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Somei Satoh
Emerald Tablet / Echoes

WRWTFWW gathers together two of Japanese composer Somei Satoh’s most significant works on one slab of vinyl. 1978’s ‘Emerald Tablet’ is paired with 1981’s ‘Echoes’, both sourced from the original master tapes, and they’re accompanied by new liner notes from Japanese music critic and collector Masaaki Hara. Ranges from quiet, eerie drones ala Eliane Radigue to Merzbow-esque noise walls.
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW044)
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Richard Band
Ghoulies (Full Uncut Original Soundtrack)

An expanded, uncut reissue of Richard Band’s original soundtrack to 1985 horror comedy movie ‘Ghoulies’, containing liner notes from the composer himself. Part of a series of three reissues of Band’s film composition work from the mid-Eighties, his visceral yet consciously theatrical score for ‘Ghoulies’ is a great encapsulation of the entire genre - there's plenty of Danny Elfman in here.
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW047LTD)
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Richard Band
TerrorVision (Original Soundtrack)

A reissue of Richard Band’s original soundtrack to 1986 sci-fi/horror/comedy movie ‘TerrorVision’, containing liner notes from the composer himself. Recalling the shlockiness of Fifties/Sixties B-movies but with twists of Eighties electronica, it’s one of the most inventive creations of Band’s compositional career. 
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW046LTD)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Richard Band
Troll (Original Soundtrack)

A reissue of Richard Band’s original soundtrack to 1986 comedy-horror movie ‘Troll’, containing liner notes from the composer himself. Consisting of a five-part suite of fantastical yet earthy orchestral bombast, at the heart of the 'Troll' score lies a piece sung in old English, Gaelic and Latin. 
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW045LTD)
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  • CD (WRWTFWW045CD)

Somei Satoh
Mandala Trilogy + 1

Spread over four sides of vinyl, WRWTFWW compiles all three sections of Japanese contemporary composer Somei Satoh’s ‘Mandala Trilogy’ - that is, three pieces inspired by the Avatamsaka Sutra. Comprising 1982’s ‘Mandala’, 1986’s ‘Mantra’ and 1990’s ‘Tantra’, the '+ 1' in question is a 2004 live recording commissioned by harpist Ayako Shinoza-Ki and titled ‘Mai’. An essential listen for any fans of drone, ambient or minimalist music.
  • Vinyl Double LP (WRWTFWW055)

Grauzone
Eisbär

12” single re-issue of ‘Eisbär’, the 1981 hit single from short-lived SWiss outfit Grauzone. Meaning ‘polar bear’ in German and evoking an icy, Arctic atmosphere, this synthy post-punk gem was a substantial success in the band’s native country and is now regarded as a minor genre classic. Contains Grauzone’s two other minor hits ‘FILM 2’ and ‘Ich Lieb Sie’ on the B-side. 
  • Vinyl 12" (WRWTFWW041)

John Carpenter
Dark Star - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Dark Star was the first feature film that John Carpenter directed: he also, naturally, provided the soundtrack, a smorgasbord of synthy bleeps, bloops and tones. This reissue on we release whatever the fuck we want comes as a 12” with the OST and a 7” featuring an Alan Howarth rework and a locked groove of sound effects.
  • CD (WRWTFWW7CD)
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  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW007)
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Motohiko Hamase
Anecdote

An official double-vinyl re-issue for Anecdote, the incredibly rare live album recorded in 1987 at Tokyo’s Wacoal Art Center. Backed by Toshio Kaji (pianos/synths) and Yasunori Yamaguchi (percussion), Motohiko Hamase shows why he was one of the prime figures in the Japanese ambient scene in the Eighties. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (WRWTFWW036)

Motohiko Hamase
#Notes of Forestry

Originally released in 1988 and with a distinct ecological theme, #Notes of Forestry saw Japanese jazz bassist / experimental artist Motohiko Hamase deliver one of the defining releases of Japan’s golden age of ambient music. It’s now available on this re-issued double-vinyl package, featuring liner notes from Hamase himself. 
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW034)

Motohiko Hamase
Technodrome

Originally released in 1993, Technodrome saw jazz bassist and experimental artist Motohiko Hamase turn even further into electronic territory with an album of ambient house that was both minimalistic and funky. It now gets a re-issue on CD, and for the first time ever on double-vinyl as part of the Esplanade Series. 
  • CD (WRWTFWW035CD)
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW035)

Yutaka Hirose
Nova + 4

We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want continue to do just that with this new record. Nova + 4 collects a few works by renowned Japanese ambient composer Yutaka Hirose. Hirose’s acclaimed 1986 work Soundscapes 2: Nova appears here with around fifty minutes of previously-unreleased music in tow. These watercolour drones of sparse piano and birdsong are lovely in that Sarah Davachi sorta way.
  • Vinyl Double LP (WRWTFWW028LTD)
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Tom Raybould
The Machine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Tom Reybould’s score for The Machine is regarded as criminally overlooked and one of the best scores of the past decade. He has taken the influence of score-writing masters such as John Carpenter, Vangelis, Brad Fiedel, and Tangerine Dream and twisted them into his own special shape. First time on vinyl, comes in a glow in the dark sleeve.
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW037)
  • Limited edition

Yoshio Ojima
Une Collection des Chaînons I and II: Music for Spiral

A first-ever CD release for both parts of Une Collection des Chaînons: Music For Spiral, an environmentally orientated music project from composer Yoshio Ojima. It was originally commissioned and released in 1988 for the spiral-shaped atrium at the Wacoal Art Center in Tokyo, and is designed to be listened to at ambient, background noise level - in Ojima’s own words “at around the same volume as daily life sounds such as air conditioners and refrigerators”. 
  • CD (WRWTFWW031CD)
  • Limited edition

Yoshio Ojima
Une Collection des Chaînons II: Music for Spiral

A first-ever vinyl release for the second part of Une Collection des Chaînons: Music For Spiral, an environmentally orientated music project from composer Yoshio Ojima. It was originally commissioned and released in 1988 for the spiral-shaped atrium at the Wacoal Art Center in Tokyo, and is designed to be listened to at ambient, background noise level - in Ojima’s own words “at around the same volume as daily life sounds such as air conditioners and refrigerators”. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (WRWTFWW031-2)

Yoshio Ojima
Une Collection des Chaînons I: Music for Spiral

A first-ever vinyl release for the first part of Une Collection des Chaînons: Music For Spiral, an environmentally orientated music project from composer Yoshio Ojima. It was originally commissioned and released in 1988 for the spiral-shaped atrium at the Wacoal Art Center in Tokyo, and is designed to be listened to at ambient, background noise level - in Ojima’s own words “at around the same volume as daily life sounds such as air conditioners and refrigerators”.
  • Vinyl Double LP (WRWTFWW031-1)

Gareth Quinn Redmond
Laistigh Den Ghleo

Laistigh Den Ghleo is a set of beautifully spare ambient compositions from Irish composer Gareth Quinn Redmond. For this record Redmond draws direct inspiration from Satoshi Ashikawa’s 1982 album Still Way (Wave Notation 2). Ashikawa said his music ‘should drift like smoke and become part of the environment surrounding the listener's activity’, and it’s easy to see Redmond taking this to heart in Laistigh Den Ghleo’s environmental watercolours. Midori Takada, another touchstone for Redmond, provides some of the liner notes.
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW039)
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  • CD (WRWTFWW039CD)

Satoshi Ashikawa
Still Way (Wave Notation 2)

In many ways a reissue of Satoshi Ashikawa’s 1982 LP Still Way (Wave Notation 2) is what WRWTFWW Records have been building to ever since they set up shop in the early 2010’s. Ashikawa’s spare, dreamlike environmental music has had a profound impact on the label’s output - it can be heard in everything from WRWTFWW’s reissues of Midori Takada and Mkwaju Ensemble to their recent set from Gareth Quinn Redmond. Taking cues from Brian Eno and Erik Satie, Ashikawa’s ultra-minimalist ambiences "intended to be listened to in a casual manner, as a musical landscape or a sound object”. Put on Still Way and let it melt into the background.
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW030)

Midori Takada & Masahiko Satoh
Lunar Cruise

The reissue of Midori Takada’s sublime minimal album, Through The Looking Glass earlier this year created quite a buzz with vinyl enthusiasts around the world. WRWTFWW Records are now releasing more from the Japanese master; Lunar Cruise. Released on vinyl for the first time, Lunar Cruise sees Takada working alongside Masahiko Satoh to create a minimal landscape imbued with jazz and spiritual elements.      
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW020LP)

Colored Music
Colored Music

Japanese duo, Colored Music’s 1981 debut is for fans of weird and obscure music. Their sound is utterly their own, however, if you imagine David Bowie’s Berlin trilogy spliced with the work of Japanese electronic pioneer Haruomi Hosono, it may give you an insight into their world of spacey new wave, weird disco, avant-garde synth pop, proto-house and post-punk glam. Interested? LP and CD on WRWTFWW Records.
  • CD (WRWTFWW024CD)
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW024)

Normal Brain
Lady Maid

The most honest label in the world WRWTFWW (look it up) have reissued the long out of print album Lady Maid by Normal Brain. First released in 1981, that album showed how playful electronic music could be. Yukio Fujimoto used a number of synths to produce the album, but most alluring, he also used a Texas Instruments Speak & Spell. 
  • CD (WRWTFWW029CD)
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW029)

MKWAJU ensemble
MKWAJU

Over the past couple of years the We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want label have formed a strong bond with Japanese composer Midori Takada. As well as giving new life to Takada’s Through The Looking Glass and Lunar Cruise LPs the label has also taken a shine to the work of Takada’s Mkwaju Ensemble group. After reissuing the band's 1981 record KI-Motion back in June WRWTFWW have now come through with a new edition of MKWAJU (also 1981). The record sees the group collaborating with a young Joe Hisaishi, an artist you may well know from his work scoring several of the Studio Ghibli films. This music is a busy, rhythmically-driven offshoot of Takada’s vibrant post-minimalist xylophone explorations. Well worth a listen.
  • CD (WRWTFWW025CD)
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW025)

Bruno Spoerri
Rare & Unreleased 1971-1998

The fantastic We Release Whatever The F**K We Want Records (WRWTFWW) continue to shine the light on rare recordings. This time it's the Swiss electronic pioneer, Bruno Spoerri. Through a mix of samples and field recordings, Spoerri's experimentations move from playful to threatening and all within a mysterious electric soundscape.   
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW033)

EP-4
Lingua Franca-1

Kyoto sextet EP-4 first released this bizarre no-wave mutant funk album, rich with cheese-bass, drawled vocals and fab percussion, in 1983. WRWTFWW Records thinks you should hear it again in 2018 and it’s good advice. The pace tends to be quite slow and groovy, but speeds up a bit on the B side. Style ranges from grinning funk to mild freakout.
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW032)
  • CD (WRWTFWW032CD)

MKWAJU ensemble
KI-Motion

An unknown classic, KI-Motion is some of the finest percussion work you'll likely hear. Rhythms made meditative and minimalist, the MKWAJU Ensembl explored fertile ground in the world of ambience, influenced by the membership of legendary percussionist Midori Takada. A resonant masterstroke.
  • CD (WRWTFWW026CD)

Bernard Parmegiani
Les Soleils de L’île de Pâques / La Brûlure de Mille Soleils (Original Soundtracks)

Apparently this record is for fans of 'explorations of the galaxy and of unexplored territories of the human mind' . . . how grand.  La Brûlure de Mille Soleils (1965) and Les Soleils de l’Île de Pâques (1972) are two previously unheard soundtracks from the acclaimed French composer Bernard Parmegiani. For fans of Pierre Schaeffer, François Bayle and Robert Cohen-Solal. Available on a gatefold double vinyl LP and digipak CD and released on WRWTFWW Records. 
  • CD (WRWTFWW008-009C)

Robert Cohen-Solal
Les Shadoks

Les Shadoks was an animated French TV show that ran from 1968 till 1974, and its one that has built up a bit of a cult reputation over time. The soundtrack to this scintillating show was put together by Robert Cohen-Solal, a GRM-certified electro-acoustic composer with a playful touch. Whether you are a fan of the show or not, you really ought to hear this fabulously eclectic music. On WRWTFWW Records.
  • Vinyl LP (WRWTFWW023LTD)
  • Limited edition

Inoyamaland
Danzindan-Pojidon

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Grauzone
Raum

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Dominique Guiot
L'Univers De La Mer

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Carmine Capobianco
Psychos In Love (Original Soundtrack)

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Midori Takada
Through The Looking Glass (2017 Re-Edition)

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Bruno Spoerri
Voice Of Taurus

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Bruno Spoerri & Reto Weber
The Sound Of The UFOs

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Kenji Kawai
Ghost In The Shell (Original Soundtrack)

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Nino Nardini
Musique Pour Le Future

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Stefano Mainetti
Zombi 3

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Piero Umiliani & I Suoi Oscillatori
Il Mondo Dei Romani

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Michel Legrand
Qui Etes Vous Polly Maggoo?

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