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Negicco "mujun, hajimemashita."
Negicco has a new single out now! The title song was written by singer-songwriter Sakai Yū, with lyrics by Toki Asako, and arranged by connie (Negicco's producer) and NEGiBAND. Check out the charming clip below that features many guests! The...
Posted on April 11, 2016 at 22:34. | Released on March 29, 2016
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Various Artists "yoru no Minoru Phone Hour", "Tokuma Dance Party", "ozashiki Japan" compiled by Konishi Yasuharu
Here's a wonderful trio of compilations selected by Konishi Yasuharu! He picks up some of the best songs from the catalog of label Tokuma Japan (named Minoru Phone in its early days), now celebrating its 50th anniversary. Plus, each CD...
Posted on March 11, 2015 at 00:10. | Released on March 25, 2015
"Frenesi school: The legendary end-of-business ceremony"
Text and photos by Patrick Benny for Tokyo's Coolest Sound The last show I saw in 2014 was Frenesi, and it was a very special one. In November Frenesi announced that she would put a stop (though maybe temporary) to...
Posted on January 4, 2015 at 00:34.
Crazy Ken Band "World Standard Crazy Ken Band ~A Tatsuo Sunaga Live Mix~", "Diggin' Crazy Ken Band mixed by Muro", "Nakayoshi 2011" (DVD)
3 releases coming at the same time from Crazy Ken Band! This time we get 2 mix albums, respectively by Sunaga Tatsuo and Muro, and also a live DVD. The DVD has 2 discs, mainly from a show held at...
Posted on September 11, 2012 at 23:40. | Released on September 12, 2012
Various Artists "We 'hub' music! Vol. 01-04" (Download)
Just about a year ago was held the first "We 'hub' music!" event organized by Yasuda Toshiyuki. Since then the series has seen 4 events, where the artist always acts as a "hub" inviting others from different genres and scenes,...
Posted on December 1, 2011 at 20:55. | Released on November 23, 2011
coltemonikha "coltemonikha Best" (CD+DVD)
coltemonikha, the unit of fashion designer Kate Sakai (blog) produced by Nakata Yasutaka (capsule, Perfume), has a new CD coming this December. This is actually a compilation of all songs from the two previously released great mini-albums (with the exception...
Posted on November 7, 2011 at 22:30. | Released on December 14, 2011
Sakai Masaaki & Crazy Ken Band "sonna koto iwanai de"
Crazy Ken Band's latest single is a duet with Sakai Masaaki, who used to sing in GS band The Spiders, lately better known as a TV personality. Included is a cover of "Mack the Knife", a song from The Threepenny...
Posted on October 7, 2011 at 00:03. | Released on September 14, 2011
Rhymester "Flashback, natsu."
Hip-hop unit Rhymester has a new mini-album that comes as a collection of summer-themed tracks. Included are collaborations with Crazy Ken Band's guitarist Onose Masao and pianist singer-songwriter Sakai Yū (the latter who appeared on compilation "utau Piano danshi"), and...
Posted on July 24, 2011 at 00:59. | Released on July 27, 2011
Various Artists "utau Piano danshi"
Here's a first compilation on Delicatessen Recordings, the label of Nakatsuka Takeshi. The title translates to "singing piano guys", and indeed features male singer-songwriters, a few of the songs mainly just piano and vocals while over half is more band-...
Posted on December 7, 2010 at 23:10. | Released on December 8, 2010
Various Artists "To b. by agnès b. - Red Lipstick Remix"
Japan exclusive girls brand To b. by agnès b. is releasing this compilation album featuring both Japanese and French artists. Included are previously released tracks by Kahimi Karie and Tokumaru Shūgo among many others. Various Artists "To b. by agnès...
Posted on October 3, 2010 at 02:29. | Released on October 6, 2010
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. | Released on August 4, 2010
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 "Rock For Baby"
Following "Lingkaran for Baby", here comes a rock cover compilation also targeted at babies, and their parents. I'm especially interested in Sakai Shūko's "Computer obaachan" (see "Yellow Magic Kayōkyoku") performed by Polysics, and also Noko Inoko's "Yasetan to Korontan" (see...
Posted on October 22, 2007 at 22:15. | Released on October 17, 2007
Various Artists "The Remixies Viva! Paul Mauriat"
Easy listening will meet the techno dance floor with this Paul Mauriat remix album soon to be released, featuring remixes by Ishino Takkyū (Denki Groove) and friends! Various Artists "The Remixies Viva! Paul Mauriat" オムニバス 「ザ・リミキシーズ ビバ！ポール・モーリア」 1. El Bimbo...
Posted on October 1, 2007 at 16:33. | Released on October 31, 2007
coltemonikha "coltemonikha 2"
coltemönikha, the unit of fashion designer Kate Sakai (of brand Colkinikha) and capsule's Nakata Yasutaka, brings us an unexpected 2nd mini-album! coltemonikha "coltemonikha 2" 1. Preparation 2. Domino 3. Darkness Rabbit 4. kanimoteruko 5. Sleeping Girl 6. Scene Killer 7....
Posted on August 14, 2007 at 00:57. | Released on September 26, 2007
Various Artists "popular music ~Tsutsumi Kyōhei Tribute~"
Active since 41 years ago, Japan's #1 pop songwriter Tsutsumi Kyōhei with a biography of over 3000 songs having together sold over 75,480,000 copies to this day! This is a first tribute album where young artists cover his hit songs....
Posted on June 13, 2007 at 15:49. | Released on July 11, 2007
Rocketman "The Sound of Musique"
Not even one year after release of the great "Love, sea & music" (one of my most-played albums in 2006) already comes a brand new album from Rocketman (aka Fukawa Ryō). This time he suggests a yet more club/house sound...
Posted on March 26, 2007 at 10:27. | Released on May 9, 2007
Various Artists "Hattori Ryōichi seitan 100 shūnen kinen Album: Hattori Jazz & Jive"
Konishi Yasuharu selects works by composer Hattori Ryōichi (1907-1993), in celebration of his 100th birth anniversary. Art direction and liner notes also by Konishi-san. Various Artists "Hattori Ryōichi seitan 100 shūnen kinen Album: Hattori Jazz & Jive" オムニバス 「服部良一生誕100周年記念アルバム: ハットリ・ジャズ...
Posted on November 29, 2006 at 14:07. | Released on January 24, 2007
Rocketman "Love, sea & music"
Rocketman, aka comedian Fukawa Ryō, is back in music with a 3rd album under the monicker. His first two albums were produced by Konishi Yasuharu, and this one keeps a Readymade connection by involving Konishi-san's programmer Yoshida Tetsuto! Also co-producing...
Posted on June 6, 2006 at 11:22. | Released on August 2, 2006
Fashion designer Kate Sakai ("Kate" read in English, or Keito) of brand Colkinikha teams up with capsule's Nakata Yasutaka for this first mini-album of new unit coltemönikha (a mix of "contemode" and "colkinikha"). Samples at contemode's news page (click "詳細"...
Posted on April 10, 2006 at 10:52. | Released on May 17, 2006
Various Artists "Yellow Magic kayōkyoku" & "Techno Magic kayōkyoku"
Two interesting compilations of 80's techno-pop/kayō, certainly containing a lot of gems, will be released in February at a relatively low price. The first compilation has 3 CDs and consists of only songs written/produced by Yellow Magic Orchestra members (Sakamoto...
Posted on December 7, 2004 at 17:54. | Released on February 23, 2005
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