Tomo Akikawabaya - The Castle II 2LP

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Standard Edition. Limited to 400 copies. Double vinyl record. Deluxe gatefold sleeve with embossing and printed inner sleeves.

Special Edition. Limited to 100 copies. Includes one A2 size poster. The first 40 orders will receive the poster signed.

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Tracklist:
A1. Mars, afterwards...
A2. Le Voleur
A3. Objet d'Amour
A4. Untitled
A5. The Castle I
B1. Machine d'Amour
B2. The Steeple of Lewdness
B3. The Sea
C1. The April (Prologue)
C2. The April
C3. Ray
D1. Boy A.
D2. The Wine of Heaven
D3. The Castle II

“The Castle II” is a collection of works composed and recorded by the Japanese artist Tomo Akikawabaya between 1986 and 1989. An album filled with obscure atmospheres, hypnotic rhythms, electronic melodies, experimental interludes and the unique and mesmerizing voice of Akikawabaya.

Since the release of the album “The Castle I” in 1984, Tomo Akikawabaya became disappointed with the music scene in Japan and thought that the only way to continue as a musician was to release his music abroad. After finish to record some new songs, he embarked on an adventurous trip to London in order to look for an opportunity for a new release. Unfortunately, after three months and despite meeting many artists and important people in the music industry, luck was not on Akikawabaya's side and with time running out he had to return to Japan without a concrete proposal. In the following years, although he continued to work with his long-time partner Takaaki Han-ya with a project called Beata Beatrix, he never published anything and later focused to other activities. It was until 2015 that the New York label Minimal Wave released “The Invitation of The Dead” compiling songs from “The Castle” (1984) and “Anju” (1985), both originally released on his own label Castle Records. Tomo Akikawabaya is currently working under the moniker of Th, together with his wife Rinko, on a project called The Future Eve. They released an album in 2019 with the collaboration of the legendary Robert Wyatt.

Mastered by Nicolás Zúñiga. Artwork by Audrey + Alain.

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