Soil & “Pimp” Sessions with Shiina Ringo – Koroshiya Kiki Ippatsu
Japanese Tokyo-based jazz club sextet has recently released their latest single Koroshiya Kiki Ippatsu (殺し屋危機一髪), which — I guess, with my dictionary Japanese — could be translated to something like A Hair’s Breadth from a Dangerous Hitman. But as you know, you should all take my Asian translations with a grain of salt.
If I’ve done a decent research, the single should be the third time the sextet collaborates with Ringo — now free from all commitments from the now-disbanded Tokyo Jihen. The first time they collaborated with each other was back in 2006 when they arranged Ringo’s Karisome Otome (カリソメ乙女, Temporary Virgin) [Xiami] into a DEATH JAZZ version .
Later in 2009, they would collaborate once again for MY FOOLISH HEART ~crazy on earth~ [MV] included in Soil & “Pimp” Sessions’ sixth album, aptly titled 6.
No idea if the band has a new album, or where to get the single outside of iTunes, which – at the moment of posting – hasn’t made the track available outside its Japanese store. Maybe after it’s released on June 26th.
The music video was directed by Yuichi Kodama, who is everywhere on Ringo’s videography.