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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.

 
"2000 recording of 17 songs written 1968 to 1975 by the author of the classic hippie good-living guide "Living On The Earth". Acoustic guitars (and some zithers!) in alternate tunings from a student of John Fahey." (label info)
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EM1047CD | EM RECORDS

"Long deleted, this is the legendary spacey, funky, and wonderful album by Jana Koubkova! During the 60s and 70s, the Iron Curtain prevented most of us from hearing some of the fantastic sounds that were cooking in Eastern Europe - where obscure jazz funk combos were ...
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EM1035CD | EM RECORDS

"The Android Sisters was invented by the idea that was basically on the novel Do the Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by F.K.Dick, the origin work for the fab. Sci-Fi film Blade Runner, and also another funny idea if the Andrew Sisters would become androids... This CD ...
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EM1041CD | EM RECORDS

soon in stock "A dead voice gathers on this Musical Saw and Hawaiian Guitar Soli Recorded in Early 1920s. Innovator of the octo-chorda (an open-alternate-tuned eight-string steel guitar), banjo, singing saw, inflated rubber balloon, and various other 'household ...
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EM1040CD | EM RECORDS

"CD reissue of the 1978 debut LP by the original new age music legend, Iasos. Fifteen tracks (including 3 bonus tracks) of original analog bliss. It is NOT the typical sounds of the average new age music found throughout the '80s, it is a trippy, exotic psych sound ...
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EM1050CD | EM RECORDS

"2CD collection of the ex-leader of legendary deep and spiritual afro-jazz group from early '70s Ohio (later in San Francisco), The Pyramids. Their music is one of the most exotic attempts by African-Americans, heavy and free sounds like Art Ensemble Of Chicago, ...
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EM1062DCD | EM RECORDS

"Double CD reissue of two albums, originally released on Folkways in 1980 and 1982, recorded in the early to late seventies. All pieces composed for various dance groups, using guitars, keyboards, self-made instuments, synthesizers, and tape manipulation." (label info) ...
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EM1043DCD | EM RECORDS

"Killer presentation of the earliest recordings of this Texas hero, including all 4 of this singles for the Mercury label, cut in the late' 60s. Plus unreleased tracks and the 1984 album, Rock-it To Stardum. Typically great EM Recors booklet with old photos and lyrics, ...
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EM1061CD | EM RECORDS

"Reissue of 8 pieces from 1971 to 1992, mainly tape collage, using instrumental (incl. disco dance music or rock music), vocal, and concrete sounds. Noah is a Julliard-educated composer with a sense of humor and fine taste in vests. Strategic defense initiative (1986), ...
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EM1042CD | EM RECORDS

"cd reissue of the historical 1950s lp, featuring a three-track multi-speed tape collage "symphony" made by only the nature birdsongs (it's real), plus regular-speed and time-stretched field recordings, and explanations from the man himself. jim fassett was the musical ...
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EM1044CD | EM RECORDS

"Although Barton and his wife Priscilla McLean have had a long and distinguished history of LP and compact disc albums throughout their professional composer/performer career, this album is unique in that it is the first one to present, on one CD, such a broad and ...
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EM1060CD | EM RECORDS

"When I started building instruments, playing guitar took on a whole new dimension. The process of envisioning the design, drawing the plans, making templates, cutting, carving, and gluing revealed new insights about the construction, inner workings and physical ...
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EM1059CD | EM RECORDS

"Besides having an excellent name, this man, a luminary of Algerian music, possessed a unique musical sense, able to transcend the borders of musical cultures to create a distinctive fusion of Arabo-Andalusian and European styles. "Istikhbars and Improvisations", ...
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EM1096CD | EM RECORDS

"Come join EM Records on another of their spatio-temporal musical journeys. This time, we're off to Madras, 1969 to hear legendary south Indian film music composer/director, T. K. Ramamoorthy's prescient Fabulous Notes And Beats Of The Indian Carnatic - Jazz, a daring ...
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EM1091CD | EM RECORDS

"2nd release in Em Records' series of "musical saw" releases. A compilation of tracks from three Jim Leonard private press LPs from the 1980s (with one previously unreleased track). Famous as the author of one & only musical saw book Scratch My Back, Jim 'Supersaw' ...
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EM1052CD | EM RECORDS

"Certainly the most unusual reggae album ever made. August Pablo, King Tubby, Asha Puthli with Ornette Coleman, Lonnie Liston Smith & Pharoah Sanders - very disturbing slices of psycho-dub/doo-wop/jazz-fusion/exotica music. Her breathy Chordettes meets Susan Cadgan ...
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EM1071CD | EM RECORDS