This is interesting documentary on TV featuring Hyadain (Maeyamada Kenichi)
For those who don’t know him. He’s a successful composer/arranger. After graduating university, he was apprenticed to a composer. He belonged to an office, but his song didn’t sell well. He began to post his game song arrangement and singing on Nico Nico Douga–it was a huge success. He became one of the most successful young composers now.
Interesting part of the video.
2:00- He has been deeply involved with Momoclo since the group was not big. Kids are dancing during the concert of the group.
6:56 “He's helped them (members of MomoClo) with school work”
8:57 He was amazed by the big crowd in the concert hall of Momo Clo.
10:39 He gets offer from gravure aidoru. It’s an interview time. This woman thinks Hatsune Miku is her rival.
After talking with her, he mused about 3 minutes. Then he goes “my ideas are fixed”. Takes out his voice recorder, and record the catch line.
He says that’s about 30% of his work done.
Next day he gets down to his composing work. In a short time he’s completed his work.
He also records women’s voice part for himself. He shuts out TV crew while recording it. He says it’s embarrassing!
The woman’s voice for his songs, it’s known ひゃだる子 (hyadaruko)
He offers songs to a lot of anime OP/ED and aidoru, such as Momo Clo, Yui Kaori, Shiritsu Ebichu, Aso Natsuko etc.
According to YG Entertainment on September 18, Daesung will be releasing a concept album D-Lite on October 29 in celebration of year-end party season.
The album will be released through ‘Enka! Avex Produced by YGEX.’ This label is under Tokyo Pudding, which created big hits with enka music (a genre similar to trot) in Japan during late 90’s.
The new album will contain a total of nine tracks, including three new enka songs, and the entire album will be recorded in Japanese.
The lead track will be Look at me, GwiSoon, originally written by G-Dragon, but the Japanese lyrics will be written by Kenichi Maeyamada.
The album D-Lite contains songs under trot genre, which can be enjoyed by people across all age groups, and covers some of the most popular Japanese songs.
The DVD that comes along with the CD will include the music video for Look at me, GwiSoon and Shut Up as well as the summer episode of ‘How to Enjoy Vacation in Hokkaido.’
Daesung stated, “It is a project that reflects a new side of me, setting apart from Big Bang. I hope that people across all ages, from children to elderly people, will listen to it. Above all else, I hope that many people will sing and dance as they enjoy the year-end parties.”
Before releasing D-Lite, Daesung will also be releasing his solo arena tour DVD D-Lite DLive 2014 in Japan ~D’slove on October 22, containing clips from Daesung’s 15 concerts in eight cities around Japan, gathering over 170,000 fans. The DVD will contain live performances of 20 songs in a span of 180 minutes on top of 60 minutes worth of Daesung’s interviews about the tour, documentary clips and more.