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Grammy Nomination: Kankyō Ongaku – Japanese New Age Music 1980-1990

“Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990”, record label Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series, has been Grammy-nominated for Best Historical Album.

Kankyō Ongaku is expertly compiled by Spencer Doran (Visible Cloaks) who, with a series of revelatory mixtapes as well as his label Empire of Signs (Music For Nine Postcards), has been instrumental in shepherding interest in this music outside of Japan. Together with Light In The Attic’s celebrated anthologies I Am The Center and The Microcosm, Kankyō Ongaku helps to broaden our understanding of this quietly profound music, regardless of the environment in which it’s heard.

Here is the full list of nominees in this Grammy category: 

You may sample the album here

Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990:

1. Satoshi Ashikawa – “Still Space”
2. Yoshio Ojima – “Glass Chattering”
3. Hideki Matsutake – “Nemureru Yoru (Karaoke Version)”
4. Ayuo Takahashi – “Nagareru” *
5. Joe Hisaishi – “Islander”
6. Yoshiaki Ochi – “Ear Dreamin’”
7. Masashi Kitamura + Phonogenix – “Variation・III”
8. Interior – “Park”
9. Yoichiro Yoshikawa – “Nube”
10. Yoshio Suzuki – “Meet Me In The Sheep Meadow”
11. Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Dolphins” *
12. Toshi Tsuchitori – “Ishiura (Abridged)”
13. Shiho Yabuki – “Tomoshibi (abridged)”
14. Toshifumi Hinata – “Chaconne”
15. Yasuaki Shimizu – “Seiko 3”
16. Inoyama Land – “Apple Star”
17. Hiroshi Yoshimura – “Blink”
18. Fumio Miyashita – “See the Light (abridged)”
19. Akira Ito – “Praying For Mother / Earth Part 1”
20. Jun Fukamachi – “Breathing New Life”
21. Takashi Toyoda – “Snow”
22. Yellow Magic Orchestra – “Loom”
23. Takashi Kokubo – “A Dream Sails Out To Sea – Scene 3”
24. Masahiro Sugaya – “Umi No Sunatsubu”
25. Haruomi Hosono – “Original BGM”