Tomoko SHIMASAKI

As in love, there are romantic feelings. As in a trick, there are comical, eccentric feelings. In her music, Tomoko's naked soul is fired sharply at the listener. She spins the movement of sensitive minds into a state of calmness... She uses these feelings to their fullest natural application. This sense of hers is a unique talent in Japan. She freely changes her masks, man or woman, child or old man. She becomes an infant hungry for affection, a girl falling in love, a man who can't be independent, a neglected guy who can't get along with others, a tired wife who laments her life, a woman who loves a foolish man, a person struggling to achieve their dreams. Her songs are naturally intimate with the feelings of their characters and with the nuances of life. They contain affectionate opinions about the clumsiness that humans possess. Tomoko Shimasaki's songs are for all people. *For Tomoko's CV and the literal translations of her lyrics, please refer to the link below. http://8-shimasaki-8.com/

ALBUM

Tomoko SHIMASAKI Makel quartet LIVE Front Cover

Tomoko SHIMASAKI Makel quartet LIVE

Vital Stream Front Cover

Vital Stream

Tomoko SHIMASAKI Makel quartet LIVE

2018/01/22 - 11 Songs

  • 1
    Musical Figures (Live)
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    03:33
  • 2
    Sorry & Thank you (Live)
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    03:00
  • 3
    Not Delicious (Live)
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    01:34
  • 4
    If it are a hobby, quit. (Live)
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    01:59
  • 5
    Dive suicide (Live)
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    04:36
  • 6
    Cheering like squall (Live)
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    05:25
  • 7
    Dream marriage (Live)
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    02:55
  • 8
    This Is The Life (Live)
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    03:46
  • 9
    Night storm calls miracles (Live)
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    03:19
  • 10
    Ignore parents' birthdays (Live)
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    01:15
  • 11
    I can not drink water without money (Live)
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    03:00

Available on

LABEL : Miracle Records

GENRE : J-Pop / Punk / Folk

Live / October 20, 2017
words and music by Tomoko SHIMASAKI
vocal, piano by Tomoko SHIMASAKI / flute by Hiroshi UENO / contrabass by Masanori HATTORI / Percussion by Shinji ASAKURA

Vital Stream

2016/01/19 - 10 Songs

  • 1
    By Revelling
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    01:28
  • 2
    Hair Whirl
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    03:01
  • 3
    It's Not Uncool
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    02:10
  • 4
    Noodles for Two
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    02:28
  • 5
    Home
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    02:33
  • 6
    Try Accepting Myself
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    03:26
  • 7
    I Miss You
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    02:47
  • 8
    Musical Figures
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    03:09
  • 9
    Vital Stream
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    03:20
  • 10
    Day to Day Life
    Tomoko SHIMASAKI
    02:57

Available on

LABEL : Miracle Records

GENRE : J-Pop / Alternative / Folk

Vital Stream --Tomoko Shimasaki's 7th album

She goes back to basics on this solo album, on which she sings while playing the piano. This is a no-concept album, like a new-born baby, its unvarnished music is just the way it is. It will be launched on 19th January 2016.

I've decided to record my best tunes for the 10th anniversary of my music career. However, four days before the recording day, I realised that launching a best tunes album is not what I should do. So I finished my existing unreleased tunes from my past albums, and made this organic new album. --Tomoko Shimasaki

Vocals, instruments and composition: Tomoko Shimasaki
Recording location: Bobtail, Ike-no-ue, Tokyo
Engineering, mixing and mastering: Hiroshi Ueno
Piano tuning: Seiko Kisami
Album artwork: Takehiko Tsutsumi
Cover and booklet design: Takehiko Tsutsumi

*Please refer to the link below to see a press release for Vital Stream.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hrcvmq96d3ssn78/VS_PressRelease_A4_Eg.pdf

For Tomoko's CV in English, please refer to the link below.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/doo1b5baeoawhsb/Shimasaki_prof2015_Eg.pdf

Tomoko's official website: http://8-shimasaki-8.com