Friday, 5 May 2017

A-Musik ‎– Live At Muon '82.12.26 (1982)

Just like the Les Rallizes Denudes album I previously posted, this album is promotional CDr from Japanese Indie label Cragale. But this album has quite different vibe compare to previous A-Musik tracks, since performers in this album is Tamio Shiraishi and except Kenichi Takeda, other performers seems like they have no close relations with A-Musik. But still, there has some classic A-Musik vibe throughout the tracks, but think as A-Musik mixed with Tamio Shiraishi.

And I bought 地下音楽への招待 (Invitation To The Underground Music) book which packaged with CD by Goda Takeshi and Katō Akira. And found the A-Musik cover of Korean famous song 돌아와요 부산항에 (Please Come Back To Port Busan; 釜山港へ帰れ) by Cho Yong-Pil. As a Korean, it is really priceless. Since there's no Youtube video of this album, I'll link that cover track.



Sunday, 30 April 2017

Various Artists - Sound Cosmodel (1984)

Just as you can see in Discogs page, this is 50 track compilation / sampler album from Japanese underground label Atelier Peyotl, which only I can guess it has relations with label B-Sellers and EP-4. Anyway, as I mentioned earlier, there are 50 tracks and not just limited in Japanese artists but other countries artists like Conrad Schnitzler to Mexican New Wave band Size. But since there's 25 tracks per side, many tracks seems cut after 1 minute or so. In my opinion, this album is great to find new artists and their music style, and even maybe useful for DJ Mixes, but since genres and styles of each tracklist order is quite different and it ruins the flow, but I'm not saying this is bad compilation. Included artists are very interesting and it's great album to find a new artist or style.

Tenjo Sajiki / J. A. Seazer - Shintokumaru (1978; Original)

Sorry for late upload folks, frankly it's really busy especially this month. Got some really great opportunities recently, but since that's a work too. But don't worry, I'll keep posting. Anyway, this is the Psychedelic Opera (or Musical) recording album from famous Psychedelic group Tenjo Sajiki with J.A. Seazer (Terahara Takaaki).

Most of my friends didn't like the concept nor the album, but to me it is really something. Something even enlightenment. Maybe I'm exaggerating it, because I knew this album from "Ongaku 70 : Vintage Psychedelia In Japan" when I was just starting collecting records, and this album surely guided me to the classic Japanese and even Korean Psychedelic albums. Since this is live recording album from the opera, half the record are just Japanese dialogues but there has some great moments imo.
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The Gerogerigegege - Senzuri Champion (1987; Original)

Yeah, it's The Gerogerigegege's famous second album (First vinyl album), spent nearly 500$ on this, but worth it totally. Senzuri Champion album got a quite a different vibe then first one, (since first self titled album was Industrial) but very impressing thing about this album was each tracks got a very own theme, plus the parodied track titles like Southern All Stars' I'm A Panty (Yes I Am) to I'm Herpes, Yes I Am, it's just priceless.

*If you not familiar with the Gero's theme, beware that there are some moaning (?) sound at some track.

And, the vote results was two votes at Tenjo Sajiki's Shintokumaru and Sound Cosmodel album. So I'll upload two of them in this month and other one vote albums in next month.



Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Les Rallizes Denudes (Otoko no Hadaka Rīzu) - Mi Happyō Ongen [White]

It's been 3 months after the last post, but I wasn't dead nor this blog. I was just went to business trip to NYC, Washington D.C., Seoul, and Tokyo, and making our project band's 1st album. But I got many interesting Japanese 80s albums. Sadly, I can't post regularly just like before, so I'll let you guys choose the next album posting.

So, it's a album by Les Rallizes Denudes. Technically, it's promotional CDr given away with purchases of other CDrs on Cragale. but since most of the tracks are recorded live in 80s. and it was quite good for a giveaway album, I choose to post this. I hope I didn't failed some of guys waited for 70s Drum Break / Funk albums. By the way, I wonder how's Sam doing...





Photo from Flower Travellin' Band's album, Anywhere. 

Sunday, 25 September 2016

BGM - Back Ground Music (1980)

I waited nearly 2 years for this album and finally got 2 of them, but NM quality album is still not arrived. (France to S.Korea by ship, maybe take 90 days or so.) so uploaded version is VG quality. I'll upload NM version as soon as arrived.

Anyway, this is one of my favorite Electronic album. Not quite impact as Dada - Jyo (Vanity 0001) to me, but each track in this album has more variety (especially main instruments of each tracks) than Jyo, since that album has main concept : inspired by Gaki Zoshi, and dedicated to Eno according to Discogs.



And plus, I bought a 30 pack of vinyl albums from Japanese acquaintance. It's mostly Soul / Funk, Drum Break and some of are 70s albums but since some albums are bit rare ones, if Sam and you guys are fine with that, I'll try posting. If I can't, I'll just stick to the Experimental 80s records. lel

Random Photo
Photo by Kiyotaka Saito, 1996. Ryoko Hirosue

Monday, 19 September 2016

EP-4 - Reb-Do (1982)

I was spending nearly 10 hours to find a reason why cassette recording with my old Sony Cassette / CD player suddenly made a static sound in background and tracks sounds like very compressed. It took quite of time to know because this happened right after getting new aux cord, and upgraded OS to Windows 10. After upgrading and downgrading OS like 5 time after, my old Walkman solved the question. Cassette player was the problem.

Anyway, it's the early Abstract genre album from Electric Funk band EP-4. and it's worth the 10 hours of stress for me at least.

Like there's no name of EP-4 in this album, it's quite different than EP-4's later albums. But it made connection and understanding with some of EP-4's tracks like (unit 3) from Case Of Telegraph Product 2.