(Liner Notes by Chee Shimizu)
- Cat No: WRWTFWW024
Electronic, New Wave, Pop, Synth, Experimental WRWTFWW Records is deliriously happy to announce the reissue of the 1981 self-titled album from cult Japanese duo Colored Music, available on vinyl (housed in a Stoughton tip-on sleeve) and digipack CD, with liner notes by digger, curator, connoisseur, writer and legend Chee Shimizu. An incredible mix of cosmic new wave, unconventional disco, avant-garde synth pop, and hybrid electronic funk, Colored Music is enchantingly unique, a sort of experimental and magnetizing take on David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy with a psychedelic Haruomi Hosono touch. From the groovy post-punk glam title track to the proto-house dance floor killer “Heartbeat", Ichiko Hashimoto and Atsuo Fujimoto hit all the right (and sometimes not-exactly-right-but-truly-genius) notes to create the odd and beautiful, an unparalleled audio escape to the best elsewhere you can think of. Also playing on the album are celebrated musicians Mansaku Kimura, Shuichi “Ponta” Murakami (Pacific, KI-Motion by MKWAJU ensemble, collaborations with Jun Fukamachi, Yasuaki Shimizu, Haruomi Hosono…) Kiyohiko Semba, Tamio “Doyo” Kawabata, and Tatsuhiko Hizawa. Tracklisting LP A1. Colored Music A2. Anticipation A3. Ei Sei Raku A4. Sanctuary B1. Too Much Money B2. Love Hallucination B3. Third Eye - Clear Light B4. Heartbeat - For fans of electronic, new wave, experimental pop, weird disco, hybrid funk, proto-house, Haruomi Hosono, Dip in the Pool, David Bowie, Chee Shimizu, Grauzone, Brian Eno, Jun Fukamachi, Pacific, rare albums, things that are beautiful but hard to describe.