- Its first two records, due out in September and October, highlight music from Il Guardiano Del Faro and Yuji Toriyama.
Kay Suzuki, formerly of Brilliant Corners, is launching a reissue-focused label called Time Capsule.
In curating this latest endeavour, Suzuki will get some help from colleagues Beauty And The Beat, the longtime London party and label on which he's also released music. Suzuki previously operated the imprint Round In Motion.
First up is a fresh pressing of Oasis, a now-rare 1978 synth pop and ambient album from Italian composer Federico Monti Arduini's Il Guardiano Del Faro alias. Ryota OPP, a regular at Brilliant Corners, co-curated that reissue, which will be released with restored original artwork in September.
Next, Suzuki will reissue a set of five '80s tunes from Yuji Toriyama, a Japanese fusion guitarist and composer. Toriyama is perhaps best known for his soundtrack work on video games such as Street Fighter II and Final Fantasy XII. "While there were so many talented Japanese guitarists in the '80s," Suzuki says, "Yuji's production and arrangement in the era were very experimental and raw." The record, titled Choice Works 1982 - 1985, will land in October with new artwork from graphic designer Ben Arfur.
Suzuki will celebrate Time Capsule's launch with a party in Tokyo on Saturday the 14th at 0 Aoyama Zero.
Listen to a preview of each release.
Oasis - Il Guardiano Del Faro
A1 Sinfonia Al Sole Che Nasce
A2 ...Miss Springtime (...Mia)
A3 Non Una Corda Al Cuore
A4 Lady Moon
A5 La Ragazza Che Amava Il Mare E Il Vento
B1 Disco Divina
B3 Immenso Mare, Immenso Amore
Yuji Toriyama - Choice Works 1982 - 1985
A1 Night Together
A2 Stranger In The Mirror
B3 Bay/Sky Provincetown 1977
Time Capsule will release Il Guardiano Del Faro on September 7th, and Choice Works 1982 - 1985 on October 5th, 2018.