Monthly Archives: August 2020

Hotaka – Nishimura – Takahashi

Akiko Hotaka – Takuya Nishimura – Ikuro Takahashi CDR 穂高亜希子+西村卓也+高橋幾郎 – Uramado records

Ltd to 100, only a very few

Excellent, nice tracklist and selection if you want to hear Hotaka’s wildest side.

$22

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Tolerance – Vanity box

Tolerance 5 CD Box “Vanity” Kyou Records

This box-set collects all the available recordings by seminal Japanese group Tolerance. It includes both their albums released released between 1979 and 1981 on Japanese cult DIY label Vanity Records, along with never before released tracks recently discovered in Agi Yuzuru‘s archives.

CD-1 Tolerance – Anonym
(Vanity 0004, originally released in 1979)

Tolerance is a solo alias of Junko Tange from Tokyo. Its sound is made of Tange’s electric piano, synthesizer, and simple electronics playing alongside the whispering of her poetry and the noisy slide guitar sounds of Masami Yoshikawa. The combination of of Yoshikawa’s slow guitar playing and Tange’s parts swirls into a haunting, monotone abstract sounding animus. The album cover was created by Toshimi Kamiya who published a photo book called Tokyo Kitan. Worth noting that the distinguished English experimental/collage music artist Steve Stapleton (Nurse With Wound) took the title of his 1980 album To the Quiet Men From a Tiny Girl from the credits of Anonym. Stapleton also had Tolerance’s name in a list of artists he was influenced by called the NWW List.

CD-2 Tolerance – Divin
(Vanity 0012, originally released in 1981)

Divin is Junko Tange and Masami Yoshikawa’s second album as Tolerance. The title means God in French. For this album, the heavily featured guitar sound of their debut was toned down, while the vibrancy of the drum machine and the cadence of the electronics were emphasized, and a subtle color saturation was added to create a captivating sound atmosphere. In the track T-5 they use a poem by Michio Kadotani (Kussata Telepathy’s) from his book Bokuwa Zurui Roboto (I am Cunning Robot). This album was mixed by Tomoaki Omari (Bushman-19). Between releasing their first and second album, they also produced a one-sided sonosheet, that was released as a supplement for Rock Magazine, and contained the unreleased track Today’s Thrill, not included in either of their albums. Listening to the track now, it definitely stood the test of time. Unfortunately, Tolerance’s activities ceased after the release of this album.

CD-3 Tolerance – Dose (unpublished)

Digital remastering of cassette tapes found in Agi Yuzuru‘s possession. The only thing written on the cassette is Dose and the names of the songs are unknown. It has a musicality that lies between Anonym (1979) and Divin (1981). An open form that almost approaches the completeness of an album.

CD-4 Tolerance – Demo (unpublished)

Another tape found in Agi Yuzuru’s possessions. The sound of desolate, peaceful scenery that is floating and disappearing like running lights.

CD-5 Tolerance – Today’s Thrill

Originally released as single-sided flexi-disc for promotional supplement to the “Rock Magazine” (No. 32 – 1980). The original tape was remastered by Yasushi Utsunomiya.

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Tolerance CD box

The Vanity Box 5 CD Vol. Kyou Records

The Vanity Box Vol. 1 present an anthology of releases by legendary Japanese DIY label Vanity, active in the late ’70s and early ’80s. The box includes 5 CDs which offer the following contents:

CD-1 R.N.A. Organism – R.N.A. Organism Meets P.O.P.O.
(Vanity 0006, originally released in 1980)

This is the only album by the anonymous unit, R.N.A. Organism. The album is based on a cassette tape which was airmailed from London. It also happens to be the first group produced by Kaoru Sato of EP-4. R.N.A. Organism is a 3 piece unit formed in 1978 and featuring 0123Chance and Tetsu who played around with home recordings as well as studio live recordings. Tetsu left in 1979 and was replaced by Zero. This album was produced at this time, showcasing super-cheap, alt-dub created with a range of instruments and gadgets such as a rhythm box, guitar, synths and voice. The minimal design of the album cover featuring standard lettering sheet also made an impact. Although uncredited, Kaoru Sato produced the music. Their live performances were unique, in the sense that they would perform “live” in the studio and then send a cassette recording of the resulting sound to the venue. R.N.A. Organism is also included in the compilation Awa (1981) and TACO’s first album, Taco (1983).

CD-2 BGM – Back Ground Music
(Vanity 0008, originally released in 1980)

Back Ground Music
 is an album that Takayuki Shiraishi created when he was a 17 year old high school student. Wanting to realize his musical vision at the time, he invited his old friend, Harunobu Kawashima plus others, and travelled from Tokyo to Osaka to record this piece in just one day. BGM is a precocious, teenage experimental studio unit that mixed the essence of post punk, funk, disco beats, dub, and industrial music. The band never performed live. Kawashima, whose bass lines were void of any futility, later became a member of the group Der Zibet. After releasing this album, Shiraishi went on to learn the art of self-production and recording techniques, forming a duo with Jun Sonohara called MLD and Tristan Disco, and producing and releasing a few singles. Having discovered Detroit techno in the late ’80s, he then shifted toward techno / club music scene and released solo works on many labels, domestically and abroad. He is still currently active producing music with a flexible musical palettes ranging from techno to house, breakbeats and ambient music.

CD-3 Sympathy Nervous – Sympathy Nervous
(Vanity 0007, originally released in 1980)

Boasting a high quality programming technology and acoustic design capabilities, Sympathy Nervous is a proto-techno unit led by Yoshihumi Niinuma who made full use of a self-built computer system that he named U.C.G. On top of that, Tatsuya Chiba’s noise guitar worked as an effective accent to their overall countercurrent and industrial-influenced signature sound. Their album artwork was designed by German painter / photographer Achim Dechow, famed for his design of the La Düsseldorf logo. He was a regular contributor of Rock Magazine, designing their front cover images. After releasing his debut album, Niinuma left Tokyo and went back to his hometown. There, while working as a programmer, he steadily continued to record his own music. During the 1990s, he made forays into the techno scene, signing a deal with Belgian label K.K. and from then on, fully returned to his musical activities. In 2000, he established a domestic theremin atelier in Miyako-shi (Iwate Prefecture) but lost it, along with all his fortune, in the earthquake of March 2011. The U.S. label Minimal Wave produced 2 charity albums that compiled his past recordings to assist Niinuma financially. Niinuma passed away in 2014.

CD-4 Sab – Crystallization
(Vanity 0002, originally released in 1978)

Crystallization was produced by multi-instrumentalist Sab who was just 19 year old at the time. Sab created this album by overdubbing many synthesizers, electronics and guitar parts separately, for the most part by himself. There were a few guest musicians who added sitar and flute parts. Like its title suggest, the album projects how a mineral crystallizes, defined by a hard and transparent, crystal-oscillating sound. While an after scent of psychedelic and progressive rock vibes looms, this is an album that also has a hint of an ambiguous age that pre-dates the emergence of meditational, new age music afterwards. It also brilliantly links with the recent new age revival and the rediscovery of Japanese ambient music by overseas music fans that is happening now. The album artwork is designed by painter Lounie Marino (Kousakusha and wife of Seigo Matsuoka) who draws dreamy pastel art pieces for covers of Taruho Inagaki’s books and more. Sab also shined as the chief arranger for Agata Morio’s album Norimonozukan, but after an encounter with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, he became his follower and moved to the US to become a disciple. His activities afterward remain unknown.

CD-5 A compilation of 7″ singles

Sympathy Nervous – Polaroid 
(VA-S1, originally released in 1980)
The vocoder-sung track on Side A is so catchy you can picture it being in a TV commercial jingle for Polaroid cameras. The three tracks from this 7 inch were not included in the self-titled Sympathy Nervous album.

Mad Tea Party- Hide and Seek
(VA-S2, originally released in 1980)
Mad Tea Party is a female trio lead by Kiyomi Shiraishi who was a regular at legendary clubs like Kichijoji Minor and Ylem. They created edgy and cute post-punk pop with a lot of dub effects and reverse tape playing.

Perfect Mother  ‒ You’ ll No So Wit
(VA-S3, originally released in 1980)
A leftfield electronic pop group led by Masahiro Ueda, the organizer of the Tokyo based music / art group, Ylem. One member of this group was Fumihiro Nonomura who joined Harumi Yamazaki-led group Taco afterwards and once became a popular figure as one of the “new breed of Japanese” artists.

only a few $80

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La Monte Young 2CD

La Monte Young 2 CD “Der zweck Dieser series is nicht unterhaltung vol. 1 ” Mongolian Magniolia

Bootleg of a famous & previous bootleg, comes in a double digipak . Tracks are great classic such “Poems for Chairs..”, “For Brass”..

Only a very few

$48

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Gerogerigegege LP

The Gerogerigegege LP “Decrescendo” The trilogy Tapes

Japan’s industrial outcast The Gerogerigegege return to The Trilogy Tapes with the two-sided drone noise of decrescendo. Although a million miles from the sample-fuelled synth obscurity of 2019’s Uguisudani Apocalypse, this release showcases The Gerogerigegege submerging the mix in lo-fi, fuzzy ambient textures, without sacrificing their experimentalist credentials. An eminent stillness emerges from decrescendo, its hazy atmosphere barely broken by a wandering organ and, to our ears, birdsong and the distant humming of car engines.

Only a very few, sold out at source, I do no ship this one overseas if you only want this one

If you are in touch with Juntaro, please remind him the money he owes me ! 🙂

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Satoh – Yoshihide – Turner

Masahiko Satoh – Otomo Yoshihide – Roger Turner CD “Sea” – Relative Pitch

the Sea Trio—comprising legendary pianist Masahiko Satoh, influential guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Otomo Yoshihide, and master percussionist Roger Turner—first met and played at the legendary Egg Farm just outside Tokyo. Their chemistry was immediate, but they felt the confines of a recording studio limited their improvisational possibilities. Shortly after they booked a show at Tokyo hotspot Pit-Inn and found the electricity in the air of the packed club was the perfect environment for their roiling exchange. Attempting to capture the energy of that evening in a recording is a bit like trying to catch lightning in a bottle; Sea is the surprisingly effective vessel of that effort.

Digipak – $16 only a few

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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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UH cassette Shizuo Uchida

UH ‘Morgana” Haang Niap Records

Live recording at Kokubunji Morgana 08. Feb. 2020.
Same track is recorded on both sides.
Comes with download code.

UH are Shizuo Uchida on bass + Takayuki Hashimoto on sax. This project is one of our favorite, we released their first CD in 2018 : https://anarchives.com/

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Kito-Mizukumi Rouber CD

Kito Mizukumi Rouber CD “Pudding Body Murder (Domdom Early Finish Burger Gig)’ Hello from The gutter

ltd to 300, only a few

$15

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Kito Mizukumi Rouber CD”The best of aero dance music” Samurai rocket

Compilation of selected tracks previously released on analog formats.
Comes in a LP jacket with CD fixed on an unplayable hole-punched vinyl record.

back in stock, only a very few $35

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Jutok Kaneko ltd CDR

 Kaneko Jutok CDR “Kaneko Jutok 1958-2007” Uramado records

Limited to 100 copies, re-release of a 2007 CDR – remastered. Kaneko was the leader of Kousokuya, one of the most important band from the 80’s era and P.S.F records catalogue.

$25 comes with a deadstock memorial concert flyer
Limited to 100 copies

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John Duncan 2 CD

John Duncan 2 CD “Red Sky” iDEAL recordings

Each disc is mastered as a single track.
Packaged in a six-panel digipak with eight-page booklet.
Edition of 200 hand-numbered copies, only a few copies !

With Jim O’Rourke, Joe Talia & Eiko Ishibashi

$36

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Charles Curtis 3CD

Charles Curtis 3CD “Performances & Recording 1998-2008” Saltern

Edition of 500. Liner notes by La Monte Young, Spencer Gerhardt, and Tashi Wada. Custom packaging and screen printing by Alan Sherry.

Saltern presents its fifth release, Charles Curtis: Performances & Recordings 1998-2018, the first comprehensive collection of recordings surveying the career of renowned, American cellist Charles Curtis. Selected by Curtis and Tashi Wada from recordings spanning the past two decades, the collection offers a broad, inclusive view of Curtis’s activities across the diverse worlds of music he inhabits, containing rare, unreleased recordings, and never-before-released music by Terry Jennings, Richard Maxfield, Éliane Radigue, Alison Knowles, and Curtis. The wide-ranging scope of this release speaks not to a musical restlessness, but to a genuine spirit of inquiry, as these areas of activity for Curtis have existed concurrently in dialogue, not simply in succession, for decades. Over two hours of music by composers and artists with whom Curtis is closely associated including Éliane Radigue, Guillaume de Machaut, Tobias Hume, Silvestro di Ganassi, Terry Jennings, Morton Feldman, Anton Webern, Olivier Messiaen, Alison Knowles, Richard Maxfield, and Curtis himself

Tracklist :

1.01. Éliane Radigue – Occam V 1.02. Guillaume de Machaut
– Helas! et comment 1.03. Tobias Hume – Touch Me Lightly
1.04. Tobias Hume – Captain Hume’s Galliard 1.05. Tobias
Hume – Mistress Tittle’s Jig 1.06. Anonymous – Woodycock 1.07.
Silvestro di Ganassi – Ricercar Secondo 1.08. Silvestro di
Ganassi – Ricercar Quarto 1.09. Guillaume de Machaut – C’est
force, faire 1.10. Charles Curtis – Unfinished Song
2.01. Terry Jennings – Song 2.02. Morton Feldman – Durations
II 2.03. Anton Webern – Drei Kleine Stücke, Op. 11 2.04. Olivier
Messiaen – Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus (from Quatuor pour la
fin du temps) 2.05. Alison Knowles – Rice and Beans for Charles
Curtis 2.06. Anton Webern – Movement for String Trio, Op.
Posthumous
3.01. Richard Maxfield – Perspectives for La Monte Young 3.02.
Charles Curtis – Unison Offset 3.03. Charles Curtis – Music for
Awhile 3.04. Charles Curtis – Music for “Lester”

Only a few, that’s really a given price, we really can thank the label !

$26

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