Saturday, April 26, 2014

_yi. - OTNJ_B (2013)

Genre: Electronic, Glitch Pop
Country: N/A

Using various samples from a variety of sources from jazz to J-pop, _yi. creates glitch-y, feel-good, and grooving songs that you can either chill to or dance to.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Blazo - Colors of Jazz (2011)

Genre: Instrumental Hip-Hop
Country: Poland

All this really is is simple and relaxing jazzy instrumental hip-hop in the vein of Nujabes. Nothing here exactly reinvents the wheel of this style of hip hop but it's great in whatever mood you're in.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Majority Rule - Interviews with Majority Rule (2001)

Genre: Screamo
Country: United States

These guys seem to be overlooked in the realm of screamo despite doing a split with Pg. 99. This album is definitely superior to that split since Majority Rule go all out with brute force using massive riffs at a breakneck pace and knowing when to slow it down at the right times. It shouldn't be forgotten that the vocalist is one of the best in its genre with his passionate and high pitched screams.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

385 - Ningen (2013)

Genre: Punk, Noise Rock, Jazz
Country: Japan

If you ever wanted a Midori replacement (ie zany vocals ranging from cutesy vocals to loud screaming with aggressive jazz-influenced punk in the background) then 385 is a pretty damn good replacement. They may not be as good as Midori, even to the point you could accuse of ripping them off, they at least do their style well and have some funky basslines and nice solos here and there.