Friday 14 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day! Here's a special Valentine's gift for you...

Call And Response Records presents 「チョコくれるのはいいが・・・、何を企んでるんだぁぁ!?!?」 ("Thanks for the chocolate… What's your agenda!?!?"), a compilation of covers by our musical friends of the song Paranoid by Black Sabbath. You can download it free (it's a hefty file at 114mb so may take a long time).

I've written in detail about it over on my personal music blog Clear And Refreshing, so check over there if you want to read more about the background and information about the bands and tracks.


1. Fidel Villeneuve
2. ロア/Loa
3. 経立/Futtachi
4. Human Wife
5. Client/Server:Q
6. Abikyokan
7. うるせぇよ/Uruseeyo
8. Han Han Art, featuring Fukusuke (Owarythm/Nature Danger Gang)
9. Under
10. Artless Note
11. Umez
12. スロウマリコ/Slow-Marico
13. Trinitron (featuring Gloomy and Ryotaro Aoki)
14. Carl Freire
15. Kaki16. Loser & Ribbons
17. Oa (featuring Hatsune Miku)
18. Jahiliyyah
19. 人魂/Hitodama
20. Voided By Geysers
21. Tiny Tide

Wednesday 12 February 2014

Hysteric Picnic live in Shibuya (February 12th, 2014)

Hysteric Picnic will play a show at the "New Vibration" event at Shibuya Home on Wednesday February 12th with industrial duo group A. New Vibration organiser Tomo will DJ alongside Ian from Call And Response Records. group A are back to their official lineup after sickness saw violinist Sayaka Botanic replaced temporarily by sax player Ryota Komori of Miila and The Geeks for our show at Koenji Ten last month. Hysteric Picnic are playing as a full band for the second time so it should be heavy and loud.

Date: 2014.2.12 (WED) 
Place: Shibuya HOME 
Time: 20:00 ~ 23:00 
Price: adv.1500yen / door.2000yen (including 1 drink)

Hysteric Picnic
group A

- Ian Martin (Call and Response)

Sunday 9 February 2014

Tententen: Paranoid (February 16th, 2014)

February's Tententen celebrates the release of Call And Response Records' Valentine's gift 「チョコくれるのはいいが・・・、何を企んでるんだぁぁ!?!?」("Thanks for the chocolates… what's your agenda!?!?"), an album of covers of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" that will be available to download for free on the 14th.

Starring on the night (and hopefully on the album too) are avant-popsters Abikyokan and post-punkers Uruseeyo, while Ryotaro Aoki will be bringing his metal hammer to the decks.

Date: 16th Feb (Sun)
Place: Koenji Art Bar Ten/天
Time: 8:00pm-1:00am
Cost: ¥500+1 drink
- Abikyokan
- Uruseeyo/うるせぇよ
- Ryotaro Aoki
- Gotal (Lo-shi)
- Ian Martin (Call And Response Records)
- Liaisons Mètalliques

Thursday 6 February 2014

Fashion Crisis (February 2014)

Baby it's cold outside, as the philosopher Dean Martin once said, so come inside and get warm with us this Friday at Koenji One. We have a packed schedule of DJs and live music, all tastes catered for, as long as your taste falls somewhere within the loosely defined area of glam-industrial junk-noise astro-folk Kraut-skronk.

Place: Koenji One
Date: February 7th (Fri)
Time: 8:00pm-midnight
Cost: FREE
- Bank of Joy
- Matt Schley
- Tommi Tokyo
- Kaname K
- James Hadfield
- Ian Martin