Japanese original Minoru Hoodoo Fushimi self released four albums between 1985 and 1992. With this compilation, Australia’s Left Ear Records have selected 12 tracks for a double vinyl retrospective. Minoru set out to combine his love of all things funk, with traditional instruments and song from his homeland. His vocals switch between raps about cellular metabolism and haemoglobin, soulful crooning and vocoder. On “Shinz-San” he adds metal guitar to vintage Sugarhill Gang and he goes crazy with his sampler. Scratching in cats, frogs, babies, laughter, giggles, traffic jams, failing ignitions, opera singers and amorous sighs. Meanwhile “Furarete” mixes elephant roars and go-go. Curious oddities from a fogotten hero of the Japanese underground.