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549088 No.9211  
Females that sing with honesty and character, although not always perfectly. Points lost if it's in English, all other languages welcome.

Divas and idols need not apply, please.

Singer-songwriters are nice and all, but if I wanted to listen to Joni Mitchell I would listen to Joni Mitchell.

Tenniscoats

A favorite of mine for the past couple years. Very innocent, enjoyable music. Not always together. Stop-and-smell-the-roses tier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2rtqVma_Ww
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxPLH-056kI

Album to start with is probably Tan-Tan Therapy [MF: mnmam41tdyg]. I was introduced on Totemo Aimasho [MF: mhkdqkjhtzo] (that was me), and To Do First remains as one of my favorite tracks.
>> No.9212  
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Melt-Banana

Noise punkers. They're so hard that by the conservation of hardness in the universe there won't be any hardness left for your COCK. Love 'em, or hate 'em. Regardless, Yasuko is WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cQqnV7KIzQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IUomBTYanY

Album to start is definitely Bambi's Dilemma [MF: 3fdyhnk50tk]. Favorite is probably Cell Scape [MF: ttqmmdm1zom].
>> No.9213  
http://8tracks.com/sunjooridoo/womb-of-mind
>> No.9214  
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Let's see. I can't say I know exactly what you're looking for with the Joni Mitchell and divaidoru bit, but if you're aiming for gentle agreeable music with female singers, then there's UA.

月がきえてゆく: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnIxxNMKCB4

Just find out about her today on a band's blog even though she's been around for a while.

>Cracked Plaster Cast
The only parts that I don't really like are the parts that get really hectic with the percussion overload (around 0:34). The WOOFs are too harsh for me for the other one.

>>9213
The songs played on that so far are very nice. Thanks for the find.
>> No.9218  
>>9212
Just listened to a few tracks, Spider Snipe is awesome but I don't know about most of the others I heard.
I shall continue my investigation.
>> No.9219  
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Soutaiseiriron

This is what it sounds like when you are cute as fuck even if you don't seem to be trying too much. Pop rock, relatively sparse guitar melodies used to good effect, and rolling bass accompaniment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ugkoi1BeEA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et_l2bxDhAg

Best album to start with is probably Hi-Fi Anatomia [MU: SR52TFXJ]. Their other two are slightly more rock oriented, although still mostly mellow.

>>9214

She has a pleasant voice, I'm seeing if I can find other tracks of hers that are more easy listening, similar to the one you have posted. Short searches have pulled up mostly R&B numbers, which aren't quite my thing. That mix was actually a great deal of my inspiration to make this thread, so I'm glad if you liked it.

>>9218

Bambi's Dilemma has some similar tracks, but most of their other albums are alot noisier. Cell Scape is a bit spacey, so if you're finding them over bearing it may be more up your alley.
>> No.9234  
>>9219
I'm not sure what R&B is since I don't pay very much attention or even try to learn about genres, but the album ATTA is pretty good in the easy listening department. I really enjoy the instruments for it.
>> No.9241  
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Along with posting relevant bands, I'm also going to be using this thread to archive my search for the albums containing tracks from >>9213

As I find them, I'll upload them.

V.A. - "COVERS”FreeTEMPO COVERED ALBUM

Track 6: コトリンゴ - Stars

MF: mgxoyluwnia

>>9234
>>atta.rar
>>Two .avi files
>>Questionable 3D amateur porn

Ach, mein eyes! The dangers of ambiguous album names.
>> No.9242  
>>9241
I'm uploading it to YouTube at the moment just in case someone wanted to preview it.
>> No.9245  
>>9242
Here it is for your previewing pleasure (or displeasure): http://www.youtube.com/user/2F6A702F#grid/user/AD1C99AED7B064E4

UA's ATTA. All 13 tracks. I'm really fond of Asparagus.
>> No.9289  
>>9212
You are such a faggot. I can't stop listening to these guys now.
>> No.9298  
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>>9213

Remigai - Fiesta Siesta

Track 10: レミ街 - 渇いた月

From the track, I was going into this with high expectations. While it's enjoyable, the rest of the album did not quite snag me as much. It does have its moments, though. Last song is pretty good.

MF: xmovz22ntdk

>>9245

That's alot more what I'm looking for. It was a nice listen. I really like Purple Rain.

>>9289

Sorry! Not really. Fuck yeah.
Which album, or have you expanded already?
>> No.9303  
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Clammbon

Three piece pop band, often with supporting musicians. You probably already know about them. If you don't, well great. Here's your chance. They're good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMoGmwlCg2M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiWFEqZu1xI

They have a fairly large discography, and I have yet to find something I didn't like. I wouldn't say that there's a bad place to start. My favorite album may be Ten [MU: WIO74DVW]. The first tracks in that album are mono, there was a second disc with a stereo mix.
>> No.9306  
>>9219
The Soutaiseiriron album needs a password and it's 'uploader.akibahmaniaco' without the 's.

At first I wasn't particularly fond of the vocals since it made everything feel a little off, but it grew on me.
>> No.9310  
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Midori

Four piece band making a big sound playing some kind of hard punk [jazz] fusion. The singer habitually wears seifuku live, and is a character.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewf7AdSa3SU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qNaI29Q2-w
[Those video uploads are pretty bad quality.]

Their albums are fairly similar. I would start with one of their most recent, Aratamemashite Hajimemashite Midori Desu. [MF: yemy5tzz3u2]

>>9306

I thought I checked the link. Obviously not. Now I'm embarrassed. (゚Д゚;)
Thanks for going out of your way! Just let me know if something like that slips past me again, I'll fix it.

>> No.9322  
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>>9213

Tomosaka Rie - Toridori

Track 1: ともさかりえ - カーテンフォール

Gets pretty cheesy for my tastes. First track is great. That's why I found it, after all. It ends pretty well, too.

MF: zmd1om1lyaw
>> No.9339  
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Humbert Humbert

Mellow duo with country western influence. Most tracks have male vocal accompaniment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15dJtvSMC6k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYOHkH1-V4w

Oops, I deleted my previous post. Don't ask. [MF: o2ztxfwnc3j]
>> No.9341  
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>>9213

Hamada Mariko - Mariko

Track 3: 浜田真理子 - のこされし者のうた

This album puts a beautiful voice to good work. Suprisingly, it lost points because most tracks are in (relatively well-pronounced) Engrish, also America, Fuck Yeah.

MF: nivt0mrwzw2
>> No.9342  
Oh no, you don't! I was going to reply to it! You're not going to weasel me out of a reply!

>Humbert Humbert
>Country western feel good music. Mellow. These two make a really good combo. Most tracks have male vocals as well. It often only amounts to backing, but if you burst into flames at the sound of a penis you may want to avoid.
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15dJtvSMC6k
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYOHkH1-V4w
>Another band with pretty consistent material. Their most recent is a good place to start [MF: o2ztxfwnc3j].
>>>9306
>Also, I feel that I should mention, the reaction you described is pretty routine. She has a voice that just tends not to click at first. Objectively, I guess it's not even that good. Not alot of the media we peruse has substance when considered objectively though, I guess.

>>9324
>Objectively, I guess it's not even that good.
Well, it's a good thing that I can subjectively enjoy objectively not so good material then.

Not much is said, but it is great satisfaction to catch someone in the act!
>> No.9353  
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>>9213

Kuuki Koudan - Aoi Hana

Track 4: 空気公団 - # 悲しみ知らん顔

This guy (>>9213) has a knack for picking great tracks off albums that end up not grabbing me. This one's pleasant, just unremarkable.

MF: mzyz3nlzk0w
>> No.9354  
>>9353
Ah, I've been meaning to finish Aoi Hana. I'm only up to episode 3 so far... orz

Which is a pity because I enjoyed it. Well, maybe when I'm not as busy.
>> No.9356  
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Kotringo

From >>9241. I decided we should have more of her. I really enjoy her voice. Almost spoiled the good feeling when christmas cake. Not that I expected anything differently, I guess. Just hadn't given it thought. Am I fickle?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQezZwFaD8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDimbfw8cD4

I only have a couple albums. This is probably the most substantial of the two. [MF: dmyioh4iqly]

>>9342

It happened because I fucked up a tag, and quickly deleted the last post in the thread. Too bad I had loaded a cached page. orz

It bothered me that I couldn't remember what I posted. Glad you have my back.

>>9354

I've never actually seen it. I haven't been able to make myself devote time to anime in a couple years.
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>>9213

Yui Makino - Tenkyu no Ongaku

Track 9: 牧野由依 - 髪とヘアピンと私

If you're not already familiar with her, you'll recognize her immediately from some of Aria's music. That's actually what a bit of this album is, including the referenced track. Good stuff.

MF: mkzjxzzyzkm
>> No.9376  
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Piana

Soothing music. Drifts between minimalistic pop and ambient with some glitch/IDM influences.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j99FsKhsJ4E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW_FmhhN17U

All of her work as Piana is fairly similar. I usually end up listening to Snow Bird [MF: wtwmjgybjyo], although I'm not sure if it is objectively her best.

P.S. One of my favorite songs is a track by World's End Girlfriend featuring her [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r2iy8ZexdQ]. It used to keep me company on early drives before sunrise.
>> No.9387  
>>9376
Why so secretive, Anon?
>> No.9390  
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muffin

Steady songs with a good dose of folk, roots and a bit of melancholy. Completed with a touch of whim. It's not like the music is similar, but she probably listens to Slowdive. Just a hunch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JuC80aqW_I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ0zr8a8c6U

I accidentally stumbled across her while questing for other albums in this thread. I'm a fan. To my knowledge, she has one album, Grapes [MF: nymmtw4tnyw]. She's hard to search for.

>>9387

Secretive? Never!
>> No.9468  
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Mass of the Fermenting Dregs

I mostly listen to them for the delicious guitar and bass tone, but Natsuko has a voice that fits in very well. Originally they were a three piece girl's band. Due to what I can only assume was DORAMA, they now have a stand in drummer. They still rock. Head bobbing music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSG8bLRtOjo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUpacRemMCA

Only a couple albums worth of material has been produced. My favorite would probably be their first release, Kirametal [MF: y5jjlfunwyj]. Three tracks, about twelve minutes. It was later incorporated into their first album with some small changes.
               I did it again.
>> No.9469  
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Nikaido Kazumi

While I would like to say that she has a very distinct voice, I hesitate because sometimes she doesn't sound like herself. Very flexible voice. Her material usually floats between folk, pop and jazz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf6wIp-X4ow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo-TT6ggin4

She's done alot, and I don't have exposure to most of it. Listen to Mata Otoshimashitayo [MF: dd3gzdgzmzn] first. No Album [MF: mnlmjd055nn] is worth picking up, as well. Pictured is her with Saya from Tenniscoats who she has worked with, which if I remember correctly is how I was introduced to her in the first place.
>> No.9473  
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Ah, what a busy week.

Yukawa Shione

湯川潮音 - 蝋燭を灯して:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gep0c1z260c

Don't know which album this is or if it's even an album at all: http://www.mediafire.com/?mhzmybenym0

Not too particularly wild about her, but some of her songs are pretty agreeable in the gentle spacing out sort of way.
>> No.9495  
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Cokiyu

Very similar to Piana. There are definitely stylistic differences, but if you like one the other should suit you. Soothing music. It would probably be good for snuggling with your dakimakura.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew7iNm_wgxI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2mi_m2mbW4

She only has one album that I know of, Mirror Flake [MF: gonmmnzdjnm]. No large, intimidating discography to deal with.

>>9473

Not only is it an album, it's also pretty good and in VBR to boot! (・∀・)人(・∀・)

I'll admit, the track linked to almost put me off, just for having that horrible 80's sound to the guitar. The rest of the album wasn't really like that, though. It won me over. As a note, it actually is the self-titled album.
>> No.9496  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwV6cRJ0dgU
Cute band
cute girls
cute vocals
>> No.9508  
>>9495
(゚∀゚) Sensei sensei! What's VBR?
>> No.9516  
>>9508

(″・ิ_・ิ)っ-̾  VBR is an abbreviation of "variable bitrate." This term indicates that varying amounts of memory were allotted to different portions of the song when the music file was created. The significance of this is that it maximizes sound quality, and minimizes file size. Different levels of encoding in VBR are designated with a "VΔ" label, where Δ is a positive integer or zero. V0 uses the highest average bitrate, and quality is lost as the value of Δ increases. While you may need to encode a song to 320 kbps to avoid quality loss in CBR (constant bitrate), the same song can often be encoded to an average of ~250 kbps or less in V0 and keep similar levels of acoustic integrity. Encoding in V2 will have no discernible audible difference compared to a lossless format when analyzed with a plebeian ear, and many people consider it to be optimum.
>> No.9607  
>>9516
Astounding!
>> No.9691  
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Chatmonchy

Another girl band with three members, but more by the books than fuck yeah. Most of what they do is admittedly similar to whatever's on the radio, played at a reasonable volume. There's definintely a bit of spring in their step, though, of the feel good pop rock variety.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPDpl-p3_Mw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA7aS1WQYuw

They are almost a guilty pleasure for me, but Eriko's voice keeps it interesting enough that I don't feel too bad. At least not bad enough to keep me from driving around the open highway on sunny days playing the one album I have, Kokuhaku [MF: j2t3wxnoqty], very loud. She has just enough flaws to come off as emotive in what otherwise might be generic music.

>>9496

\m/ Although, I have to wonder how much intentional irony there is.
Unrelated, and not that it matters a lot, I realized that I mixed up which CDs are mono and stereo in >>9303.
>> No.9695  
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>>9213

Kitamura Sakiko - Omokage

Track 7: 北村早樹子 - 貝のみた夢

This album is a good example of what I made this thread for. It was quite hard to find, but I am satisfied. Worth the purchase.

MF: a3tzbgtnakj
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Ah, it's been a while. How are you? Today, I was looking through my files trying to clean up my folders a bit when I finally came across an album I downloaded a while back, but never found the time to listen to. I think I was surfing around YouTube looking for interesting references when I came across an image that I found most agreeable and Dorlis's music was what was playing in the background. If you're curious, the interesting image was a piece made by Megumi Sugizaki (http://bunbunmaru.com/wakaba/photos/src/1299551752.38372258.png).

A bit of text to hint at what you're getting into, I guess: Dorlis (born February 23, 1982) is the stage name for a Japanese musician from Okayama, Okayama Prefecture. She started out in classical guitar, but at about age 17 became a street musician and dropped out of high school. In time she became a jazz and swing musician. Her music has at times been deemed nostalgic because of its Swing Revival style. This makes her work somewhat analogous to American swing revivalists like The Brian Setzer Orchestra or Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, though stylistically it is more similar to 1920s and 1930s swing jazz such as Django Reinhardt's. She is primarily a jazz singer, though also is a guitarist.

Dorlis's Swingin' Street: http://www.mediafire.com/?xfwdru3ois5xyif

ひとりごとみたいにアイシテタ (from the album above, but is also her debut single): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiYRuySnVvQ
記憶の万華鏡 (from the album above): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7N4LB0FW7E
>> No.17276  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LFFC1PBYdc
I have been enjoying the fuck out of EGO WRAPPIN' recently.
>> No.17372  
>>17275
Hey, this is pretty much amazing.
>> No.17701  
boris

http://www.npr.org/2011/05/16/136240462/first-listen-boris-attention-please
>> No.17965  
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Boris - Attention Please

Boris with Wata on the mic throughout. I'm not too hot on it, but most people seem to think it's the best of this year's releases. Definitely enjoyable, but not in the kick-you-in-the-face awesome way I was hoping. Find some time to sit, relax and chew on it.

http://www.mediafire.com/?hsds7da4xw1i9zq
>> No.22904  
>>9298
I uploaded this a while ago and don't remember the reason, but sure why not bump this thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsbn160Ey5M&list=PLF6124AF163401F99&feature=plpp_play_all


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