What Japanese Music Artists Do we All LIke?

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  • omodaka
    kenji kawai
    yoko kanno

  • DJ Krush

  • ruichi sakamoto (and all of his side projects)
    nobukazu takemura

  • Kashiwa Daisuke

  • Taishin Inoue
    http://www.myspace.com/taishininoue

    and Tujiko Noriko
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TVdv8KdY4o

  • YMCK =)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ts5k1heKr4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4GoHgR73D4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVYLAVOU2po

  • Yellow Magic Orchestra

  • +1 YMO, Sakamoto, YMCK, mono

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    Tha Blue Herb
    Kick the can crew
    some of nobukazu takemura

  • in addition to the above:

    ryoji ikeda,
    ikimono gakari
    seagull screaming kiss her kiss her/aiha higurashi solo stuff
    ego wrappin' (check out merry merry)
    cornelius, obviously (point is among the greatest albums ever)

    and the absolute be all, end all, last word in japanese anything: supercar.

  • Melt Banana!! YES!!!

  • akihiko matsumoto

    http://www.youtube.com/user/akihikotube

  • Definitely agree with all the artists mentioned above, and I'd add World's End Girlfriend to the list.

  • utabi. manchurian candy is one of my all time favourites.


    http://www.adaadat.com/artist.php?artist=11

  • YMO FTW! Technopolis/Rydeen - everything
    Takaaki Itoh http://www.myspace.com/wolstakaakiitoh
    Muron http://muron.jp/index-e.html

  • fuck yes melt banana.

    also polysics now and then.

  • Shena Ringo has some great LPs, please add EDC and Black Smoker Society to your hiphop listening habits and for the oldies Hide and Rosanna are quite sublime. Oh and find the Hawaiian / Japanese "Sound of Pacific" LP out there, crazy arrangements in english.

  • Asian Bagpipe Dancefactory

    just kidding, just one of my favorite band names.

  • Ryoichi Kurokawa
    http://www.ryoichikurokawa.com

  • the boredoms, mono and damo suzuki.

    i'm actually gonna play with damo sometime in may, probably. so that'll be something awesome for me.

  • shuta hasunuma...

    (his "prelude" is the most amazing song).

  • Here is my list (some are already cited)

    otomo yoshihide
    melt banana
    ruins
    dj krush
    damo suzuki
    pizzicato five
    cornelius
    fumiya tanaka
    afrirampo
    ryoji ikeda
    ikue mori
    ryuichi sakamoto
    ken ishii
    toshimaru nakamura
    sachiko m
    boredoms
    ..

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  • +1 on the Damo Suzuki and melt banana.

    can't belive no one mentioned DJ Scotch Egg.... I could have sworn I've been told he was japanese (although he may have only made it in the UK).

  • susumu yokota
    takkyu ishino

    and cornelius "point" is really a great album

    edit: damn spambot ;D

  • +1 for DJ Krush.

  • thank you shelby newman, for awakening godzilla

    also mono

  • Not electronic but...

    Endzweck
    Statecraft
    Mutyumu

  • Aoki Takamasa
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8kcE1aRtYg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl3vi6gEp50

    Cokiyu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdz7rs_hqZI

  • +1 for MeltBanana

    also masami akita aka 'Merzbow':
    http://www.merzbow.net/index.html

  • dj Krush from japan so no more need to discuss. Oh, check out boom boom satalite.

  • all some of my favorite musicians:

    uyama hiroto
    nujabes
    michita
    special others

  • my list:
    Ryoji Ikeda
    Cornelius
    DJ Krush
    Pizzicato Five
    Ryuichi Sakamoto

  • also Lite

    http://www.myspace.com/liteband

  • melt banana, polysics, mono, and plus-tech squeeze box (great if you have ADD and need music to keep up)

  • DJ Krush for sure! Love his mellow/chill out vibe...

    I'm a little surprised no one mentioned synth guru and klaus schulze disciple, Kitaro. Great synth work for the 70's and 80's in my opinion. maybe a bit cheezy at times but nonetheless a great japanese artist!

  • Akiko Kiyama

  • Yellow Magic Orchestra - Rydeen, nuff said.

  • thought I'd bring this one back since my itunes is chock full of stuff from Japan. I'd love to open this back up and see if anyone has any additions....3 years later.



    Ametsub
    Ryoji Ikeda (seeing him & Alva Noto in NYC in couple of weeks at MOMA!)
    Moskitoo
    AUS
    Sora
    Ryuichi Sakamato (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
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    Aoki Takamasa
    Geskia
    Junichi Akagawa
    Go-Qualia
    Kashiwa Daisuke
    Serph
    Motoro Faam
    Shuta Hasunuma
    Nobukazu Takemura
    DJ Olive Oil
    Tujiko Noriko
    Rei Harakami
    Sawako
    Worlds End Girlfriend


  • a lot of overlap w/ others mentioned
    ( cornelius
    sakamoto
    ikeda
    mori
    nujabes
    moskitoo
    boredoms )

    also:

    cuushe
    tenniscoats
    minekawa takako
    bun / fumitake
    flower travellin band
    tokumaru shugo
    dustin wong
    daisuke tanabe
    madegg
    oorutaichi

  • ha, i remember this thread :D

    they're still my favorite:



    listen to his freaky guitar! here:


    (someday i hope "karaokaze" will become someone's favorite japanese music artist(even though i'm not Japanese, it would be an honor) :D)

  • Ryoji Ikeda
    Isao Tomita

  • ha, awesome, had no idea ryuichi sakamato and yellow magic orchestra were related. Something new every day.

    ive been digging yosi horikawa of late.

  • cuushe, moskitoo, fourcolor, fjordne, aus, marihiko hara...

    the following japanese labels: flau, home normal

    to name but a handful

  • Theres so many good things going on in osaka and kyoto now, check out artists playing with

    http://innitmusic.com/
    http://idlemoments-jp.com/