/mu/ what are some good Japanese bands or artists I should know about?
On a related note can anyone rec me something similar to ?? - ?????? The only other album I can think of is Musette - Datum. I need that really soft dreamy minimal acoustic sound.
I posted a link to a song from the album with the sound I'm looking for. I can't read moonrune at all, but google translate says it's "Meme - Land is a bit". I don't think that's accurate though.
Guys I really fucking Love Boris. I really like how they have a little bit of everything ranging from Rock, Drone, Pop, Ambient and so on. Need some recommendations please. Anything it doesn't necessarily have to Azn.
Boris is an obvious one.
Boredoms (noise rock to fuck to), Midori (funk punk loud as shit), Mass Of The Fermenting Dregs (I see people calling them post-rock and shoegaze but I never really saw them as either, but check them out nonetheless), 385 (like Midori), Maximum The Hormone (metal/hardcore I guess, a lot of energy and eccentricity), Shoji Meguro, etc.
Kuroyume, Phobia, Kagerou are the best old style visual kei bands imo.
From the later wave, I liked D'espairsRay up until and including their first album, and of course MUCC though they dropped the ball HARD with their later albums.
Number Girl (college rock)
Asian Kung-Fu Generation (anime opening-core)
The Pillows (indie pop-rock)
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs (sunny shoegaze)
Akiko Yano (singer-songwriter)
Yellow Magic Orchestra and solo projects (synth pop)
Jun Togawa (art pop)
Fishmans (dub pop)
Pizzicato Five (shibuya-kei)
Hijokaidan (harsh noise)
Denki Groove (dance)
Nujabes (instrumental hip-hop)
Les Rallizes Dénudés (noise rock)
Shiina Ringo (sophisticated j-pop)
Tokyo Jihen (pop-rock)
Happy End (folk-rock)
The Blue Hearts (punk rock)
Sadistic Mika Band (psych rock)
Cornelius (twee pop)
Jacks (beat music)
X Japan (visual kei)
Anarchy (hardcore punk)
Plastics (new wave)
Sunny Day Service (dream pop)
Jagatara (glam rock)
Boredoms (psych freakouts)
Shonen Knife (garage rock)
Yonin-Bayashi (prog rock)
Loudness (heavy metal)
Mack the Seiko (classic hip-hop)
Zunou Keisatsu (protest music)
Towa Tei (chamber pop)
Ken Ishii (techno)
Fantastic Plastic Machine (lounge)
Flower Travellin' Band (heavy psych)
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (ska)
Maximum the Hormone (rap-metal)
Hikaru Utada (j-pop)
The Blue Hearts if you're into older punk.
Pretty much anything Hiroto Komoto is involved with is worth a listen.
Look these up for a good idea of what to expect:
>Kimi no Tame
>Boku no Migite
>Shounen no Shi