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Formed while still at school in the far northern island of Hokkaido during 1975, Seishokki was made up of future underground movers and shakers - Hitoshi Matsumoto, Yuji Nakamura, Masanori Komatsu, Yasuaki Harabuchi, Ikuro Takahashi and Tetsuya Takashio - who went on to perform with a variety of ‘90s bands, including Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Fushitsusha, High Rise and Che-Shizu. Their sole album ORGANS OF BLUE ECLIPSE was mostly a retrospective of home recordings from the period 1975-77, recorded in an outbuilding on the banks of the river Chubetsu Gawa, on the outskirts of their home town Asahikawa. However, the final ((and most ‘rock’) track on the LP, entitled ‘Abashiri Blues’) was recorded live at a local club. The album received a limited vinyl release in 2005CE on the Siwa label.