Henry Kawahara ‎– 電脳的反抗と絶頂: エッセンシャル・ヘンリー川原 = Cybernetic Defiance and Orgasm: The Essential Henry Kawahara
Henry Kawahara ‎– 電脳的反抗と絶頂: エッセンシャル・ヘンリー川原 = Cybernetic Defiance and Orgasm: The Essential Henry Kawahara

Henry Kawahara ‎– 電脳的反抗と絶頂: エッセンシャル・ヘンリー川原 = Cybernetic Defiance and Orgasm: The Essential Henry Kawahara

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Label: EM Records ‎– EM1197DLP
Format: 2x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Japan
Released: 2021
Genre: Electronic
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Here is a portal to a vast and relatively unknown world, the Japanese cyber-occult underground media scene of the early 1990s; our guide is the late Henry Kawahara, a media artist and electronic music producer whose expansive and visionary conception of digital technology merged with a desire to break free of the constraints of mere rationality. This collection, the first-ever archival release of his work, is drawn from recordings released during the period 1991-1996, an exceptionally fertile time for Kawahara. Originally released on CD by a few Japanese independent labels including Hachiman Publishing, a cyber-occult/new-age book specialist, the releases were available mainly in book stores, so this sumptuous and prescient music has remained relatively unknown. The original titles and tag lines of the CDs give clues about Kawahara’s interests and the music itself: Digital Mushroom, Subtropical Illusion, Never-ending Asia, and so on. This 15-track gateway compilation is available on double 12” vinyl and DL; the CD version has two extra discs featuring sound from two art installations entitled "Dysteleology - α" and "Dysteleolog - β" from the 1990s. All formats feature extensive English liner notes.

Tracklist
1-1 私とあなたの関係に於いて、私は私自身についてベッドの上で考察する= In My Relationship With You, I Think About Myself On The Bed (Panpot Version) 02:17
1-2 原始の愛 = Primitive Love (Delayed Version) 06:16
1-3 旅立ち = Start On A Journey 02:29
1-4 Sound LSD #.SS05/7.83HZ (For Radio Mix) 05:39
1-5 Eco-Loocation (Stargazer Version) 03:27
1-6 アンクルンの唄 = Sing An Anklungs (Edit) 00:56
1-7 ライラックの弦 = Lilac Strings (First Version) 04:53
1-8 [Java] Dance #2. “Relaxed” 04:13
1-9 Nanpū (First 1992 Version) 03:11
1-10 博物館の子供達 = Children In The Museum (Original Nov. 1991 Mix) 04:12
1-11 ニケの小舟 = Nicea ’N Bark 11:43
1-12 Yebisu/Yellow #2. 07:58
1-13 Yorokobi-No-Koe 01:26
1-14 エンドルフィンのゆく先 = Destination of Endorphins (Original Edit) 05:19
1-15 電子ニューロン回路の舞踏 = Dance of Electronic Neuron Circuits (Third Mix) 09:24