Nick Luscombe's Sounds Of Japan

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01Islands20200726A new series of three programmes in which the Tokyo-based DJ, producer and broadcaster Nick Luscombe explores the music and sounds of Japan past and present in a virtual journey from the country’s remote outposts to its vast metropolis. In this first programme we hear music from or inspired by island life and water from traditional Okinawan sounds and instruments to surf-rock and electronica.

Nick Luscombe takes us on a personal journey through the music and sounds of Japan.

Tokyo-based DJ and broadcaster Nick Luscombe explores the music and sounds of Japan.

02In The Country20200802Tokyo-based DJ, producer and broadcast Nick Luscombe explores the music and sound of Japan past and present in a virtual journey from the country’s remote outposts to its vast metropolis. In this second of three programmes, we hear music from or inspired by the countryside in Japan, from ceremonial music from the mountains of Nagano prefecture to the more contemporary sounds of Oki Dub Ainu Band whose sound incorporates the traditional instruments of Hokkaido’s Ainu culture.

Nick Luscombe takes us on a personal journey through the music and sounds of Japan.

Tokyo-based DJ and broadcaster Nick Luscombe explores the music and sounds of Japan.

03The City20200809Tokyo-based DJ, producer and broadcast Nick Luscombe explores the music and sound of Japan past and present in a virtual journey from the country’s remote outposts to its vast metropolis. In this third and final programme, we immerse ourselves in the city with the work of Toshi Ichiyanagi, game music producer Soshi Hosoi and Yellow Magic Orchestra as well as the sound of subway trains and a walk through Tokyo's entertainment district.

Nick Luscombe takes us on a personal journey through the music and sounds of Japan.

Tokyo-based DJ and broadcaster Nick Luscombe explores the music and sounds of Japan.