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  • Barely disco and hardly jazz, Rupa Biswas’ 1982 LP is the halfway point between Bollywood and Balearic Tracked in Calgary’s Living Room Studios with a crack team of Indian and Canadian studio rats alike, Disco Jazz is a perfect fusion of East and West Sarod and synthesizer intricately weaving around one another for 37...
  • Available on vinyl for the first time since 1984, Ship to Shore and Light in the Attic are proud to present Akiko Nakamura’s Hit Album Born in Chiba, Japan in 1948, Akiko Nakamura gained notoriety as a singer and actress during the 1960s and 1970s Starting as a beauty pageant contestant, she soon ventured into music,...
  • Rüstəm Quliyev was born in 1969 in the village of Kosalar, Nagorno Karabakh At the age of seven, he had already mastered the tar before moving on to play the saz He first encountered the guitar whilst doing his military service for the USSR in Russia and quickly made a name for himself as a guitarist after returning to...
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    Pharaway Sounds presents a compilation dedicated to Erkin Koray, the father of Anatolian rock/Turkish psych Halimem includes rare single and cassette-only tracks (mostly from 1970-72, plus three killer ones from 1987) Expect a fabulous mix of Turkish melodies/grooves with hard-rock and psych Artwork by Sara...
  • MARIAH used to be a Japanese outfit in the field of art pop, long way back in the very late 70s and early 80s with 6 albums up their score from 1979 to 1983 The album at hand is the sixth and for the time being last album in this row, released as a double vinyl back in 1983 Prices for original copies, that are at least in very...
  • Double LP version Tokyo Dreaming is a superb selection picked from the highly collectible Nippon Columbia label and its Better Days sub-label Wewantsounds have teamed up with journalist and Japanese music expert Nick Luscombe The selection mixes electro, synth-pop, funk, and ambient and includes many sought-after rarities and...
  • Demented, brain-damaging Turkish electro-saz and synth drums galore by the mighty Derdiyoklar duo, originally released in 1984! Anadolu pop doesn't get any weirder than this! These two Turkish musicians, armed with electro-saz, guitar, drums and synthesizers, confused the Turkish population in Germany, playing their traditional...
  • "Discovering the wealth of Cambodian recordings was like falling into a parallel universe, complete with its own Elvises, Patsys and Jimis You can recognize some of the anonymous outstanding instrumentalists as they appear on record after record and marvel at their uncanny blend of Western and Far East, a pure synergy Western...
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    A remastered vinyl reissue of a classic title from Japan's '70s underground The brainchild of famous producer Ikuzo Orita, Speed, Glue & Shinki was a Japanese psychedelic rock power trio formed in 1970, centered around the figure of guitar player Shinki Chen, who was considered the Japanese Jimi Hendrix at the time 'Eve' is...
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    A remastered vinyl reissue (in a gatefold sleeve) of a classic title from Japan's '70s underground The second album by the Japanese heavy-psych power trio, originally released in 1972 when the band had just disintegrated This set was mostly the work of singer-drummer Joey "Pepe" Smith, who included some unreleased tracks from the...
  • Originally released on cassette and as a tiny LP run for radio stations, this sensational 1984 release from Thailand's Isan region is now available to the world This successful molam group was formed by, and named after, Suthep Daoduangmai, a man with musical dreams and ambitions, but who wasn't a musician himself The group...
  • The best of Khwanta Fasawang, the heart and soulful Sister No 1 of 1980s Lam Phaen, queen of the cassette era! She was chosen, from over a thousand demo tapes, by legendary producer and songwriter Doi Inthanon, who wanted to create a new form of streetwise dance music The Lam Phaen genre was the result, and Khwanta Fasawang was...
  • Makam madness gives way to instrumental prog on Mogollar's burned-out last album, released in 1976 by Turkey's Anadolu Pop heroes and now reissued Mogollar was the band that never kept a singer for long, and yet even more than Baris or Erkin, the musicians consciously highlighted what was different about the new sounds of the era...
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    From her early days raised as a youth in Bombay, Asha Puthli initially trained in Indian classical music and opera, but over time gravitated towards contemporary western pop, upon discovering talents like Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dusty Springfield After making a name for herself in her native country, she found her...
  • The Rare Groove collection is an exploration of the meeting of the funk and the world music thanks to a vintage collection of 70's and 80's tracks The African Rare Groove and the Oriental Rare Groove album welcome you to the music world of groovy from Ethiopia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Libya, Lebanon or...
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    Directly from the Cosmic Discotheque galaxy, here is a brand-new satellite called Arabian Disco This fine disc will get you through a bizarre sub-world of '70s disco This was mostly a European-disco sub-genre clearly inspired by Arabian atmospheres Now after the so-called classic disco, Afro disco, and space disco you should be...
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    'A WIDE SELECTION OF TURKISH JAZZ AND FUNK 68-78' - The TWIMO Records project is the result of 6 years of traveling and record collecting in the meeting points between different music cultures; North Africa, the Bosporus and the far eastern parts of Europe These two first two releases explores what happened when Western music...
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    During the '60s and early '70s, Singapore had one of most vibrant and interesting music scenes in Asia and even the world, and this compilation presents undeniable proof of it Focusing exclusively on the female presence on the scene (be it as solo singers, backed by other bands or as band leaders) 'Singapore Nuggets The Ladies'...
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    Released in ‘82 This is Mamiya Takako’s only album and a masterpiece of Japanese CITY POP and...
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    A long-awaited LP vinyl reissue that is very popular as a Japanese AOR masterpiece Makoto Matsushita is a well-known guitarist who participated in the fusion funk group AB’s with Tomaru Yoshino The album is full of AOR taste, originally released in 1981 The original version is recreated and the photo jacket by Kaoru Ijima is...
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    Reissue of Mai Yamane’s debut album in which Makoto Matsushita arranged all songs! Released in 1980, this work is Makoto Matsushita’s first produced work This is a city pop masterpiece of Mai Yamane, a talented female singer who later played a role in recording and live performances by Masaharu Fukuyama and Yosui Inoue!...
  • A fine selection of collectable late 70's / early 80's Japanese electronic, jazz, fusion and funk / soul mellow steppers, you didn't know had been missing from your life Very limited availability so don't sleep on these First analog reissue of two popular titles backed by Mariah In addition to their reputation in the...
  • Yumi Murata’s second album with Mariah It’s a beautiful, stateless ambient record with its halting vocals, which reflect the sonic experiments of Shimizu Yasuaki Mariah, at a time when she was leaning towards hard rock; she used this song as a starting point to steer her into the new...
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    “YOSHINO FUJIMAL” was released in 1982 by Yoshino Tomaru, who formed AB’S in the 1980s, and was produced with the members of AB’S Makoto Matsushita, Naoki Watanabe, and Guo Okamoto Haruko Kuwana and EPO also participated in the back vocals The original jacket and liner notes are faithfully...
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    This album, released quietly in 1979, is Noriyo Ikeda’s first and only album The title track, “Dream in the Streets,” was written and arranged by Tatsuro Yamashita; he also plays guitar and sings on the chorus A great CITY POP record with a strong...
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    Later renamed Akira Okamoto, who provided music to many artists, this 1978 release is under the original name of Issei Okamoto Listening, you can imagine yourself standing alone at the shore at night as the waves roll out There are songs lined up that make you feel loneliness and wandering, and also jazzy-pop bops such as...
  • Fortuna reissues an incredible Greek belly dance scorcher by little known artist Koko Following the Israeli Greek-craze of the ’60s and ’70s, Moroccan singer Koko learned how to sing in Greek and delivered this tavern-style party masterpiece Organs seer through hard drums and pounding bass while Koko’s deep voice guides...
  • The singular expressions of music across Indonesia are seemingly limitless, though few are as dynamic and hold such a colorful history as jaipongan of West Java The form of jaipongan we know today was born from the fields of Java where an early form of music called ketuk-tilu echoed over fields during harvest times Known for...
  • Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned remixer, compiler and producer An avid record collector and an expert of the Wamono style, Yoshizawa published the Wamono A to Z records guide book in 2015 which instantly sold-out The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and...
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    Yemenite interpretations of Bollywood soundtracks from 1982 An ultra-rare album by Jacky Mckayten who combines his own Yemmeny heritage together with popular Indian music from film A deep journey amidst tablas, sitars, and electric guitars, through heartbreaking songs of love and betrayal McKayten was a highly influential figure,...
  • Tel-Aviv’s Fortuna Records open a new section in your collection with The Haunting Sounds of Yemenite-Israeli Funk 1973-1984, scanning eight obscurities ranging from the ethereal slow disco of Reuma Abas on Wa’ana Fad Leumi, thru kinetic jazz-funk by David Dor, taking in an organ and bongo-brimming soul bomb by Tsvia...
  • We love food Like really So when our brothers at Haachim restaurant asked us to compile a special Fortuna LP for their restaurant, we said hell yesss! And here it is: "Hafla", a set of 10 killer tunes we licensed especially for this compilation One-off tracks from the golden era of Jaffa, dancefloor certified bangers, and all-time...
  • The Bayan Mongol Variety Group existed from the early ’70s to the late ’80s After the collapse of the USSR, the ensemble began to experience serious difficulties with funding and booking concerts, and finally disintegrated, after which the participants lost contact with each other Fortunately, thanks to efforts from the...
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    Back on vinyl, here's the legendary 1973 debut-LP by leading Turkish psych rocker Erkin Koray, aka the Jimi Hendrix of the Bosporus With his fusion of traditional Turkish music and western rock, Erkin Koray became a key figure in the development of the so-called Anadolu...
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    Brothers Hom Yu and Jiun Chi returned to Taipei in 2017 after finishing their studies Since then they began to explore their mutual obsession for Taiwanese occult-inspired art and vintage superstitious imagery, channeling it through music Mong Tong means many things in Chinese, but the translation they choose to fit their...
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    Speed, Glue & Shinki’s last album has been reissued in a gorgeous specification that faithfully reproduces the original, including the entire volume band! Released in 1972 It is a two-disc set that became the last album Famous for its tiger jacket There are a lot of songs that seem to be centered on Joey Smith now, but...
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    This album is incredible, truly well-named — funky stuff, indeed Fat bass, good variety of guitar sounds, nice horns and organ, crisp drums … it is an instant...
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    The wondrous psychedelic/guitar pop private press artifact left behind in 1988 – Aber Heidschi is the work of Naoki Asai, a Tama Artr School student at the time The album was recorded quietly with help from friends in rental studios around Kichijoji and Musashino, all the while Asai kept himself busy playing with a band...
  • One of the works representing New Hard released in 1972 Kosaburo Yamaki is in charge of the composition and arrangement in the whole volume, and he deeply pursues one of his long-standing themes, “Japan” Beginning with the “Adult Ceremony” led by a strong groove, songs full of deep taste and great stimulation are lined...
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    Hiromasa Suzuki is a composer / arranger / key player who has been active in the Japanese music world, including jazz as well as movies, television and commercials In the late 60’s and mid 70’s, he was deeply involved in the works of Terumasa Hino, Akira Ishikawa and Jiro Inagaki in the most radical times The album...
  • Hiromasa Suzuki, a rare pianist / composer / arranger who wielded her skills in the group of Terumasa Hino and Akira Ishikawa This work, combined with Big Soul Media, led by Jiro Inagaki, one of the best jazz rock groups of its time, is a concept that has the theme of “worldwide anti-war and peace”, which is unusual for a...
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    From the opening “The Vamp” to the final “Head Rock”, this is a dazzling jazz rock showcase with dreadnought songs that are filled with ideas and passion you can hold A masterpiece that has an overwhelming presence in the history of jazz in Japan, as a heresy left on the prestigious jazz label...
  • Unseen on vinyl – or indeed, any physical format – since its original Japanese pressing in 1984, Ship to Shore PhonoCo are proud to announce this limited edition release of Rie Murakami’s Sahara! The album’s blending of instrumentation and genres – from funk, disco, soul and orchestral arrangements and then back...
  • Following the reissue last year of Fairuz's classic 1979 album Wahdon (WWSLP 022LP), Wewantsounds pursue their exploration of great Lebanese music with the first vinyl reissue of Fairuz's highly sought-after LP Maarifti Feek, originally released in 1987 Recorded in Beirut around 1983-84, the album features the diva's superb voice...
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    They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and going by ‘Jazz Rock’, nor a record by its title Though entering into jazz territory and featuring some distorted guitar, ’Jazz Rock’ is more a beautiful marriage of funky breakbeat drumming and spiritual jazz instrumentation, combined with traditional Min’yō music...
  • The first album of Harry Roesli Gang titled as Philosophy Gang has been re-released by LaMunai Records in vinyl and CD formats The album has been distributed prevalently in several countries of Asia and West Europe This re-released album of Philosophy Gang has gotten well attentions from the music lovers from the country...
  • Unavailable on vinyl since its original release in Japan and Hong Kong circa 1986, Ship to Shore PhonoCo is very proud to present Momoko Kikuchi’s J-Pop masterpiece Adventure back on wax where it belongs! Momoko Kikuchi – already a bonafide pop idol in her native Japan – released Adventure a mere two months after her...
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    FROM THE ARCHIVES' ATA releases a compilation of tracks that were recorded at the very outset of the label and haven't been available since the initial limited...

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