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Artist
Various Artists
ReleaseProduct
Longing for the Shadow: Ryūkōka Recordings, 1921-1939
Label
Death Is Not The End
Catalogue Number
DEATH043
Release Date
August 6, 2021

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Japan has a storied history of offering some of the world’s first ever religious, traditional and ritualistic musical recordings, but if this compilation from the always-brilliant Death Is Not The End shows anything, it’s that the Japanese music industry was about as diverse as it is today. Largely insulated from the domination of Western pop — which would prove enormous after WWII — Longing for the Shadow: Ryūkōka Recordings, 1921-1939 nonetheless showcases the fascinating nascent cultural merging via jazz, blues and classical selections.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Akemi's Poems Seki Taneko 3:26 Buy
  2. 2 Longing for the Shadow Kusunoki Shigeo 3:35 Buy

    Longing for the Shadow

  3. 3 Sad Gull Yayoi Tanaka 3:24 Buy
  4. 4 Please Forgive Me Akasaka Koume 3:12 Buy

    Please Forgive Me

  5. 5 If You Go Down the Tenryū Ichimaru 3:15 Buy

    If You Go Down the Tenryū

  6. 6 Cosmos Elegy Mitsuko Nemoto 2:45 Buy
  7. 7 Tokyo Daughter Ichirō Fujiyama 2:44 Buy

    Tokyo Daughter

  8. 8 Skyscraper Chiyako Sato 3:10 Buy
  9. 9 The Dream Is Short Lived Yayoi Tanaka 3:05 Buy

    The Dream Is Short Lived

  10. 10 Is Sake Tears or Sighs? Ichirō Fujiyama & Masao Koga 3:27 Buy

    Is Sake Tears or Sighs?

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