Sakura Sunset Artist Spotlight: Yoko Kanno

by Matthew Lundeen

On this week’s show, I’m celebrating the work of one of the best composers in the history of anime!

This Thursday’s Sakura Sunset will follow her career from her early works on shows like Vision of Escaflowne, to her masterful compositions on Cowboy Bebop, to many more, spanning her more than 20 years working in the industry.

Join me at 6pm this Thursday on FM89 for the biggest show yet!

Show Spotlight: Sakura Sunset

A brand new show is coming to FM89! Hosted by Matthew Lundeen, Sakura Sunset is a two-hour celebration of the best of Japanese rock. Tune in every Thursday night from 6 to 8 to hear tracks from artists you simply won’t hear on any other station this corner of the world. There are plenty of segments spotlighting artists and tons of songs that any savvy anime fan will recognize.

Matthew feels it’s important that this music is celebrated, and he wants others to enjoy it as much as he does. He says, “Watching anime introduced me to a slew of bands from Japan across all kinds of genres. I grew to really appreciate how much music can move you without completely understanding the words. This show is a product of that; it gives me an opportunity to expose the audience to music they normally might not hear.” Tune in every Thursday night from 6 to 8, and hear what you’ve been missing!