Ryuichi Sakamoto
Left Handed Dream
Plexus 1981

On the 28th of March we lost Producer, Musician, singer
and actor Ryuichi Sakamoto, aged 71. Sakamoto was the
founder of the Yellow Magic Orchestra in 1978. The band
members were Sakamoto , Yukihiro Takahashi and Haruomi
Hosono. They were pioneers in the use of samplers, sequen-
cers and drum machines. He was also famous for his work
both acting and writing the music for the motion picture
‘Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence’. Ryuichi Sakamoto
worked with David Bowie, David Sylvian, Youssou N’Dour
and Adrian Belew to name a few. This is his 1981 album
‘Left Handed Dream, David Sylvian – Forbidden Colours
is added as a bonus. Get it and spread it,
RIP Ryuichi ..


01 – Boku no kakera
02 – Saru to yuki gomi no kodomo
03 – Kacha kucha nee
04 – The garden of poppies
05 – Relâché
06 – Tell’m to me
07 – Living in the dark
08 – Slat dance
09 – Venezia
10 – Sarunoie

bonus track;

11 – with David Sylvian – Forbidden colours
( from the OST of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence )


Michio Miyagi – Modern Koto Recital vol. 1
Victor / His Master’s Voice 1958

On request, today we find special music from Japan.
Michio Miyagi was a famous koto player who lived
from april 7, 1894 to june 25, 1956. We find this 10″
record on Victor, His Master’s Voice, LR-520 from 1958.
Michio Miyagi was blind from his eighth year. Since all
liner notes come in Japanese, I used the Shazam-app
to find the titles of this little album. Only the fourth
came out without result. Listen to Michio Miyagi ..

Value Your Music
Music Tales

01 – Haru no uni (ocean in spring)
02 – Sakura hensokyoku
03 – Sarashi fu-teguruma
04 – Mystery track


Shoukichi Kina – the Best of Shoukichi Kina
Peppermint Tea House
Luaka Bop 1994

I was asked by blog friend Pete if, since this is the Global Groove,
I could post some music from China or Japan. So far there was one
Chinese post, but nothing from Japan. This is a cd from 1994 on the
wonderful Luaka Bop label of David Byrne. Shoukichi Kina, born 1948,
is in the popscene since 1977 and made a bunch of albums. This Best
off Shoukichi Kina covers 14 tracks in various styles.


01 – Jing jing
02 – Hana no kajimaya
03 – Celebration
04 – Mimichiri bozu-danji kariyushi
05 – Don-don bushi
06 – Zorba de buddha
07 – Basha-gua suncha
08 – Crazy kacharsee
09 – Subete no hito no kokoro ni hanna
10 – Haisai ojisan
11 – Eternally ecstacy
12 – Iyunu-pri
13 – I-yah hoy!
14 – Mystery track