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Perfume
Posted on Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:00 am


tofu

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So, Idk if anybody has already posted about Perfume.

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Background and Build-Up

So, Perfume is an all-girl techno-group from Hiroshima.
2 of the 3 (present) members, Kashiyuka and Nocchi were born in 1988
A-chan was born in 1989
They originally consisted of:
Nishiwaki Ayaka (A-Chan)
Kawashima Yuka (Kawayuka)
Kashino Yuka (Kashiyuka)
Their name came from a Kanji in their name, meaning "fragrance," hence the name "Perfume"
Before Perfume debuted in Hiroshima, Kawayuka left the group to focus more on her studies.
A-Chan then was confronted by her mother (or grandmother, not really sure) and she said that a 3-person group has more of a presence than a 2-person group.

Therefore, Perfume then recruited Oomoto Ayano (Nocchi)

Note: All 4 members attended Hiroshima's Actors School.

There first Indies Single was Omajinai-Perori.
Second, was Kareshii Boshuchuu
Unfortunately, their sales were low.

The three then moved to Tokyo where they became part of Bee-Hive, which was affiliated with Amuse (who, I think, owned Hiroshima Actors School)
They were also approached by Nakata Yasutaka, a techno person who has produced music for many groups, including SMAP Kat-Tun. He also has his own group, CAPSULE, and produced the music for the show LIAR GAME.

He produced the music for their next 3 Indies singles.
(2003) Sweet Donuts
(2004) Vitamin Drop, Monochrome Effect.
Note: Monocrhome Effect was featured on American Dad (May the Best Stan Win) and was called "Japanese funk"

They then teamed up with DJ Moi-Moi in 2005 and produced Akihabalove (I dont know much about this, but I know it was not affiliated with their label: AMUSE)

Amuse then let Perfume have a Major Debut.
Their first Major Debut Single was Linear Motor Girl in 2005
Then, Computer City and Electro World.
Unfortunately, their sales were still relatively low.

They then released ~Complete Best~ in 2006 and were featured on Okite Porshe's (leader of a band) show, where they performed some of their songs.

2007

In 2007, they released Fan Service.
This Single consisted of Chocolate Disco and Twinkle Snow Powdery Snow.
There were 2 versions,Bitter LE and Sweet LE

With the help of people like Kaela Kimura, a producer for NHK's Summer Recycle Program heard their songs and asked them to be a part of the commercial.

This is when they had their fortune turned, they, along with Nakata, produced a song for the commercial (Polyrhythm)

In 2007, they released the Polyrhythm Single
The Single consisted of Polyrhythm and Seaventh Heaven (and both instrumentals)
This debuted at #4 on the Oricon Charts the day of its debut and #7 on the weekly charts
Perfume also had the opportunity to perform at Ebisu Liquidroom.

Thanks to Polyrhythm they gained publicity in Japan.

2008

In 2008, they released another Single: Baby Cruising Love/Macaroni
This Single consisted of Baby Cruising Love and Macaroni (also instrumentals)
They also re-released Fan Service: Bitter (Normal)
Another Version was also released ~Prima Box~ which was a re-release of their 3 Indies Singles they produced with Nakata, and a special Prima DVD

They released their Second Album: GAME.
It debuted at #1 on the Oricon Charts.
Also, ~Complete Best~ then sky-rocketed to the #5 selling album on Amazon.jp, despite its much prior release.
With this, they gained much more Press, appearing on TV shows, and appearing in many concerts (e.g. Summer Sonic Fest '07)
Perfume even had their own variety show, called: HAPPY! where they were joined by Nishioka Sumiko (Comedian) and CanCam model Nao-Chan.
They went on their first tour, appropriately entitled GAME. During this concert run, they announced their official fan-club:
P.T.A.: Perfume to Anata (Perfume and you) with A-Chan being member #1, Kashi #2 and Nocchi #3
They also announced that they will be performing at Nippon Budoukan that November

During the Summer, they released their 12th overall single: Love the World
This debuted at #1 on the Oricon Charts, the first techno-group to do this
The Single consisted of Love the World (and instrumental), Edge, and Edge ~extended mix~
Their First Tour: GAME was also released on DVD
At Nippon Budoukan they performed an un-released (at the time) Single: Dream Fighter
After Budoukan, Dream Fighter was released:
Consisting of: Dream Fighter and Negai, wish, (also instrumentals)

A portfolio was also released, all 3 girls promised to do this before they turned 20.

They also performed at Rockin in Japan Festival '08 (first techno group to do so) and Girl Pop Factory '08

2009

In early 2009, they released their 13th Single: One Room Disco
The Single consisted of One Room Disco and 23:30 (also instrumentals)
They had a second show Perfume no Kininaruko Chan that ran from 2008-2009
They were also announced as Co-hosts of the popular music show, Music Japan (Where SCANDAL and SNSD have guested)
Perfume released their second DVD: Budoukaaaaaaaaan!!!!!! which was of their Budoukan performance
Their second album : Triangle was released
Another sginificant venue they performed at was Yoyogi Stadium
They had another show in 2009 called Perfume no Chandalier House
Once again; they performed at Rockin in Japan Festival '09 and Girl Pop Factory
A collection of all 3 of their TV shows was also released in late 2009

2010

In early 2010, their 2nd tour (Triangle) was relesed on DVD, they had an exclusive P.T.A. tour and also released their 14th single: Fushizen Na Girl
The single consisted of Fushizen Na Girl (unnatural/fake girl) and Natural Ni Koishite (love naturally) which was Natural Beauty Basic's CM song. There were also instrumentals.
They then appeared on Pepsi Nex's commercial doing a cover of Lovefool by the Cardigans
Their 15th Single will be released on the 11th of this month: VOICE
The single will consist of VOICE and 575 (also instrumentals)
Voice debuted at #2 on the Oricon Charts upon its release.
Their 16th single, Nee, also debuted at #2 on the Oricon charts, coming second to Arashi.
The single had 2 songs, and instrumentals, titled Nee, and FAKE IT
They had another tie-in with NBB (Natural Beauty Basic) for Nee
TOKYO DOME!!!! This will be in celebration of the 11 years that Perfume has been together
They performed at the Dome on November 3rd
Tokyo Dome performance will be broad-casted on November 23rd on WOWOW
Perfume will also attend the Mnet MAMA Awards in Macau, the first Japanese group to do so

2011
Tokyo Dome DVD Announced
Tokyo Dome DVD released and hit #1 in the weekly charts
CM Tie-in with Kirin
New Single announced, title TBA

If you have read this much, then you have made my day!
That shows that you are interested enough in this group to read this HUGE WALL of text.

So, if you have read this whole post, please give these girls a chance, they really are unique in many ways.
I am a fan of both SCANDAL and Perfume, so it is possible to like both genres

Once again, thanks for reading and have fun listening to Perfume and hopefully spread the love!

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:26 pm


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I've been listening to some of their stuffs since their indies days. Didn't really liked their sound until I heard Linear Motor Girl which was pretty good. But it was Computer City that blew me away. They've released a lot of great stuffs after that so yea...I became a fan. Akihabalove is one of my favorites (only heard that a few years after it was released). They have also some of the best dance choreography I've seen.
Back then I never thought they'd become this big.

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:49 pm


tofu

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Cool, its nice to find another Perfume fan!
Are you a member at Perfume City too?

Oh, and I just heard the full 575 song.....

WTF.... My mind has been blown!

Perfume rapping!??!


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Re: Perfume
Posted on Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:06 pm


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I used to like Perfume a lot but they ended up becoming a poor mans Capsule. I remember seeing them at ShibuyaAX and the gig was a complete riot, I think I actually died, wasn't quite as intense as the Scandal gig I went too but close.

Akihabalove was my intro to them as I'm a hardcore Momo-i fan.

I then saw them again at budokan and it was like watching a completely different group, the audience had become far mellower, the girls didn't seem to care as much anymore, and all in all it wasn't very entertaining (so much so me and my mate sold our tickets to the next days gig to a pair of guys outside.)

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:51 pm


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Aww, sorry to hear that man, maybe give them another chance?

I mean, they changed it up a bit in their new single, but they still auto-tune.

I wish they would have an unplugged sort of thing, but that wont happen.

As for me, I just realy got into them last year, so Im jealous at the fact that you got to see them back in their indies days.


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Re: Perfume
Posted on Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:37 am


masterelr

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tofu wrote:Cool, its nice to find another Perfume fan!
Are you a member at Perfume City too?
I"ve been to that site before but haven't really signed up yet. Maybe I will soon. lol

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:26 am


tofu

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Cool, there are a lot of cool people there!
Hope you sign up!


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Re: Perfume
Posted on Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:01 pm


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I found out about them on American Dad XD, but the song was very catchy

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:52 am


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Lol, there was a discussion about that on the Forums, it was just out of the ordinary enough to catch peoples attention, lol

Are you a fan of them TREvolution?


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Re: Perfume
Posted on Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:41 pm


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Yeah! Perfume FTW! Clap
i found out about them when they taught SCANDAL how to dance.! Dance

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:26 am


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Yeah! I loved that!
Are you a member on the Perfume Forums setarina?


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Re: Perfume
Posted on Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:42 pm


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tofu wrote:Yeah! I loved that!
Are you a member on the Perfume Forums setarina?

uhh no... quite busy that i can't surf too long. and SH is the only forum i hang around most of the time. Happy

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:20 am


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OMG! I saw that video when Perfume taught SCANDAL their "Baby cruising Love" dance routine. That was soooo CUTE! I have that video by the way... I couldn't believe my two top favorite Japanese group artists of all time dancing together...That was awesome! LOVE

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:26 am


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There was also one where they were talking about how SCANDAL listened to Polyrhythm and broke up into 2 teams and performed the chorus for Perfume


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Re: Perfume
Posted on Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:46 am


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@tofu: Really? Do you happen to have that video or the link to that video? I haven't seen that one.

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:10 pm


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^tofu, honto? please do share it with us

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:33 pm


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Baby cruising love

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Polythythm, I think I may have screwed up a little on what I was able to translate.....

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Heres one of them covering Cutey Honey by Koda Kumi

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:20 am


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Wow!
Perfume's B-side of their new single made number 1 on Recchoku charts
Also, behind Love the World, VOICE is in contention for their second best-selling single (while still on the Oricon charts) with Dream Fighter!!


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Re: Perfume
Posted on Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:35 am


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Perfume's new single: VOICE has just received Gold status for the month of August, based on RIAJ


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Re: Perfume
Posted on Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:42 pm


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I fall in love to these girls, right now LOVE

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:48 pm


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Cool Damiano!
Would you mind sharing how you got into them?


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Re: Perfume
Posted on Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:29 pm


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tofu wrote:Cool Damiano!
Would you mind sharing how you got into them?

yeah Smile I saw them in Music Japan Dance Club while they were teaching Scandal to dance Baby cruising Love and I noticed that they are also pretty cool
btw I'm already registered to Perfume City Cool

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:01 am


tofu

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Cool! That seems to be how a lot of members on this forum got to know Perfume

Cool, whats your username?


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Re: Perfume
Posted on Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:33 pm


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tofu wrote:Cool, whats your username?

exactly the same as here Happy unfortunately I haven't posted yet, but downloaded many awesome Perfume viedo clips Nice One

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Re: Perfume
Posted on Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:17 pm


tofu

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You should post too!
Introduce yourself in the introduction area!


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