Real Name:
Yutaka Tanaka
Active since the mid of the eighties, japanese musician Yutaka Tanaka released his works under the name S-CORE. Early works are all cassette albums he put out on his own cassette label Afflict Records, many of those were recorded via mail collaboration with many sound artists from international underground scene, such as Stefano Biasin (Italy), Telepherique and Trigger B (Germany), Merzbow (Japan), Al Margolis/If, Bwana (USA), Rafael Flores (Spain).


Aff 003, none S·Core - Dross album art S·Core Dross(Cass) Afflict Records, Trinity Production (2) Aff 003, none Japan 1985 Sell This Version
0028 S·Core - Morbid Moppets album art S.Core* Morbid Moppets Afflict Records, Afflict Records, Trinity Production (2) 0028 US 1986 Sell This Version
Aff 004, none S·Core - Alter album art S·Core Alter(Cass, C46) Afflict Records, Trinity Production (2) Aff 004, none Japan 1986 Sell This Version
Aff 008, none S·Core - Flux And Reflux album art S·Core + Trigger-B* S·Core + Trigger-B* - Flux And Reflux(Cass, C46) Afflict Records, Trinity Production (2) Aff 008, none Japan 1987 Sell This Version
i.u.04, I.U. 04 S·Core - Senile Decay album art S·Core Senile Decay(Cass, Ltd) De Koude Oorlog!, De Koude Oorlog! i.u.04, I.U. 04 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
SUB 10 S·Core - Undersong album art S·Core Undersong(Cass, C46) Underground Productions SUB 10 France 1987 Sell This Version
Aff 006, none S·Core - Pilgrim album art Bogart + S·Core Bogart + S·Core - Pilgrim(Cass, C46) Afflict Records, Bog-Art Aff 006, none Japan 1987 Sell This Version
TF 11 S·Core - A Great Lump album art S·Core A Great Lump(Cass, C46) Technological Feeling TF 11 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
BF 62 S·Core - Dumb Chamber album art S·Core Dumb Chamber(Cass, C45) Broken Flag BF 62 UK 1987 Sell This Version
C012 S·Core - Infant album art S·Core Infant(Cass, C46) Corrosive Tapes C012 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
ST 00V S·Core - Pretension album art S·Core Pretension(Cass, C45) Staaltape ST 00V Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
none S·Core - Dysphonia album art S·Core Dysphonia(Cass, C60) Morpheus Editions none Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
06 S·Core - Lost Motion / Decalcomanie album art S·Core / Cat-Dog* S·Core / Cat-Dog* - Lost Motion / Decalcomanie(Cass, C50) NOP International 06 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
XCT 003 S·Core - Gush album art S·Core Gush(Cass, C45) Extreme XCT 003 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
DFP 032 S·Core - Result Of A Mail-Art album art Telepherique / S-Core* Telepherique / S-Core* - Result Of A Mail-Art Drahtfunk-Products DFP 032 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
none S·Core - Sediment album art S·Core Sediment(CD) God Factory none Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
TH-06 S·Core - My Candle Has Died album art S·Core My Candle Has Died(LP, Ltd, Num) Praxis Dr. Bearmann TH-06 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
POINT 17 S·Core - Missing Volume album art S·Core Missing Volume(LP) Zabriskie Point POINT 17 US 1998 Sell This Version
D1026CD S·Core - Crime album art S·Core Crime(CD, Album) Daft Records D1026CD Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
Solipsism-28 S·Core - Shedder album art S·Core Shedder(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Solipsism Solipsism-28 US 1999 Sell This Version
Aff 013 S·Core - Mail+Music album art S·Core + Telepherique S·Core + Telepherique - Mail+Music(Cass, Album, C46) Afflict Records Aff 013 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Aff 010 S·Core - A Jest Of Nature album art S·Core A Jest Of Nature(7", Ltd) Afflict Records Aff 010 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
DR-14 S·Core - Finger Mark album art S·Core Finger Mark(7", Ltd, Num, Whi) Drone Records DR-14 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
TRAGEDY ONE TWO FOUR (MT-301), DFP 047 S·Core - Tarnish album art S·Core Tarnish(7", EP, Ltd) Musical Tragedies, Drahtfunk-Products TRAGEDY ONE TWO FOUR (MT-301), DFP 047 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
TH-10 S·Core - Vermin album art S·Core Vermin(7", Pic) Praxis Dr. Bearmann TH-10 Germany 1996 Sell This Version

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January 9, 2022
An exhaustive or selective compilation, a la Vinyl-On-Demand, would be more than appreciated.


June 30, 2014
Some of the music can be found on JapShare. http://japshare.wordpress.com/?s=s+core


June 3, 2004
S-core was/is Yutaka Tanaka from Japan.

I guess that this is project is dead now, since his latest release came out quite long time ago. However, S-core will be remembered as unusual project - mainly because it have nothing to do with noise, which is rare for Japanese scene. Tanaka is also quite prolific - there's no complete discography, but some sources report that he released a lot of cassetes.

It is kind of intensive ambient-industrial/ambient-noise which was made with found sounds and it leans closer towards *Zoviet-France" territory than Merzbow.

Another project of that kind is Grim, but even less is known about him/them.

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