In October of 2005, Japanese vocalist Yu:Mi and Filipino producer Acid42 released a unique collaboration of Japanese children’s songs set to electropop music. The result was an EP called “Kodomo” (which means “Child” in Nihongo) and was release number qd-4230.
This music video is the 2 minute song “Zui Zui Zukorobashi”– a bouncy, silly kids’ song about a rat that gets into trouble by eating the rice supplies. We set the synthpop song to an interesting opensource animation entitled “Life (in a Box)” by animator Tim Cuthbertson, and did really minimal edits. We feel the fun, but sort of sad visuals match the light and slightly sinister music perfectly. Here then is our second music video. Enjoy!
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Presenting QED Records’ YouTube channel. The channel is open and ready for you with its first music video: “Midnight Monologue” by Acid42 from the LOGUE E.P. of 2007 [QD-4243]. You can download the EP from the Logue release page.
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(qd-4253) Various Artists - Travel Agents: Bagetsafonik Travelogue Detours
In 2007, an independent Philippine band named Bagetsafonik put together an album called Travelogue which fused indiepop with electronica. One year later, they got fellow artists and producers to reinterpret those tracks. Travel Agents: Bagetsafonik Travelogue Detours is a 12-track album containing reinterpretations of each of the tracks on their debut album in various styles.
Artists/Producers: Caliph8, MoodJunkie, PaoChec, FluxusSyndrom, DJ Ponga, Names Are For Tombstones, Squid9, Spazzkid, Waking Up The Sunrise, Eggboy feat. Analog MC, Rlyn & Big Daddy J-Dibbs, N:ua, M.A. Mastering: Allan Confiado
DETAILS: 12 MP3s encoded at 192 kbps, 44.1 kHz stereo.
DOWNLOAD: Download all files in a VBR zip (71 MB).
qd-4251 Switchboard of Souls -Mad with Me
[qd-4251] SWITCHBOARD OF SOULS : Mad With Me
Another synthtronic release from the understated master of retro electric new wave moods. Switchboard of Souls unleashes a three-song EP that could very well have been a Depeche Mode underground release. The title track features vocals by the artist, the next two tracks are brooding instrumentals.
Keywords: new wave, darkwave, synthpop, more Depeche than Mode, synthesized melancholia.
DETAILS: Three mp3s encoded at 192 kbps stereo. | Total Running Time: 10:49
DOWNLOAD ALL FILES IN ONE 18 MB ZIP FILE: VBR ZIP
(qd-4244) Cocolulu - 8-Bit Love
[QD-4244] :Cocolulu : 8-Bit Love
Cocolulu (who is now known as Spazzkid) is geeky synthpop at its best. And 8-Bit Love combines a 20-something’s view on life in post-Eraserheads Manila, and is filled with bright lyrics and squeaky synths. Strangely enough, the music sounds like it was lifted from a whole lot of 80s synthpop groups, which either tells you that the synth is back, or, even the youth of today are caught in a timewarp. Included in the release is a remix by Acid42 for “Panda Extravaganza.”
FILE UNDER: synthpop, electropop, electro, electronica, new wave
DETAILS: Five MP3s at 192 kbps.One MP3 at 112 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo | Total Running Time: 26:58 | Released: June 16, 2007
DOWNLOAD: entire EP as a single ZIP FILE (31.9 MB) – from Archive.org
Individual tracks after the jump
(qd-4243) Acid42 -Logue
[qd-4243] Acid42 – Logue
It’s sometimes surprising how periods of darkness give birth to so much light. Acid42’s Logue EP is a collection of hopeful and melodic synthpop/electronica informed by 1980s new wave and minimal chord patterns, but born out of a dark period of loss and longing. Catharsis in melody, hope in creation, urban melancholiain the extreme, but spiritual reinvigoration as well. Included in the release are 3 remixes by fellow QED artists DemoLee and Evo Evolver. And created especially for this release are 3 variant covers by Multimedia Artist from the De La Salle College of St .Benilde: Rico Tecson, Jerome Marco and Drei Bustos.
FILE UNDER: new wave, synthpop, electronica, downtempo
DETAILS: Six MP3s at 192 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo | Total Running Time: 27:55 | Released: May 26, 2007
DOWNLOAD: Entire EP as a single ZIP FILE (37.78 MB)– from Archive.org | Individual tracks after the jump
(qd-4242) foodshelterandclothing - otherpeoplessongs
[QD-4242] : FoodShelter&Clothing : otherpeoplessongs
From the city of Bacolod, Philippines, the ever-prolific and long-lasting industrial collective known only as FoodShelter&Clothing have released otherpeoplessongs, a remastering of tracks from a self-released 1997 cassette. These are lo-fidelity 80s cover versions of songs by The Police, Prefab Sprout, Big Audio Dynamite, Sandbox, David Bowie and Sigue Sigue Sputnik. The 5-track EP is an advanced online release of their upcoming remastered re-relesed full-length of the same title, on June 12, 2007, the tenth year anniversary of the original cassette release.
FYI, FoodShelterAndClothing also run the StickySweetSounds Records netlabel (S3Records).
FILE UNDER: cover songs, lofi, electropop, new wave, synthpop, industrial
DETAILS: Five MP3s at 192 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo | Total Running Time: 22:22 | Released: May 12, 2007 – Mothers Day
DOWNLOAD: Entire EP as a single ZIP FILE (21.6 MB)– from Archive.org | Individual tracks after the jump