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Record Store Day 2014 in Japan
Record Store Day in Japan has been getting bigger every year. This year there are dozens of exclusive vinyl releases to be found on the shelves of these record shops on Saturday April 19. Below is a selection of releases...
Posted on April 13, 2014 at 13:46. | Released on April 19, 2014
Cubismo Grafico Five "Half Dozen"
Shortly following leader Chabe's first solo album "Me." (out on March 16), and last year album "Double Dozen", this is a new mini-album from Cubismo Grafico Five. A tour of Tokyo/Ozaka/Nagoya will follow the release, stopping on May 28 at...
Posted on April 5, 2011 at 00:04. | Released on April 13, 2011
Various Artists "We wish you a happy"
A Christmas compilation is out just now on label Niw!. This includes both Christmas classics and original songs, featuring Cubismo Grafico Five, miila (whose 7" is out at the same time on the label), Frontier Backyard and other artists from...
Posted on December 2, 2010 at 21:53. | Released on December 3, 2010
Cubismo Grafico Five "Double Dozen"
Cubismo Grafico Five has a new album coming. Having recently sized down to 4 members, and feeling like a brand new band, they call this a "first album", and it comes with no less than 24 tracks, hence the title...
Posted on June 23, 2010 at 22:05. | Released on July 7, 2010
Cubismo Grafico Five "Life Is Like A Season" (7"+CD-R)
Cubismo Grafico Five (MySpace) have an upcoming album to be released on July 7, titled "Double Dozen", but first comes this 3-song 7" single. The B-side is a non-album remix by US indie band The Signals (MySpace). Jet Set provides...
Posted on June 14, 2010 at 23:45. | Released on June 23, 2010
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Learners is the newest band of Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico Five), together fronted by model/singer Sara Mary (half-American half-Japanese). Following the release of three 7" singles, here comes their first full-length album, consisting of mainly covers. They have a...
Posted on December 23, 2015 at 13:57. | Released on December 16, 2015
Kushibiki Sayaka "koi suru unmei"
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...
Posted on September 15, 2014 at 22:47. | Released on September 24, 2014
Frontier Backyard "Gladness"
Frontier Backyard is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and they have a new remix album out now featuring remixes by Cubismo Grafico, Halfby, Dorian, Avec Avec, YOSUKEKOTANI (Harvard), TA-1 (Furuta Taichi of Koncos), Yasei Collective, and more. The band will be...
Posted on September 7, 2014 at 20:53. | Released on September 3, 2014
Kaji Hideki "Ice Cream Man"
Kaji Hideki has a brand new album coming this week! "Ice Cream Man" takes inspiration of Jonathan Richman's song of the same name. All songs are originals, and feature guest vocalists such as Nomiya Maki, Kojima Mayumi, Sakamoto Miu, Shoko,...
Posted on August 3, 2014 at 14:22. | Released on August 6, 2014
Horie Hirohisa "At Grand Gallery"
This is a first solo album by Horie Hirohisa (SoundCloud), better known as half of band Neil & Iraiza (together with Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji aka cubismo grafico) and as keyboardist for The Cornelius Group and pupa (band of Takahashi Yukihiro...
Posted on October 24, 2013 at 04:28. | Released on October 30, 2013
Nona Reeves "Hippy Christmas / Live Thirteen"
Nona Reeves have been making a tradition of doing a Christmas show every year at Shibuya Club Quattro, and year 2012 saw its 14th edition. This live album release is of the show from the previous year (the 13th) held...
Posted on January 2, 2013 at 21:18. | Released on December 19, 2012
Kushibiki Sayaka Trio "Day & Midnight"
Kushibiki Sayaka Trio, featuring Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico) and Furukawa Taichi (aka TA-1, ex-Riddim Saunter), has a first album out now. This mainly consists of covers of Japanese songs (and some covers of Japanese covers of foreign songs). Both...
Posted on December 23, 2012 at 23:46. | Released on December 19, 2012
TGMX "I Can't Sing It"
TGMX (Frontier Backyard, Cubismo Grafico Five, Scafull King) has a 2nd solo album out now on Niw! Records. This new album has many guests from bands such as Cubismo GRafico Five, Your Song Is Good and many more. For the...
Posted on November 26, 2012 at 23:23. | Released on November 23, 2012
Kushibiki Sayaka Trio "Lover's Concert" (7")
Kushibiki Sayaka Trio features Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico) and Furukawa Taichi (aka TA-1, ex-Riddim Saunter), and this 7" is a first release under this name. The single includes covers of Sarah Vaughan's "Lover's Concert" (original on YouTube) and Suzuki...
Posted on October 30, 2012 at 22:48. | Released on October 9, 2012
kotringo "La mémoire de mon bandwagon"
Pianist singer-songwriter kotringo has a new mini-album in which she fronts a trio. She is accompanied by Murata Shige (Kuchiroro, Cubismo Grafico Five, Circle Darko) on bass and Kamiya Shunpei (akai kutsu) on drums. A full-length 4th album by kotringo...
Posted on March 4, 2012 at 19:08. | Released on March 14, 2012
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra "On the remix"
Here's an interesting remix album from Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. The all-star remixers are Nakata Yasutaka (capsule), Cubismo Grafico, Sunaga t experience, Ishino Takkyū (Denki Groove), Shinco (Scha Dara Parr), De De Mouse, and Dub Master X. 4 of the...
Posted on February 10, 2012 at 22:37. | Released on February 8, 2012
Magic Party "2 tai 5"
Boy-girl unit Magic Party has a new mini-album with a concept of inviting 5 different artists to produce each track, hence the title that translates to "2 vs 5". Those producers are Konishi Yasuharu, Kaji Hideki, Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo...
Posted on August 7, 2011 at 23:27. | Released on August 17, 2011
Charity event: KAJI Hideki, Chabe, Harvard, Love and Hates
Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound Last Wednesday was held a charity event organized by Kaji Hideki, with the help of Harajuku Astro Hall where he has been doing regular events for a long time. The...
Posted on April 25, 2011 at 23:25.
Various Artists "Velvet Songs"
This cover compilation from Grand Gallery consists of new recordings of songs from the repertory of Alfa label. Featured artists include Nakatsuka Takeshi, Cubismo Grafico feat. Kushibiki Sayaka, Sokabe Keiichi, Nanao Tavito, Shimazaki Hitomi with Nanase feat. Kinbara Chieko, Chocolat...
Posted on April 14, 2011 at 21:36. | Released on April 20, 2011
Cubismo Grafico aka Matsuda Gakuji is back with a new album, his first under his popular nickname, Chabe. This includes songs from last December's now sold out debut 10" EP that marked the opening of his KIT Gallery, and contains...
Posted on March 7, 2011 at 21:24. | Released on March 16, 2011
Chabe "6 Songs For Kit Gallery" (10")
Chabe (aka Cubismo Grafico), has a first release going by his nickname. This is his first solo release since "Nuit" (2007). This is a 10" including 3 brand new songs, and on the B-side 3 cover songs featuring various female...
Posted on December 9, 2010 at 22:28. | Released on December 15, 2010
HNC Release Party "Cult Club"
Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound Friday April 30 was the overdue release party for HNC's album "Cult" released last December. HNC used to be known as Hazel Nuts Chocolate, the solo project of a girl...
Posted on May 2, 2010 at 14:50.
Desmond & The Tutus "Desmond & The Tutus EP" (12")
South African band Desmond & The Tutus (MySpace) has got a remix 12" EP released in Japan. Featured are remixes by Cubismo Grafico, Love and Hates (HNC side-project) and 80kidz. Desmond & The Tutus "Desmond & The Tutus EP" (12")...
Posted on February 27, 2010 at 05:51. | Released on February 25, 2010
Ryō-san "kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari-kōenmae Hashutsujo"
The latest by Konishi Yasuharu is this ska-ish track sung by Katori Shingo of superstar boy group SMAP. It's a return of the duo of super-hit "oha Rock" (sung by Shingo Mama), probably one of Konishi's works that sold the...
Posted on August 3, 2009 at 23:35. | Released on August 5, 2009
akiko "Hit Parade -London Nite Tribute-"
Jazz singer akiko has a rocking new album coming up, paying tribute to Japan's first rock DJ event "London Nite". Featured producers include Konishi Yasuharu, Sunaga Tatsuo (sunaga t experience), Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico) and more. Konishi Yasuharu's tracks...
Posted on June 11, 2009 at 23:51. | Released on June 24, 2009
Various Artists "Songs For Tibet From Japan"
Out just now is a benefit compilation for Tibetan freedom, featuring Japanese artists such as Cornelius, Cubismo Grafico, Hosono Haruomi, Ōsawa Shinichi, Boredoms, Afrirampo, dj Kentaro, etc. Release official page Various Artists "Songs For Tibet From Japan" オムニバス 「ソングス フォー...
Posted on March 26, 2009 at 23:09. | Released on March 25, 2009
Fujisawa Shiho "Funky Girl"
Girl DJ/trackmaker Fujisawa Shiho is already back with a 2nd album! Features vocalists Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico), hiro:n, Shōno Juri, Okada Kyōko, and more. Mixed and mastered by Yoshida Tetsuto. Jet Set offers a bonus promo only 7" while...
Posted on January 22, 2009 at 22:59. | Released on January 28, 2009
Cubismo Grafico Five "Pleasures"
Cubismo Grafico Five has been releasing a bunch of 7"'s containing new songs over the last year or so, all in collaboration with different artists. Most of those have sold out since, but no worries, all songs can finally be...
Posted on July 22, 2008 at 16:30. | Released on August 8, 2008
Boot Beat "Manifesto! 3"
DJ Boot Beat (aka Kamiya Naoaki) has a 3rd mix CD of his popular "Manifesto!" series, mixing pop, jazz, easy listening, latin, Brazilian, breakbeats, etc. A few Japanese artists are also included: Arai Toshiya (Missing Linc, Mr.comicstore), DJ Sora-Mimi and...
Posted on May 16, 2008 at 15:11. | Released on May 16, 2008
Various Artists "We Were Escalator Records 2.3 selected by Naka Masashi"
Here's yet another installment of Escalator's "We Were Escalator Records" series, again selected by label boss Naka Masashi (Losfeld). It's said to be the last one... time will tell! Various Artists "We Were Escalator Records 2.3 selected by Naka Masashi"...
Posted on May 2, 2008 at 14:16. | Released on May 28, 2008
Tokyo Mood Punks "Jamie"
A new band fronted by Lily Franky, named Tokyo Mood Punks, and featuring Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico) on percussion and keyboards, has a first single out now. The other members are Tomizawa Taku a.k.a chikoku (Group Tamashii) on guitar,...
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 16:33. | Released on April 16, 2008
Scha Dara Parr "Lights Camera Action"
Scha Dara Parr has a new single lined up, and it features Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico) on keyboards! The song is the ending theme of late night TV drama "shūkan Maki Yōko". Scha Dara Parr "Lights Camera Action" スチャダラパー...
Posted on April 11, 2008 at 11:19. | Released on June 11, 2008
Various Artists "issho ni utaō! NHK minna no uta ~otona Ver.~", "~kodomo Ver.~"
Released in February, this is a various artists cover album of songs that were featured on NHK's long-running program "minna no uta", performed by many artists. Included is a cover of Pizzicato Five's "Message Song", Ōnuki Taeko's "Metropolitan bijutsukan" ("Metropolitan...
Posted on April 9, 2008 at 16:56. | Released on February 6, 2008
Various Artists "Niw! Collection"
Indies punk label Niw! has a compilation coming up celebrating its 5 years. The compilation consists of mostly (all?) new recordings, including ones by ...
Posted on April 4, 2008 at 10:20. | Released on May 23, 2008
Itsco (MySpace) is a newcomer, having just debuted in January with a single titled "Water Lily" written by TGMX (Scafull King, Frontier Backyard, Cubismo Grafico Five), and she has a first album coming up. Most songs are written and produced...
Posted on March 6, 2008 at 13:56. | Released on April 16, 2008
Riddim Saunter "Brighten Ours From The Remixes"
Party band Riddim Saunter, label-mates of Cubismo Grafico Five, have a remix album coming featuring Cubismo Grafico, Kiiiiiii & DJ Codomo, Kotani Yōsuke (Avalon, ex-Harvard), Tzboguchi Masayasu (Tokyo Zawinul Bach, DCPRG)) and more. At the same time will be released...
Posted on February 8, 2008 at 16:55. | Released on March 23, 2008
Various Artists "JeNnY Special Collection - New Style of '80s Hits"
Named after the JeNnY doll by toy-maker Takara, this cover compilation of 80's girl pop hits supervised by Cubismo Grafico appears to be stock full of unexpected collaborations! I'm especially looking forward to Cubismo Grafico with Kiiiiiii! Various Artists "JeNnY...
Posted on January 18, 2008 at 16:29. | Released on March 19, 2008
Various Artists "We Were Escalator Records 2.2 selected by Naka Masashi"
Following-up on "We Were Escalator Records 2.1", as it was to be expected, here's another compilation from Escalator Records. This one is also selected by label boss Naka Masashi. Various Artists "We Were Escalator Records 2.2 selected by Naka Masashi"...
Posted on January 15, 2008 at 17:46. | Released on February 20, 2008
Ukawa Naohiro "Intoxicating Music Clips of Ukawa Naohiro 'Mad Hat Laughs!!!!!'" (DVD)
Acclaimed designer and VJ (well, if you ask him he'll say he's a "media rapist") Ukawa Naohiro has a DVD of music videos he directed coming up! Included are songs by Sunahara Yoshinori, Denki Groove × Scha Dara Parr, InK,...
Posted on November 20, 2007 at 17:44. | Released on December 19, 2007
Various Artists "We Were Escalator Records 2.1 selected by Naka Masashi"
Despite the creepy title, it's probably not the end of Escalator Records itself, as there's a new Avalon coming with the next catalog number. Maybe I wouldn't mind if this would mean the end of the "We Are Escalator..." compilation...
Posted on November 5, 2007 at 15:02. | Released on December 26, 2007
Various Artists "Kyōhei Disco Night ~Tsutsumi Kyōhei Remix~"
It's been ages since we've got a remix album from the Readymade crew ("Readymade Digs Classics" two years ago?)! This time Konishi Yasuharu and friends have their take on hit songs by Japan's leading songwriter, Tsutsumi Kyōhei. This should be...
Posted on October 29, 2007 at 17:07. | Released on December 26, 2007
Various Artists "oyasumi nasai: Reaching Series No.3"
Labels 333DISCS and commons offer us a 3rd of the youngster-oriented "Reaching Series". This time, we get brand new recordings of original bedtime lullabies by artists including Minekawa Takako, Harada Ikuko (clammbon) and Hanaregumi (Super Butter Dog). Label official release...
Posted on October 4, 2007 at 17:01. | Released on December 12, 2007
Various Artists "Jobiniana ~ai to hohoemi to hana"
This tribute album to Antonio Carlos Jobim will feature artists from the club-jazz scene, and then some. Interpretations by Cubismo Grafico, Ino Hidefumi, Toki Asako, akiko, Minami Yoshitaka, bird, Monday Michiru, ... should make this a must for bossa nova...
Posted on August 30, 2007 at 20:03. | Released on October 10, 2007
Various Artists "Bossa Nova 1991 Shibuya Scene Retrospective"
Well the title says it all, or almost! This 2-CD compilation of Shibuya-kei is selected by none other than Pizzicato Five's Konishi Yasuharu! A surely difficult (let's hear the "where's this?" and "what's that?") but thoughtful selection and salute to...
Posted on April 27, 2007 at 11:21. | Released on August 8, 2007
Various Artists "Lovebeat Disney"
Out soon is a new Disney compilation, this time all newly recorded club-oriented covers. Cubismo Grafico, Nakatsuka Takeshi, Sindbad, Fredo and Rufus are in! There will be vinyl cuts of Cubismo Grafico c/w Q.,Indivi (Rhythm Republic RR12-88489 out 4/1), and...
Posted on March 28, 2007 at 14:23. | Released on April 18, 2007
Various Artists "Niagara Autumn & Winter ~Niagara Cover Special~"
Speaking of Cubismo Grafico, he appears on a recent cover album of legendary label Niagara Records founded in 1975 by Ōtaki Eiichi ("Niagara" is a word game on his family name which means "big waterfall"). It's worth noting that it's...
Posted on March 28, 2007 at 14:14. | Released on March 2, 2007
Cubismo Grafico "Nuit"
Despite his numerous works on other projects (especially Cubismo Grafico Five), it's almost three years after previous album "Foga" that Cubismo Grafico is finally back with a new solo album! This one is set to contain 10 songs under the...
Posted on March 28, 2007 at 13:49. | Released on May 30, 2007
Various Artists "The Transformer - Remix Works by Yukihiro Fukutomi"
Fukutomi Yukihiro, leading club music producer and also ex-programmer for Pizzicato Five (think "Happy End of the World"), has a 2-CD compilation of his remixes for Japanese and foreign artists coming up. The compilation will contain 20 tracks, and celebrates...
Posted on March 27, 2007 at 17:16. | Released on April 25, 2007
Caede "The Queen Of..."
Finally, after a long wait, the first album by model Caede will be out this April on Escalator Records! Like her first single "Maple Soap" and her other appearances on compilations ("Ciclismo 2", "Garage Land", "Garage Bandits"), this album is...
Posted on February 27, 2007 at 10:41. | Released on April 25, 2007
Rondo Brothers "Until We Ill We All Fall Down" (12")
Rondo Brothers, U.S. producer team featured on Halfby's upcoming single "Star Track", will have a 7" out on Jet Set Records that will include remixes by Cubismo Grafico and Collette (Second Royal). Rondo Brothers "Until We Ill We All Fall...
Posted on February 21, 2007 at 10:30. | Released in May 2007
Halcali "Girl! Girl! Girl!" (Download)
I had almost forgotten about Halcali's 3rd seasonal offering, following "Slalom '06" (produced by Handsomeboy Technique) and "2 Higher Clap 007" (produced by Cubismo Grafico). It was announced today and is available right now for download. The new song is...
Posted on February 1, 2007 at 13:24. | Released on February 1, 2007
Halcali "tōgenkyō / Lights, Camera. Action!"
Halcali have a new single lined-up, and the B-side is a house track arranged by Cubismo Grafico! This song is the opening theme for anime TV series "getsumentoheiki Mi-na" (「月面兎兵器ミーナ」), of which the ending theme is produced by Nakata Yasutaka...
Posted on January 9, 2007 at 22:10. | Released on March 14, 2007
Halcali "2 Higher Clap 007" (Download)
Following Christmas song "Slalom '06", Halcali continue their seasonal monthly campaign counting down into 2007 with a new song produced by Cubismo Grafico! Words and music are by Katayama Yūgo (Miniflex, Yukari Fresh) with Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico). Next...
Posted on December 1, 2006 at 13:34. | Released on January 1, 2007
Various Artists "Synchro / From Tokyo To New York"
Tanaka Tomoyuki aka Fantastic Plastic Machine is backing Uniqlo's U.S. invasion with a selection of recent tracks by Japanese club and like-minded artists. This will probably be released in the U.S. too, of course, but here's what we get at...
Posted on October 23, 2006 at 12:25. | Released on November 10, 2006
Halfby "Mary Mary", Handsomeboy Technique "Quiet Place" (10")
Second Royal is going to release two 10" EPs, by Halfby and Handsomeboy Technique, with new versions and remixes of album tracks! Halfby "Mary Mary" (10") A1. Mary Mary (Album Version) A2. Mary Mary (Short Edit) B1. Girls At Bass...
Posted on October 3, 2006 at 10:50. | Released on October 20, 2006
Various Artists "We Are Escalator Records part 8 mixed by Tsuneoka Akira"
Escalator Records are already at their 8th installment of popular mix series "We Are Escalator Records". This time the selector is Tsuneoka Akira of Cubismo Grafico Five, Hi-Standard and S.P.L. Various Artists "We Are Escalator Records part 8 mixed by...
Posted on September 18, 2006 at 13:23. | Released on September 27, 2006
Oto 11th Anniversary Party
Shinjuku Oto will be host of one hell of a line-up for its 11th anniversary at the end of the month! With a live by Nomoto Karia and a bunch of the best DJs around, the place is sure to...
Posted on September 9, 2006 at 12:24. | Released on September 29, 2006
Various Artists "Garage Bandits"
KIT, a new sub-label of Escalator Records produced by Cubismo Grafico, has a new compilation coming up that will probably feature new GarageBand works by its artists like on the previously released "Garage Land". Featured artists will be Cubismo Grafico,...
Posted on September 4, 2006 at 14:21. | Released on October 25, 2006
Update: Cornelius, Cubismo Grafico Five
Cornelius "Breezin'" Track list added! A new album titled "Sensuous" is expected for release on October 25, so stay tuned! Cubismo Grafico Five "Pop Pollution" Track list added!...
Posted on August 2, 2006 at 16:02.
This one almost slipped through... Producer Tanaka Yusuke's new project Q.,indivi has a first release out now on Felicity's citys label. The producer is best known for Yuki's "Joy" and Halcali's "Tips Taps Tip". Included is a bonus remix CD...
Posted on July 28, 2006 at 14:11. | Released on July 26, 2006
Cubismo Grafico Five "Pop Pollution"
Chabe seems to be busier with his gang of five than with his solo project lately. This summer will see the release of Cubismo Grafico Five's 3rd album! Cubismo Grafico Five "Pop Pollution" 1. Third Adventure 2. Percy Percy Me...
Posted on July 7, 2006 at 10:17. | Released on August 25, 2006
Update: Halfby, Rufus
Halfby "screw the plan" Rufus "Long Distance" Track list and artwork added! Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble "Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble" Clarification: All songs except the remix have been previously released, so it's more of a compilation...
Posted on June 20, 2006 at 10:21.
Various Artists "Ciclismo 3"
Number three of Escalator Records' fun Ciclismo series, packed with original songs by the Escalator artists (and their international friends) is due for mid-July. Seems like it somehow features good Swedish friend Jens Petersen! Can't wait! Various Artists "Ciclismo 3"...
Posted on June 19, 2006 at 16:30. | Released on July 26, 2006
Update: Cornelius, CGCE, girl it's U, Nomoto Karia
Cornelius "Music" Track list added! Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble "Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble" Artwork added girl it's U "girl it's U" Artwork added Nomoto Karia live at Apple Store Shibuya Part of the live show will be aired on Pop...
Posted on June 13, 2006 at 11:14.
Update: Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble, "konya wa Boogie Back"
Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble "Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble" Track list added! Takenaka Naoto & Watanababy "konya wa Boogie Back" Artwork added...
Posted on June 9, 2006 at 11:34.
Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble "Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble"
Following the release of a 12" titled "What A Wonderful World", Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble will have a collection of pre-released songs (except for the new remixed), to be released at the end of July. Definite summer BGM! Cubismo Grafico...
Posted on June 2, 2006 at 16:21. | Released on July 26, 2006
Update: Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble, Pizzicato Five
Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble "What A Wonderful World" (12") A self-titled CD by Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble is expected in July! Pizzicato Five "pizzicato five we dig you for vinyl 1 + 2" (12") The final release date is 5/24,...
Posted on May 23, 2006 at 14:53.
Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble "What A Wonderful World" (12")
It's not a secret that Cubismo Grafico Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji loves steel drums, but who would have expected the Cubismo Grafico Caribbean Ensemble! This will include a self-remix plus two Cubismo long-time favorites. The record will be released in a...
Posted on May 11, 2006 at 17:15. | Released in July 2006
Loki, graphic designer whose works you have seen on CD jackets of artists such as Cubismo Grafico Five, Harvard, Sunaga t̀ Experience, and Cymbals, is releasing a first DVD of visual works. The DVD will also feature music by Cubismo...
Posted on April 19, 2006 at 11:23. | Released on April 20, 2006
Pizzicato Five "pizzicato five we dig you for vinyl 1 + 2" (12")
Accompanying the release of "pizzicato five we dig you" (formerly entitled "5 minutes of pizzicato five") will be released two 12"'s containing 8 of the cut-ups. Art direction is of course by Konishi-san. The cover of #1 says "Pizzicatomania no...
Posted on April 10, 2006 at 10:22. | Released on May 24, 2006
Pizzicato Five "Pizzicato Five CUT UP" (Download)
Probably mostly (if not only) tracks that will appear on the May-released "5 minutes of pizzicato five", but for those who can't wait these will be available on iTunes Music Store Japan and other download sites by the end of...
Posted on March 20, 2006 at 16:47. | Released on March 29, 2006
Pizzicato Five "pizzicato five we dig you"
This Pizzicato Five mix album will feature 5 minutes anything-goes P5 cut-up mixes by Sunaga Tatsuo, Tokiwa Hibiki, cubismo grafico, Yoshida Tetsuto, Handsomeboy Technique (who made his track's length 5:24!), Halfby, Boot Beat, Kawanishi Suguru... No need to mark your...
Posted on March 16, 2006 at 11:32. | Released on May 24, 2006
Update: Pizzicato Five, "kui tan"
Pizzicato Five "pizzicato five I love you" "The world without you" and "Stars" on the Konishi Yasuharu-selected compilation are actually new remixes by himself! TV soundtrack "kui tan Soundtracks : Remixed" Artwork added! Design by Konishi Yasuharu. By the way,...
Posted on February 21, 2006 at 18:18.
Caede "Maple Soap"
After having guested on Escalator albums "Ciclismo 2" and "Garage Land", model Caede has a first release coming out this Christmas. The CD single (or as Escalator puts it: EP) is produced by none other than Cubismo Grafico! Caede "Maple...
Posted on November 30, 2005 at 19:24. | Released on December 25, 2005
Various Artists "Henry"
Escalator is dedicating a compilation to Henry the vacuum cleaner. All brand new tracks by Cubismo Grafico, Yukari Fresh, Strauss, Harvard, Miniflex and more! Various Artists "Henry" 1. Strauss "Working With H" 2. Harvard "Neonlight" 3. The Lowbrows "Blue" 4....
Posted on October 31, 2005 at 15:53. | Released on December 7, 2005
m-flo "Dope Space Nine"
m-flo has an upcoming remix and reproduction album of their recent "Beat Space Nine", featuring Japanese and overseas remixers. m-flo "Dope Space Nine" 1. One Day / Loves Katō Miriya (Remixed By Kreva) 2. So Exclusive / Loves Sowelu (Remixed...
Posted on September 21, 2005 at 10:58. | Released on November 2, 2005
Second Royal presents Freaky!: Halfby "Green Hours" Release Party
November will see the release of Halfby's first full-length album "Green Hours", and excellent Kyoto label Second Royal will be hosting a release party in Tokyo on October 1st! The album will be on sale at the event, a few...
Posted on September 12, 2005 at 14:22. | Released on October 1, 2005
Quattro Meeting Autumn '05: Wack Wack Rhythm Band live
Wack Wack Rhythm Band, in my book by far Japan's (if not the World's) coolest club-brass band, is giving a rare evening concert (they usually play mostly all-night events) at Shibuya Quattro to celebrate their recent album release. Quattro Meeting...
Posted on August 31, 2005 at 11:35. | Released on October 1, 2005
Cubi+TGMX+Miniflex "Garage Land"
Cubismo Grafico, TGMX and Miniflex have a new release coming up. The concept is a compilation of the three units featuring nothing but songs made using the Mac software GarageBand. Cubi+TGMX+Miniflex "Garage Land" 1. Still Punk Steel Pan / Cubismo...
Posted on August 8, 2005 at 15:05. | Released on September 28, 2005
Various Artists "Ciclismo 2 - Sound for Climbers"
Second cycling-themed compilation from Escalator, this time with a "mountain" theme. The compilation will feature all new songs by Cubismo Grafico, Harvard, Yukari Fresh, Clear, Miniflex, and more... Various Artists "Ciclismo 2 - Sound for Climbers" 1. Miniflex "Helico" 2....
Posted on June 13, 2005 at 15:22. | Released on July 2, 2005
Various Artists "Rhythm de asobō: Reaching Series No.2"
A compilation of clapping songs for kids will feature Cornelius, Cubismo Grafico, World Standard, Harada Ikuko (clammbon), Hanaregumi (Super Butter Dog) and many more. Fun for all ages. Various Artists "Rhythm de asobō: Reaching Series No.2" (Track / Artist) 1....
Posted on June 3, 2005 at 14:32. | Released on July 12, 2005
Harvard is back this year with a second album, over two years after their previous full-length "Lesson". The album will feature special guests Horie Hirohisa (Neil and Iraiza), Matsuda Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico, Neil and Iraiza), Kanda Tomoki, Frontier Backyard, Riddim...
Posted on April 28, 2005 at 13:25. | Released on July 7, 2005
Various Artists "We Are Escalator Records part 5 mixed by Naka Masashi"
Yet another Escalator non-stop mix CD, this time selected by Escalator boss Naka Masashi (Losfeld). Various Artists "We Are Escalator Records part 5 mixed by Naka Masashi" 1. Daisy / Nicoletta 2. En Voiture-Lit / Yukari Fresh 3. Pain /...
Posted on March 15, 2005 at 13:14. | Released on March 30, 2005
Various Artists "We Are Escalator Records part 4 mixed by Harvard"
It just won't stop! After Yukari Fresh ("We Are Escalator Records vol.3 mixed by Yukari Fresh"), it's now Harvard's turn to mix their favorite Escalator tracks. Harvard is currently recording a second album. Various Artists "We Are Escalator Records part...
Posted on November 5, 2004 at 13:47. | Released on December 3, 2004
Update: Cubismo Grafico Five
Cubismo Grafico Five "Seedy" Artwork and track list added...
Posted on October 28, 2004 at 13:49.
Cubismo Grafico Five "Seedy"
Cubismo Grafico Five, the punk-ish side-project of Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico, seems like he actually spells his nickname "Chiave" lately(?)) will be releasing its second album, which will include a cover of Vanessa Paradis' "Sunday Mondays". Furukawa Yutaka (Doping...
Posted on October 6, 2004 at 23:31. | Released on December 10, 2004
Updates: "Playroom 2", Cubismo Grafico "Foga"
A few updates today... Various Artists "Playroom 2" Ikeda Masanori (Mansfield)'s next mix CD: track list and artwork added. Cubismo Grafico "Foga" New Cubismo Grafico album: [small] artwork added....
Posted on September 1, 2004 at 18:29.
Various Artists "We Are Escalator Records vol.3 mixed by Yukari Fresh"
After two volumes selected and mixed by Matsuda "Chabe" Gakuji (Cubismo Grafico), it's now Yukari Fresh's turn to take the commands. Yukari picks and mixes her favorite Escalator tracks for our pleasure. Various Artists "We Are Escalator Records vol.3 mixed...
Posted on September 1, 2004 at 18:17. | Released on October 31, 2004
Cubismo Grafico "Foga"
Cubismo Grafico has a new album coming out in October, the title is... "Foga"! Most songs are supposedly 132bpm. Cubismo Grafico "Foga" Track list 1. Fog132 2. I'm In The Fog 3. Vaseline For 11 Basslines 4. Sunday Niteclub 5....
Posted on August 7, 2004 at 16:20. | Released on October 16, 2004
There will be a new cycling-themed compilation out on Escalator in July, called "Ciclismo" (Italian for bicycle race) and featuring nothing but new songs by Cubismo Grafico, Foga, Yukari Rotten, Clear, Miniflex, and more. Track list 1. Giosista "Grand Depart"...
Posted on June 11, 2004 at 15:09. | Released on July 3, 2004
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