Various - Improvised Music From Japan




I posted this in 2014 but things have improved in the past seven years so this time it is non-MP3. It is still ten discs containing pretty much all of the Japanese improvising savants that you could wish for! Just for good measure, you also get a 20 minute live performance by Incapacitants.

The Improvised Music from Japan label was created by Yoshiyuki Suzuki to document the Onkyō music scene that began to emerge in Tokyo during the late 1990s. Onkyō translates as "sound, noise, echo" and represents a form of free improvisation which is more interested in texture than structure. It was also a sub-label of the utterly magnificent Ftarri. The Tokyo venue Off Site was the centre from which the "movement" emerged and the Off Site label also released music from this headspace.

First Half

Second Half

6 comments:

Double Dubz 8 April 2021 at 21:55  

OMFG it's my holy grail!! You did it. Thanks so much, you ruuuuuuule. Comes on a sad day here, big boost. I will only say that...Dr. Stanley Aronowitz is a great person and he made me a lot of what I am today.

Harvey Dog 9 April 2021 at 00:53  

Fabulous! Thank you so much for this much-coveted box. John

Nick 9 April 2021 at 08:08  

Many thanks. Your blog is a treasure trove and I am very grateful.

01COS999,  6 May 2021 at 13:18  

Umh...I can't seem to be able to access the links, it just redirects to Racaty's homepage. Am I the only one having this issue? Thanks for your help!

badgerstump 6 May 2021 at 14:10  

Nah, Racaty didn't do what it promised. It's on my list to up onto pCloud ... probabbly today now it's on my mind.