Today’s Music Monday was found entirely by accident, but now I fear I’m entering the dangerous world of 1980s Japanese city pop. This song appears in so many electronica playlists and recommendations that it risks becoming a cliché, but it’s absolutely worth it!

Play Mariya Takeuchi 竹内 まりや Plastic Love

I’m not that into cyberpunk, but I do love that 1980s and early 1990s aesthetic. I could easily imagine someone cruising around in the evening listing to this song, or sitting on the MRT with my cassette Walkman.

You can buy her whole album on iTunes, which I encourage you to do. I may have also snagged a hard copy off Jauce, not that I’d admit to this.