Monthly Archives: January 2020

Masami Akita Bondage book & Teruto Soejima

Nihon Kinbaku Shashin-shi – The History of Japanese Bondage Photography

Editors: Masami Akita, Akio Fuji and Chimuo Nureki 

8.9 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches

Publisher: Bibliotheca Nocturna 1996

In excellent condition, it belongs to one of our friend –

$110

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Soejima Teruto book The history of free jazz in Japan /  日本フリージャズ史

japanese version

Publisher: 青土社 (April 1, 2002) 412 pages

Excellent condition $22

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KYOHANSHA – Keiko Higuchi

Kyohansha cassette 2017-2018

Isshe on Bass + Keiko Higuchi on drums & vocals = explosive no wave

ltd and numbered to 100  with dowload coupon

$14

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Elodie + Timo Van Luijk LP

Elodie LP “Le Nid D’ivoire” La Scie Dorée

Edition of 500 copies on transparent vinyl
including reproduction of  largeart-print and postcard
Seven track studio album by Andrew Chalk & Timo van Luijk 
recorded and mixed at Kulta Saha and Impression Lointaine, 2016-2019

One of the most beautiful Elodie they ever recorded, sometiems reminescent of Luciano Cilio and some other italian composers. No this is not ambient or furniture music, it has really to be listened…One of my favorite release so far, already in the 2020 top !

$22

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Timo Van Luijk & Frederik Croene LP “Ipnopedion” La Scie Dorée

La Scie Dorée, Scie 2519, Belgium 2020
Edition of 300 copies on transparent vinyl with printed insert

On the frigid moonless night of December 6th, 1978, a 26 year-old night watchman named Pier Zanfretta was on a routine patrol in the village of Torriglia, where he stumbled into a horrifying encounter with aliens from Taetonia. In order to get more clarity about what happened that night Pier Zanfretta agreed to undergo hypnosis, to let his subconscious speak about his abduction by these aliens.
As his discours under hypnosis sounded uncannily musical and mesmerizing, even without understanding the words, it became the basis of this Ipnopedion album.
For the recording of the title track ‘Ipnopedion’ (side 1) Zanfretta’s speech was played back on headphones, then phonetically reproduced by FC and TVL, lying down in darkness as being hypnotised. Apart from this transposed text only piano and a few hypnosis inducing atmospherics and spatialisations were added.
The ‘Taetonia’ track (side 2) opens with a naieve and enticing piano play slowly being beamed into a vacuum void towards Taetonia.  As Zanfretta’s words were vague it remained unclear what happened in Taetonia but things certainly had changed…
Ipnopedion became a ritual invitation to withdraw from the concrete world, returning to it as uncanonical aliens from Taetonia.

That’s a long time I haven’t heard such a strange album, it sounds really hypnotic, mysterious and sometimes a bit disturbing but music is always rroted in a timeless and acoustic world with Timo as a wizard. This is just excellent, hard to categorize, very like the talented muscians Frederik and Timo are.

$22

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Louise Landes Levi – Bart De Paepe – Timo van Luijk LP ‘Kami’  Sloowax

Like the ever changing shapeshifting nature of Kami in Japanese Shinto faith, the music on this new collaborative lp is itself a mirror reflecting, obscuring or modifying the ever changing rivers of sounds.
Louise Landes Levi has a long history in music from studying sarangi with Annapurna Devi and La Monte Young to performing with like minded poets as Ira Cohen and Simon Vinkenoog. As on the previous Ikiru lp she collaborates with Timo van Luijk  (Af Ursin, Elodie, Asra, In Camera etc) and Bart De Paepe (Ilta Hämärä, Bombay Lunatic Ensemble etc). The trio weaves several delicate threads together into a surrealist, organic and overall poetic language.  Ltd to 500 with postcard

$22

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Michael Ranta CD ” Die Mauer” Metaphon

11 track album of previously unreleased music for a ballet choreographed by Philippe Talard.
Composed, performed and recorded by Michael Ranta in 1988/1989.
Mixed by Michael Ranta and Stefan Deistler.
Mastered by Earlabs.
Program notes for the ballet by Karla Nieraad.
Translation by Christoph Heemann.
Production and artwork by Timo van Luijk.
Design by Meeuw

$15

Michael Ranta CD

 

Hifumi Shimoyama CD

Hifumi Shimoyama CD “Five Chamber Music for tape sounds” Siglo de Luz 1996

Hifumi Shimoyama, his name is  not a very well-known name but enthusiasts of avant-garde music in Japan have heard him through the Oto No Hajimari collection.His sound is desolate and maybe reminescent of his birthplace in east-north district Aomori prefecture as well , same as  Butoh dancer Tatsumi Hijikata. This CD was released by Japan’s private label in 1996. All texts are in English.

Since the 1960s, Shimoyama’s music has been regularly featured on World Music Days festivals across Europe and Asia, and sponsored by the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM). Shimoyama  is the founder of GROUP 20.5, the internationally recognized group of Japanese avant-garde composers.

New old stock, only a few – $22

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Takahashi – Steve Lacy – Takehisa Kosugi

Steve Lacy – Yuji Takahashi – Takehisa Kosugi CD “Distant voices” Denon / Columbia 2006

This  edition has has also 2 bonus tracks with Yuji Takahashi &  Masahiko Sato from 1974 whereas “Distant voices” tracks were recorded in 1975

New old stock, comes in a mini LP jacket with obi, only few no re-stock as it’s out of print for years

$25

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