Light In The Attic opens a new door to Japan’s vast musical legacy with an expertly compiled overview of Japan’s City Pop genre, Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986. The latest installment in their Japan Archival Series collects tracks ranging from silky smooth grooves to innovative techno pop bangers and everything in between. Long-revered by crate diggers and adventurous music heads, these tracks have never been officially released outside of Japan until now. Including key artists like Taeko Ohnuki, Haruomi Hosono, and Minako Yoshida, as well as cult favorites Hitomi Tohyama and Hiroshi Sato, the long-awaited release also features newly commissioned cover painting by Tokyo-based artist Hiroshi Nagai, whose iconic images of resort living have graced the covers of many classic City Pop albums of the 1980s.

Featuring extensive liner notes and artist biographies, the thoughtfully-composed project was compiled by Andy Cabic (Vetiver), Zach Cowie (DJ & music supervisor) and Mark “Frosty” McNeill (dublab) and will be available both on CD and vinyl on May 3, 2019. Exclusive bundlesare now available for preorder in the Light In The Attic online store and include a 24”x 24” art print of Hiroshi Nagai’s cover art and a deluxe full-color 30” x 60” beach towel featuring the same. The CD comes housed in a UV coated Digipak with over sized fold-out booklet and custom die-cut obi card, while the LP is offered on both black vinyl and “Beach Ball” tricolor wax. Both vinyl editions are presented in a deluxe wide spine jacket with oversized fold-out booklet, full color printed inner sleeves, and custom die-cut obi card. All formats boast newly remastered audio.


1. Tomoko Soryo – I Say Who

2. Taeko Ohnuki – Kusuri Wo Takusan

3. Minako Yoshida – Midnight Driver

4. Nanako Sato – Subterranean Futari Bocci

5. Haruomi Hosono – Sports Men

6. Izumi Kobayashi – Coffee Rumba

7. F.O.E. – In My Jungle

8. Akira Inoue, Hiroshi Sato, Masataka Matsutoya – Sun Bathing

9. Hiroshi Satoh – Say Goodbye

10. Yukihiro Takahashi – Drip Dry Eyes

11. Masayoshi Takanaka – Bamboo Vender

12. Shigeru Suzuki – Lady Pink Panther

13. Haruomi Hosono, Takahiko Ishikawa, Masataka Matsutoya – Mykonos No Hanayome

14. Yasuko Agawa – L.A. Night

15. Hitomi Tohyama – Exotic Yokogao

16. Tazumi Toyoshima – Machibouke

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