Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono and Hiroshi Yoshimura appear on a new Japanese compilation, Kankyō Ongaku

The Seattle-based label Light In The Attic announces the next instalment of their ongoing Japan Archival Series, titled Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990, due out on the 15th of February.

Compiled by Visible Cloaks’ Spencer Doran, the collection features internationally acclaimed artists such as Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Joe Hisaishi, as well as pioneers like Hiroshi Yoshimura, Yoshio Ojima and Satoshi Ashikawa. The 25-track release is an unprecedented overview of the country’s vital minimal, ambient, avant-garde, and New Age music, and it’s the first-ever fully licensed collection of this music outside of Japan. Kankyō Ongaku will be available on 3xLP, 2xCD and digital formats with extensive liner notes and artist bios, including an essay by Spencer Doran. You can pre-order the release here.

Watch the promo video of Kankyō Ongaku below.

Tracklist
01. Satoshi Ashikawa – Still Space
02. Yoshio Ojima – Glass Chattering
03. Hideki Matsutake – Nemureru Yoru (Karaoke Version)
04. Joe Hisaishi – Islander
05. Yoshiaki Ochi – Ear Dreamin’
06. Masashi Kitamura + Phonogenix – Variation III
07. Interior – Park
08. Yoichiro Yoshikawa – Nube
09. Yoshio Suzuki – Meet Me In The Sheep Meadow
10. Toshi Tsuchitori – Ishiura (Abridged)
11. Shiho Yabuki – Tomoshibi (Abridged)
12. Toshifumi Hinata – Chaconne
13. Yasuaki Shimizu – Seiko 3
14. Inoyama Land – Apple Star
15. Hiroshi Yoshimura – Blink
16. Fumio Miyashita – See The Light (Abridged)
17. Akira Ito – Praying For Mother / Earth Part 1
18. Jun Fukamachi – Breathing New Life
19. Takashi Toyoda – Snow
20. Yellow Magic Orchestra – Loom
21. Takashi Kokubo – A Dream Sails Out To Sea – Scene 3
22. Masahiro Sugaya – Umi No Sunatsubu
23. Haruomi Hosono – Original BGM
24. Ayuo Takahashi – Nagareru (LP Only)
25. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Dolphins (LP Only)

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