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Monday, Oct. 27, 2006

THE SECOND ROOM PRESENTS

Psychedelic radar 10.27


Special to The Japan Times Online

Saturday, Oct. 28

Sesto Sento -- Come Together

TPE Records presents "Come Together -- Halloween Party 2006" at Differ Ariake in Odaiba. Tickets at the door are 6,000 yen. The fun starts at 10 p.m.

Live acts Altom (Neurobiotic Records), Gataka (Phonokol Records), Sesto Sento (Com.Pact Records), Ziki (aka Karmachanics / Noga Records), and Future Sonic (T.P.E. Records / Japan), plus DJ sets by Kuromitsu and Chabo and P'N'O.

This is the release party for Sesto Sento's brilliant third album "Come Together" (Com.Pact Records, Noga Records), which features some of the best sounds played at last summer's open air at Tatehara Kougen campground in Nagano Prefecture. Also on the bill is a dance performance by Alkaloid Dancer.

"Come Together": My agenda is to ask the Sesto Sento guys (Matan Kadosh, Itai Spector and Aviram Saharai) why in Shiva's name did they put that raunchy Easter Egg at the very end of the CD. It's too vulgar to describe on a family Web site, but it follows one of the most beautuful tracks on the album. If you haven't burned out on toilet humor from all the Austin Powers movies, then you can keep this CD playing all day long with glee. Otherwise, plan to get up or grab the remote every hour or so to jump through this blemish.

Friday, Nov. 3

ageHa presents the release party for Mother Records resident DJ Ta-Ka's second live mix and compilation, "On and Off, S.O.S -- Space Of Sound.

Live acts Logic Bomb (Spiral Trax), Wizzy Noise (Heart Of Trance), and Pop Stream (Vision Quest), plus of course DJ Ta-Ka, Daijiro and more.

The rumor that Ta-Ka broke his right arm is true. But so are the reports that his recent set at the Nagisa open-air in Tokyo -- at which he played with only his left hand -- was a mind-blowing outing for Japan's best psychedelic trance DJ. Tickets are 3,000 yen by Web advance, 3,500 yen for ageHa members, or 4,000 yen at the door, which opens at 11 p.m. Allow extra time for entry and security at this place. Nov. 3 is a holiday so don't expect an off-night crowd.

Saturday, Nov. 4

Sirius Records 4th Anniversary

Sirius Records presents "Sirius Moments," the 4th anniversary party of DJ Tokage's label at Differ Ariake in Odaiba. Tickets are 5,500 yen advance, 6,500 yen at the door. The party starts at 11 p.m.

Live acts Shanti (Vision Quest), Psysex (HomMega), and Sirius Isness (Mind Control), plus DJ sets by Tokage, Goblin, and Miki.

The back bleachers at Differ will be hopping all night with this lineup. Not only because Tokage doesn't mind spending a lot on sound, but because these three live acts are all A-list full-on. Show up early and warm up to DJ Miki's opening set. Tokage will probably be next. A year ago (Nov. 5, 2005), Goblin's closing live set blew everybody away.

Saturday, Nov. 4

Elf Music, supported by Solaris, presents "Spooky Halloween" at Club Asia in Shibuya. Live acts Tri-Force, Savage Scream and Ten-G, plus DJs Mitsumoto, Kei and Kuromitsu.

Entry for this progressive/dark psychedelic costumed ball is 3,000 yen at the door, or 2,000 yen if you are wearing a costume. Only a full costume gets the discount. The party starts at 11 p.m.

All parties are in Tokyo unless otherwise noted. Send party info and fliers to: the2ndroom@yahoo.com


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