Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986 (CD)
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    I Say Who - Tomoko Soryo

    Kusuri Wo Takusan - Taeko Ohnuki

    Midnight Driver - Minako Yoshida

    Subterranean Futari Bocci - Nanako Sato

    Sports Men - Haruomi Hosono

    Coffee Rumba - Izumi Kobayashi

    In My Jungle - F.O.E.

    Sun Bathing - Akira Inoue, Hiroshi Sato, Masataka Matsutoya

    Say Goodbye - Hiroshi Satoh

    Drip Dry Eyes - Yukihiro Takahashi

    Bamboo Vendor - Masayoshi Takanaka

    Lady Pink Panther - Shigeru Suzuki

    Bride of Mykonos - Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa, Masataka Matsutoya

    L.A. Night - Yasuko Agawa

    Exotic Yokogao - Hitomi Tohyama

    Machibouke - Tazumi Toyoshima


    • Cover art by famed artist Hiroshi Nagai

    • Extensive liner notes and bios

    • Compiled by Andy Cabic (Vetiver), Zach Cowie (DJ & music supervisor) and Mark “Frosty” McNeill (dublab)

    • 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

    • CD in a UV coated Digipak with over sized fold-out booklet and custom die-cut obi card

    • Remastered audio

    • Digital mockups are not an exact representation of the colors

    Online Color Vinyl Edition: “Beach Ball” wax (Blue, Yellow, Red)

    Brand new “Summer Fun” Tricolor Edition limited to 500 copies worldwide

    Pacific Breeze documents Japan’s blast into the stratosphere. By the 1960s, the nation had achieved a postwar miracle, soaring to become the world’s second largest economy. Thriving tech exports sent The Rising Sun over the moon. Its pocket cassette players, bleeping video games, and gleaming cars boomed worldwide, wooing pleasure points and pumping Japanese pockets full of yen.

    Japan’s financial buoyancy also permeated its popular culture, birthing an audio analog called City Pop. This new sound arose in the mid ’70s and ruled through the ’80s, channeling the country’s contemporary psyche. It was sophisticated music mirroring Japan’s punch-drunk prosperity. City Pop epitomized the era, providing a soundtrack for emerging urbanites. An optimistic spirit buzzed through the music in neon-bathed, gauzy tableaus coated with groove-heavy strokes.

    Pacific Breeze is an expertly compiled 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.