MALTESE ROCK - Otobune
ISATO NAKAGAWA - 1970 Nen + 9 (cardboard sleeve, mini-LP) (UHQCD)
NENEZ - Mapai
ANNA SATO X TOSHIYUKI SASAKI - Message
TETSUHIRO DAIKU, KOICHI KAMIYA, SEIBUN TOKUHARA, KEIKO KINJO - Utazuna - Ryukyu-ko o Okan Suru Utai Tachi (2 CDs)
RYO KAGAWA - Kyokun (Cassette) (Limited Edition)
RYO KAGAWA - Kyokun (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)
THXA SOE - Yaw Tha Ma Paung Chote
HAPPY END - Kaze Machi Roman (Cassette Tape) (Limited Edition)
HAPPY END - Kaze Machi Roman (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)
KYOJI NOZAWA - Hakuchumo (cardboard sleeve, mini-LP) (UHQCD)
HAPPY END - Happy End (Cassette Tape) (Limited Edition)
HAPPY END - Happy End (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)
GORO NAKAGAWA - Owari Hajimaru + 5 (cardboard sleeve, mini-LP) (UHQCD)
WATARU TAKADA - Kisha ga Inaka wo Toru Sono Toki (Cassette tape) (Limited Edition)
WATARU TAKADA - Kisha ga Inaka wo Toru Sono Toki (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)
WATARU TAKADA - Kisha ga Inaka wo Toru Sono Toki + 6 (cardboard sleeve, mini-LP) (UHQCD)
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Japan Crystal Records - Jazz and Popular Complete Works 1935
Welcome to Far Side Music
For over 25 years we have been the world's primary source for music from Japan, Okinawa, and other East Asian countries. On this web site you will find our recommended selection of over 7000 CDs and a fair smattering of vinyl LPs, DVDs and tapes too. You can listen to sound samples of hundreds of titles and we are regularly adding new sound samples for you to listen to. Nearly all our CDs and DVDs are imported directly from Japan and Far East Asia, and are mostly unavailable anywhere else outside of Asia. Our specialty is roots music in all its forms from traditional to modern and everything in between, together with the best in rock, pop, club, improvised, electronic, jazz and other genres. We have access to nearly everything released in Japan, and many titles released throughout Asia so please ask us if you don't see what you're looking for. If you need advice or recommendations we are always happy to help. We also sell the various high quality audio CD formats in Japan; SHM-CD, HQ, Blue-spec and SACD. Again, we can supply any available title of these, so please ask us if you can't find what you're looking for.Our catalogue is mostly divided by country and musical genre to allow easy browsing if you are interested in a particular type of music. If you are searching for a particular artist, you could try clicking on the search icon from at the bottom of this page and then from Artist Search the drop down menu brings up a list of all the featured artists.
In addition we release music on our own label, manage several Japanese and other Asian artists, book live concerts and tours, export and license music into Japan, are consultants to Japanese record companies in Europe, broadcast Far Side Radio, film video content, dj at events, produce records and coordinate recording sessions. Read the Other Services section for more details. Music from East Asia is probably the least represented in the west, our aim is to make the best music from the region available worldwide.
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Rice Records UK www.ricerecords.co.uk is a joint venture between Far Side Music and one of Japan's top world music labels, releasing worldwide CDs from Asia, the Caribbean and Brazil.
- Noh Dojoji (with English subtitles)
THE BEATNIKS - Exitentialist A Xie Xie
LI HAIYAN, ZHEN JIANHUA, FIRST TROUPE OF CHINA NATIONAL PEKING OPERA COMPANY - Ying Tai Kang Hun - Yingtai Resists Marriage DVD
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - async - surround (Blu-ray)
UMEKO ANDO - Ihunke
RIKKI - Shimauta Trickles
NENES - Golden Best (2 CDs)
NENES - Golden Best
PETER BROTZMANN, MICHIYO YAGI, PAAL NILDDEN-LOVE - Volda
MARICAMIZKI - Kyuramunjima
MICHIYO YAGI & TAMAYA HONDA - Dojo Vol.1
RIKKI - Amami no Uta Asobi- Rikki no Kuro Usagi Haneta