PACIFIC BREEZE by VARIOUS ARTISTS

SKU108113
ArtistVARIOUS ARTISTS
TitlePACIFIC BREEZE
LabelLIGHT IN THE ATTIC
Catalog #LITA163LP
Genre
ReleaseWeek 18 - 2019
FormatVinyl - US2LP
EAN Barcode826853016315
Import
€ 42,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Tomoko Soryo - I Say Who
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/01_i_say_who.mp3
  2. Taeko Ohnuki - Kusuri Wo Takusan
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/02_kusuri_wo_takusan.mp3
  3. Minako Yoshida - Midnight Driver
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/03_midnight_driver.mp3
  4. Nanako Sato - Subterranean Futari Bocci
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/04_subterranean_futari_bocci.mp3
  5. Haruomi Hosono - Sports Men
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/05_sports_men.mp3
  6. Izumi Kobayashi - Coffee Rumba
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/06_coffee_rumba.mp3
  7. FOE - In My Jungle
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/07_in_my_jungle.mp3
  8. Akira Inoue, Hiroshi Sato, Masataka Matsutoya - Sun Bathing
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/08_sun_bathing.mp3
  9. Hiroshi Satoh - Say Goodbye
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/09_say_goodbye.mp3
  10. Yukihiro Takahashi - Drip Dry Eyes
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/10_drip_dry_eyes.mp3
  11. Masayoshi Takanaka - Bamboo Vender
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/11_bamboo_vendor.mp3
  12. Shigeru Suzuki - Lady Pink Panther
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/12_lady_pink_panther.mp3
  13. Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa, Masataka Matsutoya - Mykonos No Hanayome
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/13_bride_of_mykonos.mp3
  14. Yasuko Agawa - LA Night
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/14_l.a._night.mp3
  15. Hitomi Tohyama - Exotic Yokogao
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/15_exotic_yokogao.mp3
  16. Tazumi Toyoshima - Machibouke
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/l/lita163lp_pacific_breeze/16_machibouke.mp3

Description

Pacific Breeze is a collection of choice cuts that range from silky smooth grooves to innovative techno pop bangers and everything in between.

Long-revered by crate diggers and adventurous music heads, this music has never been released outside of Japan until now. Including key artists like Taeko Ohnuki and Minako Yoshida, as well as cult favorites Hitomi Tohyama and Hiroshi Sato, the long-awaited release also features newly commissioned cover painting by Tokyo-based artist Hiroshi Nagai, whose iconic images of resort living have graced the covers of many classic City Pop albums of the 1980s.

Many of the key City Pop players evolved from the Japanese New Music scene of the early ’70s, as heard on Light In The Attic’s acclaimed Even a Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973, the first release of the ongoing Japan Archival Series. In fact, you could say City Pop set sail with a champagne smash from Happy End, the freakishly talented subversives who included amongst their ranks Haruomi Hosono and Shigeru Suzuki, both featured on this compilation. As Michael K. Bourdaghs noted in his book, Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon, this music was, “Deconstructing the line between imitation and authenticity.” Some of the best City Pop teeters in this zone—easy listening with mutant exotica, tilted techno-pop, and steamy boogie bubbling beneath the gloss.

2xLP housed in a deluxe wide spine jacket with over sized fold-out booklet, full color printed inner sleeves, and custom die-cut obi card