Volcanic Tongue Catalogue

Various Artists



A compilation that culls tracks from a series of ‘lecture concerts' that took place between September 2003 and February 2004 at Mesar Haus, Tokyo. Kicks off with a fantastically dense hurdy-gurdy drone from Keiji Haino and also features tracks from guitarist Kazuo Imai, pianist Junichiro Okuchi, shamisen master Michihiro Sato, turntablist Otomo Yoshihide and saxophonist Masayoshi Urabe.

Ikuro Takahashi
Picnic On The Quicksand (Oscillators In The Studio)

Galleria Zarigania No Cat


Original two-track 2007 release w/colour sleeve of this massive/obscure solo set from Japanese underground legend Ikuro Takahashi (Fushitsusha/Kousokuya et al) here making violent Industrial noise w/heavy meta oscillator attack. Long OOP. 

Yura Yura Teikoku
Soft Death/It Was A Robot

Mesh-Key/Mesh-Key MKY-017/MKY-017


12" EP of heavy martial psychedelic rock from these Japanese stadium-floaters and Tokyo Flashback stars, produced and remixed by You Ishihara of Stars/White Heaven et al. A-side is a long remix of "Soft Death", b-side features instrumental remix and "It Was A Robot".