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,2016://4 Patrick http://coolestsound.jp/ 2016-08-29T14:22:00Z NOMIYA Maki "otoko to onna 'Un Homme et Une Femme' ~ NOMIYA Maki, French Shibuya-kei o utau." tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11559 2016-08-29T14:22:00Z 2016-08-30T00:18:28Z NOMIYA Maki has a brand new album just about to be released! This album has a theme of "French Shibuya-kei", highlighting bits of the French culture that influenced the Shibuya-kei scene. This is a 2-CD release of both a studio... Nomiya Maki has a brand new album just about to be released! This album has a theme of "French Shibuya-kei", highlighting bits of the French culture that influenced the Shibuya-kei scene. This is a 2-CD release of both a studio album and a full live show. The art direction was done by Shindō Mitsuo.

The studio album includes a cover of "Un Homme et Une Femme" (by Francis Lai, from the 1966 movie of the same name) in duet with Yokoyama Ken (Crazy Ken Band), one of "Chanson des Jumelles" (by Michel Legrand, from the 1966 movie "Les demoiselles de Rochefort") with French singer Clémentine, and a self-cover of Pizzicato Five's "Weekend"! "Un Homme et Une Femme" is a Japanese version that was newly translated by Konishi Yasuharu! Also there's a cover of Suzuki Masayuki's "Shibuya de 5ji" featuring the artist himself, and a new version of Toi et Moi's "aru hi totsuzen". Look out for more appearances of Clémentine and also Kaji Hideki. "Bon odori" versions of "Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji" and "Sweet Soul Revue" are included as bonus tracks. Watch a digest clip here.

The live CD is a full recording of a show held at Billboard Live Tokyo in November 2015, which closed with a Pizzicato Five medley.

The following in-store events have been announced: August 30 at HMV & Books (Shibuya) from 20:30 with a live radio recording from 22:00 (only for those who buy the album there) (details), September 10 at HMV & Books from 14:00 (free mini-live) (details) and September 25 at Tower Records Shibuya from 14:00 (only for those who bought the album there) (details).

Shows at Billboard Live Tokyo will be held again this year, on November 11 and 12. Details here. This will be preceded by shows in Osaka and Nagoya.

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

CD 1
1. Prelude
2. Un Homme et Une Femme [en duo avec Ken Yokoyama de Crazy Ken Band] (Movie "Un Homme et Une Femme" 50th anniversary official supporter song)
3. Chanson des Jumelles [en duo avec Clémentine]
4. Shibuya de 5ji [en duo avec Clémentine et avec Masayuki Suzuki]
5. aru hi totsuzen -Gainsbourg Version-
6. Weekend [en duo avec Clémentine]
7. Un Homme et Une Femme -All Scat Version- [en duo avec Clémentine, Hideki Kaji et plus]
8. Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji -bon odori Version- (Bonus track)
9. Sweet Soul Revue -bon odori Version- (Bonus track)

CD 2
(Original artist in parentheses)
1. Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji (The night is still young) (Pizzicato Five)
2. MC1
3. WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE (Jackie DeShannon)
4. MC2
5. ongaku no yō na kaze (EPO)
6. MC3
7. Friends Again (Flipper's Guitar)
8. MC4
9. Daniel Mon Amour (Henmi Mari
10. Jazzru kokoro (Le coeur qui jazze) (France Gall)
11. Contact
12. omoide no Rock'n'roller (Ex fan des sixties) (Jane Birkin)
13. MC5
14. Paris no koibito / Tokyo no koibito (Mizuki Arisa)
15. MC6
16. chūō Freeway (Arai Yumi (Yuming))
17. MC7
18. sekai wa ai o motometeru (What The World Needs Now Is Love (Japanese version))
19. Pizzicato Five Medley 2015: Tout tout pour ma chérie / London Paris / Mon Amour Tokyo / Strawberry Sleighride / 24 décembre / Sweet Soul Revue

Universal UICZ-4360/1
Out 8/31, ¥3241 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

"otoko to onna [en duo avec Yokoyama Ken de Crazy Ken Band]" (Short ver.)

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Jintana & Emeralds "Mirage" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11658 2016-08-25T15:40:31Z 2016-08-25T15:42:24Z

Jintana & Emeralds, the neo-doo-wop group of Jintana and Kashif (both of PPP), DJ Crystal (XTAL, (((sssurrounddd)))), and 3 female vocalists including hitomitoi, has a new single out now on iTunes Japan!

A release party will be held on August 27 at Enoshima OPPA-LA, with Jintana & Emeralds, VIDEOTAPEMUSIC, Moodman, Latin Quarter and more. Info here.

Jintana & Emeralds "Mirage" (Download)

1. Mirage
2. futari no natsu

Pan Pacific Playa / P-VINE, Inc. DGP-580
Out now (8/3)
Sample/buy: Apple Music 内のJINTANA & EMERALDS "MIRAGE - Single" (Japan)

Digest clip

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Maika Loubté "Le Zip" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11639 2016-08-24T14:46:04Z 2016-08-24T14:49:13Z Half-French half-Japanese singer-songwriter Maika Loubté has a brand new album out now on iTunes! This is the follow-up to "100 (momo)" (December 2014), and includes latest single "Universal Metro". The song "FEEL" was produced by OHNO Yumiko (Buffalo Daughter), and... Half-French half-Japanese singer-songwriter Maika Loubté has a brand new album out now on iTunes! This is the follow-up to "100 (momo)" (December 2014), and includes latest single "Universal Metro". The song "FEEL" was produced by Ohno Yumiko (Buffalo Daughter), and also Mother Tereco (ex-Open Reel Ensemble) are featured as mixing engineers. Expect brilliant synth-pop with vocals in English, French and Japanese!

A physical edition of a CD with a 42-page photo book will be sold in advance at shows, starting with a pre-release party at O-Nest in Shibuya on September 9 that will also feature jan and naomi, DYGL, Sapphire Slows and Yüksen Buyers House. Tickets are on sale at e+.

Maika Loubté "Le Zip"

1. You and I
2. FEEL
3. Coconut juice
4. Phylosophize me
5. Popcornic experience (Inst.)
6. Universal Metro
7. Devine
8. Universal Metro/feat. Mother Tereco (Game On remix)

AWDR/LR2
Out now (8/24)
Sample/buy: Le Zip by Maika Loubté on Apple Music (World), Apple Music 内のMaika Loubté "Le Zip" (Japan)

"FEEL"

"Universal Metro"

"You and I"

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[via Twitter] Free matsuri in Shibuya next Sat. Aug. 27 with bird, DJ Misoshiru & MC Gohan, Les Romanesques, KAWANABE Hiroshi, etc http://natumaturi.sib.tv/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/768074819791310848 2016-08-23T22:18:01Z Free matsuri in Shibuya next Sat. Aug. 27 with bird, DJ Misoshiru & MC Gohan, Les Romanesques, KAWANABE Hiroshi, etc http://natumaturi.sib.tv/ http://natumaturi.sib.tv/ ]]> Pizzicato Five "Couples", "Bellissima!" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11613 2016-08-23T12:59:55Z 2016-08-23T13:49:46Z The two first albums of Pizzicato Five, "Couples" (1987) and "Bellissima!" (1988), are being re-issued! Both were newly remastered from the original master tapes under the supervision of KONISHI Yasuharu himself, and are pressed as high-quality Blu-spec CD2 (they play... The two first albums of Pizzicato Five, "Couples" (1987) and "Bellissima!" (1988), are being re-issued! Both were newly remastered from the original master tapes under the supervision of Konishi Yasuharu himself, and are pressed as high-quality Blu-spec CD2 (they play in normal CD players). "Couples" has liner notes by Kaji Hideki and "Bellissima!" by Nona Reeves' Nishidera Gōta.

Also, Tower Records has exclusive vinyl editions of both albums (although Tower Records online only ships within Japan), mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed in the U.S. Find those here: "Couples" & "Bellissima!". Third-party shopping services such as CDJapan's Special Request Shopping Service and White Rabbit Express are available for those outside of Japan.

Pizzicato Five "Couples"
ピチカート・ファイヴ 「カップルズ」

1. Magical Connection
2. Summertime, Summertime
3. They All Laughed
4. Serial Stories
5. The Apartment
6. What Now Our Love
7. Seven O'clock News
8. Odd Couple and the Others
9. My Blue Heaven
10. Party Joke
11. Two Sleepy People
12. Everytime We Say Goodbye

(Pizzicato Five: Sasaki Mamiko, Kamomiya Ryō, Takanami Keitarō, Konishi Yasuharu.)

Sony MHCL-30392
Out 8/24, ¥2400 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

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

1. Planets
2. Temptation Talk
3. Holy Triangle
4. World Standard
5. Couples
6. Sunday Impressions
7. The Swim
8. Seventeen
9. This Can't Be Love
10. The Work of God

(Pizzicato Five: Konishi Yasuharu. Takanami Keitarō, Tajima Takao.)

Sony MHCL-30393
Out 8/24, ¥2400 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

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Metafive "Metalive" (Blu-ray+CD) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11582 2016-08-19T12:17:29Z 2016-08-19T12:18:27Z Metafive have released a first live Blu-ray, of a show held at EX Theater Roppongi on January 21, 2016. The full show plus 3 video clips are included, and the release comes with a CD of a selection of songs... Metafive have released a first live Blu-ray, of a show held at EX Theater Roppongi on January 21, 2016. The full show plus 3 video clips are included, and the release comes with a CD of a selection of songs from the show.

Metafive can be seen live this weekend at Summer Sonic 2016 (on the 2nd day, August 21), and the next weekend at World Happiness 2016 (August 28).

METAFIVE "METALIVE" (Blu-ray+CD)

Disc 1: Blu-ray
METALIVE
1. Mezzanotte
2. Albore
3. Maisie's Avenue
4. Gravetrippin'
5. Luv U Tokio
6. Split Spirit
7. Anodyne
8. W.G.S.F.
9. Turn Turn
10. Radio Junk
11. Whiteout
12. Radio
13. Key
14. Don't Move
15. Threads
16. Disaster Baby
17. Luv Pandemic
18. Cue
METACLIPS
1. Don't Move (Studio Live Version)
2. Maisie's Avenue (Studio Live Version)
3. Luv U Tokio (Music Clip)

Disc 2: CD
1. Albore
2. Maisie's Avenue
3. Gravetrippin'
4. Luv U Tokio
5. Split Spirit
6. Anodyne
7. W.G.S.F.
8. Turn Turn
9. Radio Junk
10. Whiteout
11. Radio
12. Don't Move
13. Threads
14. Disaster Baby

Warner WPZL-90104
Out now (8/17), ¥6500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Trailer

"Gravetrippin' (Metalive version)"

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kataomoi "Quiero V.I.P" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11583 2016-08-14T08:54:19Z 2016-08-14T08:54:45Z Here's a 2nd album by kataomoi, follow-up to "kataomoin Da House" (2013). This was engineered by Illicit Tsuboi, and is being released on Kakubarhythm. Check out the release special page. A release party will be held at Kinema Club on... Here's a 2nd album by kataomoi, follow-up to "kataomoin Da House" (2013). This was engineered by Illicit Tsuboi, and is being released on Kakubarhythm.

Check out the release special page.

A release party will be held at Kinema Club on September 24.

kataomoi "Quiero V.I.P"
片想い 「QUIERO V.I.P」

1. kataomoin Da disco
2. My Favorite Things
3. Funky Initiations
4. V.I.P.
5. VIVA! Milagro
6. kimi no mado
7. kanjikata
8. Damage Rumba
9. machi no keshiki
10. Party Kills Me (Party ni korosareru!)
11. bōkire nado furimawashite mo shikata no nai koto deshō
12. Phenomenon

Kakubarhythm DDCK-1047
Out now (8/3), ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon,HMV,Tower, YesAsia, CDJapan

"Party Kills Me"

Trailer clip

"V.I.P."

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Perfume "Cosmic Explorer" (2x12") tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11499 2016-08-14T02:43:33Z 2016-08-14T02:46:50Z Perfume's 6th album "Cosmic Explorer", released last April, has just been released in a limited vinyl edition! This comes in as a set of two 12"'s, and the 1st record is blue, while the 2nd comes in a random color... Perfume's 6th album "Cosmic Explorer", released last April, has just been released in a limited vinyl edition! This comes in as a set of two 12"'s, and the 1st record is blue, while the 2nd comes in a random color (pink, yellow or orange). Grab yours while it's still time!

Perfume "Cosmic Explorer" (2x12")

A1. Navigate
A2. Cosmic Explorer
A3. Miracle Worker
A4. Next Stage with YOU
B1. STORY
B2. FLASH (Album-mix)
B3. Sweet Refrain (Album-mix)
C1. Baby Face
C2. TOKIMEKI LIGHTS (Album-mix)
C3. STAR TRAIN (Album-mix)
C4. Relax In The City
D1. Pick Me Up
D2. Cling Cling (Album-mix)
D3. Hold Your Hand

Universal UPJP-9007
Out now (8/3), ¥4620 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

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[via Twitter] New summer track "FLASHBACK50" free download! http://switchedon.jp/ from (M)otocompo x Kit Cat split album out Sept. 21! @DrUsui @otocompo https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/763936600459911168 2016-08-12T12:14:13Z New summer track "FLASHBACK50" free download! http://switchedon.jp/ from (M)otocompo x Kit Cat split album out Sept. 21! @DrUsui @otocompo http://switchedon.jp/ from (M)otocompo x Kit Cat split album out Sept. 21! @DrUsui @otocompo ]]> Sugar's Campaign "mamagoto" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11652 2016-08-12T02:22:37Z 2016-08-12T02:58:37Z Sugar's Campaign, the super pop unit of producers Avec Avec and Seiho, has a brand new 2nd album out now! This follow-up to the excellent "Friends" (2015) has a general theme of "family". HMV gives away a pink promo spoon... Sugar's Campaign, the super pop unit of producers Avec Avec and Seiho, has a brand new 2nd album out now! This follow-up to the excellent "Friends" (2015) has a general theme of "family".

HMV gives away a pink promo spoon while supplies last.

A one-man live will be held at Daikanyama Unit on August 26, and in Osaka on August 25. Tickets are on sale.

Sugar's Campaign "mamagoto"
Sugar's Campaign 「ままごと」

1. potesara
2. mamagoto
3. shūmatsu no Crystal
4. itamidome
5. tadaima.
6. Mariage
7. itsuka no yume kara tsuredashite
8. HAPPY END
9. 1987
10. Restaurant -nettai saru-
11. SWEET HOME

Victor VICL-64603
Out now (8/10), 2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower Records, HMV, CDJapan

"mamagoto"

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Especia "Mirage" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11629 2016-08-11T13:45:56Z 2016-08-11T13:46:01Z Idol group Especia is now back as a trio with a brand new EP! There has been a serious image change following their dramatic move from Osaka to Tokyo earlier this year, with a cool sound that has evolved and... Idol group Especia is now back as a trio with a brand new EP! There has been a serious image change following their dramatic move from Osaka to Tokyo earlier this year, with a cool sound that has evolved and now seems to feature only English lyrics. Like before they are backed by producer unit Hi-Fi City.

The limited edition comes with a 107-minute DVD of the last show of Especia's recent tour with their former line-up, held at Studio Coast in Tokyo on January 17, 2016.

Upcoming shows include a morning show at Chelsea Hotel in Shibuya on August 28, from 9:30am! Check their full schedule here.

Especia "Mirage"

1. Savior
2. Affair
3. Helix
4. Nothing

Limited edition (CD+DVD (Region 2 NTSC))
Bermuda Entertainment BMEJ-0023
Out 8/10, ¥4000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition
Bermuda Entertainment BMEJ-0025
Out 8/10, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

"Savior"

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[via Twitter] ISHINO Takkyu new video "Rapt In Fantasy (Radio Edit) Ver.1"! https://youtu.be/9RVo9BqIdu4 from new album "Lunatique" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Ishino_Takkyu_Lunatique/2016.08.02/011585/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/761921389536301060 2016-08-06T22:46:29Z ISHINO Takkyu new video "Rapt In Fantasy (Radio Edit) Ver.1"! https://youtu.be/9RVo9BqIdu4 from new album "Lunatique" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Ishino_Takkyu_Lunatique/2016.08.02/011585/ http://coolestsound.jp/Ishino_Takkyu_Lunatique/2016.08.02/011585/ ]]> [via Twitter] Takkyu ISHINO DJ live set on DOMMUNE now! Own tracks only!? http://www.dommune.com/ New album out today! ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Ishino_Takkyu_Lunatique/2016.08.02/011585/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/760816758815006724 2016-08-03T21:37:05Z Takkyu ISHINO DJ live set on DOMMUNE now! Own tracks only!? http://www.dommune.com/ New album out today! ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Ishino_Takkyu_Lunatique/2016.08.02/011585/ http://www.dommune.com/ New album out today! ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Ishino_Takkyu_Lunatique/2016.08.02/011585/ ]]> Crazy Ken Band "Hong Kong Taxi" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11581 2016-08-02T15:01:43Z 2016-08-02T15:02:48Z Crazy Ken Band's new album "Hong Kong Taxi" consists mainly of self-covers of songs first written for other artists. Included are songs first sung by NAGISA Yōko, WADA Akiko, SMAP, and many others. Also included are a few rare songs... Crazy Ken Band's new album "Hong Kong Taxi" consists mainly of self-covers of songs first written for other artists. Included are songs first sung by Nagisa Yōko, Wada Akiko, SMAP, and many others. Also included are a few rare songs written with pre-CKB bands Duck Tales and Cools, and brand new song "Motomachi burabura".

The song "T-jirō" appeared in a TV drama where it was sung in duet by Koizumi Kyōko and Nakai Kiichi, though an episode featured Yokoyama Ken and Nomiya Maki singing it on stage. Maki is featured on this album singing once again this song in duet.

The limited edition comes with a bonus DVD of two video clips and making-of footage.

A Japan tour will begin on August 27, stopping at Nakano Sun Plaza on October 9, and at the Kanagawa Kenmin Hall on October 29 and 30.

Crazy Ken Band "Hong Kong Taxi"
クレイジーケンバンド 「香港的士」

CD
1. Hong Kong Taxi
2. Honmoku Soul Lady
3. Time Tunnel
4. taikutsu na nichiyōbi
5. T-jirō (duet with Nomiya Maki)
6. onna tomodachi
7. Ouyang Feifei
8. eye catch - Wan chai Bus Stop -
9. Bus ga kuru
10. oyako no March
11. Argentine tōhikō
12. daisan Keihin
13. chabangeki
14. eye catch - Honmoku Central Station -
15. TOTSUZEN CAR CLUB
16. Motomachi burabura
17. BABY BABY BABY
18. PLEASE
19. Cinderela Liberty

DVD
1. "Hong Kong Taxi" Music Video
2. "Motomachi burabura" Music Video
3. Making of "Hong Kong Taxi" music video & artist photo session

Limited edition (CD+DVD (Region 2 NTSC))
Universal UMCK-9855
Out now (8/3), ¥3800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition (CD only)
Universal UMCK-1548
Out now (8/3), ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

"Hong Kong Taxi" (Short ver.)

"Motomachi burabura" (Short ver.)

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ISHINO Takkyu "Lunatique" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11585 2016-08-02T14:06:51Z 2016-08-06T13:45:23Z ISHINO Takkyū (Denki Groove)'s brand new solo album "Lunatique" is about to be released! This follows mini-album "Cruise" (2010). The album has artwork by UKAWA Naohiro (Dommune), taking source from a cover illustration of defunct magazine "Manga Erotopia". Hear samples... Ishino Takkyū (Denki Groove)'s brand new solo album "Lunatique" is about to be released! This follows mini-album "Cruise" (2010). The album has artwork by Ukawa Naohiro (Dommune), taking source from a cover illustration of defunct magazine "Manga Erotopia".

Hear samples of all tracks at CDJapan.

Takkyu will DJ at his regular party "Sterne" at Shibuya Womb this Friday August 5.

Ishino Takkyū "Lunatique"
石野卓球 「Lunatique」

1. Rapt In Fantasy
2. Fetish
3. Lunar Kick
4. Fana-Tekk
5. Crescent Moon
6. Die Boten Vom Mond
7. Amazones
8. Lunatique
9. Selene
10. Dawn

Ki/oon KSCL-2765
Out 8/3, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), YesAsia

"Rapt In Fantasy (Radio Edit) Ver. 1"

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Negicco "Tea for Three" (2LP) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11584 2016-07-28T14:38:26Z 2016-07-28T14:54:04Z Negicco's 3rd album "Tea for Three" (out last May) is being released as a limited double LP! Don't miss this! On the same day, Saturday July 30, Negicco will perform a one-man live at NHK Hall in Shibuya. Tickets are... Negicco's 3rd album "Tea for Three" (out last May) is being released as a limited double LP! Don't miss this!

On the same day, Saturday July 30, Negicco will perform a one-man live at NHK Hall in Shibuya. Tickets are still available at this time.

Negicco "Tea for Three" (2LP)
Negicco 「ティー・フォー・スリー」

A1. nee, Vardia
A2. RELISH
A3. Magic mitai na Music
B1. koi no shananana
B2. Good Night negi soup
B3. Kōnan shōka
C1. Canal no madobe
C2. niji
C3. SNS o buttobase
C4. mujun, hajimemashita.
D1. doyō no yoru wa
D2. oyasumi (Album Ver.)
D3. watashi e

T-Palette Records TPRV-0021
Out 7/30, ¥4343 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Trailer clip

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sione "Golden Age" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11649 2016-07-27T14:26:41Z 2016-07-27T14:38:38Z Singer-songwriter YUKAWA Shione, lately based in both Japan and New York, has a new digital release out now as her new project "sione" with which she focuses on voice. This first EP is produced by world's end girlfriend, and...

Singer-songwriter Yukawa Shione, lately based in both Japan and New York, has a new digital release out now as her new project "sione" with which she focuses on voice. This first EP is produced by world's end girlfriend, and an album is expected later this year on Virgin Babylon Records. Listen to "Ivy" below!

sione "Golden Age" (Download)

1. Golden Age
2. Ivy
3. I Saw You One Time

Virgin Babylon Records
Out now (7/22)
Sample/buy: Bandcamp, OTOTOY, iTunes Link Maker

"Ivy"

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Uno Digital "Weird Piece" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11665 2016-07-27T14:09:28Z 2016-07-27T14:37:13Z Uno Digital ("unō" means "right brain") is the new genre-free unit of drummer SUZUKI Kaoru (lately seen performing with NAKATSUKA Takeshi and De De Mouse) and composer HAYATA Yoshihiro. Their first single is out today on iTunes and Apple...

Uno Digital ("unō" means "right brain") is the new genre-free unit of drummer Suzuki Kaoru (lately seen performing with Nakatsuka Takeshi and De De Mouse) and composer Hayata Yoshihiro. Their first single is out today on iTunes and Apple Music. Check it out!

Uno Digital "Weird Piece" (Download)
右脳Digital 「Weird Piece」

1. Weird Piece
2. Synchronization

Delicatessen Recordings
Out now (7/27)
Sample/buy: OTOTOY, Weird Piece - Single by Uno Digital on Apple Music (World), Apple Music 内の右脳Digital "Weird Piece - Single" (Japan)

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Various Artists "Nippon Samba" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11612 2016-07-26T14:39:50Z 2016-07-26T22:55:12Z In line with "Bossa Brasilia 2016" just out last week, here's another groovy samba/bossa nova compilation selected by ITō Yōichirō (aka Akakage), though this one consists of all Japanese artists. Many of the songs included are from the 60's, with... In line with "Bossa Brasilia 2016" just out last week, here's another groovy samba/bossa nova compilation selected by Itō Yōichirō (aka Akakage), though this one consists of all Japanese artists. Many of the songs included are from the 60's, with several very rare tracks.

The cover artwork is titled "49 Years Later", a 2014 piece by Yokō Tadanori from his swimmer series that began in 1966.

Various Artists "Nippon Samba"

(Title / Artist)
1. Tokyo Bossa Nova musume / Tani Hideko
2. Bossa Nova Baby / Kajihara Machiko
3. Love Samba / Nami Etsuko
4. kimagure na watashi / Kobayashi Sachiko
5. tsukikage no Rendez-vous / Mari Keiko to Rio Alma
6. tsukiyo no Bossa Nova (Fly Me To The Moon) / Nakao Mie
7. Mas Que Nada / Watanabe Sadao
8. Samba Medley Tristeza ~ Samba De Orfeu / Sakurada Junko
9. ai de koroshitai / Circus
10. bara ki bara / Gotō Keiko
11. giniro no otsukisama / Mari Keiko
12. asahi ni mukatte Samba / Aoe Mina
13. koi no yoru / Nakatsubo Ken
14. watashi no suki na mono / Sagara Naomi
15. korya mata minasan hyakumensō / Ōhashi Kyosen
16. makasho de March (Hanagasa ondō) / Misago Tadaaki to Tokyo Cuban Boys
17. Brazil ondō / Tonosama Kings
18. katte ni Samba / Nishida Miki
19. natsu ni dakarete / Iwasaki Hiromi
20. Sailing Love / Matsuzaki Shigeru
21. omoikkiri Samba / Ishino Mako
22. SKINDO-LE-LE / Agawa Yasuko
23. dokoka de dareka ni / Kimoto Izumi
24. Tokyo Play Map / Sawa Tamaki

Victor VICL-64611
Out 7/27, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

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[via Twitter] RT @corneliusjapan: Just Announced! Win tickets to see "Cornelius Performs Fantasma" plus signed vinyl! Enter Here: http://tuns.pk/JTkCVdY https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/757602532948602880 2016-07-26T00:44:54Z RT @corneliusjapan: Just Announced! Win tickets to see "Cornelius Performs Fantasma" plus signed vinyl! Enter Here: http://tuns.pk/JTkCVdY corneliusjapan: Just Announced! Win tickets to see "Cornelius Performs Fantasma" plus signed vinyl! Enter Here: http://tuns.pk/JTkCVdY ]]> Kinoco Hotel "Marianne no kakumei" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11504 2016-07-24T13:06:45Z 2016-07-24T15:14:57Z Group sounds girl band Kinoco Hotel have a brand new album coming this week! This follows a move to King Records, and it's their 5th original album since going major. The limited edition comes with a DVD of a music... Group sounds girl band Kinoco Hotel have a brand new album coming this week! This follows a move to King Records, and it's their 5th original album since going major.

The limited edition comes with a DVD of a music video plus 4 live songs from the last show of their previous Japan tour. Watch a short version of the video below. CDJapan gives away a promo autographed photo (while supplies last)!

Kinoco Hotel can be seen live at an in-store event at Tower Records Shibuya on September 4, for those who buy the album there or at Tower Records Shinjuku. Also they will be touring Japan in September and October, with a show in Tokyo on October 22 at Tokyko Kinema Club. Check out their full schedule here.

Kinoco Hotel "Marianne no kakumei"
キノコホテル 「マリアンヌの革命」

CD
1. hangyaku no kisetsu
2. onedari Strange Love
3. kaiten Restaurant no higeki
4. te no hira gaeshi
5. enrai
6. kago no naka no Alastair
7. ai wa gebageba
8. aka no rōgoku
9. rurō Gamble (Mecha shiyō)
10. tsuki yo tokoshie ni

DVD (Limited edition only)
onedari Strange Love (Music video)
enrai (Live at Tokyo Kinema Club 2015/11/3)
Marilyn Monroe No Return (Live at Tokyo Kinema Club 2015/11/3)
subete urimono (Live at Tokyo Kinema Club 2015/11/3)
Kinoco Hotel shōka (Live at Tokyo Kinema Club 2015/11/3)

Limited edition (CD + DVD (Region 2 NTSC))
King Records KICS-93394
Out 7/27, ¥3241 (excl. tax)
Order: HMV, Amazon, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Regular edition (CD only)
King Records KICS-3394
Out 7/27, ¥2685 (excl. tax)
Order: HMV, Amazon, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"onedari Strange Love" (Short ver.)

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[via Twitter] 4th and last song from Especia's "Mirage" for free download on OTOTOY! ☞ http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/64465 SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/755791290571251713 2016-07-21T00:47:40Z 4th and last song from Especia's "Mirage" for free download on OTOTOY! ☞ http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/64465 SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/64465 SoundCloud ☞ https://soundcloud.com/especia/sets/mirage ]]> [via Twitter] Enjoy "Lunatique" from Takkyu ISHINO's upcoming album, only while the full moon is out tonight (until 4:44 JST) ☞ https://silly.amebahypes.com/posts/1043836 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/755790453195190272 2016-07-21T00:44:20Z Enjoy "Lunatique" from Takkyu ISHINO's upcoming album, only while the full moon is out tonight (until 4:44 JST) ☞ https://silly.amebahypes.com/posts/1043836 Various Artists "Aloha Exotica" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11637 2016-07-20T13:27:18Z 2016-07-20T13:39:27Z YASUDA Toshiyuki, Jazztronik and TAMURA Genichi (Kirinji, Little Tempo) cover famous Hawaiian and exotica songs in this new compilation that includes collaborations with Sandii, Lica, TAKEDA Kaori, cellist MIZOGUCHI Hajime, and Hawaiian singer Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole. Perfect for summer! Hear samples... Yasuda Toshiyuki, Jazztronik and Tamura Genichi (Kirinji, Little Tempo) cover famous Hawaiian and exotica songs in this new compilation that includes collaborations with Sandii, Lica, Takeda Kaori, cellist Mizoguchi Hajime, and Hawaiian singer Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole. Perfect for summer!

Hear samples of all songs at CDJapan.

Various Artists "Aloha Exotica"

(Title / Artist)
1. Adventures In Paradise / Jazztronik
2. Sway It Hula Girl / Jazztronik feat. Sandii
3. I'll Remember You / Gen Tamura feat. Sandii
4. Jungle Flower / Gen Tamura
5. Blue Hawaii / Toshiyuki Yasuda feat. Kaori Takeda
6. Quiet Village / Toshiyuki Yasuda feat. Hajime Mizoguchi
7. Sangoshō no kanata / Toshiyuki Yasuda feat. Lica
8. Poinciana / Gen Tamura
9. Akaka Falls / Jazztronik feat. Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole
10. Adventures In Paradise (Piano Ver.) / Jazztronik

Tokuma Japan TKCA-74261
Out now (7/20), ¥2870 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, Apple Music 内のJazztronik+田村玄一+安田寿之 "Aloha Exotica" (Japan)

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Various Artists "Bossa Brasilia 2016" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11611 2016-07-17T16:08:05Z 2016-07-17T16:24:37Z This compilation of samba/bossa nova songs was selected by DJ ITŌ Yōichirō (aka Akakage), mainly from the vast repertory of UK label Far Out Recordings. Included is an original by Akakage taken from his "Fighissima" album (2006). Various Artists "Bossa... This compilation of samba/bossa nova songs was selected by DJ Itō Yōichirō (aka Akakage), mainly from the vast repertory of UK label Far Out Recordings. Included is an original by Akakage taken from his "Fighissima" album (2006).

Various Artists "Bossa Brasilia 2016"

(Title / Artist)
1. Na Cancao Do Samba / Grupo Batuque
2. Deixa a Nega Gingar / Clara Moreno
3. Mas Que Nada / Friends From Rio
4. Opara / Sabrina Malheiros
5. Tudo De Bom / Arthur Xerocai
6. Ainda Mais Amor / Nicole Conte presents Stefania Dipierro
7. Rejoicing / Democustico
8. Folia No Samba / The Ipanemas
9. Keep An Eye On Love / Nina Miranda & Chris Franck present Zeep
10. Brasilian Colors / TOYONO
11. Pra Zé / Azymuth
12. Samba Da Silvia / Joyce
13. Nova Bossa Nova / Marcos Valle
14. Choro / Jose Roberto Bertrami and his Modern Sound
15. De manha feat. Flavia / AKAKAGE

Pony Canyon PCCA-04407
Out 7/20, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Clara Moreno "Deixa a Nega Gingar"

Sabrina Malheiros "Opara"

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microstar "She Got the Blues" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11601 2016-07-17T01:47:57Z 2016-07-17T01:49:41Z microstar, the unit of SATŌ Seiki (a producer of HOSHINO Michiru) and singer IIZUMI Yūko, has a brand new album about to be released! It's been 8 years since the previous, "microstar album" (2008). This includes latest single "Tiny Spark"... microstar, the unit of Satō Seiki (a producer of Hoshino Michiru) and singer Iizumi Yūko, has a brand new album about to be released! It's been 8 years since the previous, "microstar album" (2008). This includes latest single "Tiny Spark" which was released on 7" last April (CDJapan).

microstar "She Got the Blues"

1. Chocolate Baby
2. Tiny Spark
3. tsuki no Palace
4. tomodachi ni narō
5. My Baby
6. yūgure Girl (Album Mix)
7. watashitachi wa koi o suru
8. She Got The Blues
9. yakan hikō
10. oyasumi

High Contrast HCCD-9575
Out 7/20, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Sampler clip

"Tiny Spark (short ver.)"

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Taikuh Jikang "umitoyoru" tag:coolestsound.jp,2016://4.11592 2016-07-16T11:18:59Z 2016-07-16T11:20:10Z Taikuh Jikang, the solo unit of gamelan player KAWAMURA Kohey, is releasing a 3rd album. This one revolves around a theme of an imaginary paradise island named Warake. A free in-store live will be held on Saturday August 13 from... Taikuh Jikang, the solo unit of gamelan player Kawamura Kohey, is releasing a 3rd album. This one revolves around a theme of an imaginary paradise island named Warake.

A free in-store live will be held on Saturday August 13 from 16:00 at Tower Records Shibuya (6F event space). Details here.

Taikuh Jikang "umitoyoru"
滞空時間 「ウミトヨル」

1. Bara
2. Walak Elele part.2
3. Benaya Benaya
4. Melatih
5. Mt. Wechikep
6. Umitoyoru
7. Polay

Nesia Records NESIA-9
Out 7/20, ¥2130 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Tower (Japan only), HMV, Amazon

"Benaya Benaya"

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