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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.

 
"A singular single from a singular singer, 1968's "Purple Boy Gang" and the previously-unissued 1997-recorded "A Million Years From Now" traverse three decades yet display Pip Proud's unchanged and unchallenged uniqueness. Poet, singer, songwriter, romantic visionary, ...
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EM1120 | 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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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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EM1118CD | 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

"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

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

"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

"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

few copies back in stock at better price "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 ...
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EM1109LP | EM RECORDS

"Featuring the songs from another classic Australian surf movie filmed by Paul Witzig in 1969, played by an Australian group called Tamam Shud. This surfer quartet featured Lindsay Bjerre and Tim Gaze -- both of them successful for their solo career. Tamam Shud was one ...
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EM1069CD | EM RECORDS

TULLY - SEA OF JOY (CD)

"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

"Recorded on one Microphone strung from a chipped enamel light shade in Captain Jack's Dilapidated kitchen, this musical gem is the stuff of which myths and legends abound. Billy Childish, having heard the Blue Fields Express, wanted his own broken down engine of a ...
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EM1065CD | 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

1.Toru Takemitsu - Corona for Pianists (Approx 9 mins), Performer: David Tudor (pf) + Yuji Takahashi (pf) 2. Christian Wolff - Duo For Pianist & Violinist (Approx 12 mins), Performer: David Tudor (pf) + Kenji Kobayashi (vn) 3. John Cage - Variations II (Approx 20 mins) ...
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EM1104CD | EM RECORDS

"The music on this release consists of the earliest recordings by flautist T.R. Mahalingam, a legendary figure in the Carnatic music of South India, one of the world's great musical traditions. Mahalingam, known as Mali to his legions of fans and admirers, was a ...
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EM1099CD | 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

"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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EM1096CD | EM RECORDS

"EM back in Thailand, this time back to 1970s Isan, a hearland of Thailand!! For EM Records' latest foray into unchartered musical territory, we are concentrating on the sor from Thailand, the traditional two-stringed violin that is a mainstay of Isan musical culture. ...
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EM1101CD | EM RECORDS

"1978 private production from Calcutta, India in a first time ever reissue. From beginning to end, this is a flood of weird Indian psychedelic funk, showering us with heavy percussion grooves in a borrowed "international music" style featuring elements of rock, as well ...
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EM1088CD | 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

"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

"Reissue of 8 pieces from 1971 to 1992, mainly tape collage, using instrumental (incl. disco dance music or rock music), vocal, and concrete sounds. Noah is a Julliard-educated composer with a sense of humor and fine taste in vests. Strategic defense initiative (1986), ...
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EM1042CD | EM RECORDS