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Hiraswa Susumu
Vocal, Synthesizers, Guiter and others

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In 1979, Hirasawa organised a techno pop group P-MODEL based on a progressive band MANDRAKE. P-MODEL made their debut from Warner Music.

In the techno pop boom at that time, P-MODEL stole the show with their far-out and pop sound. Since then, they have been energetically acting while renewing the group member many times.
This year that is P-MODEL 20th anniversary, they started a big projectentitled "MUSIC INDUSTRIAL WASTES `P-MODEL OR DIE".
Remarkable point is they introduce people to the way of future music industries offering digital music delivered via the Internet.

In 1989, Hirasawa started solo activities besides P-MODEL. He has created originative stateless sounds those are very poetic and vocalic.
The sounds give us images as if we are in a world where the PAST(myth/ethnic world) and FUTURE(SF/computer world) meet the PRESENT.
That is called HIRASAWA WORLD.

Since 1994 he has staged the Interactive Live Show on his own idea.
It is well appreciated as a various entertainment show using AMIGA.
The show has alternative stories and is carried on audience's reaction,
that is like a roll playing game.
It is a lifework for him and was performed 5 times before now.

Hirasawa demonstrates a talent for music, as a composer for TV documentary music, sound track for video animation, image album for novels, and so on.
Above all, he was highly appreciated his talent in the animation drama of cartoons "BERSERK" in 1997. The author of BERSERK longed for him to write,and eventually Hirasawa wrote the sound tracks and sang a special song for BERSERK. He also produced an album for Yuko Miyamura, an actress who dubbed in BERSERK.
All his works have been touching all artists and creators.

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[HIRASWA WORKS]

ORIGINAL ALBUMS

 

  • Water in time and space (1989)
  • The Ghost in Science (1990)
  • Virtual Rabbit (1991)
  • AURORA (1994)
  • Sim City (1995)
  • SIREN*SEIREN (1996)
  • KYUSAI NO GIHO (Technique of Relief) (1998)
  • Kenja no Propeller (Philosopher's Propeller) (2000)
  • BLUE LIMBO (2003)
  • Byakkoya - White Tiger Field (2006)
  • Planet Roll Call (2009)
  • The Secret of The Flowers of Phenomenon (2012)

SOUND TRACKS

  • DETONATOR ORGUN (1991)
  • Glory Wars (1993)
  • KAMUI MINTARA - Tadashi Shimada message from forest (Akan,Hokkaido) (1993)
  • BERSERK (1997)
  • LOST LEGEND  (1999)
  • BERSERK MILLENNIUM FALCON (DC) (1999)
  • MILLENNIUM ACTRESS (2002)
  • Paranoia Agent (2004)
  • PAPRIKA (2006)
  • Music for movies (2007)

Live, Best and the other albums

  • error CD (1990)
  • Root of spirit - ESSENCE OF HIRASAWA SOLO WORKS (1992)
  • SOLAR RAY - Hirasawa Best Recycling Album (2001)
  • SWITCHED-ON LOTUS (2004)
  • ICE-9 (2005)
  • PHONON2550 LIVE (2008)
  • The Method of the Live 2 (2014)

DVD/VIDEO

  • error (1990)
  • INTERACTIVE LIVE SHOW SIREN (1997)
  • Kenja no Propeller Version1.4 INTERACTIVE LIVE SHOW 2000 (2001)
  • LIVE SOLAR RAY Hirasawa Energy Works Solar Live (2002)
  • Interactive Live Show 2003 LIMBO-54 (2003)
  • ICE-9 LIVE&TALK EVENT (2006)
  • Interactive Live Show 2006 LIVE Byakkoya (2007)
  • P-0 (2008)
  • PHONON 2550 VISION (2008)

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[Brief History]

1979

Released the first album "IN A MODEL ROOM/P-MODEL". Played as a curtain raiser for Japan Tour Opening Out of XTC and VAN  HALEN

1980

Released the second album "LANDSALE/P-MODEL".

1981

Released the third album "Potpourri/P-MODEL".

1982

Released the fourth album "Perspective/P-MODEL".

1984

Released the fifth album "ANOTHER GAME/P-MODEL" and book with a cassette album "SCUBA/P-MODEL".

1985

Released the sixth album "KARKADOR/P-MODEL".

1986

Released the seventh album "ONE PATTERN/P-MODEL".

1988

Released the live show video "Sankai no Jintai-Chizu(Somatic Map of the Three Worlds)/P-MODEL". P-MODEL got into a long break.

1989

Released the first solo album "Jiku no Mizu(Water in Time and Space/SUSUMU HIRASAWA". Reissued "SCUBA/P-MODEL" as CD.

1990

Released the second album "Science no Yurei(The Ghost in Science/SUSUMU HIRASAWA", an album "error CD/SUSUMU HIRASAWA" and a live video "error/SUSUMU HIRASAWA"

1991

Released the third solo album "VIRTUAL RABBIT/SUSUMU HIRASAWA", a sound track for original video animation "Detonator Orgun1/SUSUMU HIRASAWA" and "Detonator Orgun2/SUSUMU HIRASAWA".

1992

P-MODEL reactivated. Released the eighth album "P-MODEL/P-MODEL", the best solo album "Tamashii no Furusato(Root of Spirit)/SUSUMU HIRASAWA" and "Detonator Orgun3/SUSUMU HIRASAWA". Produced music for the HTV TV programme "Kamui Mintara".

1993

Rleased the ninth album "big body/P-MODEL" and novel image album "Glory Senki(Glory Wars)/SUSUMU HIRASAWA".
P-MODEL got into a long break again for 'REVISION'.

1994

Released the fourth album "AURORA/SUSUMU HIRASAWA". Started the original indies label Diw/Syun. Reissued  "OOPARTS/SYUN". Released a live album "PAUSE/P-MODEL", an album "Live no Houhou(The Way of Live)/P-MODEL",  "LANDSCAPES/SYUN" and the eleventh album "Air on the Wiring/Pre P-MODEL".

1995

P-MODEL reactivated with new members. Released the fifth solo album "SIM CITY" and the P-MODEL tenth album "Fune(Ship)/P-MODEL".

1996

Released the sixth album "SIREN*SEIREN/SUSUMU HIRASAWA".
Reissued a live video "Sankai no Jintai-Chizu(Somatic Map of the Three Worlds)" in new edition.

1997

Released a video "Kaku no Soprano(Unreal Soprano)", the Interactive Live Show in September 1996.
P-MODEL released the 3 Maxi Singles in series. Played out the great story on the Internet. At the end of the story, P-MODEL released the eleventh album "Denshi Higeki/~ENOLA(Electronic Tragedy/~ENOLA)".
As sequel they also performed the live tour "Live Denshi Higeki(Live Electronic  Tragedy)" on that story.
Hirasawa composed for "BERSERK", the sound track of TV animation.

1998

Released SUSUMU HIRASAWA the seventh solo album "Kyusai no Gihou(Technique of Relief)". Performed the Interactive Live Show  "WorldCell"

1999
SUSUMU HIRASAWA and KENJI KONISHI organised a new unit "Global Trotters" collaborated with Hans Joachim Roedelius who is a member of German ambient group Kluster. This new unit released an album "DRIVE".
Hirasawa composed "LOST LEGEND", the sound track for an attraction at Shima Spanish Village in Mie.
May
For the 20th anniversary of P-MODEL, started the project named 'MUSIC INDUSTRIAL WASTES `P-MODEL OR DIE' and began the on-line music selling by MP3 as the first professional musician in Japan.
August
Rleased Virtual Live-1 "P-MODEL Live at S-KEN STUDIO 1969".
September
Rleased the twelfth album "MUSIC INDUSTRIAL WASTES `P-MODEL OR DIE".
November
Rleased Virtual Live-2 "P-MODEL Live at SHIBUYA NYLON 100% 1970".
December
Rleased Virtual Live-3 "P-MODEL Live at Kyodai Seibu Kodo 1972".       
Hirasawa composed "BERSERK Sen-nen Teikoku no Taka hen Wasurebana no syo(BERSERK: Millennium Falcon/Amnesia  Flower)", the original game sound track for Dream Cast.

2000
Released SUSUMU HIRASAWA the eighth solo album "Kenja no Propeller(Philosopher's Propeller)". Performed the Interactive Live Show  "Kenja no Propeller"

 

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