Miho Tsujibayashi 辻林美穂 (tsvaci) is a multi-talented singer, composer, songwriter, and arranger from Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture who creates her own music. She uses different sounds like birds (parakeet), different percussion instruments, and other sounds in her music. Miho often collaborates with other artists like Happy Machine, Faded Audio, Tomggg, and performs in a group called Futarino Bungaku ふたりの文学. Discography: Newest CD of Miho Tsujibayashi辻林美穂 called 紡いでゆくこと 12-10-2017. Songs from new album: 1.紡いでゆくこと2.遠いとなり3.夢のデリシャスカロリー帝国 4.つばしラジオ 5.紡いでゆくこと(Instrumental) . Recommended Miho is an outstanding performer that deserves your attention.

http://miho-tsujibayashi.net/works/

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Lical

Posted: December 2, 2017 in J-Pop
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Lical リ カ ル are an indie progressive rock group from the Osaka area formed in 2013. They have a nice musical presence especially with Rina as the lead singer and are a competent group. Recently Lical participated in the 2017 eo music try in Osaka. The band members are: bass / chorus千尋 chihiro, vocal / guitar璃菜 rina, drums嘉一 kaichi, and guitar 駿 shun. Discography of Lical: 1st album 言ノ花束、水葬と回生 . 1.驟る秒針、雨宙に君は 2. ワールドエンドサイレン 3. 墜落、スカートと黒鍵 4.それは造花 5. 踊る銃口/笑う警報 6. undry (album ver.) 7. empsea 8. cqd 9. cistus albidus. Looking forward to their future songs.

http://lical321.wix.com/prgl

 

Ayumi Koketsu 纐纈歩美 is an accomplished and sophisticated alto saxophone player based out of Tokyo. She learned the trombone from her father and has performed as a jazz musician for almost ten years. I recently attended the Yokohama Jazz Promenade in October 2017 and there were equally talented jazz musicians there also. She recorded her 7th album called “Aquarelle” 10-18-2017 in which she wrote most of the songs. Songs from Aquarelle: 1. Twin Birds 2. Lunelle 3. Sequoia 4. Black Canvas 5. Autumn Nocturne 6. Wow 7. Rainy Day 8. Subtract 9. Lester’s Blues. Recommended and worth listening to.

http://a-koketsu.com/

http://jazzpro.jp/english

Ki-ichi Beer & The Holy Proximity are an indie rock-pop band from Shimokitazawa in Tokyo. The band doesn’t mimic anyone else and has developed their own original sound while having fun. The band leader work’s at Mona Records in Shimokitazawa. The band members are: キイチビール (Vo/Gt)KD (Cho) 橋本=タフネス=(Ba/Cho), りょう(Key)、タカヒロ (Drums). The band was able to obtain great success through Tower Records Shibuya’s nationwide indie distribution system. They also performed at the Summer Sonic 2017 Festival and recently participated in ROCK IN JAPAN 2017 (RO JACK winner). Discography: 1st Album 世の中のことわからない 1. はじめまして、キイチビール&ザ・ホーリーティッツです。2. 世の中のことわからない 3. 夏の魔法 4. 夏の夜 5. パウエル 6. ビールを用意しててね. Recommended.

I recently visited Mona Records in Shimokitazawa in Tokyo in mid October 2017. I purchased some indie records and enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Mona Records Cafe. Mona Records often hosts lives of upcoming local indie musicians during the evening and on the weekends, operates a cafe, a record label, and sells rare indie music. The area is popular with youth and known for clothing stores, nice cafes and bars, live theaters and indie music venues.

http://www.mona-records.com/

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Miz

Posted: October 6, 2017 in acoustic, Folk
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Miz or Miziraz are a new acoustic group. Listening to Miziraz will transport you to their dream world. You will never tire of Miziraz’s music because  they play with their heart and for the love of music.

https://miziraz.tumblr.com/

It Comes to Become イトカムトビコ are an indie alternative rock band performing in the Osaka and Kyoto area for two years. The band members have professional sound backed by the polished singing of Nanaho and their guitar playing. The band members of It Comes to Become are: Gt.欣也 Nanaho, Ba.拓也 Kinya, and Dr.サポートYanbo. They are ranked 21st by the 2017 eo music try based in Osaka. Discography: 4-1-2017. Songs: 1. 春の月 2. 星流し 3. 9秒間の浮遊 4. アステリズム. Check them out.

http://itocome.ciao.jp/index.html/

 

Ecke エッケ are an indie pop band that started in 2012 and are based out of the Tokyo area. Ecke’s music is a mixture of indie pop combined with hip hop and soul to make a modern sound. Their success is based on enduring and working to develop their band and sound to create a band worth listening to. The band members of Ecke are: Drums Yasuyuki Sugawara, Guitar Jun Okuyama, Vocal & Keyboard Nao Mori, and Bass Naoyuki Fukuda. Discography: 1st Album BYPATH 2017.08.23. Songs: 1. Fiction 2. ACCESS 3. Prowl 4. METAL 5. Lamp 6. skit 7. T.Y.O. 8. the Corner 9. 海を見ていた午後 10. Pause. Recommended.

http://www.eckeweb.com/