Following 2010′s Kitchen. Label showcase at sonorium, we are pleased to announce 2011′s edition entitled 【12月のカーテンコール】will be held on Christmas Day at Waseda Scott Hall. Performing live will be haruka nakamura (strings ensemble), Janis Crunch and ASPIDISTRAFLY, who will be presenting their new works in the forthcoming double release “12 & 1 song” and “A LITTLE FABLE” respectively. Special guests will include 7 piece choir CANTUS and many more. Tickets are now on sale at E-Plus!
Venue : Waseda Scott Hall
Date : 2011 12.25 (Sunday)
Time : Open 18:00 / Start 1830
Tickets : 3,200 yen / 3,700 yen (Door)
Performers : haruka nakamura string ensemble / Janis Crunch / ASPIDISTRAFLY / CANTUS
Tickets are on sale now at e＋(イープラス)
Organized by KITCHEN. LABEL
Produced by p*dis / Inpartmaint Inc.
We are pleased to announce the upcoming new album A LITTLE FABLE by ASPIDISTRAFLY, their 2nd full length album since “i hold a wish for you” in 2008.
In the autumn/winter of 2010, Singapore-based April Lee and Ricks Ang of ASPIDISTRAFLY (also founders of Kitchen. Label) embarked on the recording of their second album A LITTLE FABLE in Japan in collaboration with several artists. Fascinated by the patina of time and themes of folklore, A LITTLE FABLE narrates a surrealist procession of tales, twelve compositions simmering into the other lyrically and picturesquely. This album sees the duo returning to a warm, organic palette of closely-whispered vocals, fingerpicked guitar, string arrangements and their trademark texture-focused arrangements…
Please stay attuned to these pages for more information, and a video coming soon!
- Kitchen. Label
- Inpartmaint Inc / p*dis
Kitchen. Label is proud to present “12 & 1 song”, a collaboration album between haruka nakamura and long-time musical partner Janis Crunch. Ever since the highly successful release of haruka nakamura’s albums “grace” and “twilight”, the duo had fostered an important creative partnership that arguably sparked off several popular classics of their time, with songs like “Everyday”, “grace” and “The Light” that resonate surely with fans.
On a wintery night in 2007, the duo were in the process of a candle-lit recording session for haruka nakamura’s solo album “grace”. Instinctively, they decided to venture off the album recording and to compose a Christmas carol of their own. The track was christened “12 & 1 song” and then published online on a time-limited basis during the Christmas season. The spontaneous sessions spawned a couple more winter-themed compositions and quickly became favorites among fans of both haruka nakamura and Janis Crunch. Even as the two went separate ways on to work on individual projects, their creative bond sustained this year-end tradition till a substantial collection of winter-themed songs, recorded between 2007-2011, was borne…