Monthly Archives: June 2017

Jun Konagaya LP Memento mori

Jun Konagaya LP  ” Memento Mori” Steingklang Industries

New solo album from GRIM mastermind Jun Konagaya! More nuanced than Grim, there’s some great & sad love songs on it.
Black vinyl in sleeve with inlay, ltd to 200

$18

Black vinyl with heavy white splatters in sleeve with inlay, numbered and ltd to 50

$35 only a few

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Keiji Haino LP Watashi Dake

Coming soon :

 

Keiji Haino LP “Watashi Dake”

Keiji Haino’s classic debut album will be available on vinyl for the first time since 1981 and for the first time ever as originally intended by the artist- in a special gold and silver edition.  Originally released in a small edition by the legendary Pinakotheca label, the album was heard by only a select few in Japan and far fewer overseas. Original vinyl copies became impossibly rare and highly sought after the world over.

Watashi Dake? presents a haunting vision – stark vocals, whispered and screamed, punctuate dark silences. Intricate and sharp guitar figures interweave, repeat and stretch, trance-like, emerging from dark recesses. Written and composed on the spot – Haino’s vision is one of deep spiritual depths that distantly evokes 1920’s blues and medieval music- yet is unlike anything ever committed to record before or since. Coupled with starkly minimal packaging featuring the now iconic cover photographs by legendary photographer Gin Satoh, the album is a startling and fully realized artistic statement.

Only a few, reservations are opened, price should be around $30

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Japan Blues LP

Japan Blues LP “Sells his record collection” Japan blues

The first Japan Blues album, Sells His Record Collection, isn’t really an album at all. (It also marks the beginning of a new era for Williams, who has left Honest Jon’s to focus on his solo projects.) Built around samples from his personal vault of music and decorated with field recordings, keys and (on one occasion) his own vocals, it’s best regarded as a creative extension of his mixtapes and radio show. Williams calls it a travelogue, a love letter to Japanese music and culture, where samples of old gongs and flutes sit next to recordings of passenger announcements from train stations. He says the inspiration for the LP was “an imaginary geisha opium den,” and he’s succeeded in crafting something as evocative as that suggests.  That’s more than a DJ album, it’s really nicely made, intelligent and personnal.

$20

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Andrew Chalk – Elodie – Af Ursin

Andrew Chalk CD “Violin by Night”  Faraway Press

Incredible CD version of one of the most elegiac album recorded by Andrew Chalk, comes in a beautiful and crazy  kind of handmade book. Please remember they are all made by a human, one by one, it’s hard to imagine all the work and time passed with making a few hundred copies.

$16

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LP  “Times of Hayfield” Faraway Press

$18

Andrew Chalk LP Times of Hayfield

 

Elodie LP ‘Balayes de la main du hasard’ (Faraway Press)

Edition of 400 copies .Performed by Timo van Luijk & Andrew Chalk
Guitar: Tom James Scott / Korogi: Daisuke Suzuki

$19

Elodie Balayes

Af Ursin LP ‘Itinera’ (La Scie Dorée)

First full electronic album, played, recorded and mixed by Timo van Luijk at Kulta Saha 2016-2017
“An imaginary one way trip through microcosmic oscillations in seven macrosonic constellations. The space of sound versus the sound of space”

Regular edition of 250 copies on transparent vinyl

$18

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Lumine LP ‘All the unnamed’ (La Scie Dorée)

New project of Timo van Luijk with Graham Stewart and John Whyte.
From a blank page appeared six chapters of sparse electronics and acoustic instrumentals.
A subtle story revealing the slowly moving interplay of delicate sonic tension and distant drama of desolate melodies.
Played, recorded and mixed by Timo van Luijk & Graham Stewart at Kulta Saha, 2015-2016.
Sleeve drawing, design and text by John Whyte. Ltd to 300

$18

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Ilta Hämärä  LP Saivo (Sloowax)

Duo of Timo van Luijk & Bart De Paepe

$17

Ilta Hamara LP

Tokyo Flashback P.S.F 2CD Haino…

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’

+ including An’archives poscard edited in memory of Hideo Ikeezumi

$28

Tokyo Flashback PSF 2 Ikeezumi postcard copie

Disk Union special and ltd version with poster (A3 Fold out and badge) / only a very few

$38

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Cheval Rétréci , Junko , Will Guthrie LP

Cheval Rétréci , Junko , Will Guthrie  / Cheval Rétréci LP Logique Floue / Ikebukuro Dada – ltd to 300

With australian drummer Will Guthrie and japanese vocal heroine Junko, Cheval Retreci make an analogic noise music, dense and strident, using korean and indian flutes.
Result is somewhere between an alert call  and an improbable shamanic ceremony. Very Interesting collaboration, one of my recent Junko’s favorite.

$13

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