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,2014://4 Patrick http://coolestsound.jp/ 2014-10-22T13:57:08Z tofubeats "First Album" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10543 2014-10-22T13:57:08Z 2014-10-22T14:04:40Z tofubeats has a first major album out now. Titled "First Album", it actually follows indies album "Lost Decade" (2013). Included are collaborations with 9 guest artists, including previously released songs with FUJII Takashi ("Disco no kamisama", MORITAKA Chisato ("Don't Stop... tofubeats has a first major album out now. Titled "First Album", it actually follows indies album "Lost Decade" (2013). Included are collaborations with 9 guest artists, including previously released songs with Fujii Takashi ("Disco no kamisama", Moritaka Chisato ("Don't Stop The Music"), lyrical school, as well as new ones with Bonnie Pink, PES (Rip Slyme), L.A. singer LIZ, and more.

Check out the video for "20140803" below, which tofubeats filmed at home by himself, as well as many other clips.

The limited edition comes with a bonus CD of most of the tracks' instrumental versions.

tofubeats "First Album"

1. 20140809 with lyrical school
2. #eyezonu
3. poolside feat.PES (RIP SLYME)
4. Come On Honey! feat. Arai Hitomi (Tokyo Girls' Style) & okadada
5. Disco no kamisama feat. Fujii Takashi
6. oshiete kensaku feat. Noko (Shinsei kamattechan)
7. CAND¥¥¥LAND feat. LIZ
8. asa ga kuru made owaru koto no nai Dance o -Album version-
9. Populuxe
10. zero to eight
11. framed moments
12. content ID
13. Her Favorite feat. okadada
14. Don't Stop The Music feat. Moritaka Chisato -Album Version-
15. way to yamate
16. koromogae feat. BONNIE PINK
17. hitori
18. 20140803

Limited edition (2 CDs)
Warner Music WPCL-11990
Out 10/2, ¥2400 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

Regular edition (1 CD only)
Warner Music WPCL-11992
Out 10/2, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, tofubeats "First Album" (Japan)

"20140803"

"poolside feat. PES (RIP SLYME)"

"Come On Honey! feat. Arai Hitomi (Tokyo Girls' Style)"

More videos after the jump.

]]> "Her Favorite feat. okadada" & "koromogae"

"Don't Stop The Music feat. Moritaka Chisato"

"oshiete kensaku feat. Noko (Shinsei kamattechan)"

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Especia "Viva Discoteca Especia 2014" (DVD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10652 2014-10-22T13:10:15Z 2014-10-22T13:14:50Z Osaka-based city-pop idol group Especia had a new live DVD out now, of a show held on June 1st, 2014 at Umeda Club Quattro in Osaka. In this show, they were backed by a live band of 8 musicians. The... Osaka-based city-pop idol group Especia had a new live DVD out now, of a show held on June 1st, 2014 at Umeda Club Quattro in Osaka. In this show, they were backed by a live band of 8 musicians. The package contains a 40-page photo booklet. Check out the digest clip below.

Another show with a full band will be held at Shibuya O-East on December 14. Tickets are on sale.

Especia "Viva Discoteca Especia 2014" (DVD)

1. AMARGA
2. Night Rider
3. Parlament
4. Orange Fast Lane
5. kirameki Seaside
6. FunkyRock
7. Sensual Game
8. Twilight Palm Beach
9. ame no Parlor
10. Interlude
11. Maserati Nagisa Medley
12. Intro
13. BayBlues
14. BEHIND YOU
15. Abyss
16. FOOLISH
17. No1 Sweeper
18. Theme of BayBridge
19. X-O (ENCORE)
20. YA-ME-TE! (ENCORE)
21. Midnight Confusion! (ENCORE)
22. Twinkle Emotion (DOUBLE ENCORE)
23. Midnight Confusion (Purness Waterman Edit) (DOUBLE ENCORE)

Tsubasa Records TRNW-63
Out now (10/1), ¥2778 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (21% off), HMV (23% off), Tower (Japan only)

Digest clip

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DJ Misoshiru & MC Gohan "OPQ EP" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10611 2014-10-22T13:02:51Z 2014-10-22T13:02:21Z Food-themed unit DJ Misoshiru & MC Gohan have a new 3-song EP out now. The song "kyūri no Kyū-chan" is a collaboration with the cucumber character of the same name, who happens to be celebrating its 50th anniversary.

A special "Kyū-chan" edition at a cheaper price has a different tracklist, with just the Kyū-chan song and a bonus remix.

DJ Misoshiru to MC Gohan "OPQ EP"
DJみそしるとMCごはん 「OPQ EP」

1. omanjū
2. PIZZA
3. kyūri no Kyū-chan

Regular edition
Ki/oon Music KSCL-2481
Out 10/1, ¥1165 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, DJみそしるとMCごはん "OPQ EP" (Japan)

1. kyūri no Kyū-chan
2. kyūri no Kyū-chan (EATBEAT! remix)

"Kyū-chan edition"
Ki/oon Music KSCL-2482
Out 10/1, ¥917 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

"kyūri no Kyū-chan"

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[via Twitter] New Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong video "Pastel Ice Date" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Xmk8GVvBw from album "Savage Imagination": http://coolestsound.jp/Takako_Minekawa_Dustin_Wong_Savage_Imagination/2014.08.24/010505/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/519983769445736448 2014-10-09T07:52:46Z New Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong video "Pastel Ice Date" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Xmk8GVvBw from album "Savage Imagination": http://coolestsound.jp/Takako_Minekawa_Dustin_Wong_Savage_Imagination/2014.08.24/010505/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Xmk8GVvBw from album "Savage Imagination": http://coolestsound.jp/Takako_Minekawa_Dustin_Wong_Savage_Imagination/2014.08.24/010505/ ]]> [via Twitter] Bakubaku Dokin new free song "BETTY"! Get it here: http://bakubakudokin.com/news/bbd-93 (follow green "こちら" link) @yui_bakudoki @naoko_bakudoki https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/519425703818059776 2014-10-07T18:55:12Z Bakubaku Dokin new free song "BETTY"! Get it here: http://bakubakudokin.com/news/bbd-93 (follow green "こちら" link) @yui_bakudoki @naoko_bakudoki http://bakubakudokin.com/news/bbd-93 (follow green "こちら" link) @yui_bakudoki @naoko_bakudoki ]]> 80kidz "Face" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10488 2014-09-23T03:28:47Z 2014-09-23T03:30:36Z 80kidz have a 4th album out this week, on their own Park label. This is the follow-up to "Turbo Town" (2012), though "80:XX-01020304" (a compilation of tracks from 4 EPs) was also released since. Featured are several international vocalists such... 80kidz have a 4th album out this week, on their own Park label. This is the follow-up to "Turbo Town" (2012), though "80:XX-01020304" (a compilation of tracks from 4 EPs) was also released since. Featured are several international vocalists such as Benjamin Diamond, previously heard on several FPM tracks. Hear samples of all tracks below.

The iTunes release will include bonus track "Dying in My Dreams (feat. David E. Sugar)".

A release event will be held on October 1st at Daikanyama Unit.

80kidz "FACE"

1. Intro
2. Egyptian Raver
3. I Got a Feeling (feat. Benjamin Diamond)
4. Don't Wait Up (feat. Ronika)
5. Can't Sleep (feat. Jhameel)
6. Venge
7. Sting
8. Dusk
9. Gen X (feat. Ann Saunderson)
10. Into The Sun
11. Someting In The Way (feat. Kazuki Sato)
12. Face

Park DDCB-12072
Out 9/24, ¥2408 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, 80KIDZ "FACE" (Japan)

See also:
Various Artists "PARK compilation 01"

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Perfume "Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd" (Blu-ray/DVD), "Perfume WORLD TOUR 1st" (Blu-ray) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10582 2014-09-21T03:12:12Z 2014-09-21T03:15:10Z Perfume have a new DVD/Blu-ray coming, of a show from their 2nd world tour held last year. The chosen show is the one held at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on July 5, 2013. The show in London was first... Perfume have a new DVD/Blu-ray coming, of a show from their 2nd world tour held last year. The chosen show is the one held at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on July 5, 2013. The show in London was first going to be held at another venue (O2 Academy Islington), but after selling out in 2 hours it was moved to another of larger capacity. The Blu-ray edition is region-free.

Released at the same time is the Blu-ray edition of "Perfume World Tour 1st" (released on DVD in 2013). Find details below.

Perfume will be touring abroad again in October and November, with 5 dates in Taiwan, Singapore, UK and the U.S. (Los Angeles & New York). Find details on this special site.

Perfume "Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd" (Blu-ray/DVD)

Opening
Spending All My Time
Magic Of Love
Laser Beam
Polyrhythm
Spring Of Life
Seventh Heaven
Spice
Handy Man (Instrumental)
daijobanai
Electro World
"P.T.A." no Corner
Fake It
Dream Fighter
Chocolate Disco
My Color

-Encore-
Glitter

World Tour 2nd Making

Blu-ray edition (All regions NTSC)
Universal Music UPXP-1004
Out 10/1, ¥5000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV (18% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

DVD edition (Region 2 NTSC)
Universal Music UPBP-1004
Out 10/1, ¥4000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV (18% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Perfume "Perfume WORLD TOUR 1st" (Blu-ray)

Opening
Night Flight
Computer City
Electro World
Laser Beam (Album-mix)
Spending all my time
love the world
Butterfly
edge
Secret Secret
Dream Fighter
"P.T.A." no Corner
Fake It
nee
Chocolate Disco
Polyrhythm

-Encore-
Spring of Life
kokoro no Sport
My Color

World Tour 1st Making

Universal Music UPXP-1003
Out 10/1, ¥5000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV (18% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

"Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd" (Teaser)

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[via Twitter] Recommended show: Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong, on Sept. 23 at Ochiai Soup http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/details/10807 @tm_meandcat @dustinwong @plancha_92104 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/513236920755703808 2014-09-20T17:03:12Z Recommended show: Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong, on Sept. 23 at Ochiai Soup http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/details/10807 @tm_meandcat @dustinwong @plancha_92104 http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/details/10807 @tm_meandcat @dustinwong @plancha_92104 ]]> [via Twitter] New Cibo Matto video for "Deja Vu"! http://youtu.be/5NSGWj29BFE from album "Hotel Valentine" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Cibo_Matto_Hotel_Valentine/2014.03.01/010066/ @CiboMattoCiboMa https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/512994375949746176 2014-09-20T00:59:24Z New Cibo Matto video for "Deja Vu"! http://youtu.be/5NSGWj29BFE from album "Hotel Valentine" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Cibo_Matto_Hotel_Valentine/2014.03.01/010066/ @CiboMattoCiboMa http://youtu.be/5NSGWj29BFE from album "Hotel Valentine" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Cibo_Matto_Hotel_Valentine/2014.03.01/010066/ @CiboMattoCiboMa ]]> Cupitron "Unicorn Parade" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10630 2014-09-18T15:12:56Z 2014-09-18T15:13:02Z Cupitron is a new techno idol group formed of three girls, and produced by TOBETA Bajune (known for Techpri). Their first video was filmed at Robot Restaurant. The release comes in two different editions. The limited edition has one B-side... Cupitron is a new techno idol group formed of three girls, and produced by Tobeta Bajune (known for Techpri). Their first video was filmed at Robot Restaurant.

The release comes in two different editions. The limited edition has one B-side and includes a DVD of the music video. The regular edition has two different B-sides (not included on the limited edition), with no DVD.

In-store events will be held on September 20 at HMV Tachikawa (from 16:00), on September 21 at Marui City Shibuya 1st floor (from 12:00 and 15:00), and on September 27 at Tower Records Kichijoji (from 15:00).

Cupitron "Unicorn Parade"
Cupitron 「ユニコーンパレード」

1. Unicorn Parade
2. First Contact
3. Unicorn Parade (Instrumental)
4. First Contact (Instrumental)

Limited edition (CD+DVD, different B-side)
Kisspoint Records RPK-1017
Out now (9/17), ¥1481 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV (10% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

1. Unicorn Parade
2. Pikopiko Club
3. kasei Tour
4. Unicorn Parade (Instrumental)
5. Pikopiko Club (Instrumental)
6. kasei Tour (Instrumental)

Regular edition (CD only, different B-sides)
Kisspoint Records RPK-1019
Out now (9/17), ¥1112 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

"Unicorn Parade"

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[via Twitter] Thanks to Emerson KITAMURA (@emerkita) for his English song titles! http://www.emersonkitamura.com/solo/2014/09/90 Up on my page too ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Emerson_Kitamura_Ochi_Kochi_Ni_in_perspective/2014.07.12/010472/ :) https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/511867903415574528 2014-09-16T22:23:12Z Thanks to Emerson KITAMURA (@emerkita) for his English song titles! http://www.emersonkitamura.com/solo/2014/09/90 Up on my page too ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Emerson_Kitamura_Ochi_Kochi_Ni_in_perspective/2014.07.12/010472/ :) emerkita) for his English song titles! http://www.emersonkitamura.com/solo/2014/09/90 Up on my page too ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Emerson_Kitamura_Ochi_Kochi_Ni_in_perspective/2014.07.12/010472/ :) ]]> KUSHIBIKI Sayaka "koi suru unmei" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10529 2014-09-15T13:47:27Z 2014-09-15T14:09:34Z Follow-up to cover album "Day & Midnight", here's a new original album by singer-songwriter Kushibiki Sayaka, backed by arrangers such as Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico), Koncos, The Keys, and more artists from the Niw! Records family.

A 7" cut of "I say a little prayer" has also been released in advance. Find details below.

Kushibiki Sayaka "koi suru unmei"
櫛引彩香 「恋する運命」

1. I say a little prayer (arranged by KONCOS)
2. yume de aetara nante (arranged by THE KEYS)
3. fukai Blue (arranged by ONE Hundred MONTBLANC)
4. Simple (arranged by PANORAMA FAMILY)
5. Cliché mitai na koi (arranged by ONE Hundred MONTBLANC)
6. Colorful (arranged by Taichi Furukawa (KONCOS))
7. tsuki no usagi to chijō no yume (arranged by PANORAMA FAMILY)
8. kiseki no ringo (lyrics by Katō Noriko) arranged by CHABE)
9. futari no tabi (arranged by THE KEYS)
10. koi suru unmei (arranged by CHABE)
11. suki na akuma (music by Matsuda Gakuji and Tagami Shūtarō (TGMX), arranged by CHABE)

Niw! Records NIW-101
Out 9/24, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

Kushibiki Sayaka "I say a little prayer" (7")
櫛引彩香 「I say a little prayer」

A. I say a little prayer (arranged by KONCOS)
B. futari no tabi (arranged by THE KEYS)

Niw! Records NEP-49
Out now (9/10), ¥1400
Order: Amazon, CDJapan

"I say a little prayer"

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RF "New Birth" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10590 2014-09-15T03:20:38Z 2014-09-15T03:26:55Z Instrumental jazz band RF (Rokugen Club with Farah) has a new album coming, containing 12 hip-hop and R&B classics covered in their distinctive style, with songs by Pharrel Williams ("Happy"), Rihanna ("Diamonds"), James Blake ("Limit to your love"), Common ("Go"), Sun Ra ("Space is the place", "Dance of the living image", "Doors of the cosmos") and more.

Free in-store mini-live events will be held on September 24 at Village Vanguard Shibuya Udagawa from 19:00 (details on Facebook), and on October 3 at Tower Records Shibuya 6F from 19:30 (details). A one-man release event will be held at Shibuya JZ Brat on November 8 (event page on Facebook).

RF "New birth"

1. Happy
2. Space is the place
3. Be ~ Go ~ Resurrection
4. Luz da terra
5. Smilin' Billy suite part II
6. Mind rain
7. Dance of the living image
8. Limit to your love
9. Blessing song
10. Trane
11. Diamonds
12. Doors of the cosmos

Timeless TML-007
Out 9/24, ¥2315 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

"Happy"

Sampler of all songs

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Tarte Tatin "Tartetatin Are Allright!" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10597 2014-09-14T15:26:32Z 2014-09-15T02:56:40Z Tarte Tatin are back with a new album, follow-up to single "Political na ikimonotachi" released last April. It has also been announced this month that the unit now has 3 members: Aoi, Yūki, and new member Yurie. This new album... Tarte Tatin are back with a new album, follow-up to single "Political na ikimonotachi" released last April. It has also been announced this month that the unit now has 3 members: Aoi, Yūki, and new member Yurie.

This new album is written and produced by Yamamoto Shō (Phenotas) who also produced the previous single and also The Nanbatatin's album. Shonen Knife's Yamano Naoko has contributed lyrics to one song ("okashina okashi").

The limited edition comes with a bonus CD of all songs' instrumental versions.

A release party will be held on October 19 at Shibuya O-Nest, with Phenotas and Bellring shōjo Heart. Tickets are on sale.

Tarte Tatin "Tartetatin Are Allright!"
タルトタタン 「TARTETATIN ARE ALLRIGHT!」

1. furari furari to
2. Political na ikimonotachi (Album ver.)
3. uranawanaishi
4. korogaru ippō
5. jiken zenya no koto
6. totsugeki sanmon Mystery
7. koi nante Tie Break
8. warenai fūsen
9. okashina okashi
10. atama no jikken

Limited edition (CD + Instrumental CD)
Emission Entertainment ERCD-25002
Out 9/24, ¥2315 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

Regular edition (One CD only)
Emission Entertainment ERCD-20002
Out 9/24, ¥1852 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

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Quruli "The Pier" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10547 2014-09-14T13:45:45Z 2014-09-14T13:47:29Z Band Quruli has an 11th album coming this week!

The limited edition comes with a 7"-sized 300-page booklet of all of the songs' sheet music, and also a download code for song "Liberty&Gravity" in an "hi-res" audio format. HMV gives away a sticker sheet (while supplies last).

A one-man live release tour will be held in November, starting on Nov. 6 at Ex Theater Roppongi, and then on Nov. 10 and 11 at Nakano Sun Plaza. Tickets go on sale October 4. The tour will also stop in Hiroshima, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Osaka. Find all details here.

Quruli "The Pier"
くるり 「THE PIER」

1. 2034
2. Nihonkai
3. hamabe ni te
4. Rock 'n' Roll Honeymoon <album edit>
5. Liberty&Gravity
6. shabon ga bonbon
7. loveless
8. Remember me
9. harukanaru Lisbon
10. Brose&Butter
11. Amamoyo
12. saigo no Merry Christmas <album edit>
13. mee mee
14. There is (always light)

Regular edition (CD only)
Speedstar VICL-64167
Out 9/17, ¥2900 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Limited edition (CD + Sheet music + Download code)
Speedstar VIZL-719
Out 9/17, ¥5000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

"Liberty & Gravity"

"There is (always light)"

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Jintana & Emeralds "Destiny" (12") tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10503 2014-09-14T12:45:27Z 2014-09-14T12:45:04Z Jintana & Emeralds' wonderful 50's-inspired album "Destiny" is getting a vinyl LP release!

Jintana & Emeralds is a band featuring Jintana and Kashif (both of the Yokohama-based Pacific Pan Playa collective), DJ Crystal (Traks Boys, (((sssurrounddd)))), and 3 female vocalists including hitomitoi.

Jintana & Emeralds "Destiny" (12")
ジンタナ&エメラルズ 「デスティニー」

Expected tracks:
Welcome to Emerald City
18 Karat Days
Emerald Lovers
I Hear a New World
Honey
Runaway
Destiny
Moon
Let It Be Me
Days After Happy Ending

P-Vine PLP-6859
Out 9/17, ¥2600 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, CDJapan

Album digest

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TAKANO Hiroshi to subarashiki Rallye no nakamatachi "We are Here" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10567 2014-09-14T11:43:04Z 2014-09-14T12:18:30Z TAKANO Hiroshi (pupa, etc.) has released this month a collaboration album featuring various artists from the Rallye label. Included are songs with MIYAUCHI Yuri, little moa, YeYe, Concert, sugar me and milk. Audio samples of all songs can be heard... Takano Hiroshi (pupa, etc.) has released this month a collaboration album featuring various artists from the Rallye label. Included are songs with Miyauchi Yuri, little moa, YeYe, Concert, sugar me and milk.

Audio samples of all songs can be heard at HMV, which offers a free promo postcard (while supplies last).

Takano Hiroshi is currently doing an acoustic tour of Japan. Separately, on October 4 will be a band live at the Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall. See all details on the live page of his his official site.

高野寛と素晴らしきラリーの仲間たち 「We are Here」
Takano Hiroshi to subarashiki Rallye no nakamatachi "We are Here"

1. Takano Hiroshi x Miyauchi Yuri / FLAME
2. Takano Hiroshi x little moa / DAWN
3. Takano Hiroshi x YeYe / TWIST
4. Takano Hiroshi x CONCERT / CREAM
5. Takano Hiroshi x sugar me / Little Fat Baby
6. Takano Hiroshi x milk / Bedtime Story
7. Takano Hiroshi x Miyauchi Yuri / haru ga ippai

Rallye RYECD-100
Out 9/10, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, 高野寛と素晴らしきラリーの仲間たち "WE ARE HERE"

Takano Hiroshi x Miyauchi Yuri "FLAME"

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[via Twitter] P.O.P new clip "Funky Word"! http://youtu.be/HZvYatYbabA Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/P.O.P_tanoshii_koto_bakari_arimasu_y_ni./2014.06.18/010369/ @hakushu @kamisuzuki https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/510997224537341952 2014-09-14T12:43:26Z P.O.P new clip "Funky Word"! http://youtu.be/HZvYatYbabA Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/P.O.P_tanoshii_koto_bakari_arimasu_y_ni./2014.06.18/010369/ @hakushu @kamisuzuki http://youtu.be/HZvYatYbabA Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/P.O.P_tanoshii_koto_bakari_arimasu_y_ni./2014.06.18/010369/ @hakushu @kamisuzuki ]]> Shunosuke ISHIKAWA "Two Years Something" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10577 2014-09-11T13:03:50Z 2014-09-11T13:44:49Z ISHIKAWA Shūnosuke, long-time saxophonist for NAKATSUKA Takeshi and who has a variety of his own projects, has a new single out now on iTunes worldwide! For those in Germany, "Shu" can be seen playing at jazz club Badenscher Hof in... Ishikawa Shūnosuke, long-time saxophonist for Nakatsuka Takeshi and who has a variety of his own projects, has a new single out now on iTunes worldwide!

For those in Germany, "Shu" can be seen playing at jazz club Badenscher Hof in Berlin on September 17.

Shunosuke Ishikawa "Two Years Something" (Download)
石川周之介 「Two Years Something」

Delicatessen Recordings
Out now (9/10)
Sample/buy: Two Years Something - Single by Shunosuke Ishikawa (World), 石川周之介 "Two Years Something - Single" (Japan)

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kataomoi "yama no hō" (Book+7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10531 2014-09-07T12:01:07Z 2014-09-07T12:06:26Z Following last year's "kataomoin Da House" album, kataomoi now releases a limited set of a 36-page book with a 7" of two new recordings. "itoshii na" is a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely". The 7" was mixed by... Following last year's "kataomoin Da House" album, kataomoi now releases a limited set of a 36-page book with a 7" of two new recordings. "itoshii na" is a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely". The 7" was mixed by Illicit Tsuboi.

kataomoi "yama no hō" (Book+7")
片想い 「山の方」

A. yama no ho kara kite kurereba ii no ni
B. itoshii na

Kakubarhythm KAKU-062
Out 9/9, ¥1852
Order: Jet Set

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Frontier Backyard "Gladness" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10605 2014-09-07T11:53:30Z 2014-09-07T11:55:10Z Frontier Backyard is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and they have a new remix album out now featuring remixes by Cubismo Grafico, Halfby, Dorian, Avec Avec, YOSUKEKOTANI (Harvard), TA-1 (FURUTA Taichi of Koncos), Yasei Collective, and more. The band will be... Frontier Backyard is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and they have a new remix album out now featuring remixes by Cubismo Grafico, Halfby, Dorian, Avec Avec, YOSUKEKOTANI (Harvard), TA-1 (Furuta Taichi of Koncos), Yasei Collective, and more.

The band will be touring Japan starting in November, to then finish with a big show featuring many bands at Shin-Kiba Studio Coast in Tokyo on December 14.

Frontier Backyard 10th anniversary special site

FRONTIER BACKYARD "Gladness"

1. Putting on BGMs / Remixed by Dorian
2. missing piece / Remixed by mabanua
3. hope / Remixed by Akira Ishige (the telephones)
4. city lights / Remixed by Yasei Collective
5. tic tic / Remixed by LEF!!! CREW!!!
6. Sawdust / Remixed by CUBISMO GRAFICO
7. WHITE WORLD / Remixed by TA-1
8. TWO / Remixed by blackglassG
9. FLASH / Remixed by STERUSS
10. POP OF D. / Remixed by Avec Avec
11. Flower of shanidar / Remixed by YOSUKEKOTANI from HARVARD
12. Parties and our music echoes. / Remixed by HALFBY

Niw! Records NIW-98
Out now (9/3), ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, Gladness by FRONTIER BACKYARD

Album trailer

Album digest

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Moso Calibration "mōsō shōjo 00" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10599 2014-09-04T14:21:57Z 2014-09-04T14:28:54Z Mōsō Calibration is an idol group formed of 5 girls, and this is their first full-length album including 6 songs written by Dr.Usui ((M)otocompo). Moso Calibration "mōsō shōjo 00" 妄想キャリブレーション 「妄想少女00」 1. jinsei wa ijiwaru nano... kana? 2. motto zutto... Mōsō Calibration is an idol group formed of 5 girls, and this is their first full-length album including 6 songs written by Dr.Usui ((M)otocompo).

Moso Calibration "mōsō shōjo 00"
妄想キャリブレーション 「妄想少女00」

1. jinsei wa ijiwaru nano... kana?
2. motto zutto kyun to shitai no
3. mōsō ga tomaranai
4. nazenara watashi, mōsō shōjo desuno
5. Catch Me Kiss Me ☆☆☆
6. tatoe mō hitori no watashi o mitemo...
7. amazuppai, amajoppai
8. itsudatte sekai ni Fighting Pose?
9. hajimete dayo konna kimochi ni sasete kureta no wa koi.
10. wasurerarenai Chronicle
11. te o tsunaide
12. monogatari wa mada hajimatta bakari

Moso Records MOSO-0002
Out now (8/19), ¥2593 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower

"nazenara watashi, mōsō shōjo desuno"

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NAKANO Aya "warui kuse" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10565 2014-09-04T13:18:44Z 2014-09-04T13:43:00Z Singer Nakano Aya has a new album out now, again produced by DJ Hase Hajimu. This includes a duet with Yokoyama Ken (Crazy Ken Band) ("wakarete mo suki na hito"), and collaborations with Kawakami Tsuyoshi & His Moodmakers ("Whiskey ga, osuki desho") and Ban Ban Bazar ("chotto matte kudasai"). The jacket was drawn by Ōtomo Katsuhiro (famous for manga "Akira").

A recital will be held at JZ Brat in Shibuya on October 15. Tickets can be reserved here.

Nakano Aya "warui kuse"
なかの綾 「わるいくせ」

1. One Rainy Night In Tokyo
2. wakarete mo suki na hito (Duet with Yokoyama Ken)
3. ame no bojō
4. futari de osake o
5. Memory Glass
6. Whiskey ga, osuki desho with Kawakami Tsuyoshi & His Moodmakers
7. Second Love
8. sayonara Yesterday
9. kokoro nokori
10. NEVER SAY GOODBYE chotto matte kudasai with Ban Ban Bazar

Universal Music UMCK-1490
Out now (9/3), ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, なかの綾 "わるいくせ" (Japan)

Album digest

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TAKAHASHI Yukihiro & Metafive "Split Spirit" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10572 2014-09-03T13:53:45Z 2014-09-03T13:58:04Z After live album "Techno Recital", here comes a brand new song by Takahashi Yukihiro & Metafive (Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius), Towa Tei, Sunahara Yoshinori, Gondō Tomohiko and Leo Imai). This song is the ending theme for movie "Ghost In The Shell Arise border:4 Ghost Stands Alone" which starts in theaters on September 6, and it is now available on iTunes Japan and Amazon MP3 Japan.

A premium event will be held on November 24 at Miraikan, with tickets going on sale October 5.

The song can be heard on the Cornelius x Ghost In The Shell special site.

Takahashi Yukihiro & Metafive "Split Spirit" (Download)
高橋幸宏 & METAFIVE 「Split Spirit」

Victor
Out now (9/3), ¥250
Sample/buy: 高橋幸宏 & METAFIVE "Split Spirit - Single" (Japan), Amazon

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[via Twitter] Towa Tei new song "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain" now on iTunes Japan! http://coolestsound.jp/link/itunesjp/910756845 Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Towa_Tei_94-14_94-14_Covers/2014.08.24/010489/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/507152679001272320 2014-09-03T22:06:35Z Towa Tei new song "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain" now on iTunes Japan! http://coolestsound.jp/link/itunesjp/910756845 Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Towa_Tei_94-14_94-14_Covers/2014.08.24/010489/ http://coolestsound.jp/link/itunesjp/910756845 Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Towa_Tei_94-14_94-14_Covers/2014.08.24/010489/ ]]> [via Twitter] Recommended show: playtime rock (TAKANAMI K-taro), BANK, DJ satomi (Twee Grrrls Club) - Sept. 5 @ Saravah Tokyo http://www.tooyoung-records.com/?p=1830 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/506457784494219264 2014-09-02T00:05:20Z Recommended show: playtime rock (TAKANAMI K-taro), BANK, DJ satomi (Twee Grrrls Club) - Sept. 5 @ Saravah Tokyo http://www.tooyoung-records.com/?p=1830 http://www.tooyoung-records.com/?p=1830 ]]> Crazy Ken Band "Spark Plug" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10533 2014-09-01T12:54:57Z 2014-09-01T12:54:54Z Crazy Ken Band has a brand new album coming, the follow-up to last year's "Flying Saucer" (Amazon). This includes latest single "Spark da!", a song used on NHK's "minna no uta". The limited edition comes with a bonus DVD of... Crazy Ken Band has a brand new album coming, the follow-up to last year's "Flying Saucer" (Amazon). This includes latest single "Spark da!", a song used on NHK's "minna no uta".

The limited edition comes with a bonus DVD of a digest of event "Hakone Yokowake Handsome".

A Japan tour will be held from September to November, starting on September 5 at the Yokosuka Arts Theatre, and later stopping in Tokyo on October 25 and 26 at Nakano Sunplaza. Find all tour details here.

Crazy Ken Band "Spark Plug"
クレイジーケンバンド 「Spark Plug」

1. Drive! Drive! Drive!
2. Spider Di Rosso (chi no iro no Spider)
3. Heartbreak BBQ
4. Dragon & Phoenix Court (Ryūhōkaku)
5. asedaku
6. Motor Town Suite
7. toiuwakede
8. a, suimasen.
9. 2CV
10. gomen ne bōya
11. Retractable
12. Surfing With Chicken Curry
13. zoku a, suimasen.
14. Please Baby Please Baby Baby Baby Please (mō nee)
15. Midnight Honmoku (Honmoku wa gozen reiji)
16. Enoden Crossing (fumikiri Shuffle)
17. a, suimasen. <LP version>
18. The World Of Nishihara Shōkai (sekai, Nishihara Shōkai no sekai!)
19. Spark The Moment (Spark da!)

Limited edition (CD+DVD)
DoubleJoy International UMCK-9694
Out 9/3, ¥3800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV (15% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition (CD only)
DoubleJoy International UMCK-1489
Out 9/3, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

"Spark da!"

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Sugar's Campaign "Netokano" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10540 2014-08-29T15:19:21Z 2014-08-29T15:23:29Z Sugar's Campaign, the unit of Avec Avec and Seiho formed in 2011, finally has a first release coming! This is a single of "Netokano" that's been up on YouTube since early 2012, and included is an instrumental version as well... Sugar's Campaign, the unit of Avec Avec and Seiho formed in 2011, finally has a first release coming! This is a single of "Netokano" that's been up on YouTube since early 2012, and included is an instrumental version as well as new song "Hong Kong seikatsu".

The package is said to include an original letter set, illustrated card and sticker.

Sugar's Campaign "Netokano"
Sugar's Campaign 「ネトカノ」

1. Netokano
2. Hong Kong seikatsu
3. Netokano (instrumental)

Indies SC-001
Out 9/3, ¥926 (excl. tax)
Order: HMV, Tower (Japan only)

"Netokano"

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