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/ 2017-01-21T16:22:42Z TOKI Asako "Pink" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11817 2017-01-21T16:22:42Z 2017-01-21T16:34:52Z 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'". Two... 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'". 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.

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 2017-01-16T12:53:29Z 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

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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[via Twitter] INOUE Honoka debut album "First Flight" out now! ☞ http://bit.ly/2j4hsmk Produced by Mukaju Dan (ex-blue marble)! @shocktarou @luxury_kayo https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/819552837361242112 2017-01-12T23:33:17Z INOUE Honoka debut album "First Flight" out now! ☞ http://bit.ly/2j4hsmk Produced by Mukaju Dan (ex-blue marble)! @shocktarou @luxury_kayo http://bit.ly/2j4hsmk Produced by Mukaju Dan (ex-blue marble)! @shocktarou @luxury_kayo ]]> INOUE Honoka "First Flight" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11876 2017-01-12T13:58:49Z 2017-01-12T22:33:39Z Voice actress INOUE Honoka has a debut album that was released just recently. This was entirely written and produced by Mukaju Dan, a production unit formed of Shock Tarou and Ton-chan, both songwriting members of blue marble (unit that ended... Voice actress Inoue Honoka has a debut album that was released just recently. This was entirely written and produced by Mukaju Dan, a production unit formed of Shock Tarou and Ton-chan, both songwriting members of blue marble (unit that ended its activity after the release of the excellent "full color").

A mini-live will be held at HMV record shop Shinjuku Alta this Sunday January 15 from 15:00, and followed by an autograph session. Details here.

Inoue Honoka "First Flight"
井上ほの花 「ファースト・フライト」

1. gessekai Flight
2. Sparkling Chinatown
3. niji no Fantasia
4. makuai
5. wasuremono

Luxury kayō LUX8001
Out now (2016/12/28), ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Album digest

Commercial

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[via Twitter] groovisions has released iMessage stickers! Ongoing exhibition "GROOVISIONS 5×27" at Aoyama Spiral until Jan. 15. https://twitter.com/groovisions/status/819207413320425473 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/819341364756246528 2017-01-12T09:32:58Z groovisions has released iMessage stickers! Ongoing exhibition "GROOVISIONS 5×27" at Aoyama Spiral until Jan. 15. https://twitter.com/groovisions/status/819207413320425473 [via Twitter] Kyary Pamyu Pamyu new clip "Harajuku iyahoi"! https://youtu.be/mAGyQ5Rmz7o Single info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Nakata_Yasutaka_Kyary_Pamyu_Pamyu_Crazy_Crazy_feat/2017.01.01/011790/ #KPP #KyaryPamyuPamyu https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/819194220074311680 2017-01-11T23:48:16Z Kyary Pamyu Pamyu new clip "Harajuku iyahoi"! https://youtu.be/mAGyQ5Rmz7o Single info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Nakata_Yasutaka_Kyary_Pamyu_Pamyu_Crazy_Crazy_feat/2017.01.01/011790/ #KPP #KyaryPamyuPamyu http://coolestsound.jp/Nakata_Yasutaka_Kyary_Pamyu_Pamyu_Crazy_Crazy_feat/2017.01.01/011790/ #KPP #KyaryPamyuPamyu ]]> [via Twitter] Ebichu (Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku) meets Negicco in "Ebi Negi Alright"! ☞ https://youtu.be/T6XXILLjAMg Song by Negicco's producer connie https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/819192511646154754 2017-01-11T23:41:29Z Ebichu (Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku) meets Negicco in "Ebi Negi Alright"! ☞ https://youtu.be/T6XXILLjAMg Song by Negicco's producer connie [via Twitter] U-zhaan x Tamaki ROY x Chinza DOPENESS new clip "Nanayoubi"! ☞ https://youtu.be/WM1RfwXESKk Tabla & rap from Japan! https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/819146933658742784 2017-01-11T20:40:22Z U-zhaan x Tamaki ROY x Chinza DOPENESS new clip "Nanayoubi"! ☞ https://youtu.be/WM1RfwXESKk Tabla & rap from Japan! fox capture plan "Fragile" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11814 2017-01-08T13:00:07Z 2017-01-08T13:01:00Z "Fragile" is the 5th original album by instrumental jazz trio fox capture plan. This is the follow-up to "Butterfly" (2015) (Amazon, CDJapan). Included is a cover of Arctic Monkeys' "Brainstorm". A show will be held on release day, January 25,... "Fragile" is the 5th original album by instrumental jazz trio fox capture plan. This is the follow-up to "Butterfly" (2015) (Amazon, CDJapan). Included is a cover of Arctic Monkeys' "Brainstorm".

A show will be held on release day, January 25, at Daikanyama Unit. Tickets are on sale via Pia (317-966), e+, etc.

fox capture plan "Fragile"

1. FRAGILE #1
2. FRAGILE #2
3. Asian Dancer
4. the Gift
5. Bouncing walk
6. Brianstorm
7. Prospect Park
8. Terminal 2
9. Possibility
10. Aerial

Playwright PWT-31
Out 1/25, ¥2314 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

Trailer clip

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Charan-Po-Rantan "toritomenashi" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11816 2017-01-03T03:13:09Z 2017-01-11T11:35:58Z Accordion and vocals sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan have a new mini-album coming this month! Consisting of 8 new songs, including two theme songs for recent TV dramas, this follows cover album "karimono kyōsō" released last September. The song "otakebi" features Tokyo... Accordion and vocals sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan have a new mini-album coming this month! Consisting of 8 new songs, including two theme songs for recent TV dramas, this follows cover album "karimono kyōsō" released last September. The song "otakebi" features Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, and "kanashimi" was arranged by Mr. Children's tour band. Also, the song "yume bakkari" features Katahira Rina and Rei.

There's a limited edition that comes with a DVD of 4 music videos plus bonus footage. The first press of both editions comes as a digipak.

Charan-Po-Rantan "toritomenashi"
チャラン・ポ・ランタン 「トリトメナシ」

CD
1. susume, tama ni nigete mo
2. Sweet as sugar
3. mayuge Dance
4. yume bakkari
5. tsuki
6. koi wa Timing
7. otakebi
8. kanashimi

DVD (Limited edition only)
susume, tama ni nigete mo Music Video
mayuge Dance Music Video
otakebi Music Video
kanashimi Music Video
Bonus Footage

Limited edition (CD+DVD)
avex trax AVCD-93591
Out 1/18, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

Regular edition (CD only)
avex trax AVCD-93592
Out 1/18, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

"susume, tama ni nigete mo"

"mayuge Dance"

"otakebi" (Short ver.)

"kanashimi" (Short ver.)

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the fascinations "tsuki no ura de aimashō - Let's go to the darkside of the moon -" (7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11804 2017-01-02T13:13:52Z 2017-01-02T13:17:25Z Vibraphone-led jazz band the fascinations are back with a new 7" single! Included are covers of Original Love's "tsuki no ura de aimashō - Let's go to the darkside of the moon -" (originally released in 1991) and Alice Clark's... Vibraphone-led jazz band the fascinations are back with a new 7" single! Included are covers of Original Love's "tsuki no ura de aimashō - Let's go to the darkside of the moon -" (originally released in 1991) and Alice Clark's "Never Did I Stop Loving You". The B-side was first released on 2007 album "quiet dance" featuring vocals by Yafune Tatsurō, this one is available on vinyl for the first time. A CD-R is included.

It has been 3 years since the fascinations' excellent latest album "Green In Blue" (2014).

the fascinations "tsuki no ura de aimashō - Let's go to the darkside of the moon -" (7")
the fascinations 「月の裏で会いましょう」

A. tsuki no ura de aimashō - Let's go to the darkside of the moon -
B. Never Did I Stop Loving You (feat. Tatsurō Yafune)

Jet Set JS7S147
Out 1/18, ¥1600 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

"tsuki no ura de aimashō - Let's go to the darkside of the moon"

"Never Did I Stop Loving You"

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YMCK "Family Swing" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11848 2017-01-02T10:40:43Z 2017-01-02T13:30:37Z YMCK kicks off 2017 with a brand new album! "Family Swing" goes back to their jazzy roots which are blown full-size into a musical-like concept album. It's also the return of the "Swingers" characters who first appeared in album "Family... YMCK kicks off 2017 with a brand new album! "Family Swing" goes back to their jazzy roots which are blown full-size into a musical-like concept album. It's also the return of the "Swingers" characters who first appeared in album "Family Racing" (2005). Watch the trailer below.

"Family Swing" is YMCK's 7th album, the follow-up to "Family Dancing" (2015), and comes again on De De Mouse's not records label. The album comes in two editions, with a limited edition that is packaged with an original board game! Named "Family Treasure", it's an official remake of hit board game "Deep Sea Adventure" by maker Oink Games.

YMCK will hold a release party on February 5 at Daikanyama Unit, backed by a live jazz trio (drums, sax and contrabass). Tickets are on sale at Peatix, and also via e+ and Lawson (L-code: 72801).

Also check out the official release page.

YMCK "Family Swing"

1. Retro Fuego zenkoku kokka
2. kagayaki yo watashi no te ni (kaitō YMCK no Theme)
3. Emerald no Tact
4. Yé-yé daisakusen
5. Tea Time
6. Thrill Me (kaitō Swingers no Theme)
7. aishū no Swingers
8. dotabata Car Chase
9. detarame Parade
10. watashi o matsu sekai
11. akirame no warui Swingers
12. ongaku no oto

Limited edition (CD + Board game)
not records NOT-0014
Out 1/18, ¥4500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

Regular edition (CD only)
not records NOT-0013
Out 1/18, ¥2200 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

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[via Twitter] Happy New Year from YMCK! ⛩ New album "Family Swing" coming Jan. 18! (Stay tuned for details!) https://twitter.com/midori_kurihara/status/815798867853574144 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/815841512701378561 2017-01-02T17:45:48Z Happy New Year from YMCK! ⛩ New album "Family Swing" coming Jan. 18! (Stay tuned for details!) https://twitter.com/midori_kurihara/status/815798867853574144 NAKATA Yasutaka / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) / Harajuku iyahoi" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11790 2017-01-01T05:55:42Z 2017-01-11T14:47:05Z Happy New Year 2017! This January will be released a split single by NAKATA Yasutaka (CAPSULE) and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. NAKATA Yasutaka's new song features vocals by Charli XCX (from London, UK) and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Of course, Kyary's new... Happy New Year 2017!

This January will be released a split single by Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Nakata Yasutaka's new song features vocals by Charli XCX (from London, UK) and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Of course, Kyary's new song is also produced by Nakata as always. "Harajuku iyahoi" is available on iTunes worldwide starting today, January 1st.

On January 28, special event "Asobinite!!! - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Birthday Special - YSTKxPPP Club Edition" will be held at ageHa in Shinkiba, Tokyo. Tickets go on sale January 14. Details here.

Nakata Yasutaka / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) / Harajuku iyahoi"
中田ヤスタカ / きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ 「Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) / 原宿いやほい」

1. Nakata Yasutaka / Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)
2. Nakata Yasutaka / Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) -remix-
3. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu / Harajuku iyahoi Apple Music 内のきゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ
4. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu / Harajuku iyahoi -extended mix-

Warner Music WPCL-12509
Out 1/18, ¥1200 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

"Harajuku iyahoi"

Teaser clip

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hitomitoi "The Memory Hotel" (LP+7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11855 2016-12-28T13:59:34Z 2016-12-28T14:04:49Z hitomitoi's latest album "The Memory Hotel" (2015), a mysterious fiction musical journey, is being released on vinyl! This comes as a set of one LP plus one 7", which include all 10 songs from the album. hitomitoi "The Memory Hotel"... hitomitoi's latest album "The Memory Hotel" (2015), a mysterious fiction musical journey, is being released on vinyl! This comes as a set of one LP plus one 7", which include all 10 songs from the album.

hitomitoi "The Memory Hotel" (LP+7")
一十三十一 「The Memory Hotel」

LP
A1. Overture
A2. The Memory Hotel
A3. sono me wa, Hypnotic
A4. Mystery Train
B1. bō-kyaku-hi-kō
B2. Mon Fatal Amour
B3. Lonely Woman
B4. Labyrinth ~kaze no machi de~

7"
C. Surrenderer
D. Canaria kibun de

Billboard Records HBRV-1009
Out 1/4, ¥3800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only), Jet Set

"Labyrinth ~kaze no machi de~"

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Urbangarde "Akuma des Akuma" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11821 2016-12-27T15:41:08Z 2016-12-28T16:41:29Z The first release of 2017 is a brand new single by trauma techno-pop band Urbangarde! Check out the video below, and this official comment by band leader MATSUNAGA Temma. "This is URBANGARDE. We're releasing a single after 4 and half... The first release of 2017 is a brand new single by trauma techno-pop band Urbangarde! Check out the video below, and this official comment by band leader Matsunaga Temma.

"This is URBANGARDE. We're releasing a single after 4 and half years. Surprisingly, during the last few years that we didn't release any singles, humankind has gone extinct. The era of social media has dissociated human lives and divided them into angels (tenshi) and devils (akuma)... To those of you who used to be human, to those who live insecure days like ghosts, We will show your true shape through music. You are devils to the very end."

The single comes in two editions, a limited edition with a bonus DVD including two music videos and a live show of 8 songs, and a regular edition of the CD only with bonus instrumentals.

Amazon gives away an exclusive promo 3-song acoustic CD (while supplies last), and for those in Japan, Tower Records (ships to Japan only) offers a bonus DVD of a 60-minute show titled "Gasmask Party" held in December 2015, where all performers and audience had to wear gas masks.

Urbangarde's next upcoming big show is a one-man event to be held on May 6, 2017 at Daikanyama Unit, following the same in Osaka on May 4.

Urbangarde "Akuma des Akuma"
アーバンギャルド 「あくまで悪魔」

(Japanese title: "akumade akuma")

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Regular edition CD
1. Akuma des Akuma
2. Tenshi ni Shiyagare
3. Akuma des Akuma (Instrumental)
4. Tenshi ni Shiyagare (Instrumental)

Limited edition CD
1. Akuma des Akuma
2. Tenshi ni Shiyagare

Limited edition DVD (Region 2 NTSC)
1. Akuma des Akuma (Music Video)
2. Akuma des Akuma (Dance Video)
3. Femme Fata Fantasy (Music Video)
Live Performance from "Utsu Fes" @ Tsutaya O-East
4. Onepiece Shinjuu
5. Kuchibiru Democracy
6. Femme Fata Fantasy
7. Shinjuku Mon Amour
8. Hako Otoko ni Kike
9. Daihakai Koukyougaku
10. Tokai no Alice
11. Yameru Idol

Limited edition (CD+DVD)
Fabtone Records FBAC-010
Out 2017/1/4, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Regular edition (CD with bonus instrumentals)
Fabtone Records FBAC-011
Out 2017/1/4, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"Akuma des Akuma"

"Femme Fata Fantasy"

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D.A.N. "SSWB" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11846 2016-12-25T10:56:30Z 2016-12-25T11:49:14Z Band D.A.N., formed in August 2014, has a new digital EP out now! The whole was mixed by AOKI Takamasa and mastered by SUNAHARA Yoshinori. The title track almost 8-minute long! Its video clip shows young people spending a...

Band D.A.N., formed in August 2014, has a new digital EP out now! The whole was mixed by Aoki Takamasa and mastered by Sunahara Yoshinori.

The title track almost 8-minute long! Its video clip shows young people spending a night in Tokyo, featuring Milo Oyamada (son of Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius)) among others. Watch it below!

D.A.N. "SSWB"

1. SSWB
2. Native Dancer (Albino Sound Remix)
3. Dive (Albino Sound Remix)

SSWB / Bayon Production
Out now (12/23)
Sample/buy: D.A.N.の "SSWB - Single"を iTunes で, OTOTOY

"SSWB"

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[via Twitter] A free Christmas present download EP by cosmomule, from label Ano(t)raks! https://twitter.com/appletayer/status/812653372683583489 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/812883911898370048 2016-12-25T13:53:21Z A free Christmas present download EP by cosmomule, from label Ano(t)raks! https://twitter.com/appletayer/status/812653372683583489 [via Twitter] Season's Greetings from Kit Gallery, with a remix by Chabe of LEARNERS' "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"! 🎄 Thanks… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/812514263994535936 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/812514263994535936 2016-12-24T13:24:30Z Season's Greetings from Kit Gallery, with a remix by Chabe of LEARNERS' "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"! 🎄 Thanks… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/812514263994535936 [via Twitter] Jintana & Emeralds gives away a free new remix of their "Last Christmas" cover! Get it now at… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/812512116141760512 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/812512116141760512 2016-12-24T13:15:58Z Jintana & Emeralds gives away a free new remix of their "Last Christmas" cover! Get it now at… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/812512116141760512 HAMADA Maron "kisetsu meguredo jazz ver." (CD+7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11807 2016-12-23T15:22:34Z 2016-12-23T15:25:03Z Jazz singer HAMADA Maron has a new single out now, and it's produced by SUNAGA Tatsuo! Featured are members of instrumental jazz band TRI4TH. The B-side is "mirei Butterfly", recently featured on SUNAGA Tatsuo's "yoru Jazz gaiden 2 ~ All... Jazz singer Hamada Maron has a new single out now, and it's produced by Sunaga Tatsuo! Featured are members of instrumental jazz band TRI4TH. The B-side is "mirei Butterfly", recently featured on Sunaga Tatsuo's "yoru Jazz gaiden 2 ~ All the young dudes" compiliation.

A full-length album titled "Lady Monochrome" is planned for release on January 25. Stay tuned!

Hamada Maron's next show will be held on December 26 at Shimokitazawa Three.

Hamada Maron "kisetsu meguredo jazz ver." (CD+7")
浜田マロン 「季節巡れど jazz ver.」

7"
A. kisetsu meguredo jazz ver.
B. mirei Butterfly

CD
1. kisetsu meguredo jazz ver.
2. mirei Butterfly

Vivid Sound VSCD-7619
Out now (12/21), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Audio sampler

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Budo Grape "oyatsu no kakushibasho" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11842 2016-12-22T13:05:48Z 2016-12-22T13:22:28Z Nagoya-based new wave band Budo÷Grape has a brand new album out now! Included are 10 songs that have been pre-released digitally over the last few years, but also two new songs one of which features vocals by latest member, keyboardist 74÷Grape. This album follows the great "Amsterdam" released in 2014.

A show will be held at Imaike Tokuzo in Nagoya on December 23.

Budo Grape "oyatsu no kakushibasho"
ぶどう÷グレープ 「おやつの隠し場所」

1. unmei no Bus
2. zankoku na yasashisa
3. oyatsu no kakushibasho
4. jikansa ryoomoi
5. hakase ni sōdan
6. angō
7. Mind Museum
8. kyō no kare, ashita no watashi
9. shidoron modoron
10. GO! GO! TAICHI
11. kaidan gokko
12. 4321 hi o tsukero

Tokyo Mor MOR-6947
Out now (12/21), ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"unmei no Bus"

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[via Twitter] DE DE MOUSE new Xmas track "winter wonderland" feat. Hatsune Miku now on Bandcamp! New remasters too! ☞ https://dedemouse.bandcamp.com/ @DEDEMOUSE https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/811170377879547905 2016-12-20T20:24:23Z DE DE MOUSE new Xmas track "winter wonderland" feat. Hatsune Miku now on Bandcamp! New remasters too! ☞ https://dedemouse.bandcamp.com/ @DEDEMOUSE DEDEMOUSE ]]> ISHINO Takkyu "EUQITANUL" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11788 2016-12-19T15:40:53Z 2016-12-19T15:43:06Z Takkyu ISHINO (Denki Groove) has a new remix album out this week! All tracks from latest album "LUNATIQUE" were remixed by many of his close DJ friends, including Towa TEI, SUNAHARA Yoshinori, agraph, Hiroshi WATANABE (Tokyo No.1 Soul Set, InK),... Takkyu Ishino (Denki Groove) has a new remix album out this week! All tracks from latest album "LUNATIQUE" were remixed by many of his close DJ friends, including Towa Tei, Sunahara Yoshinori, agraph, Hiroshi Watanabe (Tokyo No.1 Soul Set, InK), Sugiurumn, Westbam and more! The album is titled "EUQITANUL" but reads "gyaku Lunatique" (means "Lunatique backwards"), and the tracklist is accordingly in the backward order. Ha! Like the original album, the artwork was done by Ukawa Naohiro (Dommune).

An event part of the "Lunatique Tour 2016" will be held on December 24 at Sound Museum Tokyo with Takkyu Ishino, Towa Tei, Hiroshi Watanabe aka Kaito, Sugiurumn, agraph, Yoshinori Sunahara, DJ Sodeyama, Gonno and A. Mochi. The party starts at 23:00.

Ishino Takkyu "EUQITANUL"
石野卓球 「EUQITANUL」

1. Dawn (Der Dritte Raum Remix)
2. Selene (Hiroshi Watanabe Remix)
3. Lunatique (WESTBAM Remix)
4. Amazones (A. Mochi Remix)
5. Die Boten Vom Mond (GONNO Remix)
6. Crescent Moon (DJ SODEYAMA Remix)
7. Fana-Tekk (agraph Remix)
8. Lunar Kick (SUGIURUMN Remix)
9. Fetish (Yoshinori Sunahara Remix)
10. Rapt In Fantasy (TOWA TEI Remix)

Ki/oon KSCL-2821
Out 12/21, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

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Uchoten "Kafka's Rock/Nietzsche's Pop" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11838 2016-12-19T12:55:38Z 2016-12-19T15:24:00Z Uchoten, band formed in 1982 and led by Kera (Kera & The Synthesizers, No Lie-Sense), is back with a first full-length album in 26 years — their previous was "dekkachi" released in 1990 (though mini-album "lost and found" was released in 2015). Featured on the new album are all original members from that later period of the band. The album comes on 2 discs, both of which are said to be in a different style. All songs can be sampled on iTunes.

HMV gives away a promo clear folder (while supplies last).

Uchoten will play a show at Billboard Live Tokyo on January 7. Tickets are on sale.

Uchōten "Kafka's Rock/Nietzsche's Pop"
有頂天 「カフカズ・ロック/ニーチェズ・ポップ」

Disc 1 "Kafka's Rock"
1. Lucky san
2. Kafka's Dick
3. shiro
4. Chie no wa Present
5. 100nen
6. boseki to baikin
7. sekai
8. Chie no wa Breakout
9. monkey's report (aru gakkai hōkoku)

Disc 2 "Nietzsche's Pop"
1. yūrei tachi
2. natsukashisa no yukue
3. Locomotion
4. Not Departure
5. hako (eigō kaiki)
6. korekara no hito
7. Nietzsche's Moon

Nagomu Records / Solid Records CDSOL-1758
Out now (12/14), ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, Kafka's Rock / Nietzsche's Pop by uchouten on Apple Music

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[via Twitter] RT @cubitter: I SAW MOMMY KISSIN' SANTA CLAUS (chabe's A NIGHT IN TAIPEI 仮Mix) / LEARNERS http://u0u1.net/AoxZ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/809924665594421248 2016-12-17T09:54:22Z RT @cubitter: I SAW MOMMY KISSIN' SANTA CLAUS (chabe's A NIGHT IN TAIPEI 仮Mix) / LEARNERS http://u0u1.net/AoxZ cubitter: I SAW MOMMY KISSIN' SANTA CLAUS (chabe's A NIGHT IN TAIPEI 仮Mix) / LEARNERS http://u0u1.net/AoxZ ]]> Steve NAKAMURA "Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Artworks 2011-2016" (Book) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11835 2016-12-16T14:56:28Z 2016-12-16T13:08:35Z Here's a first Kyary Pamyu Pamyu art book highlighting visual works by art director and designer Steve NAKAMURA. Approximately 300 works are included, covering her entire discography so far, as well as commentary by Steve and an interview of...

Here's a first Kyary Pamyu Pamyu art book highlighting visual works by art director and designer Steve Nakamura. Approximately 300 works are included, covering her entire discography so far, as well as commentary by Steve and an interview of him with Kyary, with text in both Japanese and English! 2016 marks the 5th anniversary of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's career.

See sample pages at Amazon Japan.

A related exhibition titled "Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Artwork Exhibition 2011-2016" is being held at La Foret Museum Harajuku until December 25. It's open daily from 11:00 to 21:00 (except last day until 18:00), and the entrance fee is 800yen. Check out the official page.

Steve Nakamura "Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Artworks 2011-2016" (Book)
Steve Nakamura 「きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅアートワークス 2011-2016」

Format: B5 (240x170mm), 272 pages

Seibundō-Shinkōsha ISBN 978-4416716724
Out now (12/8), ¥2700 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

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