Mix Tape音楽: JPop, JRock, JGae, JdroneMetal

Various . . .


Brown Sugar sings, “Arigatou” ( ありがとう ), in which they sing “Thank you,” from the heart to all the wonderful people in the world.  All those signs say “Thank you” to various people (“Mama, Papa,” for example).  Some in English, some in Chinese, other languages…


Boris is a post-punk, drone-metal, thrash/trash and ambient riot of cacophony and dischord.  I can’t get into all that they do, but they’re serious and I respect what they’re working on (h/t to @riceandi at Twitter):


The Yoshida Brothers, “Rising.”  This is just incredible.  Listen to the whole thing:  after the mid-song “break,” they really let fly; the first half is just a warm-up:

Here are the Yoshida Brothers collaborating with pop boy band “Monkey Majik” <-This song, “Change,” could sooo be a hit in the U.S. (h/t and thanks to Mark B).


(湘南乃風 「しょうなんのかぜ」 ” Shounan no Kaze” with their reggae-funk hit, “See You Again” (gets me every time – kind of ennui-soaked, yet hopeful) ->


BONUS TRACK:  Just had to include The 5, 6, 7, 8s:


BONUS BONUS TRACK:  One I made, actually:  Dawn Penn at Rub a Dub Reggae in Kyoto (featured in this post):


    • Mark Brafford
    • September 21st, 2010

    Almost any song by Monkey Majik is worth listening too. They switch in and out of English and Japanese as if they are the same language.

    • letsjapan
    • September 21st, 2010

    Thanks, Mark!

  1. The Yoshida Brothers are simply put great. I have all except two of there albums ( getting the earliest one next month as a present to my self). They calm me down so much and let my mind truly fly so that I almost feel like wanting to learn their instrument of choice 😀

      • letsjapan
      • October 17th, 2010

      Agreed x 1,000. glad you like the post.


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