Various – Obscure Independent Classics: Volume 4 (Special Japanese Edition)
Various – Obscure Independent Classics: Volume 4 (Special Japanese Edition)

Various – Obscure Independent Classics: Volume 4 (Special Japanese Edition)

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Label: Cordelia Records – Ericat 025
Series: Obscure Independent Classics – Volume 4
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Art Rock, Avantgarde, Experimental

Legendary admission into Cordelia's 'Obscure Independent Classics' series - a survey into the smallest nooks 'n crannies of bizarre DIY fridge artists and square peg round hole acts with zero information trace.  Most of the artists, bar co-compiler Yutaka Takana of S-Core, seemingly managed to muster up just a single track for this compilation before vanishing into total obscurity.  Stylistically, each contribution skirts around the edge of post-punk and the classic primitive bedroom lo-fi approach, but Suttee's introspective slow-motion dream 'Blue Rose' is an obvious standout and perfectly captures the mood of the vaporous, moment-in-time feel of the 80's Japanese underground, whilst Quino’s abstract rhythm-box anthem ‘Ein 0041’ is exactly the sort of weirdness you could only hope to find after trawling through endless Japanese Flexi’s.  A total UFO..  (NM/VG+)


Tracklist

A1 The Bien– Huge Box
A2 Quino (2)– Ein 0041
A3 Momo (9)– Kyo De Sayonara
A4 The Flag– Through The Heavenly Eyes
A5 Man Decade– Barren Land
A6 Dea (7)– Drow The Curve
A7 Suttee– Blue Rose
A8 Roly Poly (2)– Cheerful Afternoon
B1 S·Core– An Idle Land
B2 Camp Three– Cowboy Go Ahead
B3 Haiginsha– Lusefeea
B4 Femme Fatale (6)– Eastern Blue
B5 Mamo Bell– Back Of Universe
B6 Ten Nin Go Sui– Gomenne
B7 Circadian Rhythm (2)– Gulliver Takes A Walk
B8 Iris Underground– Acryl Baby