Light In The Attic continue their Japan Archival Series with the reissue of Sachiko Kanenobu’s debut album Misora.
Produced by Haruomi Hosono, the LP was originally released in 1972 on Underground Record Club, one of Japan's first independent record labels. It's the first time the album, which is hailed as one of the most cherished works to come out of Japan's 1960s-70s folk and rock scene, will be available physically in the USA.
Kanenobu is often considered Japan’s first female singer-songwriter, working with bands like Happy End, Himitsu Kessha Marumaru Kyodan and Culture Shock over her fruitful career. In 2018 she returned to Japan for a series of homecoming shows to play Misora in it's entirety and is set to play shows this year in New York and Los Angeles in support of the album release.
Light In The Attic's Japan Archival Series launched in 2017 with Even a Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973, followed by reissues of Haruomi Hosono’s solo works, Kankyō Ongaku and Pacific Breeze, available for the first time outside of Japan.
Misora will be released on LP and CD on 20th June, with limited Online Deluxe and Indie Retail Exclusive editions available too.