Hiroko Taniyama

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A Japanese female singer-songwriter born in Tokyo on August 29, 1956.
Hiroko Taniyama is seen as a category of artists of New Music series
and is popular with fans of New Music, but on the other hand,
it is sometimes said to have progressive rock-like elements.
The fantasy nature and musicality of the lyrics overlap with the category of progressive rock.
It is said to be listened to with images overlapping with Kate Bush, Loreena McKennitt
and Ryoko Moriyama which have similar musicality and are drawing attention from fans of progressive rock.
However, composition such as general progres, including the irregular beats
and arranging to show off sophisticated performances are not frequently used.

She began bringing songs to King Records during junior high school and "僕たちの秘密" was
adopted on the B-side of the single "白い天使" (released November 20, 1970)
of Baby Brothers (later Finger 5) when she was 14 years old.

Originally she is a composer aspiration, she did not expect to sing.
But the director of King Records told her. "If you sing by yourself we will release your LP"

And recording was done in a style she sings while playing the piano.
And on April 25, 1972, King records released her first album "静かでいいな 〜谷山浩子15の世界〜"
and her first single "銀河系はやっぱりまわってる"
That year, she became regular of NHK 101 stage (TV program for young people)

In 1974, her "お早ようございますの帽子屋さん" was selected at the 7th popular song contest,
and on February 10, 1975 Canyon Records released her second debut single.
And in 1977, she officially debuted as a single "河のほとりに".
She says "There are my three debuts."
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Hiroko Taniyama Discography Tracks

Albums

Hiroko Taniyama - ねこの森には帰れない album art 谷山浩子* ねこの森には帰れない (Album) Aard-Vark Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Hiroko Taniyama - もうひとつのアリス album art 谷山浩子* もうひとつのアリス (Album) Aard-Vark Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Hiroko Taniyama - 鏡の中のあなたへ album art Hiroko Taniyama 鏡の中のあなたへ (Album) Aard-Vark Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Hiroko Taniyama - 夢半球 album art 谷山浩子* 夢半球 (Album) Aard-Vark Japan 1979 Sell This Version
C28A0130 Hiroko Taniyama - ここは春の国 album art 谷山浩子* ここは春の国(LP, Album) Aard-Vark C28A0130 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
Hiroko Taniyama - 時の少女 album art 谷山浩子* 時の少女 (Album) Aard-Vark Japan 1981 Sell This Version
Hiroko Taniyama - たんぽぽサラダ album art 谷山浩子* たんぽぽサラダ (Album) Aard-Vark, Canyon Japan 1983 Sell This Version
C28A0332 Hiroko Taniyama - 水の中のライオン album art 谷山浩子* 水の中のライオン(LP, Album) Canyon, Aard-Vark C28A0332 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Hiroko Taniyama - 空飛ぶ日曜日 album art 谷山浩子* 空飛ぶ日曜日 (Album) Aard-Vark, Canyon Japan 1985 Sell This Version
Hiroko Taniyama - 水玉時間 = Mizutama Jikan album art 谷山浩子* = Hiroko Taniyama 谷山浩子* = Hiroko Taniyama - 水玉時間 = Mizutama Jikan (Album) Canyon Japan 1986 Sell This Version
LB28-5075 Hiroko Taniyama - 楠劇場 オリジナル・アルバム album art AQ! Ishii, Hiroko Taniyama AQ! Ishii, Hiroko Taniyama - 楠劇場 オリジナル・アルバム(LP, Album) Futureland LB28-5075 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
PCCA-00271 Hiroko Taniyama - お昼寝宮・お散歩宮 album art 谷山浩子* お昼寝宮・お散歩宮(CD, Album, RE) Aard-Vark, Pony Canyon PCCA-00271 Japan 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

V-19 Hiroko Taniyama - 河のほとりに album art 谷山浩子* 河のほとりに(7", Single) Aard-Vark V-19 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
V-32 Hiroko Taniyama - 忘れられた部屋で album art 谷山浩子* 忘れられた部屋で(7") Aard-Vark V-32 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
V-48 Hiroko Taniyama - カントリーガール album art 谷山浩子* カントリーガール(7", Single) Aard-Vark V-48 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7A0009 Hiroko Taniyama - 夕暮れの街角で album art 谷山浩子* 夕暮れの街角で(7", Single) Aard-Vark 7A0009 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7A0258 Hiroko Taniyama - たんぽぽ album art 谷山浩子* たんぽぽ(7") Canyon, Aard-Vark 7A0258 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
7A0314 Hiroko Taniyama - 風になれーみどりのためにー album art 谷山浩子* 風になれーみどりのためにー(7", Single) Aard-Vark 7A0314 Japan 1983 Sell This Version

Compilations

D33A0046 Hiroko Taniyama - Best Selection album art 谷山浩子* Best Selection(CD, Comp) Canyon D33A0046 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
PCCA-00119 Hiroko Taniyama - Country Girl album art Hiroko Taniyama Country Girl(CD, Comp) Aard-Vark PCCA-00119 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
YCCW-00001 谷山浩子* Hiroko Taniyama '80s(CD, Comp) Yamaha Music Communications YCCW-00001 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
YCCW-10146 Hiroko Taniyama Country Girl(CD, Album, Comp, Blu) Yamaha Music Communications YCCW-10146 Japan 2011 Sell This Version

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