For the 6th release on his label world famous, Alex from Tokyo takes a trip back in time to bring new sounds to our ears. The unreleased original version of Tokyo Black Star’s cult classic track “Blade Dancer” finally sees the light of day! Tokyo Black Star, galactic samurai artist of the 21st century, came to life in the late 1990s, the combined forces of international DJ Alex from Tokyo and Tokyo-based sound engineer Isao Kumano. When Dixon and Âme launched Innervisions in 2005 to shake up the dance music world, they selected Tokyo Black Star’s debut Psyche Dance EP as the inaugural release, adding to it an epic edit of the title track by Dixon himself.

Along with the original “Blade Dancer,” Tokyo Black Star’s 2020 Blade Dancer EP unveils a 2015 reworking of the track (following analog equipment otaku Kenichi Takagi’s addition to the group). The EP also presents on vinyl for the first time the meditative dream-like ambient track “Kagura,” which appeared on Innervisions’ 2008 ambient CD compilation Muting The Noise 01. Blade Dancer EP features artwork by Berlin’s Ta-Trung and the sublime paintings of NYC-based Japanese painter Tomokazu Matsuyama, Tokyo Black Star’s longtime visual collaborator.

Okaeri nasai お帰りなさい (welcome back)!

Tokyo Black Star – Blade Dancer EP (world famous 006)
A1. Blade Dancer (original unreleased version) (8:59)
B1. Kagura (7:33)
B2. Blade Dancer (new version) (8:06)

A1 and B1 Produced, Arranged & Mixed by Alex from Tokyo and Isao Kumano
B2 Re-interpreted by Alex from Tokyo, Isao Kumano and Kenichi Takagi for Tokyo Black Star productions

Mastering by Isao Kumano at PHONON studio

Artwork design by Ta-Trung
Original paintings by Tomokazu Matsuyama (all copyrights reserved)

Streaming:
https://soundcloud.com/world-famous-berlin/sets/tokyo-black-star-blade-dancer

Release date;
Muting The Noise release date: March 13th, 2020
https://www.mutingthenoise.com/music/blade-dancer-ep
worldwide and digital release date: March 27th, 2020

Distribution:
Muting The Noise (Berlin): Distribution@mutingthenoise.com
Japan: intldept@diskunion.co.jp

 

world famousレーベル第6回目のリリースとして、Alex from Tokyoは時間をさかのぼり新しいサウンドを紹介します。 Tokyo Black Starのカルトクラシック「Blade Dancer」の未公開のオリジナルバージョンがついに日の目を見ます!

21世紀の銀河系サムライアーティストであるTokyo Black Starは、1990年代後半にインタナショナルDJ Alex from Tokyoと東京に拠点を置くサウンドエンジニア熊野功によって結成されました。

2005年にDixonとÂmeがダンスミュージックの世界を揺るがすInnervisionsレーベルを立ち上げ、彼等はTokyo Black Starのデビュー「Psyche Dance EP」を最初のリリースとして選択し、Dixon自身による「Blade Dancer」の壮大なエディットヴァージョンが収録されました。

「Blade Dancer」のオリジナルヴァージョンと共に、今回のTokyo Black Star 「Blade dancer EP」では、2015年にアナログ機器オタクの高木健一が正式にメンバーに加わって

新たにリワークされたnew versionを発表。このEPでは、Innervisionsの2008年のアンビエントCDコンピレーション「Muting The Noise 01」に登場した、瞑想的な夢のようなアンビエントトラック「Kagura」も初めてアナログ盤でリリースされます。

そしてNYCに拠点を置く日本の画家、松山智和(Tokyo Black Starの長年のビジュアルコラボレーター)の崇高な絵画をフューチャしたベルリンのTa-Trungによる素晴らしいアートワークになります。

お帰りなさい!

Tokyo Black Star – Blade Dancer EP (world famous 006)
A1. Blade Dancer (original unreleased version) (8:59)
B1. Kagura (7:33)
B2. Blade Dancer (new version) (8:06)

A1 and B1 Produced, Arranged & Mixed by Alex from Tokyo and Isao Kumano
B2 Re-interpreted by Alex from Tokyo, Isao Kumano and Kenichi Takagi for Tokyo Black Star productions

Mastering by Isao Kumano at PHONON studio

Artwork design by Ta-Trung
Original paintings by Tomokazu Matsuyama (all copyrights reserved)

Streaming:
https://soundcloud.com/world-famous-berlin/sets/tokyo-black-star-blade-dancer

Release date;
Muting The Noise release date: March 13th, 2020
https://www.mutingthenoise.com/music/blade-dancer-ep
worldwide and digital release date: March 27th, 2020

Distribution:
Muting The Noise (Berlin): Distribution@mutingthenoise.com
Japan: intldept@diskunion.co.jp