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Sounds Phenomenal Recordings

Peace Not War Japan



May 2005 After almost a year in the development stage and the collection of a substantial amount of Japanese anti-war music, a partner record label for the CD release of the Peace Not War Japan project is found. Sounds Phenomenal and Dynastic Records begin working together with the aim of a summer release for this collection.
May 2005 'The Front Line (Redux)' by Control K is released. It is available from at a price of $12.99. The Control K page at is updated to reflect the first commercially released Sounds Phenomenal Recordings product.
March 2005 Mastering of 'The Front Line (Redux)' is completed with the disc nearing release. 
Jan 2005 MP3s of the remaining tracks from 'Pigeon Souvenirs' are added to the Zamora page, being the full studio recordings. The complete Zamora catalogue is now available for free download here
Aug 2004 Remixing and reworking of the music for the commercial release of 'The Front Line' is completed. Sample mp3 clips are uploaded to this site (click here to listen). The next stage is the redesigning of the artwork, to begin at the end of the month.
Summer 2004 Sounds Phenomenal becomes involved with London-based music group Peace Not War (see for more information), for the purpose of coordinating and compiling a CD of pro-peace/anti-war music by Japanese artists. Volume 2 of the Peace Not War CD, featuring artists such as Sonic Youth, Jane's Addiction, Michael Franti and Jurassic 5 will be released worldwide in October. The Japanese release will contain the additional disc featuring Japanese artists. 
May 2004 Work begins on the remixing of 'The Front Line' (SPRCD003.2). 
March 2004 Version 2.5 of the website - now incorporating the addition of mp3s on the site, a new Japan links section and updated directory details - goes online.
Oct 2003 Sounds Phenomenal participates in a live webcast, from Tokyo to London. The final date of Big Beat Boutique's Asian tour was held at Club Ageha on Tokyo Bay and featured, amongst others, British DJs Freestylers and B.L.I.M. The video stream can be viewed here.
Sept 2003 Dom moves to Japan, to live in Tokyo.
Sept 2003 Version 2.0 of the website - - goes online.
Sept 2003 Sounds Phenomenal Recordings is launched, with its first three releases; The Zamora's 'Pigeon Souvenirs' (SPRCD001), 'When I Grow Up, I Want To Be' by Quagga (SPRCD002), and 'The Front Line' by Control K (SPRCD003; see also
Spring 2003 After 3 years at the helm of the organisation, Dom Pates chooses to leave Brighton. The event crew and Sussex University, with his agreement, decide to continue to hold the Freshers Week showcase, but on a smaller scale than on previous years.

Sounds Phenomenal, 2003