Thursday, 19 November 2009

Fumiya Tanaka - Time EP

Great minimal Japanese EP from 1997 on Torema Records.

I don't really know much about this dude so I had a look at his biography and it turns out he started Japan's first independent dance label in 1993. He seems to have been pretty instrumental in the club scene in Tokyo and Osaka (one of the most insane places I've ever been to).

The EP's in the same vein as Jeff Mills, Steve Bicknell etc. Hey - just read on his Discogs page that someone else compared him to Steve Bicknell so there you go.

Actually, ripping it just now it's sounding WAY better than I ever remember it, especially the B-sides. This was the whole reason I started the blog so I'm glad I picked this one up.

Bit of a shitty label scan - usually I can grab them from Discogs but had to scan this one and it's turned out a bit skew-wiff and blurry but it's got to sit at a kinda half in/half out angle on the scanner. How do folk get them so flush - do they have a scanner that can take a full 12" sitting flat? Fuck me.

Definitely worth a whirl, this one...

Fumiya Tanaka - Time EP
A1 - Gloss
A2 - Insistence
B1 - Jammi'n
B2 - Ungloss

Buy it here


Anonymous said...

they'll get the labels flush because they're photographs, not scans...

Northern Soul said...

and what then, do they scan the photograph or photograph the scan?

Anonymous said... you can find here the mr. tanaka

Moggieboy said...

Cheers for that clip anon, an 'interesting' looking movie...