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Hiroto Komoro and Masatoshi Mashima spent a decade as founding users of 1 of Japan’s most influential punk organizations, the Blue Hearts, accompanied by another 10 as founding users of the less influential, but nonetheless popular group the High-Lows. Following a great 20 albums between your groups, the set moved …

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Akira Ifukube

Probably one of the most respected of serious composers in Japan because the 1950s, Akira Ifukube in addition has led something of the double life among the most widely used and prolific film composers in Japan because the past due ’40s. He was created in Kushiro on the isle of …

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Usually less flashy than the majority of their visual kei peers, “angura” (underground) celebrities heidi. burst onto the picture in 2006, plying a straight-ahead, no-nonsense design of rock and roll & move with minimally distorted, tremolo-heavy guitars, catchy, fast-paced tunes, and an uncluttered creation style. Sharply dressed up in muted …

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JariBu Afrobeat Arkestra

Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Jaribu Afrobeat Arkestra is a 13-piece ensemble that has its own make of “Neo-Afrobeat” music and mixes in funk, dance, and jazz-oriented designs. Inspired with the music of Afro-pop tale Fela Kuti, the music group released its debut record in ’09 2009. Jaribu Afrobeat Arkestra came …

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Mix Speaker’s, Inc.

Possibly the most visual of most visual kei bands, this Tokyo sextet posed as well as performed in fantastically elaborate and cumbersome outfits (the nearest American equivalent may possibly be GWAR). Unlike many “produced” VK rings, they were completely self-contained, writing, making, and self-releasing their very own records, creating their …

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