'Pacific Breeze 2' Is Another Refreshing Dive into the Waters of City Pop

Reissue label Light in the Attic follows up last year's Japanese musical excursion with another collection, Pacific Breeze 2, that's sure to please lovers of international retro-pop.


Mom's Back to Her Crazy Life: An Interview With Japanese Folk Pioneer Sachiko Kanenobu

Sachiko Kanenobu left her native Japan just as her debut album was being released. Now, nearly 50 years later, the classic album Misora is getting a new life. So is Kanenobu with a little help from guitarist Steve Gunn and the spirit of Philip K. Dick.

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Sachiko Kanenobu's Psych-folk Cult Classic, 'Misora', Finally Gets a US Release

Reissued Japanese psych-folk cult classic Misora shines a new light on the genius of singer-songwriter Sachiko Kanenobu.


Lee Moses: How Much Longer Must I Wait? Singles and Rarities: 1965-1972

How Much Longer Must I Wait?: Singles and Rarities 1965-1972 is exactly as its titles claims, and its quality makes it even harder to understand how such a powerful talent like Lee Moses could have slipped from sight undetected.


'Pacific Breeze' and the Lost Japanese Genre of City Pop

Light in the Attic's latest reissue, Pacific Breeze, is rife with slick '70s grooves and '80s funk beats. It's the perfect soundtrack for a sunny day off with the ocean breeze in your hair


Kankyo Ongaku: A Gorgeous Ambient Adventure from Another Time and Place

Light in the Attic's new collection of Japanese ambient music from the 1980s is an essential instrumental set that's impeccably assembled and executed.


With 'Cruisin' for Surf Bunnies', the Legendary Lee Hazlewood Hits the Beach in Style

With a recently unearthed tape from 1964, a curious project from one of rock and roll's unsung musical heroes, Lee Hazlewood, sees the light of day.


Lee Hazlewood Reissues Series Reveals a Genuine Masterpiece

This trio of reissues from the singular singer-songwriter-producer includes his collaboration with Ann-Margaret and the greatest break-up album ever made.


Lee Hazlewood: 13

Lee Hazlewood's 13 is an excellent -- if uncanny -- addition to his eclectic body of work, a fascinating document for devoted fans and curious newcomers alike.


The Unique Blues Album That You Never Heard Of -- 'Til Now

Cubist Blues is a stylistic departure; Alan Vega being best known for his work as one-half of pioneering electronic music Suicide, and Alex Chilton from the legendary power pop band Big Star.

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