I had an itch to write about this record after a wave of nostalgia hit me listening to it for the first time in a while. In a lot of ways, STEP is responsible for being one of my gateways into electronic club music, as well as one of Japan's era defining electropop albums. Only... Continue Reading →
Oh I love this, and the visual of movie scenes tinted in orange gives is totally something I'm digging. I haven't found much info about Emotional Oranges, but keep an eye and an ear out for them, this is one hell of a debut.
Kinoko Teitoku's frontwoman delivers one of the most surprising solo efforts of the year, an EP co-produced by electronic legend Yoshinori Sunahara that puts a plethora of unique sounds and styles on display throughout its minimal run time. I do wish there were a few more tracks since this is such a brilliant collaboration, but... Continue Reading →
That Monari reign just won't let up! Today, Wakita Monari's sophomore effort 'AHEAD!' is available in stores and we've also got a new promo single/music video of 'Gozigen Lover-joi', one of the album's new cuts. It's a very retro city-pop flavored jam, a fantastic preview of what's in store on the album. If you're in... Continue Reading →
Past her prime rapper Nicki Minaj teams up with alleged pedophile / kidnapping victim Six Nine for whatever the hell this is supposed to be. Good luck with this album miss ma'am.
Hi, I went to see Beach Fossils tonight. Deets under the cut! Opening act 1 : Jaya (acoustic ukelele singer/songwriter) ⚡️dedicated songs to guys who did her dirty, someone in the audience at one point shouted "LET ME FIGHT HIM". It was pretty iconic. Her voice was exceptional, even with nerves as she said this... Continue Reading →
Wakita Monari (of Especia fame) is a solid and underrated singer, formerly of the idol group Especia, and in case you missed it, I wanted to take a moment to share her brilliant lead single 'TAKE IT LUCKY!!!!' from her forthcoming sophomore solo album. This track has it all: retro vibes, an unstoppable groove and... Continue Reading →
2013 still sounds so perfect. It's no secret that i'm a massive Annie fan, but today I was feeling nostalgic and decided to listen to her "A&R EP", the EP that served as my introduction to Annie's illustrious (yet sadly underrated and relatively unknown) catalog. While the entire thing is pop perfection, Hold On is... Continue Reading →
released 2018, msmsmsm. SOPHIE unleashes her first full length original album, a galactic mishmash of melody, noise and dense soundscapes. It's one of the most intense and mentally stimulating music releases this year. I'd like to start this review off with a quick runthrough of the singles, as they're frontloaded onto the album in chronological... Continue Reading →
Today marks 20 years since Konaka Chiaki's gritty, thought provoking magnum opus "Serial Experiments Lain" aired in Japan, and I thought i'd pay tribute by reviewing one of the soundtracks released for the series, the futuristic "Cyberia Mix", a concept album of tracks that you'd most likely hear if you were logged into the series'... Continue Reading →