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Best of 2020


Vanity Demos (6CD Box)

Label: Kyou Records, Vanity Records

Format: 6CD Box

Genre: Electronic

In stock


This box-set collects a series of recordings recently discovered in Agi Yuzuru's archives and never released before. It offers further insights about legendary Japanese cult DIY label Vanity Records and some of their groups. The box-set includes the following contents:

CD-1 Densei Kwan - P' (unpublished)

An unpublished album from the cassette tapes owned by Aki Joe. The Densei Kwan's crashing style of Pocket Planetaria (CD-5) recurs in a more intense form with increased compositional power. An album that can't be thought of as a work made nearly 40 years ago.

CD-2 Various - Demos (unpublished)

Never heard before demos by Salaried Man ClubONNYKDen Sei Kwan and an excerpt taken from the HMN Session.

CD-3 System - Love Song

A band of five girls active in the Osaka scene for a short time who have developed aggressive songs that sound like a mix of Aunt SallyTeenage Jesus and Malaria. The original tape was remastered by Yasushi Utsunomiya.

CD-4 Tolerance - Dose (unpublished)

Digital remastering of cassette tapes found in Agi Yuzuru's possession. The only thing written on the cassette is Dose and the names of the songs are unknown. It has a musicality that lies between Anonym (1979) and Divin (1981). An open form that almost approaches the completeness of an album.

CD-5 Tolerance - Demo (unpublished)

Another tape found in Agi Yuzuru's possessions. The sound of desolate, peaceful scenery that is floating and disappearing like running lights.

CD-6 Tolerance - Today's Thrill

Originally released as single-sided flexi-disc for promotional supplement to the "Rock Magazine" (No. 32 - 1980). The original tape was remastered by Yasushi Utsunomiya.

Cat. number: remodel 28
Year: 2020
3-1 originally released on flexi disc in 1981 on Vanity Records as vanity 8102 6-1 originally released on flexi disc in 1980 on Vanity Records as vanity 2005 Includes 6 CDs in paper sleeve, 8 page booklet with liner notes in Japanese, and a sticker. 4-6 is unlisted. "Remastered at / Mastered at" written in the liner notes, but they must be mistaken. Not "at" but "by."

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