Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series continues…
Light In The Attic have announced the release of a sequel to their popular Japanese ‘City Pop’ compilation, Pacific Breeze. The new release, Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-86, features cover art by legendary artist Hiroshi Nagai, as well as a new assortment of tracks celebrating Japan’s musical legacy.
Curated by Andy Cabic (Veviter) and Mark ‘Frosty’ McNeill (dublab), there are hopes that this new album, the second in Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series, will provide listeners with the sought-after City Pop sound of 70s Japan. The original Pacific Breeze release supplied music fans with Japanese rarities only obtainable if you were well-connected with dealers and collectors, or traveled regularly to the countless record stores in Japan.
Pacific Breeze 2 promises to dig deeper into the sounds of bubble-era Japan, from the proto-City Pop funk of Bread & Butter and Eiichi Ohtaki to the crate-digger favourites Kimiko Kasai and Piper.
To commemorate the release of Pacific Breeze 2, it’s predecessor will be repressed on a new tri-colour vinyl as a limited Summer Fun Edition (500 copies) exclusive to the LITA online store.