Japanese Rock and related

"Since his early death, Kaoru Abe has attracted much attention and a loyal following among aficionados of free jazz and improvised music, but fans who might be tempted to listen for signs of the alto saxophonist's impending doom in this recording made on August 29, 1978, in Hokkaido might be disappointed, for the simple reason that there's not much music to listen to: 14 and a half minutes of actual playing preceded by a minute and 41 seconds of "rehearsal" (this amounts to little more than a couple of arpe

Not Temple, but Afrirampo! Oni : voice, electric guitar, degital guitar, soprano recorder, drums, Pika : voice, drums, percussion, toys, balloon, Tsuyama Atsushi : voice, bass, drums, degital guitar, acoustic guitar, soprano recorder, kantele, Higashi...

"When the Acid Mothers Gong band manifested in 2003, it was yet another story in the evolving history of Gong, which started in 1968 in Paris. Daevid Allen had returned there after being refused entry to the UK for visa reasons when on the way to the...

"Acid Mothers Guru Guru features Mani Neumeier from the legendary and influential German Krautrock group Guru Guru as well as Kawabata Makoto and Atsushi Tsuyama from Japan's holy Acid Mothers Temple. The result is a fiery fantasy filled, loud/soft...

"The second Acid Mothers lbum released by Riot Season, following the relatively laidback Minstrel In The Galaxy in 2004. Musically sitting somewhere between their 1997 self titled debut album (PSF) and the classic 'out-there' double album Absolutely...

"Includes 'Dark Stars In The Dazzling Sky' (aka 'Dark Star Blues'), 'Pink Lady Lemonade,' 'La Le Lo' and an improv track. This is the tour CD of their U.S. & Canadian tour 2008. Limited to 1000 copies only."

"Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.'s new album Astrorgasm from the Inner Space features their original vocalist Cotton Casino. Available on CD and deluxe double LP. As usual, AMT delivers to Important their most scorching tracks. They've...

"Another smoker from Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., in typically fine form. Benzaiten is an In C-style homage to the classic Osamu Kitajima record Benzaiten (1973). Acid Mothers Temple covers the title-track and reprise using...

"Brand new full length album from the Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO featuring their recent addition, female vocalist Kitagawa Hao. Recorded over a period of four months at The Acid Mothers Temple this is a very clean sounding...

"In 2002, French filmmaker Audrey Ginestet accompanied Japanese rock group Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. on their US tour to shoot a documentary film. More than just a document of a band on tour, the film looks at differences in...

"Acid Mother's Temple's Glorify Astrological Martyrdom is sure to appeal to the myriad AMT fans who have made Crystal Rainbow Pyramid a new fan favorite. Professionally recorded mega riffage for a super defined clean sound. Kawabata and company deliver...

"Acid Mothers Temple return with an expanded Melting Paraiso U.F.O. line-up, featuring the added guitar skills of Japan underground legend and new full-time member Tabata Mitsuru (Boredoms, Zeni Gava, Leningrad Blues Machine, etc.). IAO Chant from...

"Acid Mothers Temple return with an expanded Melting Paraiso U.F.O. line-up, featuring the added guitar skills of Japan underground legend and new full-time member Tabata Mitsuru (Boredoms, Zeni Gava, Leningrad Blues Machine, etc.). IAO Chant from...

"Acid Mothers Temple's In Search of the Lost Divine Arc heads in a completely different direction from 2012's Son of a Bitches Brew. Harder, faster, and more riff-rock oriented, this record is here to slay. AMT skews their vibe between Zeppelin and...

Issued in a limited edition of 1,000, this is a real vinyl beauty!

"Acid Mothers Temple's In Search of the Lost Divine Arc heads in a completely different direction from 2012's Son of a Bitches Brew. Harder, faster, and more riff-rock oriented...

"Acid Mothers Temple returns with a new release, their fourth for the label. The album is made up entirely of new studio recordings that have captured the band in fantastic form. The band is captured flying at full speed dishing out three slabs of...

"Acid Mothers Temple and Important Records have decided to release the complete Magical Power From Mars in its entirety with the addition of the fourth and final track 'Aladdin Kane.' Magical Power From Mars comes housed with completely new front and...

This is released in an edition of 1,000 copies. "Limited edition 2006 US Tour CD featuring recordings from 2004. 'Dark Stars in the Dazzling Sky' (aka Dark Star Blues) was recorded at Spaceland on June 6, 2004 -- a great show. And the other track is...

"Recuring Dream And Apocalypse Of Darkness is by far the heaviest Acid Mothers Temple record yet. So heavy, in fact, that Kawabata Makoto jokingly said 'the album is really heavy, maybe a bit like Sunn O))). hahahaha.'...

"Son Of A Bitches Brew is a true electric jazz record from the Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO. Rooted in the sound of Miles Davis' electric era this record melds jazz, funk and psych with AMT's synth swoops, space whispers and cosmic...

"Son Of A Bitches Brew is a true electric jazz record from the Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO. Rooted in the sound of Miles Davis' electric era this record melds jazz, funk and psych with AMT's synth swoops, space whispers and cosmic...

"The renowned Japanese cosmic freak-out heavyweights return with a brand new studio album, marking ten years since their mothership first descended on the UK. Now a steady four piece led by Kawabata Makoto (guitar) and including Tsuyama Atsushi....

"Acid Mothers Temple - the next generation begins! With the departure of long time bass/drum duo Shimura Koji and Tsuyama Atsushi, AMT now have a new rhythm section featuring two young Japanese musicians, Satoshima Nani on drums and S/T on bass. Thus, Wake To A New Dawn of Another Astro Era is the first record in the second chapter of this legendary Japanese psychedelic rock group. Wake To A New Dawn Of Another Astro Era finds a rejuvenated Makoto Kawabata encompassing the best of what AMT has come...

"The long-anticipated collaboration between Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. & Stearica. In November 2008 AMT and Stearica toured extensively around Europe. Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. is a legendary Japanese...

"New 2nd album by the japanese AMT trio, an outfit led by Magic Aum GiGi alias Jerome Genin, Fractal owner for the fake secret. The Soul of a Mountain Wolf is a concept album, short and definitely ROCK dominated by wild fuzz psychedelic guitar."

"The first AMT&TCI studio recordings since the addition of Pikachu, drummer and vocalist with Osaka grenade-girl duo Afrirampo. The popular AMT standard "Pink Lady Lemonade" showcases a 21st century acid rock update on the 60s San Francisco...

And is it possible for a title of a record to be longer than the name of this Japanese freak-out, psychedelic band? Apparently!

"Disc 1 tracks the band through the first decade from 1998 to 2007, through rare footage featuring guest appearances from members of Guru Guru, Afrirampo, Ruins and others. Disc 2 features a historic performance of La Novia featuring Occitan Queen of...

"Acid Mothers Temple revisit some of their older sounds for this new album, their first on Nod and Smile Records. "Cometary Orbital Drive to 2199" contains 3 new versions of the AMT live staple "Cometary Orbital Drive" all of which maintain the same...

This is the third album by the power trio of Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Koenjihyakkei) and Tsuyama Atsushi and Kawabata Makoto (of Acid Mothers Temple).
Tsuyama Atsushi : bass, vocal, recorder, soprano sax
Yoshida Tatsuya : drums, vocal...

"Acid Mothers Temple SWR (Makoto Kawabata, Atsushi Tsuyama, and Tatsuya Yoshida) made this one-time improvisational album with Kazutoki Umezu, who is known for his own band ‘the Doctor Umezu Band’ and for the inspiring play in ‘the RC Succession’...

"Live recording from AMT Festival volume 6 on December 8, 2007. This is a double CD set with a 6 panel cardboard jacket. Limited to 1000 copies. Recorded on digital 16 track multi-recording system. Features: Yamamoto Seiichi: guitar, voice (Boredoms...

Another exciting unit out of the infamous Osaka underground rock scene. Close friends with the Boredoms and Acid Mothers Temple, Afrirampo is a bizarre duo of two twenty year old girls who sing and play guitar and drums like no one else. Scantily clad ...

Available again for the first time in many years. This is a collection of the best of the 3 rare Japanese-only vinyl releases plus 30' of live material by this Japanese new music rock band, who predated the current huge interest in all things "Japan". ...

One of the earlier of the second generation of Japanese progressive/symphonic bands, originally forming in the late 1970's, this was their fifth album and was originally released in 1991, and is available for the first time in many years, courtesy of P...

This release is by a Japanese duo that Alain of Soleil Zeuhl discovered. Yoshiyuki plays keyboards/synths/programming and Yoshihiro Yamaji plays guitar and bass. All of the drums are programmed, but they do a very good job of it, and this excellent deb...

This release is by a Japanese duo that Alain of Soleil Zeuhl discovered. Yoshiyuki plays keyboards/synths/programming and Yoshihiro Yamaji plays guitar and bass. All of the drums are programmed, but they do a very good job of it, and this excellent...

Second release by this instrumental Japanese duo of Yoshiyuki Nakamima-piano, organ, keyboards, bass guitar and Yoshihiro Yamaji-guitar. Their debut was a very good first effort, but it suffered from having programmed drums. It had some of the best...

"The Echo From The Purple Dawn is a brand new full length from C.C.C.C. member Hiroshi Hasegawa's solo project Astro. Using a battery of oscillators, ring modulators and field recordings Hasegawa has created an engaging and versitile album that...

Somehow I don't think Ayuo was thinking of Ameri"The creator of two of the most fascinating releases on the New Japan series (Izutsu and Red Moon) now turns his hand to one of the most curious of all Japanese musical forms, the Noh play. Mixing the....

''Ayuo (whose name translates as Fish-Light) is one of the most enigmatic figures in Japan, as unique a figure as Moondog, Sun Ra or Haino Keiji, with whom he occasionally collaborates. Ayuo's music is a delicate balance of world music traditions, new ...

Good, loud, hard Japanese heavy fusion power-trio, led by guitarist Issei Takami who is ably supported by bassist Naoiki Sawada and drummer Jun Isobe. "Our three men endeavour to play a music that is as powerful as straightforward, taking its force in ...

Out of print world-wide for years, this makes a welcome, very limited re-appearance in Japan at a reasonable price.

Nice to have the first, early 1980's studio disc available again from this very King Crimson-influenced Japanese ensemble...

Out of print world-wide for years, this makes a welcome, very limited re-appearance in Japan at a reasonable price.

Nice to have their 2nd, early 1980's studio disc available again from this very King Crimson-influenced Japanese ensemble. This..

Japan's Blues Creation was formed by guitarists Kazuo Takeda, Koh Eiryu and singer Fumio Nunoya, in early 1969, after the dissolution of their Group Sounds outfit The Bickies. Highly influenced by Cream and The Yardbirds, Takeda joined forces with...

Bondage Fruit, led by guitarist Kido Natsuki, who also plays in Korekyojinn, were part of the Japanese Zeuhl explosion of the early 1990's, along with Koenjihyakkei and Happy Family, and this is somewhat similar to these bands and similarly good!...

Like Soft Machine, the band doomed to have a number after their name for each album! Bondage Fruit, led by guitarist Kido Natsuki, who also plays in Bondage Fruit, led by guitarist Kido Natsuki, who also plays in Korekyojinn, were part of the Japanese...

Like Soft Machine, the band doomed to have a number after their name for each album! Bondage Fruit, led by guitarist Kido Natsuki, who also plays in Bondage Fruit, led by guitarist Kido Natsuki...

"Released on Avant, run by Yamatsuka Eye's Naked City bandmate John Zorn, and recorded by him with help from Martin Bisi, Wow 2 surfaced around the same time that Pop Tatari made its initial Japanese bow on Warner Bros. Saying the first album is more...

"Phoenix Records reissues Brast Burn's Debon -- a classic of Japanese Kraut obscurity originally released in 1975 on Voice Records, now digitally-remastered. Brast Burn are often linked with Karuna Khayal, with many aficionados concluding that they...