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natsukas

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Tokyo Flashback 7?
« on: September 19, 2009, 12:58:31 PM »

Saw this on the PSF site. With the exception of Hasegawa-Shizuo all new names. Le son de l'os, Bon no Kubo, Derakushi, Sabu Orimo Unit, Touyounomaijyo.

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Re: Tokyo Flashback 7?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2009, 08:13:34 PM »
It appeared in the most recent Fusetron mailing list with the following write up from PSF giving a few more details:

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"An essential document of the psychedelic improvisation scene that exists in the deepest catacombs of the Tokyo underground! Includes unparalleled live performances by six of the scenes freshest groups. Recorded live at the legendary Koenji Show Boat venue in Tokyo on May 31, 2009! 1. Le Son De Los - Still Water : An improvising unit formed by Yuko Hasegawa from Onna-Kodomo, Masahiro Deguchi from Gendai Sokkyo, and Shizuo Uchida from Hasegawa-Shizuo. The group began playing together several years ago, concentrating on outdoor performances. Deguchis flute and guitar swim freely creating circles of ma, while Uchidas bass and subtly profound voice and acoustic guitar knit together sounds that exist solely at their instant of creation. 2. Bon no Kubo - Untitled : Formed in 2007. An improvising trio consisting of guitar, contrabass and percussion. The group aims at the sublime, whispered in a uniquely Japanese sensibility. Drums, Percussion: Naoto Yamagishi; Contrabass: Shintarou Takasugi; Guitar: Masahiko Ota 3. Derakushi - Red Shoes 303 : Formed in 2008 at Suzukis instigation. The project aims to express everything that bubbles up during performance or is generated as its by-product, without hesitation or exception. The group had one track on Real Japanese Underground 2008 compilation on the Lost Rivers Project label. 4. Sabu Orimo Unit - Inochi : Natural-Bore Shakuhachi: Sabu Orimo; Harmonica, Drums: Tomohiko Namiki 5. Touyounomajyo - White Light Spear : Formed in January 2008 and active in live houses around Koenji. They have released several live recordings.Guitar, Vocals: Keisuke Kajiwara; Bass: Mitsu; Drums: A. 6. Hasegawa-Shizuo - Gray Ray : Improvising duo of Hirotomo Hasegawa and Shizuo Uchida. Their genre-less music blends ma (space) and drone, while internalizing noise, ethnic music and contemporary composition. Their performances are made up entirely of sounds produced in the live moment and space. To date they have released three albums, on PSF, Tiliqua Records and haang niap Records. Hichiriki, Voice, etc.; Hirotomo Hasegawa Bass, Voice, etc.; Shizuo Uchida."

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Re: Tokyo Flashback 7?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 07:39:17 AM »
Volcanic Tongue's write-up (it's new in their list today):

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Brand new instalment in this legendary compilation series from PSF, now in its seventh volume. For this latest survey of the state of the contemporary Japanese psychedelic underground the label ran a special live night at Koenji Show Boat in May of 2009 and recorded all of the players’ sets. The disc opens with the outer space choral folk of Le Son De L’os, a trio that features Yuko Hasegawa of Onna-Kodomo on guitar and vocal, Masahiro Deguchi of Gendai Sokkyo on flute and guitar and Shizuo Uchida on bass. Bo No Kubo are a drums/acoustic bass/guitar improvisatory unit that translate the Incus aesthetic to Tokyo. Derakushi are a phenomenal free jazz/psych ensemble who use electric rock firepower to propel the furious saxophone of Shun Suzuki; expect a full-length album from these guys on PSF very soon. There’s a great, minimal tracks from shakuhachi player Sabu Orimo, here with his new unit that features drummer/harmonica player Tomohiko Namiki. Touyounomajyo are a classic guitar/bass/drums power trio that would have fit in just as well on some of the earlier volumes and Hasegawa-Shizuo, who have had a bunch of previous releases on labels like PSF and Tiliqua, close the set with an epic drone imagining. Nothing cuts to the heart of the Tokyo underground like PSF’s Flashback series. Recommended.