Articles tagged japanese

The Dolomites - “Wakannai” (video) (premiere)

A Balkan-Japanese polka with tribal scatting? Sure, why not?

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Various Artists: Japanese Traditional Music: Koto; Shamisen

Unfortunately, the whole album sounds as if it's coming to you through tape hiss.

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6 Apr 2010 // 9:58 PM

Chatmonchy: Kokuhaku

A collaboration between a confident dimity voice and the hammering instruments behind her.

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Yura Yura Teikoku: Hollow Me/Beautiful

On the surface, this is guitar pop.

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15 Jul 2009 // 9:59 PM

Aritomo: Kowai Komorebi

The songs on Kowai Komorebi are pastorals that thicken into horror movies.

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LSD March: Uretakumo Nakunarutorika

It has been put together to disorient the listener.

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14 May 2009 // 9:58 PM

Tenniscoats: Temporacha

They spend half their time wondering about the next note they're going to play and the other half feeling surprised because they've found it.

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Various Artists: The Definitive Japanese Scene Vol.1

A well-ordered, well-selected assortment.

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6 Dec 2007 // 9:58 PM

Shuta Hasunuma: OK Bamboo

OK Bamboo is a good album to have on while you're doing something else. You can dip in and out of it.

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26 Jul 2007 // 11:04 PM

Oreskaband: Oreskaband

As if half of Morning Musume had decided to pick up trombones and start covering Toots and the Maytals.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Becomes the 'Beholder'

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to think that we would never be complicit with the dictates of an authoritarian regime, but Beholder reveals how complicated such choices can become.

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