Volcanic Tongue Catalogue

Chie Mukai
Solo Improvisations

SIWA SCD-003

CD
£8.99


Re-mastered reissue of Chie Mukai's second solo album, originally released in 2000 in an edition of 300 copies that immediately sold out on issue. This new edition comes in a gorgeous silkscreened gatefold sleeve with obi strip. Three tracks recorded live at Kid Ailack Art Hall in Tokyo with vocals, er-hu, kengali, rings and cymbals. The music is slow, spacious folk-trance with the knotty droning sonorities of the er-hu sounding like the folk music of a phantom planet. A very melancholy set that feels like a more tactile, primitive take on the endless tides of Takehisa Kosugi's legendary Catch Wave.

Masayoshi Urabe & Chie Mukai
Dual Anarchism

SIWA #9

LP
£14.99


Long OOP limited run of 400 copies LP that catches this amazing subterranean Japanese underground duo at a mind-flaying/heady ritual peak. Urabe is *the* post-Abe saxophonist to come out of the PSF scene and here he is paired with Chie Mukai, best known for her work with acid folk unit Che-SHIZU. Using reeds, cymbals, metal chains, electric guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals and more the two carve massively violent instants out of deep, black silence. Fans of Taj Mahal Travellers et al, plug the fuck in here. Highly recommended!