UPDATE: This will be the first international release for the legendary band outside of Asia in its 33-year career. It will be released from 15 January 2021 via London's JPU Records as a limited edition tape cassette and CD., and will now be released from 15 Additionally, the regular edition of the album is available to download / stream now. Our official translations have also been added to the band's music videos from ABRACADABRA on their YouTube page.
Both versions of ABRACADABRA include bonuses, including four bonus tracks; the single versions of tracks 'Moon Sayonara wo Oshiete', 'Kemonotachi no Yoru', 'Datenshi' and 'Kogoeru', the first time these have been available in a physical format outside of Japan. Both versions also boast English lyric translations and Romaji transliterations inside the packaging.
Speaking of the new album, BUCK-TICK's guitarist and main composer Hisashi Imai comments, "It's alternative electro. That's the image I had when I began writing for the album".
One thing Imai was not expecting to have an effect on the album was a global pandemic, which plunged Tokyo into a State of Emergency midway through recording ABRACADABRA. This led to the creation of a new song, 'Eureka'.
"Coronavirus interrupted the recording of this album for around a month," continues Imai. "During this time, I was composing music by myself at home. When I strummed the A chord to F#m on my guitar, tears began to well up. I kept going with that feeling and 'Eureka' was made."
Imai also found some positivity in the limitations put in place to prevent the spread of the virus. His band recently conducted their first livestream, streaming a live, full production performance to the world. "Coronavirus has made it difficult to hold concerts in Japan, much like the rest of the world. So, I think these kinds of performances that are broadcast live across the internet will increase, it’s something overseas listeners can partake in and experience us in a way they may not have been able to before."