Dolls and Future Days, the second full-length release from The Green Brilliance, features 10 songs originally recorded by the Japanese band, The Brilliant Green. All songs were written by Tomoko Kawase (aka Tommy February 6 and Tommy Heavenly 6) and Shunsaku Okuda.
The Green Brilliance is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and music producer, Stephen Christian.
The songs may or may not sound familiar, depending upon how well acquainted you are with the Japanese rock and roll scene. Most of the songs were big hits in Japan but, it's probably safe to say, that most western ears are unfamiliar with any of this music since it has been primarily marketed to a Japanese audience.
While the lyrics are (mostly) sung in Japanese, the music and melodies are strong enough to transcend any difficulties with language comprehension.
Stephen Christian plays all of the instruments on the tracks, including guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, and percussion. All vocals are sung by Manami Miyamoto.