P-Model

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P-Model
Also known as
  • MUSIC & WORDS
  • IKARI
  • KARKADOR
  • This Coast's Everlasting Kameari Paradise's ONE PATTERN Band
  • Heaven
  • KAMEARI TOWERS
Origin Kameari, Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan
Years active 1 January 1979 – 20 December 2000
Labels
Associated acts
  • Mandrake
  • Shun
  • Fukō Project
  • Global Trotters
  • PEVO
  • COTO
  • 4-D
  • soyuz project
  • NeoBallad
  • Phnonpenh Model
  • CROSS
  • THE GROOVERS
  • ALLERGY
  • Shampoo
  • Uchoten
Members Susumu Hirasawa
Past members Former members

P-Model (also typset as P-MODEL and P. Model) was a Japanese new wave band started in 1979 by frontman Susumu Hirasawa. The band has experienced many lineup revisions over the years but Hirasawa was always at the helm of operations. P-Model officially disbanded in 2000, although many of its members continue to release solo albums and collaborate with each other on different projects.

Hirasawa has since released work under the name "Kaku P-Model", effectively a solo revival of the band.

Members[edit]

Former members[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Original albums[edit]

Title Release details
In A Model Room
  • Released: 25 August 1979
  • Label: Warner-Pioneer
  • Formats: LP, CS
Landsale
  • Released: 24 April 1980
  • Label: Warner-Pioneer
  • Formats: LP, CS
Potpourri
  • Released: 25 April 1981
  • Label: Warner-Pioneer
  • Formats: LP, CS
Perspective
  • Released: 1 March 1982
  • Label: Tokuma Japan Corporation, Japan Record
  • Formats: LP
Another Game
  • Released: 25 February 1984
  • Label: Tokuma Japan Corporation, Japan Record
  • Formats: LP
Scuba
Karkador
  • Released: 25 December 1985
  • Label: Alfa Records, EDGE Records
  • Formats: LP
One Pattern
  • Released: 25 June 1986
    25 July 1986 (CD Release)
  • Label: Alfa Records, EDGE Records
  • Formats: LP, CD
P-Model
  • Released: 26 February 1992
  • Label: Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: CD
big body
  • Released: 25 March 1993
  • Label: Polydor K.K.
  • Formats: CD
Fune (?, Ship)
  • Released: 9 December 1995
  • Label: Nippon Columbia, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: CD
Electronic Tragedy/〜ENOLA (電子悲劇/〜ENOLA Denshi Higeki/〜ENOLA?)
  • Released: 29 November 1997
  • Label: Nippon Columbia, TESLAKITE
  • Formats: enhanced CD
Music Industrial Wastes〜P-MODEL OR DIE (音楽産業廃棄物〜P-MODEL OR DIE Ongaku Sangyō Haiki Butsu〜P-MODEL OR DIE?)
  • Released: 1 September 1999 (MP3)
    22 September 1999 (CD)
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE (MP3)
    MAGNET Records, TESLAKITE (CD)
  • Formats: MP3, CD

Live and Remix-Remake albums[edit]

Title Release details
Perspective II
  • Released: 1 May 1982
    25 August 1991 (Reissue)
    25 April 2007 (Reissue with Perspective)
  • Label: Tokuma Japan Corporation, Japan Record
    Tokuma Japan Corporation, WAX Records (1991 Reissue)
    Tokuma Japan Communications, sky station, SS RECORDINGS (2007 Reissue)
  • Formats: CS
    CD (Reissues)
SCUBA (1989 CD re-issue)
Pause
  • Released: 25 May 1994
  • Label: DIW, SYUN
  • Formats: CD
The Way of LIVE (LIVEの方法 LIVE no Hōhō?)
  • Released: 23 July 1994
  • Label: DIW, SYUN
  • Formats: CD
Corrective Errors〜re-mix of Fune (Corrective Errors〜re-mix of 舟?)
  • Released: 30 September 1995
  • Label: DIW, SYUN
  • Formats: CD
SCUBA RECYCLE
  • Released: 30 November 1995
  • Label: DIW, SYUN
  • Formats: CD
VIRTUAL LIVE-1 [P-MODEL Live at Roppongi S-KEN STUDIO 1979]
  • Released: 6 July 1999 (MP3)
    25 August 1999 (CD)
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE (MP3)
    MAGNET Records, TESLAKITE (CD)
  • Formats: MP3
    CD
VIRTUAL LIVE-2 [P-MODEL Live at SHIBUYA Nylon 100% 1980]
  • Released: 25 October 1999 (MP3)
    25 November 1999 (CD)
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE (MP3)
    MAGNET Records, TESLAKITE (CD)
  • Formats: MP3
    CD
VIRTUAL LIVE-3 [P-MODEL Live at Kyodai Seibu Kodo 1982]
  • Released: 25 November 1999 (MP3)
    15 December 1999 (CD)
  • Label: Chaos Union, TESLAKITE (MP3)
    MAGNET Records, TESLAKITE (CD)
  • Formats: MP3
    CD

Singles[edit]

Other releases[edit]

  • Fu Kyoka Kyoku Shū (不許可曲集?, UNAUTHORIZED MUSIC COLLECTION), 1983
  • MODEL HOUSE Works, 1985
  • LEAK/Birds, 1986
  • Saitama Dynamic Theory Holding Greeting, 1986
  • Zebra Cassette (Zebraカセット Zebra Kasetto?), 1986
  • CHRISTMAS SONGS, 1986
  • SSS-STAR EYES, 1987
  • entro Pack, 1987
  • Legend of Sadatoshi Tainaka, 1987
  • CASSETTE' BRAVO !, 1988
  • SHUT UP'N'HIT YOUR STAGE', 1988
  • Music Industrial Wastes〜P-MODEL OR DIE SAMPLES, 1999
  • VIRTUAL LIVE SAMPLES, 1999
  • Dekikake, 1999
  • Moon Plant-I (full), 1999
  • Astro-Ho (narration Version), 1999
  • Falling Rain (P-MODEL version), 1999
  • Illegal Dumping (不法投棄 Fuhōtōki?), 1999
  • Global Tribute Battle, 2000
  • Phase-7, 2000

Compilations[edit]

Videography[edit]

Music Videos[edit]

All videos from THE GREAT BRAIN to HARM HARMONIZER were directed by Yuichi "You1" Hirasawa (Susumu's brother). "FU-RU-HE-HE-HE", "2D OR NOT 2D" and "GRID" were included in "BITMAP 1979–1992"; "Monotone Grid" was included in "PHOTON-3"; "http" was included in "Rocket Shoot"; "Logic Airforce" was included in "LIVE VIDEO Music Industrial Wastes〜P-MODEL OR DIE".

  • THE GREAT BRAIN, 1979
  • I AM ONLY YOUR MODEL, 1980
  • different≠another, 1981
  • potpourri, 1981
  • natural, 1981
  • disgusting telephone, 1981
  • HEAVEN, 1982
  • Perspective, 1982
  • Be in a Fix, 1982
  • HOKA NO KEIKAKU, 1983
  • ECHOES, 1983
  • FU-RU-HE-HE-HE, 1983
  • ATOM-SIBERIA, 1984
  • HARM HARMONIZER, 1984
  • KARKADOR, 1986
  • Another Day, 1986
  • 2D OR NOT 2D, 1992
  • GRID, 1992
  • Monotone GRID, 1994
  • Power to Dream, 1995
  • http, 1996
  • ASHURA CLOCK (Discommunicator), 1997
  • Logic Airforce, 1999

Legacy[edit]

The five main characters of Kakifly's yonkoma comic strip manga K-On! are named from members of P-Model (Susumu Hirasawa, Katsuhiko Akiyama, Sadatoshi Tainaka, Teruo Nakano and Hikaru Kotobuki). The characters are in a band and share the surnames of P-Model members who play their respective instrument.

References[edit]

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