Tokyo's Coolest Sound Japanese music and movie release and event announcement blog.Find out what's happening now in Tokyo and Japan's club, electro-pop, and Shibuya-kei-related scenes. Movable Type tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4 Patrick http://coolestsound.jp/ 2017-03-29T14:20:17Z Charisma.com "not not me" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11892 2017-03-29T14:20:17Z 2017-03-29T14:20:03Z Charisma.com has a new full-length album out now! It's their first since they moved to major label Warner. All songs are produced by different artists, with ones by Cibo Matto, Nishidera Gota (Nona Reeves), Shacho (Soil & "Pimp" Sessions), Hama Okamoto (Okamoto's), and many more.

All songs can be sampled at HMV.

A tour is currently being held, and will finish in Tokyo at Akasaka Blitz on May 3.

Charisma.com "not not me"

1. #hashdark (sound produce: PABLO a.k.a. WTF!?)
2. Like it (sound produce: KO-ney)
3. YAJIUMA DANCE (sound produce: Cibo Matto)
4. iji easy (sound produce: ALIKICK)
5. Lunch time funk (sound produce: Nishidera Gōta from Nona Reeves)
6. classic glasses (sound produce: Hama Okamoto from OKAMOTO'S)
7. dattara show me (sound produce: Tokyo Recordings)
8. muko ni oide (sound produce: Shacho from SOIL&"PIMP"SESSIONS)
9. mekimeki more (sound produce: Iwabuchi Masaru)
10. Chicken boom (sound produce: Awaki Makihiko)
11. not not me (sound produce: Tsutaya Kōichi)

Warner WPCL-12530
Out now (3/22), ¥2593 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, CDJapan, HMV, Tower (Japan only), Apple Music 内のCharisma.com "not not me" (Japan)

"#hashdark (short edit ver.)"

"not not me"

"classic glasses (making movie)"

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Various Artists "KAYAMA Yuzo no shin sekai" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11883 2017-03-29T13:55:10Z 2017-03-29T13:56:00Z Kayama Yūzō is a singer-songwriter who will soon be celebrating his 80th birthday. This is a remix album of some of his songs, featuring artists such as Scha Dara Parr, Wednesday Campanella, Rhymester, Momoiro Clover Z with Cypress Ueno & Roberto Yoshino and Dorian, Kawanabe Hiroshi (Tokyo No.1 Soul Set, InK) with Kakato (Tamaki Roy & Chinza Dopeness), Rhymester, ECD, etc. The remix album has a mainly rap/hip-hop direction, which was most likely started by the 2015 remix by rapper Punpee that was previously released on 12", included as the first track.

All tracks can be sampled at CDJapan.

Various Artists "Kayama Yuzo no shin sekai"
オムニバス 「加山雄三の新世界」

1. oyome ni oide 2015 feat. PUNPEE
2. aoi hoshikuzu feat. Momoiro Clover Z x Cypress Ueno & Roberto Yoshino x Dorian
3. yozora no hoshi feat. KAKATO x Kawanabe Hiroshi
4. Black Sand Beach ~Eleki danjiri~ feat. Scha Dara Parr
5. tabibito yo feat. RHYMESTER / RHYMESTER
6. yūhi wa akaku (yah-man version) feat. RITTO x ALTZ
7. umi sono ai feat. Wednesday Campanella
8. kimi to itsumademo (together forever mix) feat. ECD x DJ Mitsu The Beats

dreamusic MUCD-1380
Out now (3/8), ¥2315 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, HMV

"oyome ni oide 2015 feat. PUNPEE"

Sampler clip

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Maika Loubté "Skydiver" (Cassette/Downoad) tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11912 2017-03-29T12:30:38Z 2017-03-29T12:35:04Z Maika Loubté's new single "Skydiver" has been released as a limited cassette tape! It comes with a cool 64-page booklet with behind the scenes photos and then a lot more. A download code is also included. Buy it at...

Maika Loubté's new single "Skydiver" has been released as a limited cassette tape! It comes with a cool 64-page booklet with behind the scenes photos and then a lot more. A download code is also included.

Buy it at Jet Set, or otherwise look for the two tracks on iTunes, Amazon MP3, etc.

Maika Loubté "Skydiver" (Cassette/Download)

A. Skydiver
B. Le Gong

Out now (3/10), ¥1300 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, Apple Music 内のMaika Loubté "SKYDIVER/LE GONG - Single", Amazon MP3 Japan, Amazon MP3 U.S.

"Skydiver"

"Le Gong"

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Ryuichi SAKAMOTO "async" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11896 2017-03-29T01:00:48Z 2017-03-29T01:36:33Z SAKAMOTO Ryūichi has a brand new album out now! While it is out today in Japan, "async" will be released in the rest of the world on April 28 on Milan Records. Also, a 2-LP vinyl edition is expected to... Sakamoto Ryūichi has a brand new album out now!

While it is out today in Japan, "async" will be released in the rest of the world on April 28 on Milan Records. Also, a 2-LP vinyl edition is expected to be released in Japan on May 17, and will include bonus track "water state 2".

Ryuichi Sakamoto "async"
坂本龍一 「async」

1. andata
2. disintegration
3. solari
4. ZURE
5. walker
6. stakra
7. ubi
8. fullmoon
9. async
10. tri
11. Life, Life
12. honj
13. ff
14. garden

CD edition
commmons RZCM-86314
Out now (3/29), ¥3500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, 坂本龍一の "async"を iTunes で (Japan), YesAsia, CDJapan, Tower (Japan only), HMV

Vinyl edition (2x12" incl. bonus track)
commmons RZJM-86312
Out 5/17, ¥6500 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

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Especia "Wizard" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11909 2017-03-27T12:28:23Z 2017-03-27T12:49:05Z After becoming a trio a year ago, one-of-a-kind idol group Especia are now quitting at the end of this month (March 2017)... but not without releasing a last album. "Wizard" contains 4 brand new songs, some tracks from recent EPs... After becoming a trio a year ago, one-of-a-kind idol group Especia are now quitting at the end of this month (March 2017)... but not without releasing a last album. "Wizard" contains 4 brand new songs, some tracks from recent EPs ("Mirage" and "Danger"), a bunch of re-recorded songs with the latest line-up, and two remixes.

Thanks for all the great music, Especia!

Especia "Wizard"

1. Night Rider
2. umibe no Satie
3. Aventure wa giniro ni
4. No1 Sweeper
5. FOOLISH
6. Boogie Aroma
7. Savior
8. Nothing
9. Danger
10. Ternary
11. John's Rod
12. Just Go
13. Call me back
14. Savior (Remix)
15. Nothing (Remix)

Bermuda Entertainment BMEJ-0041
Out now (3/22), ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, Apple Music 内のEspecia "Wizard"

"Just Go"

"Ternary"

"Danger"

"Nothing"

"Savior"

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SHINOHARA Tomoe "Tomoe SHINOHARA ☆All Time Best☆" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11859 2017-03-22T15:13:14Z 2017-03-22T15:25:44Z This is a compilation of SHINOHARA Tomoe's greatest hits, going beyond label boundaries to include songs from her whole solo career, with of course many from her major releases but also from her self-produced albums "-:*Better*:-" and "-:*Oh Yes Say... This is a compilation of Shinohara Tomoe's greatest hits, going beyond label boundaries to include songs from her whole solo career, with of course many from her major releases but also from her self-produced albums "-:*Better*:-" and "-:*Oh Yes Say LaLa*:-" (2012), plus many singles and B-sides. Also included is a newly recorded cover of star-themed song "chōshō" (original by Beat Takeshi) featuring Asakura Daisuke on piano.

Totaling 36 songs, the whole comes digitally remastered on a set of two high-quality Blu-spec CD2 discs (which play in regular CD players).

All songs can be sampled online at CDJapan, etc.

Shinohara Tomoe "Tomoe Shinohara ☆All Time Best☆"
篠原ともえ 「篠原ともえ ☆All Time Best☆」

Disc 1
1. Chime
2. yaruki Sensation
3. kurukuru Miracle
4. Ultra Relax
5. wasurechau mon
6. Shinohara Tomoe no Kurekure Takora
7. Märchen fushi
8. yonosa
9. Rainbow rara ru-
10. maru mōke
11. HAPPY POINT
12. ★aso FEVER★
13. anything
14. Loop people
15. Story Book
16. ~Night & Day~
17. -Listen to my Heart-
18. Stereo Phonics

Disc 2
1. kokoro no usagi
2. PURE ATOM BOY
3. I LOVE YOU, DE JA VU
4. an Audio
5. A Funny Feeling
6. Sailing Dream
7. fare well
8. Voyage
9. MUSIC
10. kiminchi.
11. ai ni iku no.
12. Karogons no Theme
13. Metro no musume
14. Karogons no Love Song
15. *Oh Yes Say LaLa*
16. ++ KiMi Wa Moon ++
17. *Better*
18. chōshō (featuring Asakura Daisuke Playing the Piano)

GT Music MHCL-30447
Out 3/8, ¥2778 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

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[via Twitter] Towa Tei new clip "Brand Nu Emo"! https://youtu.be/5lgUz4t9fJw Album "EMO" out now! ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Towa_Tei_EMO/2017.01.16/011826/ "Exclusive Pack" at Machbeat too! https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/844204936468484096 2017-03-22T00:11:56Z Towa Tei new clip "Brand Nu Emo"! https://youtu.be/5lgUz4t9fJw Album "EMO" out now! ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Towa_Tei_EMO/2017.01.16/011826/ "Exclusive Pack" at Machbeat too! http://coolestsound.jp/Towa_Tei_EMO/2017.01.16/011826/ "Exclusive Pack" at Machbeat too! ]]> [via Twitter] New lyric video clip "LE GONG" by Maika Loubté! https://twitter.com/maika_loubte/status/841179293963051008 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/841692887268040709 2017-03-15T01:49:56Z New lyric video clip "LE GONG" by Maika Loubté! https://twitter.com/maika_loubte/status/841179293963051008 Kinoco Hotel "jitsuroku - gebageba daikakumei" (DVD/Blu-ray) tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11852 2017-03-07T14:31:59Z 2017-03-07T14:34:01Z Kinoco Hotel has a new live Blu-ray/DVD out now! This show was held on October 22, 2016 at Tokyo Kinema Club, part of the tour that followed released of latest album "Marianne no kakumei" (2016). Available on Blu-ray and DVD,... Kinoco Hotel has a new live Blu-ray/DVD out now! This show was held on October 22, 2016 at Tokyo Kinema Club, part of the tour that followed released of latest album "Marianne no kakumei" (2016).

Available on Blu-ray and DVD, both editions contain a different bonus music video.

Kinoco Hotel will perform a show on June 24 at Akasaka Blitz, in a tour celebrating their 10th anniversary! Tickets are on sale.

Kinoco Hotel "jitsuroku - gebageba daikakumei" (DVD/Blu-ray)
キノコホテル 「実録・ゲバゲバ大革命」

1. gebageba daikakumei no Theme (Opening SE)
2. hangyaku no kisetsu
3. onedari Strange Love
4. rurō Gamble
5. bara-bara
6. enrai
7. te no hiragaeshi
8. tsuki yo tokoshie ni
9. Eros + dokusai
10. kyutai kansetsu
11. ai to kyōiku
12. ai wa gebageba
13. koi no ari jigoku
14. kaiten Restaurant no higeki
15. koi wa moyamoya
16. Sexaroid M
17. Kinoco Hotel shōka
18. aka no rōgoku
19. shiroi heya
20. mayonaka no Angel Baby
21. makka na Jelly

Blu-ray bonus (Blu-ray edition only)
aka no rōgoku (New music video)
gebageba daikakumei no Theme (New song studio recording)

DVD bonus (DVD edition only)
ai wa gebageba (New music video)
gebageba daikakumei no Theme (New song studio recording)

Blu-ray edition (NTSC, Region free)
King Records KIXM-269
Out now (3/1), ¥4000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

DVD edition (NTSC, Region 2)
King Records KIBM-642
Out now (3/1), ¥3800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Special trailer

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[via Twitter] New clip by Izumi OOKAWARA (Qypthone) for song "Usual Way"! Single info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Izumi_Ookawara_Friendly_Ghost_Download/2016.09.27/011733/ https://twitter.com/Izumi123123/status/838433362519871488 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/838768918198046720 2017-03-06T23:11:08Z New clip by Izumi OOKAWARA (Qypthone) for song "Usual Way"! Single info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Izumi_Ookawara_Friendly_Ghost_Download/2016.09.27/011733/ https://twitter.com/Izumi123123/status/838433362519871488 http://coolestsound.jp/Izumi_Ookawara_Friendly_Ghost_Download/2016.09.27/011733/ https://twitter.com/Izumi123123/status/838433362519871488 ]]> Denki Groove "Tropical Love" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11850 2017-03-04T17:04:50Z 2017-03-28T13:56:17Z Denki Groove has just released a brand new album, 4 years after "Human Beings and Animals" (2013). Titled "Tropical Love", it contains a total of 10 new songs including an album version of latest single "Fallin' Down" (2015). The song... Denki Groove has just released a brand new album, 4 years after "Human Beings and Animals" (2013). Titled "Tropical Love", it contains a total of 10 new songs including an album version of latest single "Fallin' Down" (2015). The song "Venus Hill" is sung by Natsuki Mari.

The limited edition contains a DVD of an entire show held on March 9, 2016, at Zepp Tokyo. There's also a 2-LP edition that was released at the same time. Another special CD edition comes in a special box with a magnet and a code that lets you view selected video online for one year (including the contents of the DVD). Of course there's also the regular CD edition.

And, also released just a week before is a new 12" single of new remixes of "Fallin' Down" by The Other Two, aka Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert (both of New Order). Find details below.

The "Tropical Love Tour" will be held this month, and finish at Zepp Tokyo on March 24 and 25. Find details here.

Denki Groove "Tropical Love"
電気グルーヴ 「Tropical Love」

CD
1. Ningen President
2. Tokyo Genghis Khan
3. Kao Kawacchatteru.
4. Puerto Rico no HITorIKKO
5. Kakinokizaka
6. Fallin' Down (Album mix)
7. UFOholic
8. Tropical Love
9. Venus Hill
10. Stand by You

DVD (Limited edition only)
1. Hello! Mr.Monkey Magic Orchestra
2. Fallin' Down
3. Missing Beatz
4. Shameful
5. Shinkansen
6. Eine Kleine Melodie
7. Baby's on Fire
8. Scorpion 2001
9. Barong Dance
10. Asunaro Sunshine
11. Kamelife
12. TKO Tekno Queen
13. Fake it!
14. Love Domination
15. FLASHBACK DISCO
16. Jumbo Tanishi
17. N.O.
18. Wicked Jumper

Limited edition (CD+DVD)
Ki/oon KSCL-2874
Out now (3/1), ¥3600 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition (CD only)
Ki/oon KSCL-2876
Out now (3/1), ¥2913 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia, Tropical Love by Denki Groove on Apple Music (World), Apple Music 内の電気グルーヴ "TROPICAL LOVE" (Japan)

Limited LP edition
Ki/oon KSJL-6191
Out now (3/1), ¥3800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Special limited edition (CD+Magnet+Online video code)
Ki/oon KSCL-2874
Out now (3/1), ¥4600 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), YesAsia

"Tropical Love (Video Edit)"

"Ningen President (Video Edit)"

"Wicked Jumper (Short Ver.)"

Denki Groove "Fallin' Down (The Other Two Remix)" (12")

A. Fallin' Down (Other Two Remix)
B. Fallin' Down (Other Two Groove Mix)

Out now (2/22), ¥1600 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only)

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[via Twitter] Maika Loubté new clip "SKYDIVER"! 2-song EP now on iTunes! https://twitter.com/maika_loubte/status/837862709924245505 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/838060771015708673 2017-03-05T00:17:12Z Maika Loubté new clip "SKYDIVER"! 2-song EP now on iTunes! https://twitter.com/maika_loubte/status/837862709924245505 [via Twitter] NAKANISHI Toshio (Tycoon Tosh) of band Plastics passed away on February 25. R.I.P. https://twitter.com/PLASTICS_TYO/status/835525966826889217 https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/835529869740007427 2017-02-26T00:40:18Z NAKANISHI Toshio (Tycoon Tosh) of band Plastics passed away on February 25. R.I.P. https://twitter.com/PLASTICS_TYO/status/835525966826889217 KONISHI Yasuharu "naze KONISHI Yasuharu no Drama BGM wa TV no Variety bangumi de yoku tsukawareru no ka." tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11878 2017-02-23T16:35:16Z 2017-02-23T16:41:54Z This compilation's title says it all: it translates to "Why is it that KONISHI Yasuharu's drama BGM is often used in variety shows?". Yes, this is a collection of KONISHI's best drama BGM works from shows aired on Nippon TV... This compilation's title says it all: it translates to "Why is it that Konishi Yasuharu's drama BGM is often used in variety shows?". Yes, this is a collection of Konishi's best drama BGM works from shows aired on Nippon TV over the past 10 years. Included are tracks from "kui tan" (2006), "kui tan 2" (2007), "seigi no mikata" (2008), "Dekawanko" (2011), "Tokyo zenryoku shōjo" (2012), "senryokugai sōsakan" (2014) and "Debusen" (2016). All of these soundtracks were released individually before, but unless you already have all of them here's a good place to start.

And yes, his instrumental works really are often heard on unrelated variety shows! But of course for those who watched those drama series, hearing just a few seconds of these songs is enough to be take you back there instantly.

All songs can be sampled at CDJapan and other online shops.

Konishi Yasuharu "naze Konishi Yasuharu no Drama BGM wa TV no Variety bangumi de yoku tsukawareru no ka."
小西康陽 「なぜ小西康陽のドラマBGMはテレビのバラエティ番組でよく使われるのか。」

1. Brindisi from "La Traviata" (from "kui tan")
2. Bolero (from "kui tan")
3. Spring from "The Four Seasons" Allegro (I) (from "kui tan")
4. Funiculi Funicula (from "kui tan")
5. Opera "die Walkure" Ride of the Valkyries (from "kui tan")
6. Prelude from "Carmen" (from "kui tan 2")
7. Vii.Dance of the Reeds from "Nutcracker Suite.Op.71a" (from "kui tan 2")
8. Makiko no Theme. (+ 8 versions) (from "seigi no mikata")
9. Yōko no Twist. (from "seigi no mikata")
10. seigi no mikata no genjitsu. (from "seigi no mikata")
11. "gekijō" no Theme (from "Dekawanko")
12. "heion" no Theme (from "Dekawanko")
13. "kyūkaku" no Theme (from "Dekawanko")
14. "kyūten" no Theme (from "Dekawanko")
15. mae o muite arukō (from "Tokyo zenryoku shōjo")
16. kono Groovy na sekai de (from "Tokyo zenryoku shōjo")
17. toshokan no ongaku (from "Tokyo zenryoku shōjo")
18. Tokyo wa Merry Go Round (+ 8 versions) (from "Tokyo zenryoku shōjo")
19. Sports kōshinkyoku (senryokugai sōsakan Remix) (from "senryokugai sōsakan")
20. Sports kōshinkyoku ~ Scat hen featuring Time Five (from "senryokugai sōsakan")
21. Sports kōshinkyoku ~ kuchibue hen (from "senryokugai sōsakan")
22. Sports kōshinkyoku ~ Dixieland hen (from "senryokugai sōsakan")
23. Rock'n'Roll High School (from "Debusen")
24. Funky gakuen (from "Debusen")
25. kachinuki eleki gakuen (from "Debusen")
26. yutori kyōiku (from "Debusen")

Vap VPCD-81895
Out now (2/22), ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only), HMV, CDJapan

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DJ Hasebe "DJ HASEBE Butter Smooth - Tokyo 90's Groove -" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11895 2017-02-23T16:10:30Z 2017-02-23T16:11:26Z DJ Hasebe (official Facebook page) has a new mix album out now of 90's songs revolving around Shibuya-kei. This includes a brand new original song that features NOMIYA Maki! DJ Hasebe "DJ HASEBE Butter Smooth - Tokyo 90's Groove -"... DJ Hasebe (official Facebook page) has a new mix album out now of 90's songs revolving around Shibuya-kei. This includes a brand new original song that features Nomiya Maki!

DJ Hasebe "DJ HASEBE Butter Smooth - Tokyo 90's Groove -"

1. hareta gogo wa Daikanyama de feat. Nomiya Maki / DJ HASEBE
2. Lovely / Ozawa Kenji
3. konya wa Boogie Back (nice vocal) feat. Scha Dara Parr / Ozawa Kenji
4. yume no naka de aeru deshō / Takano Hiroshi
5. It's gonna rain / Bonnie Pink
6. seppun / ORIGINAL LOVE
7. Beat de Jump / ROUND TABLE
8. wakakusa no koro (with Monsieur Kamayatsu) / Kahimi Karie
9. Travel Lolita / SPANK HAPPY
10. ano tokei no shita de / Chara
11. asahi no ataru michi AS TIME GOES BY / ORIGINAL LOVE
12. Cider Blues / Kaseki Cider
13. Do The Miracle / CHIEKO BEAUTY
14. KISS YOUR LIPS / ICE
15. GET DOWN, GET DOWN, GET DOWN / ICE
16. Sweet Child / COSA NOSTRA
17. Lemon / NOKKO
18. Summer Nude / Magokoro Brothers
19. WHEN I'M WITH YOU - DJ KRUSH MIX / MONDAY Michiru
20. Tell me of mama -Remix- / Gushima Naoko
21. BABY BLUE / Fishmans
22. kyō o ikiyō / Sunny Day Service
23. Cherish Our Love / Love Tambourines
24. NEMURENAI insomnia(instrumental) / United Future Organization
25. gozen 2ji no Angel / Cano Caoli
26. Night Cruising / Fishmans

Universal UICZ-8185
Out now (2/22), ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

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Various Artists "manatsu no Innocence ~ URINO Masao Works Covers" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11831 2017-02-23T16:04:13Z 2017-02-23T16:10:30Z This is a cover album of songs by lyricist URINO Masao whose career amounts to 35 years. These are all new arrangements of some of his most known works, here sung by many vocalists such as hitomitoi, MIZUNO Mari (paris... This is a cover album of songs by lyricist Urino Masao whose career amounts to 35 years. These are all new arrangements of some of his most known works, here sung by many vocalists such as hitomitoi, Mizuno Mari (paris match), Nakano Aya, Natsu Summer, Takeda Kaori and many more. A newly written song is included, sung by Sugiyama Kiyotaka.

All songs can be sampled at Amazon.

Various Artists "manatsu no Innocence ~ Urino Masao Works Covers"
オムニバス 「真夏のイノセンス 作詞家・売野雅勇 Hits Covers」

(Title / Artist)
1. manatsu no Innocence / Sugiyama Kiyotaka (New song)
2. Aquamarine no mamade ite / Mizuno Mari (Original: Carlos Toshiki & Omega Tribe)
3. saigo no Holy Night / Takeda Kaori (Original: Sugiyama Kiyotaka)
4. ai wa kokoro no shigoto desu / hitomitoi (Original: Ramu)
5. megumi no hito / Nakada Yūji (Original: Rats & Star)
6. Cinderella tachi e no dengon / Nakajima Megumi (Original: Takai Mamiko)
7. kinku / Nakano Aya (Original: Nakamori Akina)
8. hoshikuzu no Stage / Mitsunaga Ryōta (Original: Checkers)
9. Say Yes! / Natsu Summer (Original: Kikuchi Momoko)
10. natsu no Klaxxon / Itō Shungo (Original: Inagaki Junichi)
11. 2oku4senman no hitomi / Rio (Original: Hiromi)

Crown Tokuma TKCA-74477
Out now (2/22), ¥2870 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, CDJapan, HMV, Tower (Japan only)

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[via Twitter] dahlia new clip "ai wa kūki" (Shooting ver.)! https://youtu.be/u4UXb47m0zo Album "MIRROR" info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/dahlia_Mirror/2017.02.14/011758/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/833663217263992833 2017-02-20T21:02:54Z dahlia new clip "ai wa kūki" (Shooting ver.)! https://youtu.be/u4UXb47m0zo Album "MIRROR" info ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/dahlia_Mirror/2017.02.14/011758/ http://coolestsound.jp/dahlia_Mirror/2017.02.14/011758/ ]]> NOMIYA Maki "otoko to onna 'Un Homme et Une Femme' ~ NOMIYA Maki, French Shibuya-kei o utau." (2x7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11840 2017-02-16T15:54:24Z 2017-02-16T16:08:22Z A set of two 7"'s of songs from NOMIYA Maki's latest album "otoko to onna 'Un homme et une femme'" is being released! The songs are covers of Pierre Barouh (from the movie "Un homme et une femme"), Michel Legrand... A set of two 7"'s of songs from Nomiya Maki's latest album "otoko to onna 'Un homme et une femme'" is being released! The songs are covers of Pierre Barouh (from the movie "Un homme et une femme"), Michel Legrand (from "Les demoiselles de Rochefort"), Suzuki Masayuki, and Pizzicato Five!

On February 27, Nomiya Maki will be "one day boss" at Pied Piper House, within Tower Records Shibuya (5F) from 19:30 to 21:30. Details can be found here.

Also, she will DJ at Kissa SMiLE (Shibuya) on Friday February 24 in event "wamono Meeting" organized by Comoesta Yaegashi, with also Nosa Reina, Sumire (Twee Grrrls Club) and more. The event starts at 18:00. (Facebook event page)

Nomiya Maki "otoko to onna 'Un Homme et Une Femme' ~ Nomiya Maki, French Shibuya-kei o utau." (2x7")
野宮真貴 「男と女 ~野宮真貴、フレンチ渋谷系を歌う。」

French Cinema Side
A. Un Homme et Une Femme [en duo avec Ken Yokoyama de Crazy Ken Band]
B. Chanson des Jumelles [en duo avec Clémentine]

Japanese Love Song Side
A. Shibuya de 5ji [en duo avec Clémentine et avec Masayuki Suzuki]
B. Weekend [en duo avec Clémentine]

Universal Music/Jet Set JS7S-151
Out 2/22, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set

"Un Homme et Une Femme [en duo avec Ken Yokoyama de Crazy Ken Band]" (Short ver.)

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Various Artists "Ace", Pizzicato Five "couples ep" (7"), "Bellissima! ep" (7") tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11868 2017-02-16T15:30:37Z 2017-02-16T16:17:50Z KONISHI Yasuharu supervises a new 7" single project on the Great Tracks label (Sony). First of all comes a compilation called "Ace", named after monthly event (((((((A))))))) held at Organ bar the 3rd Friday of each month. Having been playing... Konishi Yasuharu supervises a new 7" single project on the Great Tracks label (Sony).

First of all comes a compilation called "Ace", named after monthly event (((((((A))))))) held at Organ bar the 3rd Friday of each month. Having been playing almost only 7"'s at club parties for the recent years, Konishi selected J-pop hit tracks that he wishes would be available on 7" for his live mixing.

This marks the beginning of a series of 7" releases of tracks featured on this compilation. The first two 7"'s are cuts from Pizzicato Five albums "couples" and "Bellissima!", respectively titled "couples ep" and "Bellissima! ep". See details below!

For those in Japan, Tower Records has a promotion where buying both the "Ace" compilation and either of the P5 7"'s at the same time gets you an original clear folder (while supplies last).

"Ace" 7" single project official page

The next (((((((A))))))) will be held tomorrow Feb. 17 at Organ bar in Shibuya. Doors open at 22:00.

Various Artists "Ace"
オムニバス 「エース」

(Title / Artist)
1. N.O. / Denki Groove
2. ai wa fushigi sa / Kome Kome Club
3. Shibuya de 5ji / Suzuki Masayuki & Kikuchi Momoko
4. Shangri-La / Denki Groove
5. Locolotion / Orange Range
6. Shanghai Honey / Orange Range
7. V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N / Yoshimura Yumi
8. Wedding Bell / Puffy
9. Birthday Boy / Watanabe Marina
10. ureshii! tanoshii! daisuki! ('Everlasting' Version) / Dreams Come True
11. Planets / Pizzicato Five
12. kaze ni naritai / The Boom
13. maware maware / Hiyajō Atsuko
14. Boyfriend / Inoue Mutsumi
15. Seven O'clock News / Pizzicato Five
16. Let's spend the night together / Pizzicato Five
17. daisuki / Okamura Yasuyuki

Great Tracks/Sony Music Direct MHCL-2677
Out 2/22, ¥2200 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

Pizzicato Five "couples ep" (7")
ピチカート・ファイヴ 「カップルズep」

A. Seven O'clock News
B. They All Laughed

Great Tracks/Sony Music Direct MHKL-1
Out 2/22, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only)

Pizzicato Five "Bellissima! ep" (7")
ピチカート・ファイヴ 「ベリッシマep」

A. Planets
B. This Can't Be Love

Great Tracks/Sony Music Direct MHKL-2
Out 2/22, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only)

See also:
Pizzicato Five "Pizzicatomania!" (Remaster)

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Pizzicato Five "Pizzicatomania!" (Remaster) tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11869 2017-02-16T15:07:11Z 2017-02-16T16:17:54Z Here comes a remastered edition of Pizzicato Five's "Pizzicatomania!" (1985), with bonus previously unreleased 1985 mixes of "Action Painting". The whole CD was also newly remastered this year, and the leaflet includes new liner notes by KONISHI Yasuharu in regard... Here comes a remastered edition of Pizzicato Five's "Pizzicatomania!" (1985), with bonus previously unreleased 1985 mixes of "Action Painting". The whole CD was also newly remastered this year, and the leaflet includes new liner notes by Konishi Yasuharu in regard to the unexpected tape find. Check out a photo of the recently found master tape here.

Pizzicato Five "Pizzicatomania!" (Remaster)
ピチカート・ファイヴ 「ピチカートマニア!」

1. The 59th Street Bridge Song
2. Boy Meets Girl
3. September Song
4. The Audrey Hepburn Complex
5. From Party To Party
6. Action Painting
7. Let's Go Away For A While
8. What's New, Pizzicato?
9. Action Painting (1985.9.29 Mix) (Previously unreleased bonus track)
10. Action Painting (1985.9.29 Mix Vocal less) (Previously unreleased bonus track)
11. Action Painting (1985.9.29 Mix Instrumental) (Previously unreleased bonus track)

Teichiku TECI-1539
Out 2/22, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

See also:
Pizzicato Five "couples ep" (7"), "Bellissima! ep" (7")

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[via Twitter] WAKITA Monari new clip "Boy Friend"! https://youtu.be/jilbr-dW2Cc Single out tomorrow Feb. 15! ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Wakita_Monari_Boy_Friend/2017.02.07/011898/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/831485388132737024 2017-02-14T20:48:59Z WAKITA Monari new clip "Boy Friend"! https://youtu.be/jilbr-dW2Cc Single out tomorrow Feb. 15! ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Wakita_Monari_Boy_Friend/2017.02.07/011898/ http://coolestsound.jp/Wakita_Monari_Boy_Friend/2017.02.07/011898/ ]]> dahlia "Mirror" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11758 2017-02-13T23:34:57Z 2017-02-20T14:00:07Z Singer dahlia has a brand new album out soon! This was sound produced by Groove Unchant who had previously produced her album "Beautiful, But Noir" (2006). One song features programming by Cunimondo TAKIGUCHI (Ryūsenkei). A very limited edition of 100... Singer dahlia has a brand new album out soon! This was sound produced by Groove Unchant who had previously produced her album "Beautiful, But Noir" (2006). One song features programming by Cunimondo Takiguchi (Ryūsenkei).

A very limited edition of 100 that comes with a beautiful 30-page photo book is being released in advance. It is available exclusively through her web shop. International orders are welcome, so fans outside Japan who don't want to miss this should order directly without waiting.

dahlia "MIRROR"

1. kuchu fuyū
2. KIKKAH ~boku no utsukushii hito~
3. ai wa kūki
4. ciel blanc
5. RENEWER
6. neko o sagashite
7. ai wa doko da
8. Sincerely

Regular edition
Orange Records ORGR-053
Out 2/22, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"ai wa kūki"

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Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra "The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11851 2017-02-12T06:05:12Z 2017-02-12T06:07:01Z "The Legend of Zelda" celebrated last year its 30th anniversary! On October 16, 2016, a special concert where the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra performed music from the famous game series was held, and it is now being released on CD. The... "The Legend of Zelda" celebrated last year its 30th anniversary! On October 16, 2016, a special concert where the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra performed music from the famous game series was held, and it is now being released on CD. The orchestra was conducted by Takemoto Taizō.

The regular edition comes as a 2-CD set, and a limited edition includes a DVD of most of the concert's music paired with visuals from the original games as were projected on screen at the concert. The limited edition is a boxed set that also contains exclusive goodies: a CD stand and badges.

There's also a 2-CD music collection being released at the same time (Amazon, CDJapan). And those who can't get enough of "The Legend of Zelda" should also check out character goods at CDJapan, as several are being released along with the anniversary.

Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra "The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert"
東京フィルハーモニー交響楽団 「ゼルダの伝説 30周年記念コンサート」

(The track list below is an unofficial translation.)

CD 1
1. Hyrule Castle
2. Princess Zelda's Theme
3. Tact of Wind Medley
4. Ocarina Melodies Suite
5. Boss Battle Music Medley
6. A Link Between Worlds & Tri Force Heroes Medley
7. "Skyward Sword" Staff Roll

CD 2
1. The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Symphony
2. The Legend of Zelda Pieces Suite
3. Gerudo Valley
4. "Ocarina of Time" Hyrule Field
5. Great Fairy's Fountain Theme
6. Twilight Princess Medley
7. The Legend of Zelda Main Theme

DVD (Limited edition only)
1. Hyrule Castle
2. Princess Zelda's Theme
3. Tact of Wind Medley
4. Boss Battle Music Medley
5. A Link Between Worlds & Tri Force Heroes Medley
6. "Skyward Sword" Staff Roll
7. The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Symphony
8. Gerudo Valley
9. Great Fairy's Fountain Theme
10. Twilight Princess Medley
11. The Legend of Zelda Main Theme

Limited edition (2 CDs + DVD (Region 2 NTSC))
Columbia COZX-1293
Out 2/15, ¥5500 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon (12% off), HMV (12% off), Tower (Japan only)

Regular edition (2 CDs)
Columbia COCX-39895
Out 2/15, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only)

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[via Twitter] Mother Tereco new clip "Echo Love (feat. ico! from Far Farm)"! https://youtu.be/UelN5MpCIwM From album "Oracle" out now ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Mother_Tereco_Oracle/2017.02.05/011873/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/830457065617264640 2017-02-12T00:42:48Z Mother Tereco new clip "Echo Love (feat. ico! from Far Farm)"! https://youtu.be/UelN5MpCIwM From album "Oracle" out now ☞ http://coolestsound.jp/Mother_Tereco_Oracle/2017.02.05/011873/ http://coolestsound.jp/Mother_Tereco_Oracle/2017.02.05/011873/ ]]> [via Twitter] YMCK new clips "Glory in my hands" https://youtu.be/jYViiKHhWnE & "Thrill Me" https://youtu.be/0GjHbHbpjUY from "Family Swing" http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Swing/2017.01.02/011848/ https://twitter.com/coolestsound/status/830053592245555200 2017-02-10T21:59:32Z YMCK new clips "Glory in my hands" https://youtu.be/jYViiKHhWnE & "Thrill Me" https://youtu.be/0GjHbHbpjUY from "Family Swing" http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Swing/2017.01.02/011848/ http://coolestsound.jp/YMCK_Family_Swing/2017.01.02/011848/ ]]> WAKITA Monari "Boy Friend" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11898 2017-02-07T13:15:36Z 2017-02-14T13:45:39Z WAKITA Monari (ex-Especia) has a 2nd solo single being released on Vivid Sound! Both synth-pop style songs were produced by the two of Microstar: SATŌ Seiki and IIZUMI Yūko. The single is available in 3 editions, a limited edition including... Wakita Monari (ex-Especia) has a 2nd solo single being released on Vivid Sound! Both synth-pop style songs were produced by the two of Microstar: Satō Seiki and Iizumi Yūko.

The single is available in 3 editions, a limited edition including instrumentals and a DVD of the video clip, a 7" edition (no CD), and a regular CD edition (no instrumentals).

Free in-store events will be held on February 15 from 19:00 at HMV record shop Shinjuku Alta (details), and on February 26 from 13:00 at Disk Union Shinjuku Used Center (details). Check out Monari's full schedule here.

Wakita Monari "Boy Friend"
脇田もなり 「Boy Friend」

Limited edition CD
1. Boy Friend
2. akai Skirt
3. Boy Friend (Inst.)
4. akai Skirt (Inst.)

Limited edition DVD
Boy Friend MV

Limited edition (CD w/ instrumentals + DVD)
Vivid Sound / High Contrast HCCD-9583
Out 2/15, ¥1800 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

Regular edition CD
1. Boy Friend
2. akai Skirt

Regular edition (2-song CD)
Vivid Sound / High Contrast HCCD-9584
Out 2/15, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia

7" edition
A. Boy Friend
B. akai Skirt

7" edition
Vivid Sound / High Contrast HCR-9673
Out 2/15, ¥1400 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan

"Boy Friend"

Sampler clip

See also:
"In The City / anone,,," (CD+7")

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Mother Tereco "Oracle" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11873 2017-02-05T03:37:38Z 2017-02-11T17:41:55Z Mother Tereco, the unit of SATO Kimitoshi and NAMBA Takumi (both ex-members of Open Reel Ensemble), has a first album about to be released! Mother Tereco has also been seen on stage performing with Maika Loubté, whose latest album "Le... Mother Tereco, the unit of Sato Kimitoshi and Namba Takumi (both ex-members of Open Reel Ensemble), has a first album about to be released! Mother Tereco has also been seen on stage performing with Maika Loubté, whose latest album "Le Zip" was mixed by them. A must check for synth fans!

Also watch this clip of a recent "Electronic & Acoustic Session".

Mother Tereco "Oracle"

1. Glow
2. Echo Love (feat. ico! from Far Farm)
3. 42 (feat. OBKR)
4. Tour d'ivoire
5. 24bit Oracle
6. Fall Dawn
7. Eine Langen Reise Ziel
8. Holotone
9. W/E (feat. Annie The Clumsy)
10. Saturday Night Calm Down (indoor Ver.)

Rallye Label RYECD-259
Out 2/8, ¥2300 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, Mother Terecoの "ORACLE"を iTunes で

"Echo Love"

Album trailer

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Wednesday Campanella "Superman" tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11832 2017-02-05T03:19:14Z 2017-02-05T03:22:02Z Wednesday Campanella (aka suiyoubi no Campanella) has a new album coming this week! "Superman" is the follow-up to album "UMA" (June 2016), and includes two songs from digital EP "Superkid" released last November. The physical album comes in CD and... Wednesday Campanella (aka suiyoubi no Campanella) has a new album coming this week! "Superman" is the follow-up to album "UMA" (June 2016), and includes two songs from digital EP "Superkid" released last November.

The physical album comes in CD and USB formats, with the USB containing both high-resolution audio (24bit 96KHz/WAV) and MP3 (320kbps) files. Amazon gives away a promo mouse pad (while supplies last). Also, pre-ordering on iTunes will get you an exclusive instrumental "Ikkyu-san" bonus track.

Wednesday Campanella will play Nippon Budokan on March 8! Tickets are on sale.

Wednesday Campanella "Superman"
水曜日のカンパネラ 「Superman」

1. Aladdin
2. Sakamoto Ryōma
3. Ikkyu-san
4. Onyankopon
5. Genghis Khan
6. Chapplin
7. Audrey
8. Kamehameha the Great
9. Zeami
10. Ame-no-Uzume

CD edition
Warner WPCL-12464
Out 2/8, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only), CDJapan, YesAsia, Apple Music 内の水曜日のカンパネラ "SUPERMAN", OTOTOY

USB edition
Warner WPEL-10009
Out 2/8, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: Amazon, HMV, Tower (Japan only)

"Ikkyū-san"

"Kamehameha taiō"

"Aladdin"

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Negicco "We Are VR Friends" (Download) tag:coolestsound.jp,2017://4.11891 2017-02-05T02:36:03Z 2017-02-05T02:44:19Z Negicco "We Are VR Friends"

Negicco have just released a new digital single! "We Are VR Friends" is the opening theme song of Tokyo MX "Pakkun & Kawakita Mayuko no atsumare! VR Friends", a kids educational TV show that focuses on virtual reality. How cool is that! The song was written by connie. Short & sweet. :)

Negicco "We Are VR Friends" (Download)

T-Palette Records
Out now (2/3)
Sample/buy: Apple Music 内のNegicco "We are VR friends! - Single", OTOTOY

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