Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986

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.


  1. I Say Who - Tomoko Soryo
  2. Kusuri Wo Takusan - Taeko Ohnuki
  3. Midnight Driver - Minako Yoshida
  4. Subterranean Futari Bocci - Nanako Sato
  5. Sports Men - Haruomi Hosono
  6. Coffee Rumba - Izumi Kobayashi
  7. In My Jungle - F.O.E.
  8. Sun Bathing - Akira Inoue, Hiroshi Sato, Masataka Matsutoya
  9. Say Goodbye - Hiroshi Satoh
  10. Drip Dry Eyes - Yukihiro Takahashi
  11. Bamboo Vendor - Masayoshi Takanaka
  12. Lady Pink Panther - Shigeru Suzuki
  13. Bride of Mykonos - Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa, Masataka Matsutoya
  14. L.A. Night - Yasuko Agawa
  15. Exotic Yokogao - Hitomi Tohyama
  16. Machibouke - Tazumi Toyoshima

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Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980-1988

Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980–1988 hovers vibe–wise between two distinct poles within Light In The Attic’s acclaimed Japan Archival Series—Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980–1990 and Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976–1986. All three albums showcase recordings produced during Japan’s soaring bubble economy of the 1980s, an era in which aesthetic visions and consumerism merged. Music echoed the nation’s prosperity and with financial abundance came the luxury to dream.


  1. Noriko Miyamoto - Arrows & Eyes
  2. Mishio Ogawa - Hikari No Ito Kin No Ito
  3. Yoshio Ojima - Days Man
  4. Mkwaju Ensemble - Tira-Rin
  6. Naoki Asai - Yakan Hikou
  7. Takami Hasegawa - Koneko To Watashi
  8. Mammy - Mizu No Naka No Himitsu
  9. Dip in the Pool - Hasu No Enishi
  10. Wha Ha Ha - Akatere
  11. D-Day - Sweet Sultan
  12. Perfect Mother - Dark Disco-Da·Da·Da·Da·Run
  13. Neo Museum - Area
  14. Sonoko - Wedding With God (À Nijinski)

Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986

When Light In The Attic released Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986 in 2019, it was the first collection of its kind to be released outside Japan. It proved to be just what music fans had been waiting for—a compilation of sought-after tracks that had been nearly impossible to obtain unless you were well-connected with dealers and collectors, or traveled regularly to the countless record stores in Japan. Pacific Breeze 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.

  1. Pink Shadow - Bread & Butter
  2. Yubikiri - Eiichi Ohtaki
  3. Vibration (Love Celebration) - Kimiko Kasai
  4. Kindaichi Kosuke No Theme - The Mystery Kindaichi Band
  5. Hidari Mune No Seiza - Tetsuji Hayashi
  6. Last Summer Whisper - Anri
  7. Blind Curve - Momoko Kikuchi
  8. I'm In Love - Tomoko Aran
  9. Kindaichi Kosuke Nishi E Iku - Yu Imai
  10. Tokyo Taste - Sadistics
  11. Hot Sand - Piper
  12. Rainy Saturday Coffee Break - Junko Ohashi & Minoya Central Station
  13. Skyfire - Eri Ohno
  14. Kanpoo - Yumi Murata
  15. Harumifutou - Kyoko Furuya
  16. Bay/Sky Provincetown 1977 - Yuji Toriyama

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Adventure Time, Of Beyond

Adventure Time is the duo of sonic explorers Daedelus and Frosty. Having met in the music-geek haven of the University of Southern California's student radio station in the mid 1990's, they quickly forged a friendship. These pals carried on their companionship past college and helped found the non-profit Internet radio station in 1999. After many years of shared moments seeking vinyl gems in vast secondhand record bins, they started to collaboratively create collages from excavated records. Their musical experiments were based on out-there audio affinities grounded in beauty, humor and rhythm. Adventure Time's mission has always been focused on the creative recycling of found sounds into newly formed moments of action-packed audio delight.

  1. Countdown To Blastoff
  2. The Music Way Out There
  3. Our Paws Applause
  4. This Dome Is Our Home
  5. Teleportation: Mark I
  6. Your Weight on the Moon
  7. S’il Vous Plait Gravité
  8. We All Agree It’s Grand
  9. Teleportation: Mark II
  10. First In Space
  11. The Sea of Tranquility
  12. Set On Satellites
  13. Reentry
  14. Space Break Interlude
  15. This Dome Is Our Home (Suzanne Kraft remix)
  16. Your Weight on the Moon (DNTEL remix)
  17. Your Weight on the Moon (Oorutaichi remix)
  18. The Sea of Tranquility (Yosi Horikawa remix)