Tokyo's Coolest Sound Japanese music and movie release and event announcement blog.Find out what's happening now in Tokyo and Japan's club, electro-pop, and Shibuya-kei-related scenes. Movable Type tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4 Patrick http://coolestsound.jp/ 2017-02-16T14:54:24Z NOMIYA Maki "otoko to onna 'Un Homme et Une Femme' ~ NOMIYA Maki, French Shibuya-kei o utau." (2x7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11840 2017-02-16T14:54:24Z 2017-02-16T15:08:22Z A set of two 7"'s of songs from NOMIYA Maki's latest album "otoko to onna 'Un homme et une femme'" is being released! The songs are covers of Pierre Barouh (from the movie "Un homme et une femme"), Michel Legrand... A set of two 7"'s of songs from Nomiya Maki's latest album "otoko to onna 'Un homme et une femme'" is being released! The songs are covers of Pierre Barouh (from the movie "Un homme et une femme"), Michel Legrand (from "Les demoiselles de Rochefort"), Suzuki Masayuki, and Pizzicato Five!

On February 27, Nomiya Maki will be "one day boss" at Pied Piper House, within Tower Records Shibuya (5F) from 19:30 to 21:30. Details can be found here.

Also, she will DJ at Kissa SMiLE (Shibuya) on Friday February 24 in event "wamono Meeting" organized by Comoesta Yaegashi, with also Nosa Reina, Sumire (Twee Grrrls Club) and more. The event starts at 18:00. (Facebook event page)

Nomiya Maki "otoko to onna 'Un Homme et Une Femme' ~ Nomiya Maki, French Shibuya-kei o utau." (2x7")
野宮真貴 「男と女 ~野宮真貴、フレンチ渋谷系を歌う。」

French Cinema Side
A. Un Homme et Une Femme [en duo avec Ken Yokoyama de Crazy Ken Band]
B. Chanson des Jumelles [en duo avec Clémentine]

Japanese Love Song Side
A. Shibuya de 5ji [en duo avec Clémentine et avec Masayuki Suzuki]
B. Weekend [en duo avec Clémentine]

Universal Music/Jet Set JS7S-151
Out 2/22, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

"Un Homme et Une Femme [en duo avec Ken Yokoyama de Crazy Ken Band]" (Short ver.)

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Various Artists "Ace", Pizzicato Five "couples ep" (7"), "Bellissima! ep" (7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11868 2017-02-16T14:30:37Z 2017-02-16T15:17:50Z KONISHI Yasuharu supervises a new 7" single project on the Great Tracks label (Sony). First of all comes a compilation called "Ace", named after monthly event (((((((A))))))) held at Organ bar the 3rd Friday of each month. Having been playing... Konishi Yasuharu supervises a new 7" single project on the Great Tracks label (Sony).

First of all comes a compilation called "Ace", named after monthly event (((((((A))))))) held at Organ bar the 3rd Friday of each month. Having been playing almost only 7"'s at club parties for the recent years, Konishi selected J-pop hit tracks that he wishes would be available on 7" for his live mixing.

This marks the beginning of a series of 7" releases of tracks featured on this compilation. The first two 7"'s are cuts from Pizzicato Five albums "couples" and "Bellissima!", respectively titled "couples ep" and "Bellissima! ep". See details below!

For those in Japan, Tower Records has a promotion where buying both the "Ace" compilation and either of the P5 7"'s at the same time gets you an original clear folder (while supplies last).

"Ace" 7" single project official page

The next (((((((A))))))) will be held tomorrow Feb. 17 at Organ bar in Shibuya. Doors open at 22:00.

Various Artists "Ace"
オムニバス 「エース」

(Title / Artist)
1. N.O. / Denki Groove
2. ai wa fushigi sa / Kome Kome Club
3. Shibuya de 5ji / Suzuki Masayuki & Kikuchi Momoko
4. Shangri-La / Denki Groove
5. Locolotion / Orange Range
6. Shanghai Honey / Orange Range
7. V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N / Yoshimura Yumi
8. Wedding Bell / Puffy
9. Birthday Boy / Watanabe Marina
10. ureshii! tanoshii! daisuki! ('Everlasting' Version) / Dreams Come True
11. Planets / Pizzicato Five
12. kaze ni naritai / The Boom
13. maware maware / Hiyajō Atsuko
14. Boyfriend / Inoue Mutsumi
15. Seven O'clock News / Pizzicato Five
16. Let's spend the night together / Pizzicato Five
17. daisuki / Okamura Yasuyuki

Great Tracks/Sony Music Direct MHCL-2677
Out 2/22, ¥2200 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Pizzicato Five "couples ep" (7")
ピチカート・ファイヴ 「カップルズep」

A. Seven O'clock News
B. They All Laughed

Great Tracks/Sony Music Direct MHKL-1
Out 2/22, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only)

Pizzicato Five "Bellissima! ep" (7")
ピチカート・ファイヴ 「ベリッシマep」

A. Planets
B. This Can't Be Love

Great Tracks/Sony Music Direct MHKL-2
Out 2/22, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only)

See also:
Pizzicato Five "Pizzicatomania!" (Remaster)

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Pizzicato Five "Pizzicatomania!" (Remaster) tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11869 2017-02-16T14:07:11Z 2017-02-16T15:17:54Z Here comes a remastered edition of Pizzicato Five's "Pizzicatomania!" (1985), with bonus previously unreleased 1985 mixes of "Action Painting". The whole CD was also newly remastered this year, and the leaflet includes new liner notes by KONISHI Yasuharu in regard... Here comes a remastered edition of Pizzicato Five's "Pizzicatomania!" (1985), with bonus previously unreleased 1985 mixes of "Action Painting". The whole CD was also newly remastered this year, and the leaflet includes new liner notes by Konishi Yasuharu in regard to the unexpected tape find. Check out a photo of the recently found master tape here.

Pizzicato Five "Pizzicatomania!" (Remaster)
ピチカート・ファイヴ 「ピチカートマニア!」

1. The 59th Street Bridge Song
2. Boy Meets Girl
3. September Song
4. The Audrey Hepburn Complex
5. From Party To Party
6. Action Painting
7. Let's Go Away For A While
8. What's New, Pizzicato?
9. Action Painting (1985.9.29 Mix) (Previously unreleased bonus track)
10. Action Painting (1985.9.29 Mix Vocal less) (Previously unreleased bonus track)
11. Action Painting (1985.9.29 Mix Instrumental) (Previously unreleased bonus track)

Teichiku TECI-1539
Out 2/22, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

See also:
Pizzicato Five "couples ep" (7"), "Bellissima! ep" (7")

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[via Twitter] WAKITA Monari new clip "Boy Friend"! https://youtu.be/jilbr-dW2Cc Single out tomorrow Feb. 15! ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Wakita_Monari_Boy_Friend/2017.02.07/011898/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/831485388132737024 2017-02-14T21:48:59Z WAKITA Monari new clip "Boy Friend"! https://youtu.be/jilbr-dW2Cc Single out tomorrow Feb. 15! ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Wakita_Monari_Boy_Friend/2017.02.07/011898/ http://coolestsound.jp/Wakita_Monari_Boy_Friend/2017.02.07/011898/ ]]> dahlia "Mirror" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11758 2017-02-13T22:34:57Z 2017-02-14T04:33:32Z Singer dahlia has a brand new album out soon! This was sound produced by Groove Unchant who had previously produced her album "Beautiful, But Noir" (2006). One song features programming by Cunimondo TAKIGUCHI (Ryūsenkei). A very limited edition of 100... Singer dahlia has a brand new album out soon! This was sound produced by Groove Unchant who had previously produced her album "Beautiful, But Noir" (2006). One song features programming by Cunimondo Takiguchi (Ryūsenkei).

A very limited edition of 100 that comes with a beautiful 30-page photo book is being released in advance. It is available exclusively through her web shop. International orders are welcome, so fans outside Japan who don't want to miss this should order directly without waiting.

dahlia "MIRROR"

1. kuchu fuyū
2. KIKKAH ~boku no utsukushii hito~
3. ai wa kūki
4. ciel blanc
5. RENEWER
6. neko o sagashite
7. ai wa doko da
8. Sincerely

Regular edition
Orange Records ORGR-053
Out 2/22, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

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Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra "The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11851 2017-02-12T05:05:12Z 2017-02-12T05:07:01Z "The Legend of Zelda" celebrated last year its 30th anniversary! On October 16, 2016, a special concert where the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra performed music from the famous game series was held, and it is now being released on CD. The... "The Legend of Zelda" celebrated last year its 30th anniversary! On October 16, 2016, a special concert where the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra performed music from the famous game series was held, and it is now being released on CD. The orchestra was conducted by Takemoto Taizō.

The regular edition comes as a 2-CD set, and a limited edition includes a DVD of most of the concert's music paired with visuals from the original games as were projected on screen at the concert. The limited edition is a boxed set that also contains exclusive goodies: a CD stand and badges.

There's also a 2-CD music collection being released at the same time (Amazon, CDJapan). And those who can't get enough of "The Legend of Zelda" should also check out character goods at CDJapan, as several are being released along with the anniversary.

Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra "The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert"
東京フィルハーモニー交響楽団 「ゼルダの伝説 30周年記念コンサート」

(The track list below is an unofficial translation.)

CD 1
1. Hyrule Castle
2. Princess Zelda's Theme
3. Tact of Wind Medley
4. Ocarina Melodies Suite
5. Boss Battle Music Medley
6. A Link Between Worlds & Tri Force Heroes Medley
7. "Skyward Sword" Staff Roll

CD 2
1. The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Symphony
2. The Legend of Zelda Pieces Suite
3. Gerudo Valley
4. "Ocarina of Time" Hyrule Field
5. Great Fairy's Fountain Theme
6. Twilight Princess Medley
7. The Legend of Zelda Main Theme

DVD (Limited edition only)
1. Hyrule Castle
2. Princess Zelda's Theme
3. Tact of Wind Medley
4. Boss Battle Music Medley
5. A Link Between Worlds & Tri Force Heroes Medley
6. "Skyward Sword" Staff Roll
7. The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Symphony
8. Gerudo Valley
9. Great Fairy's Fountain Theme
10. Twilight Princess Medley
11. The Legend of Zelda Main Theme

Limited edition (2 CDs + DVD (Region 2 NTSC))
Columbia COZX-1293
Out 2/15, ¥5500 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon (12% off), HMV (12% off), Tower (Japan only)

Regular edition (2 CDs)
Columbia COCX-39895
Out 2/15, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only)

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[via Twitter] Mother Tereco new clip "Echo Love (feat. ico! from Far Farm)"! https://youtu.be/UelN5MpCIwM From album "Oracle" out now ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Mother_Tereco_Oracle/2017.02.05/011873/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/830457065617264640 2017-02-12T01:42:48Z Mother Tereco new clip "Echo Love (feat. ico! from Far Farm)"! https://youtu.be/UelN5MpCIwM From album "Oracle" out now ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Mother_Tereco_Oracle/2017.02.05/011873/ http://coolestsound.jp/Mother_Tereco_Oracle/2017.02.05/011873/ ]]> [via Twitter] YMCK new clips "Glory in my hands" https://youtu.be/jYViiKHhWnE & "Thrill Me" https://youtu.be/0GjHbHbpjUY from "Family Swing" http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Swing/2017.01.02/011848/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/830053592245555200 2017-02-10T22:59:32Z YMCK new clips "Glory in my hands" https://youtu.be/jYViiKHhWnE & "Thrill Me" https://youtu.be/0GjHbHbpjUY from "Family Swing" http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Swing/2017.01.02/011848/ http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Swing/2017.01.02/011848/ ]]> WAKITA Monari "Boy Friend" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11898 2017-02-07T12:15:36Z 2017-02-14T12:45:39Z WAKITA Monari (ex-Especia) has a 2nd solo single being released on Vivid Sound! Both synth-pop style songs were produced by the two of Microstar: SATŌ Seiki and IIZUMI Yūko. The single is available in 3 editions, a limited edition including... Wakita Monari (ex-Especia) has a 2nd solo single being released on Vivid Sound! Both synth-pop style songs were produced by the two of Microstar: Satō Seiki and Iizumi Yūko.

The single is available in 3 editions, a limited edition including instrumentals and a DVD of the video clip, a 7" edition (no CD), and a regular CD edition (no instrumentals).

Free in-store events will be held on February 15 from 19:00 at HMV record shop Shinjuku Alta (details), and on February 26 from 13:00 at Disk Union Shinjuku Used Center (details). Check out Monari's full schedule here.

Wakita Monari "Boy Friend"
脇田もなり 「Boy Friend」

Limited edition CD
1. Boy Friend
2. akai Skirt
3. Boy Friend (Inst.)
4. akai Skirt (Inst.)

Limited edition DVD
Boy Friend MV

Limited edition (CD w/ instrumentals + DVD)
Vivid Sound / High Contrast HCCD-9583
Out 2/15, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition CD
1. Boy Friend
2. akai Skirt

Regular edition (2-song CD)
Vivid Sound / High Contrast HCCD-9584
Out 2/15, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

7" edition
A. Boy Friend
B. akai Skirt

7" edition
Vivid Sound / High Contrast HCR-9673
Out 2/15, ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"Boy Friend"

Sampler clip

See also:
"In The City / anone,,," (CD+7")

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Mother Tereco "Oracle" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11873 2017-02-05T02:37:38Z 2017-02-11T16:41:55Z Mother Tereco, the unit of SATO Kimitoshi and NAMBA Takumi (both ex-members of Open Reel Ensemble), has a first album about to be released! Mother Tereco has also been seen on stage performing with Maika Loubté, whose latest album "Le... Mother Tereco, the unit of Sato Kimitoshi and Namba Takumi (both ex-members of Open Reel Ensemble), has a first album about to be released! Mother Tereco has also been seen on stage performing with Maika Loubté, whose latest album "Le Zip" was mixed by them. A must check for synth fans!

Also watch this clip of a recent "Electronic & Acoustic Session".

Mother Tereco "Oracle"

1. Glow
2. Echo Love (feat. ico! from Far Farm)
3. 42 (feat. OBKR)
4. Tour d'ivoire
5. 24bit Oracle
6. Fall Dawn
7. Eine Langen Reise Ziel
8. Holotone
9. W/E (feat. Annie The Clumsy)
10. Saturday Night Calm Down (indoor Ver.)

Rallye Label RYECD-259
Out 2/8, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, Mother Terecoの "ORACLE"を iTunes で

"Echo Love"

Album trailer

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Wednesday Campanella "Superman" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11832 2017-02-05T02:19:14Z 2017-02-05T02:22:02Z Wednesday Campanella (aka suiyoubi no Campanella) has a new album coming this week! "Superman" is the follow-up to album "UMA" (June 2016), and includes two songs from digital EP "Superkid" released last November. The physical album comes in CD and... Wednesday Campanella (aka suiyoubi no Campanella) has a new album coming this week! "Superman" is the follow-up to album "UMA" (June 2016), and includes two songs from digital EP "Superkid" released last November.

The physical album comes in CD and USB formats, with the USB containing both high-resolution audio (24bit 96KHz/WAV) and MP3 (320kbps) files. Amazon gives away a promo mouse pad (while supplies last). Also, pre-ordering on iTunes will get you an exclusive instrumental "Ikkyu-san" bonus track.

Wednesday Campanella will play Nippon Budokan on March 8! Tickets are on sale.

Wednesday Campanella "Superman"
水曜日のカンパネラ 「Superman」

1. Aladdin
2. Sakamoto Ryōma
3. Ikkyu-san
4. Onyankopon
5. Genghis Khan
6. Chapplin
7. Audrey
8. Kamehameha the Great
9. Zeami
10. Ame-no-Uzume

CD edition
Warner WPCL-12464
Out 2/8, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia, Apple Music 内の水曜日のカンパネラ "SUPERMAN", OTOTOY

USB edition
Warner WPEL-10009
Out 2/8, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only)

"Ikkyū-san"

"Kamehameha taiō"

"Aladdin"

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Negicco "We Are VR Friends" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11891 2017-02-05T01:36:03Z 2017-02-05T01:44:19Z Negicco "We Are VR Friends"

Negicco have just released a new digital single! "We Are VR Friends" is the opening theme song of Tokyo MX "Pakkun & Kawakita Mayuko no atsumare! VR Friends", a kids educational TV show that focuses on virtual reality. How cool is that! The song was written by connie. Short & sweet. :)

Negicco "We Are VR Friends" (Download)

T-Palette Records
Out now (2/3)
Sample/buy: Apple Music 内のNegicco "We are VR friends! - Single", OTOTOY

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[via Twitter] Recommended show: YMCK "Family Swing Show" tomorrow Feb. 5 at Daikanyama UNIT! http://family-swing-show.peatix.com Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Swing/2017.01.02/011848/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/827754444376805376 2017-02-04T14:43:33Z Recommended show: YMCK "Family Swing Show" tomorrow Feb. 5 at Daikanyama UNIT! http://family-swing-show.peatix.com Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Swing/2017.01.02/011848/ http://family-swing-show.peatix.com Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Swing/2017.01.02/011848/ ]]> [via Twitter] Perfume futuristic new clip for "Tokyo Girl" (short ver.)! https://youtu.be/KrjqhCEgGTI Single info ☞ http://bit.ly/2itoALD https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/827171625267105794 2017-02-03T00:07:38Z Perfume futuristic new clip for "Tokyo Girl" (short ver.)! https://youtu.be/KrjqhCEgGTI Single info ☞ http://bit.ly/2itoALD http://bit.ly/2itoALD ]]> [via Twitter] Vanilla Beans new song "sweet life" w/ music composed by bice! Now on iTunes, etc. ☞ http://bit.ly/2jVaKyn @VB_Rena @cha_maru @vanibe_fans https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/826800791784558593 2017-02-01T23:34:04Z Vanilla Beans new song "sweet life" w/ music composed by bice! Now on iTunes, etc. ☞ http://bit.ly/2jVaKyn @VB_Rena @cha_maru @vanibe_fans http://bit.ly/2jVaKyn @VB_Rena @cha_maru @vanibe_fans ]]> Vanilla Beans "sweet life" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11889 2017-02-01T14:13:40Z 2017-02-01T14:30:45Z Vanilla Beans have a brand new single out today on iTunes! This song's music was composed by the late singer-songwriter bice, and lyrics by long time collaborator TAKATA Mikiko. In 2017, Vanilla Beans will celebrate their 10th anniversary! Here's...

Vanilla Beans have a brand new single out today on iTunes! This song's music was composed by the late singer-songwriter bice, and lyrics by long time collaborator Takata Mikiko. In 2017, Vanilla Beans will celebrate their 10th anniversary! Here's hoping for many good things to come!

A one-man event will be held on March 19 at Shibuya Glad, with a talk event in the afternoon, and a live show starting at 18:30. Tickets go on sale on Saturday February 4.

Vanilla Beans "sweet life" (Download)
バニラビーンズ 「sweet life」

Avex
Out now (2/1)
Sample/buy: Apple Music 内のバニラビーンズ "sweet life - Single" (Japan), Amazon Japan, Google Play

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[via Twitter] RT @midori_kurihara: YMCK new album "Family Swing" has also been released from the U.K. chiptune label "Hyperwave". It's available on Bandc… https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/826226053123239937 2017-01-31T09:30:16Z RT @midori_kurihara: YMCK new album "Family Swing" has also been released from the U.K. chiptune label "Hyperwave". It's available on Bandc… midori_kurihara: YMCK new album "Family Swing" has also been released from the U.K. chiptune label "Hyperwave". It's available on Bandc… ]]> Learners "More Learners" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11849 2017-01-30T12:29:57Z 2017-01-30T12:35:49Z Learners, the 5-piece rockabilly band featuring MATSUDA "Chabe" Gakuji and singer Sara Mary, has a brand new 2nd album being released this week! Included are many covers, and also 3 original songs. A release party will be held on February... Learners, the 5-piece rockabilly band featuring Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji and singer Sara Mary, has a brand new 2nd album being released this week! Included are many covers, and also 3 original songs.

A release party will be held on February 10 at Shindaita Fever. Tickets are on sale. Find details here.

Learners "More Learners"

(Original artists in parentheses)
1. Good Morning Learners!
2. Why Do Fools Fall In Love (Frankie Lemon & The Teenagers)
3. Water The Flowers
4. Go Away Don't Bother Me (Collins Kids)
5. Let Me In (The Sensations)
6. Saint Tropez Blues (Marie Laforêt)
7. I Want Candy (The Strangeloves, Bow Wow Wow)
8. Love Your Money (Daisy Chainsaw)
9. Denise (Randy The Rainbows, Blondie)
10. Moonlight Revue 50's
11. Walking After Midnight (Patsy Cline)
12. Sleep Walk (Santo & Johnny, Brian Setzer)

KiliKiliVilla KKV-37
Out 1/31, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"Water The Flowers"

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HAMADA Maron "Lady Monochrome" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11856 2017-01-26T14:40:21Z 2017-01-26T14:49:34Z This is singer HAMADA Maron's 3rd album, her first since switching to the Vivid Sound label a year ago. Included is single "KarisomenaErosTokimeku", and an album version of "kisetsu meguredo" which was also released as a single last month. Check... This is singer Hamada Maron's 3rd album, her first since switching to the Vivid Sound label a year ago. Included is single "KarisomenaErosTokimeku", and an album version of "kisetsu meguredo" which was also released as a single last month. Check out the sampler clip below.

A release party will be held at Asakusa Golden Tiger on Friday February 3rd from 19:00. The first drink is ¥1000, and you pay as you like for the show.

Hamada Maron "Lady Monochrome"
浜田マロン 「レディ・モノクローム」

1. KarisomenaErosTokimeku
2. tsukiyo ni koboreru wa aa
3. saigo no bansan
4. kuroi ichigo
6. kisetsu meguredo
7. ikiru nō ga subete
8. oji ni tsugu, hime iwaku
9. Spotlight ni terasarete
10. Jacaranda no hana

Vivid Sound VSCD-7620
Out 1/25, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Tower (Japan only), Amazon

"KarisomenaErosTokimeku"

Sampler clip

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[via Twitter] SHOKO covers "Sleep Warm" 🎶 Produced by KAJI Hideki! https://twitter.com/hidekikaji/status/824101331497467905 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/824110322243997697 2017-01-25T13:23:06Z SHOKO covers "Sleep Warm" 🎶 Produced by KAJI Hideki! https://twitter.com/hidekikaji/status/824101331497467905 The Scooters "Kaiso-Rasputin" (7"+CD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11844 2017-01-24T14:27:06Z 2017-01-24T14:28:34Z The Scooters have a brand new single coming this month! The title track is a cover of German disco band Boney-M's "Rasputin" (Japanese title "kaisō Rasputin") completely rearranged into a "strange polka rock" in The Scooters' manner. B-side "Hang On... The Scooters have a brand new single coming this month! The title track is a cover of German disco band Boney-M's "Rasputin" (Japanese title "kaisō Rasputin") completely rearranged into a "strange polka rock" in The Scooters' manner. B-side "Hang On In There Baby" is a cover of Motown songwriter Johnny Bristol. The jacket design is of course by band leader Shindō Mitsuo.

This again comes as a 7" & CD package.

The Scooters "Kaiso-Rasputin"
スクーターズ 「怪僧ラスプーチン」

7"
A. Kaiso-Rasputin
B. Hang On In There Baby

CD
1. Kaiso-Rasputin
2. Hang On In There Baby
3. Kaiso-Rasputin (inst)
4. Hang On In There Baby (inst)

High Contrast / Vivid Sound HCCD-9582
Out 1/25, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, CDJapan

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[via Twitter] Clip for NAKATA Yasutaka, "Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)" https://youtu.be/S1MFwbxduzw Single info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Nakata_Yasutaka_Kyary_Pamyu_Pamyu_Crazy_Crazy_feat/2017.01.01/011790/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/823124873648058369 2017-01-22T20:07:17Z Clip for NAKATA Yasutaka, "Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)" https://youtu.be/S1MFwbxduzw Single info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Nakata_Yasutaka_Kyary_Pamyu_Pamyu_Crazy_Crazy_feat/2017.01.01/011790/ http://coolestsound.jp/Nakata_Yasutaka_Kyary_Pamyu_Pamyu_Crazy_Crazy_feat/2017.01.01/011790/ ]]> Various Artists "Best of Pied Piper Days Vol.2" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11839 2017-01-22T06:36:07Z 2017-01-22T13:34:42Z Pied Piper House (official Twitter) was an influential record shop in Tokyo from 1975 to 1989. It has been revived for a limited time on the 5th floor of Tower Records Shibuya since last summer, first for an expected 6... Pied Piper House (official Twitter) was an influential record shop in Tokyo from 1975 to 1989. It has been revived for a limited time on the 5th floor of Tower Records Shibuya since last summer, first for an expected 6 months but recently extended until July 2017.

This is the 2nd installment of compilation series "Best of Pied Piper Days" supervised by Pied Piper House's owner Nagato "Yoshi" Yoshirō. Many of the songs featured are available for the first time on CD (either in Japan or in the entire world).

Released at the same time is a vinyl edition of selected songs from the first of the series (see below).

A special talk show will be held at Pied Piper House (Tower Records Shibuya 5F) on January 28 from 17:30, with guest Kaji Hideki. Details here.

Various Artists "Best of Pied Piper Days Vol.2"
オムニバス 「ベスト・オブ・パイド・パイパー・デイズ Vol.2」

1. Gary Williams / I'll Close My Eyes (Mono) (World first CD release)
2. Paul Anka / When We Get There (Japan first CD release)
3. The Innocence / A Lifetime Lovin' You
4. Mark Lindsay / Something Big (Japan first CD release)
5. Joanie Sommers / Never Throw Your Dreams Away (Mono)
6. The Buckinghams / Don't You Care (Mono)
7. Spiral Starecase / More Today Than Yesterday
8. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap / Over You
9. Paul Varisco & The Milestones / Gotta Have Love (World first CD release)
10. Connie Stevens / Tick-Tock (Mono) (World first CD release)
11. Kenny & Yvonne / Come On and Be My Love (Mono) (World first CD release)
12. Bobby Scott / Wild World
13. Rory Block / I Made It All By Myself
14. The Main Ingredient / Looks Like Rain
15. Alzo / So Glad
16. Robey, Falk & Bod / It's Alright (I Don't Mind) (World first CD release)
17. Estelle Levitt / In the Name of Love
18. The Association / Snow Queen
19. Gary McFarland & Peter Smith / All My Better Days
20. The Arbors / With You Girl (Japan first CD release)
21. Billy Joe Royal / The Greatest Love (Mono) (Japan first CD release)
22. Peter Anders / Sunrise Highway (Mono)
23. The Cyrkle / The Visit (She Was Here) (Mono)
24. The Groop / Nobody At All (Japan first CD release)

Sony SICP-31038
Out 1/25, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Various Artists "Best of Pied Piper Days" (12")
オムニバス 「ベスト・オブ・パイド・パイパー・デイズ」

A1. Alzo / Don't Ask Me Why
A2. Jose Feliciano / Daytime Dream
A3. Trade Martin / Union City Blues
A4. Bobby Bloom / Love Don't Let Me Down
A5. The Innocence / Your Show Is Over
A6. Salt Water Taffy / Suddenly I See
A7. Bernard "Pretty" Purdie / Fickle Finger of Fate
A8. Laura Nyro / Blackpatch
B1. Al Kooper / Where Were You When I Needed You
B2. Neil Sedaka / Blue Boy
B3. Blood, Sweat & Tears / Without Her
B4. Kenny Rankin / There'll Be No Other Love
B5. David Forman / One Fine Day
B6. Gia Mateo / If You Can't Say Anything Nice
B7. Bo Cooper / Don't Call It Love
B8. Valerie Carter / Rendez-vous

Sony SIJP-42
Out 1/25, ¥3600 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only)

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TOKI Asako "Pink" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11817 2017-01-21T16:22:42Z 2017-01-22T03:13:47Z TOKI Asako (ex-Cymbals) has a new album coming this week, the follow-up to "Bittersweet" (2015) (CDJapan, Amazon). This time the album is sound produced by Tomi Yo who had written a few songs on "Bittersweet" and previous album "Heartbreakin'" (2013).... Toki Asako (ex-Cymbals) has a new album coming this week, the follow-up to "Bittersweet" (2015) (CDJapan, Amazon). This time the album is sound produced by Tomi Yo who had written a few songs on "Bittersweet" and previous album "Heartbreakin'" (2013). Two of the songs were written by G.Rina. The album is available in advance on iTunes.

The limited edition comes with a DVD of the last show of her "Bittersweet" tour, held on October 31, 2015 at the Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo. Some bonus footage from the "Pink" recording sessions is included.

HMV gives away a bonus CD of a remix by Schroeder-Headz (while supplies last).

A Japan tour will be held from April through May, with a date at Ex Roppongi in Tokyo on April 22. Check out details here.

Also check out G.Rina's brand new album "Live & Learn" which features Toki Asako on one song!

Toki Asako "Pink"
土岐麻子 「PINK」

1. City Lights
2. PINK
3. Valentine
4. Fancy Time
5. shibō
6. Rain Dancer
7. Blue Moon
8. Fried Noodles
9. SPUR
10. Peppermint Town

DVD (Limited edition only)
Live footage: "Toki Asako Live Tour 2015 'Bittersweet'" October 31, 2015 at Tokyo Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
1. C'est la vie ~ onna wa ai ni isogashii~
2. sayonara 90's Girl
3. SU SA MIN
4. Love Song
5. Don't let it go
6. kimi datta
7. Surfer Girl
8. Kung Fu Girl
9. Beautiful Day
10. BOY From Setagaya
11. chikatetsu no Cinderella
Making footage: Album "PINK" recording & jacket photography

Limited edition (CD+DVD)
Rhythm Zone RZCD-86245
Out 1/25, ¥4500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (19% off), HMV (11% off), Tower (Japan only) (12% off), CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition (CD only)
Rhythm Zone RZCD-86246
Out 1/25, ¥2900 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia, Apple Music 内の土岐麻子 "PINK"

Sampler clip

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Hollywood Zakoshisyoh "gokiburi otoko" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11882 2017-01-19T15:22:22Z 2017-01-19T15:23:26Z Comedian Hollywood Zakoshisyoh makes his singing debut with "gokiburi otoko" (the cockroach man), a track produced by ISHINO Takkyu (Denki Groove) and with both of Denki Groove singing chorus! A fun and addicting techno track as you can see...

Comedian Hollywood Zakoshisyoh makes his singing debut with "gokiburi otoko" (the cockroach man), a track produced by Ishino Takkyu (Denki Groove) and with both of Denki Groove singing chorus! A fun and addicting techno track as you can see in the clip below! :)

The full song is now available on iTunes Japan.

Hollywood Zakoshisyoh "gokiburi otoko" (Download)
ハリウッドザコシショウ 「ゴキブリ男」

Ki/oon
Out now (1/18)
Sample/buy: Apple Music 内のハリウッドザコシショウ "ゴキブリ男 - Single" (Japan)

"gokiburi otoko (Video Edit)"

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[via Twitter] CDJapan offers 3% extra points on orders made via the CDJapan app, until Jan. 31! Details ☞ http://bit.ly/2k1e3Yx @CDJapan https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/821388917534400512 2017-01-18T01:09:13Z CDJapan offers 3% extra points on orders made via the CDJapan app, until Jan. 31! Details ☞ http://bit.ly/2k1e3Yx @CDJapan http://bit.ly/2k1e3Yx @CDJapan ]]> Towa TEI "EMO" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11826 2017-01-16T13:09:37Z 2017-01-16T13:09:37Z A 9th album by Towa Tei has been announced, to be released on March 22! Featured artists include Metafive, UA, Takano Hiroshi, ATOM™, Ano (You'll Melt More!) and Inara George. The album was mastered by Sunahara Yoshinori, and the artwork was done by Gokita Tomoo.

Amazon Japan gives away a promo CD-R that contains "GBI (Takkyu Ishino Remix) TOWA TEI with Kylie Minogue". It's best to pre-order early! Tower Records also gives away a promo download card that gives access to remix "REM (Twice version) TOWA TEI with Ano (You'll Melt More!)" (though Tower Records ships to Japan only). CDJapan gives away a sticker.

Check out the official release page where more details should be announced.

Towa Tei "EMO"
テイ・トウワ 「EMO」

1. Exformation
2. Brand Nu Emo
3. GBI
4. Sugar
5. Xylocopa
6. TG
7. YOLO
8. REM
9. Continua

Mach MBCD-1701
Out 3/22, ¥2700 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

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Perfume "Tokyo Girl" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11841 2017-01-16T12:48:30Z 2017-02-02T15:05:44Z Perfume has a new single coming in February! The title song is being used at the theme song of TV drama "Tokyo tarareba musume", while the B-side can be heard in a TV commercial for Ora2 toothpaste. Both songs are... Perfume has a new single coming in February! The title song is being used at the theme song of TV drama "Tokyo tarareba musume", while the B-side can be heard in a TV commercial for Ora2 toothpaste. Both songs are of course written and produced by Nakata Yasutaka. This is Perfume's first single since album "Cosmic Explorer" (2016).

The limited edition contains a bonus DVD of the "TOKYO GIRL" video, plus some bonus footage titled "Perfume View" said to have been shot by Perfume themselves while the video clip was being made.

Ordering either edition at CDJapan (and some other retailers) may get you a special promo item, of which the details have yet to be announced. This is only while supplies last, so it's recommended to pre-order early.

Perfume "TOKYO GIRL"

1. TOKYO GIRL
2. hōseki no ame
3. TOKYO GIRL -Original Instrumental-
4. hōseki no ame -Original Instrumental-

DVD (Limited edition only)
1. TOKYO GIRL -Video Clip-
2. Perfume View
3. Special Teaser Trailer

Limited edition (CD+DVD (Region 2 NTSC))
Universal UPCP-9015
Out 2/15, ¥1759 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition (CD only)
Universal UPCP-5009
Out 2/15, ¥1343 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

"Tokyo Girl" (Short ver.)

Ora2 TV commercial "hōseki no ame"

Ora2 TV commercial making-of footage

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G.Rina "Live & Learn" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11875 2017-01-14T04:45:39Z 2017-01-14T04:46:57Z Singer-songwriter/trackmaker G.Rina has a new album out now! "Live & Learn" entirely consists of songs written and produced by herself, with guest vocals by Toki Asako, Chinza Dopeness, yoshiro (underslowjams), Dengaryu and Kick A Show.

Samples of all songs can be heard at CDJapan.

A special show will be held on March 2 at Shibuya WWW. Tickets are now on sale.

G.Rina "Live & Learn"

1. sōzō mirai feat. Chinza DOPENESS
2. close2u
3. All Around The World feat. Toki Asako
4. soba ni oide
5. Friday Love feat. yoshiro (underslowjams)
6. machi no Requiem
7. memories
8. natsu no memai feat. Dengaryu
9. Vampire Hunting feat. Kick A Show
10. shiawase no junbi

Victor VICL-64700
Out now (1/11), ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia, Live & Learn by G.RINA on Apple Music

"close2u (Special Trailer)"

"All Around The World feat. Toki Asako"

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Various Artists "ExT Best File" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11874 2017-01-14T04:17:28Z 2017-01-14T04:22:56Z ExT Recordings, the underground electro label of NAGATA Kazunao (Organization), is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! This compilation contains a previously unreleased track by De De Mouse, a new mix from Cherryboy Function, as well more brand new recordings... ExT Recordings, the underground electro label of Nagata Kazunao (Organization), is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! This compilation contains a previously unreleased track by De De Mouse, a new mix from Cherryboy Function, as well more brand new recordings and popular tracks.

Various Artists "ExT BEST FILE"

1. Goodbye Meteor Swarm (2006 Mix) / De De Mouse
2. Another Side (Best File Edit) / Cherryboy Function
3. East End Girl (Cherryboy Function Remix) / De De Mouse
4. kowareteshimattashi no kikai (MV Edit) / Biidoro
5. Land of the Dead feat ECD / Elektro Humangel
6. Shogun's Anal Shot / Carre+Organization
7. After Ska (You One) (Paisley Parks Remix) / King of Opus
8. Urban Structure (Screw) / Elektro Humangel
9. LongLongWay Dub / King of Opus
10. hyōgaki wa nemuru / Biidoro
11. The Endless Lovers (505) / Cherryboy Function
12. Baby's Star Jam / De De Mouse

ExT Recordings EXT-0023
Out now (1/11), ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, Apple Music 内のVarious Artists "EXT BEST FILE"

Biidoro "kowareteshimattashi no kikai"

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