NEW RELEASES

JAPAN
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. Tsugaru shamisen and vintage jazz colleciton. Children's songs from Saho Terao. World Standard first album on LP. New album on CD and LP from Towa Tei. Eiichi Ohtaki's classic, A Long Vacation box set.
OKINAWA/AMAMI
Takashi Hirayasu and Bob Brozman live album from 1999.
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. Burmese 78s compilation and the best of the latest traditional albums from South Korea.
VINYL
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