitziki CD “Tzitziki” – Ein klein Nachmusik  2008 EX+ $25

 Cardboard sleeve..free jazz with Tori kudo, Takuya Nishimura, Yoshio Kuge & kanji Nakao, recorded in 1995

Tzitiosziki

Chie Mukai & Che Chen CDR”2.23.11″ Ltd New $25

Very ltd tour CDr before the Lp…Nice collaboration, Che Chen is a young & talented musician.

Chie Mukai - Che Chen CDR Chie Mukai - Che Chen CDR

 

Takayuki Hashimoto CD “Cololurful : alto saxophone improvisations” Nomart NM $18

After Ayler, Abe, Urabe, one of the most interesting player of these last years, Ikeezumi ‘s recent favorite musicians.

Takayuki Hashimoto

Toshi Tsuchitori 2CD “Azembo & Chido’s enka” – Ryuko Gakusha 2013 $48

beautiful release with some old enka tunes (pre WW2), vocal, shamisen and a lot more all played by Tsuchitori. This the heart of japanese soul with some minyo, folk incursions. Nothing experimental, just beautiful.

Tsuchitori Tsuchitori back

 

Ikuro Takahashi CDR “Oscillators Lights” 2013 Galleria Zarigania Mint $15

Ikuro Takahashi

Ikuro Takahashi CDR “Drums and Cymbals” 2013 Galleria Zarigania New $15

Ikuro Takahashi

Ikuro Takahashi CDR “oscillators” 2013 Galleria Zarigania New 2013 $15

Ikuro Takahashi CDR

Nakahara Masaya CD “The Mix CD” Black Smoker records New $15

Masahaya Nakara  Masahaya Nakara

 

Kan Mikami CD “Yamamoto” – Donburi 2013 +promo DU CDR Disk Union NM $50 Live with Shinsuke Mishishita ( LSD March) , Ikuro Takahashi (Fushitsusha, LSD March),  Chiyo Kamekawa (Fushitsusha , Yura Yura Teikoku), one of the best recent Mikami, reminds me Vajra  with Shinsuke playing like Haino with Mikami and Yoshizawa; Highly recommended

Kan Mikami Yamamoto

Takumi Akaishi cassette + Object Box ” Naked tapes and others” new $20 Takumi Akaishi is a discreet  japanese musician who plays music with hurdy gurdy. This is his second work after a first LP wich has sold out very quicky, sadly 100 were only made Ten music by hurdy gurdy and tapes which were recorded between 2008 and 2013, once again it’s a timeless music, not so much experimental but really moving and cassette support here is very adapted.Takumi played with Otomo Yoshihide, he’s still relatively unknown but sure he’s a sensitive artist who will get more recognition in a near future. old book-based covers with human body pictures, all are different /40-minute cassette, one insert, gut-string, cotton, 90-minute private / “naked tape” with a box of paulownia wood.

Takumi Akaishi cassette + Object Box Takumi Akaishi cassette + Object Box  Takumi Akaishi cassette + Object Box

Kito-Mizukumi Rouber cassette ” Yume No Kippuuri No KMR”  Papa records / Chocolate Monk $15 Ltd to 100,  stupid, weird and funny

Kito-Mizukumi Rouber cassette

V/A Cassette “Modoku / Kyoki” d’s -1986 EX $75

Nice  and extrelely rare compilation edited by Tori Kudo,  first cassete in a serie of 3 ,also known as “Toxic”, if you are in Noise / Kudo stuff, in the underground scene from the 80’s  with  a rare track with Kudo’s family

V/A Cassette  V/A Cassette

Zuno Keisatsu CD “Zuno Keisatusu 1” Hayabusa Landings 2012 NM $30 Comes in a CD-sized papersleeve album replica, with obi-strip and two inserts of notes. Japanese ur-punk/rock band formed in 1970 by Panta and Toshiaki Ishizuka ( who’s still playing with Tomokawa kazuki and has produced some of his early albums), known for their extreme left wings opinions.

Zuno Keisatsu CD

Zuno Keisatsu CD “Zuno Keisatusu 2” Hayabusa Landings 2012 NM $30 Comes in a MINi LP gatefold jacket

Zuno Keisatsu CD

Zuno Keisatsu CD “3” Hayabusa Landings 2012 NM $30 comes in a mini Lp gatefold jacket

Zuno Keisatsu 3

Jacks CD “Second Session” promo Disk Union Toshiba 2004 Mint $30 Originally released in 1968 Comes in a mini LP jacket with 2 obis

Jacks super session promo Jacks super session promo 2

ONNA  2CD “Eros” Bloody Butterfly 2001 EX+ $35

Fantastic set leaded by Keizo Miyanishi who’s better known as a manga cartoonist. Music is the link between Iuchi Kengo & Shoichi Miyazawa (the Rabbits and his solo album), on these hypnotic selections recorded in 1983 he was helped by Michio Kurihara (White Heaven – Ghost ). definitively the best release from ONNA who started in 1983 as a cold wave band. Gorgeous artwork, comes in a gatefold with inserts.

Onna Eros Onna Eros

 

Phew x Bikke cassette Bereket 2009 EX+ $30

One of the best surprise with Phew, this is a stunning and a beautiful collection of soft and melancolic ballads, really one of my favorite. This cassette just came out before her  wonderful”Five finger discount” album. If I could I would re-release this  lovely stuff on vinyl. Just guitar and voice with one of the most singular japanese singer for more than 3 decades. Took me some time to find my own copy…

phew x bike phew

Zenkoku ban! nippon minyō dai zenshū 15CD Box  Polydor $130

Massive collection, one of the most complete minyo collection with a lot of superb songs and musics covering all the folkloric vibes coming from Japan and its islands. Hokkaido, Aomori, Akita, Okinawa, Fukushima, Nagano…A lot of different instruments, voices, polyphonic singers..Highly recommended, heavy, comes is a plastic rack !

Minyo box Minyo box

Masahiko Togashi CDR (professionally duplicated) “Guild For human music”  – Columbia NM $30 rare & official released duplicated on demand for a short time, Guild for Human music was released in 1976 with Yoshio Ikeda, keiki Midorikawa, Masahiko Satoh, Toyuzumi, Shigeo Suzuki and a few more well known form the mid 70’s. One of my favorite Masahiko Togashi, rare edition .

Mashiko Togashi

Dohshimasu-Symphonia CDR “At kongoh juin 2011” NM  $15 Nice improvised ensemble conducted by Onnyk,  Morita Yasumasa, Kakusika Noziuke…Comes in a nice cover with vinyl like black CDR

Dohshimasu-Sinfonia

V/A Fecund Infection– Pinakotheca compilation CD – Super Fuji – Promo copy, comes with a badge $50 Fantastic re-release of the very first compilation on Pinakotheca mythic label; Some nice tracks with Onnyck, David Toop,  Toshiharu Osato, A-Musick, deku, Satoshi Sonoda. Comes in a miniature replica of the gatefold cover.Underground and timeless music, Super Fuji becomes the best label for a couple of years with true indispensable archives : taco, Osato, K. Watanabe

V/A Fecund Infection- Pinakotheca compilation CD

Tokyo Suicide cassette La Musica Records LA-120 / 1996 NM $85 Extremely rare document from 1982 with Tori kudo just after the Snickers disbanded, a quick project / homage to Suicide – Alan vega and drum Machine.Psych punk group from Tokyo

Tokyo Suicide cassette La Musica Records  

Yamash’ta & The Horizon CDR “Sunrise from west sea “live”” – SEIDR – EX+  $85 Boot of a famous album originally recorded in 1971 with Takehisa Kosugi, Masahiko Satoh…I bought it 5 years ago on Ebay, SEIDR has also done someRallizes denudes. Printed on photo paper, printed CDR

Yamash'ta & The Horizon Yamash'ta & The Horizon Yamash'ta & The Horizon

Miki Minoru CD (digipak with booklet) The Music of Minoru Miki – vol 1 performed by Ensemble Nipponia – Westminster / Columbia new $25 Excellent and rare CD with Minoru Miki, an underrated composer who wrote many pieces for traditionnal instruments..But it doesn’t sound strictly traditionnel, you can hear some european influences…Just perfect for springtime, as good as Makoto Moroi but less austere . highly recommended ! Soud recording is exceptionnal, if you can’t afford the vinyl box, you should really give a try.

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Reiko Kudo CD Mikan – Hyotan 2013 – sold outLast album with Reiko’s songs like haikus and music played by her husband Tori and their son Namio. Once again less is more, fragile, strange, quiet, out of tune, freaked…Sweet.. Music is diverse and offers a large palette of instruments such guitar, organ, violin… Just FANTASTIC in one word, one more timeless album, Already my favorite album for 2013 ! Fold out cover / poster

Reiko Kudo mikan

Tori Kudo cassette single “net cafe mystery”   Uramado cassette Ltd ed to 100 NEW sold 

2 nice songs recorded in 2004 & 2011

Tzitziki cassette “Tapes” – Uramado cassettes 001 ltd to 100 NEW $65 TZITZIKI is Takuya Nishimura (Che-SHIZU, Maher Shahal Hash Baz, Pidjin Combo, Miminokoto) Kanji Nakao (Compostera, Maher Sharal Hash Baz, Umezu Kazutoki Band, NRQ) Yoshio Kuge (Pungo, Les Rallizes DeNudes, Compostera, AMUSIK) Tori Kudo (Che-SHIZU, NOISE, Maher Shahal Hash Baz)

 

Koichiro Watanabe CD “Matomete Abayo wo I wasete Moruse ” Super Fuji 2013 new SOLD OUT CD case comes in a splipcase with fold out insert. Reussie of a long out of print homage CD , it seems Super Fuji is going on deeper in 80’s  documents excavations and I must say many of these releases are just very nice  & even truly fantastic f you are in early years of the japanese post punk actions. Koichiro Watanabe was a musican who played with Tori Kudo eraly MSBH’s incarnation, Unltra Bide with Jojo, Fumio Kosakai and linked to Pinakotheca label. Once again it’s a mix of munk rock with electronics assaults, I must say I’m a huge fan of this kind of stuff, it’s really hard to catorize. It’s rocky, expremental,  sometimes songs oriented…But so wild and true ! If you are in recent  Satoshi Sonoda, Taco, Osato recent releases,

koichi ro watanabe

Yuriko Futaba CD “Kuradashi Rokyoku meijin sen 4” – 2000 King  NM with Obi $18 Originally released  in 1972. Futaba Yuriko is probably one of the most emblematic japanese singer, she’s just considered as a national treasure, she’s the queen or rokyoku / naniwa bushi style that was popular in the Meiji period (it ended in 1912). This music is very popular in Japan and was mainly played in radio programs until the  60’s, in fact it’s a mix of narrative ballads and enka songs with shamisen interludes and sometiems with a lot of environemental sounds. Futaba is just a monument, she’s probably hundreds of recordings and she’s not so well considered by theyoung generations because with her cheap kimonos she became the symbol of conservative ideas. On a musical level, it’s just unbelievable, it’s really melodramatic and very odd because it gathers so many things, even for non japanese readers you understand tragic stories, Futaba is a singer, an actress, hard to belive she’s behind all voices. Strangely with years, I can hear a lot of similitudes Mikami Kan, of course his lyrics are absolutely modern, personnal and poetic but on a formal aspect you can really hear where are his roots. I mean the actual Mikami, and the one’s from the late PSF period. Also, Futaba is a name to discover if you are in theatre and Cinéma for L’oreille, just close the eyes and you’ll see a movie. For those who aren’t  vinyls fetichists, I think these relases are a good start for cheap. Recommended

Yuriko Futaba 4

Yuriko Futaba CD “Kuradashi Rokyoku Meijin sen 27” KIng – NM with obi $18 Originally released in 1978

Yuriko Futaba CD 27

Yuriko Futaba CD “Futaba Yuriko Rokyoku no Miryoku 10 ganpaki no Haha” – 2007 – NM with obi $18 Originally released in 1977

Yuriko Futaba CD

 

Ikuro Takahashi CD Domori To Sanshu – Siwa –  silkscreened wooden slipcase with inersleeve & obi – NM $25 Excellent and beautiful release by Fushistusha’s drums section ! Ikuro has been active for years, he has played with all the japanese impro scene, he’s also a key member of LSD March. He’s an excellent percusionist but he has also some activiteies with cheap electronics; like electronic crickets….here we have 2 different aspects of his works….recommended !

Ikuro takahashi

Mibu Kogawa / Furukawa CD “mibu” – P-Vine – NM $45

Fantastic re-release of a mythic album originally released in 1978. Mibu was a folk singer,  a bit like an early Mikami Kan but his howling voice is more like Kazuki Tomokawa. Some concrete sounds and some rural and minyo backgrounds are mixed with acoustic guitar, taiko and percussions coming from north of Japan; Haunted, intense and obscure. Highly recommended !

Taco 4 CD box “Vol. 1 / amachan” – Super Fuji – Like new $75 DVD box size, comes with a 56 pages booklet. Harumi Yamazaki and Toshiharu Ohsato….A legendary band mostly known for Gasaneta and Taco first album on Pinakotheca. Materials here is rawer with some contributions from Tamio Shiraishi recorded in 1980 just after Gaseneta stopped, Tamio became then a major contribution to their noisy aspect. Dense, wild, amazing and with Ohsato box 4CD, one of the most true interesting  archives coming from the 80’s underground.

 taco box 2 taco box 3

Guys & Dolls cassette “Last” – La Musica $75 One the rarest among the band’s cassette, one more nice document…

Les Rallizes Dénudés 2CD “The Archives Of Dizastar Sources 20 Discs ” – Ignuitas / Darch – NM $25

LTD to 100 , the first in a serie of10 x 2CD

 

Les Rallizes Dénudés 2CD “The Archives Of Dizastar Sources 20 Discs ” – Ignuitas / Darch – NM $25

 

Les Rallizes Dénudés 2CD “The Archives Of Dizastar Sources 20 Discs ” – Ignuitas / Darch – NM $25

 

Les Rallizes Dénudés 2CD “The Archives Of Dizastar Sources 20 Discs ” – Ignuitas / Darch – NM $25

 

Les Rallizes Dénudés 2CD “The Archives Of Dizastar Sources 20 Discs ” – Ignuitas / Darch – NM $25

 

Kito Mizukumi Rouber cassette “concertattheroalalberthall” – Rockatansky records – NEW $10 The trio is back ! Stupid, funny, rocky and recommended – LTD to 100

Grim cassette “5eyes” – Rockatansky records – NEW $15  ltd to 100, Jun Konagaya is back and it’s nice to hear him again .

Sono Mari 3CD box ” Derrakusu – Mari Chan to deto” – 2007 USM – EX+without obi – $65 Nice out of print box with a lot of early songs from 1962, Sono Mari was one of the most nice gifted voice singer, she was one of the most lovely enka/kayo singer between 1965 & 1970, also signed on Polydor like Sachiko Nishida. Very interesting box because tracks from 1962 are not well known whereas the 2 others CDs are a nice compilation of her hits when she was at her peak. Already a collector, price is reasonable…

 

Tori Kudo & Rick Potts CDR “Ka-Bella-Binsky- Bongo !” ltd and numbered – DDS – Japon 2011 $75 Stunning freaked meeting between LAFMS & MSBH, as strange as the packaging is…Puzzled and freaked kind of jazz with guitar, organ,  voices, samples, after the first 5 minutes you’ll probably caught by surprise. Very nice because you can hear a true mutual understanding and a funny collision between 2 veterans of their own underground scene. I’d say, historic and far better : enjoyable, unprobable…Nicely done ! Numbered 149/150

 

V/A “Shinano ro no minyou” 11 CD box Private release – EX+ SOLD Fantastic box released by a  local Shinano Association,  Shinano was an old province of the actual Nagano prefecture on Honshu’s island, this box offers a lot of minyo/folkloric sides originally recorded & released as a LP box in 1977, these releases were only sold through the local small libraries.  There’s so much to hear here, from shakuhachi solos to some beaten shamisens, sometimes nicely recorded in their environment, there are also a lot of folkloric songs, sometimes it sounds like some incantations, sometimes there are some drunken men typical songs, rythmic transes with female demonic choirs, shamanistic characters , wild drumsand so much more…. A lot of mysteries, far from the usual clichés coming from the eastern world music collections, this is the typical and true folk recorded by and for  japanese. Strange in its true definition, absolutely out of time, Shinano was really important because of its central place on Honshu’s island, you can hear a lot of different influences and this box is quite a serious and complete document if you have opened ears and if you both like the folkloric side and the experimental one’s…and so nicely illustrated…

Uramado second anniversary CDR with Tamio Shiraishi, Tori Kudo, Yoshihide Otomo, Keiji Haino ltd and numbered EX/EX+ $120 Mega rare numbered 57/100 release from 2005 that compiles 4 tracks from 2003 to 2005 with 4 japanese stars, solos by Otomo, Kugo, Haino and one duo with Kudo & Tamio Shiraishi

Kaga Mariko CD “Aishiau Futari No Tame Ni Ai No Resson”- Warner 1999 – NM -$35 Originally released in 1971, one excellent and hard to find erotic release,  a nice soft pop album with french arrangements à la française, this highly addictive. Comes in nicely illustrated booklet, one of Tiliqua’s favorite and it’s quite easy to understand why… “Kaga Mariko was and still is a very famous actress in Japan but what hardly anyone knows is that while she was still a young nymphet she recorded this one off LP in 1971 when she was 28 years old. The album whose title translates itself as “Lessons in Love” sees Mariko embarking on an erotic French inspired vibe but instead of singing songs into being she fills up the whole of the compositions with private pillow talk, erotic one liners, girlie sexy mumblings and so forth. She knew she wasn’t cut out as a chanteuse and instead embarked on what she was strong in, becoming a love tainted young girl, exploring love in all its aspects through a journey towards the true one. Her voice is bewitchingly beautiful and even if she just fills every composition with her soft talking, it comes over as singing to these ears. Mariko was a vamp, one can her it and also judge it from the sexy pictures filling the gatefold. Coquette, ultra feminine, erotically charged and highly individualistic, she was the femme fatale of 1971 downtown Tokyo. The whole vibe reminds me a bit of the Kuwabara Yukiko LP, only that Kaga Mariko takes it a step further as far as talent, girl power, erotic vibrations and professionalism goes. One of the most obscure and highly sought after erotic records to seep out of Japan, copies just never surface – especially ones in top condition like this one here complete with obi and pin up poster. To make it even more mouth watering, this is the blue label promo copy. Fantastic LP, it took me only a decade to dig up my own personal copy and here is the first ever-complete copy I have to spare. Mint all the way, stunning both to behold and to get soaked into. Kaga Mariko is my personal Iroke Queen ” – Tiliqua

 

  Itoh Kiyoko & The Happenings Four CD “O Ganso” – Shinseido 2000 – ex+ / $35

Excellent and out of print with a lot of unreleased mixes with the lovely Itoh Kiyoko and nicely produced by Kuni Kawachi and his band. A lot of acoustic details with a slight touch of psych .

 

Reiko Kudo & Tori Kudo CD “Light” – Siwa – NEW – $10 Comes in a silkscreened slipcase and 10 inserts, it’s a shame it hasn’t become a hit, one of the best Siwa release and as usual the artwork is gorgeous. Music is just excellent with Reiko Kudo songs /.haikus and Tori brings a large palette of instruments, recorded at home with his approximative aspect. Highly recommended, it really merits a wider audience and NO PLASTIC

Keiji Haino mCD “Shruti Box”  – promo Not for sale – 1997 P.S.F – EX $50 The rarest Keiji Haino artefact and sadly it’s an excellent release from the gold period.

 

Sachiko Kanenobu Cd “Misora” mini Lp gatefold – EMI – EX+ $30 One great classic but this is the rare japanese edition CD,  this album was released during  the Japanese ‘folk boom’ and featured seminal figures Happy End and  Haruomi Hosono. Kanenobu was labeled the ‘Japanese Joni Mitchell’.

Ruriko Asaoka CD “Best” – Teichiku 2001 – Mint/ sealed  $20 Ruriko Asaoka has reached a cult status for year in Japan. She was a model,  an accomplished and well known actress and also one of the best singer since the 60’s. This compilation is a short introduction, there are only 7 tracks but that’s enough to go in heavens. These are true kayo songs with a lot of varied influences but Ruriko Asaoka has really a true voice, romantic and melancholic, someone you’d like to cherish. One of my favorite kayo singer, she even surpasses Meiko Kaji and consorts. Very rare,  if you wer disappointed with her, I’d accept a return !

V/A “Midnight Shinjuku” 2CD box – Coulumbia 2009 – NM – $40 Great idea with this box centered on Shinjuku…With Keiko Fuji (of course), Ogi Hiroko (one name to discover), Shinichi Mori, Matsuo Kazuko and many more…A lot of tracks,  34 to get immersed in the night with an extensive booklet.

 

Emergency CD “Homage to peace” – Digipak -America / Numbered – New  – $20 Nice collection by Universal side label. Glenn Spearman, Toyozumi, Takashi Kako, Bob Reid, Boulou Ferret recorded in 1970

V/A Psychedelic Atmosphere Beatnik Tour CD – C & P by Manifatture Criminali under license from La Musica – EX+ – $15

One forgotten and nice compilation with Mainliner, Musica Transonic, Tatsuya Yoshida, Ohkami No Yikan, Toho Sara…

Creation / Rinji Fukuoka cassette C46 “Creation”  – 1992 – EX+ – $40 Early rare recording by Rinji Fukuoka leader of Overhang Party. Deeply rooted in drone music with synths and guitars, you could already hear one aspect of his psyché side.

Creation (Rinji Fukuoka) cassette C46 “Music for the nerve maze garden 2” – MEDIUM 001  EX+ – $40 Second cassette and also rare, this early period has never been covered since 1993, with synths and violin, dedicated to Stan Brakhage.

Akihiro Miwa CD “Byakuju” – Ensemble inc. 2005 – EX+ with obi -SOLD First realeased in 1975, Akihiro Miwa was in Tenjo Sajiki / Terayama group and had a relation with Yukio Mishima. She’s now very famous and popular in Japan but was in the 70’s a true provocateur as a transexual (First name was Maruyama Akihiro). Her repertoire here is more opened than before balancing between some cabaret styled songs à la française with some psych elements and some more enka /kayo songs. Highlight is one long track, a minyo influenced track with her voice finding here its richest palette…One key album and sadly out of print.

 

Sweet Inspirations cassette “Life Affair Trust Music I” La Musica – NM $70

Toshi Ichiyanagi CD “Violin concerto /Rythm gradation/ Portrait of forest” – Camerata – NEW $15

Toshi Ichiyanagi

Les Rallizes Dénudés 2CD box “Critical Trip” – Univive – Mint $45

One of the last release by Univive and already sold out, this one has one gig from 1987.05.13 and another from 1974.07.13
Marble Sheep meet Maru Sankaku Shikaku 2CD Captain trip 2003 / NEW / $15
Naomi Tani CD “Modae no Heya” – Tiliqua – Mini Lp gatefold – EX+ / $50
Kahashi Katsumi CD “Paris 2” (1972) – Mini LP – USM / NM – $20
Kahashi Katsumi CD ” Paris – 1969″ – mini gatefold cover/ USM  – NM – $20
Masahiko Sato and Soundbreakers CD “Amalgamation” – Drone Syndicate / NM /$15
Bootleg, this one maybe a little more needed because the P-Vine edition is OOP for years and it’s a real curiosity if you are in free jazz psych funky rock things…and helicopters
 
Sono Mari CD “Hit Collection” 1998 Warner – EX+, obi is missing – $20
One rare compilation with 18 tracks part of a J-pop Hit parade collection, this is the best compilation in my opinion.
Well Sono Mari is one of great voice voice from the 60’s, delicate, graceful, it was the best Polydor years with Sachiko Nishida iconic singer. One of the loveliest singer, makes here a good appetizer…
Matsuo Kazuko CD “Husky voice at night” – Think/Victor 2006  no obi- $15
This album if one the most well know , it has a higher production than her “night mood collection” volumes, out in 1966 it became a classic japanese jazz release with its US post war mood with covers such like “my funny Valentine”. A Matsuo’s complement, music is laid back, lounge, an historic key piece but personnally I’m more in her earlier stuff.
Judy Ongg CD “Umi Kamome” – Hai San Records Taiwan 2007- NM – $25
Rare reissue a of a rare taiwanese album, with Judy Ongg starring in 1973 in the musical movie “Seagull /world of love”. Not the best sound quality, has some hiss but this 12 tracks album has a folk rural taste for moments, it akes a nice addition to Judy Ongg’s discography, far from her early years, closer to her native country.
 
Takako Uchida CD”Anata To Shinitai Watashi+Bonus tracks” – Teichiku 1996 – NM- SOLD
Sorry for te high price but this CD is very rare, first printing and rarer than Iany erotic release such as Ike Reiko’s Tiliqua CD.
The music is quite intimist and is quite unique if yo uare in erotic artefacts. Better than most of well known other nuded actresses with a more late night ambiance. Highly recommended, one of the best with Oh Ranfan & Ike Reiko CDS.
Ako Midorikawa CD “Yoidore onna no nagareuta” mini lp gatefold – P-Vine – EX+ -$60
Nice album by a great and quite unknown singer, a mix between Keiko Fuji and Michi Aoyama with some backed up voices from the Crown trademark.
Toru Takemitsu CD ” requiem of strings” – JVC 1988 – EX+$30
Second CD in this wonderful serie (came without obi) with Toshi Ichiyanagi on piano.  Tracklisting is really nice and sound is excellent, along with “In an Autumn Garden” volume this second volume is one of the best with “Solitude, “Textures”, “Arc for piano and orchestra”…
 Sono Mari 5CD+100 pages booklet “CD-Box” – Victor 2005 – Near Mint – $105
Fantastic rare and out of print Box with one of the greatest voice. Many early singles from the early/mid 60’s with Sono mari’s husky voice. A great and important piece if you are in enka/kayo music at its best.Out of print and essential if you are not in vinyls.
Sachiko Nishida – Box 5CD “Sachiko Nishida Kayo Daizenshu” – Universal 2007  – EX+ $70
Very nice complete box with one of the greatest singer from the mid 60’s to the 70’s. This box has almost 3 complete albums along with  many early singles. 5 CDS in slim cases housed in a slim outer box.
ONNA CDEP + Manga Book by Keizo Miyanishi (B5 size) “Maila” Atelier Peyotl – 1999 EX / EX+ $40
Tracks 1 & 2 are a reissue of a 7″ single originally released on Cupid & Psyche Records in 1983, cover has some minor wear but CD and book are EX+
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Carmen Maki CD “Persona” gatefold mini LP cover with booklet – Zipangu 2009 – EX+ $40
It seems nobody knows Carmen Maki is back with a very nice album released on a small label. Honestly nobody could imagine a such lovely come back after years of silence. I’m a huge fan of her, of course her voice isn’t the same but here she delivers some cabaret/poetic & intimist kind of  acoustic songs, with a nice cast of musicians, playing violin, accordion, tabla and piano. Booklet has some vintage lovely pictures, also there’s a new version of a song dated from “Poems in the Midnight”. The whole album is dedicated to Maki Asakawa and in a way we can understand it because musically that’s sometimes not so far when there’s some poetry reading or even some Shuji Terayama songs. Recommended touching return, how time is passing, if you are in a melancholic appreciation of life, don’t pass on this album.
 
Toshi Ichiyanagi + Akiko Samukawa + Tomomi Adachi –  CD + mini CDR
Live Document “Hommage for Space” – Mint Limited edition of 100 – $75
Reiko Oshida CD in slimcase with obi “Onna Ha Sore Wo Gaman Dekinai” CBS Sony – 1994 NM $50
 – Rare CD of Reiko Oshida 1971 album. Terrible sexy actress and singer linked to the Pinky era period.  With such titles like I’m not a bad girl, No no no, what more could you ask for ?
Reiko Oshida “Love sweet’s error” – Sony /CBS
Cd version of  her 1973 album. Sounds more like soft pop than her first album but there’s a melancolic vibe all along the tracks .EX+ condition but Obi is missing $40
Hoburakin“Gosun no Isshou live” 1982 – Alchemy –  Punky rock, just imagine  Hijokaidan meeting  Tamio Shiraishi, playing under the table of a forgotten bar, searching after some instruments.No need of music for these childish songs. Drunken, degenerated and terribly friendly. ..Like new $15(or a few beers)
 
Tokio Hasegawa – CD “Rubaiyat” self released 2008 – Mint – $25
Member of the Taj Mahal Travellers, this release came out a couple of years without almost no distribution, quite a medidative and poetic music with voice and rebab
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