First & Last: Japanese Private Press, Vol. 5

Fourteen humble, cosmic and fragile tracks scanning folk and rock. Welcome to the fifth installment of First & Last, a series of mixes providing a glimpse into the world of Japanese private press, or 自主盤, pronounced “jishuban”, which loosely translates to “independent board.” A proper companion for these lingering, dusky summer days.

1. ヒゲゴジラとヒヨコプロ (Hige Gojira to Hiyoko Pro) – 旅に出てみたい (1973)
2. ザ・シックハックス (The Shick Hacks) – この子達に歌を (19??)
3. 日暮アニカ (Anica Higurashi) – まよい鳥 (19??)
4. 丸 晴彦 (Haruhiko Maru) – Snow Sights (1978)
5. 久利無始洋館 (Kurimushi Yokan) – 雪のエルサレムに花火が (1975)
6. Jupiter 1 – 夢 (1974)
7. オクノ修 (Osamu Okuno) – 君がいってしまう唄 (1972)
8. Scape Goat – だけど今 (1975)
9. Folk Ry – 丘の上の2人 (1976)
10. れお (Leo) – ドライフラワー (1977)
11. Granby Street – 雨の日は (1973)
12. 忍冬創 (Tsukuru Suikazura) – 逢多夢 = Autumn (1977)
13. 自由の鐘 (Liberty Bell) – 今はいずこに (1972)
14. 宿屋飯盛 (Yadoya No Meshimori) – So Long (197?)

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