This album is a incredible mix of cosmic new wave, unconventional disco, avant-garde synth pop and hybrid electronic funk. Tip!Colored Music is enchantingly unique, a sort of experimental and magnetizing take on David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy with a psychedelic Haruomi Hosono touch. From the groovy post-punk glam title track to the proto-house dance floor killer “Heartbeat", Ichiko Hashimoto and Atsuo Fujimoto hit all the right (and sometimes not-exactly-right-but-truly-genius) notes to create the odd and beautiful, an unparalleled audio escape to the best elsewhere you can think of. Also playing on the album are celebrated musicians Mansaku Kimura, Shuichi “Ponta” Murakami (Pacific, KI-Motion by MKWAJU ensemble, collaborations with Jun Fukamachi, Yasuaki Shimizu, Haruomi Hosonoâ€¦) Kiyohiko Semba, Tamio “Doyo” Kawabata, and Tatsuhiko Hizawa.
For fans of electronic, new wave, experimental pop, weird disco, hybrid funk, proto-house, Haruomi Hosono, Dip in the Pool, David Bowie, Chee Shimizu, Grauzone, Brian Eno, Jun Fukamachi, Pacific, rare albums, things that are beautiful but hard to describe.