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Happiness Proof

by Haco

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Element 03:59
Feather Time 06:51
Mosquito 5 03:23
Starry Night 03:28
Floodlights 03:41
Oyster Song 04:18


“Haco and many guests (including Otomo Yoshihide, Peter Hollinger, Uchihashi Kasuhisa, Pierre Bastien amd Ichiraku Yoshimitsu with a new collection of songs, in inimitable Haco style. Nothing to explain.”ーReR Megacorp (UK)

参加 & 共作ミュージシャン:
津山篤 (ベース、ギター)、クリストファー・スティヴンス (ギター)、一楽儀光 (ドラムス)、山本精一 (ギター)、今堀恒雄 (ギター)、横川タダヒコ (ベース) 、内橋和久 (ギター、ダクソフォン)、大友良英 (ターンテーブル)、ピエール・バスティアン (メカニカル・オーケストラ)、ピーター・ホリンガー (ドラムス)、外山明 (ジャンベ)


released October 10, 1999

All songs written by Haco, except tracks 1 and 6 written by Haco, Peter Hollinger, and Seiichi Yamamoto; track 4 and 7 by Haco, Pierre Bastien, and Kazuhisa Uchihashi; and track 10 by Haco and Atsushi Tsuyama

Haco: all vocals, sampler, rhythm box, synthesizer, guitars (2, 4, 8, 9), tambourine (8)
Atsushi Tsuyama: bass (1, 2, 5, 9), acoustic guitar (3, 8, 9), bouzouki (10), voice (9)
Christopher Stephens: guitar (3, 9), voice (2, 3, 4, 6, 9)
Yoshimitsu Ichiraku: drums (2, 5, 9), gong (5)
Peter Hollinger: drums (1, 6)
Seiichi Yamamoto: guitar (1, 6)
Pierre Bastien and his Mecanium: African drums (4), violins (7), African harp (7)
Kazuhisa Uchihashi: guitar and effects (4), daxophone (7)
Tsuneo Imahori: guitar (5)
Tadahiko Yokogawa: bass (5)
Otomo Yoshihide: turntables (5)
Akira Sotoyama: djembe drum (9, 10)
Chikako Hidaka: Russian voice (9)

Recorded and mixed by Haco at Mescalina, Japan, 1998-1999, except Peter Hollinger's drums which were recorded and engineered by Sebastian Fell in Berlin, July 1996; Pierre Bastien's mechanical orchestras which were recorded in Rotterdam, 1996; Otomo Yoshihide's turntables which were recorded in Tokyo; Yoshimitsu Ichiraku's drums which were recorded in Yamaguchi; Kazuhisa Uchihashi's guitar and daxophone which were recorded in Kobe, 1998; Tsuneo Imahori's guitar and Tadahiko Yokogawa's bass which were recorded live with Neatopia in Bologna, 1997

Mastered by Tetsuya Kotani at Omega Sound, Osaka, April 1999
Art direction: Manga Graphixxx
Photography: Masa Kobayashi
Produced by Haco ©1999 [JASRAC]
Co-produced by Atsushi Tsuyama

Released as a CD on P-Vine (JP) in 1999, and on Detector (US) / ReR Megacorp (UK) in 2000, under license from Tribal Market/Haco

*Digital album released May 7, 2021


Available as a CD in pretty gatefold sleeve with poster & lyric sheet
from 💿 mescalina.stores.jp
この作品のCD (紙ジャケ/ポスター&歌詞シート付) は mescalina で入手可能です



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Haco - singer, lyricist-composer, and founder of After Dinner and Hoahio. As a musician, she has given performances throughout Japan and the world.

"the Japanese singer/sound artist/pop visionary" (Tiny Mix Tapes)

“A founding member of the legendary band After Dinner, Haco is one of the most versatile vocalists in the Japanese indies scene.” (John Zorn)
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