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Sheet music publishers in the US may go as far as publishing tablatures or piano arrangements of only the biggest hitmakers. But scoring an entire recording? Let alone a full album? Of even obscure independent bands? That’s where Japan has the US beat.

When my fascination with popular music from Japan first burgeoned, I would order “band scores” from online booksellers just to get the lyrics of my favorite songs Romanized. Having a full arrangement of said songs was certainly an added bonus.

Armed with such knowledge, a Japanese cover album was inevitable. In fact, it was almost derailed when I couldn’t track down scores to a few tracks. (For that, I had to lean on my ear and scores of “cover” videos on Youtube.)

Perhaps it’s less a cover album and more a karaoke album. Where possible, I stuck to the arrangements on hand and tried not to inject too much outside influence on the songs.


Track Title
1 Your Song
2 ワンダーフォーゲル
4 Raven
5 星に願いを
6 プラスチックルームと雨の庭
7 Be My Last
8 波動
9 月に負け犬
11 コトノハ


  • Produced and engineered by Greg Bueno
  • Recorded in the Closet, 2009-2012, Austin, TX and the Closet West 2013, 2020, Seattle, WA
  • Cover design by Greg Bueno


  • Release date: October 30, 2020

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