It’s been a while since the last CM and even more with Grand Funk!
This time the company is Nipponham and Yoko Kanno arranged a famous song from Clammbon for two commercials:
– Title: Surround
– Vocals: Harada Ikuko (Clammbon main vocalist)
– Arrangement: Yoko Kanno
Continue reading New CM – “Surround”
According to the APOGEE Twitter account, Yoko Kanno composed an insert song for an upcoming Japanese movie.
This song will be featured in the movie The World of Kanako (Japanese title: 渇き (Kawaki)). The official website doesn’t seem to mention Yoko Kanno yet. Continue reading The World of Kanako insert song with Ryo Nagano
Another Gochisōsan soundtrack album will be released in April.
This new album entitled おかわり (Okawari, this is what Japanese say when they want a rice or a soup refill) will contain a total of 26 new tracks (63 minutes) and will be released on April 9, 2014.
It will be available on Amazon as well as on iTunes (Japan) where you can listen to an extract of every song.
10. NUKADOKO ノスタルヂヤ
My favorite track is the 21th track, very short but so intense!
Yoko Kanno wrote the soundtrack of a new drama entitled Gochisōsan.
On September 30, 2013 started a new drama entitled 「ごちそうさん」(Gochisōsan) which is made from the Japanese expression people say after a good meal ごちそうさま (Gochisōsama).
A small comment from Yoko Kanno can be found on the Gochisōsan official website:
When I thought of Gochisōsan as 3 beats (gochi, so, san), I wanted to write a yummy music.
With the most appetizing music performers from Vienna, we tried to express sweet scents and thought every morning which music would be good for the stomach.
I would be happy if this music could just a little go with the will of living of the people.
Yoko Kanno was in charge of the music under the label Grand Funk. A very long soundtrack was released on December 4, 2013. It contains 28 tracks and lasts 71 minutes!
It is available both on iTunes and on CD format.
10. クロケット ベシャメルソース
19. キネマ モザイク
21. イル デカダン
vocals: Mitsuki Takahata
All the musics are orchestral pieces, very drama-like, but some of them are quite beautiful. I really like the intro of 感傷的活動写真 (kanshōteki katsudō shashin) [trans: sentimental moving pictures]) and the track 貴方ヲ送ル (anata wo okuru [trans: let me walk you home]).
The Frida Sundemo song Yoko Kanno wrote for a Mellsavon commercial was released for the second time on iTunes as a bonus track in Frida latest album For You, Love.
The album was released in Japan on October 23, 2013. The song alone is worth ¥250, the same price as the Petitsavon single, while the new album is costs ¥1500.
16. Petitsavon (1:05)
(vocals: Frida Sundemo, music: Yoko Kanno)