Tag Archive: Yoko Hamasaki

Oct 30 2017

Yoko Hamasaki – Interview (2017)

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Yoko Hamasaki Interview by David Cirone October 30, 2017 It’s been over a year since the release of Yoko Hamasaki’s second solo album, Blue Forest, and both the album and performer are still going strong, with even more solo events announced in Japan and increased attention from overseas fans. J-Rock fans have been privy to …

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Jul 10 2016

Yoko Hamasaki – Blue Forest (Review)

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Yoko Hamasaki Blue Forest Review by David Cirone URBANGARDE’s musical style and subject matter are so diverse to begin with, it was hard to predict what direction vocalist Yoko Hamasaki would choose when she announced her solo project, Blue Forest. While URBANGARDE’s albums focus on social ills and the troubles of “sick people” everywhere, Hamasaki …

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May 21 2016

URBANGARDE’s Yoko Hamasaki reveals Blue Forest jacket and music video

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URBANGARDE vocalist Yoko Hamasaki has revealed the jacket image of her new solo album Blue Forest, scheduled for release on June 15. Bringing a new sound and performance style from her work in the internationally popular “trauma techno-pop” group (URBANGARDE has performed multiple times overseas in Europe and America), Hamasaki shows her mature, sensual side …

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Mar 22 2016

URBANGARDE announces solo projects and live-limited album

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Riding on the momentum from their latest album Showa 90, Japanese trauma-techno-pop band URBANGARDE has announced a series of new projects for 2016. URBANGARDE’s vocalist Yoko Hamasaki will release a solo album, Blue Forest, on June 15, which will be her second since the Film Noir EP released 6 years ago. Hamasaki herself will produce …

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Jan 18 2016

URBANGARDE members launch book and TV projects for 2016

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Just one month after the release of their alternate-future album Showa 90, URBANGARDE members have revealed even more artistic projects for the start of 2016. URBANGARDE vocalist Yoko Hamasaki will release her first book of prose titled Bara Iro No Jinsei (“Rose-Colored Life”) on February 23, 2016. The book will collect her essays from Tokyo’s …

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