Sokabe Keiichi 曽我部恵一 - Home Town concert

Country: Japan
Label: Rose Records
Released: 10 Oct 2011
Genre: Indie-Rock / Japanese-Indie / Indie-Pop / Indie-Folk
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Bio (English):
Sokabe Keiichi is a singer-songwriter from Kagawaken, Japan. Now a solo artist he was previously lead singer and guitarist for Japanese 90s indie group 「サニーデイ・サービス」 ‘Sunny Day Service’. As well as releasing his own records, Sokabe runs Rose Records, a Japan based Independent record label.
Sokabe began Sunny Day Service whilst studying law at Rikkyou University, and in 1994 they had their first major debut release with 『星空のドライブep』, ‘Starry Sky Drive’. After critical aclaim and a number of album releases Sunny Day Service disbanded in 2000. After a year spent as a magazine contributor (bridge) and DJ, Sokabe came back to the music scene with an independent release in 2001, the single 「ギター」, ‘Guitar’. Sokabe went on to release another two singles and an album 「曽我部恵一」 on a major label.
Sokabe’s second album 「瞬間と永遠」 ‘A Moment And Eternity’, featured the kind of mellow acoustic pop familiar to fans of Sunny Day Service, while his third album ‘STRAWBERRY’ was more roots rock and roll style without losing the pop sensibilities of previous releases, and his fourth 「ラブレター」 ‘Love Letter’ a further development of this style.
In 2004 Sokabe set up Rose Records, on which he now releases his own music and that of several signed acts. In that year Sokabe also made an appearance in the film 『青い車』 ‘Blue Car’, for which he contributed the musical score.
Currently Sokabe is hosting an internet radio service from his home page, broadcast every Monday at 12 midnight, and a record shop/bar.
Sokabe has also made numerous appearances at the ‘Dream Power John Lennon Live’ tribute event run by Yoko Ono, and also contributed to YMO and Happy End tribute albums.

Description (Japanese):
この日はマイクは使っていない。完全ななま音ライブ。
ぼくはマイクを使わない弾き語りがいちばん好きだ。小さい規模だからこそできる贅沢だと思っている。
音は、お店のカウンターの隅に置いたちいさなポータブルレコーダーで録音された。
自分が確認するための録音で、まさか盤になるとは思ってもなかった。こんなことになるならもっとちゃんと録っておけば、と思うが、この無造作さが不思議な臨場感を生んでいる気もする。
自分の作品で言うと2004年にリリースした『shimokitazawa concert』という弾き語りライブアルバムもそうだが、発表するつもりなんて一切ないような録音物がどうしようもなく好きだ。
そこには飾らない音楽と、なぜか発表されることになってしまった原因となる一種の事故のような秘密が息をひそめている。– 曽我部恵一

Tracklisting:
1. 春の嵐
2. 何もかもがうまくいかない日の歌
3. スロウライダー
4. MY HOME TOWN
5. トーキョー・ストーリー
6. テレフォン・ラブ
7. 青春狂走曲
8. 白い恋人
9. おとなになんかならないで
10. 夢見るようなくちびるに feat.島津田四郎
11. サマー・ソルジャー
12. STARS feat.ライスボウル
13. おかえり
14. コーヒーと恋愛 feat.ミヤタケタカキ(tonari session’s)



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