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VALSHE new mini album out on Aug 22nd.

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Konjou, Kenran ni Tsuki (limited edition cover)
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Singer VALSHE is releasing her fifth mini-album on August 22nd! Titled Konjou, Kenran ni Tsuki, the album contains her 11th single “Gekijou-gata Cafuné” among 7 total tracks. The first track appears to be instrumental. Most of the lyrics are written by the artist, and some of the music is composed by her as well. The album’s cover is appropriately flashy, suiting its title.

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Saturday, July 28th, 2018 Release news 1 Comment

tact new mini-album “Retrace” out on Aug 29.

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Retrace (album cover)
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Indie punk/alt rock band tact is releasing their second mini-album on August 29th! Titled Retrace, the release contains 5 total tracks.

The band has released audio previews to two songs on YouTube.

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Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 Release news 1 Comment

Sasaki Rico releasing debut album “Mabuta no Ura ni Utsuru Mono”!

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Mabuta no Ura ni Utsuru Mono
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Seiyuu and singer Sasaki Rico is releasing her first album on August 22nd! The album is titled Mabuta no Ura ni Utsuru Mono, and will contain 14 total tracks, most of which have not been released on CD before. Many of the songs on this release are being used as tie-ups to games, anime, and TV dramas. Sasaki Rico previously went by the moniker Rico and released 2 singles on the Teichiku label, which will not be included on this album.

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Saturday, July 21st, 2018 Release news 1 Comment

Alfakyun new cover album “rootage / alpha” out on August 15!

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rootage / alpha (album covers: type A (LEFT), type B (RIGHT))
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Vocaloid cover singer-turned-pro Alfakyun is releasing a new album on August 15th! Titled rootage / alpha, the release comes in 2 editions with differing jacket art. The album will contain 16 total songs, all covers of Vocaloid songs by popular composers.

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Thursday, July 19th, 2018 Release news No Comments

Masahiro “Godspeed” Aoki releasing instrumental album “The Game Changer” on August 8.

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The Game Changer (album cover)
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Composer and guitarist Masahiro “Godspeed” Aoki is releasing a new album next month! The album is titled The Game Changer and contains 11 songs composed and arranged by Aoki, selected from works he wrote for various video games including Gitadora (a Konami game known as “GuitarFreaks” to English speakers), Lost in Harmony, and CHUNITHM. All songs are instrumental pieces featuring Aoki’s technical guitar work.

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Monday, July 16th, 2018 Release news 1 Comment

Sakihi Miyu first album “First Bloom” out on August 8!

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Singer and stage performer Sakihi Miyu is releasing her first album on August 8th! The stage actress who recently retired from the Takarazuka Revue has been performing on tour at concert halls. The album First Bloom contains recordings from her orchestral concert performance on May 13 at the Maihama Amphitheater.

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Hamada Mari new album “Gracia” out on Aug 1st!

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Gracia (regular edition cover)
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Hamada Mari, one of the Japanese queens of hard rock, is releasing a new album on August 1st! Gracia means “grace” in Spanish. The album will contain 11 original tracks. A music clip to “Black Rain” has been posted to the YouTube channel of the singer’s label, Victor Entertainment and can be previewed below the track list.

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Leola mini-album “LOVE, LIFE & LAUGHTER” out on Aug 1st!

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Love, Life & Laughter (limited edition cover)
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Singer-songwriter Leola is releasing her new mini-album LOVE, LIFE & LAUGHTER at the beginning of next month! This is Leola’s first mini-album and will contain 5 tracks total, all new songs.

The album will be released in 2 editions with different cover art: a limited edition which includes a DVD, and a regular CD-only edition. The DVD of the limited edition will contain the music video and making-of video to the song “Sunshine & Happiness.” The regular CD-only edition will contain a bonus track of a remixed song.

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Sunday, July 15th, 2018 Release news 1 Comment

Anly new album “LOOP” out on July 25th!

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LOOP (album cover)
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Singer-songwriter Anly is releasing her new album on the 25th! Titled LOOP, the album appears to make ample use of looping, whereby a short recurring segment of music is recorded on the spot, and played over and over again, with multiple recorded layers forming the background of the song. LOOP will contain 12 tracks, several of which Anly has performed live.

Clips are available on YouTube for previewing the live versions of these songs; scroll down below the track list to watch.

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Monday, July 2nd, 2018 Release news 1 Comment

Sakamoto Shogo first album “FLUFFY HOPE” out on July 25th.

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FLUFFY HOPE (album cover)
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Singer-songwriter and actor Sakamoto Shogo is releasing his first album in July! Titled Fluffy Hope, the album will contain all of his singles which have been released on CD or digitally amongst 10 total tracks.

FLUFFY HOPE will be released in 2 editions: a limited edition with a bonus DVD, and regular CD-only edition. The DVD will contain the music video to “Natsu no Venus” and other making-of footage.

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