Things to consider
The item has <ships internationally> label, your rewards will be shipped internationally. International shipments cost quite a bit, hence the donation is set at 500 yen more than the ones ship domestically.
Please be aware that due to the COVID‑19, shipping to some areas may be delayed.
For more details about requesting the international shipment, please reference this document.
Toshinori Kondo, passed away unexpectedly October 17, 2020. He was expecting to perform in Osaka the next day, and nobody dreamed about him not being able to make an appearance at the show. After his departure, many unpublished songs were discovered. We want to deliver these precious Toshinori’s living souls to you all through this project!
Hello everyone, I’m Toshinori’s eldest son, Kuta Kondo who started this project.
A year ago, I never imagined that I would be the last one to see, talk, and spend time with my father, Toshinori Kondo.
He was always intense.
He was the eye of the typhoon for our family, very awkward in social situations yet an amazing musician who can make crazy awesome music.
After graduating from High School, he let me stay at his music studio in the Netherlands, and we traveled together to his shows all over the world. He let me shoot his performance in the wild. He lectured me throughout the tightest airplane rides. We sometimes fought as well.
After a while when I finally could start calling him “father”, we grabbed drinks together, he let me vent about my jobs, and we talked hours about music, history and books.
I was the one who called the ambulance when I saw his eyes closed in the bathtub.
Since then, so many people came up to me and talked about him, and it made me realize even more how amazing an artist he was.
We decided to do this crowdfunding project because we wanted to deliver Toshinori’s unreleased recordings in CD format so that you can physically feel and sense him and his music.
Dear music lovers who want to discover new sounds and Toshinori Kondo fans, please support this project and let us share a little bit more about Toshinori’s undiscovered world!
About the CDs
● CD #1
Based on the tape labeled ”2020.8.18→”, we collected calm and ambient music. We are hoping that this will go well with your relaxing time, like hanging out in the living room or sitting outside to enjoy the breeze.
▷ Listen the sample
The song to be included "Nostalgy" (unedited mix)
● CD #2
This is the complete live performance recording from the PIKADON show at Aoyama Spiral Hall back in 2005. Band members: Toshinori Kondo (El-Tp&Tracks), Bill Laswell (Bass), Hideo Yamaki (Drums), Yoshinobu Kojima (Keyboard). With painter Seitaro Kuroda’s live painting performance, the show was very vibrant and lively.
▷ Listen the sample
Part of PIKADON LIVE sound source (unedited mix)
With the sound engineers, we are planning to convert these recordings into CD while keeping the best quality possible. We will also be working on the package design with the artists.
How the Funds Will Be Used
Below is the list of the items where the fund will be used:
- CD production costs
- Artwork production fee
- Sticker production fee
- Items shipping costs
- Crowdfunding fees, etc
Nov 2021: Review and select recordings
Dec 2021: Contact artists for artwork
Jan 2022: - Mixing and mastering of sound sources
- Check the names for credits and start producing artwork
Mar 2022: - Complete CD package design
- Complete sticker design
- Start shipping rewards
About the rewards
◎ A set of 2 CDs
◎ Your name printed on CD package
◎ "ON ZEN" sticker (Converting his handwritten memo in his studio into a sticker)
◎ 10 Toshinori Kondo digital sound source selected from previously released music (You will receive downloadable URL)
◎ One license-free digital sound source including a whole song and each sessions’s data (You will receive downloadable URL)
◎ KONDO・IMA T shirt (Medium size only)
◎ KONDO・IMA Poster(Size:515×728mm)
◎ A printed photo of Toshinori Kondo (We will randomly pick one for you. Size: 205×253mm)
◎ A painting of Seitaro Kuroda
This is from the memorial live painting show from Jan 5th, 2021. Please pick one from this link and let us know the painting number. There will be a place to enter the number on the transaction page. Please beware the selected painting could be sold out, and we will contact you to pick another one if it happens.
Expecting risks and challenges
Regardless of achieving goals or not, we will proceed with the project and provide you with rewards.
We are really trying to bring this project to life and by doing so, we are hoping that Toshinori’s songs will travel to you and even people who haven't gotten a chance to experience his works. Many people cooperated in launching this crowdfunding. I am very grateful to all of them. I would like to continue to save and manage Kondo's sound source and release it to the world.
The music lovers and Toshinori fans out there, we really appreciate your fund support to make this happen. However we understand not everyone has the opportunity for making monetary donations. If you would still like to support us, please consider sharing the project with as many people as possible.
Kuta Kondo, President, Kondo Sound Body Laboratory Co.
About Toshinori Kondo
■If you have any questions, please send them to us using the MotionGallery email function.
Please reference the last page of this document.
Toshinori Kondo’s photo by Moto Uehara