"Japanese acid-folk singer, poet, author, artist and racing tipster,
active in the Japanese music scene since the early seventies.
Often described as a “screaming philosopher” due to his
idiosyncratic singing style. Whether screaming his lungs out
while thrashing his guitar within an inch of its life (his
legendarily wild performances frequently end up with all
strings snapped during a single song), creating gorgeously
romantic and limpid tone-scapes, Tomokawa never remains
any less than himself. He walks a path of untutored intelligence,
piercing sensitivity, and fully exorcised passions all too rare
in the shallow husk of today’s debased world."
[studio albums] 1975 - Finally, The First Album 1976 - A Natural Voice 1977 - Senbazuru Wo Kuchi Ni Kuwaeta Hibi 1978 - Poems That Won’t Stop Crying From Within Me 1980 - Within the Country of Falling Cherry Blossoms 1981 - The Sea Is Silent, The Voice’s Soul Is Suffering 1986 - Beauty Without Mercy 1994 - Fault Of Flowers 1994 - Playing with Phantoms 1995 - Dance A Bonodori Alone 1996 - Fat in the Morning Light 1998 - Day by Day Dreams Die With Blithe 1998 - The Process of Stars 1999 - Sky Fish 2000 - Red Polyanthus 2001 - The Eyes of Elise 2002 - A Blow By Kenshin 2003 - Nakahara Chuya Sakuhinnshu ['78 re-interpretation] 2008 - Blue Water, Red Water 2009 - A Bumpkin’s Empty Bravado [live albums] 1979 - A Dog - Live in Akita 1995 - GOEN: Live In Nihon Seinenkan 1995 - Shibuya Apia Document 2005 - Live 2005 Osaka Banana Hall [compilation album] Itsuka, Toku O Miteita [extra songs] Can’t Comprehend the Meaning Behind these Emotions The Spring that Never Comes