Cloudy Cloud Calculator

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Cloudy Cloud Calculator
Studio album by Takako Minekawa
Released December 10, 1997
Genre Shibuya-kei
Label Emperor Norton Records
Takako Minekawa chronology
Cloudy Cloud Calculator
Alternative cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.7)[2]

Cloudy Cloud Calculator is a 1997 album by Takako Minekawa. It was released by Emperor Norton Records in the United States.[3] It is Minekawa's fourth album. Cloudy Cloud Calculator was described as one of Minekawa's "finest and most unusual moments", "highly inventive, restrained pop",[4] and "wonderfully cute, all-synthesizer musings."[3] Minekawa played almost every instrument on the album and produced, arranged, wrote, and sang all its songs.[5] Minekawa toured in the United States to support the album. The album Ximer, released in 1998, featured remixes of Cloudy Cloud Calculator by artists including Cornelius, Markus Popp, Sukia, and Michiko Endo (Citrus).[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Takako Minekawa except were noted

  1. "Micro Mini Cool" - 2:53
  2. "Milk Rock" - 3:45
  3. "Phonobaloon Song" - 2:32
  4. "Cat House" - 3:41
  5. "Cloud Chips" (Minekawa, SuGar Yoshinaga) - 2:10
  6. "Kraftpark (Micro Trip Edit)" - 2:58
  7. "Kangaroo Pocket Calculator" - 3:45
  8. "Black Forest" (Minekawa, Silvie TV Game) - 3:41
  9. "International Velvet" - 3:20
  10. "Cloud Cuckoo Land" (Minekawa, Plain Vanilla) - 4:59
  11. "Telstar" (Joe Meek) - 4:13


  • Tetsuya Kotani – Engineer
  • Takako Minekawa – Synthesizer, Guitar (Acoustic), Bass, Arranger, Drums, Guitar (Electric), Recorder, Vocals, Producer, Vocoder
  • Sheila Sachs – Design
  • Atsushi Tsuyama – Drums
  • Mariko Yamamoto – Art Direction, Design
  • Seiichi Yamamoto – Synthesizer, Arranger, Bass (Electric), Guitar (Electric), Producer, Performer
  • SuGar Yoshinaga – Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Producer, Rhythm Box