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LIGHT WAVE: TODAY & TOMORROW / VARIOUS Vinyl Record
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LP version. Includes insert. This compilation is a sweet snapshot of a sophisticated sector of young Japanese pop music circa 2014. Originally released as a series of web-only EPs on Dai Ogasawara's Ano(t)raks label, Light Wave features artists born in the 1990s who have been strongly influenced by the melodic, sophisticated Japanese city pop music of the '70s and '80s, as exemplified by such revered names as Tatsuro Yamashita, Yumi Arai, and Tin Pan Alley. These musicians also draw inspiration from the shibuya style pop of the '90s, including artists like Pizzicato Five and Cornelius. But whereas these earlier artists were living in boom times and recording in luxurious studios financed by major record companies, these young artists have been born into a glum economic era with a decimated recording industry. Nevertheless, through the magic of sheer willpower and surprisingly assured musical and self-production skills, they make joyous, lighthearted, and refreshingly refined pop music. With strong melodies and inspired arrangements, this fresh new wave of city pop is perfect summer music, all year round. Remastered to EM Records' exacting standards, this collection showcases a promising generation of pure pop music in Japan. Includes 20-page booklet with liner notes by Ryohei Matsunaga, lyrics, artist bios, and English translations. Includes tracks by Hesonosuke, Miho Tsujibayashi, Shin Rizumu featuring Sodapop, rizumu & ikkubaru, and Sodapop (including a track featuring Yuriko Ohno).

Track List
  1. A1. rizumu & ikkubaru - love sunset
  2. A2. Sodapop - Beach Tennis
  3. A3. Miho Tsujibayashi - You Know
  4. A4. Sodapop - Kikai Darake no Machi (feat. Yuriko Ohno)
  5. A5. Like This Parade - Shinen ni Tsuite +
  6. B1. Hesonosuke - PMS
  7. B2. Miho Tsujibayashi - Paranoia
  8. B3. Shin Rizumu - Fushigi na Ame (feat. Sodapop)
  9. B4. Hesonosuke - Last Train Escape
  10. B5. Sodapop - Hodoketa Te Wo Yu


Protection
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

Packaging
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.
LIGHT WAVE: TODAY & TOMORROW / VARIOUS Vinyl Record

LIGHT WAVE: TODAY & TOMORROW / VARIOUS

Vinyl Record

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United States - Arrives in 3-6 business days after shipment
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Easy returns, great customer service and 100% authentic merch. Learn more.

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