― Kim Tortoise, Tuesday, 1 April 2003 10:03 (10 years ago) Permalink
― girl scout heroin (iamamonkey), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 10:06 (10 years ago) Permalink
Asa Chang (v. ambient but strangely lovely), Cibo Matto (pop fun), Denki Groove (even popper and even funner, highly recommended), Fantastic Plastic Machine (ditto), Maher Shalal Hash Baz (pastoral and nice), Mika Bomb (rawk but gently), Psydoll (nu-metal), Savavo (silly), Takkyu ishino & Tabito nanao (80's pop).
I have no idea about any of them in detail, I get this stuff off a Japanophile who provides me with all my needs and I'm usually so drunk when he gives me this stuff that I can't remember details for any of them.
― Lynskey (Lynskey), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 12:37 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Jay Vee (Manon_70), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 14:17 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Carey (Carey), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 14:20 (10 years ago) Permalink
― piscesboy, Tuesday, 1 April 2003 14:21 (10 years ago) Permalink
― mei (mei), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 17:38 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Miranda (Miranda), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 17:57 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Miranda (Miranda), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 17:59 (10 years ago) Permalink
also, Hi-Posi, Polysics, Yukari Fresh, Noriko Tujiko, Cornelius obviously, and NobukazuTakemura/AkiTsuyuko and the Childisc people for a playful DSP twist.
also, MiniMoni, Shinohara Tomoe, that Odoru 11 single, and Sonic Dragolgo which are all more "extreme" in their own (usually cute) ways.
im guessing you aren't too interested in j-pop 'proper' so i won't go there.
― Honda (Honda), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 18:16 (10 years ago) Permalink
I was really intrigued by Shiina Ringo's Stem single - is the album more of the same?
― Nathan Webb (Nathan Webb), Tuesday, 1 April 2003 18:30 (10 years ago) Permalink
Dry and Heavy - Reggae/Dub. Began as a side project for a couple of the guys from Audio Active. They've since surpassed their mentors. Albums are great and the live show phenomenal. They're playing with the Asian Dub Foundation later this month in Japan.
Cornelius - Everything's already been said about this guy.
Boom Boom Satellites - Japan's answer to the Chemical Brothers. Substitute the Chemicals' forays into hip-hop for Jazz and you've got the idea.
The Boredoms - The early stuff was incomprehensible noise. They started writing actual songs though, and they're good!
― J-rock (Julien Sandiford), Wednesday, 2 April 2003 04:07 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Chip Morningstar (bob), Saturday, 10 May 2003 07:37 (10 years ago) Permalink
― colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Saturday, 10 May 2003 07:39 (10 years ago) Permalink
Pop - Morning Musume, Puffy, Ayumi Hamasaki, Boa, TommyFebruary6, Minimoni, Speed, Namie Amuro, move, m-flo, Mai Kuraki, Chappie
Rock/pop/etc - Chara, UA, Judy & Mary, Bonnie Pink, Brilliant Green, Do as Infinity, Hitomi Yaida, Shiina Ringo, Blanket Jet City, Mr. Children, Dragon Ash, Every Little Thing
R&B/rap - Utada Hikaru, Miss Monday, Soulhead, Heartsdales, Kick the can Crew, East end Yuri, Zeebra, K Dub Shine, Microphone Pager, Rappagariya, Tha Blue Herb
Jrock/visual-kei - L'arc en Ciel, Luna Sea, Glay, X Japan, Gackt, Dir en Grey, Pierrot, Due Le Quartz, Plastic Tree, Siam Shade, Malice Mizer
― Honda (Honda), Saturday, 10 May 2003 08:16 (10 years ago) Permalink
― PappaWheelie V, Sunday, 3 April 2011 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink
― PappaWheelie V, Sunday, 3 April 2011 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink
Taeko is great
― corey, Sunday, 3 April 2011 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink
I'm sure there was a better thread for this, but I've just seen the new Perfume video - the video itself is brilliant, ESP/psychic/parlour magic stuff, cut rhythmically with the track. Song is *very* Westernised, I think it sounds quite Scandinavian in its production, and has completely lost the hyper J-pop edge, but... it is a great pop song. Not linking to the video as it'll probably get taken down, seeing as the record company are extremely precious about leaked material, but if you chance upon it I do recommend it.
― emil.y, Sunday, 5 August 2012 13:54 (9 months ago) Permalink