Various - Alfa/Yen Records 1980-1987: Techno Pop And Other Electronic Adventures In Tokyo

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Recording technology was completely revolutionized in the 80s by the multitrack recorder, with the popularity of 24-channel SSL consoles sweeping the world. Japanese pop music created during this wave of digital improvement is now recognized worldwide as ""City Pop."" Techno Pop was another offshoot born of the same revolution. Precise, computer-controlled beats produced by groups like Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) introduced a different type of sound to the masses. By now, these works have been brought into the international limelight and continue to be a major influence on today's music. At the center of Tokyo's Techno Pop scene was ALFA/YEN Records. The label left behind an impressive body of work, but much of it wasn't made widely available... until now! This new, definitive compilation focuses on the music archives of the YEN Records catalog, available for the first time exclusively at Light in the Attic. This is a true celebration of Japan's Techno Pop scene of the 80s, reissued with the intent that future generations, internationally, will be able to discover, enjoy, and appreciate ALFA/YEN and its significant contributions to the sonic landscape of the 80s and beyond. ALFA/YEN: The label was established by Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi in May 1982, within Alfa Records. For Haruomi Hosono, it was a long-awaited label driven by producers and artists, and for Yukihiro Takahashi, he enjoyed experimenting with his works at a private studio. The label continued to release high-quality works not just by YMO and related artists but also unique artists such as Hajime Tachibana and Jun Togawa, and cutting-edge bands such as Testpattern and Interior. Unfortunately, the label ended in May 1985, but its success led to a later boom in indie labels, and it continues to have a profound impact on Japanese music.

Side A:
Seoul Music = 京城音楽
Zoot Kook
Sakisaka To Momonai No Gokigen Image One Two Three = 咲坂と桃内のごきげんいかが ワン・ツゥ・スリー
Drip Dry Eyes = ドリップ・ドライ・アイズ

Side B:
Suki Suki Daisuki = 好き好き大好き
Parallellisme = パラレリズム
Bikkuri Party No Theme = ビックリパーティーのテーマ
Sakasa Kenjin Egas = 逆さ賢人・イーガス
Yumemiru Yakusoku = 夢見る約束

Side C:
Riot In Lagos
Radarman = レーダーマン
Platonic = プラトニック
Beat The Rap
Rap Phenomena = ラップ現象

Side D:
Lexington Queen
Chanel No. #5 No On The Rock = シャネルの5番のオン・ザ・ロック
Beach Girl
Automne Dans Un Miroir = 鏡の中の十月

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