Misora CD

By   Released August 2006

Misora is a near-perfect folk masterpiece, recorded in Tokyo in 1972, alternating full-bodied arrangements (produced by Harry Hosono of Yellow Magic Orchestra and Happy End) with Sachiko’s lonesome guitar and pure, soaring vocals. For lovers of Judee Sill, Vashti Bunyan or Joni Mitchell.
($10.00 AUD inc. postage)

Cruising + Gross Odour 7 inch

By   Released April 2006

Nine songs recorded on cassette four track with Lakes’ Sean Bailey. Here’s what Matmos’ Drew Daniel had to say about Always in his review for Pitchfork: “The googly eyes, nude photos, and hand-drawn rainbow crayon squiggles that adorn the cover of this beguiling artifact point in several directions at once: outsider art, gay rainbow flag, childhood [...]
($12.00 AUD inc. postage)

Lakes LP

By   Released December 2005

Lakes’ debut self-titled album is a completely self-recorded affair made at home on one-track tape decks. All overdubbing was achieved by putting the first track through Sean’s home stereo and playing along. Despite this, the sound on Lakes is huge, claustrophobic and powerful, sidestepping any issues of fidelity through sheer dynamism. The album alternates between [...]

Lakes CD

By   Released December 2005

Lakes’ debut self-titled album is a completely self-recorded affair made at home on one-track tape decks. All overdubbing was achieved by putting the first track through Sean’s home stereo and playing along. Despite this, the sound on Lakes is huge, claustrophobic and powerful, sidestepping any issues of fidelity through sheer dynamism. The album alternates between [...]
($15.00 AUD inc. postage)

Finally – Overseas customers

By   Released October 2005

Finally is a compilation of Kath Bloom’s heartbreaking, lovelorn and remarkably beautiful songs recorded since the early 90s, when after a period of child-rearing, family life and daily financial struggle, Kath began to return to the studio. These are songs recorded on the fly in friends’ lounge rooms or cut-rate studios, but they reveal a [...]
($15 AUD inc. postage)

Finally CD – Australian customers

By   Released October 2005

Finally is a compilation of Kath Bloom’s heartbreaking, lovelorn and remarkably beautiful songs recorded since the early 90s, when after a period of child-rearing, family life and daily financial struggle, Kath began to return to the studio. These are songs recorded on the fly in friends’ lounge rooms or cut-rate studios, but they reveal a [...]
($10.00 AUD inc. postage)

Live Wanderus CD

By   Released October 2005

Many Tenniscoats fans say that the band’s meditative intensity has never quite been captured in the studio. It is for this reason that Chapter Music is releasing a compilation of their live work. Live Wanderus (named in Saya’s imaginative English to reflect the words Wander, Wonder, Wondrous and Us) presents songs from each Tenniscoats release [...]

Live Aoiheya January 2003 CDEP

By   Released October 2005

Live Aoiheya January 2003 documents an entire brief performance by this unique band, incidentally the first Maher show that Chapter boss Guy Blackman saw after moving to live in Japan in 2002 (he returned to Melbourne in 2004). It captures the band in a variety of guises unusual even for them, including an extended abstract [...]
($10.00 AUD inc. postage)

In Japan CDEP

By   Released April 2005

Guy Blackman In Japan is a ragged but atmosphere-rich document of Guy’s time in Tokyo (September 2002 – March 2004). It features five songs recorded in one afternoon, with one microphone, the weekend before Guy got on a plane back to Melbourne, plus three songs recorded at the last live gig he played in Tokyo. [...]
($15.00 AUD inc. postage)

Songs For Nao CD – OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS

  Released February 2005

Fourteen amazing Japanese folk-psych bands, most part of a Tokyo scene centering around the Majikick label, run by Ueno and Saya of the Tenniscoats, with older bands Maher Shalal Hash Baz and Nagisa Ni Te as two primary inspirations.
($15.00 AUD inc. postage)