This is a seminal compilation of Japanese artists released as a double LP on Ylem in 1981. It includes people like R.N.A. Organism, Salaried Man Club and Mad Tea Party that featured on the Vanity Records releases that ourselves and Mr Zchivago posted a while ago. It also includes Envois 216 by Merzbow. Although this has apparently been reworked a few times many years later, as far as I am aware this is the only place where the original version exists. For supplicants like me, that on it's own would be enough. Luckily, the entire release offers a unique window into the Japanese sub-underground non-scene of thirty five years ago. This was re-issued in 2011 as a double CD on Super Fuji Discs ... you should track that one down!
Today is a good day! Today is the day when I can say goodbye to 2016. Personally, it's been truly dark. However, outside of my insular concerns, 2016 has borne witness to a spectacular (and hopefully temporary) death of rational thought and evidence based debate. Things will probably get worse before they get better but at least we are clear about what we are up against. Stay informed, stay engaged and carve your own path regardless.
Happy New Year!