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Tsuki No Uta ~ Debut Song!

After intense auditions, I finally picked the vocalists that would compose the First Generation of Tsuki No Uta, the new online Sailor Moon Song Cover group!

The vocalists are Irulanne, Prissi, Skye, Eipuriruu, Mink, Moegan, Moonlight and Diagnosed!

I mixed all the auditions to produce the group’s first song “Moonlight Densetsu”.

We are currently working on our next song plus artwork for the new upcoming website and all the social media accounts.

You can subscribe to the Youtube Channel here and JOIN our Facebook Page here.

Note that Auditions are always open and we are looking at adding more vocalists to the group as we go along and take on new projects. ENJOY! :)

 

 

CSP – Tsuki No Uta Project ~ A Sailor Moon Crystal Song Cover Group!

Chorale Sailor Production : The Tsuki No Uta Project

A Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Song Cover Online Group ~ managed and directed by Canadian professional singer and recording artist Irulanne.

I am creating a friendly group of vocalists to record and produce high quality song covers from the new anime Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal. We are expecting the new anime to be released with a bunch of new and old songs, including the OP and ED themes by Momoiro Clover Z as well as Image and Insert songs by the new voice cast. 

Additionaly, we will also record songs from the old anime, PGSM and the musicals. The more the merrier!

My goal would be to create a group composed of 6 or 7 vocalists and release at least one song every 2 to 3 months.

Audition Process

In order to audition and be accepted for this group, you will need:

1. Excellent recording gear and the ability to produce high quality vocal-only tracks/lines with no added effects and NO background noises.

2. To be very reliable, mature and capable of respecting deadlines for vocal tracks (usually 3 to 4 weeks per song). You also need to be willing to re-do lines if asked to do so. I will not require every vocalist to be in every song but a minimum of participation will be expected. Flaky vocalists, those delaying projects and those going MIA won’t survive in this group.

3. Strong Singing Talent. Being able to record harmonies is also a bonus. 

4. A nice personality. This group is not a place for divas, drama-queens, trolls and self-absorbed/self-entitled individuals. If you are the kind of person to lose your sleep and butcher your lines because you were not assigned a solo in the current project, you won’t survive in this group.

5. To be a girl. Or have a female type of voice. Sorry guys.

6. To have an active Facebook account. Projects will be mainly discussed on a private Facebook group. This is not negotiable.

7. A good Japanese pronunciation.

8. Unconditional love for Sailor Moon – or at least, some knowledge of the musicography of the franchise.

You think you have it all? Wanna join this awesome group?

1. Record lines for the short version of Moonlight Densetsu as provided here (send your lines as one file in mp3 format).

-> TsukiNoUta- MoonlightDensetsu-audition (karaoke mp3)

-> LYRICS

-> Original Moonlight Densetsu

2. Provide a link to your youtube/soundcloud/vimeo/etc account(s). Show me what you are capable of.

3. Tell me a bit about yourself (name, age, location, experience, vocal range, resume…) and why you want to join.

4. Let me know if you have any other talents (audio mixing, video editing, website designing, fanarts, harmonies…)

Deadline for the auditions for the First Generation of the group: July 1st 2014

Send your audition to : IRULANNE @ HOTMAIL.COM

If you see this post after the deadline and would like join, just send me an email and we’ll work from there. This won’t be a closed group and I will accept and add new vocalists as we go if they can respect all of the conditions above.

Performance at the New Year Party of the Japanese Community of Calgary

I  was invited to perform and sing at the traditional CJCA New Year Party in Calgary.

The first song was “Bara wa Utsukuchiku Chiru” from the anime Versailles no Bara.

The second song was “Ettou Tsubame”, a classic from Mori Masako, a popular Japanese idol of the 70s.

My performance was very well received by the audience although my singing was not optimal. During the soundcheck, everything was fine but when I returned in the evening, all I could hear was the karaoke blasting into the speakers. In order to hear myself sing, I had to push my voice a bit more than I like to. But you know, The Show Must Go On!

You can watch a video recording of Ettou Tsumabe on youtube.

Enjoy! :)

 

 

Versailles no Bara / Lady Oscar ~ “Bara wa Utsukushiki Chiru” cover :)

Lady Oscar aka “Versailles no Bara” was probably one of the first anime I was exposed to when I was a child. It was playing in French on the kid’s TV channel back when I was around 8 years old. Its the powerful and tragic story of a young woman forced to dress as a man and act as a solder in the French army a few years before the French Revolution. Versailles no Bara is still incredibly popular in Japan and has inspired the first musicals of the Takarazuka Revues. Although never adapted in English (A SHAME) this anime of the 70s is a world-known classic that every anime fan outthere should watch at least once. Its easy to get subtitled episodes.

After my friend Yota shared with me his karaoke version of the song (an original version was never released), I decided to record the song. I will also perform it live in a week for the Japanese New Year Party in town.

Enjoy :)

 

Fighter4Luv Fandub – Sailor Stars Episode 9 (#175) – Check out the ending! :)

For more information, refer to my previous post about the fandub!

NHK We Love Japanese Songs Vol. 2 2014 – VIDEO!!!

I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to be picked for this show!

There were over 338 entries and they showed perhaps 40 videos total in-between the commentaries and live performances of Kalafina, BENI and last year’s winners.

Yeah, Kalafina and BENI both watched me sing “Time Goes By” by Every Little Thing LOL ;)

I was the only singer from Canada. Once again, the winning title went to a girl who produced a professional music video. This kind of raise the bar for anyone who wish to win. I’ll have to think about something for next year – and not record my songs only 3 days before the deadline! ^^;

I have recorded the whole show, but here’s the segment that featured my song.

Thank you to everyone who supported and voted for my videos!

 

 

I will be featured on NHK We Love Japanese Songs 2014!!!! – Jan 3 & 4 2014

I received an email from NHK World, first to ask me how to properly pronounce my family name, then to announce me that my video will be featured during their special TV show :)

I don’t know *which* video(s) they picked but regarless, this is AWESOME! I’ve entered so many contests of this genre and submitted auditions here and there over the years but I was never picked or chosen for anything. So this is pretty cool =D

The ON AIR Schedule are as follows:

NHK WORLD
3rd Jan.(FRI)14:10,18:10,22:10,
4th Jan.(SAT) 02:10, 06:10, 10:10
(UTC)
I am not sure what UTC means though… its not exactly a timezone but I will just tune in and try to catch (and record) the show any way I can!
The show will be available in live streaming on the NHK WORLD website : http://www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/

Youhou! ^^;

NHK – We Love Japanese Songs! 2014

EDIT: Moonlight Densetsu has finally been added with a bunch of new entries!

You can watch it here! http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/songs/aVideo.html?lang=en+1129

Thank you to all of those who took the time to watch my videos – and vote.

I have no clue how or when the winner(s) will be selected – and what we can expect in terms of prizes – but I’ll let you know for sure! ^_^

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I learned about this singing contest only 3 days ago and hours away from the submission deadline!

In its second year, “NHK We Love Japanese Songs” let people from outside Japan record little clips of themselves singing the Japanese song of their choice. The clips are then featured on the website for everyone to watch, vote and share.

Last Friday morning, I recorded 3 clips – Moonlight Densetsu, Fuyu no Uta (Kiroro) and Time Goes By (Every Little Thing) and submitted them. Its only this morning that two of my clips were finally published on the website. Funny that they edited them to less than a minute each. When I watched the other entries, most were the equivalent of one verse and one chorus, so most of the songs were about one minute and 30 sec. I based my recordings on that frame as well… Oh well, they kept the best parts so its all good :)

VOTING is open till December 8th (or one day before for anyone in North America). I am pretty sure the number of votes is not the sole factor in determining a winner but I am sure it can help getting the judges’s attention! We are also only two contestants from Canada and I’d like to be supported by as many Canadians as possible lol!

Click on the images below to go directly to the page!

Enjoy =D (and Thank you!!)