Continuing my trawl through a trove of rare groove nuggets I recently pulled in. I’m obviously always drawn to Japanese records from the late 70s and 80s, and Yuki Nakayamate’s Octopussy definitely does not disappoint. Luxurious, high-class pop with world-class instrumentation and some flair for the creative. I know some people prefer “Silhouette Call” on the album, but “Secrets (9 to 4)” really blew me away. The dreamy horns and synth mixed with a kind of highlife beat were too much already, but the parts where a typewriter acts as an additional instrumental accent? Come on now – how is this track not more popular with city pop types?
If you’re able, seek this track + album out – you will not be disappointed.