Jun Konagaya LP Memento mori

Jun Konagaya LP  ” Memento Mori” Steingklang Industries

New solo album from GRIM mastermind Jun Konagaya! More nuanced than Grim, there’s some great & sad love songs on it.
Black vinyl in sleeve with inlay, ltd to 200

$15

Black vinyl with heavy white splatters in sleeve with inlay, numbered and ltd to 50

$35 only a few

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Japan Blues LP

Japan Blues LP “Sells his record collection” Japan blues

The first Japan Blues album, Sells His Record Collection, isn’t really an album at all. (It also marks the beginning of a new era for Williams, who has left Honest Jon’s to focus on his solo projects.) Built around samples from his personal vault of music and decorated with field recordings, keys and (on one occasion) his own vocals, it’s best regarded as a creative extension of his mixtapes and radio show. Williams calls it a travelogue, a love letter to Japanese music and culture, where samples of old gongs and flutes sit next to recordings of passenger announcements from train stations. He says the inspiration for the LP was “an imaginary geisha opium den,” and he’s succeeded in crafting something as evocative as that suggests.  That’s more than a DJ album, it’s really nicely made, intelligent and personnal.

$20

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Andrew Chalk – Elodie – Af Ursin

Andrew Chalk CD “Violin by Night”  Faraway Press

Incredible CD version of one of the most elegiac album recorded by Andrew Chalk, comes in a beautiful and crazy  kind of handmade book. Please remember they are all made by a human, one by one, it’s hard to imagine all the work and time passed with making a few hundred copies.

$16

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LP  “Times of Hayfield” Faraway Press

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Elodie LP ‘Balayes de la main du hasard’ (Faraway Press)

Edition of 400 copies .Performed by Timo van Luijk & Andrew Chalk
Guitar: Tom James Scott / Korogi: Daisuke Suzuki

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Af Ursin LP ‘Itinera’ (La Scie Dorée)

First full electronic album, played, recorded and mixed by Timo van Luijk at Kulta Saha 2016-2017
“An imaginary one way trip through microcosmic oscillations in seven macrosonic constellations. The space of sound versus the sound of space”

Regular edition of 250 copies on transparent vinyl

$18

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Lumine LP ‘All the unnamed’ (La Scie Dorée)

New project of Timo van Luijk with Graham Stewart and John Whyte.
From a blank page appeared six chapters of sparse electronics and acoustic instrumentals.
A subtle story revealing the slowly moving interplay of delicate sonic tension and distant drama of desolate melodies.
Played, recorded and mixed by Timo van Luijk & Graham Stewart at Kulta Saha, 2015-2016.
Sleeve drawing, design and text by John Whyte. Ltd to 300

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Ilta Hämärä  LP Saivo (Sloowax)

Duo of Timo van Luijk & Bart De Paepe

$17

Ilta Hamara LP

Tokyo Flashback P.S.F 2CD Haino…

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’

+ including An’archives poscard edited in memory of Hideo Ikeezumi

$28

Tokyo Flashback PSF 2 Ikeezumi postcard copie

Disk Union special and ltd version with poster (A3 Fold out and badge) / only a very few

$34

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Cheval Rétréci , Junko , Will Guthrie LP

Cheval Rétréci , Junko , Will Guthrie  / Cheval Rétréci LP Logique Floue / Ikebukuro Dada – ltd to 300

With australian drummer Will Guthrie and japanese vocal heroine Junko, Cheval Retreci make an analogic noise music, dense and strident, using korean and indian flutes.
Result is somewhere between an alert call  and an improbable shamanic ceremony. Very Interesting collaboration, one of my recent Junko’s favorite.

$13

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Togawa x Kaidan ltd LP

非常階段 × 戸川純 = 戸川階段

Hijokaidan x Jun Togawa = Togawa Kaidan  LP Alegori

Translucent red 180g Hi-Res audiophile record made in Japan
△Includes a 78x42cm fold-out poster + full English lyrics (revised by Jun Togawa herself) + Download code (FLAC + MP3) with bonus tracks / Limited to 500 copies worldwide.

Excellent release one of my recent favorite Hijokaidan related stuff.

$24

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We’re also helping the label with offering copies for distro in Europe & Elsewhere, so if you are interested please get in touch with us

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Fuji-Yuki & Squimaoto LPs

Fuji Yuki LP “Orient” Bambalam records

FUJI YUKI is a Japanese female vocalist as know as member of the ethereal drone pop duo “Sarry”. She is influenced by ancient music, Buddhist ritual music, Krautrock, Progressive rock, Noise music and abstract experimental music. Vocal style is including a little unusual singing approach – minimal  – phrase repetition, voice drone, etc.
Makoto Kawabata (acid Mothers Temple) presents Fuji Yuki :
“If it were possible to project sound through a crystal, it would probably sound something like this. Like a book of prophecy where multiple speculations are blended together, its intimations and allusions left obscure. And at the same time it’s like infringing some taboo by creating a rapport with memories of a distant, past life. Weird hymns that waver between curiosity and dread.”
-Makoto Kawabata-

$17

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Squimaoto LP “Squimaoto” Bambalam records

Squimaoto is a female trio from Kobe, Japan formed in 2003. They have been preparing their comeback for 2017 with the help of Kawabata Makoto who has been remixing and adapting their album, soon to be released on vinyl .
Just by hearing the first few notes of the album, the chaos seems overwhelming.
However this chaos is in fact quite controlled. It is synonymous with loops, permanent returns to square one, then a few detours, and recurring pitfalls.
The rhythm, the beat is square, obsessed with symmetry and despite the icy echoes of a distant guitar, the cymbals hammer a cadence which is neither brutal nor lazy. That’s where the uneasiness resides. This mated rhythm sends the listener on an opioid-fueled trip back to the heyday of indie rock.

$17

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La Monte Young CD Raag Bhaivara

La Monte Young & The Theatre of Eternal Music CD “Raag Bhaivara”  Mongolian Mognolia

Comes sealed in a digipak, only a very few and sold out within a couple of days

$35

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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 – $10

LP $15

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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 – $10

LP $15

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