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.