Playing tracks by
Misora Hibari, Pinky & Killers, The Spiders, The Carnabeats & Gary Walker, Ayumi Ishida and more.
Hello & welcome back one and all. Its been really quite hectic around here lately so excuse the belated upping of this here podcast. But not to worry, this is an extra special installment! September saw the release of our album ‘Box’ in Japan (don’t worry those of you living elsewhere - its on the way to you too!). So how better to commemorate this stirring event than with a playlist made up of my favourite Japanese tunes...
The music contained in this month’s playlist is wide and varied but comes predominantly from the years 1965 - 1970. Not a golden era according to general consensus (within Japan as well as without) but to me it is! The main criticism levelled at the music of this time is that it was too heavily derivative of what was coming out of the UK and US, and probably France and Brazil too. But what the heck - blend those four and you’ve got a potent mixture, combined with all the exoticism of the Orient and voila - instant grooviness! Read more - www.coloramasounds.tk