duif wrote:one more: Shuji Inaba. his 2004 album on Last Visible Dog was one of the most harrowing things I've heard, fantastic stuff. he also had an earlier CDR on that label, and one CD on PSF. sounds a bit like Kan Mikami.
he also has stuff on his own label (can't remember the name) apparently, but sadly I haven't been able to track any of that down.
Shuji has a couple on Planktone--the one I highly recommend is his first. It is in Japanese of course, so I can't read it but it is Planktone 008 (if that helps.) His second effort on Planktone didn't appeal to me quite so much.
The cd-r on LVD you referred to is Yoenzange, and my absolute favorite release by him. It appears that it is finally going to get the reissue it so much deserves sometimes in the next few months. Look forward to it!
But in speaking of PSF
, I don't think anyone has yet mentioned the two CD set, Live in the first year of Heisei (available as two CDs or two LPs.)
This for me is one of the great pinacles of PSF
. Some of the most incredible, unclassifiable music! From legends: Haino, Makami and Yoshisawa. I put it up there with Fushitsusha live vol. 1, . I probably love everything on the PSF
label (ok, there might be a couple releases that are just fan service for the Haino nuts), but in general, everything is more than worthy. Regardless, Live in the first year of Heisei is a life changing album that sits above all the rest! An utterly humbling document that deserves a listen by anyone who thinks they know anything about 'outside' music in Japan.