Phew (singer)

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Phew
Born (1959-09-12) September 12, 1959 (age 54)
Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Genres Punk rock, avant-garde
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1978–present
Labels Avant, Tzadik
Associated acts Can, Jah Wobble, Holger Czukay, Bill Laswell, Mayu
Website homepage3.nifty.com/phew/

Phew (September 12, 1959 - ) is a Japanese singer working in the areas of rock and jazz avant-garde. Since 1980 she has worked with musicians such as Holger Czukay, Jaki Liebezeit, Jah Wobble,[1] Bill Laswell, Anton Fier, Buckethead, Nicky Skopelitis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alexander Hacke and Jim O'Rourke. She was founder of punk rock group Aunt Sally before. Phew's CD, Five Finger Discount, is ranked 32nd in The Wire (magazine) top 50 records of 2010.

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • Phew. Five Finger Discount (BeReKeT, bmp-001) (Japan) (CD), 2010
  • Phew. Phew. Pass/P-Vine, SSAP-006, 2005
  • Phew. View. P-Vine, PCD-7221, 2002.
  • Phew. Phew Video. Boid, v-boid3, 2001.
  • Phew. Phew. Pass/Sky Station, WAX-101, 2001.
  • The Unknown Cases, and Phew. Koyasan. Fünfundvierzig, MCD 45122, 2001.
  • Phew. Finale c/w Urahara. Pass/Sky Station, WAX-12.
  • Phew. Phew. Pass/Sky Station, WAX-6.
  • Phew, and Seiichi Yamamoto. Shiawase no Sumika. Tokuma Japan Communications, TKCH-71454, 1998.
  • Phew. Himitsu no Knife. Alida/Creativeman, CMDD-00010, 1995.
  • Phew. Our Likeness. LP/CD. Mute, 1992.
  • Phew. Songs. 3" CD. Parco Secretary, QTCA-1002, 1991.
  • Phew. View. LP, CI-70; Audiocassette, U4BC-98; CD, 30CH-258, 1987.
  • Phew. Phew. LP. Pass, 1981.
  • Phew. Finale c/w Urahara. 7" vinyl. Pass, PAS-203, 1980.

With bands and projects[edit]

  • Aunt Sally. Aunt Sally. Undo, UNDO-001, 2002.
  • Aunt Sally. Live 1978-1979. P-Vine, PCD-5629, 2001.
  • Aunt Sally. Aunt Sally. LP. Vanity, vanity 0003-A, 1979; Kojima, 1984.
  • Agata, Morio. Norimono Zukan. Bridge, BRIDGE-078, 2007.
  • Agata, Morio. Norimono Zukan. Vanity, 0005, 1980.
  • Big Picture. Big Picture. Little More, LMCA-1002, 2001.
  • Big Picture. Big Picture. CD-R.
  • Blind Light. The Absence of Time. Alida, ALIDA-001, 1994.
  • Fier, Anton. Dreamspeed/Blind Light 1992-1994. 2-CD set. Tzadik, TZ 7609, 2003.
  • Fier, Anton. Dreamspeed. Avant, AVAN-009, 1993.
  • Most. Most Most. P-Vine, PCD-25010, 2003.
  • Most. Most. P-Vine, PCD-5647, 2001.
  • Most. 2000.11.26. CD-R. 2001.
  • Novo Tono. Live. CD-R. 2001.
  • Novo Tono. Panorama Paradise. Alida/Creativeman, CMDD-00038, 1996.
  • Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Ensemble. Dreams. Tzadik, TZ 7238, 2002.
  • Otomo, Yoshihide. Otomo Yoshihide Plays the Music of Takeo Yamashita. P-Vine, PCD-5804, 1999.

Compilations[edit]

  • Pass No Past. 2-CD set. Pass/P-Vine, SSAP-004/5, 2005.
  • Improvised Music from Japan. 10-CD set. Improvised Music from Japan, IMJ-10CD, 2001.
  • Mottomo Otomo: Unlimited XIII. Trost, TR076, 2000.
  • Megabank Presents Tribute to New Wave. Megabank, MB-2.507CD, 1995.
  • Rebel Incorporated. 2-LP set, Wax, 17WXL-3001/3002; CD, Wax, 32WXD-101.

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