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ACT -single- / hideka

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ミディアムテンポの曲の中で、語るようなhidekaの歌声が耳に残る……。
憧れのような、恋のような切なさが散りばめられた、hidekaのニューシングル。

Jan. 27th, 2015 Worldwide Release!! » Apple Music / Amazon MP3 / mora / OTOTOY / and more...
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01.ACT

music & lyric written, played, produced by hideka
mixed by hideka & Hideki Ataka
mastered by Hideki Ataka
artwork & designed by Andy Jossi

Burning Paranoia -single- / hideka

Burning_Paranoia_Jacket.jpgConceived from the delusions and imagination of summer, Hideka presents her latest single.
Another self-produced work, Hideka does it all as composer and lyricist, programmer and vocalist, while also playing all instruments, including bass, guitar, organ and piano.
In 'Burning Paranoia' is painted an intense, bizarre, maddening delusion. 'One Way Bossa', on the other hand, elicits a refreshing sense of a laughing, carefree romp through a fresh meadow.
Either of these two contrasting songs are fascinating works that wonderfully overflow with Hideka's broad world view. Sit back and enjoy both a rare bewitching melody by Hideka, as well as an aggressive performance.


August 19th, 2015 Worldwide Release!! » iTunes Music Store / Amazon MP3 / mora / レコチョク / OTOTOY / and more...
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[ Burning Paranoia - single ]

01.Burning Paranoia

02.One Way Bossa


All musics & lyrics written, played, produced by hideka
Mixed by HIDEKI ATAKA(track1), hideka(track2)
Mastered by Akio Yamamoto

Artwork & designed by Andy Jossi

Special thanks: Ken Marantz, Izuru Miura, Kathy Tojo, Norio Mochizuki.

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Lit The Candle / hideka

litthecandle_JacketThis is Hideka's long-awaited first album since establishing her own label 'hidekamusic'. She drew critical acclaim both in Japan and from overseas with her debut album 'hideka' (2008), 'Mayflower' (2010), produced in collaboration with the British band The Pristines, and other works. Such enthusiastic response has inspired her to pursue new avenues for her creativity as an independent solo artist. With her melodious, floating vocals and heightened sensitivity, she takes the listener to a world of fascination.

December 17, 2014 Worldwide Release!! » iTunes Music Store / Amazon MP3 / mora /レコチョク /OTOTOY/and more...
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Sample Sounds
01.Echoes (03:46)

02.lit the candle (04:15)

03.デカ・ダンス(decadance) (04:04)

04. Siesta Blanca (04:21)

05.How can I say (03:41)

All musics written, played, produced by hideka
All lyrics written by hideka, except track 3 by 松宙秀香
Mixed by hideka (track3,4) and HIDEKI ATAKA (track1,2,5)
Mastered by HIDEKI ATAKA

Guest guitar - Kan Kasamatsu (track5)

Artwork & designed by Andy Jossi

Special thanks:
Hiromi & Jack Ford, Ken Marantz, Paul O'Hare, Jon Hardy,
hajime pop, Kazuhiro Amemiya, and Norio Mochizuki(..:: LCP RECORDS ::..)

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Mayflower / hideka & The Pristines

mayflower_jacketThis heartfelt collaboration took place over the networks, traversing thousands of miles.

It all began with an encounter between British Lo-Fi shoegaze artists, “The Pristines”, and “hideka”, Japan's pioneer shoegazer, following which they began to exchange music files together over the Internet.
Their songs began to take shape in gradual layers: Jon would send noisy sound sources captured on MTRs to hideka, hideka would soak up the British vibe and add her unique lyrics to their jointly-forged melodies. Feeling the British vibe, hideka even found elements of rock awakening deep inside her.
It's hard to pinpoint exactly which genre this new sound belongs to - should it be called shoegaze, Britpop or guitar pop? Either way, it's certain that this catchy, rhythmical chemical reaction is a melting pot of two styles from opposite sides of the ocean.
The long-awaited experimental collaboration is scheduled for global distribution release this May, and is aptly named “Mayflower”.

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The Pristines are a cult indie lo-fi psychedelic shoegaze band from Coventry, England.
After being part of the fanzine scene they began releasing records in the mid 90s for labels such as Pillarbox Red (UK), Elefant Records (Spa), A Turntable Friend (Ger) , Meller Welle Produkte (Ger) and Sunday (US), culminating in the 1995 album “Teen-Fraud, Pop-Whore (part one)” released on Sunday Records.
They later recorded 3 self-released albums in the early 2000s before returning to label releases with the likes of Cloudberry Records (US), Series Two (US), Susy Records (Peru), and Edition 59 (Ger) from 2007 onwards, with a 5th album “States of Mine” released on Series Two in 2008.

It was during this time that the band encountered the work of Japanese shoegaze artist hideka, who first remixed and remastered one of their earlier songs “Sea Horse”.
Liking each other's material, hideka & The Pristines decided to collaborate on an album in 2009 to be released this May 2010, and to be called aptly “Mayflower”.

A meeting of East & West, the two styles of music both contrast as well as complement each other. The songs recorded by emailing music files thousands of miles between the UK & Japan!

Total Time 17'57"

01.MAY-RO (03:31)

02.B-3 Radio (03:45)

03.Should Have Known Better (02:24)

04.Party's Fall (04:25)

05.Maybe (03:52)



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hideka / hideka

hideka_jacketShoegaze artist, hideka makes her debut release with this 8 title wonder. hideka left the tumultuous city and surrounded herself in nature to make this album. She locked herself away from society to do some deep introspection. She eventually found herself and started writing music that expressed her new self. She built a private studio in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere, and started working on her first solo album. In the fantastic songs that emerged, through the clanging guitars, her mystic voice floats through the air. This liberating release of one of Japan's more respected musicians, has created a masterpiece that is at times tempestuous, while at other times tender and ephemeral.

She originally released the song "Brain To Dream Of" in Japanese for her demo but rerecorded the song in English for her international fans. This release is a digital only release.

*Taken from the HearJapan website.

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01.Brain to dream of (04:37)

02.FOOL FOR LOVE (04:41)

03.wash away your noise (01:31)

04.Oh-2 (03:49)
05.easy (04:52)
06.SPIRAL TUBE (04:11)

07.Understand (02:23)
08.SUBCONSCIOUS LOVERS (04:13)
(Total Time 30'14")

All songs written, played, arranged, mixed and produced by hideka
Remixed by Hideki Ataka (Brain to dream of, FOOR FOR LOVE and Oh-2)
Mastered by Hideki Ataka
Artwork by hideka and Makiko Asano(parchment craft)
World promotion by Series Two Records(USA)

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Half Dreaming

Half_Dreaming.jpgIn July 2008, hideka contributed a song to HALF DREAMING: Asian Shoegaze Compilation -- a world-wide release featuring artists from Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Korea, China, and Hong Kong.

QRCP-62
2,462JPY(2,345JPY tax excluded)

1. The Majestic High See Her Fall (Korea)
2. burrrn Song Without Words (Japan)
3. Perfect Angel Cataclysmic (Indonesia)
4. hideka Echoes (Japan)
5. Elemental Gaze Unperfect Sky (Indonesia)
6. Monocism Seisou (Japan)
7. Daixiaole Satellite Boy (China)
8. Oeil Strawberry Cream (Japan)
9. Witherspoon Tingles And Everything (Malaysia)
10. The Evening Primrose Stargazer (Hong Kong)
11. Caucus Sing (half dreaming version) (Japan)
12. Candyaudioline Felt So Fine (Philippines)
13. Sharesprings Fix Your Eyes On (Indonesia)
14. Nanocycle Great Little Ones (Japan)
15. Everybody Loves Irene Love Is So Strange (Indonesia)
16. cryv April And You, March And I (Japan)

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