INVISIBLE MAZE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKUjnCXw9xs&feature=youtu.be Mkwaju Ensemble - Maximum Alpha From Mkwaju Ensemble - Ki-Motion Released on Better Days, 1981, Japan Mkwaju Ensemble is a Japanese unit formed by two percussionists , Midori Takada (whose solo album, Through The Looking Glass, recently gained a huge fame) and Yoji Sadanari. Ki-Motion is their second album but their only two albums were…Lire la suite INVISIBLE MAZE

ASIA DREAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcBocJA9mV4 Mu Project - Asia Dream From Mu: Pradʒékt - Asia Dream Released on For Life Records, 1985, Japan When most people think about Asia, the first ideas that pop in their mind are high technology, something about a high-degree of sophistication in Asian people's everyday-life , myths filled with magical creatures and ghosts, etc. Well,…Lire la suite ASIA DREAM

BOOM-BOOM-TCHAK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW8oyZY76fw Hoodoo Fushimi - Furarete Nambo From Hoodoo Fushimi ‎- ケンカおやじ (Kenka Oyaji) Released on Syntax, 1987, Japan Hoodoo Fushimi is such a mysterious and talented man : he self-released four albums in the late 1980's - early 1990's , playing the Guitar , the Bass , Synths , Scratching , and even playing the Shamisen, making…Lire la suite BOOM-BOOM-TCHAK

OKONKOLE Y TROMPA 03 : SATOSHI YAMAMURA

This month podcast is by no other than Satoshi Yamamura, co-funder of Okonkole Y Trompa. If you've ever experience aimless walks in a city - whether you already knew it or were discovering it - then you may be familiar with that feeling triggered by happy discoveries you make unexpectedly, sunbeams giving a bright color to a…Lire la suite OKONKOLE Y TROMPA 03 : SATOSHI YAMAMURA

FIRST DIP IN THE POOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1MqDU18aj4&feature=youtu.be Safari - Brass Monkey From Safari - Safari Released on Vap, 1984, Japan Safari is a Japanese one-off fusion band, and as you can guess by taking a look at their record's sleeve, its eponymous release is filled with summer mellow tunes. Brass Monkey, the track we chose to upload, has a sweet Latin…Lire la suite FIRST DIP IN THE POOL

THEM ! AGAIN ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMvCUDOkjpY&feature=youtu.be Jimmy Murakawa - Beauty From Jimmy Murakawa - Original De-Motion Picture Released on B&M, 1982, Japan Another Mariah's related post ? Yes it is. Taken from the obscure 1st solo album by Jimmy Murakawa, vocalist of Mariah, Beauty is another Yasuaki Shimizu's production. you can definitively hear the distinctive Mariah's sound on Beauty : low tension keyboards and…Lire la suite THEM ! AGAIN ?

GARLIC DISCO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ7jSGHUPTg Monsieur Goraguer - Sexy Dracula (Instrumental) From Monsieur Goraguer - Sexy Dracula Released on Disques Meyes, Japan Who is that mysterious Monsieur Goraguer ? Well, he is no other than legendary composer and arranger Alain Goraguer, who has been working with Jean Ferrat, Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, and many other French singers, and who recorded one…Lire la suite GARLIC DISCO

SLOW DISCO IN JAPAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMcGAWTYQGo&feature=youtu.be Masanori Sasaji - All Dreams Behind From Masanori Sasaji - Hot Taste Jam Released on Bourbon Records, Japan Once again, we speak about a member of legendary japanese band Mariah : Masanori Sasaji. All Dreams Behind is taken from one of his solo albums on Bourbon Records and it doesn't have the experimental vibe that Yasuaki Shimizu's…Lire la suite SLOW DISCO IN JAPAN

HEAVENLY MARACAS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftvhPJiVJFs&feature=youtu.be Yasuaki Shimizu - Tamare-Tamare From Yasuaki Shimizu - Subliminal Released on Invitation, 1987, Japan Yasuaki Shimizu is a legendary saxophonist from Japan. Playing on essential albums such as Mariah's Utakata No Hibi (yes, that recently reissued holy grail), he released 6 Jazz-Fusion albums before moving to Europe (Paris, London) and finally releasing Subliminal in 1987.…Lire la suite HEAVENLY MARACAS