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.

$10

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.

$20

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Makoto Kawashima CD “Dialogue” Homo Sacer

$12

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 !

$15

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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.

$14

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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.

$18

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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.

$36

Andrew Chalk new LPs

Andrew Chalk “Paradise lost” Faraways press

Please not some copies came with slightly rounded corners

$23

Andrew Chalk LP “Higan” Faraway press

Please not some copies came with slightly rounded corners

Comes with fold out insert

$23

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

$35

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

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

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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

$26

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.

$23

Masayuki Takayanagi – Kaoru Abe LPs

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

$62

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

$62

Masayuki Takayanagi and New Direction Unit LP Eclipse – Craftman

$80

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

$15

Masayuki Takayanagi CD “Free Form Suite” Craftman

$16

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 !

27€

Harutaka Mochizuki + Henritzi & Takahashi Ikuro

Back in stock !

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.

$14

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Michel Henritzi & Ikuro Takahashi CD “We were there” E-Klageto

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

$14

Joji Yuasa Ltd CDS

Joji Yuasa CD “Music for Toshio Matsumoto” Three Shells

comes in a 22 x 16 cm box with a 24 pages booklet (in Japanese)

Japan’s experimental filmmaker Toshio Matsumoto (1932-2017) had often used music of avant-garde composers in his work. This CD consists of sound tracks composed by Yuasa for Matsumoto’s 3 works, “Funeral Procession of Rose” (1969), “Mothers” (1967) and “I’m nylon” – Terumasa Hino, jazz trumpeter, participated in music – (1962). ltd to 300 !

Expensive but rather fantastic ! $38

Joji Yuasa CD ““EXPO’70「せんい館」のための音楽” Three Shells

Comes in a 22 x 16 cm box with a 48 pages booklet (photos and text in Japanese)

The special A5 size tall case is a double-sided color and uses a still photograph of the Osaka Expo ’70 by photographer Tadashi Endo. ・ Koji Kawasaki “Electronic Music at the Japan World Exposition Vol. 1 ・ Senikan” (page 40)
・ Photographer Tadashi Endo’s “Senikan Photobook” (page 8 color)

“Japanese Electronic Music” “Takemitsu Toru’s Joji Yuasa CD made by Koji Kawasaki, who is known for “electronic music”, and Koichi Nishi of Three Shells is completed!

[Recorded work]
Joji Yuasa Composition
1-22. Music of space projection “Ako”
23-27. Fashion show music
28. Music in Corridor A “Music of pattern slides”
29. Corridor B Music “Color Go Round Music”
30-33. Corridor B Music “Color Go Round Music Material 1-4”
34. Rene Magritte’s Man’s Music “Puppet A Part 1”
35. Rene Magritte’s Man’s Music “Puppet A Part 2”
36. Music of space projection “Ako” (completed version)

$38

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

$24

Sayozoku 3’CD-R

Sayozoku mCD / 3′ CD-R “the birth of Zaozoku” Tall Grass

New project with Yonju Miyaoka and Sayaka Tenjin with Harutaka Mochizuki on one track

Between pastoral free form and birth of a song…20 floating minutes with toy instruments flutes and mysteries. Ltd to 100

$10

Noise (Tori & Reiko Kudo) LP Tenno

Noise LP Tenno Moone Records

The past ten years have been a boon for Japanese reissues — from psychedelic melters in the PSF stable to a wealth of folk and pop that’s been eking out trough various outlets of reissue gold. The folks over at Moone are adding one more lost treasure to the pile. Originally formed as Worst Noise, then shortened to Noise, the duo of Tori and Reiko Kudo released their debut ion 1980 for the legendary ALM records (Somei Satoh, Abe Kaoru). The record was mixed by fellow ALM alum GAP (Taj Mahal Travellers) and bends the psyche with a dose of doomed organ exhumations, minimal trumpet and Reiko’s forlorn vocals that seem to dredge sadness from the very depths of the soul. Just passing its 40 year mark last year, the record hasn’t been back on LP in 23 years, and never outside of its native Japan. Moone seek to right this with a new LP run of 500 that puts the experimental record back in the hands of collectors that have been eluded by this one for years. Comes with a A3 photocopied insert of the master tape technical notes sheet.

Historic, absolutely essential and atypical, this is one of the album we’d bring on a desert island

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