Journey

by 茜 -AKANE-

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Mr Saturn L'album entier est génial ! à chaque écoute je suis transporté, c'est magique. Le style est profond et spirituel avec un joli sentiment de nostalgie et d'aventure. Les sonorités entre une pop électro et musique traditionnelle vaut vraiment le détour. J'ai connu l'album avec le morceau Tsubasa, que j'adore mais j'aime autant Kaidan, Maboroshi ou encore Machi Favorite track: Maboroshi.
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Reven I love the blend of styles on this album so much. First heard them via MAGFest 2017. Favorite track: Tsubasa.
TigerTorakio
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TigerTorakio A completely absorbing hybrid of the alien landscapes of Panzer Dragoon and the traditional music of the world we actually inhabit. Takahashi-san's powerful vocals soar alongside Kobayashi-san's compositions. Seeing the two perform live was unforgettable. Favorite track: Avalon.
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    As seen at BitSummit MMXIV at Kyoto, worn by Saori Kobayashi (of Panzer Dragoon) and Yumiko Takahashi (of Suikoden). This is a very limited t-shirt drawn beautifully by the talented Simon Ålander. The artwork was printed with pigmented discharge ink on dark grey heather garments.

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Sonomoriniha(wa) ikutoshi no toki wo hedateta mama Samayoi yukeba itsushika rasen no michi ga aru Kokoro ubaware yume ha kudakare sasoi komareru ha(wa) kodama no zawameki Mawari mawaru hoshi Hurituzukeru ame yo Ayumi ha tomeru subemonaku Hirari hirari mau Yamiyo ni madou yuki Kiri no naka no asu wo saguri Kaze no fukisusabu kodachi michibikareshi mono ha Yurusarezaru togabito tachitsukusu ma mo naku Tsuki ha koritsuku michi ha hatenaku Yobiyoserareru ha(wa) seirei no sakebi Meguri meguri yuke Sono mi wo yudanetemo Itsuka yamu arashi ni inori Meguri meguri yuke Sono mi yokotaetemo Itsuka akeru asa wo mezashi Meguri meguri yuke Tadoritsukerunonara Sono mi ga moetsukiyoutomo Yami ni ukabu michishirube soreha rasen no mori
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Haru niha(wa) shiroi hanabira wo minamo ni ukabe Natsu niha(wa) aoi komorebi ni tawawa ni minoru Shima no kaze ha(wa) izuko yori huku Minasoko hukaku ka daichi no hateka Da-Na-Ya-E Maneki yoseru Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E Aki niha(wa) kin no kagayaki wo kaguwashiku amaku Huyu niha(wa) awai yukigesyo uruwashiki makyu Ninhu no komoriuta Namima ni nemuru hunabitora ha(wa) samayou Towa no inochi sazukarishi shima Hikaru akai mi sore ga shirushi Da-Na-Ya-E Utau yo ni Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E Maneki yoseru Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E
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Ha-a Honjo Ha meibutsu Ha yakeyama no Ha warabi yo Yakeba yakuhodo Ha hutoku naru (Kitasa kitasa) Ha-a dewa no Ha huji mite Ha nagareru Ha ikadayo Tsukeba Honjo de Ha agarizake (Kitasa kitasa)
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Hatenaki sora ni tabi suru mono yo Tsutaerareshi ha(wa) kanawanu inori Kimi yo akaki hono no yoni Sore ha(wa) inishie tsubasa arumono A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a izuko yori tobitachinu A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a toki wo koe yobisamasu Tsuki no takami ni omoi wo haseru Kono mi to tomoni haruka michibike A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a daichi sae yurugaseru A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a inochi sae mo tokihanatsu Tagiru chishio no mama Oshiku habataku Kimi wo sagashite kimi ni kogarete tsukinu yume A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a izuko yori tobitatinu A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a toki wo koete yobisamasu A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a daichi sae yurugaseru A-di-e Ni-e-ti-a towa no inochi yudanete
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Tsuki no koru mama ni hoshi no nagareyuku mama ni sono nemuri wo tokasu subeno nai shiroki megami Toki ha(wa) utsuroiyuku yagate mizu ha(wa) madoromu Sono chi ni tatsu haru wo tsugeru akai kuchibashi Ah PILIKA neto anta kina PILIKA shikushia nita (Yoi kaze ni natta, joutenki ni natta) Ryuhyo no kanata yori hibiku PILIKA sono yobigoe Minami kaze ga niou yodonda kaze ga uzumaku Oshiyosete ha(wa) oshinagasare soredemo utau Ah PILIKA neto anta kina PILIKA shikushia nita (Yoi kaze ni natta, joutenki ni natta) Hikari madou umi ni hibiku PILIKA sono yobigoe Anu? (kiiteru?) eto PILIKA Utaitsuzukete okure Anuya? eto PILIKA Daichi ga shizumanu youni Ah PILIKA neto anta kina PILIKA shikushia nita Kaze ha(wa) arashi wo yobi toku PILIKA tobisarunoka Ah PILIKA neto anta kina PILIKA shikushia nita Inochi saguru kagiri uta wo PILIKA michibikite
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Inaka naredomo Sa-ha-e Nanbu no kuni ha(wa) sa nishi mo higashi mo Sa-ha-e kane no yama kora sansa-e Kondo kurunara Sa-ha-e nagi no hawo kora Sansa-e
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Itoshi kimi no hizamoto yumemakura ni kiku Sore ha(wa) haruka nishi no chi Aoki tenjiku Hune ha arashi wo koeru nagare nagasare Michibiku tori ha(wa) binga nazomeku utagoe Ho-re-ho Kaji wo tore kokoro omomuku mamani Ho ho-re-ho kagiri aru asu wo kazoenagara Ho-re-ho syakunetsu no sabaku ni ukabu shinkiro Ho ho-re-ho osorezaru warera ga tabibito Kemono no mi wo motsu otoko yume wo kuu baku deau monora ha(wa) subete yume ka utsutsu ka Ho-re-ho hanabira no ue ni suwaru onnatachi Ho ho-re-ho eien no nemuri ni tsuku maeni Ho-re-ho mayoimichi tadoritsuku ate nakutomo Ho ho-re-ho meguriau yakusoku no chi de Susume susume izanawareru mamani Odore odore ashidori karoyakani Utae Utae tokimekasu omoi wo Nobore Nobore sono te ga todokumade Ho-re-ho michi nakaba kono mi kuchihateru toki niha(wa) Ho ho-re-ho mitsurin no tora ni sugata kaete Ho-re-ho tayuma naku akunaki yume wo idaite Ho ho-re-ho tsureteyuke uruwashi kano chi he Ho-re-ho tayumanaku akunaki yume wo idaite Ho ho-re-ho ware ha(wa) yuku haruka tenjiku
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Eieya eieya eieya eie Eieya eieya eieya eie Eieya eieya eieya eie Hitorime no yomego ha(wa) hagi no hana odangozuki de kidate yoshi Hutarime no yomego ha(wa) hukkura to kikyo no tsubomi mo kanayasenu Sanninme no yomego ha(wa) hujibakama okuyukasyute me mo agenu Ah soredemo bozu ha(wa) monotarinu Ah nanakusa musume ga tsukiyo ni sasou Koyoi mo hukete yume ni madou Jugoya hikaru hana no shizuku Izuko ya hibiku kane no koe ni mononoke ya shinobiyoru hisokani Eieya eieya eieya eie Eieya eieya eieya eie Yoninme no yomego ha(wa) no no susuki hatarakimono de chikaramochi Goninme no yomego ha(wa) ominaeshi ichizu na kokoro de taeshinobu Rokuninme no yomego ha(wa) uramigusa shittobukai ga tamani kizu Ah soredemo bozu ha(wa) akitaranu Ah tsukiakari de hanamizake to mairu Koyoi mo hukete yume ni madou Jugoya hikaru hana no shizuku Izuko ya hibiku kane no koeni mononoke ya shinobiyoru hisokani * Kitsune ya Kitsune ya yomego ga nakuyo * Onnen harashite kudasyanse * Kitsune ya kitsune ya donimo konimo * korashimetokurenya ki ga sumanu Shitininme no yomego ha(wa) yamatoichi nadeshiko bijin to iwaremasu Ah soredemo bozu ha(wa) mada korinu Ah yoitsuburete sore ga un no tsuki Arawareideta shichibi no kitsune Adeyaka naru mo hannya no gotoshi Akaku shitataru kiba wo mukeba Kuichigirite mapputatsu Anoyo ni ikezu hotobozu Jigoku no kado de mogaku bakari Chodo jikan to narimasureba kokoira de shimemasuru yoshinani Eieya eieya eieya eie Eieya eieya eieya eie Eieya eieya eieya eie Eieya eieya eieya eie
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Kyo mo boku ha(wa) doa wo akete kimi wo yonde "hayaku hayaku" Kyo mo kimi ha(wa) ureshisouna senaka misete "Hayaku hayaku" Asa no osanpo ha(wa) kimochi iine Kimi to hasittara machi ga mezameru Ne, konna hibi ha(wa) tanoshisugite boku ha(wa) kimi wo oikakete naiteiruyo Toki yo tomare Deatta koro no kimi Dokoka ni irunokana Sagashite ha(wa) kizukunda toki ha(wa) sugiyuku koto Ne, konna hibi ga eien nara hoka ni nani mo iranaiyo Wagamama dato Shitteru kedo Ne, konna hibi ha(wa) tanoshisugite boku ha(wa) kimi wo oikakete naiteiruyo Toki yo tomare Kyo mo kimi ha(wa) ureshisouna senaka misete "Hayaku hayaku" Isoganaide
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Da-Na-Ya-E Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E Maneki yoseru Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E Maneki yoseru Da-Na-Ya-E Haru niha(wa) shiroi hanabira wo minamo ni ukabe Natsu niha(wa) aoi komorebi ni tawawa ni minoru Shima no kaze ha(wa) izuko yori huku Minasoko hukaku ka daichi no hateka Aki niha(wa) kin no kagayaki wo kaguwashiku amaku Huyu niha(wa) awai yukigesyo uruwashiki makyu Ninhu no komoriuta Namima ni nemuru hunabitora ha(wa) samayou Towa no inochi sazukarishi shima Hikaru akai mi sore ga shirushi Da-Na-Ya-E Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E Maneki yoseru Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E Sazameki yobu Da-Na-Ya-E Da-Na-Ya-E Maneki yoseru Da-Na-Ya-E
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about

After a hiatus of 7 years, Saori Kobayashi (of Panzer Dragoon) and Yumiko Takahashi (of Suikoden) are finally back with their musical ensemble AKANE. Journey features new original music inspired by the Panzer Dragoon series of games, compositions from Crimson Dragon, Crimson Dragon: Side Story, and a special appearance by legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu (of Final Fantasy).

After composing the music for Microsoft's Crimson Dragon (Xbox One) and meeting Brave Wave's president Mohammed Taher, Kobayashi decided to revive AKANE in the form of a second album titled Journey. "Before encountering the series, I didn't focus on a specific type of music, but composing for Panzer Dragoon Saga and Panzer Dragoon Orta and experiencing these games made me interested in working with similar musical elements. A big part of AKANE is inspired by the Panzer Dragoon series."

~ A Note from Saori Kobayashi and Yumiko Takahashi ~

"We have been making music as AKANE since 2003, when the band was formed. Even though our last album release was a while ago, we have slowly been working on new material alongside our day jobs. In the seven years since the release of our first album, we have gained many fans who look forward to our music — we are truly, truly grateful for your continued support. Thank you so much for your patience! A few songs on this album have already been released in some form, but we hope you enjoy these new, reworked, more powerful renditions, which are more characteristic of what we call the “AKANE Sound.”

"We’re also very grateful to the people who learned of our music through games like Panzer Dragoon and Crimson Dragon. AKANE takes a different approach from the music of those games, mixing Japanese folklore with new, more modern sounds. As the title of the album suggests, AKANE is a band on a constant journey. We hope you will enjoy this new, mysterious journey with us!"

credits

released September 29, 2014

All tracks written, arranged and produced by Saori Kobayashi except where stated otherwise.

Track 11: written by Nobuo Uematsu
Tracks 4, 7, 10: adapted from Japanese Folklore by Yumiko Takahashi
Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9: lyrics by Saori Kobayashi
Track 11: lyrics by Kazushige Nojima
Track 12: remix and additional production by Jukio ‘Kozilek’ Kallio
Track 13: remix and additional production by Takahiro Izutani

Track 1 from Crimson Dragon (Xbox One)
Track 5 from Crimson Dragon: Side Story (Windows Phone)
Track 11 from Sakura Note (Nintendo DS)

茜 -AKANE- are: Saori Kobayashi (keyboard, piano, various instruments, recording) and Yumiko Takahashi (lead and backing vocals)

Executive Director: Mohammed Taher
Associate Director: Alexander Aniel
Technical Supervisor: Marco Guardia
Mastering Engineer: Dan Suter
Art Director & Designer: Natalie Hanke

Special thanks to Lauren Guardia.

Published and produced by Brave Wave Productions. Crimson Dragon is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. © 2014 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Sakura Note: ~Ima Ni Tsunagaru Mirai~ is a trademark of Marvelous Entertainment. © 2009 Marvelous Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

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