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Eternal Womb DeliriumEternal Womb Delirium #1 ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
A pretty wild set of experimental work from mid 70s Japan – as you might guess from the name of the group! The lineup actually features a young Ryuichi Sakamoto on piano, but his work on that instrument is often overshadowed by the electronics and keyboards, and heavy guitar at some points – soaring out out with plenty of fierce fuzz and distortion when needed! Yet there's also a lot more going on here than just guitar and keyboards – as the tracks are all quite long, and go through lots of offbeat trippy changes that might be right at home with the Velvet Underground generation – not in a similar sound, but definitely in a similar spirit. All three long tracks are in Japanese – and the album's definitely a wild blend of psych, electronics, and other experimental modes. CD

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Hideo Shiraki & Takeshi InomataStormy Man EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1957. New Copy (pic cover)... $14.99
A rare soundtrack session from Japanese jazz legend Hideo Shiraki – maybe one of the earliest recordings we've ever seen from the drummer – and one that also features work from pianist Takeshi Inomata and saxophonist Hidehiko "Sleepy" Matsumoto as well! The cover's somewhat unassuming, but the music inside is quite vivid and rich – jazz tracks used as a film score, often with a quality that's like the best jazz soundtracks coming out of French and Italian cinema at the end of the 50s – with a very different vibe than some of Shiraki's later albums as a leader! There's a nicely moody, late nite quality to many of the tracks – and instrumentation shifts throughout, but includes vibes, tenor, guitar, and piano – all elements used without as much heavy drum work from Hideo as you might expect. The 7" EP version plays at 33 rpm, and features a total of 13 tracks in all – all music cues from the film. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Yosuke YamashitaDancing Kojiki ... CD
Maro/Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the earliest albums ever from Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita – and a set that already has him completely on fire, and well into the legacy of music that would continue for years to come! Yamashita is incredible here – almost a Japanese answer to the freedoms of Cecil Taylor, but born of more Monkish origins – as Yosuke throws out these blistering waves of angular lines on the piano – improvising freely, but never losing his sense of direction – and pausing a bit at the start of the second half of the record to allow slight introspection, before then opening up again in freedom! The group features equally on-fire drum work from Takeo Moriyama, plus soprano sax from Seiichi Nakamura – on two long improvised tracks. CD

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✨✧ Toshiro MayuzumiBeast Must Die EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1959. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A tense crime soundtrack from Japan – served up in a host of shorter tracks with a really evocative feel! There's a definite jazz bent to some of the music, but given the brevity of the tunes, most numbers don't have standout solos – just strong use of key sonic elements in a really moody, striking sort of way! A few numbers are more song-based – a bit like some of the best American crime jazz of the late 50s – and these tracks burst out nicely to unify the shorter numbers. The whole thing's a wonderful pastiche of short melodies, instrumental solos, and dynamic rhythms – almost as sonically evocative as the images on the screen for which it was penned! Titles include "Title Back", "Opening Theme", "The Beast Must Die Blues", "The Beast Must Die Mambo", "Track No 19", and "Track No 24". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sadao Watanabe, Terumasa Hino, & OthersBad Girl Yoko EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1966. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A totally cool Japanese soundtrack from the 60s – one that's as much of a jazz album as it is a film score! The group features saxes from Sadao Watanabe and trumpet from Terumasa Hino – part of a lineup that would already make the music sound great on paper, although it's even better on record! The tracks all have a modern jazz vibe – slightly edgey, maybe a bit like French new wave jazz soundtrack scoring – although sometimes with more of a 60s soul jazz punch, yet still delivered in a very offbeat way. As with the best jazz soundtracks of the time, the music is very evocative – maybe more so than on a standard jazz album – and titles include "Flow In Jazz", "Bad Company", "Dark Side Of The Moon", "Lord Of Solitude", "Arashi Ni Shiyagare", and "Title Back". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Masao Yagi & Toshiro MayuzumiGood-Bye Moscow EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1967. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A great Japanese jazz soundtrack from the late 60s – as full of feeling and creative inspiration as some of the best French jazz scores of the New Wave! The tunes here mostly stand out as strong jazz numbers on their own – although there are a few shorter, more introspective or scene-setting passages – and although the players and notes are all in Japanese, we can tell you that the music's mostly in a small combo mode, with strong solos on tenor, trumpet, and piano throughout! Titles include "Opening Theme", "Let's Be B Sharp", "Red Bird Go Go", "Sunset In Moscow", "Ending Theme", "Scene Of Miles Johnson Quintet", and "Session October 16, 1967". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Yosuke YamashitaYosuke Yamashita Trio ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic 70s session from Japanese piano legend Yosuke Yamashita – originally issued only on reel to reel tape, and making its first appearance here in any other format! The material is blistering – the kind of work that instantly made Yamashita as important to his scene as Cecil Taylor was to the worlds of American and European avant jazz – able to spin out these long, fast-moving improvisations that never lose sense of their own direction – and which seem to have this internal logic all their own. The group features the fantastic Takeo Moriyama on drums, and the great Akira Sakta on alto and clarinet – maybe one of the few reed players who can keep up with Yamashita's imagination! Three long tracks, all improvised. CD

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✨✧ Yasutaka TsutsuiInner Space Of Yasutaka Tsutui (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet swing revival set from 80s Japan – served up here by clarinetist Yasutaka Tsutsui – a player we don't really know at all, but who gets a nicely classic vibe on the set! Instrumentation is relatively laidback – usually a smallish combo mode, with piano and guitar providing rhythm with bass and drums – and occasional other contributions from trombone, tenor, and alto sax. Tsutsui handles most of the solos himself – with a snakey quality that's mighty nice – and the album also features a small bit of unusual narration too. Titles include "Smoke Rings", "I Surrender Dear", "Everyone Says I Love You", and a few more titles in Japanese. CD

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