Onnyk CD Omega Point

Onnyk CD “Early Electronic Works” Omega Point

2 tracks recorded in 1976 & 1983

 “A late friend of mine, two years elder than me, he bought the synthesizer for first public use, made in Japan, SH 1000. He rented me it when I was 18 years old.
For I was so interested in making strange sound, the synthesizer was the gospel. I was blamed by my family since I had ever researched to make highly strange sound from ordinary instruments or usual utensils day and night.

I got the usual radio cassette recorder which could over dubbed on the recorded tape only once, and I began to try experimental recordings. Also, I liked the howling noise between the microphone and the speaker, particularly with using some electronic effectors. Controlling them made the various howling patterns. I made some cassettes with these howling.
Also, I made many over-dubbed sounds by using the synthesizer which could produce only single note.

Maybe when I was 20 or 21 years old, I mixed them together. As still I had no mixer, I did it with 3 cassette recorders through the headphone outputs and the microphone inputs. So the different sounds were recorded in left and right channels. If I need to listen to mixed ones, I play some in monaural. I think this idea was great to record the different music to the left and the right channel to use the limited recording time of the cassette as double volume. The result is track1.

Track 2 was recorded directly into cassette deck from the loop of the effectors without microphone. So, I missed the uncertain but subtle effects’ changing of the position and the angle (so called spatial effect) of microphone.
The loop of the effectors was regarded as the performance and as the installation. Controlling each effector was a kind of playing. However the sound from the loop changed automatically, maybe by the consumption of batteries (I never used the AC adoptors).” – from liner note

CD $17

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Limited edition with a bonus  CDR limited to 30

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Onnick cd001

Back in stock on Omega Point :

Somei Satoh CD “Echoes” – $18

Toshi Ichiyanagi CD “Funakakushi” – $18

 

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

$18

aoki harutaka 2001

Eternal Womb Delirum CD

Eternal Womb Delirum # 1CD Super Fuji

Between Lost Aaraaf & Les Rallizés Dénudés !!!

Eternal Womb Delirum was formed around the members after the dissolution of Lost Aaraaff. Released for the first time in 45 years since editing the tapes of live performances and studio sessions that have been held for 1 year since 1974.
Their sound stimulated the five senses and tried to portray a future that could not be known with the magic of sound.

 EX -Lost Aaraaf  + Rallizes Dénudés memebers  + Ryuichi Sakamoto

1.The Awakening and Illusion Returned to the Womb [36:08]
Sep. 16, 1974 Tokyo Roppongi Theater
Kazuaki Arita (Key), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Pf), Saito (B),
JUN of long hair (G) , Hiroyuki Takahashi (Per)

2. After All [12:49]
Nov. 1975 Tokyo Shibuya Adan Studio
Hiroshi NA (Vo, B), Hiroyuki Takahashi (Ds), etc.

3. Cloud Pillar [22:37]
Dec. 1975 Tokyo Shinjuku
Hiroshi NA (Vo, B, Key), San-chan (G), Hiroyuki
Takahashi (Ds)

if you are in Japanese underground, this is probably one of the most unexpected document from the mid 70’s.

$25 with a A4 xeroxed flyer

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V/A “Tokyo Flashback P.S.F. ~Psychedelic Speed Freaks~”

2CD  (22 tracks) Super Fuji

Hideo Ikeezumi, who passed away at the end of February, established the legendary record label, P.S.F. Records. Since the 1980s, the label reigned supreme over the Japanese underground, acting as a home to a large number of unique artists and releasing over 200 titles. Countless numbers of Japanese artists were able use their P.S.F. releases to gain international exposure, and the label’s releases attracted attention from avant-garde music fans around the world. Ikeezumi also ran Modern Music, a shop whose stock selections ignored popular trends like New Wave and were based solely on its owner’s instincts and taste This compilation album is released as a tribute to Hideo Ikeezumi and is comprised of unreleased tracks donated by P.S.F artists.

Disc 1 1. White Heaven ‘OUT’ 2. Kazuo Imai ‘Delay 160715’ 3. Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. ‘Pink Lady Lemonade’ 4. maher shalal hash baz ‘ikeezumi-san’ 5. Kim Doo Soo ‘Wild Flower’ 6. .es ‘Akatsuki No Uta’ 7. à qui avec Gabriel‘has come’ 8. Shizuka ‘Lunatic Pearl’ 9. Masayoshi Urabe ‘Alto Saxophone Solo’ 10. Keiji Haino‘Tozakariwashinai’ 11. Overhang Party ‘Now Appearing! Naked Existence’

Disc 2 1. Keiko Higuchi ‘Nothing Is Real 002’ 2. Ché-SHIZU ‘Emperor’, ‘Notify’ 3. High Rise ‘Outside Gentiles’ 4. Reizen ‘Untitled’ 5. Ghost ‘Blue Link’ 6. hasegawa-shizuo ‘Low Blues’ 7. Fushitsusha ‘Omae’ 8. Makoto Kawashima ‘Madokarano Kagayaki’ 9. Go Hirano ‘For Rains’ 10. Niseaporia ‘Sora no Ao ni Somazu Utau’ 11. Hideaki Kondo ‘Bach: Sonata #1 In G Minor For Solo Violin, BWV 1001 – 1. Adagio’

$25

Tokyo Flashback PSF 2

Henritzi & Takahashi CDR

Michel Henritzi & Takahashi Ikuro CDR “Kage No Hibiki” Soleils Bleus

ltd to 50 – free free free

$8

Henritzi IT kage  Henritzi IT kage 2

 

Takumi Akaishi LP & CD

Takumi Akaishi LP ” Memoria” Art Into Life

Takumi Akaishi’s music is like a delicate shadow box garden, a miniature sonic world unto itself. Following the release of his debut LP Music for Hurdy Gurdy (2012) and first cassette tape Naked Tape and Others (2013), Akaishi garnered critical acclaim for his fidelity to the hurdy gurdy mantle, filtered through a uniquely gentle, almost hazy touch. His tracks are interjected with ambient noise culled from the quotidian cityscape, complementing the characteristic “flatness” underpinning his oeuvre. Memoria represents the culmination of six years in incubation, the distillation of experience relived in the form of beautifully distorted memory.

Handmade album jacket swathed in dyed gauze. Each jacket features a one-of-a-kind collage by Akaishi.
Limited edition of 200

$32

Takumi Alkaishi LP 3  Takumi Akaishi LP  Takumi Alkaishi LP 2

 

Takumi Akaishi CD ” Memoria” Art Into Life

CD version of the same LP above

Handmade album jacket housed in an A4-sized sleeve, wrapped in red Japanese washi paper, and tied with a string cross. Each jacket features a one-of-a-kind collage by Akaishi.

I know CD is old fashioned…Sorry but it works fine too, it’s beautiful and sure it will be a collector in a next decade or even earlier !

Limited edition of 100

$28

Takumi Akaishi CD Takumi Akaishi CD 2

Anne Gillis, Konagaya, NOrd & more

Back in stock !

Anne Gillis 5 CD box “Archives box 1983-2005” Art Into life

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Anne-Gillis box

Harmut Geerken / Michael Ranta 5CD box ” The Heliopolar Egg” Art Into Life

$48

Geerken-Ranta box

Jun Konagaya CD box “Travel” Art Into lIfe

$16

Jun Konagaya travel

Nord 2 CD Nord Art Into lIfe

$18

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Naoaki Miyamoto CD 1995 – Art Into life

$14

Naoaki Miyamoto CD

Toukaseibunshi LP “Stratosphere Sound” Art Into life

Pressed on clear vinyl and comes with a photographic print by Aqua (Iwata’s photography alias) on special transparent film. Limited edition of 200

$18

Toukaseibunshi

 

øjeRum 6 CD “Nothing Is Meant To Be” Art Into life

Danish artist øjeRum (a.k.a. Paw Grabowski) has commanded a loyal following for his collage portraits of female subjects, while leading a dual life as a musician. Following the release of his debut album, There Is A Flaw In My Iris, øjeRum enjoyed a brief dormant period before returning to recording in earnest in 2014, unleashing a prodigious flurry of albums (many self-produced). Adorned with his beautiful collages, these physical recordings have become coveted works of art in their own right, the majority of which sold out instantly upon release. Fortunately for audiophiles and design aficionados alike, Art into Life has now reissued six of his early albums in a collectible six CD box set. This compendium of primarily acoustic recordings is a befitting testament to the raw, imminently personal emotion imbuing the artist’s work, capturing his distinct aural landscape as if privy to an intimate sketchbook of serene loops and ample helpings of atmospheric hiss.

Each CD in this special box set showcases photo prints, personally selected from the artist’s recent body of collages. Additionally, each box set includes a one-of-a-kind, handmade artwork, consisting of a leaf pressed into Japanese washi paper.

Limited edition of 300 box sets.

$55

Oejrum box  Oejrum box 3 Oejrum box 2

KYOHANSHA – Keiko Higuchi

Kyohansha cassette 2017-2018

Isshe on Bass + Keiko Higuchi on drums & vocals = explosive no wave

ltd and numbered to 100  with dowload coupon

$14

Kyohansha cs

Elodie + Timo Van Luijk LP

Elodie LP “Le Nid D’ivoire” La Scie Dorée

Edition of 500 copies on transparent vinyl
including reproduction of  largeart-print and postcard
Seven track studio album by Andrew Chalk & Timo van Luijk 
recorded and mixed at Kulta Saha and Impression Lointaine, 2016-2019

One of the most beautiful Elodie they ever recorded, sometiems reminescent of Luciano Cilio and some other italian composers. No this is not ambient or furniture music, it has really to be listened…One of my favorite release so far, already in the 2020 top !

$22

elodie le nid elodie le nid 2

Timo Van Luijk & Frederik Croene LP “Ipnopedion” La Scie Dorée

La Scie Dorée, Scie 2519, Belgium 2020
Edition of 300 copies on transparent vinyl with printed insert

On the frigid moonless night of December 6th, 1978, a 26 year-old night watchman named Pier Zanfretta was on a routine patrol in the village of Torriglia, where he stumbled into a horrifying encounter with aliens from Taetonia. In order to get more clarity about what happened that night Pier Zanfretta agreed to undergo hypnosis, to let his subconscious speak about his abduction by these aliens.
As his discours under hypnosis sounded uncannily musical and mesmerizing, even without understanding the words, it became the basis of this Ipnopedion album.
For the recording of the title track ‘Ipnopedion’ (side 1) Zanfretta’s speech was played back on headphones, then phonetically reproduced by FC and TVL, lying down in darkness as being hypnotised. Apart from this transposed text only piano and a few hypnosis inducing atmospherics and spatialisations were added.
The ‘Taetonia’ track (side 2) opens with a naieve and enticing piano play slowly being beamed into a vacuum void towards Taetonia.  As Zanfretta’s words were vague it remained unclear what happened in Taetonia but things certainly had changed…
Ipnopedion became a ritual invitation to withdraw from the concrete world, returning to it as uncanonical aliens from Taetonia.

That’s a long time I haven’t heard such a strange album, it sounds really hypnotic, mysterious and sometimes a bit disturbing but music is always rroted in a timeless and acoustic world with Timo as a wizard. This is just excellent, hard to categorize, very like the talented muscians Frederik and Timo are.

$22

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Louise Landes Levi – Bart De Paepe – Timo van Luijk LP ‘Kami’  Sloowax

Like the ever changing shapeshifting nature of Kami in Japanese Shinto faith, the music on this new collaborative lp is itself a mirror reflecting, obscuring or modifying the ever changing rivers of sounds.
Louise Landes Levi has a long history in music from studying sarangi with Annapurna Devi and La Monte Young to performing with like minded poets as Ira Cohen and Simon Vinkenoog. As on the previous Ikiru lp she collaborates with Timo van Luijk  (Af Ursin, Elodie, Asra, In Camera etc) and Bart De Paepe (Ilta Hämärä, Bombay Lunatic Ensemble etc). The trio weaves several delicate threads together into a surrealist, organic and overall poetic language.  Ltd to 500 with postcard

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Michael Ranta CD ” Die Mauer” Metaphon

11 track album of previously unreleased music for a ballet choreographed by Philippe Talard.
Composed, performed and recorded by Michael Ranta in 1988/1989.
Mixed by Michael Ranta and Stefan Deistler.
Mastered by Earlabs.
Program notes for the ballet by Karla Nieraad.
Translation by Christoph Heemann.
Production and artwork by Timo van Luijk.
Design by Meeuw

$15

Michael Ranta CD

 

Takahashi – Steve Lacy – Takehisa Kosugi

Steve Lacy – Yuji Takahashi – Takehisa Kosugi CD “Distant voices” Denon / Columbia 2006

This  edition has has also 2 bonus tracks with Yuji Takahashi &  Masahiko Sato from 1974 whereas “Distant voices” tracks were recorded in 1975

New old stock, comes in a mini LP jacket with obi, only few no re-stock as it’s out of print for years

$25

distant voices mlp

Mikami Kan – Hijokaidan

Mikami Kan – Hijokaidan – Mikamikaidan – 三上階段 2CD Chaotic Noise recordings

ltd to 500, comes in a multi panel digipak

$35

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Michel Henritzi & Ikuro Takahashi CD

Michel Henritzi & Ikuro Takahashi CD “We were there” Psych-Kg / Klageto E-Klageto series , comes in a 7 inch jacket , ltd to 250

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情趣演歌 | Enka Mood Collection 5

情趣演歌 | Enka Mood Collection 10’ LP

Mineko Itakura – Shin’ichi Isohata – Michel Henritzi

RQRQ ( Yuka Ijichi – Doronco – Tabata Mitsuru)

Edition of 275, silkscreened gatefold jacket with inserts, postcards & obi

Liner notes by Alan Cummings

Catalogue number : [An’19]

Label : An’archives

Release date : 5 November, 2019

On this, the fifth volume of An’archives’ Enka Mood Collection split 10” series, two trios explore the possibilities of enka in typically expansive fashion. Side one features four songs performed by the trio of Mineko ItakuraShin’ichi Isohata and Michel Henritzi. They’re all musicians with impressive histories: Itakura was a member of downer psych group Angel’in Heavy Syrup and Slapp Happy Humphrey; Isohata has worked with Otomo Yoshihide, and composed a soundtrack for Tadasuke Kotani’s film, The Legacy Of Frida Kahlo.

Michel Henritzi is also a known quantity: over the years, he’s been a tireless supporter of Japanese underground music, a writer, critic and record label owner who’s also recorded with Junko, Tetuzi Akiyama, Rinji Fukuoka, Masayuki Urabe, and Á Qui Avec Gabriel, among others. The trio takes on four enka songs, extracting the bittersweet tang from each melody, comfortable in the space that enka inhabits, a world of longing and nostalgia that sits somewhere between tradition, folk and blues.

Flip the 10” over, and Yuka IjichiDoronco and Mitsuru Tabata stretch out across three songs. They’ve plenty of prior form for this – Tabata’s history includes time with Acid Mothers Temple, Boredoms, Zeni Geva, Green Flames, and 20 Guilders; Doronco goes further back, a one-time member of Les Rallizes Denudes. Ijichi is a relatively new presence, but she’s released two gorgeous cassettes of acid folk on Selection Records. There’s an immediately sympathy to their playing, and a preternatural ability to grasp the core of the material; it’s beautifully performed.

Price : 18 € or $20 

Including airmail : 

France : 24€

Europe : 26,5 € with airmail or $29

Rest of the world : 29€ or $32

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