Music from Japan

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Chocobo, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Chocobo

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    A continuation from the J-Music thread on absolutepunk.net.

    My favorite releases of 2016 so far:

    Akai Ko-en - Jyunjo Randoseru Spotify
    Galileo Galilei - Sea and the Darkness
    Charan-Po-Rantan - Onna no 46 Pun
    amazarashi - sekai shusoku 2116
    Gesu no Kiwami Otome. - Ryoseibai
    Sumire Uesaka - 20 Seiki no Gyakushu
    BABYMETAL - Metal Resistance
    Majiko - Magic
    SHISHAMO - SHISHAMO 3 Spotify
    The Oral Cigarettes - Fixion
    Kie Katagi - Serendipity Spotify
    Megumi Wata - Blindman
    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure - Secret Sensation
    fraqsea - Star Cocktail
    Momoiro Clover Z - Hakkin no Yoake Spotify
    Momoiro Clover Z - Amaranthus Spotify
    Especia - CARTA
    Ame no Parade - new generation
    SCANDAL - Yellow
    Silent Siren - S
    Sonoko Inoue - Hello Spotify
    Charisma.com - Aidoro C
    Egw Eimi - Palette
    BiSH - Fake Metal Jacket
     
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  2. popo

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    I didn't realize especia had a new album released. sweet.
    gonna need to check that out, along with the new babymetal :thumbup:
     
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  3. Chocobo

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    I can't stop listening to both, hope you dig them!
     
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  5. Collin Skeen

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    Woohoo! I got into the JET Program so I should be in Japan starting in August and can't WAIT to soak up the music. Listened to a ton of visual kei and rock (my first real musical loves) back in the day with bands like Art School, Love Psychedelico, AKFG, and Plastic Tree -- along with the staples like Gackt and L'arc -- but haven't kept up with much aside from Babymetal lol.

    Really excited to dig into some of the releases from the past 10 years or so.
     
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  6. Chocobo

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    Whoa, that's awesome! Hope you have a good time! I always loved the japanese songs I heard since childhood (mostly from video games), but didn't really start actively looking for bands/musicians/singers until last year. Here are my favorite albums from 2015, maybe you find something you like!

    1. tricot - A N D
    Spotify

    2. Kinoko Teikoku - Neko to Allergie
    Spotify

    3. chouchou merged syrups. - yesterday, 12 films later
    youtube
    4. Aimer - Dawn
    youtube

    5. Bonjour Suzuki - Sayonara Mata Raisede
    Spotify

    6. Flower - Hanadokei
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    7. Sekai no Owari - Tree
    youtube

    8. Suiyoubi no Campanella - Zipang
    youtube

    9. Spangle Call Lilli Line - Ghost is dead
    spotify

    10. Wagakki Band - Yasou emaki
    youtube

    11. Sayonara Ponytail - Enban Utopia
    youtube

    12. toe - Hear You
    spotify

    13. Seiko Oomori & The Pink Tokarev - Tokarev
    youtube

    14. Yurumerumu! - You are the world
    youtube

    15. AKB48 - Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!

    16. Maison Book Girl - bath room
    youtube

    17. Scenarioart - Happy Umbrella
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    18. Yasuha Kominami - Bokuo Sukuttekurenakatta Kimie
    spotify

    19. LiSA - Launcher
    youtube

    20. AOA - Ace of Angels
    spotify

    21. Koutei Camera Girl - Leningrad Loud Girlz
    youtube

    22. Alexandros - A.L.X.D
    youtube

    23. Shishamo - SHISHAMO 2
    spotify

    24. Glim Spanky - Sunrise Journey
    spotify

    25. GARNiDELiA - Linkage Ring
    youtube

    26. Yuikaori - Bright Canary
    youtube

    27. fox capture plan - Butterfly
    youtube

    28. envy - Atheist's cornea
    spotify

    29. Hanae - Jyoukyousyouko
    spotify

    30. Roth Bart Baron - ATOM
    spotify

    31. SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] - o1
    youtube

    32. Capsule - Wave Runner
    spotify

    33. Luna Haruna - Candy Lips

    34. tofubeats - Positive
    spotify

    35. Plenty - Inochino Katachi
    spotify

    36. One Ok Rock - 35xxxv
    spotify

    37. Miyavi - The Others
    spotify


    EP/mini album:

    Flower Flower - Shiki
    Bonjour Suzuki - Lollipop Syndrome
    The Novembers - Elegance
    Ling Tosite Sigure - es or s
    koducer x daoko - Kireigoto EP
     
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  7. Collin Skeen

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    @Chocobo THANKS SO MUCH! seriously, this is gonna keep me busy in a good way (I'll start with Miyavi since I listened to a TON of him). I got started with video games too (lotttttts of JRPGs like FF *kweh kweh* and SMT) and it's pretty amazing how the Japanese totally take advantage of whatever medium they use ... from haiku to video game OSTs (have you heard NieR's OST? OH MAN!)
     
  8. Chocobo

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    No problem, @Collin Skeen ! Miyavi's new stuff is totally different though, and not in a good way (in my opinion at least). Still, it's solid, but I prefer his older releases. Haven't heard NieR's OST, or played the game. Definitely on my bucket list, though!
     
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  9. Speed, Glue, and Shinki are where it's at.
     
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  10. popo

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    Especia was cute and fun, and it's pretty much what I expected it to be. Babymetal, on the other hand, seems to be a bit of a change-up. It's not really as "j-poppy" and catchy as I remember them being... and I don't know if I can really appreciate this new sound as much.
    There were some good moments and a decent amount of variety, but the hooks aren't really grabbing me quite as strongly this time around. :(
     
  11. George

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    Hey! I quoted you in another thread, but it looks like that's gone now! I'm really really into Capsule, who else should I be listening to?
     
  12. Chocobo

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    Hm.. I think you could start with artists Nakata has produced/worked with, most famously probably Perfume and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. But definitely check out Coltemonikha (another duo including Nakata), Strawberry Machine, De De Mouse, Sonic Coaster Pop, MEG, Saori@destiny, Aira Mitsuki, Genki Rockets, Immi .

    Also, while not really similar to Capsule I think, you absolutely have to listen to Wednesday Campanella!



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  13. George

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    Awesome, top stuff mate! Well looking forward to going through this, cheers!
     
  14. Henry

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    Since this thread is a bit less specific than mine, I'd love for any additions on my thread.

    Japanese Post Rock • forum.chorus.fm

    CAPSULE is probably the only J-band that I still actively listen to from time to time.
     
  15. xapplexpiex

    I am nobody Prestigious

    No Dir en Grey fans in here? Withering to a Death is a great album
     
  16. Chocobo

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    I was never able to fall in love with Dir en Grey, but there are always a few song on their releases I really like. Which reminds me, I still need to check out ARCHE.
     
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  18. Chocobo

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    new song from tricot!

     
  19. Chocobo

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    So, anyone listened to the two new songs from Utada Hikaru yet?
     
  20. Chocobo

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    The new album from 9mm Parabellum Bullet is coming out in a few days!

     
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    Their new album COSMIC EXPLORER is fantastic! :clap:
     
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  24. Raku

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    I love Japan, and their taste in music is awesome (trying to learn the language, and it's pretty hard XD)

    1) I already posted this in one of the "blink 182" threads, but I thought I would share it here. They have some other good songs too, but this is the one I wanted to share/post here.

    Afromania - Let's Go Together


    2) This was one of my favorite Fairy Tail themes (I have others, but I'm only gonna share one for now)

    Rockin' Playing Guitar


    3) I can't find any youtube clips, but it is a decent opening (the full song "19sai" by Shikao Suga) for an anime called xxxHolic. (Actually managed to find a soundcloud link)



    4) Only sharing this because I liked the anime



    5) This was my favorite song to Dragon Ball Super. I wish I could have posted the music video, but for some reason the full song and video were removed from youtube.

    Good Morning America - Hello Hello Hello


    6) This has to be another favorite Japanese song of mine (opening of Tokyo Ghoul)

    「unravel」 - TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

    7) I found this song in an anime (which was awesome how they even dubbed/covered the songs), but here is just the song. Outside of that (if you watch anime, or even if you don't watch anime) you should definitely check out "Beck - Mongolian Chop Squad".

    Beat Crusade - Hit in the USA

    8) This was suggested on the side when I was on an Afromania discovery binge. I might try checking them out later.

    Stereopony - Hitohira No Hanabira
    Stereopony - Hitohira No Hanabira
     
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  26. Chocobo

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    Stereopony were great, definitely check them out!
     
  27. Chocobo

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    currently addicted to Keyakizaka46's (sister group of Nogizaka46) first single Silent Majority.