STUDIO MULE
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Distr.  : UK - Norman/Boomkat/
Style   : disco / electro pop / boogie / funk /



STUDIOMULE  1   V / A                   MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO               2LP     01.2018
STUDIOMULE  1   V / A                   MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO               CD      01.2018

LP 1    a1      nobuo yagi              mi mi africa
        a2      nobuyuki shimizu        silver spot
        a3      piper                   samba night
        b1      haruko kuwana           akogareno sundown
        b2      aru takamura/koi wa saikou(iím in love)
        b3      hitomi tohyama          love is the competition
        b4      honma express           what the magic is to try

LP 2    c1      colored music           colored music
        c2      shohjo-tai & red bus st project : electric city
        c3      yumi murata             krishna
        d1      eri ohno                live hard,live free
        d2      minnie/rocket 88 d3 shoody : tokyo melody
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STUDIOMULE  2   ATLAS                   BREEZE                          LP      02.2018
STUDIOMULE  2   ATLAS                   BREEZE                          CD      02.2018

        1/      mediterranean breeze
        2/      simpatia
        3/      after brunch with you
        4/      summer breeze
        5/      never come into your eyes
        6/      indige
        7/      breeze for siesta
        8/      Walkin' Around In Summer Sand
        9/      Love Beach
        10/     Madrigl
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STUDIOMULE  003 STUDIO MULE             CARNAVAL                        12"     03.2018

        01.     Carnaval (feat. Miyako Koda) (Dance Edit)
        02.     Carnaval (feat. Miyako Koda) (Extended Edit)
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STUDIOMULE 004  IKUE ASAZAKI            YOISURA BUSHI                   12"     06.2018

        01.     Yoisura Bushi
        02.     Yoisura Bushi (Kuniyuki Remix)
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STUDIOMULE 006  V / A                   MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO VOL.2         2LP     07.2018

        01.     Genji Sawai             Hikobae
        02.     Today's Latin Project   Danza Lucumi
        03.     Shigeru Suzuki          On The Coast
        04.     Air Suspension Club Cand : In The Hot City
        05.     Yasunori Soryo & Jim Rocks : So Long America
        06.     Jugando                 Twisty
        07.     Kingkong Paradise       Samarkand
        08.     Katsutoshi Morizono With Bird's Eye View : Imagery
        09.     Om                      Windmill
        10.     Parachute               Mystery Of Asian Port
        11.     Yuji Toriyama           Bay Sky Provincetown 1977
        12.     Keiichi Oku             Heat Wave
        13.     Safari                  Day Dream At The Bob's Beach
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STUDIOMULE 007  STUDIO MULE : Shinzo No Tobira feat Miyako Koda         12"     07.2018

        1.      Shinzo No Tobira (Extended Edit)
        2.      Shinzo No Tobira (Dub Edit)
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STUDIOMULE 008  MOTOHIKO HAMASE         INTAGLIO                        LP      08.2018
STUDIOMULE 008  MOTOHIKO HAMASE         INTAGLIO                        CD      08.2018

        1.      Circlet
        2.      Rain Calls For Bird
        3.      Lung
        4.      Symptom
        5.      Elan Vital
        6.      Aboriginel
        7.      Intagliol

Thereís a resurgence in japanese electronic, jazz and new age music going at the
moment. This has shone new light on the underrated bass player, Motohiko Hamase
leading to the reissue of his ambient/new age album, Intaglio. Hamase was a reliable
session player with acts such as pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto and maverick guitarist,
Kazumi Watanabe as well as being a member of the Isao Suzuki Sextet playing modern
jazz.
https://www.normanrecords.com/records/171812-motohiko-hamase-intaglio
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STUDIOMULE 009  STUDIO MULE : FACE TO FACE FT. MIYAKO KODA              12"     10.2018

        1.      Face To Face (Extended Edit)
        2.      Face To Face (Ambient Version)
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STUDIOMULE 010  MOTOHIKO HAMASE         REMINISCENCE                    LP      10.2018
STUDIOMULE 010  MOTOHIKO HAMASE         REMINISCENCE                    CD      10.2018

        01.     Childhood
        02.     Intermezzo
        03.     Tree
        04.     Reminiscence
        05.     Water Meadow
        06.     Doll
        07.     Na Mo Che
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STUDIOMULE 011  MITSUAKI KATAYAMA TRIO : FIRST FLIGHT                   LP      12.2018

        a1      unknown point
        a2      arizona high way
        a3      itís over
        b1      louis
        b2      first flight
                (Note : LP , 500 copies)
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STUDIOMULE 012  V / A                   MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO VOL.3         2LP     02.2019
STUDIOMULE 012  V / A                   MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO VOL.3         CD      02.2019

        1/a1    yoko hatanaka/more sexy
        2/a2    masumi hara/kimi no yume
        3/a3    yuki nakayamate/silhouette call
        4/a4    atsuo fujimoto/theme of high school student
        5/b1    mari kaneko/get to paradise
        6/b2    tomoko aran/hannya
        7/b3    masako miyazaki/fantasy
        8/c1    junko sakurada/watashi no koukoku
        9/c2    kangaroo/sunshine bright on me
        10/c3   maiko okamoto/strangerís night
        11/c4   the fad/singing lady
        12/d1   the eastern gang/magic eyes
        13/d2   rinda yamamoto/crazy baby
        14/d3   tomoko aran/iím in lov
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STUDIOMULE 013  EIJI NAKAYAMA           AYA'S SAMBA                     LP      02.2019

        01.     Eiji Nakayama           Aya's Samba
        02.     Eiji Nakayama           Yellow Living
        03.     Eiji Nakayama           See Sea Town
        04.     Eiji Nakayama           Far-Away Road
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STUDIOMULE 014  YOSHIMI UENO            TAIKO NO UMINARI                LP      01.2019

        1       sea sound
        2       tsuchi ningyo
        3       my spirit
        4       skip
        5       k.bluse
        6       uzushio
                (Note : LP , 500 copies)
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STUDIOMULE 015  MAYUMI SONODA WITH KICHIRO SUGINO : TRIO                LP      03.2019

        01.     It's Over
        02.     A Boy Named Charlie Brown
        03.     The One I Love Belongs To Some Body
        04.     Come Rein Or Come Shine
        05.     Where Can I Go Whit Out You
        06.     Bye Bye Black Bird
        07.     What Kind Of Fool As I
        08.     The Wooden Gong Dreamy
        09.     All Of Me
        10.     Fly Me To The Moon
        11.     You Be So Nice To Come Home To
                (Note : LP , 500 copies)

Studio Mule present a reissue of Mayumi Sonoda with Kichiro Sugino Trio's Gogo Sanji
No Aki, originally released on Johnny's Disk Record in 1982.
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STUDIOMULE 016  KING KONG PARADISE      ATSUMA MO SAMUSAM               LP      03.2019

        1       fujiyama 
        2       kyokaisen 
        3       atsusa mo samusamo 
        4       reggae voodoo 
        5       omaeha heart breaker 
        6       kikiaki 
        7       secret track

Up until now the partnership that has been forged between Studio Mule and Johnnyís
Disk Record has produced a slew of superb Japanese jazz reissues. However, for the
latest edition the Mule Musiq offshoot have opted to re-press an LP that is something
of an anomaly in the JDR catalogue. Atsuma Mo Samusam, a super-duper-rare 1984 record
from King Kong Paradise, has just as much reggae, Balearia and new-wave in it as it
does the jazz-fusion of King Kong Paradise's other albums. Think Second Circle and
Beats In Space.
https://www.normanrecords.com/press/index.php?item_id=174943
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STUDIOMULE 017  DOCTOR UMEZU DIVA       DIVA                            LP      04.2019

        1.      Diva
        2.      Nishibi No Ataru Heya
        3.      Hinobashi No Tamoto
        4.      Poi
        5.      Diva
        6.      Ohayashi
        7.      E Ni Kaita Mochi
        8.      Down Wind (Kazashimo)
                (Note: LP , 500 copies)

Doctor umezu diva is a japanese sax player kazutoki umezuís one off project which
he invited two female artists, one is a legendary marimba player midori takada and
one more is a vocalist & pianist and half of japanese newwave band colored music in
the end of 80ís.
This album was one of the best kept secret jazz album from Japan.
This album is a unique mixture of modern classical sound and avant-garde jazz which 
s kind of similar with strata east or nimbus.
https://www.normanrecords.com/press/index.php?item_id=175688
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STUDIOMULE 018  STUDIO MULE             BGM                             LP      04.2019
STUDIOMULE 018  STUDIO MULE             BGM                             CD      04.2019

        1.      Shinzo No Tobira [Feat. Miyako Koda (Dip In The Pool)]
        2.      Kagami No Naka No Jyugatsu [Feat. Nanako Sato]
        3.      Carnaval [Feat. Miyako Koda (Dip In The Pool)]
        4.      Ballet
        5.      Soshite Bokuwa Toho Ni Kureru
        6.      Yugao [Feat. Saho Terao]
        7.      Face To Face [Feat. Miyako Koda (Dip In The Pool)]
        8.      The April Fools [Feat. Nanako Sato]

The album cover is by the increasingly popular hotshot photographer Kota Shouji.
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STUDIOMULE 019  HOROSHI MATSUI          SAMBA DE HOWA HOWA              12"     06.2019

        1       Samba De Howa Howa
        2       Crazy Miracle Dub 
        3       Keep Love It 
        4       Space Travel Of Miracle K (Woo-Ah The World)
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STUDIOMULE 020  FUMIO ITABASI TRIO : RISE AND SHINE-LIVE AT TH AKETA'S  LP      05.2019

Studio Mule present their third reissue of Fumio Itabashi with Rise And Shine: Live
At The Aketa's, originally released in 1977. Rise And Shine Live At The Aketa's was
his second release of 1977, and it was recorded at legendary Jazz Club in Tokyo. This
album was actually recorded before his first release Toh. "Jumping Board" on side A is
a Japanese hard bop classic. Itabashi's cover version of "My Funny Valentine" is very
sweet and elegant while the main track, "Rise And Shine", is one of his best work.
At times the album is reminiscent of Pharaoh Sanders if he played piano. Limited
initial press.
https://www.forcedexposure.com/Catalog/STUDIOMUL.020LP.html
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STUDIOMULE 021  YUKIHIRO FUKUTOMI       FEEL MY LOVE VIBES              12"     06.2019

1       Yukihiro Fukutomi feel my love vibes (love vibes)       7:44
2       Yukihiro Fukutomi feel my love vibes (feel my love)     6:02
3       Yukihiro Fukutomi feel my love vibes (dub vibes)        8:35
4       Yukihiro Fukutomi feel my love vibes (dubstrumental)    6:08

japanese house music legend ďyukihiro fukutomiĒís debut single on 1992.
itís a first time to be reissued and this release have been forgotten long timeÖ
probably because very small production and released in only japan.
4 different version of pure jazzy deep house masterpiece.
https://www.normanrecords.com/press/index.php?item_id=176763
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STUDIOMULE 022  TAKAYUKI SHIRAISHI      MISSING LINK                    LP      08.2019

        01.     Takayuki Shiraishi      Dark Sea
        02.     Takayuki Shiraishi      Eardrum
        03.     Takayuki Shiraishi      Down The Stairs
        04.     Takayuki Shiraishi      Crystal Valley
        05.     Takayuki Shiraishi      Night Birds
        06.     Takayuki Shiraishi      Blue Hour
        07.     Takayuki Shiraishi      Dynamo No.2
        08.     Takayuki Shiraishi      En And Ten
        09.     Takayuki Shiraishi      Dance In The Fog
        10.     Takayuki Shiraishi      Frozen Falls
        11.     Takayuki Shiraishi      360į
        12.     Takayuki Shiraishi      Phenomena
        13.     Takayuki Shiraishi      Gray Shadows

Studio Mule presents Missing Link, a collection by Japanese living legend electronic
producer Takayuki Shiraishi. Missing Link is a collection of unreleased material
recorded in the late '80s. Shiraishi started his career in working with BGM, who
released material on the Japanese experimental label Vanity Records. Their one and
only album Back Ground Music (1980) has been one of the most in-demand Japanese new
wave albums. The present album is unique mixture of dark new wave, post punk, kraut
rock, and experimental electronic music.
https://www.forcedexposure.com/Catalog/STUDIOMUL.022LP.html
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