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artist:VA
title:

OTO NO WA: SELECTED SOUNDS OF JAPAN 1988-2018 (2LP)

label:MUSIC FOR DREAMS (DK)

4,570円


A1. YOSHIO OJIMA - "SEALED"
A2. OLOLOLOP - "MON" (ORTE REMIX)
A3. KAZUYA KOTANI - "FATIMA"
B1. SCHADARAPARR - "NICE GUY" (NICE GUITAR DUB)
B2. LITTLE TEMPO - "FROSTIE"
B3. KAREL ARBUS & EIJI TAKAMATSU - "COCO & THE FISH"
B4. KENTARO TAKIZAWA - "GRADUAL LIFE" (ALBUM VERSION)
C1. YOSHIAKI OCHI - "BALASONG"
C2. KAORU INOUE - "WAVE INTRODUCTION"
C3. LITTLE BIG BEE - "SCUBA"
C4. COASTLINES - "EAST DRY RIVER"
D1. SUSUMU YOKOTA - "UCHU TANJYO"
D2. CHILLAX - "TIME & SPACE"
D3. TAKASHI KOKUBO - "QUIET INLET"

Music For Dreams' compilations are rarely less than essential, and this collection of recent Japanese music (2008-2018) is no different. Compiled by Ken Hidaka, Tokyo-based Max Essa and Test Pressing co-founder Dr Rob, the set starts with a beautiful and becalmed ambient piece by Yoshio Ojima (the sublime "Sealed") and ends with the lapping waves, vocal harmonies and twinkling pianos of Takashi Kokubo ("Quiet Inlet"). In between, you'll find the Steve Reich-ish marimba movements of Yoshiaki Ochi, the dubbed-out, piano-laden downtempo grooves of Little Tempo, the jazzy Balearic house of Schadaraparr, the sun-kissed dancefloor grooves of Little Big Bee and much more besides. As you'd expect, Hidaka, Essa and Dr Rob's selections are uniformly superb.











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