Kiyoaki Iwamoto [ SOUGI+ ] CD [EM1193CD]

Kiyoaki Iwamoto [ SOUGI+ ] CD [EM1193CD]

Selling Price: US$15.99

Weight: 180g

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December 1982, Tokyo. Kiyoaki Iwamoto has a guitar, a simple rhythm box, a friend with a bass guitar, and some stripped-down songs, brazen in their post-punk simplicity, irritation and controlled aggression, yet full of sadness and resignation. Five songs, including a rearranged version of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” are recorded and released on a now extremely rare 7” record. This release, available on 10” vinyl, CD, or digital download, features those five songs, along with a previously unreleased 1980 live performance by his duo Birei, as well as a 2020 reworking of “Love…”, by the Japanese duo Chisako and Junta. Iwamoto was an enigma, active in the post-punk scene in Japan in the late 70s and early 80s, a member of Birei and founding member of Guys & Dolls with Tori Kudo (Maher Shalal Hash Baz); in the mid-80s he cut contact with his friends, disavowing his name and later performing under a different moniker.

+ Standard jewel case
+ 12-page booklet, obi
+ English liner notes

Tracks:

=SOUGI" (1983)=
01. Period
02. Even If You Can See Hell
03. In the Sad Town
04. Don’t Go Too Far Away
05. Love Will Tear Us Apart

=PLUS=
06. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Chisako and Junta Rework)
07. Untitles (Performed by Birei at Shinjuku Koft in April 22, 1980)

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Kiyoaki Iwamoto [ SOUGI+ ] CD [EM1193CD]

Selling Price: US$15.99

Weight: 180g

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