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Salaryman - Karoshi FLAC album

Performer: Salaryman
Genre: Electronic
Title: Karoshi
Country: Germany
Released: 1999
Style: Krautrock, Synth-pop, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1691 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1472 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1485 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 880
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Second album from this American instrumental electronic rock quartet. In a similar style to the debut but more interesting and slightly more adventurous overall. This would be their last album for a few years before making just one more. All three of their albums have something to offer, but Karoshi is the more consistent and the most 'proggy'. Maybe not all killer but very little filler.

A Salaryman (サラリーマン, Sararīman) is a salaried worker and, more specifically, a Japanese white-collar worker who shows overriding loyalty to the corporation where he works. Japan's society prepares its people to work primarily for the good of the whole society rather than just the individual, and the salaryman is a part of that.

Salaryman's second album, recorded with the same lineup as the first - the Poster Children side-stepping their musical day jobs - is at once more focused and more immediately explosive than the self-titled debut, though it preserves much of the same spirit. While again successfully avoiding simply replicating the Poster Children's own particular style of music, the emphasis is less on lengthy, dreamy textures, and more on rocking out in a post-rock kinda way.

No one has said anything yet. Contributions By. Alejandro González.

1999 Twelve Inch Records.

Album: Karoshi, 1999. Has been played on. Russia 1.


A1 Strong Holder 3:03
A2 The Companion 4:10
A3 Thomas Jefferson Airplane 4:31
A4 My Hands Are Always In Water 4:04
A5 Monterey Days / Malibu Nights 3:49
A6 Dull Normal 4:36
B1 Graze The Umbra 3:33
B2 Taco Muerte 4:16
B3 My Dog Has Fleas 3:05
B4 Craters Of The National Moon 3:56
B5 Karoshi 4:51

Companies, etc.

  • Mastered At – Private Studios
  • Recorded At – Pogo Studio
  • Mixed At – Studio Tedium
  • Recorded At – Studio Tedium
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – City Slang
  • Copyright (c) – City Slang
  • Manufactured By – Eldorado Media


  • Mastered By – Jonathan Pines
  • Recorded By – Mark Rubel

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 718750871510
  • Label Code: LC 06853
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): CiTY SLANG / ELDO 08 715-1-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): CiTY SLANG / ELDO 08 715-1-B1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
08715-2 Salaryman Karoshi ‎(CD, Album, Enh) City Slang 08715-2 Germany 1999
GR&M 14 Salaryman Karoshi ‎(Cass, Album) Gusstaff Records GR&M 14 Poland 1999
TIN014-2 Salaryman Karoshi ‎(CD, Album, Enh) Twelve Inch Records, Parasol Records TIN014-2 US 1999
7243 8485080 7 Salaryman Karoshi ‎(CD, Album, Enh) City Slang, Labels 7243 8485080 7 Europe 1999
08715-2 Salaryman Karoshi ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) City Slang 08715-2 Germany 1999