Hijokaidan x Jun Togawa - 戸川階段Live!




Jun and Junko? On the same stage? Live? *delighted sigh*

CD released on Reveil in 2016.

Togawa Kaidan Live!

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Hijokaidan x Jun Togawa - 戸川階段




... and just when you've got a handle on Jun Togawa?

CD released on Reveil in 2016.

Togawa Kaidan

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Various - Moodooism - An Eclectic Collection Of Works By Kaoru Sato




Damn fine retrospective as an artist and producer that features a lot of artists that have been posted here recently as well as the likes of R.N.A. Organism, Children Coup d'Etat and Meme.

Triple CD released on Super Fuji Discs in 2011.

Moodooism

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Yapoos - ヤプーズ計画

Second album by Jun Togawa's strange post-punk band, Yapoos, from 1987. Reissued on CD in 1995.

Yapoos - ヤプーズ計画

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Jun Togawa & Yapoos - 裏玉姫




"Live Recorded At Laforet Museum On 19.February.1984 "

Originally a tape released on Yen Records in 1984, this is the CD reissue released in 1994 on Alfa.

Ura-Tamahime

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Jun Togawa - Togawa Legend: Self Select Best & Rare 1979-2008




Pretty comprehensive review of Jun Togawa's work: "solo", Guernica, Yapoos, Jun Togawa Unit and more ...

Triple CD set released on GT Music in 2008.

Self Select Best & Rare 1979-2008

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Matthew 16:23




Get thee 11 points behind me Satan!

Enjoy your trip home!

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Guernica - 新世紀への運河

Their second album, from 1988. Theatrical weirdness by the unique Jun Togawa.

Guernica - 新世紀への運河

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Guernica - 電離層からの眼差し




More frankly strange baroque 20's-styled opera from Koji Ueno and Jun Togawa.

CD released on Teichiku Records in 1989.

Guernica - Denrisou Kara no Manazashi

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Guernica - 改造への躍動

Debut album by Jun Togawa's post-Yapoos band, Guernica. Their music was a nervy combination of synth-pop and Broadway show tunes... Sparks meets Yello meets Jacques Brel. Released in 1982 by Yen Records, then reissued on CD in 2006 with two extra tracks.

Guernica - 改造への躍動

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Saboten - 目覚める




This appears to be the second full-length release ...

CD released on Sabot Records in 1992.

Mezameru

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Saboten - いつもある




The aforementioned single ...

7" released on Sabot Records in 1984.

Itsumo Aru

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Saboten - Floor et Satie




Definitely not to be confused with The Saboten! This is the all-female dream-pop post-punk band with a penchant for vaguely Beefheartian time signatures and French composers. The first disc is their first self-titled LP (released in 1982) with Masae Fuma and Satomi Makino on guitar and vocals, Izumi Imazawa on bass and keyboards and Atsuko Sakai on drums. It also has a major Totsuzen Danball influence ... Shunji Tsutaki adds additional guitar whilst his brother Eiichi Tsutaki handles production. The third side is "Let's Satie" (originally released in 1992) featuring cover versions of some of the works of Erik Satie (!). The final side culls two tracks from the Itsumo Aru 7", one from the Non Position compilation and two pulled from their second release 目覚める (Mezameru). I really like it.

Double LP released on EM Records in 2013.

Floor et Satie

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Totsuzen Danball - 成り立つかな?




Shunji Tsutaki and Eiichi Tsutaki producing endlessly pleasing post-punk with the occasional bossa nova twist.

Originally released as an LP on Pass Records in 1981, this is the remastered CD release (that isn't on Discogs) with six unreleased tracks that came out on Pass No Past in 2005.

Can I?

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Totsuzen Danball - ホワイト・マン / 変なパーマネント




If you didn't know any different, you'd think that this had been released on Calvin Johnson's K. That's a compliment btw.

7" released on Pass Records in 1980.

White Man

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Gunjogacrayon - Gunjogacrayon




Gunjogacrayon exist in their own world where reference points don't exist. If I'm really going to have to try to make you listen to them, how about The Velvet Underground channeling The Mothers Of Invention's "Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme" via Roger Waters' "Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict"? Well, you made me do it ... it's your fault.

As far as I am aware, Gunjogacrayon's own releases were always self-titled. There is one on Discogs listed as Gunjogacrayon III. I've never heard it and never even seen it for sale. If anybody out there could help solve that predicament?

Originally released as an LP on DIW in 1986, this is the CD reissue on Wax Records in 1991.

Gunjogacrayon

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Gunjogacrayon & Totsuzen Danball - Pass Live




This was included in the Pass No Past CD compilation ... but why not have a rip of the early vinyl as well?

Double 7" released on Pass Records in 1980.

Pass Live

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Gunjogacrayon - Gunjogacrayon




No saxophone on here, but Fumio Omori adds his twisted electronics to add to the disorientation. Literally warped and joyous. Splendid and peerless!

Originally a 12" released on Pass Records in 1980, this is the CD reissued on P-Vine Records in 2005 with three additional live tracks.

Gunjogacrayon

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Gunjogacrayon - Gunjogacrayon




Tadashi Kumihara on guitar, Takashi Maeda on bass and Atsushi Miyakawa (who was also in Mr. Kite and Saboten) on drums. On this release, Takayuki Hashimoto adds free improv saxophone scree to the gently broiling guitar noise. Exceptional.

CD released on Pass Records in 2016.

Gunjogacrayon

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Sadie Sads - Angora




The first Sadie Sads release ... as far as I am aware, they only recorded what I've posted here (bar what is on compilations). Kazumi Peropero briefly played bass with G-Schmitt and Yoshihide Igarashi played guitar with Nubile ... other than this, Sadie Sads appear to have drifted into historical oblivian. Just to prove that history isn't fair.

7" released on Wechselbalg Syndicate in 1984.

Angora

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