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Susumu Hirasawa (平沢 進) (born April 1, 1954) is a Japanese music artist and composer.

In the fifth year of elementary school, Hirasawa took up the electric guitar, inspired by the surf and instrumental rock bands he heard on the radio and on TV, later joining his junior high school's band. In 1973 he formed Mandrake, a progressive rock band that incorporated elements from heavy metal and krautrock. Being one of the few Japanese progressive rock bands of its time, Mandrake achieved little success and released no albums during its lifetime. After discovering punk rock and working on synthesizer-heavy projects, Hirasawa felt that progressive rock became just for entertainment and decided to reform the band as the new wave/electronic rock band P-Model in 1979. Originally met with success, they turned to decidedly uncommercial post-punk and experimental rock after Hirasawa went through an averse reaction to his fame. With Hirasawa at the forefront, the band went through various lineups and achieved some popularity in the Japanese independent music scene.

In 1989, Hirasawa launched his solo career. Unbound by the restraints of a band, his albums were marked by a refusal to stick to any particular genre. He continued to evolve his sound while concurrently working with P-Model until the group was disbanded in 2000. He has actively been releasing new music since.

While Hirasawa is mostly remembered in Japan for the first two P-Model albums, he has achieved international recognition for his soundtrack work, particularly for the adaptations of the Kentaro Miura manga Berserk and the work of anime director Satoshi Kon.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 時空の水 平沢進 2
1990 サイエンスの幽霊 平沢進 2
1991 Virtual Rabbit 平沢進 2
1992 魂のふる里 平沢進 1
1994 Aurora 平沢進 2
1994 配線上のアリア 平沢進田中靖美 1
1995 Sim City 平沢進 2
1996 Siren 平沢進 1
1998 救済の技法 平沢進 3
2000 賢者のプロペラ 平沢進 2
2003 Blue Limbo 平沢進 1
2004 Switched-On Lotus 平沢進 1
2006 白虎野 平沢進 1
2008 PHONON2550 LIVE 平沢進 1
2009 点呼する惑星 平沢進 3 1
2010 突弦変異 平沢進 4 1
2012 現象の花の秘密 平沢進 4 1
2015 ホログラムを登る男 平沢進 4 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 映像のための音楽 (Music for Movies) 平沢進 1
2012 HALDYN DOME 平沢進 1
2014 Archetype | 1989-1995 Polydor years of Hirasawa 平沢進 1
2016 Ash Crow 平沢進 4 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Error CD 平沢進 2

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Solar Ray 平沢進 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 DETONATOR ORGUN 1 平沢進 1
1991 DETONATOR ORGUN 2 平沢進 1
1992 DETONATOR ORGUN 3 平沢進 1
1997 BERSERK 平沢進 5 5
1999 ロストレジェンド 平沢進 1
1999 ベルセルク: 千年帝国の鷹篇 喪失花の章 平沢進 2
2002 千年女優 平沢進 2
2004 妄想代理人 オリジナルサウンドトラック 平沢進 3
2004 Paranoia Agent: Outtake Collection 平沢進 1
2006 「パプリカ」オリジナルサウンドトラック 平沢進 5 3

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 BERSERK-Forces- 平沢進 5 3

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 susumu hirasawa p-0 Gazio Mix CD 平沢進 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Aria 平沢進 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Tetragrammaton 平沢進 + InhVmaN 1

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