Cosmos (Buck-Tick album)

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Cosmos
Studio album by Buck-Tick
Released 21 June 1996 (1996-06-21)
19 September 2002 (2002-09-19) (digital remaster)
5 September 2007 (2007-09-05) (remaster)
Recorded March–April 1996 at Sound Sky Kawana in Tokyo; Victor Studio in Tokyo
Genre Electronic rock, industrial rock
Length 49:50
Language Japanese, English
Label Victor
Producer Koniyang and Buck-Tick
Buck-Tick chronology
Six/Nine
(1995)
Cosmos
(1996)
Sexy Stream Liner
(1997)
Singles from Cosmos
  1. "Candy"
    Released: 22 May 1996 (1996-05-22)

Cosmos is the ninth studio album by the Japanese rock band Buck-Tick. The album was released on June 21, 1996 through Victor Entertainment.[1] It was the group's last album released through Victor and peaked at number six on the Oricon charts.[2] Cosmos has sold 170,000 copies worldwide as of 2011.[3] The album was digitally remastered and re-released on September 19, 2002, with two bonus tracks. It was remastered and re-released again on September 5, 2007. The song "Tight Rope" was later re-recorded as the b-side to the group's "Alice in Wonder Underground" single in 2007, and "Sane" was re-recorded in 2012 for their "Elise no Tame ni" single.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Atsushi Sakurai, except where noted, all music composed by Hisashi Imai, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Maria"   3:52
2. "Candy" (キャンディ) 4:23
3. "Chocolate" (チョコレート; music written by Hidehiko Hoshino) 4:05
4. "Sane"   4:34
5. "Tight Rope"   5:16
6. "Idol"   4:58
7. "Living on the Net" (lyrics written by Imai) 4:07
8. "Foolish"   3:59
9. "In" (music written by Hoshino) 4:31
10. "Ash-ra"   5:09
11. "Cosmos"   5:01
Total length:
49:50

Personnel[edit]

Additional performers

  • Kazutoshi Yokoyama - keyboards, piano, backing vocals

Production

  • Koniyang - producer, recording, mixing[A], mastering
  • Buck-Tick - producers
  • Takafumi Muraki; Naoki Toyoshima - executive producers
  • Shinichi Ishizuka - mixing[A]
  • Hitoshi Hiruma; Takahiro Uchida - engineers
  • Kenichi Araki; Akinori Kaizaki; Hiroshi Tanigawa; Masanobu Murakami; Naoki Ibaraki; Mikiro Yamada - assistant engineers
  • Ken Sakaguchi - cover art, graphic design
  • Nicci Keller; Alan Solon - photography

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ^* The only song that Shinichi Ishizuka mixed and that Koniyang did not mix was "Chocolate".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cosmos". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  2. ^ "BUCK-TICKのアルバム売り上げランキング". oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  3. ^ "Cosmos review". Buck-Tick Zone.com. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  4. ^ "BUCK-TICK announces new single, "Elise no Tame ni"". tokyohive.com. Retrieved 2012-03-08.