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Missing Link of Tomita - Nippon Columbia Initial Works Collection 1953-1974

TOMITA

Missing Link of Tomita - Nippon Columbia Initial Works Collection 1953-1974

Ref: FSD7204


Price: 26.99

Born in Tokyo in 1932, Isao Tomita began his career as a composer for film, television and theatre. He was an exclusive composer for the record company Nippon Columbia, while he was still a 4th year student at Keio University in 1954. He ended up writing over 400 compositions for women's and children's choirs to radio programmes. This album features twenty years of these works, revealing the origins of Tomita's career, and his very first composition for Moog synthesizer and orchestra. Artwork by Naohiro Ukawa who also was responsible for many of Tomita's album covers.

1. Yukai Na Machi No Fuusen Ya / Yoshida Shoko Hibari Jido Children's Choir & Columbia Orchestra (1953) 2. Oide Yo Peter Pan / Michinori Tsuchiya Go-kai Columbia Orchestra (1953) 3. Blue Sky / Columbia Orchestra (1954) 4. Buyou Ongaku Geki - Minikui Ahiru No Ko (Ichi) Ahiru Tachi No Uta / Michinori Tsuchiya Hibari Children's Choir, Columbia Women's Choir, Columbia Orchestra (1954) 5. Buyou Ongaku Geki Minikui Ahiru No Ko (Ni) Hakuchou No Uta Minna No Uta / Yoshida Shoko Michinori Tsuchiya Hibari Children's Choir, Columbia Women's Choir (1954) 6. Tabi Wo Iku / Columbia Orchestra (1955) 7. Kaitei No Gensou / Columbia Orchestra (1955) 8. Haru No Gensou / Columbia Orchestra (1956) 9. Hana No Isshou / Columbia Orchestra (1959) 10. Umi No Fantasy / Columbia Orchestra (1960) 11. Yume No Ryokou / Columbia Orchestra (1961) 12. Uta No E Hon / Three Graces Columbia Orchestra (1961) 13. Futatsu No Hashi / Mori Sakae Columbia Choir, Columbia Orchestra 14. Juu Wa No Karasu / Duke Aces Columbia Orchestra (1963) 15. Hotaru / Isao Tomita Conductor Suginami Children's Choir Columbia Orchestra (1965) 16. Otsuki Sama No Mita Hanashi / Mari Yoshiko Columbia Women's Choir, Columbia Orchestra (1965) 17. Haru Haru Haru Ga Ki Ta Yo / Tokyo Broadcasting Children's Choir, Columbia Orchestra (1966) 18. Ooame No Machi / New Music Association (1970) 19. Henka Suru Shizen / New Music Association (1970) 20. Topinpu To Pinpikurin / Masako Saito New Music Association (1971) 21. Ai (Love) (composition - study) / Moog Synthesizer & Columbia Orchestra (1974)

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Dubforce (EP)

DUBFORCE

Dubforce (EP)

Ref: FSD7205


Price: 15.99

Dub - the music, bands, mixes, remixes- has been around for so long in Japan it's almost become a tradition. In March 2015, an event 'Asamoto Lovers Aid' was held to raise money for Hirofumi Asamoto, a musician and lover of dub, who was in hospital at the time receiving treatment after being involved in a bicycle crash. Unfortunately Asamoto later passed away. At this event several veterans of the dub scene got together including Watsui (bass) Gota Yashiki (drums) Aida Shigekazu (guitar), Emerson Kitamura (keyboards) Akihito Masui (trombone) which eventually resulted in Dubforce and this EP. Some of these musicians were in the group Mute Beat (who Asamoto played with) pioneers of the dub scene from the 1980s. These musicians have always remained popular and this latest dub band has been enthusiastly received in Japan by lovers of dub and reggae Tracks range from those written by by Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble to Aswad and originals.

1. Robinson Crusoe 2. Dub Fire 3. How Much Are They? 4. Tokyo Dub 5. Shabon Tama

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Traditional Folk Music from Awa (2 CDs)

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Traditional Folk Music from Awa (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD7206


Price: 26.99

Subtitled - Traditional folk music from Awa. Eiji Hinaki cassette audio archives, 1968-1988 compiled by Makoto Kubota. A wonderful album of field recordings capturing the Awa Odori festival music of Shikoku. Rare recordings of songs; wild, rootsy, rich and funky music, many of which are not played today. Atmospheric, 54 tracks together with fantastic photos taken by Eiji Hinaki.

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Anthropocene (LP Vinyl)

SHUTA HASUNUMA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Anthropocene (LP Vinyl)

Ref: FSL7208


Price: 39.99

New album, first for over four years, from the 16 member contemporary orchestra formed in 2010 by Shuta Hasunuma. Born in 1983 in Tokyo, Hasunuma collaborates in genres across performing arts, including film, theatre, dance and music. He composes music to accompany video, sound, sculpture and installation works. The 16 members play bass, guitar, drums, synthesizer, saxophone, marimba, steelpan, euphonium, guitar, drums, rap, violin, viola, flute, flugelhorn and glockenspiel

Side A

1: Anthropocene - intro 2: Juxtaposition with Tokyo 3: the unseen 4: Meeting Place

Side B

1. Bridge Suites 2. 40 3. off-site 4. TIME

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Anthropocene

SHUTA HASUNUMA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Anthropocene

Ref: FSD7207


Price: 26.99

New album, first for over four years, from the 16 member contemporary orchestra formed in 2010 by Shuta Hasunuma. Born in 1983 in Tokyo, Hasunuma collaborates in genres across performing arts, including film, theatre, dance and music. He composes music to accompany video, sound, sculpture and installation works. The 16 members play bass, guitar, drums, synthesizer, saxophone, marimba, steelpan, euphonium, guitar, drums, rap, violin, viola, flute, flugelhorn and glockenspiel

1: Anthropocene - intro 2: Meeting Place 3: Juxtaposition with Tokyo 4: the unseen 5: 4O 6: off-site 7: centers #1 8: centers #2 9: centers #3 10: TIME 11: Bridge Suites 12: NEW 13: Anthropocene - outro

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The Fortess Soundtrack (Double Vinyl LP)

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

The Fortess Soundtrack (Double Vinyl LP)

Ref: FSL7200


Price: 64.99

The Fortress is a 2017 South Korean film, starring Lee Byung-hun and Kim Yoon-seok and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk. Korean traditional instruments alongside piano and strings. 22 tracks, Sakamoto won Best Music at the 37th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards. 2 x 180g Vinyl.

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Next Teardrop

MARIKO HAMADA

Next Teardrop

Ref: FSD7201


Price: 25.99

Very classy new album produced by Makoto Kubota. Some great songs, many new and written by Shinichi Osawa (Mondo Grosso) and featuring the drummer Daichi Ito.

1. Aoi Tsuki No Waltz Prelude 2. Machiawase 3. Anata Kara Tooku He 4. Satsuki No Yuuutsu 5. Bird 6. Kinou No Mori 7. Yume No Naka De Nai Ta 8. Before The Next Teardrop Falls 9. Wasure Oto 10. Last Order 11. Sayonara Ga Furu Toki 12. Aoi Tsuki No Waltz Postlude

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Nippon Song - Gaikoku Kyoku o Fukitobase (Japanese Songs- Blow Away Foreign Songs)

TAISUKE OTA, ATSUHIKO TAKEMURA, SHINTARO NAKAI

Nippon Song - Gaikoku Kyoku o Fukitobase (Japanese Songs- Blow Away Foreign Songs)

Ref: FSD7193


Price: 18.99

Latest in the wonderful series of Japanese songs played by folk music singer Taisuke Oka. This time, he's playing old folk songs and original songs inspired by the old ones, swapped the kankara (Okinawa tin can sanshin) for the guitar, and is joined by Atsuhiko Takemura on guitar and drummer Shintaro Nakai and several guests playing rappa nikko (two stringed fiddle), accordion, mandolin, percussion, clarinet, chanchiki drum, bodhran, with jazz, country an Irish elements.

1. Tokyo 2. Kanashimi Nante Fukitobase 3. Sakaba de Dance 4. Ranpu 5. Rambling Song 6. Otoko Uta 7. Uta 8. Cho Kara Machi E 9. Sasurai 10. Crazy Love 11. Sake ga Nakerya Imiganai 12. Horohoro Bushi 13. Asakusa Uta 14. Kofuku

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Dance Ryo - Pre-Showa (1926)  Folk Song Jazz for Everyone

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Dance Ryo - Pre-Showa (1926) Folk Song Jazz for Everyone

Ref: FSD7198


Price: 19.99

It's often portrayed how Japanese folk (minyo) was mixed with various western music and rhythms following the second world war. However even before the Showa period in 1926, Japanese minyo (ryo) was being mixed with foxtrot, blues, tango and rumba. These songs were popular in dance halls, where these familiar folk tunes took on a new lease of life.

1. Wakako Maruyama - Kushimoto Bushi (Wakayama Pref) 2. Teichiku Dance Orchestra Band - Kusatsu Bushi 3. Katsutaro Komachi - Kaeuta Sanosa Bushi 4. A.S. Jazz Band - Tokaebisu 5. Ryoichi Hattori N.O. Orchestra - Goshu Ondo 6. Kappare 7. Susumu Kuroda - Gujo no Yahata 8. Fumikichi Fujimoto - Shin Iso Bushi 9. Taihei Dance Orchestra Band - Okesa Bushi 10. Pontocho Fudeka - Modern Konpira Sen 11. Kiraka - Yosakoi Bushi 12. Wakako Murayama - Yasugi Tango 13. Mishima Kazuno - Kiso Bushi - Shin Nihon Hakkei 14. Ichiro Ida and his Jazz Band - Aizu Bandaisan 15. Teiichi Futamura - Asakusa Okesa 16. Haruko Aoki - Yamanaka Bushi 17. Ichiro Fujimura - Dansuriyo, Sanosa Bushi 18. Masao Shinohara N.O Orchestra - Ohara Bushi 19. Nihon Polydor Orchestra - No-e Bushi 20. Kokichi Takada - Kompira Fune Fune 21. Nihon Polydor Orchestra - Yagi Bushi 22. Nihon Victor Light Orchestra - Sangai Bushi 23. Kushi National Quintet- Yasugi Rumba

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3 (San) (Limited Edition) (Cardboard Sleeve)

SWEET ROBOTS AGAINST THE MACHINE

3 (San) (Limited Edition) (Cardboard Sleeve)

Ref: FSD7191


Price: 25.99

First album for 16 years from Towa Tei's project. Features Yoshinori Sunahara (also of Metafive) and Bakarhythm. Electro minamlist sound.

1. Futurism 2. Dakitime 3. Gymnastics to Make 4. Do Not Remember 99 5. Animal 6. Insane Quiz 7. Boxes 8. Radio 9. Assembly 10. Kawaii


3 (San) (x2 Vinyl LP )

SWEET ROBOTS AGAINST THE MACHINE

3 (San) (x2 Vinyl LP )

Ref: FSL7192


Price: 49.99

The double LP version comes with instrumental vesions on LP2. First album for 16 years from Towa Tei's project. Features Yoshinori Sunahara (also of Metafive) and Bakarhythm. Electro minamlist sound.

LP1

Side A

1. Futurism 2. Dakitime 3. Gymnastics to Make 4. Do Not Remember 99 5. Animal

SIDE B

1. Insane Quiz 2. Boxes 3. Radio 4. Assembly 5. Kawaii.

LP2

SIDE A

1. Futurism (Instrumental Vers.) 2. Dakitime (Instrumental Vers.)

SIDE B

1. Do Not Remember 99 (Instrumental Vers.) 2. Insane Quiz (Instrumental Vers.) 3. Assembly (Instrumental Vers.)



Exitentialist A Xie Xie (Vinyl LP)

THE BEATNIKS

Exitentialist A Xie Xie (Vinyl LP)

Ref: FSL7168


Price: 34.99

Released May 9th. First album for seven years from the duo of Yukihiro Takahashi and Keiichi Suzuki. Impressive list of guest musicians includes band mates from Metafive, Gondo Tomohiko (flugel, computer programming & editing) Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius) (electric guitar) and Leo Imai (vocals). Delicate, intelligent, witty, socially conscious pop/rock. Includes the Softly Softly recently used as the opening for the NHK J-Melo programme. First release for about 30 years on the Better Days imprint of Nippon Columbia. This label released debut records by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kazumi Watanabe, Yasuaki Shimizu and others, released albums by KYLN, Mariah, with many of these earlier albums recently gaining attention outside Japan. This album is seen as a worthy title to relaunch this legendary label.

SIDE A

1. Crepuscular Rays 2. I've Been Waiting for You 3. Hana-Mochi Naranai Blue no Scarf, Grey no Wansho 4. Brocken Spectre 5. Hodo Yoi Oki sa no Ryoshi no Shima

SIDE B

1. Softly Softly 2. Beat Shirushi no Bouble Bubble 3. Unfinished Love - Full of Scratches 4. Speckeled Bandages 5. She She She Da Da Da Yeah Yeah Yeah Ya Ya Ya


Exitentialist A Xie Xie

THE BEATNIKS

Exitentialist A Xie Xie

Ref: FSD7160


Price: 25.99

Released May 9th. First album for seven years from the duo of Yukihiro Takahashi and Keiichi Suzuki. Impressive list of guest musicians includes band mates from Metafive, Gondo Tomohiko (flugel, computer programming & editing) Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius) (electric guitar) and Leo Imai (vocals). Delicate, intelligent, witty, socially conscious pop/rock. Includes the Softly Softly recently used as the opening for the NHK J-Melo programme. First release for about 30 years on the Better Days imprint of Nippon Columbia. This label released debut records by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kazumi Watanabe, Yasuaki Shimizu and others, released albums by KYLN, Mariah, with many of these earlier albums recently gaining attention outside Japan. This album is seen as a worthy title to relaunch this legendary label.

1. Crepuscular Rays 2. I've Been Waiting for You 3. Hana-Mochi Naranai Blue no Scarf, Grey no Wansho 4. Brocken Spectre 5. Hodo Yoi Oki sa no Ryoshi no Shima 6. Softly Softly 7. Beat Shirushi no Bouble Bubble 8. Unfinished Love - Full of Scratches 9. Speckeled Bandages 10. She She She Da Da Da Yeah Yeah Yeah Ya Ya Ya


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1. CODA Collector's Edition with Performance in New York: async (Blu-ray, 2 Discs) (Limited Edition) (Ref: FSV7157)


Victor Rokkets 40 + 1 (SHM-CD)  (2 CDs)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Victor Rokkets 40 + 1 (SHM-CD) (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD7169


Price: 26.99

From 1984, Sheena and the Rokkets signed to Victor, particularly their Invitation and Speedstar labels. Tracks selected by Makoto Ayukawa, including a bonus track.

CD1

1. Sweet Inspiration 2. Pretty Little Boy 3. Friction Drive 4. Oh Moon 5. Non-non Doll 6. Main Lover 7. Modern Dance 8. This Way 9. Lemon Tea (12" version) 10. ABC 11. Games for Girls 12. Captain Guitar and Baby Rock (Live Version) 13. You May Dream (Live Version) 14. Doshitemo Aitai 15. Sugar Finger 16. Happy House 17. Jet Coaster 18. Glory of Love 19. Poison 20. Rough Neck Blues

CD2

1. Jungle Jungle 2. Dream + Revolt 3. Angel Eyes 4. Permanent Honeymoon 5. Family Dancing 6. Freedom Chain 7. Ha! Ha! Ha! Hard Drug 8. Kill Me Baby 9. Sexy Rider 10. Rain 11. Rock on Baby 12. Koko 13. Internet Kiss 14. Makoto is My Love (Tomorrow Beach) 15. Beautiful 16. The Jungle of Love (You Maybe King, but I'm the Wild Thing) 17. No No No (Live Version) 18. Japanic 19. Taiyo no Vacances 20. Rokket Ride 21. Umi (Cover Demo Track version) (Bonus track)

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Early Rokkets 40+1 (Blu-spec CD2) (2 CDs)

SHEENA AND THE ROKKETS

Early Rokkets 40+1 (Blu-spec CD2) (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD7170


Price: 26.99

Released to mark 40 years since the band was formed, tracks selected by Makoto Ayukawa, including solo material by Sheena and Makoto, with bonus track a live version of Lemon Tea. They began playing as opening act for Elvis Costello in 1978, collaborated with YMO and Haruomi Hosono in 1979, and played with the Ramones in Tokyo (Sheena took her name from the Ramones song). Sheena passed away in 2015.

CD1

1. You May Dream 2. Baby Maybe 3. Omaega Hoshii (One More Time) 4. You Really Got Me 5. Lazy Crazy Blues 6. Hot Line 7. My Boyfriend 8. Propose 9. Kiss Me Quick 10. Good Luck 11. Batman Theme 12. I Got You I Feel Good 13. One Night Stand 14. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 15. Krazy Kook Kat 16. Heart Hi No Tsukete 17. Taikutsu na Sekai 18. Stiff Lips 19. Snakeman 20. Sentimental Fool 21. Lemon Tea (1981 Live) (Bonus Track)

CD2

1. Lemon Tea 2. Pinup Baby Blues 3. Moonlight Dance 4. Cry Cry Cry 5. Radio Junk 6. Oh! Suzy-Q 7. Ukabuki no Peach Girl 8. Bon Temps Rouler 9. Beautiful 10. Kowaremo-no 11. Jukeboxer 12. Dead Guitar 13. Boon Boon (Makoto Ayukawa) 14. I Love You (Makoto Ayukawa) 15. Why Why Why (Sheena) 16. Help Me (Sheena) 17. Chanel #5 No On The Rock 18. Virus Capsule 19. Koi no Dance Tengoku 20. Old Fashioned Love Song

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Japan Crystal Records - Jazz and Popular Complete Works 1935

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Japan Crystal Records - Jazz and Popular Complete Works 1935

Ref: FSD7173


Price: 19.99

Crystal Records was a short lived record label that operated between 1934 to 1936. However, it had a big influence on the Japanese music scene, mainly as the breeding ground for Ryoichi Hattori (1907-1993). Hattori composed some of Japan's most famous jazz and pop songs, helping to create a jazz boom following the war. Crystal was the first label Hattori's songs found an outlet for, where he would write jazz, Latin and pop tunes for a variety of singers.

1. Minako Hirai / Merry Widow Waltz 2. Yoshinori Matsuyama / Ha Cha Cha 3. Michio Shimura / Ryusen Jazz 4. Mitsuo Fujikawa 5. Helen Honda / Amai Kotoba 6. Mitsuo Fujikawa / The Magic of You 7. Orion Call Choir / Song of the Volga Boatmen 8. Ryoichi Hattori, Nihon Crystal Symphony Orchestra / Iso Kyoku 1936 9. Mitsuo Fujikawa / Castanet Tango 10. Shikie Kitamura / Yo no Hanabe 11. Susumuni Oka / Poema 12. Tokyo Shui Seisakusho, Haruyo Ichikawa / Otome Nikki 13. Tokyo Shui Seisakusho, Haruyo Ichikawa / Yudzuki Mireba 14. Michio Shimura / Tsuki no Dekki 15. Michio Shimura / Koi no Kannu 16. Ayako Kinugawa / Maneko Yashi no Ha 17. Michio Shimura / Tango Delle Rose 18. Fukuo Tanaka / Siboney 19. Kikue Kitamura / Odori Odoro Yo 20. Haruyo Ichikawa / Betty Boop 21. Haruyo Ichikawa / My Blue Heaven 22. Japan Crystal Five Stars / Kuchibue Fukunara 23. Japan Crystal Five Stars / Shanghai Lil

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Kisha ga Inaka wo Toru Sono Toki + 6 (cardboard sleeve, mini-LP) (UHQCD)

WATARU TAKADA

Kisha ga Inaka wo Toru Sono Toki + 6 (cardboard sleeve, mini-LP) (UHQCD)

Ref: FSD7174


Price: 22.99

Originally released on the URC label in 1969. First solo album from Wataru Takada. Poetic, rustic style, and highly regarded and valuable collection of songs. This edition comes with six bonus tracks.

1. Boro Boro 2. Haru Massa I Chuu 3. Nichiyoubi 4. Sakaya 5. Kisha Ga Inaka Wo Tooru Sono Toki 6. Rainen No Hanashi Wo Shiyo 7. Asahi Ro 8. Shin Wakara Nai Bushi 9. Zeni Ga Nakerya 10. Dekasegi No Uta 11. Koufu No Inori 12. Konoyo Ni Sumu Ie To Te Naku Bonus tracks : 13. Dai Digest Ban Sanoku Yen Goudatsu Jiken No Uta 14. Dai Digest Sanoku Yen Goudatsu Jiken No Uta(Jikkyou) 15. Tenshin 16. Densha Mondai 17. Jieitai Ni Hairo 18. Tokyo Folk Gerira No Shokun Tachi Wo Kataru

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Kisha ga Inaka wo Toru Sono Toki (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

WATARU TAKADA

Kisha ga Inaka wo Toru Sono Toki (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSL7175


Price: 34.99

Originally released on the URC label in 1969. First solo album from Wataru Takada. Poetic, rustic style, and highly regarded and valuable collection of songs. Comes with gatefold sleeve. Cut from original master at JVC Mastering Centre.

SIDE A

1. Boro Boro 2. Haru Massa I Chuu 3. Nichiyoubi 4. Sakaya 5. Kisha Ga Inaka Wo Tooru Sono Toki 6. Rainen No Hanashi Wo Shiyo

SIDE B

1. Asahi Ro 2. Shin Wakara Nai Bushi 3. Zeni Ga Nakerya 4. Dekasegi No Uta 5. Koufu No Inori 6. Konoyo Ni Sumu Ie To Te Naku

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Kisha ga Inaka wo Toru Sono Toki (Cassette tape) (Limited Edition)

WATARU TAKADA

Kisha ga Inaka wo Toru Sono Toki (Cassette tape) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSV7176


Price: 16.99

Originally released on the URC label in 1969. First solo album from Wataru Takada. Poetic, rustic style, and highly regarded and valuable collection of songs. Comes slip case.

SIDE A

1. Boro Boro 2. Haru Massa I Chuu 3. Nichiyoubi 4. Sakaya 5. Kisha Ga Inaka Wo Tooru Sono Toki 6. Rainen No Hanashi Wo Shiyo

SIDE B

1. Asahi Ro 2. Shin Wakara Nai Bushi 3. Zeni Ga Nakerya 4. Dekasegi No Uta 5. Koufu No Inori 6. Konoyo Ni Sumu Ie To Te Naku

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Owari Hajimaru + 5  (cardboard sleeve, mini-LP) (UHQCD)

GORO NAKAGAWA

Owari Hajimaru + 5 (cardboard sleeve, mini-LP) (UHQCD)

Ref: FSD7177


Price: 22.99

Originally released in 1969, first solo album from Goro Nakagawa, with his protest and anti-war songs. Also features the group Jacks, fronted by the director of URC Yoshio Hayakawa, and translated versions of songs by Pete Seeger and Eric Anderson. Comes with five bonus tracks.

1. Furui Yoroppadewa 2. Koroshiya no Blues 3. Itsuno Manika 4. Shufuno Blues 5. Shinda Musukoga Kaettekitakara 6. Anataga Mo Waraenaikara 7. Uta 8. Kaerusonotoki 9. Jiyuuni Tsuiteno Uta 10. Orewa Yamatonchu 11. Koshimade Doromamire 12. Owaru Bonus Tracks : 13. Koshimade Doromamire (single version) 14. Koibitoyo Beddono Sobani Oide (single version) 15. Shufu no Blues (live) 16. Koshimade Doromamire (live) 17. Koroshiyano Buruusu (live)


Happy End (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

HAPPY END

Happy End (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSL7178


Price: 34.99

First album from Happy End originally released in August 1970. From half speed cutting master, Metropolis Studio London, at JVC Mastering Centre. A landmark recording.

Side 1

1. Haruyo Koi 2. Kakurenbo 3. Shin Shin Shin 4. Tobenai Sora 5. Kataki Thanatos o Sokiseyo!

Side 2

6. Ayakashi no Dobutsuen 7. Juuni Gatsu no Ame no Hi 8. Ira Ira 9. Asa 10. Happy End 11. Zoku Happppy Eeeend

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Happy End (Cassette Tape) (Limited Edition)

HAPPY END

Happy End (Cassette Tape) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSV7179


Price: 16.99

First album from Happy End originally released in August 1970. A landmark recording. Comes in slip case packaging with lyrics card.

Side 1

1. Haruyo Koi 2. Kakurenbo 3. Shin Shin Shin 4. Tobenai Sora 5. Kataki Thanatos o Sokiseyo!

Side 2

6. Ayakashi no Dobutsuen 7. Juuni Gatsu no Ame no Hi 8. Ira Ira 9. Asa 10. Happy End 11. Zoku Happppy Eeeend

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Hakuchumo (cardboard sleeve, mini-LP) (UHQCD)

KYOJI NOZAWA

Hakuchumo (cardboard sleeve, mini-LP) (UHQCD)

Ref: FSD7180


Price: 22.99

First album from Koji Nozawa from 1972, long unavailable and finally re-released. Has played with many other luminaries from the time such as Tetsuo Saito, Akata Mori, Akiko Yano, Makoto Yano and others. Sometimes referred to as 'psychedelic folk'.

1. Tsukijino Uta 2. Arubaato Ga Utatteru 3. Machi no Rojiura 4. Yurikagono Shindouni Mio Makasete 5. Asobimashou 6. Guchi 7. Kuuchuuni Asobu Kuusoukano Yume(Fuefukidoujino Baraado) 8. Kaitenmokubano Kippukirino Ojisan 9. Daridaridindon 10. Okashiyasanni Naretakaratoitte Mainichi Oishii Keekiga Taberarerutowa Kagirimasen 11. Kawaii Musuko / Bokuha Ittai Daredeshou 12. Seijaku 13. Tsukijino Uta

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Kaze Machi Roman (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

HAPPY END

Kaze Machi Roman (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSL7181


Price: 34.99

Second album from Happy End released on URC Records in November 1971. Another seminal release, and often cited as one of the greatest Japanese rock albums on various magazine lists such as Rolling Stone Japan and Bounce (Tower Records). Many of the tracks have been covered by musicians in Japan and around the world and Kaze wo Atsumete featured in the film Lost in Translation. From half speed cutting master, Metropolis Studio London, at JVC Mastering Centre. Gatefold sleeve, Lyrics enclosed.

SIDE A - Wind

1. Dakishimetai 2. Sorairo no Crayon 3. Kaze wo Atsumete 4. Kurayamizaka Musasabi Henge 5. Haikara Hakuchi 6. Haikara Beautiful

SIDE B - City

1. Natsu Nandesu 2. Hana Ichi Monme 3. Ahita Tenki no Naare 4. Typhoon 5.Haru Ranman 6. Aiueo

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Kaze Machi Roman (Cassette Tape) (Limited Edition)

HAPPY END

Kaze Machi Roman (Cassette Tape) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSC7182


Price: 16.99

Second album from Happy End released on URC Records in November 1971. Another seminal release, and often cited as one of the greatest Japanese rock albums on various magazine lists such as Rolling Stone Japan and Bounce (Tower Records). Many of the tracks have been covered by musicians in Japan and around the world and Kaze wo Atsumete featured in the film Lost in Translation. Slip case cover, lyrics enclosed.

SIDE A - Wind

1. Dakishimetai 2. Sorairo no Crayon 3. Kaze wo Atsumete 4. Kurayamizaka Musasabi Henge 5. Haikara Hakuchi 6. Haikara Beautiful

SIDE B - City

1. Natsu Nandesu 2. Hana Ichi Monme 3. Ahita Tenki no Naare 4. Typhoon 5.Haru Ranman 6. Aiueo

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Kyokun (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

RYO KAGAWA

Kyokun (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSL7184


Price: 34.99

Ryo Kagawa, who died in April 2017, was one of the most important figures of the Kansai folk music scene at the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s. While working in publishing with URC he became friends with musicians such as Wataru Takada, and influenced by Woody Guthrie, Ramblin Jack Elliot began writing songs himself. One song was an anti-war anthem called Kyokun I, that became a cult hit. This is his first album from URC originally released in 1971. Backing band was Happy End. Gatefold Sleeve, Mastered at JVC Mastering Centre.

SIDE A

1. Kyokun 1 2. Dekiru Koto Nara 3. Kanashi Kimochi De 4. Yoake 5. Sensou Shimasho 6. Sono Asa

SIDE B

1. Motomemasu 2. Imoto ni Okuru Uta 3. Akirame Bushi 4. Akatsuchi no Shita De 5. Zeni no Kyoku Ryoku Nitsuite 6. Dendou

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Kyokun (Cassette) (Limited Edition)

RYO KAGAWA

Kyokun (Cassette) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSC7185


Price: 16.99

Ryo Kagawa, who died in April 2017, was one of the most important figures of the Kansai folk music scene at the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s. While working in publishing with URC he became friends with musicians such as Wataru Takada, and influenced by Woody Guthrie, Ramblin Jack Elliot began writing songs himself. One song was an anti-war anthem called Kyokun I, that became a cult hit. This is his first album from URC originally released in 1971. Backing band was Happy End. Slip case packaging.

SIDE A

1. Kyokun 1 2. Dekiru Koto Nara 3. Kanashi Kimochi De 4. Yoake 5. Sensou Shimasho 6. Sono Asa

SIDE B

1. Motomemasu 2. Imoto ni Okuru Uta 3. Akirame Bushi 4. Akatsuchi no Shita De 5. Zeni no Kyoku Ryoku Nitsuite 6. Dendou

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1970 Nen + 9 (cardboard sleeve, mini-LP) (UHQCD)

ISATO NAKAGAWA

1970 Nen + 9 (cardboard sleeve, mini-LP) (UHQCD)

Ref: FSD7189


Price: 22.99

Isato Nakagawa is known as a virtuso acoustic guitarist. One of Japan's and even the world's best. He has toured in Europe, and has organized and played with many fingerstyle guitarists in Japan including Martin Simpson, Jacques Stotzem, Sandor Sazbo and many more. He was also a member of Itsutsu no Akai Fuusen, together with Takashi Nishioka. This is his first solo album from 1973, recorded at home, featuring Takashi Nishioka. Quite a range of influences and instruments including kazoo, banjo, fiddle with an Indian psyechedelic flavour. The extra nine tracks are live recordings released for the first time.

1. Sonokini Nareba 2. Itsumoto Onaji 3. Nishikaze 4. Forukusu Waagenni Notte 5. Orega Tabikara Kaetta Tokiwa 6. Kyouwa Marude Nichiyoubi 7. Machino Umi 8. Tii Taimu 9. Douyou Fuyuno Uta(Aruiwa Denkikotatsuno Komaasharu) 10. Gokigenyou Tomobekun 11. Mu 12. Konomichi 13. Orega Tabikara Kaetta Tokiwa 14. Sonokini Nareba 15. Gokigenyou Tomobekun 16. Dendou 17. Nishikaze 18. Kodomotachi 19. Kyouwa Marude Nichiyoubi 20. Kazeno Fuku Asa

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Dapper

SOIL & 'PIMP' SESSIONS

Dapper

Ref: FSD7158


Price: 25.99

Released May 9th. First new album for two years. Jazz mixed with hip hop, electro and other styles with guests including Ego Wrappin', Awich and others.

1. A New Day 2. Heaven on Earth feat. Awich 3. Explorer 4. tba 5. Deform Reform 6. Bond 7. Interlude 8. Yumemakase feat. Yojiro Noda 9. Drivin' feat. Nao Kawamura 10. Dusk 11. Glitch feat. Shun Ikegai from Yahel & Kiala from Kodama 12. Pride Fish Ball 13. Method 14. Drifter feat. Ego Wrappin'


Dapper (with DVD) (Limited Edition)

SOIL & 'PIMP' SESSIONS

Dapper (with DVD) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSD7159


Price: 31.99

Comes with limited edition DVD with music videos and more. Jazz mixed with hip hop, electro and other styles with guests including Ego Wrappin', Awich and others. Limited Edition DVD features live tracks from Little Nap, Shibuya, Tokyo, plus music video.

1. A New Day 2. Heaven on Earth feat. Awich 3. Explorer 4. tba 5. Deform Reform 6. Bond 7. Interlude 8. Yumemakase feat. Yojiro Noda 9. Drivin' feat. Nao Kawamura 10. Dusk 11. Glitch feat. Shun Ikegai from Yahel & Kiala from Kodama 12. Pride Fish Ball 13. Method 14. Drifter feat. Ego Wrappin'

DVD

1. Awesome Knowledge (Live session at Little Nap Music Stand) 2. Heaven on Earth feat. Awich (Live session at Little Nap Music Stand) 3. A New Day with Takeshi Kurihara (Live session at Little Nap Music Stand) 4. Yumemakase feat. Yojiro Noda (MV)



Raiden

IPPEI YAMANAKA

Raiden

Ref: FSD7171


Price: 20.99

Ippei Yamanaka was born on the east side of Osaka, an area called Kawachi, both an agricultural and industrial district. The local summer Bon Odori music is called Kawachi Ondo, and Ippei was a singer of this type of song from a young age. One of the songs he sung was called Raiden, featured on this album. Ippei became a monk for twelve years, returning as a Kawachi Ondo singer in 1992. Osaka is also know for its soul music, blues and funk and Ippei combined these types of music with Kawachi Ondo on various albums and live shows, including on this latest album.

Ippei Yamanaka (vocals) Mariko Akae (taiko, wadaiko) Tomomi Azuma (bass) Tomomi Niji (shamisen) Naoyuki Hirata (guitar) plus hayashi (backing vocals) Mika Saeki, Itsumi Sakuragawa.

1. Kawachi Ondo Naniwa Bojo (6.56) 2. Kojo (0,29) 3. Kawachi Ondo Raiden (32.21) 4. Kawachi Ondo Raiden (Alternate Take) (33.30)

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Year Book 1985-1989 (5 CDs)

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

Year Book 1985-1989 (5 CDs)

Ref: FSD7119


Price: 69.99

The fourth in Ryuichi Sakamoto's Year Book series. This volume of 5 CDs is of unreleased and rare tracks from 1985-1989. This was a particularly fruitful period for Sakamoto, gaining worldwide acclaim receiving an Academy Award for The Last Emperor soundtrack, several original albums, commercial music and live tours. He was using keyboards such as Fairlight CMI, Emulator II, Yamaha DX7. Tracks include performances with Yuji Takahashi, Kisaragi Koharu, Haruna Miyake, Kazumi Watanabe, a live session at Roppongi Inkstick, the 1989 NHK FM special song, Kaze no Michi, tracks such as his song Rachael performed by Sandii & The Sunsetz song, and unreleased The Garden for designer Tokio Kumagai. Comes as tall CD size as previously and a 30 page booklet with archive photographs from the time.

CD1

TV War - First time release, unedited version. Live recording at the International Science Technology Exposition, Tsukuba , on 15th September 1985. Concept Akira Asada, Video, Radical TV and music by Ryuichi Sakamoto. An edited version of TV War was released as a laserdisc and video, but this is the full, live sound only version.

1. Opening 2. City 3. Robot 4. Live 5. War 6. Ending

CD2

Inkstick Session (First time release) Live recording of a totally improvisation session at Inkstick, a live venue in Roppongi, Tokyo. Sakamoto played a Fairlight CMI

Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards) Bill Laswell (bass) Toshinori Kondo (trumpet) Hideo Yamaki (drums) Carlos Alomar (guitar)

CD3 + 4

Matthaios 1985 - First Time Release

Kazumi Watanabe, Haruna Miyake, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yuji Takahashi, Koharu Kisaragi .Noise

supporting musicians Greg Lee (bass) Shuichi 'Ponta' Murakami (drums) Yas-Kaz (percussion) Jo Sakimoto (harmonica) Hisako Tokue (violin)

Performance from 1985 to commemorate 300 years since the birth of JS. Bach. Production with playwright Koharu Kisaragi and the theatre company, Noise. Stage performance set to interpretation of Bach's music. This is a live recording of this stage performance.

CD5

1. Rachael / Sandii & The Sunsetz 2. NHK Science Expo Highlights - Ending Theme / Ryuichi Sakamoto (previously unreleased) 3. Steel Cathedrals / David Sylvian 4. Neo Plant / Koharu Kisaragi 5. Futurista / Ryuichi Sakamoto (recorded before album release of Futursita, previously unreleased) 6 + 7 Fuji TV Commercial 'Shinyaka Shiso' Theme Song, A Type + B Type / Ryuichi Sakamoto (previously unreleased) 8. Chasing the Air / Yosuke Yamashita + Bill Laswell + Ryuichi Sakamoto 9. Undo Demo #3 / Ryuichi Sakamoto (previously unreleased) 10. Kaze no Michi (NHK-FM special 'acoustic concert' / Taeko Onuki + Ryuichi Sakamoto (previously unreleased) 11. The Garden (for designer Tokio Kumagai) / Ryuichi Sakamoto (previously unreleased)



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Eiichi Ohtaki Song Book III - Yume de Aetara (1976-2018) (4 CDs)

VARIOUS ARTSITS

Eiichi Ohtaki Song Book III - Yume de Aetara (1976-2018) (4 CDs)

Ref: FSD7161


Price: 39.99

Eiichi Ohtaki (1948-2013) was a singer/songwriter, who was a member of the group Happy End, but is probably more famous for his work as a solo musician, especially the album A Long Vacation. As a songwriter, he composed what is considered a classic of Kayo Kyoku, Japanese pop music, with the song Yume de Aetara (When we Meet in our Dreams). Originally composed for the singer Ann Lewis, it's most famous versions were by Minako Yoshida in 1976 and Celia Paul in 1977. It has become one of the most covered songs in Japanese pop music. The idea for this album of covers was originally conceived by Eiichi Ohtaki, and has now finally reached fruition with versions ranging from the original by Minako Yoshida in 1976, to another version by her in 2018.

CD1.

1. Minako Yoshida (1976) 2. Celia Paul (1977) 3. Circus (1978) 4. Hiromi Tanigawa (1980) 5. Junko Sakurada (1980) 6. Hiromi Iwasaki (1981) 7. Ann Lewis (1982) 8. Elle (1982) 9. Niagara Full of Sound Orchestra (1982) 10. Haruko Kuwana (1982) 11. Hitomi Ishikawa (1983) 12. Fumi Hirano (1983) 13. Sawako Kitahara (1984) 14. Kaori Sakagami (1989) 15. Miyuki Kosaka (1991) 16. Shoko Morioka (1991) 17. Jajaja All Stars (1992) 18. Darlene Love (1992) 19. Starlette R. Kirkby (1992) 20. Loud Mokkan Rokujuso Dan (1993) 21. Kaori Kozai (1993) 22. Kaori Momoi (1994)

CD2.

1. Rats & Star (1996) 2. Sony Music Orchestra (1996) 3. Orgel (Music Box) (1997) 4. Masayuki Suzuki (1997) 5. Flute & Orgel (2002) 6. Deen & Toshihiro Harada (2002) 7. Rika Ishii (2002) 8. Shopliifter (2002) 9. Kinmoukusei (2005) 10. Vie Vie (2005) 11. Color feat. Masayuki Suzuki (2005) 12. Orgel (2005) 13. Arearea (2005) 14. Hitomi Ishikawa (2006) 15. Rankin Taxi feat. Chieko Beauty with Little Tempo (2006) 16. Asako Toki (2006) 17. Hana (2007) 18. Arahis (2007) 19. Nami Takada (2007) 20. Hiromi Iwasaki, Yoshimi Iwasaki (2008)

CD3

1. Megumi Makijo (2008) 2. Keihin Electric Railway (Down) (2009) 3. Keihin Electric Railway (Up) (2009) 4. Dachico (2010) 5. Chip Shop Boyz with Android Singers Orchestra (2011) 6. Yuka Matsushita (2011) 7. Salsa 5 (2011) 8. Yuki Murakami (2011) 9. Gospellers (2011) 10. Julee Karan (2011) 11. Mikio Watanabe (2012) 12. M (2012) 13. Miki Hoshi (2012) 14. Kiyomi Suzuki duo with Kaoru Kurosawa 15. Shuho (2013) 16. Basketball Street Boys (2013) 17. Hiroko Yakushimaru (2014) 18. Hoshizora no Shita no Ongakkai (2013) 19. Keiko Maruyama (2014) 20. Revival Stance (2014) 21. Shanti (2014) 22. Eiichi Ohtaki (2014) 23. Masayo (2015)

CD4

1. Shigeru Matsuzaki (2015) 2. Nico Touches the Wall (2015) 3. Chisato (2015) 4. Kosuke Kamishin (2015) 5. Inokashira Rangers (2015) 6. Kairi Hokusho / Kurama Sao (2015) 7. Yoshitaka Minami (2015) 8. Okura Mondo & Sleepers (2016) 9. be5 (2016) 10. Air Self Defence Force Aviation Central Music Corps (2016) 11. Rika Tanaka (2016) 12. Masayuki Suzuki (2017) 13. Tomoko Sawada (2017) 14. Megumi Hara (2017) 15. Kanke (2013) 16. Harumi (2018) 17. Hiromi Ota (2018) 18. Eiichi Otaki, Masayuki Suzuki, Hiroko Yakushimaru (2018) 19. Miwa (2018) 20. Shogaku Yoshioka (2018) 21. Minako Yoshida (2018)



Eiichi Ohtaki Song Book III Yume de Aetara (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

EIICHI OHTAKI

Eiichi Ohtaki Song Book III Yume de Aetara (Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSL7162


Price: 24.99

Limited edition LP of the Eiichi Ohtaki Song Book III. Eiichi Ohtaki (1948-2013) was a singer/songwriter, who was a member of the group Happy End, but is probably more famous for his work as a solo musician, especially the album A Long Vacation. As a songwriter, he composed what is considered a classic of Kayo Kyoku, Japanese pop music, with the song Yume de Aetara (When we Meet in our Dreams). Originally composed for the singer Ann Lewis, it's most famous versions were by Minako Yoshida in 1976 and Celia Paul in 1977. It has become one of the most covered songs in Japanese pop music. This LP includes five well known versions of this song.

SIDE A

1. Eiichi Ohtaki 2. Rats & Star 3. Celia Paul (87' Mix)

SIDE B

1. Shogaku Yoshioka (Ikimonogakari) 2. Minako Yoshida (2018)


Ushibuka Haiya-bushi

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Ushibuka Haiya-bushi

Ref: FSD7152


Price: 25.99

Produced and recorded by Makoto Kubota. The roots of Japanese funky festival music. CD1 is of various new recording by Makoto Kubota and CD 2 includes remixes by Kubota from a rare 1970 cassette and the original sound. The Ushibuka Haiya Matsuri takes place every April on the coast of Amakusa in Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu. The song and dance originated during the Edo period when women would perform for the entertainment of the crews from the ships who had called at the port. Ushibuka, with its natural harbour and fishing grounds, long flourished as a port and refuge from storms. These days, during the three day festival, some 5000 dancers dance to Ushibuka-Haiya bushi, enjoyed by young and old. The song's popularity spread to other parts of Japan, forming the basis for other local festival songs. CD1 includes performances by various organizations and preservation societies, keeping the tradition alive. CD2 contains that rare recording from the 1970s by a dancer/folk musician from Tokushima.

CD1

1. Ushibuka Haiya-bushi 2. Gen Haiya 3. Ushibuka Haiya Bushi 4. Ushibuka Haiya Bushi 5. Ushibuka Iso Bushi 6. Ushibuka Haiya-bushi

CD2

1. Haiya 70s Remix long version 2. Haiya 70s Remix Radio Edit 3. Haiya 70s Remix Dub Edit 4. Ushibuka Haiya Bushi Original 70s Cassette

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Sakai Ishinage Odori

THE SAKAI ISHINAGE ODORI PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Sakai Ishinage Odori

Ref: FSD7154


Price: 22.99

Sakai Ishinage Odori festival is a Bon Odori festival in Sakai, Ibaraki, north of Tokyo. A festival that has kept it's local traditions, the music and dance has been passed down the generations, performed by non-professionsals of all ages, Features 1982 recording of the festival, plus 2017 versions of the same pieces recorded and mixed by Sugai Ken. Comes with 36 page booklet and English liner notes, including rare photos.

1. Yose Daiko 2. Ishinage Odori 3. Bukkiri Daiko (original recordings) 4. Yose Daiko 5. Ishinage Odori 6. Bukkiri Daiko (recorded and mixed by Sugai Ken)



Hula Dub

SANDII

Hula Dub

Ref: FSD7145


Price: 23.99

Sandii has long since wanted to record with UK reggae/dub master Dennis Bovell. Thirty seven years to be exact, after they met in London in 1980. It seems to have been worth the wait, as joining Sandii are ex-Sunsetz members Hideo Inoura and Keni Inoue, as well as over twenty musicians who have contributed to the Japanese dub and reggae scene since the 1980s. Musicians include Masahiko Kitahara (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra) Kazufumi Kodama (Dub Station) KonKen, Rankin Taxi and Little Tempo.

1. Yorokobi no Uta 2. Moonlight Hula - Kawika 3. Row Row Row 4. Love Song of Kalua 5. Island of Love 6. Worry Beads 7. Star Crossed Love 8. Walk Away 9. Fire 10. Ring the Living Bell 11. Nami 12. Keep on Coming 13. Pua Lililehua 14. Nowhere to Hide 15. Hula Interlude 16. Hula Dub


A

PLASTICS

A

Ref: FSD7148


Price: 27.99

Live album from the Plastics, a concert at Blue Note Tokyo held on May 2016 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band, and now released to commemorate one year since the death of vocalist and guitar player Toshio Nakanishi. Plastics were one of Japan's most influential bands in the late 1970s, often compared to B52s, Devo and Talking Heads, all of whom were fans of the group.

Musicians and guests featured on this album.

Tachibana Hajime (guitar) Toshio Nakanishi (vocals, guitar) Takemi Shima (rhythm box) Rinda Dada (ex- N'shukugawa Boys) (vocals) Momo (keyboards) Makoto Kubota (live mix) Kan Takagi (dj)

1. I Am Plastic 2. Welcome Plastics 3. Diamond Head 4. Igore 5. Deluxe 6. I Love You Oh No! 7. Delicious 8. Digital Watch 9. Too Much Information 10. Complex 11. Good 12. Robot 13. Cards 14. Introduction - Copy 15. Top Secret Man


Haru Ga Kita

BOOMDIGI

Haru Ga Kita

Ref: FSD7146


Price: 9.99

Formed in 2014 in Kumamoto, Kyushu, Boomdigi play Japanese omatsuri (festival) music mixed with global sounds and rhythms. Traditional flutes and drums combined with reggae, hip-hop, rap, Indonesian dangdut, other Asian and 'world bass beats'. Rather intoxicating.

1. Yoiyo- En Ya Totto 2. Haru Ga Kita (ft. Original Kose) 3. Otemo-yan 4. Plumeria 5. Have a Good Day 6. Haru ga Kita (Karaoke)

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Logic Chronicle ( x 5 Blu-spec CD2)

HIDEKI MATSUTAKE

Logic Chronicle ( x 5 Blu-spec CD2)

Ref: FSD7126


Price: 89.99

Five Blu-spec CD2 box set documenting the 45 year career of the man, sometimes dubbed the fourth member of YMO, Hideki Matsutake. A pioneer of electronic music, he was the first disciple of Isao Tomita, as his assistant in the early 1970s. This box set illustrrates his diverse career, with YMO, Sakamoto, his band Logic System, with the video game group Akihabara Electric Circus, and working with many musicians and singers especially during the 1980s. These days he is chairman of the Japan Synthesizer Programmers Association.

CD1 (ELECTRO & INSTRUMENTAL PT.1)

1. UCHU E NO TABIDACHI (EDIT) / IIIC MAGICAL SPACE BAND (1978)

2. KARASAWAGI FUNKY EFFECT / TAMAKI HIROKI & S.M.T (1975)

3. BED DE TABAKO O SUWANAIDE / BEAUTIFUL CHATEAU & SYNTHESIZER (1976)

4. MONKEY MAGIC / 21st CENTURY BAND (1979)

5. EDO NO MACHI KITAMACHI MINIAMIMACHI EDO TAIKA KIYARI DAIMYOU GYORETSU EDOJOU / IMAFUJI SANAE(CHOJURO) (1977)

6. WALTZ OP.64-1 / MOOG III SYNTHESIZER PLUS RHYTHM (1975)

7. THE MAZE / SOUND ADVENTURE ORCHESTRA (1976)

8. ASUKA / SOUND ADVENTURE ORCHESTRA (1976)

9. GOLDFINGER / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE & K.I. CAPSULE (1979)

10. KAGAMI / PYRAMID POWER (1978)

11. MAYONAKA NO TOY SHOP / PYRAMID POWER (1978)

12. BEETHOVEN PORTRAIT / STARSHIP CONSTRUCTION (1978)

13. PROLOGUE - ISCANDAR [SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO] / MATSUTAKE HIDEKI (1978)

CD2 (ELECTRO & INSTRUMENTAL PT. 2)

1. THOUSAND KNIVES / SAKAMOTO RYUICHI (1978)

2. RYDEEN (LIVE) / YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA (1979)

3. HEPATITIS / HARUOMI HOSONO & YOKO TADANORI (1978)

4. CHARGE / YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI (1981)

5. BATMAN THEME / SHEENA & THE ROKKETS (1979)

6. INTRO / LOGIC SYSTEM (1981)

7. UNIT / LOGIC SYSTEM (1981)

8. AISHUU NO ORIENT KYUUKOU / LOGIC SYSTEM (1982)

9. HARU GA IPPAI / KENJI OMURA (1981)

10. ANYTHING GOES / NOBUYUKI SHIMIZU (1982)

11. TIME OUT / TSUGUTOSHI GOTO (1984)

12. MAKE UP CITY / CASIOPEA (1980)

13. MKWAJU SUITE TIRA RIN / MKWAJU ENSEMBLE (1981)

14. PAINTED WOMAN / MATSUBARA MASAKI (1983)

15. SUNSET 77 - SURFSIDE 6 - ROUTE 66 / AKIHABARA ELECTRIC CIRCUS (1989)

16. BAPPONTEKI SEIJIKAIKAKU / BEAT MUSIK (1993)

17. SWEET MEMORIES / LOGIC SYSTEM (2008)

CD3 - POP & ROCK PT. 1

1. YOGIRI NO HIGHWAY / YOSHITAKA MINAMI (1973)

2. KIZUDARAKE NO LAURA / HIDEKI SAIJO (1974)

3. IKE YANAGIDA / AKIKO YANO (1977)

4. YO RO KO BI / AKIKO YANO (1978)

5. TOKYO SANBIKA / SHOUKICHI KINA & CHAMPLOOSE (1978)

6. TOKO DOUSHI / MOONRIDERS (1978)

7. MOONLIGHT SURFER / SERI ISHIKAWA (1977)

8. SHIOSAI / JIN KIRIGAYA (1979)

9. CARNAVAL / TAEKO ONUKI (1980)

10. 21 SEIKI NO CINDERELLA / AMII OZAKI (1980)

11. JOHANNESBURG / JUNKO YAGAMI (1985)

12. A MEN DE KOI WO SHITE (SING. VERSION) / NIAGARA TRIANGLE (1981)

13. YELLOW SUBMARINE ONDO / AKIKO KANAZAWA (1982)

14. UNAZUKI MARCH / UNAZAKI TRIO (1982)

15. OH TECHNO GAL / BARACCUDA (1980)

16. OBAACHANBA / YONEKO MATSUKANE (1982)

17. HIGH SCHOOL LULLABY / IMO-KIN TRIO (1981)

18. TOKEI O TOMETE / WARABE (1984)

CD4 (POP & ROCK PT.2)

1. QUATRE / RAJIE (1979)

2. SUMIRE SEPTEMBER LOVE / IPPUDO (1982)

3. MULTI-MODERN WORLD / SUSAN (1982)

4. SOPHIE NO PRELUDE / KAZUHIKO KATO (1980)

5. DOWN TOWN / EPO (1980)

6. TENSHI NO WINK / SEIKO MATSUDA (1985)

7. UNTO TOHKU / CHIEMI MANABE (1982)

8. NATURAL HIGHJUMPER / KUMIKO YAMASHITA (1982)

9. CHINA ROSE / YUKO KANAI (1980)

10. NATSUE NUKERU MICHI / HIROMI OTA (1984)

11. MONICA / KOJI KIKKAWA (1984)

12. RIVERSIDE HOTEL / YOSUI INOUE (1982)

13. SOSHITE BOKUHA TOHOH NI KURERU / YOSHIYUKI OSAWA (1984)

14. COME ON LET'S DANCE / TM NETWORK (1986)

15. MARIONETTE / BOOWY (1987)

16. KIN NO TOBIRA / SATOMI KIHARA WITH RADIO HEART (1996)

17. HOT STUFF / MOMOHIME BAND (1992)

CD5 - SOUNDTRACK & DEMO

1.NIHON TELEVISION KYOUI NO SEKAI OPENING THEME / MITSUO MIYAMOTO (2004)

2. NIHON TELEVISION KYOUI NO SEKAI CATCH SHU / MITSUO MIYAMOTO (2004)

3. NIHON TELEVISION KYOUI NO SEKAI ENDING THEME / MITSUO MIYAMOTO (2004)

4. IT'S SHOWTIME / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE (1976)

5. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE (1976)

6. MORI NO GAVOTTE / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE SYNTHESIZER ORCHESTRA (1978)

7. OKINAWA KOKUSAI KAIYOU HAKURANKAI THEME 7 SHINKAI / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE (2004)

8. OKINAWA KOKUSAI KAIYOU HAKURANKAI THEME 4 AQUAPOLIS / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE (2004)

9. NHK NEWS WIDE / RYUICHI SAKAMOTO (2002)

10. KAGAYAKE 8 NIN RIDER / ISAO SASAKI (1980)

11. BADER DAISHUTSUGEKI / MAGICAL SPACE ORCHESTRA (1980)

12. BIG SAKA SAKAGUCHI SEIJI NO THEME / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE (1983)

13. MR. TOUCHDOWN U.S.A. / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE (2004)

14. HIKARU TOSHIBA NO UTA AUDITION / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE (1978)

15. WAKUSEI (ALTERNATE MIX) / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE (1978)

16. DORI NO KOMORIUTA / STARSHIP CONSTRUCTION (1978)

17. PAVANE POUR UNE INFANTE DEFUNTE / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE (1983)

18. BASIC STUDY VOL.5 / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE (1983)

19. SWAN LAKE / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE (1983)

20. NEMURERU YORU ANATA NI KAWATTE HITSUJI O KAZOEMASU (EP) / HIDEKI MATSUTAKE (1983)

21. WARP KOUHOU PART 1 / IIIC MAGICAL SPACE BAND (1978)


async - surround (Blu-ray)

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

async - surround (Blu-ray)

Ref: FSD7127


Price: 49.99

Released March 28th 2018. Ryuichi Sakamoto's highly acclaimed album in 2017 async, formed part of an exhibition in April and May in 2017 at Tokyo's Watarium Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition was a collection of videos related to the album, showcased in 5.1 surround sound. Books, photographs and music that inspired Sakamoto were also on display and a 'communication wall' where people could write their thoughts and questions relating to async on post-it notes. It was also a desire of Sakamoto for his music to be listened to in a 'well organized environment' The venue design was led by Sakamoto's long time collaborator Shiro Takatani. Ryuichi Sakamoto had in mind a surround sound version of async from inception, and features 'water state 2' (available only on the vinyl version) all in 5.1ch surround sound mix (24 bit / 96 kHz) and as a 'complete version' includes the high resolution 2ch. Comes in tall size CD packaging. Also features async international short film competition winners 1. In a Happy Place A film by Sandup Rongkup 2. Poetry of Banality - a film by Mikhail Basov 3. Shosho ni Mitsu - a film by J.K. Wang



Hosono House (180g  45rpm 2LP Vinyl) (Limited Edition)

HARUOMI HOSONO

Hosono House (180g 45rpm 2LP Vinyl) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSL7129


Price: 59.99

Released March 7th 2018. 45 year anniversary edition, 45rpm High Quality. Notes by Jim O'Rourke. Cut from original master tape, all artwork, inner sleeve etc. remains as close to original as possible. Haruomi Hosono's first solo album after leaving Happy End. Recorded at his home studio and originally released from the Belwood label in 1973. Considered, rightly so, as a masterpiece of Japanese rock history.

LP1

A1. Rockaby My Baby A2. Boku wa Chotto B1. Choo-Choo Gatagoto B2. Owari no Kisetsu B3. Fuyu Goe

LP2.

A1. Party A2. Fuku wa Uchi Oni wa Soto A3. Juusho Futei Mushoku Tei Shuunyuu B1. Koi wa Momoiro B2. Bara to Yajuu B3. Aiaigasa



Uramado (Cardboard Sleeve)

MAKI ASAKAWA

Uramado (Cardboard Sleeve)

Ref: FSD7141


Price: 18.99

Maki Asakawa (1942-2010) was a blues/jazz singer, and part of the urban counterculture in the 1970s. An album was released in the UK a couple of years back, which received great reviews, and interest in her, particularly overseas, has been on the increase ever since. Uramado originally was released in 1973.

1. Konna Fuu Ni Sugite Yuku No Nara 2. Uramado 3. When That Man Is Dead And Gone 4. St. James Infirmary 5. Lonesome Road 6. Hikkoshi 7. Trouble In Mind 8. Tobanai Karasu 9. Machi No Sakaba De 10. Kentauros No Komoriuta

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Maki Asakawa no Sekai (cardboard sleeve)

MAKI ASAKAWA

Maki Asakawa no Sekai (cardboard sleeve)

Ref: FSD7144


Price: 18.99

This is Maki Asakawa's classic first album from 1970.

1. Yo Ga Aketara 2. Fushiawase To Iu Na No Neko 3. Samishisa Ni Namae Ga Nai 4. Chicchana Toki Kara 5. Zenkamono No Christmas 6. Akai Hashi 7. Kamome 8. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child 9. Tombe La Neige 10. Aisanaino Aisenaino 11. Juusan Nichi No Kinyoubi No Blues 12. Sanga Ariki

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Antonio Vivaldi - The Four  Seasons

YUMI KUROSAWA

Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

Ref: FSD7110


Price: 24.99

Based in New York, Yumi Kurosawa is one of the best known koto players outside Japan, and one of the most highly regarded within the country. An improviser, not afraid to experiment, she has performed with various western orchestras. She has taken that experience to perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons solo on a 20 string koto, her arrangements demonstrating her technical dexterity.

Tracks 1-3 Spring, 4-6, Summer 7-9, Autumn, 10-12, Winter

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Fusion- East Meets West

AKIHISA KOMINATO, KAHO ASO, YUTAKA KOYAMA AND OTHERS

Fusion- East Meets West

Ref: FSD7112


Price: 22.99

If you've been enjoying the NHK Blends series of videos on NHK World or on You Tube (and if you haven't you might want to check them out) this just might be for you. The concept is simple- Japanese traditional instruments play western music. Produced by Akihisa Kominato, shakuhachi player who features on many of the NHK series videos. These are many of the same musicians playing some of the same tracks. Musicians include aside to Akihisa Kominato, Kaho Aso playing Kotsuzumi, Yutaka Koyama (Tsugaru shamisen) plus bass, accordion, clarinet etc..

1. Superstition 2. Dancing Queen 3. September 4. 21st Century Schizoid Man 5. James Bond These 6. Africa 7. Cleopatra's Dream 8. Misirlou 9. Georgia on My Mind - Bonus Track, Lupin the 3rd

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Crystal

KATSUHIKO YOSHIZAKI

Crystal

Ref: FSD7111


Price: 29.99

Katsuhiko Yoshizaki is a composer, koto player and leading figure in the modern Japanese koto world. This is his first album for over four years and consists of mainly pieces for small koto ensembles. Yoshizaki plays 17 stringed koto, while other koto players featured are Junko Tomishima, Hiyoshi Shogo, Hiroyasu Nakajima and his daughter, Asuka Yoshizaki.

1. Marionette 2. Gekko = Sakura 3. Hachidori 4. Yumenouchi 5. Crystal 6. Kuroshobi 7. Miyako Ju-ni Gatsu



Hozan Yamamoto vs Four Men - Shakuhachi Improvisation (UHQCD)

HOZAN YAMAMOTO

Hozan Yamamoto vs Four Men - Shakuhachi Improvisation (UHQCD)

Ref: FSD7113


Price: 19.99

Originally released on LP in 1986 now onto the Ultimate High Quality CD format. One of the greats of Japanese music in any style, Yamamoto (1937-2014) was equally at home playing traditional music, collaborating with musicians from around the world, or as on this album, in duets with four other musicians, playing piano, bass, koto and percussion.

1. Taiwa (with piano by Masahiko Sato) 2. Souga (with bass by Yoshio Ikeda) 3. Garando (with koto by Tadao Sawai) 4. Hazama (with percussion by Hiromitsu Katada)



Breath (UHQCD)

HOZAN YAMAMOTO, MASAHIKO TOGASHI, YOSUKE YAMASHITA

Breath (UHQCD)

Ref: FSD7114


Price: 19.99

Originally released in 1987, recorded in April 1984. Hozan Yamamoto with Yosuke Yamashita (piano) and Masahiko Togashi (percussion) perform in jazz style as a trio.

1. Breath Prologue 2. Joy 3. Bamboo Holyday 4. Eastern Ceremony 5. Encounter 6. Basic Flight 7. Rainbow 8. Breath Epilogue

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Gidayu Shamisen (UHQCD)

SEIJI TSURUZAWA

Gidayu Shamisen (UHQCD)

Ref: FSD7115


Price: 19.99

Originally released in 1991. Gidayu Shamisen player Seiji Tsuruzawa is accompanied by fue player Tahachi Mochizuki, and various narimono (percussion) players, (tracks 1-7) and from tracks 8-12 by the wonderful Yamaya Kiyoshi and the Contemporary Sound Orchestra, known for adding contemporary sounds and grooves to traditional music.

1. Kitsune Bi 2. Michiyuki 3. Meriyasu 4. Shiki 5. Nozaki 6. Yanagi no Kiyari 7. Kitsune Bi 8. Manzai 9. Ama 10. Sekidera-Komachi 11. Sagi-Musume 12. Horikawa-Sarumawashi



Gagaku (UHQCD)

TOKYO GAKUSO

Gagaku (UHQCD)

Ref: FSD7116


Price: 19.99

Originally released in 1986. Tokyo Gakuso having been performing ancient gagaku music and newer compositions since 1978. This is probably their most classic album, titled Gagaku no Sekai, Entenraku, Ranryo O released here onto UHQCD and has never sounded better. Listen to Tokyo Gakuso playing Ranyo-o, but a different recording to this album.

1. Entenraku 2. Ranryo-o 3. Nasori Kyu 4. Bairo 5. Kitoku Kyu 6. Bato 7. Somakusha no Ha 8. Chokeishi 9. Jussuiraku 10 Butokuraku 11. Konju no Ha

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So (Koto), Tadao Sawai no Sekai (UHQCD)

TADAO SAWAI

So (Koto), Tadao Sawai no Sekai (UHQCD)

Ref: FSD7117


Price: 19.99

Originally released in 1993 as New Hogaku, So, Tadao Sawai. Features New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Maki Ishii), Kazue Sawai and others. One of Tadao Sawaii's most acclaimed albums.

1. So to Kangen Da Raku no Tame no Miyabu Kage 2. Uzuki no Midori 3. Orora 2 4. So Gasso no Tame no Odusseia



Saichi - Shakuhachi Hozan Yamamoto (UHQCD)

HOZAN YAMAMOTO

Saichi - Shakuhachi Hozan Yamamoto (UHQCD)

Ref: FSD7118


Price: 19.99

Released in 1986, Hozan Yamamoto on shakuhachi with NHK Symphony Orchestra, plus ith koto player Tadao Sawai and shakuachi player Hoshida Ichizan.

1. Concerto for Shakuhachi and Orchestra 2. Ichikotsu (with Tadao Sawai, koto) 3. Tsuru no Sugomori (with Hoshida Ichizan, shakuhachi) 4. Chikurai Gosho


The Best of Golden Best - Folk (Blu-spec CD2)

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The Best of Golden Best - Folk (Blu-spec CD2)

Ref: FSD7130


Price: 15.99

Folk doesn't mean Japanese folk songs (minyo) but new songs influenced by US modern folk music in the 1960s, such as Peter, Paul & Mary and Kingston Trio. In the late 1960s, folk singers began to sing more serious protest songs influenced by Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger. The folk boom laid the foundations of 'new music' and to a lesser degree rock in the 1970s.

1. Namida wo Koete / Sing Out (1969) 2. Sora ni Hoshigaruyoni / Ichiro Araki (1969 re-recording) 3. Aki Demo Nainoni / Rutsuko Honda (1970) 4. Tsubasa wo Kudasai/ Akai Tori (1971) 5. Kyo Made Soshiteasukara/ Takurou Yoshida (1971) 06. Koibito mo Inainoni/ Simons (1971) 7. Sayonara o Suru Tame Ni/ Billy BanBan (1972) 8. Kaze to Rakuyo to Tabi Ito/ Chewing Gum (1972) 9. Gakuseigai no Kissaten/ Garo (1972) 10. Shojo/ Mayumi Itsuwa (1972) 11. Shiroi Fuyu/ Fuki no To (1974) 12. Ichigo Hakusho' o Moichido / Ban-ban (1975) 13. Satokibi Batake/ Ryoko Moriyama (1991 re-recording) 14. Shiretoko Ryojo/ Tokiko Kato (1991 re-recording) 15. Senso wo Shiranai Kodomotachi/ Jiro Sugita (1994) 16. Aruhito tsuzen/ Towa e Mowa (1998 re-recording)

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The Best of Golden Best - Popular Song (Kayoukyoku)  (Blu-spec CD2)

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The Best of Golden Best - Popular Song (Kayoukyoku) (Blu-spec CD2)

Ref: FSD7131


Price: 15.99

Kayoukyoku is a general term for 'popular songs' that originated in the 1930s, but came into common usage after World War II. Although somewhat vague, it generally refers to the middle ground between 'pops' which have strong western characteristics and enka, which has strong Japanese characteristics. From the late 1960s until the 1980s, borrowing from all types of foreign musics, such as soul, disco etc. these styles blended together and the boundaries of kayoukyoku became more difficult to define.

1. Yoru to Asa no Aidani / Peter (1969) 2. Yogakete/ Sumiko Sakamoto (1971) 3. Futari no Sekai/ Teruhiko Aoi (1971) 4. Amairo no Kami no otome/ Village Singers (1968) 5. Sora ni Taiyo ga Aru Kagiri/ Akira Nishikino (1971) 6. Manatsu no Dekigoto/ Miki Hirayama (1975) 7. Seishun Jidai/ Koichi Morita and Top Gallants(1976) 8. Ame ga Yandara/ Yukiji Asaoka (1970) 9. Moshimo Piano ga Hiketanara/ Toshiyuki Nishida (1981) 10. Kono Sora wo Tobetara/ Tokiko Kato (1991) 11. Kizu Darake no Lola / Hideki Saijo (1974) 12. Miserarete - Ege umi no theme/ Judy Ongg (1979) 13. Yakusoku/ Toru Watanabe (1982) 14. Namida wo Fuite/ Tessei Miyoshi (1982) 15. Cha Cha Cha/ Akemi Ishii (1986) 16. Show Me/ Yukari Morikawa (1987)

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The Best of Golden Best - Enka (Blu-spec CD2)

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The Best of Golden Best - Enka (Blu-spec CD2)

Ref: FSD7132


Price: 15.99

Enka came to be used in the early 1970s to describe a type of kayoukyoku, usually a slow to medium ballad heavily influenced by elements of indigenous Japanese music. The three main elements of the lyrics are harbours, tears and rain. The theme usually centres around dark stories such as seperation of lovers, loss of hope, despair and cherished memories. Enka is sometimes called 'the heart of the Japanese'.

1. Ude ni Niji Dake/ Akira Kobayashi 2. Kiri jo no Blues/ Ryo Kamon 3. Omoide Maigo/ Cho Yong-Pil 4. Pusanko he Kaere/ Jiro Atsumi 5. Tokyo Sabaku/ Hiroshi Uchiyamada and Cool Five 6. Ashita Kara Anata Wa/ Masayoshi Tsuruoka and Tokyo Romantica 7. Sachiko / Nyc Nusa 8. San Nen-me no Uwaki/ Hiroshi & Kibo 9. Ame no Tokyo/ Hideto Maki 10. Kyoto Kara Hakata made/ Keiko Fuji 11. Uso/ Kiyoshi Nakajo 12. Watashi ga Umarete Sodatta Tokoro/ Yukiko Noji 13. Sukimakaze/ Ryotaro Sugi 14. Mukashi no Namae de Dete Imasu/ Akira Kobayashi 15. Nagasaki wa Kyo mo Amedatta/ Hiroshi Uchiyamada and Cool Five 16. Keiko no Yume wa Yoru Hiraku/ Keiko Fuji

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The Best of Golden Best - Idol (Blu-spec CD2)

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The Best of Golden Best - Idol (Blu-spec CD2)

Ref: FSD7133


Price: 15.99

In the 1950s and 60s, good looking young singers of kayoukyoku became popular among young audiences. In the 1970s, kayokyoku singers became younger and younger and the term 'idol', meaning young, good looking singers became widely used. By the late 70s, young teen singers debuted one after another. Magazines became very important to spread information about them. Usually 'idols' don't have to be well trained musically, image is everything, and great studio musicians, composers, producers etc..are brought in. Therefore they are more artificial than conventional 'pop stars'.

1. Ju-nana Sai/ Saori Minami 2. Seto no Hanayome/ Rumiko Koyanagi 3. Amachi Mari/ Hitori Janai No 4. Akai Fusen/ Miyoko Asada 5. Sexy Bus Stop / Yuko Asano 6. Yokosuka Story/ Momoe Yamaguchi 7. Hohoe Migaeshi/ Candys 8. Kakete Kita Shojo/ Hiroko Mita 9. Yu Re Te Shonan/ Hidemi Ishikawa 10. Shunshoku no Airmail / Noriko Matsumoto 11. Valentine Kiss / Sayuri Kokusho with Onyanko Club 12. Aoi Stasion/ Sonoko Kawai 13. Ajisai Bashi/ Sanae Jyounouchi 14. Hitomi ni Yakusoku/ Minayo Watanabe 15. Marina no Natsu/ Marina Watanabe 16. Toikidenetto/ Yoko Minamino

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The Best of Golden Best - New Music (Blu-spec CD2)

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The Best of Golden Best - New Music (Blu-spec CD2)

Ref: FSD7134


Price: 15.99

New Music emerged in the early 1970s under the influence of US singer/songwriters. Solo or group vocals with a guitar accompaniment is one of the basic instrumentations. It created an alternative scene. Young people preferred westernized sounds, although the boundary between kayoukyoku and new music became blurred by the 1980s.

1. Fuyu ga Kurumaeni/ Kami Fusen 2. Sexual Violet No. 1/ Masahiro Kuwana 3. Momen no Handkerchief / Hiromi Ota 4. Kimi no Asa/ Satoshi Kishada 5. Mr. Summertime / Circus 6. Pegasasu no Asa/ Hiroaki Igarashi 7. Sotsugyo Shashin/ Hi-Fi Set 8. Slow na Boogie ni Shite Kure (I Want You)/ Yoshitaka Minami 9. Kotokunibito/ Saki Kubota 10. Hatsukoi/ Kozo Murashita 11. Tonde Istanbul / Mayo Shono (1992 re-recording) 12. Kamome Ga Tonda Hi/ Machiko Watanabe 13. Memory Glass / Jun Horie 14. Peter Rabbit to Watashi/ Taeko Onuki 15. Den'en/ Koji Tamaki 16. Koibitoyo / Mayumi Itsuwa

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The Best of Golden Best - 80s (Blu-spec CD2)

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The Best of Golden Best - 80s (Blu-spec CD2)

Ref: FSD7135


Price: 15.99

The 1980s saw the rise in popularity of rock bands, idol singers gained much popularity, while some singers built upon the 'new music' genre, with the term itself falling from usage. It was a decade of change with the gradual transformation of kayoukyoku into J-pop.

1. Friends / Rebecca 2. Runner/ Bakufu Slump 3. Soshite Boku wa Tohonikureru (Special Mixed Blend)/ Yoshiyuki Osawa 4. Real / Senri Oe 5.U, Fu, Fu, Fu, / EPO 6. Anata Dake I Love You / Kaoru Sudo 7. Koi ni Ochite - Fall in Love / Akiko Kobayashi 8. Lonely Chaplin / Kiyomi Suzuki with Rats & Star 9. Ne / Shuji Kuniyasu 10. Tameiki no Minor Code / The Ton-Nan-Sha-Pei 11. Kiss Kiss / Hideaki Matsuoka 12. Egao De aishiteru/ Tomoko Tane 13. Miracle Girl / Mariko Nagai 14. Lemon no Yuki / PSYS 15. One Step / PEAL 16. Zoo / Echoes

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The Best of Golden Best - J-Pop (Blu-spec CD2)

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The Best of Golden Best - J-Pop (Blu-spec CD2)

Ref: FSD7136


Price: 15.99

The term J-Pop became a popular term at the beginning of the 1990s, eventually replacing what was called kayoukyoku. It encompassed many of the previous genres such as new music, idol, etc..although enka has always remained seperate. It was a term that brought incredible marketing success, with many rock bands, singers, groups riding the crest of the J-Pop wave and selling millions of records. Producers such as Tetsuro Komuro dominated the charts at certain periods, as did acts associated with talent agencies such as Johnny & Associates, and big selling rock bands. As an all encompassing term, it is still by far the most popular genre of music in Japan. This compilation even includes acts that emerged during the world music boom in the 1990s, perhaps not normally associated with J-Pop.

1. Zurui Onna/ Sharam Q 2. Da. Yo. Ne / East End × Yuri 3. Won’t Be Long/ Da Bubble Gum Brothers 4. You' re the Only / Masatoshi Ono 5. Kimi Dake o Miteita/ To Be Continued 6. Aozora no Hate/ Miwako Okuda 7. Kitakaze to Taiyo/ Yellow Generation 8. Hottokenai yo - Album version / Seishiro Kusunose 9. Ashita no Yukue/ Smile 10. Fuyu no Fantasy / Kazun 11. Koishi-sa to Setsuna-sa to Kokorodzuyo-sa to/ Ryoko Shinohara with T. Komuro 12. Natsu Matsuri/ Whiteberry 13. Ai Yori Aoi Umi/ Shang Shang Typhoon 14. Eien no Puzzle/ Izumi Tachibana 15. Henshin/ Rolly 16. Kogane no Hana/ Nenes

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Heta Jazz! Showa Senzen Ichiki Band 1929-1940

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Heta Jazz! Showa Senzen Ichiki Band 1929-1940

Ref: FSD7109


Price: 21.99

Fascinating collection of music from a period of great change in the Japanese music market. With the growing popularity of radio, and joint ventures between Japanese and US record companies. hybrid forms of popular music emerged. A rise in pentatonicism of Japanese popular music gave way to a number of hits, and cover versions of American songs with pentatonicism, and orchestrated sounds such as the opening and closing tracks on this album. Listen to the first track, Sing me a Song of Araby.

1. Sing me a Song of Araby / Itoi Mitsuya Kokka Jazz Band 2. Tell Me / Heuripin Jazz Band 3. Yes Sir, That's my Baby / Shin Matsumoto Estal Molly Jazz Band 4. Falling in Love Again / Inoue Takako Alha Berwyn Dance Orchestra 5. Song of the Vagabonds / Yutaka Amemiya SR Jazz Band 6. With My Guitar and You) / Ishiko Niko Actors Jazz Band 7. Ukulele Baby / Ted Maki Wiiliam Fujimura Band 8. Ai no Sa Yaki / Tado Taro KOK Music Orchestra 9. Shanghai Lil / Eugenie Miyashita Etoile Jazz Band 10. Sigh and Cry Blues / Sam Kato Dance Ensemble 11. Bugle Call Rag / Center Dance Orchestra 12. Put on Your old Gray Bonnet / Center Dance Orchestra 13. St. Louis Blues / Nagatsu Dance Ensemble 14. Dinah / Cherryland Dance Orchestra 15. Rags & Patches / Cherryland Dance Orchestra 16. Fiesta / Cherryland Dance Orchestra 17. Lady of Spain / Cherryland Dance Orchestra 18. La Cucaracha / Helen Hirose Coca Dance Orchestra 19. The Peanuts Vendor / Fukuo Tanaka Rhythm Voice Flap Orchestra 20. Carioca / Nobuko Tanida Conductor : Masanori Kimura Hosei University Mandolin Orchestra 21. The Campbells Are Swinging / Keio B.R.B. Light Musicians 22. Abba Dabba / Keio B.R.B. Light Musicians 23. My Blue Heaven / Hatushiro Otsuga Standard Jazz Band

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Vu Ja De (2 CDs)

HARUOMI HOSONO

Vu Ja De (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD7093


Price: 29.99

First ever double album from Haruomi Hosono. CD1, Eight Beat Combo, is of various covers including Tutti Frutti, Ain't Nobody Here but us Chickens, and Angel on My Shoulder. CD2. titled Essay is original new songs, including Suzaki Paradise, a new version of the theme song to Mohican. Liner notes are written by Hosono.

CD1 Eight Beat Combo

1. Tutti Frutti 2. Ain`t Nobody Here But Us Chickens 3. Susie-Q 4. Angel On My Shoulder 5. More Than I Can Say 6. A Cheat 7. 29 Ways 8. El Negro Zumbon (Anna)

CD2 Essay

1. Suzaki Paradise 2. Netemo Sametemo Boogie Woogie 3. Eureka 1 4. Tenkiame-ni Humming-wo 5. Mr.2355. Kaeru 6. Neko Boogie 7. Kanashimi-no Lucky Star 8. Eureka 2 9. Mohican 10. Pecora 11. Retort 12. Oblio

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Echoes of Japan

MINYO CRUSADERS

Echoes of Japan

Ref: FSD7105


Price: 23.99

First full album from the wonderful Minyo Crusaders. Japanese minyo tunes given the radical treatment with Latin, reggae and other rhythms giving the songs a joyous, uplifting new take.

1. Kushimoto Bushi (Cumbia) 2. Hohai Bushi (Afro) 3. Otemoyan (Reggae) 4. Mamurigawa Ondo (Biguine) 5. Yasugi Bushi (Exotic Bolero) 6. Akita Nikata Bushi (Ethiopian Funk) 7. Toichin Bushi (Afro) 8. Tanko Bushi (Boogaloo) 9. Aizubandaisan (Latin) 10. Sumo Jinku (Accapella)

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Your Songs (2 CDs)

HEATWAVE

Your Songs (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD7106


Price: 44.99

One of Japan's best bands of the last 30 odd years, led by Hiroshi Yamaguchi. This is an album of 'self covers' from the extensive catalogue of various incarnations, collaborations, solo projects and more.

1. Power 2. Epitaph 3. Toi Koe 4. Mr. Songwriter 5. Guardian Angel 6. Still Burning 7. Shuppatsu no Uta 8. Carry On 9. Sweet Revolution (No. 2017) 10. Gin no Hana 11. Happiness 12. Natalie 13. Northen Lights 14. No Fear 15. Akari 16. Girlfriend 17. Atarashi Kaze 18. Tokyo City Hierarachy 19. Mangetsu no Yube 20. Koya no Kaze 21. Basha wa Hashiru 22. Ashita no Tameni Kutsu o Migakou 23. Boku wa Boku no Uta o Utaou

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Earthlings

FU-CHING-GIDO

Earthlings

Ref: FSD7107


Price: 16.99

Second album from the wonderful duo of Gideon Juckes (tuba, foot keyboard, vocals) and Fu-Ching (drums, keyboard harmonica, sushi tub percussion). They describe it as Tuba Drums Gyspy Rock. We think it's pretty much unclassifiable except to file under the extraordinary.

1. Young and Finnish 2. Mebuki 3. Universal Earthlings 4. Kaze no Kaori 5. Chili Klaus 6. Odko & Ochoo 7. She's So Heavy 8. Watershed

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8 Shin Niyo- Winter Blend

DARJEELING

8 Shin Niyo- Winter Blend

Ref: FSD7104


Price: 19.99

Darjeeling is an instrumental duo featuring keyboardist Dr. kyOn and guitarist Yoshiyuki Sahashi. This album includes a stellar list of guest vocalists and other backing musicians including Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi, Hiroshi Takano, Hajime Chitose and others. Four instrumentals and four tracks with vocals.

1. Holiday in Columbo 2. Teku Teku (Hajime Chitose-vocals, Yukihiro Takahashi - drums, Rei Ohara (bass) 3. Haru ga Kurya Otome Janakute mo Yumemi-gachi (Hiroshi Takano - lyrics, vocals and ukulele, Mataro Misara (percussion, xylophone, Haruomi Hosono- bass) 4. X'mas Tree Cubes (Mataro Misara- percussion and glockenspiel) 5. See You Again (Masahiro Naoe - lyrics, vocals, Mataro Misara- percussion 6. Shisha no Uta (Maki Carmen - lyrics, vocals) 7. Jasmine Moon Murder (Mataro Misara- percussion) 8. Two Pigs



Settlement Report

KOJI UENO ET SOCIETE NOIRE LIVE

Settlement Report

Ref: FSD7102


Price: 17.99

Latest project of composer, musician, keyboardist and avant-garde pioneer Koji Ueno is with Yu Manabe, Tomoko Tai, Yuko Harima, Shigeki Ippon and Toshiyuki Sugino. Recorded live at Blues Alley Japan on 13th January 2017.

1. Transpacific Island-Hop 2. Open Secret 3. Gigue from Partita III 4. Is That My Fault 5. Holographic Mind 6. Radio cosmique 7. Something like 1960s 8. Oil Barons and Cattle Dukes 9. Groucho Marx’s Economics 10. Amnesia 11. Ballet 'Headcracker' Act 1 Scene 1 12. German Bossa 13. Happy Failure 14. Sirius B 15. Hypno-masse 16. Histoire 17. Schumann Resonances



Soldiers Steam Train - Forgotton Children's Songs  1934-1942

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Soldiers Steam Train - Forgotton Children's Songs 1934-1942

Ref: FSD7096


Price: 19.99

The Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931 is one of the darkest episodes in Japanese history. Under Japanese occupation the local Chinese and Russian populations were subjected to a campaign of terror and intimidation. Back in Japan, the conquest of Manchuria was extremely popular, providing an economic lifeline, as Manchuria was said to be rich in natural resources to help Japan recover from the Great Depression. This was a period when propaganda children's songs proliferated. extoling the virtues of the conquest of Manchuria and the military. Following the war, these children's songs largely disappeared. This is a CD of those songs taken from rare 78s.

1. Hirose Chusa/ Kosaka Katsuya 2. Boku wa Gunjin/ Yamazaki Ichiro, Yoshida Reiko 3. Gunba no Uta/ Mochidzuki Makoto 4. Bokura no Kaigun/ Mochidzuki Makoto Nagaoka Shizuko, Kawamura Junko, Yoshida Reiko 5. Oka Heri Nasai Kamikaze/ Yoshida Reiko, Sasaki Yoko 6. Heitai-san Gokuro-san/ Saito Tatsuo, Yoshida Reiko 7. Heitaisan no Kisha/ Saito Tatsuo, Okubo Sumiko 8. Teki no Yashu/ Kusanori Kiyoshi 9. Oji-san Arigato/ Saito Tatsuo 10. Aikoku Koshinkyoku/ Saito Tatsuo, Okubo Sumiko, Yajima Eiko, Sasaki Yoko 11. Aibashingunka/ Kei Hwa Heisei 12. Kigen Nisenroppyakunen/ Japan Polydor Children's Choir 13. Choki Kensetsunouta/ Japan Polydor Children's Choir 14. Heitai-san no Dota Kutsu/ Yada Minoru 15. Koa no Kane/ Yada Minoru, Yajima Eiko (with Choir) 16. Ikusa no Ohanashi, Sanchome Fumio / Yajima Eiko 17. Sora no Miyasama / Yada Minoru, Katsube Midori Japan Polydor Children's Choir 18. Bokura no Chikara (Chochiku no Shingun)/ Yada Minoru, Yajima Eiko, Japan Polydor Children's Choir 19. Hei tai san / Jido Dokusho 20. Kantai Kinmu 'Getsugetsukasuimokukinkin / Okamura Matsuko, Sanbugassho mi Suzu Doyo Ongaku-dan Jido 21. Butsuin kara Kita Gomu Marisan/ Watanabe Sawako, Sato Toshiko 22. Kotoshi no Tsubame/ Misuzu Nursery School Music Group Tokiwa Chair Choir 23. Sora no Kamisama/ Fujii Keiko, Misuzu Nursery School Music Group


Asakusa Opera - 100 Years of Fascinating History

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Asakusa Opera - 100 Years of Fascinating History

Ref: FSD7097


Price: 19.99

After 100 years, rare songs from Asakusa Opera given a new lease of life with the latest technology. Asakusa Opera combined elements of musical theatre, US musicals, opera, comedy into a kind of variety, vaudeville show. Asakusa was the major entertainment district of Tokyo, and these are some of the songs poplular during it's heyday in the Taisho period (1912-1926) Tracks by the greatest singers such as Rikizo Taya, Yoshie Fujiwara, Sadaichi Nimura and Ruby Takai who hugely influenced entertainment in Asakusa from Taisho to the Showa period.

1. Opera Female Army / Tokyo Opera House 2. Kyoto Opera Female Army / Chihime Shiobara, Sadao Kashiwabara 3. It's a Long Way to Tipperary / Sanjo Itoko 4. I'm on My Way to Dublin Bay / Sanjo Itoko 5. Opera La Mascot / Kikuyo Amano, Yuko Kimura 6. Opera Bells / Amano Kikuyo piano: Takeuchi Heikichi violin, Watanabe Kichinosuke 7.Contemporary Satire/ Tachiko Adachi, Toshio Miura 8. Dokusho Tabi no Yume / Takai Ruby 9. Bell Opera of Cornelius / Shinta Kimita, Shimizu Shizuko Inoue Kikuko Otani Koichi 10. Dokusho Koi wa Yasashi / Ando Fumiko 11. Shoka Watakushiha wa Kotori / Negishi uta Gekidan Sagara Aiko 12. Tenor solo / Miyo Otsuga Hachiro 13. Dokusho Arukantara / Sawada Yukichi 14. Hula Diabolo / Toyama Eijiro (Fujiwara Yoshie) 15. Solo Opera / Hara Motoko, Yukichi Sawada 16. Singing Butterfly / Otsuka Hachiro 17. Scotland / Rikizo Taya 18. Carmen, Don Hose / Takarazuka Song Troupe 19. Daughter of the Opera / Otsuka Hachiro 20. Koi Kori and Rice Okashi / Nimura Seiichi, Yuriko Iwama 21. Funa Uta / Rikizo Taya


 Songs of Manchuria - Asia Ni Norite - Uta to Manshu

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Songs of Manchuria - Asia Ni Norite - Uta to Manshu

Ref: FSD7098


Price: 19.99

Propaganda songs about Manchuria during the Japanese occupation from 1931. Originally released as 78s now revived using the latest in studio technology.

1. Sen'yu / Kubota Ikuo 2. Gunshin Tachibana Chusa/ Kubota Ikuo 3. Suishieinokaiken/ Hirayama Miyoko 4. Dokuritsu Shubi-tai no Uta / Meikyoku Choir 5. Manshu Koshinkyoku/ Tokuyama 6. Manshu Ronin no Uta/ Wada Ken 7. Manshukoku Kokka/ Japan Polydor Choir 8. Mantetsu no Uta/ Okuda Ryozo 9. Kagayaku Manshu/ Kinbayashi Taro 10. Nihonjin wa Ko ni Wiru / Shoji Taro 11. Kitagumi -gun no Uta/ Satoshi Uehara 12. Manshu Musume/ Hattori Tomiko 13. Hokuman Da Yori/ Toshi Uehara 14. Yoshun Kouta/ Kusunoki Shigeo 15. Manshu Kaitaku no Uta/ Tokuyama Shu, Nakamura Yoshiko 16. Seishonen Giyu-tai no Uta/ Fumiko Shika, Katsuhiko Ashida 17. Manshu Kaitaku Koshinkyoku/ Soichiro Hoioka 18. Harpin Yakyoku/ Yuri Akemi 19. Yoshiki No Hana/ Hattori Tomiko 20. Asia Ni Norite/ Tokuyama Shu 21. Mamoru kokkyo - Kokkyo Keibi no Uta/ Kusunoki Shigeo 22. Akatsuki no Taiheigen/ Matsudaira Akira, Tachibana Hiroshi 23. Anata Shikkari / Sugi Kyoji, Michi Yakko


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The Best Songs of Bellwood (3 CDs)

VARIOUS ARTISTS

The Best Songs of Bellwood (3 CDs)

Ref: FSD7083


Price: 29.99

Bellwood was a pioneering folk label from King Records, who released many of the main artists of this movement in the early 1970s such as Eiichi Ohtaki, Happy End, Morio Agata, Haruomi Hosono, Akiko Yano, Hachimitsu Pie, Wataru Takada and others. This 3 CD compilation, celebrating the label's 45 years anniversary, features these artists and others with some of their best known songs.

CD 1

1. Happy End / Haru Yo Koi 2. Happy End / Hi Kara Ha Kuchi 3. Happy End / Hanaichimonme 4. Happy End / Kaze Wo Atsume Te 5. Happy End / Juunigatsu No Ame No Hi 6. Eiiichi OhtakI / Sora Tobu Kujira 7. Eiichi Ohtaki / Koi No Kisha Poppo 8. Eiichi Ohtaki / Yubikiri 9. Eiichi Ohtaki / Midare Kami 10. Happy End / Aiaigasa 11. Happy End / Sayonara Toori 3 Banchi 12. Happy End / Sayonara America Sayonara Nippon 13. Haruomi Hosno / Koi wa Momoiro 14. Hachimitsu Pie / Hey No Ue De 15. Hachimitsu Pie / Yoru Ha Shizuka Toori Shizuka

CD 2

1. Wataru Takada / Shirami no Tabi 2. Wataru Takada / Seigatsu no Gara 3. Wataru Takada / Tosei Heiwa-bushi 4. Wataru Takada / Koufu No Inori 5. Wataru Takada / Watashi no Aozara 6.Morio Agata / Daidougei Jin 7. Morio Agata / Oosou Machi 8. Kyozo Nishioka / Circus Ni Ha Pierrot Ga 9. Kyozo Nishioka / Haruichiban 10. Masato Tomobe / Ippon Michi 11. Gomanohae / Tomeko Chan Tara 12. Ryo Kagawa / Konbanha O Tsuki San 13. Ryo Kagawa / Kakashi No Blues 14. Misato Minami / Shanghai Kaeri 15. Wataru Takada / Jitensha Ni Notte([Folk Guitar]ver.)

CD3

1. Hitoshi Kumuro / Ame Ga Sora Kara Fure Ba 2. Hitoshi Komuro / Age Masu 3. Hitoshi Komuro / Hiei Oroshi 4. Rokumensen '09 / Shuppatsu No Uta 5. Rokumonsen / Howanpoueru No Machi 6. Rokumonsen / Omokagebashi Kara 7. Kazuhiko Yamahira / Housou Kinshi Uta 8. Ryo Kagawa / Kyoukun 1 9. Kyozo Nishioka / Pukapuka 10. The Dylan II / Konna Tsukiyo Ni Ha 11. The Dylan II / Tsuihou No Uta 12. Goro Nakagawa / Me & Bobby Mcgee 13. Takao ito / Ashita Ha Kitto 14. Morio Agata / Akairo Elegie 15. Morio Agata / Boku Ha Tenshi Ji Ya Nai Yo 16. Akiko Yano / Owari No Kisetsu -tokubetsu Shuuroku- 17. Akiko Yano & Haruomi Hosono / Rock a Bye Bye My Baby -tokubetsu Shuuroku-

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Koi wa Momoiro / Fuku wa Uchi Oni wa Soto (EP 7 inch Limited Edition)

HARUOMI HOSONO

Koi wa Momoiro / Fuku wa Uchi Oni wa Soto (EP 7 inch Limited Edition)

Ref: FSL7084


Price: 16.99

Limited edition 7 inch with two tracks from Haruomi Hosono originally released in 1973.

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Laos Ryu no  Kiseki (Original Soundtrack)

KURICORDER QUARTET

Laos Ryu no Kiseki (Original Soundtrack)

Ref: FSD7085


Price: 14.99

Soundtrack to a Japanese/Laos collaborative film by the brilliant Kuricorder Quartet. Guests include Tico Moon and Beautiful Hummingbird who join Kuricorder on renditions of Laotian folk songs. 19 tracks.

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Meteor

BAKUROCHO BAND

Meteor

Ref: FSD7086


Price: 21.99

Japanese trio Bakurocho Band take Japanese traditional sounds and instruments and combine them with other Asian, African, Arabic and Eastern European music. They are known for their catchy tunes, dance rhythms and being rather unlike anything else.

1. Tokyo Over Drive 2. Yurayura 3. Nakauchi kurumae kuttosakeru made yukeyuke 4. Wajaja 5. Long Ago People Lived In The Moon 6. Let`s Go 7. May 8. Minority

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Gujo Shirotori, Shirotori Odori, Shirotori no Haiden Odori, Itoshiro Minyo (2 CDs)

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Gujo Shirotori, Shirotori Odori, Shirotori no Haiden Odori, Itoshiro Minyo (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD7087


Price: 29.99

Gujo Odori is one of the three most important traditional bon dance festivals in Japan. The festival started over 400 years ago, in an attempt to bring the town's people together regardless of social level, and this spirit still remains today. In the Shirotori-cho area, Shirotori Odori features eight musical pieces, and is especially popular with young people with its up-tempo style. The Shirotori Odori dance festival takes places over about twenty nights from the end of July, and between 13th-15th August, people dance all night. Recorded by Makoto Kubota, CD1 of Shirotori Ondo, mainly focuses around three eldery singers and musicians, singing and playing flute. On CD2, the Haiden Odori, dancers sing to eachother and stomp out rhythms with their geta clogs under kiriko hanging lanterns. Bonus tracks are mixes, the Tokyo Electronico Mix by Who Me? and Makoto Kubota and a Tel Aviv Mad Mix by BEMET and Avihai Naftali.

CD 1 Shirotori odori 1. Yassaka 2. Shitchoi 3. Jindai (dokkoisa) 4. Oisaka 5. Gensukesan 6.-Sei Sakae 7 Tokyo Eletronico Mix by Who Me? & Makakoto Kubota

CD 2 Hakucho no Haiden odori 1. Basho odori uta 2. Essassa 3. Dokkoisa 4. Yoi to Sorya 5. Yoisassa 6.-Sa no-sa 7. Choina choina ( Itoshiro-min odori ) 8.-Yo tsuki-uta 9. Iriko hiki-uta 10. Tel Aviv Mad Mix by BEMET and Avihai Naftali.

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Island Cafe Meets Sandii- The Hula Songs Selected by Sandii

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Island Cafe Meets Sandii- The Hula Songs Selected by Sandii

Ref: FSD7088


Price: 19.99

Latest in the 'Island Cafe' series is a selection of hula songs, from vintage to the latest, selected by the Kuma Hula (master teacher) the talented Sandii.

1. Kaua‘i Nani La / Robi Kahakalau 2. No Luna featuring ‘Iwalani Ho‘omanawanui / Keali‘i Reichel 3. ‘Ahulili / Raiatea 4. Pua Kiele / Hoku Zuttermeister 5. Lei Pikake / HAPA 6. Waikiki / Sandii 7. Morning Dew / Eddie Kamae & Sons Of Hawaii 8. Pua Hone / Dennis Kamakahi 9. Kimo Hula / Mahi Beamer 10. Pohai Kealoha / Hui ‘Ohana 11. Ka La ‘Olinolino / Na Palapalai 12. Hale‘iwa Hula / The De Lima Ohana 13. ‘Akaka Falls / Sandii 14. Pua ‘Olena / The Lim Family 15. Mele O Ke Kahakai (Hamabe No Uta) / Sandii


It Don't MinYo a Thing if it Ain't Got That Bu-shi- Japanese Folk Songs (Demo Recording CD-R)

MINYO CRUSADERS

It Don't MinYo a Thing if it Ain't Got That Bu-shi- Japanese Folk Songs (Demo Recording CD-R)

Ref: FSD7082


Price: 14.99

Minyo, local folk songs from all over Japan, have long been combined with Latin, jazz and other types of music. Back in the 1950s, Japan's most famous singer Hibari Misora was adding Latin rhythms to folk songs, and Tokyo Cuban Boys were playing tunes such as Samba Soran (based on Soran Bushi). Minyo Crusaders have picked up that mantle and run with it, taking Minyo in some similar and some new directions. Reportedly, Ry Cooder said "Minyo Crusaders is the best band I have heard in many years, since when I can't say! So good! Let me help out in some way when time comes!"...Praise indeed.

1. Kushimoto Bushi 2. Mamurogawa Ondo 3. Yasuki Bushi 4. Houhai Bushi 5. Aizubandaisan

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Takio Sohran

TAKIO ITO AND TAKIO BAND

Takio Sohran

Ref: FSD7079


Price: 19.99

Thirty years ago, Japanese singer Takio Ito rocked the minyo (folk) world with two albums released on Sony Music in 1986 and 1988. One of the brightest stars of minyo, he included rock, jazz and other styles into minyo, at a time when Japan was wondering its own music was in the 'world music' scene that was happening in the west and had spread to Japan. The 1988 CD was a re-released, re-packaged version of the 1986 album with a few extra and a few less tracks. This album includes all the tracks from these first two releaases for the first time. Watch one of our Far Side Music videos.

1. Takio Sohran 2. Tawaratsumi Uta 3. Mogamigawa Funauta 4. Dohnan Kudoki 5. Tairyo Utaikomi 6. Nanyatoyara 7. Neko no Ko 8. Akita Nagamochi Uta 9. Ushibuka Sansagari - Ushibuka Haiya Bushi 10. Kaigara Bushi 11. Tsugaru Jongara Bushi

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1st

LEO

1st

Ref: FSD7077


Price: 19.99

Born in 1998 in Yokohama, to an American father and Japanese mother, Leo plays a variety of styles on the koto. From Tadao Sawai's Sanka and Hyakkafu to other traditional standards such as Haru no Umi and Sakura to the jazz classic Take Five and Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca.

1. Sanka 2. Take Five 3. Haru no Umi 4. Sha-ei 5. Hyakkafu 6. Rondo Alla Turca 7. Sakura



Biwa Duo

NININBAYASHI

Biwa Duo

Ref: FSD7080


Price: 23.99

Second album from the biwa duo of Yukihiro Goto and Yuiko Mizushima. Goto plays Satsuma biwa and Mizushima Tsuruta biwa. Biwa is usually played solo, and different styles and different schools don't usually combine with eachother, but both of these players are intent on developing the music of the biwa for the next generation and creating a new sound. Biwa with a modern, funky groove.

1. Nasunoyoichi (from Heike Monogatari) 2. Ose Kangin Shu 3-9 Amaya no Oji Zensetsu 10. Kitamuratoya

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Zipangu Omnibus Vol.1 (2 LPs)

VARIOUS

Zipangu Omnibus Vol.1 (2 LPs)

Ref: FSL7078


Price: 49.99

Double Vinyl LP of various artists from the wonderful Zipangu label from Japan. The music released by Zipangu, except to say it's always interesting, always a little bit differentand always of high quality. This double album features tracks from the varied catalogue of Zipangu, with music inspired by Japanese traditional to avant-garde jazz and everything in between.

Side SA

1. Satomi Matsumoto / Hibari 2. Karin / Uiteryu Yo 3. Ayuo / Face of Another Waltz - Psyche Interlude in 3/4 4. Michiyo Yagi / The Bicycle Ride

Side SN

1. Cockroach Eater / Tifon no Uta 2. Sayuri Miyagi / Famureuta 3. uni-marca / Chosho Aruiwa My Way 4. Masanori Oishi / Syracuse Blues 5. Ichiro Takamoto / Come Again II

Side OY

1. Masara / Masarascope 2. Last Tango / Romance de Diablo 3. Carmen Maki / Senso wa Shiranai 4. Shun Sakai & The Long Goodbye / Hanamakino Gakko Seishinka

Side YM

1. Rosco / Shojojinotanuki Bayashi 2. Eika Utsumi / Anko iri Dodoitsu 3. Rikki / Kuro Usagi wa Neta 4. Masumi Yoshikawa & Norio Sato / Tsubasa 5. Ensemble Nomad / Estanjia yori 'Komugi no Dance 6. Aki Suzuki / Tabibito Nemuru



async

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

async

Ref: FSD7059


Price: 29.99

First solo album for eight years. Recorded mostly in New York but utilizes field recordings and museum material from around the world. The album plays with 'ideas of a-synchronism, prime numbers, chaos, quantum physics and the blurred lines of life and artificiality/noise and music.' According to Sakamoto he conceived the idea of writing for a Andrei Tarkovsky film that does not exist, and at the same time taking 'inspiration from everyday objects, sculpture and nature.' It apparently includes piano and orchestra, as well as 'unique acoustic and electric sounds, both programmed and organic.' It is also described as one of Sakamoto's most 'personal albums'.

1. andata 2. disintegration 3. solari 4. ZURE 5. walker 6. stakra 7. ubi 8. fullmoon 9. async 10. tri 11. Life, Life 12. honj 13. ff 14. garden


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EMO

TOWA TEI

EMO

Ref: FSD7076


Price: 26.99

Ninth album features guests including Metafive, UA, Hiroshi Takano, Atom (Senor Coconut), Ano, Yumiko Ohno (Buffalo Daughter) and Inara George.

1. Exformation (Metafive) 2. Brand Nu Emo (Metafive) 3. GBI 4. Sugar (UA) 5. Xylocopa (Yumiko Ohno) 6. TG 7. YOLO 8. REM 9. Continua (Atom).

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Nippon no Hito (SHM-CD)

HIS

Nippon no Hito (SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD7070


Price: 21.99

Originally released in 1991. HIS (Hosono, Imawano, Sakamoto) were a trio featuring Haruomi Hosono, Kiyoshiro Imawano and Fuyumi Sakamoto. This album came out at the height of the 'world music' boom in Japan and was a kind of take by three famous musicians, (Hosono is best known as a member of YMO and Imawano with RC Succession) on what is Japanese music in the context of the wider world. There's a lot of humour involved with their 'ondo' version of Purple Haze and on other tracks, mostly perfromed acoustically. They got together to perform again in 2006 and orginally emerged from a different version of the trio without Hosono, called SMI. Comes with two bonus tracks, Oh My Love by Fuyumi Sakamoto and Hosono's Shiawase Happy. Watch the video of Purple Haze Ondo.

1. HIS Theme 2. Purple Haze (Ondo) 3. Yozora No Chikai 4. Aitakute Aitakute 5. Wataridori 6. 500 Miles 7. Koibito Wa Inai 8. Oyasumi Mousugu Aeru 9. Ski Ski (Suki Nano) 10. Ritmo De Chunga 11. Young Bee 12. Therapy 13. And I Love Her 14. Nippon No Hito 15. Oh. My Love -radio Kara Ai No Uta- 16. Shiawase Happy

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Nippon no Hito (Vinyl) (Limited Edition)

HIS

Nippon no Hito (Vinyl) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSL7071


Price: 39.99

Vinyl editiion, originally released in 1991. HIS (Hosono, Imawano, Sakamoto) were a trio featuring Haruomi Hosono, Kiyoshiro Imawano and Fuyumi Sakamoto. This album came out at the height of the 'world music' boom in Japan and was a kind of take by three famous musicians, (Hosono is best known as a member of YMO and Imawano with RC Succession) on what is Japanese music in the context of the wider world. There's a lot of humour involved with their 'ondo' version of Purple Haze and on other tracks, mostly perfromed acoustically. They got together to perform again in 2006 and orginally emerged from a different version of the trio without Hosono, called SMI. Watch video of Yozora no Chikai with interview.

1. HIS Theme 2. Purple Haze (Ondo) 3. Yozora No Chikai 4. Aitakute Aitakute 5. Wataridori 6. 500 Miles 7. Koibito Wa Inai 8. Oyasumi Mousugu Aeru 9. Ski Ski (Suki Nano) 10. Ritmo De Chunga 11. Young Bee 12. Therapy 13. And I Love Her 14. Nippon No Hito

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async (2 Vinyl LPs)

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

async (2 Vinyl LPs)

Ref: FSL7060


Price: 64.99

Double vinyl album comes with bonus track. First solo album for eight years. Recorded mostly in New York but utilizes field recordings and museum material from around the world. The album plays with 'ideas of a-synchronism, prime numbers, chaos, quantum physics and the blurred lines of life and artificiality/noise and music.' According to Sakamoto he conceived the idea of writing for a Andrei Tarkovsky film that does not exist, and at the same time taking 'inspiration from everyday objects, sculpture and nature.' It apparently includes piano and orchestra, as well as 'unique acoustic and electric sounds, both programmed and organic.' It is also described as one of Sakamoto's most 'personal albums'.

1. andata 2. disintegration 3. solari 4. ZURE 5. walker 6. stakra 7. ubi 8. fullmoon 9. async 10. tri 11. Life, Life 12. honj 13. ff 14. garden 15. water state 2 (vinyl-only bonus track)


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Year Book 1980-1984

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

Year Book 1980-1984

Ref: FSD7061


Price: 29.99

Released March 29th 2017. Unreleased or rare tracks from these years including recordings from Kyoto Hall, Kanagawa Art Festival and live recording of tracks from B-2 Unit.

1. Finale (Live Version) 2. Happy End 3. Foto Musik(Dub) 4. Zoyy(Live Version) 5. Demo #3(Live Version) 6. The Arrangement(Live Version) 7. Happy End(Live Version) 8. Demo #6(Live Version) 9. Piano Pillows(Live Version) 10.Syosetsu(The Novel) 11.Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence(Live Version) 12.Before the War(Live Version) 13.Last Regrets(Live Version) 14.Beyond Reason(Live Version) 15.The Fight(Live Version) 16.Tibetan Dance(Live Version) 17.M.A.Y. in the Backyard(Live Version) 18.Grasshoppers(Live Version)


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