ITT: God-tier Japanese.
Also, if anyone knows what the fuck any of these lyrics mean...
You know this is one of my favorite albums. I even bought it on vinyl and got a lyric sheet with it, but I never actually made any effort to discover what the lyrics are.
Also this is one of the best live albums ever made.
Here are some lyrics, not the best translation but i haven't seen any better ones online yet.
Also, if you haven't already you should check out Usagi (Marikos project before Midori) and 385.
And staying Ontopic, here's some really good japanese artists and bands of various genres:
MASS OF THE FERMENTING DREGS
My Dead Girlfriend
Supercar(especially the album "Three Out Change!!")
school food punishment
Spangle Call Lilli Line
Indigo Jam Unit
Fishmans(You should have listened to Long Season already, if you haven't, get the fuck to it nigga.)
ACO(especially the album "Irony")
COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS
Plastic Girl In Closet
If anyone wants help on what albums to start with feel free to ask.
Cryv makes some great shoegazey/electronic rock
Definitely worth a listen imo
Underdrawing for Three Forms of Unhappiness - My Dead Girlfriend
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs self titled
Luminous Orange - Soar, Kiss The Moon
Cosmicdust - Snow Noise Assemblage
Is there anything in the same vein as mouse on the keys? or Toe? but with no lyrics? I like how the japanese write music, but I hate when they sing it.
A good example is the NGE soundtracks and the Gran Turismo Soundtracks.
pretty good, didn't like the processed drums. The piano parts had a little too much going on compared to MotK, but song structures were good, build ups were great. 7/10 will delve deeper.
Te gets compared to toe a lot, and you can see why by listening to it, but IMO it's not nearly as good.
About Tess and Hitorie both have that mathy goodness but lose the jazz influences that make toe and MotK great. Hitorie also has vocals on every track so you probably won't like that.
Pele did a collab with toe I think? They're associated somehow. Their stuff is good, really nice percussion, but they play the rock aspect of their music pretty straight. Worth checking out though.
To pivot in the other direction Serph is a Japanese producer that keeps the jazz influence but comes from a much more electronic direction
From what I gather, they're mostly about lost love and sex.
Also, The Stalin are an incredible punk band.
How do I into number girl? I tried School Girl Distortional Addict and wasn't really blown away. It sounded like garageish rock with kinda subpar vocals and hooks that tease at being great but kinda fall flat. Would I be better off starting with a different album, or a different mindset, or is it just not for me?
Dustbox - Care Package
>Melodic Punk with very positive lyrics
i got into passepied a few weeks back after listening to 演出家出演. good shit. good mix between pop vocals with rock music. dunno if thats really the best explanation.
really recommending haruka nakamura, jizue, and akira kosemura.
Borrowing thread, does anyone know any jazz artists where the piano is heavy and dissonant, but still really groovy, maybe even a bit goofy like on Chiharu no Koi for example?
Not necessarily Japanese.
OP here. Thanks to everyone who boot'd, didn't expect this to turn out so well. If this thing is still going I'll try and organize some stuff so we can get a much needed collection of Japanese stuff going (not to say there isn't a plethora of genres on here).
Those are words that could get a nigga got mate.
Oh, wow. I did not expect /jp/ to be so patrician.
ACO - irony
You ain't gonna find one for cheap.