Meet Miguel who hails from the Catalonia city of architect Antoni Gaudí (of Sagrada Família fam of course, and who I must say to who Miguel bears a striking resemblance san broken-and-taped eyeglasses), Reus, Spain! I’ve only ever heard of Reus by name but have never met and actual Reusenc, so this was quite a prospect! (Side note, Reus is also a famous for its signature Catalan modernism, also as wine-producing region, a rock-climbing mecca, and boasts a millenia-rich history. I wanna go! )

Miguel was carrying a massive haul form Recofan’s new shop in Shibuya Magnet opposite the station. He hd huge spectrum of different kinds of music (and formats too!) most of which were from the cheaper bins, and very little of which that he was actually familiar with, i.e. mostly boght on the change it might (or might not) be good. (Second side note: Cheers to the one who buy music indiscriminately, who love exploring music so much that they’ll take a chance on any half-way interesting looking record! You truly are the best kinds of music appreciators and I aspire to be more a part of your tribe! Here’s to one of your members, pictured here: Miguel from Reus)

As I was cataloging Miguel’s scores, I was a bit overwhelmed at the daunting task of listening to them all as there are so damn many titles. Rather than throwing one on streaming, it was actually a band I found on Miguel’s hat “Depresión Sonora” that caught my eye …and ear! Great sound – I recommend their song “vivo del aire” off their 2023 E.P. Mala.

Great to meet you, amigo! Safe travels and see you when you come back to Tokyo. In the meantime, hope you enjoy all those records!

More TRS on the way.

The Film Studio Orchestra – 決定盤 最新邦画ロードショー
Label: Victor – SWF-8203~4
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP
Country: Japan
Genre: Jazz, Stage & Screen
Style: Jazz-Funk

Hiroshima ヒロシマ – A) Yozakura ホワイト・ドリーム夜桜 / B) Hazakura ホワイト・ドリーム葉桜
Label: Arista / Nippon Phonogram 7RS-48
Format: 7″ 45 Single
Year: 1982
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Izam – 瞳閉じて
Label: Sweet Heart Records – TODT-5230
Format: CD, Mini, Single
Country: Japan
Released: Nov 26, 1998
Genre: Pop
Style: J-pop

Steph Pockets – On This Journey
Label: Goon Trax – GTXC-123
Format: CD, Album
Country: Japan
Released: Oct 19, 2016
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Jazzy Hip-Hop, Pop Rap

白鳥座 – Vifam
Label: Warner Bros. Records – K-1553
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: Japan
Released: 1985
Genre: Stage & Screen
Style: Theme, Anison

Alisha – Baby Talk
Label: Vanguard – K07S-7069
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: Japan
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Freestyle

The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden
Label: Rolling Stones Records – ESR-20503
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Stereo
Country: Japan
Released: Oct 20, 1978
Genre: Rock
Style: Classic Rock

The Ritchie Whites – Stop Me Before I Kill Again
Label: Rapid Pulse Records (2) – rp AtAll 12
Format: Vinyl, 7″
Country: US
Released: 2000
Genre: Rock
Style: Garage Rock, Punk

ニール・リード [Neil Reid] – ママに捧げる詩 [Mother Of Mine]
Label: London Records – TOP-1691
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: Japan
Released: Feb 1972
Genre: Pop
Style: Vocal

Baby S – Street Fractions
Label: Ruthless Records – E2S 56785
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
Country: US
Released: 2002
Genre: Hip Hop

Drum Method Feat. Akeem Tha Illmanagoo, Uzi, Zeebra, NG Head, 三木道三 – 気付け / 築け
Label: Bandai Music – APJA-3
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Country: Japan
Released: Feb 21, 1998
Genre: Hip Hop

Ro-Cee – Singles
Label: Ro-Cee Records AB – 561 012-2
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP, Compilation
Country: Sweden
Released: 1999
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: G-Funk, Pop Rap

Les Enfants D’Arausio, Ensemble Folklorique De La Principauté D’Orange = アラウシオの子供たち* と オランジュ公国民俗合奏団* – Chants Et Danses De Provence = フランスの民俗音楽〈I〉/ プロヴァンス地方の歌と踊り
Label: Barclay – L15B 3019, Barclay – L15B3019
Series: 民族音楽シリーズ
Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Stereo
Country: Japan
Released: 1982年7月
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk, Field Recording, Occitan

Coolio – Coolio 2002 EP
Label: Black Claw – BCL 5015-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP
Country: Germany
Released: 2002
Genre: Hip Hop

Stuff – Stuff It!
Label: Warner Bros. Records – P-10558W
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Japan
Released: 1979
Genre: Jazz
Style: Smooth Jazz

白竜 [Hakuryu]・ クロスウインド [Crosswinds] – 俺たちの生きた時間
Label: Kitty Records – 20MS-0017
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Japan
Released: 1982
Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul, Stage & Screen
Style: Prog Rock

Jay – Concerto Remix
Label: Dice (6) – BVJS-29908, BMG – 74321-74456-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP, Promo, Stereo
Country: Japan
Released: Mar 23, 2000
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: J-pop

Gater – Chloe E.P.
Label: Dekathlon Records – DEKA 011
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP
Country: Germany
Released: Nov 24, 2003
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro

Yosuke Yamashita – Sentimental
Label: [mju:] – 28MS 0089, Kitty Records – 28MS0089
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Japan
Released: Jan 31, 1986
Genre: Jazz

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