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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

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

Boredoms – Chocolate Synthesizer

In lauren's, music on May 23, 2010 at 4:21 pm

i’ve shown you boredoms at their mellow and calm state, but this album definitely showcases how crazy they can get! this album is basically eYe yelling and the other band members following & repeat. i guarantee you that it sounds amazing. i reccomend it to anyone with an open mind to music and enjoys not so serious songs! especially the track ‘acid police’. it always sounds like they are saying something like “i sell portishead” or “oh shit, paul is dead” etc. this album is worth a listen, but it sounds like nothing like vision creation newsun.

15 songs / 1 hour / download

BIG BANG – BIGBANG

In favorite, lauren's, music on May 23, 2010 at 4:11 pm

this is my favorite BIG BANG release! this is their first japanese album. (if you didn’t know, they are a korean pop band, but can also sing in japanese & english.) i love it because it has japanese versions of korean songs and it’s the first BIG BANG album i had listened to. overall very fun album to listen to, i dare you to try and keep still whilst listening to this! stand out tracks are bringing you love, MY HEAVEN, always & top of the world (my personal favorite!)

12 songs / 39.8 minutes / download

Hazel Nuts Chocolate – BEWITCHED!

In lauren's, music on May 22, 2010 at 10:35 am

yuppa chan or ‘hazel nuts chocolate’ makes cutesy picopop music. all of the songs on here are adorable and fun to listen to! warning: may give you a toothache because she’s that sweet! stand out tracks are ‘kiss shite kodomoga dekitanara’ & ‘jinsei sanka’

14 songs / 32.5 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

Piana – Eternal Castle

In lauren's, music on May 22, 2010 at 10:05 am

piana is naoko sasaki, born in japan in 1979. she has a delicate, cute, soothing voice, which is perfect for ambient sounding songs. this album is like floating a cloud, i feel so light and calm when i listen to it. you might even fall asleep during the album because it’s so soft and delicate! stand out tracks are ‘two of us’ & ‘snowflakes’.

8 songs / 36.8 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