UNDER CODE PRODUCTION has announced that, in collaboration with SHOXX, it will release its 10th anniversary memorial last omnibus, High Style Paradox 2003~2013. The mail-order-limited omnibus will be released in March, and will feature all significant bands (32 in total) signed to UNDER CODE PRODUCTION throughout its 10 years of activity.
Those who purchase the omnibus before February 28th will receive a special 24 month calendar.
Because the omnibus is mail-order-limited through SHOXX, it will not be available to overseas customers via usual means. However, I organize a group order as soon as I find a viable shopping service—expect a separate with details.
I really don't want to start a flame war or some kind of long debate on the subject, but Eiji (the leader/vocalist/songwriter for both キボウ屋本舗(kibouya honpo) and 秘密結社コドモA (himitsu kessha codomo a)) just posted this on his blog, and I really felt like this is something fans of his/theirs should definitely read.
September 08, 2008 00:47 Reasoning in today's world
Toketsu Kuma has recently been receiving many e-mails recently that apparently, my previous bands are releasing CDs?
Weeeeell... I had no idea. Did the other members?
I understand that it's just business and many different things happen for different reasons, but I just wish someone would've let me know. I know it's the past, but since this is our flesh and blood, I'm angry, and also sad.
I really just wanted to say that sanbun and Toketsu Kuma records didn't have a thing to do with this. I'm sorry.
*notes: Toketsu kuma is eiji's own label he formed after kibouya's disbanding, and sanbun is the abbreviation for サンドイッチで１２０分？, eiji's current band/project with takken.
I know there's probably some little translation errors, but those are the basic ideas.
The main reason for posting this is that, since both of these are re-releases, many people buy under the ideal of "supporting the artist", and I feel like it should be known that in this instance, you're only supporting the label, not the artist.
① Brand X has posted news of a few new UNDER CODE releases. The three releases are alternate versions of old best-of compilations, but they are unique in that they are being sold by WORLD TEMPTATION ENTERTAINMENT. That is the same company that sold KISAKI's solo album The Solitude Songs, which means that these new releases will similarly be distributed "worldwide."
秘密結社コドモA (Himitsu Kessha Codomo A) - 青春記憶装置 ～世界発信豪華盤～ (Seishun Kiokusouchi ~Sekai Hasshin Goukaban~) 2008-11-05; 3,675 yen; Best Album + DVD; WTCD-10535 (Sold by: WORLD TEMPTATION ENTERTAINMENT)
CD 01. MY上へ (MY Way)
CD 02. サヨナラ星とボウイ (SAYONARA Hoshi to BOY)
CD 03. さらば世界 (Saraba Sekai)
CD 04. 幽霊ジョニー (Yuurei JOHNNY)
CD 05. ジョージジェットセンチメンタル (GEORGE JETSON SENTIMENTAL)
CD 06. 今夜全てに絶望を (Konya Subete ni Zetsubou)
CD 07. 人間ララバイ (Ningen LULLABY)
CD 08. 劣等行進曲 (Rettou Koushinkyoku)
CD 09. 怪人ぐるぐる男奇譚 (Kaijin Guruguru Otoko Kitan)
CD 10. さくら手帳 (Sakura Techou)
DVD 01. 劣等行進曲 (Rettou Koushinkyoku) PV
DVD 02. さらば世界 (Saraba Sekai) PV
DVD 03. さくら手帳 (Sakura Techou) PV
DVD 04. MY上へ (MY Way) LIVE CLIP
DVD 05. ビンゾコメガネ (BINZOKOMEGANE) LIVE CLIP
DVD 06. 赤裸々カモンベイビー (Sekirara COME ON BABY) LIVE CLIP
DVD 07. 怪人ぐるぐる男奇譚 (Kaijin Guruguru Otoko Kitan) LIVE CLIP
DVD 08. 劣等行進曲 (Rettou Koushinkyoku) LIVE CLIP
SIVA - Time in wish 2008-11-26; 3,675 yen; Best Album + DVD; WTCD-10544 (Sold by: WORLD TEMPTATION ENTERTAINMENT)
CD 01. RIOT
CD 02. isolation
CD 03. No thank you.
CD 04. Ash
CD 05. 妖艶 (Youen)
CD 06. 煉獄 (Rengoku)
CD 07. olive
CD 08. new born=kills newly
CD 09. the back bottom
CD 10. fiction
CD 11. concealment
CD 12. sense
CD 13. Mafia
CD 14. Brave
DVD 01. RIOT PV
DVD 02. Brave PV
Looks like Kibouya Honpo is giving us one last farewell present! It's recently been announced that UNDERCODE PRODUCTION will be selling DVD's of their last two performances (Feb 10/11). More information below!
① Himitsu Kessha Codomo A (秘密結社コドモA) is back! With six members! I don't know why! Anyways, they've got new costumes, six members, and two new releases. Pretty awesome. Check behind the cut for information about the releases and a link to the new costumes.
Himitsu Kessha Codomo A (秘密結社コドモA) - 希望遊戯 (Kibou Yuugi) -A Type- 2007-04-25; 3,150 yen; UCCD-126A CD 01. Unpublished new song CD 02. Unpublished new song CD 03. Unpublished new song CD 04. Unpublished new song DVD 01. Hansei Shimaseu (反省しませう) PV 希望遊戯 (Kibou Yuugi) -B Type- 2007-04-25; 2,625 yen; UCCD-126B 01. Unpublished new song 02. Unpublished new song 03. Unpublished new song 04. Unpublished new song 05. Unpublished new song (Bonus Track)
Well, you can add two more CDs to the growing "UC shit to buy" list. Yeah, I know what you're thinking; "What?! Is 12012 releasing another 500 type single?!" No! These releases kind of took me off guard. Anyways:
JUN (Phantasmagoria) SOLO WORKS will release 「attic」 on March 7th. The CD will have three instrumental tracks, all done by JUN (obviously) and will sell for the standard 1,575. Yo.
Bloody-clown and 放課後倶楽部 [Houkago Kurabu] will release a coupling CD entitled Figure 4 Leg Rock on March 7th. Now, if you're like me, right about now you're thinking "What the fuck is a bloody 4 leg rock?" Well, if you've been stalking the HOLIDAY blogs you already know about it. Bloody-clown is a "special band" made up of 戮 [Riku] of Phantasmagoria and フライパン [Frypan] of Pumpkin Head. 放課後倶楽部 [Houkago Kurabu] is comprised of エイジ [Eiji] of Codomo A and 天野鳶丸 [Amano Tonbimaru] of Guruguru Eigakan. God this is taking a long time to write. Anyways, the CD will have four tracks, will be 2,310 Y and uh, God only knows what it'll sound like. Probably something like the screams of a baby as it's eaten by an alligator. Check it out.
Oh, and 12012 will release their 80th live DVD on February 21st. This one's called XII PARTY. This one 'll be about 100 minutes, and will cost 6,930. But hey, small price to pay to see Miyawaki sweat excessively. Why are you so angly?
Last but not least, as reported by Visual Shinbun (and 100 other places, because they're just that important), 纏 [Matoi] and 伊織 [Iori] are leaving Phantasmagoria. Sucks.
Ok, I've gotten way behind on the release news (these like, stealth releases keep getting announced, so there's A LOT). So, here's kind of a quick overview:
KISAKI project feat.樹威 [KISAKI PROJECT feat.Jui]:
枯想Kousou; January 10th, 2007; CD+DVD; CD features 4 tracks, DVD features 1 PV 回顧録 ～第一章～ (Retake Version) (仮)Kaikoroku ~Dai Ichi Shou~ (Retake Version); February 14th, 2007; CD; Remake of KISAKI PROJECT's first CD, 回顧録 ～第一章～ Kaikoroku ~Dai Ichi Shou~; Features 3 cover songs, and 1 original song; Title subject to change
abase; January 24th, 2007; CD; Features 3 songs quadrangle; February 21st, 2007; CD; Features 3 songs
秘密結社コドモA [Himitsu Kessha Codomo A]:
ウノウ式UNOU Shiki; January 24th, 2007; CD+CD; Features 20~22 songs; 2-Disc best memorial album; Each disc features 1 new track サノウ式SANOU Shiki; February 21st, 2007; DVD; Recording of their 12/18 one-man; About 120 minutes long; Features live + offshoot
Schwardix Marvally ～天空への物語～Schwardix Marvally ~Tenkuu he no Monogatari~; January 1st, 2007; CD; Memorial album; Features 7 (?) tracks
※ 回顧録 ～第一章～ (Retake Version) and Schwardix Marvally ～天空への物語～ are joint projects of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION and [kapparecords].
Other quick, important notes: 1 - 秘密結社コドモA's [Himitsu Kessha Codomo A] bassist will be quitting music, but the band will be continuing; 2 - Pashya's vocalist will be leaving the band, but they already have a replacement lined up, and the band will be continuing; 3 - ダリ [Dali] is still amazing. OK. There seems to be a flood of news lately, and I just can't keep up! (I know, I know, I'm horrible) Sorry!
秘密結社コドモA (Himitsu Kessha Codomo A) just announced a pair of releases for November 29th. They will release a 7-track mini-album [青春記憶装置] (Seishun Kiokusouchi, Youth's Hard Drive (I guess? I like my translation XD;)) and a 120-minute live DVD, [青春放送] (Seishun Housou, Youth Broadcast). Brand X info is here and here. I haven't seen anything else (third stage, grass thread, undercode, etc) about it, though.
There will be delays in the releases of the following photo postcard collections. There isn't a reason given, but the new release dates will be posted soon:
●Omnibus 「PLEASURE of DESTRUCTION -BOOK-1&2」 ●KISAKI with Maru(bis)「ARTISTIC in BLACK 6」 ●JUN & Iori(Phantasmagoria)「Hebi Ichigo "picture"FILM」 ●Riku＆Matoi (Phanatasmagoria)「ReMake a Individuality」 ●Himitsu Kessha Codomo A「Codomo Style～Me no mae no boku wa dare desu ka？～」 ●KISAKI with Satsuki (Rentrer en Soi)「ARTISTIC in BLACK 7」 ●Vidoll 「Not yet titled 1&2」 ●Jui (Vidoll) 「Not yet titled」 ●Rame(Vidoll) 「Not yet titled」
The following will be released as planned: ●KISAKI with Shoujo Lolita 23q 「ARTISTIC in BLACK 4」 2006,4.25 ●KISAKI with Karen「emotional graduation」(Karen CD Included) 2006,4.25 ●KISAKI with Guruguru Eigakan「ARTISTIC in BLACK 5」2006,5.25 ●Miyawaki Wataru (12012)「GARNET STAR」2006,5.25 ●12012「deracine」 2006,5.25
Yep, even more news from the good people over at UNDER CODE! KISAKI has announced the cast for the fourth book of the ARISTIC in BLACK series. For those of you that have somehow forgotten, ARTISTIC in BLACK is a series of coupling photobooks which will be released at the rate of one per month, for twelve months. Anyways, it seems that this time, KISAKI is teaming up with a very popular oshare band! Speaking of photobooks, Himitsu Kessha Codomo A has announced that they will finally release one of their own! They've also announced a--get ready for this--PV DVD, along with a new maxi-single! Codmo lovers rejoice! They've been releasing a lot lately, but who can complain? Here's the info:
[Photobook] 「ARTISTIC in BLACK 4」 (2006/04/25) Features: KISAKI × Shoujo-Loliita-23Ku
[Photobook] 「CODOMO STYLE~Menomae no Bokuha Dare Desuka?~」 (2006/06/25) Features: Thirty Codomo A photos
[CD] 「Jinsei GAME」 (2006/07/19) Features: Three new tracks
UNDER CODE News → As you all know, 2005 has been a great year for UNDER CODE PRODUCTION (and a horrible year for our wallets). Well, it looks as if 2006 will be an even better year for UNDER CODE, and several releases have already been announced. Please check out the list, as all of UC's artists have several releases planned (Some of which haven't been announced until today). (To clarify, 12012, 秘密結社コドモA, カレン, KISAKI, 音鬼, -Phantasmagoria-, and ヴィドール are all on this list)
12012 has two albums planned, both of which will be released on February 01st. The first of these is a best album called not obtain+1, and will contain 10 tracks. One track will be a completely new song, while the rest of the tracks will be rare-ish songs from their live only CDs and various omnibus CDs. The second album will be called PLAY DOLLs, and will contain 10 completely new songs. There will be two versions--A type and B type (KISAKI's such a sneaky bastard isn't he!). The A type will contain a PV for a song from the album called "icy~cold city~." The B type of the album will come with a CD with one more new track. More information as it comes.
秘密結社コドモA (Himitsu Kessha Codomo A) will be releasing three mini-albums, along with a bonus CD that can be obtained when you buy all three. The first album will be called 再放送+予告盤 (Saihousou+Yokokuban) and will contain five tracks. It will be released on December 07th. The second and third album will both be released on January 25th of next year, and will contain five new songs each. Their titles will be オトコノ個 (Otokonoko) and オンナノ故 (Onnanoyue). Buying all three mini-albums will entitle you to a special present of some sort, which hasn't been decided on yet.
カレン (Karen) has the most release planned at this point. Later this year, on December 14th they will release a DVD entitled mellow~創の旋律~ (mellow~Sou no Senritsu~). No other details about it are available yet. They will release three CDs in the first two months of 2006. The first will be a best album entitled primary song memorial~奏の旋律~ (primary song memorial~Sou no Senritsu), and will have a release date of January 18th. The second will also be a best best album, and it's title will be primary song memorial~想の旋律~ (primary song memorial~Sou no Senritsu~). It seems that カレン is playing word games with the titles of the albums and DVD, but someone who knows Japanese will have to figure out what they're trying to say. After releasing the two albums, they plan to give away a CD at live shows on four dates. Those dates are February 19th, 21st, 26th, and 27th. The CD will be entitled プラウド (Puraudo) and will most likely contain only one track.
KISAKI is next jump on the release-bandwagon, and seems to really have a love for photobooks. His first collection of photos comes out on October 19th of this year, and will be named a basement Melody 2.... It will include 30 full color photos (and 60 pages in total), and a free CD with one unspecified track (a new KISAKI PROJECT song perhaps?). Apparently, he already knows it's going to be a hit (the UNDER CODE site seems to suggest that demand for the book has been huge), and has already announced his second photobook, which will be called a basement Melody 3.... It will be released on December 15th of this year, and will come with a bonus DVD of the making of the photobook. (And no, as far as I know there has never been a a basement Melody 1...)
音鬼 (OTO-ONI) has only one CD planned this month, and it was released a few days ago. It's official release date is October 12th, and is entitled 哭 (Koku). It contains four new tracks. This is good news for 音鬼 fans, as they hadn't released anything in quite a while.
-Phantasmagoria- has several releases planned (which isn't surprising) and are taking advantage of all the forms of media available to them. First they're releasing a single on October 19th (the same day as KISAKI's first photobook) which will be called 未完成とギルト (Mikansei to Guilt). It will contain only two tracks, but will come in two versions; A type and B type. The A type single will include a bonus DVD with a "MEMORIAL LIVE CLIP" of their tour "TOUR#2「NEO ARK」." The B type will also include a bonus DVD, but this version will have a "MEMORIAL LIVE CLIP" of their tour "2nd concept TOUR「NEO ARK」." After that, Their PV DVDs must be selling really well, because they already have a third one planned! The new PV DVD will be named 幻影像III~for degradation crowd~ (GeneizouIII~for degradation crowd~). It will be released on December 14th, and will come with an eight page booklet. The DVD continues their tradition of releasing two PVs at a time; one will be for "NEVER REBELLION," and the other for "未完成とギルト" (Mikansei to Guilt). The very next day, on December 15th, they'll release their own photobook called 幻影グラフティー I (Genei Grafitti I). Like KISAKI's photobooks, this one will contain 30 pages of full color photos, and 60 pages in total. The number on the name seems to imply that -Phantasmagoria- anticipates making another photobook, so keep your eyes out for news of that as well.
ヴィドール (Vidoll) is last but certainly not least on this list. First they're planning to release a maxi-single, which has a street date of October 26th. It will have the strange title of Chocoripeyes, and will include only two tracks. Then ヴィドール will be joining KISAKI and -Phantasmagoria- and releasing their own photobook on December 15th. Like the other two photobooks coming out that day, it will contain 30 full color photos and 60 pages extra, but will also come with a free CD of some sort! The title of the photobook will be Back of 『AI』lids. Then will be the first UNDER CODE band to release a CD in 2006. On January 01st their new five track mini-album called Deathmate will be released. In keeping with the recent trend, it will come in to versions; A type and B type. Each type will sport a different jacket, as well as a different bonus DVD. The A type will include the PV for their recent single "シャットダウン," (Shutdown) and the B type will include the PV for their upcoming single "Chocoripeyes." When both versions of the mini-album are purchased, a special present DVD will be included, which will contain a making of clip of "シャットダウン" (Shutdown). According to the UNDER CODE site, the mini-album is being released in celebration of ヴィドール's upcoming one man tour "TOUR 2006-「Reload to living doll」."
Omnibus albums are also planned for release. First is SHOCK WAVE CD the SELECT, which is the next installment of the famous omnibus series. It will contain some of the best tracks of the series, and will features songs from 12012, カレン (Karen), -Phantasmagoria-, and ヴィドール (Vidoll). The omnibus will be released on October 25th. Then UNDER CODE will release the next installment of its omnibus series, "High Style Paradox." The new CD will be entitled High Style Paradox SPECIAL ~RARE TRACKS COLLECTIONS~. It will be released on November 09th, and will contain around fourteen to fifteen tracks total. The UNDER CODE website describes it as a second press of "High Style Paradox IV~re acceleration~" with a different jacket and "rare tracks" from KISAKI's favorite bands. So far ネガ (Nega) and Zephyr are the only non-UNDER CODE bands that are known to be on the CD, but expect more information on the actual tracklist soon.
ダリ and Pasyha haven't announced any upcoming releases yet. I suspect they'll announce something with their debut during UNDER CODE's Japan-wide tour, so keep an eye out for these guys!
Well that's it. This took me a looong time to write up, so I hope you at least scanned over it all! If you have anything to add or correct, please let me know! I'm sure I made mistakes (especially with CD names xD), so any help is appreciated. Also, if anyone could explain the word-play in the titles of カレン's new CDs, I'd be really greatful.
Just thought I'd write this here since no one has noticed yet...there is a new band on UNDER CODE! Himitsu Kessha Kodomo A! Also, Mar'derayla and Hiskarea have officially been taken down ;.; How sad! Anyway, thought you'd enjoy that!
(Also, a few Phantasmagoria scans and the Vidoll section are up on http://moonlight-revival.com! The Vidoll section is still under construction, though, but the profiles are up ^^)