April 2, 2015

Makoto Matsushita - First Light, 1981

Anthemic, sweeping, funky, and lush. This bass-slapping, orchestra-swooshing Japanese "city pop" album rides the slippery-sweet line of definite corniness. I included both album covers because they are both pretty slick. In fact, "slick" is probably the best adjective for this work....really really slick.


  1. I LOVE this album. Thanks to a comment on YouTube, I discovered this album and fell totally in love with it. It's sentimental, fun, catchy, thoughtful and really gets me on an emotional level. It's well composed and very enjoyable listening. Some things I need to warm up to, but this was love at first listen.