P.S.F. Records founder and Japanese psych pioneer Hideo Ikeezumi has died

The iconic label began reissuing its out-of-print catalog last year.

Hideo Ikeezumi, founder of the legendary Japanese experimental label P.S.F. Records, has died, a friend of his announced on Facebook today.

Ikeezumi is best known for his beloved label which he ran on the simple rule that “I only release what I like”. From that, P.S.F. championed iconic Japanese artists including Keiji Haino, Acid Mothers Temple, Ghost while providing a platform for everything from psychedelic rock to folk to punk to jazz to avant-garde music.

Last year, the P.S.F catalog was acquired by new LA label Black Editions in order to reissue the many out-of-print releases. Ikeezumi worked with Black Editions-found Peter Kolovos to remaster his label’s catalog to the highest available quality and bring many of them to vinyl for the first time.

Learn more about P.S.F. on Black Editions’ website and revisit some of the label’s iconic releases below.