Takashi Kokubo’s 1987 meditative masterpiece gets first reissue

Takashi Kokubo's 1987 meditative masterpiece gets first reissue

Up next on Lag Records the UK based record label, specialising in the reissue of Japanese musical works is a meditative masterpiece by Takashi Kokubo.

Never officially released the album “was given away with a line of Sanyo air conditioning units, transporting the listener from their living space to the waves.”

The album features three tracks from the Sanyo air promo album titled ‘Get At The Wave’ with a previously unreleased 15 minute ‘Ocean Breeze’ on the b side.

​The re-mastered limited edition LP comes on transparent blue vinyl with new artwork by Ella Mclean.

The newly titled A Dream Sails Out To Sea (Get At The Wave) follows the labels excellent Joe Hisaishi’s Kisshō Tenyo LP as well as Koharu Kasaragi & Ryuichi Sakamoto’s ‘Neo-Plant’ 12″.

Takashi Kokubo meanwhile is a musician whose work, without many knowing it, has perhaps touched the most lives in Japan. Composer of environmental music such as nationwide phone alerts to warn of oncoming earthquakes, and the fruitful jingle of standard contactless payment, Kokubo’s oeuvre also includes anime soundtracks and works in the avant-garde realm.

Listen to snippets from the album below.

 

 

A Dream Sails Out To Sea (Get At The Wave) is out 23/07 via Lag Records – pre-order a copy here.

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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