Time for a samurai showdown?
Last month was Higher Plain Music’s biggest month to date with almost 2,000 views in the month alone and two of the busiest days of the sites history. In December Sarah Slean topped the tables after threatening to do so for the past few months. However due to region restrictions we were unable to buy The Baroness Redecorates to review it so we will have to wait until its released over in the UK for download/CD release before we can do so. Nevertheless – Happy New Year and here’s Decembers top 10!
01) Sarah Slean (2nd Last Month/ 3rd Month on Charts)
02) Hiroki Kikuta (6th Last Month / 3rd Month on Charts)
03) Charlotte Martin (1st Last Month / 3rd Month on Charts)
04) Vienna Teng (New Entry / 1st Month on Charts)
05) Gackt (New Entry / 1st Month on Charts)
06) Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (7th Last Month / 2nd Month on Charts)
07) Aoi Teshima (New Entry / 1st Month on Charts)
08) Julia Marcell (New Entry / 1st Month on Charts)
09) Stephane Picq & Pierre Esteve (Re-Entry / 2nd Month on Charts)
10) Joe Hisaishi (Re-Entry / 2nd Month on Charts)
Gackt is back with new single entitled “Ghost” which you can preorder here. Although nothing is available about the song yet sadly, we shall be guessing which direction this new album will head in. It’ll be released on the 28th of January next year.
Gackt returns after a year away with new single “Jesus”. Due for release on the 3rd of December appears to have no first press bonuses. If you can’t wait that long then grab Nine*Nine – the ultimate live box set!
Can you believe it that its only the 3rd of September and already we have 2009 calenders ready and waiting. Golden J-Pop queens Ayumi Hamasaki & Kumi Koda have there’s ready for order as well as Gackt (naughty vain boy). Head over to cdjapan.co.jp for further details and other calenders.
Gackt returns to the musical plains with an excellent sounding live boxset called “Nine”. I’m new to Gackt to be honest, although I’ve got a few of his albums currently on order – this sounds like a dedicated fan’s wet dream!
“Nine” includes 13 (!) CD’s of live performances throughout his career starting on the 2000 “MARS” tour going through to 2006 “Training Days Drug Party”. Also included is a DVD of unreleased songs and mixed footage from various gigs.
Bonus features include mini leaflets from each tour.
Sounds like quite a collection and is due out 15th of October