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Sunday, 8 November 2015


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).
Staalplaat is a label for sound artists: an organization network with a music label, an e-zine, a radioprogram, a shop, and a mail order and distribution company, now based in Berlin, Germany. The label was founded by Geert-Jan Hobijn and is famous for its Mort Aux Vaches series, which is a collaboration between Staalplaat and the national Dutch radio VPRO, in which the station provides the recording sessions and Staalplaat releases them in a limited edition.
Staalplaat has a long history of organizing events—in the 1980s it was the co-founder of a concert space called the NL Centre in Amsterdam. Here it organized concerts, partially released on tape in the NL-Documentatieserie series, which are denoted by the ST 00X catalog numbers. The letters ST come from Staaltape, as the label was called back then.
After being based in Amsterdam for many years, Staalplaat relocated to Berlin in 2004.[from discogs] 
You`ll find more info about this amazing Japanese artist on this webpage, the official Staalplaat webpage is here. 
Enjoy it.


  1. Thank you, I love S-CORE. I'm looking for the following items:
    - Alter (K7-1986)
    - Dumb Chamber (K7-1987)
    - Undersong (K7-1987)
    - Senile Decay (K7-1987)
    - Dysphonia (K7-1989)
    - Gush (K7-1990)
    - Sediment (CD-1994)
    - Finger Mark (7''-1995)
    - Shedder (1999-CDr)
    Have you got, by chance, any of them?
    Thank you for your work.

  2. Hello Carlo
    send me your email and we`ll talk about it...

  3. I have this featured item. Hooray for me.