Monday, December 20, 2010

Urban Dance - s/t LP (Non-Standard, 1985)


Side A
Hitokoma No Ame
Ceramic Love
Subete Wa Himitsu No Yoru
We All Go Down

Side B
Dr. Diet
Remaking of Non-Standard Music

Debut record by this stylish techno-pop group lead by Shinobu Narita, fresh from disbanding his previous group, 4-D (one of their members left to join P-Model). The production, by Yukihiro Takahashi and Haruomi Hosono of YMO, is head-spinning, featuring the kind of sharp-focus wackiness you have already have a taste for if you enjoyed the Momoyo and Yoran singles over at Habit of Sex. Listen close for some pretty silly lyrics too: I desire your VCR, I'd like to watch you in slow-motion (Ceramic Love), and So don't put your hands on those Rice Krispies (Dr. Diet) are personal favorites.

bonus video time!


rusnon said...

Yeah, ive got quite a soft spot for this release as well, can certainly feel the hand of Yukihiro Takashi in it...
Also thanks again to you and Nattliga both for your super excellant work this year...
I am still struggling to get past the 'The Castle' - my best album of the year at present...
on that note..haha - do either of you have Kojiki To Onna ? If so i request it! - thanks again _ Rus _

c.patera said...

nattliga has it, but I don't. I'm sure it'll make its way on the web at some point or another. You may be surprised to hear that "Kojiki" is actually completely without vocals or electronics...


rusnon said...

Wow, very intrigued indeed!