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Malfunkshun – Return to Olympus

In i reccomend, music, tahlia's on June 13, 2010 at 6:44 pm

malfunkshun, along side green river, is considered one of the pioneers of grunge. they have roots of glam and hard rock, but basically created this whole other genre called grunge. their other band is mother love bone. to me, this whole album is appealing and not real ‘in your face’. favourite song would definitely be ‘i wanna be yo daddy’, regardless how odd the song name sounds.

13 songs / 50.3 minutes / download

ROVO – Imago

In i reccomend, lauren's, music on June 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm

ROVO were formed in japan by former boredoms guitar seiichi yamamoto, back in 1996. they use a hands-on method of creating a kind of music which is usually produced entirely electronic. this album is filled with beautiful experimental/psychedelic tunes and i consider it truly amazing. one of the drummers/percussionists is also from another legendary japanese band: “ground zero”, adding another reason as to why i like ROVO so much.

7 songs / 58 minutes / download

Green River – Rehab Doll/Dry as a Bone

In i reccomend, me like lots, music, tahlia's on June 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm

if you’re not used to grunge, i’d recommend this album, its catchy if you’re into heavier guitars. they also one of the pioneers of grunge music, back in the late 80’s, and as we all know, grunge formed in seattle, so these guys are seattle born and bred. one of my favourite grunge bands out there, and far better than some bands in the grunge scene that everyone knows about. ‘stand out song’ as lauren would say; is ‘ozzie’.

16 songs / 57.8 minutes / download

Shiina Ringo – 三文ゴシップ

In i reccomend, lauren's, music on June 8, 2010 at 11:36 pm

三文ゴシップ / superficial gossip would have to be my favorite shiina release. being her latest album (release: 2009), i have to say the queen has outdone herself with this one. you may recognize her talented voice from the band ‘tokyo jihen’. i hear lots of jazzy, pop, experimental tones in this album and i can’t stop putting ‘marunouchi sadistic (EXPO VER.)’ on repeat, it’s that good. whether you’re a japanese music fan or not, i reccomend you listen to shiina ringo! she’s the best!

14 songs / 50 minutes / download

Susumu Ueda – One Litre Of Tears OST

In i reccomend, lauren's, music on June 7, 2010 at 9:28 pm

this is a beautiful soundtrack to a beautiful drama! the japanese drama follows the story of a girl with a terminal illness and the hardships she has to overcome. i recommend you should see it, as i cried over one litre of tears! the songs are piano / violin based and very well composed. my personal favorites from the OST are ‘seimei aru kagiri -sub theme-‘ & both versions of ‘only human’.

23 songs / 1.1 hours / download

Bone Awl – Not For Our Feet

In i reccomend, lauren's, music on May 23, 2010 at 4:31 pm

bone awl are a black metal from california that formed in 2002. the two members are known as ‘he who crushes teeth’ & ‘he who gnashes teeth’. my friend showed me this album a few weeks ago, and i kind of fell in love with the raw, primitive sound of each of the songs. if you know me, you know i love noisy kind of albums like this one. stand out tracks are ‘without hate we have nothing’ & ‘leave me here’.

9 songs / 21.2 minutes / download

ミドリ – shimizu

In favorite, i reccomend, lauren's, music on May 22, 2010 at 10:15 am

shimizu is a lovely midori release, and i think it might be my second favorite. the fast piano in ‘romantic natsu mode’ is so good, it reminds me why i will always love this band. if you haven’t heard them before, they are a crazy japanese band that have both pop and hardcore songs. this album is a must for any person who likes an interesting twist to their music! ai ai ai shi te ru!

6 songs / 16.5 minutes / download

Nujabes – Metaphorical Music

In i reccomend, lauren's, music on May 22, 2010 at 8:39 am

nujabes was a japanese hip-hop producer who had strong influences of jazz in his music. personally, i love him and i think he was divine, i wish he could keep making music but sometimes the best lives are cut short. this is my favorite album, full of positive lyrics & lovely music. stand out tracks are ‘think different’, ‘lady brown’, ‘a day by atmosphere supreme’ & ‘blessing it remix’.

15 songs / 59.6 minutes / download

わたしのココ – childhood in housing complex

In i reccomend, lauren's, music on May 21, 2010 at 10:15 pm

to me, わたしのココ / kesson shoujo are kind of mysterious. the band members are only listed as “yoss”, “lala”, “keyboard-girl” & “self-styled little sister”.  a good friend of mine showed me this album today and i automatically fell in love with the song ‘may’ (mainly because i’m a sucker for piano !!!). the song titles are all named after months of the year and it’s a very nice little ambient album. definitely worth listening to!

12 songs / 27.7 minutes / download

Lily Chou-Chou – Breathe

In favorite, i reccomend, lauren's, music on May 21, 2010 at 8:42 pm

lily chou-chou is a fictional character created for the film ‘all about lily chou-chou‘. salyu (a japanese artist) sings all of the songs under this name. the funny story is, i fell in love with the soundtrack before i had even viewed the film. the film is my favorite of all time, and it will stay that way forever. this soundtrack is like floating in space, so ethereal and relaxing, just like the film. i reccomend this to everyone! also, see the film as well if you love asian cinema as much as i do!

9 songs / 38.8 minutes / download