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グラタンカーニバル Gratin Carnival // そんな12月 Such December LP

グラタンカーニバル Gratin Carnival // そんな12月 Such December LP

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日本のフォーク・ポップ作家グラタンカーニバル aka 光永これゆきが、2023年10月にドイツのポップレーベルAlien Transistorからリリースした再発レコードです。(オリジナルは2020年リリース)

素朴でほっこりするフォーク・ポップ〜ボサ・フォーク10曲を収録。DLコード付属。 

Tenniscoatsが好きな方にオススメします。

レーベルその他作品はこちら /// Click here to see more Alien Transistor releases available at Tobira. 

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12" black vinyl. Edition of 423. Originally released in 2020. Includes DL code.

Tracklist:

1. 冬 / Winter
2. 換気扇 / Ventilation Fan
3. 銀と水色の街 / City of Silver and Blue
4. シャッターチャンスは五年前 / Just Watching
5. ミラージュソング / Mirage Song
6. 灯台 / Lighthouse
7. 火星の教育 / Education from Mars
8. みずたまり / Puddle
9. 本当の夢 / Dreaming
10. 待ち合わせ / On the Train

Text excerpt by Alien Transistor:

"Alien Transistor is proud to announce a reissue of Such December, the fourth album by Japanese indie folk-pop artist, Gratin Carnival. Listeners might already know Gratin Carnival from their appearance on the Alien Parade Japan compilation of indie pop groups working with brass and woodwind; compiled by Markus Acher of The Notwist and Saya of Tenniscoats, it introduced this beautiful genre to the wider world. Gratin Carnival’s “Just Watching” was one of the many highlights of that compilation, and its gentle bossa-folk glide reappears on Such December.

Originally released in 2020, Such December captures beautifully the happy-sad charm of Gratin Carnival. The project of Koreyuki Mitsunaga, Gratin Carnival started in 2011; Mitsunaga had been home recording for some time and decided on the name as an umbrella for his music-making. Mitsunaga’s main instruments are guitar, which he uses to great effect throughout, his gorgeous acoustic playing reminiscent of players like Ueno Takashi of Tenniscoats or João Gilberto, and alto saxophone and clarinet. Those three instruments make up the core of Gratin Carnival’s sound, along with Mitsunaga’s charmingly doleful singing.

Recording at his parents’ home, with a four-track cassette recorder and a MacBook, Mitsunaga created Such December during 2020, though the songs on it stretch back to 2016. The closing “On The Train” was the first song written for the album – “a song about a small trip,” Mitsunaga recalls – and from there, he built a beautiful collection of songs that sit together perfectly. There’s great clarity in Mitsunaga’s writing, with nothing extraneous getting in the way of the lucid arrangements and gorgeous melodies; there’s something of chamber jazz about it at times, so it’s no surprise that Mitsunaga shares his love of Benny Goodman’s small group playing."

Artist : Gratin Carnival

Label : Alien Transistor

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日本のフォーク・ポップ作家グラタンカーニバル aka 光永これゆきが、2023年10月にドイツのポップレーベルAlien Transistorからリリースした再発レコードです。(オリジナルは2020年リリース)

素朴でほっこりするフォーク・ポップ〜ボサ・フォーク10曲を収録。DLコード付属。 

Tenniscoatsが好きな方にオススメします。

レーベルその他作品はこちら /// Click here to see more Alien Transistor releases available at Tobira. 

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12" black vinyl. Edition of 423. Originally released in 2020. Includes DL code.

Tracklist:

1. 冬 / Winter
2. 換気扇 / Ventilation Fan
3. 銀と水色の街 / City of Silver and Blue
4. シャッターチャンスは五年前 / Just Watching
5. ミラージュソング / Mirage Song
6. 灯台 / Lighthouse
7. 火星の教育 / Education from Mars
8. みずたまり / Puddle
9. 本当の夢 / Dreaming
10. 待ち合わせ / On the Train

Text excerpt by Alien Transistor:

"Alien Transistor is proud to announce a reissue of Such December, the fourth album by Japanese indie folk-pop artist, Gratin Carnival. Listeners might already know Gratin Carnival from their appearance on the Alien Parade Japan compilation of indie pop groups working with brass and woodwind; compiled by Markus Acher of The Notwist and Saya of Tenniscoats, it introduced this beautiful genre to the wider world. Gratin Carnival’s “Just Watching” was one of the many highlights of that compilation, and its gentle bossa-folk glide reappears on Such December.

Originally released in 2020, Such December captures beautifully the happy-sad charm of Gratin Carnival. The project of Koreyuki Mitsunaga, Gratin Carnival started in 2011; Mitsunaga had been home recording for some time and decided on the name as an umbrella for his music-making. Mitsunaga’s main instruments are guitar, which he uses to great effect throughout, his gorgeous acoustic playing reminiscent of players like Ueno Takashi of Tenniscoats or João Gilberto, and alto saxophone and clarinet. Those three instruments make up the core of Gratin Carnival’s sound, along with Mitsunaga’s charmingly doleful singing.

Recording at his parents’ home, with a four-track cassette recorder and a MacBook, Mitsunaga created Such December during 2020, though the songs on it stretch back to 2016. The closing “On The Train” was the first song written for the album – “a song about a small trip,” Mitsunaga recalls – and from there, he built a beautiful collection of songs that sit together perfectly. There’s great clarity in Mitsunaga’s writing, with nothing extraneous getting in the way of the lucid arrangements and gorgeous melodies; there’s something of chamber jazz about it at times, so it’s no surprise that Mitsunaga shares his love of Benny Goodman’s small group playing."

Artist : Gratin Carnival

Label : Alien Transistor