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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, The Android Sisters and a number of archival Thai Pop releases.

 
"Rerelease of the legendary 5-track first LP from U.S. horn wizard & original underground FM radio DJ Roland P. Young, featuring soprano sax, clarinet, and electronically-processed bass clarinet. Young's mid-'70s work with jazz/chamber/electronic ensemble Infinite Sound ...
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EM1045HJP | EM RECORDS

"Besides having an excellent name, this man, a luminary of Algerian music, possessed a unique musical sense, able to transcend the borders of musical cultures to create a distinctive fusion of Arabo-Andalusian and European styles. "Istikhbars and Improvisations", ...
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EM1096LP | EM RECORDS

"EM Records is proud to present, following "Yumi Kagura", the second edition of the Japanese folklore music series, directed by Riyo Mountains. Japan has a long tradition of annual pre-harvest summer dance festivals, known as Bon-Odori festivals, which continues to this ...
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EM1171CD | EM RECORDS

""Rhythmic Brutalism" is the title of this release, available as 2CD-set or two separate 12 inch vinyl LPs; the title is also a very apt description of the music itself. Romania-born Alexandra Atnif is fascinated by the harsh, grey concrete beauty and minimally ...
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EM1168/69 | EM RECORDS

"Vol. 2 consists of previously unreleased recordings from 2015 to 2017." (label info)
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EM1169LP | EM RECORDS

"Vol. 1 is an EM Records edition, compiled from an earlier self-released double CD featuring recordings from 2014-15." (label info)
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EM1168LP | EM RECORDS

"EM Records is proud to present, following "Yumi Kagura", the second edition of the Japanese folklore music series, directed by Riyo Mountains. Japan has a long tradition of annual pre-harvest summer dance festivals, known as Bon-Odori festivals, which continues to this ...
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EM1171LP | EM RECORDS

"From Scratch was an innovative and highly influential New Zealand-based sound-performance group, making extensive use of found and repurposed objects as well as custom-made instruments in their intricately interlocking percussion music. One of their signature ...
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EM1160LP | EM RECORDS

"Belgian composer Lieven Martens Moana, formerly known as Dolphins Into The Future, interprets and re-imagines Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel's 1990 Finis Africae album "Amazonia", a Balearic classic. Utilizing analog and digital instrumentation and recording ...
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EM1165LP | EM RECORDS

"Belgian composer Lieven Martens Moana, formerly known as Dolphins Into The Future, interprets and re-imagines Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel's 1990 Finis Africae album "Amazonia", a Balearic classic. Utilizing analog and digital instrumentation and recording ...
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EM1165CD | EM RECORDS

"This brand-new twelve-inch EP mini album has its title inspired by "Space Is the Place", one of Sun Ra's most thematically outbound releases. Sun Ra's rocket-propelled vision is electronically diverted and re-channeled to unknowable and unnameable destinations in these ...
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EM1161TEP | EM RECORDS

KENSUKE IDE WITH HIS MOTHERSHIP FEATURING PONGSAPON UPANI VS HAIR STYLISTICS "This is the third 12-inch vinyl release in support of the film "Bangkok Nites"; this time it's Kensuke Ide with his Mothership teaming up with Pongsapong Upani, a renowned young khaen player ...
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EM1163TEP | EM RECORDS

"This collaboration by Tokyo producers/musicians Shintaro Sakamoto and VIDEOTAPEMUSIC is the first of two EM Records 12-inch vinyl-only "tribute releases" in support of the film "Bangkok Nites", produced by Kuzoku. Based on samples from Dao Bandon [EM1131CD/LP], ...
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EM1158TEP | EM RECORDS

new pressing, now with printed innersleeve including liner notes by Brendy Ray and rare photos. "Sweet post-punk, with a heartfelt reggae/funk influence, analog dub effects and lovely femme-vox. A unique slice of late-70s/early-80s goodness, starring Brenda Ray, whose ...
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EM1108LP | EM RECORDS

"The second of two EM Records 12-inch vinyl-only "tribute releases" in support of the Kuzoku film "Bangkok Nites", this time by rap group stillichimiya, local heroes in their Yamanashi homeland. Based on samples from Dao Bandon's biggest hit, the classic luk thung Isan ...
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EM1159TEP | EM RECORDS

"Insistent drum machines, resonant synths, phased 'n fuzzed guitar mayhem, the lone magus at play in the studio: there are musical and methodological antecedents for the work of Wicked Witch, but spot-the-influence is a worthless pursuit, crumbling under the relentless ...
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EM1155DEP | EM RECORDS

""Never Forget Me" is the second release on EM Records from Angkanang Kunchai, one of the greatest Thai singers; the original 1979 vinyl release, now extremely rare, was a collection of her self-produced songs, backed by her own band. This radically independent stance, ...
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EM1157LP | EM RECORDS

""Never Forget Me" is the second release on EM Records from Angkanang Kunchai, one of the greatest Thai singers; the original 1979 vinyl release, now extremely rare, was a collection of her self-produced songs, backed by her own band. This radically independent stance, ...
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EM1157CD | EM RECORDS

"Sonthaya Kalasin was the male lead singer in in the molam section of legendary producer/impresario Surin Paksiri's beloved musical troupe Tidso Lam Phloen; his female counterpart was Phairin Phonphibun (EM1147CD/LP). These recordings, the very best of Kalasin's work ...
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EM1156CD | EM RECORDS

"Sonthaya Kalasin was the male lead singer in in the molam section of legendary producer/impresario Surin Paksiri's beloved musical troupe Tidso Lam Phloen; his female counterpart was Phairin Phonphibun (EM1147CD/LP). These recordings, the very best of Kalasin's work ...
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EM1156LP | EM RECORDS

"A revered figure in his native Isan region, and indeed throughout Thailand, Doi Inthanon is a legendary producer, composer, visionary and talent-spotter, a man who combines business acumen with an unerring ability to both predict and engender new directions in Thai ...
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EM1152LP | EM RECORDS

"A revered figure in his native Isan region, and indeed throughout Thailand, Doi Inthanon is a legendary producer, composer, visionary and talent-spotter, a man who combines business acumen with an unerring ability to both predict and engender new directions in ...
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EM1152CD | EM RECORDS

"A hotline to the gods! Kagura is a thousand-year-old form of Japanese Shinto sacred music and dance, accompanying the chanting of myths; the word "kagura" can be translated as "god-entertainment". Passed down over countless generations, the music is rare and recordings ...
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EM1154CD | EM RECORDS

YPY - ZURHYRETHM (CD)

"Solo debut release from YPY, known more widely as Koshiro Hino, Osaka-based artist, leader of acclaimed Japanese groups Goat and Bonanzas. He recently realized his first large-ensemble piece, "Virginal Variations", in Tokyo. Springing up from the Osaka underground club ...
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EM1153CD | EM RECORDS

"A hotline to the gods! Kagura is a thousand-year-old form of Japanese Shinto sacred music and dance, accompanying the chanting of myths; the word "kagura" can be translated as "god-entertainment". Passed down over countless generations, the music is rare and recordings ...
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EM1154LP | EM RECORDS