Can we have a /mu/ tier Japanese releases, or Japanese musicians in general? I need to find more for my collections.
I've seen this shit mentioned in many threads a lot, though I prefer Re: more
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So you want bad music beloved by 16 year old hipsters?
I'll do you one better and give you some actually good Japanese artists.
Starting with Number Girl. Seminal post-hardcore group. They are very strong songwriters. Super influenced by Pixies and Husker Du on earlier releases, later releases later add in post-punk and funk influences. Their second and last albums are their best imo. The general consensus is that the first is the worst.
The frontman of Number Girl formed Zazen Boys after NG broke up. They released 2 albums that are very Beefheart-y (Zazen Boys I and Zazen Boys III). Zazen Boys II is mostly math rock with funk influences. Zazen Boys 4 is synth funk 80's throwback. Good shit.
>Incredible feels on that last track. Once listened to it while watching the sunrise, high on amphetamines.
Spiral Chord is another good one - Really obscure/underrated garage rock. Features the bassist for Number Girl.
Frontman of Spiral Chord fronted Cowpers before Spiral Chord happened. Their first album (Lost Days) is garage-y punk. Their second on is Drive Like Jehu worship - Really good Drive Like Jehu worship at that.
Bloodthirsty Butchers are highly underrated. They're obviously influenced by the late 80's/early 90's American underground. Their frontman (who was married to the guitarist from Number Girl, incidentally) is dead. Kocorono is basically the Japanese Zen Arcade and it's a shame that it's not discussed on /mu/ as much as, say, the least interesting Midori album (ahem).
Taj Mahal Travellers
Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra
武満徹 [Toru Takemitsu]
Yellow Magic Orchestra
矢野顕子 [Akiko Yano]
Clotted Symmetric Sexual Organ
戸川純 [Jun Togawa]
東京事変 [Tokyo Jihen]
ゆらゆら帝国 [Yura Yura Teikoku]
平沢進 [Susumu Hirasawa]
Heaven in Her Arms
Mouse on the Keys
きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ [Kyary Pamyu Pamyu]
東京酒吐座 [Tokyo Shoegazer]
高田みどり [Midori Takada]
惑星アブノーマル [Wakusei Abnormal]
BiS階段 [BiS Kaidan]
幾何学模様 [Kikagaku Moyo]
カフカ鼾 [Kafka's Ibiki]
宮田 まゆみ [Mayumi Miyata]
Coaltar of the Deepers
This Time We Will Not Promise and Forgive
Here's all my artists from just Tokyo (not including stuff that isn't in the rym database)
Listen to this friends
My personal absolute favorite is Shiina Ringo. Her music is so unique and diverse.
Unfortunately there isn't much on youtube as Japan likes to take it down. This one is pretty good... the intro to the album Karuki Samen Kuri No Hana. This is the album that got me into her in the first place.
My favorite track by her is Tsumi to Batsu - in particular, the version she performed at Ringo Expo 08. If I could go back in time to see any live concert it would be that one.
Recommended Japanese Music (version 42.00)
because of work and school this will be update less frequently for a while
I found a good deal of great Japanese music from this channel:
Mikgazer album is a great shoegaze album
Ling Tosite Sigure
And Susumu Hirasawa. People dont talk about this guy enough in this board.
theres a pastebin file with everything, check the archive
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
Super Junky Monkey
Shiina ringo/ Tokyo jihen
Flower Travellin Band
Taj Mahal Travellers
I could have replaced it with any country, still equally retarded.
What's the point of making a thread with music from a certain country if it isn't traditional music?
Like, this is essentially saying "YEAEH UH JUST POST ANY MUSIC", shit man, specify a genre or something at least so the thread serves a purpose.
Anyone else listen to the new Kashiwa Daisuke album? I thought it was pretty good, dig the more poppy direction. Only think it could have been good without was the beatboxing on Skyliner.
Kana, go find the DJT thread on /a/ for further shitty questions.
Have you listened to his collab with Akiko Yano?
The rest of the tracks have a glitchy aesthetic to them too. Just because it's pop and sung in Japanese doesn't make it anime-tier.
I'm looking for Tatsuhiko Asano's Genny Haniver. Does anybody have a download?
Here's some more of his music:
Tatsuhiko Asano - In the Wake of Doshin, The Giant:
tatsuhiko asano - spacewatch:
Corrupted is one of the best sludge metal bands to come out of most anywhere. They also sing almost exclusively in Spanish, so I guess you can have that to entertain yourself.
I don't know nigga, it's taking me a while to make these symbols readable
It took me under 2 hours to remember all of the, admittedly few, Korean alphabet –from knowing absolutely nothing. I did it by romanising entire sentences written in Hangul. While I was learning Japanese, I tried a similar method to how you're currently doing it and I found it quite dull and not all that efficient. I recommend giving the first method a try; it's more engaging and starts off hard –at first, you'll be constantly referring to your notes, but you'll soon pick up the pace.
>Meme - Chitotetochi
This is the comfiest folk album I've ever listened to.
Hiragana is pretty much done, maybe I'll try that with katakana. Not too hard either, just takes a while.
You mean the feelsiest. If only I could understand the lyrics.
>the newest one sucks
Also I just listened to it and oh man. That LP was so promising, why did they have to go generic
Trying to learn all of the kana that fast is like last minute studying for a test, you'll forget half of it like the day after. Just take your time and write them all down once a day and you'll remember it sooner or later
>Trying to learn all of the kana that fast is like last minute studying for a test, you'll forget half of it like the day after
So you repeat the whole thing the next day, no?
Kana are the entrance, not the main event.
>filled with recs
>pastebins full of well organized bands with downloads
>lol these threads are shit guise am I rite
At this point you're dying for attention.
>水曜日のカンパネラ (Suiyoubi no Campanella)
>二階堂和美 (Kazumi Nikaido)
>(トクマルシューゴ) Shugo Tokumaru
>Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (seriously)
And Kinoko Teikoku but they've already been mentioned. I recommend Eureka
not true, also don't just take my place by replying to a reply that was intended for me without announcing you're not me.
not true; just check the catalog, imbecile.
OP clearly doesn't know how to organize a traditional japanese sharethread. He's probably new to this topic, and instead of helping him, we filled his shitty thread with our favorite [spoiler]shitty[/spoiler] jap releases and started to circlejerk over them.
We should ditch this thread and start a new one is basically what I mean.
Can I get some Japanese hip hop recommendations? Other than the obvious. I've heard Nujabes, DJ Krush, Shing02, and Halcali.
Also pic related by Moe and Ghosts and a favorite of mine.
yo ass needs some uyama hiroto (this nigga just released his second album), hidetake takayama, kenichiro nishihara, yeiv, shingo suzuki, kenmochi hidefumi, nomak, re:plus, dj okawari and shin-ski.
They're my favorite band, without a doubt.
The guitar tones on SGDA are amazing. I love the lo-fi-ish production on it, too. It disappoints me so much that no other band is going to be as good as them in certain respects.
Touch is one of the best rock songs written imo
>Which writing system is more commonly used?
They're both used; look at any substantial piece of Japanese text (http://ja.wikipedia.org).
unfortunately many of their better songs are not on Youtube. Listen to the ablum "grey sky" (2010).
They have 2 albums that are nearly identical; this is the better one in my opinion.
They don't have much on Youtube (including what I think are their best songs), but their best albums are "zeitgeist" (which is my favourite) and "To (melt into)". They have a new album but I haven't listened to it properly yet.
but it's the same recs & pasta every damn time
might as well contribute something other than whining and say that i've been enjoying this quite a bit recently...
the problem is you jerks are just looking for shit that sounds like every other western band you listen to but are from Japan so you can act obscure and shit.
if you actually took 5minutes to sit down and appreciate fine Japanese culture, you might be turned onto some real shit
Try some Misaki Iwasa:
Or some Suiyoubi no Campanella:
jap rec threads are shit because theres one guy in the beginning of the threads who just list everything he knows and pastebins and stuff and that pretty much kills any potential there is for discussion
then theres a couple of shiina ringo posts and one or two about fishmans amd it dies
Give 山口美央子 a try if you're into 80s synthpop
sing along dudes:
surprised 385 hasnt been posted
>nobody posts 八十八ヶ所巡礼
same shit different threads
man, namasensei has been successfully trolling people into wasting their time for too many years now.
writing kana n-many times does jack shit for memorization, only handwriting. your goal isn't to write japanese well, it's to READ japanese well. the more you practice reading the better you'll comprehend. put your jap music library on shuffle and read every fucking title (hopefully you're not a plebeian who romanizes all their japanese tags). this method is the best because spaced repetition systems are a tried and proven method to easily memorize anything, and if you're forcing yourself to read a string of japanese every few minutes, you'll pick it up pretty quickly.
make quick guesses without stopping. read the entire word/title (ignoring kanji) and make a best effort to understand what it says. then if you're really unsure if what you read was correct go put it in a romanization engine or check it against some printed kana tables. make mental notes of which kana fuck you up the worst and make mnemonics for them. (i liked to imagine i was in love with a girl named さち because together they form a heart, and i no longer confused the two).
i learned kana quickly with my music library. my goal was to be able to read the song titles of music i enjoy so i can remember them, and guess what, because i know what they look like and how to read them i can also write them without difficulty. so there.
nama-who? I know this isn't the most efficient way of learning kana and I didn't claim it to be, but I learned a language like this before and it works for me. I also want to be able to write them well, otherwise I wouldn't bother that much.
Oh definitely, the man is a music god
Damn, this is good. Thanks anon
Happened to have this and their following EP uploaded to my mega if OP or anyone else wants them
Also pic related, toe, is japanese. One of my favorite albums of all time, kind of post-rock, kind of math-rock, amazing jazzy percussion. Check it out:
>Coaltar of the Deepers
also pic related
If you're into acid jazz:
If you're into shoegaze:
If you're into screamo, hardcore and post-rock. They have some beautiful instrumentation:
Oh let's be real, most of the people listening to idol music are more interested in how the idols look/dance/behave irl than the actual music itself. And considering these people are the ones buying their releases, idols cater to them by putting more effort .
There are probably exceptions of course, but they are rare.
You seriously need to get your ears checked if you think idol music that that anon (or maybe you) posted is on the same level as e.g. Susumu's from >>51106322.
Both are in the archives.
That's a pretty weird method of debating you chose there; not that I would really like to `debate' you right now, it's way too late here and I need to get up early tomorrow.
Mikgazer vol. 1
>vocaloid shoegaze, a lot better than it sounds
Jizue - Shiori might be in my top 5 this year. Does anyone know anything similar? I'm not really into the jap. scene
jap math/post rock (this particular song is one of 2 on the album which has vocals)
Reminder that april #02 is painfully superior. It's Program Music 1 without the overuse of strings and meandering, unfocused song structure.
i was looking for his entire discography but i can't find them anywhere
the only kashiwa daisuke releases i had my hands on are prog music 1, re: and 9 songs from that anon above. i might agree with you but i havent even heard it yet
Not necessarily /mu/-approved, but link-related was the first Nip song I really liked. Just some generic J-Pop.
Uchuu Konbini has been making the rounds in these threads. It's pretty mathy.
> tfw Jap CDs/vinyls/etc are way more expensive b/c of shipping
Kill me now.
I there's more to it than shipping. I remember someone saying the reason japanese editions often have bonus tracks is to give japanese buys incentive to buy the japanese release because otherwise everyone would just order internationally to save money. Like there's some kind of commercial import tax or something.
an expression (idiom) mostly used by spanish speakers:
>vocaloid shoegaze, a lot better than it sounds
a lot better than it sounds (the album itself) that what the genre name (vocaloid shoegaze) means to be (people may take this as shit when they see both words joint).
Not the guy you were talking to before, but here's a mega link to the album.
Actually, people in Japan have both options. Stores there carry the Japanese editions as well as the overseas editions (for international releases), so people can choose between a (slightly) cheaper album or one or more bonus tracks.
Some really good Japanese post.rock/shoegaze
Eksperimentoj should have way more attention on here and also the band "dhal," should as well (shoegaze/trip.hop).
To repay everyone for their help here's this gem.
Shigeo Sekito- Special Sound Series Vol. 2
Even if you're trying to avoid mainstream pop shit, give L'Arc~en~Ciel a listen. True is one of the best pop albums to come out of Japan, and their newer albums all have some incredible moments on them.
maximally safe, your ISP can't know what you're downloading. The only thing in the files should be mp3s which can not be exploited maliciously. If you find a DL from mega with an executable in it just don't run it.
I'm gonna suggest Omokage lucky hole. I call it funky but this album isn't really. you should look into the band because I like it you might like them too. I haven't seen the show, but they did the opening for natsu no arashi
How was this album not posted? Her first is also really good!
Does /mu/ has a mega account or something that keeps on track any albums that have been listed here? It's funny because we have a vaporwave mega uploads yet we have no general album sharing mega uploads.
New kashiwa daisuke is very nice, then again, it's very different than his usual stuff and I love when artists do that.
And having Piana on vocals doesn't hurt either.
Bump because thread is filled with good recomendations
Anyone got Shiina Ringo's latest album? Can't find it anywhere.
...Do you people really don't know Remembering the Kanji/Kana? It's like, the easiest, less painful way to learn em.
I can't even imagine how one would go about learning them in any other way