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/ 2014-11-24T02:16:43Z TAKETATSU Ayana "Colore Serenata" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10700 2014-11-24T02:16:43Z 2014-11-24T02:22:50Z Voice actress TAKETATSU Ayana has a new album out now, with some tracks written and arranged by YOSHIDA Tetsuto ("Colore Solfege" and "Marshmallow") and OKI Reiji (ex-Cymbals) ("Princess no dassō keikaku" and "Surf de Go Go Go"), and also a... Voice actress Taketatsu Ayana has a new album out now, with some tracks written and arranged by Yoshida Tetsuto ("Colore Solfege" and "Marshmallow") and Oki Reiji (ex-Cymbals) ("Princess no dassō keikaku" and "Surf de Go Go Go"), and also a song written by hitmaker Tsutsumi Kyōhei ("kajirikake no ringo", theme song of anime "denkigai no honya-san"), etc. 4 songs from recent singles "shumatsu Cinderella" and "Wonderful World" are also included.

Two limited editions are available. The "first press limited edition" comes with a bonus DVD of 4 music videos, while the "special limited edition" comes with the Blu-ray edition of the same plus yet one more Blu-ray disc of Ayana's birthday show held last June 22 (a digest of about 100 minutes).

Live shows will be held on December 20 and 21 at Nakano Sunplaza, and one in Osaka on December 14.

Taketatsu Ayana "Colore Serenata"
竹達彩奈 「Colore Serenata」


1. Colore Solfege
2. chokotto Honeycomb
3. shūmatsu Cinderella
4. Cleansing Love
5. kajirikake no ringo
6. Princess no dassō keikaku
7. fai!!
8. Surf de Go Go Go
9. Marshmallow
10. Wonderful World
11. Today
12. eien ni kimi no koto o itoshitai to iwasete
13. kagami yo kagami

Special limited edition (CD + 2 Blu-ray discs)
Pony Canyon PCCG-1435
Out now (11/19), ¥7800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (19% off), CDJapan, YesAsia, HMV (10% off)

First press limited edition (CD + DVD)
Pony Canyon PCCG-1436
Out now (11/19), ¥4200 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon (19% off), CDJapan, YesAsia, HMV (10% off)

Regular edition (CD only)
Pony Canyon PCCG-1437
Out now (11/19), ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, CDJapan, YesAsia, HMV

"kajirikake no ringo"

"Cleansing Love"

More videos after the jump...

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"shūmatsu Cinderella"

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nananon "Nana Nana Non Non" (7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10603 2014-11-23T11:49:37Z 2014-11-23T12:01:53Z Model duo nananon's first single, produced by KONISHI Yasuharu, has been released on 7"! This includes a cover of Pizzicato Five's "Baby Portable Rock" with special lyrics. DJs grab it while you can! nananon "Nana Nana Non Non" (7") ななのん... Model duo nananon's first single, produced by Konishi Yasuharu, has been released on 7"! This includes a cover of Pizzicato Five's "Baby Portable Rock" with special lyrics. DJs grab it while you can!

nananon "Nana Nana Non Non" (7")
ななのん 「ななななのんのん」

A. Nana Nana Non Non
B. nananon no Baby Portable Rock

Tsubasa Records/Jet Set JS7S-087
Out now (11/21), ¥1389 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, Tower

"Nana Nana Non Non"

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ENAMI Taisuke "f e r m e n t" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10690 2014-11-23T02:07:52Z 2014-11-23T02:15:58Z 6 years after "Hill", here's a new album from pianist and field recording artist ENAMI Taisuke. This new album features violin, drums, percussion and harmonium on some songs, with also recorded ambiance of dancers. The Osaka-based artist can be seen... 6 years after "Hill", here's a new album from pianist and field recording artist enami Taisuke. This new album features violin, drums, percussion and harmonium on some songs, with also recorded ambiance of dancers.

The Osaka-based artist can be seen live part of Shih-Yang Lee (Taiwan)'s Kansai tour on December 3 and 5 (in Kyoto and Osaka respectively). A listening party of the album will be held on January 11, 2015 at space eauuu in Kobe. Details on his blog.

enami Taisuke "f e r m e n t"
("ferment")

1. budding
2. shunrai
3. fito
4. bookmarket
5. ze n ya sa i
6. harumo
7. hanabi
8. hakkou

Meister Musik MEISTER-012
Out now (11/18), ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower

"shunrai"

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The Lady Spade "Reverse Shaped Black Heart" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10633 2014-11-23T01:18:12Z 2014-11-23T01:22:20Z The Lady Spade (sono na wa Spade) have a 2nd album coming! This is their first with current singer ATG (aka AliceToGizelle). Also their sound is now electro and danceable with an amount of rap. Songs range from happy sweets... The Lady Spade (sono na wa Spade) have a 2nd album coming! This is their first with current singer ATG (aka AliceToGizelle). Also their sound is now electro and danceable with an amount of rap. Songs range from happy sweets addict anthems to dark tracks that feel they may leave a spell on you. A cover of Okamura Yasuyuki's "(E)na" is included.

A release party will be held on December 22 at Shibuya Under Deer Lounge, with The Aprils and Eco Kaiju. Ex-Secretary-A-Go-Go Tiffany will also DJ. Details here.

The Lady Spade "Reverse Shaped Black Heart"
その名はスペィド 「真っ黒逆さまハート」

Japanese title: sono na wa Spade "makkuro sakasama Heart"

1. Open the Curse
2. BLACK MAGIC
3. wakannai
4. Sweetholic
5. Another Stomach for Dessert in the ABYSS
6. are tabetai na
7. eyecatch -RSBH-
8. End of the World
9. (E)na
10. sakasama na Waltz
11. Hellbound
12. aisu kuriimu
13. Obey Me?
14. Hungry Army
15. Killing Me Softly
16. STAR*

Vulgar Display Records DQC-1388
Out 11/26, ¥2315 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

Teaser clip

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ISHIKAWA Shunosuke "Yuuchin" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10697 2014-11-19T14:27:50Z 2014-11-20T12:25:53Z Saxophonist ISHIKAWA Shunosuke has a new piece out now, written at the piano on a cold rainy day. Featured musicians are TAKANA Mitsuru on trumpet, Jacob Koller on piano, Pat Glynn on bass, Dennis Frehse on drums, and Shu on... Saxophonist Ishikawa Shunosuke has a new piece out now, written at the piano on a cold rainy day. Featured musicians are Takana Mitsuru on trumpet, Jacob Koller on piano, Pat Glynn on bass, Dennis Frehse on drums, and Shu on tenor sax. This comes from Nakatsuka Takeshi's Delicatessen Recordings digital label, and it's available on iTunes worldwide.

Ishikawa Shunosuke "Yuuchin"
石川周之介 「雨琴」

Delicatessen Recordings
Out now (11/19)
Sample/buy: Yuuchin - Single by Shunosuke Ishikawa (World), 石川周之介 "雨琴 - Single" (Japan)

Live performance

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[via Twitter] RT @KeroKeroBonito: New single out today! BUILD IT UP 🚧 https://soundcloud.com/kerokerobonito/build-it-up https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/534353646398353412 2014-11-17T23:33:31Z RT @KeroKeroBonito: New single out today! BUILD IT UP 🚧 https://soundcloud.com/kerokerobonito/build-it-up KeroKeroBonito: New single out today! BUILD IT UP 🚧 https://soundcloud.com/kerokerobonito/build-it-up ]]> HOSHINO Michiru "A/W Collection ~anata to watashi no Collection~" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10698 2014-11-16T04:37:35Z 2014-11-16T04:48:34Z Singer-songwriter idol HOSHINO Michiru has a new mini-album out now! This includes both songs from the recently released "Planetarium de mattete ne" 7", one of which features Wack Wack Rhythm Band, and also non-album track "mo ichido déjà vu" (from... Singer-songwriter idol Hoshino Michiru has a new mini-album out now! This includes both songs from the recently released "Planetarium de mattete ne" 7", one of which features Wack Wack Rhythm Band, and also non-album track "mo ichido déjà vu" (from "koi no Funfair"), plus 4 other brand new songs. With an autumn/winter theme, the title also gives "A/W" the meaning of "you and I".

Hoshino Michiru will hold a 2-part show on November 24 (public holiday) at Daikanyama Unit, with a solo show in the afternoon, and in the evening a special event with The Scooters, Kinoco Hotel and Wack Wack Rhythm Band and DJs Konishi Yasuharu, Hase Hajimu and more. Details on her blog.

Hoshino Michiru "A/W Collection ~anata to watashi no Collection~"
星野みちる 「A/W COLLECTION ~あなたと私のコレクション~」

1. Planetarium de mattete ne
2. kare no Irish Setter
3. HALF STEP
4. kawazoi no machi
5. mo ichido deja vu
6. Peaberry o mitsuketara with WACK WACK RHYTHM BAND
7. hoshi ni, Merry Christmas

High Contrast HCCD-9550
Out now (11/12), ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower

"kare no Irish Setter"

Sampler clip

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Ruby* "sweet music float" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10673 2014-11-13T13:52:53Z 2014-11-13T14:14:12Z Ruby*, the solo-project of whisper-voice singer Lily, is back with a new album with songs produced by CTO LAB., IMAI Kentaro (The Aprils, CTO LAB.), OKADA Tohru (Moonriders, CTO LAB.), NISHIURA Kensuke (daredemo Esper, ex-sōtaiseiriron), POCO (ku-tyu-bunkai) and more. Included... Ruby*, the solo-project of whisper-voice singer Lily, is back with a new album with songs produced by CTO LAB., Imai Kentaro (The Aprils, CTO LAB.), Okada Tohru (Moonriders, CTO LAB.), Nishiura Kensuke (daredemo Esper, ex-sōtaiseiriron), POCO (ku-tyu-bunkai) and more. Included are covers of The Velvet Underground ("Sunday Morning") and Stereo Total ("Ushilo Sugata Ga Kilei"). Also check out first album "RUBY" (2010).

Hear samples of all songs at CDJapan.

Ruby*'s next show will be at Daikanyama Loop on December 3, with SAWA, manaminorisa, ku-tyu-bunkai feat. Antenna Girl and more.

Ruby* "sweet music float"

1. Mayday
2. sunday morning
3. my favorite soda
4. saikō no koi no mirai no saki
5. ushilo sugata ga kilei
6. SMILE&PEACE MAKER
7. Love fantasy fu.wa.ri
8. mirage
9. floating lights
10. room

corundum records DQC-1389
Out 11/5, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, Sweet Music Float by Ruby (World), Ruby* "sweet music float" (Japan), Amazon MP3 Japan

Sampler clip

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NAKATSUKA Takeshi "Disney piano jazz 'Happiness' Deluxe Edition" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10635 2014-11-11T13:11:50Z 2014-11-13T11:50:48Z NAKATSUKA Takeshi produces and performs Disney favorites on this piano-centered jazz album. Some tracks also feature a big band! This contains what's said to be the world's first jazz cover of "Let It Go" (Frozen). Hear samples in the clip... Nakatsuka Takeshi produces and performs Disney favorites on this piano-centered jazz album. Some tracks also feature a big band! This contains what's said to be the world's first jazz cover of "Let It Go" (Frozen). Hear samples in the clip below.

A free live event will be held on release day, November 12, 2014, at Apple Store Omotesando from 19:00.

Nakatsuka Takeshi "Disney piano jazz 'HAPPINESS' Deluxe Edition"
中塚武 「Disney piano jazz "HAPPINESS" Deluxe Edition」

(Source in parentheses)
1. It's a small world (New York World Fair)
2. Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Lion King)
3. Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
4. Main Street Electrical Parade (Disneyland)
5. Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
6. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! (Cinderella)
7. Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty)
8. Let It Go (Frozen)
9. When She Loved Me (Toy Story 2)
10. If I Didn't Have You (Monsters, Inc.)
11. Heigh-ho (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
12. When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio)
13. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)
14. Under the Sea (The Little Mermaid)
15. I See The Light (Tangled)
16. A Whole New World (Aladdin)
17. Chim Chim Cher-ee (Mary Poppins)
18. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
19. A Spoonful of Sugar (Mary Poppins)
20. Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree)
21. Let It Go (In Crystal Christmas) (Frozen)

Walt Disney Records AVCW-63044
Out 11/12, ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, YesAsia, 中塚武 "Disney piano jazz (Japan), Amazon MP3 Japan

Trailer clip

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[via Twitter] Fashion show w/ original music by SUNAHARA Yoshinori! "i CHANGED TO IKUMI 2015SS TOKYO COLLECTION" ☞ http://youtu.be/NyyqUsiTs7A @_sunahara_ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/531406569221529600 2014-11-09T20:22:53Z Fashion show w/ original music by SUNAHARA Yoshinori! "i CHANGED TO IKUMI 2015SS TOKYO COLLECTION" ☞ http://youtu.be/NyyqUsiTs7A @_sunahara_ http://youtu.be/NyyqUsiTs7A @_sunahara_ ]]> Akakage "Peace Maker" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10681 2014-11-09T02:42:32Z 2014-11-13T11:58:53Z In need for some happy club tracks? Akakage is back, 4 years after album "I'm your clown" (2010). This new album features guest vocalists such as dahlia, SOKABE Keiichi, Meg (ex-Super Butter Dog), and musicians include HORIE Hirohisa on trombone,... In need for some happy club tracks? Akakage is back, 4 years after album "I'm your clown" (2010). This new album features guest vocalists such as dahlia, Sokabe Keiichi, Meg (ex-Super Butter Dog), and musicians include Horie Hirohisa on trombone, Tatsu (La-Ppisch) on bass, Mitch (ex-Black Bottom Brass Band) on trumpet, and more. There are covers of "Lum's Love Song" (theme from anime Urusei Yatsura) and Brand New Heavies' "You are the Universe".

A 7" has also been released a week in advance. Find details below.

Akakage "Peace Maker"

1. Welcome to My Big Party
2. OH MY GOD
3. Lum's Love Song
4. Garçon
5. mokuyobi no monoui
6. Oriental Garden
7. MACARONI
8. Cha Cha Cha in Heaven
9. Always
10. Elecada Broken
11. harukoma (vs AKAKAGE 2014)
12. mayonaka SUN SUN SUN
13. You Are The Universe
14. Booo!

File Records FRCD-239
Out 11/12, ¥2315 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, akakage "PEACE MAKER" (Japan)

Akakage "mayonaka Sun Sun Sun / Lum's Love Song" (7")

A. mayonaka Sun Sun Sun
AA. Lum's Love Song

Low Blow LB-1513
Out now (11/4), ¥1204 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Album trailer

"Oh My God" (Short version)

7" sampler clip

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[via Twitter] New clip by Ryoma Maeda! http://youtu.be/lK7zQZLEkzE From solo piano album "Rhapsody In My Life" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Ryoma_Maeda_Rhapsody_In_My_Life_Download/2014.11.02/010660/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/531258063714410497 2014-11-09T10:32:47Z New clip by Ryoma Maeda! http://youtu.be/lK7zQZLEkzE From solo piano album "Rhapsody In My Life" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Ryoma_Maeda_Rhapsody_In_My_Life_Download/2014.11.02/010660/ http://youtu.be/lK7zQZLEkzE From solo piano album "Rhapsody In My Life" ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Ryoma_Maeda_Rhapsody_In_My_Life_Download/2014.11.02/010660/ ]]> Vanilla Beans "uchōten Girl" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10657 2014-11-08T13:20:12Z 2014-11-13T11:14:31Z Vanilla Beans are back with a new powerful single! The song "uchōten Girl" has music that was originally written in the 80's for idol group Wink (by hit songwriter INOUE Daisuke), though it ended up unused until Vanilla Beans' staff... Vanilla Beans are back with a new powerful single! The song "uchōten Girl" has music that was originally written in the 80's for idol group Wink (by hit songwriter Inoue Daisuke), though it ended up unused until Vanilla Beans' staff unearthed it. Check out the catchy video below with their new cheerleader-like outfits.

The B-side, "Kiss wa me ni shite pō!" is a cover of another song by the same songwriter, actually a pop arrangement of Beethoven's "Für Elise" that was used in a cosmetics commercial in the 80's in Japan.

The limited edition comes with a bonus 30-minute DVD that follows the girls as they attempt to climb Mount Fuji!

Vanilla Beans will perform a one-man live at Ebisu Liquidroom on December 18, not to be missed! Details at Tokyo Gig Guide.

Vanilla Beans "uchōten Girl"
バニラビーンズ 「有頂天ガール」

1. uchōten Girl
2. Kiss wa me ni shite pō!
3. uchōten Girl (Instrumental)
4. Kiss wa me ni shite pō! (Instrumental)

Limited edition (CD+DVD (Region 2 NTSC))
T-Palette Records TPRC-0119
Out 11/11, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Regular edition (CD only)
T-Palette Records TPRC-0120
Out 11/11, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan, バニラビーンズ "有頂天ガール - Single" (Japan)

"uchōten Girl"

DVD digest

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NOMIYA Maki "Miss Maki Nomiya Sings Shibuya-kei Standards" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10559 2014-11-08T05:26:58Z 2014-11-13T11:14:08Z A waterfall of events led NOMIYA Maki (ex-Pizzicato Five) and producer SAKAGUCHI Osamu (a soundtrack producer who first got in touch with Maki in the Portable Rock days) to start a project that re-introduces Shibuya-kei hit songs and important influences... A waterfall of events led Nomiya Maki (ex-Pizzicato Five) and producer Sakaguchi Osamu (a soundtrack producer who first got in touch with Maki in the Portable Rock days) to start a project that re-introduces Shibuya-kei hit songs and important influences of the scene.

This resulted in a first show held on November 3, 2013 at Billboard Live Tokyo, featuring songs by Pizzicato Five, Cornelius, Original Love, Ozawa Kenji, and many influential favorites, all performed with a full live band. This CD contains a whole show complete with talk in-between the songs.

The album comes in a mini-LP sleeve, with a booklet of liner notes and lyrics. All songs can be sampled at CDJapan.

A special live & talk event will be held at Pass the Baton (Omotesando Hills, Harajuku) on November 15 from 19:00. Hundreds of Maki's personal items are on display and for sale at the shop until November 24.

Nomiya Maki "Miss Maki Nomiya Sings Shibuya-kei Standards"
野宮真貴 「実況録音盤! 『野宮真貴、渋谷系を歌う。〜MISS MAKI NOMIYA SINGS SHIBUYA KEI STANDARDS〜』」

(Original artist in parentheses)
1. Tokyo wa yoru no 7ji (The Night Is Still Young) (Pizzicato Five)
2. MC1
3. The Love Parade (Cornelius)
4. MC2
5. Chance ga hoshii no (Koshiji Fubuki)
6. Our day will come (Ruby & The Romantics)
7. MC3
8. My Pure Lady (Ozaki Amii)
9. MC4
10. "Director Miki Satoshi Medley" jikō keisaku no Theme ~ Atami no sōsakan no Theme ~ Instant numa no Theme (Sakiguchi Osamu)
11. Hong Kong Night Sight (Matsutoya Yumi)
12. MC5
13. ikigai (Yuki Saori)
14. MC6
15. aru hi totsuzen (Toi et Moi)
16. tsuki no ura de aimashō (ORIGINAL LOVE)
17. MC7
18. bokura ga tabi ni deru riyu (Ozawa Kenji)
19. "Pizzicato Five Medley" Twiggy Twiggy ~ Happy Sad ~ banji kaicho (Tout va bien) ~ Baby Portable Rock ~ koi no Rule, atarashii Rule (La règle du jeu) ~ Playboy Playgirl ~ Twiggy Twiggy (Pizzicato Five)

mini+O.S.T.INC. DDCB-12961
Out 11/12, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, Miss Maki Nomiya Sings Shibuya-Kei Standards by Maki Nomiya (World), 野宮真貴 "実況録音盤!「野宮真貴、渋谷系を歌う。~Miss Maki Nomiya sings Shibuya-kei Standards~" (Live)」 (Japan)

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[via Twitter] Brand new clip by Buffalo Daughter! "Love & Food" feat. SAKAMOTO Shintaro http://youtu.be/UqX-yZk5oWE Album info: http://coolestsound.jp/Buffalo_Daughter_Konjac-tion/2014.07.20/010380/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/529856543823384576 2014-11-05T13:43:38Z Brand new clip by Buffalo Daughter! "Love & Food" feat. SAKAMOTO Shintaro http://youtu.be/UqX-yZk5oWE Album info: http://coolestsound.jp/Buffalo_Daughter_Konjac-tion/2014.07.20/010380/ http://youtu.be/UqX-yZk5oWE Album info: http://coolestsound.jp/Buffalo_Daughter_Konjac-tion/2014.07.20/010380/ ]]> Various Artists "Twilight Time" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10636 2014-11-04T13:44:56Z 2014-11-04T14:02:15Z This compilation from Grand Gallery consists of covers of Japanese city pop hit songs from the 70's and 80's. Featured are artists including NAKATSUKA Takeshi, hitomitoi, SOKABE Keiichi, Kimyō Reitarō, Hicksville and more. Many of the songs are brand new... This compilation from Grand Gallery consists of covers of Japanese city pop hit songs from the 70's and 80's. Featured are artists including Nakatsuka Takeshi, hitomitoi, Sokabe Keiichi, Kimyō Reitarō, Hicksville and more. Many of the songs are brand new recordings. hitomitoi covers "Aquamarine no mama de ite" (originally performed by Carlos Toshiki & Omega Tribe), song that was covered by Every Little Thing (produced by Konishi Yasuharu) earlier this year (see "'dakishimetai!' Music Collection").

Audio samples of all songs can be heard here.

Various Artists "Twilight Time"

(Original artist in parentheses)
1. monolog+Ai Ichikawa / PAPER DOLL (Yamashita Tetsurō)
2. hitomitoi / Aquamarine no mama de ite (Carlos Toshiki & Omega Tribe)
3. Takeda Kaori / Mr. Summertime (Circus (cover of Michel Fugain))
4. Ohara Hideko / mayonaka no Door (Matsubara Miki)
5. Kimyō Reitarō / kanashikute yarikirenai (The Folk Crusaders)
6. Sokabe Keiichi / kojinteki Message (Hi-Fi Set)
7. Nakatsuka Takeshi / Still I love you (Abe Yasuhiro)
8. grooveman Spot&KASHIF / SAY GOODBYE (Satō Hiroshi)
9. Ryūsenkei / koi wa nagareboshi part2 (Yoshida Minako)
10. YOSSY LITTLE NOISE WEAVER/ DO YOU REMEMBER ME (Yuki (Okazaki Yuki))
11. Hicksville / hōrō (Kosaka Chū)
12. Sotte Bosse / Parade (Sugar Babe)

Grand Gallery XQKF-1083
Out now (10/29), ¥2431 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, Twilight Time by Various Artists

monolog+Ai Ichikawa "PAPER DOLL"

hitomitoi "Aquamarine no mama de ite"

Kimyō Reitarō "kanashikute yarikirenai"

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lyrical school "Pride" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10607 2014-11-04T13:08:05Z 2014-11-04T13:11:37Z lyrical school's new single has a title track which was written and produced by ones who had been involved since the group's beginning. The B-side was produced by mysterious Taiwan trackmaker Ebbie East, which is said to be his first... lyrical school's new single has a title track which was written and produced by ones who had been involved since the group's beginning. The B-side was produced by mysterious Taiwan trackmaker Ebbie East, which is said to be his first contribution to a Japanese artist.

The single comes in a regular edition, and also 6 different limited editions(!) named after each of the vocalists. Each of the limited editions contains one different song from the tengal6 days, re-recorded with the current line-up. Details on limited editions can be found after the jump.

lyrical school "PRIDE"

Regular edition
1. PRIDE
2. nukegake
3. PRIDE (inst)
4. nukegake (inst)

T-Palette Records TPRC-0109
Out now (10/28), ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

"PRIDE"

See after the jump for details on all limited editions.

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Limited edition "ayaka"
1. PRIDE
2. nukegake
3. tengal6 take2
4. PRIDE (inst)
5. nukegake (inst)

T-Palette Records TPRC-0110
Out now (10/28), ¥1250 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Limited edition "minan"
1. PRIDE
2. nukegake
3. Akikaze take2
4. PRIDE (inst)
5. nukegake (inst)

T-Palette Records TPRC-0111
Out now (10/28), ¥1250 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Limited edition "hina"
1. PRIDE
2. nukegake
3. photograph take2
4. PRIDE (inst)
5. nukegake (inst)

T-Palette Records TPRC-0112
Out now (10/28), ¥1250 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Limited edition "yumi"
1. PRIDE
2. nukegake
3. machigau take2
4. PRIDE (inst)
5. nukegake (inst)

T-Palette Records TPRC-0113
Out now (10/28), ¥1250 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Limited edition "mei"
1. PRIDE
2. nukegake
3. puchahenza! (Put your hands up!) take2
4. PRIDE (inst)
5. nukegake (inst)

T-Palette Records TPRC-0114
Out now (10/28), ¥1250 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

Limited edition "ami"
1. PRIDE
2. nukegake
3. shitteru/shiranai take2
4. PRIDE (inst)
5. nukegake (inst)

T-Palette Records TPRC-0115
Out now (10/28), ¥1250 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower, HMV, CDJapan

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[via Twitter] Recommended show: Buffalo Daughter on Nov. 7 at Shibuya WWW http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/details/10837-buffalo-daughter https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/528912568992006144 2014-11-02T23:12:37Z Recommended show: Buffalo Daughter on Nov. 7 at Shibuya WWW http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/details/10837-buffalo-daughter http://www.tokyogigguide.com/en/gigs/details/10837-buffalo-daughter ]]> Ryoma MAEDA "Rhapsody In My Life" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10660 2014-11-02T12:25:01Z 2014-11-09T01:29:23Z Following album "Fantastic Suicide", Ryoma MAEDA (aka milch of source, producer for EeL) is back with a new album in a completely different direction. Consisting mainly of solo piano with lots of editing, the result is beautiful and refreshing. The... Following album "Fantastic Suicide", Ryoma Maeda (aka milch of source, producer for EeL) is back with a new album in a completely different direction. Consisting mainly of solo piano with lots of editing, the result is beautiful and refreshing.

The album is available on iTunes worldwide and Amazon MP3.

Ryoma Maeda "Rhapsody In My Life"

1. Without Haste, But Without Rest
2. Run Faster Than Beauty
3. Anti - Musics
4. Humorless
5. Rythem - Rythem - Rythem
6. Laughter Is Timeless
7. In The Rain
8. The Goal Of All Life Is Death
9. Days In September

milch records
Out now (10/25)
Sample/buy: Rhapsody in My Life by Ryoma Maeda, Amazon MP3 U.S., Amazon MP3 Japan

"Run Faster Than Beauty"

Digest clip

"Anti - Musics"

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Brother's Sister's Daughter "BSD" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10663 2014-11-02T11:51:58Z 2014-11-02T12:27:06Z Brother's Sister's Daughter is a band formed of Mike Watt, Nels Cline (Wilco), ARAKI Yūko and SHIMIZU "Shimmy" Hirotaka (both of The Cornelius Group). This album was actually recorded in 2008, but it was left sleeping until the mixing and... Brother's Sister's Daughter is a band formed of Mike Watt, Nels Cline (Wilco), Araki Yūko and Shimizu "Shimmy" Hirotaka (both of The Cornelius Group). This album was actually recorded in 2008, but it was left sleeping until the mixing and mastering was finally completed this year.

All tracks can be sampled at HMV.

Brother's Sister's Daughter "BSD"

1. The Echo Of Your Heart
2. Crystal Clear
3. Dog Barking At The Moon
4. You're Here
5. Run, Go For It!
6. Experience
7. Loneliness
8. Aka-Ao-Shiro-Kiiro

Rallye RYECD-207
Out now (10/15), ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

"Dog Barking at the Moon"

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Smooth Ace "Sing Like Children" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10506 2014-11-02T11:30:05Z 2014-11-02T11:31:40Z Chorus group Smooth Ace have a new album out now, with 4 tracks arranged by ARAI Toshiya, with some guest vocals by MAEZONO Naoki (both of jōdan hakushaku). All songs can be sampled at CDJapan. Smooth Ace "Sing Like Children"... Chorus group Smooth Ace have a new album out now, with 4 tracks arranged by Arai Toshiya, with some guest vocals by Maezono Naoki (both of jōdan hakushaku).

All songs can be sampled at CDJapan.

Smooth Ace "Sing Like Children"

1. suteki na Music
2. favorite song
3. Pessimist no Love Song
4. Sing like children
5. niji o mitakute
6. Discovery
7. Music
8. suteki na Reprise
9. kimi o shitteiru

setagaya chorus laboratory DQC-1362
Out now (10/8), ¥2500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, Sing Like Children by Smooth Ace (World), SMOOTH ACE "SING LIKE CHILDREN" (Japan)

Trailer clip

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HOSHINO Michiru "Planetarium de mattete ne" (CD+7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10653 2014-11-02T07:15:30Z 2014-11-02T07:25:25Z HOSHINO Michiru has a new 7" out now. The title track, which translates to "Wait for me at the planetarium", has music written by Michiru herself. B-side "Peaberry o mitsuketara" (a song previously heard in a different version as the... Hoshino Michiru has a new 7" out now. The title track, which translates to "Wait for me at the planetarium", has music written by Michiru herself. B-side "Peaberry o mitsuketara" (a song previously heard in a different version as the B-side of "rakuen to kisetsufū") is here included as a brand new recording featuring Wack Wack Rhythm Band! The package includes a CD of the two songs and their instrumentals.

Both tracks will be included on mini-album "A/W Collection" out November 12. A premium show will be held on November 24 at Daikanyama Unit, with Wack Wack Rhythm Band, The Scooters and Kinoco Hotel. Yeah yeah yeah!

Hoshino Michiru "Planetarium de mattete ne" (CD+7")
星野みちる 「プラネタリウムで待っててね」

1. Planetarium de mattete ne
2. Peaberry o mitsuketara with Wack Wack Rhythm Band
3. Planetarium de mattete ne (inst)
4. Peaberry o mitsuketara with Wack Wack Rhythm Band (inst)

High Contrast HCCD-9549
Out now (10/22), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Amazon, Tower

Sampler clip

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[via Twitter] 10% extra points at CDJapan until November 3 (JST)! Details here ☞ http://bit.ly/108a91H https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/528215488438890496 2014-11-01T02:02:40Z 10% extra points at CDJapan until November 3 (JST)! Details here ☞ http://bit.ly/108a91H http://bit.ly/108a91H ]]> Denki Groove "25" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10619 2014-10-28T12:55:01Z 2014-10-28T12:56:07Z Denki Groove celebrates its 25th anniversary with new mini-album "25"! Check out the new clip below (hopefully... as it seems to be restricted to maybe to Japan only?), or at least audio samples at CDJapan. This is accompanied by a... Denki Groove celebrates its 25th anniversary with new mini-album "25"! Check out the new clip below (hopefully... as it seems to be restricted to maybe to Japan only?), or at least audio samples at CDJapan.

This is accompanied by a tour that will stop at Zepp Tokyo on November 7 and 8.

Denki Groove "25"
電気グルーヴ 「25」

1. Baby's on Fire
2. Denki Groove 25 shūnen no uta (ekimae de saki ni mattoru bai) (25 Mix)
3. A.C.I.D.I.S.C.O.
4. Super Star (Re-boot)
5. Pan! Pan! Pan!
6. 25 Raw Beats

Ki/oon KSCL-2503
Out 10/29, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia

"Baby's on Fire"

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Yun*chi "Wonderful Wonder World*" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10546 2014-10-27T12:12:38Z 2014-10-27T12:20:21Z Here's a new single by Yun*chi, follow-up to mini-album "Starlight*" released earlier this year. This includes tracks produced by Missile Chewbacca ("Fairy*") and London artist bo en ("Dancing*"). The title track is being used as the ending theme of TV... Here's a new single by Yun*chi, follow-up to mini-album "Starlight*" released earlier this year. This includes tracks produced by Missile Chewbacca ("Fairy*") and London artist bo en ("Dancing*"). The title track is being used as the ending theme of TV anime series "Log Horizon".

Yun*chi "Wonderful Wonder World*"

1. Wonderful Wonder World*
2. Fairy*
3. Dancing*
4. Wonderful Wonder World* (instrumental)
5. Fairy* (instrumental)
6. Dancing* (instrumental)

playlist Zero CRCP-10328
Out 10/22, ¥1143 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower, CDJapan, YesAsia, Yun*chi "Wonderful Wonder World* - EP" (Japan)

"Wonderful Wonder World*"

Sampler clip

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jōdan hakushaku "nagisa" tag:coolestsound.jp,2014://4.10655 2014-10-26T12:52:10Z 2014-10-26T12:58:56Z jōdan hakushaku (aka Count Joke, at lease according to their Facebook and Twitter account names) is the unit of MAEZONO Naoki (MAEZONO Naoki Group) and ARAI Toshiya (Missing Linc). Together they deliver catchy pop tunes. This 2nd single is available... jōdan hakushaku (aka Count Joke, at lease according to their Facebook and Twitter account names) is the unit of Maezono Naoki (Maezono Naoki Group) and Arai Toshiya (Missing Linc). Together they deliver catchy pop tunes. This 2nd single is available at Jet Set.

Listen to the trailer clip below, and also go hear their previous single in full at SoundCloud.

jōdan hakushaku "nagisa"
冗談伯爵 "渚"

1. nagisa
2. LED
3. nagisa (instrumental)
4. LED (instrumental)

Love Shop Record LSB-1003
Out now (10/15), ¥600 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

Trailer

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