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VA - OZ DAYS LIVE '72​-​'73 Kichijoji: The 50th Anniversary Collection (2022)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - OZ DAYS LIVE '72​-​'73 Kichijoji: The 50th Anniversary Collection (2022)

VA - OZ DAYS LIVE '72​-​'73 Kichijoji: The 50th Anniversary Collection (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 451 MB
3:16:35 | Art Rock, Avantgarde, Experimental, Folk Rock, Noise, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Temporal Drift

"OZ Days Live was originally released in 1973 as a private press two-disc set, packaged in a brown paper bag with its album title hand-stamped in rainbow-colored ink. The self-distributed record was made to commemorate the closure of OZ, the now-legendary venue located in the Kichijoji neighborhood of Tokyo. Operating out of a small upstairs space just around the corner from the train station, OZ was a scruffy, DIY affair that lasted not much more than a year. Over the course of its short existence from June 1972 to September 1973, the cafe and performance space became the nerve center for the city’s burgeoning underground and counterculture set. Now, 50 years after OZ first opened its doors, OZ Days Live ‘72-’73 Kichijoji: The 50th Anniversary Collection, is a reconfigured special edition of the original LP. Available as a 3CD set, the new collection includes all the tracks from Les Rallizes Dénudés’ The OZ Tapes, plus bonus tracks from the same sessions that were first released in 2022 on a limited edition 12”. The set also includes newly remastered versions of the Masato Minami and Miyako Ochi tracks from the original release, plus over 40 minutes of previously unreleased OZ recordings from Acid Seven, newly unearthed from reel-to-reel tapes that had been stored away for half a century by OZ manager Minoru Tezuka. A newly written 100-page oral history, compiled from hours of interviews, provides first-hand accounts of what made the OZ scene so special."

Yamato Ensemble - The Art of the Japanese Koto, Shakuhachi & Shamisen (2005)

Posted By: Rtax
Yamato Ensemble - The Art of the Japanese Koto, Shakuhachi & Shamisen (2005)

Yamato Ensemble - The Art of the Japanese Koto, Shakuhachi & Shamisen (2005)
FLAC (tracks, digital booklet) - 325 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 MB
1:15:14 | Folk, World | Label: ARC

A selection of old and contemporary Japanese chamber music performed by the Yamato Ensemble, consisting of Aiko Hasegawa, Kikuko Satoh, Richard Stagg and Makoto Hasegawa.- Info about the artists, the instruments and each of the pieces, including lyrics.

Taeko Onuki & Ryuichi Sakamoto - UTAU (2010/2024)

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Taeko Onuki & Ryuichi Sakamoto - UTAU (2010/2024)

Taeko Onuki & Ryuichi Sakamoto - UTAU (2010/2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 426 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 229 Mb | 01:39:00
Modern Classical, Vocal | Label: Commmons

First collaborative album for 13 years from veteran female singer/songwriter Taeko Onuki and Ryuchi Sakamoto. In the early 1970s Onuki was a member of Sugar Babe along with Tatsuro Yamashita, during which time she first met and performed with Sakamoto. Simple album of Onuki's voice accompanied by Sakamoto's piano. Most compositions written by Sakamoto. Undertook a Japan tour in November/December 2010.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - CHASM (2005) Japanese Edition

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - CHASM (2005) Japanese Edition

Ryuichi Sakamoto - CHASM (2005) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb
Experimental Electronic, Ambient, World Fusion | Label: Warner | # WPCL-10072 | 01:12:16

Chasm (stylized as CHASM) is the 15th studio album by Ryuichi Sakamoto and was released in 2004. The album is experimental, pairing Sakamoto's piano work with ambient and glitch programming. Notably, Sakamoto's former bandmates from Yellow Magic Orchestra, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, contribute on several songs under their own production name, Sketch Show. "coro" was featured on the soundtrack to the anime film Appleseed, while "World Citizen - i won't be disappointed/looped piano" and "only love can conquer hate" were featured in the film Babel. The original version of "Ngo", featured on the single for "Undercooled", was used in a New Balance advertisement. "Seven Samurai - ending theme" is taken from Sakamoto's score for the PlayStation 2 game Seven Samurai 20XX.

Yonin Bayashi - Ishoku-Sokuhatsu (1974) [Reissue 2009]

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Yonin Bayashi - Ishoku-Sokuhatsu (1974) [Reissue 2009]

Yonin Bayashi - Ishoku-Sokuhatsu (1974) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 214 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 82 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Erebus Records (ERCD025)

This Tokyo quartet began in 1970 as 'San-Nin' (the trio), with Kasutoshi Morizono on guitar and vocals, Kazuo Nakamura o bass and vocals, and Daiji Okai on drums. In early 1971, they were joined by keyboard player Hidemi Sakashita, and thereafter took the name Yonin-Bayashi, which is old Japanese for 'quartet. The band's first gig was at the Satsuki-Sai (May Festival) at Tokyo University, on May 1971. Yonin-Bayashi released several LPs during the 1970s, one of which - Ishoku-Sokuhatsu - is at number 48 in Japrocksampler's Top 50. This album is considered one of the most important ones in Japanese old school of prog rock, because has virtuosic performance and above all some great ideas on it, even are only 5 pieces.

VA - East Wind: Revolutionary Japanese Jazz in the 70s (2024)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - East Wind: Revolutionary Japanese Jazz in the 70s (2024)

VA - East Wind: Revolutionary Japanese Jazz in the 70s (2024)
FLAC (tracks) - 906 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 349 MB
2:30:22 | Jazz | Label: Universal Music LLC

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format. [Machine Translation] The latest best of East Wind label, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2024. This 2-CD compilation features the best of Japanese jazz from the 1970s, which has been gaining popularity overseas, especially in Europe in recent years. The compilation features the best performances of young masters such as Sadao Watanabe, Terumasa Hino, Masaaki Kikuchi, and others. Music selection and commentary by Yusuke Ogawa (UNIVERSOUNDS).

Aseo Friesacher - Kaiju Project (2024)

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Aseo Friesacher - Kaiju Project (2024)

Aseo Friesacher - Kaiju Project (2024)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 368 MB | Cover | 01:00:59 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 143 MB
Jazz | Label: Challenge Records

The Kaiju Project is a Japanese inspired jazz group formed by the half Japanese-Austrian pianist Aseo Friesacher. Their initial idea was to bring old folk songs into a new modern context, but in addition to their compositions, this group has found their very own musical direction: a perfect blend of traditional Japanese music and meditative-creative jazz.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - moto.tronic (2003)

Posted By: Designol
Ryuichi Sakamoto - moto.tronic (2003)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - moto.tronic (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb
Label: Sony Classical | # SK-93044 | Time: 01:08:51 | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion, Soundtracks

In the liner notes to his 2003 compilation CD moto.tronic, mercurial composer Ryuichi Sakamoto writes, "I want to break down the walls between genres, categories and cultures." Based on the restless variety of his output, he's done it. On this 14-track collection that emphasizes already available work from the late 1980s and '90s, we get soundtrack scores, solo piano, and remixes as well as syth-pop, techno, classical, and bossa nova music.

VA - The Very Best Of Japanese Music (2015)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - The Very Best Of Japanese Music (2015)

VA - The Very Best Of Japanese Music (2015)
FLAC (tracks) - 528 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 259 MB
1:50:21 | Folk, Instrumental, World | Label: ARC

A beautiful and captivating collection of classical and modern Japanese music, ranging from the powerful thunder of huge taiko drums, to the haunting and melancholy sound of the shakuhachi flute and the delicate tinkling of the koto depicting samurai battle scenes or the contemplation of cherry blossoms…

VA - City Pop Story - Urban & Ocean (Remastered) (2023)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - City Pop Story - Urban & Ocean (Remastered) (2023)

VA - City Pop Story - Urban & Ocean (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 0.98 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 371 MB
2:31:37 | Kayōkyoku, Funk, AOR, City Pop, Vocal | Label: Aldelight

The ultimate 70s-80s classic city pop compilation now available in vinyl! Includes 14 tracks from the CD version released on March, plus 6 new tracks which add up to 20 tracks in 2 vinyl. Hitoshi Kurimoto, the author of 'The Basics Of City Pop Guide Book With 100 Discs' (Seikaisha Shinsho), is the planner, selected songs, and wrote the commentary for the product.

Kitaro - Albums Collection 1979-1993 (13CD) [Geffen Records Releases]

Posted By: Designol
Kitaro - Albums Collection 1979-1993 (13CD) [Geffen Records Releases]

Kitaro - Albums Collection 1979-1993 (13CD) [Geffen Records Releases]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.55 Gb | Scans included
New Age, Ambient, Progressive Electronic, World Fusion, Prog-Rock | Time: 10:51:40

Kitaro's universally acknowledged as the founding architect of new age music. The Grammy and Golden Globe Award-Winning Kitaro has achieved global acclaim over a more than three decade long career with a signature sound and a pioneering fusion of cultures, techniques and spheres of consciousness that are truly his own.

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (20CD)

Posted By: Designol
Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (20CD)

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (20CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 6.59 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.53 Gb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Synthpop, New Wave, Art Rock, Avant-Garde, J-Pop | Time: 16:30:46

Pioneering Japanese synth-pop group second only to Kraftwerk in influence. Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band consisting of principal members Haruomi Hosono (bass and keyboards and vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums and lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards and vocals). The band's former "fourth member" was music programmer Hideki Matsutake. Collection includes all studio albums, three live albums and three compilations.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Left Handed Dream (1981)

Posted By: Designol
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Left Handed Dream (1981)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Left Handed Dream (左うでの夢) (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb
Label: Midi Inc | # MDCL-1240 | Time: 00:42:52 | Scans included
Genre: Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion, Synthpop

Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto first entered the public ear in the late 1970s, as a member of the seminal electro-synth band Yellow Magic Orchestra. Although short-lived, the band and its quirky approach to dance music influenced a generation of synth-poppers and techno artists. Sakamoto released a few experimental albums while still with YMO, but his solo career began in earnest with the acclaimed all-synth soundtrack to the 1982 film MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE, which established him as a composer of some valence. His atmospheric film scores (THE SHELTERING SKY, THE LAST EMPEROR) and adventuresome collaborations with jazz, pop, and world musicians have contributed to his continued reputation as a visionary artist.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Sweet Revenge (1994) Japanese Edition

Posted By: Designol
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Sweet Revenge (1994) Japanese Edition

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Sweet Revenge (1994) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 46 Mb
Label: ForLife Music | # FLCG-3128 | Time: 01:00:18
Experimental Pop, Electronic, World Fusion

Sweet Revenge is an amazingly sophisticated album in which Sakamoto sets the distinctive and heart-rending chordal and harmonic ideas of his soundtrack work to trip-hop and neo-bossa-nova beats. The songs are fronted by a succession of guest vocalists who each contribute lyrics which add up to an amazingly coherent whole–a mature meditation on love, longing, conflict, revenge and regret. As usual, Sakamoto was ahead of his time. By spotlighting the deep poetry of J-ME and Latasha Natasha Diggs, this 1994 album anticipated by years the introspective hip-hop diva trend popularized by Lauryn Hill.

Yukihiro Takahashi - It's Gonna Work Out ~ Live 82-83 (2022)

Posted By: Rtax
Yukihiro Takahashi - It's Gonna Work Out ~ Live 82-83 (2022)

Yukihiro Takahashi - It's Gonna Work Out ~ Live 82-83 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 962 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 310 MB
2:13:30 | Synth-pop, New Wave | Label: Sony Music Labels Inc.

The final installment of the reissue series "Yukihiro x Yukihiro EARLY 80s" that shines a light on the early 1980s solo work of Yukihiro Takahashi, who will celebrate his 50th anniversary in 2022 after joining the Sadistic Mika Band in 1972. The first nationwide solo tour “YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI 1982 WHAT, ME WORRY?”, held in conjunction with the release of his fourth solo album “WHAT, ME WORRY?” Includes the latest digitally remastered version of the 1983 live album "tIME and pLACE".