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Jack or Jive (Japan)
"Kakugo" CD 2008, Prikosnovenie
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ add to cart ]
Musically, "Kakugo"'s deep atmosphere reminds their "Prayer" album - dark and melancholic. Between electronic, vocal experimentations, spleen melodies and romantism reminding Mishima's art.

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- tracklist -
01. 2008-worry about the country-
02. War Scapes
03. Principle of Positive and Negative
04. Shot Arrow
05. Kakugo
06. Bodhisattva
07. Don't Burn Down
08. Look Up at the Sky
09. It Can't Be Reset
10. At The National Border
11. Five Commandments
12. Immortal Soul

last update: 2010-06-09
Jack or Jive (Japan)
"Towards the Event Horizon" CD Boxset 2002, White Rabbit Records
15.00EUR • approx. 21.8USD [ new ] : [ add to cart ]
Limited to 999 hand-numbered copies. Packaged in a cardboard box with an embossed sleeve and woven fabric "cover" image from the artist Seizo Inoue. It also includes eight black and white postcards with photos of Chako.

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- tracklist -
01. The Last Card (3:28)
02. Hiumi (5:39)
03. Hand To Hand (5:28)
04. Intersecting Hypocrisy (4:58)
05. Towards The Event Horizon (4:51)
06. Harmony Of Pulse (5:38)
07. Interstice Of Impulse (4:33)
08. Wings (4:21)
09. De Ja Vu 2 (9:53)
10. The Moon Seen At The End (4:39)
11. Farewell To Tokyo, Japan (5:43)

last update: 2019-03-26
Jack or Jive (Japan)
"Mujyo" CD 1999, Prikosnovenie
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ add to cart ]
A re-issue of the band´s second album, in a 500 copies limited edition, re-mastered and featuring 4 bonus tracks, previously released on a few compilation CDs.

A re-issue of the band's second album, in a 500 copies limited edition, re-mastered and featuring 4 bonus tracks, previously released on a few compilation CDs. This early incarnation of this Japanese act sees them blending a discreet electronic influence with smooth piano melodies. Ethereal synths fill in on the background, to add a very suitable heavenly mood to things, to which Chako's delicate voice shapes perfectly, whereas electronic percussion supply a semi-danceable tone to things. Yet another fine release for the duo who have been addressed as the Japanese Cocteau Twins already, this time clocking in at over 70 minutes.

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01. A March for New European
02. Shades of Time
03. Shades of Time II
04. To Eternity
05. Fragments of Me
06. Bryad
07. Chieko
08. Ainu
09. The Orient
Bonus tracks:
10. Cold Justice
11. Moon Wanes
12. Walk Against the Abyss
13. Venus

last update: 2013-08-19
Jack or Jive (Japan)
"Prayer" CD 1999, Prikosnovenie
14.00EUR • approx. 20.3USD [ temp. out of stock ] : [ pre-order ]
A re-issue of the band´s now sold-out debut album from 1990, in a 500 copies limited edition, re-mastered and featuring 4 bonus tracks.

A re-issue of the band's now sold-out debut album from 1990, in a 500 copies limited edition, re-mastered and featuring 4 bonus tracks. As with many bands, Jack or Jive's debut is perhaps the darkest in their career - the piano takes a leading role here in many of the songs, along with Chako's vocals, or even on its own, like on the moving instrumental 'We Lost', for the more blissful and soothing side of the album. Pieces like 'The Cosmic Ray', 'The Earth', 'Prayer' or 'Black Mountain' on the other hand, turn towards a darker, more abstract shamanic direction, with a preponderant Ambient tone to things. Somehow, Dead Can Dance's debut springs to mind here and there as well, thanks to some rustic electronic incursions, and it is not at all uncommon to find oneself mesmerized by the combination created by Chako's melodious voice, the monotonous beats and the soft keyboard pads and pianos.

audio files available
- tracklist -
01. Worry About the Country
02. A Prayer
03. The Cosmic Ray
04. For Children´s Future
05. We Lost
06. 37º C
07. The Earth
08. Prayer
Bonus tracks:
09. Ko-Katisha
10. Black Mountains
11. Non
12. The Last X´Mas

last update: 2020-07-22
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