This compilation was put together some years back by Will Louviere before Companion Records was around. Here's what Will has to say:
A few years ago I stopped into one of my favorite local suburban thrift stores and was startled to find rows and rows of South East Asian LPs in the record bins - many adorned with fantastic psychedelic/mod cover art designs. The cashier informed me they had been dropped off in paper bags by an older Asian gentleman less than an hour before my arrival. I bought the entire lot, whizzed back to my apartment and spent the next couple weeks scouring it for the best material. This CD is the result.
At the time it was one of the most exotic finds I'd happened upon. I had never seen or heard anything quite like these records and was amazed at the fantastic East/West blends created by these long-lost, hopelessly obscure pop groups. I consciously left certain artists/title credits untranslated and wrote casual, vague, nearly info-free liners. My intent was to present the collection in the same way it had been presented to me: completely alien, foreign and without context.