Dec 7, 2009

Excerpts from the New Album

On December 1st, Makigami has reported on twitter that the master of the new album, Ten-Ten-Ten, was sent to the pressing factory.
It is going to be released on December 20th.
Hikashu office now accepts pre-order.

You can hear a snippet of the album on Hikashu's MySpace account.
Access here to listen to "Nicoselon."

Also "Melancholy in Global City" from the Gazpaccho single is now available on the account. Here.

Hikashu on MySpace


  1. I just got my copy of the album and latest single in over the weekend. I love it is all i can say. i also picked up the remasters of the first two albums and Hikashu Super. Here's hoping more of their albums get more rereleases.

  2. Where did you get the discs? Amazon Japan? Anyway, I'm glad you like it. I have spent a week listening to Ten Ten Ten, and quite excited.

    Regarding reissues, we can assume there will be some more this year. There is no official information available at this time, but at least, Makigami said recently that reissue of the 1978 album will follow soon. I'll let you know when there's any announcement.

    Also, it seems that we could expect another, something new from them. And it will be coming, much sooner than all of us anticipate. I'll let you know about this, too. So keep watching this space, please.

  3. I used HMV. Fortunately most Japanese sites can switch to English so it's getting a little easier to get import discs.

    More reissues and new stuff would be great. I still have plenty of older albums to get, including solo albums. I have one Makigami album and Inoyama Land's first. i've even managed to get the 3 Godzilla Legend albums and the Pigumaru (i think) soundtrack.

    I'm still amazed that they don't have a bigger following here in the States. I'd love to see them live, but going to Japan isn't the easiest thing at the moment. Maybe one day.

  4. Although I don't know what the Pigumaru (?) thing is, it's nice to know you have the first Inoyama Land album and all the Godzilla Legend. They are, especially the Godzilla trilogy, now hard to find and very pricey if available.

    As for seeing them live in the US, I would say there are some possibilities in future. I would post an entry about it later.

    And Yes, they deserves much wider recognition, in the US or anywhere. Sad to say, even in their native land, though having built a solid fan base, they are still struggling, after all those years. Actually, they have been in the "where-are-they-now?" category for quite some time. As Makigami himself often joked about it, many people got surprised, when they came to know the band still exists. Such is the situation the group is in right now, and I want to change that. That's the reason why I started this blog.

  5. Well if you'd like copies of anything i have just let me know. I don't like to upload music, but i love sharing it with others who enjoy it.

    It's fortunate that even though they remain not the most popular band that they keep performing and creating albums. I'd consider them just as important as Devo or The Residents, when it comes to combining art with pop music.