Release decision:「TOM TOPAZZ – REACH OUT TO THE STARS」on December 3rd, 2018

TOM TOPAZZ - REACH OUT TO THE STARS cover

「REACH OUT TO THE STARS」is an orchestral lounge lounge track: relaxed, dreamy, rich orchestrated, modern sounds and … instrumental. The song has a permanently uplifting positive attitude, describing the musical imagination of a girl’s positive power, mastering the challenges of her life and dreaming of a wonderful future. It is kind of a musical journey through her dreams. Continue reading “Release decision:「TOM TOPAZZ – REACH OUT TO THE STARS」on December 3rd, 2018”

#TOPAZZ – NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE, 2018 release decision!

NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE by TOPAZZ (CD cover)
NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE by TOPAZZ (CD cover)

TOPAZZ’s NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE was released first in 2002 as a limited edition on compact cassette tape. Pretty unusual even for the time around 2002, so NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE avanced to an item for absolute TOPAZZ hardcore fans. The edition of 300 compact cassette tapes was sold out within 3 minutes. Fans keep this tape like a treasure, even nowadays!

The songs on this tape are timeless. Many requests of fans led to my decision to release the NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE digital and on CD. I think, most of the people will recognize it as a new release, even if it isn’t!

The CD isn’t a copy of the tape. The production was fully digital and I still had the files. So I was able to create a modern sound for all the songs. To have a powerful sound on all devices, I remastered the songs. Turn it up yo!

There will be also a new video! COMATOSE will be released on YouTube and known music video portals on October 19, 2018.

NEW AGE OF LIFE TAPE will be released on CD. Release date in Japan is November 16, 2018 (special japanese edition!). Release date worldwide is November 30, 2018, additionally digital and streaming.

Songlist:

  1. Intro
  2. Sudden Silence
  3. Comatose
  4. Reborn
  5. Cherry Blossom Dreams
  6. New Age of Life
  7. A Quest for Meaning
  8. Battle of the Demons
  9. New Beginning
  10. The Company
  11. Back for Good
  12. Outro

Bonus tracks japanese edition:

  1. アプリコット
  2. 孤独の終わり

Instrumental single 「Sakura Dori」release decision

Tom Kolbe - SAKURA DORI single cover
Tom Kolbe – SAKURA DORI single cover

There are so many streets called 「Sakura Dori」in Japan. Inspiration for my song was the Sakura Dori street in Nagoya, my hometown. I literally know this street back and forth because I walked it up and down many many times. The cherry trees, all the shops and restaurants, the Nagoya International Center and of course at one end the twin towers of Nagoya Station. Evenings all the people who go out to eat, make party or dance somewhere, the people at 7-Eleven and the Famima … this street has its special magic touch I tried to catch in my song.

「Sakura Dori」is music for the fans of instrumental electronic and chillout music and my second musical reminiscence to the city I love like no other place in this world: Nagoya.

I will release my song on my label TMM Stardust, release date is September 17th, 2018. It will be the first release under my real name Tom Kolbe.