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Heisei No Oto - Japanese Left-Field Pop From The CD Age (1989-1996)
Music From Memory
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March 15, 2021

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Heisei No Oto is compiled by two Osaka record store owners and long-time friends of Music From Memory, Eiji Taniguchi and Norio Sato. It dives deep into an elusive world of Japanese, left-field pop music released exclusively on CD. The title refers to the Heisei era of Japanese history (1989-2019), when the CD overtook vinyl as the primary format, and countless releases were confined to a now-overlooked medium. Taniguchi and Sato have cherry picked the best of the era, including music from Haruomi Hosono, Yasuaki Shimizu and pop star Yosui Inoue. Includes liner notes by Chee Shimizu.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 A Tale Synagetic Voice Orchestra 5:36 Buy
  2. 2 Miko Fumihiro Murakami 5:33 Buy
  3. 3 Phlanged Vortex Eiki Nonaka 8:04 Buy

    Phlanged Vortex

  4. 4 Stop Me Tadahiko Yokogawa 5:17 Buy
  5. 5 Nobody POiSON GiRL FRiEND 4:18 Buy
  6. 6 Take No Michi Dream Dolphin 6:10 Buy
  7. 7 Harai Keisuke Sakurai 6:28 Buy
  8. 8 Unity Hiroki Ishiguro 3:39 Buy
  9. 9 Mermaid Dido (Shizuru Ohtaka & Michiaki Kato) 5:09 Buy
  10. 10 Retro Electric Keisuke Kikuchi 5:41 Buy

    Retro Electric

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