Tracks from Kakashi and Utakata no Hibi feature in Tokyo Dreaming

Out now. Compilation of Japanese “new" music from the '70s and '80s. Inspired by urban Tokyo and selected by BBC Radio DJ Nick Luscombe, includes the songs "Semi Tori no Hi” from Yasuaki Shimizu album Kakashi and "Shinzo no Tobira” from the Mariah album Utaka no Hibi.


“Tokyo Dreaming is a look back to an incredible era of Japanese music, that still sounds and feels like the future. It was a moment when brand-new music tech from Japan helped forge new ideas and experiments that permeated pop, soul and jazz and helped create new forms of music including electro and techno. The perfect meeting point that would help create a new soundtrack for modern living.”

– Nick Luscombe


Released 29 July 2020 by Nippon Columbia
Available in CD and digital formats from Amazon, Tower Recods, iTunes.
Also available in hi-resolution audio from OTOTOY, mora, and other music download sites.