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ネオン日本の夜


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A Japanese themed mix full of traditional, enka, soundtracks, mixes and bands from the land of the rising sun. Included in this here mix is also what happens to be just what just might just be music by but by far by no means limited to such artists and such bands such as Speed, Glue & Shinki, Yoko Nagayama, and Guitar Wolf.
(If anyone happens to know which album/compilation the first track comes from, I'd sure love to know!)


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2 comments on ネオン日本の夜


I really appreciate your mixing of the hardcore with some unexpected surprises of traditional/anime softness. Really shows the range of Japanese music, which is so beloved to me.

Oyaaah! Some culturalists rag on Japan for it's displays of art throughout comparative times of other cultures like the Renaissance or the Abbasid but one thing that Japan has always been on par with in quality throughout it's existance is an ear for sounds (like a sōzu even having such a pleasantly toned sound) and even now, anything the rest of the world has ever done they could too just as well and if not just better. Wanted to add more but it was already over 30 tracks long so ehh...
[Kinda proud myself some of pairing up Nagayama & Ishida being chased with wacky wacky Melt Banana hahahaa!]

Nagayama & Ishida to Melt Banana was a particularly fun transition!
I agree, Japan has the ability to take genres that derive from all over the world and do them just as well - plus give their own distinctive sound to them. I did a Japanese dancehall/reggae mix a while back; you'd be surprised how big reggae is in Japan! Random but true. And hardcore/metal/rock/pop and particularly classical I think, all have their own distinct Japanese equivalents, all interesting and brilliant. I love your example of the sōzu! I hadn't thought of that, but so true. Hmm, although as you say culturalists sometimes look less favourable on the visual arts history, another thing I think Japan excels in is: visual/audio combination. The sōzu is beautiful to look at too when done right, and there's such a big tradition of merging the visual and music, visual kei being the obvious example, but kabuki is another.

Ah yeah, I worded that wrongly, it's their classical paintings that get bashed in comparison, not their other arts like you said such as Kabuki, or even Noh. My bad yo.

Nah I know what you mean, the classical arts do get bashed - was just really expanding on that, the fact that Japanese arts tend to be quite multimedia as well, which is I guess something quite distinctive and excellently-achieved, if not totally unique.

But unfortunately don't recognise the album. I also have a similar anonymous Sakura rendition. Have looked for so long and never found the album. I wish youtube people would be better at giving their sources ><

 
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