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Founded in 2001, EM Records from Osaka focusses on reissues of experimental and outsider music. The incredible back catalogue contains a wide range of styles, from Yoshi Wada and T.R.Mahalingam via Brenda Ray, John Cage and Finis Africae to Sam Moore, Sheriff Lindo and The Android Sisters.

 
"This collection, featuring seven pieces from 2011 to 2015, celebrates Noah Creshevsky's 70th year with a fittingly life-affirming and masterful verve. An award-winning composer who has studied with Nadia Boulanger and Luciano Berio, he began composing electronic music ...
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EM1140CD | EM RECORDS

"The title nods to a 16th-century study of magnetism, and it is magnetism that is at the heart of this release, with Takuji Naka's cassette decks and Tim Olive's magnetic pickups, across five untitled tracks, initiating a dream-logic-imbued semi-narrative flow, in which ...
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EM1139CD | EM RECORDS

"Here's a tasty treat for all fans of DIY pop music: a multinational confection, the perfect blend of sweet and smart. Based around core members Matt Jones, originally from Western Massachusetts, and Busan native Jee Eun Lim, who met in Korea in 2011, the Jee Jee Band ...
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EM1138LP | EM RECORDS

"Here's a tasty treat for all fans of DIY pop music: a multinational confection, the perfect blend of sweet and smart. Based around core members Matt Jones, originally from Western Massachusetts, and Busan native Jee Eun Lim, who met in Korea in 2011, the Jee Jee Band ...
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EM1138CD | EM RECORDS

"This compilation is a sweet snapshot of a sophisticated sector of young Japanese pop music, circa 2014. Originally released as a series of web-only EPs on Dai Ogasawara's Ano(t)raks label, Light Wave features artists born in the 1990s who have been strongly influenced ...
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EM1137LP | EM RECORDS

"This compilation is a sweet snapshot of a sophisticated sector of young Japanese pop music, circa 2014. Originally released as a series of web-only EPs on Dai Ogasawara's Ano(t)raks label, Light Wave features artists born in the 1990s who have been strongly influenced ...
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EM1137CD | EM RECORDS

REPRESS AVAILABLE IN EARLY OCTOBER, PLEASE PREORDER "Shifting tectonic plates, as two island nations collide! London, UK resident Jackson Bailey aka TAPES, makes Jamaica-drenched lo-fi bass music, a forward-looking mix of dub, dancehall and electro roots channeled and ...
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EM1135LP | EM RECORDS

"Shifting tectonic plates, as two island nations collide! London, UK resident Jackson Bailey aka TAPES, makes Jamaica-drenched lo-fi bass music, a forward-looking mix of dub, dancehall and electro roots channeled and filtered through old-school rhythm machines, synths, ...
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EM1135CD | EM RECORDS

SYNTOMA - SYNTOMA (LP)

"These recordings pull back a curtain to reveal the mysterious world of Syntoma and early-80s underground Mexico. Founded by Alex Eisenring in 1980, making use of synths and drum machines and driven by a freedom-seeking DIY ethos but informed by a ...
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EM1134LP | EM RECORDS

SYNTOMA - SYNTOMA (CD)

"These recordings pull back a curtain to reveal the mysterious world of Syntoma and early-80s underground Mexico. Founded by Alex Eisenring in 1980, making use of synths and drum machines and driven by a freedom-seeking DIY ethos but informed by a ...
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EM1134CD | EM RECORDS

""Finis Africae". Words redolent of mystery and myth, of Europe looking out to new lands, new worlds, new times. And so it is with "A Last Discovery", the work of Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel and his musical co-adventurers, recorded between 1984 and 2001. After ...
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EM1113LP | EM RECORDS

"2000 recording of 17 songs written 1968 to 1975 by the author of the classic hippie good-living guide "Living On The Earth". Acoustic guitars (and some zithers!) in alternate tunings from a student of John Fahey." (label info)
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EM1047CD | EM RECORDS

"Alicia Bay Laurel is well known as the writer and illustrator of one of the classic books of the back-to-the-earth movement, the 1970 Living On The Earth, a hand-written guide to living the good life, but she is also a very accomplished singer, songwriter and ...
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EM1047LP | EM RECORDS

"The fourth release from Roland P. Young on EM Records sees him moving ever deeper, earthbound and rooted, yet simultaneously flying further out, expanding his exploration of untethered celestial realms. Recorded in 2014 following a move to Tel Aviv, the title ...
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EM1133LP | EM RECORDS

"The fourth release from Roland P. Young on EM Records sees him moving ever deeper, earthbound and rooted, yet simultaneously flying further out, expanding his exploration of untethered celestial realms. Recorded in 2014 following a move to Tel Aviv, the title ...
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EM1133CD | EM RECORDS

"2nd release from the relaunch of EM Records' Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM have teamed up to deliver a series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailand's greatest musical legends. For reasons unknowable, certain places in ...
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EM1131LP | EM RECORDS

"2nd release from the relaunch of EM Records' Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM have teamed up to deliver a series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailand's greatest musical legends. For reasons unknowable, certain places in ...
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EM1131CD | EM RECORDS

"Gift from Noahlewis' Mahlon Taits, which was previously issued on vinyl LP by EM Records in November 2012, is now finally available on CD with three additional tracks, a new track sequence, and new cover art. The band has a unique place in the current Japanese music ...
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EM1127CD | EM RECORDS

"The new single from Noahlewis' Mahlon Taits, a Tokyo group featuring accordion, musical saw and sax along with guitar, bass and drums. Their irony-free, joyously melodic, timelessly past-ever-present music has, until now, been instrumental, so they have risen to the ...
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EM1130 | EM RECORDS

"Following the appetizer of the two 12" singles "Trinidad (Disco Mix)" [EM1128TEP] and "J'Ouvert" [EM1129TEP], we now serve up the main dish, the fine 1977 album Steel Funk by John Gibbs and the Unlimited Sound of Steel Orchestra, a new addition to our 'EM Steel Pan ...
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EM1132LP | EM RECORDS

"Following the appetizer of the two 12" singles "Trinidad (Disco Mix)" [EM1128TEP] and "J'Ouvert" [EM1129TEP], we now serve up the main dish, the fine 1977 album Steel Funk by John Gibbs and the Unlimited Sound of Steel Orchestra, a new addition to our 'EM Steel Pan ...
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EM1132CD | EM RECORDS

"EM Records proudly announces a new addition to our 'EM Steel Pan Series', a project long in gestation, John Gibbs and the Unlimited Sound of Steel Orchestra. It's official, and of course it's excellent. We are preparing to release their fine 1977 album "Steel Funk" on ...
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EM1129TEP | EM RECORDS

"EM Records proudly announces a new addition to our 'EM Steel Pan Series', a project long in gestation, John Gibbs and the Unlimited Sound of Steel Orchestra. It's official, and of course it's excellent. We are preparing to release their fine 1977 album "Steel Funk" on ...
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EM1128TEP | EM RECORDS

"With this release, we shine a light into the dark and yet strangely uplifting world of Inryo-fuen's early 80s wonderland: a surreal, adventurously analog, positively negative realm of freedom. Following the EM Records release of Inryo-fuen's enigmatic "Ho-Aku", "Early ...
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EM1127LP | EM RECORDS

"With this release, we shine a light into the dark and yet strangely uplifting world of Inryo-fuen's early 80s wonderland: a surreal, adventurously analog, positively negative realm of freedom. Following the EM Records release of Inryo-fuen's enigmatic "Ho-Aku", "Early ...
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EM1127CD | EM RECORDS