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2 Tone

SHUTA HASUNUMA & U-ZHAAN

2 Tone

Ref: FSD7058


Price: 25.99

Shuta Hasunuma is a respected composer and musician. He started off creating music on his laptop computer, but soon diverged into large scale projects with his groups Team Shuta Hasunuma and Shuta Hasunuma Philharmonic Orchestra. U-Zhaan is a Japanese player of tabla, who played with Asa-Chang and Junray. They have worked together before on music for commercials, film music and radio sessions, but this is their first collaboration album. Ambient, techno, Indian music, with guests including Arto Lindsay, Devendra Banhart and Ryuichi Sakamoto, who also co-composed some tracks and has released the album on his Commmons label.

1. Tone Tone Tone & Tone Tone Two 2. Green Gold Grey feat. Arto Lindsay 3. Mixed Bathing World 4. A Kind of Love Song feat. Devendra Banhart 5. Sporty 6. Music for Five Tablas 7. Lal feat. Ryuichi Sakamoto 8. Suudara-Bushi 9. Radio S 10. Dryer 11. I like Peshkar 12. ISO


Goto no Yoniwa - Garden in the Night (An Electronic Re-creation)

SUGAI KEN

Goto no Yoniwa - Garden in the Night (An Electronic Re-creation)

Ref: FSD6978


Price: 19.99

For over a year, during 2004-05, Sugai Ken constructed "Goto no Yoniwa", using electronic means to recreate this night sound-world, painstakingly and lovingly generating each individual sound and placing it appropriately, without the aid of automation software, crafting a hand-made electronic sonic atmosphere. These are not field recordings, but rather an inspired, hand-crafted homage to to the magic of the night sounds of Japanese summer. A soothing hour-long composition, somehow mysterious and obscure.

Garden in the Night (60 mins)



Moonray (original signed copy)

MIHARU KOSHI

Moonray (original signed copy)

Ref: FSD6911


Price: 29.99

First album for two years, and second installment of her previous album, Madame Crooner. American and Europeam standards from the 30s and 40s, performed in a way to revive the original atmosphere of the songs, bringing hope and dreams to people's lives. 7 inch size cardboard jacket with all colour 24 page booklet. Personally signed by Miharu.

Miharu Koshi - Accordeon, Glockenspiel, Metallophone, Palisonoxylophone, Vocoder. Fabian Reza Pane (piano) Motoya Hamaguchi (percussion) Hitoshi Watanabe (bass) Eric Miyashiro (trumpet) Tsuneo Imahori (guitar) Shingo Yamaguchi (drums) Manabu Hashimoto (drums) Haruomi Hosono (bass)

1. The Nearness of You - Ned Washington / Hoagy Carmichael 2. ‘S Wonderful - Ira Gershwin / George Gershwin 3. Skylark - Johnny Mercer / Hoagy Carmichael 4. Qué Será Será - Ray Evans / Jay Livingston 5. A Paris - Francis Lemarque 6. Stetson 7 3/8 - Miharu Koshi 7. Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours (I Wish you Love) - Charles Trenet / CharlesTrenet et Léo Chauliac 8. Vous Faites Partie de Moi (I’ve Got You Under My Skin) - Cole Porter 9. The Way You Look Tonight - Dorothy Fields / Jerome Kern 10. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You - Ned Washington / George Bassman 11. Le Marchand de Bonheur - Jean-Pierre Calvet / Jean Broussolle 12. Moonray - Paul Madison et Arthur Quenzer Artie Shaw 13. La Mer - Charles Trenet / Charles Trenet et Albert Lasry



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Music for a Dying Star- Alma Music Box x 11 Artists

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Music for a Dying Star- Alma Music Box x 11 Artists

Ref: FSD6901


Price: 19.99

Compilation under the supervision of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, based around music for a dying star in a distant galaxy as detected by Alma (Atacama Large Millimetre Array). Impressive list of musicians including Steve Jansen (Japan) and Christian Fennesz. Possibly one for fans of Sakamoto and the like..

1. Alma Music Box / Alma Music Box No. 07 2. Mito / The Signals 3. Milk (Taro Umebayashi)- Limbo 4. Shuta Hasunuma / #31-#40 5. Goro Ito / Sea Ice 6. Taeji Sawai / Waves of the Frequency 7. Steve Jansen / The Blossoms Close at Sunset 8. Yukawa Shione / Lost Star 9. Thoughts of Colours / Throwing a Spoon 10. Taikuh Jikang / Chascon 5850 11. Takagi Masakatsu / Awai 12. Christian Fennesz / Alma 712


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The Resonance in Your Soul

KENTA HAYASHI

The Resonance in Your Soul

Ref: FSD6852


Price: 17.99

Latest album from the Japanese guitarist, layering sounds and rhythms and mixing rock/funk/psychedelic and more.

24th June 2015, Japanese guitarist Kenta Hayashi live in the studio by Far Side Radio on Mixcloud

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Tada

SUGAI KEN

Tada

Ref: FSD6796


Price: 12.99

Superb mini-album from elecrtronic musician who combines traditional and ancient sounds to his modern ambient soundscape.

1. Urayabu no Okinadake 2. Ukimizu 3. Shuhaku 4. Bant Tenmoku 5. Zuisen (Sabi remix)

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Secret Garden

HACO

Secret Garden

Ref: FSD6786


Price: 17.99

Vocal based album of long distance collaboratations by Haco the renowned composer/vocalist/electroacoustic performer and sound artist. Haco has performed throughout the world as a solo performer as well as with her band After Dinner and the female trio Hoahio, combining elements of post-punk, electroacoustics, avant-garde improvisation, post-rock and technology.

1. Over the Unfinished Bridge 2. Linked in a Dream 3. The Halo and Angel Wings 4. Underground 5. Whitening Shadows 6. A Door in the Dune 7. Waves and Illusions 8. Miracle Moments 9. Never Get Over 10. (I Won’t) Leave a Trace

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ToKiShiNe

SUGAI KEN

ToKiShiNe

Ref: FSD6715


Price: 12.99

Originally from Kanagawa, Sugai Ken is a musician/dj operating in the ambient, electronica world combining elements of ancient Japanese traditions with cutting edge technology. On this album, Japanese instruments, including shamisen (or Okinawan sanshin) and shino-bue (flute) are mixed with synthesizer, guitar, bass and field recordings to create a deep and varied ambient soundscape of neo Japonica.

1.Zuisen 2. Genkyo 3. Utsuo no Maigiri 4. Gessoku 5. Kaoru Keshiki 6. Rumon 7. Suimyo 8. Chikara 9. Daidai



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30 ans

WORLD STANDARD

30 ans

Ref: FSD6332


Price: 22.99

Compilation album to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of this superb instrumental outfit formed by Soichiro Suzuki. 18 tracks including rare early recordings and soundtracks plus some unreleased songs. Subtle, atmospheric, relaxing and recommended.

1. Kagayaku Mizu ('Kanon' 2008) 2. Columbia ('Jump for Joy' 2002) 3. Iku Natsu (download only 2008) 4. Shiawase ('Goo Goo datte Neko dearu' soundtrack 2008) 5. Tanpopo no Osake ('Ongaku Ressha' 1985) 6. El Sur ('World Standard II' 1995) 7. Hawaiian Gold ('Mountain Ballad' 1999) 8. Aki Ai ('Silencio' 2010) 9. Mahou ('Kanon' 2008) 10. Barairo no Boat ('Sekka Sekkou' 2004) 11. Silent Home Coming ('Country Gazette' 1997) 12. Andalucia ('Minna Oyasumi' 2011) 13. Tanpopo no Osake (unreleased version 2012) 14. Sound of Your Voice ('Jump for Joy' 2002) 15. Jantille (unreleased 2008) 16. Teatro (unreleased 2002) 17. Yuki no Sekai (unreleased 2003) 18. Bakushuu (1st version 'Ongaku Ressha' 1982)



Musiques de Films (2 CDs)

TETSUROH KASHIBUCHI

Musiques de Films (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD6333


Price: 32.99

70 soundtrack compositions by Tetsuroh Kashibuchi, drummer with the legendary group Moonriders, to films and TV dramas. All tracks were chosen by Kashibuchi to showcase his 25 year career as a soundtrack composer.

CD1.

1. Midoriko No Concerto 2. Machikado No Mademoiselle 3. Requiem 4. Printemps-haru No Otome Tachi 5. Yume Miru Kisetsu 6. Angel Kiss 7. Futari No Symphony 8. Ai No Shouzou 9. Mou Hitotsu No Ashita-un Demain De Plus 10. Bouken Yarou No Ballade-youki Na Gang 11. Die Fraulein 12. Eiyuu Tachi No Kyuuen 13. Nettou Stadium 14. Beyond Dreams 15. Christmas Eve Jokyoku 16. Champagne No Furu Yoru-office No Koibito Tachi 17. Kimi Ha Boku Wo Suki Ni Naru! 18. Shouta No March 19. Haha To Ko No Kizuna 20. Takuya No Dai Dassou 21. Kanransha No Aru.basho 22. Day Care Land-nayamu Otoko 23. Maboroshi No Heishi Tachi 24. Izumi Ha Wakatte Kurenai 25. Uruwashi No Monet 26. Genda Keiji Toujou-yuuenchi De Dokkiri! 27. Mashina Ha Hitori Bocchi 28. Kouya No Kettou 29. Sekai No Doko Ni Demo Iru.futari 30. Savanna No Hibi-saraba Africa No Hi

CD2

1. Tsuri Baka Nisshi No Theme 2. Michiko San To Su San Ga Yattekita 3. Ainame Zuri Ni Chousen! 4. Hama Chan Ga Shachou Ni!? 5. Kamaishi Ondo 6. Iza.echizen Wakasa Nihonkai! 7. Ayako No Theme 8. Su San To Ayako No Wakare 9. Asayake No Tokyo Wan-tsuri Baka Nisshi.funade No Theme 10. Kazumi No Theme 11. Hama Chan To Su San.keiryuu Zuri He 12. Arashi No Ichiya 13. Atami Youjou No Elizabeth Gou 14. Tsuiseki! 15. Baba To Akane No Koi Monogatari 16. Tsuri Baka Dai Bouken! 17. Ending Theme 18. Hikari Ga Ippai 19. Kinjirareta Ai 20. Yakusoku-yomi No Kuni Kara No Tegami- 21. Uzumaki 22. Bicycle 23. The Search 24. Geshi 25. Kaisou 26. Kuon No Inori 27. Scandalo 28. In Love 29. Trust In Love 30. Life 31. Niji Wo Otte 32. Blue Moon 33. Kakuu No Sora 34. Aru To Nakama Tachi 35. Nakanaide 36. Cyclops Tai 37. Bernard Wiseman 38. Unnmei No Ya 39. Sora Ni Chiru 40. Uchuu Seiki Zero Zero Hachi Zero



Ensemble

REN TAKADA

Ensemble

Ref: FSD6335


Price: 26.99

Pedal steel guitarist and stringed instrument player Ren Takada (son of folk singer Wataru Takada) has been a support member of YMO, is a member of Yukihiro Takahashi's group Pupa, plays with Haruomi Hosono's World Shyness and releases solo albums too. This is his sixth album and features many of the musicians he has collaborated over the years including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius) Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Kishida (Quruli), Yukihiro Takahashi, Gondo Tomohiro, Tomoyo Harada, Hiroshi Takano and many others.

1. Kojin Teki Riyuu 2. Esoragoto 3. Shichi Gatsu 4. Aji 5. Furugutsu Ten 6. Machibouke 7. Nobara 8. Sabaku No Deisui 9. Glass 10. Sheebeg And Sheemore 11. Netsu No Naka 12. Hifukidake 13. All Night



Silence Mind

KENJI IKEGAMI

Silence Mind

Ref: FSD6192


Price: 17.99

Kenji Ikegami is a classical shakuhachi (bamboo flute) player and electronic musician and he combines these two divergent skills with great dexterity to produce music of a haunting quality.

1. Silence Mind 2. Hint Breath 3. Over Head 4. Silence Mind (Juzu Mix)



Ryuichi Sakamoto Tribute

VARIOUS

Ryuichi Sakamoto Tribute

Ref: FSD6137


Price: 25.99

Tribute to Ryuichi Sakmaoto by artists from the Japanese electronic scene to celebrate Sakamoto's 60th birthday. Produced by Tobeta Bajune, who has worked with Sakamoto and Yukihiro Takahashi. Listen to samples of all tracks.

1. Bajune Tobeta / Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 2. Yuanyuan / War and Peace 3. Atom / Riot in Lagos /Atom 4. Yoshihiro Hanno/ Perticepation Mistique 5. Ngatari / Bibo no Aozora 6. Fugenn & The White Elephants and Shintaro Aoki / Self Portrait 7. MimiCof / Ballet Mecanique 8. /1919 9. Antennasia / Saru to Yuki to Gomi no Kodomo 10. DJ Yogurt /Thatness and Thereness 11. No. 9 / Tibetan Dance 12. /The Last Emperor 13. Bajune Tobeta Featuring Cokiyu /The Other Side Of Love (feat. Cokiyu) 14. Bajune Tobeta Featuring Taeko Ohnuki / Deno Giwa



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Herb Notes Meets YMO

STEELPAN MAGIC

Herb Notes Meets YMO

Ref: FSD6150


Price: 19.99

Trio of steel pan, guitar and percussion with covers of YMO tunes, in a tropical mood.

1. Firecracker 2. Rydeen 3. Kimi ni Munekyun 3. Behind The Mask 4. Tong-Poo 5. Simoon 6. Cue 7. Behind The Mask 8. Solid State Survivor 9. Cosmic Surfin 10. Lotus Love 11. M16 12. Ongaku



Guitar Exotica

RYOHEI KOIKE & HIROYUKI NAGAKUBO

Guitar Exotica

Ref: FSD6130


Price: 21.99

Guitar duo album by two very different guitarists. Rhythm guitarist Ryuhei Koike has worked with many artists such as Port of Notes, Miyuki Hatakeyama and Ann Sally, while electric guitarist Hiroyuki Nagakubo has worked with Kenichi Sogabe and Caravan. Cuban, Spanish, Japanese tunes in 'exotica' style. Listen to samples of all tracks.

1. Down the River 2. Quiet Walk 3. Cha Cha Shine 4. Katana 5. Sakura 6. Epiphonic Storm 7. Country Village 8. Don Quijote 9. Easy Swing 10. Blackbird 11. Somewhere, But Not Here



Aruai no Techno

KAZUNARI SETO

Aruai no Techno

Ref: FSD6092


Price: 14.99

Here's an intriguing one. Japanese trumpeter who plays with klezmer/Balkan band, Freylekh Jamboree among others, is also into techno pop, which combined with tango, rumba and other rhythms makes for an interesting concoction. Listen to samples of all tracks.

1. Aru Ai no Tango 2. Pants ni Naritai 3. Onihime 4. Coffee Haitterude 5. Arab no Rumba 6. Umi 7. Shiitagerareta Shiitake Otoko 8. Heya no Oto



Open Reel Ensemble (CD + DVD)

OPEN REEL ENSEMBLE

Open Reel Ensemble (CD + DVD)

Ref: FSD6055


Price: 32.99

Group of five musicians that adds a twist to the art of reel-to-reel tape scratching, with USB controllers that manipulate the switches inside the tape decks, creating vibrato, tones and sounds that is unlike anything else. Played at Sonar festival in Barcelona in 2011. Guests include Yukihiro Takahashi (track 5), Dai Ibuka and many others including Money Mark and Franz Joseph I.

CD.

1. Taprologue 2. Degulated Jaz 3. Encue 4. Gone with 5. Tape Machine 6. Atom Hertz Father 7. Exchange 8. Open Garudaat 9. Chairs for Man and Spirits 10. Holon F 11. Another Lorecast 12. Memory from 1971 13. Joseph Voice 9.5cm 14. Tapilogue

DVD

- Operation -1 Degulated Jaz 2. Fanfare for M (only on DVD) 3. Cueing Noiz (only on DVD) 4. Joseph Voice ( DVD version) 5. Holon F 6. Another Lorecast 7. Recurrent Fever (only on DVD)- Endurance -



YMO Rewake

VARIOUS ARTISTS

YMO Rewake

Ref: FSD5872


Price: 23.99

Various contemporary electronic artists from Japan pay tribute to the Yellow Magic Orchestra. Features Calm, Macho Robot and other superb cutting edge musicians.

1. Rydeen / Macho Robot aka Bajune Tobeta 2. Behind the Mask / nonSect Radicals 3. Technopolis / Miyosi Fumi 4. Tong Poo / Koyas 5. Absolute Ego Dance / Fugenn & The White Elephants 6. La Femme Chinoise / Mergrim 7. Music Plans / Riow Arai feat. Damiana Terry 8. Taiso / Koki Kagawa aka easter feat. Az Catalpa 9. Cue / Shotaro Hirata feat. Minikomi 10. Camouflage / Geskia! feat. Cokiyu 11. Thousand Knives / Calm 12. Behind the Mask / GM (Graphitec Morphing


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Day in Day Out

dtf

Day in Day Out

Ref: FSD5783


Price: 19.99

dtf is an electronic music project by Makoto Katagiri who has been part of the electronic world since in late 90s with various projects such as Persistence, Regis, Makoto Katagari and others. Highly rated solo album.

1. Reliance Upon Others 2. Gnawed by Doubt 3. Under the Cloudy 4. Smooth Sailing 5. After Work 6. With Great Composure 7. To Grope in the Dark 8. Scavenger 9. Nearly Holiday 10. Monday Morning



Calendula

NAOMI & GORO & NARUYOSHI KIKUCHI

Calendula

Ref: FSD5785


Price: 26.99

New release from Sakamoto's Commmons label of the bossa nova duo, Naomi Fuse (vocals) and Goro Ito (guitar). Collaboration with avant garde jazz and club musician and producer Naruyoshi Kikuchi. From covers of Prefab Sprout and Hall & Oates to Antonio Carlos Jobim and original songs from Goro Ito and Kikuchi. Bossa Nova plus electronic sounds.

1. The King Of Rock`n Roll (Prefab Sprout) 2. Cinema 3. Brigitte 4. Two Kites 5. One On One 6. The Girl From Ipanema 7. So Tinha De Ser Com Voce 8. A Banda 9. Calendula 10. Aquarela Do Brasil 11. Ichiban Chiisana Sanbika



In the Mood for Hawaii

GOTA

In the Mood for Hawaii

Ref: FSD5722


Price: 24.99

Gota Yashiki's guitar instrumental album of Hawaiian music with elements of surf music, resort music and healing music.

1. Cavatina 2. Hawaii Love? 3. 'sLuck on Board 's 4. Send to Hawaii 5. Hawaiian God 6. Soul Healer 7. Float on D 8. Lay Off 9. AW Cool 10. Let It Flow 11.Turtle Bay 12. Mitz Rock



Eyja

TOMOYO HARADA

Eyja

Ref: FSD5699


Price: 26.99

Tomoyo Harada is popular singer and actress, who in the 1980s was an idol singer. She is currently a member of the group Pupa, together with Yukihiro Takahashi of YMO fame. Eyja is an album of sophisticated pop/electronica, with guest artists including Haruomi Hosono and Taeko Onuki. Produced by Goro Ito and features music video of the song File as CD extra.

1. Harmony 2. Giving Tree 3. Us 4. Fine 5. Kuroi Inu 6. Yume no Yurikago 7. Yokan 8. Voice 9. Sobakasu 10. Marmalade 11. Aoi Tori (+ music video of Fine)



Because My Brain Tells Me

SUZMENBA

Because My Brain Tells Me

Ref: FSD5675


Price: 20.99

Nostalgic ambient electronic pop from Kyoto based five piece group of underground musicians.

1. Pre-Uto 2. Flow Shower Rainbow 3. Kioku 4. Akikaze 5. Uto 6. Total Energy 7. Spasibo 8. Felt Kids 9. Summer Stripe -Surf Mix 10. Enitohanicolte -Acoustic Slice!



Silencio

WORLD STANDARD

Silencio

Ref: FSD5663


Price: 25.99

New album from World Standard, led by Sohichiro Suzuki, three years in the making, focusing on music from South America, particularly Brazil and Argentina and cover of Portuguese singer Sara Tavares.

1. Ave Maria (Johann Sebastian Bach & Charles Gounod) 2. Cinema Rio Branco (Sergio Santos) 3. Os Males Do Mundo (Pedro Ayres Magalhaes & Fernando Judice)/4. Descanca Coracao, Port [My Foolish Heart, Oport] (Victor Young, Sohichiro Suzuki 5. Cheio de Luz (Tomoko Kanda / Sohichiro Suzuki) 6. Ginga (Sohichiro Suzuki) 7. Muna Xeia (Sara Tavares) 8. O Canto Encantando (Sohichiro Suzuki) 9. Mel Dourado (Tomoko Kanda / Sohichiro Suzuki) 10. Aqui,Ai (Sohichiro Suzuki) 11. Nazare (Sohichiro Suzuki) 12. Yuki no Furumachi wo (Naoya Uchimura / Yoshinao Nakada) 13. Silencio (Tomoko Kanda / Sohichiro Suzuki)



Promenade Fantasy at the Midtown - Presented by Haruomi Hosono

VARIOUS

Promenade Fantasy at the Midtown - Presented by Haruomi Hosono

Ref: FSD5463


Price: 26.99

New release from Hosono's Daisyworld label. Mood music, lounge music, 2010 BGM. Hosono produces and selects songs played by Daisyworld artists, plus tracks by Bert Kaempfert, Percy Faith and their Orchestras.

1. Plink Plank Plunk / Miharu Koshi 2. Alley Cat / Harry Hosono and the Chow Chow Cats 3. Amori di Alfredo / Harry Hosono and the Chow Chow Cats 4. Bubbles in the Wine / Takashi Okada 5. Delicado / Percy Faith and His Orchestra 6. The Umbrella Man / Miharu Koshi 7. Jazz Pizzicato / Tomoko Kataoka 8. Belle of the Ball / Miharu Koshi 9. Cadillac / Haruomo Hosono 10. Stumbling / VAGABOND cpa 11. The Trolley Song / Miharu Koshi 12. Roses of Picardy / Miharu Koshi 13. Twilight Time / VAGABOND cpa 14. Three O'Clock in the Morning / Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra


Ghibli No Mori - The World of Nizo Yamamoto

MINIMUMS

Ghibli No Mori - The World of Nizo Yamamoto

Ref: FSD5525


Price: 23.99

The three female musicans of Minimums, playing marimbas and percussion, have become unexpectedly popular in Japan following their wonderful album of YMO covers. Carrying on in a similar vain, they cover theme songs from classic Studio Ghibli anime films. CD comes with special booklet with illustrations [scenary illustrations used for the actual films] drawn by Nizo Yamamoto, art director of Studio Gibli and right hand man of Hayao Miyazaki.



Fractalized

AOKI TAKAMASA

Fractalized

Ref: FSD5251


Price: 26.99

Remix album by Osaka native Berlin resident ambient, experimental, electronica, musician and producer. Released on Commmons, includes remixes of HASYMO, Sketch Show and Sakamoto tracks.

1. Rescue - Aoki Takamasa remix / HASYMO 2. Ascari_dry_condition - self remix / Aoki Takamasa 3. Mars - Aoki Takamasa remix / Sketch Show 4. Fractalized / Aoki Takamasa 5. War&Peace - Aoki Takamasa remix / Ryuichi Sakamoto 6. Love Bites - self remix / Aoki Takamasa 7. Music for Sweet Room on the Orbit of the Earth - self remix / Aoki Takamasa 8. composition 0919 - Aoki Takamasa remix / Ryuichi Sakamoto 9. Re-platform - Aoki Takamasa remix / Yoshihiro Hanno



Wannapunch!

SHUTA HASUNUMA

Wannapunch!

Ref: FSD5247


Price: 23.99

Shuta Hasunuma is a young electronica artist who on this album employs the help of several other musicians including Ishizuka Shuta, Ryosuke Saito, Taku Unami and others. Edgy pop electronica that features original songs and two covers, (tracks 2 and 10) of Sun Ra.

1. Wannapunch! 2. Earphone & Headphone in my Head 3. Discover Tokyo 4. Sunny Day in Saginomiya 5. Door of the Cosmos (SUN RA cover) 6. Flying LOVE 7. Soul Oscillation 8. VOL 9. Gakona 10. Door of the Cosmos Reprise



Our Music

SOTAISEI RIRON + KEIICHIRO SHIBUYA

Our Music

Ref: FSD5243


Price: 17.99

Another Commmons label release, this one a collaboation between the group Sotaisei Riron and Keiichiro Shibuya. Sotaisei Riron are an indie rock band who combine the whispish female vocals of Etsuko Yakushimaru, with electric guitar, bass and drums in a decidedly cool and Japanese style. Keiichiro Shibuya is a kind of electroacoustic artist, with a particular interest in the possibilities of sound technology, such as 3D digital sounds. High quality indie rock, kind of in the mould of Kahimi Karie.

1.Sky Riders 2. Our Music 3. Blue 4. Sky Riders 5. Our Music 6. Blue (strings edit) feat. Hildur Guonadottir 7. Our Music (remodel light) (alva noto remix)


Garbage Collection

TOYBOX

Garbage Collection

Ref: FSD5175


Price: 27.99

Latest album by the acoustic unit featuring Kenichiro Isoda, (who is a 'sound designer' for Sega computer games) and Shoji Oshiro (on soprano and alto saxophones) Their last album 'Acoustic YMO' became a cult hit in Japan and this is a much awaited follow up. The album has two different 'sides' on a single CD. Side A is of bossa nova, reggae, pychedelic rock and Okinawan music featuring three singers and side B has instrumental songs with flavours of tango, jazz, world and classical music.

Side A

1. Steps (vocal - Miho Kimura) 2. Tenderness/Window (vocal - Miho Kimura) 3. Beating The Grey Wall 4. Desert Song (vocal - Mie Sonozaki) 5. The Grey Wall (vocal - Lolly Cook) 6. Yonu Hane (vocal/sanshin - Morinaga Kinjo)

Side B

7. Dace 1 8. Tango 1 -Milonga de Jugut - 9. Dance 2 10. Tango 2 -Tiempo Anterior- 11. Dance 3 12. Tango 3 -Tiempo Anterior- 13. A Dance from a Film 14. Serenade


YMO vs. Minimums

MINIMUMS

YMO vs. Minimums

Ref: FSD5100


Price: 22.99

Formed in 1997, Minimums are three female musicians playing marimbas and percussion. In recent years they've become a popular live act. This is an album of cover versions of YMO tracks including Rydeen, Tompu, Technopolis, Kimi ni Mune Kyun, Ongaku, Chugoku Onna, Firecracker, Cosmic Surfin and Behind The Mask.



Tai Rei Tei Rio (CD + book)

TAKAGI MASAKATSU

Tai Rei Tei Rio (CD + book)

Ref: FSD5094


Price: 28.99

Audio CD plus 150 page book (Japanese text). Takagi Masakatsu is a leading visual artist who has presented video installations around the world, has worked with David Sylvian and many other artists. Featured on an Apple video to show how he uses his Mac computers to create his videos.

1. Homicevalo 2. Utafu 3. Ana Tenga 4.Lava 5. Ceremony 6. Laji 7. Tidal 8. Philharmony 9. Mukafu 10. Watch the World 11. Wave 12. Elegance of Wild Nature 13.Tai Rei Tei Rio 14. Nihiti 15. Omo Haha 16. Naraha


Asage- Selected Re-mix & Re-arrangement Works 1

REI HARAKAMI

Asage- Selected Re-mix & Re-arrangement Works 1

Ref: FSD4954


Price: 20.99

Volume 1 of archive compilation featuring some of the electromic musician's remixes and producer works.

1 Curved Flow (Rei Harakami path mix) - Flare 2 Alien to Whome? (ReI Harakami mix) - Max Brennan 3 Sabre (Rei Harakami remix)- Child's View 4 Pone - Rei Harakami 5 Lane (Rei Harakami mix) - Tanzmuzik 6 Art Farmer Rei Harakami Remix - Soft 7. Red Curb Again - Rei Harakami 8. Skyline - Suzukiski + Rei Harakami 9. Jippun / Asa-Chang & Junrei 10. Pan American Beef Stake Art Federations Rei Harakami Re-Arrange - Date Course Pentagon Royal Garden 11. Own Cake - Rei Harakami


Yuge -Selected Re-mix & Re-arrangement Works 2

REI HARAKAMI

Yuge -Selected Re-mix & Re-arrangement Works 2

Ref: FSD4955


Price: 20.99

Volume 2 of compilation of Rei Harakami remix and producer works. 1. Bee Rei Harakami Remix - Great 3 2. (Re-mixed by Rei Harakami) - Electrical Lovers 3. Ver.Rearranged By Rei Harakami 4. remixed by Rei Harakami - 5. - UA 6. U-Rei, Rei Harakami remix - Number Girl 7. - Asa Chang & Junrei 8. Oh Baby Plus - Great 3 9. - Chocolat 10. Chocolate Notes - Chocolat 11. Senaka - Asa-Chang & Junrei 12.



Arc'd-X

ICHIKO HASHIMOTO x AQ

Arc'd-X

Ref: FSD4963


Price: 26.99

Ichiko Hashimoto is a jazz pianist who has played with top musicians such as Yosuke Yamashita and Kazumi Watanabe. She also has an interest in other styles including electronic music and was a tour guest member of YMO during the Technopolis 2000-20 tour. This is an album of electronic music

1. Arc'd-X 2. Jazz 3. Loop Me, Call Me 4. Eternal Love Scope 5. Desert Planet 6. Acid Limited 7. AQ 8. Ambivalent Ambience


Spacewatch

TATSUHIKO ASANO

Spacewatch

Ref: FSD4447


Price: 24.99

Guitarist Tatsuhiko Asano has gained an enviable reputation in the electronica / experimental world, mostly due to the critical acclaim of his UK released album, Genny Haniver, on the Geist label. He has also provided tracks and recorded for some of Japan's coolest electronica labels, such as Daisyworld, Transonic and MOOD/donut, joined David Sylvian's remix album, 'Blemish Remixes' and has been guitarist with different units such as Magical Power Mako, Pacific 231 and GPP. His rhythmic based guitar is at the same time, sensitive and melodious, creating a unique landscape mixing electronica, ambient and techno.

1. Specter 2. Night Light 3. Highways and Byways 4. Vermillion 5. Hanging Scroll 6. Deep Sea Fish 7. Midnight Movies 8. Nebular 9. Bright Time 10. Magneto 11. Old Television 12. Butterfly



Canon

WORLD STANDARD

Canon

Ref: FSD4440


Price: 26.99

First new album for 4 years from World Standard and released by Daisyworld. World Standard is the project of Soichiro Suzuki, a long time collaborator of Haruomi Hosono, who released his first album in 1985. Cool, instrumental contemporary music. The music of World Standard was recently used on an advert for Innocent smoothies.

1. Yuki no Tsubasa 2. Kiseki no Oka 3. Kagayaku Mizu 4. Shinai naru Nikki 5. Kanon 6. Kagayaku Hi 7. Mahou 8. Damatte Aishite 9. Ayur Veda 10. Shinai naru Nikki II


Fractalized

AOKI TAKAMASA

Fractalized

Ref: FSD5251


Price: 26.99

Remix album by Osaka native Berlin resident ambient, experimental, electronica, musician and producer. Released on Commmons, includes remixes of HASYMO, Sketch Show and Sakamoto tracks.

1. Rescue - Aoki Takamasa remix / HASYMO 2. Ascari_dry_condition - self remix / Aoki Takamasa 3. Mars - Aoki Takamasa remix / Sketch Show 4. Fractalized / Aoki Takamasa 5. War&Peace - Aoki Takamasa remix / Ryuichi Sakamoto 6. Love Bites - self remix / Aoki Takamasa 7. Music for Sweet Room on the Orbit of the Earth - self remix / Aoki Takamasa 8. composition 0919 - Aoki Takamasa remix / Ryuichi Sakamoto 9. Re-platform - Aoki Takamasa remix / Yoshihiro Hanno


Private/Public

TAKAGI MASAKATSU

Private/Public

Ref: FSD4511


Price: 26.99

Masakatsu Takagi is a musician and visual artist who has presented video installations around the world. His music is an impressionist, haunting style of electronica that fits with the imagery of his visual art. He has made music videos for David Sylvian, has recorded for Daisyworld and been produced by Haruomi Hosono. Private/Public is a CD + book.

1. Ceremony 2. Bloomy Girls 3. Wave 4. Mio Pianto 5. Exit Delete 6. Any 7. Entrance 8. Watch the World 9. Girls 10. Elegance of Wild Nature 11. Grace 12. Primo 13. Wald 14. Spiral 15. Rama 16. Light Song


Private Party

AOKI TAKAMASA

Private Party

Ref: FSD4485


Price: 26.99

Currently resident in Berlin, Aoki Takamasu is one of Japan's best musicians operating in the experimental, ambient and electronica music worlds. Aoki is becoming known for expanding the possibilities of music created on computers, pursuing a variety of techniques of expression and driving grooves and rhtyhms. This is his first album for Ryuichi Sakamoto's Commmons label.

1. Private Party 2. R8 3. Decent Frequency 4. Gallardo 5. Love Bites 6. Stay on the Light 7. Ha-Ah 8. Private Party - Variation JD 9. Music for Sweet Rooms on the Orbit of the Earth 10. Solid Fusion



Nicky's Dream

GABBY & LOPEZ

Nicky's Dream

Ref: FSD4493


Price: 25.99

Gabby & Lopez is Shunji Mori (Natural Calamity) and guitarist Masayuki Ishi, plus various guest musicians. This album from 2006 has a mellow groove, with relaxed melodies and dreamy soundscapes.

1. Nicky's Dream 2. Silver Rain 3. Drive from the Miracle 4. Sleeping Tale 5. New Day 6. Friday, on the Roof 7. Melting Diner 8. Future Above, Smiling Sky


Ete Palma

NOBUYUKI NAKAJIMA

Ete Palma

Ref: FSD4496


Price: 26.99

Nobuyuki Nakajima is a pianist, composer, arranger and orchestrator. He has played with some of Japan's coolest artists including Port of Notes, Kama Aina, Calm and Naruyoshi Kikuchi. Solo, his music has some similarities to French impressionist composers such as Erik Satie or Debussy. This is his first solo album, which includes his original music and arrangements of compositions by Spanish composer Frederico Mompou, and bossa nova master Vinicius de Moraes. An impressive list of collaborating musicians include Kazumi Watanabe, Naruyoshi Kiukuchi, Moose Hill, Ren Takada, Takayoshi Matsunaga and Kama Aina. Piano is blended with guitar, bandoneon, sax, bass, into a kind of modern chamber music.



Passacaille

NOBUYUKI NAKAJIMA

Passacaille

Ref: FSD4497


Price: 26.99

Second solo album from the superb pianist features another impressive list of guest musicians, adding to the general chamber music ambience. These include Ren Takada on guitar, Mikami Gonzalez (guitar), Naruyoshyi Kikuchi (sax) plus an ensemble on bandoneon, piano, bass, and a string section.



Le Judas

MIHARU KOSHI

Le Judas

Ref: FSD4140


Price: 26.99

First album for five years from Miharu Koshi is her distinctive blend of electronica with waltz, polka, swing and other nostalgic rhythms and melodies. Miharu plays accordion, marimba, piano, celeste and glockenspiel.1. Valse Noire 2. Rubus Fruticosus 3. A La Piscine 4. Un Secret de Mon Frere 5. Chidori 6. Royal Apron 7. Felicite 8. Maree Haute 9. Jardin de Oublis 10. Petits Pieds 11. Frere et Soeur Contrefaits 12. La Paume Cachee.



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People (2 CDs)

RADIQ

People (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5192


Price: 29.99

Radiq is the main project of Yoshihiro Hanno, one of Japan's most creative artists' as a producer and composer, who has worked with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Arto Lindsay and many others. Previous Radiq albums were fairly electronic based compared to this offering, which is more acoustic sounding, but keeps the jazzy grooves, with elements of Afro, samba, dub and 60s soul among others. Overall fairly minimalist and definitely cool.

CD1. 1. People-overture 2. 1968 I 3. 1968 II 4. Movements (live in 1978) 5. Life on the Ghetto Street 6. Coffee House Jam 7. Muddy Water 8. People Theme 9. Sad Yesterday Blues

CD2. 1. Liberalismo 2. Paris 4:00 3. By Any Means Necessary 4. 45 Murder 5. Electric Lady 6. Ghetto Herb 7. People-finale


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Angelus

YOSHIHIRO HANNO

Angelus

Ref: FSD2740


Price: 26.99

Yoshihiro Hanno is a much respected musician, including outside of Japan. His music combines elements of free jazz , electronica, hip hop and other styles into an original brand of avant-garde music. This fantastic new album features 10 new tracks of his electronica / jazz sound featuring seven singers including Haruomi Hosono, Miu Sakamoto, Yoshie Nakano from Ego Wrappin', Hanaregumi (Takashi Nagazumi) and Ikuko Harada (Clammbon).



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Lido

YOSHIHIRO HANNO

Lido

Ref: FSD2275


Price: 26.99

A kind of world ambient pop recorded in Paris, Tokyo, New York, Santa Fe and Osaka. Guest musicians include Arto Lindsey, Joao La Barbara, Morton Feldman and John Cage. Has it's moments.



Anonymoss

ANONYMASS

Anonymoss

Ref: FSD3974


Price: 25.99

Anonymoss are four artists,Tomohiko Gondo (eufonium), Tetsuya Yamamoto (keyboards), Seigen Tokuzawa (cello) and Tomoko Kanda (vocals). They were one of the artists featured on the excellent Penguin Cafe Orchestra tribute album last year, and this time they cover YMO tunes on acoustic instruments and electronics with some guest musicians such as Masato Suzuki, Ren Takada, Hiroshi Takano, Asa-Chang and Soichiro Suzuki. 1. Behind 2. See-Through 3. Focus 4. Happy End 5. Wild Ambitions 6. Mass &. Kimi ni Mune Kyun 8. Nice Age 9. Cue 10. Gegou 11. Insomnia 12. Castalia 13. Epilogue



Ocean Fire

CHRISTOPHER WILLITS + RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

Ocean Fire

Ref: FSD3714


Price: 22.99

Collaboration album of Ryuichi Sakamoto together with San Francsico based guitarist and multimedia artist Christopher Willits. Willits uses a guitar with custom-made signal processing creating a mix of acoustic and electronic sounds, improvisation, rhythm and sound texture. Fascinating album of 7 tracks. 1. Toward Water 2. Umi 3. Sea Plains 4. Sentience 5. Chi-yu 6. Cold Heat 7. Ocean Sky Remains.



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Nihon no Uta

VARIOUS

Nihon no Uta

Ref: FSD3715


Price: 25.99

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Makoto Kubota, Cornelius, Kahimi Karie and others are the unlikely artists to cover some of the best know Japanese 'shoka' songs. Shoka are songs devised for musical education in Japanese elementary schools, many of which were derived from western folk songs. Following a flirtation with militaristic meaning in pre-war days, now shoka are thought of as being the symbol of what is good about Japanese values and customs. 10 tracks. 1.Haruo Minami + Cornelius - Aka-tombo 2.Kirinji - Hanyu no Yado 3.Ryuichi Sakamoto + Miki Nakatani - Chiisai Aki Mitsuketra 4.Sayuri Kume - Ryoshu 5.Morio Agata - Mori no Kobito 6.Taeko Onuki - Kono Michi 7.Kiseru - Kanariya 8.Aki Yashiro - Shojoji no Tanuki-bayashi 9.Ren Takada - Aka-tombo 10.Yan Tomita (Doopees) - Yagisan Yubin 11.Kahimi Kahri + Yoshihide Otomo - Karatachi no Hana



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Nihon no Uta Vol. 2

VARIOUS

Nihon no Uta Vol. 2

Ref: FSD4139


Price: 27.99

Volume 2 of the excellent 'Japanese Songs' series- famous lyrical songs and childrens songs performed by some of Japan's coolest electronic artists. 10 tracks including Yukihiro Takahashi / Shabon-dama, Kenji Endo / Koganemushi, Tomoyo Harada + Keiichi Suzuki / Amefuri Kumanoko, Mitsuko Koike + Tomoki Kanda / Yashi no Mi and Yuichi Ohata / Oborozukiyo.



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Nihon no Uta Vol. 3

VARIOUS

Nihon no Uta Vol. 3

Ref: FSD4600


Price: 27.99

Volume 3 of the popular series of Japanese childrens and lyrical songs surpervised by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Artists on this one include Moussir Kamayatsu and Keiichi Sogabe (Sunny Day Service).



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Nihon no Uta (Vol. 4)

VARIOUS

Nihon no Uta (Vol. 4)

Ref: FSD5217


Price: 27.99

Latest in the excellent series released on Ryuchi Sakamoto's Commmons label. This is an album of 11 winter themed children's and lyrical songs, that most people in Japan would know, but are performed in a totally original style by a stellar list of innovative musicians. Tracks include Aoi Tejima + Ryuichi Sakamoto / Yuki no Furu Machio, Nobuyasu Okabayashi / Toudaimori, Chocolate + Shimmy / Fuyu no Seiza, Inotomo + Piranians / Kogitsune, Takako Minekawa + Rei Harakami / Petika, Uri Nakayama / Takbi plus tracks by Haruomi Hosono, Chitose Hajime and others.



Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Tribute

VARIOUS

Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Tribute

Ref: FSD3614


Price: 25.99

A tribute to the Penguin Cafe Orchestra by Japanese artists who were influenced by this unclassifiable British group. These include Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi, Masakatsu Takagi, Kama Aina, Moose Hill, Takako Minekawa, plus The Other 4, Steve Jansen, and others.



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Feast

AURORA

Feast

Ref: FSD3705


Price: 23.99

Aurora is the guitar duo of Kaoru Inoue (Chari Chari) and DSK (Port of Notes). This is their first live album with guest tabla player UKO, recorded in a traditional Japanese house to a small audience. Relaxing, ambient club music. 1. Theme from Aurora 2. The Gate 3. Mon-Syu-In 4. Northern Lights 5. Mountain Trail 6. Sun & Wave 7. Aqua Dance 8. Kagerou 9. Plank Bridge 10. Subtle 11. Thought of Day.



Hotel Morocco

BLUE ASIA

Hotel Morocco

Ref: FSD2989


Price: 26.99

After trips to Vietnam and Bangkok, Makoto Kubota and Blue Asia stop over in Morocco. In June 2005 Kubota went to the Festival D'Essaouria Gnaoua. There he met musicians who would record this album in November the same year; Maghrebs from Essaouria, Berbers from Agadir and Arabic musicians from Casablanca. These include a young maalem (master musician) Youssef Gnawa and one of the founders of the festival and musician Abdeslam Alikkane who both sing and play the gemburi (3 stringed percussive long necked lute). They are joined by musicians on qarqab (large metal castanets) and rubab (bowed lute). One of Kubota's main interests in recent years has been the music of Nordeste, Recife, Brazil, and in typical Kubota fashion, he combines the sounds of Morocco and Northeast Brazil in a completely new mix. The Brazilian guests include vocalist Erasto Vasconcelos on the opening track Mil Tambores while the dub version of the song features pandeiro and other Brazilian percussion by players featured on an album by Belgium's Think of One. Elsewhere are hypnotic sounding Moroccan trance tunes with atmospheric layers of keyboards, beats and samples from Makoto and the other Blue Asians.

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Hotel Bangkok

BLUE ASIA

Hotel Bangkok

Ref: FSD2723


Price: 25.99

Makoto Kubota and Blue Asia have produced another extraordinary album, this time centering on the music of Thailand. Many of the tracks have some morlam (northeasten) roots, with the chuggish, almost reggae like rhythms. There's plenty of phin (lute) khaen (mouth organ) and both male and female morlam singing. Blue Asia add keyboards and rhythm programming, but unlike the glossy or cheesy synths that blight some Thai albums, this backing is always sophicticated, cool, original and tasteful. Elsewhere some of the tracks have a more pan-Asian feel, with echoes of past recording locations of Vietnam or Bali. There are some great female singers; the fairly pop but definitely Thai, Apple. Lady Nan is more of a lukthung (Thai country) singer, while Chawiwan Damhuen is one of the greatest tradiitional morlam singers.Kubota has great fun with Dub Kornkaen, his dub production of morlam making perfect sense.Serves as a great album in its own right but also as a good introduction to the wonderful roots music of Thailand.

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Hotel Vietnam

BLUE ASIA

Hotel Vietnam

Ref: FSD2173


Price: 25.99

The latest project by the Japanese/Malay project is probably their best yet. Under the inspiring producer Makoto Kubota, Blue Asia went to Vietnam to record with local muisicians. They made some real discoveries, especially among the vocalists, who add new colour to well known Vietnamese tunes, and create some new mixtures, rooted in Vietnam but with the added brilliance of Kubota and co. Click Read About for the full story.



Hotel Ibah

BLUE ASIA

Hotel Ibah

Ref: FSD2852b


Price: 25.99

Blue Asia is the brain child of Japanese producer Makoto Kubota. He toured the world in the 1980s with his group the Sunset Gang, and the later the Sunsetz. He introduced Okinawan and Asian elements into his music, eventually becoming a full time producer, working with a variety of artists from Indonesia (Elvy Sukaesih, Detty Kurnia) to Madagascar (Njava). His co-conspiritors in Blue Asia are long time assistant Yoichi Ikeda and Malaysians Mac Chew and Jenny Chin, both Berklee graduates and top arrangers. Hotel Ibah is their first album featured around the gamelan music of Bali. As always with Kubota's projects, the is of the highest quality. Original, inspiring, a cool ambience of jegog bamboo gamelan, kecak chants, suling flutes, bells, chimes and more blended together with stylized electronic backing.

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Hotel Ibah (with DVD)

BLUE ASIA/MAKOTO KUBOTA

Hotel Ibah (with DVD)

Ref: FSD1704


Price: 29.99

DVD with music by four Asian musicians produced and mixed by Makoto Kubota. Balinese and Sundanese gamelan expertly melded together by a master producer with some Turkish and Middle Eastern influences broadening the soundscape. More mellow than most things Kubota's done but this makes great late night listening and on headphones.The visuals are of scenes, images, festivals, and people of Bali, beatifully put together.

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Hotel Istanbul

BLUE ASIA/MAKOTO KUBOTA

Hotel Istanbul

Ref: FSD1705


Price: 25.99

One of Kubota's long time dreams has been to work and record with Turkish musicians which he finally achieves here. A kind of jazzy Arabic groove, as always with Kubota, cleverly produced. Features on one track the equally clever Sabah Habas Mustapha.

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Hotel Waimea

MAKOTO KUBOTA

Hotel Waimea

Ref: FSD1802


Price: 25.99

Third album in Kubota's fascinating 'hotel' series, and after Bali and Turkey, this time focused on Hawaii. Featuring Yuki Yamauchi and Martin Pahinui, Kubota leaves his trademark sound and innovation as always.



Hotel Rechamploo

BLUE ASIA

Hotel Rechamploo

Ref: FSD1803


Price: 25.99

Compilation of Blue Asia/Makoto Kubota's three superb 'Hotel' albums: Ibah (Bali) Istanbul (Turkey) and Waimea (Hawaii).

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Aloha Therapy - Ambient Hawaii

MAKOTO KUBOTA

Aloha Therapy - Ambient Hawaii

Ref: FSD1100


Price: 25.99

Makoto Kubota has arranged the takes from Sandii's album into a relaxing, ambient sound.



Kannonraku

SACHIHO KOJIMA

Kannonraku

Ref: FSD2475


Price: 26.99

Solo album from Sachiko Kojima, the ex-Zelda and current Amana member. Kojima sings, plays various zithers and is accompanied by Indian and African instruments in a kind of swirling blanket of traditional sounds. All very hypnotic. Includes the song Nami, written by Donto.



Koto Sebastian Bach 2000

MIEKO MIYAZAKI

Koto Sebastian Bach 2000

Ref: FSD1557


Price: 26.99

New Age waffle? sort of. Bach pieces played on Japanese koto (harp) with dreamy synthesizers in the background.



Koto Ambient Chopin

MIEKO MIYAZAKI

Koto Ambient Chopin

Ref: FSD1814


Price: 26.99

Chopin nocturnes, preludes, waltzes, etudes, played on the koto (harp) with synthesizers in the background. Pleasant if you are in an elevator; as long as it doesn't get stuck.



Tokoshie No Tenohira

JUN MIYAKE

Tokoshie No Tenohira

Ref: FSD1809


Price: 26.99

1988 release of mostly trumpet and keyboards by Miyake, with synthesized sounds, bass, guitar, and occasional sax and drums. Currently enjoying some success in France, this is an accessible and original album that has stood the test of time. Some reggae, soul and Hawaiian influences make for a diverse album.

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Live at Cay 95

JUN MIYAKE

Live at Cay 95

Ref: FSD1810


Price: 26.99

Progressive jazz from trumpet player. Too many guitars that sound they came from a Yes album, sub standard vocals and general self indulgence dominate the better bits.



Beating The Earth

OCHI BROTHERS

Beating The Earth

Ref: FSD1528


Price: 26.99

A kind of world percussion album. All the usual over used ones (African)some under used ones, (Thai) in a house, techno, tribal crossover album. 10 tracks, really very nice.



Thanks to Music!!

HIKARU TANIMOTO

Thanks to Music!!

Ref: FSD1811


Price: 24.99

At thirty four minutes and sub-titled , New Age Solo Guitar, this doesn't sound too promising. Nearest reference point is probably Michael Hedges or William Ackerman's albums for Windham Hill, but clearly this wasn't made as pure BGM but to be listened to. Just 19 years old, Tanimoto shows some great technique, plays some interesting material, and even tells you what tunings he played in if you're a guitar aficionado.

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Fractalized

AOKI TAKAMASA

Fractalized

Ref: FSD5251


Price: 26.99

Remix album by Osaka native Berlin resident ambient, experimental, electronica, musician and producer. Released on Commmons, includes remixes of HASYMO, Sketch Show and Sakamoto tracks.

1. Rescue - Aoki Takamasa remix / HASYMO 2. Ascari_dry_condition - self remix / Aoki Takamasa 3. Mars - Aoki Takamasa remix / Sketch Show 4. Fractalized / Aoki Takamasa 5. War&Peace - Aoki Takamasa remix / Ryuichi Sakamoto 6. Love Bites - self remix / Aoki Takamasa 7. Music for Sweet Room on the Orbit of the Earth - self remix / Aoki Takamasa 8. composition 0919 - Aoki Takamasa remix / Ryuichi Sakamoto 9. Re-platform - Aoki Takamasa remix / Yoshihiro Hanno



Nihon no Uta

VARIOUS

Nihon no Uta

Ref: FSD3715


Price: 25.99

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Makoto Kubota, Cornelius, Kahimi Karie and others are the unlikely artists to cover some of the best know Japanese 'shoka' songs. Shoka are songs devised for musical education in Japanese elementary schools, many of which were derived from western folk songs. Following a flirtation with militaristic meaning in pre-war days, now shoka are thought of as being the symbol of what is good about Japanese values and customs. 10 tracks. 1.Haruo Minami + Cornelius - Aka-tombo 2.Kirinji - Hanyu no Yado 3.Ryuichi Sakamoto + Miki Nakatani - Chiisai Aki Mitsuketra 4.Sayuri Kume - Ryoshu 5.Morio Agata - Mori no Kobito 6.Taeko Onuki - Kono Michi 7.Kiseru - Kanariya 8.Aki Yashiro - Shojoji no Tanuki-bayashi 9.Ren Takada - Aka-tombo 10.Yan Tomita (Doopees) - Yagisan Yubin 11.Kahimi Kahri + Yoshihide Otomo - Karatachi no Hana



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Aloha Therapy - Ambient Hawaii

MAKOTO KUBOTA

Aloha Therapy - Ambient Hawaii

Ref: FSD1100


Price: 25.99

Makoto Kubota has arranged the takes from Sandii's album into a relaxing, ambient sound.



108 Gongs

108 GONGS

108 Gongs

Ref: FSD1642


Price: 18.99

The sound of crickets, a pounding bass gong, the occasional bird call, the sound of thunder. You can't tap your foot to it, or sing along to it, just wonder how it is that 40 minutes of this makes not just pretty good background noise, but an inspiring listen.

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