lasah 2nd album // "I LOVE YOU,"
a concept album based on nine classic japanese novels
1. "I LOVE YOU,"
music by sasakure.UK
2. GHOST OF LORELEY
music by sasakure.UK
music by ATOLS
music by RIOW ARAI
5. GIVE UP
music by i am robot and proud
6. EXCERPTS FROM THE DIARIES OF ＿
music by sinna mota
music by Lemm
music by CaptainMirai
music by mito
Written with songs and electronic sounds, the great writers’ shapes of “love”.
Despite being completely self-produced, lasah’s first science-fiction novel based album “INNOCENCE” generated a big reaction. lasah’s second album, “I LOVE YOU,” will be her newest work, making audible the various shapes of “love” written in modern Japanese literature.
Beginning with Soseki Natsume who was the trigger of creating this album, the pieces of love written by Ogai Mori, Ichiyo Higuchi, Junichiro Tanizaki, Kenji Miyazawa, Osamu Dazai, Ango Sakaguchi and Yukio Mishima are crystallized into music by splendid composers inside and outside the country under the self-produce of lasah herself.
Assembled as composers are members of various generations and origins; the opening two tracks are written by sasakure.UK who also participated in Akiko Yano’s newest work “Tobashite Ikuyo”, and artists such as mito (from clammbon), i am robot and proud, RIOW ARAI, CaptainMirai, siina mota, ATOLS and Lemm composed new tracks only for this album.
All in english, the lyrics are written by lasah herself who came in touch with Japanese literature while spending her childhood in the United States. Through lasah’s voice, the lyrical world that kaleidoscopically interprets “love” from various viewpoints harmonizes with the tracks that have diverse backbones such as electronica, drum-n-bass, techno-pop and breakbeats, bringing into perfection a transparent and dense collection of electronic music.
The jacket illustration is by Kana Ohtsuki, one of Japan’s representative young artist. The artwork design is by Yumasaito, and the mastering is by Tomonobu Hara of Cafe au Label.
(text by TJ)
produced by lasah
all vocals, lyrics & translation by lasah
illustration by Kana Ohtsuki
art direction & design by yumasaito
mastered by Tomonobu Hara（Cafe au Label）
singer / lyricist
Born in Kobe, Japan, lasah spent her childhood and adolescence in the bayside area of California, influenced by Japanese literature, games, anime and manga that her grandfather sent to her from Japan. lasah became interested in expressing herself through singing during catholic school, as the hymns that she learned at mass are still in the basis of her music.
lasah retuned to Japan when she was 18, and began uploading VOCALOID cover songs on the internet during her studies at University of Tokyo graduate school. She became well-known with the song “NILGIRI” in which she was credited for the vocals.
In 2013, lasah released her first science-fiction novel based concept album “INNOCENCE”. Following this highly rated self-produced, she released her second concept album “I LOVE YOU,” which made audible the many shapes of love that Japanese modern literature portrayed. She is also vigorously working with other artists as guest vocals and lyricists.
ATOLS / for event "Scala Matsuri 2016" - "SCALA featuring lasah" / vocal & lyrics
Rejet / for PS Vita game "Moshi, Kono Sekai ni Kamisama ga Iru to Surunaraba"
Image Song "Souhan Teiri no Akai Ito" / vocal
Image Song "THE RED STRING OF RECIPROCITY" / vocal & translation
Ending Theme "Kamisama, Mou Ichido Dake" / vocal & lyrics
Ending Theme "If no Hakoniwa" / vocal & lyrics
Ending Theme "Kanousei no Memoria" / vocal & lyrics
Ending Theme "Moshimo Banashi" / vocal & lyrics
Incidental Music / vocal & lyrics for 4 tracks
Rejet / for PS Vita game "BLACK WOLVES SAGA -Weiβ und Schwarz-"
Main Theme "Anesthesia" / vocal & lyrics
Rejet / for album "iD BEST Ginban" - "Testament" & "Kogetsu" / vocal
Pinnochiop / for album "Antenna" - "i . c . u -miku ver.-" / lyrics
UMAA / for album "Seventh Dragon III code:VFD OST"
"Tokyo-Shiren ha Kousaku suru (Teddyloid Remix) feat.Annabel" / lyrics
sasakure.UK / for album "Fukashigi Monoyukasy"
"Ubawaretamono feat.lasah" / vocal & lyrics (written with sasakure.UK)
sasakure.UK / for album "Lost Pirika" - "orter:noom feat.lasah" / vocal & translation
Rejet / for PS Vita game "Ken ga Kimi for V"
Ending Theme "Kogetsu" & Ending Theme "Rokkashou" / vocal
keeno/ for album "before light" limited CD
"morning haze (English ver.) / vocal & translation
monaca:factory / for album "PLANETARY PLATE" - "Aquamarine" / vocal
sasakure.UK / for album "Makamaka Monomonosy"
"Todono-Tsumarisama feat.lasah" / vocal & lyrics (written with sasakure.UK)
avex trax / for album "TV dance"
"Omocha no Heitai no March" (remixed by sasakure.UK) / vocal
Ferris Jogakuin University / for university image movie / vocal & lyrics
Rejet / for Rejet Concert "Beautiful World"
Opening Theme "BRILLIANT WORLD" / vocal & lyrics
Ending Theme "Hoshi ga Mita Yume, Kimi ga Mita Boku" / vocal & lyrics
fusz / for album "lost in thought" - "iris feat.lasah" by Phasma / vocal & lyrics
monaca:factory / for single "Psȳchē" - "Aquamarine" / vocal
electripper / for album "Monochrome Underground" - "shatterproof" / lyrics
project-ALCA- / for album "code:Recollections"
"HOME"(remaster) & dear(remaster) / vocal & translation
Shogo Shiraishi / for album "Shogo Shiraishi & The System Theory"
trailer narration & translation
SEGA / for PSP game "Seventh Dragon 2020-II" DIVA mode/ lyrics for 18 tracks
Akira Kosemura / for single "Niji no Kanata - seven colors variations -"
"Niji no Kanata feat.lasah" / vocal
sasakure.UK / for album "[I:D]" - "id to Jinrui Mokei" / vocal & translation
Rejet / for PC game "Ken ga Kimi"
Ending Theme "Yuki Toketara" & "Ending Theme "Towani, Hitotsu" / vocal
Lantis / for TV animation "Karnival" - Incidental Music / vocal & lyrics"
task,yu-go,kurage_P,karasuya-sabou / for album "Plug-in"
"shatterproof" / vocal & lyrics
project-ALCA- / for novel "ALCA - Sousei no Echoes"
"HOME"(remaster) / vocal & translation
SCHOLE RECORDS / for album "joy -schole compilation vol.3-"
"evergreen feat.lasah" by akira kosemura + [.que] / vocal
-2012-Rejet / for PSP game "BLACK WOLVES SAGA -Last Hope-"
flyingDOG / for TV animation "BTOOOM!" - Incidental Music / vocal, lyrics & chorus
sasakure.UK / for album "Metrojackz"
"to Asteroid B-612 feat.lasah" / vocal & translation
Rejet / for PC game "BLACK WOLVES SAGA -Bloody Nightmare-"
Main Theme "Dear Despair" by Yuki Kaji / chorus
Ending Theme "TESTAMENT" & "TESTAMENT -English ver.-" / vocal & translation
Insert Song "Kibou -nameless diva ver.-" / vocal
project-ALCA- / for album "echoes" - "dear" / vocal & translation
KACCHAN / for album "HIDAMARI-VOCALOID ACOUSTIC ARRANGE"
"clock lock works" / vocal
project-ALCA- / for album "Regenerate" - "HOME" / vocal & translation
No one hears / for album "from Internet City" - "Do-Si Re" / vocal
kous / for album "Kikai no Hana Sanatorium" - "Yuki to Yami feat.lasah" / vocal
kous / for album "Kikai no Hana Laboratory" - "Uso Tsuki Zoka feat.lasah" / vocal