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Perfume :: Electropop Idols of Awesome 119 replies to this topic Started by Shoujo Q , Apr 30 2011 01:09 PM · 

#1 Shoujo Q

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:09 PM

I'm making an official Perfume thread because we need one.

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If you don't know who Perfume are you've obviously been living either a) under a rock b) been hiding in the cage they keep Jang Da Yeon or c) you're still jamming to your enka cassettes.

Members are Kashiyuka (Kashino Yuka), Nocchi (Oomoto Ayano), and A~chan (Nishiwaki Ayaka)

Official YouTube Page : http://www.youtube.com/user/Perfume

Discography (I linked the PVs *performance only for for Kareshi Boshuuchuu! So please to enjoy the evolution of Perfume! It's really quite amazing!)

Albums


* [2008.04.16] GAME
* [2009.07.08] ⊿
* [2011.11.30] JPN

Other Albums


* [2006.08.02] Perfume ~Complete Best~ (Limited Edition) (best album)
* [2007.02.14] Perfume ~Complete Best~ (Regular Edition) (re-issue)

Singles

* [2002.03.21] OMAJINAI★Perori (OMAJINAI★ペロリ; What Should I Do) (Hiroshima Limited, Perfume (ぱふゅーむ))
* [2002.11.01] Kareshi Boshuuchuu (彼氏募集中; Recruiting a Boyfriend) (Hiroshima Limited, Perfume (ぱふゅーむ))
* [2003.08.06] Sweet Donuts (スウィートドーナッツ) (Indies)
* [2004.03.17] Monochrome Effect (モノクロームエフェクト) (Indies)
* [2004.09.08] Vitamin Drop (ビタミンドロップ) (Indies)
* [2005.09.21] Linear Motor Girl (リニアモーターガール)
* [2006.01.11] Computer City (コンピューターシティ)
* [2006.06.28] Electro World (エレクトロ・ワールド)
* [2007.02.14] Fan Service [sweet] (ファン・サーヴィス[sweet]) (Chocolate Disco PV)
* [2007.09.12] Polyrhythm (ポリリズム)
* [2008.01.16] Baby cruising Love / Macaroni (マカロニ)
* [2008.07.09] love the world
* [2008.11.19] Dream Fighter
* [2009.03.25] One Room Disco (ワンルーム・ディスコ)
* [2010.04.14] Fushizen na Girl / Natural ni Koishite (不自然なガール / ナチュラルに恋して; Artificial Girl / Fall in Love Naturally)
* [2010.08.11] VOICE
* [2010.11.10] Nee (ねぇ; Hey)
* [2011.05.18] Laser Beam / Kasuka na Kaori (レーザービーム / 微かなカオリ; Faint Scent)
* [2011.11.02] Spice / GLITTER (スパイス)
* [2012.xx.xx] Spring of Life

Digital Singles

* [2006.12.20] Twinkle Snow Powdery Snow

DVDs

* [2005.08.29] Akihabalove (アキハバラブ) (Perfume (ぱふゅーむ))
* [2007.03.14] Fan Service [bitter] (ファン・サーヴィス[bitter]) (Limited Edition)
* [2008.02.13] Fan Service [bitter] (ファン・サーヴィス[bitter]) (Regular Edition)
* [2008.10.15] Perfume First Tour "GAME"
* [2009.04.22] Perfume "BUDOUKaaaaaaaaaaN!!!!!"
* [2009.09.25] Perfume in HAPPY de Kininaru Chandelier House (Perfume in HAPPYで気になるシャンデリアハウス)
* [2010.01.13] Chokkaku Nitouhen Sankakkei TOUR (直角二等辺三角形TOUR)
* [2011.02.09] Kessei 10 Shunen, Major Debut 5 Shunen Kinen! Perfume LIVE at Tokyo Dome 「1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11」 (結成10周年、メジャーデビュー5周年を記念して行われたPerfume LIVE @東京ドーム)

Other Releases

* [2008.02.13] Fan Service ~Prima Box~


#2 freezingkiss

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:30 PM

I remember way back in the day discovering them with Sweet Donuts. SO cute! I absolutely love NIGHT FLIGHT. Brilliant song. They are awesome. :wub:

#3 Pucchi mo

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 03:05 PM

I can't wait for the new album, 3 singles is enough, I bet some of the B-sides will appear on it anyway. Laserbear (keeping that typo) is pretty cool, I'm glad that the non chorus parts didn't turn out to sound exactly like VOICE. ooh, more vocal spasms. :D/

However, it did kind of give me flashbacks of this.

Hi PQ, I'll read all of your post next time. ^_^

#4 sadude

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:08 PM

Laser Beam is good. I hope its PV is as well.

For some reason Perfume has slipped my mind a little and I haven't listened to them as much as I used to. I like the last 3 singles, but they weren't outstanding. But part of the reason I haven't listened to Perfume as much is because I didn't like Triangle as much as Game. So I hope the new album is better than Triangle.

#5 neshcom

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:56 PM

Wow, Laserbeam is really high. I don't know, it's too pico-pico for me. Also, I love Perfume, but I'm not looking forward to a new album. IMO, Perfume's albums have been rather meh. Just sort of bland-ish.

I DO, however, love Perfume's "live" "performances." For their DVDs, they manage to get really interesting visual elements and they're really good dancers.

Also, for the uninitiated, PErfume is produced by Yasutaka Nakata, the mad-man behind capsule and MEG.

#6 Shoujo Q

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:20 PM

Thanks Nesh, I forgot to add that in my little blurb. I think I took up to much time trying to find all the damn PVs.

#7 AquaChan

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:19 AM

I really liked some of their 2008 singles (still way high in my playing list on my iTunes), but I don't know, their albums are not as good as their single. I still prefer capsule for their albums.
But their songs are good for work out XD.

Laserbeam is exactly what I like about them XD.

#8 JPope

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 02:15 AM

Perfume is about the only Jpop group that I still really care about anymore. I love damn near everything they've ever done, including Triangle.

#9 Shoujo Q

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:05 PM

If you like Pixar Movies and Perfume, you should probably check out Cars2 which is be featuring Perfume's hit song Polyrhythm in a scene in the movie. And will also be on the soundtrack too.

You know you've made it when you're inserted into a Disney movie world wide. 8o


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#10 Saya

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:16 AM

Perfume is spreading throughout the world :weeeh:

Laser Beam PV Preview I really love their new single~ Everything Perfume does is just wonderful~ Maybe it's because they don't crank out singles all the time like other artists so they have a lot of good unused songs or something.

#11 Pucchi mo

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 01:26 AM

If you like Pixar Movies and Perfume, you should probably check out Cars2 which is be featuring Perfume's hit song Polyrhythm in a scene in the movie. And will also be on the soundtrack too.

You know you've made it when you're inserted into a Disney movie world wide. 8o


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It's from last year, but even indies Perfume has found its way into American entertainment.

LASER BEAM's PV looks really good. :thumbsup:

#12 Pi Miki

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 02:46 AM

These girls are great; they have released some really killer songs (Polyrhythm, GAME, Butterfly, Edge). Their PVs are so amusing and their music is so freaking catchy. I hope they release a new album soon. I loved Game (Triangle was a bit of a letdown)... I generally like their more aggressive/fast beat songs.

#13 Pucchi mo

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:50 AM

Longer PV preview, Ruby sent it to me.

Nice use of alternate characters to spell the name.
I love when Nocchi puts a finger-gun to her head.

Also, full audio on YT with another creative alternate name.

#14 Pucchi mo

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:11 PM

It's out now! VOICE & FAKE IT had a baby. :lol:
(thanks Zaeleus)

I think the instrumental track is probably my favorite of all Perfume singles. The 8-bit quality makes it really easy to loop for hours. (although, I miss the vocal beeps)

The B-side is cute, but it doesn't have much presence. It's nice and mellow, but completely overshadowed by Laser Beam.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 07:35 PM

So! Perfume is beating AKB48's Idol on oricon. KAT-TUN is first (of course), but Perfume beating AKB48 is a huge shock to me. I don't know if that means Perfume is even bigger than I thought, or if AKB48 is on its way down, or what... Anyway it makes me happy since I think this is one of their best singles so far. Go Perfume!

#16 Shoujo Q

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:00 PM

So! Perfume is beating AKB48's Idol on oricon. KAT-TUN is first (of course), but Perfume beating AKB48 is a huge shock to me. I don't know if that means Perfume is even bigger than I thought, or if AKB48 is on its way down, or what... Anyway it makes me happy since I think this is one of their best singles so far. Go Perfume!


You had me go look because I know for a fact AKB48's next single will be #1 because it's the election single, there's no question about that. DiVA, which is a new subgroup only released their first single so of course Perfume is going to beat them. 8o (General public hasn't been hypnotized yet into buying into DiVA yet.) But good for them, Perfume is in and they don't have to throw any gimmicks around to prove that they are awesome. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:07 PM

Yeah, why the hell did I write "Idol"? I meant Diva. I'm still very surprised at that result though. (And the general public doesn't buy AKB48 8o)

#18 Saya

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:41 PM

^Most singles ARE bought by the general public/casual fans.
There's not as many wota's as you'd think.

I am loving this single so much~~ I like DiVA, but I like Perfume more 8o I'm glad they had good sales~

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 10:37 PM

There don't need to be that many since they each buy 20 singles. 8o But of course, I was just kidding. Dear J sold better than KAT-TUN is selling (I think?), so that says a lot about their mainstream appeal.

#20 Saya

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 11:28 PM

^There are some wotas who buy HUNDREDS :pouty:
I don't get why they want waste thousands of dollars on AKB...

#21 sadude

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:09 AM

I'm not feeling this single as much as previous ones.
Edit: I sorta take that back. I like Kasuka na Kaori a lot more now after seeing the PV. It's really, really cute.
Kasuka na Kaori PV (short ver.) (There's a full version out there, though.)

So I went a-huntin' for the full Laser Beam PV, and found out that there won't be one because the earthquake occurred while they were filming and they couldn't continue. Interesting footnote, that.

#22 Pucchi mo

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 12:45 AM

I like how Kasuka's PV is presented to look like the border & dimensions of random photographs, it's pretty interesting. Nice that they use a variety of color filters too. See, this is a simple PV done correctly!

That sucks about Laser Beam being released without an ending. I wanted to see what would happen if they ran into the creepy guy in the suit.

#23 Chimeratech

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:55 AM

I forget how I stumbled across them, but I believe the first PV I saw was their Baby Cruising Love PV. I was hooked by the awesome techno sounds and their beauty. Been trying to keep tabs on them since, they've got a great sound.

#24 Prettycatchy

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:00 PM

I first got into Perfume when I heard Polyrhythm. I just love all their songs and I'm really loving their new double A side. I love the concept of both Laser Beam and Kasuka na Kaori. <3

Edited by Prettycatchy, 12 June 2011 - 05:01 PM.


#25 Shoujo Q

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 10:43 PM

Found this on Tokyohive

[Video]
Perfume in LA at the Cars2 premiere. It's cute seeing them in the CD store and then there is the little English bit at the end that's a little awkward and then the fans get their little limelight moment but other then that, it's a good little video.
I'm so happy for the girls regardless. Posted Image

#26 neshcom

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 11:20 PM

Found this on Tokyohive

[Video]
Perfume in LA at the Cars2 premiere. It's cute seeing them in the CD store and then there is the little English bit at the end that's a little awkward and then the fans get their little limelight moment but other then that, it's a good little video.
I'm so happy for the girls regardless. Posted Image

Aww, that's cute! Lassetter seems like a major Perfume nerd!

#27 Ap2000

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:08 AM

Lassetter seems like a major Perfume nerd!


I have no clue who that is, but yeah, he definitely fell in love with them.

Does anybody understand 棚からぼたもち ? Googling around a bit, it seems to be some kind of proverb, but I don't really understand the explanation.

#28 neshcom

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:42 AM


Lassetter seems like a major Perfume nerd!


I have no clue who that is, but yeah, he definitely fell in love with them.


He's basically one of the masterminds behind Pixar. And a major Perfume lover.

#29 Pucchi mo

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:45 PM

Does anybody understand 棚からぼたもち ? Googling around a bit, it seems to be some kind of proverb, but I don't really understand the explanation.


An expression for "unexpected good luck".

I knew I could trust this site to have the answer.

The nice part is they also give you the phrase in full kanji [棚から牡丹餅] so you don't have to use vague hiragana if you search for it elsewhere.

Back to Perfume:
Can they just announce the next album already? :puppyeyes:
They really don't need any new singles on it. They have 6 single tracks to potentially put the album, maybe at least one appearing in remix form. Fushizen,Natural,VOICE,Nee,Laser,Kasu

#30 Shoujo Q

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:05 PM

They might do a best of instead of an album.