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Polyphonic Cosmos : Sonic Innovations In Japan 1980​-​1986 (Album LP)


CONDITION: Second hand – Mint, new (M)

This vinyl album includes 2 LPs.

The compilation album “Polyphonic Cosmos: Sonic Innovations In Japan 1980-1986” is a collection of musical tracks that highlights the experimental and avant-garde music scene in Japan during the 1980s. This period was marked by great creativity and diversity in Japanese music, with artists pushing the boundaries of traditional musical genres to explore new sounds and approaches.

The album compiles tracks from a variety of Japanese artists who were active during this period. It includes artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto of Yellow Magic Orchestra, Yasuaki Shimizu of the group Mariah, and many others. These artists have all contributed significantly to the evolution of experimental music in Japan and beyond.

This compilation was created thanks to JD Twitch. JD Twitch, real name Keith McIvor, is a Scottish DJ, music producer and renowned record collector, discoverer of rare musical gems and best known for his role in the electronic scene. He is the founder of the Optimo Music label and one of the founding members of the famous duo Optimo (Espacio).

The music compiled in “Polyphonic Cosmos” is enjoyed by fans of experimental music and electronic music around the world. These pieces continue to be explored and celebrated for their boldness and creativity.

LABEL: Cease & Desist – C&D 002

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Polyphonic Cosmos: Sonic Innovations In Japan 1980​-​1986” highlights a range of musical styles and genres that emerged in Japan in the 1980s. It includes elements of electronic music, experimental music, jazz, post-punk, new wave and other forms of avant-garde music. The artists featured on the album took an innovative approach to musical composition, using synthesizers, samples, and other technologies to create unique sonic works.

Japanese music of this era was often influenced by Western musical trends while incorporating elements of Japanese culture. This fusion gave birth to a unique and innovative sound that has inspired many artists around the world.

The 1980s period in Japan was also marked by significant sociocultural changes, and the music of this era often reflects these developments. It was used to express ideas and emotions related to transformations in Japanese society and the adoption of new technologies.

It was JD Twitch who compiled these works to highlight the Japanese music scene of the 1980s. JD Twitch is an important figure in the world of electronic music and a music enthusiast who continues to play an active role in promoting unconventional musical and in the discovery of musical treasures. through his duo Optimo (Espacio) with his friend Jonnie Wilkes and his label Optimo Music.

The project reflects his interest in electronic, experimental and avant-garde music, as well as his desire to introduce the public to a little-known period of Japanese music.

Polyphonic Cosmos: Sonic Innovations In Japan 1980-1986” is a compilation that pays homage to a fascinating period in Japanese musical history, where artists pushed the boundaries of conventional music to create avant-garde and experimental sounds that have left a lasting mark on the global music scene.

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