Keiji Haino book + CD

Keiji Haino Book + CD “Une autre voix/voie du rock ” Les Presses du Réel

Written by Bruno Fernandès who’s a a muscian and a long time japanophile.

17 x 24 cm , 304 pages  written in french with some black & white photos
Exclusive CD with some Fushitsusha and solo unreleased tracks
$35
Postage in ECC : $10
Rest of the world : $15
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Sabu Toyozumi – Itaru Oki LP

Paul Rutherford & Sabu Toyozumi LP “The Conscience” No Business records

After the 5 recent albums on Chap Chap records, one new title recorded by Takeo Suetomi in 1999. Vinyl edition is limited to 300 and a good half is for the japanese market, so don’t wait too long as the pricing is more than reasonable.

CD – $12

LP $20

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Itaru OkiNobuyoshi InoChoi Sun Bae LP “Kami Fusen” No Business records

Stunning concert recorded in 1996, also ltd to 300

CD – $12

LP $20

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Shintaro Sakamoto LP Night in Bangkok

Shintaro Sakamoto x Videotapemusic LP 45 rpm “Night in Bangkok” EM records

This collaboration by Tokyo producers/musicians Shintaro Sakamoto (Yura Yura Teikoku) and VIDEOTAPEMUSIC is the first of two EM Records 12-inch vinyl-only “tribute releases” in support of the film “Bangkok Nites”, produced by Kuzoku. Based on samples from Dao Bandon, Hongthong Dao-udon, Phairin Phonphibun, Thailand and Tokyo dreamworlds meet in these songs. A side “The town seen in a dream” is a narcotic long length song of the appearance like a discotic mix of reggae featuring familiar Nakamura Kaeko as a vocal and a dub connection from the middle stage. On the B side are all 4 songs containing an instrumental tune with an exotic entitled “Bangkok Night”, “Disco Bangkok”, and an instrumental version of “Dreamed Town”.

$22

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Ike Reiko & Miki Sugimoto ltd singles

Ike Reiko  7inch 45 rpm “Girl Boss blues…” Solid

Ltd to 500 and sold out, one of the famous Pinku eiga actress directed by Norifumi Suzuki at Toei studios. Song written by the still underrated Ichiro Araki. It’s a hit, move very very fast as I only have a few of these 2 singles.

$35

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Miki Sugimoto 7 inch 45 rpm “Zeroka no onna: Akai wappa” Solid

Nice artefact by this second well known actress, with “Onna bancho nagaremono”.

Ike and Miki have both stared in numerous “sukeban” films throughout the 1970s and helped build a generation of “Toei porn”. Miki wasa A fashion model and star of “Go Go Girl in All Night Fuji” (a Japanese TV program), she made her film debut in “Hot Springs Mimizu Geisha” and was later known for her film “Zero Woman – Red Handcuffs”

Only a very few, sold out at source, ltd to 500

SOLD OUT

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Tomoyuki Aoki & Harutaka Mochizuki + Hasegawa-Shizuo

Tomoyuki Aoki & Harutaka Mochizuki

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情趣演歌   [Enka Mood Collection ]

An’archives

Split 10 inch LP ltd to 250, comes in a silkscreened gatefold  jacket with obi (grey, blue, white) insert + postcards…

Liner notes by Alan Cummings

Third in the enka collection series, this split LP features 2 duos

Aoki Tomoyuki is mostly known as the guitarist & vocalist of  Up-Tight (Alchemy records, 8mm) and for more than 2 decades he has been behind some albums  which mix plaintive echo-drenched imprecations, love of bitter-sweet folk and blissfully nihilistic guitar noise reminiscent of Les Rallizes Denudes and Mizutani’s velvetian ballads.

 Harutaka Mochizuki is a multi-instrumentalist, mostly known for his saxophone improvisations recalling other lonely satellites and solo thinkers like Masayoshi Urabe, Arthur Doyle, Anthony Braxton and Kaoru Abe. Aoki and Harutaka have been recording together for a couple of years and this is their first new collaboration after a remarkable self-released CD that saw the light in 2014.  Terribly human, passionate and intense, their association is just one of the most inspiring and burning free unit since the apex of the P.S.F era.

Hasegawa-Shizuo is Hirotomo Hasegawa and Shizuo Uchida.  Hasegawa is the lead singer of seminal early eighties Japanese punk/hardcore group Aburadako (Greasy Octopus), while Uchida was a long-term member of Haino’s Nijiumu medieval dream-drone unit. For  more than 2 decades, the latter was involved in many projects such Le Son de L’os, Kito Mizukumi Rouber, L’extase Métallique and many more. This duo has now been active for a decade, their work being documented on few releases that sadly became scarse over the last years.
Here, the group’s instrumentation is highly unorthodox once again, placing Uchida’s mysterious bass textures against the wet skirl of Hasegawa’s hichiriki, an ancient double-reed wind instrument, the haunting upper register tones of which are an unmistakable feature of gagaku court music.  Deliriously strange and enigmatic, their enka cover sounds like a dark composition of their own, associating humour to their unique strangeness.

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PRICE  : 17 euros

France : 20 euros (letter)

Europe : 24 euros with airmail

Rest of the world : 26 euros with airmail

Paypal, wholesale or question : clerouley@free.fr  

Tori Kudo CS Enka Blues MSBH

Tori Kudo cassette “Enka Blues” OSR

Enka Blues has Kudo covering tunes by enka singers like Sachiko Nishida & Mina Aoe , one by Kevin Ayers & a “Johnny B. Goode” version in addition to Tori’s own “Ethiopia” , “Tsumetai Ame” & “Haru No Surfer” -documenting a 2008 Christmas show at Bar Uramado in Shinjuku , Tokyo where Tori played elec. guitar , occasionally supported by Mako Hasegawa’s bassoon

$12

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Maher Shalal Hash Baz CD “Hello New York” OSR

CD version has 10 more tracks

“In New York, we played John Cage first, then played ‘Sweet Jane’ on flamenco. At the beginning of ‘Sweet Jane,’ I tried to say ‘Hello New York.’ I didn’t know whether my voice carried well. I said ‘Hello New York’ again. That was enough for me about New York. One of my dreams ahs come true.” — Tori Kudo

11 is by the Velvet Underground
21 is by Pharrell Williams

CD : $12

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LP : $18

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Tori Kudo cs “Ai ai Gomteira” EP one side Kaya

Ltd edition, comes in a printed slipcase, sorry for the high pricing but believe me it’s really it’s a strange and unexpected release.

$15

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Kito Mizukumi Rouber ltd cs

Kito Mizukumi Rouber  cs “Savaita Calvi ni KMR” No Basement is Deep enough

This fifth KMR studio brawl comes in a cloth rib cage with all the mental flesh chewed off so you can get properly dressed for lustful wanderings through the rest room of your favorite steak joint.  They are all nuts, the band couldn’t have found a better label  after Ultra Eczema ! Acid enka proto punk ballads with a new member on sax !

Limited to 89 hand-numbered copies, only a few !

$14

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UP-Tight LP st

Up-Tight LP s/t Desastre records

Nice re-release of their first album recorded in 2001

LP, 300 copies black vinyl.

UP-TIGHT are a noxious trio from Japan leaded by Tomoyuki Aoki, ghost of Les Rallizes Dénudés, who augment their sound with crushing, Sabbath-styled dynamics, earsplitting acid leads and beautiful Velvets-inspired ballads. Just when you thought you’d got to grips with Tokyo’s paradigm destroying psych scene, this one hits like a sucker punch.

$15

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Otaco

Otaco cassette “Yoru wa kyabetsu hatake” Self Release

Otaco is an idiosyncratic singer-songwriter cum performance artist playing toy keyboards, guitar  who was born in Hokkaido and she belongs  belong to the same informal Sapporo underground network of intuitive, inventive and often funny young musicians, improvisors and video makers as Aoi Swimming , Cup & Saucers and Shimettainu, with legendary drummer Ikuro Takahashi acting as spirit guide. Her songs are very lo fi (synth, guitar, loops, rythmbox…) but believe  me she’s already  a princess and will warm up your heart if you have attention.

$8

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Otaco CDr “L.O.V.E”

$5

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À Qui Avec Gabriel | Tori Kudo 10 inch LP

À Qui Avec Gabriel | Tori Kudo 10 inch LP  情趣演歌 [Enka Mood Collection]

Split 10′ LP ltd to 210, comes in a silkscreened gatefold cover with  colored obi (white brick red, yellow-orange), insert + postcards…

Liner notes by Alan Cummings

Second in the enka collection series on An’archives after Jojo Hiroshige & Shiraishi Tamio,  this split LP features

À Qui Avec Gabriel  and Tori Kudo

À  Qui Avec Gabriel is an accordion player based in Tokyo who opened her discography with  “Utsuho” on John Zorn’s label Tzadik in 2001 ( featuring Haino Keiji as a guest musician) . Since she has collaborated with Makoto Kawabata, Majutsu No Niwa, Mico  to name a few. Her stylistic palette is eclectic, drawing on shades of jaunty european folk music, the elegant minimalism of Erik Satie, and uniquely lighthearted melancholia.

Here for the first time on record she left her accordion Gabriel  for a piano and a seat and proves she’s found  her own voice as an expressive singer.

The other side features Tori Kudo (Maher Shalal Hash Baz and Noise with his wife Reiko Kudo)   who has  a revered status in the Japanese underground  since the late 70’s (Taco, Guys N’ Dolls,  Fushitsusha…) but this time he brings  listeners into the heart of an amazing and feverish karaoke house with his friends . For those who didn’t know it before,  maybe for  the very first time they are going to discover  Tori Kudo as an inimitable & unforgettable crooner, as a true lover of popular songs.

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A Qui avec Gabriel - Tori Kudo

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