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Artist: EMBUDAGONN 108
Title: Dissection of Chronus
Format: One-Sided LP
Label: A Dear Girl Called Wendy
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
“Embudagonn 108 is Wataru Kasahara, hermetic artist from Tokyo. The recording covers over 30 years (see recent , and long sold out, archival release on Art Into Life). Started in 1984, continued in 1988, finished in mid 2014. Field recordings smashed with disturbingly electronic sounds, echoes of an old instruments lost in our memories. Kasahara describes his work in these words: “my simbolism is a decorative trap. you and I are in the absurd game. This music is killed, dissected and discarded music.” ​​ Mastered by Riccardo Mazza in late 2014. ​​ White vinyls, printed labels and inner sleeve, one time limited ​pressing of 100 copies.” - A Dear Girl Called Wendy.
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Artist: EMBUDAGONN 108
Title: Charivari.I
Format: Cass
Label: Ammolraga Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
2014 release. Limited to 36 copies. Recordings from 1992, 1998, 2003. ""In the early 90s old sound source that was recorded while being injured, such as the destruction of beer bottles and waste wood and the dismantling work of empty can objects, the first song of which fleshed homemade junk sounds and tape materials in 2003. Especially magical mandala] is particularly wonderful. Artwork is also attributed to the writer himself." - Art Into Life (via Google Translate).

Artist: EMBUDAGONN 108
Title: Music For Mesmer
Format: Cass
Label: Ammolraga Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
2014 release. Limited to 36 copies. Recordings from 1987 and 2004. "..work was composed around the drones [Music for Mesmer]. As you can see from the title the recording of 2004 dedicated to German doctor Franz Anton Mesmer. On the B side 2 song, rare 87 electronic sustained sound works are included. Artwork is also attributed to the writer himself." - Art Into Life (via Google Translate)

Artist: EMBUDAGONN 108
Title: Psycho-Kinetic Folk Songs
Format: CDR
Label: Ammolraga Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
Very limited hand-assembled release from 2004. 1998-99 recordings.
"Nobu Kasahara is perhaps better known as Wataru Kasahara, a visual artist whose point of organ, scatological and obsessive work inhabits the same putrefaction as Dernier Cri or the material art of Andy Bolus. As Embudagonn 108, Kasahara has expelled a curious catalog of sounds - shortwave, room event, organ malfunction.... Embudagonn 108 confuses, infuriates and incites the listener towards action.... Kasaharas work features the same arch nihilism on display in Violent Onsen Geisha...." - Vitrine.

"I listen to various music. I am not so interested in a lot of stylized drone music and the harsh noises. These sounds are agreeable. I keep away ease. I want to stimulate the sense by uncomfortable. I am not basically interested in drone music and the harsh noises though there is exceptions such as Hermann Nitsch and I.Dumitrescu. These are music that pierces, is moved to karma, and purifies it and is repeated. However, I like music that the uniqueness of the brain of the person who makes the sound can be looked and know. They think that they fight unconsciously against karma by the peculiar brain. Selten Gehorte Musik. Caroliner Rainbow. Psycodrama. Suckdog. Costes. Sarenco. Wolf Vostell. Wild Man Fischer. J.S. Bach. Colette Magny. The Ritualistic School Of Errors. Hovlakin. Zurich 1916. They are making the work that demonstrates the primitive magic of music though music is dismantled. And, they are a one and only people not to flatter nobody. Their music gives me courage." - Wataru Kasahara (VICE interview).
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Artist: EMBUDAGONN 108
Title: Seppen no Kishimi
Format: CDR
Label: Ammolraga Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
Edition of 36 copies. See EMBUDAGONN 108s Art Into Life Dbl LP/cass from a few years back plus more recent releases on Vitrine and A Dear Girl Called Wendy (listed w sound samples on our site).

"Nobu Kasahara is perhaps better known as Wataru Kasahara, a visual artist whose point of organ, scatological and obsessive work inhabits the same putrefaction as Dernier Cri or the material art of Andy Bolus. As Embudagonn 108, Kasahara has expelled a curious catalog of sounds - shortwave, room event, organ malfunction.... Embudagonn 108 confuses, infuriates and incites the listener towards action.... Kasaharas work features the same arch nihilism on display in Violent Onsen Geisha...." - Vitrine.

"I listen to various music. I am not so interested in a lot of stylized drone music and the harsh noises. These sounds are agreeable. I keep away ease. I want to stimulate the sense by uncomfortable. I am not basically interested in drone music and the harsh noises though there is exceptions such as Hermann Nitsch and I.Dumitrescu. These are music that pierces, is moved to karma, and purifies it and is repeated. However, I like music that the uniqueness of the brain of the person who makes the sound can be looked and know. They think that they fight unconsciously against karma by the peculiar brain. Selten Gehorte Musik. Caroliner Rainbow. Psycodrama. Suckdog. Costes. Sarenco. Wolf Vostell. Wild Man Fischer. J.S. Bach. Colette Magny. The Ritualistic School Of Errors. Hovlakin. Zurich 1916. They are making the work that demonstrates the primitive magic of music though music is dismantled. And, they are a one and only people not to flatter nobody. Their music gives me courage." - Wataru Kasahara (VICE interview).
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Artist: EMBUDAGONN 108
Title: Radio Embudagonn
Format: Double LP + Cassette
Label: Art Into Life
Country: Japan
Price: $45.00


"Wataru Kasahara has been making music and art under the name Embudagonn108 since the 1980s. This 2LP set reissues "Radio Embudagonn", a self-released double-CDr and booklet set in an edition of just 18 that saw virtually no distribution at all in 2009. Its a record of an intensely distinctive approach to sound collage that drew together AM radio recordings from the late 1980s with Kasaharas own compositions. Its a deeply moving portrait of his inner world of consciousness at that particular historical moment. Includes a 12-page booklet - each one individually handmade by Kasahara and includes purpose-made prints, porn mag collages, etc. Comes in a 12 inch envelope, tied with a black-dyed kite string. (The tracks that wouldnt fit on to the LPs have been added as a cassette). Limited edition of 100." - Art Into Life
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Artist: EMBUDAGONN 108
Title: Requiem
Format: Cass
Label: Vitrine
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Vitrine takes a bow and closes out 2015 with sufficient aural atrocity from iconoclastic purveyors of diffusion, Embudagonn 108. Nobu Kasahara is perhaps better known as Wataru Kasahara, a visual artist whose point of organ, scatological and obsessive work inhabits the same putrefaction as Dernier Cri or the material art of Andy Bolus. As Embudagonn 108, Kasahara has expelled a curious catalog of sounds - shortwave, room event, organ malfunction. Requiem consists of archival recordings made between 1988-91 and embodies a strong distaste for passive or receptive noise. Embudagonn 108 confuses, infuriates and incites the listener towards action. Shortwave and electronic interference stumbles alongside occasional crackle and percussion drudgery. A radio play as in amusement through use. Kasaharas work features the same arch nihilism on display in Violent Onsen Geisha, but these recordings are also clearly influenced by Fluxus absurdism such as Sarenco or Arthur Pétronio. A lurid disregard for expression or puerile sensationalism. “What are you even trying to say?” Limited to 100 copies. Sold out at source." - Vitrine.
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