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New Takayanagi Boxset & New "Prepared Guitar" Cd

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Not sure if this board is active really (a shame if it's not, it's a nice low key well-informed forum, a rarity on the internet). But for Takayanagi aficionados two new stellar looking releases, one just released and another soon to be (hopefully):

1st: Masayuki Takayanagi 'Meta Improvisation' recorded by Otomo Yoshide (!). The details from the improvised music from Japan website: Masayuki "Jojo" Takayanagi: electric guitars, motor, tape recorder, effects, objects

Recorded live by Otomo Yoshihide at This Is, Kushiro, Hokkaido, November 21, 1984 (1, 3); at Van, Kitami, Hokkaido, November 23, 1984 (2); at Obihiro City Library, Obihiro, Hokkaido, November 25, 1984 (4, 7); and at Bup, Hakodate, Hokkaido, November 28, 1984 (5, 6)

First 30 purchased from IMJ come with a bonus disc with an unreleased track.

2nd: Archive II --I can't provide any information as I can't read Japanese. But it's listed on the Jinya Disc website:

Apparently there's not ETA on this one yet, but if it's anything like 'Archive I' it should be stellar (obviously I'm a Takayanagi partisan). Probably pricey alas tho...

If anyone out there has more information on the 'Archive II' release please fill me in!


Thanks for the heads-up on this! Just ordered a copy of the "Meta Improvisation" disc. Hopefully there will be more details about the "Archive II" set forthcoming soon.

The board is still running, just very, very low-key...

The last I remember hearing (on mixi, probably) about Archive II was that Saito-san has put it on hold until time and money allows...

I noticed Modern Music have this listed on their website now, and Jinya Disc have it available for sale direct.
I'll be ordering a copy really soon.

Yep, it appears to be just a single disc though, I'm sure it will be excellent either way.


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