Is she the best Japanese music artist? I think so.
Post Jap music
Let's ignore the shitposter and try to actually talk about music.
Tamahimesama is a pretty fucking great album, however I haven't managed to get to interested in a lot of her other work. How familiar are you with YAPOOS, anything you can recommend?
I've been listening to this a lot recently, it's such a fun album.
Togawa Kaidan is kinda cute I wish it was more Togawa and less Kaidan though.
Gesu no Kiwami Otome is p good
Yes. Yapoos are amazing. Have you heard Togawa Kaidan OP? It just came out.
My other favourites include YMO (including their solo stuff) Seiko Oomori and Shiina Ringo (though her recent stuff hasn't been so good.)
I can't stand the vocal, some songs are catchy as fuck though
Tricot for best mix of accessibility and great song writing. The occasional jazz sessions are absolutely insane as well. My favorite band as of now.
can no longer find ぱい~ん on youtube
I always shitpost about tricot on /mu/, glad you like it.
check Zazen Boys out as well, I have only listened to two of their albums, but I can assure you they are absolutely awesome.
Her first two albums Japanese Girl and Iroha ni Konpeitou are more folk and a little different than that song but still really good
Gohan ga Dekita yo is where that song was from and starts her using more electronics because she started to get involved in YMO, I'd recommend just going chronologically with her first couple of albums they're all really good
YUI is my favourite Japanese artist.
the few japanese artists in my library,
casiopea , BOaT, 385, T-square, Softball, Bleach03, Melt-banana, Jimsaku, Jizue, Lamp,
mouse on the keys, toe, midori, kaoru akimoto, natsumen, akiakane, machine & the synergetic nuts, teengenerate
its not very many, recommend some more?
It's a private torrent tracker. Basically, like The Pirate Bay, but it requires and invite, and it has a set of rules you have to follow.
It's an awesome site. You can find almost everything there.
How good is jps compared to what? And is it strictly Japanese stuff or do they have Korean and Chinese shit too?
Also do they have Guitar Vader's discog? I've been hanging at 99.9% on a piratebay torrent for ages now.
They have Korean and Chinese stuff too.
Their rips are cleaner, and very rarely you find a torrent with no seeders.
They have Guitar Vader's discography, but only Wild at Honey is in flac.
Jun Togawas probably my favorite singer of all time alsongside Minnie Riperton
Here's a song she covered
I don't know anything about this band but I wanna find more
You probably won't get one, people inviting randoms to jpopsuki doesn't happen often because if he gets banned then you get punished too and can get your whole invite tree banned too
>3.5 ratio on empornium
how is your ratio that low on emp they give away ratio like crazy
Yea, I bought a 4tb external during black friday for it
Best $100 I've spent
Seeding the huge freeleech 15-30+ gb music shows has always been way easier. My ratio rn is 11.31. FNS, Best Artist, Music Station Super Live, Kohaku Uta Gassen etc.
Kind of missed your chance since nearly all of them happened last month, but look out for Music Station they tend to have special 2-3 hour episodes every couple months and it probably will be freeleech.
My upload speeds rarely go above 10-50kb/s and I only ever have my torrent client open when I'm downloading shit. Most all of my ratio comes from a single freeleech torrent of some memeactress.
Damn, I don't even use my bonus credits, just leave them to rot. Plus I rarely download full torrents which I think means it doesn't count towards your credits.
And if I had the space to have 500GB of porn I'd probably blow it all on 4k impulse downloads and other videos I'd never watch.
After what happened with Fakku I'd probably just dedicate it all to accumulating a massive amount of hentai.
Mah nigga. I was introduced to them from /mu/ about a year and a half ago and they're my joint favourite band of all time. As for recs:
Number Girl (well, not really that similar...still definitely worth a listen though)
They got a ton of porn deleted from sadpanda and now is trying to sell them on their site for $30
Fakku is a hentai site that went "legit" and started publishing hentai for a price, which resulted in them forcing exhentai to take down all the stuff that they were selling. This caused a monthlong shitstorm on /a/ and the collective suicides of countless weeaboo neets whose corpses are probably still undiscovered. It was like the holocaust but with hentai and it actually happened.
Anyone /chocolat/ here?
I've rarely seen them mentioned but what little I've found is really solid
Also recently gotten back into soutaiseiriron
So I have to ask, because I find a lot of Japanese stuff incredibly difficult to find torrents or even CDs of online most of the time: how should I go about getting hold of all this? Is there a good dedicated torrent website for Japanese music (particularly all the late 70s early 80s stuff) which my google-fu has been far too weak to locate?
I had a quick look through the thread after posting and felt like a bit of an idiot when I saw that JPS had indeed been mentioned. Should've looked first I guess, but now I know I need an invite. The hunt begins. Never used SLSK, how does it work?
May give that a go if the downloading plan doesn't work out.
I used to not really give a shit, but I've started trying to organize my music collection as much as possible now.
I go for the original kanji, and then either the romaji or english translation (as long as it's not a Google Translation) in parenthesis, mainly so I have at least some semblance of which track I'm listening to.
Here is my collection (all their studio albums, a couple singles and a few live albums). Not the greatest quality (between 160kbps-320kbps), but it's better than nothing.
Who are some other Japanese artists most people on /mu/ could at least recognize by name?
I can think of
>"fuck off back to the Death Grips thread you came from"-tier:
Les Rallizes Denudes
and i guess Number Girl would go here ever since that dribbling idiot on p4k reviewed them
>"can't you just watch porn like everyone else?"-tier
Kyary (she gets to be in two)
There are a ton - PriPri, Boowy, Jitterin' Jinn, The Blue Hearts, SMAP, X, B'z, Original Love, Dreams Come True, OzaKen, Pink Lady, Matsuka Seiko, GLAY, SDP, Chris Hart, SekaOwa, etc, etc, etc.
A load of it is boring dadrock and boyband dreck, but there's some good stuff that's deservedly popular which people over here mostly don't seem to care about.
the list is endless, this is due to most people here choosing to blindly follow charts made by the same people. in time it will expand...i think
she's more important than nearly everyone mentioned in this thread
Shiina's a queen, and Kashiwa Daisuke is super underrated. Piana, who did vocals on his last album, is amazing too. Takagi Masakatsu has been fairly disappointing to me so far.
yeah, and for the 20th time i'm not interested in ur nasty poz load. shoo
Well keep it quality Japanese stuff is fine; it's when people post dumb anime shit that they only liked because of its association with anime shit that things get out of hand here.
She's more popular than anyone else mentioned here. But she's made like two good albums and her last 10 or so have been awful. Japanese equivalent of someone overrated like Nirvana.
90s and early 00s Hello Project is so perfect. those girls were special
Most people know ymo only for solid state survivor (or at least naughty boys), but I've tried and tried to stress how amazing the trio's solo careers and production efforts compares to today's electronic pop music. At least hosono and Sakamoto's careers.
Good to see hosono getting love these days, especially philharmony.
last album i heard from her was love again. anyway i think she deserves a lot of commendation since she was a manufactured idol, but chose to go against the grain by writing nearly all of her lyrics as well as composing and even arranging some of her work. added bonus that quite a few of those songs just happen to be really good
which albums of hers do you like? duty belongs in a museum
Ryo Kawasaki and Masabumi Kikuchi. Found them both from their work with the master Gil Evans.
>Still good tier
>Flawed but good moments tier
>Even more flawed but still a couple good moments/tracks
A Song For XX
>Irredeemable trash tier
All eight albums after secret
recently, more appeared of her online. this session is good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30A6watN2wA
she soundtracked this stage play:
and today's the first time i've seen this very quiet video of her playing at the top of a tree:
All of Yoshimura Hiroshi's stuff is really solid if you're into nature-tinged progressive electronic and ambient
This whole album got me through a really pleasant trip and is definitely worth checking out
Does anybody like 80s jpop? one of my favorites is akina. my other favorite is asami kobayashi. I have way too many artists I like to pick one I like the most.
yes some of my fave songs by her are fin, 難破船, and tattoo
i really wanna get into seiko but she has like 500 albums
I've been listening to a comp of jpop idol artists that had singles or songs written by Yellow Magic Orchestra. It's really good. I'll upload it in the current general sharethread. It's also for freeleech on jps.
Hosono wrote this song:
I like Hosono but not his albums really. I think this one really meanders, and not much of it seems fully realized. Of course, Sportsman is amazing, and by far the most interesting/catchy/danceable thing on that album. Second being Living-Dining-Kitchen I suppose.
You probably won't like his later works then, when he delves more into ambient in the late 80s/90s until he comes full circle back as a country/folk R&B artist in the late 00s.
But pretty much everything I've heard on "Philharmony" is remarkable how much it stands against today's electronic music like Fennesz, Autechre, OPN and even pop acts like Grimes. The fact that Hosono, a bass player with limited keyboard virtuosity, is able to assemble and mix these sounds and timbre into these dense miniatures of songs and pieces from "Sports Men" to "Happy Birthday" really makes you listen deeper to YMO songs and feel for who was really taking creative reigns on their individual songs on their albums.
do most of you not care for her much?
I think her solo efforts (for the most part) are on par with her After Dinner work
plus, give me a song that stradles the border between intimacy and distance as well as this
ACO's great, Irony's probably my favorite of hers but I don't mind her After Dinner stuff
I've only listened to "my room, my stage", but I've enjoyed it for the most part
Always heard good things about ACO, and irony in particular (by the way I think youre confusing ACO with haco - insofar as I know, ACO wasn't involved with After Dinner)
But thanks for the rec
Ya know, personally aint too much a fan of Daoko's style, but I actually like the composition on the track you posted - but like with daoko, not much a fan of the voice and delivery
hey, sorry for the delayed reply. all of seiko matsudas 80s albums are great. her 90s stuff isn't that great. I actually was lucky enough to find one of her albums sealed on discogs. It wasn't cheap though.
Thanks for this. I haven't heard these before.
I liked that album she did with Tsunoda that was just them recording the tram.
aww yeah, great one indeed - I think Riska is my favorite atm (a girl who can/would sing high tension wire to me is all I ask for).
Also, really really enjoyed Secret Garden - definitely one of my fav releases from 2015
amen on Hoahio albums (and you know what, I enjoyed happy mail too)
Have it in the libra, but havent given it a fair shake yet - the concept is pretty cool tho
and FYI, she recently put out this alternate mix of Less than lovers, more than friends (its a live from 2000, but she did some extra production on it) - really loving it
and goddamn she still looks good
Love Takako Minekawa too
apparently working on a new album with Dustin Wong (and they had a live show last summer with fucking Haco - life is total suffering)
Anyways, I do think her solo work is stronger than what she's put out with WOng, but they've also had some fantastic songs so who knows, maybe they hit the money with the next album?
This is great! Thank you.
She's always been pretty cute, sadly there's not many picture of her out there.
She's great. Destron (off of Roomic Cube) is easily one of my favorite tracks of all time. Her new albums with Dustin Wong have been seriously great too, excited to hear more of it and where they'll grow next.
>they had a live show last summer with fucking Haco - life is total suffering
There's so many cool shows in Japan, it's ridiculous. There's EAI festivals going on every second weekend.
I also enjoy utada.
Gackt is a monopoly. He is crazy amazing what type of popularity he has in japan. Same as l'arc en ciel glay or x japan. Holy shit i remember when tickets go on sale for l'arc they sell out for tokyo dome every time.
i just recently rediscovered this album thanks to a friend its so great and beautiful i dont even know anything similar its so dreamy...check After Dinner, YMO maybe some Ryuichi Sakamoto's solo stuff and Akiko Yano, Phew...all mentioned in the thread, also Haniwa-chan
Hey, check out vampillia, they are on the same label (Virgin babylon records) as worlds end girlfriend and kashiwa daisuke. Vampillias new album had songs with jun togawa and bis singing. There's also other guests and collabs (like tujiko noriko) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIs7yRbpCIU
Also i recently found this great rap track by akko gorilla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLnMkRViftE
Aaand, shintaro sakamotos (from yura yura teikoku) solowork is amazing, especially i love this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY6sWifUbrI
Links to the Togawa Kaidan album would be great!
I saw merzbow last december, he was great! It wasn't ear destroying noise, like some of his stuff, but more like this pulsating loudness.
check out the 80's thead on /jp/ >>>/jp/14567071
No love for Tatsuya Yoshida?
Or Zeni Geva?
Or Shinsei Kamatte-chan?
shinsei kamattechan was the band that got me into japanese music. Like 5 years ago i stumbled upon this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqE3oaJmVS0 and got hooked instantly.
i urge everybody to check out high rise, similar to lez rallises, but more rock-ier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdlJ_szMK5I
And gotta hype my favorite japanese musician Otomo Yoshihide, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPnP3Sqi3kQ
This shit's pretty gr8
Any more like this? Emotional j-pop/folk?
Just tripped over this a few minutes ago. Very, very catchy.
Otherwise, I've been a fan of this guy for a while, at least when he's not collabing. I prefer his solo instrumental work.
why archive it? its pretty simple:
>band or artist has had some kind of recognition in the US or a write-up by a western publication
>"wow its shit for death grip-loving pseudo-indie weebs
>band or artist is really old pop or unheard even in Japan
>"wow 10/10 patrish"
One of my favorites, great live players!
can anyone let me know where to purchase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_B_GalsJrE&list=PL-3HCIvmlv6pQwa7pQFG2hbbwTgyXorGM I bought both albums but can't find it anywhere