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Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986

Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986

Light in the Attic Records | CAT #: LITA 179

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KEY FEATURES

  • Follow up to LITA’s critically acclaimed and best-selling 2019 release Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR / Boogie 1976-1986
  • New artwork by renowned illustrator Hiroshi Nagai
  • 2xLP housed in a deluxe wide-spine jacket with full-color inner sleeves
  • Remastered audio
  • Extensive artist bios in the oversized fold-out booklet
  • Editions:
  • "Sunny Seaside" Splatter Vinyl
  • “LA Twilight” Purple / Violet Haze Vinyl - SOLD OUT
  • “Violet Sky” - SOLD OUT
  • Classic Black Vinyl - SOLD OUT
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ARTIST: Various Artists
LABEL: Light in the Attic Records
CAT NO: LITA 179
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GENRE / STYLE:

  • City Pop
  • J-Pop
  • Pop

RELEASE DESCRIPTION

When Light In The Attic released Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR / Boogie 1976-1986 in 2019, it was the first collection of its kind to be released outside Japan. It proved to be just what music fans had been waiting for—a compilation of sought-after tracks that had been nearly impossible to obtain unless you were well-connected with dealers and collectors, or traveled regularly to the countless record stores in Japan. Pacific Breeze included Minako Yoshida, Taeko Onuki, Hiroshi Sato, and Haruomi Hosono among other key players of ‘70s-’80s Japanese City Pop, the nebulous genre that encompassed an “amalgam of AOR, R/B, jazz fusion, funk, boogie and disco, all a touch dizzy with tropical euphoria,” as we described it the first time around.

With Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR / Boogie 1972-1986 we dig deeper into those sounds of bubble-era Japan. From the proto-City Pop funk of Bread / Butter and Eiichi Ohtaki to the crate-digger favorites Eri Ohno and Piper, the latest entry in Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series brings another set of sought-after tunes, most of which have never before been available outside of Japan. Tomoko Aran and Anri, also included in this compilation, are just a few of the artists who have gained popularity in recent years thanks to Vaporwave, the meme-genre that heavily samples Japanese City Pop to create its particular aesthetic.

Pacific Breeze 2 once again features the artwork of renowned Tokyo-based illustrator Hiroshi Nagai, whose iconic images of resort living have become synonymous with City Pop. Nagai’s urban tropical imagery is a perfect match for the expertly curated tunes, evoking a certain sense of nostalgia for the leisure lifestyles of ‘70s-’80s Tokyo, while simultaneously being perfectly in tune with the current zeitgeist.

**Spotify features only some tracks on the album for streaming. The complete album includes 16 tracks.

TRACKLIST

1. Pink Shadow - Bread & Butter
2. Yuiriki - Eiichi Ohtaki
3. Vibration (Love Celebration) - Kimiko Kasai
4. Kindaichi Kosuke No Theme - The Mystery Kindaichi Band
5. Hidari Mune No Seiza - Tetsuji Hayashi
6. Last Summer Whisper - Anri
7. Blind Curve - Momoko Kikuchi
8. I'm In Love - Tomoko Aran
9. Kindaichi Kosuke Nishi E Iku - Yu Imai
10. Tokyo Taste - Sadistics
11. Hot Sand - Piper
12. Rainy Saturday Coffee Break - Junko Ohashi / Minoya Central Station
13. Skyfire - Eri Ohno
14. Kanpoo - Yumi Murata
15. Harumifutou - Kyoko Furuya
16. Bay/Sky Provincetown 1977 - Yuji Toriyama

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