Perfume Release First EP Titled “Polygon Wave EP”

30.September.2021 | MUSIC

Perfume’s first EP, ‘Polygon Wave EP,’ was released on September 22 2021.

 

Perfume ‘Polygon Wave’

 

The EP is titled ‘Polygon Wave’ after the song, which has been used as the theme song for the Amazon Original show The Masked Singer. The EP is composed of seven songs; ‘Polygon Wave,’ a ‘Polygon Wave’ remix, the instrumental, and a selection of other songs, including ‘System Reboot,’ which was shown in the opening of the ‘Perfume LIVE 2022 [Polygon Wave]’ concert, held in August 2021. 

 

The First Limited Edition contains footage of all 10 songs from ‘Perfume Imaginary Museum “Time Warp,”‘ as shown at the ‘POP (Perfume Online Present) Festival,’ which was held online in September 2020 to mark the 15th anniversary of the groups major debut and the 20th anniversary of their formation. 

In addition, you can also listen to two commentary tracks – One with the members, and one with Rhizomatiks’ Manabe Daito, who was in charge of the technical direction on stage.

 

You’ll have technopop on loop with the new ‘Polygon Wave EP!’

 

 

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    Perfume appeared as the first ever J-pop girl group to perform at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival earlier this year―a year which marks 15 years since their major debut.


    The enormous greatest hits album features a long list of 52 tracks, all created by Yasutaka Nakata, and all carefully selected by the group members and their staff. The line-up includes singles, hit tracks always perfumed at live shows, their latest track Nana Nana Nairo which was released digitally back in July, and an all-new song entitled Challenger.

     

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    Perfume―a 3-member techno pop unit whose name is unknown to nobody in their home country of Japan. The J-pop trio embarked on their “Future Pop” arena tour last year―their 7th tour to date―which began on September 21, 2018 and took them to 9 locations across Japan for a total of 18 concerts. They subsequently played live on the 69th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen on December 31 with their performance being streamed live. Their sixth album Future Pop which the tour is named after made it to No. 1 on Oricon’s Weekly Album Charts on August 27. In both name and reality they stand unshaken as a group representing Japan.

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    One answer points to their authentic electro sound which bursts intently with originality. Another is their dignified dance performances which are so tight that one might think them to be androids. This, combined with their live shows which incorporate digital media art using experimental and cutting-edge technology. The entertainment value of girl groups has changed since Perfume came on the scene. All of today’s idol groups and girl units take great influence from Perfume.

     

    Perfume’s music has real intention behind it. It’s the real deal that has impressed even the most crazed music lovers and audiophiles. Their discography―from their indie era debut in 2003 to today―has been entirely produced by Japanese record producer, composer and DJ Yasutaka Nakata. The songs he crafts, from techno pop to electro, have affixed a new kind of value to J-pop that never existed before. He has been able to take dance music made for club-goers and transform it into a type of J-pop that is able to reach all listeners.

     

    His music has and continues to receive high praise not just in Japan but around the world. Perfume’s latest album Future Pop which was released last year made it to No. 1 on the iTunes Electro Charts in 20 countries. Their previous album Cosmic Explorer even ranked 16th on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2016.

    Another factor as to how Perfume has captivated the world is their choreography which mix cuteness with sci-fi, robotic-like moves. Their choreographer is MIKIKO who created the “Koi Dance” in the music video for Gen Hoshino’s hit song Koi, and who has been appointed as part of the planning team for the opening and closing ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The three members of Perfume have received guidance from performers who are active internationally since their days at Actor’s School Hiroshima.

     

    Their music is irregular, and all of them are able to dance complex moves in formation while wearing 8cm heels. They are conscious of every single motion right down to the tips of their fingers. That is true art.

     

    The Year 2020 Marks Perfume’s 20th Anniversary

    We mustn’t forget Perfume’s concerts, another part of their successful appeal, which make use of the latest technology. Their shows have been directed by Daito Manabe, an artist, programmer, designer, DJ, VJ, composer based in Tokyo who is the spearhead of Rhizomatiks, a Japanese company which uses the arts and technology to produce large scale artistic projects. Whether it be their on-stage performances or music videos, Perfume have given us insight into and let us experience the near-future.

    In 2017, the group collaborated with docomo to put on a very special show to connect their performance around the world in Tokyo, London and New York. Using hyper-realistic visuals, fans were able to experience as if Perfume were actually there in front of them in spite of the 10,000km distance.

    The girls have continued to pull us into a new world, something that we have not experienced with any other artist, through their projection mapped live performances, illuminated outfits, and more. They were extremely well received at SXSW in 2015 too, only solidifying their place in the music world.

     

    Perfume have continually carved a path of originality on which left their strong presence both in Japan and overseas. They are now set to perform at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California this April, an event which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Perfume, too, will celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2020. We can rest assured that they have no signs of stopping their fiery force as they approach this historical milestone.

     

    Text: Ayaka Sakai

    Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

  • Perfume Release Fragrance Items From Their ‘Perfume Closet’ Fashion Project

    06.March.2019 | FASHION / MUSIC

    J-pop trio Perfume are knee deep on their 4th world tour entitled “FUTURE POP” which began on February 23, 2019 and is taking them across Asia and North America.

     

    a-chan, NOCCHi and KASHIYUKA are also known for their Perfume Closet fashion project for which they opened a pop-up shop at Laforet Harajuku last year. It has been announced that new fragrance items will be released from the brand.

    Perfume released their own original perfume “PERFUME OF PERFUME” in 2016 which has gone on to be a hugely popular product. Using its scent as a base, two new products will be released from Perfume Closet on March 21.

    PERFUME OF PERFUME Hand Cream (30g) – ¥1,600 (Before Tax)

    The hand cream has great spread, isn’t sticky and moisturises skin beautifully. Whether your hands are feeling dry, you want to care for your skin before going out or after getting out the bath, or you want to refresh during work, then this is the cream to go for.

     

    PERFUME OF PERFUME Fabric Spray (100ml) – ¥2,000 (Before Tax)

    This fabric spray can be used on everything from clothing to curtain, sofas and beds―even as room spray―to add a pleasant fragrance to your surroundings.

     

    Both items will be released on March 21―the date of their indie era debut―for a limited time at ISETAN MiRROR stores across Japan and online via ASMART. They will also be released at Tower Records branches on April 2 in line with the release of their Blu-ray and DVD Perfume 7th Tour 2018 “FUTURE POP” dropping on April 3.

     


    If bought on ASMART the products can also be sent with a special gift bag for an additional fee – a perfect Perfume present.

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