Monthly Archives: December 2019

Mikami Kan – Hijokaidan

Mikami Kan – Hijokaidan – Mikamikaidan – 三上階段 2CD Chaotic Noise recordings

ltd to 500, comes in a multi panel digipak

$35

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Michel Henritzi & Ikuro Takahashi CD

Michel Henritzi & Ikuro Takahashi CD “We were there” Psych-Kg / Klageto E-Klageto series , comes in a 7 inch jacket , ltd to 250

$14

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情趣演歌 | Enka Mood Collection 5

情趣演歌 | Enka Mood Collection 10’ LP

Mineko Itakura – Shin’ichi Isohata – Michel Henritzi

RQRQ ( Yuka Ijichi – Doronco – Tabata Mitsuru)

Edition of 275, silkscreened gatefold jacket with inserts, postcards & obi

Liner notes by Alan Cummings

Catalogue number : [An’19]

Label : An’archives

Release date : 5 November, 2019

On this, the fifth volume of An’archives’ Enka Mood Collection split 10” series, two trios explore the possibilities of enka in typically expansive fashion. Side one features four songs performed by the trio of Mineko ItakuraShin’ichi Isohata and Michel Henritzi. They’re all musicians with impressive histories: Itakura was a member of downer psych group Angel’in Heavy Syrup and Slapp Happy Humphrey; Isohata has worked with Otomo Yoshihide, and composed a soundtrack for Tadasuke Kotani’s film, The Legacy Of Frida Kahlo.

Michel Henritzi is also a known quantity: over the years, he’s been a tireless supporter of Japanese underground music, a writer, critic and record label owner who’s also recorded with Junko, Tetuzi Akiyama, Rinji Fukuoka, Masayuki Urabe, and Á Qui Avec Gabriel, among others. The trio takes on four enka songs, extracting the bittersweet tang from each melody, comfortable in the space that enka inhabits, a world of longing and nostalgia that sits somewhere between tradition, folk and blues.

Flip the 10” over, and Yuka IjichiDoronco and Mitsuru Tabata stretch out across three songs. They’ve plenty of prior form for this – Tabata’s history includes time with Acid Mothers Temple, Boredoms, Zeni Geva, Green Flames, and 20 Guilders; Doronco goes further back, a one-time member of Les Rallizes Denudes. Ijichi is a relatively new presence, but she’s released two gorgeous cassettes of acid folk on Selection Records. There’s an immediately sympathy to their playing, and a preternatural ability to grasp the core of the material; it’s beautifully performed.

Price : 18 € or $20 

Including airmail : 

France : 24€

Europe : 26,5 € with airmail or $29

Rest of the world : 29€ or $32

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la scène 裸身 CDEP

la scène 裸身 CD-EP コリド “Corridor” Inner Pleasure #9

Second CD with  Atsuo from Boris with Roger Waters  “Cymbaline” cover

The band is actually on Tour in Europe,  believe me their name should grow. This one sounds a little more psychedelic and out with their own composition while their Roger Waters cover is very minimal & personnal. Not long enough (just clocking under 25 ‘) for sure as there’s no false note here !

Comes in a 3 panels digipak with obi

$12

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la scène 裸身 CD 天の赤道  – Ten No Sekido – Inner Pleasure

Subtle and profound Japanese slowcore; It will transport you to the fount via the bowels of the sound. This work is created from a collaboration of Atsuo (Boris), especially inspired by his view about the voice. Each song exudes its presence like a small signpost glowing in the darkness, and its introspective sound swells as a form of therapy.
It features guest guitar by Hideki Yamagiwa (Katurei/Chi to Shizuku) and also guest vocals by Atsuo in 16mins title track “Ten no Sekido” Mastered by Soichiro Nakamura (PEACE MUSIC).

$20

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Masayoshi Urabe CD

Masayoshi Urabe CD “What Hasn’t Come Here, Come !” Relative Pitch

Recorded 5th August 2017 at Sakedelic, Space Shuyukan (Oumi-Hachiman, Shiga, JAPAN)

$15

(shipping is $2,5 in France & $4 everywhere else)

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