Anti by HYDE Album Review

Release date: 3 May 2019 Genres: Rock, J-Rock HYDE’s latest release titled Anti is a thirteen-track album which pulls the listener in from the moment the record begins. The album is a beautiful and commanding rock record which is HYDE’s first solo album to be released for over thirteen years. Anti displays a real collaborative effort between the East and the West as HYDE features both  Japanese and … Continue reading Anti by HYDE Album Review

TRIPXFROLIC by Nanahira Album Review

Release date: 6 May 2019 Genres: Pop, J-Pop  TRIPXFROLIC by Nanahira was released at the beginning of the month. The anime inspired artwork which decorates the cover conveys the overall sweetness contained within the record. TRIPXFROLIC is like encounting the most bubble gum sweet J-Pop imaginable. Imagine the most sugary high-pitched vocals possible which are accompanied with gaming style synthesisers melodies and some mean drum and bass. … Continue reading TRIPXFROLIC by Nanahira Album Review

Mini-Album Review: 空から降る一億の星 from plenty (Japanese Indie Rock)

plenty was a Japanese Indie rock band that formed in 2004 and officially disbanded in 2017. There were three members when they disbanded—Fumiya Enuma (vocals, guitar), Noriaki Nitta (bass), and Itta Nakamura (drums). I discovered them via my cousin who had the pleasure of seeing them perform live in Japan during his visit a few years ago. I fell in love with the vocals and … Continue reading Mini-Album Review: 空から降る一億の星 from plenty (Japanese Indie Rock)

Gamushara (我夢者羅) by Q’ulle Album Review

Release date: 16 January 2019 Genres: J-Pop, Rock, J-Rock Gamushara is a wild album and much of my time listening to each track was filled with both delight and puzzlement. Is it rock? Pop? Metal? Rap? More like an eclectic mixture of the genres mishmashed into a beautifully bizarre album creating 46 minutes of pure bliss for the ears. Gamushara starts off with its opening … Continue reading Gamushara (我夢者羅) by Q’ulle Album Review