A Conclusion of Unrestrained Philosophy


As far as I'm aware, the Livevil label from Inuyama, Japan, only ever published two things: this remarkable compilation CD was one of them. It includes a broad range of music from the late-80's underground, from the synth/industrial beats of Human Flesh, Tara Cross, Muslimgauze, Die Form, Sirius B, and the era's champion compilation-hogs Bene Gesserit to the more abstract Achim Wollscheid/SBOTHI, We Be Echo, P16.D4, This Very Moment, and The Haters.

The cover is notable, in that it is entirely black with plain white text, nothing more, and yet two people are credited with "cover design and concept". One is We Be Echo (perhaps he was the one who said "Let's make the cover all black"), the other is Livevil label boss Hirokazu Takagi (who probably said "I agree, and the text should be white"). The "unrestrained philosophy" of the title must have been "the path of least resistance". Still, one can't argue with the music, which is entirely wonderful.

By the way, Takagi was a member of the electronic/noise/improv band Billy?, but now, apparently, he makes bizarre iPhone ringtones.

A Conclusion of Unrestrained Philosophy

4 comments:

lizard johnny jewel,  28 October 2013 at 10:52  

The ringtones are monumental.

Anonymous,  28 October 2013 at 16:40  

Caligari:
just didn't like it

Anonymous,  2 November 2013 at 03:17  

Do you have the Complication Compilation as well? It's the only other discogs entry with a track by This Very Moment: I'm surprised this artist doesn't have anything else, but I definitely want to hear more of him/her. Also, the Heute tracks were fantastic. Anything else by them would be greatly appreciated as well. Keep up the great work man, I hardly even go to any other noise blogs nowadays other than this one.

Mrs. Inside 7 November 2013 at 11:08  

I do have Complication Compilation. It might soon be your lucky day.