Album of the Day: Kankyō Ongaku, "Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980​-​1990"

Corporate big bucks and avant-garde music aren't the most obvious bedfellows-but throw user experience into the mix, and you've got a viable cultural phenomenon: kankyō ongaku. In 1980s Japan, as the country continued to enjoy an unprecedented post-war boom, it became the world's second-largest economy; companies like Sanyo and Muji pumped cash into the arts to enhance the experiences for its consumers.

Yhancik A.

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