Episode 13: Shinsepoppu Nippon
A trip into the early 80s Japanese synthpop explosion
Plastic clothing! Wild hair cuts! Synthesizers!! It's an hour of music culled from the early 80s synthpop explosion in Japan - featuring Yellow Magic Orchestra (of course), Ippu-Do, Mayumi Chiwaki, and the inimitable Miharu Koshi. From Bowie to Kanye, everybody was influenced by Japan's early 80s love affair with the synthesizer in pop music. Find out why.
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