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Comforting Goldfrapp- and Cardigans-like sounds, along with a touch of Tokyo influence, converge in Ananda Jacobs’ works, resulting in a dark kind of electronic pop. Produced entirely by Jacobs, her music has a spacious, melancholic feel that, though difficult to identify, is strangely familiar...
— July 16, 2009 | Volume 8, Number 28 emusicianXTRA Newsletter by Tracy Katz - Odds and Ends EM Pick: Ananda Jacobs
If you pride yourself in your music knowledge then Ananda is a name to remember - her voice is a haunting mixture of the late 60’s rock and chill out sounds. If you love Jefferson Airplanes’ White rabbit and Simon and Garfunkel’s The sound of silence or if you just like music that transports you to another place, well, then this is Ananda Jacobs.
— July 2, 2009 | Made in Japan - The Talented Ms Ananda Jacobs - Violette Nlandu Ngoy

日本語は下にあります

Ananda Jacobs graduated at age 21 with high honors from the University of Southern California, where she received a double degree in psychology and music. While at university, Ananda was a member of over 12 academic honor societies and was a Renaissance Scholar and an Engineering Merit Research Scholar, having first majored in aerospace engineering. She created, produced, and composed for the Experimental Music Showcase at USC, and after graduation sang and wrote music in a rock band while composing electronic music in other projects.

In 2006, although invited to pursue a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at UCLA, Northwestern, Cornell, and the University of Maryland, Ananda moved to Tokyo where she started her career as a model, actor, and narrator. She has appeared in commercials for Nissin Cup Noodle, Kirin Honshibori, McDonalds, Toyota, Kanebo, and Sony, among others. She was a regular on NHK’s EiEiGO as “Lucy” and on Corpus 100 de Eikaiwa, and had recurring roles in dramas Massan, Beppin-san, and Yae no Sakura. She also appeared in feature films Thermae Romae, Equals, and Hijoshi Zukan as well as independent shorts, and was the lead actor in Otona Keikaku’s stage production of Welcome Nippon. As a voice actor and motion capture actor she has worked on several games including Pokemon, Tekken, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, and Metal Gear, and was the face model for Zoe in Resident Evil 7. She has narrated commercials for Biore, Kose, Uniqlo, and sung in commercials for Wacoal, Parco, and Yamaha (for which she also composed lyrics). Ananda also voices a cartoon version of herself in the children’s DVD series Mebae Okeiko Book, for which she also composed and produced an original children’s song. She also voiced a toy character for Fridgeezoo and composed and performed the theme song for its promotion videos.

In 2016 Ananda’s original music “Always You” was featured in a Matsuya Ginza promotion video, and in 2017 was used in designer Rira Sugawara’s fashion show at London Fashion Week. The song was released in an EP with her band Jacobs in 2014.

As a songwriter and music producer, Ananda creates music for her own projects at her home studio where she arranges and programs all instrumental parts and layers her vocals on top. Though she has experience with clarinet and keyboards and also dabbles in theremin and bass, she primarily uses her computer to compose and produce music.
Ananda's signature sound fuses haunting dream-pop, industrial rock, and ethereal electronic soundscapes.


アナンダ・ジェイコブズ は21歳のときに南カリフォルニア大学卒業。心理学も音楽も勉強しました。大学の少なくとも12のアカデミックな学業成績認定委員会のメンバーであり。2005年にUCLA、Northwestern、Cornell、およびMaryland大学で認知神経科学における博士号を追求するよう誘われました。

しかしながら、モデルとメディア才能として東京に移り、キャリアを築き上げました。

ファッションブランドに関して何百ものキャンペーンに現れました。 2008年、アナンダは日本全体にわたるコカコーラ自動販売機のポスターで見られました。雑誌のZexy、ローリングストーン、SO-EN、ベッツィー・ジョンソンのカタログ、ニコン、ローランド、パリミキ、フジフィルム、ホンダには彼女がいました。 TVCMのKIRIN Chu-Hi(本搾り)、Nishin Cup Noodle、三菱電機エレベーター、マクドナルド、Domino Pizza、ソフトバンクで特徴とされました。 テレビ番組「EiEiGO!」「マッサン」「べっぴんさん」「コーパス100!de 英会話」(NHK)のレギュラーで毎週放送され、他の何十ものプログラムに出演。L'arc~アン~Cielや、クリスタルケイや、Garnet Crowや、V6や、Leah Dizonや、ボニーピンクや、Tohoshinkiや、クレイジーケンバンドやドリーム・シアターなどで、ミュージックビデオに出演。Baila Fashion MagazineのCMの音楽提供もこなす。 アナンダはニンテンドーDSゲーム「Wish-Room 2」の「ミーナ」へのキャラクタモデルでした、そして「ビオハザード」のZoe Bakerのキャラクターモデル、他のゲームのモーションキャップチャー。2009年に、「非女子図」のショートムービー「占い!タマエ」、足立梨花と共演。KANEBO、UNIQLOのCMなどでナレーターとして出演しました。

2018年に、アナンダは再び音楽に焦点を合わせ始めました。 東京でオリジナルの音楽構成をアレンジしました。 アナンダの歌詞はしばしば彼女の夢で見る超現実的な風景と神秘的な風景の感覚に基づいています。 2019年にはアルバムをリリースするのを計画しています。

独創的な作品をプロデュース、アレンジ、プログラムします。 アナンダの音楽は「霊妙で」、「忘れられない」印象を残します。 暗い電子ポップスの異なった世界にリスナーを招待します。