Japanese Innovators - Episode 3: Ian F Martin


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In a three part mini-series we take a look into the record collections of three Japanese music enthusiasts, taking a journey of sonic discovery from 1970-2000, exploring the diverse tapestry sounds that have emerged from the country.

In the final episode we talk to Ian F Martin, author of Quit Your Band! Musical Notes from the Japanese Underground and owner of punk label Call and Response Records, about Japanese music of the 90s and its influence. From the collaged experimental pieces of Yoshihide Otomo to the captivating live shows of Melt Banana.


Boredoms - Pop Tatari

Yoshihide Otomo ft Ey Yamantaka & Tenko - Sony

Zeni Geva - Dead Sun Rising

Ruins - Pontemcorary Music #1

Melt Banana - What Do You Slaughter Next?

Merzbow - Spiral Blast

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O - Acid Mother's Prayer

Ground Zero - Bones

OOIOO - Sister 001

Panicsmile – Hitchhike

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