Tag Archive: new releases

Nov 22

[movie review] Daijoubu de aru you ni-Cocco Owaranai Tabi-

Dear Cocco, Last night I watched my copy of Daijoubu de aru you ni-Cocco Owaranai Tabi-, acclaimed director Hirokazu Koreeda’s documentary about your life during 2008’s Kira Kira tour, for the first time. Yes, I preordered the special edition and watched it despite barely understanding any of the Japanese. (Three years of Japanese classes were …

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Jul 20

[news] ACO returns 9/2/2009 with a new single, My Dearest Friend

Trip-hop and electronica artist ACO will release a limited edition single, her first new recording in more than three and a half years, on Sept. 2. The CD, My Dearest Friend, will be followed by another single before the end of the year and an album at a future date. ACO usually takes years to …

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Jul 07

Cocco and more Cocco

Nearly two years after her last single, authentic and eccentric music talent Cocco will release her first digital EP. The currently unnamed collection is a conceptual one consisting of four songs connected to the seasons. It will go on sale August 15, the same day Cocco releases her new book, Cocco-san no daidokoro, and performs …

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Apr 19

[Review] Hamasaki Ayumi: Next Level

If you’re interested in purchasing Hamasaki Ayumi’s 10th album, Next Level, and don’t know which of the four versions—ranging from the plain CD to a blinged-out, 6800-yen USB stick—to buy, go for the 2CD+DVD package. It’s the only one that includes the singer’s first live CD, an attraction that is better than the uneventful feature …

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Mar 29

[Review] alan: Gunjou no Tani

This release ought to be billed as Cocco featuring alan. For penning Chinese pop singer alan’s eighth Japanese single, Gunjou no Tani, Okinawan alt-pop queen Cocco gets almost as much billing as the artist herself—she’s mentioned on the front side of the CD spine, and her message appears alongside alan’s on the back cover. But …

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