we japanese thread now
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
Super Junky Monkey
Shiina ringo/ Tokyo jihen
Flower Travellin Band
Taj Mahal Travellers
>Only really hear about Boris, MOFTD and Midori on 4chan
>All these fags missing out on the perfect post-hardcore that Number Girl was making in the late 90's.
They have an incredibly diverse range of influences - The Pixies and Husker Du are their main influences but they draw from pop stuff like Prince, to post-punk stuff like The Pop Group (their biggest single rips from She Is Beyond Good & Evil), to traditional Japanese music. Also hear a bit of Fugazi in there.
All of it comes together to make really powerful, original punk music.
They had a bunch of reissues put out that I can't find anywhere, which is a bummer. David Friddmann (early bassist/founding member of Mercury Rev, probably best known as producer for The Flaming Lips) is involved in their last two albums, as well as the reissues.
Listened to too much Perfume recently, it's a bit mind-rotting
Ling Tosite Sigure - not screamo
Luminous Orange - not screamo
Hello Clouds, Goodbye Sky - not screamo
Pola - not screamo
My Dead Girlfriend - not screamo
Whoever else is on this 5 way split: http://kitr.bandcamp.com/album/five-way-split
Acid Mothers Temple
Broken Little Sister
Coaltar of the Deepers
Cruyff in the Bedroom
Force of Nature
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Les Rallizes Dénudés
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
Mouse on the Keys
My Dead Girlfriend
OGRE YOU ASSHOLE
Plastic Girl in Closet
World's End Girlfriend
>mfw no cornelius in this thread
anything by Yellow Magic Orchestra, Haruomi Hosono and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
then Hosono and/or Takahashi produced acts:
Jun Togawa (add as well Yapoos), Chakra (Mishio Ogawa), Urban Dance (Shinobu Narita), Testpattern, Miharu Koshi, Apogee & Perigee compilation.
others I like: Saeko Suzuki, Cosmic Invention, Noriko Sakai, Number Girl, Kazumi Watanabe, Hiromi Uehara.
you can find most of this stuff in the archive.
>You will never be able to see AKFG live
Why are Japanese musicians so much more talented when it comes to playing instruments compared to western bands?
>Guitarists refrain from using basic power chords
>Bass players don't follow the rhythm and instead write interesting and complex bass lines (as a bass player, this is why I love J-Rock)
>Drummers don't rely on smashing drum kits and instead write interesting, complimentary parts
>Japanese music charts actually have talented bands chart regularly
I hear you there. Japanese music has had a decent influence on me musically due to how creative the bands are there. I think it's due to the fact that people in Japan always buy there music, so real talent is always supported. That and when wider Asia, they'll never have to worry about having to sell out like American bands.
(Some Japanese guitar players honestly out play most dad rock bands as well)
I've listened to AKFG for the majority of high-school.
Their peak was Fanclub. Siren is the best song they have, that single is pretty strong.
Everything else is Weezer/Foo Fighters tier. Very predictable and bland.
Magic Disk was bad. Have not heard their new one.
Their earlier stuff is definitely better, no doubt. Solanin from Magic Disk was pretty top tier though, best song they released in the last few years.
me too. although I'm worried since there hasn't been any updates since his announcement in early July. I'm so glad I was able to see Sakamoto in concert in 2010 and YMO twice in 2011.
That's a great way to start off since that first album is no 'easy listening' kind of album. His next album after that one is Summer Nerves, which is a tropical/jazz fusion/discopop record that sounds nothing like Thousand Knives or like YMO. After that comes B2-Unit which is just kind of ambient/experimental electronica, nothing like Summer Nerves. Basically what I'm trying to say is...listen to anything you can get. Each one of his albums vary greatly, in particular his late 70s/early 80s stuff. If you want something more along the lines of Thousand Knives, you could probably listen to YMO's Technodelic (1981).
Are there any Japanese Music Charts? I have picked up World's End Girlfriend, Shiina Ringo and Rei Harakami but would like something I can refer to when I have run out of stuff to listen to.