NEW RELEASES

JAPAN
Three vinyl releases of Les Rallizes Denudes. Junko Ohashi, Tomoko Aran, Kingo Hamada, Bibari Maeda and Hiroshi Sato vinyl reissues. Oki Dub Ainu Band new 12 inch. New Soil & Pimp Sessions. Makoto Kubota & Sunset Gang Live Best Of. Shin Sasakubo new album and vinyl reissues. New take on Japanese minyo album and free jazz classic on CD. Les Rallizes Denudes CD reissues. Mari Iijima, Meiko Nakahara, Makoto Matsushita, Akiko Yano, UA and Elephant Kashimashi on vinyl. Kiwi & The Papaya Mangoes with Ainu group Apetunpe on 7 inch. Yuming 50th anniversary 3 CD plus special edition sets. New traditional shakuhachi, shamisen . 1970s shakuhachi and jazz from Hozan Yamamoto. New Meta Five album finally gets released. Yukihiro Takahashi live CD and Blu-ray box. Ryuichi Sakamoto, Beauty on vinyl. New ambient album by Toshifumi Hinata and ambient classic reissue on vinyl. New City Pop vinyl reissues. Mariya Takeuchi 1992 album vinyl and CD reissue. New Pascals soundtrack CD. Rei Harakami vinyl reissues.
OKINAWA/AMAMI
Original Okinawa vinyl LP and 10 inch records. Anna Sato and Yoshiyuki Sasaki. New albums from Yusa, Shunichi Irei, Toru Yonaha and compilation of Seishin Taba. New album from Hajime Chitose. Misako Oshiro 7 inch and Sadao China vinyl reissue. Uchina Jazz. New album from Maltese Rock. Latest from Amami island singer Anna Sato. Mina Hirata new album. Ikue Asazaki on vinyl. Misako Oshiro compiation. Okinawa Electric Girl Saya new album. Taiko based album from Keiko Higa. Music from Yonaguni. Blue Asia's Sketches of Myahk on CD and vinyl.
REST OF ASIA
Korean new style ponchak / dance. Myanmar 1990s trad/pop mixtures. Silk Road vinyl. Chinese/Hong Kong vintage 40s-60s recordings on CD. Japanese unit Taikuhjikang playing Indonesian gamelan / steelpan mix. Brilliant new album from Thai singer, Rasmee. Vietnamese 60s compilation. Balinese gamelan. Roots and experimental sounds from Korea. Myanmar music remixed on vinyl. 1970s Korean psych classic. Sentimental pop from Hanoi.
VINYL
Three vinyl releases of Les Rallizes Denudes. New album from Toshifumi Hinata. Junko Ohashi, Bibari Maeda, Tomoko Aran, Kingo Hamada and Hiroshi Sato vinyl reissues. Oki Dub Ainu Band new 12 inch. New Soil & Pimp Sessions. Ronnie Barron produced by Haruomi Hosono reissue. Shin Sasakubo new album and vinyl reissues. Kiwi & The Papaya Mangoes with Ainu group Apetunpe on 7 inch. Mari Iijima, Meiko Nakahara, Makoto Matsushita, Akiko Yano, UA and Elephant Kashimashi. Meta Five new album and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Beauty both out on vinyl. New City Pop vinyl reissues. Silk Road and Chinese Traditional vinyl. Mariya Takeuchi 1992 album vinyl reissue. Yukihiro Takahashi vinyl reissues. Okinawan 7 inch and album releases from greats Misako Oshiro and Sadao China. Rei Harakami vinyl reissues. Toshifumi Hinata ambient classic reissue.
DVD / Blu-ray
Fishmans the movie on Blu-ray. Buddhist chants ceremony. Alfa Music live, Amami island traditional music and scenes, Haruomi Hosono documentary and Yellow Magic live shows.
WORLD
Excellent new 'pop flamenco' from Cathy Claret. Ronnie Barron produced by Haruomi Hosono CD and vinyl reissues. Large selection of Congolese albums. Classics from Algeria, Egypt, Klezmer and Yiddish music. Early Congo Music 1946-1962 2 CD plus book with English notes. Compilation of 78 recordings of South American folklore, Paraguay harp and Cuban legends, Orquesta Aragon. Second edition of Toyo's Choice. Latest Hawaiian Hula compiled by Sandii. Brilliant compilation of vintage Palm Wine music from Ghana. New edition of Hawaiian pianist Rene Paulo.
BOOKS / MAGAZINES
Books of special interest including YMO, Haruomi Hosono