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Noon Moon

TOMOYO HARADA

Noon Moon

Ref: FSD6516


Price: 23.99

First new album since 2009 by the singer of Yukihiro Takahashi's group Pupa, produced by Goro Ito, guitarist with Bossa Nova duo Naomi & Goro. Well known author/poet Natsuki Ikegami wrote lyrics to the track Namaie ga Shiritai. Acoustic, nostalgic album with catchy melodies, retro 80s pop sound while reflecting today's music scene as well.

1. Aozora no Tsuki 2. Utakata no Koi 3. Double Rainbow 4. A Moment of Clarity 5. Hashiru Hito 6. My Dear 7. Love 8. Lemon 9. Namae ga Shiritai 10. Brand New Day


Tribute to Taeko Onuki  (2 CDs)

VARIOUS

Tribute to Taeko Onuki (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD6390


Price: 33.99

Tribute to female singer/songwriter who became known as one of the members of influential band Sugar Babe in the 1970s. Long time collaborator of Ryuichi Sakamoto who appears on this album together with Beatniks (Yukihiro Takahashi & Keiichi Suzuki), Hanaregumi, Kirinji, Kazufumi Miyazawa, Yumi Matsutoya, Tamio Okuda, Soutaiseiriron and more. Full track list to follow, released 27th November 2013.



Miusic - The Best of 1997-2012 (2 CDs)

MIU SAKAMOTO

Miusic - The Best of 1997-2012 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD6297


Price: 30.99

Best of from daughter of Ryuichi Sakamoto and Akiko Yano. Ryuichi lends a hand. Ethereal pop.

CD1

1. The Other Side of Love (Ryuichi Sakamoto featuring Sister M) 2. Tetsudo-in 03. The letter after the wound 04. in aquascape 5. 15 Minutes 6. Sleep Away 7. The Never Ending Story (new Version) 8. Kare to Kanojo no Sonet 9. Obas & Mavers 10. Swan Dive 11. Akari no Kehai 12. Odayaka na Kurashi

CD2

1. Phantom Girl's First Love 02. Far Across The Sky 3. Our Home 4. Ring of Tales (Lily Star Fiddle Remix) 5. Precious 6. True Voice 7. Everything New 8. Anata to Watashi no Aida ni Arumono Subete Ai to Yobu 9. I'm Yours 10. Ame to Yasashii Ya 11. The Other Side of Love (new version) 12. Eien to Nazukete Day Dream


Nozoki Mado

MIHARU KOSHI

Nozoki Mado

Ref: FSD6234


Price: 23.99

Reissue of Le Judas album released in 2008. Electronica with waltz, polka, swing and other nostalgic rhythms and melodies.

1. Valse Noire 2. Rubus Fruticosus 3. A La Piscine 4. Un Secret De Mon Frere 5. Chidori 6. Royal Eperon 7. Felicite 8. Maree Haute 9. Jardin Des Oublis 10. Petits Pieds 11. Frere Et S Ur Contrefaits 12. La Paume Cachee


Madame Crooner

MIHARU KOSHI

Madame Crooner

Ref: FSD6233


Price: 27.99

Long time Haruomi Hosono collaborator and band member's first solo album for five years. 'Chansonesque' that resonates with the sounds of the 1920s and 30s featuring accordion and piano.

1. Polka Dots And Moonbeams 2. You Do Something To Me 3. C`est Si Bon 4. Un Jour Mon Prince Viendra (Someday My Prince Will Come) 5. Bonne Nuit Minouche 6. Ich Bin Von Kopf Bis Fu Auf Liebe Eingestellt (Falling In Love Again) 7. Kinder.heut`abend Da Such Ich Mir Was Aus 8. Parlez-moi D`amour 9. Mona Lisa 10. La Vie En Rose 11. Sourse D`espoir 12. Les Roses De Picardie (Rose Of Picardy) 13. Wiegenlied


A Slice of Life (SHM-CD) (Cardboard Jacket)

TAEKO ONUKI

A Slice of Life (SHM-CD) (Cardboard Jacket)

Ref: FSD6185


Price: 28.99

Remastered SHM-CD originally released in 1987. In the early 1970s Taeko Onuki was a member of the legendary Sugar Babe. She went to make a number of solo albums, in her mellow, singer/songwriter style, often collaborating with Ryuichi Sakamoto, a partnership that continues today. Guest artists on this album include Yukihiro Takahashi, Kenji Omura, Rei Obara and Hiroshi Sato.

1. Anata ni Nita Hito 2. Mo ichido Twist 3. Ningyo to Suifu 4. Snapshot 5. Koibito Tachi no Toki 6. Gobanme no Kisetsu 7. Hymns 8. Kodachi no Nakano Hibi 9. Boku no Ojisan 10. Kare to Kanojo Sonet



Copine (SHM-CD) (Cardboard Sleeve)

TAEKO ONUKI

Copine (SHM-CD) (Cardboard Sleeve)

Ref: FSD6186


Price: 28.99

Originally released in 1985, one of Taeko Onuki's best known albums, with several hit songs.

1. Les Aventurea de Tintin 2. Vegetable 3. Haru no Arashi 4. Siena 5. Amico Sei Felice? 6. Out of Africa 7. Leave me Alone 8. Jacques-Henri Lartigue 9. Shiawase na Otokotachi e 10. Nove


Togawa Legend - Self Select Best & Rare 1980-2008

JUN TOGAWA

Togawa Legend - Self Select Best & Rare 1980-2008

Ref: FSD6001


Price: 54.99

Best and rare tracks selected by Jun Togawa herself including many songs from deleted albums. Some of her projects over the years have included Guernica, the Yapoos, collaborations with Haruomi Hosono, as well as a solo artist. Tracks below are solo unless indicated.

CD 1

1. A Piece Of Flesh 2. Konchuugun 3.Tonari No Indojin 4. Tamahimesama 5. Musi No Onna 6. Dotou No Renai 7. Radar Man (Original Mix) 8. Boshi Jusei (Original Mix) 9. Jun Togawa and Yapoos / Densha De Go 10. Jun Togawa and Yapoos / Odorenai 11. Jun Togawa Unit / Gankyuu Kitan 12. Jun Togawa Unit / Umi Yakara 13. Jun Togawa Unit / Kyokutou Ian Shouka 14. Jun Togawa Unit / Yume Miru Yakusoku 15. Osozaki Girl (Single Mix) 16. Suki Suki Daisuki 17. Aurora B 18. Koi No Corrida 19. It Hurts To Say Goodbye (Single Version) 20. Jun Togawa and Yapoos/Free Talking 21. The Pupa Woman 22. Guernica / Koujou Kengaku 23. Guernica / Douryoku No Hime 24. Guernica / Marronier Dokuhon

CD2

1. Yapoos / Barbara Sexaroid 2. Yapoos / Nikuya No Youni 3. Yapoos / Collector 4. Virgin Blues (Single Version) 5. Fukeba Tobuyona Otoko Daga 6. Yapoos / Men`s Junan 7. Yapoos / Hysteria 8. Yapoos / Akai Sensha 9. Yapoos / Kimi No Yo 10. Yapoos / Virus 11. Yapoos / 12kai No Ichiban Oku 12. Yapoos / Not Dead Luna 13. Yapoos / Theme 14. Yapoos / Hys 15. Yapoos / Ijime 16. Jun Togawa Band / Open The Door 17. Comme A La Radio 18. Guernica / Chikyuu Goma 19. Guernica / Seidou No Nantai 20. Higashiguchi Toluenes / Higashiguchi Toluenes No Theme (New Mix)

CD3

1. Halmens / Mustard 2. Apogee & Perigee / Gessekai Ryokou 3. Apogee & Perigee / Shinkuu Kiss 4. Noizunzuri / Figure & Ground 5. G(Kachiku Kaikyo) 6. Koji Ueno/ Seinaru Izumi-mothra No Tabidachi 7. Koji Ueno / Shinsei Mu Teikoku Boukokuka 8. Koichi Makigami / O Vreneli 9. Toshiro Izumi / Rhythm Undou 10. Raja Maharajah 11. Soshuu Yakyoku 12. A View Of The Nativity 13. The Homage For Jean-luc Godard-movement #3 14. Kiyohiko Senba & Haniwa All Stars / Ribon No Kishi 15. Futari No Kotoba 16. Lion Merry/ Asa No Nagareboshi 17. Bonsho / Suki Suki Daisuki 18. Suzuki Kensetsu Shaka 19.Rawhide 20. Torikomi / He Uses Violence 21. Hone 22. Femme Fatale



Get Together - Live in Tokyo CD + DVD (SHM-CD Limited Edition)

AKIKO YANO x HIROMI

Get Together - Live in Tokyo CD + DVD (SHM-CD Limited Edition)

Ref: FSD5986


Price: 32.99

Live CD of the 'Get Together' concert of Akiko Yano and Hiromi Uehara in Tokyo on September 9th 2011. Limted edition comes as SHM-CD with live DVD of performance from the concert of the song Ramen Tabetai and with slipcase and booklet. Hiromi Uehara is a talented jazz pianist who has played at jazz festivals around the world such as Newport, Moers and toured with the Stanley Clarke Band.

1. Children in the Summer 2. Anta Gata Afro 3. Cape Cod Chips 4. Lean on Me 5. Manabe Yo 6. Tsuki to Taiyou 7. Ringo Matsuri 8. Ramen Tabetai

DVD - Ramen Tabetai


Get Together - Live in Tokyo

AKIKO YANO x HIROMI

Get Together - Live in Tokyo

Ref: FSD5987


Price: 27.99

Standard edition of above CD, of these two superb artists captured live in September 2011.

1. Children in the Summer 2. Anta Gata Afro 3. Cape Cod Chips 4. Lean on Me 5. Manabe Yo 6. Tsuki to Taiyou 7. Ringo Matsuri 8. Ramen Tabetai


Japanese Girl (SHM-CD)

AKIKO YANO

Japanese Girl (SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5919


Price: 26.99

First album from 1976 when Akiko was 21, recorded mostly in Los Angeles with Lowell George and Little Feat. Includes the track Denwasen, one of her most popular songs.

1. Kikyuu Ni Notte 2. Kuma 3. Denwasen 4. Tsugaru Tour 5. Funamachi Uta Part II 6. Ooinaru Shii No Ki 7. Hekoriputaa 8. Fuuta 9. Oka Wo Koete 10. Funamachi Uta Part 1


Nagatsuki Kannatsuki (SHM-CD)

AKIKO YANO

Nagatsuki Kannatsuki (SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5920


Price: 26.99

Live album of Akiko's first concert from 1976, mostly just piano and vocals.

1. Anta Ga Tadokosa 2. Awate Tokoya 3. Imomushi Gorogoro 4, Machibouke 5. Ame Furi 6. Aiaigasa 7. Kintarou 8. Ano Machi Kono Machi 9. Fuuta 10. Kimigayo 11. Tasshadena 12. Kinukaidou 13. Tsugaru Tour 14. Giants O Kouru Uta



Iroha Ni Konpeitou (SHM-CD)

AKIKO YANO

Iroha Ni Konpeitou (SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5921


Price: 26.99

Second studio album but of songs Akiko recorded when she was 19 prior to her debut record.

1. Kawaji 2. Iroha Ni Konpeitou 3. Machikutabirete 4. Hourou 5. Ike Yanagida 6. Aiaigasa 7. Potsun 8. Kinou Ha Mou 9. Ieji 10. Yamase


To Ki Me Ki (SHM-CD)

AKIKO YANO

To Ki Me Ki (SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5922


Price: 26.99

Recorded in 1978, Akiko's first self-produced album. Recorded in New York with local musicians except for programmer Hideki Matsutake.

1. Kodomotachi 2. Katarun Kararan 3. Uo Sao 4. Two On The Stage 5. Okina Ishi 6. Andante - Cantabile 7. Yameru Wake Nya Ikanai Wa 8. Yo-Ro-Ko-Bi 9 To.Ki.Me.Ki


Tokyo Wa Yoru No Shichiji  (7 O'Clock in Tokyo) (SHM-CD)

AKIKO YANO

Tokyo Wa Yoru No Shichiji (7 O'Clock in Tokyo) (SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5923


Price: 26.99

Second live album from 1979 featuring YMO, Tatsuro Yamashita and Minako Yoshida.

1. God's Loyal Love - Tokyo Wa Yoru No Shichiji 2. Water Ways Flow Backward Again 3 Satchan 4 Go For It.yanagida 5 Riding In The Balloon 6 Imomushi Gorogoro 7 Kataroon Karurun 8 Shiny Moments 9 Walk On The Way Of Life



Taeko Onuki Works 1983-2010 - CM/TV Music Collection

TAEKO ONUKI

Taeko Onuki Works 1983-2010 - CM/TV Music Collection

Ref: FSD5904


Price: 26.99

Taeko Onuki came to prominence in the early 70s as a singer/songwriter and member of the group Sugar Babe. She is a long time collaborator of Ryuichi Sakamoto, whose label Commmons release this album.



Salyu x Salyu

S(O)UN(D)BEAMS

Salyu x Salyu

Ref: FSD5747


Price: 26.99

Excellent album by female singer Salyu, produced by Keigo 'Cornelius' Oyamada. Cormelius is also the songwriter, with lyrics by Shintaro Sakamoto of Yura Yura Teikoku, Nanao Tavito and Seiko Ito.

1. Tada No Tomodachi 2. Muse`ic 3. Sailing Days 4. Kokoro 5. Utaimashou 6. Dorei 7. Rain Boots De Odorimashou 8. S(O)un(D)beams 9. Mirror Neurotic 10. Hostile To Me 11. Tsuzuki Wo



Anata to Utaou

YAMORI (RYOKO MORIYAMA / AKIKO YANO)

Anata to Utaou

Ref: FSD5475


Price: 26.99

Two female veterans of the Japanese 'folk' scene get together to form a new duo. Ryoko Moriyama has been called the Japanese Joan Baez, and has been singing in her own style, having some major hits and a few minor ones too, for about forty years. Akiko Yano probably needs less introduction, singing folk, pop and other styles and collaborating with Little Feat, YMO, Pat Metheny, Chieftains and many more.

1. Kaze no Blanco 2. Aitsu wa ore o Shitteiru 3. Seishu no Hikari to Kage 4. Nageki no Fuchi ni Arutoki mo 5. Tadaima no Uta 6. Beautiful Dreamer 7. Tabi no Yado 8. Renai Sengen 9. Shinda Otoko no Nokoshita monowa 10. Onsen ni Ikou 11. Going Home 12. Watashitachi no Ashita 13. Anata to Utaou


Sweet Children O' Mine

YUKAWA SHIONE

Sweet Children O' Mine

Ref: FSD5249


Price: 20.99

On the face it, you wouldn't expect this album to work, but in fact, it's quite brilliant. Pure voiced, angelic, female vocalist and actress, who has sung with Kuricoder Quartet and was in the film 'Linda, Linda, Linda' covers songs by Oasis, Radiohead, Pretenders and others, and manages to make them her own. Recorded in London. and contrary to the name of the Radiohead song she covers, quite a surprise. Gentle, folky style, feel good music.

1. Don't Look Back in Anger (OASIS) 2. To Be With You (Mr.BIG) 3. No Surprises (Radiohead) 4. Sweet Chid O'Mine (Guns n'Roses) 5. Don't Worry,Be Happy (Bobby Mcferrin) 6. I Want You Back (The Jackson Five) 7. Don't Get Me Wrong (The Pretenders) 8. Angel (AEROSMITH)



Uta Kata

MARIKO HAMADA

Uta Kata

Ref: FSD5250


Price: 24.99

Mariko is a pianist and singer who has released a string of solo albums and collaborated with Otomo Yoshihide among others. High quality songs, piano and vocals. 13 tracks.



World's End Village

MICHIRU

World's End Village

Ref: FSD5248


Price: 19.99

Very assured and original first album from 20 year old female composer and pianist. Stradling the line between pop, classical and avant-garde, the album features four female vocalists, Julia Marcell from Poland, plus Japanese Ayu Okakita, Saho Terao and Mariko Otsuka. Sometimes dark and broody, sometimes light and melancholic, constantly absorbing.

1. World’s End Village/Rites of Beginning 2. Tin Soldier 3. The Thief -Nusubito- 4. Shrink 5. The Place Where We Will Be Reached 6. The Spinning Wheel 7. Lethe



Ongakudo

AKIKO YANO

Ongakudo

Ref: FSD5220


Price: 26.99

Something like her 28th album we reckon, but only her 4th acoustic album (piano and vocal) which have proved very popular with her fans.12 covers plus 3 original unreleased songs.

1.Good Morning (Quruli) 2. Hebi no Naku Yoru 3. Isu (Tsunehiko Kamijo ) 4. Harukaze (Quruli) 5. Inu no Kitaku (The Moon Riders) 6.Nageki no Fuchi ni Arutokimo (Nobuyasu Okabayashi) 7. Okasan - Japanese lyrical song 8. Say It Ain't So (Weezer) 9. Kiyoshi chan 10. My Love 11. Migite (Ellegarden) 12. Vincent (Don McLean)13. Sa Boukenda (Akiko Wada )14. Green Tea Farm (Hiromi Uehara) 15. Iihi Tbidachi (Momoe Yamaguchi )


Akiko - English Version

AKIKO YANO

Akiko - English Version

Ref: FSD5106


Price: 19.99

English version of her 2008 album, called Akiko (FSD4439), previously only available in the Akiko-Complete Box. Produced by T Bone Burnett mainly recorded in Los Angeles. Released as paper jacket (cardboard sleeve).



Akiko

AKIKO YANO

Akiko

Ref: FSD4439


Price: 26.99

27th album, first original album in four years from the 'Japanese Girl'. This album was recorded mainly in Los Angeles and was produced by T Bone Burnett. Features Jay Bellerose on drums and Marc Ribot on guitar, plus Akiko on piano and vocals this is a high quality album, and maybe her best since her debut, Japanese Girl, 27 years ago.

1. When I Die 2. Evacuation Plan 3. The Long Time Now (T Bone Burnett) 4. Song for the Sun 5. Whole Lotta Love (Led Zepellin) 6. Shimata 7. Ii Ko Dane 8. People are Strange (The Doors) 9. Nothing Ever Stays the Same. 10. Kawarushi.


Trick & Tweet

KOTORINGO

Trick & Tweet

Ref: FSD5011


Price: 26.99

Female piano player and singer who studied jazz at Berklee in Boston, became a regular on the concert circuit in New York, discovered at the audition of Sakamoto's radio program and made her first record in 2006. This is her 3rd album and she is joined by Yuichi Ohata, Sakerock among other interestings artitsts.



Sweet Nest

KOTRINGO

Sweet Nest

Ref: FSD4361


Price: 26.99

Kotringo is a talented female piano playing singer/songwriter, a kind of protege of Ryuichi Sakamoto. She started playing piano aged five, and composed her first songs, aged seven. From Osaka, she lived in New York for a while, and in 2005 was 'discovered' by Sakamoto after she sent him a demo tape for the audition corner on his 'Radio Sakamoto' show on J-Wave. This, her 2nd album, is released on Sakamoto's Commons label. Strong melodies, piano, vocals, strings, percussion, swing jazz, electro pop and other cool sounds, a cut above usual J-pop. 12 tracks.

1. Me & My Bird Prince 2. Closet 3. Oideyo 4. Me.Ga.Ne 5. Classroom 6. Summer 7. Kaerimichi 8. Daisy 9. Daisuki na Hito 10. Kimi wa Genius 11. Furetara 12. To Stanford


Kuchibue Tengoku (Whistler's Paradise)

KIMIKO WAKIYAMA

Kuchibue Tengoku (Whistler's Paradise)

Ref: FSD3999


Price: 26.99

Kimiko Wakiyama is a champion whistler, winning competitions at international whistling conventions in the USA and Japan. On this album she puckers her lips to 11 tunes including Lovin' You, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, Norweigan Wood, and Sora no Shita, Hoshi no Ue written by Kazuyuki Sekiguchi who accompanies her on ukulele. Her ultimate ambition is whistle a duet with a parrot.



Complete Susan

SUSAN

Complete Susan

Ref: FSD3769


Price: 27.99

Susan is best known for collaborating with members of YMO and gained a cult following in Japan and around the world. Born to a Japanese mother and American father she had a pop and acting career in the 70s before meeting Yukihiro Takahashi of YMO who helped relaunch her career. As well as featuring all three members of YMO, her album 'Do You Believe in Mazik?' had contributions from other luminaries such as Makoto Kubota and Kenji Omura. She was launched in Europe alongside YMO, Sandii & The Sunsetz and Ippu-Do in a campaign called 'Music from the Land of the Rising Sun.' She recorded another album with YMO members called 'The Girl Can't Help It' that also featured Masami Tsuchiya of Ippu-Do, Shigeru Umebayashi (from EX) and Sandii. The 2 CD set Complete Susan features both these albums plus singles released onto CD for the first time. CD1. Modern Flower in Boots 2. 24,000 kai no Kiss 3. Dream of You 4. Do you Believe in Magic? 5. Ah! Soka 6. Freezin'Fish Under the Moonlight 7. Glass Girl 8. It's No Time for You to Cry 9. Screamer CD2. 1. You're My Number One 2. Koi Seyo Otome 3. Training 4. Blow -Up 5. I Need Your Love 6. I Only Love Out at Night 7. Go Go 8. Nuit de Saint-Germain 9. Tokyo Sue 10. My Love 11. Modern World 12. Samurukand Odori 13. Chavon Doll 14. Koi wa Dance.



Watashi no Uta

MIYUKI HATAKEYAMA with ASA-CHANG & BLUE HATS

Watashi no Uta

Ref: FSD3781


Price: 26.99

Miyuki Hatakeyama is a sultry voiced female singer with Port of Notes, who has also sung with Double Famous and other cool groups. On this album she is joined by Asa-Chang and Blue Hats a kind of supergroup big band with 16 of Japan's finest musicians on brass and stringed instruments including Nargo on trumpet (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra), Yassy on trombone (Black Bottom Brass Band) and Hiromichi Sakamoto (cello). Mix of jazz standards and Japanese pop tunes. 1. Lover Come Back to Me 2. Kimi Koishi 3. Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend 4. Chisana Kino Mi 5. Something Stupid 6. Tsugara no Furusato 7. Never Will I Marry 8. In the Still of the Night 9. Watashi no Aozora 10. Hamabe no Uta.



Yanokami

YANOKAMI (AKIKO YANO & REI HARAKAMI)

Yanokami

Ref: FSD3671


Price: 26.99

Yanokami (Akiko Yano and Rei Harakami) first met in 2003, first played together in 2004 and started recording together the following year. This though is their first album as Yanokami. In case you don't know, Akiko Yano has been a leading songwriter/pianist/singer for over 30 years, as a solo musician, as a collaborator with Yellow Magic Orchestra and a host of western musicians from Pat Metheny to Thomas Dolby. Rei Harakami is an electronic musician, who has worked with UA, Coldcut and many others. Most of the 10 songs on this album were written and sung by Yano, with Harakami adding an electronic orchestration.



Golden Green

UA

Golden Green

Ref: FSD3548


Price: 25.99

It's two years since the unpredictable UA last released a full album. One of her great abilities, apart from her smoky voice, is to find and work with some talented and upcoming producers and songwriters. On this album of 10 tracks these are Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Masato Suzuki and Mai Fujinoya, as well as old faces Hirofumi Asamoto and Daikichi Yoshida. Walks the line between cutting edge and catchy J-pop. 1. Obon no Midori (Golden Green) 2. Melody La La La 3. Paradise Alley / Ginga Cafe 4.Turi 5. Noren Noren - Haiiro Shita Saru no Yume 6. Love Scene 7. San Andreas Fault 8. Elm 9. Panacea 10. Moor



Guitar Madam

MADAM GUITAR NAGAMI JUN

Guitar Madam

Ref: FSD4486


Price: 26.99

Madam Guitar is a very nice blues guitarist and singer, backed up by a great band on piano, sax, trumpet, bass, drums and sometimes a string section too. She also writes most of her own material. Melancholic, nostalgic, bluesy, jazzy. 12 tracks.



Hope in a Darkened Heart (Some Small Hope) (paper jacket)

VIRGINIA ASTLEY

Hope in a Darkened Heart (Some Small Hope) (paper jacket)

Ref: FSD5013


Price: 22.99

Re-release from 1987 of the Ryuichi Sakamoto produced / arranged / mixed album by the UK singer/songwriter. The opening track is a duet between Virginia and David Sylvian, while the last is a bonus track only found on the Japanese release.

1. Some Small Hope 2. A Father 3. So Like Dorian 4. I'm Sorry 5. Tree Top Club 6. Charm 7. Love's a Lonely Place to be 8. A Summer Long Since Passed 9. Darkness Has Reached its End 10. A Day, A Night


Itoshi No Nana

KINOMI NANA

Itoshi No Nana

Ref: FSD1203


Price: 26.99

Retrospect of career of kayokyoku (Japanese style pop) legend. 28 tracks recorded between 1962-68.



Le Judas

MIHARU KOSHI

Le Judas

Ref: FSD4140


Price: 26.99

First album for five years from Miharu Koshi is her distinctive blend of electronica with waltz, polka, swing and other nostalgic rhythms and melodies. Miharu plays accordion, marimba, piano, celeste and glockenspiel.1. Valse Noire 2. Rubus Fruticosus 3. A La Piscine 4. Un Secret de Mon Frere 5. Chidori 6. Royal Apron 7. Felicite 8. Maree Haute 9. Jardin de Oublis 10. Petits Pieds 11. Frere et Soeur Contrefaits 12. La Paume Cachee.



Fujiyama Mama

IZUMI YUKIMURA

Fujiyama Mama

Ref: FSD1854


Price: 59.99

Triple CD by popular 50s singer. From mambo, to western songs, to 'westernized' Japanese songs such as the title track, Fujiyama Mama.

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Immigrants

SANDII & THE SUNSETS

Immigrants

Ref: FSD3177


Price: 25.99

Re-release from 1982 of Sandii & the Sunsetz third album (first by which they added Sandii to the Sunsetz name). By this time the group had garnered quite a following from overseas, such as Melody Maker's (UK music paper) Adam Sweeting and David Bowie and as such featured other admirers such as David Sylvian of Japan, Talking Head Steve Scales and Dave Jordan of Fun Boy Three as well as Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi of YMO. Both Sandii and Makoto Kubota share lead vocal duties in Japanese and English. Mixture of rock and techno-pop with some Okinawan traditional elements.



Viva Lava Liva

SANDII & THE SUNSETS

Viva Lava Liva

Ref: FSD3178


Price: 25.99

From 1984, compilation album of the Sunsetz first three albums, including live and rare tracks.



Sandii's Love2 Pacific

SANDII

Sandii's Love2 Pacific

Ref: FSD3087


Price: 25.99

Sandii is a wonderful chameleon like singer who has changed from a pop and rock star with the Sunsetz to one of the greatest vocalists of Hawaiian traditional music via stopovers in Indonesia and Malaysia. This new Best Of compilation is released to mark her 30 year anniversary as a singer. Mostly tracks from her Hawaiian album, plus 3 new recordings of covers by ex-Bo-Gumbos vocalist Don't, Okinawan group Begin and Kumiko Yamashita.



Heat Scale

THE SUNSETS

Heat Scale

Ref: FSD3179


Price: 23.99

Brilliant second album from the Sunsetz, now considered one of their classics. Mixture of technopop, rock, with some Okinawan and Indonesian flavours sung in English and Japanese. Produced by Haruomi Hosono.



Mercy

SANDII

Mercy

Ref: FSD1831


Price: 25.99

Welcome re-release of one of Sandii's best albums from the 1990s. Featuring Singaporean Dick Lee and produced by Makoto Kubota, multi-lingual songs from well known Japanese songs, (Sukiyaki, Sakura) to Indonesian (Ikan Kekek) to French (Te Cherire a Jamais) considered a classic of Japanese 'world' music.

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Omoi Kaze

RIMI NATSUKAWA

Omoi Kaze

Ref: FSD3407


Price: 25.99

New album from the massively popular Okinawan singer. Her usual blend of pop with some Okinawan and other Asian elements. Includes her most recent hit single Sayonara Arigato- Tenno Kaze.



Rimi's Best Duet Songs

RIMI NATSUKAWA

Rimi's Best Duet Songs

Ref: FSD2990


Price: 20.99

Okinawan Rimi Natsukawa has become popular throughout Japan after a string of hit Okinawa light pop singles. On this album of duets she sings some of the most popular Okinawan influenced tunes of recent years, usually with the original artist and songwriter. 'Kana Yo Kana Yo' with Kazufumi Miyazawa, 'Warabigami' with Misako Koja, 'Michishirube' with Kiroro, 'Irayoi Tsukihama' with Yasukatsu Oshima, 'Famureuta' with Parsha Club, 'Nada Soso' with Ryoko Moriyama and Begin. Themed CD of easy listening Okinawan music dreamt up by a marketing department.



Ayakaji No Ne

RIMI NATSUKAWA

Ayakaji No Ne

Ref: FSD2824


Price: 20.99

Rimi Natsukawa has become a star in Japan with her pop Okinawan music with hits such as Nada Sou Sou. Her fourth album has thirteen songs written by both Okinawan and Japanese artists such as Misako Koja, Yasukatsu Oshima, Mamoru Miyagi, Kazufumi Miyzawa and Ryoko Moriyama. This CD includes her latest hit singles 'Kokoro Tsutae' and 'Sayounara Arigatou'.



Single Collection Vol.1

RIMI NATSUKAWA

Single Collection Vol.1

Ref: FSD2542


Price: 20.99

She hasn't been around that long, yet Rimi Natsukawa already qualifies for a first Best of. Rimi is an excellent singer who has been amazingly popular with her renditions of Okinawan style ballads. Most popular of all was the million selling 'Nada Sou Sou' written by Begin. She doesn't sing in a particularly Okinawan style at all, but her voice is usually accompanied by sanshin and overall the songs have a strong Okinawan flavour to them. This album features her seven singles so far, including 'Nada Sou Sou,' 'Warabi Gami' (originally sung by ex-Nenes Misako Koja) and 'Kana Yo Kana Yo' penned by Kazufumi Miyazawa. Included are the seven 'B' sides to those singles.



Kaze No Michi

RIMI NATSUKAWA

Kaze No Michi

Ref: FSD2541


Price: 20.99

Currently Rimi Natsukawa is one of Okinawa's best selling female artists. She sings in a pretty much pop style, but the songs she signs have a distinct Okinawan feel. This third album includes another hit single, 'Kana Yo Kana Yo' written by Kazufumi Miyazawa of the Boom.



Tida

RIMI NATSUKAWA

Tida

Ref: FSD2384


Price: 20.99

Full album by Okinawan lady singing star. The 11 tracks include 'Asadoya Yunta' 'Shimauta' and remix version of 'Nada Sousou'. The Okinawan pop folk trio Begin join as guests on an album of pop minyo.



Minamikaze

RIMI NATSUKAWA

Minamikaze

Ref: FSD2383


Price: 20.99

Okinawan female singer who has become a star with her million selling single 'Nado Sousou'. Her style is rather light and poppy versions of Okinawan minyo or folk tunes. On this album of 7 tracks she sings standard and popular minyo such as 'Tinsagu Nu Hana' 'Warabigami' 'Hana' as well as that million selling hit 'Nada Sousou'.



Sora No Keshiki

RIMI NATSUKAWA

Sora No Keshiki

Ref: FSD2385


Price: 20.99

The 11 tracks on this album includes a live version of her hit 'Nada Sousou' and the song 'Satoukibi-Batake' (Sugarcane Fields). This was written by a Japanese composer in the 1960s and was dedicated to the Okinawan people who died during the war. 'Satoukibi Batake' was sang by famous Japanese singers at the time as it is once again now. It has become a song of peace for both Japanese and Okinawans.



Famureuta - Lullaby

RIMI NATSUKAWA

Famureuta - Lullaby

Ref: FSD2386


Price: 17.99

This 7 track mini album of Okinawan and Japanese lullabies incldes a different version of 'Warabigami', originally perfomed by ex-Nenes singer, Misako Koja.



Okinawa No Kaze

RIMI NATSUKAWA

Okinawa No Kaze

Ref: FSD2387


Price: 22.99

The latest full album of Okinawan pop songs includes some great tunes including 'Warabigami', 'Irayoi Tsukiyohama', 'Shimajima Kaisha' and 'Nada Sousou'. All sung and performed in a light pop folk style.



Atta

UA

Atta

Ref: FSD4993


Price: 25.99

First album for two years from the brilliant UA doesn't disappoint. Strong songs, excellent production with jazzy electronica and other cool sounds with a kind of big band feel. Collaborators include Haruomi Hosono, Yoshimio (Boredoms, OOIOO), Little Creatures, Yoshihiro Hanno, Hirofumi Asamoto, Yamp Kolt (aka mai fujinoya). 13 tracks.

1. Ai no Shinro 2. Tida 3. Purple Rain 4. Kosmos 5. 2008 6. Revelles-toi! Mezameyo 7. Asparagus (Album Mix) 8. Picnic_20c. 9. Jusanbanme no Tsuki 10. Kaibutsu 11. Familia 12. Tsuki ga Kieteyuku 13. Toki Meki


11

UA

11

Ref: FSD1098a


Price: 26.99

One of Japan's best singers, UA's soulful voice hovers over the coolest rhythms and die-for melodies. First album from 1997.



Illuminate - The Very Best Songs

UA

Illuminate - The Very Best Songs

Ref: FSD2148


Price: 31.99

UA has been one of Japan's most innovative female singers since the mid 1990s. This compilation draws from material throughout her career, including all the hits and best album tracks, ranging from pop to the more inventive. Excellent place to discover this amazing artist. 2 CDs



Yatara Kireina Mangetsu

YUKARI ONISHI

Yatara Kireina Mangetsu

Ref: FSD5457


Price: 26.99

Yukari Onishi is a female singer who harks back to the glory days of Japanese pop in the 1950s. Singing kayo-kyoku, on this album she has teamed up with Ryudo Ozaki, a veteran musician and songwriter with a legacy of many big hits, and Ozaki's wife, lyricist Yoko Aki. Onishi is accompanied by Arrow Jazz Orchestra, formed in 1959 who used to be the backing band for Hibari Misora.

1. Akai Hana 2. Ashita wa Iranai 3. Zoku.akai Natsu 4. Yatara Kireina Mangetsu 5. (Mada) to[Mou) no Aida 6. One Night.pretender 7. Key Word 8. Ikasama Johnny He Love Song 9. Fukuen Ballad 10. Futari No Discotheque 11. Konomama Anata To 12. Konosai Anata Wo Wasureyou



Yukari Onishi To Shin-sekai

YUKARI ONISHI & SHIN-SEKAI

Yukari Onishi To Shin-sekai

Ref: FSD2828


Price: 26.99

Yukari Onishi from Osaka has a soulful voice and sings her own songs that have a strong flavour of popular music from the mid Showa era of the 1950s and 60s.



Sizzle

SIZZLE OHTAKA

Sizzle

Ref: FSD1531


Price: 26.99

Best of album, selected by Ohtaka of her music used in TV commercials, films and soundtracks, of which there is plenty, as Ohtaka has even been dubbed the "commercial queen". In it's own right, a great album by one of Japan's best female singers.



Hanadairo

CHITOSE HAJIME

Hanadairo

Ref: FSD3046


Price: 26.99

First album for two years (May 06) from Amami island female singer. More pop than roots but still keeps an Amami island flavour. Hit single on this album written by Yumi Matsutoya.



Nomad Soul

CHITOSE HAJIME

Nomad Soul

Ref: FSD2178


Price: 26.99

Chitose Hajime has become more of a pop singer than an Amami island roots singer, following her million selling first album. Much better than nearly all other Japanese pop albums, with classy production, tingling vocals and a dry, quite hard sound. Not too many traces of sanshin (traditional banjo), but still a hint of that Amami shima uta falsetto vocals give it that roots edge.



Golden Best - Miharu Koshi

MIHARU KOSHI

Golden Best - Miharu Koshi

Ref: FSD3159


Price: 24.99

Before her involvement with electronic music via Haruomi Hosono, Miharu Koshi was more of an pop idol singer when she started her career in 1978. She recorded for the RVC label and this is her best of album from the RVC years. 20 tracks : 1.Love Step 2.Arabian Rapsody 3.Kimagure Highway 4.Yume o Misasete 5.Snoopy 6.Koi wa Funny Feeling 7.Gogatsu no Kaze 8.My Blue Summer 9.Iiki na Monone 10.Street Life 11.Tachiiri Kinshi 12.Itazura Annui 13.Tsuioku 14.Cardia no Umi 15.Herbour Light 16.Sarigenaku Ginger Ale 17.Akai Yoru Aoi Asa 18.Tokumei Kibou 19.Mr.M 20.Pocket Ippai no Love Song



Morse

MISA FUKUMA

Morse

Ref: RES14a


Price: 26.99

First album by Japanese female singer/songwriter.



Friend of Yours

MISSA FUKUMA

Friend of Yours

Ref: FSD1107


Price: 26.99

Female singer/songwriter, mixing bossa nova, folk and pop in a unique style.



First Love

UTADA HIKARU

First Love

Ref: FSD1359


Price: 26.99

Japan's best ever selling album ( 5 million or so), non-offensive pop from 16 year old female singer and songwriter, usually described as J-r&b, but without much rhythm or blues.



Thrill March

MIHO ASAHI

Thrill March

Ref: FSD1294


Price: 26.99

Singer/songwriter/piano player. Cool beats and Brazilian musicians.



Onion

MIHO ASAHI

Onion

Ref: FSD1192


Price: 26.99

Superb new singer / songwriter. Pop, Indian, African influences.



Ikitte Ikiro

ANAM AND MAKI

Ikitte Ikiro

Ref: FSD1846


Price: 26.99

Female singer/songwriter acoustic guitar duo. Punky folk in the vain of Ani di Franco, with tons of energy and personality. Recent visitors to London, their first album is packed full of good songs, a fun and impressive debut.



Yellow

HALO

Yellow

Ref: FSD3165


Price: 26.99

Halo is singer Ayako. On this second album in her 'colour' series she has collaborated with a stunning array of musicians from around the world. These include in London Danny Thompson on bass, in Hawaii Ray and Elodia Kane, in Hong Kong Tats Lau and in Sweden Svante Henryson. Ayako has chosen the songs well, to which she has mostly added her own lyrics. Brilliantly played, well performed.



Sweet Children O' Mine

YUKAWA SHIONE

Sweet Children O' Mine

Ref: FSD5249


Price: 20.99

On the face it, you wouldn't expect this album to work, but in fact, it's quite brilliant. Pure voiced, angelic, female vocalist and actress, who has sung with Kuricoder Quartet and was in the film 'Linda, Linda, Linda' covers songs by Oasis, Radiohead, Pretenders and others, and manages to make them her own. Recorded in London. and contrary to the name of the Radiohead song she covers, quite a surprise. Gentle, folky style, feel good music.

1. Don't Look Back in Anger (OASIS) 2. To Be With You (Mr.BIG) 3. No Surprises (Radiohead) 4. Sweet Chid O'Mine (Guns n'Roses) 5. Don't Worry,Be Happy (Bobby Mcferrin) 6. I Want You Back (The Jackson Five) 7. Don't Get Me Wrong (The Pretenders) 8. Angel (AEROSMITH)



Hope in a Darkened Heart (Some Small Hope) (paper jacket)

VIRGINIA ASTLEY

Hope in a Darkened Heart (Some Small Hope) (paper jacket)

Ref: FSD5013


Price: 22.99

Re-release from 1987 of the Ryuichi Sakamoto produced / arranged / mixed album by the UK singer/songwriter. The opening track is a duet between Virginia and David Sylvian, while the last is a bonus track only found on the Japanese release.

1. Some Small Hope 2. A Father 3. So Like Dorian 4. I'm Sorry 5. Tree Top Club 6. Charm 7. Love's a Lonely Place to be 8. A Summer Long Since Passed 9. Darkness Has Reached its End 10. A Day, A Night


Atta

UA

Atta

Ref: FSD4993


Price: 25.99

First album for two years from the brilliant UA doesn't disappoint. Strong songs, excellent production with jazzy electronica and other cool sounds with a kind of big band feel. Collaborators include Haruomi Hosono, Yoshimio (Boredoms, OOIOO), Little Creatures, Yoshihiro Hanno, Hirofumi Asamoto, Yamp Kolt (aka mai fujinoya). 13 tracks.

1. Ai no Shinro 2. Tida 3. Purple Rain 4. Kosmos 5. 2008 6. Revelles-toi! Mezameyo 7. Asparagus (Album Mix) 8. Picnic_20c. 9. Jusanbanme no Tsuki 10. Kaibutsu 11. Familia 12. Tsuki ga Kieteyuku 13. Toki Meki


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