A Japanese air conditioner in the 80s came with its own vinyl soundtrack

From the Amazon.com description for the vinyl reissue of Takashi Kokubo's Get at the Wave:

Recorded in 1987 as promotion for a luxury air conditioning line, Takashi Kokubo's Balearic gem "A Dream Sails Out To Sea" gets first ever official release from Lag Records, complete with previously unheard music.


Originally composed to 'soundtrack' a high-end air conditioning line from Japanese electronic giant Sanyo, the album was meant to transport the consumer into a paradise far away from the heat and hurry of urban life. One listen to something as splendorous as 'Underwater Dreaming', and it's mission accomplished.

That's right: Sanyo commissioned and released an "image album" as a promotional accompaniment to an air conditioner.

The 80s were truly amazing.

Takashi Kokubo's little-known music for a 1987 luxury air conditioner reissued on limited vinyl [Gabriela Helfet / The Vinyl Factory]