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Re: Songs you should listen to

Post by Cyberliger777 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:49 pm

Are we going to bring Japanese and Korean music into this now? In that case...

I present Exist Trace. They are an all female metal band from Japan.


And I give you High And Might Color.
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Post by Rorschach » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:01 pm

The name of the group is AKB48, and they've been one of Japan's top groups for over ten years.

Good lord. She must have been about seven when they started out.

Anyway, that was strange. I didn't much care for that last song, yet could not switch off the video.

I don't know who this is. I suspect she's one of you colonials, but I loved this performance on Jools Holland.

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Re: Songs you should listen to

Post by Deacon » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:26 pm

https://www.google.com/search?q=devon+sproule
Cyberliger777 wrote:Are we going to bring Japanese and Korean music into this now? In that case...
I've never understood the fascination of nerdy white dudes with Japanese and Korean music. Even the legit anime fans.
I present Exist Trace. They are an all female metal band from Japan.
Calling that metal is...generous? Misguided? They're like Collective Soul with chunkier guitars and more elaborate costumes for the camera. Like they were assembled and decorated for a an animated documentary series for tweens. There's no soul to it. At least give me some angst; you don't have to even come up with anger or malevolence or whatever else.
And I give you High And Might Color.
84.6% of all anime title sequences are set to this song. At least the energy is earnest :)
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Re: Songs you should listen to

Post by Cyberliger777 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:14 am

Deacon wrote:
Cyberliger777 wrote:Are we going to bring Japanese and Korean music into this now? In that case...
I've never understood the fascination of nerdy white dudes with Japanese and Korean music. Even the legit anime fans.
I only like these two band due to randomly having the chance to see them in concert and meet them personally about 5 years ago.
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Cyberliger777 wrote:I present Exist Trace. They are an all female metal band from Japan.
Calling that metal is...generous? Misguided? They're like Collective Soul with chunkier guitars and more elaborate costumes for the camera. Like they were assembled and decorated for a an animated documentary series for tweens. There's no soul to it. At least give me some angst; you don't have to even come up with anger or malevolence or whatever else.
Better?
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Cyberliger777 wrote:And I give you High And Might Color.
84.6% of all anime title sequences are set to this song. At least the energy is earnest :)
Are they? I am bad at noticing background music to band.
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Post by Deacon » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:43 pm

Cyberliger777 wrote:Better?
Yes. If you took out the melody and vocals it's a lot more believable. I think it's hard to pull off clear, feminine vocals as it is (Amy Lee being one of the better known exceptions), but for some reason the melody seems incongruous.
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Re: Songs you should listen to

Post by Deacon » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:15 pm

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Re: Songs you should listen to

Post by FirebirdNC » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:32 am

I see nada Deacon.
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Re: Songs you should listen to

Post by Rorschach » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:26 pm

Me either. I assumed it was my phone but I can see the videos above.
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Re: Songs you should listen to

Post by Deacon » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:45 am

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Re: Songs you should listen to

Post by EvilElf » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:40 pm

I really enjoy having this song on in the background while working on mindless tasks.
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Re: Songs you should listen to

Post by BtEO » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:41 pm

Deacon wrote:
Cyberliger777 wrote:Are we going to bring Japanese and Korean music into this now? In that case...
I've never understood the fascination of nerdy white dudes with Japanese and Korean music. Even the legit anime fans.
I'm not sure I could fully explain it.

On the surface it seems little different from much of the US/UK manufactured music industry (which with a few exceptions is largely insipid) but one thing that helps is not having to understand what's being sung — so many of the terrible messages that are probably there (i.e. ones akin to One Direction's borderline negging on "What Makes You Beautiful") just fly right past me. It also helps that the industry is a lot more open about how manufactured they are over there; they take full ownership of that shit. There is also more variety than might seem to be the case at first.

So here are a few of my current k-pop jams:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i32ANEa5mk


Because I'm a sucker for an interesting voice:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJMWhJdjlpg


In English, for some reason:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Mns7IbRFE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4_rwTytAOs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYuUWBv69C8


And as a side note have a funny Anna Kendrick video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VVERnrVTW8

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Re: Songs you should listen to

Post by Deacon » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:46 pm

Elfy, that's not a song. That's a single-track album!

BtEO, the one in English could really be any generic American female pop song. Could've been done by anyone from Beyoncé to Ariana Grande. I'm wondering if that's the idea, maybe trying to make it in the rest of the world? Or maybe they just pulled a song off the shelf and recorded it...
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Re: Songs you should listen to

Post by BtEO » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:57 am

Deacon wrote:BtEO, the one in English could really be any generic American female pop song. Could've been done by anyone from Beyoncé to Ariana Grande. I'm wondering if that's the idea, maybe trying to make it in the rest of the world? Or maybe they just pulled a song off the shelf and recorded it...
At last look it seemed to be their only song in English (aside from that odd tendency to insert words or whole lines of English at random into the lyrics) and it's more likely meant for westerners who are already fans of the Asian scene rather than trying to grow a separate fanbase. I'm presuming no specific slight was meant to Beyoncé or Ariana Grande, they both do good stuff.

Like I say, there's no fully coherent explanation as to why it seems more likeable — though it's by no means universal, my method of discovery is largely 'related videos' on YouTube and there's been plenty of groups or songs that I've not liked.

If anything all this has softened me a little on more local pop too, and I've always tried not to be that person that gets to a certain age and writes off all music made after that point.

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Re: Songs you should listen to

Post by Deacon » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:10 pm

No "slight" was intended toward anyone.
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Re: Songs you should listen to

Post by Rorschach » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:16 pm

BtEO wrote:
If anything all this has softened me a little on more local pop too, and I've always tried not to be that person that gets to a certain age and writes off all music made after that point.
I am becoming much less precious about pop as I get older. I suppose the pretensions of the teenage years where it's not cool to like anything mainstream and you'd have to dump a band just because other people had heard of them must fade over time. And in evidence to that, I'm going to post one of my favourite pop songs of the last ten years. It's got quite an eighties vibe to it.

God, look at them. They're so wholesome.



Also, here's some modern Scottish folky stuff.

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