Cherry / Leedian - blue three & blue two compilation C120 cassette (Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records)$7.00
'Cherry (aka Teruyuki Kurihara of Tokyo) combined delicate guitar instrumentals with pulsating, metronomic not-quite-techno on his original three-tape set. The result was an emotive kind of minimal pop that prefigured future releases in the Blue Tapes series from the likes of Laurent Chambert and Henry Plotnick.
Leedian’s (aka Hitoshi Asaumi of Toon) release was constantly-shapeshifting music that contained elements of jazz and glitch but didn’t really sound like anything. It could sound phantasmal or brutal, playful or petulant.' - Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records