Monday, August 7, 2017

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COTD FAN’s old URL cotdfan.hit.to is no longer accessible. Please use cotdfan.thisisht.com from now on. No new COTD news… other than NARASAKI working on the Anonymous Noise anime, and songs for Yumemiru Adolescence, Key Talk, and CQ.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Anonymous Noise / Fukumenkei Noise ANIME


Sadesper Record (NARASAKI & WATCHMAN) are at it again!
This year, they worked on the music for the anime, Anonymous Noise / Fukumenkei Noise / 覆面系ノイズ. (shoujo romance anime)


You can listen to some of the songs on YouTube:

Opening: High School
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKhgZ4a0JZ0

Ending: Allegro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa3h52rlwxc

Spiral
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwLUQ8bjLz8

Satellite
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xu2lkpRpWo


The music is available on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/artist/in-no-hurry-to-shout/id1221785109


You can also watch the first episode on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVBRRUcZBeg

4/16/2017 Otsuki Kenji's "Nohohon School" (オーケンののほほん学校) @ LOFT/PLUS ONE (Tokyo, Japan)


A couple of COTD FANs and I also had the amazing opportunity to attend Otsuki Kenji's talk event, "Nohohon School" (オーケンののほほん学校)http://www.loft-prj.co.jp/schedule/plusone/61963

Guests:
NARASAKI (COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS, Tokusatsu)
三柴理/Mishiba Satoshi (Tokusatsu's pianist, Thunder Poison Viper)
RIKIJI (Oblivion Dust, Tokusatsu's support bassist)

Even though we couldn't understand most of the event, it was still a pretty cool experience.

Before the show, I thought I was late because the line I saw earlier disappeared. I took the elevator to the venue and I got to see a glimpse of Otsuki Kenji sound checking with the guests! I sneaked a few photos before I was told that I wasn't supposed to be there. eh heh heh...

sound check
NACKIE!
There were a ton of fans that showed up for the event! We all lined up in front of the Hotel Gracery's Godzilla- it was a "line con". heh heh
My friends and I were a bit nervous since we don't know much Japanese and weren't sure what to expect from the event.


The show was like an intimate interactive fan club event- almost like a live podcast! Sometimes Otsuki Kenji would shout something and the audience would shout back in unison- it seemed like a recurring thing to do throughout the event. Oken sang, played guitar (along with NARASAKI), and interviewed guests. He shared some funny photos of himself and rare video clips of Tokusatsu lives. "Oi! Oi! Oi!" (With the help of a Japanese fan-) It was announced that Tokusatsu is rereleasing (remastered) versions of three of their old albums (Omuraiza, Natsuban, & Wata Ippai No Ai Wo!) and doing a tour in July! (Their old indie label was closed, so it was difficult to buy their albums before. You can pre-order them on HMV.) It was funny and cute how they presented it- they did a countdown and drum roll and showed it through funny drawings of themselves in a sketchbook. I'm surprised that Oken doesn't have his own TV talk show or do MC appearances- he's very entertaining. Or maybe he does and I don't know much about it...? During NARASAKI's interview, they briefly discussed the recent COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS concert and his new work with Sadesper Record on the anime, Anonymous Noise.

Anonymous Noise poster I found in Shinjuku



After the show, I got to hang out with some Twitter COTD FANs! They drank while we waited outside for NARASAKI to get a photo and autograph. The wait was very long and the fans joked that Oken and the guests were all having fun drinking. Otsuki Kenji left the building quickly while wearing a medical mask to avoid fans. I waited as long as I could, but I didn't want to deal with catching the last subway train or trying to get an expensive taxi ride back to my AirBnb by myself (kinda far). Fortunately, one of my COTD FAN friends got me NACKIE's autograph for me! :) THANKS SO MUCH! I'm really thankful that we got to see NARASAKI perform a little bit again, see Otsuki Kenji for the first time, and hang out with more COTD FANs!


STICKERS!



By the time I got to my AirBnb, NACKIE came out. A COTD FAN friend took this funny photo for me.

4/14/2017 COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS @ (東京キネマ倶楽部) Kinema Club (Tokyo, Japan)

COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS' last album, Yukari Telepath, was released in 2007. Their last single, DEAR FUTURE, was released in 2011. Their last concert was in 2015. I was ridiculously happy when I found out that they were doing another concert in April 2017. So I got to see COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS for the first time, during my honeymoon with my husband! Special thanks to one of my COTD FAN internet friends for helping me get the tickets through ePlus!

our tickets
My husband and I got to hang out with some COTD FANs (from the forums and Facebook) the day before the concert. It was amazing to meet fans from Oregon, Canada, and Finland! I can't believe how quickly we became friends through COTD.


The day of the concert, my husband, friends, and I got to the venue a little early. While waiting, I got to see Akira (guitarist) walk by and some fans gave him gifts. A couple of COTD staff were selling new COTD shirts and I got to meet Kurata (manager), Kanno (drummer), and Koji (guitarist)! Not gonna lie, I was such a fan girl... I was surprised that Koji could speak English well! He also gave me a COTD shirt! Though there was mostly a language barrier when speaking with the others, thanks to Google Translate, we were able to talk about COTD FAN and how we came from all over the world just to see them! We got to take a photo with Koji and Kanno too! Special thanks to my husband for going back and forth to our AirBnb and to the venue to grab the gift I brought for COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS and NARASAKI! (We were in a hurry!) I made custom stickers and patches and got tequila as a belated birthday present for NARASAKI. I was able to give the gifts to one of the COTD staff members at the goods table.

The new COTD shirt is a parody of the record label, WARP.

Koji (g), HAETAE, Kanno (d)

GOATBED was the opener and they were pretty fun! I only heard about GOATBED from their My Bloody Valentine - Loomer cover on the Yellow Loveless compilation. They reminded me of the visual  kei/JRock I used to listen to when I was in middle school, so it felt a bit nostalgic. Ishii Yuuji of GOATBED is also from cali≠gari (Kenjiro (bassist) is also from cali≠gari). GOATBED said that they invited COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS to do the concert with them. At the end of their performance, GOATBED shared an awesome cover of MY SPEEDY SARAH. Unfortunately, I cannot find a link to it anywhere at the moment. Maybe it will be up on iTunes some day.

NARASAKI(V&G)
Kanno(D)
KOJI(G)
AKIRA(G)
村井研次郎/Murai Kenjiro(B)
諸田英慈/Morota Eiji(K)

COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS' setlist:
1. How Smooth
2. Zoei
3. Wipeout
4. Dear Future
5. Swimmers
6. Dl++
7. Receive
8. Submerge
9. C/O/T/D
10. Aquarian Age
Encore
11. Dead by Dawn
12. Hyper Velocity
13. Silver World
Encore #2:
14. Killing An Arab (The Cure cover)

How Smooth
When COTD walked onto the stage, it was like they returned to an old friend. They were such rock stars and everything seemed natural to them. When they opened with How Smooth, I was in awe and images from the "music video" in the FOREVER DVD kept flashing in my mind. I thought it was a great chill opening song to get the audience in the same vibe before we party like crazy.

Zoei
I pretty much headbanged through the hard parts and watched the fans wave their arms while NARASAKI sang.
(tezensu: waving both hands in the air in time to the music)
Throughout the concert, when the timing was right, I joined in with the arm waving and it was really fun haha.

Wipeout
Oh man... everyone went crazy during this song. I remember we were all jumping and I could feel the floor move.

Dear Future
It was a little more chill during this song. I also really wanted to sing along with the chorus, but mouthed the lyrics instead. Japanese fans don't really sing along so they can hear the band perform better.

Swimmers
Beautifully surreal. The blue stage lights waving onto the band really felt like they were submerged in water. I closed my eyes during this song a few times.

Dl++
THIS WAS A FUN TREAT. I didn't think they'd perform this song, BUT THEY DID!
NARASAKI's singing was very cute.

Receive
This was a fun shoegaze-y moment. I found myself mesmerized with the distortions and the transition to the end was beautiful.

Submerge
MORE JUMPING AND HEADBANGING!
I swear, everyone yelled, "ここに来るわ!!/koko ni kuru wa!!/It's coming over here?" in unison (Misato's quote from Evangelion) and it looked like NARASAKI expected it haha.

C/O/T/D
I lost my shit when this came on. It's such a classic. Koji was great with the guitar solo!

Aquarian Age
HOLD THE PHONE! THIS SONG IS FUCKING AMAZING LIVE.
IT SOUNDS BETTER THAN THE STUDIO VERSION. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN THIS.
I didn't think I'd headbang and jump so much to this song.

Encore
The band talked to the audience a bit. A fan mentioned RABBIT EP and NARASAKI replied with something like, "Yeah! I know I know it will be out ....!" :(
When there was a lull, I couldn't help myself so I yelled out, "NACKIE, DEATH GROOOOOWL!!!!!"
He replied, "Nani?/What?"
Apparently, Japanese people call death growls, death voice... so he probably didn't understand what I was saying. oops.
...BUT THEN THEIR NEXT SONG WAS...

Dead by Dawn
THIS SONG IS ALSO AMAZING LIVE. NARASAKI'S DEATH VOCALS ARE SO MUCH MORE DIVERSE LIVE. He hit higher notes than usual and it sounded much better in my opinion.
There was lots of screaming. huhuhu...

Hyper Velocity
I also lost my shit when this song came on. I always dreamed to count along with the song... haha.
1! 2! 1! 2! 3! GO!
More jumping and headbanging.
It was beautiful.

Silver World
This was also a treat! I also didn't expect them to play this song! Again, NARASAKI was very cute.
It was going to be a sweet happy ending until...

Encore #2:
Killing An Arab (The Cure cover)
Morota played those famous trumpet notes from Killing An Arab. He looked sneaky while playing the notes as the band members walked off the stage. He repeatedly played the notes until KANNO came out waving his arms and making an X with his arms for "No!". In the end, KANNO gave up and the other band members slowly came out and NARASAKI looked like he was wondering what was going on.
The show ended with more jumping and headbanging.
It was as if we were all friends who had an amazing party together.
While everyone was saying goodbye, KANNO approached the audience and gave everyone high fives! His departure was quite dramatic as the spotlight shined on him. He bowed goodbye and disappeared behind the fancy curtains.


Even the end of the concert was really fun. As concert staff was putting the cables and instruments away, they would throw out the setlists to the fans. I tried to jump for them, but didn't catch them. One of the staff found KANNO's drumstick stuck in the curtain and threw that into the crowd too! I thought it was really nice of the lucky fans to let other fans take photos of the setlists!

When we got outside the venue, I got to meet some Instagram and Twitter COTD FANs that I have been following for a while! It was fun chatting with them about COTD.

Before we left, Kurata quickly approached me and gave me a folded piece of paper. I unfolded it and saw that it was a copy of the setlist! I thanked him a billion times and lost my shit.


This whole experience was so surreal. COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS is my favorite band in the world and I'm so happy that I got to see them.

hide_u : https://www.instagram.com/p/BS3fJZIgCKL/
NARITAguiron : https://twitter.com/NARITAguiron/status/852920838533783552
NACKIE's cute pose of the night

Monday, January 16, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy new year, fellow broaltars!

Despite the lack of official updates with COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS, I finally made some updates to COTD FAN.
I recently added lyrics for Submerge and Takecopter.
You can find them in the Lyrics section of the fansite.
I'm slowly going through the website to make some aesthetic changes and add more info...

Since there's not much COTD stuff going on right now... here's some NARASAKI or Sadesper Record-related info...
(This was a very informative website: http://vgmdb.net/artist/11941 )

Please correct me if I made any mistakes...

INFO DUMP!!!!!

RABBIT EP still hasn't been released...

The most recent COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS gig was on October 13, 2015.

April 2017 - Sadesper Record will provide background music for the anime, Anonymous Noise.
You can watch the promo on YouTube.

November 23, 2016 - NARASAKI composed "Gothic Rock'n'Rose" for (anime) Aikatsu! album.
You can listen to it on YouTube.

October 2016 - NARASAKI is the composer for an anime pilot movie, MECHA-UDE.
You can watch the promo on YouTube.
You can check out the MECHA-UDE project on Kickstarter.

July 27, 2016 - NARASAKI did an Urban Dance cover, "DREAMER -Old Man Looks Back-" for the album, U-DNA. You can listen to the sample on Amazon.co.jp.

July 11, 2016 - NARASAKI sound produced and arranged Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Future Arc- "Recall THE END".

June 29, 2016 - GODxDOG Production uploaded their film, U.F.O. (2001). Sadesper Record provided the music.
You can watch the movie on YouTube.

June 19, 2016 - COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS - DEAR FUTURE (COHERENCE MIX)
You can listen to it on YouTube.

May 2016 - astrobrite toured with NARASAKI.
You can watch a clip of their gig on YouTube.

April 20, 2016 - NARASAKI composed the theme song for the mobile game, 現象のブレイド / Blade Phenomenon. Otsuki Kenji provided the lyrics and sang the song with JPop group, イヤホンズ / Earphone.
You can watch the promo on YouTube.

March 31, 2016 - NARASAKI produced the song, "HELLO WONDERLAND" for KEYTALK.

March 14, 2016 - NARASAKI composed the song, "Renge Chance!" for LADYBABY.
NARASAKI makes a cameo appearance in the music video.
You can watch the music video on YouTube.

March 9, 2016 - NARASAKI composed the 5th ending of Dragon Ball Super- "Yoka Yoka Dance" sung by Batten Shojo Tai.
You can watch it on YouTube.

February 17, 2016 - NARASAKI composed "Ko No A.hajimari No Z -prologue-" and "Tougenkyou" for Momoiro Clover Z's album, Hakkin no Yoake.
You can listen to the samples on HMV.

January 29, 2016 - COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS' "Charming Sister Kiss Me Dead!!" is included in the Still In A Dream: A Story Of Shoegaze 1988-1995 compilation.


September 25, 2015 - NARASAKI composed 逆襲のピエロ / Gyakushu no Pierrot for the band, SEKAI NO OWARI.
You can listen to the sample on HMV.

September 16, 2015 - Acme Apathy Amok (Sadesper Record Remix) for Endon's album, Bodies.

July 29, 2015 - NARASAKI provided a remix- "SNOWFLAKES (NARASAKI Remix)" for Persona 4 Dancing All Night Soundtrack. (game)
You can listen to it on YouTube.

July 11, 2015 - NARASAKI composed the opening for the anime, Prison School - "Ai No Prison".
You can listen to it on YouTube. (a little NSFW...)

May 1, 2015 - NARASAKI composed "Pledge of Z", sung by Momoiro Clover Z, for the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F movie.
You can watch the music video on  Youtube.

April 2, 2015 - NARASAKI participated in a "reunion of The Smiths"/50th Anniversary" gig.
https://twitter.com/dip_official/status/574174325239996417

November 15, 2014 - NARASAKI provided music for the anime film, Rakuen Tsuihou -Expelled From Paradise-.
You can watch the promo on YouTube.

October 29, 2013 - NARASAKI composed Gunpla☆World / Kirara for the anime, Gundam Build Fighters.
You can listen to it on YouTube. (a little NSFW...)

December 14, 2011 - NARASAKI composed 戦え!改造!!ん、違う? for OVA Katte ni Kaizou Concept Album Super DX Chougoukin.

October 13, 2011 - NARASAKI provided music for the anime, UN-GO.
COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS was credited for an insert song (THE LIGHTBED) for episode 3.

I tried watching the episode and couldn't find it... It may be a mistake. NARASAKI's composed track, Light/Hikari, was definitely playing in the background though.
You can listen to Light/Hikari on YouTube.



Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hozuki no Reitetsu & TOKUSATSU

Sadesper Record did the ending song (パララックス・ビュー [The Parallax View]) of the second episode of the anime, 鬼灯の冷徹 (Hozuki no Reitetsu). The anime aired on January 10th and is being aired on CrunchyRoll.

TOKUSATSU will be releasing a new single, シネマタイズ (映画化) [Cinematize (Eigaka)], on January 22nd!

There's also a TOKUSATSU interview (in Japanese) with Otsuki Kenji and NARASAKI.
http://www.jungle.ne.jp/sp_post/tokusatsu-194/

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS and BP. ...and RABBIT EP?!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!
On December 30th, 2013, COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS and BP. had a live together at Ikebukuro CHOP (Tokyo, Japan). ICHIMAKI performed with COTD towards the end of the concert- they ended with the cover of My Bloody Valentine's "sue is fine". COTD also covered a song from the band, LUSH.
 During the MC of COTD's gig, a fan asked NARASAKI about RABBIT EP and he replied that it'll be released in 12 months (2014) depending on his manager. The concert seemed like a great ending for 2013 and now we're even more eager on waiting for RABBIT EP.

While we wait... please check out the COTD FAN Forum for rare downloads, more updates, and interact with fans! :)
 http://cotdfan.proboards.com/

I'll eventually get to updating the DOWNLOADS page on COTD FAN... I apologize for taking so long on that...