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v.a. Jisatsu Omnibus 8″

I have no idea whether this awesome compilation has an „official“ name, since none can be found on the cover, labels etc. Usually it’s called the Jisatsu Omnibus (自殺オムニバス), after the label that released it. Confuse and The Sexual are the „bigger“ names on the compilation: Confuse deliver their trademark hissing, fuzzy and overdriven distortion insanity, while The Sexual sound pretty similar to their ep „The Last Days“: cool, simple and somewhat melodic hardcore. The B-Side starts out with 自我 (Jiga, sometimes spelled Ziga), the second band of Gas‘ original singer. They play hardcore in the same vein as The Sexual, just a little bit more primitive sounding. Last are M-78, a project by band members of Ghoul, Gastunk, Systematic Death and Gas, who are a lot more metallic than the rest and never released anything else.

Why was the 8″ format popular in Japan, and seemingly nowhere else?