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Kahimi Karie カヒミ・カリィ, – Mari Hiki 比企マリ – Japan 1968

Undisputed "it-girl" during Shibuya-kei's bubbliest years, Kahimi Karie began her career as a music photographer. Tapped for a vocal performance on another album by her boyfriend at the time, Keigo Oyamada (AKA ), Karie turned in in impressive performance highlighted by her now trademark sexy yet naive singing style. Released in 1992, just over a year after her appearance on the Crue-L Records compilation , Karie's first single, , was an immediate hit. Her name check of the El Records impresario and music journalist coupled with production by Oyamada landed Karie in Tokyo's hippest crowd, where she quickly rose to star status. She released her second single, in mid-1994, which sold a healthy 70,000 copies - big numbers for an indie release in Japan. Karie released a string of singles over the next several years, finally releasing her first full-length, , in 1997 on Crue-L. The album featured collaborations eccentric Scottish producer/songwriter Momus and 's . Karie moved to Polydor for her next release, , in 1998. Assisted again by Momus, French indie artist Philippe Katerine, and others, the album was a major hit. Earlier the same year she released a best-of collection entitled on the Minty Fresh label, and the sardonic on Polydor. 1999 saw the US release of , this time on Momus's US label Le Grand Magistery. , also on Polydor was released in 2000 after another collaboration on the singles with Momus and with OLIVIA Tremor Control. Karie released the cover album in 2001, covering a range of obscure 70s and 80s bands including Dolly Mixture, Virginia Astley, The Lilac Time, and Berntholer. In 2003, Karie released perhaps her most fully realized work to date . Combining classical, ambient, jazz, and noise elements, Karie created a sound that was uniquely her own, and pushed her further away from the now confining Shibuya-kei stereotype. , released in 2004, expands on the themes explored in . In addition to her releases, Karie has held several exhibitions of her art, penned several books, written extensively on European film and music, and created the theme song for the long-running animated television series .

Undisputed "it-girl" during Shibuya-kei's bubbliest years, Kahimi Karie began her career as a music photographer. Tapped for a vocal performance on another album by her boyfriend at the time, Keigo Oyamada (AKA ), Karie turned in in impressive performance highlighted by her now trademark sexy yet naive singing style. Released in 1992, just over a year after her appearance on the Crue-L Records compilation , Karie's first single, , was an immediate hit. Her name check of the El Records impresario and music journalist coupled with production by Oyamada landed Karie in Tokyo's hippest crowd, where she quickly rose to star status. She released her second single, in mid-1994, which sold a healthy 70,000 copies - big numbers for an indie release in Japan. Karie released a string of singles over the next several years, finally releasing her first full-length, , in 1997 on Crue-L. The album featured collaborations eccentric Scottish producer/songwriter Momus and 's . Karie moved to Polydor for her next release, , in 1998. Assisted again by Momus, French indie artist Philippe Katerine, and others, the album was a major hit. Earlier the same year she released a best-of collection entitled on the Minty Fresh label, and the sardonic on Polydor. 1999 saw the US release of , this time on Momus's US label Le Grand Magistery. , also on Polydor was released in 2000 after another collaboration on the singles with Momus and with OLIVIA Tremor Control. Karie released the cover album in 2001, covering a range of obscure 70s and 80s bands including Dolly Mixture, Virginia Astley, The Lilac Time, and Berntholer. In 2003, Karie released perhaps her most fully realized work to date . Combining classical, ambient, jazz, and noise elements, Karie created a sound that was uniquely her own, and pushed her further away from the now confining Shibuya-kei stereotype. , released in 2004, expands on the themes explored in . In addition to her releases, Karie has held several exhibitions of her art, penned several books, written extensively on European film and music, and created the theme song for the long-running animated television series .

Kahimi Karie – Take It Easy My Brother Charlie

  発売日 タイトル 規格品番 収録曲 備考
1st 1995年01月25日 My First Karie PSCR-5348
  1. ELASTIC GIRL
  2. DIS-MOI QUELQUE CHOSE AVANT DE DORMIR
  3. ZOOM UP!
  4. DO ME DO ME
  5. WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES
  6. DANS MON NOMBRIL
ポリスター
2nd 1995年01月25日 I AM A KITTEN (Kahimi Karie sings Momus in Paris) KYTHM-15D
  1. I Am A Kitten
  2. Vogue Banbini
  3. Giapponese A Rome
  4. Nikon 2
  5. The Poisners
CRUE-L RECORDS
3rd 1995年07月26日 LEUR L'EXISTENCE~「彼ら」の存在 PSCR-5390
  1. まじめに愛して!
  2. 若草の頃
  3. 偽りの恋
  4. まじめに愛して!
ポリスター
4th 1996年06月26日 LE ROI SOLEIL PSCR-5500
  1. LE ROI SOLEIL
  2. TAKE IT EASY MY BROTHER CHARLIE
  3. MA LANGUE AU CHAT
  4. SON OF A GUN
  5. 若草の頃(A FANTASTIC MOMENT)(DEMO VERSION)
  6. ハミングがきこえる
ポリスター
5th 2000年03月29日 ONCE UPON ATIME POCH-1913
  1. do you know the time?
  2. metaphors
  3. turtle song
  4. monsters
  5. lost in a paris nightclub
ポリスター
6th 2000年04月26日 JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF ME POCH-1927
  1. The Seventh Wife Of Henry VIII
  2. Mistaken Memories Of Medieval Manhattan
  3. The Lady Of Shalott
  4. Pygmalism
  5. Journey To The Centre Of Me
ポリドール
7th 2001年11月21日 MY SUITOR UPCH-1114
  1. MY SUITOR
  2. DILLY DALLY DOLLY
  3. MELT THE SNOW
  4. DRUM BEAT FOR BABY
  5. BLACK VELVET
  6. SINCE YOU’VE BEEN AWAY
  7. THE PHOTO SONG
ポリドール
8th 2008年11月05日
2009年02月25日
Music For Nipper NCS-646
VICL-63254
  1. Tree Huggers
  2. Ark and Sundogs
  3. Special One
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Kahimi Karie – Lolitapop Dollhouse

Undisputed "it-girl" during Shibuya-kei's bubbliest years, Kahimi Karie began her career as a music photographer. Tapped for a vocal performance on another album by her boyfriend at the time, Keigo Oyamada (AKA ), Karie turned in in impressive performance highlighted by her now trademark sexy yet naive singing style. Released in 1992, just over a year after her appearance on the Crue-L Records compilation , Karie's first single, , was...

Undisputed "it-girl" during Shibuya-kei's bubbliest years, Kahimi Karie began her career as a music photographer. Tapped for a vocal performance on another album by her boyfriend at the time, Keigo Oyamada (AKA ), Karie turned in in impressive performance highlighted by her now trademark sexy yet naive singing style. Released in 1992, just over a year after her appearance on the Crue-L Records compilation , Karie's first single, , was...