California's KFJC is nestled atop Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, about a 40 minute ride down from San Francisco and has been eminating freeform radio waves in a brotherly/sisterly fashion to WFMU for years (and on one occasion swapping identities with WFMU in a motherly/daughterly Freaky Friday fashion). They've always been keen purveyors of the well-known and lesser-known lights of underground of Japan's rock scene, so it was a perfect idea for them to travel over to the Land of the Rising Sun this past August where they camped out to broadcast/netcast and video stream two nights of some stellar performances. Results have now been issued onto a CD/DVD set. As of publishing time, the station is in the midst of their annual fundraiser (like WFMU they are listener-supported), and the set is one of the several new cool offerings in their swag vault, so get ye over to kfjc.org and lend some coin. In the meantime, here's an excerpt from the DVD, six minutes of frazzled electronic mayhem from Hiroshi Hasegawa who performs and records under the name Astro (thanks Grawer for post permish):
Also included in the compilation: Sax Ruins (Tatsuya Yoshida drumming with saxophonist Ryoko Ono), Majutsu No Niwa, Reiko A. + Sachiko, Keiichi Miyashita, Kuurucrew, Katsurei, Up-Tight, Oninko, Tabata Mitsuru, Kawaguchi Masami (of Miminokoto) with his New Rock Syndicate, and Amazon Saliva.