Tokyo Flashback P.S.F 2CD Haino Keiji back in stock

Recently re-released on 4LP by Black Editions, this  original 2CD set is a nice alternative at a democratic price

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’

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Tokyo Flashback PSF 2

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Ikuro Takahashi LP An’archives

Ikuro Takahashi
しりえないものとずっと [shirienaimono to zutto]
LP ltd to 275, silkscreened jacket with obi (light blue or salmon) by  the one and only Alan Sherry, inserts and postcard
Liner notes by Michel Henritzi
Label : An’archives
Ref : [An’16]
Release date : January 21, 2019

Legendary drummer, Ikuro Takahashi played in most of the important bands of the psychedelic underground Japanese scene : Keiji Haino’s Fushitsusha, Seishokki, High Rise, Ché-Shizu, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Kousokuya, LSD March and Nagisa Ni Te, but also with Junzo Suzuki, Tamio Shiraishi, Akiko Hotaka and many others, making it difficult to write a comprehensive list. Ikuro does not make a distinction between the young musicians with whom he collaborates, and the big names of the underground behind whom he brings an enveloping rhythm, like the wind blowing through a bamboo forest.
A native of Hokkaï do, born in 1957, exiled in downtown Tokyo, Ikuro Takahashi lived there for a while before settling back in Sapporo with his partner, dancer Yoko Muronoi, starting the Anoyonodekigoto project together. All pieces gathered here were composed for their duo shows. Yoko Moronoi was reunited with the shadows of her ancestors in 2017, leaving Ikuro alone in the world of the living. This record appears as the last flower laid at the shrine of her dance.
This album gathers 7 tracks, most of which were built from an overlay of oscillators, music boxes and metronomes. Sometimes it recalls Takehisa Kosugi’s pieces, a common way of unfolding time and space, of making our perception float. A common saving of gesture, of concept. Ikuro Takahashi is like a weaver trapping our listening in his electric wires, dragging us in a flux of rhythmic, fluid, circular patterns.
Ikuro Takahashi is like these shamans summoning our shadows, our ghosts, to make the living core within us sing.

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18 EUR + Postage

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

Europe & EEC : 30 EUR

Rest of the world : 32 EUR

paypal : clerouley[at]free[dot]fr

Special price with any  An’archives CD :

26 EUR + postage (same rate as LP alone)

Makoto Kawashima LP Homo Sacer

Makoto Kawashima LP Homo Sacer Black Editions

Japanese saxophonist Makoto Kawashima’s debut album and the final release by the legendary P.S.F. Records.

Though he has played the saxophone for just over 10 years, Makoto Kawashima has emerged as one of the most original improvisers in a new generation of Japanese players. His releases on his own Homosacer label as well as on this, his debut reveal a haunting and impassioned style of playing.

“Homo Sacer — Sacred Human. Kawashima’s sax is ripe with the spirit of Japanese free jazz, dwelling as it does between the violent and the beautiful. Kaoru Abe, Masayoshi Urabe, Takayuki Hashimoto, Harutaka Mochizuki… all of these altoists live in an area of personal expression rare in the world, one that feels like the body itself is being whittled away at. It feels like we have a new genius to add to that list.” –Hideaki Kondo, from the Japanese liner notes.

Housed in a heavy tip-on jacket featuring metallic printing and gloss film-laminate finish. Pressed to high quality vinyl at RTI; Digital download included.

Only a very few as we don’ thave any deal with this label

$28

Kawashima LP BE

Polygonola CD with Haino Keiji

Back in stock

Music of the Polygonola (a polygonal flat musical instrument)
A unique tone, timbre and scale CD Applied Vibro-Acoustics Inc

This disc comes with a 50-page booklet in English and Japanese discussing the instrument and the pieces.

Polygonola is a flat polygonal musical instrument and made from bronze (see below). The size and shape varies and depends on the pitch of the original scale based on a vibration theory of the plate. The shapes are triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon and disc. There are also a pentagram and hexagram Polygonola. It is played by hitting with any type of mallets.

$20

Polygonola CD  Polygonola CD2

Andrew Chalk cassettes

Andrew Chalk Cassette “Paradise Lost”  Impression Lointaine

With Naoko Suzuki

$12 only a few

Andrew Chalk Paradise lost001

 

 

Andrew Chalk Cassette “The circle of days 4” Faraway press

With Tom James Scott & Timo Van Luijk

$12 only a few

Andrew Chalk circle of days 4002

 

Masonna & Incapacitants LP

Masonna  LP Bursting Absolute Moods (The Lost First Album 1989) – Urashima

Black inner sleeve with deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve with Maso Yamazaki’s photo cover art plus full color postcard in 300gr, foldable in A4 size and business card with art cover replica of Coquette tape All Live Recording At My Room where debut Lp on Vis A Vis was announced / Here the God of Noise Masonna in fine early form here on Bursting Absolute Moods, an album recorded in 1989 and originally due to be released on Vis A Vis Audio Arts. But it never happened, and these recordings, made in super-direct manner at home (neighbours be damned) never came out… Until now! Raw electronics, feedback, and loads of screaming, all extremely distorted 

ltd to 300, only a few

$23

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Incapacitants LP Extreme Gospel Night – Urashima

Extreme Gospel Nights is a shocking cassette from 1993, released by one of the Japanoise-defining labels, Vanilla Records, whose sound is particularly exciting, agonizingly dense and full of detail – there’s very little air to breathe here. Gospel refers to the place (in Tokyo) where the recordings were made, so don’t expect traditional spirituals. Instead you get some truly alien performances, complete with sporadic screaming of vivisected baboons drowning in the sonic sludge. There are two tracks on Vanilla tape; Bitter Insect on side A and the super lo-fi Accelerated No(i)sebleed on side B, in all probability recorded directly from the soundboard. 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.  It also serves as great example of just what makes well done noise so great:  the layers of complexity that build upon each other reveal new and different textures and patterns on subsequent listenings.

Mastered by Toshiji Mikawa and reissued for the first time in vinyl, the record has been pressed on 140gr black vinyl with black label and black inner sleeve and comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve in 300 copies with Tomyodai-lighthouse photo (in the late Meiji) cover art plus an insert in classic paper ultra-bright with finish glossy plastic coating with perfect replica of original art from Vanilla Records tape cover. Each copy enveloped in tissue golden paper (plus sticker) as original tape release. Only a few !

$23

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la scène 裸身 CD & ltd cassette

la scène 裸身 CD 天の赤道  – Ten No Sekido – Inner Pleasure

Subtle and profound Japanese slowcore; It will transport you to the fount via the bowels of the sound. This work is created from a collaboration of Atsuo (Boris), especially inspired by his view about the voice. Each song exudes its presence like a small signpost glowing in the darkness, and its introspective sound swells as a form of therapy.
It features guest guitar by Hideki Yamagiwa (Katurei/Chi to Shizuku) and also guest vocals by Atsuo in 16mins title track “Ten no Sekido” Mastered by Soichiro Nakamura (PEACE MUSIC).

My best discovery (Thanks Dieter). An excellent  Dreamy Japanese slowcore with Saya voice (sometimes reminescent from Saya / Tenniscoats voice, a bit lower and  less “manierish”)  interrupted with intense guitar solos. A name that will probably grow, this one has our highest recommendations. The band shoud have a gig in UK in October, if you can help with finding some more dates in Europe, please get in touch with us or Patrick at Cadmus Tape

$18

La scene cd001

 

la scène 裸身  cassetteTen no Sekido – Cadmus Tape

25 made. Contains exclusive live version of The 18th Day… comes with glow in the dark plectrum, postcard and download code.  Only a very few, this one has a bonus and comes on an excellent and friendly label from London. I’m pretty sure this one is almost gone for collectors and I’m definitively one of them.

$11

La Scène cs001

La scene

Not Waving / Jim O’Rourke LP

No Waving / Jim O’Rourke LP  “Side A / Side B” – Diagonal

Sold out at source !
Colour vinyl edition of 500 copies, housed in a screen printed polythene bag. Includes a download dropped to your account.
In a dream hook-up for Diagonal, Jim O’Rourke reimagines material from the vaults of Alessio Natalizia AKA Not Waving and turns in a magisterial kosmiche synth-scape, backed with a sprawling slab of mazy rhythmic brilliance. O’Rourke has been a long-time admirer of Not Waving, and what started out as more of straight remix project quickly turned into a collaboration-at-a-distance, with Natalizia sending extra material and pushing O’Rourke to stray as far from the original material as possible.
In both parts, he does him proud. ‘Side A’ renders an original chromatic synth knot into a spiralling, heavenly superstructure worthy of comparison with Popol Vuh, before the flip envelopes listeners in a hyper-baroque rave hall of mirrors — all iridescent arps and irregular, automated pulses that refract palatial imaginary spaces.

$19 only a few

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Akio Suzuki LP

Akio Suzuki LP “Jumping and Standing” Art Into Life

Limited edition pressing of 300 copies * Includes text insert by Akio Suzuki. Originally recorded in 1984, “Jumping and Standing” consists of a live performance at Musashino Art University by pioneering Japanese sound artist Akio Suzuki, accompanied by five toy rabbits. This long-awaited release epitomizes Suzuki’s approach to performance, imbued with a characteristic sense of humor and an organic interplay with his audiences, as evinced by uproarious laughter heard on the opening track. Now some three decades later, contemporary listeners are likewise drawn ever deeper into this novel noisescape featuring an ensemble of wind-up bunnies on broken boards, metallic fragments, and a reel-to-reel tape deck on the fritz.

$24

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Meno 1st CD

Meno 1sCD  Galleria Zarigania

Meno is the trio of  Hiroto Hayashi, Ikuro Takahashi & Kota Inukai

They are good old friends, they play guitar, bass & drums with Hayashi on vocals. Sometimes it reminds me a bit Kasuni trio but Hayashi’s voice is rawer, sometimes a bit raspy. Simple but a true pleasure for ears. Comes in a nice 15 x 21 cm cover.

$15

(you can order it with the new Ikuro Takahashi LP, shipping costs would remain thesame)

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Philipe Maté / Daniel Vallancien LP

Philipe Maté / Daniel Vallancien LP Souffle Continu Records

Souffle Continu Records present the first ever vinyl reissue of Philippe Maté/Daniel Vallancien, originally released in 1972. Although discrete, the career of saxophonist Philippe Maté includes nonetheless several indispensable albums: be it with the Acting TrioJean Guérin (Tacet), or Jef Gilson (Workshop), his collaborations in a big band or quartet with Lawrence “Butch” Morris, his presence in the Saxophone Quartet and also on the brilliant 1972 album L’Enfant Assassin Des Mouche by Jean-Claude Vannier (BMS 001CD, FKR 001X-LP). As for the man in the background: Daniel Vallancien, a sound engineer rarely featured on the sleeves; the collection Actuel on the BYG label owes much to him (he is at the controls behind Anthony BraxtonDon CherrySonny Sharrock, or Steve Lacy), and the same goes for Saravah for who he notably recorded AreskiBrigitte FontaineMaurice Lemaître, or the Cohelmec Ensemble. Not bad for starters! What is more, Daniel Vallancien is one of a prestigious group of French recording engineers with open ears and often themselves musicians, even if only occasionally for some, including Bruno MennyDaniel Deshays, or Jean-Marc Foussat, who have all recorded remarkable albums as leaders. Behind this collaboration was the idea of creating music which was free, direct, and spontaneous, while having also a minimum of advance planning. Music, according to the brief liner notes desirous to “remove itself from long and patient laboratory experiments“. So, there can be found here none of the sophisticated tools associated with electroacoustic research, but mainly a recording mixer console, which, in the hands of Daniel Vallancien acts directly on the original instrumental sound in real time, modifying and multiplying it while respecting the natural flow. Be it Paul MéfanoBetsy JolasGérard Grisey, or Jacques Lejeune, many contemporary composers working in France have, at one time or another, included the saxophone in their work. Nothing can compare to the singularity of the dialogue between Philippe Maté and Daniel Vallancien, which they themselves describe as being “serious, sarcastic or humorous”, with, here and there, “disturbing sounds”. Words, however, even those used by the protagonists themselves, are insufficient to describe such a sonic object, difficult to identify and, it has to be said, extraordinary. Licensed from Saravah. Gatefold sleeve; Obi strip Edition of 500

$19 only a few

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Gerogerigegege CD Senzuri

The Gerogerigegege CD “The Senzuri Champion revised” Vis à Vis Audio Arts

“revised” edition of Senzuri Champion consisting of alternate takes, live versions and unreleased tracks from around 1985/1988, ltd edition, move fast !

$18

gerogerigegege senzuri cd 

Haigan CD “Genocide of the good friends” Vis à Vis Audi Arts

Funny grindcore, free noise, free jazz band – just , imagine Hijokaidan drinking some bleach.  On Juntaro Yamanouchi home label, I guess they kind of share the same humour. Only a very few !

$ 14

haigan cd

Cullcanecho CD “Cullcanecho” Vis à Vis Audio Arts

A very surprising new name on Juntaro’s label. This is a beautiful and delicate album with  a fado influence. It’s not a joke, if you are also like us in enka waters and folk, you really should give a try. Only a very few !

$14

cullcanecho

Ichiyanagi CD w/ Yoko Ono – Omega Point

Toshi Ichiyanagi CD “Computer Space” Edition Omega Point

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Two sound compositions discovered at Mr. Ichiyanagi’s home in 2018 to be released for the first time ! One is an unknown early work created on a computer and the other is material for an experimental short film by Toshio Matsumoto. Particularly, the former piece was revolutionary. The quirky sound he made on the computer at the time was unheard of especially because a computer could only create simple sounds then. Moreover, it also includes an unknown electronic ambient piece reminiscent of a bi
rd tweeting as well as a reissued version of an accompanying single of a mythical self-published book, which inspired Yoji Kuri’s animation work known as “Tragedy on G string”!

1_Toshi Ichiyanagi Computer Space / 1970_3’12”
2_Toshi Ichiyanagi material of Metastasis (a) / 1971_0’39”
3_Toshi Ichiyanagi material of Metastasis (b) / 1971_0’34”
4_Toshi Ichiyanagi title and year unknown (a) _7’25”
5_Toshi Ichiyanagi title and year unknown (b) _7’18”
6_Toshi Ichiyanagi For String #2 + Stanzas (1961, simultaneous performance)_15’55”
– Yoko Ono participated in performance

$20

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