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Altered States
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Japan
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Early exponents of Japanese avant-rock as it is now known. By turns complex composition and freaky improvisation.
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Altered States  — 6 Altered States — 6
(Zenbei ZEN-005, 1997, CD)
Altered States  — Mosaic Altered States — Mosaic
(God Mountain GMCD-015, 1995, CD)
Various Artists — Neu Konservatiw Various Artists — Neu Konservatiw
(God Mountain GMCD-009, 1995, CD)
Altered States feat. Otomo Yoshihide — Lithuania and Estonia Live Altered States feat. Otomo Yoshihide — Lithuania and Estonia Live
(Trigram TR-P 903, 1994, CD)

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