HY

HY /ˌ ˈw/ is a Japanese rock band formed in 2000 by five high school friends from Okinawa. Their name comes from the initials of their hometown, Higashi Yakena. The band's popularity rose rapidly after a series of street performances; their debut album, Departure, released on 22 September 2001 (Okinawa-only), sold out immediately. In 2003, the band conducted a joint live performance with Linkin Park.

Their second album, Street Story, released on 16 April 2003 topped the Oricon charts, staying at number 1 for four straight weeks (Indies Artist Record). Their third album, Trunk, was released on 12 April 2004, and yet again debuted at number 1 — the first time such a feat has been accomplished by an indies artist.

The band's fourth album, Confidence released on 12 April 2006, created yet another indies music record by debuting at number 1 and retaining the top spot for two consecutive weeks. HY has sold out all of their solo concerts. Their 2006 tour was a 47-location nationwide tour which sold out the day that the tickets became available. The tour gathered over 88,000 people. In December 2006, HY's Kumakara Amae ("from the present to the future") concert held in Nippon Budokan and Osaka-jo Hall sold out immediately and gathered over 20,000 fans in two days. HY entered the international music scene, starting with their first-ever overseas tour, beginning in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and extending to seven major US cities.

Their fifth album, HeartY, was released on 16 April 2008. The album debuted at number 2 and sold over 300,000 units to data.

In January 2010, HY's sixth album "whistle" was released. The band topped the Oricon chart. and December 2010, they performed at the 61st NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen. In December 2012, HY released their eighth album "Route 29" which contained the theme song of the NHK Asadora Jun to Ai and performed at the 63rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Hy - Return Inside 1987 CD, Album
HY (2) - Story ~HY Best~ 2018 CD, Compilation, Stereo
HY (2) - Trunk 2004 CD, Album
H.Y. - " Jours Sombres ... " 2017 CD, EP
HY (2) - AM11:00 (DJ Hasebe Sea Of Love Remix) 2021 File, AAC
HY (2) - Street Story 2003 CD, Album
HY (2) - Achi Sound ~Hy Love Summer~ 2010 CD, Album
HY (2) - Trunk 2004 CD, Album
HY (2) - Trunk 2006 CD, Album, Enhanced, Limited Edition, Reissue
HY (2) - Departure 2002 CD, Album
HY (2) - Whistle ~Portrait Version~ 2010 CD, Album, DVD, DVD-Video
HY (2) - Confidence 2006 CD, Album, Stereo
Al.Hy - Alphabête 2014 CD, Album
Hy-Boi - Zooted 1994 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM
Hy Tyde - Let's Go To College Vinyl, 7", Single
Al.Hy - The Voice: La Plus Belle Voix 2012 File, AAC, Album
HyS - Landscape Exhibitors 2018 Cassette, Limited Edition, Numbered, Stereo
Hy Tyde - Ninety-Nine Years / Hush Your Mouth Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
hyDrone - Regeneration 2012 Vinyl, 7", EP, 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition
Hy Glaser - There's Nobody Just Like Me: A Self-Discovery Record 1974 Vinyl, LP, Album
Hy Tymes - Keep It Gangsta 2000 Vinyl, 12"
No Image Hy-Boi - Zooted 1994 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, White Label
Hy Bryd - Ambivalent Sound 1994 Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Hy-Definition - Life We Live 2010 File, Album, MP3
No Image Hy Bob Fenster* - An Old Victrola 2011 File, MP3, Single
H.Y. Sledge - Bootleg Music 1971 Vinyl, LP, Album
Hy Maya - The Mysticism Of Sound & Cosmic Language 2017 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Al.Hy - Jardin D'hiver 2019 File, MP3, Single
Al.Hy - Tout De Moi 2020 File, MP3, Single
Al.Hy - A.L.H.Y EP 2013 CDr, EP, Promo
Hy-Boi - Zooted 1994 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM
Hy-Time - Street Noise Part 1 1995 Cassette, Album
Hy-Time - Street Noise (The Movie) 1997 Cassette, Album
No Image Al.Hy - Mon Ami Piano 2022 Vinyl, 12", EP
Hy-Time - Street Noise Part 1 1995 Cassette, Album
Hy-Time - Street Noise Part 1 1995 CD, Album
Al.Hy - A.L.H.Y EP 2013 CDr, EP, Promo
Al.Hy - Alphabête 2014 CD, Album
Hy Tymes - Keep It Gangsta 2000 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Hy Tymes - Keep It Gangsta 2000 Vinyl, 12"
Sgt. Hy Zaret* - Sgt. Hy Zaret Sounds Off With Strictly GI Soldier Songs And Parodies 1945 Shellac, 78 RPM, 10", Album
hyDrone - hyDrone 2011 CDr, EP
Hy Tyde - A Message to the Soldiers / Innocent 1966 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
Al.Hy - Alphabête 2013 CDr, Album, Promo
No Image Hy Bob Fenster* - The Girl With The Shy Smile 2011 File, MP3, Single
hyDrone - Material 2010 CDr, Album, Enhanced
Al.Hy - Al.Hy 2013 File, AAC, EP
Hy-Boi - Blasted 1994 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Test Pressing
Hy-Vue - View From Above EP Volume #1 (Sureshot Mixes) 1994 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Hy-Boi - Blasted 1994 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Tracklist: The Mysticism Of Sound & Cosmic Language

No. Title Runtime
1 Awareness Now 2:46
2 Neurons Fire 5:37
3 Dance Of Illusion (Camel Song) 16:19
4 Albert's Lullaby 1:12
5 Consumption Of The Core Self 4:21
6 The Fabric Of Time & Space 5:11
7 Is This The Moment? (Antimatter Does Matter) 3:30
8 Left Brain Reflections (Quantum Entanglement) 7:58
9 The Reflexion Of Mirror Neutrons 1:31
10 Phenomena Phase 0:47
11 I Am Athena 0:39
12 Dissolving The Contradiction 7:45
13 Amplified For Clarity 4:52
14 Orb Overview 3:04
15 Reverse Rationalization 1:54
16 A Quantum Mechanic Mambo (Bigfoot) 8:20
17 Waves Of Particle Past (Absorbing The Emitter) 4:12
18 Hold The Holograph (I Think I Now See) 10:27
19 Dance Of The Electromagnetic (A Space Event In Time) 9:04
20 Ship Of Fools (Dissolving The Contradiction) 10:42
21 Your Truth...Or Mine 0:13
22 Just One Day (The Illusion Of Time) 2:58
23 General Relativity Is Relative 6:39
24 Hydrogen Hover (The Side Effects Of Falsehood) 8:46

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