Nakata Yasutaka(CAPSULE) will provide the new theme song to Fuji TV Boxing. The song is entitled “Excellent” and will begin airing from December 6th on Fuji TV’s BOXING DIAMOND GLOVE SP series.
As a side note, it has absolutely nothing to do with CAPSULE, it’s just Nakata by himself.
Suma Susumu High School: Nakata Yasutaka-sensei and Katori Shingo’s produced jingle is finally completed!
During the broadcast on November 4th, to great response, Nakata Yasutaka-sensei appeared on Suma Susumu High School to teach a “composition” class. Katori Shingo’s jingle music was crowned the best of the SMAP members’ submissions, and Katori also produced a video! It will premiere on 11/25! Do not miss it!
Nakata Yasutaka to appear on SMAP×SMAP, CAPSULE on cover of Tower Records’ “Odoru Rokku” promotional booklet, and CAPSULE official YouTube channel goes live!!!
On November 4th, Nakata Yasutaka will appear solo on popular Johnny’s Entertainment group SMAP’s TV show SMAP×SMAP during the program’s Suma Suzumu High School corner playing the role of the “music class” lecturer. The show airs at 22:00.
It has also been announced that CAPSULE will be on the cover of Tower Records’ promotional booklet Odoru Rokku starting November 11th. It will be distributed over-the-counter, free of charge. Tower Records will also be displaying B1-sized posters throughout their store locations.
CAPS LOCK now available for preorder on iTunes Japan with bonus track, and has been released in international countries!
CAPS LOCK, CAPSULE’s first album after signing a new deal with the record label unBORDE (Warner Music Japan), will be released on October 23rd, 2013. Starting today, the lead single from the album, ‘CONTROL’, is available on Japan’s iTunes Store. Japan’s album pre-order will also begin today, and as a bundle bonus track, '12345678（extended mix）' will be included in the album on iTunes Japan only.
As already announced, the new album will be digitally released worldwide 1 week ahead of Japan’s release on October 23rd. Starting October 16th, Wednesday, the album will be available in iTunes Stores in 110 countries except Japan.
Nakata Yasutaka is featured on the cover of popular music magazine Sound & Recording for the November 2013 issue. The magazine comes out October 15th. Here is the topic of his feature, (very) loosely translated:
Introduction of new elements such a drone and abstract sounds and full of experimental spirit, “CAPS LOCK” is completed!
"CAPS LOCK" is CAPSULE’s long-awaited first release in over a year. CAPSULE fans must surely be confused. That is, now the artist name capsule has been changed to the capitalized CAPSULE, they switched labels to Warner, and they are doing an early release of their newest album on 10/16, showing a dizzying rate of expansion abroad. But the #1 topic of interest is the sound. Whereas before their albums were dance-oriented, displaying 4/4 beats as the main time signature, the newest work has undergone a change. Of course the format of pop-oriented synths are still in use, but a skillfully abstract sound was introduced, giving the work a fully experimental spirit. In addition to working as a producer for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Perfume, Nakata has shown a big evolution as a musician in this album.
You can order a copy off HMV, or CDJapan (they list S&R kind of close to the release date so a link is not currently available).
It was previously reported by the official English-language ASOBISYSTEM Facebook page for Kyary that CAPSULE’s upcoming album CAPS LOCK would be distributed digitally in worldwide iTunes stores on October 6th. This was in fact a misreporting on their part (they wrote “6” twice so I’m inclined to think it wasn’t a typo, just faulty information), and CAPSULE’s official site has reported the news as follows and were kind enough to provide an official translation as well!
CAPSULE recently reveal the teaser spot for a lead track from their new album ”CAPS LOCK”, the first album after they signed a new deal with new label. Now they just announced that the album will be digitally released worldwide ahead of Japan release on October 23rd. Starting October 16th, Wednesday, the album will be available on iTunes(R)Store in 110 countries except Japan.
Even this is their first attempt, the news is drawing enthusiastic response from international music listeners who already caught the news prior to the official release, which tells us how much CAPSULE / Yasutaka Nakata is received worldwide and what he means to the world.
In Japan, a lead track “CONTROL” and album pre-order will be available on iTunes(R)Store on 16th. As a bonus, an extended mix will come with the album exclusively on iTunes(R)Store Japan. Now “CONTROL” is aired on radio.
【New Album ”CAPS LOCK” exclusively available on iTunes(R)Store ahead of Japan】
Starts on Oct 16th（Wed）(Below URL will be available on 16th.)
（This is only for international, you cannot buy it on iTunes®Store in Japan.）
●Digital Release <Japan>
【Lead single「CONTROL」 + Album Pre-Order(comes with a bonus track)】
Starts on Oct 16th（Wed） (Below URL will be available on 16th.)
Since there’s been such a steady continuous release of news over the past month, I decided collecting all the information into one post was in order.
CAPSULE 『CAPS LOCK』 out October 23, 2013
It has been announced that CAPSULE’s upcoming album CAPS LOCK will come with a different special logo sticker depending on what CD store you reserve your copy from! They are on a first-come, first-served basis.
*Please note that the design of the sticker depends entirely on what CD shop you preorder from. The CD stores of each respective logo design are listed below its image.
CAPSULE will be on the front cover of the October issue of MARQUEE magazine. The contents of their feature:
★Special CAPSULE 15 Pages
『CAPS LOCK』 Recent Photo
Nakata Yasutaka’s Newest Long Interview
~On the Direction of the Upcoming New Album~
Column Renewal: CAPSULE「CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCE」*
You can preorder a copy at HMV, and a CDJapan link will be up shortly. The magazine is officially released on October 12.
*MARQUEE runs small serialized columns for a selection of different artists or companies. capsule has had a very long-running column with them titled “capsule from contemode”, and in recent years it has been written entirely by Toshiko. So CAPSULE「CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCE」 is just the renaming of that column, since CAPSULE is no longer under contemode/Yamaha.
It has been announced that Nakata Yasutaka will be collaborating with genre-crossing famous musician and singer Shiina Ringo on her upcoming collaboration best album Ukina, to be released November 13. The new song is titled “Netsuai Hakkakuchuu” and is credited specifically as Shiina Ringo and Nakata Yasutaka(CAPSULE).
More news is expected to follow.
CAPSULE to appear in Tower Records’ “monthly TOWER PUSH”, lead digital single CONTROL released October 5th
Every month, Tower Records releases a catalog of items to pick up and recommended artists. During the time of October, CAPSULE who are releasing their new album “CAPS LOCK” on the 23rd, is included!
Between October 1st to 31st, all Tower Records stores will be offering a special edition A2-sized poster of CAPSULE. (Pictured.)
Additionally, it has been revealed that on October 5th, the song CONTROL from “CAPS LOCK” will go on-air as its lead single.
CAPS LOCK jackets and track listing have been revealed!
The left image is the Limited Edition 2CD version and the right image is the Regular Edition CD only version.
[DISC 1]CD / REGULAR EDITION CD ONLY
[DISC 2]LIMITED EDITION BONUS DISC
- CONTROL (extended mix)
- DELETE (extended mix)
- ESC (extended mix)
Click here for more details.
CAPSULE new album “CAPS LOCK” to be released October 23, Nakata and J.J. Abrams interview scheduled broadcast
capsule’s new album CAPS LOCK will be released October 23, 2013 in two editions: Limited Edition, which contains a bonus disc of extended mixes and special packaging, and the Regular Edition. A new artist promotional picture has been released accordingly. More details about the tracklist, including the cover art, will be revealed at a later date.
Additionally, it has been announced that Nakata Yasutaka’s interview with Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams will be broadcast on the Nippon TV series ZIP! on August 30th.
The covers, promotional image, and track listing for LEVEL3 have been revealed!
01. Enter the Sphere
02. Spring of Life（Album-mix）
03. Magic of Love（Album-mix）
07. Party Maker
11. Handy Man
12. Sleeping Beauty
13. Spending all my time（Album-mix）
14. Dream Land
Limited edition DVD:
- 1mm -Video Clip-
- "Zutto Suki Dattan Jake~Sasurai no Menkata Perfume FES!!" Memorial▽（▽Heartmark）
- Perfume no Tadatada Radio ga Suki dakara Radio!