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Title: What You're Listening To
Post by: PetiteFool on 2009-09-11, 01:56:04
And what you recommend ^_^ I don't know very many Akihabara-Kei artists so I would like to learn about more. I actually don't listen to a whole lot of Japanese music in general so anything you like, please share! And not just Japanese music, anything you like. Personally I listen mostly to of bubblegum dance, ambient, hyper eurobeat, experimental electronic (including but not limited to chiptune), and gabberrrrrr. Just about anything really.


Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: tenton on 2009-09-11, 17:47:14
Based on the reactions in my car, I think I might have a very bizarre mix of things I listen to.  :-[

It's a mix of ani-song, 90s alternative rock, ska, 80s new wave/synth-pop, with a sprinkle of some sappy power ballads. Of course "ani-song" is a wide range of styles and whatnot (and includes covers/remixes, like para-para covers), but as it was noted, I follow shows (then start following voices I like, or musical acts that sound good).

I actually don't really follow akiba-kei artists that much; I'll leave those to the others.  ;D

There was a thread in the old forums about some of this. (http://www.otacom.de/sites/halko-momoi-board/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=1450) If you're going to open it up to non Japanese music, I fear it'll will be a while before I can compile my list.  :-[ ;D
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: tomoyo on 2009-09-11, 19:24:46
Well at the moment it's mostly Nine Inch Nails as Trent just played his final show. Honestly I haven't been in that much of a happy pop mood in a while. If anything this week, it's more Jrock/Visual Kei/GothLoli Industrial like Malice Mizer, L'arc en Ciel (Plus Hyde in Solo/Vamps form), Yousei Teikoku, and X-Japan when I'm not listening to more American/European stuff. And probably the most manufactured thing would be silly Hangry and Angry. I'm sure that's far different from most people here :) Also some hardcore swedish metal Opeth~

Hmm, I guess basic list of japanese stuff I listen to in the past not included in above would be:
Eufonius
Chihiro Yonekura
Arai Akino
Ali Project
Akina Nakamori
Dir En Grey
Do As Infinity
Every Little Thing
Garnet Crow
I've Sound members of various sorts especially Kotoko, Ayana, Lia, Kawada Mami
Globe
Hayashibara Megumi
Masami Okui/Jam Project
La'cryma Christi
Siam Shade
Buriguri/Tommy Heavenly/February 6
Two Mix
Kajuira Yuki
Olivia
The Pillows
Savage Genius
Galneryus

I am so not going to comment on Doujin remixes, there's too many in the universe.
Also my english/european music interest list is ridiculously long and probably not important :)
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: cat_clan on 2009-09-11, 20:52:27
Well... I don't listen to non Japanese music that much. My playlist includes (besides Momoi and related)
Those are the artist I listen too... but I listen to a lot of Anime music as well.
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: tenton on 2009-09-11, 21:28:22
I keep forgetting that Tomoyo is on the boards. I'm not the only one that goes in...unusual directions for musical tastes (well, odd for the usual anime/seiyuu crowds).

I'll just repost what I put the other forums with a slight edit.

Oreskaband
YUI
*The Brilliant Green/Tommy Heavenly6 (okay, Tommy February6, too)
Horie Yui (Hocchan)
Tamura Yukari (Yukarin)
THYME
micc/Sasao Miku
Puffy (I refuse to call them Puffy AmiYumi)
Zone
RieFu
Hayashibara Megumi
Atsumi Saori
Pizzicato Five
Sakai Noriko (Nori-P)
Hirosue Ryoko

I apparently really like:

Ishida Yoko (probably because of para para ani-song covers)
Nakagawa Shoko (Shokotan)
Okui Masami
the Indigo

Based on what a quick scan of my main music playlist.

I do like Kurobara Hozonkai (this is Yui Horie's goth rock band)..I need to get the full album (now that I have the singles). The album has Blue Heaven on it (though I just ripped it from the DVD to play on my iPod).

For non Japanese music, I'm more of a throwback...some of my tastes date back to bands and songs...that were around before some of you were born (I can't believe I wrote that). I'm going to look for a porch to sit on now so I can yell at some kids.

(yeah, I know there are quite a few people here it doesn't apply to, but still...)

*maybe Kawase Tomoko is more accurate.  :P
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: cyanoacry on 2009-09-11, 21:47:59
I like to listen to a lot of stuff, it depends on what mood I'm in. >.>;

If I'm feeling...

Sleepy? Punch me with a dose of I've - SHORT CIRCUIT or SHORT CIRCUIT II. I have lots of Momoi and KOTOKO lined up for when I'm on a long drive usually.

Peaceful? Go out to pasture with Enya, Vienna Teng, Sigur Ros, and classically arranged OSTs (Haibane Renmei, Spirited Away, etc). Imogen Heap is also pretty chill to listen to in a downtempo moment.

Excited? Time for Justice and Aphex Twin and Robert Miles and Darude and other electronica artists.

I actually like tenton's collection a whole lot, I have a fair amount of eurythmics, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Queen, Simon and Garfunkel, and Duran Duran too <.<

There are a lot of artists out there that are one-hit wonders, too, like Sixpence None the Richer (Kiss Me, love the Japanese version) and The Bangles (Manic Monday).

The main thing that I like, though, is clean vocals; I feel that a lot of I've stuff is interestingly orchestrated, but KOTOKO/MELL/EIKO/etc's voices get vocoded and compressed so much sometimes...

My listening habits are a little weird, though, since I'm too lazy to assemble a playlist. :/ I usually queue up whatever album comes to mind at the time and run with it.

Bands I haven't mentioned:

the Indigo
savage genius
yozuca*
blue velvet
Lia
MOSAIC.WAV
Mizuki Nana
YURIA
supercell
angela
Hikaru Utada
Hamasaki Ayu
Daft Punk
Minori Chihara
key sounds label
eufonius
The Pillows
The Beatles
Bee Gees
Elton John
Styx
Pink Floyd
Dream Theatre
The Postal Service
The Mars Volta
ZUN (does he count?)
IOSYS
COOL&CREATE
Perfume
Bjork

Pandora Project and AMVs are a really good way to find music you like, too, I find.

For American music, it looks like I like the stuff that was made before I was born :P I'm stuck in the 80s/90s!
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: tenton on 2009-09-11, 22:00:50
There are a lot of artists out there that are one-hit wonders, too, like Sixpence None the Richer (Kiss Me, love the Japanese version) and The Bangles (Manic Monday).

I guess we can call Sixpence a one hit wonder, but I always preferred their cover of There She Goes over Kiss Me.

And I think Walk Like an Egyptian, Eternal Flame and Hazy Shade of Winter (okay, that's a cover song) would like to have a word with you.  ;D
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: tomoyo on 2009-09-11, 22:14:04
There are a lot of artists out there that are one-hit wonders, too, like Sixpence None the Richer (Kiss Me, love the Japanese version) and The Bangles (Manic Monday).

I guess we can call Sixpence a one hit wonder, but I always preferred their cover of There She Goes over Kiss Me.

And I think Walk Like an Egyptian, Eternal Flame and Hazy Shade of Winter (okay, that's a cover song) would like to have a word with you.  ;D

Hah I should mention the lead singer leigh nash did a full album with delerium as a project called fauxliage. The album is actually pretty cool. Of course I really fucking love Delerium. I mean that with a passion :) (and their live concert was soooo awesome)
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: PetiteFool on 2009-09-11, 22:28:55
I am actually a really big fan of Tomoko Kawase! She's one of my favorites, I absolutely love TommyFebruary's personality. I'm a sucker for whimsically narcissistic girls. What can I say. But I don't have any of her albums. Megumi Hayashibara is also a looong time favorite since some of my first anime was Slayers and Blue Seed. I used to listen to alot of visual-kei in early high school but I sort of out grew it or maybe I'm just not exposed enough to it. X-Japan is still awesome though. (KURENAI~~~)

Lets see... Right now I mostly listen to...

American/European myusic

Strawberry Switchblade
ToyBox
Pixies
Pogo
Death From Above 1979
Bikini Kill
Miss Papaya
Bambee
Blood Brothers
Crystal Castles
Mars Volta
Smoosh
RadioHead
Elliot Smith

Japanese

YMCK
Perfume
COLTEMONIKA
W (Double You)
Strawberry Machine
SHE
Aural Vampire

Thats just what I've listened to somewhat recently. I've been watching Momoi concert DVDs at least once a week, they make me so happy @__@

Also, I listen to alotalotalot of video game music. Lately the Disgaea OST but I always have time for anything Mega Man xD I'm not sure how much vidyo game music I have but it's probably double the amount of anything else I have. I mentioned that I also like Eurobeat but I mostly listen to whats associated with Initial D (Theres so much that it can satiate anyone's eurobeat craving!) I also like J-core but not as much as good old fashioned Rotterdam hardstyle.   I have alot of Anime OSTs but mostly I listen to the Ichigo Mashimaro, Haibane Renmei, Serial Experiments Lain, Berserk, and another I can't remember... I don't have my music lists to look at so I'm just calling stuff off memory! Theres alot of music that I love but don't have but Youtube is good for a quick fix.

I really like- My Little Airport which is Chinese. It's really cute and a little nonsensical.
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: tenton on 2009-09-17, 01:38:35
American/European myusic
ToyBox
Pixies

ToyBox? We talking that Danish eurobeat group that kind of sounds like Aqua? I remember them. I have their first CD around here somewhere. Catchy stuff.

The Pixies? Reaching a little farther back in time, I see. Watch as I do the same.  ;D

I know I'm going to miss a lot of things, but there's a lot of acts to list. For English based stuff, there's:

U2
The Police
Nirvana
No Doubt
Pearl Jam
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Dance Hall Crashers
Save Ferris
Sublime
The Specials
The Go-Gos
The Bangles
Weezer
Reel Big Fish
Blondie
Berlin
The Smiths
Joy Division/New Order
They Might Be Giants
Madness
Skatalites
Hepcat
The Carpenters
Chuck Berry (blues style rock is the best)
Elvis Presley
The Clash
Lisa Loeb
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
REM
The Pretenders
Red Hot Chili Peppers (Flea is such a good funk bassist)

There are also a bunch of bands from the 80s and 90s that I like (e.g. the Cars, Eurythmics, Duran Duran, Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Soul Asylum, Green Day, Blink 182, Rage Against the Machine), but maybe not as high on the list. I think that's a strange enough mix of stuff.
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: PetiteFool on 2009-09-18, 03:11:07
I don't think it's very strange at all! I just posted what I had been listening to recently. I love RHCP <3 I raised myself on Californiacation. I also love The Police, but I might like Tears for Fears better sometimes. I don't have any SKA music myself, but a friend of mine listens to it alot. He says that Reel Big Fish isn't a great Ska band but I like it, although I like alot of other Ska music too.

Toybox! They only have two albums. Alot of people compare other bubblegum dance groups to aqua but they're just as similar as in any other genre of music (in my opinion)
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: Iyoko on 2009-09-18, 03:52:51
I don't really get out much, and thus, my playlists tend to be mostly random ani-songs, Miku Hatsune arrangements, Touhou, and Momoi.

Artists I like (in no particular order):

Minami Kuribayashi
Kanako Itou
MOSAIC.WAV
KOTOKO
eufonius
CooRie
Morning Musume.
Shoko Nakagawa
See-Saw
Flow
savage genius
Cy-rim rev.
Eiko Shimamiya
Megumi Hayashibara
Lia
Oreskaband
Yoko Ishida
Round Table featuring Nino
Hikaru Utada
V6
Ali Project
Rie fu

Though, lately I've been listening to an inordinate amount of Touhou doujin music. Even though I've never played the games, I think there's just something about having an infinite number of "U.N. Owen was her?" remixes.
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: mandi on 2009-09-18, 04:53:00
I am obsessed with "moe" voices and listen to just about anything with those kind of voices... lol

Besides Momoi lately I like...

IDOLM@STER - Amazingly I like all of them, but my favorite is Shimoda Asami as Ami/Mami. She does so many kooky things with her voice. I hope she will do more solo work. Looking forward to the new seiyuu in Dearly Stars too ;D

MOSAIC.WAV - I have been a fan of theirs for about as long as Momoi ;D

ave;new - I can always rely on them for something cute, cool, or both ;D

IOSYS - lately they do a lot of Touhou stuff which I do not know a lot about, but I listen to a lot anyway because I like a lot of the IOSYS members. I like their original units like Albatrosicks and Dear Chocolat but they don't get a lot of attention compared to their Touhou remixes :'( My favorite member is miko, I love her singing and radio!! Not just among IOSYS, in general she is one of my favorite individual singers. After that comes ARM and Ayu.

nomico - She started as a doujin singer and got to be a pro. Her voice is soooooo cute but for some reason she can't get popular. I wish she did more radio because she's also very funny.

Toromi - She is a doujin singer who played Mii in the game version of Popotan. The first time I heard her, she was singing some UNDER17 songs, so I compared her to Momoi and didn't like her that much ::) Much later I listened again and realized she is very good ;D She's also REALLY good at drawing. Like nomico I dunno why she's not more popular!

Tamura Yukari - I loooove her voice, but her songs can be hit or miss for me... but her radio is one of my absolute favorites, she is soooo funny.

chiptune - I like to listen to a lot of chiptune artists and some of my friends make this kind of music ;D I like to go to chiptune concerts when I can.

My favorite non-Japanese bands were Junior Senior and Be Your Own Pet who both broke up last year :'(

Junior Senior did that pixel art music video "Move Your Feet" that people still are always making forum icons from and stuff. I love their happy fun music, and the lyrics are so funny too.

Be Your Own Pet is like soooo different than the other stuff I listen to that I just love it haha. I think I am the only person who listens to them for the yandere moe factor ;D

Those are probably my main artists.. at the moment!!
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: Iyoko on 2009-09-18, 14:28:35
MOSAIC.WAV - I have been a fan of theirs for about as long as Momoi ;D

IOSYS - lately they do a lot of Touhou stuff which I do not know a lot about, but I listen to a lot anyway because I like a lot of the IOSYS members. I like their original units like Albatrosicks and Dear Chocolat but they don't get a lot of attention compared to their Touhou remixes :'( My favorite member is miko, I love her singing and radio!! Not just among IOSYS, in general she is one of my favorite individual singers. After that comes ARM and Ayu.

MOSAIC.WAV is definitely one of my favorite moe bands...
I listen to Gacha Gacha Cute Figu@mate a lot... (Although not as much recently)

IOSYS is good stuff. Their arrangements are almost always to my liking! miko's voice is extremely cute and addictive!
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: tenton on 2009-09-18, 15:53:21
Alot of people compare other bubblegum dance groups to aqua but they're just as similar as in any other genre of music (in my opinion)

Well, specifically for Toy-Box, since they're also a guy and a girl duo with fairly similar voices. ^_^

Tears for Fears is another good group. My list could go on forever... :-[
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: PetiteFool on 2009-10-02, 01:33:21
The Guy/girl duo is actually pretty common in bubblegum dance :D Blue Monster, Venga Boys and lots others I'm sure... if you (or anyone!) is interested, this site provides just about anything you could wanna know about bubblegum dance... http://www.bubblegumdancer.com/index.htm

And I totally know what you mean ^ ^;; but my personal computer is on the fritz so I've been a bit music deprived D: I don't even have a CD player without it!
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: Priz on 2009-10-23, 03:02:51
I picked up a ton of music CD's in Japan... last time I went, I bought a few hundred worth of games, this time it was mostly music. I regret not picking up the new Superfly CD, only the old one. Great music on it.

In the last week I'm listening to/watching the Superfly vids on YouTube, lots of songs from Glee, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Zee Avi, and Chibi Rari (another band we discovered randomly).
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2010-03-09, 20:00:59
My top 20 on last.fm for past three months:

桃井はるこ (http://www.last.fm/music/%E6%A1%83%E4%BA%95%E3%81%AF%E3%82%8B%E3%81%93), UNDER17 (http://www.last.fm/music/UNDER17), Shako-Pani (http://www.last.fm/music/Shako-Pani), Amnjk (http://www.last.fm/music/Amnjk), momo-i (http://www.last.fm/music/momo-i),
U (http://www.last.fm/music/U), とろ美 (http://www.last.fm/music/%E3%81%A8%E3%82%8D%E7%BE%8E), ミドリ (http://www.last.fm/music/%E3%83%9F%E3%83%89%E3%83%AA), GORESHIT (http://www.last.fm/music/GORESHIT), 香奈 (http://www.last.fm/music/%E9%A6%99%E5%A5%88),
FTFX (http://www.last.fm/music/FTFX), Ganz Schmutzig (http://www.last.fm/music/Ganz+Schmutzig), DIE!!DIE!!COLOR!!! (http://www.last.fm/music/DIE%21%21DIE%21%21COLOR%21%21%21), Sub-69 (http://www.last.fm/music/Sub-69), Hazel Nuts Chocolate (http://www.last.fm/music/Hazel+Nuts+Chocolate),
RDC (http://www.last.fm/music/RDC), DJ Sharpnel (http://www.last.fm/music/DJ+Sharpnel), Saori@destiny (http://www.last.fm/music/Saori%40destiny), 悪魔大根(小) (http://www.last.fm/music/%E6%82%AA%E9%AD%94%E5%A4%A7%E6%A0%B9%28%E5%B0%8F%29), DJきゃすぱー (http://www.last.fm/music/DJ%E3%81%8D%E3%82%83%E3%81%99%E3%81%B1%E3%83%BC)

^_^
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: mandi on 2010-03-10, 22:36:33
Good idea :D Here are my top 20 for the last 3 months:

1 桃井はるこ (Momoi Haruko)
2 とろ美 (Toromi)
3 ななひら (Nanahira)
4 田村ゆかり (Tamura Yukari)
5 Hazel Nuts Chocolate
6 UNDER17
7 miko
8 IOSYS
9 あゆ (Ayu)
10 MOSAIC.WAV
10 Siestail
10 のみこ (Nomico)
13 花澤香菜 (Hanazawa Kana)
14 茶太 (Chata)
15 Kana (nico nico douga singer)
16 あおいろいど (Aoiruid)
17 Junior Senior
18 みりん☆ (Mirin)
19 melo9
20 DystopiaGround
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: cat_clan on 2010-03-10, 23:49:06
I just got my account, but last.fm imported my data from Winamp:

01. 石田燿子 (Ishida Yoko)
02. 林原めぐみ (Hayashibara Megumi)
03. 桃井はるこ (Momoi Haruko)
04. UNDER17
05. J.E.T.
06. 坂本真綾 (Sakamoto Maaya)
07. KOTOKO
08. 初音ミク (Hatsune Miku)
09. 浜崎あゆみ (Hamasaki Ayumi)
10. 安室奈美恵 (Amuro Namie)
11. Perfume
12. savage genius
13. 広末涼子 (Hirosue Ryoko)
14. JUDY AND MARY
15. momo-i
16. ユンナ (Younha)
17. Flow
18. 中川翔子 (Nakagawa Shoko)
19. abingdon boys school
20. Speed
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2010-11-04, 15:16:03
It's been already more than a year since I posted a video of 野中ひゆ singing さみしくないもん (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t4Py5oljsg) in other thread..
And now, ひゆ will release original songs done in collaboration with tsunamix (http://www.tmx-unlimited.com/). (release date: 20. November) Songs will be available via iTunes and viBirth.
You can listen to samples here:
tmx-unlimited.com/download_b/mp3.cgi?ex42_01
tmx-unlimited.com/download_b/mp3.cgi?ex42_02

edit:
so the songs were released yesterday. if you liked the samples you can buy them here:
http://www.vibirth.com/artist_detail/tsunamix
or at iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/artist/tsunamix/id288960608
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2011-03-08, 21:39:11
I bought another tsunamix collaboration singles today.. ^_^ ("双月彩 x tsunamix - Dear my precious" and "stomach patrol. x tsunamix - テトテト")
you can listen to samples here: http://www.tmx-unlimited.com/ (in discography section) or at viBirth (http://www.vibirth.com/artist_detail/tsunamix) or iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/artist/tsunamix/id288960608)
and the 知らない空 single is finally available at iTunes too.. (野中ひゆ x tsunamix collaboration)
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: cat_clan on 2011-03-09, 15:56:35
Lately I have become a fan of Bouno!. It's one my guilty pleasures, because I know it's completely prefabricated, but I really like the rock/pop tune the print into their songs. The fever doesn't end with me, my wife and sister-in-law are really into Bouno! as well. They even know most of the steps for all of their songs and I really like to watch them dance the songs actually ^^
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: tenton on 2011-03-10, 02:12:37
While I've kind of followed them before, ever since I saw them live twice here in SoCal, I've become a big fan of Chatmonchy. I'm a sucker for a good three piece rock band and they're a very good one.

They're releasing a new blu-ray soon about their US tour...I can't figure out if I want to show up on it or not.  ;D
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2011-06-01, 11:16:50
Recently I bought Balance guide (http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00442RY86) and other two CDs from stomach patrol. And although her CDs are not easy to buy, (BG is in "electronic" category, which means no overseas shipping) I'd say it's definitely worth it.. (Balance guide promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysYCODJrVLM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysYCODJrVLM))
She even surpassed momoi in my Last 7 days top (http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/9849/last7g.jpg) at last.fm.. ^_^
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2011-07-26, 16:13:29
野中ひゆ and tsunamix released a new single today! ^_^ It's called "life げーむ" and contains two new songs and instrumental versions of songs from previous single 知らない空.

Available at viBirth (http://www.vibirth.com/artist_detail/tsunamix), previews here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyuxiXO-zRA) and here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xYmMSps0aQ). ^^
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2011-11-04, 12:49:04
my most listened song from:
(since 13 Apr 2007, when I started to use last.fm)

UNDER17:

1) おかしなオンナノコ
2) くじびきアンバランス
3) 泳・げ・な・い
4) BITE
5) さみしくないもん

桃井はるこ:

1) さみしくないもん (this is the new version from self cover album)
2) Break down, Break dance!
3) Galge
4) 1
5) バーチャリアンコはKoiのHana
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: psychohistory on 2011-11-15, 04:35:52
8BB76E1, haha...Glad I'm not the only person who listens to BITE excessively.  However, my most listened to Momoi song is, easily, Jien Otsu Song. 

Anyways, here's my current flavors of the month:

JPOP: Perfume, Sakanaction, The Aprils
English: Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix, Electric Light Orchestra (rock on to whoever mentioned them earlier  ;D  )
Classical: Percy Grainger, Oliver Messiaen, John Adams

I'm getting a ton of good rec's from this thread.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2011-11-15, 08:10:00
8BB76E1, haha...Glad I'm not the only person who listens to BITE excessively.
^__^ and that's only the original version.. I also listen quite a lot to that breakcore remix by amnjk from this CD (http://forums.halkomomoi.com/index.php?topic=28.msg1455#msg1455), which is super-awesome too. ^^ but I don't know if it's still available, since the rcdrecords doesn't exist anymore. but the guy who used to run it is still active, so I guess it should be no problem to ask him.. ^^
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2012-03-06, 22:02:57
This is a bit "extreme" music, but I have to recommend it. I actually tried to listen to this "group" few years ago, but I guess I didn't like their music back then.. last year I tried some other album from them and I liked it.. ^_^ a lot.. I'm talking about わたしのココ (aka Kesson Shoujo) who makes very specific vocaloid / noise music.. you can listen to some of their songs on youtube, for example わたしと歩いていると恥ずかしいの (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmaL9ZVzzrk), (this one is "safe to try", without noise) ララのうた (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qaubABv_zs), Walk To Death (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ml492nH_O8), or this unlisted song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KpRzCppvlc).. I'd also recommend 品さだめ and おーまいだーうぃん, but those are not on youtube..

It is beautiful music, but it may take some time to get used to it.. ^_^

and be careful while listening to some other songs.. while they may start innocent, they can turn into a brutal flood of noise in a moment.. ^___^
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2012-03-09, 16:59:23
^^ I've been also promoting tsunamix and his girls here and I realized their releases has been uploaded to amazon, which is probably easiest way to buy them.. (though I ironically cannot use it.. ^_^;; )

野中ひゆ x tsunamix:

http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B005M7TZ8Y/
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B005M7RCAM/

stomach patrol. x tsunamix:

http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B005M7PLLO/
http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B006PL5B48/
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2012-07-23, 12:17:53
btw わたしのココ mentioned earlier released a CD! ^_^ I'd never expected something like this to happen. I had to order it immediately. ^_^

わたしのココ - カラダは正直 (http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B007Y19UDQ/)

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/2570/51soroxoaelsl500aa300.jpg)

Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2012-07-27, 11:09:28
I also recently started to play ゆめにっき again and I found out there's this beautiful remix album, which is free to download.. not sure if anyone here played this game, but it's not that important..

☆24EFFECTS☆

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3619130/ubuuchan/files/24effects.tar.gz

(http://i46.tinypic.com/2e1t4zd.jpg)
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2012-10-04, 20:14:34
I found very interesting artist again.. ^_^ And again, it's noise music, but very beautiful.. I'll probably buy her CD soon.. ^^;;

Nobuko Hori - GGGGR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqjtg17VAro)
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2012-10-17, 05:50:51
Recent performance of 野中ひゆ at なんばBEARS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5MB4o7zeng

just amazing.. <3
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2012-10-24, 13:11:33
I found very interesting artist again.. ^_^ And again, it's noise music, but very beautiful.. I'll probably buy her CD soon.. ^^;;

Nobuko Hori - GGGGR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqjtg17VAro)
Well, I ordered this CD and it arrived yesterday, and it's awesome! ^_^
Really interesting combination of experimental electronic, folk, noise, a bit of breakcore and beautiful vocals.. <3
If you liked that one song on youtube, I definitely recommend to buy this album. ^^
(it's available at HMV (http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Nobuko-Hori_000000000378841/item_Xtoyourmilkyhair_2633192)..)
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2013-02-06, 02:11:36
spoon+ (http://www.last.fm/music/Spoon%252B) caught my attention recently.. ^_^

ホットミルク PV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWI5Lw3FiYc) (I recommend to go through the channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/ooOOacoOOoo/videos) as well, there are some pretty good live performances. ^^)
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: Nekorin on 2013-02-12, 10:47:05
I just saw this person mentioned on a forum. Anyone know about her? http://www.chiisakurabi.com/
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: tenton on 2013-02-14, 05:09:53
I just saw this person mentioned on a forum. Anyone know about her? http://www.chiisakurabi.com/

All I know is that she seems to be doing a lot of North American based conventions (all the ones I didn't go to ;D ), which is odd for an idol that was based in Japan at one time (I know, I know, she moved to the US). The only thing I recall was that she was supposed to also perform at that New Zealand event that got postponed indefinitely. Outside of that, dunno...
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: paranda on 2013-02-14, 06:39:22
It seems like she was a former underground idol before she moved. Her 2010 era shows are idol collaboration events at venues like Kagurazaka Explosion
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: Nekorin on 2013-02-16, 08:18:59
Underground idol? Like "indie" or something else?
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: mandi on 2013-02-17, 16:43:19
Underground idol? Like "indie" or something else?
Yeah, like indie ;D Check out an article I wrote about underground ("chika") idols: http://www.denpanosekai.com/2012/09/japan-first-hand-wide-wild-wacky-word.html
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: Nekorin on 2013-05-16, 06:45:02
Sorry I dropped off the forum for so long, that was a fascinating article! I didn't know there was such a scene in Japan. I wonder if there's something like it around here...?
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2013-05-16, 17:52:05
now I noticed the "Real-kei Idol" term.. pretty accurate.. ^_^ underground idols are the only real idols..

also, I forgot to mention.. stomach patrol. released new single in April: Melancholy apartment 101~たべたいけど、たべちゃだめ~ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USsbD3qq730)
Title: Re: What You're Listening To
Post by: 8BB76E1 on 2013-08-21, 13:33:09
stomach patrol. released new single today! ^_^

Melancholy apartment 102~ココニイルノニ、イナイミタイ~ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppUmqYm8sv0)