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  • Audio CD: 12 pages (31 Dec. 2008)
  • 12 pages
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: World Music Network
  • ASIN: 1906063354
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 204,203 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Japan is no longer perceived as home to the worst excesses of idol pop or inaccessible traditional music. In truth, Japanese musicians have for years been skillful at blending the traditional with the pop and coming up with some of the world's craziest concoctions. 'The Rough Guide To The Music Of Japan' encompasses sounds from ancient gagaku to today's hottest roots acts, mixed with quintessential enka and post-war boogie-woogie - a compilation to blow away any lingering preconceptions.


(5 stars) Mind-bogglingly diverse compilation...so much genuinely thrilling and surprising music...here are some genuine innovators. -- Songlines, (Howard Male), August/September 2008

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Robert Marsland on 27 Jan. 2013
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This disc offers a bewilderingly diverse snapshot of Japan's musical life. With some up to the minute sounds, a really wacky track which sounds as though the artists were having a party when they recorded it, to hillbilly done Japanese styley and even some old style jazz, not to mention the others on this album, this is really a good listen.
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