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A Piece of Future

FISHMANS +

A Piece of Future

Ref: FSD6054


Price: 19.99

In 2011, it was 20 years since Fishmans, the Japanese dub/electronic band, released their first album. Fishmans + started in February 2011 in honour of this well respected band and thier singer Shinji Sato who died in 1999. A Piece of Future was performed at their first live event held in March 2012. Here it is remixed by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takkyu Ishino and Tetsuya Umeda, with other versions for 2011 and a radio mix. Musicians who took part in the the live performance include Kinichi Mogi (drums), Jo Kashiwabara (bass), Hakase-Sun (keyboards), Shinya Kogure (guitar), Hosui Ameya (sound effects), Keigo Oyamada (guitar), Yumiko Ono (mini moog), Yuji Katsui (violin), Joji Sawada (string arrangement), Tabito Nanao (vo), Hanaregumi (vo), Ikuko Harada (vocals).

1. A Piece Of Future 2012 2. Sakamoto`s Lure Mix For Fishmans 3. Takkyu Ishino Remix 4. Umeda Tetsuya Played Cassette Tape. 5. A Piece Of Future 2011 6. A Piece Of Future-radio Mix



Asa-Chang & Shushu

ASA-CHANG

Asa-Chang & Shushu

Ref: FSD5916


Price: 27.99

Impressive compilation of works by Asa-Chang, former leader of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and brilliant percussionist and drummer, as producer of other artists. Released on Ryuichi Sakamoto's Commmons label.

1. Chara / Duca 2. Moonriders / Koibito Ga Nemutta Ato Ni Utau Uta 3. Hitomitoi / Ima Parkway 4. Kazmi with Rickies / Preach 5. Piranhans / Stompin' at the Savoy 6. Ichi Yuri / Sayonara No Himitsu 7. UA / Senkou 8. Miyuki Hatakeyama with Asa-Chang & Blue Hearts / Chiisana Ki no Mi 9. Mayumi Kojima / Rock Steady Girl 10. Kyoko Koizumi / Koizumi Kyoko wa Boogie Woogie Boogie 11. Sakerock All Stars / Honto No Dekigoto 12. Bronsons, Asa-Chang, Hige Oyajis Gasshodan / Emanuelle Fujin no Theme (Real Slave Mix). 13. Nelories / Popstars 14. Violent Onsen Geisha / Kuro No Funauta 15. Jun Kurihara / Shiroki Miyako 16. Kohmi Hirose / Koko Ni Sachi Ari

Listen to samples of all tracks.



All You Need is Love (CD + DVD)

JAPAN UNITED with MUSIC

All You Need is Love (CD + DVD)

Ref: FSD5983


Price: 15.99

Charity single for the earthquake and tsunami appeal one year on. Comes with a sticker and music video on DVD. Features YMO, Sugizo, Salyu, Tomoyasu Hotei, Bonnie Pink, Crystal Kay and about 30 more stars of the Japanese music world past and present.



Silencio

WORLD STANDARD

Silencio

Ref: FSD5663


Price: 25.99

New album from World Standard, led by Sohichiro Suzuki, three years in the making, focusing on music from South America, particularly Brazil and Argentina and cover of Portuguese singer Sara Tavares.

1. Ave Maria (Johann Sebastian Bach & Charles Gounod) 2. Cinema Rio Branco (Sergio Santos) 3. Os Males Do Mundo (Pedro Ayres Magalhaes & Fernando Judice)/4. Descanca Coracao, Port [My Foolish Heart, Oport] (Victor Young, Sohichiro Suzuki 5. Cheio de Luz (Tomoko Kanda / Sohichiro Suzuki) 6. Ginga (Sohichiro Suzuki) 7. Muna Xeia (Sara Tavares) 8. O Canto Encantando (Sohichiro Suzuki) 9. Mel Dourado (Tomoko Kanda / Sohichiro Suzuki) 10. Aqui,Ai (Sohichiro Suzuki) 11. Nazare (Sohichiro Suzuki) 12. Yuki no Furumachi wo (Naoya Uchimura / Yoshinao Nakada) 13. Silencio (Tomoko Kanda / Sohichiro Suzuki)



Marianne no Koukotsu (Marianne's Ecstasy)

KINOCO HOTEL

Marianne no Koukotsu (Marianne's Ecstasy)

Ref: FSD5655


Price: 26.99

Formed in 2007, Kinoco Hotel, hark back to the GS glory days of the sixties. They are four female musicians Marianne Shinonome (vo, organ), Isabel Keme Kamogawa (guitar), Emannuel Kominato (bass) and Fabianne Inawashiro (drums). Their first album became a hit with cool groovsters in Tokyo, looking for something a little bit different and a lot more stylish than your average j-pop stars, and have become favourites at Japan's music festivals, including Rising Sun in 2010. Also influenced by progressive rock, new wave, techno pop, as well as kayo-kyoku of Showa and 60's garage music.

1. Kinoco Hotel Shoka II 2. Shiroi Heya 3. Hijonaru Yoake 4. Kiken na Uwasa (Shukujo Version) 5. Fuukei 6. Kinoko no Toriko 7. Ningyo no Koi 8. Kouya e 9. Aijin Kyohan Sekai 10. Marianne no Koukotsu


Marianne no Yuutsu

KINOCO HOTEL

Marianne no Yuutsu

Ref: FSD5252


Price: 23.99

Four piece girls band who hark back to the glorious days of 'GS' - Group Sounds. Formed in 2007, fronted by Marianne Shinonome who sings and plays organ, they have become quite popular in Japan both live and on record. Eight catchy infectious retro-GS songs.

1. Shizuku na Mori de 2. Makka na Jelly 3. Moetsukitai no 4. Kaerazaru Umi 5. Neon no Namida 6. Atashi no Sniper 7. Yuyake ga Shitteiru 8. Kinoco Hotel Shoga


Girls! Girls! Girls!

CRAZY KEN BAND

Girls! Girls! Girls!

Ref: FSD5197


Price: 26.99

After several years of indie label success, CKB sign to a major. Fortunately they have't compromised their style, the album of 21 tracks starting off in typical mood, before getting more and more interesting with jazz, cumbia, Showa kayo, blues and other styles creeping into their funky music. Bandleader and singer Ken Yokoyama is on top form.



Zero

CRAZY KEN BAND

Zero

Ref: FSD4360


Price: 26.99

Crazy Ken Band are just that. A slightly crazy band led by Ken (Yokoyama). Their songs have a retro feel of 50s and 60s Japanese pop; kitsch and wacky, yet played with utmost skill by a bunch of great musicians. In the last few years they've become very popular and are regulars on the Japanese music festival scene. 23 tracks of classy, jazzy pop.



Perfect Future

TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA

Perfect Future

Ref: FSD3943


Price: 26.99

Skapara are back with a new album and are currently enjoying one of their peaks of popularity in Japan and around the world. More of their infectious blend of ska, rock, jazz and pop. Guest vocalist is Fumio Ito from Kemuri. 1. Perfect Future 2. Megami no Negai 3. Punch 'n' Sway 4. Me and My Skyline 5. 964 Speedstar 6. Warrior Chant 7. Last Temptation 8. Latin Scorche 9. A Song for Athletes 10. All About My Monster 11. Pride of Lions 12. Transit Passenger 13. Walking Angel



World Ska Symphony (CD + DVD) (Limited Edition)

TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA

World Ska Symphony (CD + DVD) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSD5284


Price: 32.99

New album, marking TSPO's 20th anniversary, features pop singers Tamio Okuda, Kazuyoshi Saito and Crystal Kay, and past collaborator and reggae musician, Denis Bovell. Plus DVD with live footage and interviews from the past 20 years.

CD.

1. Boppin' Bunny 2. Ryuusei To Ballad 3. Meikyoushisui 4. Just Say Yeah! 5. Storm Rider 6. Zutto 7. World Ska Cruise 8. Juggling City 9. Kinoukyouashita 10. Shinonome 25 Ji 11. Ai No Sanka With Strings 12. Kimi To Boku 2010

DVD.

1. "KinouKyouAshita" Music Clip 2. "Ryusei and Ballad" Music Clip 3. Making of Music Clips & European Tour 2009 short movie 4. DVD "and Tokyo Ska goes on.." -Special Edition-


Best of Tokyo Ska 1998-2007 (2 CDs)

TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA

Best of Tokyo Ska 1998-2007 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD3579


Price: 28.99

2 CD best of set from the excellent 'Suka Para' from their more recent and most successful years. Originally formed in 1985, the group have played numerous shows around the world, and have released at least 18 albums. Their music is an energetic blend of ska, with jazz and rock. CD1 has 13 tracks including Down Beat Stomp, Call from Rio, Walk Between Raindrops and Stroke of Fate. CD2 also has 13 tracks including the original version of Skarada and a live version of White Light. Guest vocalists and musicians include Takao Tajima, Yusuke Chiba, Tamio Okuda, Hanaregumi, Chara and Hirota Komoto.



Best of Tokyo Ska 1998-2007 with DVD

TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA

Best of Tokyo Ska 1998-2007 with DVD

Ref: FSD3578


Price: 39.99

Limited edition version of the Best of Tokyo Ska comes with DVD featuring seven unreleased music videos and seventeen music clips.

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Habatake!

GANGA ZUBMA

Habatake!

Ref: FSD3129


Price: 25.99

Ganga Zumba is the new group of Kazufumi Miyazawa one of Japan's leading musicians. Ganga Zumba comprises several members who formed part of Miyazawa's solo projects. These include from Brazil pandeiro percussionist Marcos Suzano, keyboardist Fernando Moura, from Cuba, Luis Valle on trumpet and from Japan, Hiroshi Takano on guitar, on drums (also with Orquesta de la Luz) Genta and Reiko Tsuchiya on violin and Chinese erhu. Habatake! is a mini-album of 7 tracks. More pop than Brazilian, great songs, good performance.



Sony Music Years 1986-1990 (2 CDs)

PIZZICATO FIVE

Sony Music Years 1986-1990 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD2389


Price: 30.99

Pioneers of the Shibuya sound have a new best of double CD. The 35 tracks were chosen by the group's Yasuhiro Konishi. Disc 1 is his selection of their best songs while disc 2 features live and rare tracks.



Soul Punch

CRAZY KEN BAND

Soul Punch

Ref: FSD2797


Price: 26.99

Crazy Ken Band's latest is their usual brew of kitsch 50s and 60s Japanese pop with large doses of wit. 21 track CD plus DVD of their entertaining tunes with elements of funk, soul, hip hop and tango, with strong Japanese flavours.



Brown Metallic

CRAZY KEN BAND

Brown Metallic

Ref: FSD2639


Price: 26.99

Crazy Ken Band play a kind of 50s retro big band style of music, with a large slice of added wit. Their musical and comical talents are equally high, their albums an infectious and joyous blend of sounds. This new album was inspired by singer Ken Yokoyama's home town of Yokohama. Full of exoticism, with images of sleezy nightclubs and life on the dock of the bay.



Best - Oldies But Goodies

CRAZY KEN BAND

Best - Oldies But Goodies

Ref: FSD2367


Price: 26.99

Japanese pop (kayoukyoku) mixed with rock and elements of Japanese bossa nova, with a large dose of humour make for a hugely enjoyable album. 2CDs including CD extra with promotion video.



Solid State Survivor

YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA

Solid State Survivor

Ref: FSD1200


Price: 22.99

For many, quite simply, Japan's greatest ever group and their greatest album. Nearly 30 years on, YMO are still cited by seemingly any creative Japanese musician operating in rock, dance, club and other genres as a major influence and by many international artists too. Formed in 1978 by Ryuichi Sakamoto, ex Happy End bassist Haruomi Hosono and ex-Sadistic Mika Band drummer Yukihiro Takahashi, they pioneered techno pop. On their second album Solid State Survivor, YMO combined their synth/drum machine sound with some memorable tunes such as Technopilis and Behind the Mask (later covered by Eric Clapton). The group disbanded in 1984, all have pursued successful solo careers, reuniting recently as Audio Human Sponge. Their legacy as YMO is timeless.



UC YMO

YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA

UC YMO

Ref: FSD3091


Price: 34.99

The Ultimate Collection of YMO does exactly what it says on the tin. 2 CDs of their best tunes from their brief but brilliant career, 1978-1983. 34 tracks. CD 1. Computer Game 2. Firecracker 3. Tong Poo 4. La Femme Chinoise 5. Technopolis 6. Insomnia 7. Rydeen 8. Behind the Mask 9. Solid State Survivor 10. Radio Junk 11. Jingle 'YMO' 12. Nice Age 13. Tighten Up 14. The End of Asia 15. Citizens of Science 16. Hirake Kokoro Jiseiki CD2. 1. Cue 2. Ballet 3. U.T. 4. Gradated Grey 5. Taiso 6. Lover Come Back to Me 7. Kimi ni Mune Kyun 8. Chaos Panic 9. Ongaku 10. Lotus Love 11. Kai-kou 12. Kageki-na Shukujyo 13. The Madmen 14. Ishin Denshin 15. Perspective 16. M-16 17. Pocketful of Rainbows 18. Behind the Mask (Bonus Track Seiko Quartz CM Version).



Kaze Machi Roman

HAPPY END

Kaze Machi Roman

Ref: FSD1199


Price: 22.99

1971. Happy End are noted for being one of the first Japanese groups to perform original songs sang entirely in Japanese while influenced by western rock and folk. They are considered pioneers and their members included bassist/vocalist Haruomi Hosono (later of Yellow Magic Orchestra), guitarist/vocalist Eiichi Otaki, guitarist/ vocalist Shigeru Suzuki and drummer Takashi Matsumoto. The band lasted only four years from 1969 recorded three albums but have certainly left their legacy.Kaze Machi Roman is considered the best of those albums and includes the song Kaze Wo Atsumete, used in the soundtrack to the film Lost in Translation.



Audio Sponge

SKETCH SHOW

Audio Sponge

Ref: FSD1847


Price: 26.99

Haruomi Hosono teams up with fellow former YMO member Yukihiro Takahashi for an album described as 'electronic folk'. As always with Hosono, innovative and original.



Kuchu - Best of Fishmans (2 CDs)

FISHMANS

Kuchu - Best of Fishmans (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD2715


Price: 31.99

Shinji Sato, vocalist with Fishmans, tragically died in 1999. He was the driving force as the principle songwriter behind one of Japan's most respected groups. They recorded 10 albums, mixing different styles of music from rock, funk, hip-hop, reggae, dub and rocksteady into a sound that became distinctly their own, which coupled with Sato's songwriting skills was a winning formula. Fishmans legacy lives on today as an influence on many artists and still with a large fan base.This 2 CD collection of 29 tracks includes 'B sides' from long deleted singles and unreleased demo tracks.



Uchu - Best of Fishmans (2 CDs)

FISHMANS

Uchu - Best of Fishmans (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD2716


Price: 31.99

Second volume of influential and much loved group. 2 CDs, 27 tracks including rare demos.



Uchu Nippon Setagaya

FISHMANS

Uchu Nippon Setagaya

Ref: FSD1357


Price: 26.99

Lying somewhere between club and rock, sometimes described as the 'Shibuya Sound', with some great songs and rhythm tracks. Unfortunately the singer recently died.



Merry Merry

EGO-WRAPPIN'

Merry Merry

Ref: FSD2411


Price: 26.99

First album in two years from the excellent duo, whose records sound like they are a 10 piece band. Yoshie Nakano and Masaki Mori started out in 1996 in Osaka, but these days make Tokyo their home. They were first influenced by trad jazz, which is still strongly evident in their music, which they then combined with 1920s Japanese pop music. Added to this are elements of ska, new wave rock and pop creating a collage of sounds. On this album, mixers, producers and guests include musicians from Little Tempo, Dry and Heavy and Mama Milk! Ego Wrappin' have become a big hit in Japan and it's easy to hear why on hearing this.



Michishio No Romance

EGO-WRAPPIN'

Michishio No Romance

Ref: FSD1834


Price: 26.99

One of Ego Wrappin's best albums from a few years back. Big band high energy original jazzy brew.



Best Wrappin' 1996-2008 (2 CDs)

EGO-WRAPPIN'

Best Wrappin' 1996-2008 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD4512


Price: 31.99

2 CD compilation of the excellent Ego-Wrappin', from their beginnings to the most recent. Ego-Wrappin' are essentially Yoshie Nakano (vocals) and Masaki Mori (guest). Their music evokes the spirit of showa era pop and pre-war jazz; pure pop fun, mixing jazz rock and other genres with exceptional skill.

CD1. 1.Psychoanalysis 2.Kuchibashi ni Cherry 3.Paranoia 4.Go Action 5.Sundance 6.Whole World Happy 7.Nervous Breakdown 8.Big Noise from Winnetka, Kuroari no Marching Band 9.Casavetes 10.Crazy Fruits 11.Manhole Syndrome 12.Mother Ship

CD2. 1.Finger 2.A Love Song 3.Ashinaga no Salvador 4.Katsute... 5.Shikisai no Blues 6.Oibore no Inu no Serenade 7.A Lie 8.Kannou Hyoryu 9.Byrd 10.Master Dog 11.Calling Me



Night Food

EGO-WRAPPIN'

Night Food

Ref: FSD1833


Price: 26.99

One of the best releases of 2002, from one of the best Japanese bands to emerge in recent years. Powerful female singing in jazzy, big band arrangements featuring saxophones, trombones, trumpets, drums, percussion, double bass and more. Exciting up tempo numbers, slow ballads, and consistently good material throughout. That rare breed of big selling, widely appealing, and critically acclaimed album.



Ape

APE

Ape

Ref: FSD2369


Price: 26.99

Sayoko, ex-singer with Zelda teams up with Jun Nagami to form Ape. Her previous work was mainly reggae, but she seems to have picked up a load more influences in her absence, mainly from Africa. Nagami plays electric guitar, Sayako sings while Irama Inoura (ex-Sunsetz member) plays a dazzling array of percussion instruments. Includes traditional songs from Mali and Tanzania, Jamaica, Okinawa, plus Lee Perry and some great new songs. Slightly wackly, fun, spontanesous, joyful and utterly charming.



Golden Best - Time Spiral

ZELDA

Golden Best - Time Spiral

Ref: FSD2446


Price: 26.99

Zelda were Japan's first all girl punk group. As they got a bit older they started to get interested in other music such as reggae and world music which they incorporated into their sound. The group have disbanded, but this wonderful double album is a great retrospective of a band fondly remembered and still with many fans.



Kinmirai

KISERU

Kinmirai

Ref: FSD1848


Price: 26.99

Critically acclaimed second album of cool club pop with an array of sounds and acoustic instruments adding great depth. Good songs, slightly dreamy vocals, and consistently good throughout.



Casa

MORELENBAUM2/SAKAMOTO

Casa

Ref: FSD1562


Price: 26.99

Recorded in Brazil, one of Japan's most famous musicians worldwide, Ryuichi Sakamoto teamed up with top bossa nova musicians, combining his piano expertly. One of the most critically acclaimed albums in Japan in 2001.



Live in Japan

DOUBLE FAMOUS

Live in Japan

Ref: FSD2578


Price: 26.99

Double Famous are a 10 piece group, including members from the much lauded Little Creatures and Port of Notes. They play instruments including kazoo, ukulele, accordion, piano, sax, trumpet, bongos and congas. Their music is an original blend of Brazilian, jazz, dance, African with an Asian sensibility. Superb live album includes Chinese, African, Latin and Caribbean tunes.



Club Kama Aina

KAMA AINA

Club Kama Aina

Ref: FSD3138


Price: 26.99

Kama Aina is Takuji Aoyagi from Little Creatures and Double Famous, two of Japan's coolest outfits. On this album he collaborates with Scottish artists from Glasgow such as Bill Wells, Katerina Michelle and Isobel Campbell (ex.Belle and Sebastisan). Recorded in Tokyo and Glasgow.



Hawaii, Hawaii

KAMA AINA / R.T. / MOOSE HILL

Hawaii, Hawaii

Ref: FSD3139


Price: 23.99

Excellent collaboration album featuring Takuji Aoyagi of Little Creatures and Double Famous calling himself Kama Aina (Hawaiian for lslander) a guitarist who lends his hand to virtually any stringed instrument. On this Hawaiian themed album he is joined by two other guitarists R.T. (Ren Takada) who has played with Haruomi Hosono and Moose Hill (Goro Ito). Recorded i n Tokyo and Hawaii.



Rainbow Hawaii

KAMA AINA / R.T. / MOOSE HILL

Rainbow Hawaii

Ref: FSD3140


Price: 26.99

Their second collaborative album has a more relaxing feeling. All tracks recorded in Hawaii.



Luminous Halo

PORT OF NOTES

Luminous Halo

Ref: FSD5203


Price: 26.99

Port of Notes are guitarist Daisuke Kojima (aka DSK) and singer Miyuki Hatakeyama who also sings with Double Famous and Asa-Chang. Melancholic, cool, bossa influenced. Produced by Jesse Harris.



Duet with Birds

PORT OF NOTES

Duet with Birds

Ref: FSD1576


Price: 26.99

Brazilian and other latin flavoured guitar music. Laid back pop, designed to chill out to.



Evening Glow

PORT OF NOTES

Evening Glow

Ref: FSD2504


Price: 26.99

Port of Notes is the innovative duo of Miyuki Hatakeyama(vocals) and DSK(guitars). Cool and laid back this is their first album since 'Duet With Birds' released in 2001.Features Takayoshi Matsunaga and Naoyuki Uchida from Dry & Heavy and the very famous Yumi Matsutoya.



May And December

GREAT 3

May And December

Ref: FSD1578


Price: 26.99

Critically acclaimed album by one of the originators of the Shibuya sound. Cool pop with a soul undercoat.



Bara Iro Pop

SINGER SONGER

Bara Iro Pop

Ref: FSD2717


Price: 26.99

Singer Songer features enigmatic Okinawan born female singer Cocco together with Quruli's guitarist/singer Shigeru Kishida, bassist Masashi Sato, and support members Hirohisa Horie on keyboards and drummer Dai Taro. Cocco had officially retired from music for a more reclusive lifestyle before teaming up with her new friends to re-record her previous hit 'Sing a Song - No Music No Life'. The music is a kind of jangly guitar indie-pop with strong melodies and Cocco's emotive vocals soaring over the top. A much anticipated first album.



Marakesi No Hana

NATSUME

Marakesi No Hana

Ref: FSD2146


Price: 26.99

Inventive album of eerie, slow backing of sitar, programming, acoustic guitar and effects set to female vocals. Strange, original songs, that get better with repeated plays. Includes version of the Japanese lullaby, Takeda no Komori Uta.



Way of Life

PALM GRAPHICS feat: SOUL BUNCH + KOJI TAKAO

Way of Life

Ref: FSD1849


Price: 26.99

Acoustic guitar, percussion and club rhythms on laid back, chill out album, half instrumental and vocal.



Yumegokochi

KAZ

Yumegokochi

Ref: FSD3991


Price: 25.99

Second album from guitar player and multi-instrumentalist with multi-worldwide tastes. From laidback solo acoustic guitar originals and covers (Redemption Song) to upbeat guitar and percussion workouts. 12 tracks.



Kodomo

KUKI KODAN

Kodomo

Ref: FSD2151


Price: 25.99

Soft, folkish rock. Good songs and female vocals, pleasant enough without having anything significantly different or exciting about it. Nevertheless, perfectly fine at what it is, and could appeal to fans of UA or the like.



Dreamsville

RALLYPAPA & CARNEGIEMAMA

Dreamsville

Ref: FSD3157


Price: 26.99

Japanese / Korean folk pop group playing piano, guitar, bass, accordion and percussion. Well structured songs, good melodies and yes, rather dreamy...



Mamalaid Rag

MAMALAID RAG

Mamalaid Rag

Ref: FSD3158


Price: 26.99

Soft folk style with some jazz soul and latin flavours. Good songs from talented group.



Nu

JPC BAND

Nu

Ref: FSD2371


Price: 24.99

10 years ago a Japanese hip hop group would rather be associated with anything than Japanese traditional music.These days it's almost de rigeur to start off with some traditional shamisen or similar. The rest is pretty much standard fare Japanese rap and hip hop, a scene which has developed a new confidence and originality, why, it's even become cool to have some shakuhachi (bamboo flute) in the mix too. Be warned, the last 20 minutes is wasted with natural sounds, relaxing but out of context here.



Bottle

KEISON

Bottle

Ref: FSD2795


Price: 25.99

Above average blues based rock played on acoustic guitar, slide guitar, with electronics and programming by Pardon Kimura.



World Scratch

TOKYO ETHMUSICA

World Scratch

Ref: FSD2645


Price: 26.99

Tokyo Ethmusica features sound producer, Daichi Hayakawa from Tokyo and two female singers, Yong Ae, a fourth generation Korean and Miho Hirae from the island of Ishigaki, Okinawa, in the south of Japan. Hayakawa writes songs inspired by various world music, and the singers express his vision. Daichi Hayakawa comes from an academic and musical background The three artists met in Tokyo in 2003 to form Tokyo Ethmusica. They first released a mini album from an independent record label in January 2004. The group have since been picked up by various radio stations and TV programmes, and by a major record company. Their sound is fairly pop, with the world music elements kept as a sort of decoration in the background. Tokyo Ethmusica sing not only in Japanese but also in Korean and English.



Love Psychedelic Orchestra

LOVE PSYCHEDELICO

Love Psychedelic Orchestra

Ref: FSD1853


Price: 26.99

Second album is pretty much the same as the first. This one includes the hit single 'Free World'.



The Greatest Hits

LOVE PSYCHEDELICO

The Greatest Hits

Ref: FSD1852


Price: 26.99

Not many bands have the confidence to call their first album, 'Greatest Hits', but this did eventually go on to produce several hit singles. Imagine Sheryl Crow singing Japanese with a grating American accent., although half the words are in nonsense English as well. Very successful in Japan and now craving success outside.



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