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XiongMao-kun

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« on: July 21, 2008, 10:29:59 PM »

I'm an ardent fan of Japanese music, not because I like the anime theme songs, but because I like Japanese music.

The issue is that I like J-Rock, but I don't like Rock.

Is anybody else like this? And what are your favorite bands?
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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 10:36:55 PM »

The issue is that I like J-Rock, but I don't like Rock.

What kind of rock do you dislike? alternative rock, folk rock, punk rock, indie rock, psychedelic rock, electro rock, easy rock etc etc etc... even classic rock?

Throw down some band names that you like/dislike :hello:


EDIT: In relation to the thread; hit me some j-rock bands you'd recommend, I'm always open ears to new sounds
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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 10:38:04 PM »

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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 10:42:04 PM »

I dislike American music period.

Dunno why.

Last Alliance is a good (little known) band and most of their tracks can be found here.

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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008, 11:52:48 PM »

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I dislike American music period.

Dunno why.

That's a shame..

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Last Alliance is a good (little known) band and most of their tracks can be found here.

Just browsed a handful of youtube uploads of Last Alliance. To be honest, most of it is not my cup of tea but I do enjoy these two songs quite a bit:

Green Sunlight:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoLI3MLZlvE

Gray End
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2BX3QhvRDY


Gray End's progressive instrumental break at 2:05 - 2:30 reminded me a lot of Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Sleep starting at 7:45. If you ever get a chance, give them a listen or two, they're a post-rock band from montreal. Not american :)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=q8kgu6rf0Ek
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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008, 12:00:05 AM »

I dislike American music period.

Dunno why.

When this happened to me, I found that it was because I was sick to death of hearing songs about love (especially when you can understand the lyrics). I know, there are songs that are not about love in Western English-language music but at that point in my life I only listened to popular music radio. This was in the last few years of the cassette.
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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008, 12:06:38 AM »

 :confused: hao tu embed?
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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2008, 12:11:11 AM »

Embed what?
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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2008, 12:22:42 AM »

I dislike American music period.

Dunno why.

When this happened to me, I found that it was because I was sick to death of hearing songs about love (especially when you can understand the lyrics). I know, there are songs that are not about love in Western English-language music but at that point in my life I only listened to popular music radio. This was in the last few years of the cassette.

For me as well, this was much of the allure of foreign music. Just the unknowing of what the song is literally about adds a whole new interesting layer. Japanese and Nordic music in particular, where the lyrics almost become meshed into the melody as if the foreign vocals are instruments of their own. It's difficult to describe.. but all I know is, even though I don't understand a single word, every time I listen to Kaze Wo Atsumete it makes me sooo happy

:humming:

Happy End's Kaze Wo Atsumete
http://youtube.com/watch?v=UOGrfwpFsj0

Iceland band, Sigur Ros's Vaka (Untitled 1)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=P0AZIFmkogY
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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2008, 12:24:25 AM »

Embed what?

Embed youtube vids. The embed link offered on the youtube pages don't seem to work :(
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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2008, 12:36:22 AM »

Oh, I'll add it in. One sec.
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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2008, 12:40:20 AM »

wow thanks! mad karma fo' youuu  :cheerleader:
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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2008, 12:44:22 AM »

Ok, try it now sexy :)
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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2008, 12:59:07 AM »

 :love: :love: :love:
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Re: Japanese Music
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2008, 02:22:59 PM »

I dislike American music period.

Dunno why.

When this happened to me, I found that it was because I was sick to death of hearing songs about love (especially when you can understand the lyrics). I know, there are songs that are not about love in Western English-language music but at that point in my life I only listened to popular music radio. This was in the last few years of the cassette.

For me as well, this was much of the allure of foreign music. Just the unknowing of what the song is literally about adds a whole new interesting layer. Japanese and Nordic music in particular, where the lyrics almost become meshed into the melody as if the foreign vocals are instruments of their own. It's difficult to describe.. but all I know is, even though I don't understand a single word, every time I listen to Kaze Wo Atsumete it makes me sooo happy

I know exactly where you're coming from. I've been similarly drawn to Japanese and Korean music. I find that when listening to songs in foreign languages, I tend to hear the song for its composition and melodic harmonies which can oftentimes do a far better job of invoking emotions that words ever could. Too bad the more Japanese I learn, the less alluring it becomes :crazy:

More recently I've been turned towards a lot of lyricless soundtrack music (mainly from image albums, OSTs, etc.) 95% of which comes from anime  :grin: Although, for the most part, the songs aren't blatantly Japanese.
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