Friday, February 06, 2009


Synth-pop, Techno-pop

Hiroshi Segawa (04.06.1960) - Vocal, Keyboards, Acoustic Piano,MC-4 & LINN Drum programming
Yamada Atsushi (02.08.1962) - Vocal, Keyboards, Guitar
??Tadashi - Guitar (im not sure if he was really a member)

"Electric Day"


藤井章司 (Huzii Shiyouzi?) - Drums
produced by 筒井望 (Tsutsui Nozomi ?)
mixing engineered by 梶 篤r (Atsushi)
recording engineered by 鎌田岳彦・河合十里 (Kamada Takehiko Sato ?)

"Imaginary Dolls"


01 Enough To Dance
02 Beware Of Love
03 Mysterious Marionette
04 Life Without You
05 Imaginary Doll
06 Electric Day
07 The River Flowing To Death
08 Passing Girl
09 Melody For You
10 The End For The Beginning


IMAGINARY DOLL (7") (1984)

11 Imaginary Doll (Single Version)
12 Passing Girl (Single Version)

Link to download:

Though Jullan is the second best techno-pop band ever after Yellow magic Orchestra,there are only few Japanese sites where they are mentioned.Three brilliant albums with some killer songs, three gems of the genre. My hope is somebody has some more info to share here. (saltyka)


"Because Of Love"


01 Mind Kiss (Vocoder)
02 Be With You
03 The Window
04 Torn Hearts
05 You're My Baby
06 Because Of Love
07 To Be Or Not To Be
08 Happy Birthday To My Girl
09 Heart Of Love
10 Time To Be Apart


BECAUSE OF LOVE (12") (1984)

11 Because Of Love (Long & English Version - Because Mix)
12 Because Of Love (Single Version)
13 To Be Or Not To Be (Single Version)

Link to download:

PULSE (1985)

"Depend On You"


01 Depend On You
02 Stop The Race
03 The Ship04 Save Them
05 Time (For People)
06 Let's Dance Everynight
07 Electromance
08 Love Somebody
09 Circulation


ROUGE TRAIN (7") (1985)

10 Rouge Train
11 Tell me Tell Me


12 Rouge Train Express (Long & English Version of Rouge Train)
13 Love Somebody (Single Version)
14 After Love Is Gone

Link to download:

Jullan was a Japanese techno-pop dou formed mainly by the students of Hitotsubashi University.The members are Hiroshi and Atsushi. Ryuichi Sakamoto showed them first in a radio programme. After it they became popular in Japan and one of their song ,"Because Of Love" was used for Kose Cosmetics' Fall '84 campaign. They sent a demo tape to the British "Melody Maker" who extolled them and they even signed a contract in the UK to make their debut record .
Their sound is melodious electro pop.They disbanded after 1985.

Since there only few Japanese sites to mention Jullan , i don't have more info, so don't know if they done more music or not since then.

Yamada Atsushi:
Yamada, Atsushi (born 08.1962)Professor of International Political Economy, IPP, Hitotsubashi University Yamada Atsushi received his Ph.D. in law from Hitotsubashi University. He was a grantee of Fulbright Graduate Studies scholarship at Columbia University(1991-93). His major publications include Neo-Techno-Nationalis: Technology and International Relations in an Age of Glocalization (yuhikaku, 2001, in Japanese), “Glocalization and the Transformation of the State”International Relations, no. 124, (2000, in Japanese).

More info:

Hiroshi Segawa:
????? (please help me to find him)

I ask my visitors from Japan to help me out with info about Jullan!


Blogger heavy_dubby said...

large up yourself saltyka. a big thank you for jullan, i'm looking forward to hear them... i don't know anything about them, i'm so curious...thanks,


9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Masterpiece albums, Salty!
It fits perfetly with
Masami Tsuchiya/Ippu-Do/Akira Mitake,
Yellow Magic Orchestra/Yukihiro Takahashi/Ryuichi Sakamoto, Winston Tong,
Sandii & The Sunsetz,
Logic System,
TM Revolution
Anzen Chitai
Off Course
Bamboo Industry


I'm looking for Moonriders!!!!Could you upload their albums?

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude! i requested this from you ages ago! I had obtained mp3s of these albums and then lost them on a crashed drive! So happy to be reuinted with them; You made my night - Thank you!

4:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the request for moonriders! - thanks again!

4:20 AM  
Blogger harleytexas said...

thanks for the great music

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all are welcome!Thanks for the comments!

I dont have all from Moonriders,but i will share in this year what i have.


2:53 PM  
Blogger Fit Video said...

I lived in Japan from 84 to 87, read and write Japanese, I am a YMO family fan and I have never ever heard of JULLAN weird is that...?

many thanks

Paul Burns


5:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's also a UK comp. from '85 called 'Blush On Black' containing a totally different version (more minimal synth style) from "Imaginary Doll"

3:11 AM  
Blogger Vanilla Face said...

This is a clip of the version from Blush on Black:

I'm sorry to say it's all I have.

Thank you so much for sharing this, I love your blog and have linked it on mine.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Killer post! Have never heard of them before, but the music presented in your blog never ceases to amaze me. I'm a fan of both YMO and German synth pop band THE TWINS, and Jullan seems to be the perfect mixture of these two bands. Big thumbs up!

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there|| been looking for their discography for YEARS. unfortunately all links are dead . could you share them again ? thanks so much by the way your blog is pure awasomeness

4:23 PM  

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