Gaseneta CD & EPS

Gaseneta CD “Live 2018.04.25” Loft Records

Some good new here :The legendary band is back with a new line up around Harumi Yamazaki : Tabata Mitsuru ( Acid Mothers temple, Zeni Geva…) , Chiyo Kamekawa (Yura Yura Teikoku, Fushitsusha…), Jun Inui (Stalin, Auschwitz…)

Bad news : they disbanded just befor the release date
So if you are in early Gaseneta, Green Flames, punk, rock and fun !

$22

Gaseneta CD loft

Gaseneta 7″ EP “Ameagari no Ballad / Shakaifukki” Loft Records

Only a very few, I know they are expensive…

$16

Gaseneta single

Gaseneta 7″ EP “Touchan no poh ga kikoeru/ Uchujin ho Haru” Loft Records

$16

Gaseneta single 2

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Masonna & Incapacitants LP

Masonna LP “Open your cunt” Urashima

Cascades of electronic noise, a psychedelic touch and vocal belching mixed together constitute the ingredients of Mademoiselle Anne Sanglante Ou Notre Nymphomanie Auréolé, the double-barreled name for Masonna. Maso Yamazaki founded his project in 1987, with a charismatic and glamorous personality who become a cult figure in “ Japanoise ” scene. Predating the era of digital domination, there was a time where artist-run labels putting out primarily, if not exclusively, tapes were legion: Toshiji Mikawa’s own Pariah Tapes, Masami Akita’s ZSF Produkt, Koji Tano’s MSBR Records, Akifumi Nakajima’s G.R.O.S.S., Hiroshi Hasegawa’s Endorphine Factory and Maso Yamazaki’s Coquette are just a few examples from Japan alone.

Masonna’s abundant productions on his own legendary and astonishing label were presented in very limited edition, sometime totally confidential (one sole copy), and reflect his predilection for 60’s psychedelic music revisited in its own very peculiar way. Mystic Another Selection Of Nurse’s Naked Anthology is known for his very abrasive harsh noise that’s mostly made up of lots of distorted screaming and “Open your cunt’’ definitely has tons of that. This early work is not released on Coquette, but on two other fabulous Japanese labels: Beast 666 Tapes in 1989 and Vanilla Records in 1990 in limited quantities. Tape is very loud, noisy, and has lots of angry energy. The distortion and effects on the vocals are top notch, they in combination with his awesome screaming create a complete audio assault. In this eleven songs focuses an electrically overcharged universe, punctuating the electric and vocal sonorous power with some quite moments and brief interruptions, conferring a very particular dynamic to these tracks.

Reissued for the first time in vinyl, the record has been pressed on 140 gr black vinyl with black label and black inner sleeve and comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve in 199 copies. Only a few copies

$21

Masonna Lp OPen

Incapacitants LP ” I, residuum” Urashima

Incapacitants are the best noise band to ever come out of Japan. The group was formed in 1981 in Osaka, as the solo project of Toshiji Mikawa, a member of the amazing noise group Hijokaidan. Mikawa, a bank employee, later moved to Tokyo, where he joined with government office worker Fumio Kosakai (also an occasional member of Hijokaidan, as well as a former member of C.C.C.C.) to make Incapacitants a duo. Toshiji Mikawa and Fumio Kosakai are no ordinary salarymen, though. They’ve been making some of the most unremittingly ear-shattering racket for decades as Incapacitants, one of the most significant noise outfits to emerge from the groundbreaking Japanese scene in the early 1980s, and still one of the most radical and powerful. They’ve consistently been responsible for some of the most complex, chaotic, loud, and downright fun releases in the genre. The holy grail comes with “I, Residuum” , a devastating release from 1997, whose sound is particularly impressive, painfully dense and full of detail – there’s very little air to breathe here. It’s basically an Incapacitants all-in-one featuring the trademark frenzy, exciting psychedelics and sonic bulldoze, all sounding crystal clear. Just pure, unadulterated electronic distortion of the highest quality done by two of the masters who have ever turned the knob on a distortion pedal that is fun, terrifying, hypnotic and fascinating all at the same time; their noise takes root not in violence or gimmickry, but in pure energy. Incapacitants create inexhaustible chaos verging on the sublime, and take you on a truly excruciating journey toward catharsis. This is truly the spirit of noise: no macho posturing, no pseudo-intellectualism, no “rocking out,” no pretense!

Reissued for the first time, the record has been pressed on 140 gr black vinyl with black label and black inner sleeve and comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve in 199 copies. Only a very few !

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Incapacitants LP

Ainotamenishis new CD

Ainotamenishis CD “XLisis” Reconquista records

Attention ! This is only the second album by this incredible band, first LP was released on Holy moutain in 2006.  “Ainotamenishis is a loud, heavy guitar group from Tokyo who were birthed from one oviduct marked “Velvet Underground” and a massive salpinx marked “Gaseneta.”  This new album has a better production but don’t believe these stray dogs are now only singing about love songs as their music is deeply rocky and sharped. There’s anger, anxiety, nucances,  the band is still influenced by Inu, Gaseneta and sometimes it’s reminescent of Yura Yura Teikoku. This is my favorite for weeks, this CD has been released last year but it’s still unheard and unknown by most of western listeners as there’s no distro outside of Japan. It’s a monster hit, it’s almost winter, go wild, go nuts ! Would make a nice companion to the recent Gaseneta LP.

$18

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LW & Maher Shalal Hash Baz LP

Little Wings & Maher Shalal Hash Baz LP “Share” Moone Records

12 “/  45 rpm limited to 300, silk screened jacket

$24

LW MSBH LP3 LW MSBH LP 2

Toshiharu Osato CD Aquirax Aida

Toshiharu Osato CD “Improvisation dedicated to Aquirax Aida” Companysha

Excellent archives from Osato who played in Taco & Gaseneta, maybe one of the most important and still unknown musician coming from the early 80’s – he played with Tamio Shiraishi, Tori Kudo…. Limited to 200

$17

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Andrew Chalk LP & Elodie

Andrew Chalk LP “Baroque steps” Faraway Press

All handmade sleeve in full coloured papers tipped on. Colour lined inner. Japanese obi

With full colour insert, Edition of 300 copies only

“Sun-lit leaves.

It is a clear blue message of hope, as it rings out on a cold

winter’s day.

As the spring progresses, it becomes a cascade that overflows

with bubbling sound, and ends with a challenge “

$24

Andrew Chalk Baroque Steps

 

Elodie LP “La Lumière Parfumée” Faraway Press

All handmade sleeve in coloured papers tipped on.

Colour lined inner. Letterpress texts and image to main sleeve

With duotone insert, Edition of 300 copies only

Elodie is here : Timo van Luijk & Andrew Chalk ,

Original release on CD December 2011

“ A repertoire of delicate acoustic and electronic sounds, weaving a rich tapestry of impressionistic pastel shades and shimmering opalescent rays”.

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Elodie La lumière

Kaoru Abe / Toyozumi LP & more

Kaoru Abe / Sabu Toyozumi LP “Banka” Nobusinessrecord

Recorded live at Gaïa, Hatsudai, Tokyo, Friday, 13th January, 1978

Japanese free/jazz sax legend, Kaoru Abe, dies at the age of only 29 in 1978, living a fast and crazy life and dieing of a drug overdose. His entire music career was only 10 years, from 1968 to 1978. In that short period, he was well recorded with around 30 releases, ten of which are solo sax efforts, duos with guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi, bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa and drummer Sabu Toyozumi. Mr. Abe also toured and recorded with Milford Graves, Derek Bailey and Toshinori Konda in 1977 & 1978. Sadly, nothing by Kaoru Abe has been in print for many years until now… Many of his rare CD’s & LP’s go for big bucks on the resale market. This disc was recorded at two concerts in Tokyo in January and July of 1978, the year that Mr. Abe passed away. Those in the know, free/jazz freaks worldwide, should know of drummer Sabu Toyozumi from his work with Peter Brotzmann, Derek Bailey, Misha Mengelberg and Haino Keiji. ‘Part 1’ kicks things off with an immense blast with Mr. Abe on alto sax and Mr. Toyozumi on drums. Abe sounds a bit like Albert Ayler, although he plays alto & soprano saxes, bending and twisting every note in his own unique way. This duo recorded a few disc together and they sound just right working together, shadowing each other, tightly connecting no matter where they soar. If you savor what is essentially the beginning of fee/jazz in Japan, then you should really hear this disc. It is some 73 minutes long and it all flows together in powerful waves. So good to finally a disc back in distribution that captures the amazing talent & passion filled music of Kaoru Abe and Sabu Toyozumi. – Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG

ltd to 300 (that’s not so many, do no wait too long)

$20

Kaoru Abe Toyozumi LP

Kaoru Abe / Sabu Toyozumi CD “Mannyoka ” Nobusinessrecords

First two tracks recorded live at Minor, Kichijôji, Tokyo, Saturday, 7th July, 1978

The rest of the tracks recorded live at Gaïa, Hatsudai, Tokyo, Friday, 13th January, 1978

$15

Kaoru Abe Toyozumi

Choi Sun Bae quartet LP “Arirang Fantasy” Nobusinessrecords

with Choi Sun Bae – trumpet
Junji Hirose – tenor and soprano saxophones
Motoharu Yoshizawa – electric vertical five-strings bass
Kim Dae Hwan  – percussion

LP

$19

Choi Sun Bae Quartet

Kawaguchi Masami’s NRS single

Kawaguchi Masami’s New Rock Syndicate 7″ Kira Kira /Melt”  Magnetic South

Mono mix, it’s a hit ! only a few copies

$10

Kawaguchi Melt Kirakira

Harutaka Mochizuki | Makoto Kawashima LP

Harutaka Mochizuki | Makoto Kawashima
LP “Free Wind Mood” series
Label : An’archives
Réf : [An’14]
ltd to 275, comes in a heavy old style silkscreened jacket with obi (black, dark green or grey), postcards & inserts. Printed by Alan Sherry, liner notes by Michel Henritzi
release date : July 7th , 2018

During the past decade, a number of free music players in Japan have fiercely, with no compromise, continued to grapple with the questions that lay at the heart of the solo saxophone recital: how to tease and tear new formations out of the interface between human breath, human flesh and skeleton, and the instrument itself, its keys, holes, pads, reed, and brass body.
With Free Wind Mood, An’archives splits one vinyl record down the middle, giving a side each to two of the most rigorous, exciting, and committed players from the scene: Harutaka Mochizuki and Makoto Kawashima.
While there are elements of their playing that places them in a history of Japanese free blowing, from Kaoru Abe through Masayoshi Urabe to now, they both have a singular voice: Harutaka more stringent and tart, Kawashima, perhaps, more melancholy. Tellingly, they’ve both intersected with rock music and free sound ensembles, with Kawashima working alongside Nishizawa Naoto of EXIAS-J (Experimental Improvisers’ Association of Japan), while Harutaka has worked in a duo Tomoyuki Aoki of psych-rock group Up-Tight, and guitarist Kondo Hideaki (also of EXIAS-J).
But both of them have made their most massive strides forward with their own solo releases, Kawashima’s potent Homo Sacer one of the final releases on PSF, and Harutaka’s Pas LP and Through The Glass CD exploring new terrain for the nexus of breath and brass. Moving on from those releases, Free Wind Mood is a devastating listening experience, blood and guts on the floor as the players fully inhabit the architecture of the space, and of the self, and play like their lives depend on it.
Jon Dale

Pricing  :

18 EUR + Postage

France : 23 EUR (lettre) / 25 EUR (colissimo)

Europe & EEC : 28 EUR

Rest of the world : 31 EUR

paypal : clerouley[at]free[dot]fr

Special price with  Fuji Yuki – Michel Henritzi – Harutaka Mochizuki CD or  UH CD :

26 EUR + postage (same rate as LP alone)

Orders are processed within 48/72 hours max

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Andrew Chalk 10 ‘ LP Painted Screens

Andrew Chalk

10”/25cm LP  ‘Painted Screens’

Label : An’archives

Réf : [ An’08 ]

 Edition of 250 copies in tipped-on sleeves with Japanese obi, insert and postcard. Entirely handmade sleeve edition of Painted Screens – designed & assembled at Impression Lointaine, signed on the back.

In this album (originally released in 2014), newly remastered for this vinyledition, Andrew Chalk plays musical arrangements along with Federico Durand, Daisuke & Naoko Suzuki, Francis Plagne & Timo Van Luijk.

Music box : intimate music with a large palette of instruments ; Voices and sounds, mixed feelings and mysteries…A window opened on travelling memories, half-awakened thoughts and shared moments – dreamed and nocturnal wandering atmospheres, with undulating rays sporadically lighting a subconscious painting.

Release date :  09 June 2018

Andrew chalk Painted Screens 2  Andrew chalk Painted Screens 3

Price : 20€

Within Europe / EEC : 28 € including airmail

Other countries : 30 € including airmail

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Cedar slipcase edition, handmade and  silk-screened by Alan Sherry

Limited to 40 copies

slipcase 3   slipcase 2

Price : 75€

 Postage : please ask. Within ECC, I’d recommend EMS shipping,  16 € would cover

Elsewhere else, there’s different available options but 25 € would cover registered postage.

Fuji Yuki – Michel Henritzi – Harutaka Mochizuki CD

Fuji Yuki – Michel Henritzi – Harutaka Mochizuki
Shiroi Kao
CD ltd to 250
Free Wind Mood  series
Label : An’archives
Ref : [An’15]
7 inch silkscreened jacket with obi blue, red or grey), insert and postcard
Printed by Alan Sherry
release date : July 7th, 2018

SHIROI KAO

 Disque hivernal, fleurs et flocons, il y a le bleu du ciel où le souffle s’évapore, épouse les nuages blancs, le cristal de la voix et les notes cuivrées  tomberont comme une neige humide sur un temps passé, quelque chose n’est plus et pourtant.

 Souffles de la voix et d’un saxophone alto, calligraphies soniques dessinées sur la page blanche du silence, griffée par les cordes d’un lapsteel mélancolique. Courbes et tourbillons ascendants, appelant l’orage. Quelque chose pleure, un alto au bord du gouffre, on ne renonce pas à ce qui nous hante, ça nous appelle, nous tient comme au bout d’une corde.

Harutaka Mochizuki est comme un asphyxié, écoutez le ! Il joue des phrases tristes sur cette pierre tombale, ce wall of noise. Le bruit assourdissant des larmes et du cœur, tout çà coule là dans l’embouchure, le pavillon débordant de notes maigres, de pétales de chrysanthèmes, de stridences, d’étouffements.

Puis une voix semblant sourdre d’autres temps, Fuji Yuki  ectoplasme flottant dans le murmure du crépuscule, nous prenant la main contre son cœur, lied infiniment mélancolique, ses longs cheveux noirs la recouvrant, échappant à la terre qui nous tire à elle. Elle flotte, Ophélie noyée, ondine serpentant vers une mélodie apaisée. Cordes frottées, un écrin de soies et de rouilles s’enveloppant autour de sa voix, au loin s’en vont les nuages. Il reste le corps flottant, visage blanc, infini paysage, les ombres dévorantes qui gagnent. D’anciens folklores joués pour cette danse oubliée, cordes percussives, glissendi plaintifs.

Un banjo au loin rappelant la tourbe de l’existence. Etait-ce toi, ces voix ? Le sax reviendra dans la ronde, la voix tue, s’accordant au lapsteel dans un jeu de miroir brisé, deux soliloques entendus à travers un brouillard de tristesse, le crépuscule nous appelant à rejoindre nos ombres.

Michel Henritzi assis dans l’antichambre face à ce visage blanc silencieux, la barre glissant sur les cordes, les notes mourant avec le souffle du sax. Un feedback qui meurt ou est-ce nos pleurs …

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SHIROI KAO

 Winter record, flowers and snowflakes. Here is the blue sky into which the breath evaporates and kisses the white clouds, the crystal voice and the brass notes will fall like a wet snow on a long gone time, something vanished and still…

The breathing of the voice and the alto sax, sonic calligraphies drawn onto the white page of silence, scratched by the strings of a melancholic lapsteel. Ascending curves and whirls, calling the storm out.

Something cries, an alto on the edge of the abyss, you don’t give up on what haunts you, it summons you, holds you at the end of a rope. Harutaka Mochizuki is almost asphyxiated, listen to him !

He plays sad phrases on this tombstone, this wall of noise. The deafening sound of tears and heart, all of this flowing into the estuary, the bell overflown by lean notes, chrysanthemum petals, shrillness, mufflings.

Then, a voice that seems to arise from other times, Fuji Yuki, floating ectoplasm in the whisper of dusk, taking our hand onto her heart, her song of infinite melancholy, her long black hair cloaking her, escaping from the soil that holds us back.

She floats, like a drowned Ophelia, like a female spirit winding towards a relieved melody. Bowed strings, a net of silk and rust wrapping around her voice, and faraway, clouds drift.

The floating body remains, pale face, infinite landscape, devouring shadows spreading. Ancient folk songs played for this forgotten dance, on percussive strings, plaintive glissandi.

A distant banjo recalls the peat of existence. Was it you, these voices ? Sax will come back into the circle dance, the voice kills, tuning to the lapsteel in a broken mirror play, two soliloquies heard through a smog of sadness, with dusk calling us to merge with our shadows.

Michel Henritzi, sitting in the antechamber in front of this white silent face, the bar sliding across the strings, notes dying in the sax breath. A feedback loop dying, or is it our sobs ?

Pricing

12 EUR

France : 15 EUR en lettre

All destinations : 18 EUR including airmail

Paypal : clerouley[at]free[dot]fr

Special price with Harutaka Mochizuki | Makoto Kawashima or Kawaguchi Masami New Rock Syndicate LP : 26 EUR + postage

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Kawaguchi Masami’s New Rock Syndicate

 Kawaguchi Masami’s New Rock Syndicate

LP Now

Label : An’archives

Réf : [An’12]

ltd to 275, comes in a  heavy old style silkscreened jacket with obi (dark blue or brick red), postcard & inserts

printed by Alan Sherry

liner notes by Jon Dale

release date :  March 3 , 2018

NOW is the third album by Kawaguchi Masami’s New Rock Syndicate, after Cat Vs. Frog (Palindrome, 2007) and The Psychedelic Sounds Of New Rock Syndicate (8mm, 2011). Expanding on the terrain covered on both those earlier albums, and a string of self-released and limited-edition CD-Rs, it’s a glorious set of psychedelic garage rock, with lacunae for acid-spiked instrumentals (“Intermission”, written by drummer Yamamoto Koichiro), languid blues interludes (“Blues In Haze”) and narcotic melancholy a la third-album Velvet Underground (the gorgeous “The Sound Of The Bell”).

It’s also Kawaguchi’s first major release since his solo album for Anthony Guerra’s Black Petal imprint, The Mad Guitar Sings. Much like that record, NOW has Kawaguchi playing loose and wild with rock and the blues (but not ‘blues-rock’), only this time, his blazing guitar is roaring over the fluid, deeply connected rhythm machine of Yamamoto and bass player Kikuchi Akira. Recorded in 2016, to mark the tenth anniversary of the New Rock Syndicate, it’s the consummate example of Kawaguchi’s vision of what rock music could – and should – do.

Kawaguchi already has a storied history, a player deep in the folds of the Japanese underground, having already lead Broomdusters and Miminokoto, while also contributing to LSD March, Los Doroncos, and Plugged Ear (with Fukuoka Rinji of Overhang Party). For some, he’s perhaps best known for his bass playing in Haino Keiji’s covers group, Aihiyo, as well as cutting some taut shapes on guitar in Haino’s recent blues gang, Hardy Soul. NOW is further steeped in Japanese underground music history, with a guest appearance on two songs by Maki Miura of Shizuka and Fushitsusha.

Wild and free, NOW is played for joy and kicks, led by an absolutely fierce guitarist, at the peak of his craft, letting his mad guitar sing – and sting.

Jon Dale

Pricing  :

18 EUR + Postage

France : 23 EUR (lettre) / 25 EUR (colissimo)

Europe & EEC : 28 EUR

Rest of the world : 31 EUR

paypal : clerouley[at]free[dot]fr

Special price with UH CD : 25 EUR + postage (same rate as LP alone)

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UH (T.Hashimoto – Shizuo Uchida) CD

UH

[ Takayuki Hashimoto + Shizuo Uchida ]

CD ltd to 250

Free Wind Mood series

Label : An’archives

Réf : [An’13]

inch silkscreened jacket with obi (drak blue or grey), insert and postcard

Printed by Alan Sherry

Liner notes by Michel Henritzi

release date : March 3, 2018

UH is the duo of  Takayuki Hashimoto  (alto saxophone, harmonica) and Shizuo Uchida (bass), both have recorded for the legendary P.S.F. records and play also together in Kito Mizukumi Rouber.

Hashimoto is one half of Osaka-based Japanese free improv duo.es – aka dot.es and and has already played with many musicians such T.Mikawa, Gunjogacrayon, John Duncan, Tetuzi Akiyama…

Shizuo Uchida is now quite a familiar name for years as he was a long-term member of Haino’s Nijiumu medieval dream-drone unit and now for more than 2 decades. He’s also been involved in many projects such Hasegawa-Shizuo , Le Son De L’os,  Kito Mizukumi Rouber, L’Extase Métallique and many more.

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On ne connait rien ou presque de la musique japonaise, de ses traditions, de ses bruits et de ses silences. Quelques images qu’on entretient comme vérités, il en va de même de tout clichés qui nous tiennent comme références, maigre savoir. Ce disque est résolument décalé des modes qui se jouent dans l’underground, aussi un autre monde étrange de traditions fantasmées surgit là avec force.

 Cet enregistrement est un disque de silence, de silence dévorant, qui engloutie les sons joués par ces deux musiciens, Ma qui appelle la note vibrante, laisse entrevoir une sublime mélodie.

Shizuo Uchida à la basse acoustique, Takayuki Hashimoto au sax alto. Musique comme dessinée dans l’air, points et lignes, tracés existentiels sur la feuille blanche du live, on songe à des applats blancs tachés, striés de quelques signes habités. Takayuki Hashimoto glisse ses décompositions free entre les grilles silencieuses de Shizuo Uchida, improvisant avec leurs ombres evanescantes, furtives, fluides. Le sax devient harmonica, avec un foutu pathos illuminé, la basse violoncelle en pleurs.

« Un soir, j’ai assis la Beauté sur mes genoux. – Et je l’ai trouvée amère. – Et je l’ai injuriée » écrivait Arthur Rimbaud. La définition du free c’est peut-être ca. Uchida et Hashimoto nous offre un disque fragile et émouvant, la beauté disparaitra dans le silence et notre âme brûlera.

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Little is known about Japanese music, its traditions, its noises, and its silences. Some images are maintained as truths; so are all clichés that stick to us like references, thin knowledge. This record is resolutely offbeat with regards the trends in underground music, and a new strange world of fantasized traditions asserts itself with strength here. This release is a record of silence, a devouring silence engulfing the sounds played by these two musicians, Ma calling the vibrant note, unveiling a sublime melody.

Shizuo Uchida on acoustic bass, Takayuki Hashimoto on alto sax.

Music drawn into thin air, dots and lines, existential traces on the white sheet of the live performance; one is reminded of a white gessoed canvas, stained and striped with some haunted signs. Takayuki Hashimoto infuses his free decompositions between the silent grids of Shizuo Uchida, improvising with their evanescent, furtive, fluid shades. The sax turns into harmonica, with a bloody illuminated pathos, and the bass turns into cello, in tears.

Rimbaud wrote « One evening I sat Beauty on my knees – And I found her bitter – And I reviled her ». This might be the definition of free. Uchida and Hashimoto present us with a fragile and moving record, where beauty will vanish into silence, and our soul will burn.

Michel Henritzi

Thanks to Jean Noël and Jon Dale for their help with the english version

Pricing

10 EUR

France : 13 EUR en lettre

All destinations : 15 EUR including airmail

Paypal : clerouley[at]free[dot]fr

Special price with Kawaguchi Masami New Rock Syndicate LP : 25 EUR + postage

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