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Best of 2019


Montparnasse (12")

Label: Camisole Records

Format: LP

Genre: Sound Art

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**Small repress soon available** First reissue of this enigmatic and sought-after Japanese rarity from the 80's, originally released on the cultish Unbalance label (run by Naoto Hayashi and Jojo Hiroshige of Hijokaidan fame). Comprised of cut-up and collaged recordings from various unspecified French movies intertwined with the occasional spoken word segments ~ all seemingly recorded using a cheap-o cassette player making for quite the lo-fi work. A walk in Paris somewhere between the 30's and the 50's made by a japanese lost soul. "Montparnasse" by Yoran is a surreal journey into an era wich has maybe existed but long gone.  A melancholic phantasy about a time you'll never know and can only smell the atmosphere.  Memories and flashes come from an ancient time, cobbled streets where heels crack far away surrounded by the tickle of a street musician, a classical dance class directed by some piano notes or an announcement from an old train station. 

The result is one of the most mysterious and looked after Japanese 80's underground record.  This reissue is pressed for the first time on 12" at 45 RPM. Remastered and limited to 500 copies.

Cat. number: CAM016 LP
Year: 2019