Pale Cocoon's cult favourite album, 繭 (MAYU), released on vinyl for the first time

  • Share
  • The joint release from Incidental Music and Conatala is out in mid-May.
  • Pale Cocoon's cult favourite album, 繭 (MAYU), released on vinyl for the first time image
  • Pale Cocoon's rare 1984 cassette, 繭 (MAYU), will be released on vinyl in May via Incidental Music/Conatala. The cult favourite album is the brainchild of Tsuyoshi Kawabata, who had a vision of springing forth from a cocoon while he was writing music in his hometown, Toyama, Japan. Starting out on a four-track recorder, he'd eventually record in a larger studio with the help of other acts on the Pafe Record roster, including Funeral Party and Virgin Mayonnaise. The singular result is a combination of synths, drum machines and fanciful guitars reminiscent of Woo, Cluster, Penguin Café Orchestra and The Durutti Column, whom Pale Cocoon opened for in Japan. Portland's Incidental Music and Tokyo's Conatala have joined forces for the vinyl release. Both stores also have launched record shops in their respective cities—Tone Poem in Portland and Pianola Records in Tokyo. Listen to Pale Cocoon's "Sora."
    Watch an early '80s live video of Pale Cocoon.
    Tracklist 01. Sora 02. Shunmin 03. Musoukyoku 04. Mizutamari 05. Onshitsu 06. Kumoatsume 07. Toy Box 08. Laboratory Under The Bluesky 09. Room=Manhole 10. Automatic Doll 11. Microscorp 12. FLALORM Incidental/Conatala will release 繭 (MAYU) in mid-May, 2020.