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Apogee & Perigee

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Apogee and Perigee (アポジー & ペリジー) are two robots that appeared in a series of Japanese TV commercials for Mild Nikka whisky and the album “Chojiku Korodasutan Ryokoki” tells their story in song (apparently). A strange and rare collaborative story project created by Testpattern. Jun Togawa definitely sings for one of the robots, though I do not see her credited and was told that was part of the concept. Tracks are written by Miharu Koshi (who probably also sings), Haruomi Hosono, Ueno and Testpattern and others.

The songs are very catchy and the arrangements are superb (just look who is involved!)

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The information above is more or less copied and pasted from the wonderful website of Mr. Nicholas D. Kent. Check it out for all the info you’ll ever need about japanese electronica! http://www.artskool.biz/jem/

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  • RussellChap

    Lovely stuff, those synths are like stardust

    9 Jun 10:41am Reply
  • orange-poisoner

    アボジー&ベリジー !!

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • misashito

    プロフェッサー・パーセク sounds so similar to Honneamise no tsubasa's hymn... especially those "aaah aaah" chants. I love it! Ueno at his best.

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • CoKlaComa

    Just got the Remastered 2011 Blu-spec CD from CDJapan, sound quality is amazing, listed it on Discogs with as many details as possible .. check it out :-) http://tinyurl.com/Apogee-Perigee

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • T0mPeters

    Hope is such a classic song, love it, love the album. Great stuff

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • Monkey Mech X

    It's sad how Wall-E totally ripped this off and no one will know. Two little robots who love each other going on in adventures in space. They even look like Wall-E. Sigh.

    18 Feb 2011 Reply
  • cogsturning

    the more i listen to this album the more i like it, its really cute.

    31 Aug 2008 Reply
  • nadirauxpommes

    Try SLSK yo. It's not that good though (the album).

    7 Jul 2008 Reply
  • AoiNightSatan

    i totally agree...i wish i could hear all the album, i only have the songs featured in the p-vyne's techno ca-yo compilations...pretty good ones btw

    20 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Glejs

    Japanese early 80s electronica is the shit. Wish I could make music like this!

    24 Jun 2007 Reply

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