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new PSF release: Toukaseibunshi
« on: January 28, 2009, 07:58:19 PM »


PSFD-182 (CD)
Release date: January 15th, 2009 -- OUT NOW!

Performer      Hironari Iwata

Volume 2 in the ongoing Japanese Avant-Garde Cassette Reissue Series. The 80s and early 90s saw a great deal of fascinating material released on cassette in the Tokyo underground. While some of the more noise-orientated stuff enjoyed a modicum of international distribution, the avant-garde material generally did not. This series, whose first release was Iro / Tamafuri (PSFD-180), aims to rescue the best of this music from historical oblivion.

Toukaseibunshi (Permeable Molecule) was an ultra-mysterious solo unit created by Hironari Iwata. Iwata was a footnote figure in the world of Japanese avant-garde/noise from the mid to late eighties. As well as Toukaseibunshi, he also recorded under the name Haiginsha, ran the Angakok cassette label and wrote for various magazines.

There’s an unshowy stoicism to Iwata’s investigation of drone, clank and crackling sustain, a deep seriousness of purpose that beguiles as much as it confounds.

Six tracks, fifty-eight minutes. Gatefold papersleeve.


Forthcoming releases:
February 20, 2009   Reiko Kudo & Tori Kudo / Kore kara (PSFD-184)
                              Ai Aso / Aida (PSFD-185)
                         Satoshi Sonoda  / Early Works of Satoshi Sonoda 1977-1978 [tribute to Yasushi Ozawa] (PSFD-186)
                              High Rise / Live 1986 DVD (PSFDV-1002)
mid March 2009         Li Jianhong CD
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Re: new PSF release: Toukaseibunshi
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 06:08:54 AM »
Forthcoming releases:
February 20, 2009   
Ai Aso / Aida (PSFD-185)

Excellent. This is the first I've heard of this. Great news.