Review: In 1988, a Japanese art student called Naoki Asai gathered together a few of his more musical friends and recorded "Aber Heidschi", his sole album. Released in limited numbers as a private-press vinyl LP, the set has gone on to become something of a cult classic. Listening to this first ever reissue, it's easy to see why. Simultaneously dreamy, hallucinatory and super-sweet, the set's 12 tracks deliver a particularly dewy-eyed and tactile take on the increasingly psychedelic indie-pop sound then popular in Britain and the united states. Asai's Japanese vocals are particularly alluring, in part because of their boyish sweetness, while the accompanying music somehow manages to sound both extremely lo-fi and joyfully jangling.
Review: Another fine deep spiritual Jazz reissue on Japanese label P-Vine that came out on Strata East originally in 1974. Soaring vocals are charismatic of this album and it features the track Optimystical which Andres previously sampled.
Review: Penny deliver's a flute led Jazz version of Marvin's soul classic flipped by a funky organ backed version of Gil Scott Heron's Lady Day & John Coltrane with both tracks lifted from the Portrait Of A Gemini LP.
Review: This is the only studio album from US Soul/Rare Groove unit "Heaven Sent & Ecstasy", originally issued in 1980. An mysterious jacket design, inexplicable sub-title, some songs included in the soundtracks of "Scrolls, The Book of Life", many mysteries and great music have included and high demanded album with collectors are reissued as vinyl for the first time! P-Vine reissued it as CD in 2006, and now we present it as vinyl with OBI.
Review: This is the solo debut album from legendary Belgian Jazz Keyboardist Marc Moulin, Originally issued in 1975 after Placebo disbanded. Having played the track B1 "TOHU BOHU" by Gilles Peterson (Acid Jazz Records), vinyl collectors and DJs were looking for this record fanatically. The members of Placebo were taken part in this album as support musicians.
Review: "Undoubtedly this album is one of the important discs of Japanese new wave and German krautrock history. ""Phew"" is Japanese female vocalist who is well known as a member of legendary punk band ""Aunt Sally"". She has been active in a wide range of projects and collaborated with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Seiichi Yamamoto, DAF, and Neubauten etc.
This was originally released in 1981 as her solo debut album, made in legendary Conny's Studio with Conny Plank, Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit from CAN. Not only highly demanded by vinyl collectors worldwide, but also this album is outstanding in the dimension of the music. By Plank's engineering, their never fading sound-making is still innovative and no one can stand next. Now we present it as reissued LP with OBI, you can listen to the monumental work of her career in vinyl after more than 30 years since the last time it was reissued for the first time."
Review: "Placebo" is a Jazz/ Progressive Rock band from Belgium, led by legendary keyboardist/composer Marc Moulin. This 12"EP is included 3 live tracks recorded in 1973 when they played in TV programme "Three Days In April" regarding jazz in Belgium. This is the first time to be released these tracks on vinyl!
Review: This is the great debut album of "Placebo",released in 1971. They were a Jazz/ Progressive Rock band out of Belgium led by keyboardist Marc Moulin. It includes a cover version of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" and "Humpty Dumpty" is sampled by Detroit underground hip hop artist J dilla.
Undoubtedly one of the best of Belgian jazz-funk records ever, and now the rare original LP is traded at a high price among vinyl collectors.
Review: For the latest volume in their "Groove Diggers" series of rare record reissues, P-Vine is offering up a first ever CD edition of "In Togetherness", a 1977 private press album by singer Judy Pollak and Michigan-based backing band 33 1/3. Given that original copies of the hard-to-find record regularly change hands for four-figure sums, it's a reissue that's arguably long overdue. Musically, there's much to admire throughout, from the sax-and-synths-laden disco stomp of "Mr DJ" and down low disco-funk headiness of "Fascinating", to the seductive sweetness of Pollak's breathy vocal on "Come With Me" and the sun-kissed breeziness of intoxicating closing cut "More Than Words".
Review: Japanese P-Vine re-issue of the rare Positive Force and Denise Vallin's AOR/Soul album which was originally released on small private press label and can fetch up to $500 for the first pressing.
Review: P Vine in Japan first put out a cd reissue of this 1971 album way back in 2007 and at last they reissue a Japan only edition of the album on wax for the first time since Vistone in the USA put out a version in 1990.Heavy brass funk fuelled jazz workouts led by Roy Porter on drums.
60 years of soul/funk/R&B disc guide - definitive edition with obi-strip
Notes: From Sam Cooke to Beyonce, James Brown to Di Angelo, this new issue of the "definitive" series is a 60-year-old soul/funk/R&B chronicle. The editorial author is Yori Kawachi, a veteran music writer who has been writing about black music for over 30 years.
Freddie Terrell & The Blue Rhythm Band - "You Had It Made" (bonus track)
Freddie Terrell & The Blue Rhythm Band - "Why Not Me?" (bonus track)
Soul Know How To Make Music (bonus track)
Respect Yourself (bonus track)
Review: This is the ultimately deep funk masterpiece. "Freddie Terrell and the Soul Expedition" is US based funk group led by guitarist Freddie Terrell and this is the only studio album originally issued from Lefevre Sound in 1972. Now the rare original LP is traded at a very high price among vinyl collectors. P-Vine reissued it as CD in 200, and issued their 7inch "Itching / Get Down On It" in 2015. now we present it as vinyl with OBI.
Notes: This guide book features various albums recorded & produced in Japan, ranged from Easy Listening, Mood Music, New Age, Ambient, Pops, Rock, Disco, New Wave, Movie OST till Cartoon OST. Under the supervision of Shotaro Matsumoto who is a famous store manager of Coconut Disc record shop, 10 writers introduce about 600 discs."Walearic" is a word coined by Matsumoto, connecting "Wa"(means "Japanese" in Japanese) and "Balearic" club music established in Ibiza, Spain through '00s. As a matter of fact, Walearic is not exactly the same as Balearic. Matsumto was inspired by the vague concept of Balearic which crossovers any genres, and coined the new genre Walearic under his own aesthetics.
As you may know, the demand for Japanese vinyls recorded in 70s & 80s has been rising among the collectors worldwide. This guide book will be the ultimate tool for them to dig the discs.
Review: It must be a long awaited reissue fot many of Rare Groove fans. Billy Wooten And Special Friends Featuring Steve Weakley (FUNK INC.) was issued in 1979. P-Vine reissued it as CD & LP in 2007 and the edition is highly recommended by collectors. Needless to say, the original LP is more expensive. Now we present it as limited pressing vinyl with OBI.