boredoms and other japanese acts.
what should i start with boredoms?
reccomend some other japanese shit.
Boredoms sound like absolutely no one else and asking for Japanese music is like asking where to start with American music.
Start with either Pop Tatari or Chocolate Synthesizer if you want some crazier, spontaneous noise or if you want godly sun worshipping goodness get Vision Creation Newsun or Super Ae.
Yea..Well It Seems i started with Pop Tatari & Chocalate Synth Super Rad! Just ordered Super roots 6 seems 66 mins of shorts jams i belieive ..i am the most fan of 00ioo (have said this a hundred times)..Feather Float is great might not be for everybody..kinda challenging...kila kila kila..Gold & Green ! yea...Munching down on Cannabis..
..........................you've opened up a can of worms. I feel the urge to make a ridiculously long list that no one will care about.......
First you listen to "Chocolate Synthesizer", "Super AE", then "Vision Creation Newsun". Then, you listen to every Omoide Hatoba record (they're actually better than the Boredoms). Then every OOIOO record. Then every Hanadensha record. Then every Rovo record. Then every Psycho Baba record. Then any solo works by Yoshimi or Seeiichi Yamamoto. Then, you can go and listen to the early Boredoms stuff and understand its brilliance a bit better. Though really, the later stuff is where they're "godhead"..........
Do all that then come back to this thread in a few years..
Seriously, I've been listening to Boredoms plus their offshoot bands religiously for at least the last 6 years and I still haven't even heard half of the amazing shit they've done. I'm discovering shit all the time I'd never know about, like Novo Tono for example -- how the fuck did that escape me? It's all really good shit, you can't really go wrong.
As for "other Japanese acts", that's a bit vague eh? Oh well. Here are some acts I really love and some I don't love AS much but still dig (this is an incomplete list, and I've excluded a LOT of bands that I only maybe like one or two songs by), I'm not going to include stuff like Afrirampo, Boris, Acid Mothers, Melt Banana, etc. because they're really well-known here:
SHIT THAT ROCKS AND IS ESSENTIAL!:
blam honey [one of the weirdest bands I've ever heard; if Nine Inch Nails were good and made by someone who hates music or something -- brilliant!]
bleachmobile [also known as Bleach'03; AMAZING]
bloodthirsty butchers [their early stuff sounds like Fugazi]
coaltar of the deepers [careful; one of their albums is J-Pop, one is J-Pop death metal, and the rest explore shoegaze or kraut rock -- very eclectic band]
gaji [like a Japanese Jesus Lizard obsessed with harmonics -- essential!]
limited express (has gone?)
number girl [one of my all time favorite bands; they're my user icon...]
ogre you asshole
super junky monkey
vola & the oriental machine
SHIT THAT ROCKS BUT ISN'T ESSENTIAL:
9mm parabellum bullet
boom boom satellites
nico touches the walls
the pillows [not a huge fan, but lots of people are, so..]
plastic tree [early stuff]
red bacteria vacuum
sloth love chunks
sparta locals [sound like At the Drive-In]
SHIT THAT KINDA ROCKS AND IS KINDA ARTY:
SHIT THAT'S BLEEPY, BOUNCY, ETC BUT PROBABLY, UH, "ROCKS"!:
supercar [early stuff]
REALLY FUCKING GREAT J-POP:
mac monald duck eclair
plus-tech squeezebox [craziest band EVER; like Mr. Bungle doing J-Pop]
POST-ROCK/MATH ROCK TYPE SHIT:
world's end girlfriend
zazen boys [essential!]
AVANT-GARDE/FOLK/NOISE TYPE STUFF:
all boredoms related bands
angel in heavy syrup
chu ishikawa [does the music for Tsukamoto films -- great stuff!]
flower travellin' band
ghost [I guess they're fairly well known now, but...]
ikue mori [was the drummer of DNA; "Hex Kitchen" is ESSENTIAL!]
kazuki tomokawa [acid folk singer; one of my all time favorite musicians, if you care...]
keiji haino [duh?]
lsd march [excellent; one of my favorite bands as well]
minor coffee shop
nobukazu takemura [another artist who varies in range quite a bit; I prefer his more ambient stuff]
taj mahal travellers
tokyo kid brothers
violent onsen geisha
That's all I can think of right now, I'll update this if I think of more. I know I'm definitely leaving out some good Japanese IDM/glitch artists, but I dunno if anyone here really cares about that shit besides me.... hmph.
holy shit! is there anything you don't know ???
I was going to start a thread asking what Boredoms cd to start with a couple of days ago, but then I just ordered Vision Creation Newsun and Seadrum/House of Sun because I heard some tracks online and it sounded amazing.
i belive that thre is ne band that ASP forgot, that have an album that i really dig. xinlisupreme-murder license
it is pretty awesome.
and if it was mentioned, my apologies
my word. that's a comprehensive list if ever i saw one.
do you have pictures of your record collection? it must take up at least a couple of rooms!
more likely he's spent a lot of time on soulseek or copied and pasted from wikipedia
adam forgot kaoru abe, masayuki takayanagi (both are free jazz), kousokuya, suishou no fune, pain jerk, kenji siratori (some) and up-tight; all which i recommend and rank highly.
I only listened to Pop Tatari and Chocolate Synthesiser, and both are completely bananas, so maybe the other albums mentioned before are the best to start with
god fucking damn you atsonicpark, at least save some bands for me to reccomend haha.
but you didnt say FUCK ON THE BEACH; japanese hatethrashcore.
and for captain obvious, melt banana.
fuck you said melt banana
Toshinori kondo, avant-garde jazz, jazz fusion, ambient esque
die you bastard!
GISM a hardcore punk band with metal tendencies.
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