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vocarock II

Thursday
Jan272011

VOCAROCK COLLECTION II feat. Hatsune Miku

 

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A long awaited cd compilation album titled Vocarock Collection 2 feat. Hatsune Miku has finally hit the stores! The first album has sold over 30,000 copies and is released by one of the leading independent labels FARM RECORDS, Tokyo Japan.

The basic concept of the 2nd album is the same as the first one, Vocaloid meets Rock ‘N’ Roll, which is often referred to as Vocarock.

Vocarock is a newly introduced genre of music in Vocaloid scene for its popularity.

Vocaloid producers use the first Vocaloid character "Hatsune Miku" and the 2nd and 3rd character "Kagamine Rin" and "Megurine Luka".  Vocarock has a lot of influence from Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and Japanese Rock style, which makes the sound unique and attractive to the fans.  The latest and the most viewed 18 Vocarock songs were severely selected from video sharing website “Nico Nico Douga".  One of the most famous songs in the album titled “Corruption Garden” has reached over 400,000 views in the site. 

The album contains some unreleased brand new songs and some remixed or rearranged versions created by some of the highly respected or viewed Vocaloid producers in the site.  Vocaloid producers are often referred to as "Vocalo P".

The illustration used on the sleeve is drawn by Macco who is a highly respected illustrator in Vocaloid scene.

The popularity of Vocaloid music has rapidly grown larger since of its first release because top selling album ranks in top 10 in current national sales chart.

We can check a lot of high quality sound and movie on Nico Nico Douga and can see why "Vocalo Music" is getting popular among youths.  It’s a new sound for the future

“What is HATSUNE MIKU?”

"Hatsune Miku" is music software that helps users to create synthesized singing of quality by just typing in lyrics and melody.  It is powered by YAMAHA's VOCALOID [=Vocal + Android] synthesizing technology.  The illustration of a cartoon girl “HATSUNE MIKU” was developed by Crypton Future Media,Inc. and released in 2007.

Since then, there have been more than 100,000 songs and movies feature HATSUNE MIKU posted on popular video sharing websites such as YouTube and Nico-Nico-Douga(Japan). HATSUNE MIKU is not only music software, but also a source of inspiration to create its derivative works.

What is Nico Nico Douga?”

Nico Nico Douga” is a popular video sharing website in Japan managed by Niwango Co.,Ltd., a subsidiary of Dwango Co.,Ltd.

Its nickname is "Niconico" or "Nico-dō", where "nikoniko" is the Japanese phonogram  "Smiling". Users can upload, view and share video clips. Unlike other video sharing sites, however, comments are directly onto the video, synchronized to a specific playback time. This allows comments to respond directly to events happening in the video, in sync with the viewer - creating a sense of a shared watching experience.

Track list

1.           Corruption Garden / Caz feat. Megurine Luka                                        

2.           GALLOWS BELL / BuzzG feat. Hatsune Miku 

3.           THE DYING MESSAGE / Utsu-P feat Kagamine Rin

4.           Lobelia / Lobelia -Mistyrain ver-/ Sequel feat. hatsune Miku

5.           Hystery / Kuwagata-P feat. Hatsune Miku

6.           Glare / Baru-P feat. Kagamine Rin

7.           Shinitagari / Nashimoto-P. feat Hatsune Miku

8.           Usotsuki Zouka / Kous feat. Hatsune Miku

9.           Top Secret /  Scop feat. Hatsune Miku

10.         Utautainouta / Nanou (hoehoe-P)

11.         Parades / whoo feat. Hatsune Miku

12.         Maigo Life / TOKOTOKO (Nishizawasan-P) feat. Kagamine Rin

13.         Gothic Lolita Dressups / Machigerita feat. Hatsune Miku

14.         Looking for / Sososo (Tsukui Kazuhito) feat. Megurine Luka

15.         Wasurenbo / Ago Aniki feat. Kagamine Rin

16.         Lost Story -Unrelieved ver- / Yuyoyuppe feat. Hatsune Miku

17.         Yurameku -VOCAROCK Collection 2 ver.- / Heavenz-P feat.Hatsune Miku

18.         crack / Keeno feat. Hatsune Miku

Title: VOCAROCK collection 2 feat. Hatsune Miku    

Artist:    Various Artists 

Release Date: 15 December 2010

Catalog #: FARM-0260

Language: Japanese