Improvised Music from Japan / Discography

After Dinner

Glass Tube

(Arcàngelo, ARC-7088-89) (Japan) (CD and miniCD)

Disc 1 (CD)

  1. Sepia-ture I (1:37)
  2. An Accelerating Etude (4:12)
  3. Soknya-doll (3:04)
  4. Shovel & Little Lady (2:35)
  5. Désert (2:06)
  6. Glass Tube (5:51)
  7. Dessért (2:47)
  8. Sepia-ture II (2:27)
  9. The Room of Hair-mobile [bonus track] (3:17)

Disc 2 (miniCD)

  1. After Dinner (5:20)
  2. Cymbals at Dawn (4:20)

All words and music by Haco except (5) and (7), by After Dinner; all arrangements by After Dinner except (2) and (3), by Haco

After Dinner
Haco (all tracks except 5 and 7): vocals, miniature 13-string koto, plastic flute, keyboards, percussion, synthesizers, tapes, tambourine
Miyuki Komori (all tracks except 2-4): guitar, drums, bass drum, fretless guitar, bass, percussion, voice
Masaaki Kawaguchi: snare drum (1, 8), surumondal (5, 7)
Chaka (miniCD): bass, percussion, voice
Manabu Shimura (miniCD): piano, voice
Yukio Fujimoto, Toru Shimura, Yoko Inui, Ayumi Torii (4): sound objects
Shinichiro Taniguchi (4): narration
Kaname Nakagawa (8): alto saxophone
Yasushi Utsunomiya (1, 4, 6, 8, 9, miniCD): cicada, nightingale, tapes, voice, synthesizer, taisho-goto, effects, drums, glass tube, tapes, piano, bass, percussion
Teppu Maeda (5, 7): Indian pipe, voice
Masaharu Ito: soprano saxophone (8), marching drums (miniCD)
Tanii (miniCD): violin
Seiichi Kuroda (8, 9): tenor saxophone
Tadahiko Yokogawa (1, 6, 8, 9): bass, violin
Kogaibo-senkyu Okuda: tabla (5, 7), surumondal (9), steel drum (9)
Fred Frith (9): backing vocal

Engineered and mixed by Yasushi Utsunomiya except (5) and (7), by Haco, at M.U.E. Studio, Osaka, 1982
Digitally remastered by Yasushi Utsunomiya
Produced by Yasushi Utsunomiya and Haco/After Dinner
Track 9 produced by Fred Frith; recorded in July 1984 and February 1985 for the compilation LP Welcome to Dreamland
Design by Takao Sugano
Photo by Hideto Uchiike
Mini-CD packaged in its own paper jacket; mini-booklet included
English text revision by Haco and Christopher Stephens, Kobe, February-March 2005
Includes liner notes and track notes by Haco (in Japanese)

Released in April 2005
Tracks 1-8 originally released in 1984 as an LP on Kang-Gung Records
Track 9 originally released in 1985 on the compilation LP Welcome to Dreamland (Celluloid Records, Cell 5013)
Tracks on miniCD originally released in 1982 as a 7-inch vinyl record on Kagero Records