Posts in the Music Category

Keeping Tabs On Brethren

If you’re looking for a way to a get a taste of the local hip-hop scene in Nagasaki, check out 巻物 (Makimono). It’s the blog of Eiki Nakamura, member of the Isahaya hip-hop group Brethren, and you’ll find his thoughts on the hip-hop, reggae and R&B scene. He also posts up information of upcoming Brethren events, so if it’s your kind of thing, be sure to bookmark it.

Hat tip to Brandon Perry in Isahaya for the info!… Continue reading »

Boris, The Nihilistic Existentialist’s Metal Band

“Face melting” is kind of a strange musical descriptor right? Well, go and read some Internet reviews of Metal genre devouring trio, Boris’, albums or their live shows and you’ll become well acquainted with the term. Continue reading

X Japan – Because You Love It

X Japan were and are a rather interesting Japanese phenomenon. As a costumed speed metal band with a penchant for 10 minute balladry they grew to become literally the biggest rock band in the nation. To this day they maintain a somewhat mythic status here in Japan, and have achieved levels frightening devotion unprecedented in the Japanese music universe. They also pretty much single handedly made the visual-kei style of music into a legitimate format for all the other costumed … Continue reading »