Discussion in '-off topic-' started by Kamijo, Sep 10, 2007.
LOL and he removed the "perversive" line XD
Hirasawa gets back to his roots as a damn hippie by contributing to a health magazine about acupuncture
His article is titled "Acupuncture and Me" XD
Completely random: Hirasawa's brother now has a Youtube channel so we can see what he looks like XD
I can see the resemblance
He was the videographer on some of the early P-MODEL videos, and did the sculptures for "Karkador", which he apparently still has and decorated his cafe with XD
Hirasawa's contributing his old song "Kinsei" to some silly sci-fi movie, "Utsukushii Hoshi". I guess the characters perform the song during the movie or something
This just in: Hirasawa is releasing a DVD of the combination solo/KAKU P-MODEL live he did in 2014 (???)
On sale Aprill 11!
DVD available for preorder now:
Have been listening to some of his stuff again, like Big Brother, Fu Ru Heh-heh, some Paprika stuff and random tracks. So diverse, so weird and still so good.
Especially Fu RU
>Fu LU haha
Speed tube and gipnoza <3
Finally got around to watching the new DVD tonight, and: well, it's another video of Hirasawa and that Ichigo guy standing still and playing their guiters XD Very similar to the "Parallel Kozak" DVD. Hirasawa is still using his mainstay "special instruments", the laser harp and the Tesla coil. The verdict - only pick this one up if there's a specific performance you want to hear - like the bonus track of "Snowblind"
And if anyone wants my opinion, the "Live Vistoron" rendition of "Fu-Ru-Heh-Heh-Heh" is still the best of them all XD
In other recent releases, Universal put out a DVD reissue of "BITMAP":
Hirasawa didn't mention it on his site so I didn't know about it till I stumbled on it via Amazon. Lots of extremely rare footage on here including early 80s videos and a live performance by Shun (!)
It seems like a fair amount of Hirasawa's back catalog is still owned by the major labels, but I've never really been clear on the details.
Hirasawa is apparently planning some sort of live series (places and times subject to change) in a couple weeks:
The 9th Mandala
To celebrate 90000 Twitter followers I don't know why he caaaares so much, but he seems to do a fair amount of Twitter hyping on his page.
Check out the new photo on there though
Hirasawa contributed some music to some computer game:
It sounds like it's just an old track from his major-label days, but no one seems to know exactly which.
New live material released as a download:
Ostensibly containing 8 live MP3 tracks, 5 live photos, and a live video clip.
But the overseas shop doesn't seem to have it up yet. People without Japanese addresses and whatnot will probably have to wait.
Get Hyped: another download pack announced, "The 6th Formant":
Haldyn Hotel - PHONON2555 version with double vocals and new guitar solo
Coyote - new recording and arrangement (!!)
shi no nai otoko - PHONON2550 version, edited, with new guitar solo
kaji o tore - half new recording (whatever that means) with new guitar solo and chorus vocals
denkou-yoku - half new recording, edited, new guitar solo
fuigo-fuki no otoko (BGM: Antimonesia)
Available on 12/21. The "Coyote" new version is the big news here, I don't know when the last time he played that classic was.
The live tracks from the previous post are available internationally now but I'm having trouble downloading it, the connection always seems to cut out
New KAKU P-MODEL live "Kai Equal Kai" coming up:
9/14 in Osaka, 11/16 in Tokyo.
Toshifumi Nakai, Hirasawa's graphic designer, is releasing a CD on TESLAKITE:
Apparently this Nakai has been doing graphics for The Man since 1993, but it's not clear exactly what for. He doesn't show up in the album credits I checked.
Seen on Twitter: Hirasawa tries vaping because it might be less harsh on his singing voice than smoking
Obviously I wish he'd quit altogether
Tickets to the Osaka "Kai Equal Kai" live in September are now on sale, if anyone's going to be in the area:
Oh man, oh man, new KAKU P-MODEL album announced
Called "KAI=KAI", same as the live series:
I listened to about 30 seconds of the samples just to "peek in" (more is available) and I can tell already this is going to be another encounter with genius.
Preorder's not available on the international shop yet, but if you order direct from Teslakite, you get a bonus 3-track karaoke CD.
From Twitter: MANDRAKE t-shirts are coming for some reason @_@
Wonder if we're going to get some more audio material from the archives - maybe he managed to dig up something that was previously lost?
KAI=KAI preorders are open (and yes, I'm allowed to multiple-post as much as I want because I'm in charge )
But I'm waiting to order because I signed up for the FC and my account hasn't been activated yet. Can't pass up that discount
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