Peace / Desolate
Invitation (Japan) 1980
VIHX-1518 (7”) company’s paper sleeve
sleeve : EX-(light faded)
media : EX-/EX-(slight noise in some parts, and two light click noises.)
Plastics is the new wave band formed by Toshio Nakanishi with Chika Sato, Hajime Tachibana, Masahide Sakuma and Takemi Shima, and debuted on Rough Trade in the UK. This is a 7" single cut of two songs from their first album "Origato Plastic" released in 1980. This band, along with P-Model and Hikashu, became popular as the leading figures of techno-pop. The band had more elements of new wave and post-punk than techno-pop, and with the excellent sound production of Masahide Sakuma, a former member of Japanese prog-rock band Yoninbayashi, who was under the influence of Kraftwerk, their rock was quite radical for the time. The arrangements of the backing tracks approximate those of Hikashu.