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Kumo No Muko: A Journey Into 80's Japan's Ambient And Synth Pop Sound

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HMV Record Shop / Jazzy Couscous

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Since so many European labels have been reissuing lost and obscure 1980s Japanese ambient albums of late, it was probably inevitable that at least one label would put together a compilation paying tribute to the sound. It turns out that Jazzy Couscous has won the race with Kumo No Moko, a superb double album that does a terrific job in putting Japan's '80s ambient scene in context. As you'd expect, the majority of the tracks feature either dreamy electronic sounds or a mixture of acoustic and electronic instrumentation, with nods to jazz coming thick and fast. There are naturally a couple of fairly well-known names on show, but for the most part the compilers have done a terrific job in highlight lesser-known tracks from unsung heroes.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Takashi Kokubo - Underwater Dreaming
A2. Keizo Inoue - Kitsu Tsuki
A3. Nobuyoshi Ino - Window
B1. Masaaki Ohmura - A Touch Of Temptation
B2. Dip In The Pool - Kuroi Dress No Onna
B3. Shigeru Suzuki - Silver Snow Shining
C1. Chika Asamoto - Obsession
C2. Mami Koyama - Love Song
C3. Fumio Miyashita - In The Beginning
D1. Yoshio Suzuki - The Mirage
D2. Yumi Murata - Watashi No Bus
D3. Chakra - Itohoni

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