23Apr/140

Koshi Inaba LIVE 2014 ~en-ball~ Tour Logo Revealed!

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Tobias in News

The tour logo for Koshi Inaba's tour in support of his upcoming solo album 「Singing Bird」has been revealed. The tour titled Koshi Inaba LIVE 2014 ~en-ball~ starts on June 5th, 2014 at the Shinagawa Stellar Ball . The tour runs through June 20th, 2014 with 10 shows at the same venue.

22Apr/140

Koshi Inaba Digital Exclusive Single 「Stay Free」Out Now!!

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Tobias in News

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Hit the road with Koshi in his new digital exclusive single 「Stay Free」!The song will also be part of Koshi's upcoming album 「Singing Bird」which is set to be released on May 21st, 2014. You can buy it on iTunes Japan and other Japanese digital music sites such as mora and Musing. As with the previous two digital single releases, the music video to the song is available on B'z official YouTube channel!

21Apr/140

B’z Donates Proceeds of Selling Charity Bracelets

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Tobias in News

The band has today announced that 15,900,000 Yen have been collected by selling charity bracelets during last year's 25th anniversary tour B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-. The proceeds will be donated to SAVE THE CHILDREN JAPAN, an organization which helps children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The band will continue to support children in need who have been affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

21Apr/141

[UPDATE] Koshi Inaba New Album「Singing Bird」5/21 Out!!

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Tobias in News

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After a 4 year hiatus, Koshi has today announced that his new solo album 「Singing Bird」will be released on May 21st, 2014. The album is not, as we feared, going to be a digital-only release, coming in a regular CD and a limited CD+DVD edition. It includes the previously released digital singles「Nensho」and「Nakinagara」as well as the tie-up song 「oh my love」, which is featured in Olympus' latest line of commercials. The overall album consists of 12 tracks which portrait a very distinct world that Koshi has created for his listeners.

The limited edition comes with a DVD which contains the music videos to 「Nensho」, 「Nakinagara」, 「oh my love」 and 「Stay Free」.

[UPDATE 4/21]: Cover & track order revealed!
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NEW ALBUM「Singing Bird」

01. Jimmy no Asa
02. oh my love (featured in Olympus' commercials)
03. Cross Creek
04. Golden Road
05. Nakinagara
06. Stay Free
07. Bicycle Girl
08. Kodoku no Susume
09. Tomo Yo
10. photograph
11. Route 53
12. Nensho

Release: 2014/05/21
Price(CD): 3,024 Yen (tax included)
Price(CD+DVD): 3,780 Yen (tax included)

21Apr/140

「Rain」TV Commercial On Air

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Tobias in News

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19Apr/141

「New Horizon」TV Commercial On Air

Posted on April 19, 2014 by Tobias in News

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18Apr/148

「New Horizon」Special Campaign Announced

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Tobias in News

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As the release of Tak Matsumoto's upcoming new solo album 「New Horizon」draws near, details for the previously announced special campaign to tie in with the release have been announced. Every copy of 「New Horizon」will come with a special card that will allow you to take part in a drawing to win one of 300「New Horizon」limited edition vinyl LPs!!

Details on how to participate in the lucky draw will be printed on the card that comes with the CD. We will update you once we get our copy!

16Apr/140

Tak Matsumoto LIVE 2014 -New Horizon- Tour Logo Revealed

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Tobias in News

The tour logo for Tak Matsumoto's solo tour in support of his upcoming album 「New Horizon」has been revealed. The logo is consistent with the art we see on New Horizon's cover: It contains the shape of a Gibson Firebird. And that's because Tak had Gibson build him a custom Gibson Firebird prototype which he used (among other guitars) for the production of the album. We may see a Tak Matsumoto Gibson Firebird model in the future.

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14Apr/143

Tak Matsumoto’s 「New Horizon」in the Media

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Tobias in News
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Tak Matsumoto with one of his new prototype guitar models: A Gibson Firebird. (Cover of JAZZ JAPAN)

Select music magazines will cover Tak Matsumoto's upcoming album「New Horizon」in the coming days/weeks. In particular, Tak will be on the cover of the upcoming issue of JAZZ JAPAN, Player and Guitar Magazine. In addition, these magazines contain an interview regarding Tak Matsumoto's new solo album.

Furthermore, Tak Matsumoto will make guest appearances on select radio shows to promote and talk about his new album. You can find more information below.

Magazines

Magazine Release date Contents
WHAT's IN? April 14th Interview
JAZZ JAPAN April 21st Cover & Interview
GiGS April 26th Interview
Player May 2nd Cover & Interview
YOUNG GUITAR May 10th Interview
Guitar Magazine May 13th Cover & Interview
Jazz Life May 14th Interview

Radio shows

<Tokyo Area>
Radio station Time (JST) Additional information
TOKYO FM『Dear Friends』
http://www.tfm.co.jp/dear/
April 21st 11:00~11:30 All stations part of the Japan FM Network
J-WAVE「BEAT PLANET」(During the show)
『BEHIND THE MELODY~FM KAMEDA』
http://www.j-wave.co.jp/original/beatplanet/
April 23rd 13:00~13:10
April 24th 13:00~13:10
Will appear two days in a row
bayfm『with you』
http://web.bayfm.jp/with/
April 30th 13:00~15:50 Will appear at around 14:00

 

<Nagoya Area>
Radio station Time (JST) Additional information
FM AICHI『FM AICHI 807 EX STATION』
http://fma.co.jp/pc/program/exstation/
April 30th 15:00~18:55 Will just leave a comment
ZIP-FM『BEAUTIFUL LOUNGE』
http://zip-fm.co.jp/program/beautiful_lounge/
May 3rd 19:00~23:00

 

<Osaka Area>
Radio station Time (JST) Additional information
FM802『TACTY IN THE MORNING』
http://funky802.com/tacty/
April 28th 7:00~11:00
FM OSAKA『LOVE FLAP』
http://fmosaka.net/flap/
April 28th 13:00~16:00 Will just leave a comment
FM COCOLO『PACIFIC OASIS』
http://cocolo.jp/service/homepage/index/1110
April 30th 11:00~14:00
May 1st 11:00~14:00
Will appear two days in a row
FM802『SUPER J-HITS RADIO』
http://funky802.com/sjr/
May 4th 19:00~22:00
28Mar/143

Koshi Inaba “Nakinagara” Music Video Subtitled

Posted on March 28, 2014 by Jd- in Translations

Click here to view the full romanized, kanji, and English lyrics

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