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,2015://4 Patrick http://coolestsound.jp/ 2015-01-25T13:47:59Z [via Twitter] Recorded Ustream of Maika Leboutet's solo live yesterday at Tokyo Tower ☞ http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/57930555 Album info: http://coolestsound.jp/Maika_Leboutet_100_momo/2014.12.05/010695/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/559211054891155456 2015-01-25T13:47:59Z Recorded Ustream of Maika Leboutet's solo live yesterday at Tokyo Tower ☞ http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/57930555 Album info: http://coolestsound.jp/Maika_Leboutet_100_momo/2014.12.05/010695/ http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/57930555 Album info: http://coolestsound.jp/Maika_Leboutet_100_momo/2014.12.05/010695/ ]]> dip in the pool "Highwire Walker" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10798 2015-01-25T03:37:58Z 2015-01-25T04:11:24Z dip in the pool (official Facebook page), a band that has now been around for 30 years, has a brand new album out now! This is the follow-up to "brown eyes" released in 2011. Included is a cover of "Bali... dip in the pool (official Facebook page), a band that has now been around for 30 years, has a brand new album out now! This is the follow-up to "brown eyes" released in 2011. Included is a cover of "Bali Ha'i" from musical South Pacific, as well as a re-take of Portmanteau's "toast to my shadows" (a side-project of member Kimura Tatsuji), and "a king unseen" which is a collaboration with Canadian musician Michael Silver (CFCF).

Watch the clip below, and hear more audio samples at CDJapan.

A recent episode of streaming program Music Share featuring the band can be watched here.

dip in the pool "HIGHWIRE WALKER"

1. Bali Ha'i
2. a boat sublime
3. Northern Lights
4. toast to my shadows
5. the house of change
6. Air-fish
7. Woman
8. a king unseen

Bellwood Records BZCS-1116
Out now (1/21), ¥1852 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan, OTOTOY

"Bali Ha'i"

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[via Twitter] Get Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Pika Pika Fantajin" on picture vinyl! (Amazon U.S.) ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/link/amazonus/B00PCI1FY0/ Album info: http://coolestsound.jp/Kyary_Pamyu_Pamyu_Pika_Pika_Fantajin/2014.06.28/010399/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/559183244575272962 2015-01-25T11:57:29Z Get Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Pika Pika Fantajin" on picture vinyl! (Amazon U.S.) ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/link/amazonus/B00PCI1FY0/ Album info: http://coolestsound.jp/Kyary_Pamyu_Pamyu_Pika_Pika_Fantajin/2014.06.28/010399/ http://coolestsound.jp/link/amazonus/B00PCI1FY0/ Album info: http://coolestsound.jp/Kyary_Pamyu_Pamyu_Pika_Pika_Fantajin/2014.06.28/010399/ ]]> Negicco "Rice&Snow" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10734 2015-01-22T12:25:01Z 2015-01-25T03:14:44Z Negicco have a brand new album just out this week! This includes songs written by TAJIMA Takao (Original Love), YOSHIDA Tetsuto, YANO Hiroyasu (ex-Cymbals), NISHIDERA Gōta (Nona Reeves), MIURA Kōshi (Kuchiroro), and of course Negicco's main producer Connie. Also there... Negicco have a brand new album just out this week! This includes songs written by Tajima Takao (Original Love), Yoshida Tetsuto, Yano Hiroyasu (ex-Cymbals), Nishidera Gōta (Nona Reeves), Miura Kōshi (Kuchiroro), and of course Negicco's main producer Connie. Also there are songs arranged by Kitagawa Katsutoshi (Round Table), Skirt, Orland, Shiggy Jr. and more.

There will be a live event this Saturday January 24 at Liquidroom in Ebisu, with Negicco and also Shiggy Jr., Skirt and Orland. The next day is a one-man live at the same place, though that one is already sold out. For those who can make it, there's an in-store on Friday Jan. 23 at Tower Records Shinjuku from noon.

Negicco "Rice&Snow"

1. Triple! WONDERLAND
2. tokimeki ni Headliner
3. 1000% no kataomoi feat. Tomoko Ikeda (Shiggy Jr.)
4. Cream Soda Love
5. Sunshine Nihonkai
6. hadashi no Rainbow
7. futari no yūgi
8. Pajama Party Night
9. BLUE, GREEN, RED AND GONE
10. Space Nekojaracy
11. jiyū ni
12. hikari no Spur
13. arigatō no Present

T-Palette Records TPRC-0121
Out 1/20, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan, Negicco "Rice&Snow" (Japan)

Digest clip

"hikari no Spur"

"Sunshine Nihonkai"

More clips after the jump...

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"tokimeki no Headliner"

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[via Twitter] RT @foundlandus: Takako Minekawa feat. Dustin Wong (live at FOUNDLAND) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl78y6GojmI @dustinwong @tm_meandcat http://t.co/7qyjHAO… https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/557187615024107520 2015-01-19T23:47:34Z RT @foundlandus: Takako Minekawa feat. Dustin Wong (live at FOUNDLAND) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl78y6GojmI @dustinwong @tm_meandcat http://t.co/7qyjHAO… foundlandus: Takako Minekawa feat. Dustin Wong (live at FOUNDLAND) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl78y6GojmI @dustinwong @tm_meandcat http://t.co/7qyjHAO… ]]> Various Artists "Women's Liberation" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10782 2015-01-19T12:32:53Z 2015-01-19T14:00:22Z This is an album of covers of Japanese songs from the 60's to the early 70's, here sung with translated English lyrics! Both the originals and the covers were performed by Japanese women, completing the theme of this compilation. Vocalists... This is an album of covers of Japanese songs from the 60's to the early 70's, here sung with translated English lyrics! Both the originals and the covers were performed by Japanese women, completing the theme of this compilation. Vocalists include Nomiya Maki, Toki Asako, Chara and more. All music is arranged by guitarist and producer Toriyama Yūji, and this is the first release on his new label Super Paw.

Hear audio samples of all songs at CDJapan, or on the release official site.

Various Artists "Women's Liberation"

1. Overture -Melody For A New Dawn- (Original: "yoake no Scat" by Yuki Saori (1969)) / Mika Beyond Jazz
2. Love Vacances (Original: "koi no Vacance" by The Peanuts (1963)) / Toki Asako & Mika Beyond Jazz
3. The Music Played (Original: "wakare no asa" by Pedro & Capricious (1971)) / Keiko Lee
4. The Lord's Love (Original: "anata" by Kosaka Akiko (1973)) / Chara
5. Blue Light Yokohama (Original by Ishida Ayumi (1968)) / Nomiya Maki
6. One Summer It Happened (Original: "manatsu no dekigoto" by Hirayama Miki (1971)) / Fried Pride
7. Melody For A New Dawn (Original: "yoake no Scat" by Yuki Saori (1969)) / Mika Beyond Jazz
8. Four Wishes (Original: "yottsu no onegai" by Mayuzumi Jun (1968)) / Toki Asako
9. The Night Flight (Original: "yakan hikō" by Chiaki Naomi (1973)) / Mika Beyond Jazz
10. Love And The Wind (Original: "Ken to Mary ~ai to kaze no yō ni~" by Buzz (1972)) / Keiko Lee
11. Letter (Original: "tegami" by Yuki Saori (1970)) / Mika Beyond Jazz
12. One Sided Love (Original: "kataomoi" by Nakao Mie (1971)) / Chara
13. A Doll's House (Original: "ningyō no ie" by Hirota Mieko (1969)) / Nomiya Maki

Super Paw / Hats HUCD-10174
Out now (1/7), ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, Women's Liberation "Women's Liberation" (Japan)

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Sugar's Campaign "Friends" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10741 2015-01-05T14:07:00Z 2015-01-24T03:11:35Z Sugar's Campaign, the unit of producers Avec Avec (aka Takuma HOSOKAWA) and Seiho (aka Seiho HAYAKAWA), finally has a full-length album coming! This includes latest single "Holiday" as well as an album version of previous hit track "Netokano". A must!... Sugar's Campaign, the unit of producers Avec Avec (aka Takuma Hosokawa) and Seiho (aka Seiho Hayakawa), finally has a full-length album coming! This includes latest single "Holiday" as well as an album version of previous hit track "Netokano". A must!

The limited edition includes a 65-page comic book (176mm x 112mm).

A release party will be held at Daikanyama Unit on March 19, and another the next day in Osaka. Free in-store events will also be held at Tower Records Shinjuku on February 7 from 18:00 (details) and at Tower Records Shibuya on February 8 from 18:00 (details).

Sugar's Campaign "Friends"

1. Holiday
2. Netokano
3. It's Too Late
4. tonari Town
5. Memory Melody
6. Big Wave
7. yume michaina Girl
8. Kaleidoscope
9. Shopping Center
10. yūmei na eiga no yō ni Lovely na koi ga shitai
11. Hong Kong seikatsu
12. Parabola shabon Line

Limited edition (CD+original comic)
Speedstar Records VIZL-767
Out 1/21, ¥3400 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition (CD only)
Speedstar Records VICL-64276
Out 1/21, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, Sugar's Campaign "FRIENDS" (Japan)

"Holiday"

"Netokano"

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Gig report: "Frenesi school: The legendary end-of-business ceremony" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://9.10772 2015-01-03T15:34:02Z 2015-01-06T04:25:12Z Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound The last show I saw in 2014 was Frenesi, and it was a very special one. In November Frenesi announced that she would put a stop (though maybe temporary) to... Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound

フレネシ

The last show I saw in 2014 was Frenesi, and it was a very special one. In November Frenesi announced that she would put a stop (though maybe temporary) to her music career. Her last activity would be this concert held on December 27 in the Denshō hall of the Shibuya Cultural Center Ōwada. This seated hall seems to be more often used for traditional performances such as rakugo (Wikipedia), so it felt special to see a pop-oriented concert there.

For the last 2½ years or so, Frenesi's shows have always had a "school" theme, where Frenesi is the "head teacher" and those who attend are "students". Also for at least the same time she has been hiding her face from the public (Internet and photos), except in her shows where her fans are allowed to see her. The reason is unclear as she is really a cute and charming person, although this definitely works great in building a lot of anticipation for fans who get to see her show for the first time.

The show began as a kind of ceremony. People sitting in the front row were called one by one on stage to receive a pile of certificates, and once back to their seat they had to keep one and pass the rest to the person behind. Remember those school days? Yup, this is Frenesi school! The large square sheets were distributed to everyone. On one side was the certificate proving that one attended Frenesi school's end-of-business ceremony, and on the back was... Frenesi's signature cartooned face, just like the board she holds as a mask every time a photo is taken!

]]> The show then started. It was going to be divided in two sets, with a manga contest in between. Frenesi was accompanied by her usual band, with Shock Tarō (blue marble) on keyboards, and label Otomesha's "boss" on percussion (etc.), and also bass and drums. The first set featured mostly songs from her first album "Cupra" (counting from when her career was restarted with a techno-pop direction), and a few from the 2nd "Märchen". Every time a song began I remembered that it might be the last time to hear it live. On the wall was projected some specially selected archive footage to go with each song.

Set #1:
nero / shinonome / Lowrits Arc / watashi no Yes Man / kasō kako / Sprawl / kaisentō / Märchen / Marginal

Then came the manga contest, that featured 4 guests (musicians, and a manga artist) who were asked to draw "what happens next" after seeing a drawing by Frenesi on three different themes. Then the MC (label boss) gave a score to each drawing, used to determine the winner in the end. I'll spare you the details, but the three themes were: 1. "What will Frenesi do after she quits?", 2. "Imagine that Frenesi comes back under a new name, what would it and the album title be?", and 3. "What will become of Frenesi's mask board?"

After the contest there was a time where a photo of the audience was taken, all wearing the Frenesi masks! The impressive result was this!

The 2nd set began with a special guest, small happiness aka Kumahara Masayuki (a long-time arranger/engineer for FPM). In 2010 he had two songs released that featured Frenesi's vocals, so those were performed live. First was "Heart no Earring" (a cover of Matsuda Seiko as heard on "MemorieS ~Songs for the Season of White~") followed by "tashika na koto" (YouTube, from compilation "Happy ~song for wedding~" (2010), Amazon).

Then Frenesi's band came back on stage, and more of Frenesi's best songs were played, this time some from latest album "gendai", and a few more from the previous albums. X Shampee, a member of Inn Japan (one of Frenesi's favorite bands ever) joined to play electric guitar on two songs.

Set #2:
Heart no Earring (w/ small happiness) (cover of Matsuda Seiko) / tashika na koto (w/ small happiness) (cover of Oda Kazumasa) / chikyū kūdōsetsu / fukumen chōsain / tajū jinkaku R / Computer obaachan (cover of Cosmic Invention/Sakai Shūko) / furyō Mannequin (w/ X Shampee) / jōbutsu sasete yo (w/ X Shampee) / gendai

After some applause, it was time for the encore! "Pure Shampoo" and then "Inflation"... Before the last song of the encore, Frenesi did a touching speech saying that she's very sad to call it quits, but that it's for a reason (which remains untold). However she also said that she might come back someday, and that until then she preciously keeps the keys to all of her students' (fans) hearts and will use them when the time comes. The last song was "silly joke", one of my favorites from "gendai". I couldn't keep from shedding a tear realizing that we won't be able to hear Frenesi's sweet voice live again for a while.

Encore:
Pure Shampoo / Inflation / silly joke

Her last show now over, Fortunately all of Frenesi's wonderful music remains, so it's never too late for those who have yet to check out her works. Also, Frenesi fans do have something to look forward to, as she has announced on her blog some upcoming releases in which she has participated:
- an album by Inn Japan (to be released in 2015) will feature her as one of the "Inn Gall"
- an album by Techma! (to be released in 2015) will feature her on song "Celeb nano? Säffle nano? koko wa Roppongi!"
- some vocals on an album by Wools (to be released in 2015)
- a new single EP by Frenesi titled "jikū no Bug ni te" to be released by Disk Union in 2015

フレネシ

Also check out Frenesi's official self-report here.


"gendai"

"furyō Mannequin"

"Märchen"

"Pure Shampoo"

"fukumen chōsain"

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[via Twitter] Cornelius and U-zhaan wish a Happy New Year with a studio session of YMO's "Technopolis"! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTY-szDOuU8 RT @corneliusjapan https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/551023250864488449 2015-01-02T23:32:35Z Cornelius and U-zhaan wish a Happy New Year with a studio session of YMO's "Technopolis"! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTY-szDOuU8 RT @corneliusjapan corneliusjapan ]]> [via Twitter] Happy New Year to all! Wishing you a great 2015 with plenty of good Japanese music! #JPN https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/550676470423506944 2015-01-02T00:34:36Z Happy New Year to all! Wishing you a great 2015 with plenty of good Japanese music! #JPN Crazy Ken Band "Crazy Ken Band no iyoru Jazz Compiled by Tatsuo SUNAGA" tag:coolestsound.jp,2015://4.10728 2015-01-01T14:59:59Z 2015-01-03T13:06:54Z Let's start 2015 with this compilation of Crazy Ken Band's grooviest jazzy tracks, as compiled by SUNAGA Tatsuo (Sunaga t Experience). This takes part of his long-going "yoru jazz" (Jazz Allnighters) series which started almost 10 years ago. Released on... Let's start 2015 with this compilation of Crazy Ken Band's grooviest jazzy tracks, as compiled by Sunaga Tatsuo (Sunaga t Experience). This takes part of his long-going "yoru jazz" (Jazz Allnighters) series which started almost 10 years ago. Released on the first day of the year!

Crazy Ken Band "Crazy Ken Band no iyoru Jazz Compiled by Tatsuo Sunaga"
クレイジーケンバンド 「クレイジーケンバンドのィ夜ジャズ Compiled by Tatsuo Sunaga

1. kuroi Auto-bai
2. namida no Italian Twist
3. Shantung
4. Girlfriend
5. Shift Change
6. onna no Grand Prix
7. yoru no Vibrato
8. Rodriguez kyōdai
9. Fukutomi-chō Boogaloo
10. TIKI TIKI TROPICAL KINGDOM
11. honmoku wa gozen reiji
12. chi no iro no Spider
13. mankan zenseki ichirō
14. chūkagai daisakusen
15. Playboy kakumei
16. yama no oto -sō da, Kyoto ni ikō. REMIX-
17. Koro
18. BIBIMBOP
19. Eye catch / anata to watashi no CKB
20. Red Light Yokohama
21. a, yarutokya yaranakya damme na no yo. ~Sunaga t Experience's du bop remix~

DoubleJoy International UMCK-1504
Out now (1/1), ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

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Vanilla Beans "Vanilla Beans IV" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10754 2014-12-31T14:24:06Z 2014-12-31T14:27:50Z Vanilla Beans have a brand new album coming, you guessed it, "Vanilla Beans IV"! Once again this comes with artwork that's both very non-idol-like and unforgettable. The album will include several brand new songs, plus the title tracks of the... Vanilla Beans have a brand new album coming, you guessed it, "Vanilla Beans IV"! Once again this comes with artwork that's both very non-idol-like and unforgettable. The album will include several brand new songs, plus the title tracks of the latest 5 singles: "Muscat Slope Love" (written by Kaji Hideki), "Please Me Darling", "watashi... fukō guse", "kitto ii basho (fuchi)" and "uchōten Girl". A cover of Belle & Sebastian's "Funny Little Frog" also made it (original on YouTube).

The limited edition comes with a DVD of footage from the unit's latest one-man live held at Liquidroom on December 17.

Vanilla Beans can be expected to perform many in-store shows around the release date, so keep an eye on their schedule.

Vanilla Beans "Vanilla Beans IV"
バニラビーンズ 「バニラビーンズ IV」

1. Booby Boy Near Pin Girl
2. mada yo Boyfriend
3. Muscat Slope Love
4. Vogel o Wind
5. tasogare Highball
6. watashi... fukō guse
7. Please Me Darling
8. Happy Day!!
9. Cop no Fuchico kōshiki Song: kitto ii basho (fuchi)
10. uchōten Girl
11. Funny Little Frog
12. uchōten Girl (osaifu keitai ver.)

Limited edition (CD+DVD)
T-Palette Records TPRC-0125
Out 2/3, ¥4000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Regular edition (CD only)
T-Palette Records TPRC-0124
Out 2/3, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan

"uchōten GIrl"

More videos after the jump...

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"watashi... fukō guse"

"Please Me Darling"

"Muscat Slope Love"

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clammbon "Why not clammbon!? ~ clammbon Tribute" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10602 2014-12-31T08:53:07Z 2014-12-31T08:58:27Z This recently released clammbon tribute album features a great amount of like-minded artists, including Buffalo Daughter, salyu x salyu, Nona Reeves, Tokyo No.1 Soul Set, GREAT3, Hanaregumi, Rekishi and more. Check out the trailer clip below, and hear samples of... This recently released clammbon tribute album features a great amount of like-minded artists, including Buffalo Daughter, salyu x salyu, Nona Reeves, Tokyo No.1 Soul Set, GREAT3, Hanaregumi, Rekishi and more.

Check out the trailer clip below, and hear samples of all songs at CDJapan.

Various Artists "Why not clammbon!? ~ clammbon Tribute"
オムニバス 「Why not clammbon!? ~ クラムボン・トリビュート」

(Title / Artist)
1. Folklore / Straightener
2. aru kodō / Shuta Hasunuma Philharmonic Orchestra
3. Ahoi! / salyu x salyu
4. daihinmin / Rekishi
5. hana kaoru aru hi ~clommbon loves clammbon ver~ / Hanaregumi
6. Super☆Star / Nona Reeves
7. Rock Climbing ~Let's Roooooock Mix~ / Buffalo Daughter
8. 5716 / Downy
9. 246 / GREAT3
10. hanare banare / Tokyo No.1 Soul Set
11. umi no fūkei / Husking Bee
12. ame / Aoba Ichiko
13. Hallelujah / Mice Parade (feat. Chancellor)
14. Vital Sign ~Tetsuya Komuro Remix~ / Komuro Tetsuya

Columbia COCP-38844
Out now (12/3), ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, (Japan)

Trailer clip

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SHEENA Ringo "hi izuru dokoro" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10648 2014-12-31T08:27:20Z 2014-12-31T08:39:46Z In November, SHEENA Ringo released a brand new original album. It had been 5 years and a half since the previous, "sanmon Gossip" (2009) (Amazon, CDJapan). The limited edition comes with a bonus Blu-ray or DVD of 6 music videos.... In November, Sheena Ringo released a brand new original album. It had been 5 years and a half since the previous, "sanmon Gossip" (2009) (Amazon, CDJapan).

The limited edition comes with a bonus Blu-ray or DVD of 6 music videos.

Sheena Ringo "hi izuru dokoro"
椎名林檎 「日出処」


1. shizuka naru gyakushū
2. jiyū e michizure
3. hashire wa Number
4. sekidō o koetara
5. JL005 bin de
6. chichin buibui
7. ima
8. irohanihoheto
9. arikitarina onna (Une femme ordinaire)
10. Carnation]
11. kodoku no akatsuki (shin neko ban)
12. NIPPON
13. ariamaru tomi

Blu-ray or DVD (Limited edition only)
ariamaru tomi (Video clip)
Carnation (Video clip)
jiyū e michizure (Video clip)
irohanihoheto (Video clip)
NIPPON (Video clip)
arikitarina onna (Une femme ordinaire) (Video clip)

Limited edition A (CD+Blu-ray)
Universal Music TYCT-69069
Out 11/5, ¥4600 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV (15% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Limited edition B (CD+DVD)
Universal Music TYCT-69070
Out 11/5, ¥3900 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (21% off), HMV (15% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition (CD only)
Universal Music TYCT-60053
Out 11/5, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, (Japan)

"arikitarina onna (Une femme ordinaire)"

"NIPPON"

Digest movie

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Gig report: Miss Maki NOMIYA sings "Shibuya-kei Standards" 2014 tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://9.10693 2014-12-31T06:43:28Z 2015-01-02T08:45:43Z Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On November 7 was a show by NOMIYA Maki (ex-Pizzicato Five) at Billboard Live Tokyo. With the title "Miss Maki NOMIYA Sings Shibuya-kei Standards", it was the 2nd of the... Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound

On November 7 was a show by Nomiya Maki (ex-Pizzicato Five) at Billboard Live Tokyo. With the title "Miss Maki Nomiya Sings Shibuya-kei Standards", it was the 2nd of the series that began the previous year, an effort in passing the word on great Shibuya-kei and inspirational songs so that they don't end up forgotten. Last year's show was to be released on CD a bit later, so this doubled as a release party. There were two representations in Tokyo on the same day, and I went to the later one starting from 21:30.

The weekend before the same show was also first held at Billboard in Osaka, so I spent the week avoiding any spoilers online. Still, as soon as I reached my seat I couldn't resist opening the booklet on the table, and before I realized I already knew half of the set list, oops! :) That just made me yet more excited to hear some of the songs listed there.

Maki's band was formed of a pianist/keyboardist (on Fender Rhodes and piano), the bandmaster on keyboards (Hammond) and percussions, a bassist and a drummer. Maki appeared in an elegant off-white dress, and started the show with Pizzicato Five's "Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji (The night is still young)", the obvious choice especially that the first set started at 7pm.

]]> The show then went on to its main theme, covers of Shibuya-kei hits and related songs. First was a cover of Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends' "Love So Fine", perfect to get things started, followed by Celia Paul's "Dreaming Day". Then came a cover of The Scooters' "Oh Honey", a song about a disappointed girl whose boyfriend didn't show up for a promised date.

Special guest Kaji Hideki was introduced, and he arrived on stage wearing a borders T-shirt (the essence of Shibuya-kei fashion) and his signature short pants. Together they sang "amefuri toshi", a duet of the two from Kaji's latest album "Ice Cream Man", followed by covers of Flipper's Guitar's "Summer Beauty 1990" (a song originally sung in duet by Oyamada Keigo and early P5 vocalist Sasaki Mamiko) and Swing Out Sister's "Breakout"!

Then came more wonderful covers, including Towa Tei's "Amai Seikatsu (La Douce Vie)" (song that originally featured Maki), and recent drama theme song "T jiro" (a special episode featured a live scene with a duet of Maki and Crazy Ken Band's Yokoyama Ken).

While the whole show was awesome, the most incredible was the encore which consisted of a P5 medley! Maki showed up in this extraordinary outfit and sang "Nata di marzo", later undressing to this one. The other songs were "What Now Our Love" (from "Couples"!), "Groovy is my name", "I hear a symphony" and "It's a beautiful day". Then Kaji-kun joined back for "Message song". The medley selection did seem a bit more "maniac" than the one from last year's (as heard on the album), with many songs that she probably hadn't sung in a while. This was great!

After the show I bought Maki's live album (a few days before release) that came with a signed card, and even got to line-up to shake her hand and say hi. :) A wonderful evening!


Set list:
Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji (The Night Is Still Young) (Pizzicato Five) / Love So Fine (Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends) / Dreaming Day (Celia Paul) / Oh Honey (The Scooters) / amefuri toshi (Kaji Hideki) / Summer Beauty 1990 (Flipper's Guitar) / Breakout (Swing Out Sister) / Amai Seikatsu (La Douce Vie) (Towa Tei) / koi no Corolla (O meu Corolla) (Claudia) / T jiro (Koizumi Kyōko & Nakai Kiichi) / Glass no ringo (Matsuda Seiko)

Encore:
Pizzicato Five medley Nata di marzo / What Now Our Love / Groovy is my name / I hear a symphony / It's a beautiful day / Message Song


"Summer Beauty 1990"

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[via Twitter] http://coolestsound.jp/ now looks better on small screens!! Enjoy & don't hesitate to send feedback: http://coolestsound.jp/contact/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/550128700973256705 2014-12-31T12:17:57Z http://coolestsound.jp/ now looks better on small screens!! Enjoy & don't hesitate to send feedback: http://coolestsound.jp/contact/ http://coolestsound.jp/ now looks better on small screens!! Enjoy & don't hesitate to send feedback: http://coolestsound.jp/contact/ ]]> Various Artists "Yokocho Rising" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10766 2014-12-30T07:24:33Z 2014-12-30T07:25:59Z "Yokochō Rising" is an event that has been held 5 times so far in the rebuilt food stall area of Kesennuma Yokochō in Sendai. This compilation of artists who took part in the event, including several songs written/arranged by BUBBLE-B,... "Yokochō Rising" is an event that has been held 5 times so far in the rebuilt food stall area of Kesennuma Yokochō in Sendai. This compilation of artists who took part in the event, including several songs written/arranged by BUBBLE-B, a song featuring acolyte Enjo-G, a remix by Groove Unchant, and many more.

This album was released earlier this year, but a digest clip has just surfaced on YouTube which makes it the right timing to bring it up.

Various Artists "Yokocho Rising"
オムニバス 「横丁ライジング」

(Title / Artist)
1. kaimaku! / MC School of Jackie
2. RISING / Yokochō Rising All-Stars
3. ai no Lunch Mucho / Yokochō Rising All-Stars
4. glitch mouse take1 / surapurutame
5. Welcome to DiamRekk!! / DiamRekk
6. tenkū no shiro / Seki Asshi
7. Yo! Sexy Girl / BUBBLE-B feat. Enjo-G
8. omoi / syoco
9. 1974 / SCK GIRLS
10. RISING (remix by Groove Unchant) / Yokochō Rising All-Stars
11. ai no Lunch Mucho (Bedside Dessert Ver.) / Yoshida Junya

Yokocho Rising Records YOKO-001
Out now (6/27), ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Digest clip

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Charan-Po-Rantan "Theatre Theatre" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10706 2014-12-29T15:28:11Z 2014-12-29T15:30:37Z Charan-Po-Rantan, the brilliant duo of sisters Momo (vocals) and Koharu (accordion), have a first major full-length album out now. A cover of Edith Piaf's "Hymne à l'amour" is included. The limited edition comes with a DVD of 9 songs, two... Charan-Po-Rantan, the brilliant duo of sisters Momo (vocals) and Koharu (accordion), have a first major full-length album out now. A cover of Edith Piaf's "Hymne à l'amour" is included.

The limited edition comes with a DVD of 9 songs, two of which are live performances from a show held at Tokyo Globe-za last May 25.

The duo can next be seen in Tokyo on February 11 at Shibuya O-East.

Charan-Po-Rantan "Theatre Theatre"
チャラン・ポ・ランタン 「テアトル・テアトル」

1. 71oku Piece no Puzzle Game
2. Mustafa
3. sayonara yūenchi
4. tsubomi
5. utsukushisa to wakasa
6. watashi no uchū
7. Present
8. Workaholic
9. NANDE-NANDE
10. wasurekaketeta monogatari
11. ai no sanka (Hymne à l'amour)
12. kisetsu wa mawaru

DVD (Limited edition only)
1. 71oku Piece no Puzzle Game
2. France kabure
3. utsukushisa to wakasa
4. watashi no uchū
5. Workaholic
6. sudara fushi
7. wasurekaketeta monogatari
8. sayonara yūenchi
9. oppai Boogie

Limited edition (CD+DVD)
Avex Trax AVCD-93020
Out now (12/3), ¥3500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV (12% off), Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition (CD only)
Avex Trax AVCD-93021
Out now (12/3), ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, チャラン・ポ・ランタン "テアトル・テアトル" (Japan)

"71oku Piece no Puzzle Game"

"utsukushisa to wakasa" (Slightly short version)

"Mustafa"

More clips after the jump...

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"wasurekaketeta monogatari" (Slightly short version)

"France kabure" (Slightly short version)

"sudara fushi" (Slightly short version)

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Nona Reeves "Choice III" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10687 2014-12-29T11:16:56Z 2014-12-31T08:37:15Z The latest in Nona Reeves' "Choice" series is a cover album of Wham!, or an album of only Wham! covers, if you prefer. The artwork refers to the fact that Wham! songs "Bad Boys" and "Freedom" were used in TV... The latest in Nona Reeves' "Choice" series is a cover album of Wham!, or an album of only Wham! covers, if you prefer. The artwork refers to the fact that Wham! songs "Bad Boys" and "Freedom" were used in TV commercials for Maxell UDII cassette tapes.

Samples of all songs can be heard at CDJapan.

Nona Reeves can next be seen live on February 6 at Akasaka Blitz, sharing a bill with Depapepe.

Nona Reeves "Choice III"

1. Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)
2. Club Tropicana
3. Love Machine
4. Bad Boys
5. Like A Baby
6. Freedom
7. Everything She Wants
8. If You Were There
9. Last Christmas

Billboard Records HBRJ-1014
Out now (11/5), ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, (Japan)

See also:
"Forever Forever" (latest original album)
"Choice II"

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Towa Tei / She Talks Silence "chaise longue / The Moon", Towa Tei with Shinichi Ōsawa "18", DJ Fumiya / Dorian "Get Funky / Shadow of Summer", Towa Tei "94-14 COVERS EP" (7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10682 2014-12-29T06:28:04Z 2014-12-29T06:34:24Z These four 7"'s were released recently on Towa TEI's label Mach Beat, and they're a must for fans and DJs. The first three were released to coincide with his solo career's 20th anniversary exhibition. Included are a new exclusive song... These four 7"'s were released recently on Towa Tei's label Mach Beat, and they're a must for fans and DJs. The first three were released to coincide with his solo career's 20th anniversary exhibition. Included are a new exclusive song by Towa Tei, "chaise longue" feat. Ino Hidefumi, a collaboration track with Shinichi Ōsawa, and brand new tracks by She Talks Silence, DJ Fumiya (Facebook page) and Dorian!

Shortly after was released a 4th single of two new tracks included in his "94-14 Covers" album.

Stocks seem to be running low so grab them while you can.

Towa Tei / She Talks Silence "chaise longue / The Moon"

A. Towa Tei / chaise longue
B. She Talks Silence / The Moon

Mach Beat MBEP-1401
Out now (10/29), ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, Jet Set

Towa Tei with Shinichi Ōsawa "18"

A. 18 (CLUB)
B. 18 (FOLK)

Mach Beat MBEP-1402
Out now (10/29), ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower

DJ Fumiya / Dorian "Get Funky / Shadow of Summer"

A. DJ Fumiya / Get Funky
B. Dorian / Shadow of Summer

Mach Beat MBEP-1403
Out now (10/29), ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower

Towa Tei "94-14 COVERS EP"

A. Hold Me Tighter In The Rain
B. Mars (94-14)

Mach Beat MBEP-1404
Out now (11/5), ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, Jet Set

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[via Twitter] Added information on buying from indies-oriented digital music service OTOTOY ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/howtobuy/#download_ototoy #ototoy @ototoy_info https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/549427768836911105 2014-12-29T13:52:42Z Added information on buying from indies-oriented digital music service OTOTOY ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/howtobuy/#download_ototoy #ototoy @ototoy_info http://coolestsound.jp/howtobuy/#download_ototoy #ototoy @ototoy_info ]]> CAPSULE "Wave Runner" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10716 2014-12-29T04:47:06Z 2014-12-29T04:54:08Z (Updates have been slow lately, but it's now the end of the year and it's catch-up time!) CAPSULE have a new album coming early 2015! Follow-up to "CAPS LOCK" (2013), this is their second album as the uppercase CAPSULE. The... (Updates have been slow lately, but it's now the end of the year and it's catch-up time!)

CAPSULE have a new album coming early 2015! Follow-up to "CAPS LOCK" (2013), this is their second album as the uppercase CAPSULE.

The limited edition will come as a digipak including a bonus disc of 4 extended mixes. As CAPSULE's limited editions often sell out before release, it's best to order early to avoid disappointments.

"Feel Again" has been used as the theme song for Hakata Canal City Christmas illumination show, and it's being made available on iTunes worldwide in advance starting December 29! In other news, Nakata Yasutaka has made departure sounds for the upcoming Kitariku shinkansen to begin next spring. They can be heard in this news clip.

CAPSULE "WAVE RUNNER"

Disc 1
1. Wave Runner
2. Another World
3. Dreamin' Boy
4. Hero
5. Dancing Planet
6. Depth (vocal dub mix)
7. Feel Again Feel Again - Single by CAPSULE
8. Unrequited Love
9. White As Snow
10. Beyond The Sky

Disc 2 (Limited edition only)
1. Another World (extended mix)
2. Hero (extended mix)
3. Feel Again (extended mix) Feel Again - Single by CAPSULE
4. White As Snow (extended mix)

Limited edition (2 CDs)
Warner Music WPCL-12019
Out 2/18, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition (1 CD only)
Warner Music WPCL-12026
Out 2/18, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Mega-mix movie

Jacket-making movie

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[via Twitter] A cover of Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" by little moa! https://m.soundcloud.com/little-moa/wonderful-christmastime-paul-mccartney-cover/s-NojFr @little9moa https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/548060278881935360 2014-12-25T19:18:47Z A cover of Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" by little moa! https://m.soundcloud.com/little-moa/wonderful-christmastime-paul-mccartney-cover/s-NojFr @little9moa little9moa ]]> [via Twitter] Merry Christmas from @DEDEMOUSE: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town feat. Hatsune Miku"! on https://dedemouse.bandcamp.com/ & https://soundcloud.com/dedemouse/santa-claus-is-coming-to-town-1 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/547771592684482560 2014-12-25T00:11:39Z Merry Christmas from @DEDEMOUSE: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town feat. Hatsune Miku"! on https://dedemouse.bandcamp.com/ & https://soundcloud.com/dedemouse/santa-claus-is-coming-to-town-1 DEDEMOUSE: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town feat. Hatsune Miku"! on https://dedemouse.bandcamp.com/ & https://soundcloud.com/dedemouse/santa-claus-is-coming-to-town-1 ]]> [via Twitter] A shiny new holiday synth song from Twisty (aka Tsugumi Takashi of Old Monk, ex-PINE*am)! https://soundcloud.com/eeniemeenie/twisty-holiday-lights @tsugumitks https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/547540246389219329 2014-12-24T08:52:22Z A shiny new holiday synth song from Twisty (aka Tsugumi Takashi of Old Monk, ex-PINE*am)! https://soundcloud.com/eeniemeenie/twisty-holiday-lights @tsugumitks tsugumitks ]]> [via Twitter] Former Shonen Knife member Atsuko is back in the band! http://natalie.mu/music/news/134333 @ShonenKnife https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/546585655065591808 2014-12-21T17:39:09Z Former Shonen Knife member Atsuko is back in the band! http://natalie.mu/music/news/134333 @ShonenKnife http://natalie.mu/music/news/134333 @ShonenKnife ]]> [via Twitter] A wonderful Christmas music gift from Chabe (*cbsmgrfc) & friends! http://kit-gallery.com/2014xmas/ @cubitter Thanks & Happy Holidays Chabe! :) https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/545917465809534977 2014-12-19T21:24:01Z A wonderful Christmas music gift from Chabe (*cbsmgrfc) & friends! http://kit-gallery.com/2014xmas/ @cubitter Thanks & Happy Holidays Chabe! :) http://kit-gallery.com/2014xmas/ @cubitter Thanks & Happy Holidays Chabe! :) ]]> [via Twitter] 20-minute mix from Akakage's new album "Peace Maker" http://youtu.be/Ksl-7wSy1uU Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Akakage_Peace_Maker/2014.11.09/010681/ @akakage_tokyo https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/543999409487220736 2014-12-14T14:22:20Z 20-minute mix from Akakage's new album "Peace Maker" http://youtu.be/Ksl-7wSy1uU Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Akakage_Peace_Maker/2014.11.09/010681/ @akakage_tokyo http://youtu.be/Ksl-7wSy1uU Album info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Akakage_Peace_Maker/2014.11.09/010681/ @akakage_tokyo ]]> Hicksville "Welcome Back" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10738 2014-12-14T03:58:51Z 2014-12-14T04:04:02Z Hickville, a band with many Shibuya-kei ties and a neo-GS background, is back with a 4th album 15 years after the release of "Mileage" (1999). Full of new songs, this includes a first Christmas song by the band, as well... Hickville, a band with many Shibuya-kei ties and a neo-GS background, is back with a 4th album 15 years after the release of "Mileage" (1999). Full of new songs, this includes a first Christmas song by the band, as well as a self-cover of "kuchizuke kibonnu", song written for Dempa Gumi inc.

Their "Welcome Back" tour will stop by Zher The Zoo in Yoyogi on March 29, 2015. Reservations by email can be done by email from this special page.

Hicksville "Welcome Back"
ヒックスヴィル 「WELCOME BACK」

1. Retropicana
2. FLY AWAY
3. kotoshi no Christmas Song
4. Videotape
5. LOVESONG
6. kaerō
7. Listen
8. kuchizuke kibonnu
9. Sunset Sunrise
10. kaiki gesshoku

Village Disc VDCD-0001
Out now (12/10), ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV

"Christmas Song of the Year (kotoshi no Christmas Song)" lyric video

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[via Twitter] Ukulele-only cover of the Moonriders' "Elephant"! http://youtu.be/21Z7QXX4QtU ― Ukulenica album ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Okada_Tohru_presents_Ukulenica_Phases_of_the_moon_/2014.12.10/010685/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/543434953749299200 2014-12-13T00:59:24Z Ukulele-only cover of the Moonriders' "Elephant"! http://youtu.be/21Z7QXX4QtU ― Ukulenica album ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Okada_Tohru_presents_Ukulenica_Phases_of_the_moon_/2014.12.10/010685/ http://youtu.be/21Z7QXX4QtU ― Ukulenica album ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Okada_Tohru_presents_Ukulenica_Phases_of_the_moon_/2014.12.10/010685/ ]]> [via Twitter] Recommended show: Andreas Dorau(!), JINTANA & EMERALDS, BTB, Omodaka 12/20 @ Basement Monstar Oji http://otooto22.com/dorau / follow @ADJPtour https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/543200669499277312 2014-12-12T09:28:26Z Recommended show: Andreas Dorau(!), JINTANA & EMERALDS, BTB, Omodaka 12/20 @ Basement Monstar Oji http://otooto22.com/dorau / follow @ADJPtour http://otooto22.com/dorau / follow @ADJPtour ]]> [via Twitter] Maika Leboutet new clip "YAYUYO"! http://youtu.be/9zg0_7mCtRo from album "100 (momo)" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Maika_Leboutet_100_momo/2014.12.05/010695/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/543010065112764417 2014-12-11T20:51:02Z Maika Leboutet new clip "YAYUYO"! http://youtu.be/9zg0_7mCtRo from album "100 (momo)" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Maika_Leboutet_100_momo/2014.12.05/010695/ http://youtu.be/9zg0_7mCtRo from album "100 (momo)" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Maika_Leboutet_100_momo/2014.12.05/010695/ ]]> [via Twitter] Vanilla Beans go shopping with their wallet phones in this special version of "uchoten Girl"! http://youtu.be/yYbQFY8Ehng @vanibe_fans https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/543009543597207552 2014-12-11T20:48:58Z Vanilla Beans go shopping with their wallet phones in this special version of "uchoten Girl"! http://youtu.be/yYbQFY8Ehng @vanibe_fans http://youtu.be/yYbQFY8Ehng @vanibe_fans ]]> OKADA Tohru presents Ukulenica "Phases of the moon ~ Ukulenica meets Moonriders" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10685 2014-12-10T14:13:42Z 2014-12-12T15:52:18Z Ukulenica is a new project of OKADA Tohru (Moonriders, CTO LAB.), and consists of 4 ukulele players including himself, NATSUAKI Fumihisa (Jack-tati), YOSHIDA Takashi (Rose-Unlimited, 5th Garden) and KURODA Hideaki (plusico). This first album is of covers of the Moonriders.... Ukulenica is a new project of Okada Tohru (Moonriders, CTO LAB.), and consists of 4 ukulele players including himself, Natsuaki Fumihisa (Jack-tati), Yoshida Takashi (Rose-Unlimited, 5th Garden) and Kuroda Hideaki (plusico). This first album is of covers of the Moonriders. Guest vocalists include Maika Leboutet (EA), Satō Yusuke and Sato Nozomu (both of caméra-stylo).

A free in-store event will be held at Tower Records Shibuya on Friday January 16, 2015, from 20:00 (details here).

Okada Tohru presents Ukulenica "Phases of the moon ~ Ukulenica meets Moonriders"
岡田徹 presents ウクレニカ 「フェイゼズ・オブ・ザ・ムーン ~ ウクレニカ・ミーツ・ムーンライダーズ」

1. ELEPHANT
2. K no Trunk
3. musunde hiraite te o utō
4. Lolita Yaya
5. G.o.a.P
6. A FROZEN GIRL, A BOY IN LOVE
7. ano ko no Loveletter
8. onwa na rōdōsha to benri na hatsudensho
9. kassha to furiko
10. Knit Cap Man
11. kikyū to tsūshin
12. daitokai kōkyōkyoku
13. K no Trunk (Vocal version)

Solid Records CDSOL-1611
Out now (12/10), ¥2400 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, 岡田徹 presents ウクレニカ "フェイゼズ・オブ・ザ・ムーン ~ ウクレニカ・ミーツ・ムーンライダーズ" (Japan)

"ELEPHANT"

Album trailer clip

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hitomitoi "Pacific High / Aleutian Low" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10666 2014-12-09T11:32:50Z 2014-12-11T00:28:55Z hitomitoi has a new mini-album out this week! With a title that refers to summer and winter, it contains three summer songs previously released digitally, then three new winter-themed songs, plus a cover of Yuming's "A Happy New Year". Producers... hitomitoi has a new mini-album out this week! With a title that refers to summer and winter, it contains three summer songs previously released digitally, then three new winter-themed songs, plus a cover of Yuming's "A Happy New Year". Producers consist of Cunimondo Takiguchi (Ryūsenkei), Dorian, Kashif, grooveman Spot, Okuda Kensuke (Nona Reeves' guitarist).

Jintana & Emeralds, band in which hitomitoi sings, can be seen live with Andreas Dorau (!) on December 20 at Basement Monstar, and with Dorian and BTB on December 29 at SuperDeluxe.

hitomitoi "Pacific High / Aleutian Low"
一十三十一 「Pacific High / Aleutian Low」

1. Glass no Summer Holiday
2. natsu kōsen, kira.
3. toki o tomete koi ga odoru
4. Holy Night Tuxedo
5. Whisper Room
6. Haneda made
7. A Happy New Year

Billboard Records HBRJ-1015
Out 12/10, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, 一十三十一 "Pacific High / Aleutian Low" (Japan)

Digest clip

Trivia!
Some track listings prior to release had "Pillow Song" for the 5th track.

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[via Twitter] Maika Leboutet new clip "Jojo" http://youtu.be/eNuVjWddDHE from album "100 (momo)" just out! ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Maika_Leboutet_100_momo/2014.12.05/010695/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/541581053593268224 2014-12-07T22:12:39Z Maika Leboutet new clip "Jojo" http://youtu.be/eNuVjWddDHE from album "100 (momo)" just out! ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Maika_Leboutet_100_momo/2014.12.05/010695/ http://youtu.be/eNuVjWddDHE from album "100 (momo)" just out! ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Maika_Leboutet_100_momo/2014.12.05/010695/ ]]> NyoROBOtics "3 micron no neji" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10730 2014-12-07T12:11:03Z 2014-12-07T12:25:51Z Osaka-based "idol robot group" NyoROBOtics has a first original album out now on Orange Records. The songwriters behind this include Jean-Paul TAKAHASHI and Rinda, both of group Chupi*Chupi on the same label. Audio samples of all songs at HMV. NyoROBOtics... Osaka-based "idol robot group" NyoROBOtics has a first original album out now on Orange Records. The songwriters behind this include Jean-Paul Takahashi and Rinda, both of group Chupi*Chupi on the same label.

Audio samples of all songs at HMV.

NyoROBOtics "3 micron no neji"
にょロボてぃくす 「3ミクロンのねじ」

1. koi suru Vinyl ningyō
2. Love dame otoko
3. ginga Drive '14
4. hyaku nen Melody
5. denki hitsuji no yoru
6. Rehearsal Date
7. 3 Micron no neji

Orange Records ORGR-52
Out now (11/26), ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

"3 Micron no neji" live at release party event on November 26

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KOJIMA Mayumi "On the Road" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10550 2014-12-07T05:47:16Z 2014-12-07T05:54:14Z KOJIMA Mayumi has a 9th album out now! Her back-band features KAJI Hideki on bass, with guest appearances by Asa-chang and others. All songs are originals. Her "last show of the year" is to be held on December 18 at... Kojima Mayumi has a 9th album out now! Her back-band features Kaji Hideki on bass, with guest appearances by Asa-chang and others. All songs are originals.

Her "last show of the year" is to be held on December 18 at Ebisu Garden Hall, also celebrating her 20 years career. An in-store event will also be held at Tower Records Shibuya on January 24 for those who have bought the CD there.

Kojima Mayumi "On the Road"
小島麻由美 「路上」

1. Moby Dick
2. Texas no kiiroi hana
3. shiroi neko
4. suiyōbi no asa
5. suteki na Rock 'n' Roll
6. anata wa Me watashi wa You
7. Mary-san no hitsuji
8. awa ni natta koi
9. anata no fune
10. Modern Lovers

AWDR/LR2 DDCB-12073
Out 12/3, ¥2593 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon MP3 U.S., On the Road by Kojima Mayumi (World), 小島麻由美 "路上" (Japan), OTOTOY

"Moby Dick"

"awa ni natta koi"

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