Tokyo Jihen Live Tour 2011 Discovery (set-lists)

Instead of making a new post for every day of the Discovery tour, I decided to just keep updating this one.
Remember that you won't find any recordings here, just the set-lists.

Live Tour 2011 Discovery

For those of us who just couldn't attend any of the concerts from the Discovery tour, let's enjoy the set-lists!


Shiina Ringo - "Carnation" tracklist revealed

Just a few days before the opening concert of the Discovery Tour, there has been a lot of information coming out regarding Shiina Ringo and her solo music projects.
This time it seems the cover for "Carnation" has been revealed, along with the tracklist.

Release Date: 2011.11.02
01 - カーネーション (Carnation)
02 - 私の愛するひと (Watashi no Aisuru Hito)
03 - 人生は思い通り (Jinsei wa Omoidoori)

Track 2 translates to "The One I Love" and track 3 translates to "Life as I Wish".
Is it just me or does November seem very very far away?


Yet Another Solo Ringo Single

After collaborating in many projects as a music director/collaborator, Shiina Ringo is once again involved in another project. The ballet documentary "今日と明日の間で" (Kyou to Asu no Aida de) starring dancer/actor 首藤康之 (Yasuyuki Shuto), will have the english titled track "Between Today and Tomorrow" as its theme song, which is the exact translation of the japanese title. Altough it seems it was the english name who appeared first.

Similarly to what happened with the Sakuran movie, she will work with Saitou Neko again in what seems to be an instrumental only piece. Ringo will play the piano herself. Altough we're left unsure if this will have a vocal version as well, or even if there will actually be more tracks.

I'm not exactly sure, but from what I can gather the documentary will be an autobiography of Yasuyuki Shuto himself, directed by 小林潤子 (Kobayashi Junko). I'll probably try to add more information after more research, but what you really need to know is that it's set to be released in January 17, 2012.

This certainly seems to bring more hope for a new solo album, along with the 3-track single "Carnation" which has its release date settled for November 2nd. We're talking about 4 solo tracks already!


CS Channel

A (little bit) random post about CS Channel, Tokyo Jihen's new PV collection DVD/Blu-Ray coming later this month.

Release Date: 2011.09.21
01 - 能動的三分間 (Noudouteki Sanpunkan)
02 - 勝ち戦 (Kachiikusa)
03 - 空が鳴っている (Sora ga Natteiru)
04 - 新しい文明開化 (Atarashii Bunmeikaika)
05 - 女の子は誰でも (Onna no Ko wa Daredemo)
06 - 天国へようこそ Tokyo Bay Ver. CS Edit (Tengoku he Yokouso)
07 - ハンサム過ぎて (Handsome Sugite)

I was looking at the official promo site for CS Channel and decided to grab all the meanings for CS from the background image, which is this one:

Cheeky Smile
Citizen Ship
City State
Civilized Sounds
Clear Spectrum
Click Stop
Clip Session
Climax Scene
Cloudy Sky
Code SOS
Common Sense
Communications Satellite
Company Sixth-Sense
Compulsory School
Contemporary Songs
Cool Summer
Crazy Spectacle
Critical Sound
Curious Saturday
Customer Satisfaction

New ones found in the DVD:

Caviar's Stocks
Ceiling Speed
Chaos Sequence
Chemical Shoes
Chime Swells
Classy Stereography
Clear Spectrum
Comedy Show
Command S
Commercialize Stories
Computer Signal
Curry Spice

I wonder who came up with all these names. Maybe each member gave their inputs? Some of them sound very Ringo-ish, while others sound like they came from some of the male members. Who knows.


Tokyo Jihen - 2010.11.06 - EMI ROCKS

Considering there's a new EMI ROCKS festival announced for February 19, 2012, here's what we have of the first one, where Tokyo Jihen performed.

BS Fuji broadcasted a 2 hour program covering the festival, but only included 2 or 3 performances for each artist, which left us with "OSCA", "FOUL" and "Killer Tune". However, it doesn't seem the performances were much different from the ones found in the Ultra C Tour earlier that year (altough Ringo sounds a bit drunk which is cool), so we're probably not missing out much. Except for the fact that they performed two songs from "Daihakken", which we haven't heard live anywhere yet: "Tengoku he Yokouso" and "Dopamint!". Hopefully one day I'll get the complete setlist.

EMI ROCKS was a one day festival at Saitama Super Arena to celebrate EMI's 50th anniversary, with around 10 of their biggest rock bands performing, including Acidman, Tomoyasu Hotei, Miyavi, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, Base Ball Bear and others. But apparently the fun doesn't stop there, because there's another EMI ROCKS planned and we still don't know if Tokyo Jihen will make an appearance, but I say it's very likely.

Venue: Saitama Super Arena
Date: 2010.11.06
01 - 天国へようこそ (Tengoku he Yokouso)
02 - OSCA
03 - FOUL
04 - ドーパミント! (Dopamint!)
05 - キラーチューン (Killer Tune)
06 - 能動的三分間 (Noudouteki Sanpunkan)
07 - 透明人間 (Toumei Nigen)
08 - 勝ち戦 (Kachiikusa)

Only the bolded tracks are available.

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Bootleg Updated

Just wanted to let you know I've updated the FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL '04 bootleg, which now contains the whole show. Listen to the audience recording of the complete 15 songs setlist here.