Synonyms for rei_harakami or Related words with rei_harakami
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Yanokami (stylized as yanokami) was a Japanese band consisting of Akiko Yano and
yanokami's debut album "yanokami" (produced by
) was released by Yamaha Music Communications/avex on August 8, 2007.
In 2010, the song was remixed by electronic musician
for inclusion on the band's "Aruku Around" single. This would become one of Harakami's final releases before his death in July 2011.
remix, "CDJournal" felt that this version had a "floating, light sound that makes you feel at ease", and that there was something nostalgic about the remix that matched the song's lyrics on transience well. Kenji Sasaki of "Skream!" described the remix as "beauty and strangeness twist and fight each other, while being wrapped up in Yamaguchi's lyrics."
Mellow Beats, Friends & Lovers is a compilation album. It is produced by various artists including Uyama Hiroto, Naoki Maeda, Dwele, Golden Boy, Sora, Takagi Masakatsu, Kuniyuki Takahashi, and
. It is often thought to be produced by Nujabes, but only 2 of the 15 songs are actually produced by him.
The physical single debuted at number two on Oricon's weekly singles chart, while "Eureka" reached number four on the "Billboard" Japan Hot 100, less successful than "Good-Bye" which reached number two. Critics praised the song's "addictive" electro and minimalist sound, and felt that it was reminiscent of the works of
August 2007 marked her second debut as member of "yanokami", a pop unit with
, an electronic musician and producer. In March 2008, they released "yanokamick" an English version of their debut album, and appeared at "Mosaic Music Festival" in Singapore.
In 2003, Akiko found Harakami via Quruli's song "Bara no Hana" (remixed by
) on the album "World's End Supernova". She fell in love with his style from the very first musical note. As it turned out, Rei had always been a huge fan of her music.
The song was remixed by Japanese musician
in 2010 as , which was released on the band's next single "Aruku Around" (2010). Yamaguchi became a fan of Harakami's after encountering his "Lust" (2005) album while he worked at a record store, and immediately thought of Harakami when Sakanaction's team discussed including a remix on their "Aruku Around" single.
The song was compiled on Ichiro Yatsui's second mixtape "Atarashii Yatsu!" in June 2010, as well as on Fantastic Plastic Machine's compilation "Versus. Japanese Rock vs. FPM" in August of the same year. "Native Dancer (
Heppoko Re-Arrange)" was compiled on the band's compilation album "" (2015).
She has recorded with Yellow Magic Orchestra and its members Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, as well as with Swing Out Sister, Pat Metheny, The Chieftains, Lyle Mays, members of Little Feat, David Sylvian, Mick Karn, Kenji Omura, Gil Goldstein, Toninho Horta, Mino Cinelu, Jeff Bova, Charlie Haden, Peter Erskine, Anthony Jackson, David Rhodes, Bill Frisell, Thomas Dolby, the band Quruli,
as yanokami and her daughter Miu Sakamoto.
Sakanaction was finally created in 2005. When Yamaguchi was working in a record store, he heard the song "Owari no Kisetsu" by
and it became a great motivation for him to create Sakanaction. Yamaguchi founded the band together with Iwadera. In the spring of 2006, the rest of the members joined. Kusakari had just left another band then and was asked to join Sakanaction, Ejima was introduced by a mutual friend, and Okazaki was Yamaguchi's colleague from the record store.
Yuya Shimizu of "Rolling Stone Japan" praised the effort that went into "Endless", calling a "compilation-like work". He felt that the ambitiousness of the song reminded him of electronic musician
, especially his remix of the band's song "Native Dancer". "CDJournal" reviewers praised the "calm piano intro" that transitioned from the album's previous song "Ryūsen", and how the song progressed into "a Sakanaction-like electro and rock fusion sound". They praised Yamaguchi's lyrics, feeling they were "symbolic" and "like two recursive mirrors".
He is active in the music community and has worked with many musicians including Flying Lotus, Nosaj Thing, Nobukazu Takemura, Evax, Ghislain Poirier, The One AM Radio, Roberto Carlos Lange, Sawako, Lineland, Ian Williams, Opiate, Pan American, Schneider ™, Jeremy Boyle, Loscil, Static, Shuta Hasunuma, Lullatone, Erock, Jon Sheffield,
, SND and others. He has created catalogs where musicians created songs in relation to his work and also collaborated with musicians on creating multiple soundtracks to his animations. Evan Mast was a DJ at one of his openings at Protetch and handed out promo CDs of his band 'Cherry' which went on to become RATATAT.
Yamaguchi felt that the song was a failure, because it did not bridge the gap between underground music listeners and listeners of popular music as he had wanted it to. Yamaguchi continued to use the lyrical techniques that he had utilised in "Me ga Aku Aiiro", which he saw as something people were more likely to empathise with. He used these on the next song that the band produced after "Me ga Aku Aiiro", "Identity" (2010), which was released as a single four months after "Me ga Aku Aiiro"'s release. After "Me ga Aku Aiiro"'s release, Sakanaction asked electronic musician
to create a remix of the song, as he had done for "Native Dancer", the leading track of their previous album, "Shin-shiro" (2009). However, Harakami could not find the time in his schedule to create it, before his death in July 2011.
Though the early concept for the album was to show the band's reality and development in a chronological order, the earthquake made the band re-evaluate what they wanted to express with their documentary theme. Instead, the band decided to express what living in 2011 was like. Yamaguchi felt inspired to create music that when listened to strongly expressed the sentiments of a certain era, which he saw in the music of John Lennon, Bob Dylan and in Japanese singer Yōsui Inoue's song "Kasa ga Nai" (1972); as a way for people in the future to be able to experience how people felt during the post-earthquake era. In addition to the earthquake, Yamaguchi expressed other events that happened to him in 2011 through the albums's lyrics, including the death of electronic musician
in July 2011 which affected him deeply, as well as a turbulent event in his love life.
Critics also reviewed the single's two other tracks. "CDJournal" described "Spoon to Ase" as folk and electro blended together, and called the song's "wonderful sound fantasy-like", feeling that the quiet acoustic guitar backing "drifted in sorrow". They felt that even though Yamaguchi's "low energy" vocals gave "the impression of ennui", the lyrics "hid a quiet strength" that added to the song. Kenji Sasaki of "Skream!" found the song's acoustic sound and mysterious backing track blended together well to create a song with a "curious" feeling. For the
remix of "Native Dancer", "CDJournal" felt that this version had a "floating, light sound that makes you feel at ease", and that there was something nostalgic about the remix that matched the song's lyrics on transience well, while Sasaki described the remix as "beauty and strangeness twist and fight each other, while being wrapped up in Yamaguchi's lyrics."
The events of 2011 greatly affected the writing process for the song, including the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in March, the death of electronic musician
in July and turmoil in Yamaguchi's personal life. Yamaguchi wanted both the song and "Documentaly" to act as a record of what it was like to live in the post-earthquake period of 2011 in Japan, so expressed all of these events while writing the song. While questioning what were distinct things about living in 2011, Yamaguchi was inspired to write lyrics about online opinions. He noted that in YouTube-style commentary, people posted their opinions primarily as reactions to other peoples' opinions, while the majority of people had a third-person view of the entire process. He felt that this series of comments upon comments was a very particular aspect of living in 2011.
The full-length version of the single included two other tracks, the original B-side "Spoon to Ase" and a remix of the leading track from "Shin-shiro", "Native Dancer", rearranged by electronic musician
. "Spoon to Ase" was written to be a song that was the complete opposite to "Aruku Around", and featured a strong acoustic guitar sound that mixed folk and electro genres in a similar way to Sakanaction's early music. Yamaguchi wanted to include a song like this to illustrate to listeners that Sakanaction released more than just dance music. As a part of the song's arrangement, it features the sound of drummer Keiichi Ejima and guitarist Motoharu Iwadera thumping their chests like gorillas.
The song has appeared in the song lists of many Konami arcade games, such as "Jubeat Knit" (2010), "Pop'n Music 19: Tune Street" (2010) and "Reflec Beat Limelight" (2011). The song was also compiled as the final track on "All Is Love Is All", a mix CD released by DJ Takehiko Hosaka to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Soultoday rock event. In 2013, Gille covered the song in English for her album "I Am Gille 2"; the first time the band agreed for a musical act to cover one of their songs. The single's B-sides "Spoon to Ase" and "Native Dancer (
Heppoko Re-Arrange)" were compiled on the band's compilation album "" (2015).
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