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Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986

light in the attic



cd

Released: 3rd May 2019

out of stock


2lp

Released: 3rd May 2019

£38.99


very limited pink 2lp

Released: 17th May 2019

£38.99


an expertly compiled collection of choice cuts that range from silky smooth grooves to innovative techno pop bangers and everything in between.

Japan’s financial buoyancy in the 1960s found its way into popular culture, birthing an audio analog called City Pop. This new sound arose in the mid ’70s and ruled through the ’80s, channeling the country’s contemporary psyche. It was sophisticated music mirroring Japan’s punch-drunk prosperity. City Pop epitomized the era, providing a soundtrack for emerging urbanites. An optimistic spirit buzzed through the music in neon-bathed, gauzy tableaus coated with groove-heavy strokes. Long-revered by crate diggers and adventurous music heads, this music has never been released outside of Japan until now. 

Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986

Tracklist

  1. I Say Who - Tomoko Soryo
  2. Kusuri Wo Takusan - Taeko Ohnuki
  3. Midnight Driver - Minako Yoshida
  4. Subterranean Futari Bocci - Nanako Sato
  5. Sports Men - Haruomi Hosono
  6. Coffee Rumba - Izumi Kobayashi
  7. In My Jungle - F.O.E.
  8. Sun Bathing - Akira Inoue, Hiroshi Sato, Masataka Matsutoya
  9. Say Goodbye - Hiroshi Satoh
  10. Drip Dry Eyes - Yukihiro Takahashi
  11. Bamboo Vender - Masayoshi Takanaka
  12. Lady Pink Panther - Shigeru Suzuki
  13. Mykonos No Hanayome - Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa, Masataka Matsutoya
  14. L.A. Night - Yasuko Agawa
  15. Exotic Yokogao - Hitomi Tohyama
  16. Machibouke - Tazumi Toyoshima