Attention please! We are looking for a new writer!

電波の世界 started in December 2007 and while our passion for the genre has only increased over the years, it's been difficult to find time for new articles and features. That's why we (denpanosekai and mandichan) are looking for an enthusiastic new writer! Here are some typical articles and tasks:

※ album previews and reviews
※ event reports (comiket, M3, live, etc.)
※ artist spotlights and interviews
※ denpa watchlist renewal
※ a new theme would be nice!

Do you want to make a difference and contribute to the original and leading source for English denpa news worldwide? Please contact denpanosekai [at] gmail [dot] com today!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

M3-2012春: Third ちぃむdmp☆ album 『ちょこっと電波』

One more for the shopping list! The third ちぃむdmp☆ album is titled『ちょこっと電波』 and here is its tracklist.
  1. ラブ☆ファンタジー (Lyrics/Composer:かたほとり)
  2. どち×カノっ!~選んでお願い☆~ (Lyrics:桃箱 Composer:華飯)
  3. 恋☆愛☆禁☆止☆条☆例 (Lyrics:桃箱 作曲:琉姫アルナ)
  4. とっとこPARADE (Singer:桃箱 Lyrics:海兎 Composer/Mix:すみじゅん)
  5. あいろにーっ! (Singer:愛原圭織 Lyrics/Composer/Mix:U-ske)
  6. planisphere (Lyrics:カヲル Composer:やまみのり)

As expected, we get a blood-pumping opening song from Master かたほとり who can't seem to stop leveling up his 萌えソング skills. Although it's officially announced as an album, eagle-eyed fans will notice that tracks 4 and 5 were already released on the splendid 『プチリズムふぉお///』 and 『プチリズムさん!』 respectively, which you'd assume ちぃむdmp☆ fans already own. Oh well, even if this new release only had 4 tracks it'd still be worth it! Since it's being released at 500円 it's a moot point either way. As an added bonus, those who purchase the album at M3 will get チロル chocolate!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

M3-2012春: Second ななひら solo album 『MagiQute!!』

It's been over a year and a half since the C77 release of the still-amazing 『ゴキゲン77゚↑』but Princess ななひら hasn't gotten any less busy, lending her beautiful voice to dozens of sweet doujin albums since (not to mention a couple of commercial efforts). But for those of us looking forward to a full-on solo effort, now is the time to rejoice! Introducing her second album 『MagiQute!!』 set to be released on April 30th 2012 at the spring edition of M3-2012. Check out this fantastic sampler!

Everything's in place to ensure a high-quality album, from the requisite Satsuki-powered opening tracking to a fabulous きくお composition. ポヤッチオ circle owner and accomplished composer かたほとり mentions on his blog that they made an effort to reach out to new music fans out there, so they brought in various composers that contributed in their own way. The end result is jam-packed with lovely 萌え/電波 songs, so this is mandatory owning material for all denpanosekai readers!

Here's the tracklist, including composers and lyricists. Note that the last track is actually a cover of a 春歌ナナ song, a UTAU based on her voice! The same thing happened back in December 2011 on 『プチリズムふぉお///』. Really nifty way to re-introduce a (very good) song!

Update: Full version and PV of the song 「爆発!ラブパニック!」 was just released. Deadly denpa poison! Stellar きくお composition and out-of-this-world performance from our darling ななひら!!

Monday, 9 April 2012

M3-2012春: 3rd おでんぱ☆スタジオ mini-album 「おでんぱ☆学園 初等科」

Although most doujin artists prefer waiting until the last possible moment before announcing their new M3/Comiket albums, おでんぱ☆スタジオ seem to enjoy bucking that trend and give an importer-friendly early heads up about their upcoming releases. M3-2012春 is happening on April 30th 2012, which is also when おでんぱ☆スタジオ is set to publish their eighth official release, namely the third mini-album 「おでんぱ☆学園 初等科」. Here's the tracklist along with the just-released crossfade sampler!

  1. おでんぱ☆身体測定
  2. DokiDoki調理実習
  3. つるつるぺったん娘体操~世界つるぺた協会公式体操~
  4. ぺろぺろちゅっちゅぺろりっちゅ!
  5. つるぺたは世界を救う~ピコピコmix略してつるピコ~
  6. でぱらじ☆せぶんす

We've seen とろ美 and 井上みゆ making guest appearances on the past two releases and this new mini-album extends the sequence, in a big way! First we have a non-vocalist collaboration with none other than サエキけんぞう (Kenzo Saeki) a famous producer coming all the way from the glitzy 80s. Lately's he's been involved with underground otaku/idol events, including J-GEEK which our very own mandi had the chance to cover. His role here involves lyrics about "body measurements", but the opening song 「おでんぱ☆身体測定」 also has strong ska-punk overtones so maybe he also contributed to the songwriting aspect.

The next two songs are all-odenpa, all-insanity. But track #4 「ぺろぺろちゅっちゅぺろりっちゅ!」 takes it up a notch or three with the introduction of two perorians 桃箱 and ななひら! Wow, talk about an out-of-this world guest collaboration! Quite a brutal track as well, ひろて~ definitely wanted to raise the tension here (maybe even start a moshpit). The sampler ends with a superb "picopico" remix of 「つるぺたは世界を救う」 but rest assured that a new deparaji episode will be included.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

MOSAIC.WAV participating on two albums in May

MOSAIC.WAV are probably hard at work on their next release and summer shows as we speak, but that doesn't mean they can't have share their tremendous creativity and contribute songs to other people's albums. They've announced a couple of collaborations not long ago to tide us over until their next big thing comes out.

First we have something that was definitely unexpected. We don't recall MOSAIC.WAV and 清竜人 sharing the stage together or publicly mentioning any affinity for one another, but somehow our Akiba Heroes got a call from this 22-year-old singer/songwriter requesting a composition for his new album 『MUSIC』 slated to release May 9th 2012. Though he mostly sings over folksy music, he has had very interesting songs in the past. A rough sample for the upcoming single 「CAN YOU SPEAK JAPANESE」 (featuring Yui Horie!) also signals a potential shift towards a funny-poppy style, for this particular album anyway.

One more unexpected surprise? ave;new head honcho a.k.a.dRESS will also be composing the second track 「インモラリスト」! Should be a very interesting album indeed, preorder now or at least keep an eye out for this one.

The next one we've known for quite a while, but it's exciting nonetheless to see confirmation coming from MOSAIC.WAV's side. As the title indicates, 「お断りします -Dempa ga Tenkomo remix-」 will be a remix of Lord Satsuki's smashing Summer of 2010 Miku-hit 「お断りします」. This song was already released on the major album 『ニコ生モラルハザード』 in late 2011, performed by the lovely ゆづか姫, but this MOSAIC.WAV remix shall prove interesting nonetheless. Don't worry, we'll have some actual coverage of Satsuki's new all-初音ミク album 『人畜無害』 which comes out May 30th 2012, until then make sure you preorder it!