Monthly Archives: November 2020

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