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Kojima Mayumi "On the Road"
Kojima Mayumi has a 9th album out now! Her back-band features Kaji Hideki on bass, with guest appearances by Asa-chang and others. All songs are originals. Her "last show of the year" is to be held on December 18 at...
Posted on December 7, 2014 at 14:47. | Released on December 3, 2014
Ōta Emiri "Renaissance"
20-year-old pianist singer-songwriter Ōta Emiri has a new mini-album coming, and it contains 2 songs produced by Konishi Yasuharu ("fune no hito" and "ude no ke"). In 2007 he was judge at a contest where she won the grand prix....
Posted on August 21, 2013 at 23:15. | Released on August 28, 2013
Asa-Chang "Asa-Chang & shūshū"
Asa-Chang, now the only member remaining of Asa-Chang & Junray, has a compilation out now of his works as a producer, spanning over his whole career. Asa-Chang used to be the leader of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, and has a...
Posted on November 12, 2011 at 14:27. | Released on November 9, 2011
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Asa-chang & Junray "mahou"
Asa-chang & Junray has a brand new original album coming, their first since "kage no nai hito" (2009) after which new members Goseki Yoshihiro (flute, sax, vocals) and Suhara Anzu (violin, guitar, vocals) joined the group. Featured guest musicians include...
Posted on February 24, 2016 at 20:33. | Released on March 2, 2016
Towa Tei "Cute"
This week brings us Towa Tei's 8th solo album, "Cute", the follow-up to "Lucky" (2013)! The album features members of METAFIVE (Tei's all-star band with Takahashi Yukihiro, Oyamada Keigo, Sunahara Yoshinori et al.), and also Hosono Haruomi, Ino Hidefumi, Yasuda...
Posted on July 27, 2015 at 23:50. | Released on July 29, 2015
U-zhaan "Tabla Rock Mountain"
Tabla musician U-zhaan (formerly of Asa-chang & Junray) has a first solo album out now. Featured are guest artists Sakamoto Ryūichi (on a cover of YMO's "Technopolis"), Cornelius, Hanaregumi, De De Mouse, Hifana, Kakato (Tamaki Roy & Chinza Dopeness), Ametsub...
Posted on October 23, 2014 at 22:49. | Released on October 8, 2014
MoliquL "Into the Night" (Download)
MoliquL, the Brooklyn-based electronic dance duo of Avery (Lost Children, Ice Choir) and Tsugumi (Old Monk, ex-PINE*am), has again delivered a new pair of tracks that blend bright pop and their unique style. The beautiful title track "Into the Night"...
Posted on January 29, 2014 at 22:10. | Released on January 29, 2014
Kero Kero Bonito "Why Aren't You Dancing?" (Download)
Kero Kero Bonito isn't Japanese, it is an electronic dance unit based in Bromley (South London), but its first official single is out on label Flawless World (post-Usagi-chang Records). The title track is dark electro while the second track has...
Posted on April 20, 2013 at 16:53. | Released on April 17, 2013
erectricmole "oborozukiyo" (Download)
erectricmole, an electronica unit with a Japanese touch, has a new digital EP out now on Flawless World (post-Usagi-chang Records). Follow-up to the previous "sakura" EP, this includes 3 covers of early 20th century Japanese classic songs that you might...
Posted on November 14, 2012 at 20:39. | Released on November 14, 2012
MoliquL "Forest" (Download)
MoliquL is the new Brooklyn-based unit of Takashi Tsugumi (PINE*am, Old Monk, Les Sewing Sisters) and Avery Brooks (Ravens & Chimes, Lost Children), taking inspiration from 70's and 80's synth pop/new wave to recent indies/alternative/club music. The EP includes remixes...
Posted on May 8, 2012 at 16:37. | Released on May 2, 2012
erectricmole "sakura" (Download)
erectricmole, Japanese-taste electronic unit from label Flawless World (post-Usagi-chang Records), has a 3-track digital EP out now! This follows first album "hōka no hirune" released last year. The 3 songs are old Japanese songs rearranged in erectricmole's style. erectricmole "sakura"...
Posted on February 29, 2012 at 19:33. | Released on February 29, 2012
yanokami "toku wa chikai"
yanokami, the unit of Yano Akiko with rei harakami (the latter who passed out in July of a brain hemorrhage), has a last album coming. This consists of a few new original songs plus a selection of covers of Arai...
Posted on December 12, 2011 at 21:43. | Released on December 14, 2011
Pyokn "Be Yourself" (Download)
Label Flawless World (post-Usagi-chang Records) has a new digital release available now for female vocal unit Pyokn. The 3 main tracks have been selected from previously released on album "Colorful Vibration" (2004, Amazon), and remastered to suit the label's direction....
Posted on July 28, 2011 at 00:02. | Released on July 27, 2011
Macdonald Duck Eclair "kono tokimeki imasugu"
Pico-pico rock band Macdonald Duck Eclair are back with a 3rd album! It's been 5 years since "The Genesis Songbook" (2005, Usagi-chang Records), and this time they're back to their roots on K.O.G.A Records which released their debut maxi-single "Many...
Posted on May 4, 2011 at 01:43. | Released on May 11, 2011
Koizumi Kyoko "Collaborakyon"
Kyon-kyon aka Koizumi Kyōko's new compilation album of old and new collaborations, appropriately named "Collaborakyon", seems to have quite a bit of a Shibuya-kei direction. Featured are Jazztronik, Asa-Chang & Junray, Tokyo No.1 Soul Set, Sokabe Keiichi, Hosono Haruomi, Watanabe...
Posted on February 12, 2011 at 23:40. | Released on February 16, 2011
Misswonda "In Flawless"
Misswonda has a 2nd album coming on new label flawless world (post-Usagi-chang Records)! It's already been 5 years since "Wonderful Tangent" (2005). The album takes inspiration from UK new wave and various rock/pop/dance influences from the 80's and 90's, and...
Posted on January 29, 2011 at 01:11. | Released on February 9, 2011
erectricmole "hōka no hirune"
Usagi-chang Records fans rejoice! The label's boss Suzuki Akira has started a new label, named flawless world. Now that's something exciting to look for in 2011 already! The first release is by new electro-pop unit erectricmole (MySpace). The unit is...
Posted on January 2, 2011 at 21:33. | Released on January 12, 2011
Future Pop Lounge 2010
Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On August 28, I went to Future Pop Lounge (official site), a festival style event at Shibuya O-Nest. It was the 3rd time the yearly summer event was held though...
Posted on September 8, 2010 at 22:37.
"E*P=10Y" Elektel and Pyokn's 10th anniversary
Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound Last weekend, on Sunday June 13, was held an event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of two bands, Elektel and Pyokn, incidentally formed around the same time. The event was...
Posted on June 20, 2010 at 18:21.
Various Artists "CC:01 -commmons compilation-"
Here's a first label sampler compilation from Sakamoto Ryūichi's commmons, also hoping to give a good starting point to new fans of the label. Featured artists include HASYMO, Sakamoto Ryūichi, mi-gu (aka Araki Yūko, drummer of The Cornelius Group), naomi...
Posted on February 19, 2010 at 23:37. | Released on February 24, 2010
Various Artists "incense"
Finally, Osaka label Orange Records brings us a new compilation! This is the label's 2nd CD compilation, following the excellent "Variété" (2002). Featured are 19 artists, including new recordings by Misswonda (Saint Classics is a new moniker of Suzuki Akira...
Posted on September 27, 2008 at 23:15. | Released on September 24, 2008
Tokyo Boys Bravo, DJ chipple in Koenji
Announcement! / 告知 I will be DJing at Kōenji café-bar Connection on September 12, in an event focusing on techno-pop of the 80's. I plan to play techno-kayō, vocal pop of the 80's either produced by or reminding of YMO,...
Posted on August 31, 2008 at 13:47. | Released on September 12, 2008
InK "InK EP1", "InK EP2" (12")
InK, the unit of Ishino Takkyū (Denki Groove) and Kawanabe Hiroshi (Tokyo No.1 Soul Set), has two 12" EPs coming up. These contain tracks from the recent album "InK PunK PhunK", but also some remixes and brand new tracks! InK...
Posted on November 6, 2007 at 10:48. | Released on November 28, 2007
Various Artists "10Girls' Voice"
A compilation of electronic tracks with female vocal will be released by label Elegant Disc. Including songs by both pro and amateur singers, the compilation features Yoshimi (Sonicberry Favour), Anna Yamada (singer praised by Sakamoto Ryūichi), Takahashi Yūki (...
Posted on May 16, 2007 at 14:22. | Released on May 23, 2007
Strawberry Machine "zero zero five", "crazy kilt"
Nagoya girl solo unit Strawberry Machine is having its two albums re-released by label abcdefg*record. "zero zero five" was first released in 2000 and then re-released in 2004 to coincide with the release of "crazy kilt". Both albums feature an...
Posted on April 1, 2007 at 18:40. | Released on April 11, 2007
Various Artists "Hosono Haruomi Tribute Album - Tribute to Haruomi Hosono"
Here comes a very interesting tribute album to Hosono Haruomi (Sketch Show, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Happy End). The 2-CD set will include appearances and many surprising collaborations, such as Sakamoto Ryūichi + Minekawa Takako (a return!), Yano Akiko + Rei...
Posted on March 1, 2007 at 11:47. | Released on April 25, 2007
Usagi-chang Night Fever!! -Chapter01 Final-
The label sure has been on the quiet side lately but... "Final"!?? Let's go find out what will happen to Usagi-chang, at the 4th yearly Night Fever event. This time, the event is held in the evening and should probably...
Posted on August 3, 2006 at 13:43. | Released on August 26, 2006
Usagi-chang "Mini" Night vol.0004
The end of the month will see Usagi-chang Records's 4th "mini" night, featuring the label's regular DJ roaster and a MissWonda mini live. Let me use this occasion to remind PINE*am U.S. fans that the band will be playing in...
Posted on April 17, 2006 at 14:26. | Released on April 29, 2006
Game Soundtrack "Namco 'kotoba no Puzzle - Mojipittan daijiten' Original Soundtrack"
The soundtrack for Namco's PSP and PS2 word game "kotoba no Puzzle - Mojipittan daijiten" will contain the remixes by Nakata Yasutaka (capsule), Hayashibe Tomonori (Plus-tech Squeeze Box) and Akira Suzuki (Sonic Coaster Pop, Usagi-chang Records). MP3s of several songs,...
Posted on February 17, 2006 at 13:42. | Released on March 15, 2006
YMCK "Family Racing"
Finally! A second album from YMCK is coming before the end of the year! The album features 8 new songs, one featuring Japan's Famicom hero Takahashi Meijin. There will be two editions, one of the CD only, and a limited...
Posted on October 27, 2005 at 10:09. | Released on December 21, 2005
Macdonald Duck Eclair "The Genesis Songbook"
Macdonald Duck Eclair are back this fall with a second album, successor to "short short" . According to Usagi-chang Records's description (and confirmed by what I heard recently), they now have a sound more electro-punk and rockish than before. When...
Posted on September 9, 2005 at 17:49. | Released on November 16, 2005
MissWonda "Wonderful Tangent" Bonus CD-R details added, new sound samples at Usagi-chang...
Posted on August 10, 2005 at 15:55.
Usagi-chang Night Fever!! vol.0003
This year again, Usagi-chang Records will have its summer event at Shinjuku Marz. The all night event will feature all active Usagi-chang artists, including MissWonda who has a first album out on 8/17, and also many friends. I won't miss...
Posted on July 15, 2005 at 18:03. | Released on August 27, 2005
MissWonda "Wonderful Tangent"
Usagi-chang Records artist MissWonda's first album is coming this summer! The album, [I think] produced by Suzuki Akira (Sonic Coaster Pop), is said to mix elements of electro rock, early eurobeat, latin house, neo-acoustic, etc. Copies bought at participating Tower...
Posted on July 5, 2005 at 08:46. | Released on August 17, 2005
Usagi-chang "Mini" Night vol.0003
Usagi-chang Records's 3rd "mini" night will feature all regular DJs and a macdonald duck eclair mini live. MDDE will perform some new songs from their upcoming album. Aprils' Imai Kentarō won't be present this time because he's off to Taiwan...
Posted on May 16, 2005 at 23:56. | Released on May 28, 2005
Higurashi Aiha "Platonic"
Although her solo works hadn't quite caught my attention so far, ex-Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her Higurashi Aiha's new album seems like it will be a winner! Producers include Sunahara Yoshinori (ex-Denki Groove), Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius), Asa-chang, Hatori Miho...
Posted on May 11, 2005 at 16:32. | Released on May 25, 2005
YMCK live at KDDI Designing Studio
This Saturday is the right time to visit the recently open KDDI Designing Studio in Harajuku, as Famicom warriors YMCK will be giving a free show, together with VJ Kodama Yūichi. They are planning to also perform songs from their...
Posted on April 27, 2005 at 13:52. | Released on April 30, 2005
Usagi-chang "Mini" Night vol.0002
Usagi-chang Records is having a second "mini" night with a great DJ line-up and a Micro Mach Machine mini live. Usagi-chang "Mini" Night vol.0002 On 1/29 (Saturday) at Sangenjaya Chrome From 23:00 until 5:00 Price: ¥2000 (2 drinks) DJs: macdonald...
Posted on January 6, 2005 at 11:18. | Released on January 29, 2005
YMCK "Family Music"
Famicom-music-inspired fantastic trio YMCK has a first full-length album coming out soon! The title is same as their previous CD-R EP, so don't confuse the two. MP3s at Usagi-Chang Records. YMCK "Family Music" Track list 1. FANFARE 2. Magical 8bit...
Posted on September 13, 2004 at 23:18. | Released on November 3, 2004
Sonic Coaster Pop "Super Miracle Circuit"
Usagi-Chang Records owner Suzuki Akira's unit Sonic Coaster Pop has a second album being released today! Copies bought at participating Tower Records (Shinjuku, Shibuya, Yokohama More-s, Nagoya Parco, Namba) include a bonus limited edition CD-R containing 4 remixes and a...
Posted on July 21, 2004 at 12:15. | Released on July 21, 2004
Crazy Ken Band "Brown Metallic"
Crazy Ken Band's 6th original album is called "Brown Metallic", and includes a Sunaga Tatsuo remix! ii ne!!!!! Track list 1. Barrio Chino 2. Chinatown, Los Angeles 3. El Diablo 4. True Colors 5. Midnight Cruiser 6. BOX FISH PARADISE...
Posted on June 15, 2004 at 11:17. | Released on June 23, 2004
Usagi-Chang Night Fever!! vol.0002
Usagi-chang Records' first party was a lot of fun (report), and now a second party has been announced! Usagi-chang Night Fever!! vol.0002 8/21 at Shinjuku Marz (map) Opens/starts at 24:00 Price: advance ¥2000 (reservation form), door ¥2500 +drink Live: -...
Posted on June 15, 2004 at 10:22. | Released on August 21, 2004
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