N.O.-SYO – Sound Drive -Driving Sound Art- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on October 6, 2014

Sound Drive -Driving Sound Art-
Artist: N.O.-SYO
Release Date: 9/15/14
Price: 2000 yen

New DVD from N.O.-SYO featuring pictures and videos of cars with his music playing in the background. It appears that it will only be available for sale on his website. The DVD comes with your choice of 1 of 4 stickers, or you can pay 340 yen more for all 4 stickers. The preview video kind of creeps me out. It’s like the soundtrack to a horror movie.

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6Oct

N.O.-SYO – Dur-Moll Heaven – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on November 27, 2013

Dur-Moll Heaven
Artist: N.O.-SYO
Release Date: 11/27/12
Price: ??? yen

N.O.-SYO’s album is now up on Japanese iTunes, and will be available worldwide on November 30. You can listen to samples on Amazon MP3. Unfortunately, it does look like he’s dropped the “club/trance” aspect of his music for this album; the arrangements are pure rock.

On a side note, I contacted N.O.-SYO by e-mail a few months ago asking if he was willing to ship Sound Drive -Drift Luxy V.I.P.- worldwide, and he just recently got back to me and kind of misunderstood the question (my fault for using Google Translate, lol). He reiterated that Sound Drive -Dance Rock Mix- is finally available digitally worldwide, but made no mention of DLV.

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27Nov

N.O.-SYO – Dur-Moll Heaven – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on November 20, 2013

Dur-Moll Heaven
Artist: N.O.-SYO
Release Date: 11/27/12
Price: ??? yen

N.O.-SYO’s been teasing it for a while now, but his latest album will finally be released next week. He seems to be billing it as a fusion of hard rock and classical, which makes me wonder if he’ll leave out the club/trance sound of his previous works. It should also be noted that a number of the tracks on the album have already been covered by him.

On a related note, Doc-S pointed out in the comments that Sound Drive -Dance Rock Mix- will finally be made available digitally after 3 years. Hopefully the rest of N.O.-SYO’s catalogue will make its way online sooner rather than later.

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20Nov

N.O.-SYO – Sound Drive -Drift Luxy V.I.P.- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on December 25, 2012

Sound Drive -Drift Luxy V.I.P.-
Artist: N.O.-SYO
Release Date: 12/19/12
Price: 2095 yen

The latest album from N.O.-SYO. In addition to new tracks, there are also repeats from some of the EPs he’s released since the first Sound Drive, as well as remixes from songs from Sound Drive and previous albums.

N.O.-SYO has set up an official website with info on all of his albums. He’s offering an exclusive set featuring both Dance Rock Mix and Drift Luxy VIP, plus signed booklets and a guitar pick, all for only 3500 yen.

I contacted CDJapan to see if they would be carrying it, but they replied, “Unfortunately, it won’t be possible for us to get it supplied. The label is selling it independently, and none of the record company we have dealings with will be able to get it supplied, either.” Bummer. Thankfully, HMV Japan and Amazon Japan do have it up for pre-order, and both ship overseas.

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25Dec

N.O.-SYO – Sound Drive -Drift Luxy V.I.P.- – Update

Posted by DanceMaster on November 23, 2012

Sound Drive -Drift Luxy V.I.P.-
Artist: N.O.-SYO
Release Date: 12/19/12
Price: 2095 yen

Previously known as Sound Drive 2nd D.L.V., I guess we know what the DLV stood for now. In addition to new tracks, there are also repeats from some of the EPs he’s released since the first Sound Drive, as well as remixes from songs from Sound Drive and previous albums. I kinda wish there was more new material, but I’ll take whatever N.O.-SYO I can get.

I contacted CDJapan to see if they would be carrying it, but they replied, “Unfortunately, it won’t be possible for us to get it supplied. The label is selling it independently, and none of the record company we have dealings with will be able to get it supplied, either.” Bummer. Thankfully, HMV Japan and Amazon Japan do have it up for pre-order, and both ship overseas. Hopefully N.O.-SYO will put it up for sale as a digital download, but he never did so with the first Sound Drive. 🙁

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23Nov

N.O.-SYO – Sound Drive 2nd D.L.V. – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on October 5, 2012

Sound Drive 2nd D.L.V.
Artist: N.O.-SYO
Release Date: Winter 2012
Price: 1905 yen

It’s been far too long since we’ve last heard from the Rock Trance god, N.O.-SYO. Thankfully, the sequel to 2010’s Sound Drive is scheduled for release this Winter 2012 and is slated to include 15 tracks. I hope it’ll be easier to find that last year’s Majipanee! EP.

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5Oct

Vocaloid × V-Rock Collection – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 7, 2012

Vocaloid × V-Rock Collection
Release Date: 9/19/12
Price: 2190 yen

A new FARM compilation featuring V-Rock covers of popular Vocaloid songs.

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7Aug

Hatsune Rock – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 10, 2012

Hatsune Rock feat. Hatsune Miku
Release Date: 6/6/12 Release Canceled
Price: 2190 yen

Whoops, I meant to post this earlier, but this release has obviously been canceled. Vocalo Dance sold poorly, so I guess EMI had second thoughts about continuing the series.

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10Jul

Rock Cover Densetsu II – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on May 15, 2012

Rock Cover Densetsu II mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah!
Release Date: 2/8/12
Price: 1886 yen

More rock covers of classic J-Pop songs and Western hits. Produced by Aqua Production and mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah!

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15May

Hatsune Rock – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 25, 2012

Hatsune Rock feat. Hatsune Miku
Release Date: 6/6/12
Price: 2190 yen

EMI’s second venture into the world of Vocaloid compilations. Vocalo Dance didn’t do particularly well, so this time they’re going with a rock theme, similar to FARM’s Vocarock series (the existence of which is probably why EMI avoided naming this Vocalo Rock). I’m not sure if they’ll still market this as part of the Dancemania series, given Vocalo Dance’s performance. A lot of these tracks have appeared on previous compilations, so I hope they’re not making the same mistake of having nothing but repeats again.

All copies will come with a cardboard sleeve and picture-label CD. First-press editions come with a special big coaster and cell phone strap.

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25Apr

Rock!! Mosh!! -Urban Cover Collection- – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on March 31, 2012

Rock!! Mosh!! -Urban Cover Collection-
Release Date: 3/7/12
Price: 600 yen

Rock covers of R&B/Pop hits, including a remix of Saifam’s version of “Born This Way”. Available exclusively on iTunes Japan.

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31Mar

N.O.-SYO – Etude No. 3 (Single) – Digital Downloads

Posted by DanceMaster on December 25, 2011

Etude No. 3 -Wakare no Kyoku- (Single)
Artist: N.O.-SYO
Release Date: 12/24/11
Price: $2.97

New single from rock-trance god, N.O.-SYO. Etude No. 3 -Wakare no Kyoku- (Music for Parting), also known as “Tristesse”, is a return to N.O.-SYO’s classical roots. None of the remixes really classify as trance, but there is a rockin’ Hard Rock version.

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25Dec

Britney Hamada & Yukari Hyougo – Majipanee! – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 11, 2011

Majipanee!
Artist: N.O.-SYO feat. Britney Hamada & Yukari Hyougo
Release Date: 8/3/11
Price: 1619 yen

N.O.-SYO’s latest album features collaborations with Britney Hamada and Yukari Hyougo. Unfortunately, at the moment the album only seems to be available at Amazon Japan. Hopefully N.O.-SYO will at least put it up on iTunes, but he still hasn’t done so with Sound Drive -Dance Rock Mix-, so I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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11Aug

Roc Starr – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on August 8, 2011

Roc Starr mixed by DJ Roc the Masaki
Release Date: 8/3/11
Price: 1800 yen

Hmm, I thought these would be rock covers based on the title and the DJ, but most of the songs sound close to the originals. Mixed by DJ Roc the Masaki.

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8Aug

Rock Cover Densetsu – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 20, 2011

Rock Cover Densetsu mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah!
Release Date: 7/20/11
Price: 1886 yen

Rock covers of classic J-Pop songs as well as Western hits. Produced by Aqua Production and mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah! Samples sound great, so this is definitely one to look out for.

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20Jul