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Mirror & In Camera new albums !

For now I only have a ver few but I’ll get some more copies in 8-10 days – for now I can only ship within Europe. If you only want these releases, I’d recommend you to order directly from the label :



Mirror LP “Some days it rains all night” La Scie Dorée

After 15 yeare here’s a new album coming from the old world…I must say I’m terribly moved. On this album Mirror was Andrew Chalk, Christoph Heemann, Timo Van Luijk & Vikki Jackman recorded at The Loft, Cologne

350 copies on transparent vinyl


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In Camera LP “Lost inspice” La Scie Dorée

400 copies on black vinyl, Timo Van Luijk + Christoph Heemann


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Kawaguchi Masami’s NRS LP

Kawaguchi Masami’s New Rock Syndicate with Kryssi Batalene LP C/site recordings


Kawaguchi NRS with Kryssi LP

Tomoyuki Aoki & Harutaka Mochizuki

Tomoyuki Aoki & Harutaka Mochizuki   CD “2”.

Aoki Tomoyuki from UP-TIGHT (one of our favorite band for years) with one of our favorite musician / sax player = one of the most exciting duo for years, we just love their music.

200 copies self release


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Totemo Cha cs Yonju Miyaoka

Totemo Cha cs “Pupil pillar” Ocirco records

Solo project from Yonju Miyaoka, ltd cassette with Yonju’s recordings when he felt bad and had a heavy treatment for his schizophrenia. Vocals, guitar, loops;

Only a few $15

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Doomsday Afternoon x Hijokaidan

Doomsday Afternoon x Hijokaidan CD Doomsday Afternoon 「終の昼下がり」Neurec

Doomsday Afternoon are Joe & Rick Potts from L.A.F.M.S

Comes in a 18 x 24 cm cover

Only a few $20

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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.

Track recording information:
1. 05/05/01 Uramado
3. 06/08/20 Uramado
5. 06/05/01 Jam


jutok kanko cdr

Makoto Kawashima CDR



Makoto Kawashima CDR 枯葉 – Homosacer Records

ltd to 50 comes with a postcard


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Joji Yuasa CD Omega Point + GAP

Joji Yuasa CD “Music for film Gengitsu”  Omega Point

In 2017, Genjitsu was shown at the Kobe Planet Film Archive. It is a film created in 1966 by a director Tetsuji Takechi, known as a legend of Showa eroticism. But this film has been hidden somewhere somehow from the public for a long time. The film’s story focuses around a prostitute and has a strong fantasy literature style to it as one may have guessed from its title Genjitsu (Sun dog; an optical phenomenon that consists of a light source alongside of the Sun in rare climate condition).


Actually, among some music tapes that I got from Mr. Yuasa, there was indeed one with the same title. However, since the existence of the tape recording was unknown at the time, I was convinced that it wasn’t “tape music” and I left it untouched for quite a while. Hearing news of the film screening made me check what is on this tape carefully. Overall, the sounds were “prosy” with a lot of silence as well as reoccurring sounds of a prepared piano and sounds created presumably by playing inside of the piano (it is likely to have been amplified). But they were also an accumulation of experimental sounds with elements of tape music such as parallel playback with vocal pieces, delay (or tape echo) and ring modulator. In chapter 2, female jazz vocal is inserted.

According to the Kobe Planet Film Archive, the following names are included in the players list. Toshi Ichiyanagi (maybe inside play of piano), Masao Yagi (jazz piano in chapter 2), Yasukazu Amemiya (percussion).


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Special edition with bonus CDR “Music for Play Soyosoyo-zoku no Hanran” (1971) composed by Joji Yuasa.

This music was composed for an absurdity play written by Minoru Betsuyaku. On the beginning, a stuffed doll falls from sky with female shout ‘Ahhh, help me!’. A detective, some corpse disposal charges and passengers discuss absurdly about the corpse. The music is prosaic and experimental – it’s used inside play of piano, but the recording data and players of instruments are unknown



Gap 2CD “Practical Concert” Omega Point

GAP is an improvisation group which was founded by Kiyohiko Sano, Masaru Soga and Masami Tada in the Mid 1970’s. Now, there are not so many people who could remember their name but since they performed a gig after 40 years in 2017, their unknown sound source was rediscovered by the world. From the early time, they played oscillators and synthesizers, adding to simple self-made instruments, and made a free improvisational performance which is comparable to Taj-Mahal Travellers. Especially for Tada who was under tutelage of Takehisa Kosugi, GAP was a missing-link which lead him from East Bionic Symphonia to Marginal Consort.

DISC 1: Practical Concert – part 1_31’53”, part 2_16’24”
DISC 2: Eros Music – 46’49”


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Sutons Ltd CDR

The Sutons CDR “Live” Uramado records

The Sutons are
Guitar/Vocal: 工藤冬里 Tori Kudo
Bass: 西村卓也 Takuya Nishimura
Drums: 高橋幾郎 Ikuro Takahashi

March,2,2014  Live at Hatagaya Forestlimit



Masayuki Takayanagi – Kaoru Abe

New Direction  / Masayuki Takayanagi – Kaoru Abe – Hiroshi Yamazaki CD “Live at Jazzbed” Jinya

Recorded at Jazzbed, Tokyo on September 27, 1970.

Regular  Edition $35

Limited special Disk Union with bonus CDR “Alt Freedom” Masayuki Takayagi – Hiroshi Yamazaki


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Masayuki Takayanagi – Kaoru Abe CD “Station ’70” Jinya

Track 1: Recorded on June 18,1970 at Tokyo.
Track 2: Recorded on May or June,1970 at Tokyo.

Regular  Edition $35

Limited special Disk Union with bonus CDR “Action Directe” Masayuki Takayagi


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Masayuki Takayanagi CD “Angry Wave vol 1” + “Angry Waves Vol 2” Jinya



Takayanagi angry waves 1011b Takayanagi angry waves 1012

Harutaka Mochizuki new CD

Harutaka Mochizuki CD “Flageolet Ni Tokeru Chocolate” E-Klageto

Limited to 150, comes in a 7 inch art with inserts

Attention : this one of the most beautiful album I’ve heard for months and probably my favorite with Mochizuki. It’s not a sax album, more like a diary mixing some sequences with sax, short songs, melodica and keyboard. If this one is a trip, it’s more like an invitation with meeting a soul in a small place. Nothing spectacular, sometimes  a bit like Namio Kudo, Mochizuki can move us with only a breath or the birth of a melody. Yes we love Mochizuki and find this album being probably his most personnal and poetic one.


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Makoto Kawashima CDR

Makoto Kawashima CDR “Rain” Homo sacer

pro-CDR, this one is  Kawashima’s last statement, he considers this recording has a different one….Kawashima is really as one of the most uncompromised and talented sax player of these last years, he’s almost like a song-teller, far from intellectualism and the usual Kaoru Abe reference. Different from Urabe, slowly he’s showing a true identity.


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Tori Kudo 5 cassettes set

Tori Kudo 5 x cassettes “Kudos on Soundcloud” Windpark

In this Tape Set Tori Kudo publishes the work of the Kudos that had been recorded or mixed between 2007 & 2017 at Studio Village Hototoguiss in Matsuyama, Japan.

almost all tracks were on soundcloud, but were deleted from the platform.

Kudos are Reiko, Namio & Tori Kudo.
every cassette purchase features a code for the downloading of the tracks.

5 Tapes, 159 tracks, 6h 46min
drawings & design by felix h-w
dubbed in leipzig by pattern select
5 different colored riso-printed folding inlays
edition of 40 sets


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