Any good music from Japan that isn't jpop?
heres a couple of my favorites
All good music from Japan isn't jpop.
anons make these threads so often thesedays there just seems to be one every time i come here
Do you like this more than All Right?
did you decide to get into music yesterday?
japan is up there with the US in musical talent/creativity
hmmm, good question. I am not sure. It isn't on any of the releases that I have, but then again I have only heard a couple of them.
I thought it had been scientifically established that nips are only good at jazz and free improvisation
I should specify, the key groups in this list are Melt-Banana and Xinlisupreme. While Melt-Banana are a key band in noise punk and thus are pretty well-known, Xinlisupreme never got the recognition they deserved. For a while people were calling them the new Velvet Underground, though. Here's a sample:
I wasn't just listing noise groups. The Pillows, Malice Mizer and Glay also have nothing to do with noise, and while Confuse and Envy are kinda noisy, they're in no way noise... just punk. The fact that the only one you pointed out was Kanno makes me think you're probably a weeaboo...
Yoko Kanno is fairly popular and not weeaboo-like at all since Cowboy Bebop is actually a thing mostly normies pick on, so there's that. And no I didn't listen to the others you mentioned but why would I talk about them if I haven't heard them.
A list of others:
Yellow Magic Orchestra - One of the first Japanese electronic groups. They were pretty early in the grand scheme of electronic music overall, too. They tried to replicate the sound of a full orchestra with synths, and it kind of came out like 16-bit game music.
Takeshi Terauchi and the Bunnys - Japanese surf rock. He started around the 60's. One of his albums is sort-of /mu/core.
Supercar - This group started out as standard J-rock and moved on to a unique techno-rock hybrid. Nice chill-out music.
Sample: https://youtu.be/dn85sA9caFs (video is great, btw)
Kinoko Teikoku - Japanese shoegaze. Posted in another thread at some point, the album really impressed me.
Sasagawa Miwa - Years ago, I heard a really good sample in some shitty techno song posted on /b/. A little while back, I got bored and sourced it. Japanese folk stuff, it might be kind of hard to track down because her label dropped her.
Sample: https://youtu.be/xcBZiooTfu4 (live performance)
Yellow Loveless - Not an artist, just a compilation album of Japanese artists covering MBV. Worth a listen, it's a good starting point.
Japan's got a pretty cool noise scene, too, if you're into that. A lot of people have recommended most of the bands I'd recommend already, but no one's mentioned The Gerogerigegege yet. Just like Merzbow, don't start with their more famous stuff - most of their "lesser" albums are more interesting and memorable.