Asa-Chang & Junray

Asa Chang & Junray is the band of the Japanese percussionist Asa Chang, who was the founder and original bandmaster of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. After leaving that group in 1993, he formed Asa Chang & Junray in 1998 with programmer and guitarist Hidehiko Urayama. They were joined in 2000 by tabla player U-zhaan. Live, the group used a portable soundsystem called 'Jun-Ray Tronics', hence the name — although the word 'junray' also means 'pilgrimage'.

In 2002, the British label The Leaf Label released Jun Ray Song Chang, which compiled the group's first two, Japan-only albums. It was followed a year later by the mini album, Tsu Gi Ne Pu. The group's song 'Hana' was featured on Fabric Live 07, while 'Tsu Gi Ne Pu' was included on a The Wire Tapper CD. The group's 2005 album, Minna no Junray, featured vocals by singer and actress Kyōko Koizumi. It has not been released overseas.

In 2013, their song "Hana" was re-done for the soundtrack to the anime Aku no Hana (lit. Flowers of Evil), an adaptation of the manga of the same name. Several versions are featured throughout the series, and as its ending theme.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Asa-Chang - Asa-Chang & 蒐集 2011 CD, Compilation
Asa-Chang & Junray - Hana 2001 CD, Album
Asa-Chang & Junray - Hana 2001 Vinyl, 12"
Asa-Chang & Junray - 影の無いヒト 2009 CD, Album
Asa-Chang & Junray - Tsu Gi Ne Pu 2003 CD, Mini-Album
No Image Asa-Chang & Junray - Jun Ray Song Chang 2015 Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Test Pressing
Asa-Chang & Junray - Tabla Magma Bongo 1998 CD, Album
No Image Asa-Chang & Junray - Tsu Gi Ne Pu 2003 Vinyl, LP, Mini-Album, Test Pressing, White Label, Stereo
Asa-Chang & Junray - Jun Ray Song Chang 2002 Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Asa-Chang, エマーソン北村* - Debut 2019 Vinyl, 10"
Asa-Chang & 巡礼* - まほう 2016 CD, Album
Asa-Chang & Junray - Tsu Gi Ne Pu 2002 CD, Album
No Image Asa-Chang & Junray - Jun Ray Song Chang 2002 Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Test Pressing
Asa-Chang & 巡礼* - まほう 2016 CD, Album
No Image Asa-Chang & Junray - Hana 2002 CDr, Single, Promo
Asa-Chang & Junray - Jun Ray Song Chang 2002 CD, Compilation
Asa-Chang & Junray - Tsu Gi Ne Pu 2002 CD, Album
Asa-Chang & Junray - Tsu Gi Ne Pu 2003 Vinyl, LP, Mini-Album, Stereo
Asa-Chang & Junray - みんなのジュンレイ 2005 CD, Album
No Image Asa-Chang & Junray - Jun Ray Song Chang 2002 CD, Compilation, Promo
Asa-Chang, エマーソン北村* - Debut 2018 CD, Album
Asa-Chang & Junray - Jun Ray Song Chang 2016 Vinyl, LP, CD, All Media, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue
No Image Asa-Chang & Junray - Hana 2002 Vinyl, 12", Test Pressing, White Label
Asa-Chang & Junray - Hana 2002 Vinyl, 12"
Asa-Chang & Junray - Mahou 2016 File, MP3, Album
Asa-Chang & Junray - Jun Ray Song Chang 2016 Vinyl, LP, CD, All Media, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue
Asa-Chang & Junray - Hana 2001 Vinyl, 12"
Asa-Chang, エマーソン北村* - Debut 2018 CD, Album
Asa-Chang & Junray - Jun Ray Song Chang 2002 CD, Compilation
Asa-Chang & ブルーハッツ* - 真冬の夜のブルーハッツ Live In Shibuya 2006 2006 CD, Album
Asa-Chang & ブルーハッツ* - 真冬の夜のブルーハッツ Live In Shibuya 2006 2006 DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
Asa-Chang & 巡礼* Feat. ハナレグミ* - カな 2004 CD, Maxi-Single, Enhanced
Asa-Chang & 巡礼* Feat. 小泉今日子* - 背中 2004 CD, Maxi-Single
畠山美由紀* With Asa-Chang & ブルーハッツ* - わたしのうた 2007 CD, Album

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