Haruomi Hosono, who performed in Yellow Magic Orchestra and Happy End and is a staple in Japanese music, is getting his music reissued via Light in the Attic. Five of his albums are getting for the first time outside of Japan. The series, which contains Paraiso (1978), Philharmony (1982), and omni Sight Seeing (1989) are set to be out August 10th while Hosono House (1973) and Cochin Moon (1978) are set to be reissued on September 28th. The records include translated interviews with Hosono. Watch the trailer below and find information on the label’s website.
The series’ press release also contains quotes about Hosono’s influence from the likes of Mac DeMarco, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Miho Hatori. “Hosono has been the main reason I’ve continued making music since I was like 19,” said DeMarco.