-¢‚Ǩ-ìTori Kudo of Maher Shalal Hash Baz, together with Chie Ozeki (Maher Shalal Hash Baz), Tsukasa Takahashi (Che Shizu, Maher Shalal Hash Baz) and Mikiko Suzuki.
A cover of a song by Korean psychedelic rock legends Sanullim. Both a tribute to the band and a statement of solidarity and support for Japans Korean community, currently facing growing hostility from the Japanese right-wing.
7" includes an insert with a poem in Japanese and English by Japanese artist Junko Harada.-¢‚Ǩ¬ù
From Tori Kudos liner notes: -¢‚Ǩ-ìWhen I obtained cassettes of Sanullim from a Korean resident in Tokyo around 1980, the US-British world was in the rotten post new wave, but at that time South Korea had not had even a punk and was still at the stage of so-called "GS"; a situation of surplus value decomposition.
Sanullim was like an unexpected flower of the frontier district that suddenly shifted from -¢‚Ǩ-ìGS-¢‚Ǩ¬ù to progressive rock. Wouldnt it be shocking if Jackie Yoshikawa & His Blue Comets were performing Uriah Heep? I do not know any similar examples that equal them in East Asia other than Les Rallizes Denudes.
Although I am not fundamentally concerned with mans politics, I remembered Sanullim when the anti-foreigner demonstration occurred in Korea town in Okubo, Tokyo, in 2012. It was an agonizing feeling which sent pressure up my spine. In response, this was performed on the street in Okubo.-¢‚Ǩ¬ù
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.