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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Aira Mitsuki "Aira no kagaku CD"
Aira Mitsuki has a new CD being sold only at the "exciting bookstore" chain Village Vanguard throughout Japan. The title refers to "otona no kagaku" ("science for adults"), a magazine that always comes with a kit to build something, last...
Posted on June 17, 2009 at 21:01
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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