Matt, you should have put Droid on speakerphone at that secondhand store in Tokyo and let him harangue them with that list in a tone of increasing disbelief
PS You've sorted my work youtube listening for today - I listened to, and liked Music for Nine Postcards, but never followed up on the later records
How abut Yoshio Ojima? Takashi Kokubo? Yaz Kaz? Aki Tsuyuko? Akira Ito? Kuniyuki Takahashi? Masayuki Koga? Masumi Hara? Nobukazu Takemura? Nobuo Uematsu? Satoshi Ashikawa? Shiho Yabuki? Takashi Kokubo? Takahiko Ishikawa? Takatoshi Naitoh? Yoichiro Yoshikawa? Yutaka Hirose?
Or contemporary artists like Hirotaka Shirotsubaki, Masayo Kato, Masayoshi Fujita, Meitei, Ryosuke Miyata, Tomonari Nozaki, Toshimaru Nakamura, Toshiya Tsunoda, Tujiko Noriko, Yui Onodera, Hakobune?