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Masami Tsuchiya

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Origin  Japan
Name  Masami Tsuchiya
Instruments  Guitars, violin
Role  Singer
Years active  1979–present
Associated acts  Ippu-Do

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Website  Official Website (Japanese)
Albums  Swan Dive, Life in Mirrors, Rice Music, Tokyo Ballet, Lunatic Menu
Genres  Avant-garde music, Pop music
Record labels  Epic Records, Bertelsmann Music Group
Similar People  Mick Karn, Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri, David Sylvian, Akira Mitake

Music group  Ippu-Do (1979 – 1984)

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Masami Tsuchiya is a Japanese singer-songwriter and musician, coming to prominence in the late 1970s as the lead vocalist and guitarist in the group Ippu-Do. His subsequent output includes solo work and collaborations. Tsuchiya has worked with artists as diverse as English new wave rockers Japan and Bill Nelson, Japanese electronica composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, Duran Duran side-project Arcadia, and Japanese rock band Buck-Tick.


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In March 2008, Tsuchiya formed the rock band Vitamin-Q along with Kazuhiko Kato, Gota Yashiki, Rei Ohara and Anza. However, after Kato's suicide on October 17, 2009, the fate of the group is uncertain.

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In June 2010, following news of former collaborator Mick Karn's (former Japan bassist) cancer diagnosis, Tsuchiya reunited with former bandmates Gota Yashiki, Vivian Hsu, and Masahide Sakuma (of Japanese new wave group Plastics) and recorded two songs for a proposed September 2010 release to raise funds for Karn and his family. The musicians had recorded together as The d.e.p. in the early 2000s, releasing the album "Shinkei Stop" in 2001.

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Solo and collaborations

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  • (1982) Rice Music - album
  • (1983) Alone - book with flex disc records
  • (1985) Tokyo Ballet - album
  • (1986) Life In Mirrors - album
  • (1988) Horizon - album
  • (1989) Time Passenger - album
  • (1998) Forest People - album
  • (2013) Swan Dive - EP
  • Contributions

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  • (1983) Japan "Oil on Canvas" - guitar and keyboards
  • (1985) Arcadia "So Red the Rose" - guitars, violin
  • (2004) dr jan guru (Jan Linton) "Planet Japan" - guitar
  • (2004) Sakurai Atsushi, "Ai no Wakusei" - Composer of the song "Shingetsu"
  • Other work

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  • Parade -Respective Tracks of Buck-Tick- (December 21, 2005, "Mienai Mono o Miyo to Suru Gokai Subete Gokai da")
  • Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album -Re:birth- (December 19, 2007, "Moon")
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