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Ochibonoame / Makoto Kawashima

Ochibonoame CD “Syuyukan” – Homo Sacer

Second release


Ochibonoame CD “Ochibonoame” – Homo Sacer

Ochibonoame is trio with Makoto KawashimaLouis Inage & Naoto Yamagishi

Fantastic first meeting, free and it leaves me breathless !


la scène 裸身 EP

la scène 裸身 EP 7′ inch “Argonauta” Inner Pleasure

New track coupled with a Sarah Vaughan ‘The Mystery of Man’ cover
Guest player – Bouzouki by Shinji Kuroki (Z.O.A, Morrie) on ‘ARGONAUTA’
Cutting Engineer – Katsutoshi Kitamura (MIXER’S LAB)
Artwork by Tetsu Makita

$20 with CDR version

Miminokoto LP

Miminokoto LP “Mayoiga” Plunk’s Plan

Junzo Suzuki / Vocal, Guitar
Takuya Nishimura / Bass
Koji Shimura / Drums

Recorded at Peace Mesic, Tokyo April 23, May 31, 2016
Engineered by Souichiro Nakamura

10th Album of Tokyo Psyche-Twilighters MIMINOKOTO is coming form LP and cassette! 6 songs. roaring fuzz guitars and twilight ballads are ace for fans of legendary garage compilations like “Oil Stains” “New England Teen Scene”! With a nice homage to Kaneko Jutok from Kousokuya

$28 we only have a very few

Kanai Hideto – Kosuke Mine – Yosuke Yamashita

Kanai Hideto Group “Q” Craftman

Originally releasesd in 1971 with Masayuki Takayanagi, Hiroshi Ymazaki, Kosuke Mine…


Kosuke Mine Quintet ” Mine” Craftman

Originally released in 1970 with Hideo Ichikawa


Yosuke Yamashita trio CD “Dancing 古事記” Super Fuji


Yosuke Yamashita trio CD Super Fuji

1973 with Akira Sakata


Carmen Maki CDs

Carmen Maki CD “Adam and Eve” Super Fuji

Carmen Maki CD “Poems In the midnight…” Super Fuji

Carmen Maki CD “Goodbye my memories 70” Super Fuji

Recorded 1969 and 1970, those 3 first Carmen Maki are just essential if you have a sweetheart.

$24 each CD or $65 the 3CD set comes in a nice heavy gatefold with obi

Keiji Haino – O’Rourke – Ambarchi LP

Keiji Haino + Jim O’Rourke + Oren Ambarchi LP “each side has a depth of 5…” Black Truffle

Sticker on the shrinkwrap reads : “Tenth release from the legendary trio. This time the trio present a deliriously psychedelic, fully immersive electronic set that is simultaneously unsettling, ritualistic and melancholically beautiful. Presented in a stunning gatefold sleeve with photography by Lasse Marhaug and an inner sleeve with live pics from Ujin Matsuo.”

Dedicated to Hideo Ikeezumi

We only have a very few


Makoto Kawashima CDr &

Makoto Kawashima CDR “Two self” Homo Sacer

Just clocking under 20 minutes, this one is vibrant, Kawashima Makoto has a burning and singing heart. Direct and moving, we don’ t need any long explanations.


Makoto Kawashima CD “Homo sacer” P.S.F

Re-stock of the very last CD released  in 2015 by the legendary P.S.F records label.

I can’ t tell you enough how I’m moved everytime I have this CD in hands : I remember how Ikeezumi-san was so excited when this CD was released, how he considered Makoto being as one of the best player from his generation. Different from Urabe, Makoto has maybe a more lyrical and direct style, there’s so much feelings that explode into the listener’s face….

I only have a few copies, no idea if there’s many remaining copies.


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Makoto Kawashima CD “Dialogue” Homo Sacer


Makoto Kawashima CD “You also here” Homo Sacer

Ltd to 100 with no distribution ! Makoto Kawashima is still considered as a new comer but believe me he’s getting stronger and within 2 years (whose Homo Sacer CD was the final release on P.S.F records) he’s been recording some of the most moving music. Somewhere between Ayler, Urabe and Abe but with a very singular lyrical mood between melancholy and rage.  Pick it up before it’s gone for collectors !


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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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Makoto Kawashima – Naoto Nishizawa duo CD”Hamachidori” Homosacer records

Great duo with Kawashima on alto sax and Nishizawa  (Exias-J) who’s a percussionist and sound artist. Far from the usual ferocious playing, music has her a lot of space with Kawashima’s singular melodic and lyrical vibe.


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Makoto Kawashima CDR “Unification” Self Release $12

One more excellent release and quite intense performance from Kawashima, maybe a bit more physical from the previous releases.One new howler who slowly finds his own way…

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Ice 9 2LP Onnyck

Ice 9 2LP ” The Fifth column Years” Vinyl on Demand

VOD presents The Fifth Column Years by Ice 9. This double LP release contains 1981 and P.F.L.P. Ice 9 was a collective centered around Onnyk (Yoshiaki Kinno) a well-known on the field of Japan’s underground and free improvisation, acted as ‘The Fifth Column”, also called ‘Daigoretsu’, in mid 70’s to 80’s.

Limited, I can’t really recommend this label but definitively this music.


Satomimagae LP

Satomimagae LP “Hanazono” Rvng Intl

Satomimagae’s Hanazono is an invitation to revel in your immediate and imagined surroundings, to make time and space for guileless curiosity and garden variety enchantment. A tribute to everyday mysticism, Hanazono is an ecology of simple, cyclical refrains and elegiac entreaties cross-pollinating with ludic and layered folk vibrations.

QRP pressing on black vinyl, with English / Japanese lyric sheet insert and download card.

On behalf of Satomimagae, a portion of the proceeds from this release will benefit the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit, educational organization behind Sesame Street, who together give displaced children in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq the support they need to learn, grow and thrive.

Only a few $28

Gerogerigege 7′ & CD

Gerogerigegege CD + CDR (with a 7 inch art) “Tokyo Anal Dynamite singles” Vis a Vis Audio Arts


The Gerogerigegege / Sedemn Minut Strachu 7 inch + ltd CDR “Kebab Kaaos /Monolith Dance” Kaz /Juntaro self release

Limited to 300 copies on black wax.
The Gerogerigegege side recorded on July 9th, 2020.
Sedem Minút Strachu side recorded on 2018.

This disk is ‘Real Kebab Kaaos’.
I sent a different file than real one.
What is on this disk is real.
Do not listen gero side of vinyl.
by Juntaro Yamanouchi


Phew / John Duncan / Kondo Tatsuo LP

Phew / John Duncan / Kondo Tatsuo LP “Backfire of Joy” Black Truffle

Black Truffle is thrilled to announce Backfire of Joy, a previously unheard recording from Phew, John Duncan and Kondo Tatsuo, documenting a concert at Tokyo’s Hosei University in 1982. Though the fertile exchange of ‘zines, tapes and records between the Japanese underground and the Los Angeles Free Music Society meant the artists were familiar with each other’s work, this performance (occurring on Duncan’s first visit to Japan) was their first meeting and only performance as a trio.

Duncan is heard on his signature shortwave radio set-up, while Kondo performs on synth, tape loops and echo-drenched piano, providing a spacious backdrop for Phew’s astonishing performance of spontaneous, free-associative song moving between Japanese and English. A testament to the unhinged exploration of the 1980s experimental underground, the trio careen wildly between crashing percussive tape loops, deluges of shortwave noise, insistent piano figures and playful synth melodies. On the B side, we are treated to a remarkable ten minute sequence moving organically from spaced-out synth and radio textures to a stunning finale of improvised balladry centred on piano and voice, unexpectedly broken up by electronic interjections. Beautifully recorded in crunchy vintage fidelity, Backfire of Joy arrives accompanied by archival photographs and newly authored liner notes from all three participants.


Masayuki Takayanagi – Kaoru Abe LPs

Masayuki Takayanagi – Kaoru Abe LP“Station ’70” Craftman records


Masayuki Takayanagi – Kaoru Abe – Hiroshi Yamazaki LP Jazzbed – Craftman records


Masayuki Takayanagi and New Direction Unit LP Eclipse – Craftman


Masayuki Takayanagi Quintet LP Flower Girls – Craftman

$74 last copies

Masayuki Takayanagi CD”Lonely woman” Craftman

sold out

Masayuki Takayanagi / Noboyushi Ino / Masabumi Kikuchi CD Live at Jazz Inn Lovely 1990 NoBusiness


Masayuki Takayanagi CD “Free Form Suite” Craftman


Livre Micro Japon – Michel Henritzi

Michel Henritzi Livre Micro Japon Lenka Lente

15 x 19,5 cm – 400 pages

Venu à la musique du Japon à la fin des années 1980, par l’écoute d’Hijokaidan, Michel Henritzi n’a depuis cessé d’en explorer les nombreux et divers territoires. Après sa rencontre avec Taku Sugimoto, il fait un premier voyage au Japon : « Je suis tombé littéralement amoureux de ce pays et de ses musiques, celles de la vie et du quotidien, ses bruits exotiques, ses musiques multiples qui se jouent dans des clubs minuscules, des galeries d’art, des live houses apocalyptiques. C’était comme tirer un fil d’une pelote de laine, se déroulant à l’infini des rencontres, des concerts. L’underground nippon se révélait d’une richesse insoupçonnée, plurielle, innovante. » C’est cette richesse que met au jour la quarantaine d’interviews – inédites ou publiées au fil des années dans Revue & Corrigée, Peace Warriors & Blow Up – de Micro Japon.

Aussi, nous sommes d’autant plus heureux de la sortie de ce livre car certains auront remarqué que Michel non seulement collabore au label An’archives mais il apporte son aide, ses conseils, son enthoisiasme et ce depuis le début de cette aventure. Sans lui, il fuat bien l’avouer les premières références n’auraient probablement pasvu le jour. Depuis des années M. Henritzi est un des passeurs principaux mais aussi un musicien attachant qui au gré des années imprime discrètement sa marque.

Dans le présent ouvrage, on y trouve Merzbow, Keiji Haino, Tetuzi Akiyama, Taku Sugimoto, Masayoshi Urabe et tant d’autres…Hallelujah !