Toe

Toe

Lumped into the post-rock genre, although Toe themselves don’t really agree with that classification, and their music doesn’t really justify it- except for the fact that it’s mostly instrumental. Toe’s sound is a rhythmically complex, very precise and has to do with the band’s own take on what might be called math-rock.

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coldrain

coldrain

coldrain is a Japanese band with “world” sound, and their melodious and emotional songs with  perfect English lyrics makes them known not only in Japan but in many other countries, too. coldrain was formed in 2007 in Nagoya with 5 members: Masato – vocal, RxYxO (Ryo) – bass, Katsuma – drums, and Y.K.C (Yokochi) and(…)

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Hiromi Uehara (上原ひろみ)

Hiromi Uehara (上原ひろみ)

Known as Hiromi, Hiromi Uehara (上原ひろみ) is a jazz composer and pianist born in Hamamatsu, Japan. Hiromi came to the U.S., to study at Berklee College of Music in Bostin, MA – Even before she had graduated she was recording her own compositions and playing club dates. She is known for her virtuosic technique, energetic(…)

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The Funkazzista

The Funkazzista

Edgy and uncompromising – The Funkazzista’s sweet smooth soul, rough rocking blues, and funky-groovy vocals, is blues rock and soul music permeated with elements of funk, R&B and traditional jazz. The Funkazzista are Yuuya Hirogaki (bass), Wataichi Nakaga (guitar) and Hiroaki Usui (drums). Attention vocalists: The Funkazzista are looking for a new vocalist.

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Yasunori Matsuda aka MaZDA

Yasunori Matsuda aka MaZDA

Yasunori Matsuda is a very busy person. Along with his multiple projects, he remixes music and collaborates with many musicians – Such as well known DJ Tsuyoshi and Juno Reactor, and world famous SUGIZO (X-JAPAN, LUNASEA and JUNO REACTOR). His music is unique and harmonic, balancing between dance electronic tunes and guitar rock sounds.

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Hydrant House Purport Rife On Sleepy

Hydrant House Purport Rife On Sleepy

Hydrant House Purport Rife On Sleepy music is a textured mix of post rock, shoegazer, progressive rock, psychedelic, Kraut rock, hip hop, techno and ambient soundscapes. Taking their influence from reggae legend Burning Spear and the basic concepts of enlightenment – Hydrant House Purport Rife On Sleepy quests to achieve their mantra “We should have(…)

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Time Keeper

Time Keeper

Vietnamese music scene is very little known in the world. But you can find there many interesting and great music projects. And post-rock band Time Keeper is one of them. They started activity only few month ago trying to show people another side of modern culture of Vietnam. If you are in love with beautiful and(…)

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The Flickers

The Flickers

Techno-rock takes on electro dance with melodic hooks, haromonic vocals and rhymmic backbeats – The Flickers made their debut in 2011, this 3-piece rock unit from Japan consists of Ajima Yusuke (vocals, guitar, programming), Horiuchi Mantaro (bass, chorus) and Motoyoshi ‘Nico’ Hiroki (drums, chorus).

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sfpr

sfpr

Let me introduce another extraordinary music project from Japan – sfpr. This rock duet was born in 2010, and influenced by the world rock and pop music, they started to create their own sound.  A little bit of light, a little bit of dance, a little bit of experimental, their music give you very different(…)

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Praha Depart

Praha Depart

Described by The Japan Times newspaper as “irrepressibly danceable gypsy punk;” Praha Depart’s swirling, almost psychedelic postpunk groove signature sound is created by Mai’s rich vocals, the tribal intensity of Junpei’s drumming and Tsukasa’s multi-layered, almost psychedelic guitars.

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Group_Inou

Group_Inou

Group_Inou are producer Imai and emcee CP – Group_Inou are proof that there’s much more to Japanese hip-hop/urban music than the bling-bling and faux-gangsta posing of the wannabe homeboys and girls that dominate the mainstream and Foods is a very promising début. However, they’re at their best when they’re frying your synapses in some Shimokitazawa(…)

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Jaurim

Jaurim

Jaurim (자우림,  紫雨林, meaning “Purple Rainforest”) is a rock band from Seoul, South Korea. They had performed in the indie scene before 1997, and became major with their first released single “Hey Hey Hey”. They have released eight full-length albums, three unofficial albums, two original soundtrack singles, one original soundtrack EP (which was released as(…)

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Te’ (テ)

Te’ (テ)

Kono (Guitar) Hiro (Guitar) Matsuda (Bass 2011- ) Tachibana (Drums) Masa (Bass 2004-2010) Te’ (テ) has been leading and innovating the Japanese post rock and instrumental music scene since its formation in January 2004, in Tokyo, Japan. This skilled group of musicians has proved their contribution to the genre is significant, with dynamic guitar work,(…)

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The Korea

The Korea

The Korea band was formed in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, in 2003. They started under the name “Korea” as metalcore/post-hardcore band and reached success on territory of Russia fast.  But after a little break and joining of new vocalist  Ilya Sannikov band changed their conception, name and musical style to djent and progressive metal with their latest(…)

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ZAZEN BOYS

ZAZEN BOYS

“Taking one band to the top of the Japanese indie rock world makes you noteworthy. Starting all over and doing it again makes you .” James Route ~Keikaku.net. Known as one of the most renowned and influential bands in Japanese rock history, Number Girl’s former frontman Shutoku Mukai (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard) is an indie rock(…)

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Millsyeck

Millsyeck

“Bringing Our Modern Working Class Rock to the Ears of Music Lovers Everywhere.” Millsyeck (mill-sy-eck) are a four piece Blues Driven Rock band hailing from Dundee, Scotland. Formed in early 2009, after frontman Alex Mills working under the stage name of Millsyeck, advertised for band members.

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Novembre

Novembre

Rome’s NOVEMBRE are a band that has made a solid impression upon both the death metal and atmospheric metal scenes with equally strong results. Ever since their inception, word about the group has spread among the underground scene on a worldwide basis.

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Amalthea

Amalthea

Amalthea was formed in 2004 in Sweden. Current line-up is Per Skytt, Erik Skytt, Jeremias Valsten, Simon Mellergårdh. The band is playing experimental, post-metal, hardcore music. At the moment they have 12″ release “THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU” with 2 tracks on it and split with band Hiro. Highly recommended to listen to.

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Strawberry Song Orchestra (ストロベリーソングオーケストラ・苺楽團)

Strawberry Song Orchestra (ストロベリーソングオーケストラ・苺楽團)

Describing themselves as freak show punk, Strawberry Song Orchestra (ストロベリーソングオーケストラ・苺楽團) is a Japanese band with 13 core members, 7 of which are actors. Combining elements from a variety of styles; punk, hard rock, heavy metal, progressive rock, folk, and nursery rhymes, Strawberry Song Orchestra’s overall theater-based performances are dark theatrics interspersed with rock, modern and(…)

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