Tokyo's Coolest Sound Japanese music and movie release and event announcement blog.Find out what's happening now in Tokyo and Japan's club, electro-pop, and Shibuya-kei-related scenes. Movable Type tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4 Patrick http://coolestsound.jp/ 2014-09-20T00:59:24Z [via Twitter] New Cibo Matto video for "Deja Vu"! http://youtu.be/5NSGWj29BFE from album "Hotel Valentine" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Cibo_Matto_Hotel_Valentine/2014.03.01/010066/ @CiboMattoCiboMa https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/512994375949746176 2014-09-20T00:59:24Z New Cibo Matto video for "Deja Vu"! http://youtu.be/5NSGWj29BFE from album "Hotel Valentine" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Cibo_Matto_Hotel_Valentine/2014.03.01/010066/ @CiboMattoCiboMa http://youtu.be/5NSGWj29BFE from album "Hotel Valentine" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Cibo_Matto_Hotel_Valentine/2014.03.01/010066/ @CiboMattoCiboMa ]]> Cupitron "Unicorn Parade" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10630 2014-09-18T15:12:56Z 2014-09-18T15:13:02Z Cupitron is a new techno idol group formed of three girls, and produced by TOBETA Bajune (known for Techpri). Their first video was filmed at Robot Restaurant. The release comes in two different editions. The limited edition has one B-side... Cupitron is a new techno idol group formed of three girls, and produced by Tobeta Bajune (known for Techpri). Their first video was filmed at Robot Restaurant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Unicorn Parade"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"I say a little prayer"

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

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

RF "New birth"

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

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

"Happy"

Sampler of all songs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quruli "The Pier"
くるり 「THE PIER」

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

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

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

"Liberty & Gravity"

"There is (always light)"

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

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

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

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

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

Album digest

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

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

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

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

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

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

Takano Hiroshi x Miyauchi Yuri "FLAME"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frontier Backyard 10th anniversary special site

FRONTIER BACKYARD "Gladness"

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

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

Album trailer

Album digest

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

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

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

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

"nazenara watashi, mōsō shōjo desuno"

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

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

Nakano Aya "warui kuse"
なかの綾 「わるいくせ」

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

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

Album digest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Spark da!"

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

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

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

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

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

"Netokano"

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Boogie the Machmotors "Hi! Erectus!" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10589 2014-08-28T14:46:59Z 2014-08-28T15:02:52Z Boogie The Machmotors is a 3-piece band from Hakata (Fukuoka prefecture). This new album features NOMIYA Maki (on "Eleki-Trick") who has previously toured with them and collaborated on a Halmens tribute album, after which they appeared at her 30th anniversary... Boogie The Machmotors is a 3-piece band from Hakata (Fukuoka prefecture). This new album features Nomiya Maki (on "Eleki-Trick") who has previously toured with them and collaborated on a Halmens tribute album, after which they appeared at her 30th anniversary concert.

An event will be held on August 31 at Zher the ZOO in Yoyogi, also featuring labelmates Budo Grape.

Boogie the Machmotors "Hi! Erectus!"
Boogie the マッハモータース 「Hi! Erectus!」

1. introduction
2. ao no Yeah!Yeah!
3. Hi! Erectus!
4. Eleki-Trick
5. Good Fuzz
6. Techno the Bop
7. New Wave High School
8. Get Back Boogie
9. 3speeds
10. Mach the Boogie

Tokyo Mor MOR-6931
Out now (8/27), ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower

"Hi! Erectus!" (Short ver.)

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hitomitoi "toki o tomete koi ga odoru" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10581 2014-08-27T12:41:34Z 2014-08-27T12:42:06Z hitomitoi's 3rd summer single is a track produced by Dorian! Lyrics were written by hitomitoi. This is out now exclusively on iTunes Japan. If you haven't yet, also check out the previous "Glass no Summer Holiday" and "natsu kōsen, kira.".... hitomitoi's 3rd summer single is a track produced by Dorian! Lyrics were written by hitomitoi. This is out now exclusively on iTunes Japan.

If you haven't yet, also check out the previous "Glass no Summer Holiday" and "natsu kōsen, kira.".

A show will be held at Billboard Live Tokyo on Sunday August 31 (details here).

hitomitoi "toki o tomete koi ga odoru" (Download)
一十三十一 「時を止めて恋が踊る」

Billboard Records
Out now (8/27), ¥250
Sample/buy: 一十三十一 "時を止めて恋が踊る - Single" (Japan)

"toki o tomete koi ga odoru"

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[via Twitter] ISHINO Takkyu (Denki Groove) has posted several demo tracks from 1998-2000 to SoundCloud! https://soundcloud.com/takkyu-ishino @TakkyuIshino https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/504243196746944512 2014-08-26T21:25:21Z ISHINO Takkyu (Denki Groove) has posted several demo tracks from 1998-2000 to SoundCloud! https://soundcloud.com/takkyu-ishino @TakkyuIshino TakkyuIshino ]]> Towa TEI "94-14", "94-14 Covers" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10489 2014-08-24T04:16:21Z 2014-09-03T13:11:40Z Towa TEI continues to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his solo career. Following remix collection "Towa Tei 94-14 Remix" released in July, here comes greatest hits album "94-14" and best covers album "94-14 Covers". The latter includes 6 brand new... Towa Tei continues to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his solo career. Following remix collection "Towa Tei 94-14 Remix" released in July, here comes greatest hits album "94-14" and best covers album "94-14 Covers". The latter includes 6 brand new recordings, featuring Ino Hidefumi, Ikuko Harada (clammbon), Bebel Gilberto and more. The artwork of "94-14" is by Barry McGee (who also did the "Flash", "Big Fun" and "Sunny" trilogy), and the one for "94-14 Covers" is by Gokita Tomoo.

An exhibition titled "Towa Tei Thinks Pretty Things" will be held at (marunouchi) HOUSE from September 8 to 28, with a free "50th birth party" on September 12 from 21:00 at the same place featuring Osawa Shinichi, Ino Hidefumi, a live set by Dorian and more. Details at hug inc.

Towa Tei "94-14"
テイ・トウワ 「94-14」

1. Apple with Ringo Sheena
2. Radio with Yukihiro Takahashi & Tina Tamashiro
3. The Burning Plain with Yukihiro Takahashi & Kiko Mizuhara
4. Marvelous with Yurico
5. Mind Wall with Miho Hatori
6. A.O.R. with Lina Ohta
7. Taste of You with Taprikk Sweezee
8. Sometime Samurai with Kylie Minogue
9. Milky Way with Yukalicious, Joi Cardwell & Ryuichi Sakamoto
10. Latte & Macaron
11. Spiegel ~ Mars with Ikuko Harada (Clammbon)
12. Butterfly with Ayumi Tanabe & Vivien Sessoms
13. Let Me Know with Chara
14. Happy with Vivien Sessoms, Bahamadia & Bebel Gilberto
15. Time After Time with Amel Larrieux & Vivien Sessoms
16. Luv Connection with Joi Cardwell & Vivien Sessoms
17. Technova with Bebel Gilberto
18. Amai Seikatsu with Maki Nomiya

Warner Music WPCL-11965
Out 9/3, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Towa Tei "94-14 Covers"
テイ・トウワ 「94-14 Covers」

1. Last Century Modern ~ Technova (94-14) with Ino hidefumi *
2. Hold Me Tighter In The Rain with Vivien Sessoms * TOWA TEI "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain - Single"
3. Mars (94-14) with Aoi Teshima & Ikuko Harada *
4. Siesta (94-14) *
5. Get Myself Together with Taprikk Sweezee
6. Free with Rozz, Vivian Sessoms & Juiceman
7. My Sharona with Tycoon Tosh & Buffalo Daughter
8. Last Century Modern (94-14) *
9. Funkin' For Jamaica with Joanne, Les Nubians, Wizdom Life & Tom Browne
10. Forget Me Nots with Joi Cardwell & Vivien Sessoms
11. Batucada with Bebel Gilberto
12. Private Eyes (94-14) with Bebel Gilberto *
* New recordings

Warner Music WPCL-11966
Out 9/3, ¥2600 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

"94-14" Trailer

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Takako MINEKAWA & Dustin Wong "Savage Imagination" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10505 2014-08-23T15:05:35Z 2014-08-24T01:37:43Z Following last year's "Toropical Circle", here comes a 2nd album by the wonderful Takako MINEKAWA/Dustin Wong collaboration! The album will be also released in the UK on label Thrill Jockey on September 23 (on CD and vinyl), though the Japanese... Following last year's "Toropical Circle", here comes a 2nd album by the wonderful Takako Minekawa/Dustin Wong collaboration!

The album will be also released in the UK on label Thrill Jockey on September 23 (on CD and vinyl), though the Japanese CD edition below comes with 2 bonus tracks.

Release events will be held at Ochiai Soup on September 23, and at Shibuya O-Nest on October 14. Details on the release official page.

Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong "Savage Imagination"
嶺川貴子 & ダスティン・ウォング 「サヴェッジ・イマジネイション」

1. Pale Tone Wifi
2. Dancing Venus of Aurora Clay
3. Dimension Dive part 1: Aether Curtain
4. Dimension Dive part 2: Earth Drum
5. Dimension Dive part 3: Deep Sea Dance
6. Ancient Aluminum Forest
7. Dioramasaurus
8. Luminescent Earth Traveler
9. She He See Feel
10. Pastel Ice Date
11. Young Tree Tree (Bonus Track)
12. A Cat Walks Into A Bar (Bonus Track)

Plancha ARTPL-053
Out 8/27, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, CDJapan, HMV

"She He See Feel"

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[via Twitter] New Yume to Cosme "uso dayo, kakokei janakute...!" http://youtu.be/ddMmy4g1iM0 — an answer song to Negicco's "imishin☆kamo dakedo" @YUMETOCOSME https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/503188827385511936 2014-08-23T23:35:39Z New Yume to Cosme "uso dayo, kakokei janakute...!" http://youtu.be/ddMmy4g1iM0 — an answer song to Negicco's "imishin☆kamo dakedo" @YUMETOCOSME http://youtu.be/ddMmy4g1iM0 — an answer song to Negicco's "imishin☆kamo dakedo" @YUMETOCOSME ]]> Negipecia "Girl's Life" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10539 2014-08-22T16:04:03Z 2014-08-22T16:10:04Z Negicco (3-girl idol group from Niigata) and Especia (6-girl idol group from Osaka) join forces for a special temporary project named Negipecia! The song "Girl's Life" was written and produced by hit-maker GOTŌ Tsugutoshi, who wrote songs since the 80's... Negicco (3-girl idol group from Niigata) and Especia (6-girl idol group from Osaka) join forces for a special temporary project named Negipecia! The song "Girl's Life" was written and produced by hit-maker Gotō Tsugutoshi, who wrote songs since the 80's for the likes of Onyako Club and countless others. The B-side also has music written by him, with lyrics by Hase Yasuhiro (Yume to Cosme).

The single comes in 3 editions. Hold your breath for the explanation. The nice-priced "Negipecia" doesn't contain the B-side but instead an instrumental version of "Girl's Life". The other two, "Negicco" and "Especia" editions, instead contain a different version of the B-side produced by each group's producer (connie and Schtein&Longer respectively), and a song by each group remixed by a producer of the other group (PellyColo remixes Negicco, and connie remixes Especia)... Are you still with us?

There's also a 12" edition of both original songs and their instrumentals.

A special event with Negipecia will be held at Liquidroom in Tokyo on August 26.

Negipecia "Girl's Life (Negipecia ban)"
Negipecia 「Girl's Life (Negipecia盤)」

1. Girl's Life
2. Girl's Life (inst)

"Negipecia" edition
T-Palette Records TPRC-0102
Out 8/26, ¥800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Negipecia "Girl's Life (Negicco ban)"
Negipecia 「Girl's Life (Negicco盤)」

1. Girl's Life
2. mizugi - yukata - hanabi - senobi (Negicco ver.)
3. mizugi - yukata - hanabi - senobi (Negicco ver.) (inst)
4. Negicco / Life Is Candy Travel (PellyColo remix) (Remixed by PellyColo)

"Negicco" edition
T-Palette Records TPRC-0103
Out 8/26, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Negipecia "Girl's Life (Especia ban)"
Negipecia 「Girl's Life (Especia盤)」

1. Girl's Life
2. mizugi - yukata - hanabi - senobi (Especia ver.)
3. mizugi - yukata - hanabi - senobi (Especia ver.) (inst)
4. Especia / Aventure wa giniro ni (521 remix) (Remixed by connie)

"Especia" edition
T-Palette Records TPRC-0104
Out 8/26, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Negipecia "Girl's Life (Negipecia ban)" (12")
Negipecia 「Girl's Life (Negipecia盤)」

A1. Girl's Life
A2. Girl's Life (inst)
B1. mizugi - yukata - hanabi - senobi
B2. mizugi - yukata - hanabi - senobi (inst)

Limited 12" vinyl edition
T-Palette Records TPRV-0012
Out 8/26, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

"Girl's Life"

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