Improvised Music from Japan / Discography

Otomo Yoshihide
Jon Rose

Tatakiuri: Japan/China Point of Sales Tour

(Sank-ohso Discs/Creativeman Disc., CMDD-00017) (Japan) (CD)


  1. Dr. Rosenberg in Tian’an Men Square (0:32)
  2. Ethno Shop (1:04)
  3. Opening Time (2:03)
  4. Seicho Tsugaru Tatakiuri-bushi (2:39)
  5. Door to Door Salesman 1 (0:54)
  6. Bargain Hunt Cult (3:31)
  7. Beautiful Elevator Girl (2:21)
  8. Japanese Manga Shopping (4:02)
  9. Shopping Requiem (4:06)
  10. Mao’s Techno Rave (8:31)
  11. Door to Door Salesman 2 (1:43)
  12. In Budget Paradise (1:04)
  13. Japanese Porn Ads 2 (7:21)
  14. Stereo Balance Test (2:15)
  15. Daikoku-za TV Shopping (3:59)
  16. Sohran Shopping (4:12)
  17. Door to Door Salesman 3 (4:49)
  18. Japanese Speedcore Shoppers (0:18)
  19. Water Businessman (2:42)
  20. Shopping Tour in Peking: Live in Peking (4:46)
  21. Kaimono Urami-bushi (3:11)
  22. Memoirs Shopping (0:57)
  23. Japanese Doom Shoppers (0:18)

  1. Dr. Johannes Rosenberg and Mr. Aha May (voice)
  2. Tokyo Nammy (sampled voice), Jon Rose (violin), Otomo Yoshihide (sampler and remix), Tsuguto Tsunoda (sales samples)
  3. Jon Rose (violin), Otomo Yoshihide (turntables and remix), Sachiko Matsubara (department store girl)
  4. Michihiro Satoh (tsugaru-shamisen), Jon Rose (violin), Tsuguto Tsunoda (sales samples), Otomo Yoshihide (remix)
  5. Marie-Mart (voice), Jon Rose (violin and washing), Ryoji Hojito (Japanese salesman), Otomo Yoshihide (remix)
  6. Mitsuru Nasuno (voice), Jon Rose (violin and voice), Nelson Hiu (Asian flutes), Otomo Yoshihide (guitar, turntables and remix), Kazuyoshi Kimoto (violin), Masaki Shimizu (bass), Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (voice and drums), Tsuguto Tsunoda (sales samples)
  7. Jon Rose (violin), Otomo Yoshihide (turntables and remix), Shigenori Noda and Sachiko Matsubara (elevator girl samples)
  8. Koichi Makigami (voice), Jon Rose (violin), Otomo Yoshihide (turntables), Jo "Doc" Rosenberg (violin)
  9. Jon Rose (violin), Nelson Hiu (voice and Asian flutes), Otomo Yoshihide (turntables), Uchihashi Kazuhisa (guitar)
  10. Jimmi Rosenberg (violin), DJ Car-House (turntables), Mao Tse-Tung (voice), DJ Mao (remix), Dr. Johannes Rosenberg (voice from Tian'an Men)
  11. Marie-Mart (voice), Jon Rose (washing), Ryoji Hojito (Japanese salesman), Otomo Yoshihide (remix)
  12. Tokyo Nammy (sampled voice), Jon Rose (violin), Otomo Yoshihide (toy sampler and DAT)
  13. Jon Rose (violin), Hoppy Kamiyama (synthesizers), Tetsu Shiba (pianica), Ryoji Hojito (piano and toys), Sachiko Matsubara (voice), Otomo Yoshihide (remix)
  14. Koichi Makigami (voice), Jon Rose (violin), Otomo Yoshihide (turntables and remix)
  15. Jon Rose (voice and organ), Otomo Yoshihide (turntables and remix), Uchihashi Kazuhisa (guitar)
  16. Tokyo Nammy (voice), Jon Rose (violin and back vocals), Michihiro Satoh (tsugaru-shamisen), Kyoko Kuroda (piano and back vocals), Nelson Hiu (Asian flutes and back vocals), Masahiro Uemura (drums and back vocals), Otomo Yoshihide (guitar and back vocals), Sachiko Matsubara (back vocals)
  17. Marie-Mart (voice), Jon Rose (violin and washing), Koichi Makigami (voice), Otomo Yoshihide (turntables and remix), Ryoji Hojito (Japanese hardcore salesman)
  18. Mitsuru Nasuno (voice), Otomo Yoshihide (turntables), Jon Rose (violin on records)
  19. Nelson Hiu (Asian flutes), Jon Rose (violin), Otomo Yoshihide (turntables and remix)
  20. Jon Rose (violin), Otomo Yoshihide (turntables and remix), Zhan Chun Sheng (Er-hu Chinese violin), Hu Xin Hang (voice)
  21. Michihiro Satoh (tsugaru-shamisen), Sachiko Matsubara (department store girl), Jon Rose (violin), Otomo Yoshihide (remix)
  22. Jon Rose (violin), Otomo Yoshihide (turntables)
  23. Mitsuru Nasuno, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki and Otomo Yoshihide (doom shop shingers), Pinako, Morika and Uchiyan (cult laughter), Shigenori Noda (manager)

Tracks 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 21:
Recorded by Takao Akimoto at GOK Sound, Tokyo, April 1994

Tracks 3, 6, 7, 9, 13, 19, 22:
Recorded by Yasuo Fujimura and Otomo Yoshihide at Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo, April 1994

Tracks 1, 10, 20:
Recorded by Otomo Yoshihide and Jon Rose in Beijing, China, October 1994

Tracks 5, 11, 17:
Recorded by Jon Rose in Australia, Winter 1994, with additional recordings by Otomo Yoshihide in Hokkaido, Japan, April 1994

Track 16:
Recorded by Tsuguto Tsunoda at Minami Aoyama Manda-la, Tokyo, April 1994

Track 15:
Recorded by an unknown member of audience at Daikoku-za, Urakawa, Hokkaido, Japan, April 1994


Mastered by Yukio Kojima at Kojima Recordings, Tokyo, September 1995
Remixed and edited by Otomo Yoshihide at Lost Space, Tokyo, June-August, 1995
Produced by Masaki Morishita and Otomo Yoshihide

Photography and art direction by Hideaki Sasaki
Artwork execution by Chikaco Oishi
Sleevenotes editor: Haruna Ito

Released in 1995