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    T.M. Revolution

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    Raimei lyrics
    2Oh! My Girl, Oh! My God lyrics
    3GRACEFUL WORLD "uruwasiku sekai" lyrics
    4invoke lyrics
    5I.D.~love me crazy~ lyrics
    6fragile lyrics
    7CHASE/THE THRILL lyrics
    Heart Of Sword - Yoake No Mae lyrics
    9heat capacity lyrics
    10Aoi Hekireki lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Out of Orbit -Tripple Zero- [2002]
    B™E™S™T [2002]
    Coordinate [2003]
    4Restoration Level 3 [1997]
    5DISCORdanza Try My Remix [2000]
    6The Force [1999]
    8Tripple Joker [1998]
    9Makes Revolution [1996]
    10PROGRESS [2000]


    Biography for
    Takanori Nishikawa

    [ from : HOTLIMIT
    Sent : 06-08-2009 01:09
    Subject : Biography update for T.M. Revolution

    Artist : T.M. Revolution
    He's shorter than 5'3 and a half. ]

    5' 3½" (1.61 m)

    In May 1996 T.M.Revolution made his debut with the single "Dokusai (dictatorship) - monopolize- ". T.M. Revolution, short for Takanori Makes Revolution, is artist Takanori Nishikawa's solo project. "Heart of Sword Yoake Mae (Before Dawn)", his third single released in November 1996 became the ending theme song for the television anime "Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan" (1996), and he gained a strong following among both anime and music fans. In the following years, T.M.Revolution's success spread throughout Asia and to the West, as they discovered "Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan" (1996).

    Following his big break in July 1997, with his fifth hit single "High Pressure", his third album "Triple Joker", released in January 1998 sold a record of 2,000,000 copies. His popularity extended beyond Japan and into Asia, where he also released his albums. The artist was welcomed by throngs of frenzied fans and media when he visited Taiwan in April 1998 to promote the album. After a succession of smash hits, his fourth album "The Force" was released in March 1999. Shortly after the release, a massive two-day concert in Tokyo Dome attracted more than 100,000 people. With his catchy music and lyrics, a lively performance that both fans and the artist himself enjoyed, and a whirlpool of excitement, the concert was a huge success.

    Last year T.M.Revolution released "B*E*S*T", a compilation of the artist's work over the past six years.

    One of his hit singles "Invoke" is the first opening theme song for the installment in the hit "Kidô senshi Gundam Seed" (2002) ("Mobile Suit Gundam Seed"). Mitsuo Fukuda, director of "Mobile Suit Gundam Seed" asked T.M.Revolution after being inspired by another of the artist's songs, "Thunderbird." In March 2003, T.M.Revolution included "Invoke" and "Thunderbird" in the album "coordinate" as part of his homage to "Mobile Suit Gundam Seed." With this album, T.M.Revolution hopes to bring courage and hope to the unsteady society of today, both through his music and performances.

    For "Kidô senshi Gundam Seed Destiny" (2004) ("Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny"), Mobile Suit Gundam SEED's sequel, T.M. Revolution also provided his single "Ignited" for the serie's First Opening Theme song. The "Ignited" single also hit #1 on Oricon Single Chart when it was released on November 15, 2004.

    In addition to his music, T.M.Revolution continues to charm his fans with his sense of humor and wit as a DJ of his own radio show, which he has hosted since his debut as a recording artist, now heading to its eighth year.

    In August 2003 T.M.Revolution performed in Baltimore, Maryland at Otakon, a Japanese anime convention. He gave his all energy for his debut live in the U.S.. His new album "coordinate" and his DVD "T.M.R. Live Revolution '02 B*E*S*T Summer Crush 2002" have been released in the United States by Tofu Records.
    IMDb mini-biography by
    Yumi Yoshimura (April 1999 - July 2002) (divorced)

    Personal quotes

    "Music has the power to inspire people to change the world around them. I want to create a song which influences everyone in this way."

    Part 2: (may contain repeats)

    T.M.Revolution (real name: Takanori Nishikawa; born September 19, 1970) is a Japanese pop singer originally from Shiga Prefecture. Nishikawa's stage name stands for Takanori Makes Revolution (Japanese: Takanori ga kakumei wo okosu). He was originally signed under Antinos Records until its collapse in 2002, and is currently represented by Epic Records Japan. TMR is also the first artist to be signed under Tofu Records, a Sony-owned label promoting Japanese pop music in North America.

    Nishikawa officially debuted as T.M.Revolution with his single Dokusai -monopolize- (Dictatorship -monopolize-) in May 1996. Nishikawa-san's first band was originally Luis-Mary, an indie music coordination featuring him as the lead vocalist (with the pseudonym "Haine"). Asakura Daisuke signed on with Nishikawa-san in 1995 under the record label FunHouse to release the first compiled single "BLACK OR WHITE?" (Daisuke Asakura expd. Takanori Nishikawa: Black or White). The selection process and the decision to work with Nishikawa-san was a long, hard choice for Asakura, as he was looking at producing either Katsurayama Shingo or Nishikawa. As it turns out, Nishikawa failed miserably with his first chance to sing for Asakura, and on a second chance, he took the yearning musician under his wings.

    Dokusai -monopolize- was welcomed by thousands of fans, and his performance on Pop Jam with Asakura as the synthesist in June 1996 propelled an additional amount of unexpected sales, making the single sell out of its original printing. Months later, Nishikawa-san followed with another hit, Hesoshukujo -Venus-, and by August of that year, his first album Makes Revolution was released to the Japanese fans with a warm reception. By the release of his third single for the anime Rurouni Kenshin, Heart of Sword- ~Yoake Mae~ (Heart of Sword- Before the Dawn), Nishikawa-san had assured his success among Japanese fans.

    T.M.Revolution incorporates many styles and genres of music. Each album differs greatly from one other, but the feeling of dance, techno and excellent vocals mixed with lyrics from Akio Inoue are present in all of his songs.

    In March 1999, T.M.Revolution cut The Force, his most successful album to this day. In it, he released characteristic songs and fan favorites, among these being HOT LIMIT, Burnin' X'mas, THUNDERBIRD, and WILD RUSH. A special performance in 1999 at Tokyo Dome with producer Asakura was released, making the original dream of T.M.Revolution become a reality. Later that year, he teamed up with Asakura closely to reinvent the idea of T.M.Revolution, renaming the project the end of genesis T.M.R.evolution turbo type D (T.M.R.-e, for short). Working closely with each other, they slated the album Suite Season, mostly comprised of beautiful ballads incorporating heavy classical piano and really bringing Nishikawa's voice out as the center of the music.

    However, the two have grown apart since T.M.R-e, and the album Progress restored the band to its original namesake. This doesn't mean, however, that the sound or style of the music changed one bit. Songs like LOVE SAVER and Madan -Der Freischütz- were part of this post T.M.R.-e era.

    Since then, Nishikawa has self produced his music (Starting with the single Out of Orbit -Triple ZERO- in February of 2002. Asakura still composes and arranges much of T.M.Revolution, the only exception being the most recent compilation (UNDER:COVER, but Nishikawa-san has directed and arranged some of the tracks on vertical infinity). His albums coordinate (March 2003), SEVENTH HEAVEN (March 2004), and vertical infinity (January 2005) have been released by Tofu Records and are available for purchase in the US, along with the DVD's Summer Crush '02 and Sonic Warp: The visual fields Since the release of the ending song Web of Night for the movie Spiderman 2, Nishikawa has sung several songs completely in English, facilitating to his international audience.

    Nishikawa-san has made 2 appearances in the US: Otakon 2003 in Baltimore, Maryland and Pacific Media Expo 2004 in Anaheim, California. Thousands of fans of anime piled into the convention arena, waiting to hear T.M.Revolution live, singing his songs from familiar shows as Rurouni Kenshin and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. The reception by an American audience left him speechless, making him an international success.

    Some fans today argue over the direction of T.M.Revolution. He has been involved with hosting the musical show Pop Jam, producing the band abingdon boys school, and doing the cover Silver and Gold Dance for the 90s hit dance band TRF (Tetsuya Rave Factory). From the album SEVENTH HEAVEN onward, the music has taken a more heavy feeling, incorporating more guitar, bass, and drums than the usual synthesized feeling fans can recall from hits like HIGH PRESSURE. The live band has become more involved with the actual recording of the music. Even his voice has taken a different direction, fine tuning the raw talented vocal spread from his early career to work with the melodious ballad sound of T.M.R.-e. UNDER:COVER (January 2006), TMR's so-called "self-cover best album", took liberty in rearranging 15 of the fans' most favorite songs, all done by election. The result was controversial: bringing songs like HIGH PRESSURE and WHITE BREATH under a more edgier sound, while Twinkle Million Rendezvous featured orchestral instruments (similar in style to Shiroi Yami ["White Darkness"], a ballad from vertical infinity). Asakura's only contribution to that album was on the instrumental version of the Gundam SEED song Meteor (which he also performed on keyboards). His recent work includes the release of 10000000000 -billion- (June 2006), the two disc compilation all his singles from Dokusai -monopolize- to his latest, vestige, and DVD of all of his PVs made to date.

    He has also stepped out of the music industry and into fashion, debuting DEFROCK, his own clothing line. The term is a combination of the word differential lock (automobiles and turbine engines being a heavy theme for the clothing line) and the word rock.

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the concept creation of T.M.Revolution and has been anticipated with much nostalgia for the old, and new, T.M.R.

    T.M.Revolution, however, is still a project for everyone in Nishikawa-san's following. He wants to reach fans of every age, all over the world, bringing the revolution into the hearts of all. The line between vocalist and fan can only be separated by a sheet of music.

    DISCOGRAPHY: (In Order of Current To Oldest)

    vertical infinity 2005.01.26
    SEVENTH HEAVEN 2004.03.17
    coordinate 2003.03.26
    B™E™S™T 2002.07.01
    Out Of Orbit -Triple ZERO- 2002.02.20
    progress 2000.10.12
    DISCORdanza Try My Remix - Single Collections 2000.06.28
    The Force 1999.03.10
    triple joker 1998.01.21
    restoration LEVEL ->3 1997.02.21
    MAKES REVOLUTION 1996.08.12

    SINGLES: (In Order of Current To Oldest)

    ignited 2004.11.03
    Web of Night 2004.07.28
    Albireo 2004.02.25
    INVOKE 2002.10.30
    Out Of Orbit -Triple ZERO- 2002.02.20
    BOARDING 2001.02.07
    Madan -Der Freischutz- 2000.09.06
    HEAT CAPACITY 2000.05.24
    BLACK OR WHITE? version 3 2000.04.19
    WILD RUSH 1999.02.03
    Burnin' X'mas 1998.10.28
    THUNDERBIRD 1998.10.07
    HOT LIMIT 1998.06.24
    Aoi Hekireki 1998.02.25
    WHITE BREATH 1997.10.22
    HIGH PRESSURE 1997.07.01
    LEVEL 4 1997.04.21
    HEART OF SWORD - Yoakemae - 1996.11.11
    Dokusai - monopolize - 1996.05.13

    DVD: (In Order of Current To Oldest)

    SONIC WARP the Visual Fields 2003.11.19
    T.M.R.LIVE REVOLUTION '02 BšEšSšT SPECIAL -SUMMER CRUSH 2002- 2002.12.04
    T.M. Revolution 0001 2002.07.01

    VHS: (In Order of Current To Oldest)

    video triple joker 1998.03.01
    LIVE REVOLUTION 2 - Ishin LEVEL->3 - 1997.08.01

    VIDEO ˆېVƒŒƒxƒ‹¨3 1997.05.21

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