It’s hard to believe that Ryukyu Underground’s last album was released three years ago so it’s great news to hear about their new release for 2009, “Umui,” which will be the duo’s 4th album. Ryukyu Underground features a mixture sounds of Dub, Hip Hop, Afro Beat, and Lounge, to create a club sound out of traditional and new Okinawan songs. “Umui” (omoi in Japanese) will have a total of 10 tracks and feature guest musicians (and frequent contributors) Toru Yonaha, Mika Uchizato, Ayano Uema, Natsuki Nakamura, and Mitsuko Nagado. The group’s albums can be sampled and purchased on iTunes (link opens iTunes).
(via Campus Record Staff blog.)