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Light In The Attic to Release “Pacific Breeze 3”

19/01/2023 2023-01-19 19:10:00 JaME Source: Press Release Author: Christine

Light In The Attic to Release “Pacific Breeze 3”

American archival reissue label Light In The Attic recently announced the third volume in its Japanese City Pop series "Pacific Breeze" will be released on CD, cassette and vinyl on February 24th.


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American archival reissue label Light In The Attic (LITA) recently announced a new release in its Japanese City Pop series, Pacific Breeze, which is said to deliver "a mesmerizing blend of AOR, R&B, jazz fusion, funk, boogie, and disco from the country’s flourishing bubble era of the ‘70s and ‘80s".

Scheduled for release on February 24th, Pacific Breeze 3: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1975-1987, continues on from the previous volume with songs that are said to "push the boundaries of the genre and offer glimmers of the next waves of music, including Shibuya-kei, hip-hop, and electro".

Curated by Yosuke Kitazawa and Mark “Frosty” McNeill (dublab), and once again featuring artwork from Hiroshi Nagai on its cover, this volume of Pacific Breeze is said to be a female-forward offering, spotlighting the voices of women who would become household names in Japan as actresses and pop idols. The album includes techno-pop tracks from Susan, Miharu Koshi, and Chiemi Manabe; funk from Miho Fujiwara and Naomi Akimoto; and a reggae jam by Teresa Noda. It also delivers jazz fusion by Parachute and Hiroyuki Namba, a "synthesizer fantasy" from Osamu Shoji, and pop by Makoto Matsushita and Chu Kosaka. As with the last two records, the members of Yellow Magic Orchestra continue to have a presence on Pacific Breeze 3, with Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Yukihiro Takahashi taking up producer and musician roles on many of these tracks.

Available to pre-order now here, Pacific Breeze 3 will be released on double LP, CD, and cassette. All editions feature newly-remastered audio by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters and liner notes by Yosuke Kitazawa.

A special pressing of Pacific Breeze 3 on “Twilight Sunset Pink” coloured wax can be found exclusively at the LITA online store, in addition to exclusive bundles and merchandise featuring Hiroshi Nagai’s art, including a 24” x 24” lithograph print, full-color 30” x 60” beach towel, and double-sided felt slipmat featuring Pacific Breeze 3 cover art and the Pacific Breeze logo. Additionally, a variety of exclusive vinyl colours will be available at select retailers.

To help get fans acquainted with the sound of city pop and ready for the new release, Light In The Attic also unveiled a Spotify playlist called "Pacific Breeze: A City Pop Primer" featuring a selection of tracks inspired by the compilation.

Check out the "Pacific Breeze: A City Pop Primer" playlist:

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