Boomkat Product Review:
Featuring Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mariah, Chika Asamoto, Jun Fukamachi, Yumi Murata, Hitomi Penny Tohyama, Yumi Seino, Kyoko Furuya, Kazumi Watanabe, Haruo Chikada, Colored Music, Akira Sakata, Yasuaki Shimizu, Shigeo Sekito and more.
"A major 2-LP exploration of Tokyo’s cutting edge 80s sound through the music of cult Japanese label Nippon Columbia and its Better Days imprint, selected by British radio presenter and DJ Nick Luscombe.For the occasion, WEWANTSOUNDS have teamed up with journalist and Japanese music expert Nick Luscombe who was granted rare access to the muchguarded Nippon Columbia’s vaults for a masterful selection encapsulating the fascinating sound of Tokyo in the late 70s and 80s.
The selection mixes electro, synth-pop, funk and ambient and features such artists as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mariah, Shigeo Sekito, Juicy Fruits, Hitomi “Penny” Tohyama and Yumi Murata. The tracklist includes many sought-after rarities and hidden gems which have never been released outside of Japan and the set has been newly remastered by Nippon Columbia."