Ippu-Do

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Ippu-Do
一風堂
Origin  Japan
Genres Techno, pop, electronic, new wave, experimental
Years active 1979 (1979)–1981, 1983–1984
Labels Epic Records
Sony Records
Past members

Ippu-Do (一風堂?) was a Japanese technopop trio of the early 1980s led by singer/songwriter Masami Tsuchiya.[1][2]

Ippu-Do debuted in 1979 with Normal, made up of Tsuchiya on vocals and guitar, Akira Mitake on keyboards, and Shoji Fujii on drums. Between 1980 and 1981 they released two follow-ups, Real and Radio Fantasy, the latter of which would be their first release outside of Japan. The group thereafter went on hiatus, and Tsuchiya began a solo career.

They reappeared in late 1983 as a duo of Tsuchiya and Mitake. They were supported by drummer Steve Jansen and keyboardist Richard Barbieri of Japan as well as bassist Percy Jones, they recorded 1983's Night Mirage. One live album, Live and Zen, was released in 1984. Despite this, Tuschiya returned to his solo career shortly after.

A compilation entitled The Very Best of Ippu-Do was assembled in 1998.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • (1979) Normal
  • (1980) Real
  • (1981) Radio Fantasy
  • (1983) Night Mirage
  • (1984) Live and Zen

Compilations[edit]

  • (1982) Lunatic Menu
  • (1998) The Very Best of Ippu-Do

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Ippu-Do Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Kent, Nicholas D. "Ippu Do and Masami Tsuchiya". technopop.info. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

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