Charan-Po-Rantan / Tagai No Kagiana
Album: Tagai No Kagiana   Collection:General
Artist:Charan-Po-Rantan   Added:Feb 2013
Label:(No Label Information)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-06-27 Pull Date: 2014-08-29
Week Ending: Aug 31 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 13
Airplays: 1 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 24, 2014: Pentagonal Banana
Koi Ha Moumoku
4. Jul 12, 2014: Music Casserole
Track 7
2. Aug 02, 2014: Music Casserole
Saigo No Jun Tokkyuu
5. Jul 11, 2014: Octagonal Banana
Track 4
3. Jul 24, 2014: Binders Full of Sopranos
Track 3
6. Jul 10, 2014: Binders Full of Sopranos
Track 2

Album Review
Eme O
Reviewed 2014-06-25
Quirky Japanese Pop. Duo, sisters Momo (vocals) and Koharu (accordion, chorus). Group name is a wordplay of “charan-poran” which means sloppy or irresponsible. Songs, a “melting pot of chanson, Gypsy music, and Japanese pop from the 50s/60s,” have charm, dramatic flair. Shades of Gogol Bordello (if they weren’t a rock band). In Japanese, so No FCCs Detected but no promises. Play any. My faves: 2,5 ~eme o.

1. Kagiana (a capella) (1:03) Sweet breathy voice. Slow tango rhythm.

2. Saite Na Onna (3:32) Voice, accordion, clarinet. Pings back and forth between slow moody Parisian cafe music and fast gypsy dancing tune.

3. Yukidoke (3:56) Accordion, voice, glockenspiel, cello. Slow to mid gypsy tune. Delicate, energetic.

4. Hakaba Made Goissho Ni (3:33) Accordion, percussion, voice. Bright sound. All elements present here: 60s pop, chanson, hectic gypsy. Rhythm careens from slow to mid to fast.

5. Koi Ha Moumoku (2:41) Accordion, drums, bass, keyboard, “trash words” (word salad). Mid-tempo, swaying rhythm. One could waltz to this.

6. Saigo No Jun Tokkyuu (3:53) Accordion, drums, bass, violins. Starts off with spoken words, then jumps into a bouncing fast tune. Song fades to silence ~2:15. Then returns quietly, pensive violin, whispery voice.

7. Tabidachi No Uta (4:22) Accordion, voice, chorus. Like a lullaby.

8. Kagiana (accordion) (1:26) Jaunty accordion solo.

Track Listing
1. Kagiana (A Cappella)   5. Koi Ha Moumoku
2. Saite Na Onna   6. Saigo No Jun Tokkyuu
3. Yukidoke   7. Tabidachi No Uta
4. Hakaba Made Goissho Ni   8. Kagiana (Accordion)