/|\ recordings, writings and visuals /|\
Independent cassette label operating between France and Japan, your provider of obscure electronics, paranormal peaks, and outernational hits.
Experimental, no-fi pop, psych, ambient, drone, improvised music and field recordings, collage, calligraphy, and writings


We are pleased to present our last release of 2016, "DISCORDISCO" by Docteurlamort, available on cassette and digital. This album features a selection of material from the Disconnard sessions, which have been the core of Docteurlamort live sets for over a decade (check out this video from 2005) and it feels like a landmark in many regards. Eye if you will, this cosmic video light-show for "Cryptodisco" for a visual accompaniment, epileptics beware! EYE or DIE folks!

New cassette release /|\ Asanoha

We are proud to release yet another cassette, this time the first album by Asanoha, "Aka" (red), five tracks of spring-reverbed minimal techno-dub and narcotic electronics.
It is available as a free listen/download, but what you really should get is the tape, as this is where the tracks really shine... Hurry though, the first pressing is extra-limited!

New Treasure Island album

"Pleasure Island" is out!

Treasure Island's second album was composed, recorded and mixed over the summer of 2016. You can get it on cassette or digital, or maybe you will get to hear it played live at upcoming shows in France and Switzerland.
See you around!

New dokutoramo album

Out now! new dokutoramo album, "Sublime Porte", all new material recorded in the spring of 2016 in France, available on cassette and digital. The artwork features a new ink calligraphy by Kanako Mitsuzumi, spray paint and stamps, each cover a unique variation. Limited edition, get one here

Beat Taxi vol. 3 out cassette release

Limited edition cassette available on Black Ship, a 90 minute paranormal panorama for the mental traveler out there. Side A is a free listen/download (here), but you can get both sides on a nice handmade yellow cassette for 7 euros +shipping. Get it while you can, 30 copies for sale!


Exploring the Map once again, a rather remote zone of paradoxes had to be crossed.
Darkness in the glare of the brightest day. Cold skin in sizzling heat. A vertical slumber and a horizontal descent. A frightening vision of peaceful prospects. Are you ready for eternity? Enter the static realm of Maurizio's M-07-A-side. 

Parking lot fever

Sometimes even the wanderer has to park the car for a minute or two. But it doesn't mean you can't leave the engine on, revving it now and then to keep the neighborhood alive. The Map drives through "Deuce Avenue" this time. Tension is key here, if you're staring into headlights, it's probably time to run. Love on!

Beat Taxi vol 1 & 2

Another night, another fare. Sit back and enjoy the singular landscape as we cruise through beat streets and pot-holed avenues, gliding along tumbledown facades and wind-swept parking lots. Time will turn and twist once again, but don't worry about the fare, this one's on the house; the meter is broken anyway. Just remember to keep the windows up and don't look back. Mind if I smoke?
Beat Taxi vol. 1
Beat Taxi vol.2

The filtered world

There is a peculiar echo on the Map this week, a joint review of two Scientist Greensleeves records albums, "Rids the world of the evil curse of the vampires" and "Heavyweight dub champion", both came to me simultaneously and have become inseparable over the years, soundtracking many of my perambulations. Dig if you will!

Don Cherry psychogeographic review added to the map

Time to wander around another psychic corner of The Map, this time Don Cherry's "Brown rice",  if you've never heard it here is your chance, weekend around the corner, grind yourself a coffee and look out for that grain, it's everywhere. Read on!

Chromium visitors

A new psychogeographic review has been added to The Map, "The Visitation" by Chrome. It is their first album, before Helios Creed brought guitar apocalypse to the group, and is therefore often overlooked, obviously not on a par with the two brain-melting albums that came afterward, still a cool listen though, paranormal bits creeping in throughout... Here it is.

Dokutoramo cassette release

We are releasing Dokumentoramo, a collection of archival Dokutoramo recordings, available in digital format and handmade cassette tape, with artwork ink calligraphy by Kanako Mitsuzumi, each cover is unique!

Wildest dreams

Has the future started yet? It looks to me that it certainly had, in 1979, The year the future broke?
Here is a psychogeographic review of Giorgio Moroder E=MC2, back when the future still sounded futuristic and even remotely optimistic. Try and derive listening to that one, things might get interesting...