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Founded in 2001, EM Records from Osaka focusses on reissues of experimental and outsider music. The incredible back catalogue contains a wide range of styles, from Yoshi Wada and T.R.Mahalingam via Brenda Ray, John Cage and Finis Africae to Sam Moore, Sheriff Lindo, The Android Sisters and a number of archival Thai Pop releases.

 

YPY - ZURHYRETHM (2x12")

out in late june "Solo debut release from YPY, known more widely as Koshiro Hino, Osaka-based artist, leader of acclaimed Japanese groups Goat and Bonanzas. He recently realized his first large-ensemble piece, "Virginal Variations", in Tokyo. Springing up from the ...
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EM1153DEP | EM RECORDS

YPY - ZURHYRETHM (CD)

out in late june "Solo debut release from YPY, known more widely as Koshiro Hino, Osaka-based artist, leader of acclaimed Japanese groups Goat and Bonanzas. He recently realized his first large-ensemble piece, "Virginal Variations", in Tokyo. Springing up from the ...
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EM1153CD | EM RECORDS

out in late june "A revered figure in his native Isan region, and indeed throughout Thailand, Doi Inthanon is a legendary producer, composer, visionary and talent-spotter, a man who combines business acumen with an unerring ability to both predict and engender new ...
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EM1152LP | EM RECORDS

out in late june "A revered figure in his native Isan region, and indeed throughout Thailand, Doi Inthanon is a legendary producer, composer, visionary and talent-spotter, a man who combines business acumen with an unerring ability to both predict and engender new ...
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EM1152CD | EM RECORDS

From the original cover: "A sonic sound spectacular, 'Home Grown' is intended to be listened to while stoned. It is designed to give the listener a multiplicity of rushes. I define sonic rush as pulsating spirits of good. Vibrations that reverberate through your body in ...
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EM1123LP | EM RECORDS

"Beginning in 1974, based in New Zealand, the sound-performance group From Scratch used an evolving array of percussion instruments to create a distinctive rhythmic music, texturally rich and tonally sumptuous, making use of found and repurposed objects as well as ...
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EM1150CD | EM RECORDS

"Beginning in 1974, based in New Zealand, the sound-performance group From Scratch used an evolving array of percussion instruments to create a distinctive rhythmic music, texturally rich and tonally sumptuous, making use of found and repurposed objects as well as ...
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EM1150LP | EM RECORDS

"SUGAI KEN has spent many evenings on a riverbank in Kanangawa, listening to the night sounds of insects, becoming familiar with their timbres, pitches, and rhythms, hearing how the sounds are layered and how they change over time. For over a year, during 2004-05, he ...
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EM1151CD | EM RECORDS

"We all know Thailand is a place where magic happens, and sometimes it's a place where dreams come true. Suthep Daoduangmai was an ordinary man from the predominantly rural Isan region with a long-cherished dream of forming a band under his own name, even though he ...
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EM1149CD | EM RECORDS

"We all know Thailand is a place where magic happens, and sometimes it's a place where dreams come true. Suthep Daoduangmai was an ordinary man from the predominantly rural Isan region with a long-cherished dream of forming a band under his own name, even though he ...
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EM1149LP | EM RECORDS

BANK - TRUE TEMPO (LP)

"Cool, sophisticated and melodically funky pop from Japan, recorded in 2014/15, six irresistible new songs from veteran members of 90s Tokyo underground pop bands like Love Tambourines, Arch and Bridge, all influenced by the Tokyo Neo Acoustic scene as well as early ...
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EM1144LP | EM RECORDS

"Come join Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel and his musical co-adventurers on their good ship Finis Africae on an imagined musical journey along the Amazon. This is a reissue of their 1990 album, a rare and highly sought-after Balearic classic, Guel's masterpiece. ...
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EM1148LP | EM RECORDS

"Come join Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel and his musical co-adventurers on their good ship Finis Africae on an imagined musical journey along the Amazon. This is a reissue of their 1990 album, a rare and highly sought-after Balearic classic, Guel's masterpiece. ...
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EM1148CD | EM RECORDS

"Something special happens when a talented, versatile singer teams up with a visionary, attentive and focused producer. This remarkable collection is the cream of such a collaboration, featuring vocalist Phairin Phonphibun and her late-70s and early-80s work with Thai ...
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EM1147LP | EM RECORDS

"The best of Khwanta Fasawang, the heart and soulful Sister No. 1 of 1980s Lam Phaen, queen of the cassette era. She was chosen, from over a thousand demo tapes, by legendary producer and songwriter Doi Inthanon, who wanted to create a new, streetwise dance music. The ...
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EM1145LP | EM RECORDS

"Something special happens when a talented, versatile singer teams up with a visionary, attentive and focused producer. This remarkable collection is the cream of such a collaboration, featuring vocalist Phairin Phonphibun and her late-70s and early-80s work with Thai ...
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EM1147CD | EM RECORDS

"The best of Khwanta Fasawang, the heart and soulful Sister No. 1 of 1980s Lam Phaen, queen of the cassette era. She was chosen, from over a thousand demo tapes, by legendary producer and songwriter Doi Inthanon, who wanted to create a new, streetwise dance music. The ...
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EM1145CD | EM RECORDS

"Her career was brief, and these songs from the late 70s and early 80s are her very best, showcasing her rich vibrato, her masterful control, and the undeniable emotional power of her voice, carrying us from joy and whimsy to melancholy and desolation. Produced mainly ...
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EM1142LP | EM RECORDS

"Her career was brief, and these songs from the late 70s and early 80s are her very best, showcasing her rich vibrato, her masterful control, and the undeniable emotional power of her voice, carrying us from joy and whimsy to melancholy and desolation. Produced mainly ...
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EM1142CD | EM RECORDS

"Synthesizers and the human voice. Hawaii. The 1970s. Haku, aka Frank Tavares, a writer and musician, had a deep respect for the multiethnic character of his native Hawaii, and composed a number of theatre pieces and songs to highlight this culture. However, he avoided ...
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EM1136LP | EM RECORDS

"Compuma, a.k.a. Koichi Matsunaga, reaches back through time to 1970s Hawaii to perform a mind meld, his old-school Roland drum machines and present-era compumagic vulcanizing and reshaping Haku's original home-grown analog synth madness. Not merely a remix, this a ...
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EM1141MLP | EM RECORDS

"Synthesizers and the human voice. Hawaii. The 1970s. Haku, aka Frank Tavares, a writer and musician, had a deep respect for the multiethnic character of his native Hawaii, and composed a number of theatre pieces and songs to highlight this culture. However, he avoided ...
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EM1136CD | EM RECORDS

"Shifting tectonic plates, as two island nations collide! London, UK resident Jackson Bailey aka TAPES, makes Jamaica-drenched lo-fi bass music, a forward-looking mix of dub, dancehall and electro roots channeled and filtered through old-school rhythm machines, synths, ...
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EM1135LP | EM RECORDS

BANK - TRUE TEMPO (CD)

"Cool, sophisticated and melodically funky pop from Japan, recorded in 2014/15, six irresistible new songs from veteran members of 90s Tokyo underground pop bands like Love Tambourines, Arch and Bridge, all influenced by the Tokyo Neo Acoustic scene as well as early ...
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EM1144CD | EM RECORDS

"This collection, featuring seven pieces from 2011 to 2015, celebrates Noah Creshevsky's 70th year with a fittingly life-affirming and masterful verve. An award-winning composer who has studied with Nadia Boulanger and Luciano Berio, he began composing electronic music ...
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EM1140CD | EM RECORDS