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Artist: ONNA
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Holy Mountain
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Reissue of this 1983 psychedelic punk single from Japanese artist KEIZO MIYANISH. "Cortigiana dal velo" and "Mune o tsutsunde" pair acid guitar and bass over tripped out drum programming and loops to produce a psychedelic masterpiece that fits somewhere between the first White Stains seven-inch and Les Rallizes Denudes oeuvre circa 1980. We hope this release and an upcoming retrospective CD will vastly expand their profile to music lovers worldwide." -Holy Mountain.

Artist: ONNA
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Holy Mountain
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Underground cartoonist KEIZO MIYANISHI left behind one of the greatest documents from the 1980s. Self-released on his own Cupid & Psyche label, the single contains two songs, "Cortigiana dal velo" and "Mune o tutunde," which pair guitars and bass over some of the most tripped-out drum programming of all time. This psychedelic masterpiece ranks alongside the first White Stains 7-inch as one of the all-time greatest from the era. There is an outtake from these sessions, "Haha nareba koso," which is just as amazing, and the three songs would fit in a Terminal Boredom discussion about acid punk classics from Crawling Chaos to Chrome.  In 2007, ONNA reappeared and released a double-CDR with his partner, dancer BARAE. A track appeared on PSFs Tokyo Flashback 6, and the label also released an album titled Katawa in 2008. In addition to the studio material from the 7-inch, this CD includes two outtakes from Katawa, a solo piece from an obscure cassette release, and four live tracks from 1983 featuring a young MICHIO KURIHARA (WHITE HEAVEN, GHOST, BORIS) on second guitar. These are the first Kurihara recordings and come from a long-deleted double live Onna CD released in the early 1990s. This CD is packaged in a mini-LP sleeve with a booklet reproducing flyers, photos and posters from the era. Miyanishi and Onna have made significant but largely unnoticed contributions to the Japanese underground. Hopefully this release will vastly expand their profile worldwide." -Holy Mountain. Split release with Tlon Uqbar.

Artist: ONNA
Title: Katawa
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"The musical alter ego of obsessive pointillist underground cartoonist and illustrator Keizo Miyanishi, Onna have been in varying liminal stages of musical existence/non-existence since the early 80s. Their bleak and nihilistic no-wave downer sound riveted the Tokyo scene of the time -- an early line-up featured a pre-White Heaven Michio Kurihara. But after a couple of years and just one single, the group faded back into silence, becoming the stuff of rumor and faded memories. It was kind of shocking then to have a reformed Onna suddenly doing the rounds of Tokyo clubs a year or so back. After a couple of CDRs and an acclaimed appearance on Tokyo Flashback 6, Katawa is their first album in well over a decade. Detuned and fractured psychedelic blues filled with a bucketful of abject fear and personal loathing -- topped off with some of the most strikingly original vocal mannerisms in the Japanese underground. A fantastic return." --Alan Cummings

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