v.a. - nihon no wave. mec030

v.a. - nihon no wave. 2x12"

mecanica. mec030

japan is a unique land for countless reasons and the japanese electronic music has always been something very special. during the late 70s and early 80s a bunch of projects, bands and small record labels, concentrated mostly in tokyo and osaka, created electronic music influenced by the post-punk, new wave and experimental scene coming from europe and north america. all these artists and musicians tried to emulate their influences to create something on their own following the diy ethic and using the technology they had at their fingertips. a good part of this ’nippon-wave’ scene was kept hermetic and secret from the rest of world and only a few have had the chance to discover it through some cassettes, flexi-discs and a few records released on private labels with absolute no distribution out of japan. some of these lost ‘minimal-synth-wave’ gems have been rescued and now compiled on ‘nihon no wave’. limited edition of 525 copies on double vinyl with printed inner sleeves and insert with photos and credits. everything inside a deluxe jacket designed with synthetic paper silk-screened and sewn. artwork prepared with photos by stefan alt (ant-zen) and all audio has been restored from the original masters, some vinyl records and tapes. everything with kindly permission of the original artists.

tracklist

1 ningyo touge ricochet
2 blue melody ricochet
3 ishin-denshin c. memi
4 hitojichi c. memi
5 dream's dream c. memi + neo matisse
6 yakō shōnen harumi shimada
7 midnight boy harumi shimada
8 digital wave d.r.y. project
1 requiem for… d.r.y. project
2 area neo museum
3 ethno-music neo museum
4 alchemist dendö marionette
5 dendö marionette dendö marionette
6 grey city anima
7 not only one anima
8 kan mikan mukku
9 chin dan mikan mukku
10 earth shinobu
11 ceramic love shinobu