Tag Archives: Japan

Record Review: Masami Tsuchiya – “Rice Music” UK LP

Masami Tsuchiya: Rice Music – UK – LP [1982] Rice Music Se! Se! Se! Haina-Haila Tao-Tao Neo-Rice Music Kafka Rice Dog Jam Secret Party Silent Object Night In The Park It was while investigating the Arcadia album last week that … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To: Bryan Ferry – Mamouna

The “Mamouna” era of Bryan Ferry was pretty significant for me. I loved the album which saw the first of several times going forward that Brian Eno was up to working with Bryan Ferry again. In late 1994, my friend … Continue reading

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JAPAN Ultrabox of “Quiet Life” Finally Scheduled for March 2021

For over a year now, advance word had been leaking out about a Boxed Set Of God version of JAPAN’s seminal “Quiet Life” album of game-changing import. Beginning in late 2019 and pointing to an early 2020 release date; the … Continue reading

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Moroder Week: Day 2 – JAPAN – Life In Tokyo 12″

After the bombshell of “I Feel Love” hit with a thunderclap in 1977, lots of acts wanted to work with the Italian producer. Sparks were among the first, but so were JAPAN, the cult [with a lower case “c”] glam … Continue reading

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Book Review: JAPAN – A Foreign Place [The Biography 1974-1984] [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Writer Reynolds finally shed light on the curious happenstance of JAPAN being first feted in the country of their name. This was put down to the cultural tradition of young Japanese girls being drawn to androgynous … Continue reading

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Book Review: JAPAN – A Foreign Place [The Biography 1974-1984] [part 1]

I finally bought copies of this book from the UK last summer for gift giving purposes. I knew several friends who should have copies of this in their library and I piggybacked my purchase with one of the others to … Continue reading

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Record Review: JAPAN – Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK 2×7″

JAPAN: Gentlemen Take Polaroids UK 2×7″ [1980] Gentlemen Take Polaroids [edit] The Experience Of Swimming The Width of A Room Burning Bridges [alt. ver. – David Sylvian prod.] “Gentlemen Take Polaroids” will always be a standard bearer of my love … Continue reading

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