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ARTIST
TITLE
Jun Kamoda
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
ACRE 014LP ACRE 014LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/7/2020

2018 release. Making music as Illreme for over 15 years, as well as being a member of hip-hop trio Baleine 3000, Jun Kamoda has been a formidable force in Japan's music scene for quite some time. "Surreal Tongue in Northern Osaka" kicks off the album with organic, choppy hip-hop paced drums lead by rugged Japanese vocals. Kamoda then follows with "Nightmare Club" and "Crush" -- two tuneful, funk-infused rollers. "Hakoniwa Disco Strut" switches up to a reformed new-age disco track with an emphatic '60s electric guitar solo surrounding the center. The next three tracks, "Mt. Woo", "Gravity of Love", and "Blooming Blues.o0O" are all peppered with high-energy, uplifting melodies layered over a more uniform house sound. "The Ruddy Sunset", is a pitched down, Balearic inspired dance track. The album decisively ends by throwing genre categories completely out the window with "No Rhyme Nation" -- tough, broken drums and breaks of unpredictable, eccentric melodies are the theme here. Contains four-page cartoon booklet (12x24") by Jun Kamoda.