Jun Fukamachi

“Nicole (kraft Digipack, Liner Notes Post” | “( 86 Spring And Summer Collection-instru”

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- CD Kraft Digipack, Liner Notes Poster Inlay folded to Digipack Format Jun Fukamachi’s 1986 never-officially-released highly sought after rarity NICOLE LP available for the first time ever on vinyl and CD, and made in cooperation with the artist’s estate. All new liner notes by Masaharu Yoshioka aka The Soul Searcher. Tracklisting CD 01 Morning Glow, 02 Breathing New Life, 03 Garden, 04 Urban Square, 05 Nile Blue, 06 Shining Through, 07 Early Summer, 08 Roses At The Cutting Edge, 09 Passion (bonus track) WRWTFWW Records is proud to announce the release of Jun Fukamachi’s highly coveted Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection - Instrumental Images) album, originally recorded in 1986 for celebrated fashion designer Mitsuhiro Matsuda’s Nicole clothing brand and never officially available before. Only ever distributed as a limited promotional item offered to attendees and participants of the 1986 fashion show for the Nicole brand’s Spring and Summer collection, Fukamachi’s moody magnum opus has become a sort of Holy Grail for fans of Japanese ambient, jazz, and synth music alike…and rightly so! Meticulously conceived, smooth and subtle, Nicole sounds like it came from an ethereal land where Erik Satie and Art of Noise lived together, a sublimely cinematic listening experience perhaps best described by renowned Japanese music writer Masaharu Yoshioka aka The Soul Searcher: If you are driving down the Autobahn at 160 km/h, or even 80 km/h, and Jun’s music starts playing on the car stereo, the windshield will instantly turn into your own personal silver screen. Nicole is available in two versions: a vinyl LP cut at Emil Berliner Studios, housed in a kraft sleeve similar to the original promo-only release, and a kraft digipak CD version. Both versions were made in cooperation of the artists’s estate and come with new liner notes by Masaharu Yoshioka.

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