It was announced on today's Haro Sute that Kobushi Factory will release their second album this autumn.
Here is the release page
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Posted 31 July 2019 - 03:36 PM
Posted 31 July 2019 - 03:37 PM
That's good! The single songs since the last album:
Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa
Ee ja nai ka Ninja nai ka
Kore Kara da!
Ashita Tenki ni Naare
Kitto Watashi wa
Oh No Ounou
I do wonder whether or not they'd include Shalala and the ninja song, though, considering the three troublemakers are in them. If anything they'll probably just drop the ninja song. So in total we have 8 single songs (the first two included). The last album had 10.
Confirmed songs for the new album are:
In fact, it's going to be two CDs, one being an acapella collection! LE A has the Otodama 2019 DVD, LE B an acapella CD.
Also... apparently Ayaka mentioned on her blog they'd cover Love Machine acapella
Posted 31 July 2019 - 04:30 PM
Posted 31 July 2019 - 06:36 PM
Don't forget it's very possible they'd just do a (2019 ver) and re-record it with the current members :) If they don't want to release a ton of new songs then they'll definitely use all the previously released singles.
Posted 01 August 2019 - 02:40 AM
I hope they just cut both of the songs from the Shalala single, and give us eight or so unreleased songs as album tracks. Of the eight songs from the last five singles, only "Haru Urara" is really great. The rest are varying levels of good, but they don't have as solid a base to work from as they did with their first album, which was extraordinary.
We've been getting really good album tracks since Kobushi's first album, so I'm hopeful/excited for this.
Posted 01 August 2019 - 02:15 PM
That was quick,it seems the tracklist (while not finalized has been revealed) - http://www.helloproj...fefb2e6923a4310
It seems the first disc will have
- Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa (2019 Ver.)
- Kore Kara da!
- Ashita Tenki ni Naare
- Kitto Watashi wa
- Naseba Naru
- Ou No Ounou
- Haru Urara
- Kame ni Nare! (亀になれ！)
- Keseyashinai Kimochi (消せやしないキモチ)
- Dokan to BREAK! (ドカンとBREAK！)
- Yes! We Are Family ~Kobushi Ver.~
- Come with me!
- Unlucky no Jijou (アンラッキーの事情)
- Ashita no Watashi wa Kyo Yori Kirei (明日の私は今日より綺麗)
- Suki Kamo Shirenai (好きかもしれない)
- Hirakinacchae! (開き直っちゃえ！)
- Yes! We Are Family ~FC Machida Ver.~ (Additional Track) (Yes! We Are Family ～FC町田(仮)Ver.～)
Nen ni wa Nen (Acapella Ver.)
GO TO THE TOP!! (Acapella Ver.)
Chotto Guchoku ni! Chototsu Moushin (Acapella Ver.)
Samba! Kobushi Janeiro 2019 (Acapella Ver.)
LOVE Machine (Acapella Ver.)
Sakura Night Fever (Acapella Ver.)
Posted 01 August 2019 - 06:43 PM
I'm here for that Acapella CD. Looking forward to that. And I'm glad they are continuing that. Berryz and I think C-ute dabbled with it, but they never went anywhere with it.
Posted 02 August 2019 - 03:13 AM
Nine unreleased tracks is solid. I hope they don't suck!
Posted 02 September 2019 - 03:04 PM
Covers and Tracklist officialized - http://www.helloproj...tail/EPCE-7529/
1. Kore Kara da!
2. Come with me
3. Ashita Tenki ni Naare
4. Haru Urara
5. Suki Kamo Shirenai
6. Keseyashinai Kimochi
7. Kitto Watashi wa
9. Naseba Naru
10. Yes! We are family ~Kobushi ver.~
11. Oh No Ounou
12. Unlucky no Jijou
13. Kame ni Nare!
14. Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa (2019 ver.)
15. Dokan to BREAK!
16. Ashita no Watashi wa Kyo Yori Kirei
17. Yes! We are family ~FC Machida Zelvia ver.~
===Acapella disc Tracklist===
1. Nen ni wa Nen
2. Chotto Guckoku ni! Chototsu Moushin
3. GO TO THE TOP!!
4. Samba! Kobushi Janeiro 2019
5. Sakura Night Fever
6. LOVE Machine
Posted 02 September 2019 - 03:38 PM
Limited A would have been among the greatest H!P covers ever had they taken the time to paint the girls in rather than lazily Photoshop them in.
Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:13 AM
From their tour today we learned that 5 of the new songs have different mains
- Come with me (Hirose lead)
- Suki Kamo Shirenai (Inoue lead)
- Hirakinaocchae! (Nomura lead)
- Unlucky no Jijou (Wada lead)
- Ashita no Watashi wa Kyo Yori Kirei (Hamaura lead)
Posted 02 October 2019 - 12:01 PM
Album is out, and it's on Apple Music, and I'm LIVING for this acapella CD. I haven't even gotten to the meat of the album yet. I skipped straight to the end.
The album debuted at #4 on Oricon. #3 had a total sale of 12,919. So, not a lot of albums sold.
Kobushi as a group fall somewhere in the middle for me. I like the girls, they are talented, but they just don't spark any real interest for me. Nothing about them stands out. Which is a shame. They need their AHA C-ute moment. The acapella helps set them apart and I wish they had promoted that aspect of the group more. Throw them on a show and let them do that. People love that sort of crap. Not just a Youtube clip.
Posted 02 October 2019 - 02:37 PM
Posted 02 October 2019 - 02:58 PM
I'm in the middle of Shoujo Q first and second post. I've liked Kobushi a lot for their first... 3 singles, and then I lost interest. I'm going to give this album a try then!
Posted 02 October 2019 - 03:31 PM
Preordered (since I don't use apple). Just waiting for it to arrive at my local customs office and be held hostage for 6 weeks until I can pick it up.
Posted 02 October 2019 - 06:05 PM
This is a solid ass album that blows the last one out of the water
That's a pretty bold statement, as their 1st album is one of my favorite H!P albums. Then again, you said KF wasn't one of your favorite groups, and I loved them when that album came out, so I don't know what to think, lol. I'll do my usual thing of "acquiring" it, then buying it if I like it. My ratio at aidoru-online is pretty low, though, so it'll be a few days.
Posted 02 October 2019 - 08:29 PM
Thank you for the link. I've listened to the album and I like nearly all of the songs. They're all powerful and none of them seems like a filler. Well, maybe the cheer songs but they're okay.
Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:33 PM
Posted 03 October 2019 - 10:32 PM
Damn! I completely forgot about this. I must order it now.
EDIT: I ordered it PLUS the new Kobushi concert DVD.
Posted 04 October 2019 - 01:58 AM
I listened to it once, and while it didn't blow me away, it didn't bore me either. A lot of my favorite albums didn't hit me immediately, which means the potential is there for me to grow to love it. The one thing where I thought they really fucked up was not ending the album with "Naseba Naru". That song is an obvious closer, and instead they go with a throw-away alternate version of "We are family".
Posted 04 October 2019 - 03:13 PM
If it helps, the Machida version is just an extra song (or more precisely Additional Track) that is there only because they needed to release it somehow. Therefore, I see Ashita no Watashi wa Kyou Yori Kirei as the real closer of the album, which is more than suitable in my opinion. Moreover, I believe the album is somewhat divided into two parts in which songs flow very nicely one into another. From that point of view, Naseba Naru is the closer of Part 1...
It became more clear once I put the English translations (which I took from H!P wiki) next to each other:
No matter how I look at it, and the more I think about it... I cannnot help but believe this is the most appropriate way of putting all those songs together.
Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:24 AM
That's interesting, and it does make sense. Also, "Ashita no Watashi wa Kyou Yori Kirei" does make a much better closer, but the problem with add-on "extra" tracks, for me anyway, is that by extending the length of the album, they become part of the overall experience of it, and the "proper" closer doesn't actually close out the set. I know this is a personal problem and a nit-pick, but it kind of kills a bit of the mojo for me. I'll probably omit the alternate (and really, superfluous) take of "We are family" when I put this on my audio player.
Some songs are starting to stand out from the pack, and I'm beginning to understand why I like their 1st album more. I'll probably do a long-form review for my dead blog tomorrow or Sunday.
Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:52 AM
I'm on the same page as you, Jpope. I don't particularly dislike the album, but I haven't really grown to like most of their recent single releases.... so at least half of this album is a meh for me. I do like Keseyashinai Kimochi and Hirakinaocchae (although I prefer the live vers compared to the album vers.) They tried to fit the old ska sound they played around with in their first album into Kame ni Nare, but it just didn't do it for me.
I liked the acapella covers of their old songs, but the fact that they all had Rei beatboxing was just, again, not it for me.... Plus then they make Hama the main singer in all the acapellas, too. It feels like you're listening to the same song 5 times over even though they're different songs.
Posted 25 November 2019 - 07:32 PM
I've been binging on studio clips from Upcoming videos, and episode 158 features the drum recording for "Come With Me".When I saw the tiny female behind the kit, I perked up. Could it be? Is it really her? Yep! Up Front opened their wallet and hired Senri Kawaguchi to cut the drum track for this Shiina Ringo-esque jazz-burner. Instrumentally, this is basically a Senri feature, and she does not disappoint.
Senri came to prominence as a teen drum prodigy on her Youtube channel in the early 2010s. I discovered her around five years ago, and have been a huge fan ever since. Now 22, she's a popular artist in her own right, and a sought-after studio pro. Seeing her record with an H!P group is pretty sweet.