Stratosphere Sound

(Art Into Life - AIL012) LP $20.00

Passionate concept album about transparency by Hironari Iwata, who was active in the mid- to late ’80s — as solo artist (translation: Transparent Molecules); as one third of Haiginsha (with Merzbow’s Masami Akita and Agencement’s Hideaki Shimada); and as head of the Angakok label, which released the skull-crushing 1988 double-cassette compilation Angelic Tecnology I [sic] — and abruptly ceased all musical activity. PSF’s edited 2009 CD reissue of Toukaseibunshi’s Meta-Inorganicmatter Meta-Newlon cassette brought Iwata back to the material plane, and here we are. Clear vinyl, with photographic print transparent film. Edition of 200. Listen to an excerpt from “Alive To The Sky” here: