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Anyway... Osawa announced 2 compilations at the beginning of this month. Lemme give y'all the deets.
"SOFA DISCO", the first official mix CD from Shinichi Osawa and Masatoshi Uemura's DJ unit, OFF THE ROCKER, releases on February 13th.
OFF THE ROCKER presents SOFA DISCO
￥2,520 (tax included) avex trax AVCD-38555
"SHINICHI OSAWA'S WORKS 2008-2012" which compiles Shinichi Osawa's productions, remixes, collaborations, and works under pseudonyms, releases on February 13th.
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「SHINICHI OSAWA'S WORKS 2008-2012」
2CD Set ¥3,990 (tax-included) rhythm zone RZCD-59311～2
Source: Shinichi Osawa Official Site
Translation: yours truly
IDGAF if I have roughly half of the songs from that 2CD collection- those other songs are a pain in the ass to find. That said, I am disappoint that "Physical" wasn't included. OH HEY THEY COME OUT THIS WEEK
click for larger, I love her shoes~
1. Good day Sunshine
2. Mysterious Zone
3. Try Again!
4. ハッピーバースデイ (Happy Birthday)
6. ソプラノレイン (Soprano Rain)
7. 心の瞳 (Kokoro no Hitomi; cover of Sakamoto Kyu)
Preorder links: HMV *comes with bonus stickers*, CDJapan
She released Good day Sunshine all the way back in May this year, and on December 8 she released Mysterious Zone as another digital download! SAWA self-produced tracks 1, 4, 5, and 6. Jazzin'park worked on Mysterious Zone and Toshihiko Nishibe produced the title track.
Special thanks to PlanetSAWA who always posts the latest news on SAWA despite her long period of inactivity.
The tracklist is:
3. Good day Sunshine
4. Try Again!
Just as a sidenote, when I met her last December, I asked if 'Mysterious Zone' was going to be on her next release, and she said "uh... no?". And now, there it is! That's some SAWA mind tricks I pulled there.
I'm really digging her sound and I love her style. Can't wait for what the EP has to offer! Check out her official website/mini-album info here.
lmao @ some of these titles ("LIPCRAP"...), but I love the cover! Here's hoping we'll be able to listen to it within the next century.
Aural Vampire's official website was renewed with an all-new profile, saying they're no longer a "new-wave" band but a "digi-rock" one. They have 4 new members: Wu-CHY (Bass), Higuchuuhei (Guitar), ZEN (Keyboards) and IZU (Drum).
The new-formatted AV--no longer on Avex but Yottabyte Records--are releasing their new single Soloween, the PV of which you can view below (it was animated by RAVEMAN himself):
To be honest, I think Aural Vampire were perfect as-is, with Kerguelen Vortex being an amazing release...however, the new song doesn't sound much different than the AV we already know, so time will tell if the "new" Aural Vampire will be a big change-up.
There's no official word on what it is, exactly, but Tower Records' preorder page has the most information. It's a 3-track single and all of the songs are Halloween related.
This is fantastic and I'm super excited considering how good Kerguelen was. Shockingly (?) enough, they're not releasing it on Avex but an indies label (not self-published, however, like Kerguelen was). As to why AV are no longer releasing things on Avex remains a mystery.