Tomo Akikawabaya

Real Name:
Tomoyasu Hayakawa
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Japanese Darkwave/Minimalwave producer active in the early 80s.
Almost all of his records (except for "Kojiki To Onna") feature the same model Rena Anju on cover.

In 2014 he released KiTsuNe, first part of a project to investigate Robert Wyatt's song Brian The Fox.
In 2015 Minimal Wave released The Invitation Of The Dead a reissue of The Castle (1984) and Anju (1985).
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Artist

Singles & EPs

Tomo Akikawabaya - Mars album art Tomo Akikawabaya Mars Castle Records (10) Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Eros-2 Tomo Akikawabaya - The Castle album art Tomo Akikawabaya The Castle(2x12", Gat) Castle Records (10) Eros-2 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Eros-3 Tomo Akikawabaya - Anju album art Tomo Akikawabaya Anju(12") Castle Records (10) Eros-3 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
Dream-1 Tomo Akikawabaya - 1985 album art Tomo Akikawabaya 1985(7") Castle Records (10) Dream-1 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
SHIP-1 Tomo Akikawabaya - Rivage De La Convulsion album art Tomo Akikawabaya Rivage De La Convulsion(5x12" + Box, Ltd) Castle Records (10) SHIP-1 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
Eros-4 Tomo Akikawabaya - Kojiki To Onna album art Tomo Akikawabaya Kojiki To Onna(12") Castle Records (10) Eros-4 Japan 1986 Sell This Version

Compilations

Tomo Akikawabaya - The Invitation Of The Dead   album art Tomo Akikawabaya The Invitation Of The Dead (Comp) Minimal Wave US 2015 Sell This Version

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April 9, 2017
edited 4 months ago
I've never understood the hype around this artist. The music is utterly boring. Sure, some tracks are nice and soothing, but I can barely sit through half of the minimal wave-compilation. I can't help to get the feeling that these records mostly live on their reputation as obscure releases.

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