as part of the widely respected bbe j jazz masterclass series, koichi matsukaze’s incredibly rare and much sought after album earth mother sees a deluxe repress on bbe music. this is the third highly anticipated release in the series.
“resist the categories that define and divide.”
uncanny valley ep sonically explores the uneasy, obscure but familiar relationships between human and machine in contemporary life. this is the debut release on resist, the record label launched by experimental club/art hybrid event from belfast, northern ireland. this debut release is by resist event and label founder, koichi. remix comes from electronic music innovator and eotrax label owner, eomac in an anxiety driven, frenzied remix of the title track.
the difference is wildly spreading in thin red lines of flight, swerving clinamen forming groaning roots of sounds, shaking the soil deep down below, sparking clicking beams of ionizing fireflies. tangled growth of warping vines are trailing fickle melodies and repetitions through the undergrowth, gently thrusting trunks roar globular clusters into super-sonic implosion.
der original-soundtrack des legendären sega computerpiels “super hang on” (1987) - aus der feder von koichi namiki, katsuhiro hayashi und shigeru ohwada - wurde für diese vinyl-reissue akribisch remastered und erscheint in limitierter auflage 180g vinyl mit 45rpm in einem gestanzten cover mit bedruckten innentaschen und klassischem obi strip.
our latest examination of esoteric, modal & progressive jazz of the 20th century has taken us to japan. the liberating force of jazz has been created and felt all around the world, but few nations on earth embraced the jazz message with the passion and intensity of japan. from the dawn of the jazz age to the present day, japanese audiences have been renowned tastemakers, enthusiasts and champions of the music in the 1980s, japan was the biggest per capita market in the world for jazz records, and it has even been said that japanese jazz fans kept the jazz record industry alive through the lean years of the 1970s, when the music fell from commercial favour in the land of its birth.
J-JAZZ - DEEP MODERN JAZZ FROM JAPAN 1969-1984 (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK26.02.18
in the years following the world war two, japan developed one of the most insatiable, dynamic and diverse markets for jazz. for a crucial period of little over a decade - from the late 1960s to the early 1980s - japanese jazz culture progressed at an astonishing rate, producing an extraordinary array of artists, recordings and record labels that created some of the most forward thinking and impressive jazz to be committed to tape. this amazing journey is explored on ‘j jazz’.
we are proud to present you the new sub series with various other artists than stardub. first release features dudley strangeways (uk), matthew burton (uk), marco cassanelli (it) and koichi kimbara (jpn).