Kuni Murai in conversation with Frosty – A Haruomi Hosono Celebration (10.17.18)

Light in the Attic Records is reissuing many of, prolific musician and producer, Haruomi Hosono’s essential albums for the first time outside of Japan. To celebrate, In Sheep’s Clothing’s hi-fi bar in downtown Los Angeles hosted a celebration of the famed Japanese musician.

Special guest Kuni Murai — famed producer, composer and founder of Alfa Records, joined dublab’s Mark “Frosty” McNeill for a chat about his decades-long working relationship with Hosono, from his days as a session player to his stratospheric success with Yellow Magic Orchestra and beyond. Enjoy this conversation with a music champion about a sonic hero!

      Kuni Murai in conversation with Frosty - A Haruomi Hosono Celebration

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FEATURED TRACKS:

Haruomi Hosono – Bara To Yaju – Hosono House (Bellwood / 1973)
Happy End – Dakishimetai – Kazemachi Roman (URC / 1971)
Haruomi Hosono – Femme Fatale – Paraiso (1978 / Alfa)
Haruomi Hosono & Tadanori Yokoo – Hum Ghar Sajan (King Records / 1978)
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Firecracker – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978 / Alfa)
Haruomi Hosono – Luminescent / Hotaru – Philharmony (1982 / ¥EN Records)
Haruomi Hosono – Sportsmen – Philharmony (1982 / ¥EN Records)
Interior – Cold Beach – Interior (1982 / ¥EN Records)
* At this moment, Daisuke Hinata of Interior made a cameo at the event!
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Cue – BGM (1981 / Alfa)

“I believe in the theory that everything starts from the avant-garde. If it’s for everybody that’s for nobody. If it’s for you or you, it’s the real thing.” – Kuni Murai


Kuni Murai in his Alfa Records office.


Kuni with Yellow Magic Orchestra.


Click here to explore Light in the Attic’s Hosono reissue series here.