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About Toru Matsuura

Born March 31st 1958, in Ohta-ku, Tokyo. He spent his childhood surrounded by green nature in Musashisakai.
He got to know the Beatles at the end of elementary school, and then got into Hard Rock/Progressive Rock/Glam Rock during his junior high school years. Around this time he bought an electric guitar and an amplifire. Throughout his high school life, he dived deeply into the abyssal world of Rock. Hearing Anarchy in the U.K. by the Sex Pistols on the radio gave him a shock. I Don't Mind by the Buzzcocks made his eyes open wide to Punk and he began song writing.
He formed a punk-pop band Tokyo 2-channel (TVC2). and later joined the originator of Japanese Girl's Bands Boys Boys as the bassist, and participated with them in the Pass Live Tour. Later he joined with Non Band as the guitarist. He began a guitar solo project using a sound delay effector. He Participated in music productions for FM commercials/the theater/and films, etc. He formed the accoustic duo Cosmos, and released their 4 CDs. He joined with Totsuzen Danball as the guitarist, and formed Sora no Sachi (Joy of the Sky) with Jason Shalton from Panicsmile. He formed Tengoku Ryokoh with trumpeter Tetsuroh Konishi, and is now trying to sing solo with his guitar.

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COSMOS Stars & Delirium 08.03.2011
COSMOS Stars & Delirium

An acoustic music duo COSMOS turned into electronic pop duo! Their third album in 2000 is re-issued here in 2011.

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COSMOS Pre-Delay 19.01.2011
COSMOS Pre-Delay

Pop songs by an acoustic music duo COSMOS: Mariko Itoh and Toru Matsuura. Compiled by Toru Matsuura from their two original albums in 1999, remixed by Yasuhiro Yamaoka in 2011.

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Toru Matsuura how do you do? 25.11.2010
how do you do?

The 1st release of an album by Toru Matsuura from YOWorks. These exotic instrumental compositions with his interest in South-East Asian culture were originally recorded in 1991, and were digitally remastered by Yasuhiro Yamaoka in 2010 here.

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