Soft Ballet

Soft Ballet

Profile:
Soft Ballet formed in 1986 consisting of three members, Ryoichi Endo, Ken Morioka and Maki Fujii. It wasn’t until September 1989, however, that they made their major debut on Alfa Records (on the Edge Records sub label). Soft Ballet released 6 studio albums before disbanding in 1995.
The group briefly reunited from 2002 to 2003, releasing 2 more albums and touring extensively before splitting once more.

All three members have had long careers outside the band; Ryoichi formed the band Ends in 1996 and he remained active with that group until the late 2000s. Ken has been putting out solo albums since 1994, and has worked extensively as a producer and session musician. Maki has similarly worked as a producer and session musician, and formed the band Suilen, which became his main focus from 2007-2010.
In 2014, Ken and Maki formed a new duo, minus(ー).
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Soft Ballet Discography

Albums

Soft Ballet Earth Born (Album) Edge Records (9) Japan 1989 Sell This Version
Soft Ballet Document (Album) Alfa Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Soft Ballet 3 [Drai] (MiniAlbum, Album) Edge Records (9) Japan 1990 Sell This Version
Soft Ballet 愛と平和 (Album) Edge Records (9) Japan 1991 Sell This Version
Soft Ballet Reiz [Raits] -Live At NHK Hall- (Album) Edge Records (9) Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Soft Ballet Alter Ego (Album) Edge Records (9) Japan 1992 Sell This Version
VICL-340 Soft Ballet Million Mirrors(CD, Album) XEO Invitation VICL-340 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Soft Ballet Twist And Turn (Album) Edge Records (9) Japan 1993 Sell This Version
VICL-488 Soft Ballet Incubate(CD, Album) XEO Invitation VICL-488 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Softballet* Forms: Remix For Ordinary People (Album) SSR Records, Crammed Discs Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
VICL- 655 Softballet* Form(CD, Album) XEO Invitation VICL- 655 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
AMCT-10008 Soft Ballet Symbiont(CD) EastWest Japan AMCT-10008 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
Softballet* Menopause (Album) Warner Music Japan Japan 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

sa-sb-01 Soft Ballet Tokio Bang!(7", Single) Science Art Label sa-sb-01 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Soft Ballet Body To Body (Single) Alfa Japan 1989 Sell This Version
ALCA-22 Soft Ballet Twist Of Love(CD, Single) Edge Records (9) ALCA-22 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
ALCA-58 Soft Ballet Escape-Rebuild(CD, Single) Edge Records (9) ALCA-58 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
H30-9 Soft Ballet Virtual War - Dub Version / America - Dub Version(12", Single, Promo) Alfa, Edge Records (9) H30-9 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
ALDA-29 Soft Ballet Final - 7 Inch Mix(CD, Single) Alfa ALDA-29 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
ALDA-24 Soft Ballet Ego Dance(CD, Single, Dig) Alfa ALDA-24 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
VIDL-123 Soft Ballet Engaging Universe(CD, Single) XEO Invitation VIDL-123 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
VIDL-142 Soft Ballet White Shaman(CD, Single) XEO Invitation VIDL-142 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
12 JUN 11 Soft Ballet Threshold(12", Single) Blue August Records 12 JUN 11 UK 1993 Sell This Version
VIDL-196 Soft Ballet You(CD, Single) XEO Invitation VIDL-196 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
AMCT-70001 Soft Ballet Merchendiver(CD, Maxi) EastWest Japan AMCT-70001 Japan 2002 Sell This Version