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Just last April 6, Perfume released their latest album COSMIC EXPLORER. It's already been three months since the release so I'm very much sure every Perfume has listened to it! I recently received my copy and I found the packaging really nice. It's quite similar to the packaging of Cling Cling deluxe box set. What's more, this certain album includes two CDs and one DVD. I got the DVD edition. Another version includes one Bluray. One CD specifically for the album tracks, one special CD for FLASH single and a DVD featuring their FLASH music video, Hold Your Hand music video, their Cling Cling performance in Harajuku Astro Hall and backstage of their Pick Me Up live performance in NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen. You could also find a lyric booklet featuring all the lyrics of the album and a very nice art of Perfume. On top of that, they also included three postcards featuring A-chan, Yuka-chan and Nocchi! I so much love the packaging! Cosmic Explorer also includes a poster however, I did not receive mine due to shipping mishaps.

Here is the complete tracklist of Cosmic Explorer:

  1. Navigate

  2. Cosmic Explorer

  3. Miracle Worker

  4. Next Stage with YOU

  5. STORY

  6. FLASH (Album-mix)

  7. Sweet Refrain (Album-mix)

  8. Baby Face

  9. TOKIMEKI LIGHTS (Album-mix)

  10. STAR TRAIN (Album-mix)

  11. Relax In The City

  12. Pick Me Up

  13. Cling Cling (Album-mix)

  14. Hold Your Hand

SPECIAL CD:

  1. FLASH

  2. FLASH -Original Instrumental-

  3. Perfume no tada tada radio ga suki dakara radio! 2

Out of the fourteen tracks of the album, my most favorite track is STORY. I first heard this striking track when Perfume performed this at SXSW Festival in Texas, USA. I fell in love with their performance right on the mark. Among the album mixes, my most favorite is STAR TRAIN (Album-mix). I love the taiko drums at the first few beats of the mix. Their new single tie-in for the film Chihayafuru, FLASH, is also wonderful!

STORY at SXSW Festival in Texas, USA



STAR TRAIN (Album-mix)



I'm also happy they included a DVD featuring two of their music videos, FLASH and Hold Your Hand. I was also glad when I re-watched their performance of Cling Cling in Harajuku Astro Hall. I was able to watch it first hand when they streamed it online. Also, their amazing performance of Pick Me Up in NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen is included. I find their performance there magnificent! It was beyond majestic!

FLASH Music Video



Hold Your Hand Music Video



Cling Cling at Harajuku Astro Hall



If you're into electronic dance music or EDM, you absolutely shouldn't miss this album!

By the way, I ordered my copy from Eien Arimasen Shop, a local online store that caters to Filipino J-Pop fans. Head here to their facebook page.

Cosmic Explorer is still available in some online stores. You may still purchase this J-Pop album from:

Asmart - Limited Edition Bluray / Limited Edition DVD (Not Available) / Regular Edition CD Only / Vinyl (Not Available)
CDJapan - Limited Edition Bluray / Limited Edition DVD / Regular Edition CD Only / Vinyl
HMV Japan - Limited Edition Bluray (Not Available) / Limited Edition DVD (Not Available) / Regular Edition CD Only / Vinyl
YesAsia - Limited Edition Bluray / Limited Edition DVD (Not Available) / Regular Edition CD Only (Not Available) / Vinyl



Limited Edition

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Regular Edition

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To get to know more about PERFUME, don't forget to check out their official:
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Twitter account
Youtube Channel


Here are some photos of the Cosmic Explorer album under the cut! )

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