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Old 2nd May 2010, 11:36 PM
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Max Matsuura's blog entry about MOON

I think he mainly talks about how avex started and what Yasuhiko has done since then, haha.

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2010-05-03 01:05:03
「moon」 が出来るまで・・・・
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その昔、まだ僕が24歳位の頃、自分の貸しレコード店で働く、


同じ歳のアルバイトの奴が、「付き合いのある、スタジオが、閉店したんで、


機材を譲り受けたから、何か社長の好きな曲を作りますよ!」と言うんで、


僕は、自分の好きなダンスミュージックを何十曲と渡し、特に期待もせずに、というか、


ほぼ、そんな事は、日々の忙しさに忙殺され、忘れてしまっていた。


ある日、彼が僕に曲が出来たとカセットテープをくれた。


店が閉店し、帰る車の中でそのテープを聞き、


まだ、僕の求めるものとは、ほど遠いけど、何か感じるものがあった。


それからは何度か彼の家に行き、あーでもない、こーでもないと、


ひたすら、僕の望む音に仕上げて行く日々を送った。


そして、彼は貸しレコードのアルバイトから、まだ、出来たばかりのエイベックスの社員となった 。


当時の流行りのユーロビートを完璧なまでに、日本で再現するため、


エイベックスはまだレコード会社でもないのに、町田に小さなスタジオを作った。


友達の内装屋に頼み、防音の仕方もわからない僕らは、


それでも、自力で、どうにかスタジオを作ってしまった。


そして、すぐに、avex traxがスタートした。


HI-BPM STUDIOと名付けられた手作りのスタジオはさしづめ、ぼくのおもちゃに近いものだった。


僕がスタジオに一番時間をさいたのは、その頃かもしれない。


徹底的にEUROBEATをマスターするため、キックの音ひとつ作るのにいったい何ヶ月かけたかわからない 。


そして、ついに僕らは本場のイタリアはミラノに旅だち、


その彼はEUROBEATの巨匠、デイヴロジャースのスタジオで約一ヶ月間アシスタントを勤め 帰国した。


彼のEUROBEATの作品で、スーパーユーロビートに収録されている曲は、何曲もある。


当時、僕らは日本人とはわからないように楽曲を制作していた。


そして、世の中は、テクノハウスの時代へと進み、世はバブル。


ジュリアナTOKYOが絶世を風靡していた。


すかさず、彼はテクノハウスの制作に入る。


代表曲は、誰でもが知っているあの曲だ。Can't Undo This!!



そう、記憶にあたらしいところでは、DJ OZMAがカバーしたあの


I RAVE U feat. DJ OZMA の元曲である。


その後も彼はスターゲイザー、マキシマイザーの名義でジュリアナでのヒット曲を作りまくった。


時、同じく、小室哲哉氏がテクノハウスに興味をもちtrfをデビューさせる。


デビュー曲の「GOING TO DANCE」のリミックスは彼であり、


のちのちリミックスのほうがメインのアレンジと変わって行く。


「GOING TO DANCE」である。


今でもライブの場合は彼のアレンジが採用される。


それから、数年。僕は、彼にひとつのミッションを出す。


デビュー前の浜崎あゆみのレコーディングレッスンとデビュー作品の制作である。


約一年をかけ、その後、浜崎あゆみはデビューする。


「porker face」それは、彼の作曲である。


そして、名曲「A SONG FOR・・・」を彼は生みだした。


以降、浜崎あゆみに数曲、MAXの代表曲「Give me a Shake」も彼の曲だ。


しかし、彼はその後、10年近いスランプに落ち入る。


どれだけ、辛かっただろう。


僕も、忙しく、中々、手をさしのべてあげることができなかった。


現在、小室氏の右腕的存在で、且つガルネクのキーボード、作曲家の鈴木大輔が、


彼の曲ですごく良い曲があると、デモを受け取り、ピンときた。


完全復活、


もしくは、時代が巡ったのかもしれない。


彼が変わったのか、時代が一周したのかはまだわからない。


彼の名を星野靖彦 (←twitter account )という。


浜崎あゆみの次作「moon」の作曲家である。


是非、この曲を聞いて欲しい。

http://ameblo.jp/maxmatsuura/entry-10523747415.html

I wonder if Yasuhiko went on a temporary hiatus because he felt like he wasn't making good songs? A real translation is welcome, as I am not fluent in Japanese, haha.

Translation from maikaru:
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2010-05-03 01:05:03
Until「moon」was made...

In the past, when I was still about 24, I was working at my own Record Rental shop,

And someone who was the same age as me, a part-timer, said "My friend's studio has closed, so I got all the equipment, so I will make any song the manager wants!!"

I handed over quite a few of the dance songs that I loved, without expecting much of anything, or should I say, roughly that I forgot all about it with the crushing business of the everyday life.

One day, he gave me a casette tape with the songs that he made.

I closed the shop, and on the way home, I listened to the tape,

Well, the thing I was looking for was still far, but I could feel something.

After that, I went to his house many times, "Not that, not this"

And set on it, I lived out the days where I was finishing the music that I was wishing for.

And after that, from the part-time job, he went to become an employee of Avex, a company that had just been created.

At the time, until the time it was made perfect, eurobeat was a crazy fad, and in order to revive the scene in Japan, even though Avex wasn't a record company at that time, they made a small studio in Machida.

They asked an interior designer friend to help with that aspect, and we, who didn't know a thing about sound proofing, with our own power, made a studio.

And, immediately, avex trax was started.

The studio that was like a hand made thing, named HI BPM Studio, and after all, it looked like something close to a toy I had.

The time I was in the studio the most was probably that time.

So that we could have a flawless EUROBEAT master, just making a kick sound took so many months that I can't even recall.

And then, finally went to the real place of Milano, Italy,

And that guy worked at the studio of a EUROBEAT maestro, Divo Rogers, for about one month, and they came home to Japan.

His eurobeat compositions, they've been compilated in Super Eurobeat countless times.

That time, we made music that people couldn't tell was Japanese.

And then, the world moved towards the era of Techno, and the world was a bubble.

Juliana Tokyo was an overwhelming and unequaled monster.

And he, without hesitation, entered into the work of Techno.

And the representative song was, a song that everyone knows, "Can't undo this!!"

Yes, at a new point in my memory, it was the original song that DJ OZMA covered in I RAVE U.

After that, he used the names of Stargaze and Maximizer, and created hits for Juliana.

At the time, the same way, Komuro started to have an interest in Techno House, and he debuted TRF.

The one who remixed the debut song "GOING TO DANCE" was him,

Afterwards, it would be the remixing side of work that would change and become the main arrangement of GOING TO DANCE.

Even now in lives, it's his arrangement that they use.

And after that, it was countless years. I gave him one mission.

That mission was to give the yet-debuted Hamasaki Ayumi recording lessons, and to create her debut single.

It took about a year, and after that, Hamasaki Ayumi debuted.

Porker Face (LOL) is his creation.

And after that, he would create the title song "A Song for ◊◊"

After that, he would create numerous songs for Hamasaki Ayui, MAX's representative song "Give me a shake," and others. They were his songs.

But, after that, he spent nearly 10 years fallen in a slump.

How painful that must have been...

Even I was so busy, and I couldn't give him a hand.

And now, Daisuke Suzuki, a person like Komuro's right arm, and Garnet Crow's Keyboard, told me that there was a great song made by him, and gave me a demo of it, and I knew immediately.

It was a complete rebirth.

Or, it might be that the era has turned.

If it was he who changed, or if it was the era that just made a full circle, I don't know.

His name is Hoshino Yasuhiko.

And he is the composer of Hamasaki Ayumi's new work, "MOON."
Please, I want you to hear this song.

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Old 2nd May 2010, 11:45 PM
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Oops about that... But I hope that MOON gets into the single market, because it seems like that fans are liking it - A LOT - even here at the AHS community, not just the Japanese community (including the TeamAyu community...)
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thank you for posting this ^^ very interesting to read..
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I think he mainly talks about how avex started and what Yasuhiko has done since then, haha.



OCN translation:


http://ameblo.jp/maxmatsuura/entry-10523747415.html

I wonder if Yasuhiko went on a temporary hiatus because he felt like he wasn't making good songs? A real translation is welcome, as I am not fluent in Japanese, haha.
Here you are!

2010-05-03 01:05:03
Until「moon」was made...

In the past, when I was still about 24, I was working at my own Record Rental shop,

And someone who was the same age as me, a part-timer, said "My friend's studio has closed, so I got all the equipment, so I will make any song the manager wants!!"

I handed over quite a few of the dance songs that I loved, without expecting much of anything, or should I say, roughly that I forgot all about it with the crushing business of the everyday life.

One day, he gave me a casette tape with the songs that he made.

I closed the shop, and on the way home, I listened to the tape,

Well, the thing I was looking for was still far, but I could feel something.

After that, I went to his house many times, "Not that, not this"

And set on it, I lived out the days where I was finishing the music that I was wishing for.

And after that, from the part-time job, he went to become an employee of Avex, a company that had just been created.

At the time, until the time it was made perfect, eurobeat was a crazy fad, and in order to revive the scene in Japan, even though Avex wasn't a record company at that time, they made a small studio in Machida.

They asked an interior designer friend to help with that aspect, and we, who didn't know a thing about sound proofing, with our own power, made a studio.

And, immediately, avex trax was started.

The studio that was like a hand made thing, named HI BPM Studio, and after all, it looked like something close to a toy I had.

The time I was in the studio the most was probably that time.

So that we could have a flawless EUROBEAT master, just making a kick sound took so many months that I can't even recall.

And then, finally went to the real place of Milano, Italy,

And that guy worked at the studio of a EUROBEAT maestro, Divo Rogers, for about one month, and they came home to Japan.

His eurobeat compositions, they've been compilated in Super Eurobeat countless times.

That time, we made music that people couldn't tell was Japanese.

And then, the world moved towards the era of Techno, and the world was a bubble.

Juliana Tokyo was an overwhelming and unequaled monster.

And he, without hesitation, entered into the work of Techno.

And the representative song was, a song that everyone knows, "Can't undo this!!"

Yes, at a new point in my memory, it was the original song that DJ OZMA covered in I RAVE U.

After that, he used the names of Stargaze and Maximizer, and created hits for Juliana.

At the time, the same way, Komuro started to have an interest in Techno House, and he debuted TRF.

The one who remixed the debut song "GOING TO DANCE" was him,

Afterwards, it would be the remixing side of work that would change and become the main arrangement of GOING TO DANCE.

Even now in lives, it's his arrangement that they use.

And after that, it was countless years. I gave him one mission.

That mission was to give the yet-debuted Hamasaki Ayumi recording lessons, and to create her debut single.

It took about a year, and after that, Hamasaki Ayumi debuted.

Porker Face (LOL) is his creation.

And after that, he would create the title song "A Song for ◊◊"

After that, he would create numerous songs for Hamasaki Ayui, MAX's representative song "Give me a shake," and others. They were his songs.

But, after that, he spent nearly 10 years fallen in a slump.

How painful that must have been...

Even I was so busy, and I couldn't give him a hand.

And now, Daisuke Suzuki, a person like Komuro's right arm, and Garnet Crow's Keyboard, told me that there was a great song made by him, and gave me a demo of it, and I knew immediately.

It was a complete rebirth.

Or, it might be that the era has turned.

If it was he who changed, or if it was the era that just made a full circle, I don't know.

His name is Hoshino Yasuhiko.

And he is the composer of Hamasaki Ayumi's new work, "MOON."
Please, I want you to hear this song.
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why do they always write poker face wrong?
I know, right? I cracked up so hard in one magazine where it said "porker face" lol.

Anyway... Thanks for the information~! This was interesting

EDIT: ^ Oh, thank you for the translation!!!
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wow..thanks for sharing
i think MOON is so special song for max
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wow thanks a lot for sharing this!
i think this is the song that Max ever tweeted about..
about the next new song after the current song..something like that~
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OMG they are making me VERY excited with this sooooong with all the rebirth, old ayu thing!!!!!!!!! WANNA LISTEN TO IT NOOW!

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seems like a very special song... really can't wait...


thanks for translating Maikaru *-*
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i wonder when it'll be released.i hope they release it as a single with another new song~
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Thanks!!
Can't wait for the full version of MOON
Preview is sux..
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omg that made me get so excited for MOON xD

but, it's sort of sad in the same way

But at least he's out of his slump!
Make great music for ayu again!! haha
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I hope she could release it in the summer, and continue her progress to record-braking achievements...
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LOL @ porker face.
I hope MOON is released soon as a single, or a bonus single...something! I haven't even listened to the mic recording of it. I am dying to hear it, though.
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aw thanks for translation maikaru
To be honest, I wasn't so excited about this new song. The preview sounded pretty awful to me.
But now I want to hear this song sooo badly! ;_;
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porker face is the highlight of the blog entry!

lol but they're hyping MOON up so much... hopefully it lives up to its hype
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Oh, interesting. The composer, I mean. I hope I'll get that A Song for XX songs feelings from MOON

And lol @ "porker face". That's really a very funny typo lol
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Thanks for the translation! I'm really hoping Moon gets a proper release...
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