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SCD 003 CD 

A CD reissue of CHIE MUKAI’s second solo album originally released on LP in 2000. Three tracks recorded at Kid Ailack Art Hall in Tokyo in the late ‘90s. Just over 40 minutes of solo improvisations featuring the beautiful deep drone of the er-hu (a traditional bowed Chinese instrument) augmented by voice, kengali, rings and cymbals. Mukai is an important (and under documented) figure in the Japanese underground whose work goes back to her time as a student under Takahisa Kosugi in the late ‘70s which resulted in her participation in the legendary East Bionic Symphonia album. Since then she has continued to work with her own CHE-SHIZU outfit and appear on recordings with artists such as MAHER SHALAL HASH BAZ, RINJI FUKUOKA (OVERHANG PARTY), SE’ICHI YAMAMOTO (BOREDOMS), and MASAYOSHI URABE. This CD is housed in a screen printed gatefold chipboard sleeve and is released in an edition of 600.

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