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"Blue" Gene Tyranny - Out Of The Blue (LP+DL)
"Blue" Gene Tyranny - Out Of The Blue (LP+DL)Unseen Worlds
¥2,375
“Blue” Gene Tyranny’s debut album Out of the Blue — newly remastered with original cover art — which was among the first to releases on Lovely Music in 1978 alongside Robert Ashley Private Parts, David Behrman On the Other Ocean, Jon Hassell Vernal Equinox, Meredith Monk Key, and Peter Gordon Star Jaws. Disarmingly direct, funky, and profound, Out of the Blue is an equanimous, wide-open exploration of Tyranny’s musical world: equal parts song cycle, tone poem, keyboard fantasia, and avant-garde pop record. Recorded and mixed by Tyranny at Mills College, this album emerged following the legendary 1976 Trust in Rock concerts, where Tyranny and collaborator Peter Gordon presented New Music for rock band. “Next Time Might Be Your Time” and “For David K.” were co-produced by Gordon, and also feature Mills’s Maggi Payne on flute as well as Oingo Boingo’s Steve Bartek on guitar; “Leading a Double Life” is sung by Lynne Morrow and Jane Sharp, accompanied by Tyranny on piano and polyMoog synthesizer; “A Letter from Home” is a half-hour electro-acoustic narrative meditation on “the Doppler effect as a metaphor for the development of consciousness.” Out of the Blue lives up to its name: it is both surprising and familiar, revealing for the first time something that was always already there.
"Blue" Gene Tyranny, Peter Gordon - Trust In Rock (2CD)
"Blue" Gene Tyranny, Peter Gordon - Trust In Rock (2CD)Unseen Worlds
¥1,590
A masterpiece of avant pop chamber music! The composer / pianist "Blue" Gene Tyranny, who has been nominated for the Grammy Award and is known for his participation in numerous masterpieces and The Stooges works left in the prestigious Lovely Music of the US avant-garde music, and his allies. , Arthur Russell and The Flying Lizards are also involved in the works of New York avant-garde writer / multiplayer Peter Gordon's 1976 live recording at the Berkeley Art Museum. Plenty of avant-garde charm that can be said to be one of the answers to German rock from the bay area! A minimal rock jam with a clavinet, an electronic piano, a saxophone, a woodwind instrument, an RMI Synthesizer, etc., and a dense psychedelic groove with a focus on odd time signatures and repetitions. It is a mysterious piece that brings a kind of omnipotence with a mixture of lo-fi atmosphere, strange uplifting feeling, and unique humor. Recording & mixing by Maggi Payne. Taylor Deupree is in charge of mastering. Gatefold mini LP sleeve specification. Includes a 23-page booklet with new interviews and gorgeous photos of both parties.
"Blue" Gene Tyranny- Degrees Of Freedom Found (6CD BOX)
"Blue" Gene Tyranny- Degrees Of Freedom Found (6CD BOX)Unseen Worlds
¥6,248
He has collaborated with Laurie Anderson, David Behrman, John Cage, Robert Ashley, and many other greats. Blue" Gene Tyranny is a Grammy-nominated composer and pianist known for his work with The Stooges and his many masterpieces on Lovely Music, a major sanctuary for avant-garde music in the United States. This 6-CD set includes archival, live and brand new first recordings from 1963-19, as well as many rare and unreleased recordings. This is a must-have for new music listeners, as it fully packages the surprisingly extroverted side of Blue's own music, which has often been on the support side of contemporary/avant-garde musicians. A must-have for new music listeners. Published by Unseen Worlds, a prestigious post-minimalist/avant label. Highly recommended: !!!!
---__--___  - The Heart Pumps Kool-Aid (CS)
---__--___ - The Heart Pumps Kool-Aid (CS)Orange Milk Records
¥1,495
Seth Graham, the experimentalist behind Orange Milk, and Mari Maurice (More Eaze), a Texas multi-instrumentalist, make their debut with a new unit called ---__--___. The group is made up of labelmates such as Nick Storring, Metronori, Recovery girl, Koeosaeme, and many more. A mix of gospel, art-pop, post-industrial, and ambient, this is an optimistic and ethereal electro-acoustic/sound collage that takes you to another dimension and a spectacular view!
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1127 ‎– Tqaseem Mqamat El Haram 2016-2019 (LP)
1127 ‎– Tqaseem Mqamat El Haram 2016-2019 (LP)Nashazphone
¥1,083 ¥3,557
The hidden topical work released in 2019 is repressed. A compilation of the niche scenes of the popular North African song "Chaabi" was released last year and became a hot topic. From the Egyptian cult label Nashazphone, which is also known for releases such as Sun City Girls, Smegma, Ramleh and Costes, it emerged from the underground world of contemporary Cairo electronic music such as Zuli, $$ TAG $$ and Onsy. The debut LP of 1127, an up-and-coming writer who is also enrolled in cult underground labels such as and , is reprinted for the first time in two years. Also known as the "soundtrack to the Neil Bromkamp movie set in Cairo, Egypt in 2050," it was mutated from brutal and rhythmic power electronics to Arca "&&&&" and Croww "Prosthetics Mecha Mix." One of the most shocking and fascinating works of today's North Africa, where even the junctions blend together.
222 (森俊二) - Song For Joni (LP+DL)222 (森俊二) - Song For Joni (LP+DL)
222 (森俊二) - Song For Joni (LP+DL)Flower Noise Records
¥2,750
For fans of Gigi Masin, Suzanne Kraft, G.S.Schray... A superb Balearic/Ambient album with watercolor and elegance! Natural Calamity's Shunji Mori, who has worked with UA, Boom Boom Satellites, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Towa Tei, Seigen Ono, and many other great artists, has released his latest album on vinyl.
3RENSA(Merzbow.duenn.Nyantora)- REDRUM (CD)
3RENSA(Merzbow.duenn.Nyantora)- REDRUM (CD)スローダウンRECORDS
¥2,200
This work "REDRUM" is the debut album of the band "3RENSA" by Merzbow, Duenn and Nyantora. The band name is taken from the album "3RENSA" which was the first co-starring board by the same three parties released in 2017. And this time too, the artwork is Naohiro Ukawa !!.


"REDRUM" consists of a total of three songs, each of which is a mix of sound sources recorded at Red Bull Studios in the summer of 2017, and this process and recording format are linked to the album "3RENSA". The part credits within this band are drums and electronics for Merzbow, electronics for duenn, and guitar and electronics for Nyantora. In this way, although this work "REDRUM" is an album of the band "3RENSA", its existence is ambiguously shown from the perspective of the mix of each of the three parties, and due to the creation of the band framework. The situation where the music is statically settled in some direction is avoided.
Rather, the direction that repositions the member as a mixer outside the band and makes the listener aware of the deconstructive relationship between the band (= set) and the member (= individual) is noise, ambient, drone, experimental. Impresses the fluid band that slips through the audience's desire to grasp the real image with unique terms such as rock.
It is not a document that contains the recording as it is, nor does it present a single musical concept, but it is to create and record three unique "3RENSA" from individual perspectives. And if the temporaryness and independence of the record imply the possibility of transformation and fluidity of the band, this work may be said to be the most sincere presentation from the band "3RENSA". Shuta Hiraki

Track List:
1. REDRUM SESSION 1 – MIX BY MERZBOW
2. REDRUM SESSION 2 – MIX BY DUENN
3. REDRUM SESSION 3 – MIX NYANTORA
7FO - 竜のぬけがら (CD)
7FO - 竜のぬけがら (CD)Em Records
¥2,200
Captain Ganja + Haruomi Hosono + A. Russell !? This is the rumored Pure Land Dub New Age Base! A natural talent who fell in love with that Tapes, a new album of all 7FO songs has been completed !!!! A fluffy daydream experience with Nirvana BGM with a faint grassy scent. Offers from leading labels such as RVNG and Bokeh Versions are coming in, and the attention is rising overseas overseas, but Japan is left behind? I hear a voice saying, but wait! We kept waiting for this talent to stone and explode, and finally it was time to awaken !!!!!! The decisive difference between 7FO and conventional electronic music writers is that it treats ambient-new age synth electronics with natural ethnicity like dub-reggae, with a feeling that Westerners do not have. That's the point. That sense is the reason why it produces the sound that the times demand, and is supported by RVNG-like new age-electronic music, new roots revival to extreme bass music, and La Monte Young to Equiknoxx fans. In a metaphorical way, what would happen if Haruomi Hosono from the YEN-Monad period appeared in the 2010s base scene? That is, it still has a mysterious potential. If you tell someone who doesn't know anything about the charm of "Ryu no Nukegara", you can get the true value straight away! ?? Natural high additive-free chill-out decision board that will be a landmark of 7FO that told that Tapes "There is no reason for me to make music ..." (The binding by Hiroto Higuchi is this sound Successful visualization.)
7FO - 竜のぬけがら (LP)
7FO - 竜のぬけがら (LP)Em Records
¥2,640
Captain Ganja + Haruomi Hosono + A. Russell !? This is the rumored Pure Land Dub New Age Base! A natural talent who fell in love with that Tapes, a new album of all 7FO songs has been completed !!!! A fluffy daydream experience with Nirvana BGM with a faint grassy scent. Offers from leading labels such as RVNG and Bokeh Versions are coming in, and the attention is rising overseas overseas, but Japan is left behind? I hear a voice saying, but wait! We kept waiting for this talent to stone and explode, and finally it was time to awaken !!!!!! The decisive difference between 7FO and conventional electronic music writers is that it treats ambient-new age synth electronics with natural ethnicity like dub-reggae, with a feeling that Westerners do not have. That's the point. That sense is the reason why it produces the sound that the times demand, and is supported by RVNG-like new age-electronic music, new roots revival to extreme bass music, and La Monte Young to Equiknoxx fans. In a metaphorical way, what would happen if Haruomi Hosono from the YEN-Monad period appeared in the 2010s base scene? That is, it still has a mysterious potential. If you tell someone who doesn't know anything about the charm of "Ryu no Nukegara", you can get the true value straight away! ?? Natural high additive-free chill-out decision board that will be a landmark of 7FO that told that Tapes "There is no reason for me to make music ..." (The binding by Hiroto Higuchi is this sound Successful visualization.)
A Certain Frank - ULYSSA Presents: A Certain Frank (CS+DL)
A Certain Frank - ULYSSA Presents: A Certain Frank (CS+DL)ULYSSA
¥1,895
A Certain Frank is the Düsseldorf based duo of Frank Fenstermacher and Kurt “Pyrolater” Dalhke. Through the 80s and early 90s, they made speedy, wild coldwave as Der Plan, releasing music on their own label Ata Tak (which also released Oval’s wonderful debut ‘Wohnton’!). In the mid-90s, influenced by a lifelong love for the exotica and tiki bar jazz of Martin Deny and Les Baxter, the two formed A Certain Frank. Hence, the sounds of A Certain Frank are far warmer, sensual and sultry than that of Der Plan. “Without You,” from their 2001 album ‘Nothing,’ approaches something like Sade across its pulsating, truly gorgeous six minutes. And the New Age composition “Naïve,” from A Certain Frank’s 1996 debut ‘No End No…’ (and appearing on DSPs for the first time courtesy of your friends here at ULYSSA), drifts back-and-forth between enchanting flute lines and brooding, synth stabs. And then, there’s “Nothing,” a shadowy triphop earworm that stands confidently alongside the work of Skalpel or Portishead. Yes, A Certain Frank is that good and, sadly, that overlooked. In fact, taken altogether on ‘Ulyssa presents: A Certain Frank,’ it becomes quite clear that their austere dada experiments in electronic lounge and jazz are as curious and captivating as more celebrated albums like Nuno Canavarro’s ‘Plux Quba’ and Björk’s ‘Debut.’ The time has come to give A Certain Frank its due. ‘ULYSSA presents: A Certain Frank’ is the first time any of these songs have been released on cassette and the first time songs from ‘No End No…’ have come to streaming services. ULYSSA Season 2 begins here. Sploosh.
A Hutchie - Potion Shop (LP)
A Hutchie - Potion Shop (LP)Cosmic Resonance
¥2,312

Rapidly following the cinematic avant-croon of his 'Executioner' single from David “Egyptrixx” Psutka’s Halocline Trance label, polymorphous Hamilton, ON producer Aaron Hutchinson returns with his debut LP, Potion Shop.

This concise eight song collection is aptly named, given the eccentric and intoxicating stylistic concoction it serves to unsuspecting listeners. Ostensibly a vehicle for songs by a diverse cast of guests (spanning everything from ethereal folk to esoteric rhymes, from sunburnt soul to lysergic lullabies), Hutchinson’s distinctive and decidedly psychedelic arrangements tie it all together. Crisp wind arrangements crawl forth from thick synth haze; 808 drums rain down on choruses of birds, and muffled pianos meander past distended, muck-encrusted drum samples.

Potion Shop’s extensive list of collaborators speaks to the wildly varied nature of Hutchinson’s rich musical life. It includes contributions from Hamiltonian vocal protagonist Sarah Good, Benita Whyte of Persons, Doom Squad’s Allie Blumas, pre-eminent MC Emay, celebrated musician and slam poet Ian Keteku, and even Kirk Starkey of classical fusionists Quarteto Gelato. The record will be available on LP, CD, and in digital formats, but visual artist Eccina has also crafted an interactive and thoroughly hallucinatory landscape that can be downloaded to offer listeners complement to the album.

Hutchinson has been a vital contributor to his hometown’s burgeoning underground music community. He co-founded the recently-defunct venue HAVN (Hamilton Audio Visual Node) which was touted by Vice as “the Best DIY Venue in Hamilton” in 2015. He also spearheaded their in-house label whose roster included Eucalyptus whose Kick It Till You Flip It was one of Magnet Magazine’s best Jazz releases of 2019. In addition to winning several local prizes including the Shirley Elford Emerging Artist Prize in Music, Jazz Recording of the year from the Hamilton Music Awards, and an Emerging Artist in New Media (Hamilton Arts Awards), he’s a member of several crucial Hamilton outfits. There’s the FX-mangled free-jazz duo Eschaton, whose Arachnidiscs tape Torus sees them collaborating with Matt Tavares and Leland Whitty of Bad Bad Not Good. Meanwhile in the vibrant jazz-fusion/ hip-hop anomalies Haolin Munk, he acts as drummer and producer. Hutchinson also been heard collaborating with everyone from fried dance music denizen JFM to sleek electro-pop songstress Allie X, not to mention the likes of Lea Bertucci, Ellis, Zoon, YlangYlang, and Daniel Romano.

Pop the cork on Potion Shop and drink it down for an all-too-fleeting trip across a musical terrain that’s disorienting but also warmly familiar.

A Positive Life - Synaesthetic (2LP)
A Positive Life - Synaesthetic (2LP)re:discovery records
¥4,279
Dear listener, On behalf of re:discovery records, it is with great excitement that we announce the reissue of 'Synaesthetic' by A Positive Life. A seminal release that became beloved by their owners but somehow slipped thru the cracks on recognition on both sides of the Atlantic. The album Is chalk full of top-notch tracks in this style. It features the magical Orb-esque single 'The Calling', which helped show the way forward to a deeper meaning in electronic music while the amazing 'Pleidean Communication', took this journey even deeper. 'Spacehopper' & 'Bathtub' latched on to the growing trance sound of the time but as you can hear, they are prime examples at ones that were successful at not going overboard but kept the sound timeless with a less is more approach. 'Aquasonic' is a classic in the ambient dub scene that concludes this album on a memorable note. A special treat to this reissue is that we included 'Warehouse 5am', which was only featured on the American cd version. Originally released in 1994 and having recently grown a warranted cult status as copies became hard to secure for a reasonable value, we are happy to present this in a beautiful package with no expense sacrificed. It is our hope that they bring you as much happiness as they have brought us and that this release gives them new life to a new audience and a special fond memory to those that knew them. "Once upon a time there was a young man.rough at the edges but with stars in his eyes" Synaesthetic : A sonic love letter to the years of Acid House, Chemistry, Science, inner space, love, friendship and journeys into the Ultraworld.. Be a light in the darkness Stay high Find the "others" Lifer x" i (signature) Stefan Pierlejewski Command Pilot - rd004
A. Kostis - The Jail's a Fine School (LP)
A. Kostis - The Jail's a Fine School (LP)Mississippi Records
¥2,204
First ever vinyl collection of the legendary “Kostis,” the most enigmatic of all Greek rebetika artists. 12 tracks of truly unique guitar duets and black-humor lyrics chronicling the hash dens, prison culture and pickpockets of old Athens. Recorded under a pseudonym for export to the Greeks living in America, research has uncovered the musician, journalist and cartoonist Kostas Bezos as the figure lurking behind the Kostis name, with ties to the famous singer Tetos Demetriades. Renowned for his slide guitar playing in Hawaiian-style orchestras throughout the 1930s, the Kostis recordings reveal an entirely different underworld of the macabre and illicit. The use of guitar in these now-classic rebetika songs display a virtuosity of finger-picked Near-Eastern modes and unusual tunings at the dawn of rebetika, when the bouzouki was yet to become supreme.Presented in pristine audio quality mastered from original 78 rpm discs by Michael Graves, “The Jail’s a Fine School” stands as an important document of an enduring mystery in Greek music, and a high standard for what was once a truly subversive art form.
A.R. Luciani - Elettroencefalogramma (LP)
A.R. Luciani - Elettroencefalogramma (LP)Dead-Cert
¥2,778

In the widening realms of uncovered European Outsider Art and maligned musical enigmas, the composer most commonly known as A.R. Luciani continues to exist on the extreme outer limits. Despite his unwaning commitment to the Italian avant garde and extensive production for the film industry, his work remains undocumented in almost all the excitable documentaries, books and retrospectives on the subject made in recent years. Trust Andy Votel, Sean Canty and Doug Shipton to put that to rights - with this first-ever collection of his music, representing what Votel describes as “just the tip of an iceberg in a very deep ocean”. It represents a stunning haul of largely unheard material offering an immersive overview and the first contemporary assessment of this seldom-scanned musical mastermind. Followers of Teresa Rampazzi, Daniela Casa, Roland Kayn, Maurizio Bianchi or the wider Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza universe need to delve deep into this one.

‘Elettroencefalogramma’ scans the full breadth of solo experimental composition by Antonino Riccardo Luciani, revealing a strong, prescient, frankly shocking line in mind-bending, fathoms-deep work with tape and early, pre-synth devices. Awarded unprecedented access to the polymath composer’s archive of inter-disciplinary work, Andy Votel follows his pressing of Maria Teresa Luciani’s ‘Sounds of The City’ with this first compilation survey of her sibling’s vast catalogue. The set falls deep within the label’s remit of reissued and previously unreleased work by overlooked and undocumented pioneers of 20th century sound, revealing a distinctive mix of material that nods to contemporary, tape music, neo-classical, jazz, electro-acoustic and counterpoint composition.

Drawn from original tapes recorded during the 1970s, ‘Elettroencefalogramma’ spans the heyday of Luciani’s work, before synth music was popularised. In this sense it’s worth noting Luciani’s links with Teresa Rampazzi and the pioneering electroacoustic group NPS - and namely Serenella “Serena” Marega - with whom he shares a strong affiliation toward embracing the possibilities of new music at the dawn of an unprecedented sonic epoch. There’s a sense of being in transition between worlds and eras in the opening blend of melancholy strings and bubbling electronic rhythm ‘Battery Farm’, and likewise the cranky mixture of bestial growls and dissonance in ‘The Zoo’, while the rattly rhythm of ‘Offices’ uncannily recalls Trunk’s recent issue of ‘Mechanical Keyboard Sounds’ from the modern day. But Luciani excels at quieter, introspective styles, as with the flute-led vision of ‘Desol 2’, and most remarkably in the stygian, primitive drum machine pulse and clammy string drones of ‘Forest of Chimneys’, which is surely crying out for imagery of Satanic mills, while the rupturing tape of ‘Bombardment’ sets him firmly in a lane of advanced Italian noise that connects him to Gruppo’s Roland Kayn and Maurizio Bianchi. 

Needless to say all of the material compiled here is taken from records that are incredibly rare and which were never intended for commercial release. It serves as a multifarious toolkit portfolio of Luciani’s most introspective, intimate, individualistic and uninhibited studio experiments - compiled and assembled in collaboration with the artist himself, whose vast and incredible oeuvre will hopefully now be made available to a new generation of listeners.

Aaron Cupples - Island of The Hungry Ghosts (OST) (LP+DL)
Aaron Cupples - Island of The Hungry Ghosts (OST) (LP+DL)Pan
¥2,736
Aaron Cupples is a veteran Australian producer known for his work with the likes of Spiritualized, Blanck Mass and Broken Social Scene. Aaron Cupples is a veteran Australian producer known for his work with big names such as Social Scene, and the original soundtrack he composed for the award-winning hybrid documentary film Island of the Hungry Ghosts. It was published by PAN, a prestigious label known as a major sanctuary for experimental music in Europe. The soundtrack was composed for "Island of the Hungry Ghosts. Fans of Richard Skelton will of course love this one!
Abner Jay - I Don't Have Time To Lie To You (LP)
Abner Jay - I Don't Have Time To Lie To You (LP)Mississippi Records
¥2,673
“Abner Jay is the most unusual talent in the world. A true Southerner from South G.A. He was raised layin on his belly, drinkin water from the ol Swaunee River. Jay claims the secret for his good health and being the father of sixteen young’uns, and gonna git some more, layin on his belly drinkin water from that ol Swaunee. Abner still go to the Swaunee River every Sunday, and lay down on his belly. Abner is twenty five years older than you think.” - Abner Jay Stunning one-man band tunes from one of the United States’ great unsung artists. A new album of previously unreleased tracks from Abner’s vast catalog of home recordings, showcasing some of his most haunting and powerful vocal performances on revelatory new renditions of classics like “I’m So Depressed” and “Ol Man River.” Abner recorded the majority of the songs found on this LP over and over - some were recorded with R&B bands in the late 1950's, some as earnest folk ballads in the early 1960's and some as homemade one man band recordings on electric banjo, drum and harmonica throughout the 1970's. Here Abner plays these songs more deeply felt than at any other point, accompanied by his electric guitar, plaintive harmonica and solid almost tribal bass drum. We don't know exactly what date these recordings were made, but they stand as absolutely timeless. A truly independent artist who performed at swap meets and fairs out of his custom converted trailer, Abner Jay traveled the United States from the 1930s until his passing in 1993. Told with his characteristic blend of humor and pathos, I Don’t Have Time To Lie To You is an unsparing take on the country Abner knew so well, and possibly the best full album of his music to date. Licensed from Brandie Records and Abner’s family.
Abner Jay - Man Walked On The Moon (LP)
Abner Jay - Man Walked On The Moon (LP)Mississippi Records
¥2,219
Abner Jay is an extraordinary one-man-band with one of the deepest emotive voices ever recorded. ¡ÈMan Walked On The Moon¡É features Abner material from two different periods. Side A opens with an early deep 1970¡Çs version of his signature song ¡ÈI¡Çm So Depressed,¡É which has never before been reissued on LP. The hit is followed by four previously unreleased songs from the same period - ¡ÈThe Royal Palm¡É (a classic train song), ¡ÈOld Black Joe,¡É ¡ÈI¡Çm A Hard Working Man,¡É and his paen to space travel, ¡ÈMan Walked On The Moon.¡É All are sung and played by Abner with his standard one man band set up - electric banjo, drums played by his feet, and harmonica. Side B of the LP features Abner¡Çs emotionally charged last recordings. These were made two months before Abner passed away, and here we nd him pensively playing acoustic guitar and singing. The songs are incredibly emotional and not for the faint of heart. These mournful tracks were previously released on a Mississippi 10¡É EP back in 2011 (¡ÈLast Ole Minstrel Man¡É) and is long out-of- print. This LP collects some of Abner¡Çs greatest work from across his career, all rare or previously unreleased classics! LP comes housed in an old school ¡Ètip on¡É jacket and includes a 20 page booklet with photos and a loving tribute to Abner Jay written by Jack Teague. All tracks fully licensed from Brandie Jay, Abner¡Çs daughter.
Abner Jay - True Story Of Abner Jay (LP)
Abner Jay - True Story Of Abner Jay (LP)Mississippi Records
¥2,289
This is an official release from the prestigious [Mississippi Records] of a compiled compilation of material from the 70's by Abner Jay (1921 - 1993), an American multi-instrumentalist from Georgia and a lone one-man band and outsider bluesman. This is another solo band style, with one man playing drums, banjo, vocals and harmonica. The name of the song is "Cocaine," and it's a slow, country-style performance with a heavy dose of poison. His voice is very convincing, perhaps because of his checkered, haphazard, and reckless life. This is a bluesman!
Aboutface - °s (12")
Aboutface - °s (12")AD 93
¥2,768
Already sold out at the publisher. The long-awaited LP work by the British artist Aboutface has appeared.It's like the missing link between The Automatic Group's "Summer Mix", Torn Hawk, and Visible Cloaks, and it's nostalgic and otherworldly. Show off the finest ambient / techno in a different world!
Abul Mogard - In Immobile Air (LP)
Abul Mogard - In Immobile Air (LP)Ecstatic
¥3,589

Abul Mogard makes an ever welcome return with a suite of starkly brooding shoegaze drone pieces mostly generated from an old Bechstein upright piano built in 1891. If yr into Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd's 'The Moon and the Melodies', Deathprod, Ryuichi Sakamoto or Jim O’Rourke, this one’s for you.

Inspired as much by the instrument’s rich harmonic textures as the Italo Calvino short story that lends the album’s track titles, ‘In Immobile Air’ collects five works written by Mogard during the ill-fated Spring of 2020. Thematically, the album dwells on Mogard’s typical concerns with memory and states of mind, and comes to feel like the musical rendering of a soul preoccupied by their mortality. As such, it can be read as a suite of instrumental hymns for a world coming to terms with its current condition and state of static unrest, evoking a stillness of air in its glacial movements while reflecting a gnawing sense of something impending. Yet, it’s simultaneously and quite profoundly soothing in its widescreen harmonic shifts along the knife-edge between bliss and dread.

The album arrives after a pause in Mogard’s prized oeuvre since 2019’s ‘And We Are Passing Through Silently’ with a humbly arresting presence that perfuses all of his best work and keeps his listeners rapt for more. The handful of pieces speak to both Mogard’s rich inner life, and the inner voice of his instrument. Using analog and digital equipment, he transforms the melancholic simplicity of his melodies into a quietly dreamlike space. The title track lays out this bare aesthetic with wilting, elegiac notes that vaporise into a timbral thizz, before its brooding course takes in the oblique beauty of ‘Clouds’ and tarry drones recalling recent Deathprod moves in ‘Black Dust.’ He finally emerges from the murk most poignantly with the clearer keys of ‘Sand’, only to shore up somewhere more contemplative and abstract, in the low key magisterial expanse of ‘On a Shattered Shell Beach.’

Abul Mogard - Kimberlin (Original Soundtrack) (LP)
Abul Mogard - Kimberlin (Original Soundtrack) (LP)Ecstatic
¥2,992

Abul Mogard’s devastatingly bleak soundtrack for Duncan Whitley’s experimental short film offsets the barren, stony landscape of a small, isolated island against a backdrop of fizzing drone dynamics and indrawn shoegaze inversions. It's perhaps Mogard's most carefully constructed and engrossing set of recordings to date, highly recommended if you’re familiar with Mogard's unique synthesis, or work by Thomas Köner, My Bloody Valentine or William Basinski.

Mogard's darkly sublime soundtrack for ‘Kimberlin’ , an experimental film about the Isle of Portland on the English south coast, coincidentally doubles up as metaphor for the mood of an increasingly inward-looking UK and our often desolate mental states. Taking its name from the local word for an outsider or “foreigner”, ‘Kimberlin’ was filmed on location during the months following the referendum of 2016 which lead to the current, purgatory state we find ourselves in the UK right now. 

Combining mostly wordless, lingering shots of the Isle of Portland’s bleak and rugged landscape with Mogard’s washed out but richly evocative music, made with manipulated field recordings, modular synth and layered Farfisa organ, the project came to reflect a sense of (be)longing, loneliness and outsiderness that also perhaps uncannily mirrors the putative collective feeling since that darkly historic vote, over three years ago. Taking cues from the evocative poetry of lifelong islander, stonemason and poet Cecil “Skylark” Durston (1910-1996), as well as a news report on the discovery of a mysterious cinema found interred by foliage in the Isle’s cave systems, the merging of image and sound speak to their subject in an organic, impressionistic manner that leaves billowing room for imagination.

Mogard’s soundtrack opens out with a slow-burning, greyscale iridescence, tenderly manipulating the sound of fog horns and bird calls in briny modular spray and gloaming Farfisa organ swells that, when combined with song titles such as ‘Flooding Tide’ and ‘Playing On The Stones’, serve to evocatively connote the film’s subject matter. The results can be heard as echoes in the digital future of an England that’s now difficult to grasp, most hauntingly transposing the meaning of Cecil “Skylark” Durston’s description of the Isle of Portland as a place where “quarry bells no longer ring, except in old men’s dreams” to the ever-present, never-ending riddle of Brexit and its generationally devastating bleakness.

Adalberto Cevasco - Pajaros Electricos (LP)
Adalberto Cevasco - Pajaros Electricos (LP)VAMPISOUL
¥2,633

For the first time ever, Vampisoul, the sister label of Munster Records, is reissuing this Argentinean Balearic Jazz/Fusion masterpiece. The album was released on Vampisoul, a sister label of Munster Records. This is a fantastic album by one of the top Argentinean musicians who left his work for "Melopea Discos" under the direction of Litto Nebbia. This is an ethno-fusion/jungle ambience masterpiece with rich sonic nourishment and Brazilian flavors. Includes an insert with unpublished photos and notes. Highly recommended for fans of obscure South American music such as "Outro Tempo" (Music From Memory) and "América Invertida" (Vampisoul) as well as Azymuth, Mono Fontana and Motohiko Hamase!

For the first time ever, Vampisoul, the sister label of Munster Records, is reissuing this Argentinean Balearic Jazz/Fusion masterpiece. The album was released on Vampisoul, a sister label of Munster Records. This is a fantastic album by one of the top Argentinean musicians who left his work for "Melopea Discos" under the direction of Litto Nebbia. This is an ethno-fusion/jungle ambience masterpiece with rich sonic nourishment and Brazilian flavors. Includes an insert with unpublished photos and notes. Highly recommended for fans of obscure South American music such as "Outro Tempo" (Music From Memory) and "América Invertida" (Vampisoul) as well as Azymuth, Mono Fontana and Motohiko Hamase!
Adham Shaikh - Early Works 1992 - 1994 (2LP)
Adham Shaikh - Early Works 1992 - 1994 (2LP)re:discovery records
¥4,236
On behalf of re:discovery records, it is with great excitement that we announce the Adham Shaikh compilation titled 'Early Works 92-94'. Adham Shaikh is a treasured ambient, dub and keyboardist artist out of Vancouver Canada who's early to mid-90's tracks found their way to seminal labels like Instinct, Dossier, Interchill and his own label Modulation Elektronik.This collection represents a choice selection of key early works that begins with 'Ascend', whose spacey dub atmosphere is one of the 1990's hidden ambient dub gems. 'Vapor' complete's the a-side with its other-wordly trip into organic and spatial dub ambience. The b-side features the 16+ minute magnificent ethereal odyssey 'Windgate 11:11', that has been a fan favourite for over 25 years now. The 22-minute peak track named 'Oberon (Greymatter) that spreads across the C side was taken from his debut EP 'Realignment' of his Modulation Elektronik label in 1993. Perhaps the most proto-techno track on here, it is prime example of the freeform expression of the time in ambient dub. The last track featured here is one that shares the same title; Adham Shaikh's most revered and most beloved album 'Journey to the Sun'.
After Dinner - 1982-85 (LP)After Dinner - 1982-85 (LP)
After Dinner - 1982-85 (LP)Soave
¥3,470
After Dinner from Japan, embraced new wave, traditional Japanese music, free contemporary and avant-garde rock. Founded under hand of delicious female vocalist, musician and composer Haco in 1981, broaching a very interesting collective cohesion; their background, though however various, brought them together during times of recording and live performance. 1982-85 includes all their first production; the complete 1st album “Glass Tube", 2 tracks from the 1st 7” single and a bonus track track from a 1985’s compilation on Celluloid. Includes 24-pages booklet

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