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Piper - Summer Breeze
Piper
Summer Breeze
Tape | 1983 | US | Reissue (Ship To Shore)
16,99 €*
Release:1983 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
Led by guitarist/vocalist Keisuke Yamamoto, Piper was formed in Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture. A move to Tokyo was followed by the release of their first single on Yupiteru Records, thanks to original guitarist Yuji Suzuki who had became an A&R man for the label. Citing British bands like Wishbone Ash and Camel as influences, Yamamoto and Piper nevertheless conjured up classic American sounds on Piper’s recordings, utilizing unusual recording techniques and new technologies like Linn drums to effortlessly blend styles of funk, soul and fusion and simultaneously evoking summer vibes, autumnal breezes, and wintery shimmer.
Summer Breeze is Piper’s second album, originally released in 1984 on Yupiteru. Inspired by the sounds of Masayoshi Takanaka and Tatsuro Yamashita, as well as the concept of “BGM” (background music) championed by YMO, Summer Breeze was a conscious about face from their debut to create a new signature sound and become masters of summery resort vibes. Its smooth sounds belie the bevy of experimentation utilized on the recording, from vocoders and drum programming to recording guitars direct through the board. Even the iconic cover art, with the surfer wearing an impossibly short crop top, is deceiving in its simplicity – it was one of the most expensive jackets produced by the label at the time, due to its use of special spot colors and custom handlettering. The original album featured the marketing copy “Good Weather! Good Sounds!” which perfectly encapsulates the sounds contained on the album.
Piper - Gentle Breeze
Piper - Gentle Breeze Red Vinyl Edition
Piper - Summer Breeze / Gentle Breeze / Sunshine Kiz
Piper
Summer Breeze / Gentle Breeze / Sunshine Kiz
3CD | 2020 | US | Original (Ship To Shore)
35,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Pop
3xCD Box Set featuring Piper's "Summer Breeze", "Gentle Breeze", & "Sunshine Kiz"
Newly remastered audio
Housed in a deluxe boxShip to Shore PhonoCo. is proud to present a 3CD box set featuring three of Japanese City Pop trio Piper’s most beloved albums.

Summer Breeze

Gentle Breeze

Sunshine Kiz

Featuring newly remastered audio and housed in a deluxe box, each album is packed in a replica LP sleeve. The collection also includes a new booklet featuring newly translated interviews with the band about the making of each of these albums. It’s a collection City Pop fans will not want to miss out on!
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