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Ai mo Kawarazu

by Celsius005 on July 16, 2007 · 1 comment · AddThis

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Title: Ai mo Kawarazu
Artist: Fujii Takashi
Release date: 2000.11.01
Product Code: ARCJ-152
Label: Antenos Record

Fujii Takashi is a celebrated icon who has spent years in Japan’s entertainment industry brandishing new acts, running gags and even making appearances in hit movies. While there is a certain light constantly shining down on his successful, comedic acting career, his tail occupation as a singer isn’t as well-known. It certainly gave a shock to Japan when Fujii made his debut as a singer in early 2000 with the single [Nanda Kanda], which was considerably successful in its own part. Later that same year, he would once again step down from his television performances to invest time releasing his second single [Ai mo Kawarazu].

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Kanon’s Sanctuary

by Celsius005 on April 5, 2007 · 5 comments · AddThis

Image from [Sanctuary] booklet
Title: Sanctuary
Artist: Kanon
Release date: 2006.12.06
Peak Position: #262
Product Code: SICL-153
Label: Sony Music Japan International

It’s been about a year and a half since Kanon’s [Primary Flowers], the first full Sony album which failed to chart. Since this fundamental display in 2005, Kanon completed work on a mini-album and three singles, all of which contains elements that eventually made their way into her most recent album to date [Sanctuary]. The second full album was released at the end of 2006 in December when preparations were in motion for her big scene at MIDEM 2007. Did this second album attempt make up for the dismal performance shown to us through [Primary Flowers]? Well, let’s just say it depends on how you look at it.

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Primary Flowers

by Celsius005 on March 17, 2007 · 6 comments · AddThis

Promotional image from [Primary Flowers] booklet
Title: Primary Flowers
Artist: Kanon
Release date: 2005.06.22
Product Code: SICL-110
Label: Sony Music Japan International

Almost a year after signing the contract with Sony Music Japan International in 2004, Kanon released her first full album [Primary Flowers] which, under various circumstances, failed to bring her true potential to light in the industrious year of 2005. Despite the dismal performance presented in the charts, Kanon remained true to her ‘New Age’ style and consequently gave an honest introduction of herself through the classical music offered in [Primary Flowers].

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by Celsius005 on February 13, 2007 · 27 comments · AddThis

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Stage Name: Kanon
Debut: July 2002
Age: 26
Birthdate: 9 March 1980
Birthplace: Tokyo Metropolitan Area
Zodiac: Pisces
Blood Type: O
Label: Sony Music Japan International

Kanon is a singer-songwriter born in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area in Japan. Her musical education overseas led her to develop a more western taste in music, which is evidently reflected in her music and composition style. Her debut in July of 2002 marked the beginning of what still is a colorful career and the revelation of an exceptionally unconventional genre in Japan – ‘New Age’.

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BUMP OF CHICKEN’s planetarium

by Celsius005 on February 4, 2007 · 5 comments · AddThis

planetarium promo picture
Title: planetarium
Release date: 2005.07.21
Peak Position: #4
Product Code: TFCC-89142
Label: Toy’s Factory

Prior to the release of the highly acclaimed double A-side single [supernova/karma] in 2005, BUMP OF CHICKEN announced their 10th single [planetarium] in the same year, which dazzled BOC veteran fans and grabbed the attention of many new ones. Well, well, it would appear that they’ve really outdone themselves (as expected!). Let’s take our first step inside this great planetarium to see the splendor of stars that have captivated fans for so long. Shall we?

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