Tag / ryuichi sakamoto

Who can argue that an apple falls far from its tree after listening to Demo Tape 1? Demo Tape 1 was a compilation of music curated by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Akito Yano for their Midi Inc. label. The premise was simple: ask anyone who tuned in to Ryuichi’s ongoing NHK radio program “Sound Street” to send a […]

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/ March 31, 2017 / Comments Off on Koharu Kisaragi: 都会の生活 Tokai No Seikatsu (1986)

Koharu Kisaragi: 都会の生活 Tokai No Seikatsu (1986)

Koharu, Koharu, wherefore are thou Koharu? That’s the big question rolling around in my head. Koharu Kisaragi’s 都会の生活 Tokai No Seikatsu (which translates to: Urban Life) isn’t just an impressive, largely, unheard of album, it’s also impressive for being largely unknown in details both in what went into its creation and what happened to its creator. This true one-off by Japanese playwright, theater […]

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/ December 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Mari Iijima: Rosé (1983)

Mari Iijima: Rosé (1983)

Sometimes it’s wise not to outpace the group. An album, or at least a collection of tracks, I love to recommend (whenever I can) is the debut from Mari Iijima, Mari Iijima’s Rose. There is a problem inherent in this recommendation. The problem lies in me forgetting that what I know, or have access to, isn’t […]

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/ November 28, 2016 / Comments Off on Seri Ishikawa: Rakuen (1985)

Seri Ishikawa: Rakuen (1985)

Nothing’s worse than someone recommending a half-great album. I hate doing so, and I’d imagine you’d half-hate downloading an album only to find out that you have to skip half the tracks. Be that as it may, I have to break my own rules, and whole-heartedly recommend this: take some time, download, and listen to Seri […]

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