MIKAMI, KAN - I'M THE ONLY ONE AROUND

MIKAMI, KAN - I'M THE ONLY ONE AROUND

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: BLACK EDITIONS

Release date: 12/03/2021

Barcode: 0881626565568

Catalog no.: BE130000007

Item ID: 503081

For 50 years, Kan Mikami has stood as a master of the Japanese blues and outsider folk. His unmistakable, powerfully evocative voice and surrealistic poetry reveal a gritty, transgressive life on the margins shot through with evocations of sex and violence, religion and romance. Released in 1991, 'I'm The Only One Around' was Mikami's first album with Tokyo's legendary P.S.F. label and heralded an artistic renaissance. It marked the beginning of an incredibly productive and wildly creative era for Mikami that extends to the present day. This opening salvo presents the essential core of Mikami's music; With nothing but his voice and a stripped-down electric guitar, the album is a powerful, effortlessly emotional statement filled with moments of both brutal passion and gentle revelation. It is unrestrained, direct, brutally honest. It embodies Mikami's philosophy: "If you're going to make music, stake your life on it - it's worth it. Making music is an intensely human act."
Black Editions is honored to present the first-ever vinyl edition of Kan Mikami's 'I'm The Only One Around' featuring lyrics translated by Drew Stroud and newly translated notes by Alan Cummings. Remastered and cut to vinyl at Elysian Masters Los Angeles, pressed by RTI, packaged in heavy Stoughton tip-on jackets with an insert featuring textured paper, gold foil stamping and metallic inks.

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