SOUGI​+​(ソウギ・プラス)

by 岩本清顕 Kiyoaki Iwamoto

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    10-inch vinyl. A foldout insert incl. Japanese / English liner notes. Same tracks as the CD version. Additional mastering and cutting at D&M, Berlin. Catalog #: EM1193TLP

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD version. 12-page booklet, obi. Japanese / English liner notes. Same tracks as the 10-inch version. Catalog #: EM1193CD

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    Postal airmail services between Japan and some countries (incl. USA, Australia, Ireland) are temporarily unavailable due to Covid-19 issues. Instead, we use DHL for the countries but our shipping offering at Bandcamp isn't 100% correct so please allow that we'll ask you to pay extra shipping charge if the shipping is incorrect. Please note the shipping by DHL to those countries basically takes 2750yen for one package up to 2000g. Thank you for your understanding.

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1.
A woman sheds blood   Because it’s her period   Because she’s a woman A man swallows it   Because he likes it   Because he wants it
2.
Even if you can see hell   Even if you can see heaven   Stay here with me Even if the world disappears   Stay here with me
3.
In the sad town the white hands of the dead   Hold up rocks to hold up the sky The sky disappears far away beyond the clouds The poor children’s   The lonely children’s  Sky disappears far away beyond the clouds
4.
Don’t go too far away (x 20 times)
5.
Japanese lyrics: Love my unhappiness   Think of it as your own
6.
Japanese lyrics: Love my unhappiness   Think of it as your own
7.

about

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.

credits

released September 18, 2020

元々ミニマルな構成の曲に、淡々と鳴り続けるリズムボックスと極限まで削ぎ落とされた歌詞が相まって、ぐるぐると脳内をリピート、遂には「俺の不幸を愛してくれ」と口ずさんでしまう始末。危険なまでに中毒性の高い音楽。取扱注意。ー moppy (Soi48)

愛は惜しみなく奪う、そしてまた愛は俺らを引き裂く……かつてポストパンクの彼方へと打ち上げられたあらゆる喪失の結晶が今再びギラつきを取り戻す!故岩本清顕による幻の音源集、約40年の時を経て遂に解禁!!! ー 持田保(工場労働者兼リアル・インダストリアル・ライター)

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かつて自らの過去を葬り消息を絶ったミュージシャンがいた。その名は岩本清顕(いわもと きよあき)。その理由はわからない。わかっているのはミニマム極限のオリジナル曲とECDをも驚愕させたジョイ・ディヴィジョン「Love Will Tear Us Apart(愛が僕らを引き裂く)」の《超訳》カヴァーを残したことだ。

岩本はポスト東京ロッカーズ期のシーンに姿を現し、ポストパンク・バンド<美れい>としてあの『都市通信』に参加。美れい解散後、工藤冬里とガイズンドールを結成し工藤と連名で『Hard Rock Album』(1984)を発表。その後、消息を絶つ。

本作は岩本がコジマ録音で自主制作した唯一のソロ作『SOUGI』(1983)に、千紗子と純太による「Love Will Tear Us Apart」のリワーク、工藤冬里・礼子のNOISE『天皇』をどこか彷彿とさせる美れいの未発表曲をプラスしたものだ。美れい時代の曲「悲しい町で」を含めた岩本のオリジナル4曲は、リズムボックスが鳴り、ギターとベースで数個のコードが演奏され、切り詰めたような短い詩が放たれる。苛立つ感情を自己内面にぶつけるのは日本のパンク/ニューウェーブの特徴だが、岩本のふてぶてしいヴォーカルはいっそう苛つきを増幅させるようで、ジョイ・ディヴィジョンの《超訳》に喪失のニヒルなクライマックスが訪れる。

『SOUGI』とは「葬儀」だったのか!?角谷美知夫なら一体なんて応えただろう。80s自主制作盤のアンタッチャブルが今なおわたし達を揺さぶり続け、<愛されたい>者どもに噛み付く!

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