Weekly Hirasawa 2

Above is the music video for Susumu Hirasawa’s song TOWN-0 PHASE-5 which features everything from robo-Hirasawa to creepy dancing skeletons. The song is from the 1998 album Technique of Relief. Although I feel as though the music videos for most of Hirasawa’s songs could be alot more interesting than the heavy use of mid-range computer graphics, the images that are created are signature Hirasawa. The album was recently re-released and featured the addition of all the tracks from the BERSERK -FORCES- single that was released in 1997. Somehow, I have to get this CD!  Below is the information f rom Hirasawa’s NO ROOM website about the album re-release.

KYUSAI NO GIHO (Technique of Relief)

21 Aug 1998 / NIPPON COLUMBIA (TESLAKITE)
COCP-30019

18 Mar 2009 re-released as HQCD
Columbia Music Entertainment
COCP-35525

1. TOWN-0 PHASE-5
2. MOON TIME
3. GARDENER KING
4. GHOST BRIDGE
5. THE MAN FROM NARCISSUS SPACE
6. STRANGE NIGHT OF THE OMNIFICENCE
7. MOTHER
8. BRIDGE BUILDER
9. TECHNIQUE OF RELIEF
10.WORLD CELL
BonusTrack (HQCD only)
11.BERSERK -Forces-
12.BERSERK -Forces- (GOD HAND MIX)
13.BERSERK -Forces- (original KARAOKE)
14.BERSERK -Forces- (TV version)

A conceptual album including a story for presupposing the Interactive Live Show.
The theme is “Restoration of Almighty Character”.
This theme has beencontinuing since “SCUBA/P-MODEL” in 1984.
Describing the annihilation of the world of “Almighty people” who are integrated by the neural network. And describing the work of “Gardener King” who tries to relieve the world.

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