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  • Silkscreened chipboard jacket with obi (tan & white), inserts and a postcard On their latest release, An’archives dives into the past, disinterring a revelatory collection of recordings from Japanese free-sound quintet Gu-N Formed in 1994 by Fumio Kosakai (Incapacitants, Hijokaidan, CCCC) and Hidenobu Kaneda (Yuragi),...
  • Ki is a trio that pits long-time collaborators Tamio Shiraishi (saxophone, voice) and Takahashi Michiko aka Mico (drums, voice, vocoder, melodica, piano, percussion) against drummer, percussionist and vocalist Fritz Welch They each bring a wealth of experience, from Shiraishi’s early moves in the Japanese underground of the late...
  • Mura were a previously little-known group from Japan, formed by friends Kota Inukai (vocals, guitar), Masaki Endo (bass) and Sho Shibata (drums) in the late noughties Performing mostly in small events in Sapporo, they were outsiders, and felt a kinship with few other groups, though Inukai mentions rock group Green Apple Quick...
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    With the release of 'Sweet Inspirations At Muon', the first appearance on vinyl of Tori Kudo's mythical early '80s primitive rock gang Sweet Inspirations, another piece of the seemingly endless puzzle of the Japanese underground has fallen into place Recorded some time in 1982 at Yokohama venue Muon - precise details are sketchy -...
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    Reissue of the self-titled first album by the trio of Akiko Hotaka, Takuya Nishimura and Ikuro Takahashi Originally released in 2020 as a limited CD-R on the Uramado label, those who had the chance to hear this collection of live recordings, documenting a brief window of exploratory activity for Hotaka during the mid-2010s, were...
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    Albedo Gravitas is an extension of Albedo Fantastica (released on An’archives in 2018), the duo of Keiko Higuchi and Sachiko (Kousokuya, Overhang Party, Vava Kitora) Both of them are well known names to those who are evolving in the Japanese underground waters since each has been involved in many projects and each has a...
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    Shizuka first came to wider attention at roughly the same time as their peers in the Japanese underground - in the nineties, really, when people started to get wise to the surprisingly wide-ranging post-psychedelic sounds emanating from the PSF label, predominantly, and a few other, similar creative cells During that window of...

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