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It is the catalog number of the CD. It is like an ID number for identification, ordering etc., and unique to that CD. For example, for CDJapan Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara Limited Edition Misaki Iwasa CD Maxi it is TKCA-73860. This page details the format used, RIAJ standardized manufacturer codes - Japanese manufacturer codes 101 As for a 2 ...


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According to a user on MetaFilter: According to a friend who runs a small record label that occasionally does business in Japan: it's because it is invariably cheaper for Japanese buyers to import CDs rather than purchase them in their local record store. The extra tracks are there to provide an incentive for buying the domestic version. Without ...


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Comments under the YT video suggest that the 2 characters are from a (volleyball-themed) manga/anime series called Haikyuu, and that the song's Romaji title is " Ifuudoudou " and the video is a cover by Shoose of the original. Following that trail led via this other video of Shoose's version which gives the info that the original is by Luka, Miku, Gumi, IA ...


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These songs are a pastiche of popular late 60s and early 70s pop styles. The first has a distinctly Western feel, perhaps via the Italo-Western style innovated by Ennio Morricone. @Alvaro is correct that the second and third tracks are perhaps best characterized as disco derivatives, but they are closer to 70s Euro Disco than to US disco. Euro Disco, as ...


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I tried to think of something famous with a similar spirit, and I came up with Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood from the Kill Bill soundtrack. The vocals there are a lot more on the funk side (whereas the singers in your examples are ballad-like), but everthing else seems close enough. The Wiki for that song says that the Kill Bill version is a four-on-the-...


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Spotify or other music services can't go and look for all the musicians of the planet. It would be a huge job almost impossible to do. Artists (or people of their staff) have to do the job of reaching these media and send their music. For example, this page Spotify for Artists explains for an artist how to have their music on it and how to manage it. From ...


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This is definitely based on 60s and 70s American pop rock. In particular, it sounds to me like the 60s & 70s era revival of the old music hall and vaudeville musical styles. The foundation is the music that was played in American and British popular venues during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but with an overlay of 70's lite jazz ...


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Language" in this context, refers to the characteristic phrasing and patterns of the song, which is being compared metaphorically to the rhythms and tonalities of speech. It's a good pairing with the immediately preceding description of the orchestra as a chorus. Vocal terms are used very frequently for instrumental music, to the point where they might be ...


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The Buddhist temple in which the funeral scene takes place is Jodoji. It is a temple of Shingon Buddhism, and the chants that are shown during the funeral scene are thus a part of the traditions and practices of Shingon Buddhism. The temple is identified as Jodoji in the essay "Buddhism in Tokyo Story" by Kathe Geist, published in the Cambridge Film ...


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Licensing is the main concern for lack of access. It costs money to put the music in the streamable library and that money needs to be paid to the artist and the record label. Streaming services have to balance the revenues they get with the costs they have to pay in licensing so that will mean that they have to choose which songs they will license to put ...


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I suggest you go with Satoh's own website. (note: requires Adobe Flash to view) All the works you mention are listed under the discography. Likewise, further information can be had from the various record labels : New Albion Records, ALM records. Other record labels such as Omega point and Fontec just list works, with little other information.


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北原白秋(Kitahara Hakushu) received an invitation to a concert of children's song from an elementary school in Niigata prefecture in June 1922. He receiveed a big welcome there from the children and he was ordered to make a song of Niigata from them. He wrote words and asked 中山晋平(Nakayama Shinpei) to compose music for it. It is a song of "Sunayama" and published ...


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If you're not specifically looking for Japanese music, the style of that particular song sounds heavily influenced by American "soft rock" of the 1970's. You might look up Karen Carpenter (who has a similar vocal register) or Carole King.


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It's clear that Kobametal owns this band. It was his enjoyment of both Idol-Pop and Metal that caused him to have the idea to join the genre's. He has full control of the band, he personally hand-picked the girls based on several criteria necessary to perform the music and maintain their status. He determines where they tour and all those key decisions. ...


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