Yasuyuki Horigome 堀込泰行 is a skillful and very talented singer-songwriter. He was a vocalist and guitarist for Kirinji with his brother Takaki Horigome until 2013. Yasuyuki has the rare ability of combining harmony and lyrics into a song. Some of his popular songs have been: 1. Aliens 2. Sweet Soul 3. Burning Shell. Recommended Yasuyuki still makes good songs.

http://columbia.jp/horigomeyasuyuki/prof.html

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Absolute Area are an increasingly popular indie rock band from Tokyo formed recently in 2017. They have an polished sound, with good songwriting, and solid musicians in the band. The band members are: Vo.G Yamaguchi Renaya山口諒 , Ba. Tagaya Hagiwara 萩原知也, and Dr. Takahashi Hiki 高橋響. 1st mini album あの夏の僕へ 8-18-2018: 1. Dramatic Summer 2. Broken heart song 3. crap 4. To you in summer 5. My home town 6. reborn. Absolute Area has very bright future in the Japanese indie rock music scene.

https://absolutearea.themedia.jp/
https://eggs.mu/artist/absolute_area_/

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Mokera Mokera

Posted: September 10, 2018 in J-Pop
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Mokera Mokera are an indie pop band based in Osaka that originated in 2013. They are a professional band with a high quality sound and recently placed 1st place in the eonet music try 2018 a music contest based in the Kansai or Osaka area. Eonet music try encourages and promotes promising indie musicians in the Osaka area. Mokera Mokera presented videos shows the ability of the band. The four band members are: VoKey Mion, Gt Tanabe Yu, Ba Nakamura Yuta, and Dr. 本道の. Discography: 1st mini Album 瞬きとシャッター 1. あか 2. アネモネ 3. 恋が死ぬ 4. 嘘だよ 5. 瞬きとシャッター 6. メビウス. Recommended.

https://mokeramokeraband.tumblr.com/

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Qrion or Momiji Tsukada is a DJ and producer who currently lives in San Francisco but is originally from Sapporo, Japan. She began making sounds with her phone in high school. Qrion shared her music online and developed a following and in present times has toured the world. Her music mixes consist of house, deep house, electronic, electro, and pop and has produced works on Fool’s Gold, Carpark Records, and NestHQ labels. She has a lot of conscious depth and meaning to her music creations that separates her from others. Some of Qrion creativity and skill is evident in songs such as Idk, iPhone Bubbling, Beach, planet, and mizu. Recommended.

 

http://qrion.net/

abenie

Posted: August 1, 2018 in J-Pop
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abenie うちだゆうare a relatively new four member indie pop group based out of Tokyo. They said they want to make fun j pop. They create mellow and relaxing music. In addition, their music is simple and not overproduced. My favorite songs of abenie are: 1. Paripi 2. Veranda 3. Meiku Wo Shitanara! 4. Horoscope ほしうらない5. Metropolis. They are worth listening to.

https://soundcloud.com/abenie

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Koochewsen クウチュウ戦 are an indie rock band from Tokyo formed in 2008. Their name means “dogfight” in Japanese. They were known for their psychedelic rock sound and were influenced by the rock bands like King Crimson and Pink Floyd. Throughout the years Koochewsen persona hasn’t changed much because their two main members 小林リヨ and 西平匠杜 have stayed the same. Discography: 2017-06-14 love album 愛のクウチュウ戦  1.セクシーホモサピエンス 2. ユートピア 3. テレパス 4. アモーレ(2017ver.) 5. コメット氏の場合 6. 白い十代(2017ver.) 7.愛去ってhealing. The band members of Koochewsen are: ベントラーカオル(key, Sampler, Gt)、小林リヨ(Vo,Gt)、西平匠杜(Ba)、網走ぱうろ(Dr).  Recommended.

http://koochewsen.onamae.jp/index.html

 

Arko Lemming aka Koresuke Arishima 有島コレスケ is an indie rock-pop singer-songwriter. He profusely started to publish his music in 2013 through Soundcloud. Arko can perform different styles effectively and deserves much more attention. Discography: 2018.6.8 release Satellite-2 1:恋する惑星 2: 03 song (オゾンソング) 3: At the colles 4: voyager. Recommended.

http://koresukearishima.tumblr.com/