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Katsumi Horii Project

Hot is Cool

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MHJL-339

LP Blue $45

SHIPS BY 2024-08-23

  • Originally released in 1987
  • Pressed on clear blue vinyl
  • Cut from the original master tapes

Description

Katsumi Horii PROJECT's debut album, "HOT IS COOL," which first hit the shelves in 1987, is now making a comeback in a stunning reissue on clear blue vinyl!

Katsumi Horii, renowned as a composer, arranger, and professor at Tokyo College of Music, has left an indelible mark with his compositions and productions spanning TV, animation, commercials, film scores, and stage productions. Notably, his credits include the beloved "Doraemon" movie series (1999-2005) and music for NHK's drama series. For this inaugural album of his fusion project, he enlisted the talents of top-tier musicians.

Embracing the vibe of the late 1980s, the album pulsates with an infectious urban fusion style, characterized by the lavish use of synthesizers and programmed rhythms. The project's inception was marked by a collaborative vision with the esteemed illustrator Hideto Suzuki. In this reissue, the album has been meticulously crafted, cut from high-spec sound data digitally converted to 96KHz/24bit sourced from the original master tapes. Manufactured as a limited edition at Sony Music's domestic factory in Japan, this release promises to captivate enthusiasts anew. Original release: March 21, 1987. Featuring performances by Katsumi Horii (key), Hiroyuki Namba (key), Yoshihiro Naruse (b), Hirokuni Korekata (g), Nobuo Kurata (key), Susumu Kazuhara (flh), Hidefumi Toki (sax), Masato Kawase (perc), and more.

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 NON-STOP PARADISE
  • 2 HOT IS COOL
  • 3 TO MY COAST
  • 4 CAN'T GO BACK TONIGHT
  • 5 AND MY PARTY BEGAN
  • 6 OUT OF THE BLUE
  • 7 HOLY SUNSET
  • 8 ALONE