AUBE / FUMIO KOSAKAI / MONDE BRUITS / KATSUMI SUGAHARA

Aube / Katsumi / Kosakai / Monde Bruits

(Japan Overseas) Used CD $14.00

From the late 1990s, when some Japanese noisemakers were taking a turn at ambience. This untitled comp sprawls toward the deeply droning side of the kosmische found on early Cluster and Klaus Schulze records.

EASTENBURIA

Eastenburia

(Japan Overseas) Used LP picture disc $10.00

From an effects-heavy improv session comes this eccentric, experimental tribal work by Yoshimi of Boredoms and OOIOO, David Nuss of No-Neck Blues Band, Daikichi Yoshida of Psycho Baba, and Rita Ackerman, who also did the artwork. Clear PVC sleeve with sticker.

THE GEROGERIGEGEGE

Endless Humiliation

(Japan Overseas) Used CD $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

This 1994 disc is “one of the most eerie and haunting pieces of music Juntaro Yamanouchi ever bothered recording,” concludes Art No Art. ”Pretty much just a field recording of a drunk homeless Japanese man rambling over the sounds of an incredibly distant piano. Probably the quietest work done by the group…, either a long winded … social commentary or … created for or about Yamanouchi’s mother, who was supposedly a rather famous Japanese classical pianist.”

MASONNA / RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK / SCHIMPFLUCH GRUPPE

Arschloch Onna

(Japan Overseas) Used CD $40.00

Live and studio material from 1997, says Bleak Bliss, “Sliced, diced, blended and spat straight into your face.”

OAD

Slimy Crime

(Japan Overseas) Used 7-inch $3.00

Avant-garde heavy music from 1996 composed of the dark and gorgeous. Kazuo Matsushita (sax, sampler, effects), Hiroshi Funato (bass), Takashi Ogushi (drums), Former Screaming Pinch Hitter (guitar), Kazuo Okuni (computer, sound effects) and, on loan from Omoide Hatoba and Scid Mother, Atsushi Tsuyama (keybord, ultra-voice). Orange vinyl.

SMEGMA

Glamour Girl

(Japan Overseas - JO9728) CD $10.50

This 1997 CD reissue of vintage gorked-out wahoo originally released by Los Angeles Free Music Society in the late ’70s includes four bonus tracks (the Pigface Chant 7-inch). A bizarre combo of the tape-loops-and-nonsense later perfected by Negativland, the meandering skronk of Jandek or Gate, and the nightmarish hippie meltdowns of the No-Neck Blues Band and their offshoots.

SMEGMA

Tiromancy

(Japan Overseas - JO9731) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

Japanese CD from 1997 by this oblique improv collective. In some ways, just as traditional as a bunch of Sun Ra acolytes, in others more bent than actual acid casualties, Tiromancy splashes down swaddled in rainbow dots, early Playboy chic, laughing gas electronics, conflicting vapors, surround-seep ooze-adelia, and highly agile mental capabilities.

VIOLENT ONSEN GEISHA

U.S. Tour ’95

(Japan Overseas) Used CD $8.00 (Out-of-stock)

Three collaboration tracks recorded with Smegma, Trumans Water, and Thurston Moore, respectively. Heavy rock improv with incoherent screaming, keyboard / tape noise, atonal guitar, and electronics in all the places you’d expect to find ’em.