World's End Girlfriend

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World's End Girlfriend (ワールズ・エンド・ガールフレンド) is the musical project of Katsuhiko Maeda, whose work blends elements of electronica, classical music, and post-rock.[1]

Band[edit]

World's End Girlfriend is a solo project by Katsuhiko Maeda, who hails from Nagasaki, Kyushu in Japan, and currently resides in Tokyo. At the age of 10, he was inspired by his father's collection of classical music. When he was 12 years old he started composing on keyboards, guitar, tape recorders and computers. To date he has composed more than 600 songs.[citation needed]

Maeda is the older brother of musician Ryoma Maeda, who is better known as Milky-Chu or Milch of Source.

World's End Girlfriend's music has been featured in the Go Shibata directed film "Late Bloomer" (2004). He also composed the soundtrack to "Air Doll", a 2009 movie by award-winning director Hirokazu Koreeda. He also scored the Taiwanese-Chinese film "Starry Starr Night"

World's End Girlfriend has performed live in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Macau, Spain (twice at Sonar festival), Switzerland, China, Taiwan, UK and the USA. He did a 32 date tour of North America with Mono in 2007, with whom he also made a collaborative CD. In 2010 World's End Girlfriend played shows in Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  1. Ending Story (2000, reissued in 2011)
  2. Farewell Kingdom (2001)
  3. Xmas Song (2001) (Released as World's End Boyfriend, reissued with 2 extra tracks in 2003, released as a free 9-track download in 2011)
  4. Dream's End Come True (2002)
  5. Enchanted Landscape Escape (2002) (Released as Wonderland Falling Yesterday, re-released as World's End Girlfriend in 2007 with some tracklist changes)
  6. The Lie Lay Land (2005)
  7. Palmless Prayer/Mass Murder Refrain (2006) (Collaboration with Mono)
  8. Hurtbreak Wonderland (2007)
  9. Enchanted Landscape Escape (2007)
  10. Seven Idiots (2010)

EPs[edit]

Film Soundtracks[edit]

Game Soundtracks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/worlds-end-girlfriend-hurtbreak-wonderland

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