Key Sounds Label discography

Key Sounds Label is a Japanese independent record label[1] based in Osaka, Japan, that specializes in trance music. The label formed in 2001 as a brand of the publishing company Visual Art's and was established to catalog and release music related to visual novels produced by the brand Key, also under Visual Art's.[2] When Key Sounds Label formed, Jun Maeda, Shinji Orito, and Magome Togoshi were Key's signature composers and have continued to produce the majority of the music on the label, though Togoshi resigned in October 2006 and is no longer affiliated with Key or Visual Art's.[3] Key and Visual Art's released one single and two remix albums between 1999 and 2000, leading to the formation of Key Sounds Label the following year. The first official releases on the label were Work-S' debut (and only) studio album Humanity... and Lia's debut single "Natsukage / Nostalgia" at the convention Comiket 60 in 2001.[4] The first release to chart on Japan's Oricon charts was the Clannad Original Soundtrack released in 2004.[5] Between 2006 and 2008, eight more releases—five singles and three albums—also charted on Oricon.[1][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] The six singles and two albums released for the anime series Angel Beats! charted on Oricon in 2010.

Key Sounds Label's roster features Japanese bands and singers, several of which originated from the I've Sound techno/trance music production group under Visual Art's, such as Ayana, Lia, Mell, and Eiko Shimamiya. Other artists including Annabel, Chata, Eufonius, Karuta, LiSA, Marina, Runa Mizutani, Psychic Lover, Rita, Harumi Sakurai, Haruka Shimotsuki, Keiko Suzuki, Miyako Suzuta, Aoi Tada, Tomoe Tamiyasu, and Nagi Yanagi have also released records through the label. Key Sounds Label catalogs their releases on three indexes: KSLA, KSLC and KSLV. The albums on KSLA and KSLC are released on CD format, while video albums on KSLV are released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.


Year No. Artist Title
1999 Key feat. Ayana Anemoscope
Key feat. Ayana "Last regrets / Place of wind which arrives"
2000 KYCD-0303 Key feat. Lia Ornithopter


Year No. Artist Title
2001 1 Work-S Humanity...
2 Lia "Natsukage / Nostalgia"
3 Key feat. Lia Recollections
2002 4–5 Key feat. Lia Air Original Soundtrack
6 Key feat. Ayana Kanon Original Soundtrack
7 Lia "Birthday Song,Requiem"
2003 8 Lia "Spica/Hanabi/Moon"
9 Riya Sorarado
10 Key Re-feel
2004 11 Key feat. Eufonius Mabinogi
12–14 Key feat. Eufonius, Lia Clannad Original Soundtrack
15 Riya Sorarado Append
16–17 Key feat. Eufonius, Lia -Memento-
2005 18 Key Ma-Na
19 Riya Love Song
20 Key feat. Lia Tomoyo After Original Soundtrack
21 Key Piano no Mori
2006 22 Lia Air Analog Collector's Edition[A]
23–24 OTSU feat. Ayana, Lia OTSU Club Music Compilation Vol.1
25 Key feat. Mell Planetarian Original Soundtrack
26 Ayana "Last regrets / Kaze no Tadoritsuku Basho"
27 Planetarian Drama CD "A Snow Globe"
2007 28 Rita "Little Busters!"
29 Planetarian Drama CD "Jerusalem"
30–31 Planetarian Drama CD "Hoshi no Hito"
32 Key feat. Rita Semicrystalline.
33–35 Key feat. Rita Little Busters! Original Soundtrack
36 Eufonius, Chata "Mag Mell / Dango Daikazoku"
37 Key feat. MintJam, Rita Rockstar Busters!
38 Tomoe Tamiyasu "Rin no Hisoka na Koi no Uta / Mission:Love sniper"
2008 39–40 OTSU feat. Rita OTSU Club Music Compilation Vol.2
41 Rita Little Busters! Analog Collector's Edition[B]
42 Key Ontology
43 Key feat. Lia, Rita Little Busters! Ecstasy Tracks
44 Lia "Toki o Kizamu Uta / Torch"
45–46 Chata, Lia, Rita, Tomoe Tamiyasu KSL Live World 2008: Way to the Little Busters! EX
2009 47 Harumi Sakurai "Saya no Nemureru Requiem / Saya's Song"
48 OTSU feat. Blasterhead, Ayana, Lia, Rita OTSU:Blasterhead
49 Keiko Suzuki "Raison / Pickles o Oishikusuru Tsukurikata"
50 Tomoe Tamiyasu "Neko to Garasu to Marui Tsuki / Alicemagic (Aroma Tablet mix)"
2010 51 Girls Dead Monster (Marina) "Crow Song"
52 Girls Dead Monster (LiSA) "Thousand Enemies"
53–54 Lia, Aoi Tada "My Soul, Your Beats / Brave Song"
55 Girls Dead Monster (LiSA) "Little Braver"
56 Miyako Suzuta "One's Future"
57 Jun'ichi Shimizu feat. Haruka Shimotsuki, Miyako Suzuta Kud Wafter Original Soundtrack
58 Girls Dead Monster (LiSA) Keep The Beats!
59–60 Jun Maeda, Anant-Garde Eyes feat. Karuta, Lia, Aoi Tada Angel Beats! Original Soundtrack
61–63 Chata, Marina, Lia, LiSA, Rita, Riya, Keiko Suzuki, Miyako Suzuta, Aoi Tada, Tomoe Tamiyasu KSL Live World 2010: Way to the Kud Wafter
64 Girls Dead Monster (Marina) "Last Song"
65 Girls Dead Monster (LiSA) "Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui final ver.)"
66 Key feat. Asari, Duca, Miyako Suzuta Albina: Assorted Kudwaf Songs
2011 67 Runa Mizutani, NanosizeMir "Philosophyz"
68 Key feat. Lia, Rita, Haruka Shimotsuki, Miyako Suzuta Deejay Busters!
69 Psychic Lover "Rewrite"
70 Key feat. Annabel Soil
71 Lia Key+Lia Best 2001-2010
73–75 Key feat. Runa Mizutani, NanosizeMir, Psychic Lover, Aoi Tada, Nagi Yanagi Rewrite Original Soundtrack
76 Key feat. Annabel, Mao, Nagi Yanagi Branch
77 Jun'ichi Shimizu feat. Haruka Shimotsuki, Miyako Suzuta Kud Wafter Original Soundtrack
78 Key feat. Asari, Duca, Miyako Suzuta Albina: Assorted Kudwaf Songs
2012 79 Key feat. Hatsune Miku Key+Vocaloid Best selection vol.1
80 Chata, Mami Kawada, Ayaka Kitazawa, Kotoko, Lia, LiSA, Rita, Eiko Shimamiya, Aoi Tada, Kaori Utatsuki Orpheus: Kimi to Kanaderu Ashita e no Uta
81 Key feat. Runa Mizutani, NanosizeMir, Aoi Tada Feast
82–83 Shinji Orito feat. Ayana, Mami Kawada, Ayaka Kitazawa, Kotoko, Lia, Ray, Runa Mizutani, Rita, Nagi Yanagi Circle of Fifth
84 Key feat. Sōshi Hosoi Keynote: Key Sounds Remix Album
85–86 Key and Visual Art's Visual Art's 20th Anniversary Remixes
87–88 Rita "Little Busters! / Alicemagic"
90 Key feat. TAM, Ayana, Lia, LiSA, Runa Mizutani, Riya, Rita, Aoi Tada Key Classic
91 Key feat. MintJam, Runa Mizutani, Aoi Tada, Nagi Yanagi Dye Mixture
2013 89 Key Ripresa
92 Suzuyu "Boys be Smile / Mezameta Asa ni wa Kimi ga Tonari ni"
93 Ayaka Kitazawa "Kimi to no Nakushi Mono / Namidairo no Tsubasa"


Year No. Artist Title
2008 1–2 Key feat. Ayana, Lia, Eiko Shimamiya KSL Live World 2008: Pamphlet and Memorial Disc
3 Key "Toki o Kizamu Uta / Torch" Piano Arrange Disc
2009 4–5 Key feat. Annabel, Kaori Furukawa, Takashi Kamijō, Kazue, Marie, Aya Sōma Key 10th Memorial Fes Anniversary CD
6–7 Key Net Radio Vol. 1
2010 8 Key feat. Chata, Lia, Rita, Keiko Suzuki, Miyako Suzuta KSL Live World 2010: Pamphlet Music Disc
9 Girls Dead Monster (LiSA) Girls Dead Monster Starring LiSA Tour 2010 Live Pamphlet
2011 10–11 Key Net Radio Vol. 2
2012 12 Chata, Lia, Rita, Aoi Tada "Shiawase ni Naru Ban"
2013 13 Key feat. Tomoe Tamiyasu, Harumi Sakurai, Keiko Suzuki KSL Live World 2013: Pamphlet Music Disc


Year No. Artist Title
2011 1–3 Girls Dead Monster (LiSA) Girls Dead Monster starring LiSA Tour 2010 Final: Keep The Angel Beats!

"—" denotes unassigned catalog numbers or releases not applicable to music artists.

Notes and references

  • A This album was released on the 12-inch format and was limited to 500 copies.[13]
  • B This album was released on the 12-inch format and was limited to 500 copies.

External links

  • Key Sounds Label's official website (Japanese)
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