New Records

The plan for today was to catch a film at the Tokyo International Film Festival, but I got to Shibuya only to find out that the movie was sold out, so I ended up doing some record shopping instead. I learned my lesson and bought a ticket for a film on Friday. Part of the Shaw Brothers retrospective, it’s a HK musical from the 60s called HONG KONG NOCTURNE. Looking forward to seeing it. Here’s what I picked up today.

Picked up at the new Apres-midi Selecao store (curated by the owner of Cafe Apres-midi) in Shibuya’s Parco:

The Cinematic Orchestra – EVERY DAY – I’d been wanting to hear this for a while, every since I heard a single a few months ago, and I finally got the chance as it was in a listening booth. Great atmospheric Portishead type stuff.


Wunder – WUNDER – I have no idea what this is, and I just picked it up because I liked what I heard at the listening booth (it’s great because at the store there are chairs in front of certain booths, so you can sit down comfortably to listen to the CDs). Imagine Jim O’Rourke type explorations, but a bit more melodic. Sore of like a more experimental Cinematic Orchestra. The only info in the sparse CD packaging is that the CD is from Germany.

Picked up in the sales bin at Zest Records in Shibuya for 400-500 each:

Czerkinsky – VARIATIONS SUR NATACHA – Remixes of songs from his CZERKINSKY album.


Various Artists – SUBA TRIBUTO – Suba was the hip producer in Brazil who produced among other things Bebel Gilberto’s first album. He dies in 99, and this is a tribute album with collaborations, remixes, lives, etc. I’m listening to it right now and it’s really good. The new Brazillian sound.

Various Artists – ASIAN LOUNGE – A 2 CD compilation on the Irma label. Chillout stuff with Asian flavour.

Picked up at Disc Wave in Ikebukuro:

Ajico – COMPLETE SINGLES – Band made up of UA and the main guy from Blankey Jet City.