Improvised Music from Japan / Discography


Happy Mail

(Valve, Sat, Tribal Market/AMOEBiC, AMO-HOA-01) (Japan) (CD)

  1. (0:04)
  2. GINGA (0:32)
  3. Happy Mail (3:51)
  4. Low-tech (3:31)
  5. Ricardo Sex (7:52)
  6. Less than Lovers, More than Friends (6:00)
  7. Morning Stars (4:20)
  8. TRAP Crickets (4:30)
  9. Fake Arabesque (1:30)

Haco: voice, guitar, theremin, effects, hand percussion, tapes
Sachiko M: sampler
Michiyo Yagi: kotos (13-, 17-, 20-string)

Atsushi Tsuyama: voice on 3
Christopher Stephens: electric percussion, violin, keyboard, crickets on 8

All songs composed and arranged by Hoahio, except track 8 by Christopher Stephens with Hoahio

Mixed by Haco and Sachiko M
Recorded at Mescalina, July 1997, and live at La Mama, Tokyo, March 27, 1997
Studio engineer: Haco
Live engineer: Nozomi Ishizaki
Mastered by Kazunao Nagata at Altoki Studio, July 31,1997
Produced by Hoahio and Otomo Yoshihide
Art Direction by Shigetomo Yamamoto
Photography by Junsuke Takimoto
Sea Shell Headphones: Joyce Hinterding
Includes liner notes by Seiichi Yamamoto (in Japanese and English) and Haruna Ito (in Japanese and English)

Released in October 1997