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GAJO SAKAMOTO ”TANK TANKURO: PREWAR WORKS 1934-1935”

08.12.2012, Comments Off on GAJO SAKAMOTO ”TANK TANKURO: PREWAR WORKS 1934-1935”, Books, Manga, by .
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DELUXE HARDCOVER + BOOK CASE FORMAT DESIGNED BEAUTIFULLY BY: CHRIS WARE (JIMMY CORRIGAN) ROOTS OF “ASTRO BOY” AND “DORAEMON!” THE PIONEER OF ROBOT MANGA FROM PRE-WORD WAR II JAPAN. ONE OF THE FIRST ROBOT, FIRST SUPERHERO, AND FIRST SF CHARACTER TO APPEAR IN MANGA. AN INFLUENTIAL AND HISTORICAL WORK WHICH SHAPED THE MANGA TO FOLLOW. A SILENT PROTEST AGAINST WAR DURING A TIME WHEN CREATIVE FREEDOM WAS AT RISK. First published in 1934, Tank Tankuro was one of the most famous manga characters during the time, lining up next to Norakuro. He is said to be one of the FIRST ROBOT ever to appear in Japanese manga and may be … Learn more

PRESSPOP GALLERY OPEN!

08.12.2012, Comments Off on PRESSPOP GALLERY OPEN!, Information, by .

An Announcement On August 23rd, 2012, Presspop Gallery will open inside the Parco Book Center located on the B1 floor of Shibuya Parco Part I. It’s a small space with showcase and walls only and not a white cube, but we would like to challenge experimental projects. If you have a chance, when in Shibuya, please stop by.   PRESSPOP GALLERY SHIBUYA PARCO PART1 B1F ( Inside the Parco Book Center) 15-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo150-8377 JAPAN PH:03.3496.7362 OPEN : 7 DAYS 10:00-21:00     + 08.23-09.23 James McNew  + WALL SIDE ・08.23-09.23 Toshio Saeki

SOF’BOY NEW TOTE BAG

08.10.2012, Comments Off on SOF’BOY NEW TOTE BAG, Information, by .

coming soon in Fall !

Bernie Worrell “MELODESTRA “ 12″ vinyl record

09.19.2013, Comments Off on Bernie Worrell “MELODESTRA “ 12″ vinyl record, Items, Music, New Items, Records, by .
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Here at last!  After 6 years, Bernie Worrell‘s “melodica” album, MELODESTRA is finally complete! Experience also the rare chemistry of 2 songs remixed by  John McEntire (Tortoise/ The Sea and Cake)!       Bernie Worrell was the founding key member of the Parliament-Funkadelic known as the genius keyboard wizard creating outrageous and innovative sounds that blew the minds away of the music fans.  Being the melody maker of many of the hit songs of the band, he is said to be  the most sampled and copied musician in the world.  Possessing a perfect pitch, Bernie was a musical prodigy who learned to play the piano by three and wrote … Learn more

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The home recording project of James Mcnew from Yo La Tengo , DUMP, has returned! The first single is a DUMP “disco” style cover arrangement of ‘NYC Tonight’ by “the most spectacular degenerate in rock & roll history”:GG Allin! B side is a collaboration remix of the song by Shintaro Sakamoto (ex. Yura Yura Teikoku)! Cover is an homage to NYC’s distinguished disco label, SAM!   TRACK LISTINGS SIDE 1 01 NYC Tonight / VOCAL (6:05) 02 NYC Tonight /INSTRUMENTAL (6:05) SIDE 2 03 NYC Tonight ( Shintaro Sakamoto Version ) (6:02) 04 NYC Tonight ( Shintaro Sakamoto Version Inst.) (6:00) Artist: DUMP (James McNew) Title: NYC TONIGHT(Original song:  GG Allin “NYC … Learn more

Sakata/ Parker/ McBride/ Herndon “In a babble”

08.12.2012, Comments Off on Sakata/ Parker/ McBride/ Herndon “In a babble”, Items, Music, Records, by .
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AN EAST MEETS WEST LEGENDARY AND MIND BLOWING LIVE SHOW OF JAPANESE ALTO SAXOPHONE FREE JAZZ EXTRAORDINAIRE: AKIRA SAKATA, MEMBERS OF THE BAND TORTOISE: JEFF PARKER & JOHN HERNDON, AND NATE MCBRIDE. RECORDED AT THE 2009 UMBRELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN CHICAGO, BROUGHT TO YOU AS 12″ DOUBLE ANALOG.     Every year, cutting edge jazz and avant-garde musicians from all over the world gather together for a few days to participate in the Umbrella Music Festival. The Chicago Reader lavishes praise on the festival, calling it, “the most important jazz festival in Chicago.” Its 4th festival in the year 2009 was held from November 5th to 8th where heated improvisation … Learn more

Arthur Russell and the Flying Hearts featuring Allen Ginsberg “Ballad of the Lights“ 10” vinyl record

08.12.2012, Comments Off on Arthur Russell and the Flying Hearts featuring Allen Ginsberg “Ballad of the Lights“ 10” vinyl record, Music, Records, by .
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Two amazing tracks: experience the chemistry between the great Beat poet and the cult musician from the New York downtown music scene.         Arthur Russell and Allen Ginsberg first met in the early 70’s in San Francisco through mutual interests in music, poetry, and Buddhism. Drawn to each other’s creative energy, Russell would soon start to provide Ginsberg with musical backing during his poetry readings. And in the summer of 1971, “Pacific High Studio Mantras” was recorded as a track to be included in Ginsberg’s Blake album. Ginsberg’s confident and enlightening voice singing the Tibetan mantra accompanied by Russell’s rich cello unison underlining, can be considered one … Learn more

The Coctails “Let’s Enjoy” 10″ Vinyl Record

08.24.2012, Comments Off on The Coctails “Let’s Enjoy” 10″ Vinyl Record, Items, Music, Records, by .
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The Coctails are a Chicago based DIY legendary garage/lounge band that Archer Prewitt of The Sea & Cake used to be in in the 90’s. They reformed to play front act for The Pixies in the year 2004. This EP was made for their first Japan tour of July, 2005. The sound is 70’s Beach Boysesque, Martin Denny exotic approach, alternative country style. . . .ALL NEW SONGS! Title: “Let’s Enjoy” Format: 10″ analog record Length: 20 minutes The record has 8 songs and the length is 20 minutes. Limited to 1000 copies Jacket Artwork: Archer Prewitt Recording Studio: North Branch Studio & Mayfair Recordings Mastering: Randy Kling Record label: … Learn more

THE ACTION SUITS ” THE ACTION SUITS”

08.15.2012, Comments Off on THE ACTION SUITS ” THE ACTION SUITS”, CD, Items, Music, by .
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Seattle’s legendary bubble-gum pop band, The Action Suits with world-famous alternative cartoonist Peter Bagge as its drummer, released four 7″ in the fall of 1996. One of them was initially going to be put out on SubPop, but the story goes that when SubPop owner Jonathan Poneman (who was being pressured by then-partner Bruce Pavitt to put the record out) played the tape of the sessions, he almost immediately ripped it out of the cassette deck and flung it against the wall. Needless to say, the boys got a real kick out of that one. They played a record release party at Seattle’s Lava Lounge in Dec., 1996. The Who’s … Learn more