Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tsukimoto Tadashi [月本正] - 1983-1985

Label : n/a
Country : Japan
Year : 1987
Format : 7 inch flexi

Probably the sparsest record that's been shown a light on this blog. Each little track comes and goes as the needle crosses borders between grooves, leaving only jilted melodie and lowfi guitar and piano recordings behind.

I said before on a different site recently, this is one for fans of pseudo-children's muzak the likes of Uncle Calvin's Private Life, maybe Dragibus, etc... But this is a much more stripped down version of that kind of stuff, so donut expect some elektrik eccentricism. The influence of nursery chimes is obvious when he himself gives thanks to his childhood on the back cover. Placed above his halcyon days, he also gives thanks to the great D.D. Records, one of the greatest tape labels in Japon's fabled histry.

I believe Tsukimoto appears on the excellent DD comp "Disk Musik", performing a chune not unfamiliar to the stylings posed here. He also appeared on some compilations put out by the also excellent and eclectic Fifth Column label.


  1. This is great, thank you! And DD Tapes, oh boy. Is there any possibility that you have any of those you could post? Thank you.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I wish I had some to share, but sadly I do not. I hope further exposure of DD. stuff comes to pass, it really is an interesting thing.

  2. crazy hilarious many thanxxx!!!