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ALFA/YEN Records 1980-1987: Techno Pop And Other Electronic Adventures In Tokyo (LITA Exclusive)

    Recording technology was completely revolutionized in the 80s by the multitrack recorder, with the popularity of 24-channel SSL consoles sweeping the world. Japanese pop music created during this wave of digital improvement is now recognized worldwide as ""City Pop."" Techno Pop was another offshoot born of the same revolution.

    Precise, computer-controlled beats produced by groups like Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) introduced a different type of sound to the masses. By now, these works have been brought into the international limelight and continue to be a major influence on today's music.

    At the center of Tokyo’s Techno Pop scene was ALFA/YEN Records. The label left behind an impressive body of work, but much of it wasn't made widely available... until now!

    This new, definitive compilation focuses on the music archives of the YEN Records catalog, available for the first time exclusively at Light in the Attic. This is a true celebration of Japan's Techno Pop scene of the 80s, reissued with the intent that future generations, internationally, will be able to discover, enjoy, and appreciate ALFA/YEN and its significant contributions to the sonic landscape of the 80s and beyond.


    TRACK LISTING

    1. SEOUL MUSIC - YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA
    2. ZOOT KOOK - SANDII
    3. Sakisaka To Momonai No Gokigen Ikaga One Two Three - You An’ Me Orgasmus Orchestra
    4. Drip Dry Eyes - Yukihiro Takahashi
    5. SUKI-SUKI-DAISUKI - Jun Togawa
    6. Parallelisme - Miharu Koshi
    7. Bikkuri Party No Theme - Haruomi Hosono & Yukihiro Takahashi
    8. Sakasa Kenjin Eagas - Apogee & Perigee
    9. Yumemiru Yakusoku - Haruomi Hosono
    10. ROCK - Hajime Tachibana
    11. Riot In Lagos - Ryuichi Sakamoto
    12. Radarman - Jun Togawa
    13. Platonic - Haruomi Hosono
    14. BEAT THE RAP- Super Eccentric Theater
    15. Rap Phenomena - YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA
    16. LEXINGTON QUEEN - Ryuichi Sakamoto
    17. Chanel No #5 No On The Rock - Sheena
    18. Beach Girl - TESTPATTERN
    19. FLASHBACK - Yukihiro Takahashi
    20. Automne Dans Un Miroir - Tamao Koike
    21. Ascending - INTERIOR


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