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Keta Iicna Hika

KEIICHI TANAKA

Keta Iicna Hika

Ref: FSD7036


Price: 24.99

Posthumous solo album from Afrobeat drummer who tragically died in 2015 at the age of 36, just after completing this album. Keiichi Tanaka travelled to various African countries including Mali, Senegal and Morocco, as well as Cuba to learn styles of drumming. He was a member of the Japan's Afrobeat band Kingdom Afrocks, supporting Tony Allen in Japan and playing at various festivals such as Fuji Rock, Giles Peterson Worldwide Showcase, Francois K.'s Deep Space and others. He learnt much from Tony Allen sometimes played with Oki Duib Ainu Band. On this album he explored Ainu music, with help from Oki and vocalist Rekpo, plus interpretations of Fela Kuti, traditonal African music, and songs inspired by the situation in Syria. Also featured Hakase-sun (Fishmans, Little Tempo) among many others.

1. Tenzing Song 2. Gentleman 3. Hargeisa 4. Papa Paradise 5. City of Aleppo 6. City of Dub 7. Hekri Salari 8. Observation is no Crime 9. Olele Moliba Makashi 10. Dub Hekri

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Utarhythm

OKI DUB AINU BAND

Utarhythm

Ref: FSD6953


Price: 19.99

First album for five years from the highly rated Oki Dub Ainu Band. Ainu traditional tunes mixed with various other types of music and sounds in the trademark Dub Ainu style.

Aside to the usual band guests include Brazilian pandeiro player Marcos Suzano, who can get as many sounds from a tambourine as a drum kit. Recorded and mixed by Naoyuki Uchida one of Japan's dub masters' (Dry & Heavy, Little Tempo etc..)

Oki (vocals, tonkori, mukkuri, caho, guitar, Dx100, percussion) Futoshi Ikabe (vocals, tonkori) Takashi Numazawa (drums) Takashi Nakajo (bass) Hakase Sun (keyboards) Naoyuki Uchida (recording and mix) - Guests Marcos Suzano (pandeiro and caxixi) Keiichi Tanaka (percussion) Manaw Kana (percussion)

1. Utarhythm 2. City of Aleppo 3. Hekuri Sarari 4. Arahuy 5. 'Ankisma Kaa Ka 6. Utari Opunparewa 7. Kenkeyo 8. Suma Mukar 9. Wenko Rock 10. Kamuy Sinta 11. Tama Kooto 12. Rera Tasa Boo 13. NT Special

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Cikapuni

MAREWREW

Cikapuni

Ref: FSD6954


Price: 14.99

Marewrew are a female Ainu quartet, singing traditional 'upopo' songs. This album is a new recording of the tracks on their first mini album, plus four new songs. Marewrew are Rekpo, Hisae, Rim Rim and Mayunkiki.

1. Sonkayno 2. Aroro 3. Sa oy 4. Arian 5. Hawsa 6. Tanatana 7. Satcep 8. Cikap 9. Ayoro 10. Cupkito

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Sumar Mukar + Sakhalin Rock EP (limited edition)

OKI DUB AINU BAND

Sumar Mukar + Sakhalin Rock EP (limited edition)

Ref: FSL6697


Price: 12.99

Two tracks released on 7 inch vinyl. Oki - tonkori / vocals, Futoshi Ikabe - tonkori, backing vocal, Takashi Numazawa, drums, Takashi Nakajo- bass, Hakase- keyboards.Engineer- Naoyuki Uchida.

1. Sumar Mukar 2. Sakhalin Rock




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Kane Ren Ren EP (limited edition)

MAREWREW

Kane Ren Ren EP (limited edition)

Ref: FSL6698


Price: 16.99

Female Ainu vocal quartet produced by Oki released onto 7 inch vinyl.

1. Kane Ren Ren 2. Herekan Ho



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Aynu Music Sampler

VARIOUS

Aynu Music Sampler

Ref: FSD5913


Price: 18.99

Compilation of Ainu music mostly performed or produced by OKI, the leading contemporary Ainu musician. Good place to discover the music of the Ainu, with great tracks by late female elder singer Umeko Ando to female group Marewrew and Oki in various guises from solo to with his Dub Ainu Band.

1. Kai Kai As To / OKI from Kamuy Kor Nupurpe 2. To Kito Ran Ran / OKI from Hankapuy 3. Pekanpe UK / Umeko Ando from Ihunke 4. Kane Ren Ren / OKI from No One's Land 5. Iuta Upopo / Umeko Ando from Upopo Sanke 6. Afghan Herbal Garden / OKI from Dub Ainu 7. Sannupista Hechiri / OKI from Tonkori 8. Utari / OKI from Dub Ainu Deluxe 9. East of Kunashiri / OKI Dub Ainu Band from OKI Dub Ainu Band 10. Sonkayno / Marewrew from Marewrew 11. Sakhalin Rock / OKI Dub Ainu Band from Sakhalin Rock 12. Humpe / OKI Dub Ainu Band from Himalayan Dub



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Dub Ainu Band Live in Japan

OKI DUB AINU BAND

Dub Ainu Band Live in Japan

Ref: FSD3596


Price: 17.99

Live recording from Japan in 2007 of the OKI Dub Ainu Band, the group that performed in Europe in 2006 and 2007. Seven tracks. 1. Intro. 2. Topattumi 3. East of Kunashiri 4. Ashipet Parun 5. Iyomante Upopo 6. Kai Kai Ashi To 7. Utuwaskarap



Oki Dub Ainu Band

OKI DUB AINU BAND

Oki Dub Ainu Band

Ref: FSD3238


Price: 25.99

The album we've been waiting for. OKI Dub Ainu Band have gained a reputation as one of Japan's most exciting live acts, after appearances at WOMAD, City of London Festivals, and other festivals throughout the world. While OKI had remixed some of his previous tracks on the excellent Dub Ainu albums, the band had never recorded together, until now. This album, is essentially the material play during their magnificent live shows. OKI's brittle, rhythmical, bass tonkori is combined with driving percussion, guitars, funky bass lines and some of the catchiest traditional melodies you've ever heard.



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Tonkori

OKI

Tonkori

Ref: FSD2722


Price: 25.99

Tonkori is the long skinny Ainu stringed instrument. Oki, after listening to old reel to reel recordings of Ainu elders playing solo tonkori decided to 'transcend time and star in his very own period piece'. The repetitive phrases of these old traditional tunes transport the listener into a tonkori trance, exactly as Oki himself would imagine would happen if he could play along with those elder Ainu whose recordings he stumbled upon. 15 tracks with English liner notes. Fantastic.



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Dub Ainu Deluxe

OKI

Dub Ainu Deluxe

Ref: FSD3105


Price: 20.99

Fantastic follow up Dub Ainu album from OKI. More trippy, dubby, hypnotic, psychedelic tonkori grooves and Ainu chants. These tunes are newly recorded so more similar to the acclaimed OKI Dub Ainu Band live shows. Echoes of Africa with guest vocalist Fania, bass dub master Hirohisa, new version of Hanro featuring female vocalist Rekpo, and solo tonkori pieces with various added effects and instruments. Ancient Ainu sounds created while turning knobs on a mixing desk with a spliff hanging out the mouth. 8 tracks, 35 minutes. 1. Dub Serenade 2. Utari 3. Shamanic Dub 4. Dub Arrow 5. Hanro Dub 6. Sannupista Dub 7. Koshi Turiri Dub 8. Ninja Drum.

"More supercool Japanese minimalism" Carol McDaid, the Observer.

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Dub Ainu

OKI

Dub Ainu

Ref: FSD2501


Price: 9.99

'This set is compiled from remixed versions of tunes selected from previously released albums and was originally conceived as a special edition for a summer 2004 concert tour. Oki's approach fuses reggae, Africana and electronica with Ainu folk melodies. The wistfully brittle sound of the tonkori (a long flat stringed instrument with an unfretted soundboard that produces mysterious overtones) on Dub Ainu may suggest kora, sometimes qin or guitar but generally it's like nothing you've ever heard before.'

Steve Barker in Wire February 2005.



Upopo Sanke

UMEKO ANDO

Upopo Sanke

Ref: FSD2192


Price: 25.99

In July 2004, sadly Umeko Ando the superb lady Ainu (native Japanese) singer passed away. This, her last album produced by and featuring on tonkori, the wonderful Oki was probably her best. Slightly more contemporary than her previous album, with mostly percussion, and some mukkuri (jew's harp). Charming, hypnotic chanting vocals that recall the music of Mongolia or Tuva. One of the most successful 'roots' albums of recent years, that gained a lot of critical acclaim.

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No One's Land

OKI

No One's Land

Ref: FSD1763


Price: 25.99

If it wasn't for Oki, Ainu (or native Japanese) music, might be all but forgotten. Until recently the Japanese government had a policy of systematically trying to suppress the Ainu culture. Instead, this album marks a high point in the rejuvenation of Ainu music, making it relevant for the young Ainu, just as Oki set out to do about seven years ago. The roots of the Ainu can be traced to Siberia and Mongolia, and musically they share much common ground too, immediately blowing apart any preconceptions about what Japanese roots music might sound like. No One's Land, is Oki's third album, and by far his most experimental and contemporary. His band, now called the Far East Band, has expanded to accompany Oki's tonkori (long skinny lute) on a variety of instruments, together with a female chorus group. Female singer Rekpo takes centre stage on some of the albums best songs, such as the hypnotic opening Kane Ren Ren, featuring percussion, bass, guitar, and tribal sounding programmed drums. Other influences range from reggae to hints of Spanish and African guitar, all set to chanted vocals clearly from another world. Several songs feature Olga Letykai Csonka, a Chukchi, (an indigenous Siberian people) throat singer, the two meeting at a United Nations conference on Indigenous Peoples in Geneva, and recording while they were there. Interspersed between are a few simple, equally mesmerizing tunes of tonkori and Ainu singing, and some solo experimental pieces of tonkori set to more programmed rhythms and effects. A major step forward for the Japanese music with the most ancient roots of all. (From fRoots magazine)



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Ihunke

UMEKO ANDO

Ihunke

Ref: FSD1514


Price: 25.99

Umeko Ando who sadly died in 2004 was an elder Ainu (native Japanese) women singer. She appeared as a guest on Oki's last album, himself of Ainu descent. This album was produced by and features Oki, with Ando's haunting voice accompanied by Oki's tonkori (a traditional Ainu stringed instrument). An atmospheric album of a tradition that was in danger of dying out that is both accessible and beautiful. Doesn't sound necessarily Japanese, perhaps not surprisingly more central Asian, the roots of the Ainu themselves. Highly recommended.



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Hankapuy

OKI featuring UMEKO ANDO

Hankapuy

Ref: FSD1276a


Price: 25.99

Highly recommended album of Ainu singing from OKI and the late Umeko Ando plus tonkori (stringed instrument), percussion and sax (by the brilliant Dr. Kazutoki Umezu) in contemporary sound. Hypnotic, spellbinding.



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Kamuy Kor Nupurpe

OKI

Kamuy Kor Nupurpe

Ref: FSD1180a


Price: 25.99

Wonderful, accessible album of Ainu (Native Japanese) music. Stringed instrument tonkiri, guitar and chants. First album by OKI



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Umi ya Yama no Kamisama Tachi

SHONEN SHOJO GASSHODAN MIZUUMI & SUGAR BABE

Umi ya Yama no Kamisama Tachi

Ref: FSD3594


Price: 25.99

How's this for an ecclectic release? Originally released on LP in 1975, a children's choir sings songs themed around the Ainu, some in the Ainu language with lyrics by Kohei Oikawa, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, who also arranged the songs together with Tatsuro Yamashita of the legendary group Sugar Babe. 12 songs.



Dub Ainu Band Live in Japan

OKI DUB AINU BAND

Dub Ainu Band Live in Japan

Ref: FSD3596


Price: 17.99

Live recording from Japan in 2007 of the OKI Dub Ainu Band, the group that performed in Europe in 2006 and 2007. Seven tracks. 1. Intro. 2. Topattumi 3. East of Kunashiri 4. Ashipet Parun 5. Iyomante Upopo 6. Kai Kai Ashi To 7. Utuwaskarap



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