Seminal Japanese psych compilation Tokyo Flashback released on vinyl for first time



Trippy sounds of the Nippon guitar underground.

Tokyo Flashback – the collection that brought Japanese kraut-rock, psychedelic freak-outs, garage and no wave to the rest of the world – is being remastered and issued on vinyl for the first time, by Black Editions this October.

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Originally released in 1991 on CD only, the deluxe LP was remastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Sound, features the original liner notes translated to English for the first time, and new artwork by Rob Carmichael at SEEN Sudio.

Tokyo Flashback includes some of the earliest recordings by Keiji Haino, High-Rise, Masaki Batoh’s Ghost, White Heaven, Fushitsusha, Kousokuya and Marble Sheep.

Pre-order a copy here ahead of its 20th October release, listen to Marble Sheep’s ’22. February 1991’, and check out the track list below.


1. Marble Sheep – ’22. February 1991’
2. High-Rise – ‘Mainliner’
3. Ghost – ‘Tama Yura’
4. White Heaven – ‘Blind Promise (Alternate Take)’
5. Fushitsusha – ‘Here-You’
6. Verzerk – ‘Crime and Laughter’
7. Kousokuya – ‘End of Dawn’
8. Keiji Haino – ‘Right Now’