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Posts Tagged ‘experimental’

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

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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

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

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

Wu Fei – A Distant Youth

In lauren's, music on May 21, 2010 at 9:49 pm

wu fei was born and raised in beijing, and learned how to play the gu zheng & piano at a young age. the ‘gu zheng’ is an interesting instrument, and it makes a very nice and unusual sound, with evidence provided throughout this lovely album. stand out tracks are ‘ping tang’, ‘wu yin’ & ‘for yuxi’.

18 songs / 50.8 minutes / download

Boredoms – Vision Creation Newsun

In lauren's, music on May 20, 2010 at 9:44 pm

boredoms are an experimental group from osaka. their albums are usually WAY more crazier and out there, but this album is very calming, laid back & full of magical sounds. i think it’s a must in every japanese music enthusiast’s collection!

9 songs / 1.1 hours / download

ミドリ – shinsekai

In i reccomend, lauren's, music on May 20, 2010 at 1:19 pm

midori are back with an amazing new album called ‘shinsekai’ ! this album has slightly more poppy tunes than the previous ones, but also mixed up with some hardcore tracks such as ‘よなら、パーフェクトワールド.。’ (my personal favorite from the album!)

10 songs / 36.6 minutes / download