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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Hiroshi Nakamura/One Song Set

More recording talk from Halcali's blog today, where Haruka oh so casually mentions they were back in the studio, again with i-dep's Hiroshi Nakamura. This is the guy who lovingly crafted the three pop gems that were arguably wasted as b-sides on Tip Taps Tip (halcali 'n' bass, Pisudori) and the virtually unheard Twinkle Star (check!!check!!it!!). Unlike a few other producers I could mention, he knows exactly what makes Halcali good. Does this mean he's working on album 3? The new single?
Hopefully both.

In other news, they wrapped up the Tokyo end of Sony's Anime Festival. I originally worried that such a crowded bill would only give them time to play the Eureka 7 song Tip Taps Tip, which is, of course, exactly what happened in the end.
The only upside of having them walk out on stage, play one song and walk off again is that it's a show that I'm not too bothered about missing (I was thinking about heading up to Osaka to catch the next one). Hopefully the new album will be something Sony invests a little something in, and we'll get an actual tour with actual sets that last longer than 20 minutes.

You can watch a short video of Halcali commenting on the festival here (you can only watch it with Internet Explorer for some reason). I added a transcript in the comments box.


Blogger jariten said...

Here's a transcript of the video:

Haruka Hello.
Yukari: Hello.
H: Im Haruka from Halcali.
Y: And I’m Yukari. We've just come of the stage this minute, and...the moment we walked out there it was amazing, everyone greeted us with a huge cheer and gave us a really warm welcome.
H: It really made us happy.
Y: Yeah. They clapped along with us the whole time, it was a lot of fun.
H: And we could see a lot of pen lights out in the crowd...
Y: Yeah, they were waving them around, really getting into it.
H:It was great, we really enjoyed it.
Y: So next we'll be heading to Osaka-jo Hall, where we'll try our best to get a few more pen lights waved for us, give everyone a good time, and hopefully get a few more people into Halcali. We’ll do our best! Please come and see us.
Y: Please come and.. (she messes up her Japanese and laughs) Sorry, I'm really nervous! Please come and see us.
H We were...
Y Yukari, and...
H Haruka from Halcali.

11:05 AM

Blogger Jordi said...

Wow. I never knew Hiroshi was an old smelly hippie. At least looking like one. But this new Halcali work must point to somewhere good.

11:31 AM

Blogger jariten said...

It's probably (probably) more b-sides stuff, or at least non-single album tracks. Unless Sony have given him the big push into the A-side slot of course.

1:16 AM

Anonymous sora-kara said...

^which would be fan-freakin-tastic by the by.

Well, I'm just hoping for some new matieral from the girls either way. :)

3:39 AM

Anonymous Novaforever said...

Yeah if Nakamura started writing A-side tracks I would totally be okay with that! The latest B-sides from Halcali have been excellent and are among some of my favorite songs from them ever. He's got a lot of support from me!

4:18 PM

Anonymous sora-kara said...

Off Topic: my friend recently got her hands on the re-release/new version of Ongaku no Susume.
I have scanned the entire thing (slip case, booklet, disc, everything).
I zipped it all together, and uploaded it to yousendit.com:

Right there!
Jariten - Feel free to use the scans on this site if you wish.


11:13 PM

Blogger jariten said...

Thanks for the scans! I'll put them up after I get back from Korea.

12:40 AM


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