In 1979, Hirasawa organised
a techno pop group P-MODEL based on a progressive
band MANDRAKE. P-MODEL made their debut from
In the techno pop boom at that time, P-MODEL
stole the show with their far-out and pop sound.
Since then, they have been energetically acting
while renewing the group member many times.
This year that is P-MODEL 20th anniversary,
they started a big projectentitled "MUSIC
INDUSTRIAL WASTES `P-MODEL OR DIE".
Remarkable point is they introduce people to
the way of future music industries offering
digital music delivered via the Internet.
In 1989, Hirasawa started solo
activities besides P-MODEL. He has created originative
stateless sounds those are very poetic and vocalic.
The sounds give us images as if we are in a
world where the PAST(myth/ethnic world) and
FUTURE(SF/computer world) meet the PRESENT.
That is called HIRASAWA WORLD.
Since 1994 he has staged the
Interactive Live Show on his own idea. It is
well appreciated as a various entertainment
show using AMIGA. The show has alternative stories
and is carried on audience's reaction, that
is like a roll playing game. It is a lifework
for him and was performed 5 times before now.
Hirasawa demonstrates a talent
for music, as a composer for TV documentary
music, sound track for video animation, image
album for novels, and so on.
Above all, he was highly appreciated his talent
in the animation drama of cartoons "BERSERK"
in 1997. The author of BERSERK longed for him
to write,and eventually Hirasawa wrote the sound
tracks and sang a special song for BERSERK.
He also produced an album for Yuko Miyamura,
an actress who dubbed in BERSERK.
All his works have been touching all artists
1954: Born on 2nd April
1954 in Tokyo
the first album "IN A MODEL ROOM/P-MODEL".
Played as a curtain raiser for Japan Tour Opening
Out of XTC and VAN HALEN
1980: Released the second album
1981: Released the third album
1982: Released the fourth album
the fifth album "ANOTHER GAME/P-MODEL"
and book with a cassette album "SCUBA/P-MODEL".
1985: Released the seventh album
the eighth album "ONE PATTERN/P-MODEL".
1988: Released the live show
video "Sankai no Jintai-Chizu(Somatic Map
of the Three Worlds)/P-MODEL". P-MODEL
got into a long break.
the first solo album "Jiku no Mizu(Water
in Time and Space/SUSUMU HIRASAWA". Reissued
"SCUBA/P-MODEL" as CD.
the second album "Science no Yurei(The
Ghost in Science/SUSUMU HIRASAWA", an album
"error CD/SUSUMU HIRASAWA" and a live
video "error/SUSUMU HIRASAWA"
the third solo album "VIRTUAL RABBIT/SUSUMU
HIRASAWA", a sound track for original video
animation "Detonator Orgun1/SUSUMU HIRASAWA"
and "Detonator Orgun2/SUSUMU HIRASAWA".
1992: P-MODEL reactivated. Released
the ninth album "P-MODEL/P-MODEL",
the best solo album "Tamashii no Furusato(Root
of Spirit)/SUSUMU HIRASAWA" and "Detonator
Orgun3/SUSUMU HIRASAWA". Produced music
for the HTV TV programme "Kamui Mintara".
the tenth album "BIGBODY/P-MODEL"
and novel image album "Glory Senki(Glory
P-MODEL got into a long break again for 'REVISION'.
the fourth album "AURORA/SUSUMU HIRASAWA".
Started the original indies label Diw/Syun.
Reissued "OOPARTS/SYUN". Released
a live album "PAUSE/P-MODEL", an album
"Live no Houhou(The Way of Live)/P-MODEL",
"LANDSCAPES/SYUN" and the eleventh
album "G-senjou no Air(Air on the Wiring)/Pre
reactivated with new members. Released the fifth
solo album "SIM CITY" and the P-MODEL
twelfth album "Fune(Ship)".
a live video "Sankai no Jintai-Chizu(Somatic
Map of the Three Worlds)" in new edition.
a video "Kaku no Soprano(Unreal Soprano)",
the Interactive Live Show in September 1996.
P-MODEL released the 3 Maxi Singles in series.
Played out the great story on the Internet.
At the end of the story, P-MODEL released the
thirteenth album "Denshi Higeki/~ENOLA(Electronic
Tragedy/~ENOLA)". As sequel they also performed
the live tour "Live Denshi Higeki(Live
Electronic Tragedy)" on that story. Composed
for "BERSERK", the sound track of
SUSUMU HIRASAWA a solo album "Kyusai no
Gihou(Technique of Relief)". Performed
the Interactive Live Show "WorldCell"
HIRASAWA and KENJI KONISHI organised a new unit
"Global Trotters" collaborated with
Hans Joachim Roedelius who is a member of German
ambient group Kluster. This new unit released
an album "DRIVE".
composed "LOST LEGEND", the sound
track for an attraction at Shima Spanish Village
the 20th anniversary of P-MODEL, started the
project named 'MUSIC INDUSTRIAL WASTES `P-MODEL
OR DIE' and began the on-line music selling
by MP3 as the first professional musician in
Virtual Live-1 "P-MODEL Live at S-KEN STUDIO
the fourteenth album "MUSIC INDUSTRIAL
WASTES `P-MODEL OR DIE".
Virtual Live-2 "P-MODEL Live at SHIBUYA
NYLON 100% 1970".
Virtual Live-3 "P-MODEL Live at Kyodai
Seibu Kodo 1972".
Hirasawa composed "BERSERK Sen-nen Teikoku
no Taka hen Wasurebana no syo(BERSERK: Millennium
Falcon/Amnesia Flower)", the original game
sound track for Dream Cast.
2000 Released SUSUMU HIRASAWA a solo album "Kenja
no Propeller(Philosopher's Propeller)".
Performed the Interactive Live Show "Kenja