* Sold out at source* Tori Kudo's live recordings from 1984 to 1986 at Ogikubo good-man will be released on 9 CDs by boid/Voice Of Ghost label on May 19, 2021. The cassette recordings of Tori Kudo's many live performances, mainly at Ogikubo Goodman on the eve of the formation of Maher Shalal Hash Baz and shortly thereafter, have been re-recorded on 9 CDs. In addition to a hand-written index and hand-drawn flyers, this gorgeous box set also includes a DVD of "Maher Shalal Hash Baz" as an enclosed bonus.
Tori Kudo began performing music in Tokyo in the 1970s. He has collaborated with his wife Reiko Kudo for more than four decades. Using the band name Noise, they released their first album 天皇 (meaning Emperor) in 1980. His music has often included elements of avant-folk, psychedelic, art pop and free jazz, and perhaps his most exclaimed musical characteristic is his openness to error in performance. Tori has cited this characteristic as purposeful, to reflect our imperfect life.