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submitted Carole Serrat - Message En Rouge + Anniversaire. 6 days ago
submitted Sakura (3) - Lover Light. 9 days ago
submitted Sakura (3) - The Star XVII. 24 days ago
submitted hàl - Another Side Of Life. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Hàl - 二十歳のころ. about 1 month ago
Fresh off the peak of Shibuya-kei in Japan, with two albums of decidedly twee indie pop under her belt, singer-songwriter hàl abruptly left behind all her previous Japanese and Swedish musical collaborators and took a flight to post-grunge... See full review
submitted Various - Passage "Causette". about 1 month ago
submitted Escalators - Tribe. about 1 month ago
submitted Tomoya Ohtani - Sega 60th Anniversary Official Bootleg DJ Mix. 2 months ago
submitted Daisuke Asakura - D-Trick. 3 months ago
submitted Go Hiromi* - Catalonian Blood. 3 months ago
submitted Nello Angelucci, Donna Burke - Again. 3 months ago
submitted Nakatsuka Takeshi* - Joy. 3 months ago
submitted Life Goes On (2) - Yestermorrow Village. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian - Blue Umbrella. 3 months ago
Yes, all the credits are as printed in the Japanese booklet. It also has an interview (clearly done from a US perspective, but relegated to Japanese readers only).

Of course the above credits still look incomplete, because they are: studios are not... See full review
submitted La Vie Chérie And Friends* - Paris En Couleurs. 3 months ago
submitted Le Velvets - Le Velvets. 4 months ago
posted a review of Carole Serrat - Saison D'Amour (Carole Avec Mariya). 4 months ago
This is not an album you expect to surprise. Covers of the Mariya songbook (sure, long before it was cool to do so) in French, for the Japanese market (because god knows there was no other market for this stuff at the time)? You might expect about the... See full review
submitted Paris Blue - Naturelle. 4 months ago
submitted Paris Blue - Sing A Simple Song. 4 months ago
submitted Rose Unlimited* - Ukulele, Strings Of South = ウクレレ, 南国の弦. 4 months ago
submitted Chieko Kinbara - Bestmix. 5 months ago
submitted Various - My Humble House (Asian Nu Jazz). 5 months ago
submitted Chieko Kinbara Mixed By DJ Spinna - Bestmix. 5 months ago
submitted Chieko Kinbara - Chieko Kinbara Presents Classic. 5 months ago
submitted Yellow Panther (2) - V.S.O.P. 1 (Unforgettable Moments). 5 months ago
submitted KiMURA AKiKO - First Breath. 5 months ago
submitted Nathalie - Le Temps De L'Amour. 5 months ago
submitted Various - 私のお気に入り = My Favourite Things 100%. 5 months ago
submitted 柴田 淳* - 蓮の花がひらく時. 5 months ago
submitted Rose-Unlimited - Bloom. 5 months ago
submitted Yumi Iwaki - Neo Happy. 5 months ago
submitted Martin & Garp - Sentimental Fools. 5 months ago
submitted みとともみ* - 愛があふれた日. 5 months ago
submitted Julia (95) - Julia. 5 months ago
posted a comment on Kiss Of Life - Only Human. 6 months ago
One of those examples of music that could only have been made in a specific place at a specific time:

Only a UK garage group going for the Japanese market in the 90s could make a drum and bass cover of the Carpenters.
submitted Taro Hakase Meets Forever Tango* - Tango Nostalgia. 6 months ago
submitted Y's Ensemble - Billy The Classics (Billy Joel: Instrumental Ballade Selection). 6 months ago
submitted Philippe Dutheil - Paris Musette Vol. II. 6 months ago
submitted Philippe Dutheil - Paris Musette Vol. I. 6 months ago
submitted Various - Portazul Sampler #2. 6 months ago
submitted Various - Portazul Sampler #1. 6 months ago
submitted Les Deux (4) - Les Deux Chantent Bee Gees. 6 months ago
submitted Decembers (3) - Rock Deadstock Vol. 1. 6 months ago
submitted Tokyo Nammy - Gandharva Veda. 6 months ago
submitted Thomas Lang - Torch. 6 months ago
submitted Misia - So Special Christmas. 6 months ago
submitted Various - Voyage (Relaxing Best). 7 months ago
submitted Hiroshi Fujiwara - Slumbers2. 7 months ago
submitted FAREWELL, MY L.u.v - Gold. 7 months ago
submitted Plus (30) - Cross Power Flower. 7 months ago