Kirinji (band)

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Kirinji
Genres Pop, indie pop, adult contemporary
Years active 1996–Present
Labels Natural Foundation (1997)
A.K.A. Records (1998-2002)
Capitol Music (2003-2004)
Triad (2005-2013)
Verve Records (2014-present)
Associated acts Keiichi Tomita (1997-2003)
Website http://natural-llc.com/kirinji

Kirinji (キリンジ) is a Japanese band from Sakado, Saitama originally formed of brothers Takaki and Yasuyuki Horigome in October 1996.[1] They have released twelve original albums and eighteen singles to date and are still active.[2] The two are also pursuing their own solo efforts.[3] In April 2013, Yasuyuki left the group to focus on his solo career. In the summer of that year, the group was reformed as a six-piece band under the name "KIRINJI".

Members[edit]

  • Takaki Horigome (堀込 高樹, Horigome Takaki, born June 1, 1969) — Vocals, chorus, and guitar (1996–present)
  • Hitoshi Kusunoki (楠 均, Kusunoki Hitoshi, born October 12, 1958) — Drums, percussion, vocals, and chorus (2013–present)
  • Manabu Chigasaki (千ヶ崎 学, Chigasaki Manabu, born April 25, 1971) — Bass guitar, bass synthesizer, vocals, chorus, and trombone (2013–present)
  • Genichi Tamura (田村 玄一, Tamura Gen'ichi) — Pedal steel guitar, steelpans, guitar, vocals, chorus, and banjo (2013–present)
  • Erino Yumiki (弓木 英梨乃, Yumiki Erino, born August 8, 1990) — Guitar, vocals, chorus, and violin (2013–present)
  • Kotringo (コトリンゴ, Kotoringo, born July 17, 1978) — Vocals, chorus, piano, and keyboards (2013–present)
Former members
  • Yasuyuki Horigome (堀込 泰行, Horigome Yasuyuki, born May 2, 1972) — Lead vocalist, chorus, and guitar (1996–2013)

Discography[edit]

Original Albums[edit]

  • (1998) Paper Driver's Music (ペイパードライヴァーズミュージック)
  • (1999) 47'45" (ヨンジュウナナテンヨンゴー)
  • (2000) 3
  • (2001) Fine
  • (2003) For Beautiful Human Life
  • (2006) Dodecagon
  • (2008) 7 -seven-
  • (2010) Buoyancy
  • (2012) Super View
  • (2013) Ten
  • (2014) 11
  • (2016) Neo

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Other Albums[edit]

  • (1999) 2 in 1
  • (2001) Kirinji RMX
  • (2002) Kirinji RMX II
  • (2002) Omnibus (Self Cover Album)
  • (2004) Kirinji Archives Singles Best
  • (2008) Kirinji 1998-2008 10th Anniversary Celebration
  • (2011) Songbook
  • (2014) Free Soul Kirinji (フリー・ソウル・キリンジ)
  • (2015) Extra-11

Singles[edit]

  • (1998/8/26) Futagoza Graffiti (双子座グラフィティ)
  • (1999/6/23) Oushiza Rhapsody (牡牛座ラプソディ)
  • (2000/1/19) Arcadia (アルカディア)
  • (2000/4/19) Good Day Good Bye (グッデイ・グッバイ)
  • (2000/7/12) Kimi no Mune ni Dakaretai (君の胸に抱かれたい)
  • (2000/10/12) Aliens (エイリアンズ)
  • (2001/6/13) Ame wa Mōfu no Yō ni (雨は毛布のように)
  • (2001/7/25) Drifter/Taiyō to Venus (太陽とヴィーナス)
  • (2001/11/7) Murasaki * Sunset (ムラサキ☆サンセット)
  • (2002/11/7) Hagane no Uma (鋼鉄の馬)
  • (2003/3/26) Sweet Soul ep (スウィートソウル ep)
  • (2003/8/6) Chameleon Girl (カメレオンガール)
  • (2004/5/12) You and Me
  • (2004/7/7) Jūyo-ji-sugi no Kagerō (十四時過ぎのカゲロウ)
  • (2006/6/21) Romantic Kaidō/Blue Bird (ロマンティック街道/ブルーバード)
  • (2008/2/20) Asayake wa Ame no Kizashi (朝焼けは雨のきざし)
  • (2010/7/7) Natsu no Hikari (夏の光)
  • (2015/7/22) Manatsu no Saga (真夏のサーガ)
Digital Release Singles
  • (2005/12/7) Kage no Uta (影の唄)
  • (2006/9/27) Golden harvest/Lullaby
  • (2007/6/25) Kimi no Koto da yo (君のことだよ)
  • (2007/7/25) Ladybird
  • (2007/8/25) Jonathan (ジョナサン)
  • (2007/9/25) Kyō mo Dareka no Tanjōbi (今日も誰かの誕生日)
  • (2007/10/25) Tandem Runaway(タンデム・ラナウェイ)
  • (2007/11/25) Greyhound Man (Acoustic Ver.) (グレイハウンド・マン (Acoustic Ver.))
  • (2007/12/25) Ieji (家路)
  • (2009/8/5) Selene to Serenade (セレーネのセレナーデ)
  • (2009/12/9) Chiisana Otona-tachi (小さなおとなたち)
  • (2011/7/20) Atarashii Tomodachi (あたらしい友だち)
  • (2012/5/30) Inore Norō na (祈れ呪うな)
  • (2012/6/27) Namida ni Akita ra (涙にあきたら)
  • (2012/10/10) Trekking Song

Other works[edit]

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