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Artist: KOSUGI, TAKEHISA
Title: Studio Improvisations, Tokyo, 16th And 17th September, 1974
Format: LP
Label: B13
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Originally released on CBS Japan in 1975, this solo album by the godfather of Japanese avant-garde music was called one of the top ten Japrock albums of all time in Julian Copes Japrock Sampler. Red vinyl LP in clear plastic sleeve with black lettering. Limited edition 500 copies." -B13

Artist: KOSUGI, TAKEHISA
Title: Berlin Events
Format: Book
Label: Kuntsvereim Giannozzo Berlin
Country: Germany
Price: $11.00
1989 publication featuring documentation (scores, text, photos) of Kosugis performances and installations. Kosugi is a former member of Group Ongaku & Taj Mahal Travellers, released the classic Catch Wave LP (whos score is featured in this book), participated in the Fluxus movement, is current music director for Merce Cunningham, etc.. Texts by David Behrman, Tom Johnson, Rolf Julius, Rolf Langebartels and Heinz Klaus Metzger. Edtion of 500.
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Artist: KOSUGI, TAKEHISA
Title: Violin Improvisations
Format: CD
Label: Lovely Music
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"1990 release. Originally released in 1989 as Violin Solo. Sept. 3-4, 89. Takehisa Kosugis improvisations, both with violin and miscellaneous sounding objects, have a sense of emerging from the bottom of a spiritual unconscious. From this place comes a music based more on the feeling of sounds than conscious arrangement. Memory, physical action, tactile perceptions, environmental conditions, and awareness of subconscious microcosmic and macrocosmic extremes inform his work as much as the intention to assemble sounds into music. When listeners connect with his sounds, a direct identification of experience occurs between audience and performer. Personnel: Takehisa Kosugi - electric violin." - Lovely Music.

Artist: KOSUGI, TAKEHISA
Title: Violin Solo 1980 N.Y.C.
Format: CD
Label: P-Vine
Country: Japan
Price: $24.00
"A previously unreleased solo violin performance by the founder of the Taj Mahal Travellers and legendary Fluxus conceptualist. Active since the 1960s, Kosugi has more recently served as the music director for the Merce Cunningham Dance Troupe. He is currently involved with the composing and performance of impromptu music and electronic multimedia music. To be brief, Kosugi is one of the most important and influential Japanese experimental avant-gardists, alongside the likes of Yasunao Tone, Toshi Ichiyanagi & Yuji Takahashi. This album was recorded by Kazunori Sugiyama, 6/22/80, in NYC, and features a breathtakingly live solo violin performance." - FE.
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Artist: KOSUGI, TAKEHISA
Title: Catch Wave
Format: CD
Label: Phoenix
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Takehisa Kosugi is an inter-media artist and performer who started his career back in the 60s in Tokyo. With his first band Group Ongaku (free anarchist-conceptual improvisations) he was introduced to the Fluxus avant-garde movement. During the 70s, he was a member of the mystical, psychedelic, droning rock band Taj Mahal Travellers. He co-founded the band in 1969. Since the end of the 70s until now, he has released several solo albums and commissioned works for events and sound installations. His album Catch Wave (1975) is an absolute progressive masterpiece, bringing Takehisa Kosugis musical talent to territories usually reserved to kosmic Krautrock. Digitally remastered. Numbered, limited edition housed in an LP replica sleeve." -Phoenix.

Artist: KOSUGI, TAKEHISA
Title: Catch Wave
Format: LP
Label: Phoenix
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Takehisa Kosugi is an inter-media artist and performer who started his career back in the 60s in Tokyo. With his first band Group Ongaku (free anarchist-conceptual improvisations) he was introduced to the Fluxus avant-garde movement. During the 70s, he was a member of the mystical, psychedelic, droning rock band Taj Mahal Travellers. He co-founded the band in 1969. Since the end of the 70s until now, he has released several solo albums and commissioned works for events and sound installations. His album Catch Wave (1975) is an absolute progressive masterpiece, bringing Takehisa Kosugis musical talent to territories usually reserved to kosmic Krautrock. 180 gram vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve. Numbered edition of 1000." - Phoenix.
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Artist: KOSUGI, TAKEHISA
Title: Catch-Wave
Format: CD
Label: Showboat/Sky Station
Country: Japan
Price: $28.00
"Official CD reissue (more recently reprod by World Psychedelia), licensed from Sony Japan. Originally issued by CBS in Japan-only in 1975, this album has been as difficult to find as either of the original Taj Mahal Travellers LPs. The descriptive text on the back jacket of this exact repro gives an insight: "sounds speeding on lights, light speeding on sounds, music between riddles & solutions." A devastating, drone-intense record (unlike Kosugis later solo recordings for Lovely Music or P-vine; Catch-Wave is the closest follow-up recording to his Taj Mahal Travellers group in the form of group improvisation), finally accessible." -Showboat/Sky Station
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