Monthly Archives: June 2019

Masayuki Takayanagi LP Pre-order

Pre-order, should be in stock around June 24

Masayuki Takayanagi quintete LP “Flower Girl” Craftman records

Replica reissue of one of the rarest free jazz LP ever made: Masayuki Takayanagi‘s Flower Girl. Supposedly released in a limited run of 100 copies in 1968, this incredibly rare record – released as a promotional album, and never marketed – gets its first vinyl reissue via Craftman Records. Japan’s leading jazz guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi is one of the first to pursue free jazz music in Japan, and its activity has not been confined to the framework of jazz, but even a pioneer who pioneered the world of experimental improvisation is there. On the other hand, he is greedily working on music in all fields of the world, one of which is Bossa Nova. Half a century after the recording, it is a pleasant cool jazz album that can be enjoyed even without any prior knowledge, and at the same time, one of Bosonanova’s early days in Japan with the first song “so Deep and So Blue” You can also touch And in the midst of a period of high economic growth, it is also a hidden attraction of this work that you can feel the existence of one person’s willingness to try to mature culture as well as economic development, / 1968 recording, Composed by Sion Tomita (Torita Tomita) and arranged by Kiyoshi Yamaya. Performed = Masayuki Takayanagi Quintet (Takayanagi Masayuki (g), Sato Toshio (g), Mitobe Akira (vib), Kuwahara Eijiro (b), Hino Motohiko (ds))

Expensive, limited, we only have a few. Precedent Takayanagi / Kaoru Abe  LP reisue has sold out. Please thinkk about combining as shipping this LP alone or 2 LPs would cost the same.

$68

takayanagi flower girl

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Takehisa Kosugi LP pre-order

In stock around June 20

Takehisa Kosugi LP “August 14, 1991” Slowscan

Edition of 300 copies, historical recordings from 1991, as the composer wrote “the music was performed by myself, solo. Recorded live at my former apartment in New York”.

Labels designed by George Maciunas, founder of Fluxus movement.

The live prerformance documented here is made using pre-recorded environmental sounds (birds) recorded in the city of Ferrara, in Italy, various noises [live broadcasting sound on WCbs Radio, New York], sounds from the actual performance [a plastic bottle in which a small microphone is installed for pick up voice & other sounds], Electronics [Audio Generator], effects [Time-delay Machine, Pitch Shifter] 

$30 Only a few, move fast

Kosugi lp slowscan front Kosugi lp slowscanback

Akio Suzuki CD Resonant Spaces

Akio Suzuki CD “Resonant Spaces” 901 Editions

The work presented here for the very first time is the full documentation of Japanese sound artist and instruments builder Akio Suzuki’s solo works performed as part of ‘Resonant Spaces’, a tour with UK saxophonist John Butcher arranged in 2006 by the Arika organisation.
‘Resonant Spaces’ allowed people to experience sound in some of the remotest regions of Scotland for a series of site-specific performances in natural, prehistoric, manmade and industrial locations including the largest coastal cave in the UK (Smoo Cave), the Wormit reservoir, the largest industrial ice house (Tugnet Ice House), the WWII massive 4 storey, 30m wide cylindrical oil tank located in Lyness, the 2,500 year old – and Scotland’s largest stone circle – Ring of Brodgar, and the Hamilton Mausoleum which has an impressive reverberation decay of 15 seconds!
The fascination for the power of echo and the process of listening in relation to the audience are here magnified to create a very particular bond of rare beauty between the musical creation and nature’s environment.
The tour was supported by the Scottish Arts Council Lottery Funded, Tune Up, 300 million, NVA, Whiteburn Projects Ltd.

Project coordination and booklet photos by Keiko Yoshida.
Akio Suzuki’s diary translated by Alan Cummings.
Recorded by Ruari Cormack.
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.
Designed by Mote Studio, Berlin.
Calligraphy by Akio Suzuki.
Saxophone on track 5 by John Butcher.

$19

Akio suzuki resonant CD Akio suzuki resonant 2CD