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  • ' 1 ' LP and
  • 'Kokiriko Bushi' 7" vinyl
  • April 21, 2018 OUT
  • # Record Store Day
第一集
  • 1
    LP
  • HRLP116
    JPY3,240
  • Side A
  • Antagata Dokosa
  • Hotarukoi
  • I've been working on the railroad
  • Londonderry Air
  • Side B
  • Machibouke
  • Mogamigawa Funauta
  • Anomachi Konomachi
  • Kagome Kagome
こきりこ節 7inch
  • Kokiriko Bushi /
    Kokiriko Bushi Dub Mix 7" vinyl
  • HR7S087
    JPY1,620
  • Side A
  • Kokiriko Bushi
  • Side B
  • Kokiriko Bushi Dub Mix
遊山
  • Yusan
  • DDCB-12251
    JPY1,944
  • 1. I've been working on the railroad
  • 2. Mogamigawa Funauta
  • 3. Antagata Dokosa
  • 4. Mari to Tonosama
  • 5. Tsukinu Kaisha
  • 6. Akatonbo
色あはせ
  • IroAwase
  • DDCB-12252
    JPY2,500
  • 1. Hotarukoi
    2. Machibouke
  • 3. Satoukibi Batake - Umi
  • 4. Kagome Kagome
    5. Takibi
  • 6. Shabon Dama
  • 7. Anomachi Konomachi
  • 8. Kokiriko Bushi
    9. Yashi no Mi
  • 10. Londonderry Air

Hiraita Hiraita

This music video is for Kiwokuza’s “Hiraita Hiraita.” (The flower opened) Kiwokuza is a group that reworks and performs Japanese nursery rhymes and folk songs. “What flower opened, a lotus flower opened.” These are words sung in an old Japanese children’s song “The flower opened.” It is known as a play song, where children join hands and form a circle. In unison with the lyrics “it opened” and “it closed,” the children spread their arms to form a big circle, and move in close to form a small circle, like a flower closing.

Kantaro, The North Wind Kid

This music video is for Kiwokuza’s “Kitakaze Kozō no Kantarō.” (Kantaro the North-Wind Kid)
Kiwokuza is a group that reworks and performs Japanese nursery rhymes and folk songs.“Kitakaze Kozō no Kantarō” is well known as a winter song for children.The video was shot in the Tomioka Silk Mill in Gunma prefecture, Japan. The mill is the origin of modern industry in Japan and was registered as a World Heritage site in 2014.

Yusan

“Kiwokuza” transformed Japanese nursery rhymes into totally different types of genre of music and sent a new wave to their previous album “IroAwase.”
Here is the CD Trailor of their ambitious 2nd album “Yusan” featuring the total of 6 tracks and their further progress.

Both John McEntire (Tortoise), famous for Post-rock movement in Chicago, and Seigen Ono worked for this album again continuously. Their new album features better quality than their previous album. Also, by having Suguru Kamesaka ( Gt. / TsuchiYaniBond) and other musicians as supporters, it helped to add more tastes that remind of German Rock and beat-programming. A liner note by Naruyoshi Kikuchi also comes with it, and he has been checking Kiwokuza’s remarkable musicianship from before.

On November 8th, 2017, the memorable high-quality 2nd album and rare “IroAwase” will be released on the same day.

IroAwase

CD Trailor with total of 10 tracks from “IroAwase” - the debut album by “Kiwokuza,” the widely popular band that plays Japanese nursery rhymes and folk songs.

Their debut album “IroAwase” was released at only few CD shops in 2015 all of a sudden. Talented musicians including John McEntire (Tortoise), famous for Post-rock movement in Chicago, and Seigen Ono involved and helped making their debut album. Japanese nursery rhymes including “Kagome Kagome” and “Hotaru Koi” are on the track, and these tracks transformed into City pop and Post-rock styles. Even though this album was not distributed nationwide and only few people knew about it, it was highly reviewed by many people such as Naruyoshi Kikuchi (musician), Yukihiko Tsutsumi (TV & Film director), and Kukikodan (band).

Along with the release of a mini-album “ Yusan” in 2017, “IroAwase” is also going to be released officially. Both albums feature high-quality of musical sense, playing technique, and sound, and they are going to be released simultaneously.