Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986
light in the attic
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.
- I Say Who - Tomoko Soryo
- Kusuri Wo Takusan - Taeko Ohnuki
- Midnight Driver - Minako Yoshida
- Subterranean Futari Bocci - Nanako Sato
- Sports Men - Haruomi Hosono
- Coffee Rumba - Izumi Kobayashi
- In My Jungle - F.O.E.
- Sun Bathing - Akira Inoue, Hiroshi Sato, Masataka Matsutoya
- Say Goodbye - Hiroshi Satoh
- Drip Dry Eyes - Yukihiro Takahashi
- Bamboo Vender - Masayoshi Takanaka
- Lady Pink Panther - Shigeru Suzuki
- Mykonos No Hanayome - Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa, Masataka Matsutoya
- L.A. Night - Yasuko Agawa
- Exotic Yokogao - Hitomi Tohyama
- Machibouke - Tazumi Toyoshima