Towa Tei new album “CUTE” features Yuka Mizuhara, YMO members

Details on Towa Tei‘s upcoming album have been revealed. Titled “CUTE” and releasing on July 29th, it will be the musician’s 8th studio album in 21 years and features a variety of artists including YMO members Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, as well as past Tei collaborator Kiko Mizuhara’s younger sister, Yuka Mizuhara, who is also a model. Check out the album’s cover and tracklist (with production credits) below!

Tracklist:

01. FLUKE
Keyboard & Drum Programming: TOWA TEI

02. TOP NOTE
Voices: NOKKO & Helen Bentley
E. Bass: Wataru Iga
Keyboard & Drum Programming: TOWA TEI

03. LUV PANDEMIC
Vocals: Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi, Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius), Leo Imai and Yuka Mizuhara
Guitars: Leo Imai
Additional Programming: Toshiyuki Yasuda
Keyboard & Drum Programming: TOWA TEI

04. NOTV
Vocals and Noizy Synth: Leo Imai
Zung ZI: Yui from BAKUBAKUDOKIN
Additional Percussions: ASA-CHANG
Additional Programming: Ayumi Obinata
Keyboard & Drum Programming: TOWA TEI

05. HEAVEN – PREVIEW VIA SOUNDCLOUD
Vocals: Junko Wada (BE THE VOICE), Helen Bentley
Guitar: Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius)
Keyboard & Drum Programming: TOWA TEI

06. SOUND OF MUSIC with UA
Vocals: UA
Male Vocals: Leo Imai
E. Bass: Haruomi Hosono
Additional Percussions: ASA-CHANG
Keyboard & Drum Programming: TOWA TEI

07. TRY AGAIN
Additional Programming: Yoshinori Sunahara
Keyboard & Drum Programming: TOWA TEI

08. CUL DE SAC with Leo Imai
Vocals, Guitar & Additional Production: Leo Imai
Chorus: Peggy Honeywell
thanks to Shunji Mori’s GTR Samples & rionos
Keyboard & Drum Programming: TOWA TEI

09. BARU SEPEDA
Keyboard & Drum Programming: TOWA TEI

10. CHAISE LONGUE
French: Masaya MAISON KITSUNÉ Kuroki
Fender Rhodes: INO hidefumi
Additional Programming: Ayumi Obinata
Keyboard & Drum Programming: TOWA TEI

The album’s jacket artwork was done by Tomoo Gokita. The last track, “CHAISE LONGUE,” was released as a digital single late last year.

  • Comments

    • eplizo

      I am SO ready.

    • I’m quite looking forward to this. I recently re-listened to the album he did with Imada Koji in the 90s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWJu1uBwdlg

    • Sunahara & Cornelius?!? Wow, it’s like some reunion of Shibuya-kei greats. :D