Colored Music – S.T.
A crucial and once overlooked Japanese band, Ichiko Hashimoto and Atsuo Fujimoto’s Colored Music formed in 1980 after both musicians took part in Yellow Magic Orchestra’s first tour in Japan. While YMO and other early electronic groups like Kraftwerk might be easy references, the group actually states Sly & the Family Stone, Miles Davis, and Roxy Music as major influences. Their sound relies on a unique fusion of drum machines and live drumming creating a sort of “repetitive funk” that would eventually make its way to dance music scenes in the United States and Europe.
Recommended – B4 Heartbeat, Full Listen
A1 Colored Music
A3 Ei Sei Raku
B1 Too Much Money
B2 Love Hallucination
B3 Third Eye – Clear Light
Art Direction [Cover] – Tztom Toda
Coordinator [Licensing Coordination By], Translated By [Liner Translation By] – Ken Hidaka
Design [Cover] – Hitoshi Nagasawa, Media Information Inc.
Lacquer Cut By – FST*
Layout – Nicolas Eigenheer
Liner Notes – Chee Shimizu
Liner Notes [Photo Liner Notes By] – Noriko Ondo
Performer – Atsuo Fujimoto, Ichiko Hashimoto
Photography By – Keikichi Matzokà*
Supervised By – Olivier Ducret, Stéphane Armleder