Signal (album)

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Signal
Studio album by Casiopea
Released December 21, 2005
Recorded at Land Mark Studio, Yokohama Japan, September, 2005
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 55:38
Label Geneon Entertainment
GNCL-1041
Producer Casiopea
Casiopea chronology
GIG25
(2005)
Signal
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 0/5 stars[1]

Signal is the fortieth album by jazz fusion group Casiopea and their first collaborative studio album with Synchronized DNA, a drum duo comprising former and current Casiopea member Akira Jimbo and former T-SQUARE drummer Hiroyuki Noritake, recorded and released in 2005. Issei Noro put Casiopea on hiatus in the year after, but reactivated the group with new keyboardist Kiyomi Otaka taking the place of Minoru Mukaiya in 2012.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Awaken" Issei Noro 6:07
2. "Mist" Minoru Mukaiya 5:09
3. "Kokoro-CK" Yoshihiro Naruse 4:32
4. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" Akira Jimbo 5:18
5. "Escalation" Issei Noro 4:40
6. "Asobi Ni Turetette" Yoshihiro Naruse 4:18
7. "Life Long Serenade" Issei Noro 6:07
8. "Pity" Yoshihiro Naruse 3:54
9. "Ardent" Minoru Mukaiya 3:41
10. "Past And Future" Issei Noro 11:47
Total length: 55:38

Personnel[edit]

CASIOPEA are

Issei Noro - Guitars, Voice on 3
Minoru Mukaiya - keyboards
Yoshihiro Naruse - Bass, programing on 3, 6, 8, percussion on 6, 8, Timbales on 3, Voice on 3

Synchronized DNA are

Akira Jimbo - drums (Left), programing on 4
Hiroyuki Noritake - drums (Right)

Note that on this particular album, Akira Jimbo's drums are hard-panned to the left speaker/headphone and Hiroyuki Noritake's drums are hard-panned to the Right.

Production[edit]

  • Produced - CASIOPEA
  • Directed - Issei Noro
  • Supervisor - Yoshinori Kumazawa, Akihiro Kawamura
  • Recording & Mixing Engineer - Yuji Kuraishi
  • Recorded at Landmark Studio, and Studio Jive
  • Mixed at Studio Jive
  • Assistant engineer – Shinichi Naitoh, Makoto Okawa
  • Mastering engineer – Shigeo Miyamoto
  • Mastered at FLAIR
  • Manipulator & Technician - Yasushi Horiuchi
  • Drums Technician - Mitsutake Edakawa, Hajime Ishizuka, Yuhei Yamazaki
  • Label Manager - Hiroharu Sato
  • A&R - Go Kojima
  • A&R Assistant - Ayako Maruyama, Kumiko Sato
  • Artist Management - Takashi E-noway Miho Kunishima
  • Art Direction & Design - Ken Narikawa
  • Photograph - Chikako Ozawa at Landmark Studio
  • Art Co-ordination - Misaki Shimamura, Masaru Sato

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog Note
Japan December 21, 2005 Geneon Entertainment 12cmCD GNCL-1041

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