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Shimokitazawa Functions

Still Alive

(Gendai Heights Record, gh1) (Japan) (CD)

  1. Let It Rain (3:13)
  2. In Dreams Begins the World of a Boy (3:49)
  3. Petals (14:49)
  4. Ox-san (1:13)
  5. Romance of Impossible Conversation (2:41)
  6. Taxi (22:06)
  7. Medley: Have You Ever Been to Anywhere over the Rainbow?--Mother (13:00)

Words by Katsuaki Iida (1-4, "Mother"), Lo Wie (5), and Katsuaki Iida and Tomokazu Hoshi (6, "Have You Ever Been to Anywhere over the Rainbow?")
Music by Katsuaki Iida (1), Taku Sugimoto (2, 3, 5, 6), Atsushi Yonemoto (4, "Mother"), and Shimokitazawa Functions ("Have You Ever Been to Anywhere over the Rainbow?")

Shimokitazawa Functions
Katsuaki Iida: vocal, backing vocal, tambourine
Taku Sugimoto: guitar, backing vocal, viola
Atsushi Yonemoto: bass, guitar, backing vocal
Tomokazu Hoshi: percussion, kazoo, trumpet, vocal, backing vocal
Toshiki Iwata: drums

Recorded by Taku Unami at Wish Studio, Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, September 25, 2014
Mixed and mastered by Taku Unami
Design by Tshoki Iwata
Photos by Reiko Shioda and Fumio Nakazato
Includes a 12-page booklet with Japanese lyrics and color photos

Released in March 2015