Susumu Hirasawa

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Susumu Hirasawa
Native name 平沢進
Also known as Hanmyō Ibo (異母犯妙?), Yoshio Furukai (福来良夫?), Hirasawa (ヒラサワ?), Wiwat Tarasangop (Thai: วิวัฒน์ ธาราสงบ), Volquice Proladuke (ヴォルキス・プロラデューク Vorukisu Puroradyūku?), BRIDGE BUILDER (橋大工 Hashi Daiku?), Luuk Sathwan Kondiao (Thai: ลูก สธวัน คนเดียว), Shirō Sakata (坂田四郎?), Σ-12, nGiap, Stealthman (ステルスマン Suterusuman?)
Born (1954-04-02) April 2, 1954 (age 60)
Origin Nakagawa, Adachi, Tokyo, Japan
Genres Electronic, progressive rock, symphonic rock, psychedelic rock, post-punk, ska punk, synthpunk, synthrock, new wave, technopop, techno, electronica, trance, ambient, new-age, world music, experimental, musique concrète, experimental rock, art punk
Occupations Musician, Singer-songwriter, Arranger, Producer, CG Artist, Activist
Instruments Voice, Guitar, Keyboard, Synthesizer, Sequencer, Sampler, Drum machine, Amiga, Personal computer, Programming, Computer programming, Miburi, Laser harp, Zeusaphone, Cello, Drums, Bass, HEAVENIZER, Tubular Hertz, Graviton
Years active 1973–present
Labels Pioneer LDC/Polydor K.K. (1989–1995)
Nippon Columbia/Teslakite (1996–1998)
Chaos Union/Teslakite (2000-present)
Other labels:
Model House (1979–1989)
Hirasawa Bypass (1989–1996)
Green Nerve (1997-present)
Associated acts Mandrake, Pre P-MODEL, P-MODEL, KAKU P-MODEL, Shun, Jun Togawa, Fukō Project, Global Trotters
Website NO ROOM - The official site of Susumu Hirasawa (P-MODEL)

Susumu Hirasawa (平沢進 Hirasawa Susumu?, born April 2, 1954 in Tokyo, Kantō region) is a Japanese electronic artist and composer.

In 1965, he started playing guitar, inspired by The Ventures, he joined a band with "older people" the following year. In 1972, he enrolled at Tokyo Designer Gakuin College. From 1972 to 1978, he performed in his first band Mandrake, a progressive rock/experimental group influenced by King Crimson, Yes, Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd. In 1979 he formed a synthpunk/psychedelic rock/new wave/techno/electronica/electronic rock/techno-pop band called P-MODEL, along with two former members of Mandrake and a fan of the band/close friend. They released a string of albums through the 1980s, and in 1989, Hirasawa began releasing solo work, while also continuing to work with the reactivated P-MODEL beginning in 1992. The P-MODEL project continued until 2000; in 2004 Hirasawa started a new unit known as KAKU P-MODEL, which is effectively a solo continuation of P-MODEL.[1]

Compositions and performances[edit]

Starting with Mandrake's last years, Hirasawa has favored guitars designed specifically by Japanese instrument manufacturers (there was a movement in the early 80s were electric guitar makers moved away from mass producing copies of foreign guitars and into original designs), most notably Tōkai Gakki's Talbo aluminum guitars, which he has said is due to him being attracted to the Talbo's unique material and design.[2] After Tokai discontinued production and customer support for the Talbo due to financial difficulties in the mid 90s, Hirasawa requested Fernandes Guitars in 1994 to make him a guitar of his design called PHOTON, a Talbo-shaped guitar with a wooden body.[3] In 2004, Hirasawa requested TALBO Secret FACTORY, a manufacturer of Talbos created in 1996 by the IKEBE music store with HISASHI and CAP-iNA, musicians who also liked the Talbo and wanted to continue to use it, to build a Talbo of his own design, called ICE-9 (named after the material of the same name from Kurt Vonnegut's novel Cat's Cradle), which Hirasawa used to make an album to showcase it. Hirasawa has continued to work with the TALBO Secret FACTORY, requesting the conversion of one of his older Tōkai models into the ASTRO in 2011, adopting the HISAHI designed EVO 0101Z in 2012,[4] and asking for the renewal of the PHOTON after two decades of usage.

Hirasawa has used Amiga computers extensively in his work, starting out with CG production in 1987, and later on using applications such as SCALA, Bars and Pipes, and OctaMED in the production of his music; he stopped using Amigas in his live shows on the LIMBO-54 shows of 2003 and on his albums with the Byakkya/Paprika albums of 2006. Hirasawa transitioned from using Amigas to using Microsoft Windows, using programs such as Bars'n'Pipes (an unofficial continuation of the Amiga program), Cakewalk Sonar, Synth1 and EASTWEST's line of Symphonic sounds.[5][6] One of the factors that set him apart from other Japanese electronic artists is ever-changing production techniques. For 2001's SOLAR RAY album, his recording studio was outfitted to be powered completely by 2 solar energy-capting panels.[1] Since then, Hirasawa's works have been recorded with solar energy, although he has since added 2 more panels to his studio. To reduce pollution, Hirasawa also transitioned to working exclusively with Software synthesizers.

His subject matter can be equally unusual. A constant source of inspiration for his music has come from Thailand. The concept behind his 1995 album Sim City was drawn from his experiences traveling there, and more specifically, from Thai transsexuals. Guest Thai vocalists participate throughout that and subsequent albums, including 1996's SIREN, which was also a concept album based on Thailand. As for his lyrical inspiration, Hirasawa references the philosophies of yin and yang, his travels and the principles of nature vs. machines. Hirasawa has also been inspired by the works of Carl Jung, Hayao Kawai, Kenji Miyazawa, Kurt Vonnegut, Theodore Sturgeon, George Orwell, Frank Herbert, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Nikola Tesla.

Hirasawa occasionally stages interactive live performances. They merge computer graphics with his music to tell interactive stories, and involve heavy use of computers, particularly Amiga systems, motion capture cameras and video projectors. The flow of each live show is determined by audience participation; for example, Interactive Live Show 2000 Philosopher's Propeller was formatted as a maze, and the audience was allowed to choose which path to follow. Sometimes, audience participation plays a part in the performed music, as it did in Interactive Live Show 2000. He provided the phone numbers to four cellular phones during one song, and the audience was allowed to call the numbers to have him play the corresponding ringtone. This provided an improvised harmony between the background music and the ringing phones.[7]

Hirasawa's live music is based on samples he activates with various hand-crafted sampler machines, pre-recorded tracks without vocals, and no regular backup performers. For the Hirasawa Energy Works - Solar Live LIVE SOLAR RAY concerts, he used solar power and a power-generating wheel, inspired by bicycles, to power his electronic equipment. DVDs are available of his innovative award-winning live performances via his website (and ordering through TESLAKITE).

During the PHONON2555 concert, he had two backup performers for the first time since 2000 (discounting those who participated as part of the plots of his Interactive Live Shows).

Activism[edit]

In 1988, Hirasawa sold a Cassette Book at a flea market in Yoyogi for charity, it contained 3 New Age songs composed specifically for that release and came with a 36-page long booklet written by Hirasawa that chronicles his self-analysis of his dreams and reality; all profits were donated to the Village of the Awakening Earth Human (人間大地・めざめの里 Ningen Daichi Mezame no Sato?) volunteering welfare facility for the mentally ill in Gunma Prefecture, which gave Hirasawa counseling during the production of the P-MODEL album KARKADOR.

Hirasawa spoke out against "the nations that are headed towards carnage while ignoring international law" and the actions of the Japanese government in aiding such actions. Specifically, he pointed to the American response after the September 11, 2001 attack, which he believes to involve excessive murder of innocent people. As a result of his convictions, Hirasawa has offered free downloads of his music, which he hopes will be used as tools of objection.[8] One of the these downloads is a 2003 version of the 1994 song LOVE SONG, a song about children in the battlefield; the other is High-Minded Castle, a song about a man that can not know the truth and true background through media, while he tries to face the real tragedy on the other side of the world; the latter was taken from Hirasawa's BLUE LIMBO album, which showcases an anti-war, anti-brutality message influenced by the U.S. government's retaliation against terrorist attacks.

In the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Hirasawa started travelling around the country with a Geiger counter, measuring the radiation levels and reporting them in his Twitter account. Around the same time, Hirasawa started making his own homemade yogurt from soy milk, reporting on the progress of his yogurt-making bacteria on his Twitter account, with him updating often at odd hours of the night in Japan Standard Time; In an update, he said that he'd wake up his followers at 3:30 am again to update them. On June 24, 2011, at 3 PM, a post was made on NO ROOM by a person who called itself "The short-term contract worker of parade punk, Stealth Man", the post included what this person called "My debut/retirement work", a song titled "Nuclear Power" (原子力 Genshiryoku?), a remix of the P-MODEL song "BOAT" made in the style of "The Aggregated Past - Kangen Shugi 8760 Hours" project with the song's lyrics changed to protest against Japan's use of nuclear power and to criticize the government and the media; the song and its lyrics were available as a free download on the condition that users agree with the statement written on the download button; which was "I believe that this work is by Stealth Man and will download it unquestioningly", the song could be freely distributed, unless it was for profit, or with its sound source altered, distribution ended at 3 pn on June 29, 2011. At the same time, Hirasawa updated his Twitter account telling a story where Stealth Man had struck Hirasawa in the back of his head with a blunt object on June 23, 2011, at 3:30 am;[9][10] when he woke up, his hands were bound and his wallpaper was changed to include a boat and the katakana was written on it. Hirasawa also claimed that he couldn't take down the song due to Stealth Man hacking that section of NO ROOM with what Hirasawa thought was a Stuxnet-like virus, which led to server maintenance of the TESLAKITE online shop; Hirasawa updated his Twitter account with "I will refrain from making vulgar remarks. I’ll be noticed by him. Feign complete ignorance.", he also described the song as a "Hirasawa rip-off". Hirasawa later claimed on his Twitter account that, as distribution of Stealth Man's song came to an end, Hirasawa was attacked by Stealth Man once again, this time, Hirasawa stayed awake and made Stealth Man trip over and fall while he escaped. Hirasawa also took a disc from his pocket, containing the instrumental version of Stealth Man's song, which he posted on NO ROOM using similar terms and conditions as Stealth Man, with the statement written on the download button being "I can manage just fine without Stealth Man" and the file's distribution ending at 3 pm on July 4, 2011. Hirasawa let the song be used on Japanese karaoke service provider Xing's JOYSOUND online song library, crediting Stealth Man with the vocals and lyrics of the song.

Discography[edit]

Mandrake[edit]

Title Release details
unreleased materials
vol.1
  • Released: 25 March 1997
    2 February 2006 (Reissue)
  • Label: Marquee, BELLE ANTIQUE
    Chaos Union, TESLAKITE (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
unreleased materials
vol.2
  • Released: 21 May 1997
    2 February 2006 (Reissue)
  • Label: Marquee, AVALON
    Chaos Union, TESLAKITE (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD

P-MODEL[edit]

Further information: P-Model

Shun/Syun[edit]

Further information: Shun (band)

Original albums[edit]

Title Album details Oricon peak chart position
Water in Time and Space (時空の水 Jikū no Mizu?)
  • Released: 1 September 1989
    1 July 2005 (Reissue)
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
    Universal Music, Universal Sigma (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
    Digital download (Reissue)
The Ghost in Science (サイエンスの幽霊 Saiensu no Yūrei?)
  • Released: 25 May 1990
    1 July 2005 (Reissue)
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
    Universal Music, Universal Sigma (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
    Digital download (Reissue)
Virtual Rabbit
  • Released: 1 May 1991
    1 July 2005 (Reissue)
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
    Universal Music, Universal Sigma (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
    Digital download (Reissue)
AURORA
  • Released: 25 February 1994
    1 July 2005 (Reissue)
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
    Universal Music, Universal Sigma (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
    Digital download (Reissue)
98
Sim City
  • Released: 2 August 1995
    1 July 2005 (Reissue)
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
    Universal Music, Universal Sigma (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
    Digital download (Reissue)
91
SIREN
  • Released: 1 August 1996
    18 March 2009 (Reissue)
  • Label: Nippon Columbia, TESLAKITE
    Columbia Music Entertainment (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
    HQCD, Digital download (Reissue)
TECHNIQUE OF RELIEF (救済の技法 Kyūsai no Gihō?)
  • Released: 21 August 1998
    18 March 2009 (Reissue)
  • Label: Nippon Columbia, TESLAKITE
    Columbia Music Entertainment (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
    HQCD, Digital download (Reissue)
Philosopher's Propeller (賢者のプロペラ Kenja no Puropera?)
  • Released: 6 October 2000
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
BLUE LIMBO
  • Released: 13 February 2003
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
202
Byakkoya - White Tiger Field (白虎野?)
  • Released: 2 February 2006
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
171
Planet Roll Call (点呼する惑星 Tenko Suru Wakusei?)
  • Released: 18 February 2009
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
42
The Secret of The Flowers of Phenomenon (現象の花の秘密 Genshō no Hana no Himitsu?)
  • Released: 23 November 2012
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
43

Live and Remix-Remake albums[edit]

Title Album details Oricon peak chart position
error CD
  • Released: 11 July 1990
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: CD
SOLAR RAY
Hirasawa best recycling album
Recycled by P-MODEL kernel
  • Released: 11 October 2001
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
nano-duplication memorials (ナノ重複記念曲集 Nano Chōfuku Kinen Kyokushū?)
  • Released: 12 July 2003
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
SWITCHED-ON LOTUS
  • Released: 10 January 2004
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
LIVE Byakkoya Kinen Pakkēji (LIVE白虎野記念パッケージ?, LIVE Byakkoya - White Tiger Field Memorial Package)
  • Released: 19 July 2006
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
PHONON 2550 LIVE
  • Released: 23 April 2008
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
220
Totsu-Gen-Hen-I (突弦変異?)
  • Released: 23 June 2010
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
43
Hen-Gen-Ji-Zai (変弦自在?)
  • Released: 10 November 2010
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
44
p-0
Gazio Mix CD
  • Released: 8 June 2013
  • Label: Gazio
  • Formats: CD
The Method of the LIVE 2: The Magic for introduction (LIVEの方法2『導入のマジック』 LIVE no Hōhō “Dōnyū no Majikku”?)[1]
  • Released: 29 May 2014
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
  • 1 ^ Artist given as "Susumu Hirasawa and KAKU P-MODEL".

Other releases[edit]

Title Release details
Charity Original Tape by Susumu Hirasawa[1]
  • Released: 10 April 1988
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Cassette Book
Techno Zikken Koubou (テクノ実験工房?, Techno Experimental Workshop) series[2]
  • Released: 8 July 1994 - 31 March 1995
  • Label: HIRASAWA BYPASS
  • Formats: CS
(世界細胞合唱鉄橋団?, World Cell Choral Bridge Team)
  • Released: 28 November 1998
  • Label: Green Nerve
  • Formats: CS
Fuhōtōki (不法投棄?, Illegal Dumping)[3]
  • Released: 26 December 1999
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
Yojō Denryoku (余剰電力?, Surplus Power)[4]
  • Released: 22 August 2001 - 25 January 2002
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
Kara Hirasawa Solo Mi CD Ka Kyoku (から平沢ソロ未CD化曲?, From Hirasawa: Solo Songs Not on CD)[5]
  • Released: 27 December 2001
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
Songs Against the Carnage (殺戮への抗議配信 Satsuriku e no Kōgi Haishin?)
  • Released: 12 March 2003
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
Susumu Hirasawa
special ringtones
(スペシャル・リングトーンズ
Supesharu Ringutōnzu?)
  • Released: 29 June 2005
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE[6]
  • Formats: Digital download
ICE-9
  • Released: 30 August 2005
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
P-0
  • Released: 2007 - 18 August 2007
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
Something I Took Away From Stealth Man[7]
  • Released: 29 June 2011
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
Hirasawa Susumu Kara no Syochū Mimai (平沢進からの暑中見舞い?, Susumu Hirasawa Midsummer Greeting)[8]
  • Released: 13 July 2013
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
  • 1 ^ It has never been re-issued, although one of the songs was rerecorded for Water in Time and Space.
  • 2 ^ This is a series of recordings of a weekly FM Gunma Broadcasting Co, Ltd. half-hour radio show that Hirasawa hosted. It lasted 39 broadcasts, divided in 12 volumes; which were released in sets of 4.
  • 3 ^ Although this is considered a P-MODEL release (with 2 of its 4 files being credited to P-MODEL), it includes one Susumu Hirasawa song (the remaining file is credited to 4-D mode2, a group heavily associated with P-MODEL and Hirasawa, with two of its three members being P-MODEL members at some point).
  • 4 ^ 3 part release, with parts 1 and 2 being named "Audio File to Honor the Hunter" and "Winter Sunlight Conversion Example".
  • 5 ^ The track "Ruktun or Die" was a limited time offer, and was taken out of sale in January 2002.
  • 6 ^ Five of the seven ringtones were released by twenty2product on their website for free under the name "keitai".
  • 7 ^ It was a limited time offer, and was taken out of NO ROOM in 4 July 2011, although re-distribution was allowed.
  • 8 ^ It was a limited time offer.

Compilations[edit]

Title Release details Oricon peak chart position
Root of Spirit
ESSENCE OF HIRASAWA SOLO WORKS
(魂のふる里 Tamashii no Furusato?)
  • Released: 2 May 1992
    1 July 2005 (Reissue)
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
    Universal Music, Universal Sigma (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
    Digital download (Reissue)
Music For Movies~World of Susumu Hirasawa Soundtracks (映像のための音楽~平沢進サウンドトラックの世界 Eizo no Tame no Ongaku~Susumu Hirasawa Soundtrack no Sekai?)[11]
  • Released: 7 June 2007[12]
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
240
HALDYN DOME
  • Released: 29 February 2012
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD

Soundtracks[edit]

Before working on complete soundtrack composing, Hirasawa composed and performed entrance themes for Riki Chōshū and the Calgary Hurricanes, which were released, respectively, in the first (under the pseudonym "Hanmyō Ibo", a possible play on words with the Japanese words for "tiger beetle", Hirassawa's favorite insect, and "wart"; it has been covered by Ken Ishii) and ninth (under the pseudonym "Yoshio Fukurai") editions of "Wrestling Q" (a series of albums that compile mixed Japanese professional wrestlers' entrance themes); he also (with Mandrake and The Bach Revolution) performed a cover of Pink Floyd's "One of These Days" for the 1979 album PRO-WRESTLING SUPER FIGHTER'S THEMES. Hirasawa made contributions (composed and arranged two tracks) to BOW WOW's X BOMBER Suite, released in 1980. Hirasawa composed a commercial jingle for a National Color Trans-Am X30 radio/TV/cassette recorder combo radio advertisement which aired in 1980; in 1985, the cassette MODEL HOUSE Works was released (included with the first edition of the "MOIRE CLUB" P-MODEL newsletter), it featured various commercial jingles written by Hirasawa and fellow P-MODEL member Teruo Nakano. Hirasawa has appeared as a musical guest on various Japanese TV and radio shows (sometimes with with P-MODEL) and some of his songs that were not made with the intention of being BGM have been used to this end.

Original work Release Release details
Detonator Orgun[13] Detonator Orgun 1
  • Released: 25 August 1991
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: CD
Detonator Orgun 2
  • Released: 25 October 1991
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: CD
Detonator Orgun 3
  • Released: 25 March 1992
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: CD
Glory Wars Glory Wars
  • Released: 25 January 1993
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: CD
Tadashi Shimada's Forest Message
KAMUI MINTARA
[Akan, Hokkaidō][1]
  • Released: 25 January 1993
  • Label: Pioneer LDC
  • Formats: VHS, LD
Legendary Wind Sword
BERSERK
Legendary Wind Sword
BERSERK
Original Soundtrack
  • Released: 6 November 1997
  • Label: VAP
  • Formats: CD
LOST LEGEND LOST LEGEND
Legend of the Lost Continent
Original Sound Track
Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage BERSERK
Hawk of the Millennium Empire Arc
Chapter of the Lost Flowers
Original Game Soundtrack
densha[2]
Lagnacure Legend[3]
loop[4]
Millennium Actress Millennium Actress
Original Sound Track
  • Released: 6 September 2002
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
AmigaOS 4[5]
Paranoia Agent Paranoia Agent Original Soundtrack
Paranoia Agent Outtake Collection
  • Released: 16 May 2004
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
IdN My Favorite Conference 2004 intro sequence[6]
Adobe Expert Support trade show loop[7]
BERSERK
Hawk of the Millennium Empire Arc
Chapter of the Holy Demon War
[8]
BERSERK
Hawk of the Millennium Empire Arc
Chapter of the Holy Demon War
Original Soundtrack
  • Released: 25 November 2004
  • Label: VAP, ULF Records
  • Formats: CD
Paprika “Paprika” Original Soundtrack
Free Music for Free-Lance Journalists and Independent Media[9]
  • Released: 24 March 2011
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
BERSERK
Golden Age Arc
[10]
BERSERK
Golden Age Arc II
Siege of Doldrey
[11]
  • Released: 5 December 2012
  • Label: VAP Video
  • Formats: DVD, BD
Dreaming Machine[14][12]
  • 1 ^ This is a made for Television documentary that was originally broadcast in 1992 and later re-edited for home video release. Hirasawa appears in it riding a canoe (at least in the original edit). The soundtrack has never had an official standalone release; the title track was originally released on "Root of Spirit~ESSENCE OF HIRASAWA SOLO WORKS" and "Music For Movies~World of Susumu Hirasawa Soundtracks", it was later released with the rest of the soundtrack on Disc 11 of the "HALDYN DOME" box set.
  • 2 ^ The soundtrack has never had an official standalone release; the only kind of sound played on the short (which bears some resemblance to the Syun track "Kun Mae #4" from the "Kun Mae on a Calculation" album from 1996) was originally released on "Illegal Dumping" (named "Densha"), it was later released with other twenty2product collaborations and remaining tracks on Disc 16 of the "HALDYN DOME" box set (named "densha").
  • 3 ^ Hirasawa only composed and performed the opening theme: "The Man Who Knows the Stars" (星を知る者 Hoshi wo Shiru Mono?); it was originally released on "From Hirasawa: Solo Songs Not on CD", a live performance was included on the PHONON 2553 VISION DVD, an alternate version (named "2010 version") was later released with other remaining tracks on Disc 16 of the "HALDYN DOME" box set.
  • 4 ^ The soundtrack has never had an official standalone release; the only kind of sound played on the short was originally released on Hirasawa's PHANTOM NOTES website, recorded during the surge of "Surplus Power" (named "LOOP The Sound Track β1"), it was later released with other twenty2product collaborations and remaining tracks on Disc 16 of the "HALDYN DOME" box set (named "loop").
  • 5 ^ Hirasawa only composed and performed the boot jingle: "Eastern-boot". Two additional tracks were included on the AmigaOS 4.0 CD to showcase Hirasawa's music. The jingle was later released in the FAMIGA (Japanese Amiga community involved with Hirasawa) Forums and with Hirasawa's "Near Future Never Come" e-book (which is comprised of essays published on FAMIGA).
  • 6 ^ The soundtrack has never had an official standalone release; the only kind of sound played on the short was originally released on "LIVE Byakkoya - White Tiger Field Memorial Package" (named "Bonus Spot"), it was later released with other twenty2product collaborations and remaining tracks on Disc 16 of the "HALDYN DOME" box set (named "IDN").
  • 7 ^ The soundtrack has never had an official standalone release.
  • 8 ^ Hirasawa only composed and performed the opening theme: "Sign"; and an alternate version that was also the ending theme: "Sign-2".
  • 9 ^ This is a collection of various songs by Hirasawa and associate PEVO 1go from their careers that have been edited to serve as film score to be freely used by independent media and free-lance journalists delivering news via the Internet.
  • 10 ^ Hirasawa only composed and performed the theme song: "Aria". While there have been soundtrack releases for the films, none of them include Hirasawa's work.
  • 11 ^ The Japanese home video release of the film includes a live performance of "Aria" from Hirasawa's "PHONON2555" concert tour (when that tour's DVD was released, this same performance was included, but with alternative angles overlaid on top of the verion of this DVD). A public appearance made by Hirasawa, the trilogy's director and voice actors of the main characters to promote the third film, The Advent, was included in its Japanese home video release.
  • 12 ^ As of 2011, production on the film has been put on hold for financial reasons; it is not known if Hirasawa has started work on the film yet.

Promotional Releases[edit]

Title Release details
ADVANCED ROCK 3[1]
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: CD
Detonator Orgun 0[2]
  • Released: 25 June 1991
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: CD
New Songs From AURORA[3]
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: CD
SIREN Promotion Enhanced CD
HOSPITAL[4]
  • Released: 1 August 1996
  • Label: Nippon Columbia, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD, CS
(LIVE白虎野 BGM特選?, LIVE Byakkoya - White Tiger Field BGM Selections)[5]
  • Released: July 2006
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
  • 1 ^ Includes five songs from Water in Time and Space.
  • 2 ^ A VHS that includes an interview with Hirasawa and a CD with opening and ending themes that Hirasawa made for the series.
  • 3 ^ Includes four songs.
  • 4 ^ CD release was called "SIREN Promotion Enhanced CD", Cassette was called "HOSPITAL"; both included three tracks from SIREN.
  • 5 ^ Included with Hirasawa pamphlets. Includes three tracks from LIVE Byakkoya - White Tiger Field Memorial Package and a monologue that Hirasawa presented on the second LIVE Byakkoya show.

Singles/free MP3 downloads[edit]

This list also includes a set of purchasable MP3s that promote their main album.

Main release Release Release details
The Ghost in Science World Turbine (世界タービン Sekai Tābin?)
  • Released: 25 May 1990
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: Mini CD single
Detonator Orgun 1 Bandiria Travellers
[Physical Navigation Version]
(バンディリア旅行団
[Physical Navigation Version]
Bandiria Ryōkōdan
[Physical Navigation Version]
?)
  • Released: 25 June 1991
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: Mini CD single
Root of Spirit
ESSENCE OF HIRASAWA SOLO WORKS
Root of Spirit (魂のふる里 Tamashii no Furusato?)
  • Released: 10 April 1992
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: Mini CD single
SIREN SAIREN *Siren* (サイレン *Siren*?)
  • Released: 1 August 1996
  • Label: Nippon Columbia, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Mini CD single
Legendary Wind Sword
BERSERK
Original Soundtrack
BERSERK -Forces-
  • Released: 1 November 1997
  • Label: Nippon Columbia, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Mini CD single
BLUE LIMBO RIDE THE BLUE LIMBO
  • Released: 25 December 2002
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
SWITCHED-ON LOTUS Haldyn Hotel (ハルディン・ホテル Harudin Hoteru?)
  • Released: 21 January 2004
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
Paranoia Agent Original Soundtrack Reverie Hill (夢想ヶ谷 Musōga Tani?)
  • Released: 16 May 2004
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
BERSERK
Hawk of the Millennium Empire Arc
Chapter of the Holy Demon War
Original Soundtrack
Sign
  • Released: 20 December 2004
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
ICE-9 Eurasia 21°C (ユーラシア21℃ Yūrashia 21 Degrees Centigrade?)
  • Released: 21 September 2005
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
Byakkoya - White Tiger Field The Westward of Time (時間の西方 Jikan no Seihō?)
  • Released: 22 February 2006
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
“Paprika” Original Soundtrack The Girl in Byakkoya - White Tiger Field (白虎野の娘 Byakkoya no Musume?)
  • Released: 23 November 2006
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
Planet Roll Call Royal Road, Paradise (王道楽土 Ōdō Rakudo?)
  • Released: 18 February 2009
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
Totsu-Gen-Hen-I Solid air
  • Released: 16 June 2010
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
Hen-Gen-Ji-Zai Bandiria Travellers (バンディリア旅行団 Bandiria Ryōkōdan?)
  • Released: 6 November 2010
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
BERSERK
Golden Age Arc I
The Egg of the King
Aria
  • Released: 4 February 2012
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD single
The Secret of the Flowers of Phenomenon The Secret of The Flowers of Phenomenon (現象の花の秘密 Genshō no Hana no Himitsu?)
  • Released: 2 February 2012
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download

Videos[edit]

Title Release details
Hirasawa Susumu no CG Nengajō (平沢進のCG年賀状?, Susumu Hirasawa's CG New Year Message)[1]
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: HIRASAWA BYPASS
  • Formats: VHS
PHOTON series[2]
  • Released: 1989 - 1995
  • Label: HIRASAWA BYPASS
  • Formats: VHS
error (エラー erā?)
  • Released: 21 September 1990
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: VHS
making of
tokyo paranesian
  • Released: October 1994
  • Label: HIRASAWA BYPASS
  • Formats: VHS
HIRASAWA error ENGINE
Hirasawa Three Acts in Three Hours
Upper
(HIRASAWA error ENGINE
平沢三幕三時間

HIRASAWA error ENGINE
Hirasawa Sanmakusan Jikan
Kami
?)
  • Released: November 1994
  • Label: HIRASAWA BYPASS
  • Formats: VHS
HIRASAWA error ENGINE
Hirasawa Three Acts in Three Hours
Lower
(HIRASAWA error ENGINE
平沢三幕三時間

HIRASAWA error ENGINE
Hirasawa Sanmakusan Jikan
Shimo
?)
  • Released: November 1994
  • Label: HIRASAWA BYPASS
  • Formats: VHS
SIM CITY TOUR
1995.9.6
TOKYO SHIBUYA KOKAIDO (VHS release)
INTERACTIVE LIVE SHOW 1995
SIM CITY
(DVD release)
  • Released: December 1995 (VHS release)
    26 November 2003 (DVD release)
  • Label: HIRASAWA BYPASS (VHS release)
    Chaos Union, TESLAKITE (DVD release)
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
Unreal Soprano
INTERACTIVE LIVE SHOW
SIREN
(架空のソプラノ
INTERACTIVE LIVE SHOW
SIREN
Kakū no Soprano?)
  • Released: 21 January 1997 (VHS release)
    31 October 2007 (DVD release)
  • Label: Nippon Columbia, TESLAKITE (VHS release)
    Chaos Union, TESLAKITE (DVD release)
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
INTERACTIVE LIVE SHOW 2000
Philosopher's Propeller
version 1.4
(INTERACTIVE LIVE SHOW 2000
賢者のプロペラ
version 1.4
INTERACTIVE LIVE SHOW 2000
Kenja no Puropera
version 1.4
?)
  • Released: 15 May 2001
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
Hirasawa Energy Works
Solar Live
LIVE SOLAR RAY
  • Released: 24 September 2002
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
Interactive Live Show 2003
LIMBO-54
  • Released: 26 November 2003
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: DVD
Reflection on the Meeting of ICE-9
ICE-9 LIVE & TALK EVENT
(反射の集いは氷の9
ICE-9 LIVE & TALK EVENT
Hansha no Tsudoi wa Kōri no 9
ICE-9 LIVE & TALK EVENT
?)
  • Released: 19 September 2006
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: DVD
INTERACTIVE LIVE SHOW 2006
LIVE Byakkoya
(INTERACTIVE LIVE SHOW 2006
LIVE 白虎野
?)
  • Released: 31 October 2007
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: DVD
P-0 (P-Soon) (ピー・スーン Pī Sūn?)
  • Released: 18 August 2008
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: DVD
PHONON 2550 VISION
  • Released: 30 October 2008
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: DVD
PHONON 2551 VISION
  • Released: 15 August 2009
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: DVD
INTERACTIVE LIVE SHOW 2009
LIVE Planet Roll Call
(INTERACTIVE LIVE SHOW 2009
LIVE 点呼する惑星
INTERACTIVE LIVE SHOW 2009
LIVE Tenko Suru Wakusei
?)
  • Released: 15 February 2010
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: DVD
PHONON 2553 VISION
  • Released: 30 May 2011
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: DVD
Tokyo I-jigen Kudou (東京異次弦空洞?)
  • Released: 30 November 2011
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: DVD
PHONON 2555 VISION
  • Released: 19 August 2013
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: DVD
  • 1 ^ This tape contains an AMIGA animation made by Hirasawa set to "Wood, Wind and Water Music" from "CHARITY ORIGINAL TAPE BY SUSUMU HIRASAWA" and a monologue spoken by the "Say" AMIGA program detailing the reasons for P-MODEL's Freezing/hiatus.
  • 2 ^ Instead of containing a live show, this series of tapes contain experimental videos/Desk Top Movies based around Hirasawa's music.

As KAKU P-MODEL[edit]

Title Release details Oricon peak chart position
Big Brother
  • Released: 7 October 2004
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
Vistoron
  • Released: 7 October 2004
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
1st Live Memorials
  • Released: 22 February 2005
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
LIVE VISTORON
  • Released: 1 April 2005
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: DVD
Anti-vistoron (Mecano Version)
  • Released: 1 April 2005
  • Label: MECANO
  • Formats: CD single
Big Brother - Reversible Separation Aspect
  • Released: 3 April 2008
  • Label: MECANO
  • Formats: CD single
гипноза (Gipnoza)
  • Released: 9 October 2013
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
гипноза (Gipnoza)
  • Released: 6 November 2013
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
11
Adore me, I am TV (崇めよ我はTVなり Agameyo Ware wa TV Nari?)
  • Released: 28 April 2014
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: Digital download
The Method of the LIVE 2: The Magic for introduction (LIVEの方法2『導入のマジック』 LIVE no Hōhō “Dōnyū no Majikku”?)[1]
  • Released: 29 May 2014
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
  • 1 ^ Artist given as "Susumu Hirasawa and KAKU P-MODEL".

Other projects[edit]

Project name Other members Release Release details
Pre P-MODEL Yasumi Tanaka
Akiro "Kamio" Arishima
Air On The Wiring (配線上のアリア Haisenjō no Aria?)
  • Released: 22 October 1994
  • Label: DIW, SYUN
  • Formats: CD
Fukō Project (不幸のプロジェクト Fukō no Purojekuto?) Kenji Konishi How about FUKO? (不幸はいかが? Fukō wa ika ga??)
  • Released: 5 December 1996
  • Label: DIW, SYUN
  • Formats: CD
Global Trotters[1] Kenji Konishi
Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Alquimia
David Bickley
Felix Jay
Drive
  • Released: 25 March 1999 Japan
  • Label: MAGNET, biosphere records
  • Formats: CD
Global Trotters[{{{2}}}]
Hans-Joachim Roedelius
David Bickley
Alex Paterson[{{{2}}}]
GLOBAL TROTTERS PROJECT
volume I
DRIVE
Susumu Hirasawa + InhVmaN Riccardo "InhVmaN" Brett Tetragrammaton
  • Released: 25 June 2008  Japan
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE  Japan
    Bunker Productions  Italy
  • Formats: CD single
  • 1 ^ Although Hirasawa is considered a core member of the group, he only worked on the track "Parallel Motives".
  • 2 ^ This album is a remix album of "Drive" made by Roedelius and Bickley, including a remix of "Parallel Motives".
  • 3 ^ Paterson did "Parallel Motives II", a re-remix-crossfade of the "Parallel Motives" remix.

Collaborations[edit]

Artist/Group Release Release details Collaboration(s) Track(s)
The Bach Revolution Synthesizer Study Guitar
Keyboard
Synthesizer
Arrangement[1]
All
ROCK & KEYBOARD'79
SYNTHESIZER
Supplement Record
  • Released: 10 October 1978
  • Label: April Music
  • Formats: 45 RPM Record
Composition
Performance
Dummy of the Trick (ダミーの策略 Damī no Sakuryaku?)[2]
No Warning
  • Released: 21 November 1979
    24 January 2001 (Reissue)
  • Label: RVC
    BMG Funhouse (Reissue)
  • Formats: 33 RPM Record
    CD (Reissue)
Performance[3] All
Shampoo Tonight Production All[4]
3F=C To-Ma-Do-I (と・ま・ど・い?)
  • Released: Spring 1984
  • Label: RBF Records
  • Formats: 45 RPM Record
Engineering
Sound Adviser
All
Michiro Endo VIETNAM LEGEND (ベトナム伝説 Betonamu Densetsu?)
  • Released: 10 April 1984
    February 1986 (Reissue)
    21 May 1989 (Reissue)
    17 June 2002 (Reissue)
  • Label: JICC Printing Office
    captain RECORDS (1986/1989 Reissues)
    Hokkyoku Bacteria (2002 Reissue)
  • Formats: Cassette Book
    33 RPM Record (1986 Reissue)
    CD (1989/2002 Reissues)
Guitar
Keyboard
Kanon (カノン?)
KI-GA KI-GA KI-KYO
  • Released: June 1984
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: 45 RPM Record
Bass
Keyboard
Arrangement
KI-GA KI-GA KI-KYO (飢餓々々帰郷?)[5]
Hisakatsu Igarashi PUZZLE
  • Released: 1 December 1984
    21 March 1990 (Reissue)
    7 July 2008 (Reissue)
  • Label: KING RECORD, NEXUS Records
    KING RECORD, Bridge (2008 Reissue)
  • Formats: 33 RPM Record
    CD (Reissues)
Composition
Guitar
SEVEN JOINT MAN (七節男 Nana Fushi Otoko?)[6]
THE LOODS HARD MOUSE
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: RBF Records
  • Formats: 33 RPM Record
Production/Adjustment
Keyboard
"Hard Mouse" and "Paradise"
STOP FUCKIN' AROUND!
  • Released: 10 February 1985
    5 December 2006 (Reissue)
  • Label: RBF Records
  • Formats: 33 RPM Record
    CD (Reissue)
Production/Adjustment
Keyboard
All[7]
Michiro Endo THE END
  • Released: 30 March 1985
    24 October 2003 (Reissue)
  • Label: TŌSHIBA-EMI
  • Formats: 45 RPM Record
    CD (Reissue)
Synthesizer ING, O! 7 (インゴ セブン Ingo Sebun?)
WATER SISTER
THE LOODS LOUD MACHINE
  • Released: 1986
    1989 (Reissue)
    9 December 2006 (Reissue)
  • Label: RBF Records
    captain RECORDS (1989 Reissue)
    Solid Records (2006 Reissue)
  • Formats: 33 RPM Record
    CD (Reissues)
Production All
THE GROOVERS Maximum Kiss
  • Released: 25 July 1989
    25 July 2007 (Reissue)
  • Label: Alfa Records
    Sony Music Direct, GT Music (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
Production
Arrangement
All
For the Sister Moon (シスター・ムーンのために Shisutā Mūn no Tameni?)
Jun Togawa Geinō Seikatsu Jū Shūnen Kinen (芸能生活十周年記念?)
Shōwa Kyōnen (昭和享年?)
  • Released: 16 December 1989
    24 October 2012 (Reissue)
  • Label: TEICHIKU RECORDS
  • Formats: CD
    SHM-CD (Reissue)
Arrangement
Performance
Virgin Blues (バージンブルース Bājin Burūzu?), "Knight of the Ribbon" (リボンの騎士 Ribon no Kishi?) and "Yo ga Akete" (夜が明けて?)[8]
Kazutoki Umezu KINEMA
  • Released: 21 April 1990
  • Label: NEC Avenue
  • Formats: CD
Vocals FROM CHERBOURG ~ LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG (シェルブールから~シェルブールの雨傘 Sherubūru Kara ~ Sherubūru no Amagasa?)
Wakako Shimazaki White Album'90
  • Released: 10 November 1990
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: CD
Composition
Arrangement
Performance
Christmas in Africa (アフリカのクリスマス Afurika no Kurisumasu?)[9]
Tadahiko Yokogawa TWO OF US Lyrics
Vocals
Truk Lagoon (トラック・ラグーン Torakku Ragūn?)
Jun Togawa Virgin Blues (バージンブルース Bājin Burūzu?)
  • Released: 21 December 1990
  • Label: TEICHIKU RECORDS
  • Formats: Mini CD single
Arrangement
Performance
All[10]
Yapoos Dial Y for Murder (ダイヤルYを廻せ! Daiyaru Y o Mawase!?)
  • Released: 7 June 1991
    10 April 2003
  • Label: TŌSHIBA-EMI
    TŌSHIBA-EMI, P-VINE RECORDS (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
Guitar 3 Tsu Kazoero (3つ数えろ?)
Hysteria (ヒステリヤ Hisuteriya?)
HERE IS EDEN I'll Continue to Play Even After the Night Falls (夜になっても遊び続けろ Yoru ni natte mo Asobi Tsudukero?)
  • Released: 25 June 1991
    25 September 1994 (Reissue)
  • Label: Tokuma Japan Corporation, Japan Record
  • Formats: CD
Production
Guitar
Boku wa Mainichi Yūgata ni Naruto Sukoshi Tasogaretye Shimau (僕は毎日夕方になると少したそがれてしまう?) and Memento Mori (メメントモリ?)[11]
Yapoos Yapoos de la Cruz no Hanzai Teki Jinsei (ヤプーズ・デ・ラ・クルスの犯罪的人生?)
96m Maki 2 Mai Kasane Mishin me Ari (96m巻・2枚重ねミシン目あり?)
  • Released: 16 October 1991
    22 December 2010 (Reissue)
  • Label: TŌSHIBA-EMI
    EMI Music Japan, UNDO RECORDS (Reissue)
  • Formats: VHS
    DVD (Reissue)
Guitar Mysterious Guy (ミステリアス・ガイ Misuteriasu Gai?)
3 Tsu Kazoero (3つ数えろ?)
Hysteria (ヒステリヤ Hisuteriya?)
Red Chariot (赤い戦車 Akai Sensha?)
Fool Girl
Anti-ennui (アンチ・アンニュイ Anchi-annyui?)
Men's JUNAN
Watakushi no Naka no Tanin (私の中の他人?)
Insect Forces (昆虫軍 Konchū Gun?)
Dadada ism
  • Released: 28 October 1992
    10 April 2003
  • Label: TŌSHIBA-EMI
    TŌSHIBA-EMI, P-VINE RECORDS (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
Composition
Arrangement
Production
Virus (ヴィールス Vīrusu?)[12] and Condor Gaton Dekuru (コンドルが飛んでくる?)
4-D Subconscious Unity
  • Released: 1993
    2001 (Reissue)
  • Label: Iron Beat Manifesto
  • Formats: CD
    Digital download (Reissue)
Guitar Frontier
TAKA Hyper Angel ~Genki no Moto wa Kimi no Egao~ (Hyper Angel ~元気の素はKimiの笑顔~?)
  • Released: 25 March 1994
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: Mini CD single
Production
Guitar
All
Shelly
  • Released: 25 June 1994
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: Mini CD single
TAKA
  • Released: 25 July 1994
  • Label: Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: CD
Kotobuki Hikaru with Phnonpenh MODEL Desk Top Hard Lock
  • Released: 25 July 1994
    15 January 2011 (Reissue)
  • Label: DIW, SYUN
    IRQ inc. (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
    Digital download (Reissue)
Composition NEOTENY BOX (幼形成熟BOX Yō Keisei Juku BOX?)[13]
Yapoos Suspicious Activities of the Yapoos (ヤプーズの不審な行動 Yapoos no Fushin na Kōdō?)
  • Released: 31 January 1995
  • Label: disk UNION, AXËL
  • Formats: CD
Virus (ヴィールス Vīrusu?)
Tadahiko Yokogawa DIVE
  • Released: 30 September 1995
  • Label: DIW, SYUN
  • Formats: CD
Lyrics
Vocals
CALL
Yoko Ueno e-mix
Ai wa Shizukana Basho e Orite Kuru (愛は静かな場所へ降りてくる?)
  • Released: 25 May 1996
  • Label: MAGNET, biosphere Records
  • Formats: CD
Remixing[14] Flower of Asia (アジアの花 Ajia no Hana?) Tangmo Mix
PEVO CONVEX AND CONCAVE
  • Released: 5 October 1996
    6 October 2012 (Reissue)
  • Label: DIW, SYUN
  • Formats: CD
Production
Lyrics
Vocals
All
Coelacance (シーラカンス Shīrakansu?)[15]
Wataru Kamiryo Karasu (Crow) (鴉 (からす)?)
  • Released: 19 October 1996
    24 August 2009 (Reissue)
  • Label: Nippon Columbia, TESLAKITE
    Columbia Music Entertainment, AMG ENTERTAINMENT (Reissue)
  • Formats: CD
    on Demand CD (Reissue)
Guitar Solo voix
Karasu (Crow) (鴉 (からす)?)
Yūko Miyamura Mother Composition
Performance
Arrangement
All
Spirit ( Tamashii?)
  • Released: 21 March 1998
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Formats: CD
Composition
Performance
Arrangement
Mother
MOON[16]
Yoko Ueno biosphere
Label Sampler Plus
  • Released: 23 September 1998
  • Label: MAGNET, biosphere Records
  • Formats: CD
Remixing AOIFE (remix)
Yūko Miyamura Daisūshii (大四喜?)
  • Released: 25 August 1999
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Formats: CD
Composition
Performance
Arrangement
Ruktun or Die[17]
Yuiko Man of the Land (陸の人よ Riku no Hito yo?) Composition[18]
Performance
Man of the Land (陸の人よ Riku no Hito yo?)[19]
NHK Okāsan to Issho Saishin Best (最新ベスト?) - Kono Yubi Tomare (このゆびとまれ?)
  • Released: 16 October 2003
  • Label: PONY CANYON
  • Formats: CD
Composition
Arrangement
Chikyū Neko (地球ネコ?)
Tanpopodan ni Hairou!! (タンポポ団にはいろう!!?)
  • Released: 21 April 2004
  • Label: PONY CANYON
  • Formats: DVD
4-D mode1 Die offizielle Raubkopie
  • Released: 1 August 2006
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD
Guest Session7_1
Rekonnekted
  • Released: 21 February 2008
  • Label: 4-D Label
  • Formats: CD
Guitar My Neighbor Upstaris
Hiiro no Crew (緋色のCrew?)
  • Released: 28 December 2009
  • Label: 4-D Label
  • Formats: CD
Hiiro's Crew (緋色のCrew Hiiro no Crew?) (nylon destroyed mix)
DENKMAL
  • Released: 20 September 2010
  • Label: 4-D Label
  • Formats: CD
Hiiro's Crew (緋色のCrew Hiiro no Crew?) (Teruo Nakano’s Cafè Mix)
Stealth Man GENSHIRYOKU
  • Released: 24 June 2011[20]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download
Composition
Performance
Nuclear Power (原子力 Genshiryoku?)
4-D mode1 DRIVE
  • Released: 18 October 2013
  • Label: 4-D Label
  • Formats: CD
Guitar CREST
Wieder
  • Released: 28 December 2013
  • Label: 4-D Label
  • Formats: CD-R
Guitar
Vocals
Wieder
  • 1 ^ Performed with Mandrake.
  • 2 ^ This Record was included with a magazine that had an opinion piece by Hirasawa on Tony Banks published in it.
  • 3 ^ Credited under "Special Thanks" (alongside P-MODEL keyboardist Yasumi Tanaka).
  • 4 ^ "Tonight" was also included in the compilation "TECHNOLOID 〜JAPANESE 80's NEW WAVE SAMPLER〜" (which also includes the P-MODEL song "ART MANIA"); Stock (ストック Sutokku?) was also included in the compilation "Impossibles! ~ 80's JAPANESE PUNK & NEW WAVE" (which also includes the "Countless Answers" version of the P-MODEL song "ATOM-SIBERIA").
  • 5 ^ Released with the magazine "ING, O! No.5". Act name given as "Michiro Endo + Susumu Hirasawa + Korechika Kitada + Jun Inui". The only track was also included in the compilation "KI-GA KI-GA KI-KYO".
  • 6 ^ Rerecording of the P-MODEL song of the same name from the album "SCUBA".
  • 7 ^ Fellow P-MODEL member Shunichi Miura also plays Keyboards on all tracks.
  • 8 ^ Those tracks were also included in the compilations "TWIN ~ VERY BEST COLLECTION" and "TEICHIKU WORKS - 30th anniversary".
  • 9 ^ Also included in the compilations "20th anniversary BOX" and "for winter music Lovers ~ TECHNO POP Xmas".
  • 10 ^ The tracks with vocals were included in the compilations "TWIN ~ VERY BEST COLLECTION", "TOGAWA LEGEND - SELF SELECT BEST & RARE 1979~2008" and "TEICHIKU WORKS - 30th anniversary". The title track was included in the compilation "Sanagika no Onna: Mika Ninagawa Selection" and its music video was included in the 2002 and 2012 reissues of the video "Yapoos Keikaku" and the compilation "TEICHIKU WORKS - 30th anniversary".
  • 11 ^ "Memento Mori" was also included in the compilation "GROOVIN' Shōwa! 7 ~ Romantist".
  • 12 ^ This song was included in the compilation "TOGAWA LEGEND - SELF SELECT BEST & RARE 1979~2008".
  • 13 ^ A rerecording/remix of the P-MODEL song of the same name from the album big body; album also includes an a capella alternatively named version of "LAB=01" from the album P-MODEL that doesn't use the parts written by Hirasawa and a remix of the OPENING SE that P-MODEL used on their 1992 shows.
  • 14 ^ Remixed with fellow P-MODEL member Hajime Fukuma.
  • 15 ^ A cover of a P-MODEL song of the same name from the album Perspective (the original's lyrics were written by Hirasawa and Tanaka and the music was composed by Tanaka). The entire album's lyrics are sung in the PEVO language, which was created by the band (a dictionary can be found in the booklet) by a pitch-shifted Hirasawa, who wasn't credited for either lyrics or vocals, but was credited for production as "Volquice Proladuke".
  • 16 ^ Hirasawa would later re-record both songs, with him on vocals, for the album TECHNIQUE OF RELIEF. "Mother" was included in the compilation "Best Collection ~ Meccha Best".
  • 17 ^ Hirasawa would later re-record this song 5 times, with him on vocals.
  • 18 ^ Co-written with Yuiko. Co-Credited with "Shirō Sakata" (Hirasawa under a pseudonym)
  • 19 ^ Also included in the album "Crystal (結晶 Kesshō?)".
  • 20 ^ It was a limited time offer, and was taken out of NO ROOM in 29 June 2011, although re-distribution was allowed. Comes with lyrics.

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