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Thursday, August 18 2011

Various Artists: Japanese Traditional Music: Koto; Shamisen

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


Tuesday, April 6 2010

Chatmonchy: Kokuhaku

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


Wednesday, January 27 2010

Yura Yura Teikoku: Hollow Me/Beautiful

On the surface, this is guitar pop.


Wednesday, July 15 2009

Aritomo: Kowai Komorebi

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


Sunday, July 5 2009

LSD March: Uretakumo Nakunarutorika

It has been put together to disorient the listener.


Thursday, May 14 2009

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.


Wednesday, April 29 2009

Various Artists: The Definitive Japanese Scene Vol.1

A well-ordered, well-selected assortment.


Thursday, December 6 2007

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.


Thursday, July 26 2007

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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