Monthly Archives: January 2019

Ikuro Takahashi LP An’archives

Ikuro Takahashi
しりえないものとずっと [shirienaimono to zutto]
LP ltd to 275, silkscreened jacket with obi (light blue or salmon) by  the one and only Alan Sherry, inserts and postcard
Liner notes by Michel Henritzi
Label : An’archives
Ref : [An’16]
Release date : January 21, 2019

Legendary drummer, Ikuro Takahashi played in most of the important bands of the psychedelic underground Japanese scene : Keiji Haino’s Fushitsusha, Seishokki, High Rise, Ché-Shizu, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Kousokuya, LSD March and Nagisa Ni Te, but also with Junzo Suzuki, Tamio Shiraishi, Akiko Hotaka and many others, making it difficult to write a comprehensive list. Ikuro does not make a distinction between the young musicians with whom he collaborates, and the big names of the underground behind whom he brings an enveloping rhythm, like the wind blowing through a bamboo forest.
A native of Hokkaï do, born in 1957, exiled in downtown Tokyo, Ikuro Takahashi lived there for a while before settling back in Sapporo with his partner, dancer Yoko Muronoi, starting the Anoyonodekigoto project together. All pieces gathered here were composed for their duo shows. Yoko Moronoi was reunited with the shadows of her ancestors in 2017, leaving Ikuro alone in the world of the living. This record appears as the last flower laid at the shrine of her dance.
This album gathers 7 tracks, most of which were built from an overlay of oscillators, music boxes and metronomes. Sometimes it recalls Takehisa Kosugi’s pieces, a common way of unfolding time and space, of making our perception float. A common saving of gesture, of concept. Ikuro Takahashi is like a weaver trapping our listening in his electric wires, dragging us in a flux of rhythmic, fluid, circular patterns.
Ikuro Takahashi is like these shamans summoning our shadows, our ghosts, to make the living core within us sing.

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18 EUR + Postage

France : 23 EUR (lettre) / 25 EUR (colissimo)

Europe & EEC : 30 EUR

Rest of the world : 32 EUR

paypal : clerouley[at]free[dot]fr

Special price with any  An’archives CD :

26 EUR + postage (same rate as LP alone)

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Ichiyanagi CD w/ Yoko Ono – Omega Point

Toshi Ichiyanagi CD “Computer Space” Edition Omega Point

Obscure tape music of Japan 23

Two sound compositions discovered at Mr. Ichiyanagi’s home in 2018 to be released for the first time ! One is an unknown early work created on a computer and the other is material for an experimental short film by Toshio Matsumoto. Particularly, the former piece was revolutionary. The quirky sound he made on the computer at the time was unheard of especially because a computer could only create simple sounds then. Moreover, it also includes an unknown electronic ambient piece reminiscent of a bi
rd tweeting as well as a reissued version of an accompanying single of a mythical self-published book, which inspired Yoji Kuri’s animation work known as “Tragedy on G string”!

1_Toshi Ichiyanagi Computer Space / 1970_3’12”
2_Toshi Ichiyanagi material of Metastasis (a) / 1971_0’39”
3_Toshi Ichiyanagi material of Metastasis (b) / 1971_0’34”
4_Toshi Ichiyanagi title and year unknown (a) _7’25”
5_Toshi Ichiyanagi title and year unknown (b) _7’18”
6_Toshi Ichiyanagi For String #2 + Stanzas (1961, simultaneous performance)_15’55”
– Yoko Ono participated in performance

$20

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Free Jazz in Japan by Soejima

Soejima Teruto book (english) “Free Jazz in Japan”  Public Bath

21 x 15,5 cm , 365 pages

 Jazz in Japan: A Personal History by Soejima Teruto

Soejima Teruto was a film critic and jazz fan who moved from the front row to backstage in the 1960s and continued to support progressive jazz for the next forty years as promoter, label owner, critic, filmmaker, tour organizer, and more. He was present at and integral to the free jazz scene and his memoir has all of the info. All new photos not in the original Japanese edition ! Introduction by Otomo Yoshihide.

$25

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Andrew Chalk cassettes

Andrew Chalk  cs “The Circle Of Days 2” & cs “The Circle Of Days 3” Faraway Press

Lovely miniatures with guitare, keyboards, environmental sounds, these are simple but once again the result is just unexpected. Those vignettes just open windows on a very personnal world, some would say it’s just poetry.

12$ each (shipping one cassette or the set would cost the same) / only a few

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Maher Shalal Hash Baz cs

Maher Shalal Hash Baz cs “Bleu de la Brousse” Hotel Rustique

ow bias cassette, Hand letterpressed covers, flourescent inks.
includes letterpressed song title sheet & download of music , ltd to 125

Tori Kudo : guitar, voice
Naoki Otani : trumpet
Koji Shibuya : bass, melodica
McCloud Zicmuse : percussion

Recorded live on cassette by Koji Shibuya
at Hameau de la Brousse, France on the 26 of June 2007

$12 only a few

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