PACIFIC BREEZE 2: JAPANESE CITY POP, AOR & BOOGIE 1972-1986 by VARIOUS ARTISTS

SKU112237
ArtistVARIOUS ARTISTS
TitlePACIFIC BREEZE 2: JAPANESE CITY POP, AOR & BOOGIE 1972-1986
LabelLIGHT IN THE ATTIC
Catalog #LITA 179-1
Genre
ReleaseW 20 - 2020
FormatVinyl - US2LP
EAN Barcode826853017916
Import
 € 43,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Bread & Butter - Pink Shadow
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/1-audio-6338253335.mp3
  2. Eiichi Ohtaki - Yubikiri
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/2-audio-2520112735.mp3
  3. Kimiko Kasai - Vibration (Love Celebration)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/3-audio-8757134257.mp3
  4. The Mystery Kindaichi Band - Kindaichi Kosuke No Theme
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/4-audio-6543447044.mp3
  5. Tetsuji Hayashi - Hidari Mune No Seiza
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/5-audio-6378415208.mp3
  6. Anri - Last Summer Whisper
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/6-audio-5019321927.mp3
  7. Momoko Kikuchi - Blind Curve
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/7-audio-3780640795.mp3
  8. Tomoko Aran - I'm In Love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/8-audio-4754124130.mp3
  9. Yu Imai - Kindaichi Kosuke Nishi E Iku
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/9-audio-4464685246.mp3
  10. Sadistics - Tokyo Taste
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/10-audio-3431959289.mp3
  11. Piper - Hot Sand
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/11-audio-4517027136.mp3
  12. Junko Ohashi & Minoya Central Station - Rainy Saturday Coffee Break
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/12-audio-9593124620.mp3
  13. Eri Ohno - Skyfire
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/13-audio-5083704514.mp3
  14. Yumi Murata - Kanpoo
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/14-audio-3077439133.mp3
  15. Kyoko Furuya - Harumifutou
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/15-audio-2295023156.mp3
  16. Yuji Toriyama - Bay/Sky Provincetown 1977
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/lita_179-1_pacific_breeze_2_japanese_city_pop_aor_boogie_1972-1986/16-audio-4006608346.mp3

Description

The follow up to LITA’s 2019 release Pacific Breeze is again a lovely doublepack of goodies with extensive artist bios in oversized fold-out booklet

Pacific Breeze 1 included Minako Yoshida, Taeko Ohnuki, Hiroshi Sato and Haruomi Hosono among other key players of ‘70s-’80s Japanese City Pop, the nebulous genre that encompassed an “amalgam of AOR, R&B, jazz fusion, funk, boogie and disco, all a touch dizzy with tropical euphoria,” as we described it the first time around.

With Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986 Light in the Attic dig deeper into those sounds of bubble-era Japan. From the proto-City Pop funk of Bread & Butter and Eiichi Ohtaki to the crate-digger favorites Eri Ohno and Piper, the latest entry in Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series brings another set of sought-after tunes, most of which have never before been available outside of Japan. Tomoko Aran and Anri, also included in this compilation, are just a few of the artists who have gained popularity in recent years thanks to Vaporwave, the meme-genre that heavily samples Japanese City Pop to create its particular aesthetic.

Pacific Breeze 2 once again feature the artwork of renowned Tokyo-based illustrator Hiroshi Nagai, whose iconic images of resort living have become synonymous with City Pop. Nagai’s urban tropical imagery is a perfect match for the expertly curated tunes, evoking a certain sense of nostalgia for the leisure lifestyles of ‘70s-’80s Tokyo, while simultaneously being perfectly in tune with the current zeitgeist.

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