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  1. nananon "Nana Nana Non Non" (7")
    Model duo nananon's first single, produced by Konishi Yasuharu, has been released on 7"! This includes a cover of Pizzicato Five's "Baby Portable Rock" with special lyrics. DJs grab it while you can! nananon "Nana Nana Non Non" (7") ななのん...
    Posted on November 23, 2014 at 20:49
  2. Funassyi "Boogie Boogie Funassyi -Funassyi Official Theme Song 2-"
    Funabashi city's unofficial (though insanely popular) mascot Funassyi has a 2nd single coming. This one includes as a B-side the song "Funassyi no kaimono wasshoi!" produced by Konishi Yasuharu recently, first advertised as to be only available on YouTube. Title...
    Posted on August 17, 2014 at 22:54
  3. Kemio & Amigachu "Kerokero"
    Konishi Yasuharu produces another debut single, this time for teen male model Kemio. The title track is an original song written by Okuda Tamio, while the B-side is a cover of rocker Imawano Kiyoshirō's "boku no me wa neko no...
    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 23:48
  4. nananon "Nana Nana Non Non"
    Some new sounds from Konishi Yasuharu coming this August! First is duo nananon formed of idol/actress/model Nana (aka Naabōdōfu@Nana) and model Maeda Nozomi, who are 20 and 21 respectively (with birthdays on June 17 and 16). They're often told they...
    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 23:13
  5. Konishi Yasuharu "'senryokugai sōsakan' Original Soundtrack"
    senryokugai sōsakan (the jacket design shows the English title "The easygoing police") is a comedy TV series about a female detective who is being kept outside of the investigation team. However she still goes to investigate by herself, usually gets...
    Posted on March 2, 2014 at 00:38
  6. Various Artists "'Sailor Moon' The 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute"
    Here comes a tribute cover album to anime series Sailor Moon (1993), this year celebrating its 20th anniversary. Featured artists include Yakushimaru Etsuko, Kawamoto Makoto, Tommy heavenly6, Momoiro Clover Z, Nakagawa Shōko, Clémentine and more. Producers include Konishi Yasuharu (Fukuhara...
    Posted on January 21, 2014 at 23:37
  7. Every Little Thing/Konishi Yasuharu "Aquamarine no mama de ite" (7")
    As released on CD earlier this year, here's a 7" cut of Konishi Yasuharu's take of drama "dakishimetai!"'s theme song. The A-side is the theme song as performed by Every Little Thing and produced by Konishi, while the B-side...
    Posted on December 31, 2013 at 18:11
  8. Various Artists "Konishi Yasuharu Presents daitokai kōkyōgaku -Readymade Digs Brunswick-"
    Konishi Yasuharu selects light and sweet tracks from the vast catalog of Chicago's Brunswick label. Songs are featured in their latest digitally remastered versions, and the CD has a 16-page booklet with lyrics. Various Artists "Konishi Yasuharu Presents daitokai kōkyōgaku...
    Posted on September 23, 2013 at 00:12
  9. Konishi Yasuharu/Pizzicato Five "'dakishimetai!' Music Collection"
    P5 fans rejoice, here come some lost Pizzicato Five sounds! Hit TV drama "dakishimetai!" was originally aired in 1988, and it's back this year as a special sequel marking its 25th anniversary. The original had music by Pizzicato Five —at...
    Posted on September 14, 2013 at 20:52
  10. 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
  11. Yashiro Aki "yume no yoru Live In New York"
    This is a live recording of Yashiro Aki's first jazz show abroad, following the release of album "Songs Around Midnight" produced by Konishi Yasuharu. The show was held at Birdland in New York on March 27 this year, and featured...
    Posted on August 18, 2013 at 01:04
  12. Negicco "Melody Palette"
    Negi-loving idol group Negicco from Niigata has a new album out now! This is actually their first real album, as their previous full-length release "Negicco 2003~2012 -Best-" was made up of early tracks. The new album includes latest single "Idol...
    Posted on July 20, 2013 at 03:09
  13. Negicco "Idol bakari kikanai de"
    This new single from idol trio Negicco has a lead track written & produced by Konishi Yasuharu (ex-Pizzicato Five)! This clavinet and violin-led upbeat pop tune is sure to please P5 fans! The song tells listeners not to listen to...
    Posted on May 30, 2013 at 00:06
  14. Natsuki Mari "Impression group collection"
    This album from singer and actress Natsuki Mari consists of the whole of mini-albums "La Marie en Septembre" (1995) and "gorilla" (1996), her first collaborations with producer Konishi Yasuharu (ex-Pizzicato Five), as well as "inshōha" ("Impressionist", 1997) from her play...
    Posted on January 28, 2013 at 22:16
  15. Happy X'mas with The Scooters
    Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On Christmas day, I went to a show of The Scooters who got active again this year after some 30 years! Last summer was released new album "Une Manche et...
    Posted on December 28, 2012 at 23:48
  16. Original Soundtrack "Tokyo zenryoku shōjo"
    Konishi Yasuharu produced the music for TV drama "Tokyo zenryoku shōjo", about a 19-year-old girl who suddenly arrives to Tokyo to look for her father she hadn't met for 15 years. This series is from the makers of "Dekawanko" and...
    Posted on December 20, 2012 at 00:09
  17. Koizumi Kyoko "Koizumi Chansonnier"
    Singer Koizumi Kyōko has a new original album celebrating her 30th debut anniversary. Producers include Konishi Yasuharu ("omoshiro okashiku ikitekita keredo" and "Ma plus belle histoire d'amour"), Kikuchi Naruyoshi ("Une chanson pour les grands"), Soil & "Pimp" Sessions ("Sweet &...
    Posted on November 1, 2012 at 23:39
  18. Yashiro Aki "Songs Around Midnight"
    Yashiro Aki is a famous enka singer who has been around since the early 70's. This time she releases her first jazz album, and it's produced by Konishi Yasuharu (ex-Pizzicato Five)! Included are covers of well-known songs from the world...
    Posted on September 30, 2012 at 01:19
  19. MEG "Wear I Am"
    Meg's new album has songs produced by Nakata Yasutaka (capsule) ("REPLICA"), Konishi Yasuharu ("natsu ga owaru"), Taku Takahashi (m-flo) ("SOUTHPAW"), Miura Kōshi (Kuchiroro) ("WEAR I AM"), Furukawa Yutaka (Doping Panda) ("LOVE EMOTION"), Osawa Shinichi ("TRAP") and more. A limited edition...
    Posted on September 27, 2012 at 23:48
  20. SMAP "GIFT of SMAP"
    SMAP has a new album out now, and as usual they manage to have a bit of good connections and taste in terms of producers. This time again Konishi Yasuharu produces one song, a cover "karajishi botan", the theme from...
    Posted on August 12, 2012 at 11:15
  21. Noko Inoko "Noko Inoko taizen Returns"
    "TV commercial song queen" Noko Inoko, having sung some 800 during her career, has an album coming. This is a follow-up to "Noko Inoko taizen" released in 2006. Included here are 42 tracks, many of commercial and TV show jingles,...
    Posted on June 19, 2012 at 21:52
  22. MEG "Trap"
    MEG has a new single coming this week. Title track "Trap" has music written by Okamura Yasuyuki and is produced by Ōsawa Shinichi, and B-side "watashi ga obasan ni natte mo" (included only on regular edition) was produced by Konishi...
    Posted on June 11, 2012 at 22:15
  23. Meg "La japonaise"
    This new album by Meg, who had escaped to France for a while, is mainly a collection of anime covers previously released on iTunes in France only. Included are tracks produced by Konishi Yasuharu, Nakata Yasutaka (capsule), 2 ANIMEny DJs...
    Posted on April 22, 2012 at 11:51
  24. Portable Rock "Lost & Found"
    Portable Rock, the 80's band fronted by Nomiya Maki, has a new CD coming! This contains 2 songs that had remained unreleased back in the day, one of which surfaced on Maki's 30th anniversary album "30". Both songs have lyrics...
    Posted on March 4, 2012 at 18:39
  25. Nomiya Maki "30 ~Greatest Self Covers & More!!!~"
    Let's start 2012 with a bang! Finally here's a new album by Nomiya Maki! This time she celebrates 30 years of her singing career by doing self-covers in collaboration with various other artists. Featured are Cornelius, Kaji Hideki, Takahashi Yukihiro,...
    Posted on January 2, 2012 at 13:00
  26. Maezono Naoki Group "tabun modotte mairimasu / itoshi no Macks" (7")
    After 2 albums of only covers, here's a first original song from Maezono Naoki Group, coming as a 7" and a few days later for download. The title track has music written by Kirinji's Horigome Takaki and lyrics by the...
    Posted on September 28, 2011 at 23:50
  27. 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
  28. globe "house of globe"
    Late 90's mainstream dance unit globe, produced by Komuro Tetsuya, has a remix album coming that attempts to appeal to fans of the current club scene. Remixers include Konishi Yasuharu, FPM, Osawa Shinichi, Shinco (Scha Dara Parr), Kawanabe Hiroshi (Tokyo...
    Posted on August 7, 2011 at 23:02
  29. Pizzicato One "One And Ten Very Sad Songs" (12")
    Konishi Yasuharu's first solo album as Pizzicato One has just been released on vinyl. You'll find all songs from the CD released last May. Be sure to check out the different artwork made especially to be better appreciated in its...
    Posted on August 6, 2011 at 02:01
  30. Maezono Naoki Group in-store at Tower Records Shinjuku
    Text and photo by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On Monday July 11 was held an in-store event at Tower Records Shinjuku with Maezono Naoki Group in promotion of 2nd album "tooku e." (translates to "To far away") released...
    Posted on July 13, 2011 at 22:37
  31. Pizzicato One "One And Ten Very Sad Songs"
    Here it is! Konishi Yasuharu's debut solo album comes under the name Pizzicato One, and is a collection of English-sung covers of foreign songs all selected and rearranged by himself. This album features an impressive list of foreign guests, even...
    Posted on May 18, 2011 at 22:32
  32. Maezono Naoki Group "tooku e. Maezono Naoki Group dai2shu"
    Maezono Naoki Group, the band in which Konishi Yasuharu plays piano, has a 2nd album coming this month! It's already been almost 2 years since their first. This time the trio (vocals, bass and piano) are joined by drums and...
    Posted on May 5, 2011 at 01:54
  33. Original Soundtrack "Dekawanko"
    Konishi Yasuharu has produced the soundtrack for manga-based TV comedy series "Dekawanko", story that features a goth-lolita detective (actress Tabe Mikako) who has a nose better than a dog's. The soundtrack consists of remixes of the theme from classic detective...
    Posted on February 19, 2011 at 23:57
  34. Original Soundtrack "Cheburashka and the Circus ~ Circus ga yatte kita ~"
    There's a new Cheburashka movie around the corner, starting in theaters here on December 18 (movie official site)! Made mainly by Japanese staff, the movie consists of a remake of "Gena The Crocodile" (original 1969), plus two brand new episodes...
    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 23:04
  35. Rocketman Summer Fes 2010 - thank you for the music!!
    Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On Sunday August 22, I went to Liquidroom in Ebisu for "Rocketman Summer Fes 2010", an event celebrating the 10 years since the debut of Rocketman, Fukawa Ryō's music unit....
    Posted on September 1, 2010 at 22:47
  36. SMAP "We are SMAP!"
    Boy idol group SMAP has a new album featuring a bunch of interesting artists, such as Sōtaiseiriron, Ishino Takkyū (Denki Groove), CMJK (ex-Denki Groove), Fukutomi Yukihiro, Nishidera Gōta (Nona Reeves), Rip Slyme, Love Psychedelico, and more. Last but not least,...
    Posted on July 19, 2010 at 11:46
  37. Hosokawa Fumie "The Best Hit & Heal + Clips 'Hosokawa Fumie' Best Collection"
    Big-chested gravure idol Hosokawa Fumie was only active musically for 2 years in the early 90's, but she had some great songs including ones produced by Konishi Yasuharu (Pizzicato Five) and Ishino Takkyū (Denki Groove). Greatest hits album "Hit &...
    Posted on July 12, 2010 at 22:18
  38. Various Artists "Attractions! a vinyl sampler" (7")
    Here comes a 7" cut of two new remixes by Konishi Yasuharu, recently released part of his "Attractions!" remix compilation on new label Readymade V.I.C. So far this is only listed at DMR, which only ships within Japan. Various Artists...
    Posted on May 7, 2010 at 22:13
  39. Various Artists "Attractions! Konishi Yasuharu Remixes 1996~2010"
    Konishi Yasuharu has started a new label called Readymade V.I.C., hosted under major label Victor. This first release is a 2-CD collection of his best remixes from 1997 until now. Included are 6 brand new remixes using Victor's catalog (marked...
    Posted on January 11, 2010 at 19:14
  40. Maezono Naoki Group "hi o tsukeru. Maezono Naoki Group dai1shū."
    Maezono Naoki Group, band featuring Konishi Yasuharu (Pizzicato Five) on piano, released its first album on vinyl only last June and sold out quickly. Finally this is also coming on CD, and that in a mini-LP sleeve! The CD will...
    Posted on December 6, 2009 at 01:43
  41. Asia Engineer "MOMI MOMI Fantastic feat. Haruna Ai"
    "4-MC positive rap group" Asia Engineer's new single is a song for a Fanta TV commercial featuring sex-changed comedian Haruna Ai, and the CD contains a Konishi Yasuharu remix. A limited edition contains a DVD with the music video plus...
    Posted on August 15, 2009 at 23:26
  42. 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
  43. The Jackson 5 "Best of the Jackson 5 Remix", Michael Jackson "Mellow Michael Jackson"
    Yes it's time for all those Michael Jackson releases... R.I.P. Here comes a compilation of the best Jackson 5 remixes from the Soul Source series, with Konishi Yasuharu (Pizzicato Five), Sunaga Tatsuo (Sunaga t Experience), Osawa Shinichi, Fujiwara Hiroshi, Muro...
    Posted on July 27, 2009 at 23:06
  44. Unicorn "URMX"
    Unicorn, the band of Okuda Tamio that just got back to life this year, has a remix album coming this week, featuring remixes by Konishi Yasuharu, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Tokumaru Shūgo, Takagi Kan, Tahiti 80 and more. Unicorn "URMX" 1....
    Posted on July 19, 2009 at 23:39
  45. Maezono Naoki Group "hi o tsukeru. Maezono Naoki Group dai1shū." (12")
    Konishi Yasuharu (Pizzicato Five) is a pianist! Maezono Naoki Group started performing late 2008 and has been releasing small-sized magazines irregularly. Finally here's a first album, but be aware that it's vinyl only (no CD anyway). If you're interested at...
    Posted on June 12, 2009 at 00:42
  46. 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
  47. Konishi Yasuharu selection - Universal
    Taken from his upcoming book "Marshall McLuhan kōkoku dairiten. Konishi Yasuharu. Disc Guide 200mai.", Konishi-san brings us two series of rare albums being re-issued on CD. While in the same direction as the columbia*readymade Japanese jazz-rock reissues from last year,...
    Posted on May 3, 2009 at 01:14
  48. Konishi Yasuharu selection - RCA
    Taken from his upcoming book "Marshall McLuhan kōkoku dairiten. Konishi Yasuharu. Disc Guide 200mai.", Konishi-san brings us two series of rare albums being re-issued on CD. While in the same direction as the columbia*readymade Japanese jazz-rock reissues from last year,...
    Posted on May 3, 2009 at 00:45
  49. Mizuno Mari "mariage"
    Konishi Yasuharu contributes a newly written song to this solo mini-album by Mizuno Mari (paris match (MySpace)), who was featured last year on "uta to Guitar. Piano. kotoba." from columbia*readymade. His song here is titled "kekkon shiyō yo." ("Let's get...
    Posted on April 11, 2009 at 12:00
  50. Original Soundtrack "Cheburashka Tokyo no kyujitsu"
    Konishi Yasuharu fans have something fun to look forward to! He produced this soundtrack for Cheburashka (Чебурашка), the cute big-eared Russian character very popular in Japan. The CD, which contains 6 songs, will also be available in a limited edition...
    Posted on February 5, 2009 at 23:42
  51. akiko "a white album" (12")
    Jazz vocalist akiko's Christmas album "a white album", produced Konishi Yasuharu last year, is being reissued on vinyl for DJs and analog jazz lovers. akiko "a white album" (12") A1. Auld Lang Syne A2. Santa ga machi ni yatte kuru...
    Posted on December 14, 2008 at 13:54
  52. Oikawa Mitsuhiro "Rainbow-Man"
    Konishi Yasuharu wrote and produced a track for the new album of Oikawa Mitsuhiro (aka Michie). The track in question, titled "That's Entertainment.", has Konishi's distinctive club sound and sure reminds of Pizzicato Five, and also seems to borrow a...
    Posted on October 30, 2008 at 22:12

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  1. Hoshino Michiru "A/W Collection ~anata to watashi no Collection~"
    Singer-songwriter idol Hoshino Michiru has a new mini-album out now! This includes both songs from the recently released "Planetarium de mattete ne" 7", one of which features Wack Wack Rhythm Band, and also non-album track "mo ichido déjà vu" (from...
    Posted on November 16, 2014 at 13:37
  2. Various Artists "Twilight Time"
    This compilation from Grand Gallery consists of covers of Japanese city pop hit songs from the 70's and 80's. Featured are artists including Nakatsuka Takeshi, hitomitoi, Sokabe Keiichi, Kimyō Reitarō, Hicksville and more. Many of the songs are brand new...
    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 22:44
  3. Hoshino Michiru "E-I-E-N Voyage"
    After 7" singles being released every month, here finally comes a full-length album from Hoshino Michiru. The whole is again produced by Hase Hajimu and Satō Seiki (Microstar), which promises a groovy pop journey with touches of spacey synths. Four...
    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 21:29
  4. Le Grand Escroc "Portraits"
    Le Grand Escroc is the new jazz project of DJ Miura Makoto (SoundCloud). This new album features members of fox capture plan and TRI4TH (among others), with also akiko, Steve Piccolo (ex-Lounge Lizards), Momus, Necozawa Emi, Gak Sato and more....
    Posted on June 12, 2014 at 00:17
  5. Playtime Rock, BANK live at Saravah Tokyo
    Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On Friday July 12 was a show of Playtime Rock, the Nagasaki-based band of Takanami K-taro (ex-Pizzicato Five) (blog). Nagasaki being part of the Kyūshū island in the south of...
    Posted on July 17, 2013 at 00:59
  6. Nosa Reina release party w/ Portable Rock, Nomiya Maki, Takanami K-taro
    Text by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On November 30, I went to the release party for Nosa Reina's first album "don't kiss, but yes". Producer Takanami K-taro was on stage too part of the band, more on that...
    Posted on December 11, 2012 at 00:19
  7. Wack Wack Rhythm Band "XX Classics"
    Wack Wack Rhythm Band is now celebrating its 20th anniversary! Time flies! This first greatest hits album contains favorites from their whole career, as well as the 2 new recordings from their latest 7" single. A total of 20 tracks....
    Posted on November 3, 2012 at 21:21
  8. Wack Wack Rhythm Band "Long Island Margarita / Ain't Got No, I Got Life" (7")
    Party big band Wack Wack Rhythm Band has a new 7" single out now! The A-side is a new version of their hit song "Wack Wack Rhythm Island" now featuring vocals by their newest member Lemon. The B-side is a...
    Posted on October 28, 2012 at 22:19
  9. Scooters "Une Manche et La Belle"
    It's a dream come true: Tokyo's Motown sound girls' group the Scooters are back! The band directed by Shindō Mitsuo have a new album coming, 30 years since their previous only original album "musumegokoro wa Scooters" (1982). The first cut...
    Posted on July 7, 2012 at 00:04
  10. Portable Rock
    Text by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound On Saturday June 2, I went to see Portable Rock at small venue Club Crawl in Shibuya. It was the first of two "one-man" shows (no opening band) the band played. This...
    Posted on June 3, 2012 at 21:57
  11. Nomiya Maki's 30th anniversary concert
    Text by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound. Photos by Kasuga Miwa. On Monday March 19, I went to Nomiya Maki's 30th anniversary concert held at O-East, coincidentally (?) almost the same place where was held Pizzicato Five's last concert...
    Posted on March 23, 2012 at 22:31
  12. Cornelius "Fantasma" (2CD+DVD)
    It's been 13 years since the release of "Fantasma", Cornelius' masterpiece that won him worldwide recognition. Here it is reissued entirely remastered, by none other than Sunahara Yoshinori! The limited edition comes with a bonus CD of rare tracks, remixes...
    Posted on October 30, 2010 at 15:57
  13. TRI4TH "TRI4TH"
    Sunaga Tatsuo has produced the first album of instrumental jazz band TRI4TH (MySpace) (pronounced in Japanese like "Triforce"), who recently played Konishi Yasuharu's soundtrack live for musical "Talk Like Singing". This album features guest musicians Jukka Eskola (trumpeter of Five...
    Posted on August 24, 2010 at 23:02
  14. Rocketman "thank you for the music!"
    Rocketman (aka comedian Fukawa Ryō) has a greatest hits album coming soon. Aside from 7 songs from his two solo albums ("Love, sea & music" (2006) and "The Sound of Musique" (2007)), included are 3 songs he produced by Cosmetics,...
    Posted on July 29, 2010 at 23:05
  15. Various Artists "Club Jazz Digs Lupin The Third"
    Sunaga Tatsuo (Sunaga t Experience) produces this new cover album of songs from "Lupin the 3rd", arranged in club jazz fashion. Featured from Japan are Sunaga t Experience, TRI4TH (jazz band recently performing Konishi Yasuharu's "Talk Like Singing" musical), Ego-Wrappin',...
    Posted on February 24, 2010 at 23:08
  16. Various Artists "Akatsuka Fujio Tribute ~41sai no haru dakara~"
    Famous manga artist Akatsuka Fujio passed away this summer. He was famous for works like "Tensai Bakabon", "Osomatsu-kun" and "Himitsu no Akko-chan". Here, musical artists related to the club scene pay him tribute with covers of theme songs. Featured are...
    Posted on October 13, 2008 at 23:57
  17. Hasegawa Kiyoshi "40nen. mada kore ga Best dewa nai. Hasegawa Kiyoshi Live Recording."
    Hasegawa Kiyoshi is a guitarist and singer-songwriter who debuted in 1969. This new live greatest hits album was recorded over two days in studio last June, a recording I had the great pleasure to attend. Included are original songs, covers...
    Posted on October 1, 2008 at 22:38
  18. bice mini-live at HMV Shibuya
    bice continues promotion for her new album "kanaerarenai koi no tame ni", out now on columbia*readymade. Konishi Yasuharu will appear as a special guest at this mini-live and autograph session at HMV Shibuya. See bice's information page for the full...
    Posted on August 4, 2008 at 22:15
  19. Various Artists "Sounds of March ~Nissan March Historical Compilation~"
    Nissan's commercial for its popular March car have used several Shibuya-kei-related songs over the years, including Kahimi Karie, a cover of Flipper's Guitar by Nakatsuka Takeshi, an original mid-90's song by Konishi Yasuharu, a cover sung by Harada Ikuko (Clammbon)...
    Posted on July 9, 2008 at 13:43
  20. TV soundtrack "seigi no mikata Original Soundtrack"
    Konishi Yasuharu is producing a brand new soundtrack for a TV comedy drama series, titled "seigi no mikata" (「正義の味方」, translates to something like "justice supporter"). The music features a lot of acoustic instruments recorded in studio, we're told! The program...
    Posted on July 5, 2008 at 13:17
  21. "Second Royal TV Vol.01 July 2008" (DVD)
    Kyoto club label Second Royal offers a first ever DVD! It contains over 70 minutes of... well, this and that. Some party scenes and some talk, and of course music! They warn not to expect too much, but at that...
    Posted on June 27, 2008 at 16:18
  22. Zonies live
    Zonies (ゾニーズ) is a new band led by Maezono Naoki, singer-songwriter who runs the Love Shop Record shop and also appeared on the latest columbia*readymade sampler compilation "uta to Guitar. Piano. kotoba." The other band members are Konishi Yasuharu on...
    Posted on May 30, 2008 at 14:58
  23. bice "kanaerarenai koi no tame ni"
    It has been 6 years since singer-songwriter bice's previous album, "let love be your destiny" (2002). Now she's back with a new album to be release on Konishi Yasuharu's columbia*readymade label. Make no mistake though, all songs were written (music/lyrics)...
    Posted on May 27, 2008 at 13:35
  24. Konishi Yasuharu × Tokiwa Hibiki "itsumo Record no koto bakari kangaeteiru hito no tame ni." (Book)
    His column book is just out, and here's another book from Konishi Yasuharu! This time it's not words, but 1500 record jackets selected by himself and designer Tokiwa Hibiki (TMVG), also an avid record collector. From rare records to ones...
    Posted on May 9, 2008 at 14:12
  25. Wada Akiko "Wada-ya"
    One more Wada Akiko release, this one is a collaboration album, with help from the likes of Konishi Yasuharu, Crazy Ken Band and Reggae Disco Rockers. Also included is the song "jōōbachi no Fugue", a song from the movie "3biki...
    Posted on April 4, 2008 at 14:49
  26. C-C-B "Romantic wa tomerarenai"
    80's band C-C-B, most famous for their hit song "Romantic ga tomaranai" (translates to "'Romantic' doesn't stop") and their falsetto voice drummer, is back this year with a new album! This is their first since 1988. It contains a new...
    Posted on April 4, 2008 at 10:13
  27. Music Jacket Gallery 2008 + Shindō Mitsuo "fukuwauchi" exhibition
    Entertainment Package Award presents a free exhibition of record jackets, currently touring other cities and stopping by Tokyo from April 9. Only in Tokyo is also shown a calligraphy exhibition by graphic designer Shindō Mitsuo (C.T.P.P), part of which will...
    Posted on April 2, 2008 at 13:37
  28. Wada Akiko "World Standard Wada Akiko -A Tatsuo Sunaga Live Mix-"
    Top club-jazz DJ Sunaga Tatsuo mixes Wada Akiko songs in his World Standard non-stop live mix fashion. A must! Released at the same time as collaboration album "Wada ke" featuring Konishi Yasuharu, Crazy Ken Band and Reggae Disco Rockers. Wada...
    Posted on March 18, 2008 at 16:33
  29. Various Artists "Wall of Sound Japan"
    Like Sudō Kaoru's "Tender Love" (1989), produced by Konishi Yasuharu, quite a bit of J-pop took inspiration from Phil Spector's "wall of sound" technique. This compilation offers us a selection featuring many essential artists such as Matsuda Seiko, Watanabe Marina,...
    Posted on February 21, 2008 at 14:20
  30. Ino Hidefumi "Ino Hidefumi Live Set" (DVD)
    Fender Rhodes player Ino Hidefumi's first live show in Tokyo (live report) is being released on DVD! The show was held last year on March 31, and featured Fujiwara Hiroshi (guitar, vocals) and Konishi Yasuharu (bass) as special guests, although...
    Posted on February 21, 2008 at 13:57
  31. Various Artists "uta to Guitar. Piano. kotoba."
    This new compilation from columbia*readymade is to be a sort of collection of "demo tapes", meaning simple arrangements with just guitar or piano maybe. "Music that people over 30 will truly enjoy", claims producer Konishi Yasuharu. About half of the...
    Posted on February 15, 2008 at 17:30
  32. Konishi Yasuharu "boku wa sanpo to zatsugaku ga suki datta." (Book)
    Readymade's Konishi Yasuharu (ex-Pizzicato Five) is not only a songwriter and producer, but also a writer. He contributes columns to lots of magazines and books, about music and any other topic. This new book collects his columns from 1993 to...
    Posted on February 13, 2008 at 13:12
  33. Readymade × Mary: 2008 Valentine's original CD set

    Posted on January 16, 2008 at 10:21
  34. columbia*readymade jazz-rock re-issues
    Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Columbia, Konishi Yasuharu offers us some rare 70's Japanese jazz-rock (as the genre is called) albums from Columbia Japan re-issued on CD (actually 9 out of 10 8 out of 9 are for the first...
    Posted on January 15, 2008 at 17:18
  35. Sudō Kaoru "Tender Love"
    Singer Sudō Kaoru's album "Tender Love" (1989) was produced by Konishi Yasuharu under the theme "what would the Spector Sound be like in the late 80's?" (referring to producer Phil Spector's technique also known as the "wall of sound", popularized...
    Posted on January 8, 2008 at 18:21
  36. Suzuki Keiichi, Higuchi Yasuo "CM Works On Associates Years"
    These two collections of rare TV commercial music are of interest! Suzuki Keiichi of the Moonriders has 2 jingles sung by Nomiya Maki (Shiseidō "Shower Cologne III" and Fujix "kimi wa Best Scene") and one by Harada Tomoyo (JA chokin...
    Posted on December 20, 2007 at 22:16
  37. Various Artists "What are you doing the rest of your life?"
    Konishi Yasuharu has made a special mix CD for Jet Set Records' Christmas campaign. The mix is made of nothing but drum-less songs, and includes narration by Konishi-san himself. The CD is free to shoppers who buy for ¥8000 at...
    Posted on December 3, 2007 at 11:28
  38. SMAP "Happy Happy SMAP"
    Konishi Yasuharu has produced a Christmas song for SMAP! This is their first new song this year, the first since the omnipresent "arigatō" single released a year ago. The 3'09" song will be sold at a low "thank you" (3...
    Posted on November 22, 2007 at 10:11
  39. Various Artists "Modal Jazz loves Disney"
    After Konishi Yasuharu a few years ago, it's Sunaga Tatsuo's turn to cover famous songs from Disney's collection! He's even called up his international friends such as Nicola Conte and The Five Corners Quintet, and also Readymade's Iwamura Manabu, to...
    Posted on November 20, 2007 at 17:18
  40. 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
  41. Americo presents attack service part.11 (Ban Hiroshi live)
    Ban Hiroshi (aka Ban-chan, Bambino), a rock'n'roller from Kyoto who has previously been released on Konishi Yasuharu's 524 Records, is to give a rare show in Tokyo this weekend! He will be accompanied by girl bands Americo and cottonioo (last...
    Posted on October 25, 2007 at 13:58
  42. akiko "a white album"
    Jazz vocalist akiko has a Christmas album coming up, produced by Konishi Yasuharu! Aside from an instrumental track written by akiko, titled "12gatsu 25nichi no asa." ("The morning of December 25"), all songs are covers of Christmas standards everyone knows....
    Posted on September 28, 2007 at 14:09
  43. Asia Engineer "Orion"
    Asia Engineer's next single will contain a song written/produced by Konishi Yasuharu and heavily sampling Kasagi Shizuko's "Tokyo Boogie Woogie" (written by Hattori Ryōichi). He seems quite hyped about it, so should we be! Asia Engineer "Orion" エイジアエンジニア 「Orion」 1....
    Posted on September 28, 2007 at 13:53
  44. Various Artists "AKSB ~kore ga Akishibu-kei da!~"
    There's a relatively new genre called Akishibu-kei, a mix of Shibuya-kei and Akiba-kei (the latter referring to cosplay idols singing in high-pitched voices over electro-pop), which is getting acknowledged by this compilation of anime songs from Victor's discography. Featured producers...
    Posted on July 31, 2007 at 15:35
  45. Kobayashi Emi "sukisukisu- 2007 ~kobaemi Rhythm~" (CD+DVD)
    Gravure idol Kobayashi Emi has a first single coming up, the song is a cover of "sukisukisu-" which Konishi Yasuharu had written for Hosokawa Fumie (famously big chested gravure idol)'s debut! A great cute pop track that's a lot of...
    Posted on July 30, 2007 at 11:43
  46. Asia Engineer "aa subarashiki hibi"
    4-MC rap group Asia Engineer's upcoming full-length album is set to make Readymade fans happy! Included are the new Konishi Yasuharu-produced song "Bikini", and also "The Happiest Day of Life" produced by Yoshida Tetsuto, and "Tokyo 24ji" produced by Iwamura...
    Posted on July 6, 2007 at 17:01
  47. Hayashi Miki "Idol ni naritai. / Muscat Coconut Banana Melon"
    Newcomer idol Hayashi Miki (aka "Miki-pon") (blog), an 18-year-old with a waist of 53cm selected from within 16217 girls, has a debut single coming up, the A-side "Idol ni naritai." ("I want to be an idol.") is words/music/arranged/produced by Konishi...
    Posted on June 25, 2007 at 10:55
  48. Wada Akiko "Golden Time"
    Wada Akiko has a new single coming up, for the song that was recently used in "Suntory DX Golden Dry" beer commercial. As a B-side is her song "ikiru" written by Konishi Yasuharu, in a new remix version by Hayashi...
    Posted on May 27, 2007 at 09:02

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