Mar 8, 2018

A live album of Hikashu with Hirasawa Susumu and Afrirampo coming in April 2018


It's just announced that a brand new live album of Hikashu be released in April. It contains the selections from the set recorded in December 2016, and includes guest artists, Hisawasa Susumu, and Afrirampo. It's called Zekkei, magnificent view.

It's a 2CD set, and only the 1st pressing comes with a DVD containing the video of the same set. The track list is as follows:


Hikashu - Zekkei

MAKIGAMI RECORDS mkr0012
release date - April 28, 2018
price - 5,400 yen (includes sales tax)

Disc 1

1. Fude wo Fure Kanata-kun / Wave the Flag, Mr. Beyond
2. Ikirukoto / To Live
3. Nyunen / Deliberate
4. Niwatori Tonda / Chickens Fly
5. Tenguri Gaeru / Return to Tengri
6. Mottainai Hanashi
7. Tengoku Wo Nozokitai / Glimpse the Heaven
8. Nyoki Nyoki Haetekita / Sprouting Up
9. Biro Biro

guest Afrirampo on 7, 8, and 9

Disc 2

1. Rhetorics and Logics
2. Damekana? / No Way?
3. At the End of the 20th Century
4. Niwashi King
5. Melancholy in Global City
6. Missile
7. Pike
8. Ruktun Or Die
9. Naruhodo
10. Bijutsukan de Atta Hitodaro / Art Mania
11. Puyo Puyo

guest - Hirasawa Susumu on 4,5,6,7,8,9,10, and 11

DVD - about 70 minutes

Recorded at Daikanyama Unit, Tokyo on December 25, 2016.


Please note that the DVD comes with only the 1st pressing and it's only available at live shows of Hikashu or mail order from the band's management. That means any mail-order house or retailer have only 2CD (hence no DVD) edition, and it takes time for them to stock copies. The management now takes pre-order via e-mail.

Also, the High-resolution edition of the recording itself has been released via download at Ototoy, a online music store. If you want only the audio recording, just go for it. Ototoy says they can accept orders from outside Japan. Unfortunately, we cannot find any English explanation (it has an English menu though), but maybe it could be done with a help of online translation services. It's available four editions, and the files are compressed so you need some extractors (Ototoy recommends Explzh). Please be sure that you need some software for playing DSD recordings. These digital editions are priced 6,200 yen - 4,500 yen.

Ototoy Store DSD5.6MHz/1bit+MP3
Ototoy Store DSD2.8MHz/1bit+MP3
Ototoy Store 24bit/192kHz
Ototoy Store 24bit/96kHz

Mar 7, 2018

Additional date for the Spring tour 2018: Tsu on March 10



Hikashu's ongoing tour has an additional date, which is held at Tsu on March 10. Tsu is a city located in Mie perfecture and one hour ride by train from Nagoya, Osaka or Kyoto. If you are nearby and free on that date just go for it.

By the way, the venue's name, "Zarathustra Kaku Katariki" is a Japanese title of "Also sprach Zarathustra," by Friedrich Nietzsche.


March 10, 2018
@ Zarathustra Kaku Katariki
Tsu, Mie
open 18:30 - start 19:00
adv 4,000 yen - at door 4,500 yen


Zarathustra Kaku Katariki, Tsu, Mie



Feb 28, 2018

Godzilla Legend 2018 Tokyo Concert March 24




On the next day of Hikashu's March gig in Tokyo, Godzilla Legend, led by ex-Hikashu Inoue Makoto, holds a concert in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo on March 24. This time the line-up is the same as the ensemble's latest offer, Godzilla Legend V.


personnel:

Inoue Makoto - synthesizer

Makigami Koichi - vocal, theremin
Mita Freeman - guitar
Sakaide Masami - bass
Shimizu Kazuto - keyboard
Sato Masaharu - drums

Tatsumi Kogoro - trumpet
Goto Atsushi - trombone
Yoshida Ryuichi - baritone saxophone

Momo - vocal
Koharu - accordion, vocal

March 24, 2018
"Godzilla Legend V concert"
@ Garden
Shimokitazawa, Tokyo
open 17:00 - start 18:00
adv 5,000 yen

Garden, Shimokitazawa, Tokyo

Feb 3, 2018

"Hikashu's Spring 2018" @ Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo on March 22




Hikashu's next appearance in Tokyo will be held on March 22 at the band's regular venue, Star Pine's Cafe of Kichijoji.


March 22, 2018
"Hikashu's Spring 2018"
@ Star Pine's Cafe
Kichijoji, Tokyo
open 18:30 - start 19:30
adv 3,900 yen - at door 4,300 yen

Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo

Jan 31, 2018

Makigami Koichi Chokayo Night @ Star Pine's Cafe Kichijoji Tokyo Feb 2




Makigami Koichi will perform a solo concert on February 2 at Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo. It's billed as "Chokayo Night".

Chokayo is Makigami's solo project for doing popular (and some obscure) Japanese songbook. It's one of his regular activities started in early 1980s and has continued to this day with different musicians. The personnel for the gig is:

Makigami Koichi (vocal, theremin, cornet)
Uchihashi Kazuhisa (guitar, daxophone)
Shika Udai (cello)
Sato Masaharu (drums)

Quite tempting and interesting. Do not miss this opportunity.


February 2, 2018
"Makigami Koichi Chokayo Night"
@ Star Pine's Cafe
Kichijoji, Tokyo
open 18:30 - start 19:30
adv 3,900 yen - at door 4,300 yen


Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo

Hikashu Spring Tour 2018 March 7-12




In March, Hikashu will tour middle and west regions of the mainland for promoting their latest album, Anguri. The dates are as follows:


March 7 - Freakyshow, Shizuoka
March 8 - Tokuzo, Nagoya
March 11 - Rag, Kyoto
March 12 - Conpass, Osaka



March 7, 2018
@ Freakyshow
Shizuoka
open 19:00 - start 19:30
adv 3,000 yen - at door 3,500 yen

Freakyshow, Shizuoka



March 8, 2018
@ Tokuzo
Nagoya
open 18:30 - start 19:30
adv 4,000 yen - at door 4,500 yen

Tokuzo, Nagoya



March 11, 2018
@ Rag
Kyoto
open 18:00 - start 19:00
adv 4,000 yen - at door 4,500 yen

Rag, Kyoto



March 12, 2018
@ Conpass
Osaka
open 18:00 - start 19:00
adv 4,500 yen
smash-jpn.com

Conpass, Osaka


Dec 31, 2017

The first gig of 2018



Hikashu's first gig of 2018 will be held at Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo on January 25. It's also Makigami's birthday.


January 25, 2018
@ Star Pine's Cafe
Kichijoji, Tokyo
open 18:30 - start 19:30
adv 3,900 yen - at door 4,300 yen

Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo