NEW RELEASES

JAPAN
City Pop on vinyl. Music for Sauna series on CD and vinyl. Sketch Show (Haruomi Hosono & Yukihiro Takahashi) on vinyl. Fishmans vinyl reissues, Haruomi Hosono, Miharu Koshi, Makoto Kubiota and Sunset Gang vinyl reissues. New album from Metafive on LP and CD. Casiopea LP resissues. New Kenji Yano. Rough Guide to the Best Japanese Music You've Never Heard. Various songs and albums featured in the TV drama Midnight Diner. Yukihiro Takahashi and The Beatniks Yohji Yamamoto Collection on CD and vinyl. Yoshinori Sunahara reissue on LP and Blu-spec CD2. Toshinori Kondo on vinyl. New koto and shamisen albums. 1940s archive classic. Two folk albums from Osamu Okuno. On vinyl, Cornelius, Makoto Kubota and Studio Ghibli soundtracks. Soil & Pimp Sessions new album. YMO book. City Pop compilations. Vintage jazz. Free jazz and improvised classics. Rough Gude to Avant-Garde Japan, Soul Flower Union new album and vinyl compilations.
OKINAWA/AMAMI
Takashi Hirayasu and Bob Brozman live album from 1999. Miyako island traditional music.
REST OF ASIA
The brilliant new album from Taiwanese duo Fade to Blue, Indonesian Gamelan fusions from 1970s and 1990s. 70s and 80s psych and rare groove from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. North Korean CDs. Faye Wong vinyl reissue. Burmese 78s compilation and the best of the latest traditional albums from South Korea.
VINYL
Music for Sauna on vinyl. City Pop vinyl reissues. Sketch Show (Haruomi Hosono & Yukihiro Takahashi). New album from Metafive. Casiopea LP resissues. Haruomi Hosono, Miharu Koshi, Makoto Kubiota and Sunset Gang vinyl reissues. Yukihiro Takahashi and Beatniks reissues. Cornelius, Makoto Kubota and Studio Ghibli soundtracks. Soul Flower Union compilations. World Standard, Tei Towa, Haruomi Hosono, Taeko Onuki, Akiko Yano, The Beatniks.
DVD / Blu-ray
Alfa Music live, Amami island traditional music and scenes, Haruomi Hosono documentary and Yellow Magic live shows.
WORLD
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