Archive for September, 2007


Tokyo Jihen – Variety 娯楽(バラエティ) Review

September 24, 2007

Tokyo Jihen - Variety

Tokyo Jihen’s 3rd album, Goraku (Variety).
Track 01 – Ramp = The Show’s Opening Credits
Track 13 – Metro = The Show’s Closing Theme

And, I am not afraid to say everything in between is pure sex in my ears.
Tokyo Jihen, you guys created an amazing album that justified every cent I paid for the CD. You created new music unlike anything else in the industry, yet drawing elements from the entire scene. This is what every artist should aim to achieve.

This album is beyond exceptional. Modernizing and inspiring from older music, such as founding pop and rock songs from the 70s to Hi-NRG and eurodance, this album is a feast. The drum-and-snare insanely catchy Mirrorball, the power ballad Shiseikatsu that brings instant nostalgia to anyone, the throaty bittersweet “strapped to a guitar” Fukushuu, the beautifully crafted multi-faceted technotronic Tsukigime-hime, and oh so much more, and ahhh I am in love again with Tokyo Jihen.

I secretly had my doubts how this concept would work, but damn it, they pulled it off flawlessly.

Download Track:
Tokyo Jihen – 10 – Tsukigime-hime mp3 ( )
Tokyo Jihen – 02 – Mirrorball mp3 ( )


4 Preview Clips for Variety.

September 10, 2007

Tokyo Jihen (東京事変) – Kronekodow (黒猫道; Road of the Black Cat)

Tokyo Jihen (東京事変) – Tsukigime-hime (月極姫; Monthly Princess)

Tokyo Jihen (東京事変) – Metro (メトロ)

Tokyo Jihen (東京事変) – Kingyo no Hako (金魚の箱; Goldfish Box)