general Kankyo Ongaku / '80s Japanese Ambient - Hiroshi Yoshimura, Midori Takada, Satoshi Ashikawa, Yoshio Ojima, Inoyama Land

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I can't get enough of this shit

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 5 May 2022 02:43 (two weeks ago) link

It LITA comp got nominated for a Grammy??

brisk money (lukas), Thursday, 5 May 2022 05:24 (two weeks ago) link

Also, the Bandcamp version of the comp only has ten tracks?

brisk money (lukas), Thursday, 5 May 2022 05:29 (two weeks ago) link

Missing this for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xdi1oqK-5U

brisk money (lukas), Thursday, 5 May 2022 05:29 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, you gotta cop the CDs on that one. Nice package, twice as many songs, thorough liner notes

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 5 May 2022 06:19 (two weeks ago) link

I can't get enough of this shit

Same. In case anyone hasn't heard it, Spencer Doran's Music Interiors was the predecessor mix to the LITA comp (a few tracks overlap, but it's its own journey):

https://soundcloud.com/visiblecloaks/music-interiors

Music Interiors Vol. 2 was Italian ambient/minimalism/electronica from the same era (worthy of its own thread tbh)

https://soundcloud.com/visiblecloaks/music-interiors-vol-2-interni-italiani

J. Sam, Thursday, 5 May 2022 08:32 (two weeks ago) link

Also how sick is Yoshimura's Wet Land?

J. Sam, Thursday, 5 May 2022 08:32 (two weeks ago) link

Spencer's mixes tipped me to so many great albums. Big debt owing to him.

doug watson, Thursday, 5 May 2022 09:22 (two weeks ago) link

I picked up the Inoyama Land Commissions set recently, it's great

frogbs, Thursday, 5 May 2022 14:13 (two weeks ago) link

Missing this for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xdi1oqK-5U

― brisk money (lukas), Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:29 AM (eleven hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

this was the first track on the comp that really blew my mind. I listened to the full album (it's hard to find because it's actually NOT Joe Hisashi, but rather a band called "Wonder City Orchestra" for which Hisashi was the synth guy for) and it's nothing like this, it's kind of an odd electrofunk album with a lot of vocals on it. The context of the track there vs. on this compilation is way different.

One nice discovery was the Interior album. For some reason it's oddly cheap, I was able to get a good copy for about 10 bucks. This is my favorite track from it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYRK2Z0-2Mg

Of the albums from here I know, most of them are pretty unlike the track that was selected. That makes this comp even cooler IMO, since it stands as its own thing.

frogbs, Thursday, 5 May 2022 17:17 (two weeks ago) link

yeah the interior album was released on windham hill in the US, surprised I don’t see it more often

brimstead, Thursday, 5 May 2022 17:22 (two weeks ago) link

hot beach owns

brimstead, Thursday, 5 May 2022 17:22 (two weeks ago) link

Some of you might enjoy this mix which crosses over into these sounds in parts - “Polyphonic Cosmos (Japanese Technopop and Synthscapes 1979 - 85)"

https://www.discogs.com/release/18305380-JD-Twitch-Polyphonic-Cosmos

D/L link - https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/XcPZ8ZCIeN

stirmonster, Thursday, 5 May 2022 18:42 (two weeks ago) link

Thanks for the link to the tape, stirmonster!

One of the highlights of lockdown was exploring and starting to catalogue this stuff. I have a Spotify playlist, with the dumb title Japanbient: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2Vx4Vo2u531byq3wSmurPL?si=9baf74909e6646f0

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Friday, 6 May 2022 14:39 (two weeks ago) link

xp love that one so much stir

thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 6 May 2022 14:42 (two weeks ago) link

Also: a tilt at a chronological, semi-comprehensive playlist from Yoshimura's albums:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVamTFSGhoX71M5IR1_iseycMrBOKmBqS

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Friday, 6 May 2022 15:32 (two weeks ago) link

Should be asleep made a really nice mock compilation of some deep cuts recently, well worth a look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgTm1GDPQOI

droid, Friday, 6 May 2022 15:32 (two weeks ago) link

loving the mix Stirmonster, thx!

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Friday, 6 May 2022 15:47 (two weeks ago) link


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