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Constellations of Music

CORNELIUS

Constellations of Music

Ref: FSD6943


Price: 19.99

Collection of music by Cornelius, either songs written, mixed, remixed, or performed by him. Includes new and unreleased tracks including by Yumiko Ohno (Buffalo Daughter).

1. Ohno Yumiko / Escalator Step 2. Sakamoto Shintaro feat. Fuko Nakamura / Yurei no Kibun de (Cornelius Mix) 3. The Bird And The Bee and Cornelius / Heart Throbs And Apple Seeds 4. salyu × salyu / Hammond Song 5. Cornelius / Holiday Hymn 6. Korallreven / Try Anything Once (with Cornelius) 7. Cornelius / Night People 8. Penguin Cafe / Solaris (Cornelius Mix) 9. Gotye / Eyes Wide Open (Cornelius Remix) 10. Plastic Sex / The End 11. Sakanaction / Music (Cornelius Remix) 12. Cornelius / Tokyo Twilight 13. salyu x salyu / May You Always

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Ghost in the Shell - New Movie OST by Cornelius

CORNELIUS

Ghost in the Shell - New Movie OST by Cornelius

Ref: FSD6941


Price: 21.99

Soundtrack by Cornelius to Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, the anime science fiction film that continued the story of Ghost in the Shell: Arise . Soundtrack features Maaya Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi & Metafive, and Sean Lennon.

1. A Floating Ghost 2. Anata wo Tamotsu Momo - Maaya Sakamoto 3. Execution No.9 4. Moments in Love (Piano) 5. Body/Head 6. An Electric Storm 7. Fall All 8. Split Spirit / Yukihiro Takahashi & Metafive 9. In Search of Many 10. Scylla 11. Memories Fade 12. Involution No.9 13. Vrinda 14. Heart Grenade /Sean Lennon 15. Deep Breathing16.

Highway Friendly Type 2 17. Strange Obsession 18. Moments in Love (Harp) 19. Mada Ugoku / Maaya Sakamoto 20. All Fall

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Ghost in the Shell - Arise O.S.T.

CORNELIUS

Ghost in the Shell - Arise O.S.T.

Ref: FSD6942


Price: 21.99

Sountrack to the anime film and TV series by Cornelius. Also features salyu x salyu and Aoba Ichiko.

1. Opening Title 2. Ghost in the Shell Arise 3. Surfin’ on Mind Waves 4. Breaking Point 5. Instability Mobility 6. Highway Friendly 7. Jibun ga Indai / salyu × salyu 8. Confusion Diffusion 9. Self Running Landmine 10. Logicoma Beat 11. Mystic Past in the Mist 12. Encounter An Enemy 13. Action Woman 14. ToughDAF 15. Solid Iced Air 16. Soto wa Senjo Dayo / Aoba Ichiko 17. In the Shell 18. Star Cluster Collector 19. Ending Title

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Meta

METAFIVE (Yukihiro Takahashi x Keigo Oyamada x Yoshinori Sunahara x Tomohiko Gondo x Leo Imai)

Meta

Ref: FSD6912


Price: 19.99

Metafive are a bit of a supergroup in Japan who have occasionally played live at festivals. Finally, the group release their first studio album. Each member is a well known musician from various scenes in the music world (electronic, techno, Shibuya, dub, rock), bringing with them a unique perspective, their talents combined with great effect.

1. Don’t Move 2. Luv U Tokio 3. Maisie’s Avenue 4. Albore 5. Gravetrippin’ 6. Anodyne 7. Disaster Baby 8. Radio(META Version) 9.W.G.S.F. 10. Split Spirit(META Version) 11. Whiteout 12. Threads

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4. Friend or FOE? (SHM-CD) (Ref: FSD6926)
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T.E.N.T. 30th Anniversary, The Beatniks 19812001 (3 CDs + DVD) (Cardboard Sleeve Box Set, 70 Page Book + Extra)

THE BEATNIKS

T.E.N.T. 30th Anniversary, The Beatniks 19812001 (3 CDs + DVD) (Cardboard Sleeve Box Set, 70 Page Book + Extra)

Ref: FSD6913


Price: 69.99

The Beatniks were formed by Yukihiro Takahashi (YMO) and Keiichi Suzuki (Moonriders). This album commemorates 30 years since the T.E.N.T. label was formed by the Moonriders. The box set contains their three albums and other material, digitally remastered by Seigen Ono. Watch the Beatniks Box Trailer via the link after the track listing.

CDs

Exitentialism (VAP 1981), Exitentialist a Go-Go (TENT 1987), M.R.I. (Con-Sipio 2001) all with bonus tracks.

DVD

Approx 120 mins (NTSC, Region Code 2). Musical Resonance Imaging (26/27 August 2001) The Beatniks TV CM and Live, Fuji AV Live - Total Recall, Stage Fright, Video Clips, Le Sang du Poete, No Way Out, Inevitable.

Book

Yukihiro Takahashi, Keiichi Suzuki long interviews, official interviews and photos, 70 page book

Extra

Exitentialism - UK Edition Replica Jacket

DVD

1. Le Sang du Poete (1982 VIDEO CLIP)

2. No Way Out (1982 VIDEO CLIP)

3. Inevitable (1982 VIDEO CLIP)

4. Total Recall (1987 CM- LIVE FUJI AV LIVE(1987 INK STICK SHIBAURA FACTORY)

5. Chotto Tsurainda (1987 CM- LIVE FUJI AV LIVE(1987 INK STICK SHIBAURA FACTORY)

6. Stage Fright (1987 CM-LIVE FUJI AV LIVE(1987 INK STICK SHIBAURA FACTORY)

7. Unending Heaven (Full of Loneliness) (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

8. Le Sang du Poete (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

9. No Way Out (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

10. Ark Diamant (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

11. Inevitable (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

12. Move Right In (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

13. 25,000 RPMs (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

14. Now And Then... (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

15. Dohro Niwa (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

16. Rainy Day #66&828 (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

17. Common Man (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

18. Taisetsu na Kotoba wa Hitotsu (Mada Kimi Ga Suki) (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

19. Honolulu Lulu (The Clown) (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

20. Chotto Tsurainda (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

21. Tokei Paradizo (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

22. Total Recall (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

23. River In The Ocean (2001 LIVE Musical Resonance Imaging (2001.8.27 SHIBUYA-AX)

CD1 - Exitentialism

1. Le Sang du Poete

2. No Way Out

3. Ark Diamant

4. Now And Then...

5. Loopy

6. Une Femme N’est Pas Un Homme

7. Mirrors

8. Le Robinet

9. L’Etoile de Mer

10. Inevitable

11. River In The Ocean (Bonus Track)

CD2. Exitentialist A Go Go

1. Total Recall

2. Aru Hare Ta Hi Ni

3. Shoka no Hi no Tomurai (Once Upon a Summer Funeral)

4. Common Man

5. Theme for the Beat Generation

6. Chotto Tsurainda

7. Stage Fright

8. Taisetsu na Kotoba wa Hitotsu (Mada Kimi Ga Suki)

9. Grains of Life

10. Pilgrims Progress

11. Aru Hare Ta Hi Ni (LIVE at FM Tokyo Hall 1986.6.27) (Bonus Track)

12. Chotto Tsurainda LIVE at FM Tokyo Hall 1986.6.27) (Bonus Track)

CD3 - M.R.I. Musical Resonance Imaging

1. Water Mom (Drifting Again)

2. 25,000 RPMs

3. Honolulu Lulu (The Clown)

4. Wear Your Love Like Heaven

5. Move Right In

6. Rainy Day #66&828

7. Dohro Niwa

8. Tokei Paradizo

9. 6 Billion Heavens

10. Unending Heaven (Full of Loneliness)

11. Tokei Paradizo (Probiotics Yakult400 TV-CM Version) (Bonus Track)

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4. Friend or FOE? (SHM-CD) (Ref: FSD6926)
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#N/A (produced by Adrian Sherwood)

NISENNENMONDAI

#N/A (produced by Adrian Sherwood)

Ref: FSD6896


Price: 18.99

Nisennenmondai are a three piece female instrumental band who play a sparse groove oriented noise rock. This album was produced by UK dub producer Adrian Sherwood and mastered by German engineer Rashad Becker. Probably their most minimal album to date.

1. #1 2. #2 3. #3 4.#4 5. #5



Timeless Piece- Best of Hiroshi Takano (SHM-CD)

HIROSHI TAKANO

Timeless Piece- Best of Hiroshi Takano (SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD6584


Price: 13.99

Best of from the prolific and respected singer/guitarist and collaborator.

1. Besten Dank 2. Niji No Miyako He 3. Calendar 4. Kokkyou No Tabibito (new version) 5. Yoru No Umi Wo Hashitte Tsuki Wo Mita (new version) 6. The Isle 7. Another Proteus 8. Itsunomanika Hare (new version) 9. Ring (new version) 10. See You Again (new version) 11. Ether Dance 12. Satellite Love 13. Awakening March (new version) 14. Blue Period (new version) 15. 2000 (Todd Rundgrewn unreleased version) 16. The Drifter 17. Winter`s Tale (Hiroshi Takano version, bonus track).



Hiroshi Takano Songbook - Tribute to Hiroshi Takano

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Hiroshi Takano Songbook - Tribute to Hiroshi Takano

Ref: FSD6546


Price: 22.99

Tribute to the singer/guitarist/composer/producer. As well as a successful artist in his own right, (produced by Todd Rundgren) Takano has found himself much in demand to perform with other artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi, YMO, Kazufumi Miyazawa, Ganga Zumba and Towa Tei. Some of those artists including Yukihiro Takahashi and Todd Rondgren contribute tracks here, as well as other collaborators and friends such as Miu Sakamoto

1. Shuta Hasunuma Philharmonic Orchestra / Yume No Naka De Aeru Deshou 2. Hanaregumi / Hibiki 3. Yukihiro Takahashi / Yagate Furu 4. Beautiful Hummingbird & Yuri Miyauchi / Ether Dance 5. Miyuki Hatekeyama & Takuji Aoyagi / Tashikana Hikari 6. Shigeru Kishida (Qururi) / Besten Dank 7. Anonymass & Yukawa Shione / Orange Juice Blues 8. Yuri Chika and Others / Kaori 9. Toshiaki Yamada / Yoru No Umi Wo Hashitte Tsuki Wo Mita 10. Antimone / See You Again 11. Ooame (Yuichi Ohata & Miu Sakamoto / Besten Dank 12. Takashi Hamazaki / All Over Starting Over 13. Todd Rundgren / Niji No Miyako E(Into Shambala)



Trio

HIROSHI TAKANO

Trio

Ref: FSD6587


Price: 23.99

25 year anniversary album recorded in Brazil with Brazilian musicians. New tunes and new renditions of old songs.

1. Dog Year, Good Year 2. (Sorewa) Music 3. Futatsu no Taiyo 4. See You Again (Rio version) 5. Ippunkan 6. Morning Star 7. Tashikana Hikari (Rio version) 8. Mo i Kai 9. Itsunomanika Hare (2014) 10. On & On (& On) 11. Chikyu wa Marui - A Terra e Redonca 12. Naimono Nedari 13. Free 14. Nectar 15. Ustukushii Hoshi (Rio version) 16. Petala - Hanabira



Rokket Ride (CD + DVD) (Limited Edition)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Rokket Ride (CD + DVD) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSD6540


Price: 27.99

New album celebrating the 35 year anniversary of Sheena & The Rokkets. This is the band's eighteenth album and first for over six years. Features the lyrics of Chris Mosdell (YMO, Ryuichi Sakamoto), and the previously unreleased track Rock 'n' Roll no Yoru, with lyrics by Yu Aku who died in 2007. Limited edition DVD has some live footage from guitarist Makoto Ayukawa's 66th birthday live concert, 'Golden 66' in May 2014. The musicians are the original members Sheena (vocals), Makoto Ayukawa (guitar) Kazuhide Kawashima (drums) and Toshihiro Nara (bass) who has gone on to produce many artists such as Yusaku Matsuda, The Blue Hearts, Siam Shade, Shazna and Buck-Tick.

CD

1. Rokket Ride 2. RIde the Lightning 3. Taiyo no Vacance 4. Baby Love 5. Rock Fox 6. Dengeki Bop 7. Madness City 8. I'm So Glad 9. Yume nishika Detekonai Machi 10. Suteki na Nakama 11. Kaze o Mikata ni 12. Rock 'n' Roll no Yoru


Work

KOSHI MIURA

Work

Ref: FSD6481


Price: 23.99

Koshi Miura started out in a breakbeat unit in 1998. In collaborating with various musicians, he shfted his music emphasis to a more rock and pop side with his own album in 2004 chosen as the best rock album of the year by Muisc Magazine. He signed to Ryuichi Sakamoto's label Commmons in 2006 and has performed at many music festivals such as Rising Sun and Count Down. Has contributed to cover and remix albums of Haruomi Hosono. Hiphop, soul, house, techno, jazz and more.



Samurai Sessions Vol.1

MIYAVI

Samurai Sessions Vol.1

Ref: FSD6423


Price: 14.99

We don't normally bother selling mainstream rock or pop, but we'll make an exception, mainly because we've been asked for this album. Dubbed the 'Samurai Guitarist' Miyavi plays electric guitar in his own 'slap' style. He has played around the world, over 200 shows in 30 countries. This CD features Miyavi in various collaborations, some artists that might appeal to a Far Side customer. These include shamisen player Hiromitsu Agatsuma, flamenco style guitarist Jin Oki, Okinawan breakbeat duo Hifana, and Miu Sakamoto.

1. Miyavi vs Hifana - Ganryu 2. Miyavi vs Kreva - Strong 3. Miyavi vs, Yusek - Day 1 4. Miyavi vs Takeshi Hosomi - Silent Anger 5. Miyavi vs H Zett M - Pleasure 6. Miyavi vs Hiromitsu Agatsuma vs Jin Oki - Hanabi 7. Miyavi vs Seiji Kameda vs Miu Sakamoto - Inori Wo



1959

SOGGY CHEERIOS

1959

Ref: FSD6331


Price: 24.99

Group formed by Soichiro Suzuki (World Standard) and Masahiro Naoeda (Carnation) who were both born in 1959. Guest musicians are Haruomi Hosono, Keiichi Suzuki, Wataru Iga, Mahito Fujiwara, Yoriko Matsumoto and Tetsuya Yamamoto. High quality rock/folk from two veterans of the Japanese music scene with help from other luminaries.

1. Rock 'n' Roll Ga Sora Kara Futtekita Hi 2. Ashita Mo 3. Kaze yo Fuke Umi yo Nake 4. Shiranai Machi 5. Hyakuyattsu no Mado 6. Kimi ga Inai 7. Jukyu Ji Go Ju Kyu Fun 8. Zutto Zutto 9. Boku wa Inoshishi 10. Donten Yuuyami Ferry 11. Tonkatsu no Uta



Haru-Utage (Spring Party)

BLACK BOTTOM BRASS BAND

Haru-Utage (Spring Party)

Ref: FSD6329


Price: 19.99

Funky mini album by the acclaimed BBBB, celebrating their 20 year anniversary. Guests include Keisuke of Ulfuls, and Yasuyuki Fukushima of Ban Ban Bazaar.

1. Paraiso! 2. Screamers High Featuring Ulful Keisuke 3. Sakura To Taiyou 4. Precious Ones Featuring Mori Toshiyuki 5. Gato 6. Picaresuque 7. Koi No Magic Hour Featuring Fukushima Yasuyuki Ban Ban Bazaar


So Many Tears

SO MANY TEARS

So Many Tears

Ref: FSD5782


Price: 24.99

New band featuring some of Japan's most respected musicians. Fishmans were a legendary dub/rock band of the 1990s, their singer Shinji Sato tragically dying in 1999. So Many Tears comprises Kinichi Mogi (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Fishmans), Takashi Kato (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra) and Yuzuru Kashiwabara (Fishmans). Cool, sophisticated rock with many other elements.

1 How Many Miles? 2. (Don't Let Go of Your) Precious 3. Fine Time 4. Rio de Junho 5. Everywhere Man 6. Lazy Midnight Hour 7. He's Got Soul 8. I'm Into the Sun



Music for Dance Performance The Rainy Table - Collaboration Work by Strange Kinoko Dance Company x Plaplax - Soundtrack by Yumiko Ohno  (CD + DVD)

YUMIKO OHNO from BUFFALO DAUGHTER

Music for Dance Performance The Rainy Table - Collaboration Work by Strange Kinoko Dance Company x Plaplax - Soundtrack by Yumiko Ohno (CD + DVD)

Ref: FSD5602


Price: 26.99

First solo album from Yumiko Ohno of Buffalo Daughter is the soundtrack album to the ccollaboration work by Strange Kinoko Dance Company. Full of warm, relaxing and colorful electronic music with waltz, jazzy swing, steel pans and other sounds.

1.Intro 2. March 3. Mizu No Naka 4. Togire Togire 5. Uma Dance 6. Shaberu Uma 7. Animal Room 8. Mirage 9. Uma Kage Dance 10. Atama No Naka 11. Ending


Gegege No Nyobou no Uta (Blu-spec CD)

MOONRIDERS feat. MAYUKI KOJIMA

Gegege No Nyobou no Uta (Blu-spec CD)

Ref: FSD5601


Price: 15.99

Three track single with the outro theme to the film Gegege no Nyobu.



Ravo

ROVO

Ravo

Ref: FSD5599


Price: 26.99

Ninth album and first for over two years from the underground dance kings of Japan. Techno, jazz, rock, progressive, dub, psychedelia and more create spellbinding dance grooves. Featuring a superb line-up of musicians, that features two drummers, who also feature in other brilliant Japanese bands including Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms), Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Quintet, Shibusashirazu), Yuji Katsui (Shibusashirazu), and Tatsuki Masuko (Dub Squad).

1. Tanger 2. Eclipse 3. Baal 4. RMD 5. Sino +


The Weapons of Math Destruction (Blue-spec CD)

BUFFALO DAUGHTER

The Weapons of Math Destruction (Blue-spec CD)

Ref: FSD5531


Price: 23.99

First album for four years on their own label, from the acclaimed Buffalo Daughter trio of Sugar Yoshinaga, Yumiko Ohno and MoOoG Yamamoto. Their basic sound incorporates techno pop and progressive rock and on this album, themed around physical laws and challenges to the world of the absurd, hip-hop with a rebellious, punk spirit. Guest musicians include Atushi Matsushita <Actinic:Variable Name = 'drums'/> who also plays with Zazen Boys and Miho Hatori <Actinic:Variable Name = 'vocals'/>. Powerful and dynamic album for rock and dance fans alike.

1. Gravity 2. All Power To The Imagination 3. Two Two 4. Rock'n'roll Anthem 5. A11 A10ne 6. The Battle Field In My Head 7. Down Beat 8. Five Thousand Years For D.E.A.T.H. 9. Six, Seven, Eight 10. Run 11. Unknown Forces 12. Extra Dimensions 13. New World: It Day



Archive Series Vol. 6 - Moonriders Live at Shibuya 23.03.2010 (2 CDs)

MOONRIDERS

Archive Series Vol. 6 - Moonriders Live at Shibuya 23.03.2010 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5533


Price: 26.99

Live concert of the 'Tokyo 7' tour, their last album released September 2009 and performed in Tokyo March 2010. Moonriders are a veteran band formed by Keichi Suzuki of Hachimitsu Pie that featured Haruomi Hosono and Morio Agata. Considered to be one of the most influential Japanese bands of the last 30 years.

1. Tabla Lasa - when rock was young 2. So Re Zo Re 3. I hate you and I love you 4. Shomon Raifuku 5. Rainbow Zombie Blues 6. Small Box 7. Kentaurus no Umi 8. Musunde Hiraite Te o Utou 9. Yugure no UFO, Akegata no Jet, Mahiru no Butterfly 10. Honto ni Oshimai no Hanashi 11. Paradice atarino Shingo de 12. Tabi no Yokan 13. Muttsu no Kishikata Yukusue


1

CHAOS JOCKEY

1

Ref: FSD5447


Price: 23.99

Chaos Jockey is the new project of Seiichi Yamamoto, guitarist with Boredoms, Novo Tono, Rovo and other bands, and drummer Masayuki Chatani who has played with Jasons, Phew and others. Hypnotic guitar noises underpinned by sharp beats in a kind of chaotic way, hence, we think, the name. They were originally formed in 2000, and have had a largely cult fan base. This is their first album which has been gradually made over the years. Psychedelic alternative rock.

1. Asph 2. Sunspot 3. Croquis 4. Sonic Particle


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Four

KEN YOKOYAMA

Four

Ref: FSD5422


Price: 22.99

Ken Yokoyama was the guitarist with punk band Hi-Standard. His solo stuff is similarly high energy melodic punk. This is, not surprisingly, his fourth album.

1. Kill for You 2. What it Means to Love 3. Punk Rock Dream 4. Your Safe Rock 5. Lost You 6. Cute Girls 7. Don't Make Me..8. Falling from Grace 9. It's My Way, Go Your Way 10. Kokomo 11. Sleep 12. Let the Beat Carry On 13. Still Burning


5 Compositions

SANGATSU

5 Compositions

Ref: FSD5423


Price: 24.99

New album from four piece post-rock band, whose first album was produced by Jim O'Rourke. Features four guest musicians playing drums and percussion, plus bass and two guitarists.

1. Black on Black 2. Liquid 3. No Music No 4. This World 5. Composition


Kikuuiki

SAKANACTION

Kikuuiki

Ref: FSD5417


Price: 26.99

New album from highly touted rock band from Sapporo. Blend of alternative rock with electropop. Strong songs and popular act on the Japanese festival scene. 13 tracks.

1. Intro = Kikuuiki 2. Ushio 3. Yes No 4. Aruku Around 5. Klee 6. 21.1 7. Under 8. Coelacanth To Boku 9. Ashita Kara 10. Omotesandou Nijyuuroku Ji 11. Kabe 12. Me Ga Aku Aiiro 13. Paradise Of Sunny


B.A.N.D.

YOUR SONG IS GOOD

B.A.N.D.

Ref: FSD5279


Price: 26.99

Fourth album from Your Song is Good, an above average rock band who meld in various influences including ska and soul.

1. B.A.N.D. 2. Deck 0 Track 3. Catch-as-Catch-can 4. Dance With Me 5. Fight Back! Fight Back! Fight Back! 6. We Are 7. Mr. Everyman 8. Onriku 9. Our Life 10. Namaensou Shimakuri no Weekend 11. The Love Song 12. Unbreakable 13. Signboarder Trippin'


Omnibus 1 - Eichi Otaki First Album Cover (1980-2010)

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Omnibus 1 - Eichi Otaki First Album Cover (1980-2010)

Ref: FSD5420


Price: 25.99

Cover of Eichi Otaki's first album by various artists, newly recorded.

1. Omoi - Shione Yukawa 2. Sore wa Boku Janaiyo- Wataru Takada plus Osore 3. Yubikiri - Smooth Ace 4. Bimbo - Keichi Sogabe 5. Samidare - Tokyo's Coolest Combo 6. Uraraka - Haruko Kuwana 7. Atsusa no Sei - HMO Tokano Naka no Hito 8. Asanebo - Mayumi Kojima 9. Sui Saiga no Machi - Chip Shop Boys and Mikku Kakoi 10. Midare Gami - Seito Uchino 11. Koi no Kisha Popo Dai Nibbun - Hideki Kaji 12. Ikasuze Kono Koi - Toshiyuki Nishida


Hi-Fi Anatomia

SOUTAISEI RIRON

Hi-Fi Anatomia

Ref: FSD5229


Price: 21.99

Soutaisei Riron (The Theory of Relativity) caused a bit of a stir in 2009 on the Japanese music scene. Sweet girl vocals are accompanied by guitars, syncopated disco and other rhythms. The album reached number 7 in the official charts, and that's without them ever being seen in public, in magazines, being interviewed or their faces appearing in their videos. Sophisticated indie rock.

1. Tere Tou 2. Jigoku Sensei 3. Fushigi Descartes 4. Shikaku Kakumei 5. Shinagawa Number 6. Gatskyu Houkai 7. Sawayaka Kaishain 8. Renaissance 9. Vermont Kiss


Mondo Roccia

THE CRO-MAGNONS

Mondo Roccia

Ref: FSD5230


Price: 26.99

The Cro-Magnons are the successors to legendary Japanese punk bands The Blue Hearts and The High-Lows, being fronted by the same two, singer Hiroto Komoto and guitarist Masatoshi Mashima. Their music is similar to their previous incarnations, simple high energy melodic punk. Komoto and Mashima are Japan's Strummer/Jones and they're still able to show their legions of like-minded upstart young bands, who they helped spawn, a thing or two. This is their fourth album, with 12 tracks inlcuding the single Glycerin Queen and Tetsu Kabuto.



Velvet Velvet

CARNATION

Velvet Velvet

Ref: FSD5231


Price: 26.99

Carnation were formed all the way back in 1983. Originally a five piece, they have released 15 albums or so, and are these days down to the last two remaining members, vocalist and guitarist Masahiro Naoe, and bass player Yuzuru Ota. Melodic pop /rock, great performances with backing members on piano, drums and more.

1. Velvet Velvet 2. Samidare 3. Denen Tsushin 4. Annie 5. Kono Kanashimi 6. Willow in Space 7. Jason 8. For Your Love 9. Sakyu Nite 10. Songbook 11. Dream is Over 12. Toi Sora Hibiki Koe


Question

KIRIHITO

Question

Ref: FSD5232


Price: 25.99

Kirihito are an outlandish guitar/drums/synth duo playing a kind of rock/techno/jazz mix. Featuring drummer Shunsuke Hayakawa and vocalist / guitarist Ken Takehisa, they're now veterans of the underground scene with their quirky, unclassifiable music. Pulsating grooves, floating jazz trumpets, funk guitar.

1. Sai-Bo 2. Flashman 3. Tasogare 6pm 4. CQCQ 5. What? 6. On-Do 7. Desco 8. Electric Treatment 9. No Fun! No Funk! 10. Kimi ni Meromero 11. Question X U 12. (Enhanced)


Kuro Neko Chelsea

KURO NEKO CHELSEA

Kuro Neko Chelsea

Ref: FSD5233


Price: 19.99

Kuro Neko Chelsea are following in the footsteps of bands such as Thee Michelle Gun Elephant or Guitar Wolf with sweaty fast paced garage rock. First album, critically acclaimed and one of the current hottest live acts in Japan. 8 tracks.



Rainbow Magic

HIROSHI TAKANO

Rainbow Magic

Ref: FSD5234


Price: 26.99

Veteran guitarist, singer and composer, Hiroshi Takano has played with HASYMO, Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tei Towa and is a member of Ganga Zumba. His solo albums have been produced by Todd Rundgren, Yukihiro Takahashi, Ryuichi Sakamoto and others. Rainbow Magic marked his 20 year anniversary since his first record and is full of good songs. Not the strongest vocals, but excellent musicianship.

1. Hummingbird 2. Lov 3. Michishirube 4. Timeless 5. Hatsukoi Prism 6. Each Other 7. Change 8. Kyo no Boku wa 9. Chiisana 'Yes' 10. Kisetsu Hazure no Kaze Fuku Machi de 11. Winterlude 12. Pain 13. Ashita no Sora 14. Akebono 15. Black & White 16. Niji no Miyako He


Deepers

FRICTION

Deepers

Ref: FSD5235


Price: 15.99

Friction, formed in 1978, are pioneers of the Japanese alternative rock scene. Vocalist/guitarist/bassist, Reck and dummer/saxophonist Chiko Hige partly learnt their trade in New York playing with Teenage Jesus & The Jerks and The Contortions among others. Sometimes compared to PIL or the Birthday Party, they've released a constant stream of records, never reaching the mainstream, but growing an ever expanding army of fans while maintaining critical acclaim. Deepers is one such album to have received such critical acclaim, and the band were one of the big hits at Fuji Rock Festival in 2009 playing material from this album, made up of covers and original songs.

1. Raw Power (Iggy Pop) 2. Deepers 3. You Got me Rocking (Rolling Stones) 4. Mermera 69 5. Fire (Jimi Hendrix)


Vol. 1

ZUTTO ZURETERUZU

Vol. 1

Ref: FSD5236


Price: 21.99

The newest band among the best rock releases of 2009, Zutto Zureteruzu are made up of seven teenagers including the late great Donto's son Rakita Kudomi and Ikumi Hamada, son of star comedian Masatoshi Hamada. They play funk rock, old school hip hop and groovy jam rock influenced by artists such as James Brown and The Meters.

1. Boku no Kaju 2. Good Shit - Omou yoni Saseruna! 3. Pajaina Pajaina 4. Chikyu no Heso 5. Nis! 6. Outside wa Nureteita 7. Zureteru Rhythm and Blues 8. Makka na Mekkara 9. War Men Beats 10. H ga A to Ykara Yo! 11. K-Towa Is Burning 12. Setagaya '90 no Theme


Jet Satisfaction (CD + DVD)

GUITAR WOLF

Jet Satisfaction (CD + DVD)

Ref: FSD5246


Price: 22.99

Mini-album from the jet-rock 'n' roll garage punk legends. Limited edition comes with DVD of live performances.

CD1. 1. Jet Satisfaction 2. Building Z 3. Egypt Rock 4. Wild Restaurant 5. Devil Kuchibiru

DVD. 1. Kan 7 Fever 2. All Night De Buttobase 3. Jet 13 4. Invader Ace 5. Wild Zero 6. Rock`n`roll Etiquette 7. Hoshizora Jet 8. Jet Generation 9. All Night De Buttobase 10. Kenka Rock


White Box - Invitation Years (cardboard sleeves, 7 CD albums + 1 CD single + DVD, SHM-CDs, limited edition)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

White Box - Invitation Years (cardboard sleeves, 7 CD albums + 1 CD single + DVD, SHM-CDs, limited edition)

Ref: FSD5128


Price: 159.99

One of Japan's seminal rock bands, who started life back in 1978, and whose early albums were produced by Haruomi Hosono and featured other members of YMO. This box set includes seven of their 80s albums on the Invitation label, their biggest single, plus DVD of five tracks. Albums; New Hippies (1984) Main Songs (1985) Gathered (1986) #9 (1987) Happy House (1988) Deram + Revolt (1989)

Single; Lemon Tea 12 inch. (1985)

DVD; 5 tracks including Sweet Inspiration from New Hippies, Happy House from Happy House and Permanent Honeymoon from Dream + Revolt.


Black Box - Speedstar Years (cardboard sleeves, 6 CD albums + 1 CD single + DVD, SHM-CDs, limited edition)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Black Box - Speedstar Years (cardboard sleeves, 6 CD albums + 1 CD single + DVD, SHM-CDs, limited edition)

Ref: FSD5129


Price: 139.99

All of the output of Sheena and the Rokkets from 1992-2008, plus a single and 7 track DVD.

Albums; Ha! Ha! Ha! Hard Drug (1992) Rock on Baby (1994) @ Heart (1997) Rock the Rock (2000) Bakuon Mix (2001) Japanik (2008)

Single; Family Dancing

DVD; seven tracks including Ha! Ha! Ha! Hard Drug, Internet Kiss, The Jungle of Love, Japanik, Lemon Tea and Stiff Lips


New Hippies (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

New Hippies (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5130


Price: 19.99

First album for the Victor label from 1984.

1. Yume no Paradise 2. Sweet Paradise 3. Boogie Baby 4. Pretty Little Boy 5. Iya Iya Rock 'n' Roll 6. Oh Moon 7. Back Door Man 8. Non-non Doll 9. Rock 'n' Roll King Size 10. Friction Drive 11. Four Seasons 12. Koi no Shiyouze


Main Songs (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Main Songs (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5131


Price: 19.99

Highly rated 1985 album.

1. Howling Wolf 2. Modern Dance 3. Madam Butterfly 4. Let's Go Plaza 5. Konya wa Tappuri 6. Swindle of Romance 7. Blue up on the Beach 8. He's a Disposer 9. Heart Breaker 10. Kono Michi


Lemon Tea 12

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Lemon Tea 12" (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5132


Price: 13.99

1985 hit single. 3 tracks.

1. Lemon Tea 2. Doo Wap Dance 3. Dancing Midnight


Gathered (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Gathered (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5133


Price: 19.99

From 1986

1. Bad Boy Blues 2. Like a Honey Dripper 3. Games for Girls 4. Angel 5. Time Limited Bomb 6. ABC 7. Do the Don't 8. Coin no Uragawa 9. Ban Boo Ban Ban 10. Aino Shiroi Tori


Captain Guitar and Baby Rock (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Captain Guitar and Baby Rock (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5134


Price: 19.99

Live album from 1987

1. Big Thrill 2. Captain Guitar and Baby Rock 3. Games for Girls 4. Angel 5. Dynamite 6. Sweet Inspiration 7. Pretty Little Boy 8. Yo-yo Yoi 9. Konya wa Tappuri 10. The Very Last Kiss in the World 11. Virus Capsule 12. Train Train 13. Propose 14. Cry Cry Cry 15. Pin-up Baby Blues 16. Lemon Tea 17. Taikutsu na Sekai 18. Lazy Crazy Blues 19. You May Dream 20. Ruby Tuesday


#9 (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

#9 (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5135


Price: 19.99

1987 studio album.

1. Batman 88 2. Dance Dance Dance 3. I'm Ready 4. No no Catchphrase 5. I Do Love Me 6. Kowarechaw 7. Let's Make a Memory 8. Do Shitemo Aitai 9. Sugar Finger 10. Big Beat 11. Yes Rock Yes 12. Sunny


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Happy House (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Happy House (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5136


Price: 19.99

10th anniversary album recorded in New York with various American guests.

1. Happy House 2. Jet Coaster 3. Wild One 4. Glory of Love 5. Ya-ya-ya 6. Poison 7. Lady Sniper 8. The Spy 9. Rough Neck Blues 10. Earring


Dream + Revolt (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Dream + Revolt (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5137


Price: 19.99

1989 studio album

1. Jungle Jungle 2. Dream & Revolt 3. Soldier 4. Lollipop and Rainbow 5. When the Levee Breaks 6. Pillow Talk 7. Angel Eyes 8. Almost Blue 9. Be Cool 10. I Gotta Move 11. Permanent Honeymoon


Family Dancing (maxi single, cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Family Dancing (maxi single, cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5138


Price: 13.99

1991.

1. Family Dancing 2. Ji Yu U 3. Dance Dance Dance


(Ha! Ha! Ha!) Hard Drug (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

(Ha! Ha! Ha!) Hard Drug (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5139


Price: 19.99

1992 studio album.

1. Freedom Chain 2. Ha! Ha! Ha! Hard Drug 3. Island Girl's Rock 4. Kill Me Baby 5. Cosa-nostra Papa 6. Come Home Baby 7. Tears, Stars and Rainbow 8. Sexy Rider 9. She's my Little Rock 'n' Roll Sister 10. Richman's Rankin 11. I Like it (Frankenstein) 12. I Like That


Rock on Baby (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Rock on Baby (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5140


Price: 19.99

Recorded in London with guests including Wilko Johnson.

1. Rain 2. Smell 3. Libertimagism 4. Mistake 5. Rock on Baby 6. Koko 7. Gaki 8. Summer End's Rock 9. Miss Topaz 10. The Daughter of the Witch


@Heart (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

@Heart (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5141


Price: 19.99

1997 album produced by Haruomi Hosono.

1. Train Train 2. Harlem Shuffle 3. Internet Kiss 4. Makoto is my Love (Tomorrow Beach) 5. Kitchen Panic 6. Oldsmobile Rock 7. Nobody Loves Me 8. Think! 9. Indian Heart 10. Not Fade Away 11. Beautiful



Rock the Rock (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Rock the Rock (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5142


Price: 19.99

200O.

1. The Jungle of Love (You maybe King, but I'm the Wild Thing) 2. Rocky Road 3. Tengoku wa Arukeredo 4. Vacuum Truck 5. Woo Merry Xmas 6. I Wanna Loved 7. Usotsuki People 8. I Can't Keep from Cryin' Sometimes 9. Tell Me 10. Search Dog 11. Maybe


Bak-on-Mix-19 Lives (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Bak-on-Mix-19 Lives (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5143


Price: 19.99

Recorded live at the Rock the Rock Tour 2000, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka

1. Batman Theme 2. I'm Flash 3. You Really Got Me 4. Vacuum Truck 5. Happy House 6. Jet Coaster 7. Rock on Baby 8. Poison 9. One Night Stand 10. I Love You 11. Catfish 12. No No No 13. Train Train 14. The Jungle of Love 15. Lazy Crazy Blues 16. Lemon Tea 17. Taikutana Sekai 18. You May Dream 19. I Wanna Be Loved 20. Lemon Tea (recorded live @ CBGB, New York 1988)


Japanik (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Japanik (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5144


Price: 19.99

2008.

1. Planet Guitar 2. Japanik 3. I Can't Get Across to You 4. Empty Bed 5. Oh Lonely Boy 6. Menu 7. Katamino Necklace 8. What a Wonderful World 9. Dipinto Hop 10. My Way 11. Johnny B. Goode 12. Pom Pom Joki


Twangs

GRAPEVINE

Twangs

Ref: FSD5195


Price: 26.99

10th album from one of Japan's best rock bands. Grapevine are kind of the Japanese version of Radiohead or Coldplay. Good songs, slightly edgy, sometimes anthemic, high quality rock. 11 tracks.



Pirate Radio, Seasick (SA-CD HYBRID)

CAPTAIN HATE AND THE SEASICK SAILORS

Pirate Radio, Seasick (SA-CD HYBRID)

Ref: FSD5196


Price: 26.99

The latest band of the legendary Keichi Suzuki who back in 1972 formed Hachimitsu Pie, and in 1975 Moonriders, and has produced and collaborated with many musicians such as in the Beatniks with YMO's Yukihiro Takahashi. Second in the series of this project with Keichi Sogabe. Rock, 60s soul, dixie, ragtime, folk and more. 19 tracks.

1. Pirate Radio. seasick #12 & 35 2. Tokyo.5001.a.d. 3. Seasick.the No War Battleship 4. Da Da Da 5. My Name Is Burn 6. `Indy` Promotional Campaign Jingle.ynos Corp. 7. Scrap Atoll #5 8. Pirate Radio.seasick #61 Reprise 9. Lookin` For Miss Radio 10. Suite 11. Chic Pirates Forever 12. Sad Tambourine 13. The Moments Of Love 14. Suite 15. Pirate Radio.seasick 16. Help Wanted For Ynos Corp. `indy` Jingle 17. Gimme Gimme Waltz 18. The Ghosts Between Fm And Am 19. Joprs 5001.0


Tokyo 7 (Blue-spec CD)

MOONRIDERS

Tokyo 7 (Blue-spec CD)

Ref: FSD5021


Price: 26.99

First album for three years from the legendary group, this album has the city of Tokyo as its theme. Recently featured on the World Happiness 2009 tour in Japan along with Yellow Magic Orchestra. Released as a Blue-spec CD.



The Man Who Does Not Nod (HQCD)

TIPOGRAPHICA

The Man Who Does Not Nod (HQCD)

Ref: FSD4995


Price: 26.99

Tipograhica were a leading Japanese progressive band, in a kind of jazz-rock / Frank Zappa mold. They were around from 1986 until 1998 and have pretty fervent fan base. This is a live album of free-flowing jazzy instrumentals and is considered a masterpiece by fans of the genre.

1. Naked Lunch 2. Tipographica's Worst Date 3. King's Golden Toilet 4. MC-500 in a Zen Room 5. The Turf Have Disorded Gravity 6. The Man Who Does Not Nod 7. A Smell of Gunpowder and a Flavour of She


God Says I Can't Dance (HQCD)

TIPOGRAPHICA

God Says I Can't Dance (HQCD)

Ref: FSD4996


Price: 26.99

Avant-garde progressive jazzy sounds on Tipographica's second studio album. Horns and drums in a Zappaesque sound of mid-tempo grooves.

1. Friends 2. Control Tower Says TP-1, Break Down 3. White Collar Worker vs. Black Rubber Man 4. The Last Ship is Going 5. Japanese Room (We Have no Zen) 6. Laughin' Photograph 7. Forest Tipographical 2


Back on My Feet (CD + DVD)

BOOM BOOM SATELLITES

Back on My Feet (CD + DVD)

Ref: FSD4956


Price: 19.99

Four track single release from the highly touted electronic music duo of Michiyuki Kawashima and Masayuki Nakano. Lead track is the intro theme to the anime series 'Xam'd: Lost Memories.Their usual blend of electronic dance and big beat with rock and punk.Limited edition version comes with bonus DVD of music video and making of footage. (Region Code 2)

1. Back on My Feet 2. All in a Day 3. Spellboud 4. Caught in the Sun


Armonico Hewa

OOIOO

Armonico Hewa

Ref: FSD4975


Price: 26.99

Group formed and fronted by Yoshimi of Boredoms and three other female musicians in 1995. They began playing live as the opening act for Sonic Youth. Recently moved to Ryuichi Sakamoto's label Commmons.

1. Sol 2. Uda Hah 3. Irorun 4. Konjo 5. Ulda 6. Polacca 7. Kipepeo 8. OOIAH 9. Min Na Yama 10. Hewa Hewa 11. Agacim 12. Orokai 13. Honki Ponki



Wine and Chocolate

HIDARI

Wine and Chocolate

Ref: FSD4636


Price: 18.99

From Kobe, Hidari have been gaining a good reputation for their blend of rock guitars and retro-electronic sounds. They have been compared to Quruli and Flipper's Guitar. They are comprised of Hiroshi Ohta (guitar, vocals), Daisuke Kouzuki (bass) and American, Justin Bacon (programming, keyboards). Wine and Chocolate is their second full album.

1. Chocolatomy 2. Chodo ii Futari 3. Seishun Malina 4. Sanpatsu 5. Tsuzuki wa Mou ii 6. Abunai Tasting 7. Maybe Baby 8. Kaban ni Senkouhanabi 9. Urepearl 10. Budoshu Sanka 11. Enhansed (for CD-extra)


Give Me Your Sun

YONGEN

Give Me Your Sun

Ref: FSD4666


Price: 18.99

Yongen are Toshio and Chieko Kamei. They are based in London, from where they make a mix of rock and electronic music. Toshio sings and plays guitar, violin, keyboards and bass, while Chieko adds the programming and musical collage of sounds. Their music has been picked up by advertsing agencies, and has been used in TV dramas as well. This is their first album of high quality, atmospheric electronic pop.

1. Rococo 2. If You Go, I Go 3. Give Me Your Sun, Give Me Your Moon 4. Undersea Island 5. Rainbow 6. Jack 7. What's Your Story 8. Once in a Blue Moon 9. Sky 10. Paradise



Moonriders 1980.10.11. at Hiroshima Kenshin Kodo

MOONRIDERS

Moonriders 1980.10.11. at Hiroshima Kenshin Kodo

Ref: FSD4635


Price: 25.99

One of Japan's legendary groups, Moonriders released their first record in 1976, and featured Keiichi Suzuki, Toru Okada, Tetsuro Kashibashi, Ryomei Shirai, Hirobumi Suzuki and Masahiro Takekawa. They are known for their cutting edge rock music, which was a big influence on a future generation of artists. This is a CD of almost their entire live show at Hiroshima Kensho Kodo in 1980. This was the tour to support the release of their masterpiece new wave album, Camera Ecall Stylo. This recording was unearthed only recently and has never been issued before.

1. Daisan no Otoko - Cchika Suido 2. Muboubi Toshi 3. Alfa Building 4. Yokubo 5. Chinmoku 6. Interior 7. Itoko Doshi 8. Video Boy 9. Otona wa Wakatte kurenai 10. Daitokai Koshinkyoku 11. Khabarovsk o Tazunete 12. Onibi 13. Swimmer 14. Taiyo no Shita no Juhassai 15. Mizu no Naka no Knife 16. 24000 no Kiss 17. Kanojo ni tsuite Shitteiru Nisan no Kotogara 18. 24 Jikan no Joji 19. Modern Lovers 20. Groopy ni Kio tsukero


Vitamin-Q featuring ANZA

VITAMIN-Q

Vitamin-Q featuring ANZA

Ref: FSD4537


Price: 26.99

Vitamin-Q are touted as a 'Super Producers Band', and feature Kazuhiko Kato (of Sadistic Mika Band and Folk Crusaders) who has produced Yosui Inoue, Takuro Yoshida, Shigeru Izumiya and Mariya Takeuchi; Rei Obama (also of Sadistic Mika Band and Folk Crusaders) who has produced Masaharu Fukuyama and Ami Ozaki; Masami Tsuchiya (of Ippudo and Japan) who has produced Blankey Jet City, The Mods, Kyoko Koizumi and The Back Horn; and Gota Yashiki (of Mute Beat, Melon and Simply Red) who has produced Fumiya Fujii, Shikao Suga, Nokko, Kyoko Koizumi and B-Dash. Female singer Anza of Head Phones President is the guest vocalist. The album's concept is 'England' and contains some of the styles to have originated in the UK that have been major influences on all of them, such as glam rock, punk and Merseybeat.

1. Panic Crash 2. The Queen of Cool 3. Cupid's Calling 4. Love at a Thousand Degrees 5. Fun Fun Fun 6. Enfant Terrible 7. Lotus Avenue 8.Metal ni Nuritsubuse 9. Skiski Su 10. From that Moment 11. Take the Wild Way Home 12. The Eternal Flash



Zazen Boys 4 (paper jacket edition)

ZAZEN BOYS

Zazen Boys 4 (paper jacket edition)

Ref: FSD4484


Price: 25.99

Zazen Boys were formed by ex-Number Girl vocalist and guitarist Shutoku Mukai, and also feature ex-Number Girl drummer Ahito Inazawa. Their music is an elaborate mix of math rock, hip-hop, funk, punk and improv. They have become both commercially succesful and critically acclaimed. This, their fourth album was recorded and mixed by Dave Friedmann at Tarbox Road Studios.



We Are Here

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND

We Are Here

Ref: FSD4357


Price: 27.99

Flower Travellin' Band are back together after 35 years. They are thought of as an influential group, who were at their peak in the late 60s and 70s and played a kind of psychedelic rock. They were also one of the groups who starred in Julian Cope's book, Japrocksampler. They appeared at Fuji Rock festival in 2008 and this is the album to coincide with their 'We Are Here' tour.

1. We are Here 2. Over & Over 3. Will it 4. The Sleeping Giant 5. dYE-Jobe 6. Don't Touch My Dreadlocks 7. Time of Day 8. What Will You Say 9. Love is...10. Rise


Hana Hou

THE BEACHES

Hana Hou

Ref: FSD4114


Price: 26.99

Second album from Tokyo's The Beaches, one of Japan's most hotly tipped artists to break internationally. Their music is a blend of ska, rock, punk with catchy hooklines and some Japanese elements. In 2008 they toured in the US as part of the Japan Nite, performing in seven cities. Their leader is Hisashi the KID on vocals and guitar, augmented by drums, bass and keyboards.



Time Machine RK

ROCKET K

Time Machine RK

Ref: FSD3963


Price: 21.99

High speed covers of various pop tunes done in a highly infectious and fun style. 1. Let Me Out (The Knack) 2. Don't Stop me Now (Queen) 3. Radio (Teenage Fan Club) 4. Surrender (Cheap Trick) 5. Camera! Camera! Camera! (Flipper's Guitar) 6. Video Killed the Radio Star (The Buggles) 7. Come and Get It (Badfinger) 8. Rock 'n' Roll Love Letter (Bay City Rollers) 9. Since Yesterday (Strawberry Switchblade) 10. Mr Tambourine Man (The Byrds) 11. Iny Iny Iny (Primal Scream) 12. So Sad About Us (The Who) 13. Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran) 14. Dreaming (Blondie) 15. Shout it Out Loud (Kiss) 16. Welcome to the Jungle (Guns 'n' Roses)



Lita Planet

TOKYO PINSALOCKS

Lita Planet

Ref: FSD3962


Price: 20.99

Tokyo Pinsalocks are an all-girl electronic rock band. They don't play guitars, but instead keyboards, distorted bass and drums. Their music is fairly danceable, slightly pyschedelic, rather poppy and retro-futuristic. A sort of technopop for the noughties. The group toured the UK in 2007 and in March 2008 are off for a US tour. Seven tracks. 1. Antena 2. Circle 3. 4. Ajito 5. A Wolf Faced Sheep 6. Ideal Cosmo 7. Airport



Kudo Desu (Hollow Me)

YURA YURA TEIKOKU

Kudo Desu (Hollow Me)

Ref: FSD3929


Price: 26.99

Underground psychedelic rock champions Yura Yura Teikoku have released their latest album, voted as Best Japanese Rock album of 2007 by the prestigious Music Magazine. They've been going sinced 1989 with vocalist / guitarist Shintaro Sakamoto, bassist Chiyo Kamekawa and various drummers before settling on Ichiro Shibata in 1997. The trio have grown steadily in popularity culminating in this fantastic new album. 10 tracks.



United Rumble - 2008 Round 1 - (Band Side)

VARIOUS ARTISTS

United Rumble - 2008 Round 1 - (Band Side)

Ref: FSD3877


Price: 18.99

Compilation of indie rock bands from throughout Japan. 17 tracks and artists including Nova Era, Pumpkin Pie Pochette, Cross Chopper, Magic Number, Scrap and Build, Mona Chop Bear, Heart Noise, The Default Man, Pussydrive, The Nacking Style, Anthem for a Silence, Very Ape, Jumping Clover, Back Side 180, Monster Jam.



Japunk-Rock

MUNCHEN SAUSAGE ALL STARS

Japunk-Rock

Ref: FSD3872


Price: 21.99

A bit of a strange one. German punk band who like Japanese music, decide to cover 11 Japanese songs, although they can't speak a word of Japanese. Still, they give it a go in pigeon Japanese, adding a punk flavour to some well known Japanese childrens' and anime songs including 1000 Winds (Sen no Kaze ni Natte), Kuma-san, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Zui-Zui, Sacchan, Genkotsu-Yama, Aki, Ultra-Seven, Pass The Way!, Tai-Yaki.



Comical Salute

SIBERIAN NEWSPAPER

Comical Salute

Ref: FSD3867


Price: 23.99

Siberian Newspaper are an instrumental group of seven musicians playing violin, acoustic guitar, contrabass, piano, percussion and didgeridoo. They performed at the In The City event in the UK in 2006 and at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan in 2007. 11 tracks including Comical Salute, New Delhi Stream, Miss Silence, Ondine, Tori ga Shaberu Kotoba Towa and Awaku Chiisana Menuett.



Boredoms Live at Sunflancisco CD + DVD

BOREDOMS

Boredoms Live at Sunflancisco CD + DVD

Ref: FSD3826


Price: 39.99

Somewhat surprisingly, Japan's foremost noise band have never released a DVD before. This is a live DVD from their American tour 2005 plus 6 tracks of original break beats from member EyE Yamataka.



Ex Machina Original Soundtrack Complete Edition (2CD + DVD)

VARIOUS featuring HARUOMI HOSONO

Ex Machina Original Soundtrack Complete Edition (2CD + DVD)

Ref: FSD3725


Price: 43.99

Applesead: Ex Machina is new film anime created by Shirow Masamune (comic author) John Woo (producer) and Shinji Aramaki (director). Haruomi Hosono is the music supervisor and not surprsingly therefore is a superb kaleidoscope of sounds featuring HASYMO, (pronounced 'hashimo', Human Audio Sponge Yellow Magic Orchestra) Hosono together with Ryuchi Sakamoto and Yukihiro Takahashi with the track Rescue. Also featured are Cornelius with Haruomi Hosono, Towa Tei, Miharu Koshi, Rei Harakami, M-Flo Loves and Alex (Clazziquai Project). CD 2 is of the film score. DVD features Trailer Short Version / Long Version, HASYMO _ Rescue Music Video - Ex Machina x Studio 4 'C Version, HASYMO Rescue Live at Pacifico Yokohama 19.05.07, Lina Ohta Puzzle Riddle Music Video, Lina Ohta Puzzle Riddle Music Video - feat. Deunan Knute Version, Lina Ohta Puzzle Riddle Music Video Making of, Interview 1. Haruomi Hosono x Shinji Aramaki, Interview 2. Haruomi Hosono x Tetsuya Takahashi



Ex Machina Original Soundtrack (CD+DVD)

VARIOUS

Ex Machina Original Soundtrack (CD+DVD)

Ref: FSD3726


Price: 29.99

The same as the above but without the extra CD of the film score and abridged version of the DVD. Trailer Short Version / Long Version, HASYMO _ Rescue Music Video- Ex Machina x Studio 4 'C Version, Lina Ohta Puzzle Riddle Music Video - feat. Deunan Knute Version, Lina Ohta Puzzle Riddle Music Video Making of, Interview 1. Haruomi Hosono x Shinji Aramaki, Interview



Gota's Best

GOTA

Gota's Best

Ref: FSD3617


Price: 26.99

Yashiki Gota has been a force on both the Japanese and UK music scenes for many years. He's played with Mute Beat, Melon in Japan and in the UK has worked with Soul II Soul, Bomb the Bass, Depeche Mode, Seal and has become a long term member of Simply Red. This best of 2 CD collection features on disc 1, 15 of his own tracks that he has performed solo (and as Gota & Heart of Gold) and 13 tracks he has produced, performed by other musicians, including Blue Angel, Nokka and Moomin as well as a few by Gota himself.



Japanik

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Japanik

Ref: FSD3993


Price: 26.99

New album, first in eight years from the rock 'n' roll veterans, this year celebrating their 30th anniversary. Includes new songs with lyrics by Chris Mosdell (early YMO lyrics), long time friend and collaborator Wilko Johnson and cover of Pom Pom Joki by another long term collaborator Haruomi Hosono. 1. Planet Guitar 2. Japanic 3. I Can't Get Across To You 4. Empty Bed 5. Oh Only Boy 6. Koi no Menue 7. Katami no Necklace 8. What a Wonderful World 9. Chosenjo - Dipinto Hop 10. My Way 11. Johnny B.Goode 12. Pom Pom Joki (Studio Jam)



Golden Hits - The Alfa Years

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Golden Hits - The Alfa Years

Ref: FSD3613


Price: 23.99

22 track compilation of the early years of one of Japan's longest running rock bands, recordings between 1979 and 1982, featuring Sheena on vocals, backed by Makoto Ayukawa on guitar, bass and drums. 1. You May Dream. 2. Baby Maybe 3. Ukabino Peach Girl 4. Hot Line 5. Batman Theme 6. Stiff Lips 7. You Really Got Me 8. O Ma E Ga- Hoshi 9. Lazy Crazy Blues 10. Suzy-Q 11. Pin-up Baby Blues 12. One Night Stand 13. Radio Junk 14. Kiss Me Quick 15. My Boyfriend 16. Dead Guitar 17. Krazy Kool Kat 18. Koi no Dance Tengoku 19. Heart ni Hio Tsukete 20. Cry Cry Cry 21. Satisfaction 22. Lemon Tea.



Superroots 9

BOREDOMS

Superroots 9

Ref: FSD3580


Price: 25.99

First album for nearly three years, and first addition to the Super Roots series since 1999, this is an edited live album from a concert at the end of 2005. The band used three drummers, and a 20 strong choir. Boredoms have been one of Japan's most amazing acts for nearly two decades playing a kind of avant-garde electronic rock. Their reputation around the world has largely been built upon theeir extraordinary live show, all the more surprising that this album is their first official live release.



Superroots 10

BOREDOMS

Superroots 10

Ref: FSD4578


Price: 25.99

Volume 10 in the Superroots EP series, whereby Boredoms get even more zanier than usual. 4 tracks.



Bor Cozmik

YOSHIMIO

Bor Cozmik

Ref: FSD4579


Price: 24.99

Solo project from the female drummer of Boredoms, who also sings, plays guitar, keyboards and leads the group OOIOO. Engineered by Fishman's engineer and jacket design by Yamantaka Eye.



Dead Rock

GUITAR WOLF

Dead Rock

Ref: FSD3576


Price: 26.99

Guitar Wolf have been playing their underground garage trash punk for 20 years and this is their 9th album. They are often compared to the Ramones with influences such as Johnny Thunders and Link Wray and dress in black leather, shades and greased up hair. This is the first album from the trio with a new bass player after Billy Bass Wolf died from a heart attack in 2005. Seiji Guitar Wolf and Toru Drum Wolf have been joined by UG on a hard hitting album of hard core punk.



Live in Tokyo (2 CDs + CD Extra)

SADISTIC MIKA BAND

Live in Tokyo (2 CDs + CD Extra)

Ref: FSD3454


Price: 40.99

2 CD+ CD extra from Sadistic Mika Band, the legendary glam rock band with Kazuhiko Kato, singer Mika, guitarist Masayoshi Takanaka and Yukihiro Takahashi (Yellow Magic Orchestra). CD1 is the most recent concert of the latest incarnation of the group from March 2007 at NHK Hall Shibuya. CD 2 is from September 1975 from Kanda, and was the last concert of the first edition of the group from 1972-75. They later reformed in 1989 and again in 2006. CD1 has 12 tracks including Tumbleweed, Last Season, King Fall. CD 2 has 8 tracks including In Deep Hurt, Narkissos, Sadistic Twist. CD3 has 9 tracks including Mada-Mada Samba, Funky Mahjong, Sumie, Black Ship Sweet.



Narkissos

SADISTIC MICA BAND

Narkissos

Ref: FSD3455


Price: 26.99

Sadistic Mika Band are a legendary glam rock band that featured Kazuhiko Kato, singer Mika, and guitarist Masayoshi Takanaka. The group later featured Yukihiro Takahashi of Yellow Magic Orchestra fame. The band has broken up and reunited three times, under the core membership of Kato, Takahashi and Takanaka with different female singers. The latest is from 2006 with young singer Kaela Kimura, and this is the resulting album.



Blue Moon Blue

YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI

Blue Moon Blue

Ref: FSD3456


Price: 25.99

Latest album from Yukihiro Takahashi (ex- Sadistic Mika Band, YMO, Sketch Show) is a delightful blend of electronic pop with collaborators including Steve Jansen, Haruomi Hosono, mostly sung in English. 12 tracks.



Sensuous

CORNELIUS

Sensuous

Ref: FSD3321


Price: 26.99

The best Japanese rock album of 2006 according to Music Magazine. Sensuous is the first Cornelius album for five years and proves he is still one of the most visonary artists in Japan. The sound is more stripped down than his previous offering, the 12 tracks ranging from electro funk, synth pop, electronica, ambient to pop, with even a couple of lullabies. At times disjointed maybe, but ultimately an air of enigmatic mystery adds to the overall effect.



CM3

CORNELIUS

CM3

Ref: FSD4634


Price: 24.99

Album of remixes by the brilliant Cornelius. Tracks include Sketch Show / Chronograph, Bloc Party / Banquet, If By Yes / You Feel Right, Denki Groove x Schadara Paa / Twilight, The Go! Team / Universal Speech, James Brown / Call Me Super Bad, Mondo Grosso / Everthing Needs Love, Ryuichi Sakamoto / War & Peace, Crystal Kay / One, Sketch Show / Ecot and more...



Euphorica

BUFFALO DAUGHTER

Euphorica

Ref: FSD3322


Price: 26.99

Buffalo Daughter's Europhorica is their fifth album and first for three years. German krautrock influenced funky electronica. At times haunting, other times disturbing, with monotone voices and odd harmnonization. An intriguing album of kitsch pop. Comes as SACD hybrid.



Yumesuke

KIYOSHIRO IMAWANO

Yumesuke

Ref: FSD3323


Price: 26.99

RC Succession's Kiyoshiro Imawano goes to Nashville to record his latest solo album.



Moon Over the Rosebud

MOONRIDERS

Moon Over the Rosebud

Ref: FSD3324


Price: 26.99

Now going for over 30 years, Moonriders latest album was recorded under the theme of 'Neo New Wave'.



Shiplaunching

TOMITA LAB

Shiplaunching

Ref: FSD3325


Price: 26.99

Arranger and producer (Misia, Ken Hirai etc..) Tomita Lab records second album with help from an array of guest vocalists, including Chemistry, Yoshika, Soulhead and more.



Zazen Boys 3

ZAZEN BOYS

Zazen Boys 3

Ref: FSD3326


Price: 26.99

Fronted by Mukai Shutoku (ex Number Girl) Zazen Boys play a hard brand of indie rock with scratchy guitars, house beats and off tune vocals. Like an impromptu jam session, the enegy is undeniable, and for those who stick with it, neither is the inventiveness.



Nikaido Kazumi no Album

KAZUMI NIKAIDO

Nikaido Kazumi no Album

Ref: FSD3327


Price: 26.99

Atmospheric outing from female singer songwriter with the help of several guests adding their own flavours. These include pianist Takeshi Shibuya, hip-hop artist Illreme, jazz band Sakerock, Rei Harakami, and Mama! Milk.



You Bark We Bite

STRUGGLE FOR PRIDE

You Bark We Bite

Ref: FSD3328


Price: 26.99

Hard core punk band leave the indie world to record for Avex. Guests include Kahimi Karie, The Gangsta and Abraham Cross.



Izumi: Buenos Aires Session Vol 2

ALEJANDRO FRANOV, FERNANDO KABUSACKI, YUJI KATSUI, SEICHI YAMAMOTO MONO FONTANA, SANTIAGO VAZQUEZ

Izumi: Buenos Aires Session Vol 2

Ref: FSD3329


Price: 26.99

Underground Japanese muscians including guitarist Seichi Yamamoto (Boredoms, Novo Tono, Rovo) head to Buenos Aires to play with some of Argentina's hip new wave indie rock musicians.



Philharmonic or Die (2 CDs)

QURULI

Philharmonic or Die (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD4013


Price: 28.99

Quruli Best of Live. CD 1 was performed together with an orchestra in Yokohama, which works pretty well. CD 2 is of the usual rock outfit recorded in Kyoto and other cities. 22 tracks.



Tamashii no Yukue

QURULI

Tamashii no Yukue

Ref: FSD4870


Price: 26.99

Eighth album recorded in New York from one of Japan's best and original rock bands. Mix of rock with roots, jazz, soul, blues and electronica. The band reunited with recording and mixing engineer Tom Durack (David Byrne, Cornelius) who worked on their first album 'Sayonara Stranger'.

1. LV45 2. Yukai na Peanuts 3. Taiyo no Blues 4. Yogisha 5. Rirurero 6. Tsurai Koto Bakari 7. Sayonara Reglet 8. Kago no Naka no Jonny 9. Natsuno 10. Delta 11. Tamashii no Yukue 12. Bebebu 13. Sebone


Best of Qururi - Tower of Music Lover (2 CDs)

QURURI

Best of Qururi - Tower of Music Lover (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD3128


Price: 27.99

The excellent Qururi from Kyoto play alternative experimental rock combining pop, punk and lo-fi electronica. Haunting slow numbers are intersperced with loud rocking tunes. Their 17 singles so far are compiled onto this 2 CD set together with 9 other tracks including unreleased songs dating back to their first album.



Waltz O Odore - Tanz Walzer

QURURI

Waltz O Odore - Tanz Walzer

Ref: FSD3593


Price: 26.99

A new release from Quruli is always welcome. This latest album was recorded in Vienna with the French producer Stephane 'Alf' Briat (Air, Phoenix) and includes the single Jubilee, and their theme song to the film, Tennen. More of their impressive mix of good songs with lo-fi, electronica and punk.



Nikki

QURULI

Nikki

Ref: FSD2829


Price: 26.99

Quruli are one of Japan's best rock groups, combining Brit style pop, electronica, and punk. Their songs are consistently strong, with some superb melodic slow tunes and occasional wilder faster numbers. Favorites on the Japan rock festival circuit, the band have also played in the US. This new album of thirteen tracks is one of their best yet.



Antena

QURULI

Antena

Ref: FSD2289


Price: 26.99

Their fifth album and the first with a new line-up, that includes drummer Christopher McGuire. Innovative music combining memorable melodies with clever backing and instrumentation.



Jose, a Tiger and Fishes

QURULI

Jose, a Tiger and Fishes

Ref: FSD2139


Price: 23.99

Soundtrack to the film 'Jose, a Tiger and Fishes' from this excellent rock band. Two songs and five instrumental tunes, with guest Yumiko Ono from Buffalo Daughter.



The World is Mine

QURURI

The World is Mine

Ref: FSD1840


Price: 26.99

One of Japan's most lauded groups at the moment. Absorbing mix of electronica and intelligent guitar rock. Described by critics as their masterpiece.



Team Rock

QURULI

Team Rock

Ref: FSD1567


Price: 26.99

From Kyoto, Quruli are led by Shigeru Kishida (guitar and vocals) and Masashi Sato (bass). Their music is a quite original alternative experimental rock combining pop, punk and lo-fi, electronica. Haunting slow numbers are interspeced with loud distorted tunes, but somehow they manage to fit them together in an entirely organic way. They have played with a host of international artists such as Manic Street Preachers, Mercury Rev and Super Furry Animals. From 2001, Team Rock is their most accomplished album to date.



Zukan

QURULI

Zukan

Ref: FSD2290


Price: 26.99

Second album by well regarded rock group released in 2000, some tracks featuring Jim O'Rouke, creating a different style of progressive and electronic music.



Sayonara Stranger

QURULI

Sayonara Stranger

Ref: FSD2291


Price: 26.99

First album released in 1999. In comparison to their genre-less later material, it sounds quite poppy, but still enjoyable and clever.



Sokokara Naniga Mieruka

EASTERN YOUTH

Sokokara Naniga Mieruka

Ref: FSD2294


Price: 26.99

Latest album on a new label. The energy levels are turned up full, with a stronger message than ever. Recently toured in US winning many fans.



Kanjusei Outou Seyo

EASTERN YOUTH

Kanjusei Outou Seyo

Ref: FSD2293


Price: 26.99

One of their most critically acclaimed albums. Straightahead punk and rock, with the usual strong melodies and energetic performance.



Kumo Inuke Koe

EASTERN YOUTH

Kumo Inuke Koe

Ref: FSD2292


Price: 26.99

Second major album. More sophisticated, yet keeping that certain hard edge.



Dakara Konya

GEVIL

Dakara Konya

Ref: FSD3482


Price: 14.99

Gevil mix Japanese taiko drums with punk rock, backed by 'hayashi' festival chants and even elements of enka. The group have been causing a bit of a stir in Japan and the US. Led by the charismatic and powerful taiko drummer and vocalist (and well known tattoo artist) Waka, the group dress in 'happy coats' worn at Japanese festivals, the audience at their explosive gigs join in the moves, matsuri or Japanese festival style. This is their first major single, released November 2006, 4 tracks including a pretty incredible taiko meets hard rock version of Mission Impossible.



Matsuri Tengoku

GEVIL

Matsuri Tengoku

Ref: FSD3483


Price: 21.99

Released 2005, Matsuri Tengoku features seven tracks of taiko/punk mayhem. From Tokyo, Waka's (aka Hirozumi Jadoh) taiko drums and vocals are augmented by guitar, bass and drums. The group spent some time in New York where they played at S.O.B's and CBGB's among other live venues in the city. The tracks include a version of the Japanese minyo classic Soran Bushi, (titled Haikei Zipang Soran Bushi) and Gevil Samba.



Tenchi Musou

GEVIL

Tenchi Musou

Ref: FSD3484


Price: 22.99

Taiko meets punk rock in the hands of this explosive band from Tokyo. Their material is a mixture of original tunes and outrageous arrangements of traditional folk tunes. This album is of 10 tracks, including Kokoro Bushi, Love Lotion, Dream Catcher and Koko ni Saku Hana.



New Rock

BUFFALO DAUGHTER

New Rock

Ref: FSD1358


Price: 26.99

Electronic pop soundcapes from female outfit, released in America on Grand Royal Records. Quintessentially Japanese.



On

BOOM BOOM SATELLITES

On

Ref: FSD3045


Price: 26.99

Boom Boom Satellites are bassist/DJ Masayuki Nakano and guitarist/singer Michiyuki Kawashima. Their music is a dance / rock blend - think Prodigy, Chemical Brothers- and they duo have been much championed overseas playing at Glastonbury, Roskilde and SXSW festivals and supporting Fatboy Slim, Underworld and Moby. This latest album (May 06) featurs 12 tracks .



Okinawa - Watashi no Shima

THE BOOM

Okinawa - Watashi no Shima

Ref: FSD1827


Price: 23.99

The group that have probably done more to popularize Okinawan music- although they are not from Okinawa- on an album of mostly re-recorded versions of their best known Okinawan influenced songs. Arguably the originals are superior (Shima Uta) but occasionally better (Hyakuman Tsubu no Namida) Elsewhere original versions are included, and even material from Miyazawa's solo albums, that had an Okinawa connection. Overall, good introduction to one of the best sides of the Boom's work, and a success that helped change Japanese perceptions of Okinawa.



Miyazawa

KAZUFUMI MIYAZAWA

Miyazawa

Ref: FSD1561


Price: 26.99

3rd solo album from Boom leader, combines strong songwriting with innovative arrangements, imaginative instrumentation, and inventive production by Arto Lindsay. The various recording locations, (Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Buenos Aries, Tokyo, Okinawa) reflect the diversity of sounds on the album. Brazilian music provides probably the strongest thread throughout, with elements of samba, bossa nova and other Brazilian music. Intertwined between these, are glorious Okinawan influences heard on songs such as "Snow in Okinawa" and "Chimuguri Utasha". In addition to the original versions these two tracks have been given a dancefloor remix by Chris Franck (of De Lata) Ryukyu Underground (UK/American duo) and Monaural. Elsewhere, "Perfect Love", "Deeper than Oceans" "Mandala" and "It's Me" feature that laid back yet funky Brazilian groove. Each varies in style and accompaniment, some with a decidedly more contemporary feel than others with "Eu Vou Junto" probably the purest Brazilian track of all. "Tokyo Story" has a jazzy hip hop feel, while "A Tango for Evita and Che Guevara" is a remarkable poetry reading.



100s

KAZUYOSHI NAKAMURA

100s

Ref: FSD1839


Price: 12.99

Was £26.66. One of the best of Japan's current pop and rock songwriters. Big production, great songs, on a album that seamlessly switches from one style to the next, that creates an album as a collective whole rather than just a series of songs. Backed by a specially formed group Hyaku Shiki, featuring other talented musicians, a rare treat among the mainstream. !!<

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OZ

100s

OZ

Ref: FSD2548


Price: 26.99

100s (Hyaku-Shiki) is the new group featuring the brilliant songwriter Kazuyoshi Nakamura. He is joined by bass, drums, guitar and keyboards (Takafumi Ikeda of Super Butter Dog). More energy than Nakamura's solo albums, with a harder edge but the same outstanding tunes and an experimental side that sets 100s apart from the mainstream.



Sekai no Flower Road (SHM-CD)

100s

Sekai no Flower Road (SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD4962


Price: 26.99

Third album from the band fronted by the talented songwriter Kazuyoshi Nakamura, plus Takafumi Ikeda on keyboards (also of Super Butter Dog), guitarists Masahiro Machida and Shinichi Ono, bassist Hiroo Yamaguchi and drummer Tom Tamada. The album is themed around Nakamura's home town of Tokyo.

1. Deguchi VS Iriguchi 2. Sekai no Watashi kara 3. Mahou o Shinjitsuzukete irukai? 4. Sorya Souda 5. Eco VS Ego 6. Monoai 7. Seventh Wonder 8. Inu no Kimochi 9. Miss Peach! 10. Ginga VS Ore 11. Aruhi 12. Flower Road 13. Magokoro ni 14. Saigo no Shingo 15. Nagai Shinkokyu 16. Sorai Aka


Souvenir

SPITZ

Souvenir

Ref: FSD2648


Price: 26.99

Celebrating 17 years, Spitz have released a new album up to their usual high standard of J-pop. Great melodies, written by their excellent singer Masamune Kusano, sort of nostalgic without being overly sweet.



Mikazuki Rock

SPITZ

Mikazuki Rock

Ref: FSD1845


Price: 26.99

After ten albums still one of Japan's best pop and rock bands. Consistently good songs, in distinctive style.



Electro-Asyl Bop

SOUL FLOWER UNION

Electro-Asyl Bop

Ref: FSD1092


Price: 26.99

Glorious album by a band who play their brand of electric rock and roots with more gusto than any other. Japanese and Korean roots with a psychedelic twist.



Mangetsu no Yube - 90's Singles

SOUL FLOWER UNION

Mangetsu no Yube - 90's Singles

Ref: FSD4000


Price: 30.99

All singles by one of Japan's best rock groups from their Ki/oon Sony period (1993-1999). 2 CDs with English lyric transalations including rare and unreleased tracks. Disc 1 : 1. Sekai Shimin wa Subete no Hata o Orosu 2. Tell Mama 3. Mangetsu no Yube (Single Version) 4. Lepun Kamui (Single Mix) 5. Mukaikaze (Single Mix) 6. Gaiko Funosho (Sutakora Version) 7. Eejanaika 8. Eejanaika - Takkyu no Gokudo Denshi Bonuta Version 9. Soul Flower no Yume wa Hiraku (Live Version)10. Jungle Boogie 11. Uchu Futen Swing 12. Sayonara dake no Rojiura 13. Chicchana Toki kara 14. Mogura to Matsuri (Live Version)15. Tankyori Sosha no Kodoku (Respectable Single Mix) / Soul-Cialist Escape 16. Onboro no Yoake / Soul-Cialist Escape 17. Denshoku no Machi (Demo Version) / Takashi Nakagawa

Disc 2 : 1. Mangetsu no Yube / Soul Flower Union with Donal Lunny Band 2. Shio no Michi / Soul Flower Union with Donal Lunny Band 3. Takeda no Komoriuta / Soul Flower Union with Donal Lunny Band 4.Ariran / Soul Flower Union with Donal Lunny Band 5. Yoru ni Kansha o (Japanese Gospel Version) / Soul-Cialist Escape 6. Shio no Michi (Live Version) / Soul Flower Union with Donal Lunny Band 7. Mangetsu no Yube (Live Version) / Soul Flower Union with Donal Lunny Band 8. Each Little Thing (Featuring Altan) 9. Alabama Song (Featuring Sam Bennett) 10. Heiwa ni Ikiru Kenri (TV Live Version) 11. Aotenjo no Crown 12. Jinriki Hikoki (Accoustic Mix) 13. Shintenou (Accoustic Mix) 14. Sasurai no Kappa (Demo Version) 15. Umi Yukaba Yama Yukaba Odoru Kabane (TV Live Version) 16. Mangetsu no Yube (Demo Version)



Screwball Comedy

SOUL FLOWER UNION

Screwball Comedy

Ref: FSD1559


Price: 26.99

New Soul Flower Union studio album is one of their best ever.Their usual powerful mix of punk, soul, funk, ska, celtic, rock, psychedelic, blues and yes, Japanese music. Great songs overflowing with energy, politically insightful lyrics (booklet comes with English translation). One of the Japanese albums of the year in 2001.



Long Way For Nothing

HEATWAVE

Long Way For Nothing

Ref: FSD2251


Price: 26.99

Hiroshi Yamaguchi, leader of Heatwave, once said the group is finishing. Seeing as he is basically Heatwave, nothing much changed and now he's back with another album and the name of Heatwave again. There is nothing much Japanese here, just great songs, good singing and guitar playing in the mode of Waterboys, Hot House Flowers and hints of Van Morrison or Bob Dylan. Big selling indie album, great rock 'n' roll.



Hibi Naru Chokkan

HEATWAVE

Hibi Naru Chokkan

Ref: FSD1284


Price: 26.99

Hiroshi Yamaguchi recorded with Donal Lunny plus Soul Flower Union and others. Rock, Irish and some Japanese flavours, including the lullaby, Komori no Uta.



Eagle Talk

TOM LABLANC,HIROSHI YAMAGUCHI,SAKANA HOSOMI

Eagle Talk

Ref: FSD1837


Price: 26.99

Guitarist Hiroshi Yamaguchi provides an atmospheric accompaniment to the poetry reading (in English) of Native American Tom LaBlanc together with electronics and accordion by Hosomi Sakana. An unlikely combination but it works surprisingly well, sounding like some of Leonard Cohen's finest moments in places.



Olaa Ichi Nuketa

GAGAGA SP

Olaa Ichi Nuketa

Ref: FSD2273


Price: 26.99

One of the best punk groups to emerge in recent years. From Nagata, Kobe, includes a 100mph version of the classic Soul Flower / Heatwave / Takashi Hirayasu song 'Mangetsu No Yube'. Great, cathcy melodies, fun, energetic with a political message, as all good punk should be.



Single Collection

BO GUMBOS

Single Collection

Ref: FSD2549


Price: 25.99

Bo Gumbos were the New Orleans inspired group fronted by Donto, who tragically died a few years ago. This is a compilation of their six, 2 track singles released between 1989 and1995. Great songs, with funk blues and rock added to the New Orleans boogie.



Spacy Songs 1985-86 Demo

DONT

Spacy Songs 1985-86 Demo

Ref: FSD1838


Price: 26.99

Dont, who died in 1999 was one of Japan's most off beat, yet highly talented musicians, with his groups Bo Gumbos, Rosa Luxenburg, Uminosachi and as a solo musician, incorporating influences from New Orleans, Indonesia and Okinawa. The 16 tracks on this demo tape, now released on CD, are mostly of the New Orleans piano and boogie woogie variety, but performed in his own inimitable style.



Itto-Zo - Best of (2 CDs)

DONTO

Itto-Zo - Best of (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD1419


Price: 34.99

Donto was one of Japan's most exhuberant and diverse musicians who died suddenly in January 2000. A member of rock group Rosa Luxemburg, the Bo-Diddley inspired Bo-Gumbos, he went on to record Indonesian music with Uminosachi, and was inspired by Okinawan music where he re-located and recorded solo albums. Before he died, Donto had compiled a tape of his favorite tracks, and this is now compiled onto a double CD.



Summer of Dont

DONT

Summer of Dont

Ref: FSD1517


Price: 26.99

Dont was one of Japan's most innovative musicians before he died unexpectedly at the age of 37 in January 2000. This live album also features the excellent Amama, a trio of female musicians. Dont plays electric guitar, sanshin and sings in one of the wackiest blends of Okinawan and rock ever made.Not the greatest recording quality, but a great document of a great artist who is sadly missed.



Rainbow Island

UMI NO SACHI

Rainbow Island

Ref: FSD1518


Price: 26.99

Umi no Sachi is the group that featured Don't, Keni Inoue and Hideo Inoura (of the Sunsetz) and Sachiho of Zelda. They made a fine album on Sony, which has been deleted even after renewed demand following Dont's untimely death. Umi no Sachi went back into the studio and recorded another album, this time without Dont. While excellent, it doesn't have that wacky Indian, Indonesian, Okinawan mix, instead is slightly more reserved and laid back in an Hawaiian and reggae kind of way.



New San Francisco

ZOOBOMBS

New San Francisco

Ref: FSD2502


Price: 25.99

New album from the funky hardcore group, who have made an impact in the US. 9 pulsating tracks, mostly recorded in one take. High energy, thrilling stuff.



Best of Bo Gumbos

BO GUMBOS

Best of Bo Gumbos

Ref: FSD1018


Price: 26.99

Compilation of New Orleans inspired r 'n'b band, led by the eccentric Donto.



B*B*B

ZOOBOMBS

B*B*B

Ref: FSD3247


Price: 26.99

First new album for 2 years from the funk, rock, punk, hip-hop, improv, jam band outfit who have built a following in Canada, Australia and the US. Tracks include the rocky Zoobomcrazy and the hip hop / rap mixture of Superman.



Way In / Way Out

ZOOBOMBS

Way In / Way Out

Ref: FSD3156


Price: 25.99

Latest offering from Don Matsuo and his energetic band. More funky rock n' roll with more than just a cursory nod to the Rolling Stones and at times on this album, the Doors. The group have mellowed over the years but seem to have reached a musical maturity that makes this one of their best yet.



Dirty Bomb

ZOOBOMBS

Dirty Bomb

Ref: FSD1415


Price: 26.99

From one of Japan's hottest 'indie' bands (now signed to a major). A more mature sound from the high energy funky hard rock/rap of the previous album, although there is still plenty of this. Otherwise, the group's leader draws his diverse influences from the Rolling Stones to Fela Kuti which can make for an interesting result. Zoobombs have recently toured with great success in Australia, following on from a US west coast tour.



Let it Bomb

ZOOBOMBS

Let it Bomb

Ref: FSD1191


Price: 26.99

Album of high energy rock, rap style vocals and dance beat. No1. in college charts in USA.



Bomb You Live

ZOOBOMBS

Bomb You Live

Ref: FSD1416


Price: 26.99

Recorded live at El Mocambo, Toronto, the same venue as one of the band's heroes, the Rolling Stones recorded 'Love You Live'. Zoobombs are often called one of Japan's best live bands, and all their energy is captured here on an album of 'atomic' funk rock.



Bomb Freak Express

ZOOBOMBS

Bomb Freak Express

Ref: FSD1292


Price: 26.99

Hard rock, rap and funk. Dynamic live act who toured in US and Canada.



Golden Best - Shonen Knife Universal Hits (2 CDs)

SHONEN KNIFE

Golden Best - Shonen Knife Universal Hits (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD3195


Price: 30.99

It's 25 years since sisters Naoko and Atsuko Yamano together with Michie Nakatani formed Shonen Knife. The group soon gained a cult following, especially outside Japan, for their pop punk songs about life in Japan, sung in a mixture of English and Japanese. They could count Sonic Youth and Nirvana among their fans, both of whom they played with. They found more popularity at home from the mid 90s or so and by 1999 Michie had left the band and Atsuko moved from drums to bass. This is their best of album as chosen by the band. CD 1 has 20 of their greatest tunes including Twist Barbie, I am a Cat, Burning Farm, Cobra versus Mongoose, E.S.P. Explosion! Konnichiwa and Chinese Disco. CD2 has 15 rare tracks including Space Christmas, Milky Way, Till the End of the Day, Girl's Rock.



Live in Osaka

SHONEN KNIFE

Live in Osaka

Ref: FSD3142


Price: 25.99

Shonen Knife's first ever live album, mainly recorded in their home town of Osaka in 2005 featuring new member Etsuko (drums) playing on 19 tracks while the other 3 feature China, also a member of DMBQ who tragically died in a car accident in 2005.



A Tribute to Shonen Knife - Fork & Spoon

VARIOUS

A Tribute to Shonen Knife - Fork & Spoon

Ref: FSD3143


Price: 25.99

Tribute album to Shonen Knife to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The Osaka based band have always had a lot of admirers and collaborators both in the US and Japan and this album features songs of Shonen Knife played by those people.1.Hiroto Komoto / Elmer Elevator (Basement Tape) 2.Bloodthirsty Butchers / Rocket Ni Notte 3.Beat Crusaders / E.S.T. 4.Masatoshi Majima / Secret Dance 5.Eastern Youth / Concrete Animals 6.Zoobombs / Burning Farm 7.Kazumi Nikaido / Tortoise Brand Pot Cleaner's Theme 8.Mo'some Tonebender / Miracles 9.DMBQ / Buddha's Face 10.Hiroto Komoto / Elmer Elevator 11.Seiichi Yamamoto / Insect Collector



Senka Senrui

KEMURI

Senka Senrui

Ref: FSD1423


Price: 25.99

One of Japan's best rock bands who have toured successfully on the US west coast. Hard hitting rock,ska, punk, sung mostly in English, accompanied by horns and sounding a bit like the Jam/Clash circa 1980. In other words nothing new, but what they do, they do well.



Emotivation

KEMURI

Emotivation

Ref: FSD1580


Price: 26.99

Japanese rock/ska band who sing in English and regularly tour America. Guitar based rock with brass accompaniment.



1990-1996

THE MAD CAPSULE MARKETS

1990-1996

Ref: FSD2646


Price: 26.99

Mad Capsule Markets are one of a fairly rare breed of Japanese groups to have some profile in the US and Europe as well as maintaining a fan base at home. Their music is a mixture of metal punk and industrial. They have played alongside Rage Against the Machine, Korn, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and have had their CDs released by Palm Pictures in the UK. This album features 24 of the best tunes from the first 6 years of Mad Capsule Markets, all given new mixes.



1997-2004

THE MAD CAPSULE MARKETS

1997-2004

Ref: FSD2647


Price: 26.99

Second volume of greatest hit remixes covers the period when the band became increasingly hard core speed metal and techno punk machine merchants. 19 tracks of pure energy.



1996 - 2000

MR CHILDREN

1996 - 2000

Ref: FSD1569


Price: 26.99

Compilation of one of Japan's most succesful groups ever. Often compared to Elvis Costello, no bad thing, and the songs stand up to anything by similar in any country. Simply great rock and pop tunes. If you want to hear the acceptable side of the Japanese charts.



Best of -1970-1980

RC SUCCESSION

Best of -1970-1980

Ref: FSD1201


Price: 26.99

Compilation of another pioneering folk group featuring Kiyoshiro Imawano.



King Brothers

KING BROTHERS

King Brothers

Ref: FSD1568


Price: 26.99

Above average hardcore and rock,with it's occasional quiet moment such as their cover of UA's "Rhythm". If you're tastes in Japanese music are toward Mad Capsule Markets, Zoobombs etc..this could also be for you.



New Age Adventure Called

PEALOUT

New Age Adventure Called "No Heart, No Tears"

Ref: FSD1575


Price: 26.99

Rock group influenced by the Waterboys in particular and British rock in general.They even sing in English. Pealout write great songs, are a good live band, and are now gaining a lot of fans after spending a few years building up a following on the live circuit. The equal of their peers, but not for those who want to hear something distinctly Japanese.



Kumuiuta

COCCO

Kumuiuta

Ref: FSD1361


Price: 26.99

Eccentric female singer from Okinawa, described by the New York Times as Japan's answer to Fiona Apple.



Speed Racer Japan - Mahha GoGoGo Tribute (CD + DVD)

VARIOUS

Speed Racer Japan - Mahha GoGoGo Tribute (CD + DVD)

Ref: FSV4445


Price: 32.99

Speed Racer was an English language adaptation of a legendary Japanese animation from 1967 called Mahha GoGoGo which centered on car racing. Speed Racer was one of the earliest anime hits in the US. 12 tracks by artists including Takkyu Ishino, Hideki Kaji, Yuhi Komayama, Hiroshi Kawabe (Tokyo No.1 Soul Set) Kiiiiiiii + DJ Codomo, Fantastic Plastic Machine and Halfby. 9 tracks plus original anime ending theme, original anime main theme and US version main theme. DVD is of the first episode of Mahha GoGoGo plus a promotional video for the newly recorded tribute tracks.



Rock the Rock (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

SHEENA & THE ROKKETS

Rock the Rock (cardboard sleeve, SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5142


Price: 19.99

200O.

1. The Jungle of Love (You maybe King, but I'm the Wild Thing) 2. Rocky Road 3. Tengoku wa Arukeredo 4. Vacuum Truck 5. Woo Merry Xmas 6. I Wanna Loved 7. Usotsuki People 8. I Can't Keep from Cryin' Sometimes 9. Tell Me 10. Search Dog 11. Maybe


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