I am very happy to announce that this collaboration is finally out :)
If you like downtempo, deep house, lounge genre, please give a listen. This EP is available at Junodownload and other major download stores worldwide.

Seasons EP by Massa Takemoto & Jean Honeymoon

1. Seasons
2. We Are
3. Stargazing

All music composed by Massa Takemoto (Echolocation)
Lyrics written by Jean Honeymoon
Published by Peacelounge

Cover illustration by Mara Zin

Released on the May 29th 2015.

Previousely released on peacelounge by the artists:
Echolocation: Platinum Wunderland
Massa Takemoto: "A Taste Of Kiss" (O.S.T.)
Rubberlips & Jean Honeymoon: "Lost In Time" EP

Peacelounge Presents : Tokyo Session Vol.1 Hosted by Massa Takemoto

Available at JUNO DOWNLOAD
and other major download stores such as iTunes, Beatport, Amazon etc..

Track list :

Like Twins - A Reminiscent Drive
Are You There - Gushi & Raffunk
Explanatory Gap - Sannan
Fly - Boogie Lab
Near The Ocean (feat Katia B) - UNDER PRESSURE
Dubstate - Sudaka
Tomorrow on the Wind - Echolocation
Warmer Than Sunshine - Rubberlip & Jean Honeymoon
Miracle In My Computer - LOOPALAND
There's A Place (feat Alison Degbe) - FLAMINGO STAR
The Peace We Need - Black Zone Ensemble
Cosmopolitan Dream - Chris Vano & Kathrin Wagner

Release Date: 08/11/2013
Label: Peacelounge
Format: Digital
Label Code: LC 11784
Catalogue No.: peal 087
EAN: 4260044591926
Distribution: ALIVE AG

"As a musician and sound designer Massa Takemoto has so a lot to answer for , but as a compiler he is at peacelounge his debut , about which we are very happy , as well as about the new , previously unreleased track "Tomorrow on the Wind" by his own band Echolocation , which was created specifically for the first Tokyo Sessions ( peal 087). More previously unreleased tracks are " Cosmopolitan Dreams" from the brand new peacelounge Signing Chris Vano & Kathrin Wagner from Austria and a long-awaited new collaboration between Robert ' Rubberlips ' Burbidge and Jean Honeymoon : " Warmer Than Sunshine" . Even otherwise, the album is a total of 16 titles by no means lacking in highlights (plus the obligatory non-stop DJ Mix) : We have long wanted to collaborate with the Italian duo Gushi & Raffunk , with " Are You There " they are the first time on a peacelounge album represented. Otherwise, Massa has made ​​a genuinely Japanese perspective - caught his personal favorite tracks from the house peacelounge - without any specifications on the part of the label. Among them are next to A Reminiscent Drive of course the local artists, Flamingo Star , Hyusfall , Thomas Kessler and m.age.project . Not to mention Loopaland (CH) and Sudaka from Argentina , who lives in Barcelona now . Again come from Italy Black Zone Ensemble with "The Peace We Need " , which first appeared on the album 10PEACE the tenth anniversary label ." 

- Peacelounge 

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a taste of kiss Screening at Film Festival in Germany to Be Accompanied by Release of Original Soundtrack

a taste of kiss (OST)
by Massa Takemoto
Release date: mid-May2013
Label: Peacelounge

"Having cast off their living bodies to become digitized life forms, the whole of humanity lives on eternally as data within the BOCS Record System. Thenーin that devastated worldーa single human clone is created with a specific purpose: to relive the memories of his original lifetime and obtain that which mankind has lost. The clone carries out his mission only to discover the real meaning for which he has been brought into this world. And the fate that awaits him..."

a taste of kiss, an independent film by Ippei Nishara,  will be screening on May 23 at Japan-Filmfest Hamburg. Massa, having written the soundtrack for the movie, will be in attendance at the event in Germany, and will also be releasing the soundtrack for sale to the general public through the folks at Peacelounge in the middle of May. The album will be available in digital format from all major download stores, including iTunes. You can preview a sample from the soundtrack here:

About the film:

a taste of kiss is a dark sci-fi love story where, in the not-so-far-future, mankind has achieved near-immortality through gene manipulation, but at an ironic cost. That is until, in one brief moment, one man rediscovers what it is to be human...


About the director:

Educated in film making in the United States, Ippei Nishihara is an award-winning independent film director and producer whose past achievements include a nomination for the prestigious Student Academy Awards for his short film, "The Dreaming Egg." His involvement with the production of each film ranges covers almost everything from start to finish: screenwriting, shooting, editing, CG production, VFX, and everything in between. Favoring the 'analog feel,' Ippei's style is marked by a sense of minimalism in terms of production and production materials, combined with modern digital processing to create a visual tone that exploits the advantages of both methods of film production. His first full-feature film, a taste of kiss, was completed in 2011 and has since been screened at several movie festivals in Japan. The soundtrack for this movie was created and mastered by Massa Takemoto, with whom Ippei has been close friends since their time as college students in the United States.

"Subway," from a taste of kiss Original Soundtrack