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Les Rallizes Denudes

BAUS '93

    BAUS ‘93 contains the storied comeback performance from Baus Theater in Kichijoji, Tokyo, which took place on February 13, 1993 in what was their first live appearance in five years. BAUS ‘93 follows the widely acclaimed worldwide release of CITTA’ ‘93, which captured the Rallizes’ fiery gig that took place four days later at Club Citta’ in Kawasaki.

    Newly mixed and mastered by Makoto Kubota, BAUS ‘93 features the previously unheard live recording meticulously restored using the original 8-channel digital multitrack masters, as well as additional sources including cassettes recorded off of the mixing board and from the audience.

    The Rallizes’ lineup at Baus Theater consisted of Takashi Mizutani (Vocals, Guitar), Katsuhiko Ishii (Guitar), Kiyohiro Takada (Bass), Toshiro Mimaki (Drums). Featuring a rhythm section different from the lineup heard at Club Citta’, the band on BAUS ‘93 performed with an approach and intensity that took the performance to next levels.

    The DVD contains a 23-minute video of the Baus performance, originally shot and newly edited by Akira Uji, who often handled on-stage visuals for the Rallizes.

    BAUS ‘93 includes liner notes written by music writer Jennifer Lucy Allan, whose writings have been featured on The Wire and The Quietus and whose radio show can be heard on the BBC. The package also includes an essay by Julian Cope, whose idiosyncratic book Japrocksampler introduced the Japanese rock underground to many around the globe. 


    Hiroshi Yoshimura

    Surround - 2024 Reissue

      "If Surround can be listened to as music that’s as close to air itself, allowing us to enter each listener’s sound scenery, or as something that exists within a new perspective, expanding the middle ground between sound and music, and transforming it into a comfortable space, it would be much appreciated."
      — Hiroshi Yoshimura

      Originally released as an album in January 1986, Surround was recorded by Yoshimura as a commission from home builder Misawa Homes as part of their Soundscape series, intended to function as an “amenity” designed to enhance the company’s newly built living spaces.

      In his original notes for the album, Yoshimura recommends that Surround be placed in the same family of sounds “as the vibration of footsteps, the hum of an air conditioner, or the clanging of a spoon inside a coffee cup.” And, as he suggests, “with the addition of city noise from outside the window,” you may hear Surround in a completely new way.

      A pioneer in the field of environmental music, Yoshimura’s previous works included Music For Nine Post Cards (1982), originally produced to be played back inside a museum space, and designing sound environments for public spaces and subway systems. Surround was recorded almost concurrently with the acclaimed and popular GREEN (1986); the two albums are described by Hiroyoshi Shiokawa in his liner notes as being Yoshimura’s yin and yang.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: One of the finest ambient composers of his generation brings us an album in the same world as his much-lauded 'Green', and it's more fluttering new-age ambient with atmospheric organic syncopation and environmental noise. There's an otherworldly experience to be had by sitting and listening to these at high volume, so it's a delight to have 'Surround' next to the player too.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Time After Time
      2. Surround
      3. Something Blue
      4. Time Forest
      5. Water Planet
      6. Green Shower

      Les Rallizes Denudes

      CITTA '93

        In 1991, Les Rallizes Denudes released three full length albums on CD, the band’s first-ever recordings to be made available since their formation in Kyoto more than two decades prior. In 1993, the band appeared in front of an audience for the first time since 1988.

        Their February 17 appearance at Club Cittaʼ, which came four days after their “comeback” gig at Baus Theater, turned out to be one of the most notable out of all the Rallizes performances thus far. The show has been talked about in some circles as the stuff of legend. With guitars roaring at colossal levels, even surpassing the immense volume of their earlier gigs, the doors were vibrating as some audience members were said to have run out to the lobby to find respite from the sonic assault.

        This shattering (in almost a literal sense) performance, in its entirety, was recorded and preserved on a 8-channel digital recorder. Discreetly kept in storage for thirty years, these multi-track masters form the basis of CITTAʼ ʻ93, a brand new album that accurately captures the transcendental roar that shook the walls of the venue in Kawasaki that one night. Carefully and sympathetically mixed by former Rallizes member Makoto Kubota, CITTAʼ ʼ93 presents a Rallizes sound that has never before been heard in any official capacity.

        The Rallizes lineup that night consisted of Takashi Mizutani (vocals, guitar), Katsuhiko Ishii (guitar), Yokai Takahashi (bass), Kodo Noma (drums). Album jacket artwork features photography by Takehiko Nakafuji; liner notes by Shinya Matsuyama.


        TRACK LISTING

        Ť�、暗殺者の夜 / The Night
        Assassin's Night 
        Ȩ�憶は遠い / Memory Is Far Away
        Ť�より深く / Deeper Than The Night
        ư�遠に今が / Eternally Now
        Ǚ�い目覚め_1993 / White Awakening 1993
        ɳ�の声 / Bird Calls In The Dusk
        Darkness Returns 2
        The Last One 1993

        Les Rallizes Denudes

        '67- '69 Studio Et Live

          Temporal Drift presents the first-ever officially sanctioned reissue of celebrated Japanese cult band Les Rallizes Dénudés’ three albums, originally compiled and released in limited quantities on CD in 1991. These reissues follow the label’s release of The OZ Tapes in 2022, as part of the label’s ongoing series of Les Rallizes Dénudés reissues.

          Led by the enigmatic Takashi Mizutani, Les Rallizes Dénudés has gained an almost mythical status the world over with their delicate balancing act between transcendent psychedelia and pure sonic assault, maintaining its status as an underground phenomenon throughout their three decade existence and beyond.

          ‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE, MIZUTANI / Les Rallizes Dénudés, and ‘77 LIVE are the only albums released during Les Rallizes Dénudés’ lifetime, between its formation in 1967 at Doshisha University in Kyoto to its last-ever show in 1996 at Club Citta in Kawasaki. Produced by Mizutani, the three discs collectively provide a window into the (in)famously impenetrable band’s first decade of existence.

          ‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE features early recordings that capture the reckless energy of the band’s formative years in Kyoto. Includes early takes of Rallizes staples “Memory is Far Away” and “The Last One,” the rare tender ballad “Bid Calls in the Dark,” possibly Mothers of Invention-inspired (complete with a kazoo solo) “Vertigo otherwise My Conviction.” CD edition includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks, including a take on the classic stomper “Tobacco Road” (more Blues Magoos than Nashville Teens.)

          Produced in collaboration with The Last One Musique, the new label set up by former members and associates of Les Rallizes Dénudés, ‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE features newly remastered audio by former Rallizes member Makoto Kubota and new liner notes by Manabu Yuasa.


          TRACK LISTING

          Smokin’ Cigarette Blues (live Version)
          La Mal Rouge , ǜ

          Les Rallizes Denudes

          Mizutani / Les Rallizes Denudes

            Temporal Drift presents the first-ever officially sanctioned reissue of celebrated Japanese cult band Les Rallizes Dénudés’ three albums, originally compiled and released in limited quantities on CD in 1991. These reissues follow the label’s release of The OZ Tapes in 2022, as part of the label’s ongoing series of Les Rallizes Dénudés reissues.

            Led by the enigmatic Takashi Mizutani, Les Rallizes Dénudés has gained an almost mythical status the world over with their delicate balancing act between transcendent psychedelia and pure sonic assault, maintaining its status as an underground phenomenon throughout their three decade existence and beyond.

            Led by the enigmatic Takashi Mizutani, Les Rallizes Dénudés has gained an almost mythical status the world over with their delicate balancing act between transcendent psychedelia and pure sonic assault, maintaining its status as an underground phenomenon throughout their three decade existence and beyond. ‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE, MIZUTANI / Les Rallizes Dénudés, and ‘77 LIVE are the only albums released during Les Rallizes Dénudés’ lifetime, between its formation in 1967 at Doshisha University in Kyoto to its last-ever show in 1996 at Club Citta in Kawasaki. Produced by Mizutani, the three discs collectively provide a window into the (in)famously impenetrable band’s first decade of existence.

            MIZUTANI / Les Rallizes Dénudés includes a set of intimate, contemplative acoustic-based tracks from a transitional period at the turn of the decade. Recorded in 1970 at Doshisha University’s student broadcast studio, this session featured the band mostly as a duo, with Mizutani accompanied by Makoto Kubota, who also handled recording duties. Few of the tracks featured Tadanaka Makino on percussion. CD edition includes “黒い悲しみのロマンセ / Romance of the Black Pain otherwise Fallin’ Love With,” a live recording by the 1973 lineup of Les Rallizes Dénudés.

            Produced in collaboration with The Last One Musique, the new label set up by former members and associates of Les Rallizes Dénudés, MIZUTANI / Les Rallizes Dénudés features newly remastered audio by former Rallizes member Makoto Kubota and new liner notes by Shinya Matsuyama.



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