Out of France, comes the third in a beautifully packaged series titled Enka Mood Collection, with silkcreened gatefold jacket, obi, insert + postcards, featuring leading lights of the Japanese underground and avant-garde scene performing enka songs. Liner notes by Alan Cummings. Each title in the series is a limited edition split (two artist)10 inch LP. This one features the duo of Tomoyuki Aoki & Harutaka Mochizuki. plus another duo, Hasegawa-Shizuo. Tomoyuki Aoki is the guitarist and vocalist of Up-Tight and veteran of numerous strange and wonderful recordings. Harutaka Mochizuki is a multi-instrumentalist known for saxophone improvisations. Hasegawa-Shizuo is Hirotomi Hasegawa and Shizuo Uchida. Hasegawa is the lead singer of seminal early 80s punk/hardcore group Aburadako (Greasy Octopus) while Uchida was a member of Kenji Haino's Nijimu medeival dream drone unit. They have been playing together for over ten years. Uchida's mysterious bass textures are set against Hasegawa's hichiriki, an ancient double reed instrument used in gagaku music. Dark, enigmatic enka covers with unique strangeness.