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Furniture Music is not simply background music. As Brian Eno said, it is a kind of music that allows any position in relation to it. Music you could slip in an out of. But also, music that shapes deeply the atmosphere of the environment we live in.
SOAS Radio Furniture Music is your weekly source of ambient, electronic, and experimental music made by Japanese artists, both at home and abroad, or Japan-related. Ranging from early pioneers to contemporary DJs and producers.

By Year

  • 2017

  • 2016

By Tag

  • japanese

  • Electronic

  • ambient

  • Japanese Electronic

  • Experimental Electronic

  • Japan

  • Japanese Ambient

  • Experimental

  • Furniture Music

  • Japanese music

  • Beats

  • Experimental Ambient

  • electronic music

  • electronica

  • Hip Hop

  • jazz

  • downtempo

  • ambient music

  • Nujabes

  • House

  • Daisuke Tanabe

  • Anchorsong

  • Japanese hip hop

  • Kidkanevil

  • enka

  • Relaxing

  • Yosi Horikawa

  • guestmix

  • Lowercase

  • World Music

  • Ametsub

  • Susumu Yokota

  • techno

  • avant-garde

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto

  • Acoustic

  • synth

  • Gold Panda

  • SOAS Radio

  • Haruomi Hosono

  • British

  • abirdwhale

  • pop

  • Sachiko M

  • japanese funk

  • glitch pop

  • electropop

  • Sam Tucker

  • Tomoki Takeuchi

  • japanese jazz

  • Lullatone

  • Tokyo Sound Land

  • isao tomita

  • khruangbin

  • synth pop

  • Utakata no Hibi

  • exotica

  • Akiko Kiyama

  • French

  • Kaoru Inoue

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Furniture Music S02E21 w/ Gold PandaMon, 2017-06-26 11:05

Internationally acclaimed British electronic musician and former student of Japanese at SOAS, University of London,... See details

Furniture Music S02E20 w/ abirdwhaleWed, 2017-05-31 12:36

Episode featuring special guest Masato Kakinoki aka abirdwhale, London-based Japanese musician, film music composer,... See details

Furniture Music S02E19Sun, 2017-05-21 23:54

First half of the show presenting the music of Ametsub, Anchorsong, Daisuke Tanabe and Kidnaevil in honour of their... See details

Furniture Music S02E18 Japanese Funk Special w/ Raimund WongWed, 2017-05-03 12:32

A Japanese Funk Special curated by designer, and occasional DJ, Raimund Wong. Tracklist:... See details

Furniture Music S02E17 Midori Takada SpecialSun, 2017-04-23 13:13

Midori Takada, born in 1951, is a renowned percussionist and musician from Japan. Her first studio album 'Through The... See details

Furniture Music S02E16Wed, 2017-04-12 17:48

Tracklist: 1) Masumi Hara - Kimi no Yume 2) Yoshio Suzuki - The Bagel 3) Uchu - Inochi 4) Osamu Kitajima - Taiyo... See details

Furniture Music S02E15 Seldom Daniel Guest MixTue, 2017-03-28 18:03

Ambient guest mix by Seldom Daniel. Tracklist: 1) Yoshio Ojima - Radio Star 2) Hiroshi Yoshimura - Sea Side... See details

Furniture Music S02E14Wed, 2017-03-01 12:40

A diverse mix, from ambient to hip hop, which includes also tracks off posthumous album Jay Love Japan by American hip... See details

Furniture Music S02E13 Nujabes TributeMon, 2017-02-20 16:49

Born on February 7, 1974 and died in a tragic car accident on February 26, 2010, Jun Seba aka Nujabes was one of the... See details

Furniture Music S02E12 Ill Sugi & Midori InterviewWed, 2017-02-08 18:11

After meeting Japanese MC and beat-maker Ill Sugi and French producer and DJ Midori on the first date of their European... See details

Furniture Music S02E11 w/ Shibaura Sound SystemMon, 2017-02-06 22:19

Elliot from Shibaura Sound System joined us in the studio for a chat and a mix of ambient, electronic and experimental... See details

Furniture Music S02E10Wed, 2017-01-18 18:00

An episode celebrating both Furniture Music 1st anniversary and Ryuichi Sakamoto's birthday. Tracklist: 1)... See details

Furniture Music S02E09Wed, 2017-01-11 18:00

First episode of 2017, featuring music to start the year in the best way, plus some new records in my library, and a... See details

Furniture Music S02E08 Hosono Special w/ Tomokazu HayashiSun, 2016-12-18 13:49

After the detailed lecture he gave on the topic at the Highbury Arts Club in November, Tomokazu Hayashi joined... See details

Furniture Music S02E07Fri, 2016-12-09 17:02

A diverse playlist with some house music in it. Playing two tracks by Powder prior to her performance in London at the... See details

Furniture Music S02E06 w/ Ray (Deep End / Sinema City)Thu, 2016-12-01 13:22

An episode for you to immerse in. Expect no talking, rather a one-hour long fix of the best ambient, avant-garde,... See details

Furniture Music S02E05 w/ Fumix of COMADISCOThu, 2016-11-24 16:07

Special guest Fumix, one of the people behind the party night COMADISCO, is in for a mix and a chat. Expect both... See details

Furniture Music S02E04Fri, 2016-11-18 13:07

New releases, experimental music, melodic tunes, and vaporwave, by a wide range of contemporary artists, including... See details

Furniture Music S02E03Fri, 2016-11-11 11:52

An episode with a very eclectic and varied playlist, including a number of artists from Kyoto and the jazzy sounds of... See details

Furniture Music S02E02Thu, 2016-10-27 15:57

An ambient playlist who slowly grows into something more upbeat before ending gently with Umi no Ue Kara by Japanese... See details

Furniture Music S02E01Thu, 2016-10-20 17:50

A smooth ambient and jazzy playlist for the first live episode of Furniture Music. Tracklist: 1) DJ Krush –... See details

Furniture Music S01E20 - YMO SpecialThu, 2016-07-28 17:06

A special episode showcasing the works of electronic music pioneers Yellow Magic Orchestra, who have been and still are... See details

Furniture Music S01E19Tue, 2016-07-05 11:00

A mixed selection of Japanese tunes, from ambient to juke, electropop and noise. Tracklist: 1)... See details

Furniture Music S01E18 w/ KidkanevilTue, 2016-06-28 11:00

A Red Bull Music Academy alumnus, Kidkanevil is a talented British electronic musician who often collaborates with... See details

Furniture Music S01E17 w/ AnchorsongWed, 2016-06-08 11:00

After dedicating Episode 11 to his music, Anchorsong came to SOAS Radio to have a chat and play some of his favourite... See details

Furniture Music S01E16 - Cuushe SpecialWed, 2016-06-01 11:00

After her gig in London at Birthdays Dalston on May 30th, 2016, this episode showcases music by Japanese artist... See details

Furniture Music S01E15 - Isao Tomita SpecialThu, 2016-05-26 11:00

A tribute episode to Isao Tomita, who died on 5th May 2016 at 84 years old. Tracklist: 1) Isao Tomita - Clair De Lune... See details

Furniture Music S01E14Wed, 2016-05-18 11:00

A longer episode packed with good tunes, from techno to ambient, from experimental music made with field recordings to... See details

Furniture Music S01E13Wed, 2016-04-27 11:00

A mix of tunes from techno to ambient. Featuring music by Kyoka, Nao Tokui, Tsuchiya Yasuyuki, Eater and Shuta... See details

Furniture Music S01E12 - Non-Japanese SpecialWed, 2016-04-20 18:43

Special Episode featuring ambient and electronic music by non-Japanese artists but who were nonetheless inspired by or... See details

Furniture Music S01E11 - Anchorsong SpecialWed, 2016-04-20 18:39

Episode 11 showcases the electronic experiments of Anchorsong, a talented musician especially famous for his unique... See details

Furniture Music S01E10 - Soichi Terada SpecialTue, 2016-04-05 18:49

An episode about Japanese composer and musician Soichi Terada, in celebration of his European Tour April... See details

Furniture Music S01E09 - Susumu Yokota TributeTue, 2016-04-05 18:38

A tribute episode to Susumu Yokota, a prolific musician, whose work spans from ambient to house, and who died... See details

Furniture Music S01E08 - Women onlyTue, 2016-04-05 18:30

An 'almost-one-hour-long' episode showcasing different kinds of electronic and ambient tunes made by Japanese female... See details

Furniture Music S01E07Tue, 2016-04-05 18:26

A selection of melancholic, chill out, relaxing ambient songs by different artists. Tracklist: 1. Ayur - I Miss... See details

Furniture Music S01E06 - Utakata no Hibi by MariahTue, 2016-04-05 18:21

A great re-issue of 2015, this episode showcases the album Utakata no Hibi by Mariah, originally released in... See details

Furniture Music S01E05 w/ Daisuke Tanabe & Sam Tucker of Yuppies MusicTue, 2016-04-05 18:16

Daisuke Tanabe's European Tour kicked off last week and I had the pleasure to interview him and Sam Tucker of Yuppies... See details

Furniture Music S01E04 - Daisuke Tanabe SpecialTue, 2016-04-05 17:35

Since Daisuke Tanabe is playing on Thursday 11th February 2016 in London here is a selection of his... See details

Furniture Music S01E03 - Lefthanded Dream by Ryuichi SakamotoTue, 2016-04-05 17:26

This episode is all about one album only, a classic released in the 80s: Ryuichi Sakamoto's Lefthanded Dream /... See details

Furniture Music S01E02Tue, 2016-04-05 17:22

How can you define a genre? In this episode we will move from "proper" ambient and electronic tunes to acid jazz and... See details

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