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Artist: HAIR STYLISTICS
Title: AM 5:00 +
Format: Double CD
Label: Boid
Country: Japan
Price: $29.00
"Hair Stylistics (a.k.a. Violent Onsen Geisha, Masaya NAKAHARA) Profile: Born in 1970 at Tokyo, Nakahara started making music with MTR and sampler around 88, He released his first split LP from the U.S. independent label RRRecords as Violent Onsen Geisha in 90. He released unique records such as "OTIS" and "QUE SERA SERA (THINGS GO FROM BAD TO WORSE)" in mid 90s. Nakahara changed his artist name from "Violent Onsen Geisha" to "Hair Stylistics" in 97. The long-awaited latest album "custom cook confused death" was released in 04. Along with musical activities, he is known as a film critic and a book "Lost Memories of Cinema" cowritten with a novelist Kazushige ABE is just out. He also started writing novels in 94 with "Mari and Fifis Massacre Song Book?. "Bouquets of Flowers Everywhere" got Mishima Yukio Prize in 01. He was nominated for the Akutagawa Award in 06. He is attracting much attention as a novelist recently." "Hair Stylistics (a.k.a. Violent Onsen Geisha, Masaya NAKAHARA) long-awaited new album! Including 2 CDs with a poster by Masaya NAKAHARA, limited only 1,000 editions! The disc I "AM 5:00" is a live recording for 74 minutes which started in his apartment at 5:00 AM as the title says. The disc 2 consists of 3 commissioned works and 15 new tracks reconstructed from many recordings at various places in recent years. Both CDs are multi-track recording with analog tape machines without using any digital recording/mixing technique. "This is my small resistance to all that are made by copy-and-paste of digital data." (Nakahara) This inconvenience (= blood, sweat & tears) makes the sound vast and microscopic. The double CDs are packaged in a special 7" paper cover with a sticker and a gate-folded poster made by Nakahara." - boid.

Artist: HAIR STYLISTICS
Title: Monthly Hair Stylistics Vol.2: Gracia A La Viva
Format: CD
Label: Boid
Country: Japan
Price: $15.00

Artist: HAIR STYLISTICS
Title: Monthly Hair Stylistics Vol.3:Hard Marchen
Format: CD
Label: Boid
Country: Japan
Price: $15.00
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Artist: HAIR STYLISTICS
Title: Monthly Hair Stylistics Vol.4:Electric Success In The Ghetto
Format: CD
Label: Boid
Country: Japan
Price: $15.00

Artist: HAIR STYLISTICS
Title: Hustler Power Electronics Convention
Format: LP
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"you must live in tokyo to be able to follow the immense output of the soundburrier that is MASAYA NAKAHARA, aka VIOLENT ONSEN GEISHA, most of his work doesnt make it out of Satou Dans Tatsunoya bar in Shinjuku, not because noone wants it, just because the tokyo noise scene seems to gather there late at night to forefil their pork anus - chicken paw needs, and NAKAHARAs last 40 cdrs were the ideal soundtracks for this ritual. the old skool dead pan electronics, plunderphonics, parodies, noise blasts and synth madness that VIOLENT ONSEN GEISHA or HAIR STYLISTICS released, have always been accompanied by titles and artwork that made you doubt if it was even necessary to listen or look at anything else, much like the lafms box on rrr now that i think of it. bullshit of course, like every record announcement! When i visited Tokyo in January i accidentally met Nakahara in a recordstore, we mainly communicated in sign language but he did remember that i asked him to do a record some years before, he sign languaged that he was bad with sending stuff in the mail and asked how many days i would stay in Tokyo, i made the rather simple hand gesture of putting 3 fingers in the air, which he replied to with the words "A side tommorow". As accidentally, i bump into him again the next day carrying around the A side in his pocket, all made on that day with a heavy flu, which is hearable on the lp, a stripped down heavy dim sum of collaged tapes, mini electronics, coughs, sneezes, and ants! his big synths etc were all locked up somewhere. "B SIDE ON MONDAY", which was the day i left, the legend goes that Tokyo airport had to call my name on the speakers as Nakahara brought the master to the airport, seriously a minute before my plane left to belgium again that monday. the cover design and insert was a trio work of Nakahara Masaya, Tomoo Gokita and Dennis Tyfus. this record is limited to 300 copies." -Ultra Eczema

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