It's time for another Japanese music thread.
I've been listening to a lot of psychedelic rock lately. How about you?
Up-Tight - Falling in Love
High Rise - Psychedelic Speed Freaks
Shizuka - 血まみれの華
You could say the same thing about the train thread and tea threads, that they belong on /n/ and /ck/ respectively. There are certainly music otaku, and I'm sure they would rather discuss Japanese music on /jp/ than a horrible board like /mu/.
Been listening to Tujiko Noriko's recent release, My Ghost Comes Back. Really good stuff.
soutaiseiriron, pillows, tokyo jihen, veltpunch, akfg, supercell, school food punishment, nujabes, boa etc.
and these are pretty much all i know. i also listen to osts a lot, if that helps. like umineko for example
i really like this, reminds me of veltpunch
shinichi atobe (techno, dub, glitch)
Aural Vampire (darkwave, synthpop)
Also been hooked on the BiS & Hijokaidan albums lately.
I couldn't tell you. I've only listened to Happy Bivouac and the FLCL soundtracks.
Nagisa Ni Te - On the Beach
Nagisa Ni Te - Anxiety
The coolest Japanese musician alive: Keiji Haino.
Uchu Konbini - Tsuki no Hansha de Miteta
Uchu Konbini - Somaru Oto o Kakuninshitara
any more worthwhile mega links? These are all wonderful by the way.
you guys like Salyu right?
i think she's so awesome
and I like Piana, I only just recently found out about her because of the work she did with Kashiwa Daisuke. but I like all her solo stuff that i've heard so far
and of course I like Shiina Ringo
this album was really good, I like her a lot
Does anyone here like X Japan?
I only listen to Geek Sleep Sheep.
You've probably never heard of them.
Could you guys help me out here?
I've found a song, but I can't find the lyrics anywhere. Could you possibly translate it for me?
Santara is best, btw.
This album is so good.
One of my fav japrock albums - very dense, upbeat, sometimes melancholic, noisy rock with a power pop vibe.
I was wondering if I should make another thread for my request but I guess this topic is enough.
I'm looking for a special style of music: the J-pop/Metal style. I've heard about it via BABYMETAL but also via the opening of WataMote (which kicks ass).
Do you have any suggestions that could match this style?
Gotta love core genres
Uhh, just check out more of Kiba of Akiba's stuff (they did the watamote opening with suzuki konomi) but keep in mind it's all male vocals. Wouldn't hurt checking out Gacharic Spin and DOLL$BOXX
Tokyo Jihen / Shiina Ringo
OGRE, YOU ASSHOLE
Togawa Jun / Yapoos
Estuko Yakushimaru / Soutaiseiriron
Fuck. That's what i get for writing at weird angles.
Have some more nice cover art!
I'm listening to a bit of Tomoyo and Matchy, lots of 80s stuff.
Hey, does anybody know what people in Japan use for cataloguing their music? I normally rely on MusicBrainz or Discogs, but their listings for Japanese music suck hard.
Do Japanese people even rip their CDs?
Give Especia a listen. Best idol act around right now. They just signed to a major label and are probably going to be fairly big in the next few years.
Could please someone tell me the name of the album which has a cover where there is a big eye raw-drawed and some psychedelic stuff around it? I discover it in one of these threads I remember, it was a few moths ago, I just heard one or two songs, but it was awesome
Midori is god tier btw
The Mirraz is an awesome band if you like alternative rock, I would also recommended Asian Kung-fu Generation another Japanese alt rock band.
>Supercar - Three Out Change!!
>Alternative Rock, Shoegaze
I checked the /mu/ archive, but all I could find was a dead mega link and a low quality mediafire one. It's a really good album.
I like the sound of those genre tags. Thanks for uploading.
Have this in return:
Hallelujahs - Niku O Kuraite Chikai Wo Tateyo
>Soft Rock, Psychedelic Rock
I love you.
I somehow really got into Japanese noise music in the past year. I don't know how this happened but I'm having a lot of fun listening to Hanatarash and The Gerogerigegege, even though it shouldn't really be enjoyable.
This is me, but with Maki Asakawa, Tokyo Kid Brothers, the Blue Hearts and Kazuki Tomokawa thrown in. Maybe The Gerogerigegege thrown in, haven't decided if I like them as a novelty or not yet.
Would kill for more stuff like early Oomori Seiko.
Some cutesy feelgood music.
Same, I didn't expect for it to be so catchy
I hope the rest of her releases are as good
Have you seen vids of her DJing? It's hilarious to know that the crowd is almost always the same people just standing there, having paid money to basically just watch her listen to music
(I hope Billie Idle releases good stuff)
Hey everyone. Over at /mu/ there's a thread called /daily/ where people listen to albums each day to find new/interesting music. Next month I'm doing a Japan-exclusive calendar to get more into Japanese music, pic related.
Do you guys think I've touched upon a good range of albums here? Also, what should I look forward to? Pretty excited.
Also, random mega containing a bunch of Japanese shoegaze:
tricot is pretty good
I've been listening to a lot of 水曜日のカンパネラ and daoko recently. Are there any other artist like them?
There is torrent on Nyaa but no seeders for a day, it's likely dead.
I can recommend KT's first album over Eureka, Amplifier Worship over Heavy rocks, any Yura Yura Teikoku album featuring Kurihara over Sunset Notes and a different Rallizes concert from 1977 in place of the one on 77 live, namely a set from august instead of march that most people probably haven't heard in its entirety, it has more variety to it as well as a higher fidelity, I can provide you with it if you're interested (sample of said set https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxOZUseg5OI)
Anyone know of any crystal castles/crim3s/grimes sort of bands? I've been looking around on bandcamp but can't seem to find a whole lot
I don't entirely understand how it's connected to the old school noise Nord though, one of the members doing a solo lp I suppose
More info about PSF's troubles here http://www.headheritage.co.uk/headtohead/unsung/topic/70551/
Love Psyechedelico's cover of Hikari:
Vocaloid shoegaze, it's a lot better than you might think:
moff (もっふーP) - Halo:
I actually have $2500 in my bank, but I've never lent that much money before, let alone to someone I don't know. He should start a Kickstarter, or whatever they're called. I'm sure there would be many people on /mu/ that would help.
Looking for Bloodthirsty Butchers (I know about their soundcloud but I want the full thing) and Zazen Boys, anyone care to upload?
I'm pretty sure there's a torrent for Zazen Boys, I remember deleting their stuff off my hard drive after being heavily disappointed at how different it was from Number Girl.
Anyone listen to The Mad Capsule Markets?
Thanks for all the recs, people
I quite like the look of Polysics, going to put them in on the 14th to replace Pillows.
Will also probably find a place for the one on the right as well, given the Tricot talk in the thread.
Hmm, another anon says Eureka is a great album, I've heard Amplifier Worship, but thanks for the YYT rec (Michio Kurihara I've been interested in for a while now so it'd be good to hear him both solo and as a session guy), will put it on the same day as Sunset Notes.
>Hmm, another anon says Eureka is a great album
That was me ha. It's all opinions but I honestly prefer Eureka a lot over their debut.
The first two tracks are really good, but the rest is dull (except maybe "The Sea"), whereas on Eureka there are like two dull songs and the rest is gold. The title track is probably their best song.
Also you should check out their latest release. A lot poppier, less shoegazey.
Could I also be your friends?
By the way, some of his live shows have been uploaded onto Jpopsuki. So far there are two P-Model DVDs and three Hirasawa DVDs, most likely more to come in the future. I could give you invites if you don't have accounts and are interested. Holiday freeleech should be starting soon too, so... now is a good time!
It is pretty neat. I do wish there were more recordings of Mandrake. There is one unofficial one I found over at niconico, but that's about it. I always like daydreaming about what Hirasawa was like during those days, besides how he had long hair. Early P-Model videos are fun to watch for the same reason.
Please don't tell me Shinsei Kamattechan is breaking up.
the Indigo is one of my favourite bands, but somehow it's really hard to find anything with good quality on YouTube. I'd recommend downloading the albums from Jpopsuki.
Miki's voice is heaven.
I've had a playlist following this theme going for about a year and it's up to 8h now, only real rule is to keep the noise/ambient interludes under 5 min. YT doesn't have the specific interlude tracks though so thees are the closest equivalents I could find
New Especia single. It's basically a straight up disco song.
If there's any justice in the world they'll have a ton of success.
I like old j-pop and genuinely like disco and old soul/r&b music and shit.
I like Especia because the music itself is really good/well made and because it's not really vaporwave in anything other than aesthetic (vaporwave fucking sucks).
Any recommendation similar to Mono? I really like the symphonic / orchestral / postrock / whatever it's called
Total ass. Essentially from Penalty Life on it's been about rehashing their old songs with new verses/lyrics. An example:
One Life (1998)
Sadly, right now they're getting the fame they worked so hard for in the 90s for the crappy songs written now.
World's End Girlfriend
mostly instrumental stuff like Mouse on the Keys, Jizue and kashiwa daisuke
the only vocal artist i really like (love) is yanagi nagi, and especially her older stuff.
Dunno why, but her voice is so buttery smooth and soothing, unlike most other japanese female vocals (to me). are there any other artist with a similar vocal pitch?
Can I also ask for an invite? If not, during the freeleech, can I request of you (or anyone) the ¥EN Records Box Set? I've been obsessed with YMO and their offshoots for the past year or so. They've produced possibly the greatest technopop/kayopop synthesizer music ever. An overlooked secret, ripped by crappy vaporwave, plunderphonics and leftfield-revivalist trends of now.
Uncontested best Japanese rock band, Ningen-isu
the band apart - node
lego big morl - balance
lego big morl - rainbow
Goodbye Holiday - Shounen Syndrome
Syurispeiloff - 夢うつつ
Kusou Iinkai - Nankoufuraku Girl
haha, older asian pop-ballads are always nice.
Cannot help but feel that the female artists back were more talented when it came to raw vocal strength/talent.
I have an chinese aunt that always listens to these chinese and japanese ballads from the 70-90's
I feel awful begging but you wouldn't hapen to have any more invites? I'm about to go crazy from scavenging google for downloads
Still sharing invites? I would love one.
And, because this is a great album and was a bitch to find :
>Mirror & Low-Pass - Split
>math rock, very relaxing compared to stuff like Hella
Umm...would it be possible to ask for an invite as well? I'm not sure if invites are still being given out, but I thought I'd ask.
Also, how about Maaya Sakamoto? I don't see a lot of people talking about her these days, but she was one of my earliest introductions to Japanese music and I still find her brilliant.
I had a rip of these guy's debut tape as well as a couple of live bootlegs for years and now I can't find them anywhere
Is jpopsuki good for underground 80s/90s stuff?
Finding new bands is hard.
Sakana - Blind Moon
Kitasono Minami - エビはカニじゃない
detune. - 紙芝居
try cowboy bebop ost first
anyway, been listening to palmless prayer / mass murder refrain by mono & world's end girlfriend. really good.
Zankyou no Terror's OST is beautiful. Listening from beginning to end is a great experience everyone should have in their lives.
I knew Flower Dance from Osu but never bothered to look into him more until now. Wish I hadn't waited as this is some great stuff.
I'm going to be straight with you guys. I don't listen to many japanese artists. Nujabes, Uyama Hiroto, Shima33, etc.
But I have been getting in to a lot of english 80's new wave/synthpop stuff. Are there any good japanese bands/artists who do that sort of stuff?
Or anyone else similar to Nujabes/Uyama/Nomak, who preferably aren't dead or take a million years to release a new album.