Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Moving Along!

Please follow me at 自由人物語 @ ikinoii.tumblr.com,
The tumblr format suits me better than blogspot.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Rabbit beach Raver

Rabbit beach Raver
Originally uploaded by kinokogallery
Awesome Flickr shot by an "anonymous" photographer.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Well, I'm out of here until June 7th, I'll be back then with some new music, new videos and assorted goodies. Ciao.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


虹 (Rainbow), The latest from Aqua Timez and my newest J-pop acquisition. Enjoy

Saturday, May 24, 2008

MIHIMARU GT "Bon Voyage" (PV).

Hiroko and Mitsuyuki, whom I think of as Japan's version of Will.i.am & Fergie, are back again with their 18th single, Bon Voyage, from their upcoming full-length CD, Mihimarise, which is out on May 28th.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

ANNA TSUCHIYA Featuring AI "Crazy World" (PV).

Over the last few days I've read a surprising amount of negative feedback to this track, the second big-star J-pop collaboration to be released in as many weeks. Tsuchiya Anna, the half-Japanese, half-Russian pop rocker is well-known for her alternative rock sound and striking avant garde visual style delivers the type of track and video her fans have come to love and expect from her. At least in my opinion.

I do consider myself to be one of her fans and I think the song is very consistent with her last two releases, Cocoon & Bubble Trip. Although those tracks are not as hard as the releases that preceded them, Crazy World represents, as I am fond of saying, a natural progression for this updated version of musical chameleon. More and more she is reminding me of Gwen Stefani & Christina Aquilera, two American artists who also frequently tweak their images and sounds. The Aquilera connection is further underscored by when Anna and Ai engage in an Aquilera/Madonna-like lip lock at the end of the Crazy World PV.

Monday, May 19, 2008

MISIA "約束の翼" (PV).

Misia's beautiful theme song for the movie 僕の彼女はシボルグ, My Girlfriend, The Cyborg is her newest single and 20th overall, and it will be released on May 28th.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

N*E*R*D "Spaz"

Second single from the upcoming release, Seeing Sounds, out on June 10th.