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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Please forgive me for not having uploaded the previous purchases, but once I get a better record player with a quality I'm satisfied with when it comes to uploading tracks I'll be able to upload everything at once. Except for the things that are already easy to find on the internet; such as Kaizou he no Yakudo, Sereregansu na Tanoshi Mi, the Mardigras flexi-disc, and Cioccolata's self-titled début which arrived with the last batch.

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  1. Congrats on the MARDIGRAS flexi! Really great song IMO. How is that MOMOYO featuring NUTS 12"? Always been curious about it.

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  2. Oh yeah, I've been eyeing that TUXEDO COOL record too ...it looks pretty neat, but is it any good? I've been too chicken to check it out unheard.

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    1. I haven't actually listened to any of them yet. My grandmother treated me to a nice dinner since it was my birthday two weeks ago, and due to snow I wasn't able to visit her earlier. The band is actually called THE UNLIMITED DREAM COMPANY. Featuring NUTS. (including capitalisation and punctuation.) But as you already know Momoyo did produce it, wrote half of the songs, plays all of the instruments and is listed as 'Star: Except Poly6 Pianica PLayer'. :P Obviously I don't know if that Tuxedo Cool record is good yet, but it does seem promising even if it is a tab bit camp. It has a nice fold-out poster with all three band members, tells you all the information about the members that you never particularly cared about: blood type, height, weight, age, what university they went to; that sort of thing. I like how on the back it says 'MENU OF THIS ALBUM' instead of the usual 'tracklist'. Their aesthetic style reminds me of Jullan and Urban Dance. The record I'm most exited about listening to is Ana ga Attara Detai(?) by Super Slump, which is one of the ones you didn't mention :( The record was produced by Super Slump & Akio Kasahara. Akio Kasahara also produced for Kidorikko, and I assume some of the other artists signed to Captain Records like Papaya Paranoia. I guess Demon Kogure was a fan of Super Slump since he has played with them live and also covered the title track of that record on his début solo album. You can watch them live here:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vDF9ljI3UE

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    2. Oh yeah, UNLIMITED DREAM COMPANY ...forgot the name, but I knew MOMOYO was involved somehow. C. Patera from Stalking Duppi recommended that album to me and I've always been curious about it since. Also: "Star: Except Poly6 Pianica Player" - hahaha!

      I also got that kinda JULLAN-esque vibe from the TUXEDO COOL cover; albeit with the cheese factor turned up a notch. I'd really love to know what you think of it once you've had the chance to hear it (btw. good to see that I'm not alone in blind buying stuff that looks sorta promising!).

      Hmm, I've heard a bit of both KIDORIKKO & SUPER SLUMP and haven't really felt either of them to be honest. But I suppose I should give them another chance. Also, I can't deny that SUPER SLUMP's DEVO-inspired flowerpot hats are pretty damn hot.

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    3. I'm actually listening to Tuxedo Cool right now; they're even cheesier than I first anticipated. This album was produced by Kinji Yoshino who has worked with various popular artists including: Happy End, Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Akiko Yano, Maki Asakawa, and Masato Minami, but whether Tuxedo Cool is better than any of those is (in my opinion) debatable. They also speak in Engrish quite often, "Nothing rearry matters," which I think adds to the fun-factor. I've uploaded the A Side for you (make sure to turn your volume up, and I hope you can excuse the pitiable sound quality):
      http://www.mediafire.com/?545it1pg0a8ksp7
      The password is 'tuxedo' without the apostrophes. I did record the B side but my computer buggered up; I lost the files and I'll have to record them again some other time.

      The credits on the back of Moth-Lah by TUDC.ft.N are quite odd as they say Katsuhiko Akiyama is the "Star: Poly6 Pianica Player" and as we all know Momoyo isn't, but it then says "All the instruments: Momoyo." So did Momoyo play the Poly6 Pianica, or didn't he?

      The hats that Super Slump wear honestly remind me more of spiralled car parks than flower pots. For some reason on the back cover two of the band members have bananas in their pockets, and the one sitting on a toilet with his pants down is holding a yellow flower. So I don't know, but maybe their hats are supposed to symbolise flower pots; it certainly makes more sense than car parks; especially with all the fruit and yellow flowers.

      What setup do you play your records on? I basically need a new everything including a phono preamp, but I've also found some new CDs that I'd like to buy. I really need to set my priorities straight.

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    4. Hi again! Sorry for the late reply.

      Thanks for the rip of TUXEDO COOL! Certainly plenty of cheese there to be sure ...kinda gets me thinking of some sort of frenetic mixture between VARIETE and POISON POP or something. Overall I'm feeling a bit ambivalent about TUXEDO COOL though - not sure if I really like 'em or not, haha! Guess I should give them a couple of more listens anyhow (oh, "Missing You" just came on and it's pretty sweet).

      Have you had a chance to give SUPER SLUMP and MOTH-LA a spin yet? Heh, looking at SUPER SLUMP's headgear now, they kinda look like plastic lighthouses or something ...I suppose god only knows exactly what they were going for.

      Oh man, my setup is just a big mish-mash of various junk. I've got a Numark TT-USB to play & rip records on, some sort of crappy Pioneer preamp and some speakers my brother donated to me. It a total shame actually, I should really get some more proper gear ...but somehow any hi-fi budget usually goes into buying more records instead, heh.

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    5. If I recall correctly, the B side of Tuxedo Cool is a actually quite a bit better than the A side.
      I have listened to Super Slump and Moth-Lah, and I did really like them, but I also hate listening to them because I feel like I'm not enjoying them as much as I should do due to the quality. All the more reasons why I'm an idiot for not buying a new setup, buying new records even though I shouldn't do, and not even having a job.
      (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ
      Thanks for describing your set-up for me, your uploads sound completely fine in my opinion, I'd be satisfied with quality like that; I'll probably have to find a job and work at a Build A Bear Factory if I want anything better.

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  3. Very nice collection of music you have on this blog. I'm very jealous of your (I assume,) extensive Japanese record collection.
    Are you still looking for Panta & Hal albums? I have 1980X, Crazy Thunder Road, TKO NIGHT LIGHT and Maracca. Also, Naked, Panta II, Pantax's World, Crystal Nahct, プラハからの手紙★Plus, 反逆の軌跡, 波紋の上の球体, 浚渫 and 走れ熱いなら.
    By Synthesizers you mean (Kera and) The Synthesizers? I have 15 Elephants.

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    1. I'm not looking for much of Panta's stuff anymore since I have TKO Night Light, Maracca, and Kristall Nacht, but if you could upload some of his other stuff (especially 1980X) I'd really, really appreciate it! And yes I was talking about Kera & the Synthesizers. I probably should have made that a bit clearer in my sidebar.
      Thanks for posting :)

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  4. I don't have a lot of time to upload albums but for now here is 1980X. Thanks for sharing your music. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53291668/1980X.zip

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    1. Thank you very much! :) Funnily enough I started listening to Maracca not long before I saw this post. You don't have to upload anymore stuff if you don't want to; I think I'll be satisfied with just 1980X for quite some time. Thanks again! Love you!

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