Kamayatsu Hiroshi (aka Monsieur Kamayatsu, ex-Spiders) passed away last March at the age of 78. Many Shibuya-kei artists deeply respected him.
Here's a 7" from Readymade of two songs from the Konishi Yasuharu-produced album "Je m'appelle Monsieur" (2002). The A-side is a jazzy breakbeat track in which Monsieur speaks words of his memories and influences from the 20th century, here re-edited for the 7" format under Konishi's supervision. The B-side is a self-cover in duet with Ichikawa Miwako, available for the first time on vinyl.
Monsieur Kamayatsu "So Long 20 seiki / hatachi no koro" (7")
ムッシュかまやつ 「ソー・ロング20世紀 / 二十才のころ」
A. So Long 20 seiki
B. hatachi no koro
Readymade Entertaiment / Jet Set JS7S166
Out 8/30, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set