Various - 沫 Foam

This is a seminal compilation of Japanese artists released as a double LP on Ylem in 1981. It includes people like R.N.A. Organism, Salaried Man Club and Mad Tea Party that featured on the Vanity Records releases that ourselves and Mr Zchivago posted a while ago. It also includes Envois 216 by Merzbow. Although this has apparently been reworked a few times many years later, as far as I am aware this is the only place where the original version exists. For supplicants like me, that on it's own would be enough. Luckily, the entire release offers a unique window into the Japanese sub-underground non-scene of thirty five years ago. This was re-issued in 2011 as a double CD on Super Fuji Discs ... you should track that one down!

Today is a good day! Today is the day when I can say goodbye to 2016. Personally, it's been truly dark. However, outside of my insular concerns, 2016 has borne witness to a spectacular (and hopefully temporary) death of rational thought and evidence based debate. Things will probably get worse before they get better but at least we are clear about what we are up against. Stay informed, stay engaged and carve your own path regardless.

Happy New Year!

沫 Foam


Anonymous,  31 December 2016 at 01:44  

Very Good ! Thank you so much friend! Happy New Year !

Robert Gomez 31 December 2016 at 04:38  

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for you carrying the noise torch in these troubling times.

Deocliciano Okssipin Vieira, aka Ochyming 31 December 2016 at 19:57  

thank you VERY much!

Happy New Year!
Thanks for the joy you provided in a worst year for me.

Lawren 1 January 2017 at 01:25  

I wish you Happy New Year 2017!

Thank you very much for everything...

Bz 9 January 2017 at 20:59  

100,000 thanks for this. So good.

Anonymous,  14 January 2017 at 18:31  


Certifiablockhead 24 February 2017 at 12:11  

good closer, pop from a Japan i never knew existed (thirty five years ago i was listening Osamu Kitajima in another hemisphere and thinking i was so cool)...and this is cool and lovely...thank you...