August 25, 1998
Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Trip-Hop, Electronica, Alternative Dance, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Club/Dance, Shibuya-Kei, House, Japanese Traditions

Album Review

This follow-up to the Sushi 3003 compilation features more in the way of Shibuya-issued Japanese pop from 1996-1998. Like the previous collection, Sushi 4004 packs it in with 16 stunning slices of hyper-eclectic music. Including fine cuts by 3003 alum Cornelius and Pizzicato Five, 4004 also includes the varied likes of Neil and Iraiza, Collette, Yukari Fresh, Fantastic Plastic Machine, and Oh! Penelope. The tracks swirl in their own slickly lo-fi club mix, finding plenty of room on several extended plays. Esquivel, Brian Wilson, lounge jazz, fusion, surf guitar, electronica, and club pop are all referenced and reconfigured fetchingly. Highlights include Sean O' Hagan's mix of Cornelius' "The Microdisneycal World Tour" and Pizzicato Five's "Lesson 3003 (Part 1)."
Stephen Cook, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Bowlers in Space
  2. You Are My Music
  3. S'il Vous Plait
  4. 2300 Hawaii
  5. K2
  6. Alcohol
  7. Yukarin' Disco
  8. Samba de Sunny Side Up
  9. Lait au Miel
  10. Fantastic Cat
  11. Some Kinds of Love
  12. Hello Baby
  13. Tragedy of the Softrocker
  14. Drive Music
  15. The Micro Disneycal World Tour [Sean O'Hagan Mix]
  16. Lesson 3003, Pt. 1