Sleepy Tokyo – Dark Circles

April 20th, 2012 by justin

Jurstday Thursday on !!! I’ve been busy, so I haven’t done a new Jurstday post in awhile.  I wrote this album between 2010 and 2011.  I finished the music around the middle of 2011 with the intent to release it under Justin DiCenzo, but soon decided that the group name should be SLEEPY TOKYO because as you can see in the image, everyone is SLEEPY all the time in this city.  The theme is yes, a little cynical, but aren’t we all in the big cities???

Skip the PayPal thing if you don’t wanna pay, there’s a free link to download it!


Sleepy Tokyo’s first release “Dark Circles” is finished and free for download!

“Dark Circles” is a musical journey through the long evening and tough morning of the average Tokyo business man.


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Download the music free!


The album opens with dark circles

which form under your eyes as your superiors aimlessly extend each work hour into the night, then eventually drag you and the other younger employees out to drink until you can barely stand up.


You get yourself into your own taxi and sit back to witness the 2am taxi ride windows

reflect neon lights in the windows as you dart through the taxi lined streets.


The taxi is extremely comfortable and very easy to fall asleep in with a heavy head fallen

to the side or back against the plush seat.


Once the taxi goes as far into the side streets as possible, you’re on your own left to perform the slow plover stumble

or in Japanese 千鳥足 (chidori ashi) to reach your apartment door.


The elevator ride to your floor seems impossibly long as time slows

You make it in the door and almost automatically begin your night routine. Like a computer, your subroutines take over

and you find yourself passed out on and hopefully in your futon.

Without effort, you quickly fall asleep and proceed to enjoy a short dreamless sleep

Around 430am, the sky changes to a light navy color and with each passing minute dawn creeps

and causes you to toss and turn as you fear the 7am alarm. The rising sun beams in and the solar warmth

lets you know that another day has begun. You rise and prepare to return to the race.

The race to make more money, have more financial stability, have more things, meet your future spouse, raise kids and take an occasional 3-5 day holiday to another country.


Jurstday Thursdaay – free song new video!

December 1st, 2011 by justin

KAPOW! Brand new spankin hot right now video.

The Last Fire Hydrant MP3

Jurstday THursday SLEEEEEEP

July 14th, 2011 by justin

Sk welcome by justindicenzo


First 4 are I

Last 4 are II

I made this Drone/ Ambient album to help me sleep when I was living in Los Angeles. Now it’s always in my ambient playlist with the epic Brian Eno and friend Maxwell who also has a great Ambient record under the name EN.

Here is the store you can buy the full thing:

Justinday Thursday time

July 7th, 2011 by justin

This video I made.

This song I made.

I play the koto on this song and improvise using something called the RITSU scale. This scale is used in Gagaku music.

I like this song and will make more like it.

Jurstday! with Yuqi!

June 23rd, 2011 by justin

It is THURSDAY in Tokyo! You know what that means!

So a girl I came to know on Twitter added me on facebook and sent me a little video of her and her band.
I was blown away, she sent some more clips of new songs.
I was impressed!
Then, I was in the middle of making a new song and she told me she was only 4 foot 8, so I started to sing, “you are my smallest friend”

She asked to hear the song, then she asked to sing a verse then boom!

Listen below!
smallest friend

Jursday THurtsday cont. new sSONG by myself

June 16th, 2011 by justin


This is a song I just wrote for a friend.
Thought I would post it since it might not end up being used.

Thursday! = JuRsTDay! ^_~ 5/5 = Alone…

May 5th, 2011 by justin

HELLO OTTOBOTS!!!! Its Jurstday Thursday so you get Justin music! Here is a sad song I wrote called ALONE. Below is a funky version…then further below is the original sad version from when I was sad about a lady in Osaka.

I am still trying to get the hang of playing my own songs. This is me in my bed room a few months ago in Tokyo. Pardon my squeeze on the high notes.

and here is the originallllll below with some retarded random video

in the original, u can hear a train go by in the background while I recorded bass and vocal together. I like.

Which one do u like? 2007 or 2011 version?

Justin’s Videos and music!

April 6th, 2011 by jim

Longtime Ottomen member and producer Justin DiCenzo has been living in Japan a while now. And although he hasnt been in the recent lineup of the Ottomen, he’s been making a steady stream of music and videos on his own. We’re adding his albums to the ottoshop, and I’ll be posting some reviews etc on this blog soon.

Here’s his most recent music video. This is his new ambient music project called Sleepy Tokyo. This song is a dreamy tone poem called 沈黙 submurged in silence