- Mar 7, 2008
Thank you for posting this. I understand what you're talking about now. And have heard songs with a similar vibe on some older anime and Japanese TV shows, though I did not know the name of the genre.
It's not really disco. The style is similar, but not precisely identical to alot of adult contemporary music played in the US around the same time. Or what some might derisively call "elevator music", which was sort of a mix of soft R&B, smooth jazz/fusion, and "smoothed out" covers of pop tunes. 80's AC stations would often play artists like Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Sting, Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston, Sade, and other folks of that general ilk.
I like the vibe on several of your city pop tracks, and hope you'll post some more when you have a chance.
City Pop sort of like a mixture of westcoast pop, jazz fusion, R&B, soul, funk, disco, and synthpop.
I have a longer playlist with some of my favorite 80's Japanese pop/rock (some amazing songs on that list), and I think you'll find some you'll really love on it: