Toshinori Kondo discography 2001-2002

1975-1976    1977-1978    1979-1980    1981-1982    1983-1984    1985-1986    1987-1988    1989-1990    1991-1992   
1993-1994    1995-1996    1997-1998    1999-2000    2001-2002    2003-2004    2005-2006    2007-2008    2009-2010


Go to my Kondo collection Toshinori Kondo, Dirk Wachtelaer, DJ Grazhoppa - Find a Planet

2001, Spiritual Nature - SN-003

1.    Let's Go (5:04)
2.    Platform 7 (4:53)
3.    Transer (5:14)
4.    Sub-Blue (5:16)
5.    Moon (5:59)
6.    Alie (4:48)
7.    Space Junk (6:04)
8.    Hooee (4:53)
9.    Pacamunda (4:34)
10.  Zone Zero (3:25)

Toshinori Kondo: Electric Trumpet, Keyboard
DJ Grazhoppa: Turn-table, Beats
Dirk Wachtelaer: Drums, Beats

Partly recorded in 1999 in Amsterdam by DJ Grazzhoppa and Dirk Wachtelaer. Roughly half of the tracks contain programmed hip-hop beats (by DJ Grazzhoppa) with acoustic drums by Dirk Wachtelaer. The rest contain programmed beats by Dirk Wachtelaer (experimental drum & bass) with added scratches by DJ Grazzhoppa.

Kondo added his part and remixed the whole project in his studio in Tokyo.


Go to my Kondo collection Bill Laswell - Cyclops

2001, Material (only available as MP3 release through www.emusic.com)

Go to my Kondo collection Bill Laswell - Points of Order

2001, Innerhytmic INR011

1.    x29 (7:19)
2.    Staple Nex (5:00)
3.    Broken Toenail Gland (4:46)
4.    Cyclops (6:18)
5.    White Ark (1:47)
6.    Iron Cross (11:09)
7.    Conquer Worm (4:16)
8.    Lightning Teleportation (7:31)

Bill Laswell: beats, bass, sounds
Buckethead: guitar
Karsh Kale: drums
Toshinori Kondo: el. trumpet
Graham Haynes: cornet
Karl Berger: vibes
Anti-Pop Consortium: rap

This is (at this tiny moment) the latest Laswell release but it might as well be a new Kondo / Laswell collaboration. The overall feeling is the same as with the Charged album and more up tempo than the Life, Space Death tracks.

After some additional listening it seems to me that Kondo only performs on track 1.


Go to my Kondo collection Toshinori Kondo,  Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell - Re-Charged #2


2001, R&S Records - Apollo 042 (12")

1.    Tokyo - Quoit Remake
2.    Cornered - Caspar Brötzmann Mix 

Remixed etc: 
1.    Created and mixed by Mick Harris.
2.    Music by Caspar Brötzmann. Produced by FM Einheit.

Eraldo Bernocchi : electronic, beats, programming, treated guitar
Toshinori Kondo : electric trumpet
Bill Laswell (2) : bass.


Toshinori Kondo,  Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell - Re-Charged #3
2001, R&S Records - Apollo 043 (12")
Remixed By Pole And Thomas Fehlmann


Go to my Kondo collection Dancing Fantasy - Soundscapes

2001, 1201 Music - 5017

1.    Dreaming Out Loud (McLaw) - 4:36
2.    Highlands (Flynn/McLaw) - 4:48
3.    Around the World in a Day (McLaw) - 3:56
4.    Asian Fantasies (Flynn/McLaw) - 3:29
5.    On No-Man's Land (Williams) - 4:41
6.    White Horses (Williams) - 3:51
7.    Million Miles Away from Home (McLaw) - 3:37
8.    Everlasting Pictures (Bennecke/Flynn/Williams) - 5:30
9.    Feeling of Flight (Heye/McLaw) - 3:12
10.  Into the Deep Blue (McLaw) - 3:47
11.  Guiding Lights (Bennecke/Flynn/Williams) - 5:38
12.  Crystal Waterfalls (Flynn/McLaw) - 4:03
13.  The Sound of Colours (Williams) - 3:59

Curtis McLaw:  Keyboards, Programming, Producer
Chris W. Williams:  Keyboards, Programming, Producer
Bill Joseph Flynn: Guitars
York:  Saxophone
Jay Heye:  Piano, Moog Synthesizer

On White Horses:
Tom Bennecke:  Guitar
Sam-Leigh Brown: Vocals
Toshinori Kondo: Trumpet

This track is a short version of  "Melancholie" by Jazzkantine from the CD "In Formation". Sam-Leigh does not have text here. She just sings "do-be-do-ba" etc.


Tristan Honsinger, Steve Beresford, Toshinori Kondo, David Toop - Double Indemnity / Imitation of Life: 1980-1981

2001, Atavistic - ALP224CD 

1.    Out-Take F 
2.    Out-Take B 
3.    Imitation of Life Side One 
4.    Say Hello to the Cello 
5.    Pre-Echo 
6.    Stolen Time 
7.    Imitation of Life Side Two 

Tristan Honsinger: cello, voice, whistling, violin
Toshinori Kondo: trumpet, voice, mutes, rattles, small instruments
David Toop: electric guitar, bass guitar, flute, alto flute, wooden flutes, small instruments
Steve Beresford: euphonium, flugelhorn, siren, metal violin, winfield organ, toy electric guitar, bass guitar, automatic instruments, small instruments

This is a re-release of the album Imitation of Life from 1981 and the album Double Indemnity from 1980.


Go to my Kondo collection Various - The Very Best of This is Acid Jazz

2001, Instinct - INS578-2

CD 1:
1.    Exodus Quartet - What's That
2.    Mitch Moses' Acid Blues Project - Lonely Blues
3.    Little Big Bee - Sunshine
4.    Heavy Shift - Obey the Rules of the Night
5.    Swing Machine - Jazzin
6.    The Hip Joints - Rock Hopper
7.    Pal Joey's New Breed - Surprise
8.    CFM Band - Make Your Move "Swing"
9.    Reminiscence Quartet - Un Premier Jour Sans Toi
10.  Mitch Moses' Acid Blues Project - Dig This
11.  O.M.U. - Jazz Addiction
12.  Disjam - When it's Cold

CD 2:
1.    Sharpshooters - Funk Shack West
2.    The Chris Bangs Project - Dazzle
3.    Duboniks - On the Vibe
4.    Ultralights - Iapetus (Jazzy Moon)
5.    James Hardway - Vibe Merchant
6.    James Taylor Quartet - Outta Sight
7.    Sambada - Rush Hour
8.    United Future Organization - Somewhere
9.    Yada Yada - Floot Juice
10.  Anthea - Always 2 Always
11.  Mr. Electric Triangle
12.  Jimpster - Topics in Groove

Toshinori Kondo performs on track 8 of CD 2


Go to my Kondo collection Various - Little Buddha Cafe (by D.J, Sam Popat)

2001, George V records - WAG 334

1.    Feng Shui - Right Mindfullness
2.    Govi - Havana Sunset
3.    Tibet Project - Tibet (A passage to...)
4.    J. CH. Lemay - Origins
5.    Huong Thanh - The graceful Bamboo
6.    Bill Laswell - Life Space Death
7.    Govinda - Quintessence Of Dust
8.    Sagarmatha - Le sommet du ciel
9.    Kamal - Shakuhachi Tales (Native Mix)
10.  Mr Untel - The day the sun exploded
11.  Dissidenten - "Jungle Book part II (Apacho,s Matal Mix)"
12.  Richard Les Crees - Bahia
13.  Electromana - Deia
14.  Sam Popat - Warm nights

Number 6 should be called:
Toshinori Kondo and Bill Laswell (featuring his holiness The Dalai Lama) - Life
or
Toshinori Kondo & Bill Laswell Special Project - Life

This track can be found on Toshinori Kondo & Bill Laswell - Life Space Death


Die Like A Dog Quartet - Aoyama Crows

2002, FMP - FMP 118

1. (27'46)
2. (15'51)
3. (22'40)
4. (3'52)

Peter Brotzmann: tenor sax, soprano saxophone
Toshinori Kondo: trumpet
William Parker: double bas
Hamid Drake: drums, frame-drum, percussion

Recorded during the Total Music Meeting on Nov 5-6, 1999 at the Podewil, Berlin.


As part of the Re-Charged project two additional 12" remixes and an CD were announced.
The CD would contain all remixes that were previously released on vinyl. 

In the same timeframe a new studio album by Kondo and Bernocchi, a new studio album by Kondo, Bernocchi and Laswell and a live album by Kondo, Bernocchi and Laswell were announded. Only the latter was released. 


Toshinori Kondo,  Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell - Re-Charged #4
200?, R&S Records - Apollo 0xx (12")

Never released


Toshinori Kondo,  Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell - Re-Charged #5
200?, R&S Records - Apollo 0xx (12")

Never released


Toshinori Kondo,  Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell - Re-Charged
200?, R&S Records - Apollo 0xx

This CD would contain all Re-Charged 12" remixes.
These 12" remixes are based on the tracks from the Charged album.

(Some of) The remixers are:
Usual Suspects, Source Direct, Caspar Brotzmann, Mick Harris, Pole, Thomas Fehlmann, Grooverider, Howie B, DJ Disk, Alec Empire.

Never released


Toshinori Kondo,  Eraldo Bernocchi - new album

This would be an album in the style of Charged.

Never released


Toshinori Kondo,  Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell - new Charged album

Never released


Go to my Kondo collection Toshinori Kondo,  Eraldo Bernocchi, Bill Laswell - Charged Live

2002, Innerhythmic - INR013

1.    Shintotech Iridescence
2.    Fathoms
3.    Death Tools
4.    Dueling Sufis
5.    Subterrania
6.    Overloaded Lila

Eraldo Bernocchi: guitars, electronics
Toshinori Kondo: electric trumpet
Bill Laswell: bass
Hamid Drake: drums
DJ Disk: turntables and scratch attack
Aiyb Dieng: percussion

Track 1 and 6 featuring Graham Haynes on Cornet, Flugelhorn
Track 6 featuring Maleem Mahmoud Ghania and the Gnawa Musicians of Marocco

Recorded live from 1999 to 2001 in Japan, Germany and Holland


Go to my Kondo collection Toshinori Kondo - Nerve Tripper

2002, DIW - DIW453 (Japan)

1.    Open the Gate
2.    Lonely Way
3.    Insane Moon Moves Innocent Man
4.    Savage Satellite
5.    Where You Appear
6.    Dream Vibrates with Space
7.    Attaining the Esoteric Life
8.    Eternal Quest 

All music by Toshinori Kondo

Toshinori Kondo: electric trumpet, programming
DJ Sahib: turntable (1, 5)

Recorded at Studio Coffee Shop in Amsterdam and Metal Box Studio in Kawasaki between January 2000 and April 2001
Mixed by Toshinori Kondo
Produced by Toshinori Kondo
Mastered by Kenji Abe
Photos by Akira Seino and Keiichi Kato
Cover design by Tsutomu Takahashi