• Haruomi Hosono: Cochin Moon (Colored Vinyl) Vinyl LP
  • Haruomi Hosono: Cochin Moon (Colored Vinyl) Vinyl LP
  • Haruomi Hosono: Cochin Moon (Colored Vinyl) Vinyl LP

Haruomi Hosono
Cochin Moon (Colored Vinyl) Vinyl LP

Light In The Attic

↳ otherworldly synthesizer soundscapes from 1978

Vinyl LP $25.95
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"I have no egoism." Easily one of Haruomi Hosono's most experimental and mind-expanding releases, finally reissued in the west! Originally released in 1978 (just two months before Yellow Magic Orchestra's debut), Cochin Moon finds Hosono-san on an epic sonic journey inspired by India, UFO's, and um.... diarrhea (from Hosono's own words on the included interview, not mine). Prompted by Japanese pop art legend Tadanori Yokoo (credited for the album artwork) who experienced purification on an excursion to India (and subsequent digestive bouts), Hosono decided to go take the trip as well. Together with Yokoo in tow, Hosono set off with the plan to record an atmospheric, environmental album of found sounds from field recordings. After being introduced to the sounds of Kraftwerk on the trip, that plan got flipped on its head and instead, a masterpiece of overdubbed synthesizers and manic sequencer work was born. 

"The album is the perfect encapsulation of Hosono’s concept of “sightseeing music,” transporting the listener to an exotic place that may or may not exist." - LITA

First ever reissue of this highly sought-after album outside of Japan on any format. This 2018 indie retail exclusive variant is pressed on translucent red colored vinyl, complete with remastered sound from the original analog tapes, translated interview booklet with Hosono himself, gatefold sleeve, and obi strip. Highly recommended.

  • indie exclusive translucent red colored vinyl pressing
  • first time on vinyl outside of Japan
  • housed in deluxe gatefold sleeve w/ obi strip
  • remastered from original analog master tapes
  • 8 page booklet includes translated interview w/ Haruomi Hosono
  • extensive liner notes
  • limited edition
  • music label: Light In The Attic 2018
reviewed by otakun 10/2018

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