Tag Archives: Japan

Listen: Satomimagae – “Numa” [2021]

Love a good desolate tune! Japanese musician Satomimagae is releasing her fourth album and first for blog fav RVNG Intl. and Kikgaku Moyo-founded Guruguru Brain on April 23rd. I’ve had a chance to sit with it for a while and … Continue reading

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Listen: Hozan Yamamoto With Sharps & Flats – “よさこい節” [1971]

You thought I was done with the grooves? I am always on the hunt for the perfect groove, so don’t ever doubt me again. This time I’m coming at you with the 1971 album Beautiful Bamboo Flute by Hozan Yamamoto … Continue reading

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Listen: Kinokuniya Band – “Goodbye Again” [1979]

Warm Visions back at it again sharing more city pop & jazz funk. Even though I just put out another playlist compiling 50 more great songs from 1970s & 80s Japan, I’m still on the hunt for more. I was … Continue reading

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Playlist: Nightlife Daydream – A City Pop Fantasy

Coming to you in the quarantine with another hot playlist! Previously I hoped to soothe your mornings with gentle caresses of folk and ambient music. This time I’m centering on something a bit different, but it still attempts to answer … Continue reading

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Listen: Nobukazu Takemura – “Tiddler” [1998]

Somehow stumbled across this cool glitch/experimental electronic record from 1998, Nobukazu Takemura’s Scope. There are some tracks that are just way over my head, but songs like “Icefall”, “Kepler” and the song here “Tiddler” are pretty great. “Tiddler” sounds like it … Continue reading

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Listen: Wednesday Campanella – “Aladdin” [2017]

I somehow got put onto the eccentric pop stylings of Japanese group Wednesday Campanella. Led by magnetic personality KOM_I, their album Superman has been in constant rotation for me for the last month. I know a lot of folks dig ultra-crafty pop … Continue reading

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Listen: Masayoshi Takanaka – “Oh! Tengo Suerte” [1979]

It’s Sunday night, right on the precipice of Monday. An awful feeling. Dig yourself out of that dark place with Masayoshi Takanaka’s infectious “Oh! Tengo Suerte” which employs a triple threat of smile-inducing action. What does this mean? It means … Continue reading

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Listen: 7FO – “竜のぬけがら Ryu no Nukegara” [2018]

I was recently introduced to fantastic weirdo label EM Records out of Japan, who have been releasing and reissuing truly unique and singular records for at least 20 years now. I’ll hopefully be posting about my introductory release, Takao’s Stealth, … Continue reading

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