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80kidz have a 4th album out this week, on their own Park label. This is the follow-up to "Turbo Town" (2012), though "80:XX-01020304" (a compilation of tracks from 4 EPs) was also released since. Featured are several international vocalists such as Benjamin Diamond, previously heard on several FPM tracks. Hear samples of all tracks below.

The iTunes release will include bonus track "Dying in My Dreams (feat. David E. Sugar)".

A release event will be held on October 1st at Daikanyama Unit.

80kidz "FACE"

1. Intro
2. Egyptian Raver
3. I Got a Feeling (feat. Benjamin Diamond)
4. Don't Wait Up (feat. Ronika)
5. Can't Sleep (feat. Jhameel)
6. Venge
7. Sting
8. Dusk
9. Gen X (feat. Ann Saunderson)
10. Into The Sun
11. Someting In The Way (feat. Kazuki Sato)
12. Face

Park DDCB-12072
Out 9/24, ¥2408 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records , 80KIDZ "FACE" (Japan )
† Tower Records ships within Japan only
How to buy from iTunes Japan?

See also:
Various Artists "PARK compilation 01"

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Perfume have a new DVD/Blu-ray coming, of a show from their 2nd world tour held last year. The chosen show is the one held at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on July 5, 2013. The show in London was first going to be held at another venue (O2 Academy Islington), but after selling out in 2 hours it was moved to another of larger capacity. The Blu-ray edition is region-free.

Released at the same time is the Blu-ray edition of "Perfume World Tour 1st" (released on DVD in 2013). Find details below.

Perfume will be touring abroad again in October and November, with 5 dates in Taiwan, Singapore, UK and the U.S. (Los Angeles & New York). Find details on this special site.

Perfume "Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd" (Blu-ray/DVD)

Opening
Spending All My Time
Magic Of Love
Laser Beam
Polyrhythm
Spring Of Life
Seventh Heaven
Spice
Handy Man (Instrumental)
daijobanai
Electro World
"P.T.A." no Corner
Fake It
Dream Fighter
Chocolate Disco
My Color

-Encore-
Glitter

World Tour 2nd Making

Blu-ray edition (All regions NTSC)
Universal Music UPXP-1004
Out 10/1, ¥5000 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Play-Asia, Amazon, HMV (18% off *), Tower Records
* Discount at time of writing
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

DVD edition (Region 2 NTSC)
Universal Music UPBP-1004
Out 10/1, ¥4000 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Play-Asia, Amazon, HMV (18% off *), Tower Records
* Discount at time of writing
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Perfume "Perfume WORLD TOUR 1st" (Blu-ray)

Opening
Night Flight
Computer City
Electro World
Laser Beam (Album-mix)
Spending all my time
love the world
Butterfly
edge
Secret Secret
Dream Fighter
"P.T.A." no Corner
Fake It
nee
Chocolate Disco
Polyrhythm

-Encore-
Spring of Life
kokoro no Sport
My Color

World Tour 1st Making

Universal Music UPXP-1003
Out 10/1, ¥5000 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Play-Asia, Amazon, HMV (18% off *), Tower Records
* Discount at time of writing
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

"Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd" (Teaser)

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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: CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV (10% off *), Tower Records
* Discount at time of writing
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

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: CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

"Unicorn Parade"

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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: CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

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), ¥1334 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon

"I say a little prayer"

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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: CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

"Happy"

Sampler of all songs

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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: CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

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

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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: CDJapan, YesAsia, Play-Asia, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Limited edition (CD + Sheet music + Download code)
Speedstar VIZL-719
Out 9/17, ¥5000 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Play-Asia, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

"Liberty & Gravity"

"There is (always light)"

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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, CDJapan, Amazon

Album digest

Tags: Crystal, hitomitoi, JINTANA&EMERALDS, Kashif, StringsBurn (click for more info)

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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: CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records , 高野寛と素晴らしきラリーの仲間たち "WE ARE HERE"
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Takano Hiroshi x Miyauchi Yuri "FLAME"

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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)

Tags: ISHIKAWA Shunosuke (click for more info)

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Continue reading in the September 2014 archive.
Next entry: "kataomoi "yama no hō" (Book+7")" (September 7, 2014 at 21:01)

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