ITOI Akane

PROFILE

SONGWRITER | ARRANGER

She has been performing as a singer-songwriter mainly at live houses in Kobe since 2006, and in 2010, she performed her first live concert in London, UK with her band "The Ventz". In 2010, she played her first live concert with her band "The Ventz" in London, UK. While working under the name "ItoiAkane", she is also active as a composer, writing, recording and editing songs.

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Shoegaze

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Introducing shoegaze (Part 2) | written by ITOI Akane

Toegazer - ITOI Akane As part of the "toegazer" release project, I have written an article entitled "My influences in shoegaze".To begin with, what is shoegaze?I guess it means a song with a roaring guitar sound and sweet melodies with ambiguous vocals.I have always been attracted to ambiguous things and blurred worlds, and I think I have arrived at this through my own personality.Shoegaze" is a genre that I deeply love and that has formed the roots of my music.I will try to delve into that music with words this time. Click here for the part 1 "Shoegazers" from various countries From here, I would like to take a short break from the royal shoegaze of the past and introduce shoegaze that has been passed down in various countries. Supercar - PLANET Let's start with Japan.Supercar is often associated with the electro sound of the latter half of their career, but their first album "Three Out Change" is a shoegaze piece that is full of guitar noise throughout.This song was one of my favorites even before I met my bloody valentine, so perhaps my love for shoegaze was created from this album. Asobi Seksu - Gliss This one is from the United States.They are a so-called "newgaze" band derived from shoegaze.This song has more of a dream pop color than a roaring guitar sound, and I felt it was very new, including the background of the times when various genres of music are harmonizing with electro.Also, the mix of Japanese and English lyrics was very ...

Shoegaze

ITOI Akane

Introducing shoegaze (Part 1) | written by ITOI Akane

Toegazer - ITOI Akane What is a "shoegazer"? As part of the "toegazer" release project, I have written an article entitled "My influences in shoegaze".To begin with, what is shoegaze?I guess it means a song with a roaring guitar sound and sweet melodies with ambiguous vocals.I have always been attracted to ambiguous things and blurred worlds, and I think I have arrived at this through my own personality.Shoegaze" is a genre that I deeply love and that has formed the roots of my music.I will try to delve into that music with words this time. my bloody valentine - when you sleep This is the song that got me started listening to foreign music.I first encountered it when the band's visit to Japan at Fuji Rock in 2008 was the talk of the town.I fell in love at once with the balance between the endlessly deep distorted guitars, the vague and almost buried vocals, the sweet and sad melodies, and everything in between.The album "loveless" is the most stunning piece of music I have ever listened to.It was one of the songs I chose when I had just started the cover series, and I have fond memories of the last-minute agonizing over the choice of synth sounds for the theme. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklans I learned about my bloody valentine and delved into shoegaze… and ended up at The Jesus and Mary Chain.Then I learned about The Jesus and Mary Chain and got swamped by the record company "Creation Records"….Of course I ...

Toegazer - ITOI Akane

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ITOI Akane 'Toegazer'

Toegazer "Toegazer" is out now. Lyrics: ITOI AkaneMusic: ITOI AkaneArrange: ITOI Akane EAN: 4573529370580 About the Music "This work challenged the Shoegazer genre, which is at the root of my music.Looking back, "Loveless" by "My Bloody Valentine" was the first song that made me start listening to Western music.I instantly fell in love with the sweet melody and deep resonating guitar sound.Since then, I have followed various Shoegazer bands and have been exposed to many more kinds of music, and I can say with confidence that I am where I am today.This song is my own answer to Shoegazer, who has always pointed me in the right direction." (ITOI Akane) ©2024 TF CreativeWorks℗2024 TF CreativeWorks Click here for lyrics. Available on iTunes store, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and other major music retailers🎧 LISTEN NOW Streaming

Toegazer - ITOI Akane

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[Release Schedule] ITOI Akane 'Toegazer' Feb. 9, 2023

ITOI Akane will release the single "Toegazer" on February 9! Lyrics: ITOI AkaneMusic: ITOI AkaneArrange: ITOI Akane EAN: 4573529370580 About the Music This work challenged the Shoegazer genre, which is at the root of my music.Looking back, "Loveless" by "My Bloody Valentine" was the first song that made me start listening to Western music.I instantly fell in love with the sweet melody and deep resonating guitar sound.Since then, I have followed various Shoegazer bands and have been exposed to many more kinds of music, and I can say with confidence that I am where I am today.This song is my own answer to Shoegazer, who has always pointed me in the right direction. (ITOI Akane) *The title "Toegazer" is a coined word. https://youtu.be/lkVMf8NxNlI This song will be available on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and other well-known music stores🎧 ©2024 TF CreativeWorks℗2024 TF CreativeWorks

Count One's Blessings - ITOI Akane

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ITOI Akane 'Count One's Blessings' November 17, 2023

Count One's Blessings "Count One's Blessings" is out now. Music: ITOI AkaneArrange: ITOI Akane EAN: 4573529370528 About the Music This work is based on big band jazz of the 1940s.The solo section of each instrument and the ensemble section of all instruments are clearly separated to express the freedom and glamour of the music of that era.The title is a word I got from my favorite Count Basie."Count your blessings" in any situation. I hope this song makes you feel that way. (ITOI Akane) ©2023 TF CreativeWorks℗2023 TF CreativeWorks Available on iTunes store, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and other major music retailers🎧 LISTEN NOW Streaming

Count One's Blessings - ITOI Akane

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[Release Schedule] ITOI Akane 'Count One's Blessings' Nov. 17, 2023

ITOI Akane will distribute and release her single "Count One's Blessings" on November 17! Music: ITOI AkaneArrange: ITOI Akane EAN: 4573529370528 About the Music This work is based on big band jazz of the 1940s.The solo section of each instrument and the ensemble section of all instruments are clearly separated to express the freedom and glamour of the music of that era.The title is a word I got from my favorite Count Basie.Count your blessings" in any situation. I hope this song makes you feel that way. (ITOI Akane) https://youtu.be/slVNHO5hkfg It will be available on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and other famous music distribution stores. ©2023 TF CreativeWorks℗2023 TF CreativeWorks

PLAYLIST

Walk Like an Egyptian - The Bangles covered by ITOI Akane

ITOI Akane Cover Songs

Walk Like an Egyptian - The Bangles covered by ITOI Akane

Japanese composer ITOI Akane covers a classic! This time she covers "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles. Programming of all instruments: ITOI Akane The original song is here.'Walk Like an Egyptian' Apple Music amazonhttps://amzn.to/3SHOdqE

Blue Monday - New Order covered by ITOI Akane

ITOI Akane Cover Songs

Blue Monday - New Order covered by ITOI Akane

Japanese composer ITOI Akane covers a classic! This time she covers "Blue Monday" by New Order. Programming of all instruments: ITOI Akane The original song is here.'Blue Monday' Apple Music amazonhttps://amzn.to/48YANgL

Lorelei - Cocteau Twins covered by ITOI Akane

ITOI Akane Cover Songs

Lorelei - Cocteau Twins covered by ITOI Akane

Japanese composer ITOI Akane covers a classic! This time she covers "Lorelei" by Cocteau Twins. Programming of all instruments: ITOI Akane The original song is here.'Lorelei' Apple Music amazonhttps://amzn.to/3vDitLq

When My Time Comes - Dawes covered by ITOI Akane

ITOI Akane Cover Songs

When My Time Comes - Dawes covered by ITOI Akane

Japanese composer ITOI Akane covers a classic! This time she covers "When My Time Comes" by Dawes. Programming of all instruments: ITOI Akane The original song is here.'When My Time Comes' Apple Music amazonhttps://amzn.to/3RKh4tG

Next Year - Two Door Cinema Club covered by ITOI Akane

ITOI Akane Cover Songs

Next Year - Two Door Cinema Club covered by ITOI Akane

Japanese composer ITOI Akane covers a classic! This time she covers "Next Year" by Two Door Cinema Club. Programming of all instruments: ITOI Akane The original song is here.'Next Year' Apple Music amazonhttps://amzn.to/3GOl1Zg

Think About Things - Daði Freyr covered by ITOI Akane

ITOI Akane Cover Songs

Think About Things - Daði Freyr covered by ITOI Akane

Japanese composer ITOI Akane covers a classic! This time she covers "Think About Things" by Daði Freyr. Programming of all instruments: ITOI Akane The original song is here.'Think About Things' Apple Music amazonhttps://amzn.to/3GojxF7

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