Off to japan ... music suggestions please

Posted by: badger1963 on 09 October 2018

this weekend I head to Tokyo for 2 weeks holiday, very excited. I want to buy some CDs whilst there, any suggestions as to what to look out for?

i do listen to a fair amount of stuff already. I like Cornelius, Kikagaku Moyo (the new album is good), kuricorder quartet, Shugo Tokumaru. Any other thoughts on what I should investigate / buy?

plus anyone know where is the place to go to buy CDs?

Posted on: 09 October 2018 by Dan Steel

Listen to this superb collection. ????

Posted on: 09 October 2018 by ewemon

Just hit the Shibuya district there always used to be plenty there.

Were there was tha last time I was there.

Posted on: 09 October 2018 by kevin J Carden

If Tower Records is still there it is pretty awesome for CDs . Check out Club Quattro round the corner to see whos playing there in the next fortnight too. Great venue. 

Posted on: 09 October 2018 by Loki

Japan.

 

Obvs.

Posted on: 10 October 2018 by AndyP19

There used to be a great record called Wave in Roppingi but I am going back a few years.

Posted on: 10 October 2018 by Karl

Turning Japanese, The Vapors, Great song.

Karl

Posted on: 10 October 2018 by AndyP19
AndyP19 posted:

There used to be a great record called Wave in Roppingi but I am going back a few years.

Sorry great record shop I meant to say.

Posted on: 14 October 2018 by TOBYJUG

I would be too interested in all that awesome food available everywhere.  Although I would be keen on hearing an intimate concert using ancient native instruments.

Posted on: 14 October 2018 by Bruce Woodhouse
Karl posted:

Turning Japanese, The Vapors, Great song.

Karl

Beat me to it...

Posted on: 14 October 2018 by joerand
badger1963 posted:

I want to buy some CDs whilst there, any suggestions as to what to look out for?

I'd keep an eye out for the SHM-CD format. 

Posted on: 14 October 2018 by Bob_B

Head straight to Disk Union !

Posted on: 15 October 2018 by AndyP19
Bob_B posted:

Head straight to Disk Union !

Yes that is the other place. Good recommendation Bob.

Posted on: 15 October 2018 by Nick Lees

Badger, do you know the Japanese band Ghost? Not the Scandinavian barmpots. 

https://www.discogs.com/artist/73875-Ghost-2

 

Posted on: 15 October 2018 by badger1963

Thanks for all your replies. Most helpful. Just checked in to my hotel abd about 11.30pm here so looking forward to first day out in the city tomorrow. Will see if I can find some ghost on YouTube. I think the ghost that comes up on my tidal app may be something else entirely. 

Posted on: 15 October 2018 by Nick Lees

They'd fit in with the Kikagaku Moyo vibe

Posted on: 15 October 2018 by badger1963

Thanks Nick. Any particular album recommendations?

Posted on: 15 October 2018 by badger1963

By the way. K Moyo is playing a gig in london in November. Sadly I am already committed to something else that night

Posted on: 16 October 2018 by Nick Lees
badger1963 posted:

Thanks Nick. Any particular album recommendations?

The great thing (or not depending!) with Ghost is that they varied their style from one album to the next but always interestingly. Hypnotic Underworld, In Stormy Nights, Snuff ox Immanence are all good. Id steer clear of their last live album Overture: Live In Nippon Yesenia Soko until youve heard it - its them performing improv as a live installation.