https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFo3DOTjhDE Mountain Tune - Triad From Mountain Tune - Bolero  Released on King Records, 1985, Japan A few months ago, we uploaded a smooth disco jam by Masanori Sasaji, a keyboardist who worked on many classic Japanese albums including Mariah's Utakata No Hibi and Yasuaki Shimizu's Kakashi. He's now back on OYT with a one-shot band, Mountain Tune, in…Lire la suite YAMA NO KYOKU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSb-00SXfCs Ichiko Hashimoto - D.P. From Ichiko Hashimoto - Vivant Released on Polydor, 1986, Japan This beautiful lady is not your average good-looking J-pop singer, Ichiko Hashimoto is instead one of the most emblematic figures from the Japanese  experimental New Wave scene, releasing, alongside Atsuo Fujimoto, one of the most famous albums on Better Days, Colored…Lire la suite ALIVE


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


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


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


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


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


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 ?


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