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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.

 
"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

"Pip Proud, sui generis, could be considered an Australian outsider, with his untutored and uninhibited singing style, his primal guitar playing, his resolutely personal vision captured on recordings from 1967 to the early 70s - except that, unlike most outsiders, he ...
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EM1121CD | EM RECORDS

"Pip Proud, sui generis, could be considered an Australian outsider, with his untutored and uninhibited singing style, his primal guitar playing, his resolutely personal vision captured on recordings from 1967 to the early 70s - except that, unlike most outsiders, he ...
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EM1121LP | EM RECORDS

"A singular single from a singular singer, 1968's "Purple Boy Gang" and the previously-unissued 1997-recorded "A Million Years From Now" traverse three decades yet display Pip Proud's unchanged and unchallenged uniqueness. Poet, singer, songwriter, romantic visionary, ...
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EM1120 | EM RECORDS

"The relaunch of EM Records' Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM Records have teamed up to deliver a new series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailand's greatest musical legends. The first release is the seminal album Isan Lam ...
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EM1126LP | EM RECORDS

"The relaunch of EM Records' Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM Records have teamed up to deliver a new series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailand's greatest musical legends. The first release is the seminal album Isan Lam ...
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EM1126CD | EM RECORDS

INRYO-FUEN - HO-AKU (CD)

"An enigma. A band records their second album in 1985, but sits on it for twenty-nine years, and releases it as a new album, not a "lost gem", in 2014. The authors of this enigma are known as Inryo-Fuen, a Japanese trio formed in 1978, meeting via a Surrealism circle in ...
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EM1225CD | EM RECORDS

"Martoc, aka Martin O'Cuthbert, has been making alien and alienated synth-pop in the UK since the post-punk period. This compilation gathers six songs released on seven-inch EPs during the years 1978-80, plus four songs released during the first decade of this century. ...
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EM1224LP | EM RECORDS

"Martoc, aka Martin O'Cuthbert, has been making alien and alienated synth-pop in the UK since the post-punk period. This compilation gathers six songs released on seven-inch EPs during the years 1978-80, plus four songs released during the first decade of this century. ...
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EM1224CD | EM RECORDS

"EM Records is proud to present the first new album release in 25 years from Australia's Sheriff Lindo, dubmaster of the Southern Hemisphere. His "Ten Dubs That Shook The World" (EM1119), released in 1988, has been growing in stature since its release, supported by its ...
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EM1222LP | EM RECORDS

"EM Records is proud to present the first new album release in 25 years from Australia's Sheriff Lindo, dubmaster of the Southern Hemisphere. His "Ten Dubs That Shook The World" (EM1119), released in 1988, has been growing in stature since its release, supported by its ...
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EM1222CD | EM RECORDS

"Tokyo's Ryo Takematsu proves the universality and timelessness of the blues on his debut solo release "Six-O-Seven Blues". Recorded mainly in a Japanese bedroom, Takematsu's heartfelt and sincere acoustic guitar playing filters his love of pre-war American country ...
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EM1117CD | EM RECORDS

""The Secret of 12 O'Clock" is the second EM Records release by Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel's Finis Africae project. This twelve-inch vinyl & CD release collects six pieces from three 1980s albums, pieces not released on "A Last Discovery: The Essential ...
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EM1118CD | EM RECORDS

"Tokyo's Ryo Takematsu proves the universality and timelessness of the blues on his debut solo release "Six-O-Seven Blues". Recorded mainly in a Japanese bedroom, Takematsu's heartfelt and sincere acoustic guitar playing filters his love of pre-war American country ...
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EM1117TEP | EM RECORDS

"There are certain albums which shake the world immediately upon release, and others which come from far underground and whose shocks and aftershocks rise to the surface gradually over the years, gaining momentum and power. "Ten Dubs That Shook The World" is of the ...
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EM1119LP | EM RECORDS

"There are certain albums which shake the world immediately upon release, and others which come from far underground and whose shocks and aftershocks rise to the surface gradually over the years, gaining momentum and power. "Ten Dubs That Shook The World" is of the ...
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EM1119CD | EM RECORDS

"No Right Turn (allegedly after signs on the local bypass, no political motivation) was a Derbyshire band, and befitting a group from the centre of Britain, they combined elements of folk musics from all across the United Kingdom, beginning as an acoustic trio, but with ...
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EM1115CD | EM RECORDS

"No Right Turn (allegedly after signs on the local bypass, no political motivation) was a Derbyshire band, and befitting a group from the centre of Britain, they combined elements of folk musics from all across the United Kingdom, beginning as an acoustic trio, but with ...
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EM1115LP | EM RECORDS

""The Secret of 12 O'Clock" is the second EM Records release by Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel's Finis Africae project. This twelve-inch vinyl & CD release collects six pieces from three 1980s albums, pieces not released on "A Last Discovery: The Essential ...
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EM1118MLP | EM RECORDS

"Delving further into the Brenda Ray/Naffi multiverse, following our releases of Brenda Ray's Walatta and her work with Naffi in D'Ya Hear Me!: Naffi Years, 1979-83, here is Hoochie Pooch/Space Alligator. This release focuses on the contributions of Freddie Viaduct to ...
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EM1116LP | EM RECORDS

"Delving further into the Brenda Ray/Naffi multiverse, following our releases of Brenda Ray's Walatta and her work with Naffi in D'Ya Hear Me!: Naffi Years, 1979-83, here is Hoochie Pooch/Space Alligator. This release focuses on the contributions of Freddie Viaduct to ...
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EM1116CD | 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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EM1113CD | EM RECORDS

"Formed in 1981 in Tokyo, Saboten must now be considered one of the great lost Post-Punk bands. Rejecting the traditional rock group hierarchy of lead guitar and/or preening vocalist supported by a rhythm section, Saboten were true masters of band-as-unit, with the trio ...
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EM1114DLP | EM RECORDS

KUUPUU - SISAR (LP)

"EM Records is pleased to present Sisar (Sister in English), the newest release from Finland's Kuupuu, a multi-talented musician and visual artist. This vinyl-only release, following our previous 2CD compilation of her earlier works, shows her continued evolution, a ...
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EM1112LP | EM RECORDS