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,2018://4 Patrick http://coolestsound.jp/ 2018-01-23T10:23:51Z [via Twitter] Yuppa (HNC) gives away a snow-themed song (free D/L!), only while there’s still snow on the ground in her neighborhood! ⛄️ https://twitter.com/yuppaxxx/status/955401377420779520 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/955612005364154368 2018-01-23T10:23:51Z Yuppa (HNC) gives away a snow-themed song (free D/L!), only while there’s still snow on the ground in her neighborhood! ⛄️ https://twitter.com/yuppaxxx/status/955401377420779520 Spangle call Lilli line "Spangle call Lilli line Club Re-edits by XTAL" (12") tag:coolestsound.jp,2018://4.12164 2018-01-21T06:25:51Z 2018-01-21T06:26:43Z XTAL ((((sssurrounddd))), Jintana & Emeralds) re-edits 3 songs by band Spangle call Lilli line for dancefloor use! "dreamer" was a single produced by Nagai Seiichi (sotaiseiriron) in 2010, and the two songs on side B were taken from their 4th album album "Trace" (2005) that was produced by Kanda Tomoki. It's apparently the first time that songs by Spangle call Lilli line are released on vinyl.

Hear samples of all songs at Jet Set.

Spangle call Lilli line "Spangle call Lilli line Club Re-edits by XTAL" (12")

A. dreamer
B1. R.G.B.
B2. U-Lite

East End Classix / Jet Set JS12S123
Out now (1/17), ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only)

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Milli Milli Bar "My Sweet Seventeen" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2018://4.12165 2018-01-19T13:52:17Z 2018-01-19T14:20:14Z Milli Milli Bar (Twitter) is the new band featuring pianist/singer-songwriter YAFUNE Tetsurō and singer Mia Nascimento (ex-Especia), with bassist HISHIKAWA Kōtarō and SUGATA Naoto. Already having played some shows in Tokyo (some of which can be watched on YouTube)...

Milli Milli Bar (Twitter) is the new band featuring pianist/singer-songwriter Yafune Tetsurō and singer Mia Nascimento (ex-Especia), with bassist Hishikawa Kōtarō and Sugata Naoto. Already having played some shows in Tokyo (some of which can be watched on YouTube) and having built a nice repertory, here's finally a first release.

Upcoming shows include one on January 25 at Kitasandō Strobe Cafe (details) and one on February 2 at Kichijōji Rock Joint GB.

Milli Milli Bar "My Sweet Seventeen" (Download)
ミリミリバール 「My Sweet Seventeen」

crooners
Out now (1/19)
Sample/buy: ミリミリバール , Spotify

Live performance on November 15, 2017

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Bakubaku Dokin "Good Night Baby" (7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2018://4.12163 2018-01-19T13:25:47Z 2018-01-19T14:05:43Z Bakubaku Dokin have a brand new 7" single out now! Included are two new original rap songs. It had been 2 years since their previous song, "swingin'". Another 7" is expected to be released next month! Both tracks can...

Bakubaku Dokin have a brand new 7" single out now! Included are two new original rap songs. It had been 2 years since their previous song, "swingin'". Another 7" is expected to be released next month!

Both tracks can be sampled at Jet Set.

BAKUBAKU DOKIN "Good Night Baby" (7")
バクバクドキン 「グッナイベイビー」

A. Good Night Baby
B. B.O.N.E.

Gokuraku Records GRR-7001
Out now (1/18), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, HMV, Tower (Japan only)

"B.O.N.E."

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NOSA Reina "Endless Valentine" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2018://4.12158 2018-01-17T11:27:13Z 2018-01-17T14:31:43Z NOSA Reina has a new cover song out now digitally! "Endless Valentine" is a cover of EPO, originally released in 1990. A whole album of covers including this and her recent Christmas song cover is expected to be released...

Nosa Reina has a new cover song out now digitally! "Endless Valentine" is a cover of EPO, originally released in 1990.

A whole album of covers including this and her recent Christmas song cover is expected to be released in April. Stay tuned!

A release event for this single will be held on February 24 at Shimokitazawa O.

Nosa Reina "Endless Valentine" (Download)
野佐怜奈 「エンドレス・バレンタイン」

P-Vine
Out 1/17
Sample/buy: 野佐怜奈「エンドレス・バレンタイン - Single」をApple Musicで (Japan), OTOTOY, Spotify

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Tentenko "kiken na anata" tag:coolestsound.jp,2018://4.12152 2018-01-14T04:09:47Z 2018-01-14T04:22:08Z The 2nd EP of Tentenko (ex-BiS) is being released on CD. This was first released on iTunes on December 6. Included is a cover of classic techno-kayō song "Robot" (originally sung by SAKAKIBARA Ikue). "nantonaku abunai" was written by SAKAMOTO... The 2nd EP of Tentenko (ex-BiS) is being released on CD. This was first released on iTunes on December 6. Included is a cover of classic techno-kayō song "Robot" (originally sung by Sakakibara Ikue). "nantonaku abunai" was written by Sakamoto Shintarō (Yurayura Teikoku). A previously unreleased remix is included. A must-check for 80's techno-kayō fans.

Several in-store shows will be held, including ones at Tower Records Shibuya 4F on January 19, Village Vanguard Koenji on Jan. 21, Tower Records Shinjuku 7F on February 1st, HMV record shop Shibuya on Feb. 12, among many others. Find more details here. Also check out her full live schedule here.

Tentenko "kiken na anata"
テンテンコ 「lきけんなあなた」

Disc 1
1. kiken na Highway
2. yakan hiko
3. SUKUSUKU
4. Aloe Vera
5. ROBOT
6. nantonaku abunai

Disc 2
1. SUKUSUKU KΣITO REMIX

ThisTime Records TTBM-1001
Out 1/17, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"nantonaku abunai"

"kiken na Highway" (Lyric video)

Sampler clip

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Cherryboy Function "suggested function EP#4" tag:coolestsound.jp,2018://4.12153 2018-01-13T03:17:55Z 2018-01-13T03:22:39Z Here's a 4th EP of electro artist Cherryboy Function's "suggested function" series. This follows album "Word In The Petals" (2016). Included is "sakamoto metal (type-b)", a new edit of the track he made for video & music project Industrial JP that matches industrial factories with techno/electro artists (see the original video below).

Cherryboy Function can be seen live tonight January 13 at Circus Tokyo in Shibuya, part of event "Audio Two" that starts at 23:00. The event also features resident DJs okadada and DJ Wildparty and more. Details here.

Cherryboy Function "suggested function EP#4"

1. basic pretence
2. sakamoto metal (type-b)
3. random waste
4. pieces of orgy
5. looking for you
6. hold on

ExT Recordings EXT-0024
Out now (1/10), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, CHERRYBOY FUNCTION

"SAKAMOTO metal" (Original mix)

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Wednesday Campanella "Edokko doko doko" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2018://4.12150 2018-01-10T13:52:18Z 2018-01-10T13:57:21Z Wednesday Campanella (aka suiyōbi no Campanella) has a new single that was released just recently on iTunes Japan. The song "Edokkko doko doko" was featured on NHK E-Tele kids TV program "Nihongo de asobo". The song also features other...

Wednesday Campanella (aka suiyōbi no Campanella) has a new single that was released just recently on iTunes Japan. The song "Edokkko doko doko" was featured on NHK E-Tele kids TV program "Nihongo de asobo". The song also features other characters and kids voices from the show.

Wednesday Campanella "Edokko doko doko" (Download)
水曜日のカンパネラ 「江戸っ子どこどこ」

NHK Educational Corporation
Out now (1/1)
Sample/buy: 水曜日のカンパネラ「江戸っ子どこどこ - Single」収録の

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[via Twitter] WAKITA Monari's latest single "Wingscape / LED" is now available on iTunes, Spotify, etc. Check it out! Info ☞ http://bit.ly/2zSpaKA https://twitter.com/smoothaceSige/status/950720919713951744 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/950739369190502401 2018-01-09T23:41:44Z WAKITA Monari's latest single "Wingscape / LED" is now available on iTunes, Spotify, etc. Check it out! Info ☞ http://bit.ly/2zSpaKA https://twitter.com/smoothaceSige/status/950720919713951744 http://bit.ly/2zSpaKA https://twitter.com/smoothaceSige/status/950720919713951744 ]]> Luby Sparks "Luby Sparks" tag:coolestsound.jp,2018://4.12133 2018-01-08T02:54:07Z 2018-01-08T03:05:33Z Indie-pop band Luby Sparks (Facebook, Soundcloud), formed in 2015, is finally releasing a debut album. It is co-produced by Max Bloom (Yuck, ex-Cajun Dance Party) and was entirely recorded in London. This follows the release of split-cassette "Yuck/Luby Sparks" (Fastcut... Indie-pop band Luby Sparks (Facebook, Soundcloud), formed in 2015, is finally releasing a debut album. It is co-produced by Max Bloom (Yuck, ex-Cajun Dance Party) and was entirely recorded in London. This follows the release of split-cassette "Yuck/Luby Sparks" (Fastcut Records), CD single "Thursday" (Jet Set, Fastcut Records) and 7" "Hateful Summer" (Fastcut Records).

Luby Sparks will open for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart on January 21 at Shibuya WWW X. Tickets are on sale!

Luby Sparks "Luby Sparks"

1. Intro
2. Sparks
3. Thursday (Album Version)
4. Still Awake
5. Tangerine
6. The Short Lived Girl
7. Hateful Summer (Album Version)
8. Life of Misery
9. Farewell, Lily
10. Teenage Squash
11. Before You Dive

AWDR/LR2 DDCB-12101
Out 1/24, ¥2200 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"Thursday" (Single version different from the album)

"Hateful Summer" (Single version different from the albun)

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Takkyu ISHINO "Takkyu Ishino Works 1983-2017" tag:coolestsound.jp,2018://4.12112 2018-01-05T15:23:06Z 2018-01-05T15:23:59Z Takkyu ISHINO (Denki Groove), who just turned 50 on December 26, is releasing an box set of eight CDs! This includes a lot of his works except his solo original albums and Denki Groove original songs. This sums up to... Takkyu Ishino (Denki Groove), who just turned 50 on December 26, is releasing an box set of eight CDs! This includes a lot of his works except his solo original albums and Denki Groove original songs. This sums up to over 100 songs, all remastered, and it might take about half a day to listen to all of it. 16 of the songs are available for the first time on CD, and 12 previously unreleased tracks are also included. This is a limited edition that comes with a deluxe booklet. Amazon and HMV give away a desk calendar (while supplies last).

For the more casual fan, there's an "excerpt" edition of 2 CDs containing a selection of 24 songs.

Takkyu Ishino "Takkyu Ishino Works 1983-2017"
石野卓球 「Takkyu Ishino Works 1983~2017」

Disc 1 "Produced Works"
1. horagai HOOK / Cypress Ueno to Roberto Yoshino
2. Don't kan - Don't koi / Hirai Ken
3. gokiburi otoko / Hollywood Zakoshisyoh
4. nippon nanbaazu / Sumioka Rina
5. tomodachi no wao! / PUFFY
6. Final Valley / Fujii Fumiya
7. Jasper / Kimura Kaela
8. gijinka, hana / Ishino Takkyū
9. kurukuru Miracle / Shinohara Tomoe
10. Techno de So.Ya.Na / West End×YUKI
11. WILD CHERRY / THE SURF COASTERS
12. niko niko nyan nyan / Hosokawa Fumie
13. ikashita kanojo / Zin-Säy

Disc 2 "Remixed Works 1"
1. koi wa maketararenation (Trip II Da Mars Mix) / Shishido Rumi
2. Techno de So.Ya.Na (BITE MY JEANS MIX) / WEST END×YUKI
3. Ultra Q's Theme (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / THE SURF COASTERS
4. Pike (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Hikashu
5. ee janai ka ~ Takkyu no gokudo denshi bonuta hen / Soul Flower Union
6. Rainbow rara ru- (nokinoki Ultra Mix) / Shinohara Tomoe
7. asunaro Sunshine (takkyu ishino re-construction) / Denki Groove
8. CHAOS WEST (dove loves dub reconstruction) / Fumiya Tanaka
9. TSUKI NO HANA #2 / Goshima Yoshiko
10. Have You Ever Seen The Blue Comet?(Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Dr.Shingo
11. ukigumo otoko (Takkyu's Japp Tekno Ppopp Mix) / Elephant kashimashi

Disc 3 "Remixed Works 2"
1. Electric sensei (Electric Body Sensei Mix) / HALCALI
2. Magic Time (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / JUN
3. ishin denshi (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / ORANGE RANGE
4. Music (Takkyu@133.333) / RAM RIDER
5. Luvotomy (Camp Three-O-Three Remix) / m-flo loves Amuro Namie
6. Firestorm (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / WRENCH
7. Shangrila (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Chatmonchy
8. propaganda (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / FACT
9. SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Scha Dara Parr
10. STORM RIDER (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
11. unmei (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Nakamura Kazuyoshi
12. Rookie (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Sakanaction
13. kokuhaku -Ishino Takkyū Remix- / Angela Aki

Disc 4 "Remixed Works 3"
1. A Piece of Future (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / FISHMANS+
2. nippon wasshoi (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Dōhatsuten
3. EVERYBODY SAY YEAH! (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / SCANDAL
4. My Dear Lady, Will You Dance With Me Tonight? -Takkyu Ishino's Rave 1991 Remix- / Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
5. NOTORIOUS -Takkyu Ishino's Acid Sucker Mix / RIZE
6. Venus (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / ziyoou vachi (Queen Bee)
7. GBI (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / TOWA TEI with Kylie Minogue
8. Raise your flag (Takkyu Ishino Twitching Acid Mix) / MAN WITH A MISSION
9. GET WILD (Takkyu Ishino Latino Acid Remix) / TM NETWORK
10. Get Ready (For The Humanity's End) (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Cutemen
11. My Philosophy (Takkyu Ishino's My Philosophy is Techno! Call Me Acid House! Mix) / SUGIURUMN

Disc 5 "Collaborated Works"
1. Chime / Shinohara Tomoe + Ishino Takkyū
2. Liquid / Ultra-Takkyu vs. Mijk-o-zilla
3. Elektronische Tanzmusik / TAKBAM
4. Last Scene / Ishino Takkyū feat. Nanao Tavito
5. Love Train / Frank Muller vs. Takkyu Ishino
6. SUNSET BEACH feat. Takkyu Ishino / RYUKYUDISKO
7. Disguise / InK
8. Good That You Come / InK
9. Z / InK
10. Jinxxx feat. Takkyu Ishino / Sly Mongoose
11. wakusei no Portrait 5 okuman gaso / UKAWANIMATION!
12. Can't Get Enough / Takkyu and Mickey Zhang

Disc 6 "Assorted Club Trax"
1. Polynesian Byke / Ishino Takkyū
2. Rapt In Fantasy (Video Edit) / Ishino Takkyū
3. House is House Jack is Back / Ishino Takkyū
4. Uncertain Ratio / Ishino Takkyū
5. BOFF / Ishino Takkyū
6. Spinout (Video Edit) / Ishino Takkyū
7. Moxile / Ishino Takkyū
8. HirosueBaseBallBat / Ishino Takkyū
9. The Guitarist (Montag E.P.) / Ishino Takkyū
10. Pescatora / Ishino Takkyū
11. EtoB / Ishino Takkyū
12. Pulseman VS Sineman / Ninjahead
13. Three Synthesizers / Dove Loves Dub

Disc 7 "Other Works"
1. In Yer Memory / Ishino Takkyū
2. wasurechau mon / Shinohara Tomoe
3. Ultra Relax / Shinohara Tomoe
4. Ghost In The Shell / Ishino Takkyū
5. Music is the key (Love Parade 99) (Takkyu Ishino Mix) / Dr. Motte & WESTBAM
6. SIREN / Ishino Takkyū
7. Ninety Three / Ishino Takkyū
8. SPEED RACER (Takkyu's Demon On The Wheel Mix) / Mach GoGoGo
9. KuruKuru Zuntakatattatta For Shinohara Tomoe's Birthday Bush / Ishino Takkyū
10. odoru ponpokorin / Kimura Kaela
11. add(Web CM) / Ishino Takkyū
12. FUNKYTOWN -Montag Edit / Kimura Kaela
13. gyakusō BBA / Natsuki Mari
14. Color FULL Comboコンボ! / Tomita Shiori
15. sushiya (genki genki genki na kodomo no Ishino Takkyū ga hajimete mita Concert wa Tokoro-san Re-Edit by Takkyu Ishino) / Tokoro George
16. (kibun wa) hanbun Chameleon ningen / Denki Groove
17. All Night Long (oyasumi Version) / Zin-Säy

Disc 8 "Rare Trax"
1. Love Domination / Takkyu And The Sexual Harrasments
2. Takkyu Rave Factory '91 / Takkyu And The Sexual Harrasments
3. Yukashita Erika / Ishino Takkyū
4. We are Ginger / Ginger Heads
5. Butter Beans / Ishino Takkyū
6. Acid Bauhaus / Ishino Takkyū
7. Polynasia(12" Original Lenghth) / Ishino Takkyū
8. The Rising Suns(EZO mix) / Ishino Takkyū
9. Stereo Nights(Takkyu's Susukino Mix) / Ishino Takkyū
10. Starlights In Sunshine(Demo) / Ishino Takkyū feat. Nanao Tavito
11. Found CD-R / Ishino Takkyū
12. Noise In The Ear / Ishino Fumitoshi (16)

Limited edition (8 CDs + Booklet)
Ki/oon KSCL-3021
Out 1/24, ¥25000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Takkyu Ishino "Takkyu Ishino Works 1983-2017 (Excerpt)"
石野卓球 「Takkyu Ishino Works 1983~2017 (Excerpt)」

Disc 1 "Selected Produced Works"
1. horagai HOOK / Cypress Ueno to Roberto Yoshino
2. Don't kan - Don't koi / Hirai Ken
3. gokiburi otoko / Hollywood Zakoshisyoh
4. nippon nanbaazu / Sumioka Rina
5. tomodachi no wao! / PUFFY
6. Final Valley / Fujii Fumiya
7. Jasper / Kimura Kaela
8. Ultra Relax / Shinohara Tomoe
9. Techno de So.Ya.Na / West End×YUKI
10. WILD CHERRY / THE SURF COASTERS
11. niko niko nyan nyan / Hosokawa Fumie
12. ikashita kanojo / Zin-Säy
13. (kibun wa) hanbun Chameleon ningen / Denki Groove

Disc 2 "Selected Trax"
1. Love Domination / Takkyu And The Sexual Harrasments
2. Elektronische Tanzmusik / TAKBAM
3. Last Scene / Ishino Takkyū feat. Nanao Tavito
4. In Yer Memory / Ishino Takkyū
5. Good That You Come / InK
6. Jinxxx feat. Takkyu Ishino / Sly Mongoose
7. KuruKuru Zuntakatattatta For Shinohara Tomoe's Birthday Bush / Ishino Takkyū
8. Polynesian Bike / Ishino Takkyū
9. The Rising Suns(EZO mix) / Ishino Takkyū
10. sushiya (genki genki genki na kodomo no Ishino Takkyū ga hajimete mita Concert wa Tokoro-san Re-Edit by Takkyu Ishino) / Tokoro George
11. All Night Long (oyasumi Version) / Zin-Säy

Regular edition (2 CDs)
Ki/oon KSCL-3030
Out 1/24, ¥3518 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

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WHY@DOLL "Show Me Your Smile" tag:coolestsound.jp,2018://4.12127 2018-01-02T14:05:51Z 2018-01-02T14:11:10Z Idol duo WHY@DOLL from Sapporo (Hokkaido) has a new single coming, the follow-up to their self-titled album released last August. The title track was written and produced by NAKATSUKA Takeshi, while B-side "Promises, Promises" has music written by YOSHIDA Tetsuto... Idol duo WHY@DOLL from Sapporo (Hokkaido) has a new single coming, the follow-up to their self-titled album released last August. The title track was written and produced by Nakatsuka Takeshi, while B-side "Promises, Promises" has music written by Yoshida Tetsuto and is co-arranged by Hase Yasuhiro (Yume To Cosme). The two singers wrote the lyrics of the latter.

On release day January 23, a free event (1 drink order) will be held at Shibuya Glad starting at 19:00. Many in-store events will also be held from around January 11 until after the release. To name a few: January 22 at Tower Records Shinjuku 7F from 21:00, January 26 at Tower Records Shibuya B1F from 19:00, Sunday January 28 at HMV & Books Shibuya from 17:00 and at Tower Records Shinjuku 7F from 21:00. See their full schedule here.

WHY@DOLL "Show Me Your Smile"

1. Show Me Your Smile
2. Promises, Promises
3. Show Me Your Smile (Instrumental)
4. Promises, Promises (Instrumental)

T-Palette Records TPRC-0194
Out 1/23, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

"Show Me Your Smile"

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"'The Legend of the Stardust Brothers' / 'The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers' Original Soundtrack" tag:coolestsound.jp,2018://4.12142 2018-01-02T10:00:23Z 2018-01-02T10:13:06Z In the 80's, based on the CHIKADA Haruo album of the same name, director TEZKA Macoto (son of TEZUKA Osamu) created cult musical movie "The Legend of the Stardust Brothers" (1985, Japanese title "hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu") featuring TAKAGI Kan,... In the 80's, based on the Chikada Haruo album of the same name, director Tezka Macoto (son of Tezuka Osamu) created cult musical movie "The Legend of the Stardust Brothers" (1985, Japanese title "hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu") featuring Takagi Kan, Kubota Shingo, Issay, Togawa Kyōko and Ozaki Kiyohiko. However only a selection of the soundtrack was released on vinyl at the time. Finally, here comes the entire soundtrack on CD including previously unreleased songs!

In addition, all songs from the sequel movie made 30 years later, "The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers" (to open in theaters starting on January 20), are also included. This one features some of the original cast plus lead actors Miura Ryōsuke and Takeda Kōhei, as well as appearances by the likes of Nomiya Maki (ex-Pizzicato Five), Inoue Jun (ex-The Spiders) and Natsuki Mari. Music was composed by Chikada Haruo, Akagi Chuji (Films), Takagi Kan, Kubota Shingo (Sunny Kubota & Old Lucky Boys), Kubota Haruo and Saeki Kenzō (both of Pearl Brothers).

Songs "hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu (2016)", "hoshikuzu kyōdai, tsuki e yuku" (sung by Nomiya Maki) and "Dreams Never End" were released in advance on iTunes Japan, etc.

The new movie will start showing at Theatre Shinjuku from January 20. Other theaters throughout Japan will follow. Also the 1985 movie will be shown at Theatre Shinjuku from January 13 to 19. Find all details on the official site.

A special live show will be held on January 22 at Shibuya WWW featuring several of the cast and staff. Details here.

"'The Legend of the Stardust Brothers' / 'The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers' Original Soundtrack"
「『星くず兄弟の伝説』/『星くず兄弟の新たな伝説』オリジナル・サウンドトラック」

(Japanese title: '"hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu' / 'hoshikuzu kyōdai no aratana densetsu' Original Soundtrack")

CD 1
1. hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu
2. You don't like (NO) LONDON BOOTS
3. Akasaka atari
4. wakamonotachi no kokoro ni shimiru uta no kazukazu
5. kyōteki Atomic
6. Monitor
7. ōnen no Ballad
8. kiiroi taiyō
9. Marimo no kimochi
10. kekkon shitai otoko
11. hoshikuzu kyōdai no Theme (Inst.)
12. Peace Mark Baby
13. Gasolin no ame
14. Automatic
15. Crazy Game
16. honmono no Star
17. hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu (Inst.)
18. Crazy Game (Crazy MIX)
19. hoshikuzu kyōdai no Theme 2 (Inst.)

CD 2
1. hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu (2016)
2. omoi togeta otoko
3. Another DAL, Another PLANET
4. hoshikuzu kyōdai, tsuki e yuku 野宮真貴「星くず兄弟、月へゆく (with スターダスト・ブラザーズ) - Single」を iTunes で
5. honmono no Star 20XX
6. Cherry no CURE
7. sekai wa atashi no mono nanoyo
8. hoshikuzu Country
9. sakasama tenshi
10. sabaku no arashi
11. hoshikage no Ballad
12. I'm breaking this world
13. Rock na jinsei
14. Dreams Never End
15. dare no tame de mo naku
16. hoshikuzu Country 2
17. Rock no kamisama

Neontetra DDCZ-2186
Out 1/10, ¥3800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

Stardust Brothers (Miura Ryōsuke & Takeda Kōhei) "hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu (2016)"

Nomiya Maki feat. Stardust Brothers "hoshikuzu kyōdai, tsuki e yuku"

Candy Bunny (Arakawa Chika) "sakasama tenshi"

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Denki Groove "Man Human", "Man Human / konya dake", USHIO Kensuke "Devilman crybaby Original Soundtrack" tag:coolestsound.jp,2018://4.12125 2018-01-01T15:27:42Z 2018-01-01T15:30:21Z Denki Groove kicks off the new year with a theme song for new anime series "DEVILMAN crybaby" that's about to start airing on Netflix worldwide from January 5. Two releases are coming at the same time, one is a Denki... Denki Groove kicks off the new year with a theme song for new anime series "DEVILMAN crybaby" that's about to start airing on Netflix worldwide from January 5.

Two releases are coming at the same time, one is a Denki Groove single of three versions of "Man Human" including a live DVD of 7 songs, and the other is a single of the song's anime version plus another new song by Takkyu Ishino and Nanao Tavito that's to be used as the ending theme of the 9th episode.

Also released at the same time is the anime's original soundtrack with music by Ushio Kensuke (agraph), Denki Groove's live support member. This soundtrack contains 48 songs on 2 CDs.

Denki Groove will play one-man shows at Zepp Tokyo on March 16 and 17, and one at Zepp Namba (Osaka) on March 3.

Denki Groove "Man Human"
電気グルーヴ "MAN HUMAN"

CD
1. MAN HUMAN
2. MAN HUMAN (DEVILMAN crybaby Ver.)
3. MAN HUMAN (Instrumental)

DVD
1. Ningen President
2. Kao Kawacchatteru.
3. Puerto Rico no HITorIKKO
4. ichigo musume wa hitorikko
5. Missing Beatz
6. Shameful
7. Fallin' Down

Ki/oon KSCL-6300
Out 1/10, ¥2400 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

Various Artists "Man Human / konya dake"
V.A. 「MAN HUMAN / 今夜だけ」

1. MAN HUMAN (DEVILMAN crybaby Ver.) / Denki Groove
2. konya dake / Takkyu to Tavito

Ki/oon KSCL-6302
Out 1/10, ¥926 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Ushio Kensuke "DEVILMAN crybaby Original Soundtrack"
牛尾憲輔 「DEVILMAN crybaby Original Soundtrack」

CD 1
1. The Genesis
2. D.V.M.N. -Theme From "DEVILMAN crybaby"-
3. Buddy. Ryo
4. Devilman No Uta
5. Strategist
6. Akira The Wild
7. Night Ride
8. Miki
9. Miki The Witch
10. Wired
11. School Life
12. Wishy Washy
13. News Anchor
14. They Said
15. Cheesy Drop
16. Panic
17. Possession
18. Dreadful Stories
19. Who Is She?
20. Death Mask
21. Behind The Scene
22. Anxiety

CD 2
1. Judgement
2. Sabbath 1
3. 60311
4. The Crawling
5. Nightmare
6. His Heart
7. Tears
8. Sincerity
9. Luxuria
10. The Two Of Them
11. Night Hawk
12. Beautiful Silene
13. Smells Blood
14. Crisis
15. Black Mist
16. The Cult
17. Enigma
18. Flashback
19. Prayer
20. Her Baton
21. Veritas
22. Ryo
23. Satan
24. Pathetique
25. From Here To Eternity
26. Crybaby

Aniplex SVWC-70327
Out 1/10, ¥3500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

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Nona Reeves "Hippopotamus" (7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.12124 2017-12-31T14:59:59Z 2017-12-31T15:04:18Z We close 2017 with a 7" release by Nona Reeves. Included are two songs first released in 2002. "Hippopotamus" is taken from their self-titled album, it's a popular track that was selected by HASHIMOTO Toru for the "free soul...

We close 2017 with a 7" release by Nona Reeves. Included are two songs first released in 2002. "Hippopotamus" is taken from their self-titled album, it's a popular track that was selected by Hashimoto Toru for the "free soul of Nona Reeves" compilation. The B-side is a cover of Yamashita Tatsuro's "dōyōbi no koibito", first-released as the B-side of CD single "Enjoyee! (Your Lifetime)".

Both songs can be sampled at Jet Set.

Nona Reeves "Hippopotamus" (7")

A. Hippopotamus
B. Enjoyee! (Your Lifetime)

Nippon Columbia / Jet Set JS7S185
Out now (12/27), ¥1700 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, HMV, Amazon

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atarashii chizu "72" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.12144 2017-12-31T14:40:24Z 2017-12-31T14:42:31Z atarashii chizu is the new group formed of 3 ex-SMAP members: INAGAKI Gorō, KUSANAGI Tsuyoshi and KATORI Shingo. "72" is the theme song of a 72-hour online TV show they held last November, and it was written and produced...

atarashii chizu is the new group formed of 3 ex-SMAP members: Inagaki Gorō, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi and Katori Shingo. "72" is the theme song of a 72-hour online TV show they held last November, and it was written and produced by Konishi Yasuharu. It is now available for download on iTunes Japan, Amazon MP3 Japan, etc.

The song features guitar by Kubota Haruo, programming by Fukutomi Yukihiro and chorus by Nishidera Gota (Nona Reeves) and Odawara "Ody" Tomohiro. The lyrics have been published here.

atarashii chizu "72"
新しい地図 「72」

atarashii chizu
Out now (12/24)
Sample/buy: 新しい地図 (Japan), Amazon MP3 Japan

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Sunny Day Service "Popcorn Ballads", "Sunny Day Service in Hibiya natsu no ikenie" (DVD), "Christmas -white falcon & blue christmas- remixed by KONISHI Yasuharu" (7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.12128 2017-12-31T14:03:40Z 2017-12-31T14:11:13Z Sunny Day Service has just recently released a brand new album titled "Popcorn Ballads". This 11th album actually totals 25 songs, and is available on a set of 2 CDs or 2 LPs. Both formats have the same track list.... Sunny Day Service has just recently released a brand new album titled "Popcorn Ballads". This 11th album actually totals 25 songs, and is available on a set of 2 CDs or 2 LPs. Both formats have the same track list. Check out the many videos below!

Released at the same time was a DVD of an outdoor show held at Hibiya Yaon last August 27.

And last but not least, despite Christmas being over already it's not too late to grab this Konishi Yasuharu remix of Sunny Day Service's "Christmas", recently released on 7". Video below (at the bottom)!

Sunny Day Service "Popcorn Ballads"

Disc 1
1. T-shirt
2. Tokyo City Blues
3. aoi sensha
4. kimi no heya
5. awa Hour
6. tansan xyz
7. machikado no Funk feat. C.O.S.A. & KID FRESINO
8. kimi wa kyō, kūkō de.
9. hanabi
10. Christmas
11. kinsei

Disc 2
1. dakishimetari feat. CRZKNY
2. nagareboshi
3. subete no wakaki dōbutsutachi
4. summer baby
5. hatsukoi feat. Izumi Makura
6. koibito no uta
7. Honey
8. kujira
9. niji no soto
10. Popcorn Ballad
11. tōmei demo tōmei janakutemo
12. hana kurui
13. Summer Rain
14. popcorn run-out groove

CD edition (2 CDs)
Rose Records ROSE-214
Out now (12/25), ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, CDJapan, Tower, HMV

Limited vinyl edition (2 LPs)
Rose Records ROSE-214X
Out now (12/25), ¥3700 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, CDJapan, HMV

Sunny Day Service "Sunny Day Service in Hibiya natsu no ikenie" (DVD)
サニーデイ・サービス 「サニーデイ・サービス in 日比谷 夏のいけにえ」

1. kyō o ikiyō
2. ajisai
3. 8gatsu no musuke
4. Enoshima
5. Slow Rider
6. keiken
7. sayonara! machi no koibitotachi
8. koi ni ochitara
9. ichigobatake de tsukamaete
10. 96 tsubu no namida
11. umi e deta natsu no tabi ~ sorekara
12. setsuna
13. shiroi koibito
14. Silver Star
15. hanabi
16. tokei o tomete yoru mateba
17. 24ji no Blues
18. shūmatsu
19. Summer Soldier
20. kaigan yuki
21. wasurete shimaō
22. yoru no Melody
23. seishun kyōsōkyoku
24. mune ippai
25. One Day

Rose Records ROSE-215
Out now (12/25), ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon (26% off), CDJapan, Tower, HMV (13% off)

Sunny Day Service "Christmas -white falcon & blue christmas- remixed by Konishi Yasuharu" (7")
サニーデイ・サービス 「クリスマス -white falcon & blue christmas- remixed by 小西康陽」

A. Christmas -white falcon & blue christmas- remixed by Konishi Yasuharu
B. Rose for Sally

Rose Records ROSE-216
Out now (12/13), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Single, CDJapan, Tower, HMV, Amazon, Spotify

"Christmas"

"hanabi"

"T-shirt"

"subete no wakaki dōbutsutachi"

"summer baby"

"aoi sensha"

"Christmas remixed by Konishi Yasuharu"

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Ryuichi SAKAMOTO "async - Remodels" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.12130 2017-12-31T04:50:25Z 2017-12-31T04:55:17Z This month Ryuichi SAKAMOTO suddenly released a remix album of songs from his latest album "async". Included are remixes by close collaborators Cornelius, Alva Noto and Fennesz, as well as ARCA (co-producer of Björk's "Vulnicura"), Oneohtrix Point Never (who is... This month Ryuichi Sakamoto suddenly released a remix album of songs from his latest album "async". Included are remixes by close collaborators Cornelius, Alva Noto and Fennesz, as well as ARCA (co-producer of Björk's "Vulnicura"), Oneohtrix Point Never (who is working with David Byrne on his upcoming album), Jóhann Jóhannsson, Electric Youth, Yves Tumor, Motion Graphics, S U R V I V E and Andy Stott. For Japan an extra remix by KukanGendai is included as a bonus track. Hear audio samples at Amazon, etc.

A LP edition has been announced for February 28, and will include all 12 tracks. Find it at Amazon, HMV and Tower Records.

Ryuichi Sakamoto x"async - Remodels"
坂本龍一 「ASYNC - REMODELS」

1. andata - Oneohtrix Point Never Rework
2. andata - Electric Youth Remix
3. disintegration - Alva Noto Remodel
4. async - ARCA Remix
5. fullmoon - Motion Graphics Remix
6. solari - Fennesz Remix
7. solari - Johann Johannsson Rework
8. ZURE - Yves Tumor Obsession Edit
9. fullmoon - S U R V I V E Version
10. ZURE - Cornelius Remix
11. Life, Life - Andy Stott Remodel
12. ZURE - KUKANGENDAI REMODEL (Japan bonus track)

commmons RZCM-86410
Out now (12/13), ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: YesAsia, Tower, HMV, Amazon, 坂本龍一 (Japan), OTOTOY, Spotify

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Kashif "BlueSongs" (12") tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.12086 2017-12-31T04:17:20Z 2017-12-31T04:21:48Z Guitarist Kashif's brilliant first solo album was recently released on vinyl! Great city pop songs sung by himself, with also guest hitomitoi. The album was mastered by SUNAHARA Yoshinori, and the cover artwork is by famous illustrator NAGAI Hiroshi. Kashif... Guitarist Kashif's brilliant first solo album was recently released on vinyl! Great city pop songs sung by himself, with also guest hitomitoi. The album was mastered by Sunahara Yoshinori, and the cover artwork is by famous illustrator Nagai Hiroshi.

Kashif "BlueSongs" (12")

A1. Breezing
A2. On and On
A3. The Night
A4. Clean Up
A5. Desperate Coffee
B1. PPP I Love You (Part2.1)
B2. You
B3. Neverland
B4. Be Colorful
B5. BGM
B6. PPP I Love You (Part3)

Billboard Records / Jet Set HBRV-1010
Out now (11/29), ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, HMV

Digest clip

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@17 "Sugar Sugar / Bubble Bath Girl" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.12110 2017-12-31T03:29:11Z 2017-12-31T04:05:46Z @17 is an unit formed of staff from Akihabara maid cafe @home cafe. This is their 3rd single, and it's produced by KAJI Hideki! The A-side is a brand new song that he wrote, with lyrics by KASEKI Cider, while... @17 is an unit formed of staff from Akihabara maid cafe @home cafe. This is their 3rd single, and it's produced by Kaji Hideki! The A-side is a brand new song that he wrote, with lyrics by Kaseki Cider, while B-side "Bubble Bath Girl" is a cover of a song he wrote in 1997 for TV show Ponkickies. That one is arranged by Arai Toshiya (COUNTJOKE). Look around for the two different jackets each with half of the members.

By the way @17's previous single "Seventeen Parfait" (iTunes, Spotify) was also written and produced by Kaji Hideki.

@17 "Sugar Sugar / Bubble Bath Girl"
@17 「シュガー*シュガー/バブルバスガール」

1. Sugar Sugar
2. Bubble Bath Girl
3. Sugar Sugar (Instrumental)
4. Bubble Bath Girl (Instrumental)

made in M@id records DDCB-95601
Out now (11/22)
Sample/buy: @17 , OTOTOY, Spotify

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Blue Peppers "Retroactive" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.12092 2017-12-31T02:07:15Z 2017-12-31T02:11:41Z Blue Peppers is a unit formed of FUKUDA Naoki and INOUE Kaoru. After an EP and two singles, here comes their first full-length album, which features guest vocals by HOSHINO Michiru and SASAKI Shiori. Aside from making their own music,... Blue Peppers is a unit formed of Fukuda Naoki and Inoue Kaoru. After an EP and two singles, here comes their first full-length album, which features guest vocals by Hoshino Michiru and Sasaki Shiori. Aside from making their own music, they have also contributed a song to Hoshino Michiru's latest album ("ki ga tsukeba Looking for your love" on "12 signs of the zodiac"), and Inoue Kaoru appeared on Rie Aono's recent album "Pastoral".

A show part of the "Vivid Sound Live" series will be held on Friday February 16 at Shimokitazawa Three with Rie Aono. Hoshino Michiru will also sing some vocals and chorus. Tickets go on sale January 6.

Blue Peppers "Retroactive"

1. 8gatsu no kagebōshi
2. akikaze no Regret
3. futari no mirai feat. Sasaki Shiori
4. 6gatsu no yume feat. Sasaki Shiori
5. samidare Diary
6. ase wa amai kuchizuke
7. zutto feat. Sasaki Shiori
8. Cobalt Blue feat. Hoshino Michiru
9. Interlude
10. Searchlight
11. shūsō

Vivid Sound VSCD-3196
Out now (11/15), ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

Digest clip

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HOSONO Haruomi "Vu Ja De" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.12098 2017-12-30T15:07:08Z 2017-12-30T15:12:12Z HOSONO Haruomi has released a brand new album last month. Titled "Vu Jà Dé", it's a 2-CD album with the 1st disc sub-titled "Eight Beat Combo" and the 2nd "Essay". Check out this special site where all songs can be... Hosono Haruomi has released a brand new album last month. Titled "Vu Jà Dé", it's a 2-CD album with the 1st disc sub-titled "Eight Beat Combo" and the 2nd "Essay". Check out this special site where all songs can be sampled.

A show will be held in Hong Kong at Musiczone@Kitec on January 16. Tickets are already on pre-sale via Mirage Music, and will go on sale at CityLine on January 2 at 10:00.

Hosono Haruomi "Vu Jà Dé"
細野晴臣 「Vu Jà Dé」

Disc 1
1. Tutti Frutti
2. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
3. Susie-Q
4. Angel On My Shoulder
5. More Than I Can Say
6. A Cheat
7. 29 Ways
8. El Negro Zumbon (Anna)

Disc 2
1. Susaki Paradise
2. nete mo samete mo Boogie Woogie ~Vu Jà Dé ver.~
3. Eureka 1
4. tenki ame ni Humming o
5. 2355-shi, kaeru
6. Neko Boogie ~Vu Jà Dé ver.~
7. kanashimi no Lucky Star ~Vu Jà Dé ver.~
8. Eureka 2
9. Mohican ~Vu Jà Dé ver.~
10. Pecora
11. Retort ~Vu Jà Dé ver.~
12. Oblio

Victor VICL-64872
Out now (11/8), ¥3300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan, 細野晴臣 (Japan)

"Angel On My Shoulder" live

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