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Bajune Tobeta "Tokyo Galaxy"
Following EP "Teddy Bear and Password", here's a brand new full-length album by producer Bajune Tobeta! This features an impressive line-up of guests including Nomiya Maki, FPM, Sakamoto Miu, Shing02, Arto Lindsay and bo en among others. Bajune Tobeta "Tokyo...
Posted on September 13, 2015 at 23:44. | Released on September 16, 2015
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
No Lie-Sense "First Suicide Note"
No Lie-Sense (official Facebook page) is a new unit formed of Suzuki Keiichi (Moonriders) and Kera (aka Keralino Sandorovich, of Kera & the Synthesizers, ex-Long Vacation, ex-Uchōten). Featured artists include Nomiya Maki (ex-Pizzicato Five), Sakamoto Miu, Ueno Yōko, Inuyama Inuko...
Posted on November 15, 2013 at 23:36. | Released on November 6, 2013
Various Artists "Getz/Gilberto + 50"
This year celebrates 50 years since the recording of Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto's "Getz/Gilberto" album (recorded in 1963 and released in 1964). Here is a tribute album produced by Itō Gorō (naomi & goro) covering all of the 10...
Posted on July 14, 2013 at 22:31. | Released on June 19, 2013
ShibusaShirazu "shibusai kayō taizen"
ShibusaShirazu, a big band that mixes various genres and uses all kinds of performances in their shows, has a cover album out earlier this month. Featured are various guest vocalists including Nagisa Yōko, Sakamoto Miu and Sandii. Songs include "Rydeen"...
Posted on November 18, 2012 at 10:26. | Released on November 7, 2012
mito, bassist of band clammbon, has a solo album coming next week. Featured are many guests including electronic artist agraph, pianist kotringo, and members of bands toe and Rovo. Plus, the album is mastered by Sunahara Yoshinori! Released at the...
Posted on May 15, 2011 at 01:26. | Released on May 18, 2011
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Tentenko "kiken na anata"
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...
Posted on January 14, 2018 at 13:09. | Released on January 17, 2018
Cherryboy Function "suggested function EP#4"
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...
Posted on January 13, 2018 at 12:17. | Released on January 10, 2018
Ryuichi Sakamoto "async - Remodels"
This month Ryuichi Sakamoto suddenly released a remix album of songs from his latest album "async". Included are remixes by close collaborators Cornelius, Alva Noto and Fennesz, as well as ARCA (co-producer of Björk's "Vulnicura"), Oneohtrix Point Never (who is...
Posted on December 31, 2017 at 13:50. | Released on December 13, 2017
Wednesday Campanella "Nippon Budokan kouen ~hakkaku uchuu~" (Blu-ray)
It's hard to believe that this is the first video release by Wednesday Campanella (aka suiyoubi no Campanella), known for their high-energy shows that have a good dose of surprise! This Blu-ray is of a live show held at famous...
Posted on July 31, 2017 at 23:16. | Released on July 26, 2017
Cornelius "Mellow Waves"
A brand new album by Cornelius (international site) is coming at the end of June! Announced a few months ago and preceded by the release of two 7" singles, here comes "Mellow Waves", the long awaited follow-up to "Sensuous" (2006)!...
Posted on June 10, 2017 at 23:34. | Released on June 28, 2017
"Godzilla Legend -- Music of Akira Ifukube" in New York
Text and photos by Nicholas D. Kent (Japanese Electronic Music) for Tokyo's Coolest Sound(Except where indicated) Correspondent Nicholas D. Kent went to the "Godzilla Legend" concert held recently in New York. Here's his report! "Godzilla Legend—Music of Akira Ifukube" April...
Posted on May 14, 2017 at 10:35.
Various Artists "Toy Chara Pop Collection Vol.1~3 Selected by DJ Fukutake"
DJ Fukutake, who selected the great "Yava-kayō" mix CD series, is back with this trio of compilations under a "Toy Character Pop" theme! Respectively subtitled "Hero & Hit", "Fancy & Kawaii" and "Video Game", each compilation is filled with Shōwa-era...
Posted on April 1, 2017 at 22:26. | Released on March 22, 2017
Ryuichi Sakamoto "async"
Sakamoto Ryūichi has a brand new album out now! While it is out today in Japan, "async" will be released in the rest of the world on April 28 on Milan Records. Also, a 2-LP vinyl edition is expected to...
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 10:00. | Released on March 29, 2017
Wednesday Campanella "Superman"
Wednesday Campanella (aka suiyoubi no Campanella) has a new album coming this week! "Superman" is the follow-up to album "UMA" (June 2016), and includes two songs from digital EP "Superkid" released last November. The physical album comes in CD and...
Posted on February 5, 2017 at 11:19. | Released on February 8, 2017
Record Store Day 2016
This year again Record Store Day is being held in Japan, this time on Saturday April 16! A lot of special and limited vinyl editions are being released on that very day, and at first only available in physical shops....
Posted on April 14, 2016 at 23:15. | Released on April 16, 2016
Cornelius "Constellations of Music"
Cornelius has a new collection of his recent works coming. At a first glance it seems to be part of the "CM" series (the previous was "CM4" in 2012), though this one is distinguished by bringing a good share of...
Posted on August 15, 2015 at 22:11. | Released on August 19, 2015
Yellow Magic Orchestra "No Nukes 2012" (CD), "Yellow Magic Orchestra Live In San Francisco 2011" (Blu-ray)
Yellow Magic Orchestra has released a live CD of another held at Makuhari Messe (Chiba) on July 7, 2012 part of an event headlined by Kraftwerk, and at the same time a Blu-ray edition of their San Francisco show held...
Posted on August 15, 2015 at 01:17. | Released on August 5, 2015
Various Artists "Yaba-kayo 3 Non-stop DJ Mix -The Ondo- Mixed by DJ Fukutake"
Here's a 3rd mix of DJ Fukutake's popular "Yava-kayō" series! This time the theme is "ondō" (Wikipedia), which is the type of traditional music that people of all ages dance along to at summer festivals (matsuri) throughout Japan. Ondō is...
Posted on July 4, 2015 at 23:44. | Released on July 8, 2015
Cornelius "'Ghost In The Shell Shin Gekijoban' O.S.T.", Sakamoto Maaya Cornelius "anata o tamotsu mono / mada ugoku"
Following "Ghost In The Shell Arise" (2013), once again Cornelius produced the soundtrack for sequel "Ghost In The Shell Shin Gekijōban" (official site, Wikipedia). A single for songs "anata o tamotsu mono" (opening theme of TV series "Ghost In The...
Posted on June 20, 2015 at 00:05. | Released on June 17, 2015
Record Store Day 2015
Here comes Record Store Day 2015, to be held this Saturday April 18! On that day, people go to record shops to buy vinyl records available exclusively in shops on that day. No pre-orders or even online sales, at least...
Posted on April 15, 2015 at 23:37. | Released on April 18, 2015
Hosono Haruomi "Hosono Haruomi x Sakamoto Ryuichi at EX Theater Roppongi 2013.12.21" (Blu-ray/DVD)
A live collaboration show of Hosono Haruomi and Sakamoto Ryūichi (both of Yellow Magic Orchestra) has been released on Blu-ray and DVD. The show was held on December 21, 2013 at EX Theater Roppongi, and featured appearances of Oyamada Keigo...
Posted on March 21, 2015 at 00:27. | Released on March 18, 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
Towa Tei "94-14", "94-14 Covers"
Towa Tei continues to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his solo career. Following remix collection "Towa Tei 94-14 Remix" released in July, here comes greatest hits album "94-14" and best covers album "94-14 Covers". The latter includes 6 brand new...
Posted on August 24, 2014 at 13:16. | Released on September 3, 2014
Buffalo Daughter "Konjac-tion"
Here comes a brand new original album by Buffalo Daughter, follow-up to "The Weapons of Math Destruction" (2010). The new album has a theme of "block party" and comes as a set of 2 CDs, one of the original new...
Posted on July 20, 2014 at 17:56. | Released on July 23, 2014
Various Artists "Techpri Tribute ~Techpri Happy Ever After~"
Sendai-based techno-pop idol group Techpri (English name "t.c.princess") was active from 2009 to 2013, produced by electro artist Tobeta Bajune, with their last show held part of TIF2013 (the annual Tokyo Idol Festival). This tribute album features mainly girl-fronted units...
Posted on May 24, 2014 at 12:44. | Released on May 21, 2014
Harada Tomoyo "noon moon"
Singer Harada Tomoyo has a new album coming, produced by Itō Gorō (naomi & goro). Along with new songs, a self-cover of Swedish pop song "Love" (written by Tore Johansson, from 1997 album "I could be free") is included. Sakamoto...
Posted on May 3, 2014 at 10:51. | Released on May 7, 2014
Sakamoto Ryuichi "Ryuichi Sakamoto | Playing the Orchestra 2013"
Sakamoto Ryūichi has released an album with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, as recorded during 3 concerts held in Tokyo and Osaka last May. It had been 16 years since his previous Japan tour with a full orchestra. The album includes...
Posted on January 3, 2014 at 17:56. | Released on December 11, 2013
Hosono Haruomi "Heavenly Music"
Hosono Haruomi (YMO) has a new solo vocal album out now! The album consists mainly of covers, including ones of Kraftwerk's "Radio Activity", The Carpenters' "Close to You" and Bob Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece". The album's main recording...
Posted on June 16, 2013 at 01:26. | Released on May 22, 2013
MimiCof (official Facebook page), the solo project of Berlin-based electronic artist Midori Hirano, has a 2nd album out now on Japanese label Progressive Form. Hear the album trailer clip below, and more samples at SoundCloud. Also check out first album...
Posted on December 23, 2012 at 12:08. | Released on December 15, 2012
Ryuichi Sakamoto "Three"
Sakamoto Ryuichi has a new album out now, together with his trio also featuring Jaques Morelenbaum (cello) and Judy Kang (violin). The album was recorded in Portugal following last year's European tour. It's his first album as a trio since...
Posted on October 24, 2012 at 23:34. | Released on October 17, 2012
Various Artists "Red Diamond ~Tribute to Yukihiro Takahashi~"
This is a tribute album to Yellow Magic Orchestra's Takahashi Yukihiro who celebrated his 60th anniversary last June 6. Included are new covers of Takahashi's songs from his whole career. O/S/T (Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius), Sunahara Yoshinori and Towa Tei) offers...
Posted on July 29, 2012 at 13:37. | Released on August 8, 2012
Fishmans+ "A Piece of Future"
Fishmans is a band that's been around for now over 20 years. After a long hiatus they came back at the beginning of 2011 under the name Fishmans+, and together with a vast number of collaborators they have made efforts...
Posted on July 15, 2012 at 18:53. | Released on July 11, 2012
Open Reel Ensemble "Open Reel Ensemble" (CD+DVD)
Open Reel Ensemble have been active on stage for several years, using USB-controlled open reel tape recorders to create a unique performance. Here's finally a first album, and it comes from Sakamoto Ryūichi's label commmons. A bunch of unexpected guests...
Posted on June 23, 2012 at 21:25. | Released on June 27, 2012
Various Artists "Happy Holidays! ~80's Pops Covers~"
This is a compilation of various covers of 80's hit Japanese pop songs, featuring Sakamoto Ryūichi with Minekawa Takako, Toki Asako, Yakushimaru Etsuko, Hitomitoi with Sokabe Keiichi, clammbon, Sebastian X, and more. Various Artists "Happy Holidays! ~80's Pops Covers~" 1....
Posted on March 26, 2012 at 21:53. | Released on March 21, 2012
Japan United with Music "All You Need Is Love" (CD+DVD)
Led by Sakamoto Ryūichi, this charity single covers The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" in an electronic arrangement, and featuring some 30 big names participating on vocals and production. Profits are said to be donated for children victims of...
Posted on February 1, 2012 at 22:59. | Released on March 7, 2012
Various Artists "Ryuichi Sakamoto Tribute"
Here's a tribute album to Sakamoto Ryūichi, produced by Tobeta Bajune and featuring plenty of great electronic artists such as Atom, MimiCof, DJ Yogurt and more. A cover of "dennōgiwa" also features Ōnuki Taeko. The album is released on Sakamoto's...
Posted on January 15, 2012 at 01:13. | Released on January 17, 2012
Prof. Sakamoto "Sakamoto kyōju no 8bit Juke Box"
Prof. Sakamoto (aka Sakamoto kyōju, a nickname that usually refers to Sakamoto Ryūichi but not in this case) is an 8-bit artist also known for being able to play just about any Famicom game theme on a synthesizer off the...
Posted on December 20, 2011 at 22:56. | Released on December 21, 2011
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
Sunaga t Experience "Choice"
Sunaga t Experience (the jazz unit produced by Sunaga Tatsuo) is back with a new album, this time backed by Billboard Japan part of a series of cover albums on its recently started Billboard Records label. The album features collaborations...
Posted on November 27, 2011 at 23:33. | Released on December 7, 2011
Sakamoto Ryuichi "Original Sound Track 'ichimei' Harakiri - death of a samurai"
Sakamoto Ryuichi has made a new soundtrack for upcoming samurai movie "ichimei" (director Miike Takashi) about to start in theaters on October 15. It had been about 4 years since his previous soundtrack, "Silk" (2007). Out at the same time...
Posted on October 9, 2011 at 19:41. | Released on October 12, 2011
yanokami "Bamboo Music" (Download)
yanokami, the unit of rei harakami and Yano Akiko, has a new song available for download. This is a cover of "Bamboo Music", a song from 1982 by Sakamoto Ryūichi and David Sylvian (hear the original on YouTube). rei harakami...
Posted on August 4, 2011 at 23:53. | Released on August 3, 2011
Yellow Magic Orchestra U.S. shows, with Cibo Matto, Buffalo Daughter, Towa Tei
Text, photos and videos by Nicholas D. Kent (Japanese Electronic Music) for Tokyo's Coolest Sound Two reports of Yellow Magic Orchestra shows held in California last month (June 26 at Hollywood Bowl, L.A., with Cibo Matto, Buffalo Daughter and Towa...
Posted on July 23, 2011 at 20:13.
This is the 2nd mini-album from Merpeoples, is an indie-pop band of 4 girls in their 20's formed in 2008. This release contains a cover of "i-ke-na-i Rouge Magic", a classic techno-kayō track by Imawano Kiyoshirō and Sakamoto Ryūichi. Watch...
Posted on June 14, 2011 at 00:12. | Released on April 13, 2011
sōtaiseiriron "tadashii sōtaiseiriron"
sōtaiseiriron have been around for 4 years and have released 3 albums. This new one features songs from the previous albums along with some brand new recordings, all revamped by many famous artists: Cornelius, Buffalo Daughter, Sakamoto Ryūichi, Ōtomo Yoshihide,...
Posted on April 25, 2011 at 23:22. | Released on April 27, 2011
Various Artists "Christmas Songs"
Here's another Christmas compilation, coming from commmons, made up of all previously unreleased Christmas tracks by a fascinating line-up of artists. Featured are all three of YMO, Minekawa Takako, Tokumaru Shūgo, Harada Tomoyo, kotringo, naomi & goro, Sean O'Hagan (The...
Posted on November 10, 2010 at 22:55. | Released on November 17, 2010
Yakushimaru Etsuko "Cosmos vs Alien"
Yakushimaru Etsuko (of Sōtaiseiriron) has a new solo single, of which title song "Cosmos vs Alien" is being used for the opening of anime series "Arakawa Under The Bridge 2". The single comes with 2 more new songs, all written...
Posted on November 8, 2010 at 23:21. | Released on November 17, 2010
Ōnuki Taeko & Sakamoto Ryūichi "UTAU"
A new album by Ōnuki Taeko and Sakamoto Ryūichi, their first collaboration album in 13 years! This features mainly songs by Sakamoto with Ōnuki's vocals, and comes in two editions, one with a bonus instrumental CD. Official page at commmons...
Posted on November 6, 2010 at 00:16. | Released on November 10, 2010
frenesi (MySpace) is back again this year with a new album titled "Märchen" (in Japanese "Meruhen"), follow-up to last year's wonderful "Cupra"! This new album, subtitled "Computer no namida." ("Computer tears"), contains a cover of Cosmic Invention's "Computer obaachan" (1981),...
Posted on September 5, 2010 at 21:10. | Released on September 15, 2010
Sweet Jam Style "Shibuya-kei Bossa"
Bossa nova cover project Sweet Jam Style's first release is a collection of Shibuya-kei classics. Included are hit songs by Pizzicato Five, Cornelius, Kahimi Karie, Original Love, Flipper's Guitar and Ozawa Kenji. The album features various female vocalists, and is...
Posted on July 20, 2010 at 22:10. | Released on July 21, 2010
Atom™ & Masaki Sakamoto "Alien Symphony"
Atom™ (aka Atom Heart) joins pianist/neurologist Masaki Sakamoto for a first original album titled "Alien Symphony" out now in Japan. Guest vocalists include Koshi Miharu. Also available on iTunes is a special album of remixed tracks from the album: Atom™...
Posted on May 19, 2010 at 22:01. | Released on May 19, 2010
Various Artists "commmons: schola vol.5 Yukihiro Takahashi & Haruomi Hosono Selections: Drums & Bass"
Sakamoto Ryūichi's label commmons has a series of compilations coming with a book, called "schola". The series started with 3 installments of classical music, but vol.4 brought jazz, and now vol.5 invites the two other YMO members Takahashi Yukihiro and...
Posted on May 5, 2010 at 09:12. | Released on April 21, 2010
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
naomi & goro "Bossa Nova Songbook 2"
Bossa nova duo naomi & goro bring us a 2nd cover album, again on Sakamoto Ryūichi's label commmons. Included are famous songs by the likes of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Marcos Valle and Caetano Veloso. Cellist Jaques Morelenbaum, famous for his...
Posted on July 5, 2009 at 18:59. | Released on July 8, 2009
Towa Tei "middle and mellow of TOWA TEI"
Here comes a greatest hits collection of Towa Tei selected by editor-in-chief of magazine Barfout! Towa Tei "middle and mellow of TOWA TEI" 1. Let Me Know (from "Let Me Know" single) 2. Technova-Opaz Flying High Remix Ver.3 (from "Future...
Posted on May 18, 2009 at 22:28.
This 3rd album of Cornelius' remix works focuses on the part of his career between and around the albums "Point" and "Sensuous". Also released at the same time is a 2-DVD set of a live show plus TV footage, "Ultimate...
Posted on March 5, 2009 at 21:43. | Released on May 13, 2009
HASYMO "the city of light / tokyo town pages"
HASYMO, the recent unit of Sakamoto Ryūichi, Hosono Haruomi and Takahashi Yukihiro (all three formerly YMO = Yellow Magic Orchestra), has a new single coming up. Included are "the city of light", the theme song of News23, and "tokyo town...
Posted on July 22, 2008 at 15:38. | Released on August 6, 2008
tron: Hosaka Akane live
Electronic artist Hosaka Akane's album "Niko Niko Denki Muzic" is just out, and she will be performing at this nice event that will also serve as release party! Also playing will be San Franciso-based Christopher Willits (who has done a...
Posted on June 11, 2008 at 15:28. | Released on June 14, 2008
Takahashi Yukihiro (Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sketch Show) and art director Shindō Mitsuo (Contemporary Production) present this summer festival where can be caught pupa (Takahashi's new all-star unit), HASYMO, Suzuki Keiichi (Moonriders), Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Bonnie Pink, NRT320 (Shindō Mitsuo's...
Posted on May 8, 2008 at 13:56. | Released on August 10, 2008
Various Artists "Happy Holidays! by commmons"
Sakamoto Ryūichi's label commmons brings us a compilation of calm songs, acoustic and then some, selected from its growing catalog. Included are songs with Minekawa Takako, Kahimi Karie, and lots more. This is a special label sampler sold only at...
Posted on March 19, 2008 at 15:09. | Released on April 16, 2008
Sakamoto Ryūichi + Takatani Shirō "LIFE - fluid, invisible, inaudible ..." (DVD)
"LIFE - fluid, invisible, inaudible ...", a multimedia installation by musician Sakamoto Ryūichi and visual artist Takatani Shirō (Dumb Type), has been exhibited last year at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media and Tokyo's NTT ICC in 2007. Now...
Posted on March 18, 2008 at 15:05. | Released on May 28, 2008
naomi & goro "Bossa Nova Songbook 1"
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of bossa nova, guitar/vocal duo naomi & goro offers us this cover album of songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joan Gilberto. It's a first release for them on commmons, and Sakamoto Ryūichi even lends his...
Posted on March 18, 2008 at 14:41. | Released on May 28, 2008
HASYMO "HAS/YMO" (DVD)
The three members of Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sakamoto Ryūichi, Hosono Haruomi and Takahashi Yukihiro, got back on stage together last year as HASYMO (HAS = Human Audio Sponge) for the time of a special charity concert, held at Pacifico Yokohama...
Posted on February 27, 2008 at 15:19. | Released on March 12, 2008
"'Death Note × Death Note the Last name × L change the WorLd' Original Soundtrack Triple Club Re-mix"
This remix album of music from the three films inspired from the "Death Note" manga (Wikipedia) will feature Iwamura Manabu, Akakage, Fukutomi Yukihiro, Jazztronik, Ken Ishii, DJ Maar (Dexpistols) and more. Official release page with some audio samples Original Soundtrack...
Posted on February 13, 2008 at 14:06. | Released on February 27, 2008
Various Artists "Hosono Haruomi Strange Song Book - Tribute to Haruomi Hosono 2" (2 CDs+DVD)
Following the "Hosono Haruomi Tribute Album" out last year, comes a second one! This one is a 2-CD set featuring Buffalo Daughter, Sakamoto Ryūichi, Sakamoto Miu, Ōnuki Taeko, Suzuki Keiichi (Moonriders), Sheena & The Rokkets, Kicell, and overseas artists such...
Posted on November 16, 2007 at 10:40. | Released on January 23, 2008
Various Artists "Holy 8bit Night"
Indies chip-tune label VORC brings us a Christmas compilation of well-known Christmas pop songs remixed in 8-bit style by Japanese and international artists. There will be a release party on December 16 at Shibuya amate-raxi. Entrance is ¥2500, or ¥2000...
Posted on November 9, 2007 at 16:30. | Released on November 7, 2007
Original soundtrack "Silk (Soie)", "Tony Takitani"
Sakamoto Ryūichi has two new soundtracks coming up this December! First, he did the music for the film "Silk (Soie)" (2007), a collaboration between Canada, Japan and Italy directed by Canadian François Girard. This is his first movie since the...
Posted on October 17, 2007 at 15:24. | Released on December 12, 2007
Various Artists "nihon no uta: dai1shū"
Sakamoto Ryūichi's label commmons brings us this collection of Japanese traditional or regional songs interpreted by artists such as Cornelius, Kahimi Karie, Yann Tomita, Sakamoto Ryūichi + Nakatani Miki, ...
Posted on August 21, 2007 at 17:53. | Released on October 24, 2007
Various Artists "Lingkaran For Baby"
LOHAS magazine Lingkaran has put together a collection of nursury rhymes sung by a bunch of like-minded artists. The line-up includes Nomiya Maki, Toki Asako, Chocolat & Akito, Furukawa Miki, Yano Akiko & Sakamoto Miu, Cano Caoli, Yukawa Shione, and...
Posted on August 21, 2007 at 17:30. | Released on September 26, 2007
kuchiroro "Golden Love"
kuchiroro's new album will feature a guest appearance by Halcali! Also being that they're now released on the Sakamoto Ryūichi's label commmons, it might be time for me to check them out. kuchiroro "Golden Love" 口ロロ 「Golden Love」 1. Golden...
Posted on July 31, 2007 at 15:40. | Released on August 22, 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
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
Various Artists "Tribute to David Bowie"
Japanese artists pay tribute to David Bowie in this compilation featuring Nomiya Maki, Fukutomi Yukihiro feat. Arichika Masumi (T.V. Jesus), Sakamoto Miu, Coldfeet, Nona Reeves, and more. Various Artists "Tribute to David Bowie" 1. Nomiya Maki / Fame 2. The...
Posted on February 8, 2007 at 16:25. | Released on March 21, 2007
my charm #11 (Book+CD)
Girl-oriented small book series my charm (you might think of it as a small irregular magazine) has an 11th issue coming which will include a CD full of songs by great indie artists such as Aprils, Hazel Nuts Chocolate, melting...
Posted on February 2, 2007 at 17:04. | Released on March 14, 2007
100+8 Sexy Girls From V.S.O.O.P./bonnō Girls "i·ke·na·i Rouge Magic" (CD+DVD)
... and you thought Morning Musume were too many? A new unit called bonnō Girls features no less than 108 girls! Their first single is a cover of the Shiseidō commercial song "i-ke-na-i Rouge Magic" written by by Imawano Kiyoshirō...
Posted on September 12, 2005 at 22:33. | Released on October 8, 2005
Tei Towa "Flash"
Tei Towa's new album will be here in April! The album will feature a bunch of guest artists such as Sakamoto Ryūichi, Nomiya Maki, Tycoon To$h (Nakanishi Toshio (Plastics, [Water] Melon,...)), Buffalo Daughter, Arto Lindsay, Moritaka Chisato, Kylie Minogue, Byron...
Posted on January 14, 2005 at 13:15. | Released on April 2, 2005
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
Fantastic Plastic Machine "Sound Concierge" #501 and Annex
A third series of mix CDs by Tanaka Tomoyuki aka Fantastic Plastic Machine has been announced. The formula is same as before, one lounge CD and one house CD. Update 1/6: This time, one of the two CDs seems to...
Posted on November 12, 2004 at 13:12. | Released on February 23, 2005
m-flo "Astromantic Charm School" (CCCD)
Following their recent album "Astromantic" featuring Nomiya Maki, Crazy Ken Band, Sakamoto Ryūichi, Black Bottom Brass Band, and many other J-Pop artists, m-flo will release a remix album including remixes by Halfby, Comoesta Yaegashi, FreeTEMPO, Kenji Jammer, Tomita Lab, and...
Posted on July 12, 2004 at 16:01. | Released on September 15, 2004
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