Clammbon

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Clammbon
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Alternative rock, indie pop, progressive rock, shibuya-kei
Years active 1996—present
Labels Nippon Columbia
Members Ikuko Harada
Mito
Itou Daisuke

Clammbon (クラムボン Kuramubon?) is a Japanese musical trio, consisting of vocalist/keyboardist Ikuko Harada, bassist Mito and drummer Itou Daisuke. The group, originally formed in 1996 when the three were students at Tokyo Music and Media Arts Shogi, made their major label debut on Warner Music Japan three years later. Their music is characterized by their quirky sound combining jazzy chord progressions with J-Pop and electronica influences.[1]

The name Clammbon is taken from a fictional character in a short story by Kenji Miyazawa.

Discography[edit]

Original albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
chart
positions
[2]
Oricon
sales
figures
[2]
1999 JP 20 27,000
2000 Machiwabi Machisabi (まちわび まちさび?) 24 15,000
2001 Dramatic (ドラマチック Doramachikku?) 18 19,000
2002 id 58 6,300
2003 Imagination
  • Released: November 19, 2003
  • Label: A&R Zero (COCP-50745)
50 9,500
2005 Ten, (てん、 Sky,?)
  • 2-CD set.
  • Released: March 2, 2005
  • Label: A&R Zero (COCP-50845/6)
34 13,000
2007 Musical
  • Released: May 23, 2007
  • Label: A&R Zero (COCP-51029)
18 22,000
2010 2010
  • Released: May 19, 2010
  • Label: A&R Zero (COCP-36181)
11 13,000

EPs[edit]

Year Album Information
1999 Kujirammbon (くじらむぼん Kujiramubon?)
2009 Re-Clammbon E.P.
  • Digital download.
  • Released: April 8, 2009
  • Label: Tropical Co.
2010 Japanese Manner E.P.
  • Digital download.
  • Released: April 28, 2010
  • Label: Tropical Co.

Other albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
chart
positions
[2]
Oricon
sales
figures
[2]
2002 Re-Clammbon 49 7,000
2003 Best 54 9,600
2006 Lover Album
  • Cover album.
  • Released: May 31, 2006
  • Label: A&R Zero (COCP-50924)
27 12,000
3 Peace: Live at Hyakunengura (百年蔵?)
  • 2CD live album.
  • Released: November 22, 2006
  • Label: A&R Zero (COCP-50962/3)
47 7,600
2009 Re-Clammbon 2
  • Re-arrangement album.
  • Released: June 3, 2009
  • Label: A&R Zero (COCP-35574)
22 10,000

Singles[edit]

Year Title Notes Oricon
chart
positions
[2]
Oricon
sales
figures
[2]
Album
1999 "Hanare Banare" (はなれ ばなれ Separated?) JP
"Pan to Mitsu o Meshiagare" (パンと蜜をめしあがれ Eating Bread and Honey?) 72 3,300
2000 "Chicago/246" (シカゴ Shikago?) 61 3,500 Machiwabi Machisabi
"Kimi wa Boku no Mono/090" (君は僕のもの・090 You're Mine?) 69 5,600
2001 "Surround" (サラウンド Saraundo?) 61 6,400 Dramatic
"Zansho" (残暑 Late Summer Heat?) 89 2,700
2006 "The New Song" 57 3,100
2009 "Now!!!" Digital download. 2010
"Akari from Here (No Music, No Life.)" (あかり from HERE ~NO MUSIC,NO LIFE.~ Light from Here?) Collaboration with Tha Blue Herb for Tower Records. 24 10,000
2010 "Tasogare" (黄昏 Evening?) Digital download. TBA
2011 "Hanasaku Iroha" (はなさくいろは ABC of Blooming Flowers?) ED2 for anime Hanasaku Iroha.
2012 "Rough & Laugh" OP2 for anime Shirokuma Cafe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morita, Akira (2005-10-14). "Music Fridays: Clammbon". Chin Music Press Blog. Retrieved 2008-03-14. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved 2010-05-24.  (subscription only)

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