Category: Japan

NEW ARRIVAL (Advance Copy)

NEW ARRIVAL (Advance Copy)

Brad Mehldau Live In Tokyo (3LP)
Release Date: 9/13/19
VJQC Score: 97%
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Available for the first time on vinyl and limited to 3000 copies, this 15th anniversary edition includes the complete set recorded in 2003 at Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo. 

·       Includes tracks previously only released in the Japanese market.

·       This 3LP set was mastered by Alex DeTurk, pressed on 180g vinyl at Record Industry in the Netherlands and comes in a deluxe tri-fold jacket.


Bradford Alexander Mehldau is an American jazz pianist, composer and arranger. He studied music at the New School and was a member of Joshua Redman’s quartet with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade in the mid-1990s, and has led his own trio since the early 1990s. His first long-term trio featured bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer George Rossy, and later Jeff Ballard. Since the early 2000s Mehldau has incorporated other musical formats in addition to trio and solo piano. He’s recorded rock and classical repertoire and toured and recorded with guitarist Pat Metheny. Mehldau has absorbed aspects of pop, rock and classical music, including German Romanticism into his writing and playing. Mehldau won Down Beat’s Readers Poll piano award in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2012. He was the 2006 winner of the Miles Davis Prize awarded by the Montreal International Jazz Festival. He has been nominated for several Grammy Awards including Best Jazz Instrument Solo on “Blame it On My Youth” from the Art of the Trio Volume One in 1998, Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group for Art of the Trio: 4 Back at the Vanguard in 2000, Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group for Brad Mehldau Trio Live in 2009, Best Improvised Jazz Solo for the title track of Ode in 2013, and Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “Sleeping Giant” from Mehliana: Taming the Dragon in 2015. Mehldau’s debut album for Nonesuch was a solo piano performance recorded live at Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo on February 15, 2003 but released in September of 2004. The album received universally favorable reviews. AllMusic awarded the album 4 ½ stars and called it an “intense, cerebral, and beautiful album.” The Guardian’s John Fordham identifies it as “Another bold step on Mehldau’s imperious way.” On All About Jazz, Doug Collete noted, “Mehldau plays beautifully on his own, his work is florid with detail, yet never just flowery. There is a deeply felt passion in all he plays, and that’s exactly why he is so engrossing to hear: in a solo setting Mehldau demonstrates how he selects his ideas altogether discriminatingly from what must be a veritable flood of variations that occur to him as he plays. It’s not long into listening to Live in Tokyo that you are reminded how skillfully he runs the gamut of emotion in his playing.” JazzTimes reviewer, Harvey Siders commented “Few pianists can match Brad Mehldau when it comes to cross-fertilizing jazz, classical and rock. The same applies for technique, taste and intellectual curiosity. All of those qualities are on display in Mehldau’s latest CD.” For the 15th anniversary of the album, Run Out Groove in conjunction with Nonesuch Records is releasing Live In Tokyo on vinyl for the first time and including the full set, that features tracks making their debut in the U.S. on any format for the first time.

Brad Mehldau- Live In Tokyo

The latest shipment from Japan has arrived, he…

The latest shipment from Japan has arrived, here is a sneeky preview of some of the items.

More will be shown over the next few days, keep an eye on our website for all the latest arrivals.

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Here’s a Japanese Billy Squier EP with two liv…

Here’s a Japanese Billy Squier EP with two live tracks on Side A and a round-up of three hits on Side B. I used the Google Translate app to read some of the liner notes and they seem to be pure stream-of-consciousness, with the writer noting that the EP is being released to coincide with Squier’s Japanese concerts that May but that the EP won’t be out until June, and that he’s writing the notes in mid-April, so he’s never seen Squier play but surely they’ll be good concerts because the live tracks sound ok. It’s a riot. At least the music’s good. 

JAPAN Steve Jansen Cymbal. Rare circa 1982 cym…

JAPAN Steve Jansen Cymbal. Rare circa 1982 cymbal used by Steve Jansen during the recording of the Japan album, Tin Drum, and during the World Tour in 1982. This fantastic item shows some signs of use, including a 3" long crack where it was used extensively during the tour. Measuring 15.5" in size, the cymbal has been stamped ‘Made In Wuhan China’ with a separate ‘Skylark Brand’ stamp. This was sold by Steve to author Chris Young (writer of various Japan & related books) in October 2015, this has also been signed by Steve Jansen, who sent a signed ‘Certificate Of Provenance’, to confirm its authenticity. A fantastic item and a must have for any fan of the band.

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Japanese psychedelic rock, gotta luv it! 😃

David Sylvian’s Alchemy, AKA Words with the Sh…

David Sylvian’s Alchemy, AKA Words with the Shaman, is one of my Top 5 records of all-time. An instrumental affair of what today we’d call world music, it has captivated me for decades. Alas, it’s been only available on import EPs- and used ones at that, so inevitably, they were noisey during the quiet interludes. I’ve bought multiple copies over the years, futilely trying to find a clean one, but now it has been re-released finally (the copy on the lower left) and it sounds GORGEOUS. Listening to it was like sending my ears to a spa for 40 minutes.

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Minami Deutsch ‎– With Dim Light
Guruguru Brain ‎– GGB-016LP
Vinyl LP, transparent With Black Haze

Released: (Dec 2018 Reissue)

Track 1, side 2 = purest Can worship. 
This. Is. AWESOME!!!
This one’s long gone as well, no sponsored link available, sorry. The music link tho… do yourselves a favor and marvel at the Krautrock perfection that is Minami Deutsch.


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Kikagaku Moyo ‎– House In The Tall Grass
Guruguru Brain ‎– GGB-008LP
Released: (Dec 2018 Reissue)

Very Donovan/Flower Power vibe on this GuruGuru Brain release.  Already on its seventh pressing and seemingly impossible to track down new.  I’d include a buy link for this lp as well but they’re already all gone!  Smoke a shisha and think paisley thoughts, you’ll zone in on what Kikagaku Moyo are laying down.


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Sundays & Cybele ‎– Gypsy House
Guruguru Brain ‎– GGB-002LP
Vinyl LP, Clear/Half Sky Blue 
Released: 2012 (2019 Reissue)

Modern Japanese psych rock, with classic rock lessons and garage grit thrown in for good measure.  I would hand this record to Jack White or Ty Segall and beg them to listen.  Then I’d bug every fan of obscure 70s Japanese drug music and know they would pick it up immediately.  I’ll include a buy link below but I expect they’ll be gone immediately.  Tag us if you manage to snap up a vinyl copy, tell us what you think!



Merzbow / Keiji Haino / Balázs Pándi ‎– 迷惑をか…

Merzbow / Keiji Haino / Balázs Pándi ‎– 迷惑をかけない無防備 = An Untroublesome Defencelessness
RareNoise Records ‎– RNR061LP
2 × 45 RPM, Album
Released: 01 Jul 2016

Keiji Haino is incapable of contributing anything less than earth shattering, to whichever project he’s working on.  A remarkably versatile, unique artist.  I’m hoping some brave, enterprising record label decides to finally undertake releasing some Fushitsusha albums, on vinyl. Next level power trio.