HAMSTER RECORDS AND TAPES PART 1/4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj66RtAQMbM Lydia Tomkiw & Terry Burrows - Pressed In An Atlas From Obscure Independent Classics Volume 5 Released on Hamster Records And Tapes, 1988, UK "I started the label when I was about 19 and a student. I’d sent some Jung Analysts demos to the Cherry Red label, which was cultishly popular at the time,…Lire la suite HAMSTER RECORDS AND TAPES PART 1/4

QUAND TE REVERAIS-JE ? …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQP86-iFa6o Pierre Eliane - Où Que Tu Ailles From Pierre Eliane - Littérature Released on CBS, 1984, France We're back with our favorite French priest of the Roman Catholic Church, Pierre Eliane (if you don't know his story you can read it here), with a super sultry slow electro boogie jam with slightly scandalous lyrics. Depicting…Lire la suite QUAND TE REVERAIS-JE ? …

DANCE NOT DANCE #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiJMc12Vtvw Elli Medeiros - Fugu From Elli Medeiros - Bom Bom... Released on Barclay, 1987, France One year ago we mentioned Ramuntcho Matta in a post about his 1985 debut album. In this post we also mentioned what we considered his most important "commercial" success, Elli Medeiros's Bom Bom... Well, maybe some of you already…Lire la suite DANCE NOT DANCE #2

SEX… ENERGY… STAR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEWPKhv-P2w&t=45s F.O.E. - Total Eclipse From F.O.E. - Sex, Energy and Star Released on Non-Standard, 1986, Japan For those who wouldn't know, F.O.E.(which stands for Friends Of Earth)  is "just" another band lead by the mastermind, Haruomi Hosono, teaming with some of his long-time musical contributors like Jotaro Nonaka and Miharu Koshi... ... Don't think we need to…Lire la suite SEX… ENERGY… STAR

A QUOI TU PENSES …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBw4cqedOGE Pierre Eliane ‎- Isadora Duncan (A Quoi Tu Penses Quand Tu Danses) From Pierre Eliane ‎- Isadora Duncan Released on CBS, 1985, France This one is as sexy as a French groovy 12" can get ! Both the title and the subtitle ("What are you thinking about when you are dancing?" in English) cannot…Lire la suite A QUOI TU PENSES …

ELEPHANTS DANCING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2VJkocLhxo Imitation - Narcissa From Imitation - Muscle And Heat Released on Kitty Records, 1982, Japan Muscle And Heat is one of the three albums recorded by the short-lived band Imitation. Imitation's second album was released on cult Japanese label, Kitty Records, on which were released some of Japan's cultest early-1980's electro disco records (most notably Hiroshi Sato's…Lire la suite ELEPHANTS DANCING

‘LECTRIC LIGHTS, ‘LECTRIC CITY

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS6Aw682asE Shohjo-Tai & Red Bus St Project - Electric City From Shohjo-Tai & Red Bus St Project - Escape Released on Broadway, Japan, 1985 Shohjo-Tai is a Japanese female idol group formed in the 1980's. At the time, there was a big female Idol movement all over Japan and this band made 8 LP's (!!). Many…Lire la suite ‘LECTRIC LIGHTS, ‘LECTRIC CITY

ANOTHER H. HOSONO PRODUCTION

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXWNBaNZU9I Kuniko Yamada - Tetsugaku Shiyo From 山田邦子 ‎- セカンド - 贅沢者  Released on Victor, 1982, Japan Our first dancefloor-friendly post in a while is a classy Japanese synthpop track by Kuniko Yamada. Kuniko has a long career of humorist,comedian, actress, and writer behind her but she also found the time to record 2 albums…Lire la suite ANOTHER H. HOSONO PRODUCTION

EXPERIMENTS IN POP VOL.2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njdmH6fu2Vk Steve Beresford - Comfortable Gestures From Steve Beresford & Anne Marie Beretta ‎- Dancing The Line Released on Nato, 1986, France A few months ago, in a post called Experiments In Pop, we dealt with a great avant-pop record released on French label Nato, Flying Fortress by Tony Hymas. Well, it looks like Flying Fortress is not the only good album…Lire la suite EXPERIMENTS IN POP VOL.2

ALIVE

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