TOKYO FLASHBACKS X6+

It's not too rare, but it ought to be placed here all together.
Great work from adorable P.S.F. label, a series of  psychedelic/experimental/improve compilations presenting the contemporary tendencies of the (u could call it underground) Japanese bands.

Read about P.S.F. label
Interview with Hideo Ikeezumi of P.S.F.

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TOKYO FLASHBACK 1
1991




About: "Compilation, highlight of recently Tokyo Psychedelic underground music scene. All are previously unreleased."
(PSF)
"This is a good and obvious place to start with the Poor Strong Factory (P.S.F. -- originally stood for Psychedelic Speed Freaks, which was the name High Rise first used for their group) label -- unquestionably the best, weirdest, wildest currently ongoing label in Japan. Exclusive tracks by Ghost, Fushitsusha, White Heaven, High Rise, are here & the 68 minutes of overloaded distortion and simple, modern, psych-underground destruction going on here is honestly breathtaking."
(Forced Exposure)

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TOKYO FLASHBACK 2
1992



About: "Second vol. of this series. More psychedelic than previous one. All unreleased tracks by White Heaven, HIGHRISE, Fushitsusha, Ghost, Yura Yura Kingdom, Marble Sheep, etc 11 groups!"
(PSF)

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TOKYO FLASHBACK 3
1993



About: "3rd volume of Tokyo Flashback series! Totally 11 groups perform deep sounds. Include Fushitsusha, White Heaven, Shizuka, Overhang Party, etc."
(PSF)

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TOKYO FLASHBACK 4
1995



About: "Features Haino (solo vina), Musica Transonic, Shizuka, High Rise, Broomdusters, Pukapuka Brians, On-na Kodomo (female voice/bass/violin ecstasy), Akiyama-Sugimoto (psych-blues deconstruction), Kakashi, Construction (acid-punk extensions), Psychedelic Crazy Horse (jazz-psych guitar trio improv), Hikyo String Quintet (another Taku Sugimoto project; world transporting string density). Typically non-compromised view of interesting music out of Tokyo."
(Forced Exposure)

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TOKYO FLASHBACK 5
2005



About: "Fresh from the darkest depths of the Tokyo psychedelic underground, another crop of ten of the citys wildest sounds. The fifth volume in the modern psychedelic worlds most reliable compilation of out-of-nowhere urban mind liberation. As ever, Tokyo Flashback brings you some old faces alongside the hottest young gunslingers from the wrong side of the Tokyo tracks. Old favourites this time include White Heaven with a vintage track of live acid cool isolationism, Kyoaku no Intention burning down the barn with themselves inside, and Overhang Party ruminating on contemporary world affairs. Most surprising showing is the first track to be released of Keiji Hainos experimental DJ-ing sessions - full-on and unmistakeable Haino, with little fader action and no scratches. New names to juggle with are the dense and crushing tortured muzz of Aural Fit, hallucinatory analogue noise from the mysterious Kabemimi, dark and melancholic gloom from Suisho no Fune, and the beautiful and fractured late-night textures of Hisato Higuchi. 200% head-spinning action."
(Alan Cummings)

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TOKYO FLASHBACK 6
2007



About: "The long awaited return of PSFs legendary, scene-defining compilation. For two years since the release of Tokyo Flashback 5 in 1995, we have been scouring the deepest dives in the darkest alleyways of the Tokyo underground in search of the newest mutated manifestations of the lysergic paradigm. The quest has not been an easy one, but now after dozens of gigs and hundreds of hours listening to demo CDRs, we have finally reached its conclusion. Tokyo Flashback 6 presents the fruits of that search, a treasure trove of the unheard. Twelve new groups poised on the cusp of greatness, driven by a fervent belief in the transformational potential of sound and the dimension-altering power of cranked amps, delay pedals and a third-eye opened to the cosmos. The groups included span a wide definition of the psychedelic, from the no-wave intensity of Onna (led by underground manga artist, Keizo Miyanishi), to the acid-punk splatter of Ainotamenishis, the art-school insanity of Kinky Pigeon, and the loner canyon-magic of Genshi."
(Alan Cummings)
+ review @ Foxy Digitalis

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ASIAN FLASHBACK
2007
(reup)



About: "Asian underground compilation with 13 groups. Featuring Li Jianhong, Narita Munehiro, Hano Shoji, Mustangs, Kiyasu Orchestra, Mafeisan, 10, Xiao He, D!O!D!O!D!, Sato Yukie, Yoshiteru Koga Jizo, Kim Young Jin, Li Daiguo, Amature Amplifier, Soonie. First PSF compilation to focus on the linkages between the established underground scene in Japan and nascent ones in China and Korea. Politics and history had long prevented exchanges between the three countries, but in recent years increasing trade and cultural linkages have revealed exciting new synergies. Covers the breadth of new East Asian underground forms - white-out noise, face-peeling free improvisation, lysergic rock, limpid acid folk, electronic tone float, coruscating punk, free jazz and avant-art moves. Features relatively established names like China's king of noise guitar Li-Jianhong and motor-psych free-rock emperor Munehiro Narita, alongside a ton of utter unknown names."
(Alan Cummings)

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5 комментариев:

shiryu7 комментирует...

Thank you for the reup!

african комментирует...

pls let me know whether u unpacked the archive or no? seems there's a trouble with it

shiryu7 комментирует...

Yeah, I'm having trouble too, tried winrar and 7zip, no luck...

african комментирует...

sorry guys!)))
will reload it 2day

african комментирует...

reloaded
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