Light In The Attic looks to Japan for new archival series

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  • The reissue label is planning dozens of releases that survey the country's rock, city pop and ambient legacies.
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  • Light In The Attic has announced its Japan Archival Series, starting off in October with a various artists collection called Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973. The Seattle label, which has reissued everyone from Rodriguez to Betty Davis and This Heat, will start off its Japan series with a few collections—the folk and rock set mentioned above, as well Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1975-1985 and Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990. There are "dozens" more releases planned for the series, including a "special project involving one of the most respected and influential artists in Japan," the label says. The Japan Archival Series comes in the midst of a wave of interest in Japanese music, evidenced by Chee Shimizu's recent More Better Days compilation, Palto Flats' Mariah and Midori Takada reissues as well as Rush Hour's recent focus on Japanese music from the '80s. Check out Kazuhiko Kato's "Arthur Hakase No Jinriki Hikouki," off Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973.
    Tracklist 01. Kenji Endo - Curry Rice 02. Kazuhiko Yamahira & The Sherman - Sotto Futari De 03. Sachiko Kanenobu - Anata Kara Toku E 04. Fluid - Rokudenashi 05. Kazuhiko Kato - Arthur Hakase No Jinriki Hikouki 06. Happy End - Natsu Nandesu 07. Takashi Nishioka - Man-in No Ki 08. Masato Minami - Yoru Wo Kugurinukeru Made 09. Maki Asakawa - Konna Fu Ni Sugite Iku No Nara 10. Fumio Nunoya - Mizu Tamari 11. Haruomi Hosono - Boku Wa Chotto 12. Takuro Yoshida - Aoi Natsu 13. Akai Tori - Takeda No Komori Uta 14. Gu - Marianne 15. Tetsuo Saito - Ware Ware Wa 16. Gypsy Blood - Sugishi Hi Wo Mitsumete 17. Hachimitsu Pie - Hei No Ue De 18. Ryo Kagawa - Zeni No Kouryouryoku Ni Tsuite 19. The Dylan II - Otokorashiitte Wakaru Kai Light In The Attic will release Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973 on October 20th, 2017.