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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.

 
"SUGAI KEN has spent many evenings on a riverbank in Kanangawa, listening to the night sounds of insects, becoming familiar with their timbres, pitches, and rhythms, hearing how the sounds are layered and how they change over time. For over a year, during 2004-05, he ...
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EM1151CD | 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

"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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EM1148CD | EM RECORDS

"Something special happens when a talented, versatile singer teams up with a visionary, attentive and focused producer. This remarkable collection is the cream of such a collaboration, featuring vocalist Phairin Phonphibun and her late-70s and early-80s work with Thai ...
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EM1147LP | 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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EM1145CD | 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

"Synthesizers and the human voice. Hawaii. The 1970s. Haku, aka Frank Tavares, a writer and musician, had a deep respect for the multiethnic character of his native Hawaii, and composed a number of theatre pieces and songs to highlight this culture. However, he avoided ...
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EM1136LP | 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

"This compilation is a sweet snapshot of a sophisticated sector of young Japanese pop music, circa 2014. Originally released as a series of web-only EPs on Dai Ogasawara's Ano(t)raks label, Light Wave features artists born in the 1990s who have been strongly influenced ...
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EM1137CD | EM RECORDS

SYNTOMA - SYNTOMA (LP)

"These recordings pull back a curtain to reveal the mysterious world of Syntoma and early-80s underground Mexico. Founded by Alex Eisenring in 1980, making use of synths and drum machines and driven by a freedom-seeking DIY ethos but informed by a ...
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EM1134LP | EM RECORDS

"Alicia Bay Laurel is well known as the writer and illustrator of one of the classic books of the back-to-the-earth movement, the 1970 Living On The Earth, a hand-written guide to living the good life, but she is also a very accomplished singer, songwriter and ...
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EM1047LP | EM RECORDS

"2nd release from the relaunch of EM Records' Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM have teamed up to deliver a series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailand's greatest musical legends. For reasons unknowable, certain places in ...
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EM1131LP | EM RECORDS

"2nd release from the relaunch of EM Records' Thai music series. Paradise Bangkok, Soi 48 and EM have teamed up to deliver a series showcasing the extraordinary performances of some of Thailand's greatest musical legends. For reasons unknowable, certain places in ...
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EM1131CD | EM RECORDS

"Gift from Noahlewis' Mahlon Taits, which was previously issued on vinyl LP by EM Records in November 2012, is now finally available on CD with three additional tracks, a new track sequence, and new cover art. The band has a unique place in the current Japanese music ...
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EM1100CD | EM RECORDS

"Following the appetizer of the two 12" singles "Trinidad (Disco Mix)" [EM1128TEP] and "J'Ouvert" [EM1129TEP], we now serve up the main dish, the fine 1977 album Steel Funk by John Gibbs and the Unlimited Sound of Steel Orchestra, a new addition to our 'EM Steel Pan ...
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EM1132CD | EM RECORDS

"EM Records proudly announces a new addition to our 'EM Steel Pan Series', a project long in gestation, John Gibbs and the Unlimited Sound of Steel Orchestra. It's official, and of course it's excellent. We are preparing to release their fine 1977 album "Steel Funk" on ...
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EM1128TEP | 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

"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

"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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EM1124LP | 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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EM1122LP | 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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EM1122CD | EM RECORDS