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The Nihon Review Topic Discussion => JMusic => Topic started by: Pachinko on August 24, 2006, 03:17:50 PM

Title: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: Pachinko on August 24, 2006, 03:17:50 PM
Yeah, I figured this section needed something new. Point? Recommend artist here, like if anyone is looking. I've found these threads helpful for the most part.
 
So, to kick things off, I'm looking for a new Japanese group/solo artist to get into.
What do I like? Well, a lot of things. Currently, I'm into glam rock and techno. Dance music is always great too. I'm not looking for any gender specifically...
 
Do you guys know of anyone? Thanks.uhh
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: Tamashii on August 24, 2006, 09:22:46 PM
I need some good dance music.
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: Pachinko on August 25, 2006, 12:57:46 PM
Quote from: Tamashii
I need some good dance music.

As do I, my friend!
 
Just to possibly make the search easier, the following artists are some I'm currently into a lot:
Goldfrapp, Madonna (as always), Imogen Heap, The Flaming Lips
 
And so the list goes on.
 
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I'd have to say, I'm deeply in love with that new Rin song, "Anti Hero". Possibly because Lisa Loeb is in it... But, what can I say? That's right, nothing. Amen.
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: dheu on August 26, 2006, 12:38:52 PM
Well... damn.
 
As the resident music reviewer, I really feel like I need to be the one to recommend something.
 
But I just don't listen to dance music, not even Japanese dance music.
 
I guess that means I need to expand my horizons.
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: Tamashii on August 28, 2006, 12:57:58 PM
I'm really into trip hop at the moment...but I don't know any Japanese trip hop groups. XM Radio has its limits. Anyways, I don't think there is much of a distinct difference between asian trip hop and european trip hop.
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: Pachinko on August 28, 2006, 02:46:14 PM
Quote from: Tamashii
I'm really into trip hop at the moment...but I don't know any Japanese trip hop groups. XM Radio has its limits. Anyways, I don't think there is much of a distinct difference between asian trip hop and european trip hop.

I had a moment where I was really into trip hop; I think it was something Bjork was doing at the moment.
 
Anyway, I tried Wiki, like Tama-sama (heh) suggested, and I found a neat page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_J-pop_artists):
It can be used as a guide, sort of. I've been weaving thru the pages, finding some interesting things.
 
And, of course dheu-sama, it's always great to expand interests.
Lemme know if you need any recommendations. I know Madge is a no-go. :]
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: euphoric_prodigy on June 20, 2008, 02:35:35 AM
I think the band Santara(not to be confused with Santana) is just too good to be ignored. Santara sang the ending theme for Kemonozume and you'd be shocked knowing what the vocalist's gender is D:after listening to that song...the he's a she!!! and that's the band's only drawback: the singer sounds too much of a guy with a nasal voice. Otherwise, Santara is one of Japan's glaringly gifted musicians...
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: kozeph on April 08, 2010, 06:09:25 PM
probably the wrong place to ask but anyway.

I was rewatching honey and clover and got the urge to hear the singer from the show, anyone knows the name? the male singer he has several songs in the show and the ED? anyone knows the name of the guy or band?
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: Sorrow-kun on April 08, 2010, 06:41:57 PM
I think you're after Suneohair.
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: DrIdiot on April 08, 2010, 11:39:31 PM
Tokyo Jihen and Shiina Ringo.

There are quite a few decent jazz fusion bands.  Soil & Pimp Sessions, Casiopea, are some recent ones.
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: kozeph on April 09, 2010, 02:16:36 PM
found them, great thanks! ;D
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: shane watson on August 19, 2010, 02:30:54 AM
I like this forum. :-*
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: AC on August 19, 2010, 02:32:43 AM
We all do.
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: Tamashii on August 20, 2010, 01:03:08 AM
We all do times two.
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: Thot on November 25, 2010, 02:48:07 PM
Could someone please recommend me some moe/saccharine J-Pop along the lines of the 2nd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05QabSgYJho) and 3rd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnsn2M0-FQM) Bakemonogatari OP?
Something that's not quite as extreme as MOSAIC.WAV.
If so: Thank you.
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: Aftershok on December 24, 2010, 08:19:38 PM
If you're into rock at all, be sure to check out The Pillows. You might know them from the soundtrack of FLCL (which was entirely made up of their music). They're not exactly music to dance to, but their songs and musicality are absolutely top-notch.

I recommend "Strange Chameleon," "Happy Bivouac," and  "Swanky Street." Or anything else from their album "Please Mr. Lostman."

If you're into music theory at all, harmonically analyzing and listening to their songs is absolutely enthralling. Be sure to check them out. Oh, and "Bran-New Love Song" [sic] by them is also excellent. Of their later albums, "My Foot" is also very good.

And by the way... first post! Love the site.
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: zzeroparticle on December 25, 2010, 12:05:02 AM
Minor quibble: Shinkichi Mitsumune (of Rozen Maiden and Asatte no Houkou fame) was also responsible for a few pieces on the FLCL soundtrack. Everyone seems to forget about him for some reason. :P
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: Aftershok on December 25, 2010, 12:04:18 PM
Ah, I stand corrected. Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: The J-Music Recommendation Thread
Post by: Kylaran on January 21, 2011, 02:21:55 PM
Could someone please recommend me some moe/saccharine J-Pop along the lines of the 2nd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05QabSgYJho) and 3rd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnsn2M0-FQM) Bakemonogatari OP?
Something that's not quite as extreme as MOSAIC.WAV.
If so: Thank you.

Sounds like you would enjoy a lot of cutes-y eroge music. Like KOTOKO's Princess Bride and Mighty Heart. Also there's stuff from old eroge like Figuremate that's ridiculously upbeat.

Otherwise, there's a lot of anime out now with songs like that. Especially anime from the past two years or so. I think Kempfer and Kiddy Girl-and come to mind, but they all sound so similar my memory is hazy.