January 2018 Index

31 - Yasutaka Nakata "Digital Native"
30 - Negicco "Calypso musume ni hanataba o"
30 - Tajima Takao & Nagaoka Ryosuke "Sessions"
27 - Kinoco Hotel "kainarasarenai onnatachi ~ jikkyou rokuonban" (2CD+DVD)
25 - fox capture plan "KOTODAMA -kono koe o kimi ni Soundtrack-", "SEPT"
25 - Toshiyuki Yasuda "Breaking the Silence (Version 10.3.3)"
21 - Spangle call Lilli line "Spangle call Lilli line Club Re-edits by XTAL" (12")
19 - Milli Milli Bar "My Sweet Seventeen" (Download)
19 - Bakubaku Dokin "Good Night Baby" (7")
17 - Nosa Reina "Endless Valentine" (Download)
14 - Tentenko "kiken na anata"
13 - Cherryboy Function "suggested function EP#4"
10 - Wednesday Campanella "Edokko doko doko" (Download)
08 - Luby Sparks "Luby Sparks"
06 - Takkyu Ishino "Takkyu Ishino Works 1983-2017"
02 - WHY@DOLL "Show Me Your Smile"
02 - "'The Legend of the Stardust Brothers' / 'The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers' Original Soundtrack"
02 - Denki Groove "Man Human", "Man Human / konya dake", Ushio Kensuke "Devilman crybaby Original Soundtrack"


Nakata Yasutaka (CAPSULE) is releasing a first solo album! Included are some brand new songs, including collaborations with banvox and MAMIKO (chelmico), along with some previously released tracks including "Crazy Crazy" (a collaboration with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Charli XCX) and "NANIMONO" (feat. Yonezu Kenshi).

The limited edition comes with a bonus CD of 7 remixes done for world-famous artists.

A special edition of regular party "FLASH!!!" will be held on February 9 at Shibuya Womb to celebrate the release. The all-night event will start at 23:00, and those who arrive before midnight and bring the CD can get in for free (only for the drink charge).

Yasutaka Nakata "Digital Native"
中田ヤスタカ 「Digital Native」

Disc 1: Solo
1. White Cube
2. Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)
3. Love Don't Lie (Ultra Music Festival Anthem) (feat. ROSII)
4. NANIMONO (feat. Yonezu Kenshi)
5. Source of Light
6. Digital Native
7. Jump in Tonight (feat. Mashiro Momo)
8. Level Up (feat. banvox)
9. Wire Frame Baby (feat. MAMIKO [chelmico])
10. Give You More

Disc 2: Remix (Limited edition only)
1. Zedd & Alessia Cara / Stay - Yasutaka Nakata Remix
2. Steve Aoki & Moxie / I Love It When You Cry (Moxoki) - Yasutaka Nakata Remix
3. Madeon / Pay No Mind feat. Passion Pit - Yasutaka Nakata Remix
4. Kylie Minogue / Into The Blue - Yasutaka Nakata Remix
5. Kylie Minogue / Get Outta My Way - Yasutaka Nakata Remix
6. Passion Pit / The Reeling - Yasutaka Nakata Remix
7. Sweetbox / EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT - Yasutaka Nakata Remix

Limited edition (2 CDs)
Warner Music WPCL-12695
Out 2/7, ¥3300 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Regular edition ("Solo" CD only)
Warner Music WPCL-12697
Out 2/7, ¥2800 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records , 中田ヤスタカ (Japan )
† Tower Records ships within Japan only
How to buy from iTunes Japan?

"White Cube" Teaser clip

Sampler clip

Find out more about: banvox, chelmico, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, NAKATA Yasutaka

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Here's a new single by Negicco! Both songs were written by Negicco's producer connie, although the title song was arranged and performed by Your Song Is Good. This is the first time Negicco collaborates with YSIG.

The limited edition includes a photo book of a show held at Niigata Prefectural Civic Center, and a time-limited download code for the title song's video clip. A limited 7" edition is also available. Tower Records gives away a B2-size promo poster with any of the three editions (while supplies last).

Negicco will tour Japan starting on February 17, to finish at Liquidroom in Tokyo on March 18.

Negicco "Calypso musume ni hanataba o"
Negicco 「カリプソ娘に花束を」

1. Calypso musume ni hanataba o
2. honjitsu ga Special!
3. Calypso musume ni hanataba o (inst)
4. honjitsu ga Special! (inst)

Limited edition (CD + Photo book)
T-Palette Records TPRC-0195
Out 2/6, ¥2000 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Regular edition (CD only)
T-Palette Records TPRC-0196
Out 2/6, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
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A. Calypso musume ni hanataba o
B. honjitsu ga Special!

7" vinyl limited edition
T-Palette Records TPRV-0032
Out 2/6, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

"Calypso musume ni hanataba o"

Find out more about: Negicco, Your Song Is Good

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This is a live album from a series of shows featuring Tajima Takao (Original Love) and Nagaoka Ryōsuke (Petrolz), which were held in October and November 2017. Included is a new song by Original Love titled "Happy Birthday Song", and covers of Patsy Cline's "Crazy" and The Everly Brothers' "Love Hurts".

The songs were recorded at shows in Tokyo (Shibuya WWW X on Oct. 18 and Ex Theater Roppongi on Nov. 12), Osaka (Misono Universe on Nov. 3), Fukuoka (Drum Logos on Nov. 16), Kagoshima (Caparvo Hall on Nov. 18) and Miyazaki (Weather King on Nov. 19).

A limited edition of 3000 copies is also being released but it seems to already be pretty much sold out. You might want to try your chance at YesAsia.

Tajima Takao & Nagaoka Ryōsuke "Sessions"
田島貴男&長岡亮介 「SESSIONS」

(Original artist in parentheses)
1. futari Soul Show no Theme
2. Let's Go! (Original Love)
3. dare (Petrolz)
4. Happy Birthday Song (Original Love)
5. ASB (Petrolz)
6. Million Secrets of Jazz (Original Love)
7. kohan (Petrolz)
8. Crazy (Patsy Cline)
9. Free Ride (Original Love)
10. Amber (Petrolz)
11. seppun (Original Love)
12. Fuel (Petrolz)
13. kibō no bane (Original Love)
14. Love Hurts (The Everly Brothers)

Victor VICL-64924
Out 1/31, ¥3000 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Find out more about: Original Love, TAJIMA Takao

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Kinoco Hotel has released a new live album of their 10th anniversary show that was held on June 24, 2017 at Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo. The packages includes 2 CDs (totaling 96 min.) and a DVD (of about 78 min.). Instrumental song "asayake no tōbōsha" is released for the first time.

Kinoco Hotel's next show in Tokyo will be on February 10 at Shimokitazawa Club Que, where Kinoco Hotel and KiNGONS will each play a 75-minute set. Tickets are on sale via e+ and Club Que. Also check out Kinoco Hotel's full schedule here.

Kinoco Hotel "kainarasarenai onnatachi ~ jikkyō rokuonban" (2CD+DVD)
キノコホテル 「飼い慣らされない女たち~実況録音盤」

CD 1
1. onedari Strange Love
2. kyūtai kansetsu
3. atashi no Sniper
4. F no junkai
5. ai wa gebageba
6. akuma na Fuzz
7. kaerazaru umi
8. kōya e
9. tsuki yo tokoshie ni
10. shiroi heya
11. moetsukitai no

CD 2
1. aijin kyōhan sekai
2. Sexaroid M
3. Kinoco no toriko
4. #84
5. Kinoco Hotel shōka
6. Go Go Kinoco Hotel
7. koi wa moyamoya
8. asayake no tōbōsha
9. makka na Jelly

DVD (Region 2 NTSC)
1. SE ~ kai naresarenai onnatachi
2. onedari Strange Love
3. atashi no Sniper
4. F no junkai
5. akuma na Fuzz
6. kōya e
7. tsuki yo tokoshie ni
8. moetsukitai no
9. ai to kyōiku
10. Sexaroid M
11. Kinoco no toriko
12. #84
13. Kinoco Hotel shōka
14. Go Go Kinoco Hotel
15. makka na Jelly

King Records KIZC-441
Out now (1/17), ¥5556 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon (19% off *), HMV, Tower Records , キノコホテル「飼い慣らされない女たち~実況録音盤」をiTunesで (Japan )
* Discount at time of writing
† Tower Records ships within Japan only
How to buy from iTunes Japan?

Trailer clip

Find out more about: Kinoco Hotel

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Here are two new soundtracks by instrumental jazz trio fox capture plan. Both are for TV drama series.

The final show of their "UИTITLƎD" tour will be held on February 2 at Shibuya O-East.

fox capture plan "KOTODAMA -kono koe o kimi ni Soundtrack-"
fox capture plan 「KOTODAMA -この声をきみに Soundtrack-」

1. Talk Me Tender
2. kono koe o kimi ni
3. Heureka ~kō no Theme~
4. Flash
5. Group Lesson
6. Capital Child
7. Imitation Game
8. Entangled Code
9. Gaping Hole
10. Bridge Of Voice ~rōdoku no Theme~
11. Points And Lines
12. Space Filling
13. Shapes Of Love
14. Easy-Going
15. Tohohology
16. Uncommunicative
17. Pressure Drop
18. ketteiteki ni dame na otoko
19. Trauma
20. No Side
21. Kotodama
22. Maybe Hero
23. Feel At Ease
24. Innocent Lullaby
25. Replication Game
26. Reciting Mates
27. Emotion Floats
28. Family ~tōka oya ni tsudō mono~
29. Talk Me Tender

Playwright FCP-3
Out now (1/24), ¥2315 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon (9% off *), HMV, Tower Records
* Discount at time of writing
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

fox capture plan "SEPT"

1. SEPT-MYSTERY #2
2. SEPT-THEME #3 (Guitar Ver.)
3. SEPT-MENTALITY #4
4. SEPT-MYSTERY #1
5. SEPT-THEME #4
6. SEPT-THEME #2
7. SEPT-EXPLOSION #1
8. SEPT-THEME #6
9. SEPT-THEME #1
10. SEPT-MYSTERY #6
11. SEPT-THEME #1 (Piano Solo Ver.)
12. SEPT-MYSTERY #4
13. SEPT-THEME #4 (Piano Solo Ver.)
14. SEPT-MENTALITY #3
15. SEPT-MENTALITY #1
16. SEPT-THEME #2 (Piano+Strings Ver.)
17. SEPT-MYSTERY #3
18. SEPT-MENTALITY #5
19. SEPT-THEME #5
20. SEPT-THEME #3
21. SEPT-EXPLOSION #2
22. SEPT-THEME #7
23. SEPT-THEME #2 (Piano Solo Ver.2)
24. SEPT-MYSTERY #7
25. SEPT-THEME #2 (Piano Solo Ver.1)
26. SEPT-MYSTERY #5
27. SEPT-THEME #2 (Piano Solo Ver.3)
28. SEPT-MENTALITY #2

Playwright FCP-4
Out now (1/24), ¥2315 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon (8% off *), HMV, Tower Records
* Discount at time of writing
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Trailer clip for both soundtracks

Find out more about: fox capture plan

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Toshiyuki Yasuda has a brand new album out now! This is his 6th album, the follow-up to "Nameless God's Blue" (2015), although this time he used a completely new process to produce music which he calls "Version Up Music". Started in 2016 as a crowdfunding project, participants were allowed to give their feedback as the compositions evolved version after version, until this 10.3.3 which finally got released as an album. Some songs have guest vocals by Swinky, Sebastian Gullbrandson (Trombone) and san (antennasia).

The album is available digitally (on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.), and otherwise as a CD which appears to be sold exclusively at CDBaby and Tower Records. The CD edition has an original wax seal on the front.

Info from the official site:

Toshiyuki Yasuda's 6th solo album. The distinction of his works, that is, mixing of Pop / Advanced / Emotional sublimates characteristic electronic music. Including compositions for TV ads for Kewpie and Tri Terasu (3, 4) which affected people's attention when broadcasted. The first music album produced by "Version Up Music" executed as a crowdfunding project by Toshiyuki Yasuda in 2016. It is a brand new music production method utilizing listeners' feedbacks like application or software.

The album title "Breaking the Silence" represents a dramatic silence between a conversation, a grand human history acquiring their first language (a slight African mood), the first word of a child, a stir into a conventional music industry and etc.

Toshiyuki Yasuda "Breaking the Silence (Version 10.3.3)"
安田寿之 「Breaking the Silence (Version 10.3.3)」

1. Breaking the Silence
2. Simba na shibli
3. Landfall
4. Invisible Rays
5. Good for All Frogs
6. On a Train to Mouli
7. Sonatine: II. Mouvement de Menuet
8. Absencism
9. We're a Star and We Glow in the Night
10. The First Word

Megadolly MD-1707
Out now (1/24)
Order: Tower Records , 安田寿之 , Amazon MP3 Japan, Amazon MP3 U.S., CDBaby, Google Play Music, Spotify
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

"Landfall"

Find out more about: YASUDA Toshiyuki

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XTAL ((((sssurrounddd))), Jintana & Emeralds) re-edits 3 songs by band Spangle call Lilli line for dancefloor use! "dreamer" was a single produced by Nagai Seiichi (sotaiseiriron) in 2010, and the two songs on side B were taken from their 4th album album "Trace" (2005) that was produced by Kanda Tomoki. It's apparently the first time that songs by Spangle call Lilli line are released on vinyl.

Hear samples of all songs at Jet Set.

Spangle call Lilli line "Spangle call Lilli line Club Re-edits by XTAL" (12")

A. dreamer
B1. R.G.B.
B2. U-Lite

East End Classix / Jet Set JS12S123
Out now (1/17), ¥1800 (excl. tax)
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Find out more about: Spangle call Lilli line, XTAL

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Milli Milli Bar (Twitter) is the new band featuring pianist/singer-songwriter Yafune Tetsurō and singer Mia Nascimento (ex-Especia), with bassist Hishikawa Kōtarō and Sugata Naoto. Already having played some shows in Tokyo (some of which can be watched on YouTube) and having built a nice repertory, here's finally a first release.

Upcoming shows include one on January 25 at Kitasandō Strobe Cafe (details) and one on February 2 at Kichijōji Rock Joint GB.

Milli Milli Bar "My Sweet Seventeen" (Download)
ミリミリバール 「My Sweet Seventeen」

crooners
Out now (1/19)
Sample/buy: ミリミリバール , Spotify

Live performance on November 15, 2017

Find out more about: Milli Milli Bar, YAFUNE Tetsuro

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Bakubaku Dokin have a brand new 7" single out now! Included are two new original rap songs. It had been 2 years since their previous song, "swingin'". Another 7" is expected to be released next month!

Both tracks can be sampled at Jet Set.

BAKUBAKU DOKIN "Good Night Baby" (7")
バクバクドキン 「グッナイベイビー」

A. Good Night Baby
B. B.O.N.E.

Gokuraku Records GRR-7001
Out now (1/18), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

"Good Night Baby"

"B.O.N.E."

Find out more about: Bakubaku Dokin

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Nosa Reina has a new cover song out now digitally! "Endless Valentine" is a cover of EPO, originally released in 1990.

A whole album of covers including this and her recent Christmas song cover is expected to be released in April. Stay tuned!

A release event for this single will be held on February 24 at Shimokitazawa O.

Nosa Reina "Endless Valentine" (Download)
野佐怜奈 「エンドレス・バレンタイン」

P-Vine
Out 1/17
Sample/buy: 野佐怜奈「エンドレス・バレンタイン - Single」をApple Musicで (Japan), OTOTOY, Spotify

Find out more about: NOSA Reina

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The 2nd EP of Tentenko (ex-BiS) is being released on CD. This was first released on iTunes on December 6. Included is a cover of classic techno-kayō song "Robot" (originally sung by Sakakibara Ikue). "nantonaku abunai" was written by Sakamoto Shintarō (Yurayura Teikoku). A previously unreleased remix is included. A must-check for 80's techno-kayō fans.

Several in-store shows will be held, including ones at Tower Records Shibuya 4F on January 19, Village Vanguard Koenji on Jan. 21, Tower Records Shinjuku 7F on February 1st, HMV record shop Shibuya on Feb. 12, among many others. Find more details here. Also check out her full live schedule here.

Tentenko "kiken na anata"
テンテンコ 「lきけんなあなた」

Disc 1
1. kiken na Highway
2. yakan hiko
3. SUKUSUKU
4. Aloe Vera
5. ROBOT
6. nantonaku abunai

Disc 2
1. SUKUSUKU KΣITO REMIX

ThisTime Records TTBM-1001
Out 1/17, ¥1500 (excl. tax)
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"nantonaku abunai"

"kiken na Highway" (Lyric video)

Sampler clip

Find out more about: SAKAMOTO Shintaro, Tentenko

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Here's a 4th EP of electro artist Cherryboy Function's "suggested function" series. This follows album "Word In The Petals" (2016). Included is "sakamoto metal (type-b)", a new edit of the track he made for video & music project Industrial JP that matches industrial factories with techno/electro artists (see the original video below).

Cherryboy Function can be seen live tonight January 13 at Circus Tokyo in Shibuya, part of event "Audio Two" that starts at 23:00. The event also features resident DJs okadada and DJ Wildparty and more. Details here.

Cherryboy Function "suggested function EP#4"

1. basic pretence
2. sakamoto metal (type-b)
3. random waste
4. pieces of orgy
5. looking for you
6. hold on

ExT Recordings EXT-0024
Out now (1/10), ¥1500 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records , CHERRYBOY FUNCTION
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

"SAKAMOTO metal" (Original mix)

Find out more about: Cherryboy Function

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Wednesday Campanella (aka suiyōbi no Campanella) has a new single that was released just recently on iTunes Japan. The song "Edokkko doko doko" was featured on NHK E-Tele kids TV program "Nihongo de asobo". The song also features other characters and kids voices from the show.

Wednesday Campanella "Edokko doko doko" (Download)
水曜日のカンパネラ 「江戸っ子どこどこ」

NHK Educational Corporation
Out now (1/1)
Sample/buy: 水曜日のカンパネラ「江戸っ子どこどこ - Single」収録の

Find out more about: suiyoubi no Campanella

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Indie-pop band Luby Sparks (Facebook, Soundcloud), formed in 2015, is finally releasing a debut album. It is co-produced by Max Bloom (Yuck, ex-Cajun Dance Party) and was entirely recorded in London. This follows the release of split-cassette "Yuck/Luby Sparks" (Fastcut Records), CD single "Thursday" (Jet Set, Fastcut Records) and 7" "Hateful Summer" (Fastcut Records).

On Friday February 23, Luby Sparks will perform an in-store mini-live at Tower Records Shibuya 8F from 21:00. Details here.

Luby Sparks "Luby Sparks"

1. Intro
2. Sparks
3. Thursday (Album Version)
4. Still Awake
5. Tangerine
6. The Short Lived Girl
7. Hateful Summer (Album Version)
8. Life of Misery
9. Farewell, Lily
10. Teenage Squash
11. Before You Dive

AWDR/LR2 DDCB-12101
Out 1/24, ¥2200 (excl. tax)
Order: Jet Set, CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

"Thursday" (Album version)

"Hateful Summer" (Single version different from the albun)

Find out more about: Luby Sparks

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Takkyu Ishino (Denki Groove), who just turned 50 on December 26, is releasing an box set of eight CDs! This includes a lot of his works except his solo original albums and Denki Groove original songs. This sums up to over 100 songs, all remastered, and it might take about half a day to listen to all of it. 16 of the songs are available for the first time on CD, and 12 previously unreleased tracks are also included. This is a limited edition that comes with a deluxe booklet. Amazon and HMV give away a desk calendar (while supplies last).

For the more casual fan, there's an "excerpt" edition of 2 CDs containing a selection of 24 songs.

Takkyu Ishino "Takkyu Ishino Works 1983-2017"
石野卓球 「Takkyu Ishino Works 1983~2017」

Disc 1 "Produced Works"
1. horagai HOOK / Cypress Ueno to Roberto Yoshino
2. Don't kan - Don't koi / Hirai Ken
3. gokiburi otoko / Hollywood Zakoshisyoh
4. nippon nanbaazu / Sumioka Rina
5. tomodachi no wao! / PUFFY
6. Final Valley / Fujii Fumiya
7. Jasper / Kimura Kaela
8. gijinka, hana / Ishino Takkyū
9. kurukuru Miracle / Shinohara Tomoe
10. Techno de So.Ya.Na / West End×YUKI
11. WILD CHERRY / THE SURF COASTERS
12. niko niko nyan nyan / Hosokawa Fumie
13. ikashita kanojo / Zin-Säy

Disc 2 "Remixed Works 1"
1. koi wa maketararenation (Trip II Da Mars Mix) / Shishido Rumi
2. Techno de So.Ya.Na (BITE MY JEANS MIX) / WEST END×YUKI
3. Ultra Q's Theme (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / THE SURF COASTERS
4. Pike (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Hikashu
5. ee janai ka ~ Takkyu no gokudo denshi bonuta hen / Soul Flower Union
6. Rainbow rara ru- (nokinoki Ultra Mix) / Shinohara Tomoe
7. asunaro Sunshine (takkyu ishino re-construction) / Denki Groove
8. CHAOS WEST (dove loves dub reconstruction) / Fumiya Tanaka
9. TSUKI NO HANA #2 / Goshima Yoshiko
10. Have You Ever Seen The Blue Comet?(Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Dr.Shingo
11. ukigumo otoko (Takkyu's Japp Tekno Ppopp Mix) / Elephant kashimashi

Disc 3 "Remixed Works 2"
1. Electric sensei (Electric Body Sensei Mix) / HALCALI
2. Magic Time (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / JUN
3. ishin denshi (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / ORANGE RANGE
4. Music (Takkyu@133.333) / RAM RIDER
5. Luvotomy (Camp Three-O-Three Remix) / m-flo loves Amuro Namie
6. Firestorm (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / WRENCH
7. Shangrila (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Chatmonchy
8. propaganda (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / FACT
9. SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Scha Dara Parr
10. STORM RIDER (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
11. unmei (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Nakamura Kazuyoshi
12. Rookie (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Sakanaction
13. kokuhaku -Ishino Takkyū Remix- / Angela Aki

Disc 4 "Remixed Works 3"
1. A Piece of Future (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / FISHMANS+
2. nippon wasshoi (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Dōhatsuten
3. EVERYBODY SAY YEAH! (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / SCANDAL
4. My Dear Lady, Will You Dance With Me Tonight? -Takkyu Ishino's Rave 1991 Remix- / Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
5. NOTORIOUS -Takkyu Ishino's Acid Sucker Mix / RIZE
6. Venus (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / ziyoou vachi (Queen Bee)
7. GBI (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / TOWA TEI with Kylie Minogue
8. Raise your flag (Takkyu Ishino Twitching Acid Mix) / MAN WITH A MISSION
9. GET WILD (Takkyu Ishino Latino Acid Remix) / TM NETWORK
10. Get Ready (For The Humanity's End) (Takkyu Ishino Remix) / Cutemen
11. My Philosophy (Takkyu Ishino's My Philosophy is Techno! Call Me Acid House! Mix) / SUGIURUMN

Disc 5 "Collaborated Works"
1. Chime / Shinohara Tomoe + Ishino Takkyū
2. Liquid / Ultra-Takkyu vs. Mijk-o-zilla
3. Elektronische Tanzmusik / TAKBAM
4. Last Scene / Ishino Takkyū feat. Nanao Tavito
5. Love Train / Frank Muller vs. Takkyu Ishino
6. SUNSET BEACH feat. Takkyu Ishino / RYUKYUDISKO
7. Disguise / InK
8. Good That You Come / InK
9. Z / InK
10. Jinxxx feat. Takkyu Ishino / Sly Mongoose
11. wakusei no Portrait 5 okuman gaso / UKAWANIMATION!
12. Can't Get Enough / Takkyu and Mickey Zhang

Disc 6 "Assorted Club Trax"
1. Polynesian Byke / Ishino Takkyū
2. Rapt In Fantasy (Video Edit) / Ishino Takkyū
3. House is House Jack is Back / Ishino Takkyū
4. Uncertain Ratio / Ishino Takkyū
5. BOFF / Ishino Takkyū
6. Spinout (Video Edit) / Ishino Takkyū
7. Moxile / Ishino Takkyū
8. HirosueBaseBallBat / Ishino Takkyū
9. The Guitarist (Montag E.P.) / Ishino Takkyū
10. Pescatora / Ishino Takkyū
11. EtoB / Ishino Takkyū
12. Pulseman VS Sineman / Ninjahead
13. Three Synthesizers / Dove Loves Dub

Disc 7 "Other Works"
1. In Yer Memory / Ishino Takkyū
2. wasurechau mon / Shinohara Tomoe
3. Ultra Relax / Shinohara Tomoe
4. Ghost In The Shell / Ishino Takkyū
5. Music is the key (Love Parade 99) (Takkyu Ishino Mix) / Dr. Motte & WESTBAM
6. SIREN / Ishino Takkyū
7. Ninety Three / Ishino Takkyū
8. SPEED RACER (Takkyu's Demon On The Wheel Mix) / Mach GoGoGo
9. KuruKuru Zuntakatattatta For Shinohara Tomoe's Birthday Bush / Ishino Takkyū
10. odoru ponpokorin / Kimura Kaela
11. add(Web CM) / Ishino Takkyū
12. FUNKYTOWN -Montag Edit / Kimura Kaela
13. gyakusō BBA / Natsuki Mari
14. Color FULL Comboコンボ! / Tomita Shiori
15. sushiya (genki genki genki na kodomo no Ishino Takkyū ga hajimete mita Concert wa Tokoro-san Re-Edit by Takkyu Ishino) / Tokoro George
16. (kibun wa) hanbun Chameleon ningen / Denki Groove
17. All Night Long (oyasumi Version) / Zin-Säy

Disc 8 "Rare Trax"
1. Love Domination / Takkyu And The Sexual Harrasments
2. Takkyu Rave Factory '91 / Takkyu And The Sexual Harrasments
3. Yukashita Erika / Ishino Takkyū
4. We are Ginger / Ginger Heads
5. Butter Beans / Ishino Takkyū
6. Acid Bauhaus / Ishino Takkyū
7. Polynasia(12" Original Lenghth) / Ishino Takkyū
8. The Rising Suns(EZO mix) / Ishino Takkyū
9. Stereo Nights(Takkyu's Susukino Mix) / Ishino Takkyū
10. Starlights In Sunshine(Demo) / Ishino Takkyū feat. Nanao Tavito
11. Found CD-R / Ishino Takkyū
12. Noise In The Ear / Ishino Fumitoshi (16)

Limited edition (8 CDs + Booklet)
Ki/oon KSCL-3021
Out 1/24, ¥25000 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Takkyu Ishino "Takkyu Ishino Works 1983-2017 (Excerpt)"
石野卓球 「Takkyu Ishino Works 1983~2017 (Excerpt)」

Disc 1 "Selected Produced Works"
1. horagai HOOK / Cypress Ueno to Roberto Yoshino
2. Don't kan - Don't koi / Hirai Ken
3. gokiburi otoko / Hollywood Zakoshisyoh
4. nippon nanbaazu / Sumioka Rina
5. tomodachi no wao! / PUFFY
6. Final Valley / Fujii Fumiya
7. Jasper / Kimura Kaela
8. Ultra Relax / Shinohara Tomoe
9. Techno de So.Ya.Na / West End×YUKI
10. WILD CHERRY / THE SURF COASTERS
11. niko niko nyan nyan / Hosokawa Fumie
12. ikashita kanojo / Zin-Säy
13. (kibun wa) hanbun Chameleon ningen / Denki Groove

Disc 2 "Selected Trax"
1. Love Domination / Takkyu And The Sexual Harrasments
2. Elektronische Tanzmusik / TAKBAM
3. Last Scene / Ishino Takkyū feat. Nanao Tavito
4. In Yer Memory / Ishino Takkyū
5. Good That You Come / InK
6. Jinxxx feat. Takkyu Ishino / Sly Mongoose
7. KuruKuru Zuntakatattatta For Shinohara Tomoe's Birthday Bush / Ishino Takkyū
8. Polynesian Bike / Ishino Takkyū
9. The Rising Suns(EZO mix) / Ishino Takkyū
10. sushiya (genki genki genki na kodomo no Ishino Takkyū ga hajimete mita Concert wa Tokoro-san Re-Edit by Takkyu Ishino) / Tokoro George
11. All Night Long (oyasumi Version) / Zin-Säy

Regular edition (2 CDs)
Ki/oon KSCL-3030
Out 1/24, ¥3518 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Find out more about: Cutemen, Denki Groove, Fishmans, Halcali, Hikashu, HOSOKAWA Fumie, ISHINO Takkyu, KAWANABE Hiroshi, KIMURA Kaela, m-flo, NANAO Tavito, NATSUKI Mari, Puffy, Ram Rider, Sakanaction, Scha Dara Parr, SHINOHARA Tomoe, Sugiurumn, TANAKA Fumiya, The Surf Coasters, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Towa Tei

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Idol duo WHY@DOLL from Sapporo (Hokkaido) has a new single coming, the follow-up to their self-titled album released last August. The title track was written and produced by Nakatsuka Takeshi, while B-side "Promises, Promises" has music written by Yoshida Tetsuto and is co-arranged by Hase Yasuhiro (Yume To Cosme). The two singers wrote the lyrics of the latter.

On release day January 23, a free event (1 drink order) will be held at Shibuya Glad starting at 19:00. Many in-store events will also be held from around January 11 until after the release. To name a few: January 22 at Tower Records Shinjuku 7F from 21:00, January 26 at Tower Records Shibuya B1F from 19:00, Sunday January 28 at HMV & Books Shibuya from 17:00 and at Tower Records Shinjuku 7F from 21:00. See their full schedule here.

WHY@DOLL "Show Me Your Smile"

1. Show Me Your Smile
2. Promises, Promises
3. Show Me Your Smile (Instrumental)
4. Promises, Promises (Instrumental)

T-Palette Records TPRC-0194
Out 1/23, ¥1000 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

"Show Me Your Smile"

Find out more about: HASE Yasuhiro, NAKATSUKA Takeshi, WHY@DOLL, YOSHIDA Tetsuto

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In the 80's, based on the Chikada Haruo album of the same name, director Tezka Macoto (son of Tezuka Osamu) created cult musical movie "The Legend of the Stardust Brothers" (1985, Japanese title "hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu") featuring Takagi Kan, Kubota Shingo, Issay, Togawa Kyōko and Ozaki Kiyohiko. However only a selection of the soundtrack was released on vinyl at the time. Finally, here comes the entire soundtrack on CD including previously unreleased songs!

In addition, all songs from the sequel movie made 30 years later, "The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers" (to open in theaters starting on January 20), are also included. This one features some of the original cast plus lead actors Miura Ryōsuke and Takeda Kōhei, as well as appearances by the likes of Nomiya Maki (ex-Pizzicato Five), Inoue Jun (ex-The Spiders) and Natsuki Mari. Music was composed by Chikada Haruo, Akagi Chuji (Films), Takagi Kan, Kubota Shingo (Sunny Kubota & Old Lucky Boys), Kubota Haruo and Saeki Kenzō (both of Pearl Brothers).

Songs "hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu (2016)", "hoshikuzu kyōdai, tsuki e yuku" (sung by Nomiya Maki) and "Dreams Never End" were released in advance on iTunes Japan, etc.

The new movie will start showing at Theatre Shinjuku from January 20. Other theaters throughout Japan will follow. Also the 1985 movie will be shown at Theatre Shinjuku from January 13 to 19. Find all details on the official site.

A special live show will be held on January 22 at Shibuya WWW featuring several of the cast and staff. Details here.

"'The Legend of the Stardust Brothers' / 'The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers' Original Soundtrack"
「『星くず兄弟の伝説』/『星くず兄弟の新たな伝説』オリジナル・サウンドトラック」

(Japanese title: '"hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu' / 'hoshikuzu kyōdai no aratana densetsu' Original Soundtrack")

CD 1
1. hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu
2. You don't like (NO) LONDON BOOTS
3. Akasaka atari
4. wakamonotachi no kokoro ni shimiru uta no kazukazu
5. kyōteki Atomic
6. Monitor
7. ōnen no Ballad
8. kiiroi taiyō
9. Marimo no kimochi
10. kekkon shitai otoko
11. hoshikuzu kyōdai no Theme (Inst.)
12. Peace Mark Baby
13. Gasolin no ame
14. Automatic
15. Crazy Game
16. honmono no Star
17. hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu (Inst.)
18. Crazy Game (Crazy MIX)
19. hoshikuzu kyōdai no Theme 2 (Inst.)

CD 2
1. hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu (2016)
2. omoi togeta otoko
3. Another DAL, Another PLANET
4. hoshikuzu kyōdai, tsuki e yuku 野宮真貴「星くず兄弟、月へゆく (with スターダスト・ブラザーズ) - Single」を iTunes で
5. honmono no Star 20XX
6. Cherry no CURE
7. sekai wa atashi no mono nanoyo
8. hoshikuzu Country
9. sakasama tenshi
10. sabaku no arashi
11. hoshikage no Ballad
12. I'm breaking this world
13. Rock na jinsei
14. Dreams Never End
15. dare no tame de mo naku
16. hoshikuzu Country 2
17. Rock no kamisama

Neontetra DDCZ-2186
Out 1/10, ¥3800 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Stardust Brothers (Miura Ryōsuke & Takeda Kōhei) "hoshikuzu kyōdai no densetsu (2016)"

Nomiya Maki feat. Stardust Brothers "hoshikuzu kyōdai, tsuki e yuku"

Candy Bunny (Arakawa Chika) "sakasama tenshi"

Movie trailer

Find out more about: AKAGI Chuji, CHIKADA Haruo, KUBOTA Haruo, KUBOTA Shingo, NATSUKI Mari, NOMIYA Maki, SAEKI Kenzo, TAKAGI Kan

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Denki Groove kicks off the new year with a theme song for new anime series "DEVILMAN crybaby" that's about to start airing on Netflix worldwide from January 5.

Two releases are coming at the same time, one is a Denki Groove single of three versions of "Man Human" including a live DVD of 7 songs, and the other is a single of the song's anime version plus another new song by Takkyu Ishino and Nanao Tavito that's to be used as the ending theme of the 9th episode.

Also released at the same time is the anime's original soundtrack with music by Ushio Kensuke (agraph), Denki Groove's live support member. This soundtrack contains 48 songs on 2 CDs.

Denki Groove will play one-man shows at Zepp Tokyo on March 16 and 17, and one at Zepp Namba (Osaka) on March 3.

Denki Groove "Man Human"
電気グルーヴ "MAN HUMAN"

CD
1. MAN HUMAN
2. MAN HUMAN (DEVILMAN crybaby Ver.)
3. MAN HUMAN (Instrumental)

DVD
1. Ningen President
2. Kao Kawacchatteru.
3. Puerto Rico no HITorIKKO
4. ichigo musume wa hitorikko
5. Missing Beatz
6. Shameful
7. Fallin' Down

Ki/oon KSCL-6300
Out 1/10, ¥2400 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Various Artists "Man Human / konya dake"
V.A. 「MAN HUMAN / 今夜だけ」

1. MAN HUMAN (DEVILMAN crybaby Ver.) / Denki Groove
2. konya dake / Takkyu to Tavito

Ki/oon KSCL-6302
Out 1/10, ¥926 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Ushio Kensuke "DEVILMAN crybaby Original Soundtrack"
牛尾憲輔 「DEVILMAN crybaby Original Soundtrack」

CD 1
1. The Genesis
2. D.V.M.N. -Theme From "DEVILMAN crybaby"-
3. Buddy. Ryo
4. Devilman No Uta
5. Strategist
6. Akira The Wild
7. Night Ride
8. Miki
9. Miki The Witch
10. Wired
11. School Life
12. Wishy Washy
13. News Anchor
14. They Said
15. Cheesy Drop
16. Panic
17. Possession
18. Dreadful Stories
19. Who Is She?
20. Death Mask
21. Behind The Scene
22. Anxiety

CD 2
1. Judgement
2. Sabbath 1
3. 60311
4. The Crawling
5. Nightmare
6. His Heart
7. Tears
8. Sincerity
9. Luxuria
10. The Two Of Them
11. Night Hawk
12. Beautiful Silene
13. Smells Blood
14. Crisis
15. Black Mist
16. The Cult
17. Enigma
18. Flashback
19. Prayer
20. Her Baton
21. Veritas
22. Ryo
23. Satan
24. Pathetique
25. From Here To Eternity
26. Crybaby

Aniplex SVWC-70327
Out 1/10, ¥3500 (excl. tax)
Order: CDJapan, YesAsia, Amazon, HMV, Tower Records
† Tower Records ships within Japan only

Find out more about: agraph, Denki Groove, NANAO Tavito

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