ORIENT by HIROSHI SATO

SKU101238
ArtistHIROSHI SATO
TitleORIENT
LabelWEWANTSOUNDS
Catalog #WWSLP 12
Genre
ReleaseW 06 - 2018
FormatVinyl - EULP
EAN Barcode3700604716280
Import
 € 32,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Kalimba Night
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/101238_orient/1_kalimba_night.mp3
  2. Son Go Kuw
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/101238_orient/2_son_go_kuw.mp3
  3. Tsuki No Ko No Namae Wa Leo
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/101238_orient/3_tsuki_no_ko_no_namae_wa_leo.mp3
  4. Doncama
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/101238_orient/4_doncama.mp3
  5. Jo-Do
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/101238_orient/5_jo-do.mp3
  6. Sora Tobu Jutan
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/101238_orient/6_sora_tobu_jutan.mp3
  7. Picnic
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/101238_orient/7_picnic.mp3
  8. Hikaru Kaze
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/o/101238_orient/8_hikaru_kaze.mp3

Description

Reissue of Hiroshi Sato's ultra rare synth masterpiece, originally released in 1979 on Kitty Records in Japan only. This highly sought-after album on the Balearic scene is a superb breezy mix of Japanese synth-pop and exotica with subtle touches of mid 70s Herbie Hancock-style funk and AOR. Check!

Digitally remastered from the original tapes it features the cream of Japanese musicians including Shigeru Suzuki on guitar, Haruomi Hosono on bass, Pecker on Percussion and Sato himself on keyboards and synthesizers.

Hiroshi Sato who sadly passed away in 2012 has achieved cult status on the international music scene over the years thanks to soulful albums like "Orient," "Awakening" and "Seaside Lovers." He came to prominence in the 70s first playing with Happy End and then setting up Caramel Mama with Shigeru Suzuki, Tatsuo Hayashi and Haruomi Hosono which would morph into super-group Tin Pan Alley. All musicians would appear on Hosono’s cult 1978 album “Paraiso” and legend has it Hosono wanted Hiroshi Sato and Tatsuo Hayashi to join his newly formed group YMO but Hayashi was reluctant and Sato sticked with him so Hosono went for Ryuichi Sakamoto and Yukihiro Takahashi (who were also on Paraiso) to join.

Orient is very much at the crossroad of the different styles that made the fertile Japanese scene of that time so interesting with the use of synthesizer at the core of this revolution and the rise of YMO and cult labels like Alfa Records and Better Days.

Contributors include Hiroshi “Monsieur” Kamayatsu, singer songwriter and guitarist of 60s band The Spiders who pens the lyrics for the cult classic “Son Go Kuw” a tongue-in-cheek ode to the eponymous character from the cult manga Dragon Ball. The album also feature the dreamy “Do-Jo” popular on the international DJ scene

Wewantsounds will release the album on CD and deluxe LP edition. Fully remastered from the original Kitty tapes by Universal Japan, the album will come with its original 4-page colour insert including English translations of the original liner notes by leading Japanese journalist Yasufumi Amatatsu plus the full track-by-track musician line up

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