Posts Tagged ‘tokyo’

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

Sho Shibano シバノソウ is a precocious 18 year old indie pop-rock singer-songwriter from Tokyo. She made a local indie chart for 6 weeks as she is gaining in popularity. Sho Shibano has said she wants to do something interesting with her music and has full-filled her dream by refining her music and developing her own sound while converting new fans. Her current band is called in Shoshibano Band. Discography: 7th シングル シバノソウバンドの激情 1.本当はバンドが組みたかった 2.かたよったあい 3.非日常に生きる彼女 4.ちゃぷちゃぷらららん(ハービバノンノンズ カバー). Sho is worth listening to.

http://shibanoso.com/

https://lineblog.me/soshibano/

 

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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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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/

Roji 路地 are an indie pop group from Tokyo. The band has matured and improved since I started to listen to them a few years ago. Roji has a good singer Kozue, band, songwriting, and production and you should support them. The band members of Roji are: Yuzo Suzuki: guitar and synthesizer, Kubota: guitar, Takahashi 993: bass, So Ohashi: drums, and Kozue: vocal & synthesizer. My favorite songs of Roji are: 1. 夏のよる 2. えんとつ屋さん 3. 月と舟(home demo) 4. 80 5. 晴れの日. Recommended and definitely worth listening to.

https://www.roji-band.com/