After Dinner - 1982-85 LP
After Dinner, from Japan, embraced new wave, traditional Japanese music, free contemporary and avant-garde rock. Founded by female vocalist, musician and composer Haco in 1981, After Dinner broached a very interesting collective cohesion. Their backgrounds, though however various, brought them together during times of recording and live performance. 1982-85 includes all their first production; the complete first album Glass Tube, two tracks from the first 7" single and a bonus track from a 1985 compilation on Celluloid. Includes 24-pages booklet.
"A founding member of the legendary band After Dinner, Haco is one of the most versatile vocalists in the Japanese indies scene." - John Zorn
"Haco is capable of gallons of tenderness and melancholy." - Kurt Gottschalk
"Listening to After Dinner is like submerging yourself in water and going to sleep while playing Kate Bush on one CD player and traditional Japanese music on another." - Julian Cope
"Haco has a soft, airy voice and her lyrics (sung in both English and Japanese) are inflected with an intelligent sense of whimsy as she sings of the dreamier aspects of modern life." - Brian Olewnick