Clammbon

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Clammbon
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres
Years active 1996–present
Labels Nippon Columbia, Warner Music Japan
Associated acts Nujabes, Yoko Kanno, Tha Blue Herb
Website www.clammbon.com
Members Ikuko Harada
Mito
Daisuke Itou

Clammbon (クラムボン, Kuramubon) is a Japanese musical trio, consisting of vocalist/keyboardist Ikuko Harada, bassist Mito and drummer Daisuke Itou. The group, originally formed in 1996 when the three were students of the jazz department at SHOBI College of Music (ja)[1], 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.[2]

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
[3]
Oricon
sales
figures
[3]
1999 JP 20 27,000
2000 Machiwabi Machisabi (まちわび まちさび)
  • Released: October 25, 2000
  • Label: Warner Music Japan (WPCV-10104)
24 15,000
2001 Dramatic (ドラマチック, Doramachikku)
  • Released: October 11, 2001
  • Label: Warner Music Japan (WPCV-10148)
18 19,000
2002 id
  • Released: October 23, 2002
  • Label: Warner Music Japan (WPCV-10201)
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 of identical tracks except for quality:
    CD1 is in mono, while CD2 is in stereo
  • 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
2015 Triology 13

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.
2016 Moment E.P. (モメント e.p.)
  • Physical copy only, limited release (tour venues and select retail locations[4])
  • Released: February 4, 2016
  • Label: Tropical Co.
    • TRP-10007: Special album jacket with cloth tag (タグ付き特殊紙ジャケット仕様)
    • TRP-10007A: Paper-only album jacket (紙ジャケット仕様)
2017 Moment E.P. 2 (モメント e.p. 2)
  • Physical copy only, limited release (tour venues and select retail locations)
  • Released: June 1, 2017
  • Label: Tropical Co. (TRP-10009)

Other albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
chart
positions
[3]
Oricon
sales
figures
[3]
2002 Re-Clammbon 49 7,000
2003 Best 54 9,600
2006 Lover Album 27 12,000
3 Peace: Live at Hyakunengura (百年蔵)
  • Live album (2×CD)
  • Released: November 22, 2006
  • Label: A&R Zero (COCP-50962/3)
47 7,600
2009 Re-Clammbon 2
  • Remix album
  • Released: June 3, 2009
  • Label: A&R Zero (COCP-35574)
22 10,000
2012 3peace2 50
2013 Lover Album 2
  • Cover album
  • Released: May 22, 2013
  • Label: Nippon Columbia (COCP-37939)
19

Singles[edit]

Year Title Notes Oricon
chart
positions
[3]
Oricon
sales
figures
[3]
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) A collaboration with Tha Blue Herb for Tower Records 24 10,000
2010 "Tasogare" (黄昏, Evening) Digital download
2011 "Hanasaku Iroha" (はなさくいろは, ABC of Blooming Flowers) The ending theme (E14–26) for anime Hanasaku Iroha Triology
2012 "Rough & Laugh" The opening theme (E27–38) for anime Shirokuma Cafe
2015 "Yet" A collaboration with Yoko Kanno 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaneko, Atsutake (2014-11-27). "クラムボンは、なぜ消費されることなく、20年間独自の歩みを続けてこられたのか?" [Why has Clambon been able to continue its own steps for 20 years, without being consumed?]. CINRA.NET (in Japanese). CINRA. inc. Retrieved 2017-10-15. 
  2. ^ Morita, Akira (October 14, 2005). "Music Fridays - Clammbon". Chin Music Press. Archived from the original on March 5, 2006. 
  3. ^ 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.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ http://www.clammbon.com/momentep/

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