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Re: The official Ani alley japanese music thread!

Postby Pastachan » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:20 pm

Zanarkand Princess wrote:Also 2NE1 IS COMING BACK ON SEPTEMBER 9TH! AND BIG BANG IS JUST A MONTH OR SO AFTER!

Looking forward to this. Especially 2NE1 because I'm more biased toward them.

Also... Everyone's familiar with what X Japan's been doing, right? Pretty awesome, I think.
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Postby Zanarkand Princess » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:45 am

Yeah. There was some crazy legal stuff going on a while ago with them though. I wonder what happened with that.
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Postby d.yaro » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:22 pm

The stuff offered by this label is about as far away from the Oricon charts as I can imagine: http://www.psfrecords.com/new.html. I had stumbled across some tracks by a psycmetal act named Shizuka and decided to try and track down their CDs. That search quickly led me to the above web site.
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Postby Zanarkand Princess » Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:29 pm

It definitely is. While I prefer my unknown, never ever even made it close to the oricon acts on the electro side, it's pretty great that you can actually get someone to ship that kind of stuff outside of Japan. :lol:

With MEG taking a break, Ami Suzuki not doing anything and Perfume continuing to sound more like GIRL NEXT DOOR everyday I'm kind of dying for capsule to comeback with something amazing.I'm sure Nakata still has it in him (You just turned 30, don't have already hit your peak :roll: )
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Postby d.yaro » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:10 am

Found a group on last.fm called "Female Fronted Japanese Rock". It isn't a particularly active one but I thought I'd share it as the connected artists list is of a decent length. http://www.last.fm/group/Female+Fronted+Japanese+Rock
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Postby Zanarkand Princess » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:19 pm

2NE1's album is pretty great. I didn't expect to hear anything like It Hurts on it and I'm quite impressed (especially at CL. Who says the rapper can't sing?) the english version of Can't Nobody is pretty fierce and gives me some hop concerning their American debut. I didn't listen to the solo songs more then once a piece when they came out either so those being there aren't bothering me at all.
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Postby Pastachan » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:47 am

I must once again proclaim my love for 2NE1. ♥

Zanarkand Princess wrote:the english version of Can't Nobody is pretty fierce and gives me some hop concerning their American debut.

They could totally make it here, and hopefully they're given a better chance than other Korean artists in the past. Will.i.am seems interested in them, which is a pretty big deal.
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Postby chrisb » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:17 am

http://frozen-call.rdy.jp/index.html

Chihiro Onitsuka being assaulted is seriously depressing me. There are also reports it wasn't just her face that suffered but some ribs were broken. I know it's horrible when it happens but to such a beautiful and meaningful artist it just feels so unfair. She gave the world wonderful music and her sound helped me a lot during my serious state of depression. I hope she recovers soon and knows that all her fans are wishing her the best.
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Postby chrisb » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:53 am

Angela Aki's new album is soooo lackluster. I expected better. Love 'Mad Scientist' though. Her best song will always be 'On and On.'

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Postby Zanarkand Princess » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:45 am

She's so boring now. Kokoro no Senshi and This Love will always be her best songs.
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Postby d.yaro » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:08 am

My sister was telling me yesterday evening how she hasn't found anything new and interesting to listen to in the field of Japanese music. She finds most of j-pop stuff these days to be repetitious ("songs all sound the same") and she can't get into Japanese urban/hip-hop/rap music. VK is not on her radar. Neither is pure idol pop. So I'd thought I'd ask if anyone here can think of acts who might interest her. Artists I know she's listened to in the past are Hirai Ken (I think she really likes his work), Mr. Children, Gospellers, Hamasaki Ayumi, Hitoto Yo, Ito Yuna, BoA, Misia, and Utada Hikaru (another one of her favourites though she didn't like her English albums)...
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Postby Zanarkand Princess » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:47 am

Kou Shibasaki maybe? Or Kimura Kaela?
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Postby chrisb » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:30 am

Bonnie Pink, Chihiro Onitsuka, K, Kokia, Monkey Majick, Aoi Teshima.

Those sound like her style :)
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Postby d.yaro » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:27 am

I have CDs by Bonnie Pink, Onitsuka Chihiro and Kimura Kaela (her first album I think) which I can lend to her. I thought I read a short quip a year or so ago talking about Kimura going from a pop/rock style of music to a more hip-hop influenced style. Comments?

I'll mention all of these artists to her. Thank-you very much for the suggestions!
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Postby Zanarkand Princess » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:10 pm

Kimura going from a pop/rock style of music to a more hip-hop influenced style. Comments?

No.. :lol: I can't imagine that at all! It must have been a joke.

You could also mention Ai Otsuka.

I've really been into this group lately. If anyone remembers PARADISE GO!! GO!! That is Misaki.
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Postby chrisb » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:23 am

Screw Beni. Chihiro is my J-urban pop love :love

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Postby d.yaro » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:02 pm

Zanarkand Princess wrote:You could also mention Ai Otsuka.
I could but I won't. :P After freezing away on a late March evening to watch her rather staid three song set in Osaka I'm not too partial towards her. :lol:
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Postby Zanarkand Princess » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:01 am

^Hahaha. Well She should be popping out a baby soon enough so who knows if she'll be gone for a while.
chrisb wrote:Screw Beni. Chihiro is my J-urban pop love :love

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Aww, but word on the street is that she isn't screwing Akanishi anymore!

Speaking of which, his tour is a disaster in the making. Which I predicted. Damn you Johnny! But he does have a new song that I'm quite fond of

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Postby chrisb » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:15 am

^ She broke my heart and that's unforgivable :P
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Postby Zanarkand Princess » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:24 am

She's also releasing a new album soon though! So she'll win it back!
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