The Porn Wax releases can always be counted on to be some psychedelic, tripped out disco and this release does not disappoint. “Affected” is spaced out disco goodness, while “To Be Discontinued” has more of an Italodisco throwback vibe to it.
Man Power with a 3 tracker release on Hivern Discs label.
Tokyo Matt from the Otaku Soundsystem and Mori Ra & Asn from Tokyo Oyama Edit presenting 4 edits out of this world. All very atmospherics, they are the ideal combination of space disco, Balearic rock, jazz, pop and fusion.
Berceuse Heroique label deliver the second 12″ from the Heroique Edits series, coming form Japan Blues, aka Ethbo Records founder Howard Williams takes an altogether more eccentric approach. Opener “Half Dead Pulse” is dreamy, melodic and, well, rather odd, with vocal chants and fluid melodies riding a skittering drum machine rhythm and long, drawn-out chords. “Baroque Mutiny” sounds like post-punk-meets-chiming synth-pop (with a dubwise beat), but is almost certainly an edit of an obscure new wave track. Finally, “Mysterious Satsuma” delivers an attractive blend of exotic, Eastern synth lines and curious, experimental Italo rhythms.