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Gohan Ga Dekitayo
Gohan Ga Dekitayo (gatefold 2xLP + insert)
Cat: WWLP 32. Rel: 13 Feb 20
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Hitotsudake (5:10)
  2. Les Petit Bonbon (6:16)
  3. Coloured Water (4:53)
  4. Zaikungtong Shonen (6:26)
  5. High Time (5:14)
  6. Dogs Awaiting (7:27)
  7. Tong Poo (4:26)
  8. Aoi Sanmyaku (4:06)
  9. Genkotsuyama No Oniguirisama (8:35)
  10. Gokigen Wanisan (2:58)
  11. Mata Aone (4:18)
  12. Te Wa Tsutaeru - Tetsudaeru (4:20)
  13. Gohan Ga Dekitayo (5:31)
  14. You're The One (4:19)
Review: Wewantsounds continues its Akiko Yano reissue series with a celebrated gem: 1980's "Gohan Ga Dekitayo", a set whose title apparently translates as "Ready For Dinner". The double album is significant in part because the music underpinning her distinctive J-Pop vocals was provided by Yellow Magic Orchestra, with band member Ryuichi Sakamoto acting as co-producer. As a result, the set offers a distinctive blend of far-sighted synthesizer sounds, power-pop and American style AOR rock, with Yano's famed vocals and piano playing featuring prominently throughout. There are nods to multiple styles - early electrofunk, reggae and so on - and some genuinely surprising highlights, including a killer cover of YMO's "Tong Poo". Bonkers but brilliant!
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 in stock $23.67
Iroha Ni Konpeitou
Cat: WWSCD 18. Rel: 29 May 19
Coldwave/Synth
  1. Kawaji
  2. Iroha Ni Konpeitou
  3. A Long Wait
  4. Hourou
  5. Ike Yanagida
  6. Ai Ai Gasa
  7. Potsun
  8. Kinou Wa Mou
  9. On The Way Home
  10. East Wind
Review: Having previously issued Akiko Yano's 1976 debut "Japanese Girl" - an eccentric set of East-West pop fusions marked out by the artist's distinctive vocals - Wewantsounds has returned to raid her vaults once more. "Iroha Ni Konpeitou" first appeared in 1977 and garnered great hype in Japan thanks to the success of its predecessor. It's a similarly eccentric but inspired set, with Yano confidently flitting between synthesizer-heavy instrumental soundscapes (see superb opener "Kawaji"), drowsy country-inspired songs ("A Long Wait"), seductive jazz-funk ("Hourou"), head-nodding reggae-boogie ("Hai Hai Gasa") and breathy, post-soul ballads ("On The Way Home", a song that boasts both pedal steel and synthesizers).
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Iroha Ni Konpeitou
Iroha Ni Konpeitou (LP + booklet + MP3 download code with obi-strip)
Cat: WWSLP 18. Rel: 29 May 19
Coldwave/Synth
  1. KAWAJI (0:59)
  2. Iroha Ni Konpeitou (3:07)
  3. A Long Wait (3:45)
  4. Hourou (4:09)
  5. Ike Yanagida (5:00)
  6. Hai Hai Gasa (3:46)
  7. Potsun (4:24)
  8. Kinou Wa Mou (2:13)
  9. On The Way Home (3:40)
  10. East Wind (4:06)
Review: Having previously issued Akiko Yano's 1976 debut "Japanese Girl" - an eccentric set of East-West pop fusions marked out by the artist's distinctive vocals - Wewantsounds has returned to raid her vaults once more. "Iroha Ni Konpeitou" first appeared in 1977 and garnered great hype in Japan thanks to the success of its predecessor. It's a similarly eccentric but inspired set, with Yano confidently flitting between synthesizer-heavy instrumental soundscapes (see superb opener "Kawaji"), drowsy country-inspired songs ("A Long Wait"), seductive jazz-funk ("Hourou"), head-nodding reggae-boogie ("Hai Hai Gasa") and breathy, post-soul ballads ("On The Way Home", a song that boasts both pedal steel and synthesizers).
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Played by: Ali Renault
 in stock $23.54
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