A 8 track japan album (31m 26s) — released November 17th 2023 on Wewantsounds

Hiroshi Sato who sadly passed away in 2012 has achieved cult status on the international music scene over the years thanks to soulful albums like "Orient," "Awakening" and "Seaside Lovers." He came to prominence in the 70s first playing with Happy End and then setting up Caramel Mama with Shigeru Suzuki, Tatsuo Hayashi and Haruomi Hosono which would morph into super-group Tin Pan Alley. All musicians would appear on Hosono's cult 1978 album "Paraiso" and legend has it Hosono wanted Hiroshi Sato and Tatsuo Hayashi to join his newly formed group YMO but Hayashi was reluctant and Sato sticked with him so Hosono went for Ryuichi Sakamoto and Yukihiro Takahashi (who were also on Paraiso) to join.

Orient is very much at the crossroad of the different styles that made the fertile Japanese scene of that time so interesting with the use of synthesizer at the core of this revolution and the rise of YMO and cult labels like Alfa Records and Better Days.

Contributors include Hiroshi "Monsieur" Kamayatsu, singer songwriter and guitarist of 60s band The Spiders who pens the lyrics for the cult classic "Son Go Kuw" a tongue-in-cheek ode to the eponymous character from the cult manga Dragon Ball. The album also feature the dreamy "Do-Jo" popular on the international DJ scene

Wewantsounds will release the album on CD and deluxe LP edition. Fully remastered from the original Kitty tapes by Universal Japan, the album will come with its original 4-page colour insert including English translations of the original liner notes by leading Japanese journalist Yasufumi Amatatsu plus the full track-by-track musician line up.

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