The highly sought-after Breeze LP will get new life on vinyl and CD next month.
Atlas, a group composed of Hiroyuki Namba, Eiji Kawamura, and Toshiro Imaizumi, put out a few records in the '80s, of which Breeze is the most highly sought-after. Mule describes it as "one of the best and most complex Japanese jazz fusion albums," and label boss Toshiya Kawasaki himself calls it a "secret weapon." Original editions are extremely hard to come by—there's just one vinyl copy listed for sale on Discogs.
Studio Mule is now set to give Breeze a fresh issue in late February on both vinyl and CD formats. It'll be the sub-label's second release, after a compilation of Japanese disco, boogie and soul that's due out later this month.
Listen to samples of the album.
01. Mediterranean Breeze
03. After Brunch With You
04. Summer Breeze
05. Never Come Into Your Eyes
07. Breeze For Siesta
08. Walkin' Around In Summer Sand
09. Love Beach
Studio Mule will reissue Breeze on February 23rd, 2018.