The curiosity to listen to Japanese music has been waning year by year, but here are some songs I thought were good.
Hello everyone. I am in his 30s and every year he feels his curiosity waning. I think being young is a good thing in itself, although there are many challenges that come with being young. I want young people to cherish their youth and their time as if it were their own.
Curiosity about music, I have loved listening to music ever since I can remember. Of course I still love it, but I feel that my curiosity has waned considerably compared to when I was at my peak, from junior high school to college age.
In the midst of all this, I would like to write about some music that I recently heard and thought was good, though this time I will limit myself to Japanese music.
EP Parallels in Satellite Cities
This is an EP by a band called Satellite City. I wondered what EP stands for, so I looked it up and found out that it is Extended Play.
I don’t even know the names of the members of the band Satellite City, but I was listening to the Discovery Station on Apple Music when Horizons came on and I got a little spooked.
I wanted to write about the band members if possible, but there was not much information available on the net even after googling.
I like the male vocalist’s voice, the overall relaxed and alternative style of the songs, the individual instrumental sounds, the chorus, and the song order structure, which I found to be good after spinning the album several times.
Personally, I think track 2, “Kung Fu,” makes this EP a cohesive album. The drums, bass, and guitar are all in concert, and the vocalist’s voice and lyrics are layered on top of them. While Horizon was a fairly laid-back song, Kung Fu is a bit more up-tempo and seems to play a role in drawing the listener in.
Track 4, Vortex, has a beautiful melody line and chorus that the author had not heard before. This is the kind of song I like to listen to when I am walking home alone on an autumn night in the city.
I felt that the composition of the song “Hot Springs” next to “Whirlpool” was also well composed. The intro also has a hot spring-like sound play, and I thought it was a final track with a nice aftertaste.
UTAU Taeko Onuki & Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto’s piano is of course good, but the synergy with Taeko Onuki’s voice makes this a wonderful album.
Listening to “The Three Bears” and “Akatonbo” will clear your mind. Beautiful Japanese scenes come to mind. The piano accompaniment is also really beautiful. Depending on when you listen to it, you may even shed tears of joy.
Apple Music Link:
- a life
- Lost theme – Femme Fatale
- A flower is not a flower
This time I wrote a little about the two albums. There is still a lot of good music out there, and I will try to write about it regularly.
Thank you for reading to the end.