Friday, July 29, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Haruomi Hosono with Friends Of Earth - Alternative 3
Pretty abstract stuff here from Harry, but ultimately successful (I think) as a self-contained piece of music. Recorded and mixed digitally October-November, 1984, Tokyo.
Kurtis Blow - AJ Scratch (1984)
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Sadistic Mika Band - Hi Jack (I'm Just Dying)
Some choice pre-YMO here of sorts (Yukihiro Takahashi is the drummer in this band). Music by Kazuhiko Katoh, lyrics by Yuji Konno, in tribute to Jack Nicholson. Recorded at Onkyo House Studio, Tokyo, July 1975. Produced by Chris Thomas.
Don't go to Houston, you should come to Tokyo
Would you believe in a big chance meeting?
Monday, July 18, 2011
David Sylvian / Ryuichi Sakamoto: Bamboo Houses (12" version)
And the '00 remix from David Sylvian's Everything and Nothing compilation.
Might as well place these tunes back to back with Emmett's Haruomi Hosono post to extend the YMO tangent. Please enjoy.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Miharu Koshi -
Bara No Yakai~Arui Wa Amai Mitsu No Imashime
Japanese title: 薔薇の夜会～あるいは甘い蜜の戒め
English translation (as per Google translate): Soirée, or, Sweet Nectar of the Commandments of Roses
Happy birthday (yesterday) to Harry Hosono, who produced this and presumably played the fretless bass(es). Written by Miharu Koshi. See here for another cut from the same LP. Artwork by Satoshi Nishizaki.
Best part at 2:15.
Friday, July 08, 2011
The Soft Rocks - Whore Your Love
Disco Power Play, The Album, now available from all the finest European record-sellers.
The drummer does something quite nifty at 1:24 (and again at 2:14, 4:35, and 5:26). Kudos.
And yeah, I've had no luck trying to find the source of this re-edit so far, although I did encounter an even slower Nils Lofgren reggae-halftime version.
Thursday, July 07, 2011
The July Four - Mr. Miff
I'm down with this instro mainly because of the mellow strums that kick in at 0:05 and again at 0:57, foreshadowing not only Like A Hurricane* but also the mellotron interlude from Space Oddity^.
*Check the vocal version of this cut for further reinforcement of the Like A Hurricane connection.
^I mean the passage at 2:34 in this clip.