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Retro Art Pop from Japan!

Giacomo Lee
Apr 1, 2017 · Unlisted

Are you a vinylphile into 1980s J-pop? The experimental and electronic side to Japanese music in the era that brought us city pop, idols, and the solo production careers of the YMO guys?

. For all fans of Ryuchi Sakomoto, Midori Takada, Visible Cloaks and the brilliant Listen to This! blog. It’s also essential listening for anyone into retro, female-fronted music of the avant garde, ambient & alternative variety.

Stream at:

D-Day — The Sweet Sultan (1986)
Akina Nakamori — 燠火 (1986)
Himegozen — Doll (1985)
Saeko Suzuki — Kaspar’s Statement (1985)
Tamao Koike — Automne Dans Un Miroir (1983)
Taeko Ohnuki — 祈り (1983)
Aragon — Polaris (1985)
Ichiko Hashimoto — Naja Naja (1984)
Portable Rock — Big Turtle (1990)
Dip in the Poll — View (1986)
Chakra — You Need Me (1981)
Syoko — Erewhon (1986)
Mariko Fuji — どんな春が (1982)
Sandii — Zoot Kook (1980)
Miharu Koshi — 薔薇の夜会~あるいは甘い蜜の戒め (1984)
Tolerance — Boku Wa Zurui Robot (Stolen From Kad) (1981)
Koharu Kisaragi — でぱーと (1986)
Buffalo Daughter — Baby Amoeba Goes South (1996)
Takako Minekawa — Flow in a Tide (1999)
Kahimi Karie — Paris, Texas (1997)
G-Schmitt — ES (1988)
D-Day — Dust (1986)
Ichiko Hashimoto — Pachamac (1984)
Aragon — Horridula (1985)
Tamao Ijima — Dusk ’til Dawn (1992)
Koharu Kisaragi — Neo Plant Posi (1986)
Akiko Yano — Rose Garden (1982)
Ichiko Hashimoto — Kitsune (1984)

Enjoy this 2 hour mix by Giacomo Lee, as broadcast March 25th 2017, and linked at my Playlists page on giacomolee.net

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British writer. Read the dark side to Seoul, surgery and staged funerals in FUNEREAL, out now on Signal8 Press. http://giacomolee.net/

The Far East

China, Korea, Japan + Taiwan & Hong Kong. Read our archive at https://medium.com/east-asia-china-korea-japan/archive