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.
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.
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.
The album in the picture shown to the left is Rock Tensei by Tatsuya Kokufu. A whole lot better than I expected, it's pop/rock with quite a lot in similar with various math rock bands and the vocals are beautiful. I imagine it'd appeal to fans of The Dismemberment Plan, Mass of the Fermenting Dregs and other bands such as Polvo and Toe, etc. (It's also far superior to any of those bands listed.) Apparently Tavito Nanao provides guest vocals on the third track but to be honest I can't notice them.
I did take pictures of those three other albums as well but I can't seem to find them on my camera. Perhaps somebody deleted them although I'm not quite sure about who would do such a thing.
I'll upload these albums when I have the time, hopefully by the end of the week.
It might be worth mentioning that Tokyo Wasshoi was ranked at 26th and 19th place on Snoozer and Takarajima's greatest Japanese albums lists respectively. Tatsuya Kokufu's album Rock Tensei was ranked 108th by Snoozer.