Monthly Archives: November 2020

Youri Kun – Hiroshi Nar

Youri Kun is Hiroshi Nar nickname who played bass with some of the most important bands such Les Rallizes Dénudés, Zuni keisatsu, Datetenryu. He’s active as Youri Kun, Portcuss, Molls, Niplets…He released more than 30 releases and he’s a true singularity…Sometimes it soudns a bit like a japanese Jad Fair with a nasal and weird voice, with always one foot in rock n’ roll…

Youri Kun CD “Nametoare” Inundow 2019

Youri Kun’s 13 red album, limited to 250. Youri Kun is Hiroshi Nar’s project, same man who played with les Rallizes Denudes but doesn’t have any attention outside of Japan for years ! He’s a prolific person who’s been writing a lot of oblique songs with a very specific and nasal voice. This album has a nice Rallizes Cover and also some new versions of his Niplets band project.


Youri Kun CD “Wanpaku 1” Hören

Last album with Toshi Ishizuka (Vajra, Sanjah, Cinorama & Tomokawa), with a nice cover of 氷の炎 Rallizes Dénudés


Youri Kun CD Hit Tune – Hören

First album released in 2006


Youri Kun CD Migoku – Hören

2nd album from 2007


Youri Kun CD Su Hören


Port Cuss CD Me Your revisited – Hören

Rock ‘N’ roll quatuor from 2005 !


Otomo Yoshihide + Hiroshi Yamazaki

Otomo Yoshihide + Hiroshi Yamazaki CD “Live in europe 2016” Craftman records

2 legendary musicians, 2 generations affiliated To Masayuki Takayanagi


Musica Transonic 2LP

Musica Transonic 2LP Black Editions

Deluxe double LP, gatefold edition featuring heavy tip-on jackets with spot foil and embossing, spot color, gloss UV and soft touch coating. Full color, spot color and glossed inserts. Digital download is included. Pressed to high quality vinyl at RTI. Heavy !

Bass – Asahito Nanjo
Guitar – Makoto Kawabata
Drums, Percussion – Yoshida Tatsuya

Black Editions present a reissue of Musica Transonic‘s self-titled release, originally released in 1995. Musica Transonic was comprised of three of the most crucial artists to emerge from the 1990s Japanese underground: Nanjo Asahito of High RiseMakoto Kawabata of Acid Mothers Temple and Tatsuya Yoshida of Ruins. The group’s music was a supercharged combination of complex rhythms, blistering guitar attacks, and enormously deep bass momentum. Pushing the rock power trio to its miasmic, overdriven limits, Musica Transonic’s sound retains the ability to shock even now, 25 years later. 
Produced by – Asahito Nanjo
Originally released on CD by P.S.F. Records, Japan 1995 (PSFD-61)

Only a few $35

Patrick Shiroishi LP

Patrick Shiroishi LP Descension – Thin Whrist

Deluxe Embossed Heavy Tip-On Jacket with Spot Colors, Spot UV.
Includes insert and download card.

“A harrowing layered work of solo saxophone and electronics, Descension is at once beautifully elegiac and unflinchingly primal. Patrick Shiroishi is one of the key artists to emerge from the current L.A. free improvisation avant-underground; his first vinyl release is a spiritual journey that reveals his deeply reflective and unique musical vision. Descension is a sonic meditation on the legacy of a dark history and its echoing relevance in the present era.”

Only a very few – $25

MoE with Mette Rasmussen & Ikuro Takahashi

MoE with Mette Rasmussen & Ikuro Takahashi CD Painted – Relative pitch records

Label’s notes:

Norwegian experimental rock band MoE and alto sax virtuoso Mette Rasmussen have since their first musical meeting in 2018 already toured Norway, Mexico and Japan together. Their 2019 album «Tolerancia Picante» sent them on a long and intense Japan tour where they collaborated and played with several important figures from the Japanese improv scene. In Sapporo they teamed up with legendary drummer Ikuru Takahashi. MoE and Mette Rasmussen continue to explore the boundaries between improvisation, composition and other conceptual crossover genres