VARIOUS ARTISTS - Songs of Manchuria - Asia Ni Norite - Uta to Manshu
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Asakusa Opera - 100 Years of Fascinating History
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Soldiers Steam Train - Forgotton Children's Songs 1934-1942
OKINAWA AMERICANA - Okinawa Americana
U TIN - Music of Burma - Virtuoso of Burmese Guitar, Man Ya Pyi U Tin and His Bama Guitar
HARUOMI HOSONO - Vu Ja De (2 CDs)
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Uchina Love Song
MISAKO OSHIRO - Shima Omoi - Juban Shobu
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Seven Bells (Cardboard Jacket Mini LP Style)
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Queen's Road East - Huanghoudadaodong (Cardboard Jacket Mini LP Style)
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Island Cafe Meets Sandii- The Hula Songs Selected by Sandii
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Gujo Shirotori, Shirotori Odori, Shirotori no Haiden Odori, Itoshiro Minyo (2 CDs)
BAKUROCHO BAND - Meteor
KURICORDER QUARTET - Laos Ryu no Kiseki (Original Soundtrack)
HARUOMI HOSONO - Koi wa Momoiro / Fuku wa Uchi Oni wa Soto (EP 7 inch Limited Edition)
VARIOUS ARTISTS - The Best Songs of Bellwood (3 CDs)
Welcome to Far Side Music
For over 20 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 6000 CDs and a fair smattering of DVDs and tapes too. We also sell a growing selection of used CDs and DVDs and new CDs at reduced prices. Get in touch if you have good condition used CDs of Japanese or Asian music that you wish to sell. 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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Far Side Radio, broadcasts on Resonance 104.4fm in London, on DAB in London, and live on the internet around the world every Wednesday at 12.00 noon, repeated Sunday morning from 8am, playing music from the entire spectrum of our catalogues. You can now listen to a recent show whenever you like and an archive of previous shows by selecting Far Side Radio from the contents list. If you enjoy Far Side Radio please support the show and the incredible radio station that broadcasts it, Resonance 104.4fm by donating. It will be much appreciated!
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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.
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - Year Book 1980-1984
VARIOUS - Songs and Prayers from the Izaiho Ritual, Kudaka Island
SHIGERU KAYANO, BIRATORI AINU CULTURE SUCCESSION AND PRACTICE GROUP - Songs of the Ainu
KOUYA-SAN SHOMYO NO KAI - Kouya-san No Shomyo - Dai Mandara Kyo
MINYO CRUSADERS - It Don't MinYo a Thing if it Ain't Got That Bu-shi- Japanese Folk Songs (Demo Recording CD-R)
3/3 (SANBUN NO SAN) - 3/3 (paper jacket edition)
KOMANOSUKE TAKEMOTO - Joryu Gidayu Komanosuke Takemoto no Sekai (11 CDs)
VARIOUS - Kumaokuri - Kami to Nibuta Ainu no Katarai
VARIOUS - Ainu, Hopo-Minzoku no Geinoh (3 CDs)
SARASEHAN KARAWITAN SURAKARTA - Chamber Music of Central Java (3 CDs)
VARIOUS - Central Java / Court Music of Kraton Surakata (Solo) (3 CDs)
KASUGATOYO EISHIBA - Buyo Kouta