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Anaheim Records (1998-2000)



Anaheim Records (January 1998 - May 2000)

Do you know about Anaheim Records? About the music label which existed mostly on the net for a year and half. Funaki Shigehito, who was living in Ibaraki, established this music label with his brother and a friend. It might be done around January 1998. Anyway, the label had appeared on the web already in October of the same year. But suddenly, around the end of May 2000, the label put resting statement on their web page, and they never come back again.
At that time, not like today (I am writing this in 2007), music distribution with MP3 format was not so common. The label began to try MP3 music distribution in February 1999 under such circumstances. They even planned music releases only through MP3 formatted packages. If they have survived for today, they might become the one of oldest netlabels.
The web project Techno Scholarship was the beginning. The aim of this project was; to exhibit the remixes for a chosen composition by the contributers who joined mostly through the web, to sell the compilation CD of their remixes and to pay back the sales to the contributors. That was why the project called scholarship, but actually, the CD had never been sold enough.
Techno Scholarship continued to the 3rd round. But many changes happened around the private life of Anaheim Records owner Funaki Shigehito, he could not keep the activities for the label any more. Producing the 3rd CD had been postponed forever. Therefore, YOWorks here took over the producion and the distribution of the 3rd CD. And now, MP3's and card data for CD from all the 3 rounds are still distributed here on the web.

YOWorks feel sorry about the disappearing traces of Anaheim Records. This web page is written for keeping their traces.



Anaheim Records Stetement

I started the label called Anaheim Records.
It is the label without copyright application to the management organization, with the 3 contributors including myself at this time... To say, I just have the visions. My thought is, here comes only my favourite original music. If you have the similar taste with me, here you will find fun to come.
Is our music categorized at so-called Techno for genre?? Anyway, my collection is mostly Electro-Music. But, I will accept and introduce any work like these: a band based sound or a ridiculous pop song, when I think it "great".
This is just the beginning with few composiotions. One new work in two months, this is going to be the basic releasing pace, I hope.
"NEW" mark indicates an addition when the latest modification has done. The excerptions are available for listenings, but they are in bad sound qualities, with no streaming play option. (18.10.98 available) With these conditions, I am nervous whether these are really enough for a serious listening or not, if you are interested in these, come into the order section. Remind that they are not free, I send you our CD or MD by postal deliver. (04.11.98 changed to sell only CD)
"You should accept my music". To people who say like that, I am here waiting for you. Come into contribution section. I have plans to introduce lots of work, and to express the label's characters, feelings or tastes, I am waiting for the entries of your music with your each originalities. I have begun introducing the web sites which I think "they're good", there are few yet at this time.
I am waiting for your e-mail with impressions, hard criticisms, etc.

Web Master: Funaki Shigehito (1998.10.11)

translated from Japanese to English by YOWorks.


Anaheim Records Discography

01. Pink Noise / Shigehito Funaki
I worked seriously. Though my goal was to compose characteristic work, the latter half was intended to have familiar feeling. Listening alone at your room in the night is recommended.

02. Bird's Tail / Mituhiro Morita
At first, I guess this kind of music couldn't be judged from 2-3 minites samples. I would like you to listen to whole music on CD. To myself as an creator, I like his manner of work, that ignoring a service for listeners. My favourite is track 8: professor Luvsanjav

03. Kyookon Butterfly / The swimmerz (The title says: Proposing Butterfly)
Hi there, it's The swimmerz. Sorry, no more CD available. "Phew!" No more selling, but you can still listen to the music on the web. I can serve it by MP3, if you want. "Ah, I guess you won't request it."

04. No Purpose / Shigehito Funaki
Selections are mostly from compositions around August-October 1996. I remember it was the time I just had got sampler, I tried many things to do with it.

05. LOOP LOOM / Seiji Funaki
My first album has come out. LOOP LOOM!!

06. at before down / neko no asioto
The 1st release of "neko no asioto": an alias for Morita. You can find unknown side of his taste like snare rolling attack (laughs). Listening from his previous work "Bird's Tail", it might be interesting to know the changes of his tastes. On the other hand, he is very good guitarist. I say I want him to sing with his guitar.

07. Craftman's amber works#001 / V.A.
Compiled and directed by tamaki. Contributers: MaM, Touru Fukuhara, Morihisa Ikeya plus 3 men from Anaheim Records. If you would like to contribute your work, send e-mail to Anaheim Records. It's welcomed to pick up samples from these compositons, If you would like to use the contained samples themselves, I will inform you the sources what I used. Make contact with me. For our CD card, I call for entry of photo, illustration, painting and more from you all. Send e-mail to Adachi.

08. Techno Scholarship Lesson#1 / V.A.
Finally, the CD has come! Of Techno Scholaship at "Remix" page! Play it loud and enjoy as you like. "It's at the price of usual Anahem Records products."

09. Techno Scholarship Lesson#2 / V.A.
The 2nd release of Techno Scholaship. It's getting very lessor the original mix! "Is this really the remix work?!" It may be because of the 2nd try, I feel something like sophisticated team work in this.


original text by Anaheim Records, traslated from Japanese to English by YOWorks.

Anaheim Records Sampler

1998:
01. Shigehito Funaki Away Back In 2001
02. Shigehito Funaki Pink Noise
03. Shigehito Funaki Garamun2
04. Mitsuhiro Morita 75's modernism
05. Mitsuhiro Morita no sun.no bird.no star.no form
06. Mitsuhiro Morita professor Luvsanjav and the greenfield
07. The swimmerz swim[edit]
08. Shigehito Funaki kiss

1999:
01. Seiji Funaki Sp
02.
MaM Azahn-1215
03. Seiji Funaki Sol
04. Touru Fukuhara Rabbit bomb
05. Morihisa Ikeya Kon
06. tamaki Cranberry sauce
07. Shigehito Funaki Powder note
08. Shigehito Funaki a new day


16 compositions selected by YOWorks.

Download MP3 package: 1998 | 1999

You can find more MP3s at Anaheim Records MP3 section: 1 | 2

- Next Comming -

Anaheim Records is closed for a while.
Our music files on the web site are still available, but no more modifications will be added for producer's difficult circumstances.
I thought it's better to close everything forever, but I changed my mind, hibernating for a while, promising a new start.

Thank you to all visitors.

See you next time at the new "Ana-Rec"!

(2000.05.26)

original text by Funaki Shigehito, traslated from Japanese to English by YOWorks.



2 comments:

  1. thanks :) Yeppie-san

    funaki 2 go desu.

    how are you?

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  2. Oops, I haven't read your comment until today!
    Arigato, I hope I'm doing well.
    Are you still DJ?
    Please say hello to your brother.
    I think I need to contact with him about this article.

    I hope I could see you here soon again.

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