Tatsuro Yamashita, reigning king of Japanese funky vibes, released this incredibly slick album in 1979 to critical acclaim. Track to track, we’re treated to absurdly solid grooves with Yamashita demonstrating his impressive vocal abilities throughout. The first track, “Nightwing,” is a short but pretty a cappella track. After that, the record is mostly lightning speed funk, except for the tender “Touch Me Lightly” and the laid back, expansive “Rainy Walk” (below) on which Haruomi pays us a popping visit on bass. “Storm” is also a chilled out treat. Let me just say here that Yamashita is the MAN. He produced this entire thing too. So insane. Great record.