Rie Fu Sings The Carpenters is a tribute album coming out 9.4.2013. Rie Fu singing the Carpenters is truly a no brainer. Rie Fu has an amazing voice, she sings a tribute to a folk legend Karen Carpenter who also had an amazing voice.
Rie Fu mentions in her youtube description that Karen Carpenter taught her that the “VOICE” is what it’s all about. So the album contains a bunch of covers of the Carpenter classics, but as you can see, Rie Fu also wrote an original song called “Dear Karen.” It’s pretty and emotional. It’s also in English.
Rie Fu Sings The Carpenters contains the english and japanese version of this song on the album. Look for it at CDJapan or Yesasia.
Visit Rie Fu’s official website for more info!
Cossami sing a familiar tune in “Minuet” which should put a smile on your face this Saturday.
Apples pop up in note form, so if you read music and enjoy fruit, “Minuet” will whet that appetite. It’s a cute video from this cute trio of girls. Minami, Hiroco, and Yoshie!
Read more about Cossami at their official website and look out for their album Tricolour Mermaid on 7.3.2013 at Yesasia.
Still trying to place “Minuet?” How bout this Bach version for reference.
“Bubbles.” Tiny bubbles from the tiny voices of films. What a masterful composition of deep bellowing piano and flighty strings.
It’s like Tori Amos did classical experimental. Really pretty music.
Films might be a little serious, but films is top notch orchestral music. Their album a forbidden garden was released on April 26, 2013 and you can get it through US iTunes.
Like films on facebook and check out their weird website.
Won’t you please please TURN IT UP! 1966 Quartet return with another album of Beatles Covers.. and first we get a lovely stringed version of the classic “Help!”
The girls look as lovely as ever, gorgeous as usual. Also, I need my son to watch this, so he can start taking his violin seriously. He has a recital on Thursday!
But I digress. You probably want to visit Amazon.jp to see the tracklisting of all the Beatles songs off their upcoming release on 6.5.2013.
And be like me and like 1966 Quartet on Facebook.
The girl with the dragon tail. She lives in a cave down by the sea. She also rocks a mean Flute. Her name is Koto.
Koto is going to blow you away with her medieval sounds in “Ryu no Mezame” aka “Awakening of the Dragon.”
Not only is the music badass, the video is very colorful, nature-esque and inspiring. Buy her album released 1.23.2013 at CDJapan.
Koto has her claws out at her official website.
How can a man with pierced lips sing so elegantly? The opera is back in town, and the Matenrou Opera is ready to headbang symphonically.
“Kassai to Gekijou no Gloria” is masterful metal of the sophisticated nature. Awe is the guitar solos and operatic sweeping vocals, just save your claps until the end please.
Kassai to Gekijou no Gloria hits on 3.6.2013 at Yesasia.
Get out your binoculars and have a seat in the balcony over at Matenrou opera’s official website.
Wanna get back to the classics? Then check Mariko Senju’s magnificent violin performance video of Kreisler’s “Liebesfreud.”
She actually plays a whole album of Kreisler, if you are into classical music. The Kreisler Album just came out this past December 2012 and you can listen to it in your earholes if you grab it at CDJapan or Yesasia.
My son is currently playing scales on the violin.. he’s got a long way to go, but he did have a solo part in the Christmas concert at school.
So become a violinist like Mariko Senju! Check her official website for more.
The hottest lady quartet return to cover Michael Jackson’s Thriller with just string instruments and a piano. It’s awesome.
Wearing pleather red and black tops, and one of the girls wearing a fedora, damn 1966 Quartet is fine. The video kind of trails off, and we don’t get the awesome Vincent Price laugh, but I totally love this version of “Thriller.”
You can love it too when you grab it at Amazon.jp released on 11.21.2012.
See 1966 Quartet in lush hi-res jpg format their official website.
Roll over Beethoven. Pia-No-JaC is putting their own spin on Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” with comedic effect and marionettes! You also get a taste of the single “Gymnopedies no 1″ by Erik Satie.
It’s a little more jazzy, and that’s how Pia-no-jaC eats a classic. Yes, blow the whistle! Pia-n0-jaC’s Eat a Classic IV is out 12.4.2012 at Yesasia or CDJapan.
Get your official P on at Pia-No-jaC’s website.
So how would you take care of the world? This brain explosion of a video by Sibitt, Sugadairo takes a look at the universe and it’s basically the earth inside of somebody’s house. One girl teaches the other how to take care of the earth before she disappears. Looks like the apprentice has a LOT to learn in a little amount of time. The name of the song is “ニルヴァーナ-涅槃寂静-” and a loose translation involves the word Nirvana.
So what is Nirvana? Well from the crazy song of Sibitt, Sugadairo, it involves a weird talking rapping over jazzy pianos and strings. It’s mesmerizing music and the video is gorgeous. Looks like this is a duo, the singer Sibitt and the pianist Sugadairo together that make this song awesome. It’s like classical, jazz and spoken word wrapped in an earthy ball.
Definitely look out for this released on the album Utatane 8.2.2012 at CDJapan or Yesasia.
Read more about Sibitt, Sugadairo HERE.