Hogaku is loosely defined as Japanese traditional music, including gagaku, shomyo, folk and classical styles, but not the music of Okinawa or the Ainu. Following the second world war, traditional Japanese music and western music, such as jazz and classical was increasingly combined and was called contemporary traditional music. From the 1980s a more experimental, sometimes minimalist genre emerged, which was called Hogaku New Wave. A series of four CDs charts this movement with classic tracks from the time. Volume 1 is the beginnings of this creative genre of music, with tracks that were influenced by the past and went on to influence the future.
1. Hideaki Kuribayashi- Shohin Ni Dai 2. Hideaki Kuribayashi- Emu 3. Seizan Ishigaki - Mukuge Ni 4. Katsuhiko Yoshizaki - Yukihana. 5. Katsuhiko Yoshizaki -Aika 6. John Kaizan Neptune - Go Soku Ju-san wa Ju-Hachi Ban 7. Katsutoshi Nagasawa - Hida no Yoseru Mittsu no Ballade 8. Katsutoshi Nagasawa - Futatsu no Denenshi