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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.

 
"EM Records again shines the spotlight on legendary Thai producer Surin Phaksiri in this second edition of his classic productions from the 1960s-80s. Surin Phaksiri is a highly esteemed figure in Thai music, rooted deeply in his native region of Isan in northeast ...
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EM1198LP | EM RECORDS

"Enter a world unknown! Birdfriend is a cassette label run by Japanese musician/composer Koshiro Hino, aka YPY, who is also a founding member of the Osaka band goat. This compilation, available on CD and double vinyl, features 18 tracks by Japanese artists, from ...
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EM1190DLP | EM RECORDS

"First time re-issue & on CD of the music for the classic Australian surf movie filmed by Paul Witzig in 1970, starring Wayne Lynce, Nat Young and Ted Spencer. Filmd in Australia, Mauritius, south Africa, Oahu and Kauai. The music was all written & performed by a ...
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EM1068CD | EM RECORDS

"Tapes is back! EM Records is very happy to bring you the latest from the artist known as Tapes, here with a 10-inch vinyl/download release that, with its good vibes, positivity and major-key delightfulness, will rescue you from any doldrums you are experiencing, ...
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EM1191TS | EM RECORDS

"Osharaku is a traditional Japanese form of musical entertainment, featuring mainly voice, shamisen and percussion, with a repertoire of folk and popular songs, performed by farmers and fishermen for local audiences. This compilation, 28 tracks compiled by Riyo ...
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EM1181LP | EM RECORDS

listen on bandcamp***"YPY is back with his third full-length album, his second on EM Records, following his 2016 debut Zurhyrethm, and 2020 on Where To Now? YPY is the solo alias of Osaka-based Koshiro Hino, who has honed his rhythmic instincts as leader of the ...
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EM1184 | EM RECORDS

"This 12-inch vinyl-only release is the fourth in the series in support of the Kuzoku film "Bangkok Nites". Both songs here are covers of "The Countryside is Great", a 70s luk thung classic originally sung by Runghpet Laemsing. The song, which plays a pivotal role in ...
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EM1172 | 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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

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 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

"We all know Thailand is a place where magic happens, and sometimes it's a place where dreams come true. Suthep Daoduangmai was an ordinary man from the predominantly rural Isan region with a long-cherished dream of forming a band under his own name, even though he ...
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EM1149LP | EM RECORDS

"Come join Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel and his musical co-adventurers on their good ship Finis Africae on an imagined musical journey along the Amazon. This is a reissue of their 1990 album, a rare and highly sought-after Balearic classic, Guel's masterpiece. ...
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EM1148LP | EM RECORDS

"The best of Khwanta Fasawang, the heart and soulful Sister No. 1 of 1980s Lam Phaen, queen of the cassette era. She was chosen, from over a thousand demo tapes, by legendary producer and songwriter Doi Inthanon, who wanted to create a new, streetwise dance music. The ...
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EM1145LP | EM RECORDS

"Her career was brief, and these songs from the late 70s and early 80s are her very best, showcasing her rich vibrato, her masterful control, and the undeniable emotional power of her voice, carrying us from joy and whimsy to melancholy and desolation. Produced mainly ...
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EM1142LP | EM RECORDS

"Her career was brief, and these songs from the late 70s and early 80s are her very best, showcasing her rich vibrato, her masterful control, and the undeniable emotional power of her voice, carrying us from joy and whimsy to melancholy and desolation. Produced mainly ...
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EM1142CD | EM RECORDS

"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