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Performer: Nobukazu Takemura
Genre: Electronic
Title: Songbook
Country: Japan
Released: 2003
Style: Leftfield, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1485 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1937 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1308 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 260

Music By – Nobukazu Takemura. Photography By – Aki Tsuyuko. Recorded By, Mixed By – Nobukazu Takemura, . Trumpet – Hironao Nishida. Voice – Hirono Nishiyama. Voice, Harp – Aki Tsuyuko. Words By – Aki Tsuyuko (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14 to 18, 21, 22), Hirono Nishiyama (tracks: 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, 19, 20). Other Versions (4 of 4) View All. Cat.

On his third album in the last six months, Japan's Nobukazu Takemura closes his laptop, sits down with partner Aki Tsuyuko, and makes an album of songs backed with (mostly) acoustic instruments. In the past, Tsuyuko has provided the vocal inspiration for career highlights like "Kepler" and "Wax & Wane", though on the last couple of Takemura projects she's been replaced by processed and computer-generated voices  . Problems are evident on the opening "Mirror Tower", which is just Takemura's nylon-stringed guitar and Tsuyuko's voice. Tsuyuko's notes sound almost random, for one thing- there's essentially no melody.

Poised halfway between experimental rock and indie pop, Nobukazu Takemura treated Songbook as a songwriter album, inviting Japanese vocalists to help flesh out these guitar- and Casio-driven pop songs. A set of competing synth-brass lines make the opener, "Mahou No Hiroba," a special delight; elsewhere, Takemura appears to enjoy removing so many song elements that listeners are forced to envision what could be added to make a "proper" pop song out of the track.

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Redirected from Funfair (Nobukazu Takemura album)). Nobukazu Takemura (竹村延和 Takemura Nobukazu) is a Japanese musician and artist whose style has run from jazz to house to drum and bass to chamber music to electronic glitch within less than a decade.


A1 Mirror Tower
A2 Mahou No Hiroba
A3 Curious World
A4 Tulala
A5 Story Of The Star
B1 Turutiksbinbon (Fr Ver)
B2 Palabra Of The Inky Black Manteau
B3 Soleil D'eau
B4 Bell Buoy
C1 From The Ocean Of Forest
C2 Kamisibai
C3 Uruu
C4 Blab La La
C5 Compass In The Sea
D1 Tadpole In The Puddle
D2 Obaoba
D3 Strings From The Moon
D4 Swimmy
D5 Evening

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TKCA-72283 Nobukazu Takemura Songbook ‎(CD, Album) Childisc TKCA-72283 Japan 2001
BC-041 Nobukazu Takemura Songbook ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Bubble Core Records BC-041 US 2003
none Nobukazu Takemura Songbook ‎(CD, Promo) Bubble Core Records none US 2003
BC-041 Nobukazu Takemura ソングブック [Songbook] ‎(CD) Bubble Core Records BC-041 US 2003