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Passepied

Quirky indie pop quintet Passepied were shaped in ’09 2009 by Tokyo School from the Arts graduate and keyboard maestro Haneda Narita. Their particular, tumultuous, virtuoso sound was similarly up to date by ’70s pop, brand-new wave, and free of charge jazz, and topped with attention-grabbing, high-pitched vocals. With almost …

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Illion

Illion was the single task of Radwimps vocalist Yojiro Noda. Like his primary music group, it exhibited a peculiarly Japanese sensibility, but was quite different musically. While Radwimps plied a specialized, angular, frequently abrasive design of indie rock and roll, Illion had a distinctive, mischievous audio which mixed indie folk, …

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Diaura

Visible kei quartet Diaura increased swiftly through the ashes of fan preferred Valluna to build up a rabid cult subsequent in Japan as well as the Western. Their luxurious kote-kei (“old-school”) appears and natural, metallic, yet available sound produced them probably one of the most fascinating indies rings to elegance …

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Vivid

Popular Tokyo visible kei quintet Brilliant (never to be baffled using the short-lived early-2000s band from the same genre and name) were hotly expected before that they had ever documented an email, featuring because they did within their ranks 3 previous members of beloved indie band Novelis. Shaped in March …

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Piko

An online video feeling, angel-voiced singer Piko effortlessly straddled the worlds of J-Pop and visual kei along with his amazing vocal range and androgynous visual appearance. His main debut album moved into the Japanese Top 10, as well as the follow-up performed nearly as strongly. Delivered March 11, 1988 in …

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LC5

LC5 was a side project of Miku, vocalist from the hugely popular oshare-kei music group An Cafe, who signed to Sony Music this year 2010, but promptly continued indefinite hiatus before saving a note because of their new paymasters. The label still wished new music, therefore Miku promptly come up …

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Heidi

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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The Kiddie

The Tokyo oshare-kei band The Kiddie had an instantaneous effect on the scene upon their formation in 2007, rising quickly from relative obscurity to sign a major-label offer even before releasing their first album. Their shiny, colorful, yet fairly casual appears and cheerful, positive pop/rock and roll sound received them …

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MOLICE

A Japanese music group whose music is a fusion of vintage power pop, ’80s brand-new influx, ’90s indie rock and roll, and a dash of punky attitude, MOLICE certainly are a truly individual, self-motivated music group in a picture where many groupings are orchestrated by managers or record brands. MOLICE’s …

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NoGod

The Tokyo visual kei act NoGod was formed in March 2005 by vocalist Danchou and guitarist Aki, former members from the band Dagger Remain. For another seven weeks the group rehearsed in personal, undergoing many lineup adjustments until guitarist Kyrie, bassist Karin, and drummer K became the additional permanent users. …

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