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Saravah!

by Yukihiro Takahashi

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blayze hembree
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blayze hembree Lounge-y, genuine, upbeat, with a hint of melancholy, but really just here to have fun. Favorite track: Present.
Tristan Louth-Robins
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Tristan Louth-Robins An exquisite album! Haruomi Hosono's Paraiso (1978) is one of my favourite albums of the last year and one can hear clear continuities in Takahashi's Saravah! (albeit with Hosono's 'sightseeing music' vibes clearly transposed to late 70s Paris!) Another obvious continuity is the immaculate arrangements and performances. The quality of this music is in a league of its own. So good. Favorite track: La Rosa.
Seb Whyte (Mr. Quarter-Life Crisis)
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Seb Whyte (Mr. Quarter-Life Crisis) Truly one of the most beautiful lounge/synth pop releases ever assembled. A Masterwork. Favorite track: Present.
Julien Gracq
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Julien Gracq Anyone who lists anything other than Elastic Dummy as their favorite track from this album is a damn liar. That song rips a whole in the fabric of space time and makes sweet love to it. Favorite track: Elastic Dummy.
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    YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI'S SOPHISTICATED CITY FUNK CLASSIC RELEASED IN 1978 WHEN HE HAD JUST JOINED YMO. CO-PRODUCED BY RYUICHI SAKAMOTO AND FEATURING HARUOMI HOSONO, MINAKO YOSHIDA AND TATSURO YAMASHITA, IT IS RELEASED FOR THE FIRST TIME OUTSIDE OF JAPAN.



    Wewantsounds is delighted to announce the release of Yukihiro Takahashi's debut solo album 'Saravah!'. One of the key Japanese albums of the 70s, it was released in 1978 at a key time when, following his tenure with Sadistic Mika Band, Yukihiro Takahashi had just joined the nascent line up of Yellow Magic Orchestra. A sophisticated mix of Disco Funk, synth Pop, Ambient, French Exotica and Bossa Nova, the album has the stylish feel of a night out clubbing in Paris circa 1978. It is the missing link between the City Pop scene of the late 70s and the synth sound of YMO which was about to revolutionise the world. Newly remastered by renowned engineer Mitsuo Koike, the LP features original artwork with photos by Masayoshi Sukita (David Bowie's Heroes), a 4-page insert and a new Introduction by Benjamin Barouh (Saravah Records).

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Saravah! 04:04
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C'est Si Bon 03:15
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La Rosa 05:03
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Mood Indigo 02:52
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Sunset 04:05
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Present 04:47

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One of the key Japanese albums of the 70s, 'Saravah!' was released in 1978 at a key time when, following his tenure with Sadistic Mika Band, Yukihiro Takahashi had just joined Yellow Magic Orchestra. A sophisticated mix of Disco Funk, synth Pop, Ambient, French Exotica and Bossa Nova, the album has the stylish feel of a night out clubbing in Paris circa 1978. It is the missing link between the City Pop scene of the late 70s and the synth sound of YMO which was about to revolutionise the world. Newly remastered by renowned engineer Mitsuo Koike.

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released October 4, 2019

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