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Title: “8,9,10” and “9,10,11” from Gung Ho 1,2,3D
Various Artists including:
From Scratch / goat / Don’t DJ / Utena Kobayashi Group

Released from em records in June, 2017
[available in Double 12″ LP version & CD]
From Scratch was an innovative and highly influential New Zealand-based sound-performance group, making extensive use of found and repurposed objects as well as custom-made instruments in their intricately interlocking percussion music. One of their signature instruments consisted of carefully tuned PVC pipes, played with foam rubber mallets; arrays of these feature prominently, along with drums and tuned percussion, in Gung Ho 1,2,3D, an extended composition which sumptuously investigates polyrhythmic relationships indicated by the number sequences which title each section of the piece. Featured here is the original 1982 recording of the “8, 9, 10” and “9, 10, 11” sections of the piece, previously issued in 1988 by Flying Nun.
Rounding out this 2LP and CD release are three 2016 translations of the piece, based on the original score. Japanese group goat provides a driving rhythmic and mathematical analogue, which From Scratch’s Phil Dadson, who provides liner notes, describes as “a fast moving shadow, familiar in outline but from another world”. German producer Don’t DJ imbibes the tribal spirit of Gung Ho and its sense of ritual to deliver a hypnotic immersion, and Utena Kobayashi Group adds wordless voice-worlds and distorted blasts to the ever-onward mix, before a final tropical down-shift.
Trackst:
“8, 9, 10” and “9, 10, 11” from Gung Ho 1,2,3D
Performed by
1. From Scratch (1981) (Side A)
Interpreted by
2. goat (Side B)
3. Don’t DJ (Side C)
4. Utena Kobayashi Group (Side D)
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2nd album “Rhythm & Sound”

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(UNKNOWNMIX 35 / HEADZ 202)
Price: 2,000 yen + tax
Release Date: 4 March 2015
Track List:
1. Rhythm & Sound
2. Solid Eye
3. FP
4. Ghosts Part 1
5. On Fire
composed by Koshiro Hino aka YPY
recorded, mixed and mastered by Bunsho Nishikawa
cover painting by Tomoo Gokita
members: Koshiro Hino aka YPY(guitar)/Akihiko Ando(sax)/Atsumi Tagami(bass)/Tetsushi Nishikawa(drums)


1st album NEW GAMES”

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(UNKNOWNMIX 27 / HEADZ 183)
Price: 2,000 yen + tax
Release Date: 17 July 2013
Track List:
1. NEW GAMES
2. HEXMAN
3. MW
4. std
composed by Koshiro Hino
recorded, mixed and mastered by Bunsho Nishikawa
recorded at CONPASS
members: Koshiro Hino aka YPY(guitar)/Akihiko Ando(sax)/Atsumi Tagami(bass)/Tetsushi Nishikawa(drums)


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