Monthly Archives: April 2023

Eliane Radigue 2CD Charles Curtis

Eliane Radigue 2CD Naldjorlak – Saltern

Double-CD album with custom packaging and screen printing by Alan Sherry. Includes extensive liner notes by Gascia Ouzounian, Éliane Radigue, and Charles Curtis, and a reproduction of Radigue’s never-before-published original drawing of Naldjorlak.

Saltern presents a thrilling new live recording of Naldjorlak for solo cello, composer Éliane Radigue’s first piece for an acoustic instrument, paired with a remastered version of the long out-of-print, original 2006 recording. Composed in 2005 in close collaboration with cellist Charles Curtis, Naldjorlak marked a striking shift in the music of Radigue, who has since composed exclusively for instrumentalists with her celebrated Occam series. This album brings together two complete performances by Curtis, recorded nearly 15 years apart (Paris in 2006 and Los Angeles in 2020), drawing attention to the evolution of the piece and to its inherent mutability. The sound and spirit of Naldjorlak are centered around the re-tuning of the entire cello to the wolf tone, a uniquely unstable frequency, creating a haunting, almost feedback-like resonance within the instrument itself.


Aso Ai new LP

Aso Ai LP “The Faintest Hit” Ideologic Organ

New solo album with Stephen O’Malley & Boris but hopefully she stays herself.  First purple edition


Shizuka 2LP + CS

Shizuka 2LP Heavenly Personae + CS

Deluxe Double LP Tri-Fold w/ Laser Etched Side

& Direct Only Edition with Limited Shizuka “4” Cassette

Heavy tip-on tri-fold jacket with ink pigment foil stamping, gloss film laminate finish with mounted booklet and printed inner sleeves. 

Black Editions presents Shizuka’s sole studio album, 1994’s Heavenly Persona, a monumental, transcendent work originally issued by P.S.F. Japan on CD in 1994; Now newly remastered and in its first ever vinyl edition on double LP with a laser etched fourth side. Presented in a deluxe tip-on tri-fold jacket with ink pigment foil stamping, gloss film laminate finish and printed inner sleeves and mounted booklet. It includes her extensive, heart wrenching final interview, translated for the first time to English alongside high-resolution archival images.


La Monte Young LTD LP The Black Record

La Monte Young – Marian Zazeela LTD LP The Black Record – Superior Viaduc

Mail-order exclusive clear vinyl. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies. Comes with 18″ x 24″ poster and download card.

Seeing reissue for the first time since its initial 1969 release, Young and Zazeela‘s first full-length album is often referred to as “The Black Record” due to Zazeela‘s stunning cover design, complete with the composer’s liner notes in elegant hand-lettered script.

Side one was recorded in 1969 (on the date and time indicated by the title) at the gallery of Heiner Friedrich in Munich, where Young and Zazeela premiered their Dream House sound and light installation. Featuring Young and Zazeela‘s voices against a sine wave drone, the recording is a section of the longer composition Map of 49’s Dream the Two Systems of Eleven Sets of Galactic Intervals Ornamental Lightyears Tracery (begun in 1966 as a sub-section of the even larger work The Tortoise, His Dreams and Journeys, which was begun in 1964 with Young’s group The Theatre of Eternal Music). According to Young, the raga-like melodic phrases of his voice were heavily influenced by his future teacher, the Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath.

Side two, recorded in Young and Zazeela‘s NYC studio in 1964, is a section of the longer composition Studies in the Bowed Disc. This composition is an extended, highly abstract noise piece for bowed gong (gifted by sculptor Robert Morris). The liner notes explain that the live performance can be heard at 33 and 1/3 RPM, but may also be played at any slower speed down to 8 and 1/3 RPM for turntables with this capacity.

$45 we only have a very few

CD version $22

Andrew Chalk CDS & distribution

Jean Noël Rebilly & Andrew Chalk CD Tsilla – An’archives

Edition of 300, comes in a mini handmade gatefold jacket

Catalogue number : [An’41]

Mastered by Denis Blackham

“On Tsilla, Jean-Noël Rebilly and Andrew Chalk pay homage to the late French writer and engraver Cécile Reims. While she may be best known as interpretative engraver for surrealist artist Hans Bellmer, and she also worked with Leonor Fini and briefly for Salvador Dali, Reims’ most powerful and enduring works were made either in collaboration with her husband, the writer and artist Fred Deux (who signed their collaborative work “cf deux”), or by herself. Later works by Reims, like the L’Elan Vitale suite, or the Histoires Naturelles series, manifest denuded, obliterated landscapes; spiralling abstractions; engravings that shiver with an unearthly radiance, where etchings of great intricacy hint at intimacy and the velocity of rapture, before opening out to aching empty spaces. The music on Tsilla is similarly evocative, a tender weaving of emotional complexity carved with the hand-held and simple tools of artisans. Much like Reims, Rebilly and Chalk enact a similar transfiguration of base materials. For Reims, natural order is made “more sinuous and curious through the rounded flow of her graver,” Kate McCrickard once noted. For Rebilly and Chalk, these seven pieces, cast under the shadow of a great artist, inhabit that sinuousness, and tease out the eternal flow of tone.”

Jon Dale

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UK : This Ain’t Distribution / Japan Blues / ICR Distribution



Francis Plagne & Andrew Chalk

CD The Painter’s Family

 Label : Mould Museum

Catalogue number : MM 03

Edition of 300, comes in a mini handmade gatefold jacket with obi

Recorded 2008-2016, released on cassette in 2018.

Recorded 2008-2016 and originally released on cassette in 2018.

The Painter’s Family is the first duo release from Andrew Chalk and Francis Plagne, recorded intermittently, both together and apart, over eight years, in Hull, Melbourne and various places in Japan. Eight pages from the sketchbook, sequenced into two languorous side-long suites.

Mastered by Joe Talia.

“He tried by every means to come close to nature, lying in the fields before daybreak and until nightfall in order to learn to represent very exactly the red morning sky of sunrise, sunset and the evening hours”

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Andrew Chalk CD Dreams

 Label :  Impression Lointaine / Faraway Press

Catalogue number : FP 037

Edition of 300, comes in a mini handmade gatefold jacket

Dreams, subtitled Scenes I-XV, captures imaginary scenes and sequenced into a full album of 52 minutes length at Impression Lointaine.

Dreams being archaic and unpredictable in its composition, such as dreams themselves that make little sense upon waking and assembled using time limited constraints.

And while immersed, and in privacy, form a thread of personal communication like a nostalgic memory-a painting of which we inhabit ourselves.

 Many things of the past

Are brought to my mind,

As I stand in the garden

Staring at a cherry tree.

Piano by ;

Tom James Scott (Scene VIII)

Timo van Luijk (Scene XIII)

Mastered by Denis Blackham

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Niplets – Port Cuss – Hiroshi Nar

Niplets 7″ いとこにキッス – Hören 2003

Hiroshi Nar (Youri kun), Zin, Taizo & Junko


Niplets CD Crazy About Guitar – Hören

2009 and last album


Port Cuss CD hoo hoo hoo Revisited – Hören

Hiroshi Nar, Tomoyoshi Otome, Yuji Hamada & Yoo


Port Cuss CD  Me Your Revisited – Hören


Atsushi Hiroshi CD Daigosan – Hören

Hiroshi Nar, Atsushi Tsuyama (Acid Mothers Temple, Omoide Hatoba..)


AD feat Akio Suzuki & Atsumi Yasuda

AD feat Akio Suzuki & Atsumi Yasuda CD Ta Yu Ta I – Hören

AD (Akinori Yamasaki&drowsiness)- All Guitars and Sounds
Akio Suzuki – Stone Flute(1,5)Analapos(2,4)Glass Harmonica(3,6)
Atsumi Yasuda – Voice (3,6)

I listened to the demo recordings for the “Ta Yu Ta I”CD.
The track begins with the sound of a stone, and, for a moment I doubted my ears, thinking that it was the iwafue stone flute that I had lost overseas in 2005.
The flute actually used on this recording was a replica on an ancient flute, one of three that have been handed down within my family. But until that moment when I heard the sound of it echoing inside my skull, I had completely forgotten about it.
It was my living flesh that breathed into this flute, but even so I was overjoyed to have been gifted with this awakening for my distant soul.
H2AD* choosing to place this particular sound at the opening of the piece makes me feel a sense of invigoration, a sense that I have successfully discharged my responsibility to the world.
I have enjoyed long friendships with each of its members, but for me this was a most unexpected first sharing of sounds. If I were to compare the group to a river, it would be like multiple tributaries, each with their own unique colouring from the properties of the different geological strata they have flowed through. Each those tributaries with their own individual characters then flowed into and were interwoven naturally into one single river. A process of unforced interaction.
“Engage with naked ears, please”. This is a phrase that I, with my complete lack of confidence, have often demanded of others in situations of sound creation, asking them to listen in ways unaffected by any pre-existing music.
In this session, it was precisely because everyone felt their way with “naked ears” that a chemical reaction took place, and I believe it was this ability that gave birth to the miracle you can hear.
I am immensely grateful to have been able to participate in the session and to have been reinvigorated in this way.
Akio Suzuki (sound installationist / sound object creator)

H2AD* are a stage performance group formed in September 2022 by Hiromi Miyakita (dance), Akio Suzuki, Akinori Yamasaki, drowsiness, and Atsumi Yasuda.  


Akio Suzuki 2CD Odds and End – Hören 2002

An archival collection including recordings made from 1975 to 2001.


Keiji Haino CD Who knew…

Keiji Haino CD “Who knew than so many blues should reside here too…” Hören

25th Nov, Osaka University of Arts – Keiji Haino plays gamelan


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 Hit Tune – Hören

First album released in 2006


Youri Kun CD Migoku – Hören

2nd album from 2007


Youri Kun CD Su Hören



UP-TIGHT LP Sweet Sister – Cardinal Fuzz / Feeding Tubes records

“Tokyo psych monsters Up-Tight come out of the classically wasted/drug-damaged school of excessive fuzz and reverb, giving the nod to the endless jam style of Les Rallizes Denudes while spiking their sound with dark downer ballads that owe as much to The Jacks as they do to The Velvet Underground. If you can picture Spacemen 3 circa “The Perfect Prescription” produced by Ghost circa “Temple Stone” then you’re close to the outrageous levels of psychedelic excess captured here. Tomoyuki’s guitar tone has to be heard to be believed, with tactile garage punk crunch put to the service of endlessly euphoric orbits of three droning chords. Up-Tight have been responsible for a buncha the most memorable releases to come out of the post-PSF underground but this has to be their recorded pinnacle, the perfect balance of two chord Velvet downers and strung-out post-Rallizes string violence. One of our records of the year so far- You need to hear this, Highly recommended!” (Volcanic Tongue)


UP-TIGHT & Makoto Kawabata 2LP Cardinal / Feeding Tubes records

Two LPs in single wide-spine sleeve, recorded in Summer 2004 & previously released on CD in 2005


Masami Makino CS

Masami Makino CS Youlu Mystique Fort Evil Fruit

The debut release by Tokyo’s Masami Makino is a deeply introspective acoustic guitar-led psychedelic excursion.
Based around his mythic invention, the invisible mountain Kalasuyoulu, it traces the perspective of a solitary climber departing from reality and approaching the Absolute, experiencing different landscapes along the way.
Makino manages to convey a wide range of emotion and ambience and an unhurried sense of travel within the album’s 27 and a half minute runtime.
Essential listening for admirers of Masaki Batoh’s Ghost and the more understated corners of the PSF catalogue.