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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.

 
"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

KUUPUU - SOUS JUJU (2CD)

"A collection of darkly shining northern diamonds, Sous juju is a two-CD compilation of the musical work of Kuupuu from her first releases in 2003 up to previously unreleased material from 2012. Kuupuu, known by her parents as Jonna Karanka, is a self-taught musician ...
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EM1111DCD | EM RECORDS

""Mystiphonic" is the third release from Roland P. Young on EM Records, following "Isophonic Boogie Woogie" which was originally released in 1980 and re-issued by EM in 2005, and the 2009 "Istet Serenade". "Mystiphonic" is the fruit of two years of recordings at Young's ...
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EM1110LP | EM RECORDS

"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

"First-time ever reissue of rare evil psycho machine-funk from '80s Washington, D.C., including previously-unreleased mixes. Now is not the time to doubt your senses - the Wicked Witch does exist. Born and raised in the musical magical cauldron of Washington D.C., ...
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EM1080LP | EM RECORDS

""Mystiphonic" is the third release from Roland P. Young on EM Records, following "Isophonic Boogie Woogie" which was originally released in 1980 and re-issued by EM in 2005, and the 2009 "Istet Serenade". "Mystiphonic" is the fruit of two years of recordings at Young's ...
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EM1110CD | EM RECORDS

"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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EM1045CD | EM RECORDS

"Singing in Unison" is the latest in a series of recordings from acclaimed sound artist, composer and performer Yoshi Wada. Recorded live over two nights, March 14 and 15, in 1978, at New York City's legendary performance space The Kitchen, "Singing in Unison" is a ...
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EM1109CD | EM RECORDS

"Singing in Unison" is the latest in a series of recordings from acclaimed sound artist, composer and performer Yoshi Wada. Recorded live over two nights, March 14 and 15, in 1978, at New York City's legendary performance space The Kitchen, "Singing in Unison" is a ...
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EM1109LP | EM RECORDS

"A world premiere from Yoshi Wada and EM Records/Omega Point: the first-ever release of "Earth Horns with Electronic Drone", recorded live in 1974. Combining four of Wada's self-made "pipehorns" (made from plumbing materials, over three meters in length), with an ...
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EM1081CD | EM RECORDS

"Gift from Noahlewis' Mahlon Taits, the third release from the band on this label, is a vinyl-only example of the band's unique place in the current Japanese music scene, a hard-to-classify blend of original compositions (swinging garage-sax swagger, serpentine ...
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EM1100LP | EM RECORDS

"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 previous release on EM Records, Walatta, has been embraced by a large number of listeners. ...
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EM1108CD | EM RECORDS

"After the Watts Riots in South Los Angeles in 1965, the working-class community suffered further with no improvements to the infrastructure and a lack of opportunity. An underfunded educational system contributed to delinquency, and gradually gangs gained strength. In ...
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EM1103 | EM RECORDS

""Laid Back" by Corky Carroll and friends, a warm-hued snapshot of the musical life of one segment of the American surfing world, circa 1971. This album, the first ever recorded by true surfers, captures the relaxed, truly laid back feeling of the surfing life. The ...
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EM1093CD | EM RECORDS

""Amazing Thailand!" -- The Thai national tourism slogan was undoubtedly inspired in part by the mind-bendingly cool 1960's recordings by the band Son Of P.M., one of the leading lights of the "Shadow Music" scene. Inspired by an influx of Western rock and pop music ...
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EM1090CD | EM RECORDS

Side A: John Cage - 26'55.988" for 2 Pianists & a String Player, Side B: Toshi Ichiyanagi - Piano Music #7, Side C: John Cage - 0'00", Side D: John Cage - Variations II. containing rare photos plus Japanese and English liner notes. co-released with Omega Point
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EM1107DLP | EM RECORDS