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Artist: FUJI-YUKI
Title: Orient
Format: LP
Label: Bam Balam
Country: France
Price: $16.00
"Fuji-Yuki is a Japanese female vocalist known as a member of the ethereal drone pop duo Sarry. She is influenced by ancient music, Buddhist ritual music, krautrock, progressive rock, noise music, and abstract experimental music. Her vocal styles include unusual singing approaches: minimal phrase repetition, voice drone, etc. Her voice works as one of a number of great instruments. Many artists have played with her original abstract sounds. Makoto Kawabata (of Acid Mothers Temple) on Fuji-Yuki: "If it were possible to project sound through a crystal, it would probably sound something like this. Like a book of prophecy where multiple speculations are blended together, its intimations and allusions left obscure. And at the same time its like infringing some taboo by creating a rapport with memories of a distant, past life. Weird hymns that waver between curiosity and dread." For fans of Djong Yun (Popol Vuh) and Lisa Gerrard. Edition of 200." - Bam Balam.

Artist: GAKUSEI JIKKEN SHITSU
Title: Hekizan
Format: LP
Label: Bam Balam
Country: France
Price: $16.00
"Electronic experiments and free saxophone -- Recorded in studio at Nagoya in 2014 and 2016 by Gakusei Jikken Sitsu (GJS). The title Hekizan comes from the poem "Sanchu Mondo" by Ri-Haku. GJS means "experiment room". Gakusei Jikken Shitsu (GJS) is: Ryoko Ono (saxophone), Hiroki Ono (electronics), and Yuko Oshima (drums). Ryoko Ono, born in Sapporo and currently playing mainly in Nagoya, is an active Japanese female saxophone player, specializing in improvised music and works for saxophone and electronics. Her saxophone playing is beautiful and flavorful as well, even if its avant-garde or experimental. Ono has collaborated with Richard Pinhas, Tatsuya Yoshida (Sax Ruins), and Acid Mothers Temple, to name a few. Edition of 200." - Bam Balam.

Artist: KAOS KARMA
Title: 11 43
Format: LP
Label: Bam Balam
Country: France
Price: $16.00
"11 43 is the third Kaos Karma album. Still very much inspired by current experimental blues or rock n roll, this album is a bit different from the two previous ones. The sound is somewhere between No Blues, Alan Vega, Kendra Smith, and Gong. Kaos Karma is joined on this record by a few Japanese friends and musicians: Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Ryoko Ono (Sax Ruins) holding back a bit, which is somewhat unusual but welcome in this context, and last but not least, the divine À Qui Avec Gabriel. Every noise is organized often enameled with groove, this blues has been meticulously built from the ground up. The tracks pour into a sonic and somewhat stormy ocean into which the listener will easily sink. The warm and raspy voice is reminiscent of the well-known ghosts of Beefheart or the wise ones of the Delta. But this is 21st century blues. At the same time old and new, naked, trippy, and orgasmic; a music outside of time, but very real that creates an incredible tension. Personnel: Fab Giberti - vocals, guitar; Pits Esb - studio work, bass. Guests include: Makoto Kawabata, Ryoko Ono, À Qui Avec Gabriel, Soil Vibrates, and Dom Corrieras." - Bam Balam.

Artist: KAWABATA/RICHARD PINHAS/TATSUYA YOSHIDA, MAKOTO
Title: Trax
Format: LP
Label: Bam Balam
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Richard Pinhas (Heldon), and Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins). What else is there to say? Richard Pinhas is one of the more atypical French musicians of the last 40 years. He has been surprising everyone all these years -- Always appearing where you expect him the least. Makoto Kawabata, who has been a big follower of Heldon, has also been a longtime friend and partner of Tatsuya Yoshida. So naturally, these three reunited in 2016 at the Studio Condorcet in Toulouse (France) to record a series of fiery improvisations and experimentations. Free noise, blues, and psychedelia are all intertwined, but there is an uneasiness to it, some anxiety matting the mix. The music is relentlessly broken down: percussive guitars turned bewitching metronome, while other guitars are taken on a sometimes lyrical but always chaotic journey, keeping the listener on edge. Repeat listens will trigger memories of German psychedelia or even the more recent noise rock or no-wave. Every title is named "Trax" followed by a number. The second "Trax" flirts with bands such as Can in their most primary form; thats to say that its obsessivly repetitive. But the trio is so skillful that they turn influences into subliminal messages. Each "Trax" is a sonic outburst, relentlessly following each other. The musicians expose their most expressive and unbridled sides; its a free music but without the permanent collapse. Richard Pinhass guitar is a bit like Sonny Sharrocks, but with some sort of Sonic Youth treatment applied to it, and you still can spot those particular effects reminiscent of the Heldon years." - Bam Balam.

Artist: PINHAS, RICHARD
Title: From the One and the Multiple
Format: Double LP
Label: Bam Balam
Country: France
Price: $29.00
"Bam Balam Records presents a reissue of Richard Pinhass "Of One and Multiple" , originally released in 1996. Available for the first time on vinyl. Richard Pinhas, the founder of 70s legends Heldon , is one of Frances best known experimental musicians and is a key figure in rock music fusing with electronic music. This solo album was recorded at his home studio in Paris between June and September of 1995. Solo guitar and processing - Drone electronics with use of a Metatronic Loop system. No re-recording. Features brand new cover art. Includes a bonus track, "Human, Too Human", with vocals by Maurice Dantec . Edition of 500." - Bam Balam.

Artist: PINHAS, RICHARD & TATSUYA YOSHIDA
Title: Hakata Shibuya - Live In Japan 2014
Format: LP
Label: Bam Balam
Country: France
Price: $21.00
"Collaboration between Richard Pinhas and Tatsuya Yoshida. Richard Pinhas, founder of 70s legends Heldon, is one of Frances best known experimental musicians. He is a key figure in development of rock music processing with electronic music. Yoshida Tatsuya is one of the most important musicians of the Japanese experimental music scene, spearheading at least a half dozen of that countrys most important groups, including Ruins, Sax Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei, and Korekyojinn. Recorded live at several venues in Japan between November 16 and December 1, 2014. 44 minutes of live, progressive, psychedelic, electronics - tumultuous and deep-whirling inspiration. Both musicians form a perfectly balanced communion of excesses, extending their performing skills in many ways." - Bam Balam.

Artist: PINHAS, RICHARD/HELDON/SCHIZO/T.H.X.
Title: Single Collection 1972-1980
Format: Double LP
Label: Bam Balam
Country: France
Price: $28.00
"RSD 2017 release. Double album compilation of the first singles (1972-1980) of Richard Pinhas and his legendary bands: the mythical Heldon, Schizo, and T.H.X.. And, as a bonus, an excellent long, hypnotic, instrumental version of "Marie Zorn" (1999), previously unpublished." - Bam Balam.

Artist: PINHAS, RICHARD/TATSUYA YOSHIDA/RYOKO ONO
Title: Live At Tusk Festival
Format: LP
Label: Bam Balam
Country: France
Price: $18.00
"French psych-experimental-rock genius Richard Pinhas in collaboration with Sax Ruins drummer, Tatsuya Yoshida, and saxophonist, Ryoko Ono. Recorded live at Tusk Festival, at Gateshead Old Town Hall, on October 10, 2015. Richard Pinhas, the founder of 70s legends Heldon, is one of Frances best known experimental musicians and is a key figure in development of rock music fusing with electronic music. Yoshida Tatsuya is one of the most innovative musicians of the Japanese experimental music scene, spearheading at least a half dozen of that countrys most important groups, including Ruins, Sax Ruins, Koenji Hyakkei and Korekyojinn. Yoshida has worked with many musicians such as John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Bill Laswell and Keiji Haino. Ryoko Ono is one of the most active Japanese female saxophone players, specializing in improvised music and works for saxophone and electronics. Her saxophone playing is beautiful and flavorful, even if it is avant-garde or experimental. She is renowned as a collaborator with Acid Mothers Temple. Edition of 500." - Bam Balam.

Artist: ROUGH & WOJTYLA
Title: Side R & Side W
Format: LP
Label: Bam Balam
Country: France
Price: $16.00
"The Rough & Wojtyla album Side R & Side W offers a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle that recreates a monochromatic landscape. Drones are supported by tentative jazz drum beats, and just when you think you have found some stability in the listening, ruptures happen and multiply. In perfect harmony, the two musicians dont take themselves seriously; they saturate their sonic world with long abstruse silences, before returning more furiously into the barely hidden chaos. The listener is constantly pushed around, always looking for something to hang on to without ever finding it. But concretely, what might one find in the music? Maybe Walter Ruttman and his Weekend (1930)? Or maybe Albert Ayler? Some Stockhausen? When the fury of the sax swirls around the siren, its a bit of Cluster taking a trip to the land of free-jazz that rips the thick veil of the oppressing yet liberating first part. Or this disco rocket, which for a very precise 15 seconds would have you believe that expectations might be met. But nothing that comes next resembles what has just crumbled. The duo is enjoying itself with this collage, this assembly of sonic decadence where nothing holds, not even the bearing walls. This structure is ready to crumble at any moment. The krautrock-inspired electro passages get entangled, but the experience of the two musicians prevents them from falling into the too obvious influence of Cans Tago Mago (1971). So what to do now? What is there to understand when the cellos cry on this fragment of post-rock without reference? The tapes are altered, sped up, it sways and it dances as if its inside a schizophrenic brain that cant stop spinning. This records 35 minutes will just hit you across the head. The music meanders constantly; funk, jazz, rock, all incorporated without an apparent link. The constant pace of ruptures leaves you almost dizzy. But this is not random, the whole is a serious abstract or cubic masterpiece you cant keep your eyes off of in fear of missing a nuance or a sound. And maybe thats it and nothing else: art. The capacity to take someones gaze and direct it towards an incomprehensible evidence. Personnel: Robert G. Rough - electronics, field recordings, various other instruments; Karol Wojtyla - drums, saxophone. Recorded, mixed, and edited by Robert G. Rough. Edition of 200." - Bam Balam.

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