Monday, 9 May 2016



Friday, 1 March 2013

Miwako Saito - One Dozen Gentlemen (1995)

A diverse pop album from Metrotron Records,
produced by Miwako Saito & Hirobumi Suzuki.
Has elements of pop, folk, synthpop, new wave, shibuya-kei, but it can be, in my opinion, rather spotty at times; probably due to the concept behind it: twelve different artists collaborated with Miwako Saito on this album's twelve different tracks, hence the name. But on the whole I do like this album, my favourite tracks are 'Best Couple' which sounds like some of Carnation's stuff from the early nineties, and 'Docchi Ga Shiawase' which is similar to a lot of the music Totsuzen Danball released in the early nineties as well. My least favourite tracks on this album are, unfortunately, the only two available on Youtube.

Features (in order):
Keiichi Suzuki
Kouichi Yamane
Masataro Naoe
Takaaki Aoki
Yuzuru Ohta
Kouji Wakui
Susumu Isshiki
Youichi Aoyama
Katsuyuki Watauchi
Totsuzen Danball
Morio Agata
Hirobumi Suzuki

YT 1
YT 2

New Records; No New Record Player

Kidorikko - Ryuko Tsushin-Bo
Toshiro Sensui - LifeStyle (Member of 8 1/2, Halmens, Muscle Beat, and Yapoos, I'm probably forgetting some from off the top of my head. Features Jun Togawa on guest vocals as well as Koji Ueno and Maki Nomiya.)
Yagi - Il Neige (Produced by Morio Agata, artwork obviously made by Keiichi Ohta, I don't really know anything else significant about this record.)
Miwako Saito - One Dozen Gentlemen (Member of Tango Europe, Miwako Saito + Hysterics, released some solo albums via KUKI (famous AV company), features a dozen guest artists over twelve tracks.)

Toshiro Sensui - LifeStyle smells like a dead Japanese man living inside of my house. How can one record smell so foul?

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Please forgive me for not having uploaded the previous purchases, but once I get a better record player with a quality I'm satisfied with when it comes to uploading tracks I'll be able to upload everything at once. Except for the things that are already easy to find on the internet; such as Kaizou he no Yakudo, Sereregansu na Tanoshi Mi, the Mardigras flexi-disc, and Cioccolata's self-titled début which arrived with the last batch.

Saturday, 27 October 2012


The pizza I ordered arrived today, I had to pay a £30 tip. I fucking hate the post office.

Let's see what's inside the first box!

And the second one.

Oh, but there's more!


All together now, or at least sort of. I know one of them is rather hard to see.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Mio Fou - Mio Fou ~15th Anniversary~ (1984)

Progressive pop/synthpop/new wave. Similar to Real Fish's album, "A Very Big Band in Heaven" but more mellow and with vocals.
Mio Fou were a duo consisting of Hiirofumi Suzuki (Moonriders, Keiichi Suzuki's brother), and violinist Hirono Mio (Shi-shonen, Real Fish)
Maki Nomiya (Pizzicato Five, Portable Rock) also provides guest vocals.
This re-issue features 7 bonus tracks.

One of Hirono Mio's solo songs, posting simply because I really like it.

320mp3 DL reuploaded

Hara Masumi - Yoru no Sachi (1988)

Japanese avant-garde pop and post-punk influenced new wave.
Vocals sound like Tama, music sounds like a darker Jun Togawa. Recommended for fans of both.

Third track sample
320mp3 DL

Kenji Endo - Tokyo Wasshoi (1979)

Fantastic mix of technopop, folk and pop/rock. Very upbeat, considered a classic.
Ranked as the 26th greatest Japanese album by Snoozer Magazine.
Came in 19th place on Takarajima's Top 20 Japanese albums.

Title track
320mp3 DL

Tatsuya Kokufu - Rock Tensei (2003)

Modern Japanese pop. Tatsuya Kokufu was a member of the band Mangahead although I haven't listened to any of their stuff (nor have I found any of it either.) Ranked as the 108th greatest Japanese album by Snoozer magazine. Extremely good, very recommended if you're into pop music.
Tavito Nanao also provides guest vocals for one of the tracks.

320mp3 DL
Second track sample