This thread is for the discussion of Japanese bands and artists who are not as well known in the west as say, Ayumi Hamasaki, The Pillows, and Gackt.
That is, not to put Gackt and the Pillows in the same boat. . .
Anyway, what are your favorite artists from Japan that are less known? I know mine. She's actually my favorite artist of all time. "Rurutia" (「ルルチア」、 ｓｏｍｅｔｉｍｅｓ 「ルルテイア」) is great. The thing is, I have only heard one album from her. Her "R" album. I actually listen to it on repeat over and over for days. I have a certain order for the songs on it, and if they are not played in that order it just doesn't sound right. Do you know Rurutia, and if her other work is good?
Other than Rurutia I like Rie Fu. She sings in both English and Japanese, so being bilingual, it is very fun listening to her music.
I have only heard one song from "Mai Kurai", called "Secret of my Heart". It is my girlfriends favorite song. I like it, but I haven't heard anymore of Mai Kurai. Is she good?
I also like Yumi, though I have only heard "New World" from her.
I'm really on a Enjo-G kick right now.
Basically he teams up with Bubble-B, and they do some silly songs.
Remember Toyama Kōichi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koichi_Toyama)? The crazy-awesome bald guy who first stood for election to the post of Tokyo Governor in 2007 and announced that his platform was to scrap the whole "horrible nation" and build a new one from scratch, and who then in 2008 made a video complaining that he wasn't eligible as a POTUS candidate even though the US government meddles all over the world as if it were their own territory?
Yeah, turns out he's a pretty good singer. Check out his cover of Sada Masashi's hit "Tsugunai": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlI19eDRDao
And here's his original theme song for Golgo 13: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEOTWk8VZAQ
Piko! He's not really well known but he's getting there.
Himeka too. She's a French-canadian who sings in Japanese.
Yohio is pretty new. He's Swedish and sings in Japanese.
Hmm.... who else...
Kaya, Sekihan, Mi-chan, Root 5, Satsuki(I think), Sayuri Sagawara,
Shikata Akiko, Yousei Teikoku, Plastic Tree, Supercell, Paradeis, Juka.....
I love Yuki! I don't believe her age!!!
Kyoto has the history from Washington.
KYOTO:A TRUE CAPITAL CITY OF JAPAN
That's one sweet tapestry you've got there.
I only know Home Made.
KYOTO:A TRUE CAPITAL CITY OF JAPAN?
You dick! You hav to go to the hell, right now this fukin motha fucker!!!!!!!!!
and NobodyKnows+/Teriyaki Boyz/M-Flo
do they even count?
Shit off p2p?
Currently: Speakerboxxx - Bow Tie
this band is good!
so good. nice view
Hana Sumai - Growing Pains
About to 420blaze a gravity bong in celebration of kurisumasu.
Tofubeats is great celebratory music.
I'm listening to Nectarine Demoscene radio.
I love this type of music. I think whoever is reading this should check this out. I can't get enough of it.
its the best
Oh look its onichomp. Why haven't you been releasing things recently?
i've been posting quite a bit of stuff on my soundcloud, do you mean full releases? i have a couple in the works at the moment but they need a bit of tweaking and planning yet.
i've been releasing stuff under bukiko, visual programming ltd and IOSTREAM semi-frequently though.
Experimental industrial sounds inspired by my mental condition, pureness of the female mind and form, youth and many more topics.
death has overcome
Do you listen to Japanese or Western music more?
Which one do you like more?
Those who listen to Japanese music, who would you say is more known in the West?
If you've been to any Japanese concerts, how are they different from concerts of Western musicians?
Japan makes some of the best Rock I have ever hear.
I'm Jpanease girl.
Please follow up by a twitter!!!
My twitter ID:ricaricky7
>It seems that almost all major key music has this "Omatsuri" or "Bon-Odori" lines, and minor key music carries the trait of "Enka."
What's wrong with Enka? I love it, especially Yoshi Ikuzō.
Japanese post-rock/math rock is the fucking best. I would take it over western rock any day.
I listen to about 80% western music, and about 20% Japanese music.
The western music I listen to ranges from rock to all types of techno (Dubstep, house, hardstyle, etc).
For Japanese music, I pretty much only listen to J-core. I love the fast beats, and how for lyrics it's mostly little sound-bytes from anime.
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Dr. Lonnie Smith - Boogaloo To Beck
Jimmy Bruno - Sleight of Hand
>guitar hard bop
Wolfgang Muthspiel & Brian Blade - Friendly Travelers
Gonzala Bergara - Porteña Soledad
>progressive jazz manouche
Graham Dechter - Right On Time
>guitar hard bop
Nice thank you!
John Scofield - Uberjam Deux
Some classics that are often overshadowed by even classicker classics.
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
Lester Young, Roy Eldridge & Harry Edison - Laughin' to Keep from Cryin'
Dave Brubeck - Time Out
Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up
>Hard bop, amazing album so good so great
Hank Mobley - Workout
Bill Evans Trio - Portrait in Jazz
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - s/t
It's like sharing quotes from a novel, but they're lines from lyrics. First one:
LiSA - Ichiban no Takaramono (My Most Precious Treasure)
"Even if I’m alone, I’ll go on, even if I want to die
I can hear your voice, saying, 'You mustn’t die'
Even if it’s tough, even if I cry in loneliness
Deep in my heart, I feel warmth
Cycling and flowing, the times change
I can’t recall what happened anymore
But if I try closing my eyes, there’s someone’s laughter
Somehow that’s my most precious treasure now"
LiSA - Mushoku toumei
"the really important things aren't always vanishing completely
I make sure there's still warmth left in my hands, here I can feel it now"
SEMEN STAINS THE MOUNTAIN TOPS
We are not the same I am a martian
And I'm hotter than summer rain like Carl Thomas
Lock, load, ready to aim at any target
I could get your brains for a bargain
Like I bought it from target
Hip hop is my supermarket
Shopping cart full of fake hip hop artists
I'm starving, sorry I gotta eat all it
And I'll be back in the morning
My Main Man,
He had 2 strikes, slipped
Got arrested and flipped
He screamed Thug Life and emptied a clip
That's how we runnin from the police
I was there, in the back of the room, when you testified
With your pitchfork tongue, you licked your lips, and
We're never gonna know how hard you cried
When you petitioned and your access was denied
Till the venom in your veins is satisfied
Till you suffocate and swallow down the pride
MAN I GO TO WORK
CALL ME SPONGEBOB
STACKIN' CRABBY PATTIES
BITCH I GO TO WORK
DO MY CAT DADDY
CAT DADDY CA-CAT DADDY
CAT DADDY CA-CAT DADDY
Are we just living ghosts,
Waiting to be freed?
Stuck at a tipping point,
We never dare exceed?
And what if no-one comes,
To liberate our souls?
And all of this is all there is,
To make us whole?
-- Assemblage 23 - Ghosts
Rising like a broken bone
Throught a sea of flesh
This world is given
1349 - I Am Abomination
So I reach for her hand
And her eyes turn to poison
And her hair turns to splinters
And her flesh turns to brine
She leaps cross the room
She stands in the window
Screams that my firstborn
will surely be blind
Are you guys serious?? None of these are real metal bands.
Fuck commercialism. You won't find any of these band's CDs in a store.
Here are some oldschool underground bands:
Thrash Metal: Dark Angel/Nasty Savage
Prog Metal: Atheist/Watchtower/Spastic Ink/
Death Metal: Chakal/Infernal Death/Holocausto/Brutality/Master
Black Metal: SARCOFAGO (INRI is beastly)/Vlad Tepes
Fuck every other type.
http://www.mapofmetal.com/ comes with a handy collection of sample songs for each subgenre they present. Rather handy.
How about Burzum?
Fucking awesome live band. They play their own style of grindcore.
Also, for the black metal fans: Damaar.
Old-school Metallica is the best when Cliff was still alive. "And Justice For All" was still good, but most of their later stuff was rather mediocre. "Master of Puppets" best album ever!
All of the ones below are power metal:
Rhapsody (of fire)
Also Zero Degree is some good medolic death metal in my opinion
Waking Dreams by Ayreon
Not a full song, but the line "I want to live and I want to love" from the song Frankly, Mr. Shankly comes up in my head when I see "I want to sell!" in Animal Crossing.