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Tolerance

TOLERANCE - Divine

Limited reissue of this amazing LP of primitive, murky minimal electronics which was originally released in 1981 on the legendary, Osaka based Vanity Records (early Sympathy Nervous, Dada, Sab, BGM, the mindblowing Music Box Set, etc..). The labels stock-in-trade (aside from a few titles such as Aunt Sally) was raw, electronic experimentation which sounds impressively comtemporary when put up against current glitch, minimal techno and laptop artists (this experimentation included toying with ideas of fidelity [or the lack thereof as is evident on first side of this record], recording techniques [hard panning, volume and frequency drop outs], etc..).\r\nTolerance, consisting of Junko Tanage and Masmai Yoshikawa, were the only band that released a second album on Vanity. Their first LP (Anonym, 1979) was supposedly the source for the title of the second Nurse With Wound LP, To The Quiet Men From A Tiny Girl.\r\nThe label, founded by Yuzuri Agi, also released flexi discs by artists such as Mario Agata, Kurt Schwitters, B. C. Gilbert & G. Lewis, Furious Pig (!!), Brian Eno and others through ROCK MAGAZINE, for which Agi was the music editor. He was also rumored to have ran VOICE records, which in 75-76 released the ultra-mysterious BRAST BURN and KARUNA KHYAL LPs, both featured on the hallowed Nurse With Wound list and reissued a few years back on Paradigm Disc.\r\n"[Vanity] was founded in Spring 78 and its positioned as the first Japanese minor label. "MODERN MUSIC", an extra edition of Rock Magazine in 79 had the following as the operating priniciples of Vanity Records in future. "We will produce records pursuing 1). Electronics Music, 2). "Music as Furniture" series (Modernistic Music), 3). Invation to Kayo-kyoku, 4). Music with experimental new vision (Punk., New Wave, Free Music, Modernistic Music, etc.)." The point #3 may be surprising, but it makes sense considering that Mr. Agi used to be in the world of Kayo-kyoku (he debuted with "Kougen No Bojou" in 67, and had the hit movie theme song "Ore Niwa Tenshi No Kimi Datta"). Unfortunately, it has never been realized, but its so exciting to just think about the singer who debuts with Techno Kayo (just my imagination) on Vanity Records." - ?

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