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Sound::Lounge

The Eclectic Sounds of Japan


we're like KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic meets Gilles Peterson's Worldwide from Japan--in other words, genre-blind but with a proclivity towards groove based sounds from Japan.


Discussion Topics: 1) Contemporary Japanese Groove Music [Japanese Nu Jazz, Acid Jazz, Downtempo, Hip Hop, Brazilian, Rare Groove, Tango, French, Italian,...], 2) Japanese Indies Scene: rock, Shibuya-kei, pop nouveau, experimental/improv, electronic,... 3) other noteworthy music from throughout Asia, 4) and other cultural finds (movies, arts, books)


[1] To give you an idea, we cover such Groove Artists:


- Soil and Pimp Sessions, Bugz in the Attic, bird, Beret, Orange Pekoe, UA, Kojima Mayumi, Spiritual Vibes, Sunaga T Experience, Five Corners Quintet, Yamashita Takeo, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Towa Tei, Osawa Shinichi (Mondo Grosso), Ego Wrappin', Monday Michiru, DJ Mitsu the Beats, Jazznova, ACO, Crazy Ken Band, Jazztronik, 4 Hero, Beady Belle, Si*Se, Koop, United Future Organization, Port of Notes, Kyoto Jazz Massive, 2 Banks of Four, Calm, Dry & Heavy, Soul Bossa Trio, Major Force, Cinematic Orchestra, Kondo Toshinori, Bertrand Burgalat, Sleepwalker, Gotan Project, DJ Krush, Fukutomi Yukihiro, Chari Chari, Silent Poets, Lisa Ono, Nicola Conte, Yann Tiersen...


[2] And everything else: rock (Shena Ringo, Ajico, Puffy, Go!Go!7188, OOIOO,...), experimental rock (Acid Mothers Temple, the Boredoms,...), Shibuya-kei (Original Love, Pizzicato 5, Kahimi Karie, Cornelius,...), indie pop (Cymbals, Chocolat, Great 3...), experimental/avant (Otomo Yoshihide, Tujiko Noriko, Sakamoto Ryuichi, Haruomi Hosono, Takemura Nobukazu, Asa-Chang,...), leftfield electronic (Norihide Ogurusu, Harakami Rei, Susumu Yokota,...), noise (Merzbow, Melt Banana...) traditional folk (Yamaya Kiyoshi...), exotica/lounge, soundtracks

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  • 965
  • Acid Jazz
  • Nov 5, 1999
  • English

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