Light In The Attic Announce New Archival Series Focussing On Japan


Crate digging re-issue label Light In The Attic have announced a new archival series that will focus on the extensive, musical heritage of Japan. The series will encompass a plethora of genres from rock to pop, and disco to psychadelia. 

The first compilation in the series "Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973" concentrates on the music that was born from an era where the student protests and youth culture of that time gave way to a new, underground brand of music. 

This inaugral release compiles the music that comes from a time where some of Japan's most influential artists emerged, but have yet to have their music released or heard outside of Japan. According to LITA "this is the first-ever, fully licensed collection of essential Japanese folk and rock songs" that has been heard in the Western world.

Artists such as Maki Asakawa, Fumio Nunoya, Gu and Kenji Endo will feature on 'Even A Tree Can Shed Tears'. Future releases in the series will include "City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1975-1985" and "Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990".

To pre-order head HERE.

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