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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 and The Android Sisters.

 
"Singing in Unison" is the latest in a series of recordings from acclaimed sound artist, composer and performer Yoshi Wada. Recorded live over two nights, March 14 and 15, in 1978, at New York City's legendary performance space The Kitchen, "Singing in Unison" is a ...
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EM1109CD | EM RECORDS

"Singing in Unison" is the latest in a series of recordings from acclaimed sound artist, composer and performer Yoshi Wada. Recorded live over two nights, March 14 and 15, in 1978, at New York City's legendary performance space The Kitchen, "Singing in Unison" is a ...
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EM1109LP | EM RECORDS

"A world premiere from Yoshi Wada and EM Records/Omega Point: the first-ever release of "Earth Horns with Electronic Drone", recorded live in 1974. Combining four of Wada's self-made "pipehorns" (made from plumbing materials, over three meters in length), with an ...
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EM1081CD | EM RECORDS

"Gift from Noahlewis' Mahlon Taits, the third release from the band on this label, is a vinyl-only example of the band's unique place in the current Japanese music scene, a hard-to-classify blend of original compositions (swinging garage-sax swagger, serpentine ...
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EM1100LP | EM RECORDS

"Sweet post-punk, with a heartfelt reggae/funk influence, analog dub effects and lovely femme-vox. A unique slice of late-70s/early-80s goodness, starring Brenda Ray, whose previous release on EM Records, Walatta, has been embraced by a large number of listeners. ...
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EM1108LP | EM RECORDS

"Sweet post-punk, with a heartfelt reggae/funk influence, analog dub effects and lovely femme-vox. A unique slice of late-70s/early-80s goodness, starring Brenda Ray, whose previous release on EM Records, Walatta, has been embraced by a large number of listeners. ...
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EM1108CD | EM RECORDS

"After the Watts Riots in South Los Angeles in 1965, the working-class community suffered further with no improvements to the infrastructure and a lack of opportunity. An underfunded educational system contributed to delinquency, and gradually gangs gained strength. In ...
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EM1103 | EM RECORDS

""Laid Back" by Corky Carroll and friends, a warm-hued snapshot of the musical life of one segment of the American surfing world, circa 1971. This album, the first ever recorded by true surfers, captures the relaxed, truly laid back feeling of the surfing life. The ...
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EM1093CD | EM RECORDS

""Amazing Thailand!" -- The Thai national tourism slogan was undoubtedly inspired in part by the mind-bendingly cool 1960's recordings by the band Son Of P.M., one of the leading lights of the "Shadow Music" scene. Inspired by an influx of Western rock and pop music ...
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EM1090CD | EM RECORDS

Side A: John Cage - 26'55.988" for 2 Pianists & a String Player, Side B: Toshi Ichiyanagi - Piano Music #7, Side C: John Cage - 0'00", Side D: John Cage - Variations II. containing rare photos plus Japanese and English liner notes. co-released with Omega Point
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EM1107DLP | EM RECORDS

1.John Cage - 0'00" (Approx 18 mins) Performer: John Cage 2.Michael von Biel - Composition II For 2 Pianos (Approx 6 mins) Performer: Toshi Ichiyanagi (pf) + David Tudor (pf) 3.Toshi Ichiyanagi - Piano Music #7 (Approx 17 mins) Performer: Toshi Ichiyanagi (pf) + David ...
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EM1106CD | EM RECORDS

1.Karlheinz Stockhausen - Klavierstücke X (Approx 20 mins) Performer: David Tudor (pf) 2.John Cage - 26'55.988" for 2 Pianists & a String Player (Approx 24 mins) Performer: David Tudor (pf) + Toshi Ichiyanagi (pf) + Kenji Kobayashi (vn) + Yoko Ono (vo). "Volume 2 lifts ...
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EM1105CD | EM RECORDS

1.Toru Takemitsu - Corona for Pianists (Approx 9 mins), Performer: David Tudor (pf) + Yuji Takahashi (pf) 2. Christian Wolff - Duo For Pianist & Violinist (Approx 12 mins), Performer: David Tudor (pf) + Kenji Kobayashi (vn) 3. John Cage - Variations II (Approx 20 mins) ...
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EM1104CD | EM RECORDS

"This release is a compilation of the finest moments from Domingo Cura's four solo albums released during the period 1971 to 1977, featuring Cura's propulsive mastery of the traditional Bombo drum as well as other percussion instruments. The music ranges from ...
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EM1102LP | EM RECORDS

"The music on this release consists of the earliest recordings by flautist T.R. Mahalingam, a legendary figure in the Carnatic music of South India, one of the world's great musical traditions. Mahalingam, known as Mali to his legions of fans and admirers, was a ...
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EM1099LP | EM RECORDS

"The music on this release consists of the earliest recordings by flautist T.R. Mahalingam, a legendary figure in the Carnatic music of South India, one of the world's great musical traditions. Mahalingam, known as Mali to his legions of fans and admirers, was a ...
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EM1099CD | EM RECORDS

"EM back in Thailand, this time back to 1970s Isan, a hearland of Thailand!! For EM Records' latest foray into unchartered musical territory, we are concentrating on the sor from Thailand, the traditional two-stringed violin that is a mainstay of Isan musical culture. ...
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EM1101LP | EM RECORDS

"EM back in Thailand, this time back to 1970s Isan, a hearland of Thailand!! For EM Records' latest foray into unchartered musical territory, we are concentrating on the sor from Thailand, the traditional two-stringed violin that is a mainstay of Isan musical culture. ...
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EM1101CD | EM RECORDS

"CD version + Incl. a bonus mini-CD reissue of a rare "Play on Animals (Choju Gigaku)" + Foldout thick paper sleeve. About bonus disc: A miniature reproduction of "Play on Animals (Choju Gigaku)", which has been reissued on 7" + Pressed on a mini-CD (8cm) and packed in ...
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EM1098CD | EM RECORDS

"We are pleased to announce the reissue, on double 12-inch vinyl and double CD, of two classic 1969 and 1970 LP releases from Indian bamboo flute legend T.R. Mahalingam, known as "Mali" to his fans. Born in Tamil Nadu in 1925, Mali was a true original whose musicality ...
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EM1089DLP | EM RECORDS

"We are pleased to announce the reissue, on double 12-inch vinyl and double CD, of two classic 1969 and 1970 LP releases from Indian bamboo flute legend T.R. Mahalingam, known as "Mali" to his fans. Born in Tamil Nadu in 1925, Mali was a true original whose musicality ...
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EM1089DCD | EM RECORDS

"1978 private production from Calcutta, India in a first time ever reissue. From beginning to end, this is a flood of weird Indian psychedelic funk, showering us with heavy percussion grooves in a borrowed "international music" style featuring elements of rock, as well ...
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EM1088CD | EM RECORDS

"30 years since ISOPHONIC BOOGIE WOOGIE, new Music form Roland P. Young, ISTET SERENADE on EM Records. "Istet Serenade" is foray into the area of music space that represents the core of Roland's sound philosophy, Isophonics. The theory of composed improvisation of ...
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EM1087LP | EM RECORDS

"30 years since ISOPHONIC BOOGIE WOOGIE, new Music form Roland P. Young, ISTET SERENADE on EM Records. "Istet Serenade" is foray into the area of music space that represents the core of Roland's sound philosophy, Isophonics. The theory of composed improvisation of ...
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EM1087CD | EM RECORDS

"Nora Guthrie's ultra-rare "Emily's Illness", a lost gem of songcraft originally released in 1967, reissued now in 2009 in the same seven-inch vinyl format (b/w "Home Before Dark") as the original. Featuring the pure vocals the then seventeen-year-old daughter of Woody ...
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EM1083 | EM RECORDS