Various Artists “Tokyo Flashback” Deluxe 2LP Edition
Featuring: High Rise, Ghost, White Heaven, Fushitsusha, Kousokuya,
Marble Sheep & The Run-Down Sun’s Children, Verzerk, and Keiji Haino.
2LP Vinyl with digital download, Black Editions (BE-001/012)
Black Editions, BE-001/012
To be released October 20, 2017
$36 + Shipping
“Tokyo Flashback” is one of the most iconic compilations in the history of underground music. Originally released in 1991 by Japan’s P.S.F. Records, Tokyo Flashback defined the breathtakingly unique and previously obscured musical movement that had been developing in Japan since the late 1970’s. The compilation features some of the earliest released recordings by Keiji Haino, High Rise, Masaki Batoh’s Ghost, White Heaven, Fushitsusha, Kousokuya and Marble Sheep. It captures the excitement and energy of a Tokyo awash in Technicolor and deep blacks; the music echoing Kraut Rock, Psychedelic freak-outs, Garage and No Wave. At the same time it reveals astonishing, totally idiosyncratic expansions of rock music. In time, Tokyo Flashback expanded to a synonymous nine volume series that over the next two decades unveiled Japan’s ever evolving soundscapes to the rest of the world.
Tokyo Flashback is a defining statement of late 20th Century Japanese psychedelic music and an essential primer to the world of P.S.F. All tracks are exclusive, this edition features the first time translation of the original liner notes. Black Editions’ deluxe edition is entirely re-mastered and marks the first release of Tokyo Flashback outside of Japan and it’s first ever vinyl issue.
– Remastered at Infrasonic Sound and pressed to high quality vinyl at RTI. Newly created artwork and design expanding on the original by SEEN Sudio.
– Housed in custom printed deluxe Stoughton gatefold jacket and slipcase, including full color printed inner sleaves and inserts with soft touch and spot UV gloss finishes.