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Friday, November 04, 2005

The Officials finally catch up

It seems that Sony have finally recognised Halcali's existence. Better 1 month late than never, hey fellas? Anyway, they've released the tracklisting for Tip Taps Tip. Thankfully, it's a maxi-single, which means there's only one guranteed nothing track (an instrumental). I'm kind of heartened by this news actually. Halcali's old b-sides were often the place where they shone. Labels, thinking no-one listens to them anyway, tend to let bands off the hook a little bit for the b-sides. Your average run of the mill type will probably put out some album outtake or throwaway studio experiment on there, but for Halcali it meant giving a few of the smaller, skilled producers and songwriters a bash. I'm thinking specifically of Halfby's Queen of the Slopes (Strawberry Chips) here, but what about 2 Lucky Stars (" "), or Highway to the Beach (Marching March)? Song 2's title is great (there's a Yukari Fresh song called Yukari'n' Bass. Perhaps it's too much to hope that it's a reference). On the other hand, parts of this press release made me shudder.

Anyway, here's the tracklisting, and the blurb from Sony (fairly similar to Tower's press release from a while back.)

1. Tip Taps Tip

2. halcali'n'bass

3.ピスドリ (Pisudori)

4. Tip Taps Tip (instrumental)



HALCALIエピック移籍第一弾は、初の名曲ウタモノ&大型タイアップ曲!!RIP
SLYMEのメンバーによるユニット、O.T.Fプロデュースでデビューした、HALCAとYUCALIによるHIP
HOPユニットHALCALIが、今作からエピック・レコードに移籍します!第一弾は、いきなりのビッグ・タイアップ付き&HALCALI初のウタモノHIP
HOP!作家陣にYUKIの「JOY」でお馴染みの、田中ユウスケを迎え、これまでのHALCALIを寄りメロディアスに表現した、キラー・チューンに仕上がっています!MBS,TBS系全国28局ネットアニメアニメ「交響詩篇エウレカセブン」のタイアップ付き!!成長した全く新しいHALCALIに、大注目!ガンガン攻めて行きます!乞う、ご期待!MBS,TBS系全国28局ネットアニメ「交響詩篇エウレカセブン」エンディングテーマ('05
10/23~'06 1/下)初回仕様:「交響詩篇エウレカセブン」初のキャラクターファイル封入/デカラベルステッカー

Here’s Halcali’s first release for Epic, a huge melodic tie-up
track! Hip hop unit Halcali, who put out their debut under Rip Slyme production team O.T.F., have moved to Epic Records! Their first release will be this surprising tie-up, melodic hip-hop! Made by one of the writers behind Yuki’s Joy, Tanaka Yusuke, this is Halcali expressing a more melodious side for this killer tune than you’ve ever heard! In a tie-up for 28 episodes of the net animation Eureka 7, watch out for this new, grown-up Halcali! They’re gearing up for a big attack! We can’t wait for this one! Halcali will feature on the nationwide broadcast Eureka 7 ending theme for 28 episodes (’05 10/23~’06 1) and the first pressings will come with character files and stickers.
There's also a new promo picture on the page, where they (Yukari especially) do indeed look grown-up.

Thanks a million to sora-kara for the heads up.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Amifan said...

Hi!

Nobokazo Takemura NYC guy here.

Sorry to clutter this up with personal (well, boring to most people) info that is not relevant to the subject at hand, but I don't know or have forgotten how to reach you directly.


During the time I had to wait and make certain tech would be o.k. at my NYC theater today, I lightly played Halcali, and after a while a young actor asked "Who is this? I love music and this is great!"

And I showed him the three CDs and told him he could get at least two at a Midtown Japanese Kinokyunia.

He eagerly wrote their name down in his notepad.

After Bacon was over I then played the Japanese version of Puffy's Nice album, which he also loved, and I assured him that he could get it on a domestic pressing.

More notepad scribblings.

Is there anything more fun than turning someone else on to something you love, especially if it is really good?

Enough off-topic blather.

I doubt identifying me here will get me any more than a microprocentage more junk than already, so email me at mereness@mindspring.com and give me a more direct to you if you wish to hear other fun trifle like this.



I just typed in my web page. It is not a joke. Click around.

10:08 AM

 
Blogger tele-pet said...

Hello. Wonderful website. There's surely no better English website that covers Halicali. I was wondering, though, if you might be able to provide a review of the Halicali DVD?

2:47 PM

 
Anonymous qazmonster said...

Song 2's title is great (there's a Yukari Fresh song called Yukari'n' Bass. Perhaps it's too much to hope that it's a reference).

huh?

1. Tip Taps Tip

2. halcali'n'bass

3.ピスドリ (Pisudori)

4. Tip Taps Tip (instrumental)

1:46 AM

 
Blogger jariten said...

Hello. Wonderful website. There's surely no better English website that covers Halicali. I was wondering, though, if you might be able to provide a review of the Halicali DVD?

Thanks for the comments! Although have you (or anyone) come across another Halcali website in English? I looked but I couldn't find.

Song 2's title is great (there's a Yukari Fresh song called Yukari'n' Bass. Perhaps it's too much to hope that it's a reference).

huh?


As soon as I saw that title I thought of the Yukari Fresh song. This quickly sprung to mind: "Tanaka Yusuke is in with the Escalator Records (Yukaris label) crew, so maybe that was intentional".

4:57 AM

 
Blogger jariten said...

and...

I was wondering, though, if you might be able to provide a review of the Halicali DVD?

Yes, thats a good idea. Give me a little while and i'll put one up.

4:58 AM

 

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