Saturday, October 21, 2017

M3-40 News: Fantasy

Mamyuuka - カラクリ百貨店 (Karakuri Hyakkaten)
Mamyukka's latest revolves around a mysterious department store.
http://mamyukka.tank.jp/karakuri/

Absolute Castaway (Nakae Mitsuki) - 刀心幻戯 憶 (Toshin Genki Oku)
Contains piano arranged version of all the tracks that appear in 刀心幻戯 序 (Toshin Genki Jo) and 刀心幻戯 (Toshin Genki), in addition to voice drama. The album also includes a new song that will appear in the group's next project.
https://toshin-oku.tumblr.com/

Hatsuki Yura - 妖華語り (Ayakashibanagatari)
The theme of Hatsuki Yura's new album will be youkai.
http://hatukiyura.sakura.ne.jp/ayakashibana/

Mishaoru - Starting
The 3rd (and possibly final) single of their Amusement Park Project "Shaorimu no Uso".
http://31style.moo.jp/mishaoru/presents2017/index.html

Friday, October 20, 2017

M3-40 News: Off the beaten track

A few interesting finds while I was browsing through the list of participating circles.

Nakuru Aitsuki × Sennzai - soleil de minuit
The 1st collaboration CD between female vocalists Aitsuki Nakuru and Sennzai.
http://qulalimstella.com/sp/soleil_de_minuit/

One Hundred Wishes - Second Wish ~夜に煌めく碧玲の追憶~ (Yoru ni kirameku aoi rei no tsuioku)
A circle consisting of 8 regular members. This will be their 2nd vocal compilation album, with nighttime and songs with piano as the themes.
http://100wishes.unison.jp/

PsyGoRecords (TY-2 a.k.a. Framdoll) - MidnightMaiden
An instrumental compilation album with "gothic" as the theme.
https://gothic-compilation.tumblr.com/

何度でも死ねる (Nandodemo shi-neru)- 視聴覚表現作品集 遠い国 (Shichoukaku hyougen sakuhin-shuu Tooi Kuni)
This collection revolves around the idea of combining illustrations and music to evoke the ambience of a faraway land. Each participating composer is given a piece of illustration, and each composer composes a song based on the picture.
https://yourrain.wixsite.com/tooikuni/

anemone - killing me softly
A relatively new circle started by vocalist Yikii and composer ninomiya tatsuki. They describe themselves as a "fairytale like music group".
https://twitter.com/anemone_0214/

Thursday, October 19, 2017

M3-40 News: The usual suspects (for the most part)

Hi, it's been awhile. M3-40 will take place on Oct 29th.

Annabel - Nylon Town
With sound production by inktrans, Taguchi Shouichi (Sentimental Vector), bassy and Hasuo Masayuki (siraph).
http://annabel.jp/nylon.html/

Guava Co. - Guava Co.
Guava Co. is a collaboration between foolen and takezou (Studio Kurage), and this one will be their second album.
http://guava-co.info/GVCO-002/

bq studio - 春の魔法 (Haru no Mahou)
New album from b and qurter. A free demo CD containing two of the tracks from the album was released at M3-39.
http://bunchan.sakura.ne.jp/2017m3autumn/harunomahou/

The Spring Beach Works. - 百面相 "About my multiple personalities" (Hyakumensou)
All songs composed and performed by Nina Branch. Arrangement by Harry.
http://www.haruhama.com/cd/hyaku/

Primary - liberator
The group's 15th album.
https://primary-liberator.tumblr.com/

I.L.C -Image Leaf Craft (Orikura Toshinori) - Ribbon
An album with yuri as the theme. Participating vocalists include Yura Mari, Takizawa Ichiru, Sakamoto Misato, Mitose Noriko, Alstar (Konno Sei x Nakamura Meiko), Rita, KAKO♪ and Mundi renovatio.
http://image.main.jp/ribbon/

Corky Voce - The Front and Back
After two years of silence, Corky Voce (Hirose Sayaka and Fujimiya Kei) is back with a new album.
http://www.corkyvoce.com/discography/tfab/

Thursday, April 27, 2017

M3-39 News Part 4

This post should be the last part of M3-39 unless something comes up in the next two days.

Sentimental Vector - Anywhere But Here
"XXX changes in color of Sentimental Vector" is a project where guest composers are invited to write songs for the group. This time's guest composer is bermei.inazawa, with interface as guest lyricist.
http://www.sen-vec.com/colors.html

PolyphonicBranch - 魂の器 心の在処 (Tamashii no Utsuwa, Kokoro no Arika)
A female vocal album featuring Annabel, Saida Rui, Yuikonnu, ichigo, ダズビー, めありー, Makeinu, Kurokumo and Chata.
http://polyphonicbranch.com/tokusetsu/tamashiinoutsuwa.html

Katakiri Rekka is releasing 3 CDs at M3-39. Her website is under construction right now, so the info is on her twitter.
https://twitter.com/katakiri_rekka

Closed/Underground (Katakiri Rekka) - 櫻戦歌 (Sakura Senka)
A collaboration with HIR on a Japanese style rock single.

Closed/Underground (Katakiri Rekka) - Alcoholic Banquet Score//01
A collaboration with Sebastian on songs with piano accompaniment.

Closed/Underground (Katakiri Rekka) - 霰弾銃兎は遊覧日和の夢に溺れて (Sandanjuu Usagi wa Yuuran Hiyori no Yume ni Oborete)
A collection of songs inspired by the smartphone game "Buriedbornes". Collaborators include Morrigan, Sebastian and 北野敬.

airy bird - aquarium blue
airy bird's 7th single is billed as a healing fantasy.
http://airybird.moo.jp/aquarium.htm

PRIMAMATERIAL - 久遠の指先 (Kuon no Yubisaki)
The group's 16th CD. With guest vocalist 冬姫.
https://primamaterial.jimdo.com/discography/kuon/

流浪の民 - 地球の耳鳴り (Chikyuu no Miminari)
With guest vocalist Yuka and the circle's creator Ataiwa Dareka.
http://rulotami.web.fc2.com/dare_miminari/index.html

Studio Lepus - Misty Cage -Rewrite Edition-
A new arrangement of the group's 1st album.
http://studio-lepus.com/mistyre/

Larklake - WITHER
According to the website: "Melodious rock & piano instrumental".
http://www.larklake.com/m3.html

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

M3-39 News Part 3

Queen of Wand - BEST side 赤 Radiant Living Red
Queen of Wand - BEST side 白 Sugar White Symposium
Queen of Wand is releasing two best albums to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Side Red, represented by Little Red Riding Hood, is rich, serious and aggressive. Side White, represented by Snow White, is ephemeral, beautiful and romantic. Both albums will contain a new song.
http://www.q-o-w.jp/

ABSOLUTE CASTAWAY (Nakae Mitsuki) - 刀心幻戯 序 (Toshin Genki Jo)
I can't access AC's website, but you can find a preview of the album here.
http://nakae-mitsuki.net/toshin_jo/

And onto the gothic and symphonic rock/metal arena.

Hatsuki Yura - Ghost Sense
http://hatukiyura.sakura.ne.jp/ghostsense/

Rokugen Alice - Allegory
http://www.rokugen.net/sp/201704.html

MISLIAR (KOKOMI) - Questions
http://www.misliar.net/misliar_questions/

AuteCouture (Takuma Tani x KOKOMI) - Blanc noir meteoroid
http://www.misliar.net/autecouture_blanc/

Ariabl'eyeS - 涙想オートマタ (Ruisou Automata)
http://ariableyes.com/ars030.html

Seraph - Black Dahlia
http://www.seraph.jp.net/blackdahlia

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

M3-39 News Part 2

Lolita Neurosis - Ulysses
Lolita Neurosis - a little bit inside/insight
"Ulysses" is the circle's 17th CD. a little bit inside/insight is a remaster of the circle's 3rd, 5th and 6th CDs.
http://lolita-neurosis.biz/

Lamberti phil from MiddleIsland - Aquaphobia
From MiddleIsland's Nakajima Misaki is a new epic symphony album. With Sakamoto Chiaki and alico on vocal and chorus.
https://aquaphobialpfm.tumblr.com/

Suzuhaya (Suzuha Yumi) - Ophaniel
A story about the angel of the moon in a cursed castle.
http://www.suzuhaya.com/

One Hundred Wishes - First Wish~蒼が描いた6つの記憶~ (First Wish ~Mizu ga kaita 6 tsu no Kioku~)
One Hundred Wishes is a new circle formed by 8 members. The concept of their 1st compilation vocal album is water-themed piano-like songs.
http://100wishes.unison.jp/

Lotus root orchestra - emery3
A compilation CD consisting of self-covers and songs Yuka provided for games and CM etc.
http://lro.sakura.ne.jp/emery3/

Chibicco Folk (Hoshina Yuko) - TRIFLE -BEST ALBUM-
Hoshina Yuko has been involved in doujin music for ten years, and she's commemorating her 10th anniversary this year with a 2-disc best album. Other than selected songs from her previous CDs, the best album will also contain one new song.
http://chibicco-yuko.com/best/

inktrans + Shin Sheena - Dualnature
A collaboration between singer-songwriter inktrans and Laqshe's Shin Sheena.
http://inktrans.net/cd/dualnature/

Monday, April 24, 2017

M3-39 News Part 1

There's still some time to go before M3-39, which will take place on Apr 30th.

152Hz - Figure Skating Compilation "KISS/CRY"
The concept of this album is "music that can be used for figure skating competition". It's split into "short program" and "free skating". There are songs from various genre, both instrumental and vocal.
http://152hz.soragoto.net/project/FSC/

MISHAORU - Closed parade
Folk female vocal duo is starting a new project called 遊園地プロジェクト 「シャオリムの嘘」 ("Project Amusement Park 'Shaorimu's Lies'"). "Closed parade" is the 1st single in the series, and there are 2 more singles planned.
http://31style.moo.jp/mishaoru/presents2017/

MemoriaSeries - メモリア書店 (Memoria Shoten)
An album that revolves around a fictitious book shop. Each song in the album corresponds to a different literary genre, such as mystery, horror, fantasy, adventure etc.
http://memoriaseries.nobody.jp/bookstore/

space. (kidlit/Fukami Chie) - PARADIGM SHIFT
Fukami Chie is now going by the new name kidlit. You might notice the name "kidlit" in the soundtrack of last year's anime Stella no Mahou. space. is the name of her new solo doujin circle, and "Paradigm Shift" will be her 1st EP under her new name.
https://www.kidlit.today/kl001

Episodes & Melody (Azell) - Oxygen
A new instrumental CD with atom as the theme. Each track is composed with a different chemical element in mind.
http://www.ep-melody.com/circle/oxygen/

A little bit (Goto Haruki) - 紅茶店マスカテル (Koucha-ten Muscatel)
The circle's 13th CD. The concept is a tea house.
http://alittlebit.jeez.jp/muscatel/

foolen - f for fetishism
foolen's new album.
http://foolen.web.fc2.com/fff2/

Mamyukka - エッカルト・ユンカーの驚異の部屋 (Eckart Junker's Wunderkammer)
Trust Mamyukka to come up with something different every time. The theme of their latest CD is the cabinets of wonder, also known as wunderkammer.
http://mamyukka.tank.jp/wunder/