P-Model

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P-Model
Also known as
  • Ikari
  • Heaven
  • Karkador
  • The Mortal World's Paradise Kameari Eternal One Pattern Band
  • Kameari Towers
OriginKameari, Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan
Genres
Years active1 January 1979 – 20 December 2000
Labels
Associated acts
MembersSusumu Hirasawa

P-Model (also typset as P-MODEL and P. Model) was a Japanese electronic rock 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)
  • 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
  • Label: Tokuma Japan Corporation, Japan Record
  • 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]

  • MOIRE VISION, 1988
  • Sankai no Jintai Chizu (三界の人体地図), 1988
  • BITMAP 1979–1992, 1992
  • ENDING ERROR, 1996
  • Non-Locality LIVE Video (非局所性LIVEビデオ), 1997
  • LIVE VIDEO "Music Industrial Wastes〜P-MODEL OR DIE", 2000

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 the K-On! franchise are named after the late '80s members of P-Model (Susumu Hirasawa, Katsuhiko Akiyama, Sadatoshi Tainaka, Teruo Nakano and Hikaru Kotobuki), are in a band and share the surnames of P-Model members who play their respective primary instrument (save for Nakano).[1][2] All referenced members who are still active have acknowledged the connection.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] Besides that, P-Model references can also be found on the manga The Sorrow of a Perfectly Healthy Girl[10][11] and Opus;[12] as well the anime Sailor Moon, Perfect Blue,[citation needed][13] BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad and Space Dandy.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ "超絶話題沸騰中の「けいおん!」よりシングル2タイトルがリリース!限定盤は着せ替えジャケット!" [2 Singles from the Extremely Popular K-On! Have Been Released! Limited Edition Reversible Covers!]. アニソンニュース [AniSon News]. Newtype Anime Music Download. Listen Japan. Archived from the original on 17 April 2009.
  2. ^ Yotsumoto, Toshimi (7 June 2009). "なぜ我々は「けいおん!」に萌えてしまうのか?" [Why are We so Moe for K-On!?]. テレビを捨てよ、動画サイトを観よう [Throw Away Your TV, and Let's Watch Video Sites] (#6). ASCII.jp. ASCII Media Works. p. 1.
  3. ^ "Twitter in Translation - The Legend of Hirasawa Yui". 音の帯〜Phonon Belt – via Dreamwidth.
  4. ^ Maname (4 November 2009). "Twitter「平沢唯じゃない」でも1万人がフォロー" [Twitter - "I'm Not Yui Hirasawa", but 10,000 People Still Follow]. 週刊Twitterなう! [Weekly Twitter Now!] (#17). ASCII.jp. ASCII Media Works.
  5. ^ Yotsumoto, Toshimi (16 December 2009). "ソロデビュー20周年記念・平沢進ロングインタビュー【前編】「私は平沢進だぞ。平沢唯じゃない」 本人に聞いてみた" [Solo Debut 20th Anniversary Susumu Hirasawa Long Interview [Part 1] We Asked the Man Himself about "I am Susumu Hirasawa. Not Yui Hirasawa"]. ミュージック・ギークス! [Music Gigs!] (#10). ASCII.jp. ASCII Media Works. p. 5.
  6. ^ Akiyama, Katsuhiko (12 July 2010). "「けいおん」グッズ!" [K-On Goods!]. 秋山勝彦の宅録日記 [Katsuhiko Akiyama's Home Recording Diary] – via Yahoo! Japan Blog.
  7. ^ Akiyama, Katsuhiko (24 July 2010). "「けいおん」で想い出した事" [Things K-On Made Me Remember]. 秋山勝彦の宅録日記 [Katsuhiko Akiyama's Home Recording Diary] – via Yahoo! Japan Blog.
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100712083207/https://twitpic.com/23r08a
  9. ^ fake rev.歯堅ゑ儀 [Dental Firmness Ceremony] (Plaque inside temporary art installation venue Planis Hall). JR Tower Art Planets 2016 北海道新幹線開業記念「夢・つなぐ風景」 [Hokkaido Shinkansen Opening Commemoration Memorial: "The Dream — Connected Landscapes"]. Sapporo Station General Development. 2–24 July 2016.
  10. ^ https://ameblo.jp/blueniceday/entry-10252786138.html
  11. ^ https://ameblo.jp/blueniceday/entry-10253534789.html
  12. ^ The Art of Satoshi Kon. Dark Horse. 5 August 2015. ISBN 978-1616557416.
  13. ^ "the scene in Perfect Blue where CHAM's new single makes the charts". Hirasawa Lyrics – via Tumblr.

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