Ego-Wrappin'

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EGO-WRAPPIN'
Origin  Japan, Ōsaka-fu
Genres Jazz, experimental, art pop
Years active 1996–present
Labels RD Records (1998–2000),
Polydor Records (2001),
Universal Music Japan (2002-2003),
Toy's Factory (2004-present)
Website Ego-Wrappin'
Members Yoshie Nakano
Masaki Mori

EGO-WRAPPIN’ is a Japanese jazz band which formed in Osaka, Japan in 1996. They were first signed to RD Records in 1999, but transferred to Universal Music Japan two years later. The band primarily consists of two main members, Yoshie Nakano as the vocalist/songwriter and Masaki Mori as the guitarist/songwriter. Nakano is known for a deep and soulful voice, which fits their main jazz style. Ego-Wrappin's music is mostly influenced by jazz, often featuring traditional jazz band instrumentation, including a double bass and horns section. However, their music also integrates rock, reggae, or pop. Ego-Wrappin' hit the major scene with Shikisai no Blues (色彩のブルース?, English title: Midnight Dejavu). They transferred to Toy's Factory in 2004, and they are still connected with this label.

Members[edit]

  • Yoshie Nakano (中納 良恵?, Nakano Yoshie) - Vocalist
  • Masaki Mori (森 雅樹?, Mori Masaki) - Guitarist

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
albums
charts
[1]
Reported
sales
[2]
1998 Blue Speaker
2001 Michishio no Romance (満ち汐のロマンス?, Michishio no Romansu, "Tide Flow Romance")
  • Released: May 30, 2001
  • Label: Universal (UPCM-1001)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
8 153,000
2002 Night Food
  • Released: July 5, 2002
  • Label: Universal (UPCM-1003)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
5 334,000
2004 Merry Merry
  • Released: September 8, 2004
  • Label: Toys Factory (TFCC-86168)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
4 87,000
2006 On the Rocks!
  • Released: May 17, 2006
  • Label: Toys Factory (TFCC-86196)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
9 39,000
2009 Ego-Wrappin' and the Gossip of Jaxx
  • Released: February 18, 2009
  • Label: Toys Factory (TFCC-86284)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
14 18,000
2010 Naimono Nedari no Deadheat (ないものねだりのデッドヒート?,
Naimono Nedari no Deddohīto
, "Asking-for-Too-Much Deadheat")
  • Released: September 15, 2010
  • Label: Toys Factory (TFCC-86337)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
13 17,000
2013 Steel a Person's Heart
  • Released: April 10, 2013
  • Label: Toys Factory (TFCC-86431)
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
albums
charts
[1]
Reported
sales
[2]
2008 Best-Wrappin' 1996—2008 (ベストラッピン 1996-2008?, Besutorappin)
  • Released: October 16, 2008
  • Label: Toys Factory (TFCC-86337)
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4 71,000

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album Information Oricon
albums
charts
[1]
Reported
sales
[2]
1999 His Choice of Shoes Is Ill!
  • Released: February 20, 1999
  • Label: RD (RDRI-1017)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
Swing for Joy
  • Released: November 13, 1999
  • Label: RD (RDR-1024)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2000 Shikisai no Blues (色彩のブルース?, Shikisai no Burūsu, "Color Blues")
  • Released: September 2, 2000
  • Label: RD (RDR-1030)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
66 49,000

Singles[edit]

Release Title Notes Chart positions Oricon
sales
[2]
Album
Oricon singles charts
[1]
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[3]
2001 "Midnight Dejavu (Shikisai no Blues)" (~Midnight Dejavu~色彩のブルース?, "Color Blues") Re-cut single 15 193,000 Shikisai no Blues
2002 "Kuchibashi ni Cherry" (くちばしにチェリー?, Kuchibashi ni Cherii, "Beaks and Cherries") Re-cut single 9 85,000 Night Food
2008 "Go Action" 19 44 8,500 Ego Wrappin and the Gossip of jaxx'
2010 "Brand New Day/Love Scene" 37 40 3,800 Naimono Nedari no Deadheat

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "EGO-WRAPPIN'のリリース一覧" [Ego-Wrappin' Releases at a glance]. Oricon. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved April 30, 2012.  (subscription only)
  3. ^ "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. 

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