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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 EM reissue consists of Steel an' Skin's 1979 debut 12 inch single "Reggae Is Here Once Again", featuring "Afro Punk Reggae (Dub)", a fine disco-dub workout, plus some tracks from their 1984 recordings, as well as one unissued track for CD version." (label info)
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EM1075LP | EM RECORDS

""Devil's Music" and more! EM Records presents the vinyl and CD re-release of Nicolas Collins' live radio sampling masterpiece, originally released on vinyl in 1986, served up in all its stuttering glory, a time capsule of the mid-80s New York City airwaves, acclaimed ...
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EM1086DLP | EM RECORDS

""Devil's Music" and more! EM Records presents the vinyl and CD re-release of Nicolas Collins' live radio sampling masterpiece, originally released on vinyl in 1986, served up in all its stuttering glory, a time capsule of the mid-80s New York City airwaves, acclaimed ...
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EM1086DCD | EM RECORDS

"The CD was recorded in December 2008 and January 2009 in Osaka. I used my electric guitar-bass hybrid machine, essentially a piece of wood with two magnetic pickups, a bass string or two and occasionally an unwound guitar string. No effects, just an analog preamp. All ...
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EM1085CD | EM RECORDS

"Intergenerational gene-splicing from EM. Roland P. Young's Isophonic Boogie Woogie, tripped-out minimalist spiritual free jazz from 1980 (previously reissued by EM), is here mutated, masticated and machined by Altz, renowned "organic electronicist" from Osaka. ...
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EM1084CD | 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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EM1080CD | EM RECORDS

"Digitally remastered, cardboard paper, gatefold sleeve, original 1985 liner notes English & Japanese text Scarce photo. Third installment from the joint production of EM Records & Omega Point. The long-awaited reissue of Wada's 1985 LP Off the wall, recorded in Berlin ...
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EM1078CD | EM RECORDS

"As part of EM Records' ongoing "Steel Pan Series", here is Friends and Countrymen by Earl Rodney - the first-ever solo album from a Trinidadian steel pan player. This reissue of the original 1973 LP, recorded in New York City by Rodney and fellow expatriate ...
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EM1077CD | EM RECORDS

"This CD is the first-ever release of an extraordinary 1987 New York City performance. Recorded at the Great Hall of the New York Hall of Science, this majestic recording captures the 60-minute opening performance of Yoshi Wada's interactive sound installation "The ...
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EM1076CD | EM RECORDS

"Outstanding steel pan, disco and dub CD + DVD release and the third installment in Em Records' Steel Pan Series. Steel 'N' Skin were an Afro-Caribbean workshop band based in 1970s London, founded by Peter Blackman, featuring ex-members of 20th Century Steel Band ...
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EM1075DCD | EM RECORDS

"Recorded in 1979 at 'Dry pool' (literally, an empty swimming pool in which WADA lived & slept for 24 hours prior to the performance) the two pieces here; 'Singing' and 'Bagpipe' wallow in the amazing acoustics of the space... the former features WADA moving around in ...
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EM1074CD | EM RECORDS

"The Modern Sound Quintet was formed by Rudy Smith, a Trinidadian master of the 'Pans' and a genuine jazz bebopper, in late 1960s Sweden. This international group of musicians features John Rochford (piano) from Barbados, Sigfried McIntosh (bass) from Surinam, George ...
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EM1072CD | EM RECORDS

"The album Still Around is the first record Rudy Smith made under his own name, and it is considered a classic and one of his best. In the long history of Pan music, both in Trinidad and internationally, this is one of the very few albums to feature Pan as the leading ...
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EM1073CD | EM RECORDS

"EM's original selection of her early works which had once featured on Source: Music of the Avant Garde, you know its a now-legendary magazine for new & experimental music in 1967-1973. This CD incl. the album Glass World (originally issued on Tangent Records in ...
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EM1064CD | EM RECORDS

"As a sound artist, performer and composer, Richard Lerman traverses worlds of sound and music. For over forty years, he has been gathering, scanning, seeking sounds and creating works that weave through nature and draw upon living communities and memories in notable ...
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EM1063DCD | EM RECORDS

"For nearly forty years Alan Carvel has been making music, and for most of the time it has been music that he really loves. For many of those years Alan was the most respected harmony singer on the UK session scene, working with everyone from Elton John, Shakin' ...
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EM1058DCD | EM RECORDS

"Where do we put these guys? Too eventful to be "reductionist", not noisy enough for noise. Definitely not jazz. They think it's some sort of free rock, but most rockers would disagree. Nevertheless, Bunsho Nisikawa and Tim Olive both have rock backgrounds moving ...
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EM1055CD | EM RECORDS

"The saw maestro hooks up with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for unique interpretations of Lennon and McCartney, Bizet, Ravel, Satie, Bach, The Muppets and more. The booklet is loaded with rare photographs." (label info) originally released in 1985
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EM1053CD | EM RECORDS

"Her second album is considerably different in both tone and purpose. Living in Hawai'i Style is instead a collection of Hawaiian songs -- some traditional, some native, and indeed, some from the pen of Laurel herself, a longtime resident of the 50th state. Although a ...
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EM1048CD | EM RECORDS

"Long deleted, this is the legendary spacey, funky, and wonderful album by Jana Koubkova! During the 60s and 70s, the Iron Curtain prevented most of us from hearing some of the fantastic sounds that were cooking in Eastern Europe - where obscure jazz funk combos were ...
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EM1035CD | EM RECORDS

"The Android Sisters was invented by the idea that was basically on the novel Do the Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by F.K.Dick, the origin work for the fab. Sci-Fi film Blade Runner, and also another funny idea if the Andrew Sisters would become androids... This CD ...
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EM1041CD | EM RECORDS

"A dead voice gathers on this Musical Saw and Hawaiian Guitar Soli Recorded in Early 1920s. Innovator of the octo-chorda (an open-alternate-tuned eight-string steel guitar), banjo, singing saw, inflated rubber balloon, and various other 'household instruments', ...
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EM1040CD | EM RECORDS

"CD reissue of the 1978 debut LP by the original new age music legend, Iasos. Fifteen tracks (including 3 bonus tracks) of original analog bliss. It is NOT the typical sounds of the average new age music found throughout the '80s, it is a trippy, exotic psych sound ...
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EM1050CD | EM RECORDS

"2CD collection of the ex-leader of legendary deep and spiritual afro-jazz group from early '70s Ohio (later in San Francisco), The Pyramids. Their music is one of the most exotic attempts by African-Americans, heavy and free sounds like Art Ensemble Of Chicago, ...
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EM1062DCD | EM RECORDS