La Bossanova de Fabienne
La Bossanova de Fabienne
Artist: staccato two-F
Composition/Arrangement: Hiroyuki Togo
Lyrics/Vocals: Fabienne Haber
Genre: BOSSA GROOVE
VJ: Hajime Yashiro (beatmania), ? (beatmania (2006))
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania 3rdMIX
Other Music Game Appearances:
Un, deux, trois, c'est un amour groovy Personne ne peut me le prendre C'est comme une toute petite mélodie Comme une Bossa Nova Imposante, triste et belle Un peintre pleure dans le brouillard de la nuit Comme une insomnie Corazón C'est à toi que je pense Et dans mes rêves, Je suis en transes tu sais Avec toi
One, two, three, it's a groovy love No one can take it away It's like a really tiny melody Like a Bossa Nova Imposing, sad and beautiful A painter cries in the fog of night Like an insomnia My love, I think about you And in my dreams I am in fright you know With you
Song Connections / Remixes
- La Bossanova de Fabienne is a French version of papayapa bossa, which also appears in beatmania APPEND YebisuMIX.
- A portion of La Bossanova de Fabienne is included in the medley BEMANI HIT TRACKS, from beatmania APPEND GOTTAMIX.
- A remix of La Bossanova de Fabienne by DOCTOR S, titled La Bossanova de Fabienne ～BOSSA BOSSA MIX～, can be found in beatmania completeMIX 2 as the ANOTHER chart of La Bossanova de Fabienne.
- La Bossanova de Fabienne received HARD charts in beatmania 3rdMIX, although these charts are duplicates of La Bossanova de Fabienne's NORMAL charts.
- It received new NORMAL charts in beatmania completeMIX, replacing its old charts.
- In beatmania European Edit, La Bossanova de Fabienne's artist and genre were changed to Togo Project (feat. Fabienne) and ACID JAZZ REMIX, respectively.
- The April 20th, 1999 prototype of beatmania European Edit changed the genre to ACID JAZZ REMIX, but kept the original artist.
Song Production Information
beatmania maniac-tracks Booklet
The French version of BOSSA GROOVE is sung by Fabienne, a French model/talent living in Japan.
The song was also brought over to 3rdMIX and was very popular at the time, yet for some reason (?) it was never released on CD.
"♪Ta-tata-tatta-tata~" This bossa nova groove turns your arcade into a Brazilian resort!
Brazil, as it turns out, is the birthplace of bossa nova. It's said to have originated in Ipanema, located in southern Rio de Janerio. This genre of latin music originally developed from samba, borrowing its intense rhythms and putting emphasis on the harmonies between the instruments and vocals. A lot of the songs are mainly sung in Portuguese. Its combination of guitars, flutes, and maracas are very distinct, with the complex guitar chords in particular allegedly making some guitarists cry. This masterpiece evokes an adult atmosphere never before seen in the beatmania series!
beatmania completeMIX English site
A bubbly song that makes you wanna bossa nova!
beatmania CS / APPEND YebisuMIX Music Column site
The subject this time is BOSSA GROOVE from 3rdMIX and YebisuMIX.
Because I created the song myself, I didn't have to struggle gathering material to do commentary. "Bossa" is an abbreviated way of saying "bossa nova" used by jazz musicians. Why did I label it as "BOSSA GROOVE" instead of just "BOSSA NOVA" when I put the song in beatmania?
That's because native bossa nova is generally sung with a trailing, whispering voice while strumming a gut guitar (nylon strings) with a pick... the genre isn't really one that would be played at a club (any cutting-edge DJs out there want to try?), and also because it's quite difficult to put it into a music game where you're fiercly carving beats (recently in Japan it seems they call them "kurabu ge-mu" ["club games"], or "kurage" for short... kinda looks like the word for jellyfish [kurage], how gloomy [暗気ー] (this one came up during kanji conversion!)... sorry for all the double parentheses).
That's where I sped up the tempo, emphasized the beats, gave it a "Shibuya style, bossa nova family, lounge genus, French pop species, club branch" (???) nonsensical feel to it, then arranged it so that it works when playing the game.
One more reason I didn't just name it "bossa nova" is that I personally love the genre, which is why I made do with an unassuming name like "bossa groove" due to a feeling of reverence toward native bossa nova musicians. Sorry to those pursuing that path... I was careless... I messed up, please come back, Yoshiko...
As for artists who represent the genre, I can't go without mentioning Antônio Carlos Jobim, the father of bossa nova. Even the world-famous [Ryuichi] Sakamoto has cited Jobim as an artist who influenced him. Of the ones who are Japanese, songstress Lisa Ono is well-known. Brazilian music, not just bossa nova, is endlessly beautiful and deep. Among those I know: Dorival Caymmi; Caetano Veloso; Milton Nascimento; among many others. Bands like Os Mutantes, whom I listened to some time ago, have a Brazilian psychedelic soft rock feel to them, which was incredibly interesting.
Working in a job like this where I'm immersed in music, sometimes I get to where, no exaggeration, I absolutely don't want to hear any sounds outside of work, not even the sound of a television or refrigerator noise, much less some guy in the middle of a train who's got sounds rattling out of his Walkman and should be put to death! But relaxing, native music like Brazilian or Hawaiian is different. Not to the point where I get engrossed listening to it, but to where I could drink a good sake just playing it.
When you get to the latter half of your 20s, the correct way to live as an adult is to graduate from "euro" or "blasting beat music" and enjoy bossa nova! ... and don't get into enka music, either! (I'm lying. Listen a lot to whatever you like, OK?)
"Here's some bossa nova for your city-worn heart..." (or something like that)
(Hiroyuki Togo, Composer & Sound Director for beatmania on PlayStation)
Video Production Information
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania difficulty rated from 1 to 9.
beatmania (2006) difficulty rated from 1 to 10. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from KANI KANI CRAB.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania APPEND YebisuMIX||5||-||-||5||-||-|
|beatmania APPEND 3rdMIX||-||3||-||-||3||-|
|beatmania for WonderSwan||3||-||-||-||-||-|
|beatmania BEST HITS||5||-||-||5||-||-|
|beatmania European Edit (prototype)||6||-||-||6||-||-|
|beatmania European Edit||4||-||-||4||-||-|
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania completeMIX 2||3||↑4||-||3||↑4||-|
|beatmania III→III THE FINAL||3||3||-||3||3||-|