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Hose II

(Unknownmix/Headz, UNKNOWNMIX 8/HEADZ 126) (Japan) (CD)

  1. Nana Has Just Been Fired (5:24)
  2. Doomful House Where Saito Hose Used to Live (5:39)
  3. The Bilbao Specter (6:08)
  4. A Song Which Would Possibly Become Popular after Our Death (4:23)
  5. What I Thought While I Was Watching a Baseball Game on TV (2:29)
  6. How Buckwheat Noodle Could Be Introduced into the Ground Nadir (4:04)
  7. Unknown Death of a Wooden Stick (4:58)
  8. La Mer (4:24)
  9. Needlecraft Murder Case (10:58)
  10. A Song Which Should Be Forgotten Immediately After Itís Played (6:00)

All music by Taku Unami

Masafumi Ezaki: trumpet
Toshihiro Koike: trombone
Taku Unami: guitar, mandolin, vocal
Tomoya Izumi: bass, vocal
Reiji Hattori: percussion, vocal

Mattin: vocal, computer feedback (1, 3, 6)
Kanji Nakao: clarinet (4)
Masahiro Uemura: drums (9)
Hiroki Chiba: contrabass (9)
Yuko Uesu: harp (9)

Recorded by Eric La Casa at Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory, Nagi-shokudo, and Loop-Line
Additional recording, editing, and mastering by Taku Unami at Hibari Studio, September-November 2008
Photo by Kanji Nakao
Design by Akira Sasaki
Includes liner notes (10 prose poems) in Japanese by Chorui Ogasawara

Released in December 2008