Have we still got any butchers fans floating around?
I discovered them about 10 months ago, and they simply sky-rocketed to becoming my number one favourite band of all time. I was never a really heavy music listener, but after discovering butchers, I've since been quite active in trying to discover new bands which could come close to how much I enjoy butchers, but nothing has come close.
Obviously since the last post in 2012, quite a lot has happened to butchers. Most notably is that Hideki passed away in May 2013. But they did release one last album (Youth), which I think is my favourite of all their albums. レクイエム (Requiem) has become my favourite song of all time, and the album is full of other great songs like Destroyer, which is also up there as one of my favourite tracks that they produced.
Hideki and Hisako released little mini albums or EPs at 7ep.net, both of which are great. I really hope Hisako releases a full solo album, or at least continues with toddle, though I know she is part of quite a few bands now (LAMA, SPANK PAGE). Imoriya (bass) collaborated with some dude from another band, and it's quite bass guitar oriented (as you can imagine). I'm not too sure what's going on with Komatsu (drums). I think he's playing drums for a band called SOSITE or something.
Also, I bought the Kocorono documentary and it very luckily has English subtitles. You can download it (as well as a few other things, and I'm planning to upload pretty much anything I can of butchers to this folder eventually):