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|Also known as||
|Years active||1984 – 1996?|
|Past members||Susumu Hirasawa
Akiro "Kamio" Arishima
The oldman, who was on the way to IWATE.
Shun (旬?) (later known as "Syun") was a Japanese experimental sampling unit created by Susumu Hirasawa. The unit, while essentially over, never officially ended, with its last work being released in 1996.
In 1983, Hirasawa's band P-Model had their Another Game album delayed four months by their label Tokuma Japan Communications, who demanded the group redo the lyrics of the song "Atom-Siberia", claiming they encouraged discrimination. After this, P-Model broke their contract with Tokuma and created the "Another Act" project, where the group would release records with compositions made independently by each member in styles different from P-Model. Hirasawa's releases were made under the name "Shun", experimental in nature and featuring heavier use of Hirasawa's homemade sampler, the Heavenizer.
After the fourth Shun album in 1987, the project was put into dormancy until 1994, when Hirasawa re-branded it as Syun, a label to release some of his less commercial works. The same year Syun released Landscapes, an ambient album featuring sounds created by the Vista landscape design software for the Amiga. In 1996, Syun released the Thai-inspired Kun Mae on a Calculation.
No more albums were released under the Shun/Syun name after 1996, although Hirasawa continued to use the sounds that originated in Syun albums, most notably in his soundtracks for the adaptations of Berserk and the works of Satoshi Kon.
|SHUN 2nd (旬 II?)
P-MODEL ANOTHER ACT 4
|SHUN・4 VISION (旬IV VISION?)||
OUT OF PLACE ARTIFACTS
|Kun Mae on a Calculation (計算上のKun Mae Keisanjō no Kun Mae?)||
- Susumu Hirasawa - All releases
- Akiro "Kamio" Arishima - shun and Landscapes
- Akemi Tsujitani - shun
- Iwao Asama - shun
- Yuji Matsuda - SHUN 2nd, SHUN IIIrd SHEETS and SHUN・4
- Teruo Nakano - SHUN 2nd
- Hiromi Seki - SHUN・4
- Shuichi Sugawara - SHUN・4
- Shigeo Motojima - SHUN・4
- The oldman, who was on the way to IWATE. - SHUN・4
- Motohiro Yamada - Landscapes
- Sacol Trakranprasirt - Kun Mae on a Calculation
- Supat Kuntatun - Kun Mae on a Calculation
- Yūichi Hirasawa - SHUN・4 VISION (except SHUN・II)
- Hiroshi Moriguchi - SHUN・4 VISION (SHUN・II only)
- Kiyoshi Inagaki - SHUN・4 VISION ("GRAPHIX")
- SHUN/SYUN Discography at NO ROOM - The official site of Susumu Hirasawa (P-MODEL)
- Shun at Discogs
- Shun at Rate Your Music
- 旬 at MusicBrainz
- Japanese Hirasawa fansite (lists Shun/Syun releases and advertisements)
- Japanese Hirasawa encyclopedia (list relationships between songs of the Shun/Syun albums and other Hirasawa songs)
- Hirasawa fansite in English (talks a bit about Shun/Syun)