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#1 SoundscapeMN

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:13 PM

http://myspace.com/kacicajapan

I've mentioned this band before, but I'm uncertain if anyone ever checked them out. Like a month ago I purchased their whole catalog on cdbaby for $35. I can't get enough of these guys. A really addictive band. Here's observations about them:

-dreamy
-catchy
-atmospheric
-melancholy
-happy
-textured
-flowing
-loopy
-electronic
-great vocal harmonies
-slightly but not highly ethnic
-Impressive percussion and drumming..
-Impressive production
-rich and warm vocals at times
-bass-driven at times
-use of echoing themes in a sustain with other melodies
-Mathrock at times...esp on Mosaic.

2 LPs:

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Kacica (2006) key tracks: 2, 4, 7, 8

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Mosaic (2008) key tracks: :1, 2,3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
90/100..I'd suggest the whole thing, rather than indiividual tracks 1st and foremost. But the last piece "Kohane" on this one is one of the most moving songs I've heard in the last year. It's brought me to tears.

who are they compared to? music like Mew, Bjork, Siigur Ros or Deerhoof, but over time I have found they have their own signature sound.They opened for Minus the Bear a few years ago in their native Japan and got some buzz I guess. Maybe it's only a matter of time before that reaches us in the States.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:16 PM

Envy is also an amazing band from Tokyo: http://profile.myspa...ndID=1000414234

I'll check out this band you suggested :)

#3 Scott

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:31 PM

lol at envy being the only japanese band people know

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:45 PM

I'm digging Mosaic so far.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:46 PM

View PostScott, on Feb 12 2009, 07:31 PM, said:

lol at envy being the only japanese band people know
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#6 Brian S

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 09:47 AM

There's something about the Japanese language I can hardly stand (except Envy and Boris and Melt-Banana)

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:24 AM

the pillows are a better japanese band


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Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:31 PM

Yeah, The Pillows are classic.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 11:36 PM

i love me some japanese music, even the crappyt visual kei stuff

gazette
dir en grey
d-espairs ray
an cafe
alice nine
psycho le cemu
blue hearts
number girl
x-japan
kaggra
baroque
kashiwa daisuke
yasushi yoshida
WEG
muddy on the sakuban
organic stereo

srryf or hijacking thread will check this band out

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