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Discover New Japan Vol. 1

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Discover New Japan Vol. 1

Ref: FSD6116


Price: 21.99

Very interesting compilation of what is labelled as 'minyo new wave'. Mostly young musicians playing Japanese roots music with various influences from around the world, to often create something quite new. Good to see Japanese roots music is progressing in the hands of a new generation. Listen to some samples.

1. Arage Honji / Ai ya Shinku ni Shiroi Yuri 2. Bakuro-cho Band / Ansen Konsen 3. Sayoko Otonara / Awa Futatu de Hitotsu 4. Shima On Ryu / Kurobato (Aogashima Minyo) 5. Denpun / Mirage Land 6. Oki / Hup Tare Dabu (Unreleased Version) 7. Koji Niwa & Daikichi Yoshida / Aizu Bandaisan 8. Juzu a.k.a. Moochy / Yoisura Bushi 9. Aiki Nagayama / Donzoko Bushi (from Turtle Island) 10. Arage Honji / Sotoyama Bushi 11. Koyo / Tobaruma (Yaeyama Minyo)



Rough Guide to the Music of Japan

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Rough Guide to the Music of Japan

Ref: FSD4104


Price: 9.99

Compiled by Paul Fisher. 'Japan is no longer perceived as home to the worst excesses of idol pop or inaccesible traditional music. In truth, Japanese musicians have for years been skilful at blending the traditional with the pop and creating some of the world's craziest concoctions. The Rough Guide to the Music of Japan unites ancient gagaku to today's hottest roots acts, mixed with quintessential enka and post-war boogie-woogie; a collection to blow away any lingering preconceptions.'

All original albums available through Far Side. Click on Read About for the full liner notes.

1. MICHIKO SUGA Ushibuka Haiya Bushi from the album JAPANESE DANCE MUSIC

2. CHANCHIKI Yagaefu from the album GOKURAKU

3. NAMI MAKIOKA Subayado Bushi from the album SHITSURUSHIMA

4. TAKASHI HIRAYASU Koza Renka from the album KARIYUSHI NO TSUKI

5. OKI DUB AINU BAND East of Kunashiri from the album OKI DUB AINU BAND

6. RYUKYU UNDERGROUND Shinkaichi (Saru's Meditation Dub) from the album RYUKYU REMIXED

7. SEIJIN NOBORIKAWA Asadoya Yunta from the album SPIRITUAL UNITY

8. SOUL FLOWER MONONOKE SUMMIT Ah Wakaranai from the album DERACINE CHING DONG

9. HAJIME IKOMA Kawachi No Ryu from the album KAWACHI MONDO

10. TADAO SAWAI Futatsu no Hensokyoku Sakura Sakura from the album SANKA

11. KUNAICHO GAKUBU Hyojo Netori from the album JAPANESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC - GAKAKU

12. TENDAISHOMYO, TATSUYA KOUMAZAKI & PANGEA Gobai from the album ONKO CHISHIN

13. KOTSURU TADE Hara no Tatsutokya from the album JAPANESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC SHAMISEN II

14. TAKEHARU KUNIMOTO & THE LAST FRONTIER Appalchian Shamisen from the album APPALACHIAN SHAMISEN

15. SHIZUKO KASAGI Tokyo Boogie Woogie from the album HATTORI JAZZ & JIVE

16. HARUMI MIYAKO Yuhizaka from the album GOLDEN BEST

17. MORIO AGATA Tokyo Bushi from the album TARUPHOLOGY

18. SHIBUSASHIRAZU Akkan from the album SHIBUBOSHI



Rough Guide to The Music of Japan

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Rough Guide to The Music of Japan

Ref: RGNET1031N


Price: 9.99



Las Musicas de Japon

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Las Musicas de Japon

Ref: FSD1762


Price: 10.99

Compiled by Far Side Music's Paul Fisher for a festival in Pamplona, Spain in 2002. Modesty prevents us from critical comment, suffice to say it features 13 artists, from the cream of the Japan and Okinawa roots music scenes, and several of our best selling artists. Included are the Okinawan/Brazilian mix of Miyazawa, young shamisen player Masahiro Nitta, Ainu musician Oki, Japanese female punky Okinawan folk duo Shisars, Okinawan maestro Takashi Hirayasu, grandfather of Okinawan music Seijin Noborikawa and more. Comes with book (as opposed to booklet) sized notes, trouble is you have to read Spanish to understand them, but you can read them here.



Kusamakura

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Kusamakura

Ref: FSD4577


Price: 22.99

Maia is a French / Japanese vocalist, flautist and sax player with a Japanese chindon band. She is the daughter of French actor/singer Pierre Barouh, born in Tokyo and raised in Paris. This is her compilation of Japanese roots underground music and very good it is too, with many of the Far Side's favourite artists such as Oki, Mizuki Nakamura, Kazutoki Umezu, Nami Makioka and other little known but equally deserving artists.

1. Mizuki Nakamura / Iwaizuke 2. Oki / Kane Ren Ren 3. Moto / Amembo 4. Kousuke Atari / Honen Bushi 5. Kazutoki Umezu / In Walked Bado 6. Nami Makioka / Yoisura Bushi 7. Momonashi / Itsukushiyama 8. Asterisk / YK Opus 07 9. Kazumi Fukagawa / Marutake 10. Maricamizki / Tokunusamidake Bushi 11. Chindon Brass Kingyo / My Favourite Things 12. Katan Hibiya / Kitchen Rare Ryhthm 13. Ray & Maia / Kaze 14. Kabocha Shokai / Chanson Menier 15. Masako Togawa / Olga 16. Elna Fergamo / Oishii Mizu 17. Romanesque / Mademoiselle 18. Kabocha Shokai / Konya wa Shiawase 19. Oki / Uosaa



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