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Haruomi Hosono
Medicine Compilation from the Quiet Lodge

One of the most influential figures in Japanese pop history, Haruomi Hosono’s Medicine Compilation From The Quiet Lodge was originally released in 1993 and featured spellbinding ambient cuts. Re-mastered by Yoshinori Sunahara and presented with an insert booklet, it now gets released on vinyl in Hosono’s homeland for the first time. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MHJL7374)
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Haruomi Hosono
omni Sight Seeing

Haruomi Hosono, reissued here to the joy of all! Omni Sight Seeing was recorded in 1989, during a period where Hosono’s Yellow Magic Orchestra was taking a break. Never one to rest on his laurels, Haruomi spent this time making this beautiful international pop record. Reissued on vinyl for the first time outside of Japan, thanks to Light In The Attic.
  • Vinyl LP (MHJL72)
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  • Coloured vinyl

Ryuichi Sakamoto & The Kakutougi Session
Summer Nerves

Summer Nerves by Ryuichi Sakamoto & The Kakutougi Session was originally released in 1979 and has been unavailable on vinyl since 1983. It is a classic of jazz fusion and synthpop. It features a veritable who’s who of Japanese musicians, including Yukihiro Takahashi, Kenji Ohmura, Masaki Matsubara, Ray Ohara, Pecker, Akiko Yano and Shigeru Suzuki
  • Vinyl LP (MHJL155)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Seaside Lovers
Memories in Beach House

Seaside Lovers were a Japanese jazz/funk/soul/pop fusion three-piece. They featured Akira Inoue, Hiroshi Sato and Masataka Matsutoya, who were all artists in their own right. Memories In Beach House was originally released in 1983 and was never reissued on vinyl. This made it a highly sought-after artefact among collectors.
  • Vinyl LP (MHJL154)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa & Masataka Matsutoya
The Aegean Sea

The Aegean Sea by Haruomi Hosono, Masataka Matsutoya, and Takahiko Ishikawa shows the Japanese trio’s admiration for the Aegean Sea using acoustic guitar, mandolin, harp and strings to create music that is both intense and intricate. It was originally released in 1979 and has been unavailable on vinyl since 1983.
  • Vinyl LP (MHJL153)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita
Pacific

Here’s a rare record of Japanese exotica from 1978, recorded by a crack team of session musicians: Shigeru Suzuki, Haruomi Hosono and Tatsuro Yamashita. Pacific aims to conjure up the lush sunny Pacific island experience with smooth jazz and funk, and the atmospheric results end up being pretty damn captivating. Reissued by Victory.
  • Vinyl LP (MHJL151)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition