The Midas Touch

by June Chikuma

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idletaxi Wonderful collection of music! Favorite track: Nite Scape (Digital Only Bonus Tune).
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cherub420 Rarely do songs/albums stir emotions & uplift me the way "Back In My Arms" does. June Chikuma has me in tears! Favorite track: Back In My Arms.
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crice370 Nice Laid Back Album... I Also Love The Fact That It Was Pressed In My Hometown, Detroit Favorite track: Back In My Arms.
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Neal Murray This song/album is a knockout. Favorite track: Back In My Arms.
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Adam As an obsessive listener of June's Bomberman OST, I was first introduced to some of the tracks on this album through her Soundcloud a number of years ago. To say the least, I was blown away. She is an inspiration as a musician, and I am overjoyed this timeless music is getting an official release and wider recognition. Thanks to everyone involved in this project, it's deeply appreciated! Favorite track: Back In My Arms.
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dooki51 A small but excellent sampling of June Chikuma's composition work. Favorite track: Alpine Plant.
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Alpine Plant 06:08
Midas Touch 06:16
Still Life 06:09
Le Train 03:20


Another Interplanetary Star Creature team up for a Chicago <-> Tokyo expedition across a fusional soundscape ranging from bossa nova lounge to pre-vaporwave exotica; new age city pop to minimal library boogie.

June Chikuma is best known now for her ground breaking Video Game soundtrack throughout the late 1980s and early 90s, most notably the now cult-classic status Bomberman Hero OST for Nintendo. During this same period of the late , she produced many recordings for a wide variety of clients including Japanese Public Transit Commercials, Video Game Arcades and VHS Nature Documentaries.

We reached out to June in 2019 with the hopes of combing her archives to present the modern listener base here on Earth. We selected a nice mix of tracks as entry point in June's work. These tracks have been rescued from obscurity, remastered and waxed up for contemporary universal enjoyment.

Hear Chikuma & Co. interpret influence's from Kraftwerk to Steely Dan, Herbie Hancock to Eric Dolphy, and Composers Ali Sriti to Paul Hindemith across a legendary line up of hardware synths ranging from Yamaha DX7, Korg Polysix, Roland D-550, and Oberheim Matrix-1000.

500 Copies. Pressed in Detroit.


released May 1, 2022

Alpine Plant / Midas Touch
June Chikuma(Keyboards), Keisuke Ohta(Violin), Hiroshi Kondo(Bass), Raiji Kawaguchi(Drums)

Back In My Arms / Still Life
June Chikuma(Keyboards), Hiroshi Kondo(Bass), Raiji Kawaguchi(Drums)

Le Train / Something Is Technically Wrong / Nite Scape
June Chikuma(All Instruments, Programming)


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