Monthly Archives: April 2020

Oto No Hajimari rare CD Takehisa Kosugi

V/A CD Oto no hajimari wo motomete 4 : Shigeru Sato Work – Sound 3 Co – 2005

Rare and great compilation of NHK early years when Shigeru Sato was their engineer

These pieces were recorded between 1963 and 1973 at the NHK electronic music studio, Tokyo. Includes 12-page booklet with liner notes in Japanese. With Toshi ichiyanagi, Takehisa Kosugi, Akira Miyoshi, Minao Shibata…

This is the most popular CD of the series (8 CDS were released between 2001 & 2009) but this version was withdrawn from sale due to objections from Kosugi. His  stunning track was then replaced by one by Michael Ranta (excellent too !), and the album was re-released under a different catalog number. Collector, comes from a deadstock, new & sealed I only have a few !


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Tamio Shiraishi CD Sora

Tamio Shiraishi CD “Sora” Relative Pitch

Tamio Shiraishi was, along with Keiji Haino, a founding member of the Japanese avant garde group Fushitsusha in the 1970s. His involvement with Fushitsusha was however transient and the experience and connections formed through it led him to choose the saxophone as his main instrument. In 1990 Shiraishi moved to New York where he now plays solo material at NYC subway stops and collaborative projects at other venues. His style may be characterized as a microtonal exploration of the altissimo-range, somewhat reminiscent of traditional Japanese Enka music, some odd bird calls sometimes mixed  or cut ups withh some environmental urban sounds.


RPRSS003 Tamio Shiraishi coverp RPRSS003 Tamio Shiraishi backp