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 [1].

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.


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

2 Responses

  1. May 13, 2014

    […] with SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS titled Koroshiya Kiki Ippatsu (殺し屋危機一髪) [MV], and the one with Towa Tei simply titled APPLE […]

  2. September 23, 2014

    […] as well as the latest single from SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS featuring Shiina Ringo [MV], jazz has been recently bombarding with things to watch and listen to. However, before all of that […]

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