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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

More FPM

In July last year (got to love the hopeless optimism of posts titled things like "Album three before Christmas?") I wrote something about Tomoyuki Tanaka (Fantastic Plastic Machine) posting in his blog about a much welcomed return to Halcali's studio for their next album. Now he's posted about it again, this time with a couple of pictures taken in his studio that look good enough to go in the album sleeve itself, if not the back cover. He mentions that, although he isn't really able to talk about it "yet", they worked on a lot of material involving the girls rapping. Sounds good to me. I won't be too sad if there are no Ongaku style 6 minute guitar ballads on the next album anyway.

Could "a lot of material" mean he put together more than one song? At any rate, Otsukare Summer and Wakakusa Dance were highlights of their respective albums, and it's great to see Halcali still have a lot of great talent by their side. I can feel Album Three shaping up to be something special.

Saying that he's "known them since they were in junior high and high school" in one sentence, then "and when they're over 20, we're going to drink together!" in the next is probably something that is going to give their mothers a bit of cause to frown though.

What we need now is a release date and a title.

Thanks again to Patrick. Seriously, go read Chipple!

P.S Something just occured to me- could they have been working on the mystery New Single Yukari mentioned in the recent B-Pass interview?

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

HALCALI have a photo (the official one) and interview in the new BARFOUT magazine ^^

1:36 AM

 
Blogger jariten said...

Thanks! I had a quick look around today for the magazine but couldn't find it. I should have more luck tomorrow.

2:21 PM

 
Blogger ssslithe said...

HalCali are in today's (Friday's) Japan Times, page 20. Enjoy!

3:26 AM

 
Anonymous CaffeineNicotine said...

I'm not sure, but is DJ Non the DJ for Halcali when they do live performances? My nihongo's not good enough to fully understand his blog, but I do see Halcali appear from time to time. http://blog.livedoor.jp/non_japan/

And here's the Japan Times article that ssslithe mentioned above.
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fm20070323a1.html

3:34 PM

 
Blogger jariten said...

ssslithe> Good work! Looking forward to the Neo article too. Hopefully it will be online (i've never seen it for sale at the foreign bookshops around here)

caffinenicotine> Yes, I believe DJ Non is their regular live DJ (as well as TV appearances).

4:38 AM

 
Blogger ssslithe said...

Thanks Jariten. Neo doesn't put its features online, but I have seen the mag at Shibuya's Book 1st in the past...

5:36 AM

 
Blogger Ray said...

Hey, is there anywhere I can get the lyrics for Halcali's albums?

If they're translated that'd be great, but even in Japanese would be fine (すこしぞんじておるから)

10:28 PM

 
Blogger Ray said...

PS: Please e-mail me your response if you would :*D

halcalirox@bigpen.us

10:29 PM

 
Blogger jariten said...

There's a few here.

http://www.centigrade-j.com/translations/halcali.htm

11:01 AM

 

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