Sunday, July 31, 2011

高橋真梨子 - Triad (1984)

(Mariko Takahashi - Triad)

Genre: Pop
Released: September 21st, 1984
Region: Hiroshima, Japan
Label: INVITATION
Catalog #: VIH-28187
Format: 12" LP
Bitrate: 320 kbps

tracklist
A1. 祥寺クイーン
A2. モダン・デジャブ
A3. 忘れない
A4. 背中から撃たないで
A5. もいちどロマンス

B1. 桃色吐息
B2. トパーズの湖
B3. 新しい五線紙
B4. HEART

I hadn't heard of this nice lady until I picked up this LP for a dollar, but I was pleasantly surprised to hear such a beautiful voice singing over such catchy little 80's pop melodies. By far one of my favorite recent purchases.

Apparently this is her 9th full album, and that she has at least 30 more, her most recent came out in '08 and her earliest in '79. I'm definitely gonna look into her other stuff, at least from this era.

Bought from Amoeba Music.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

ENDLESS DISMAL MOAN - S/T (2004)


Genre: Black Metal
Released: 2004
Region: Japan
Label: BLACKMETAL.COM Records
Catalog #: BMC66615CD
Format: CD
Bitrate: 320 kbps

tracklist
01. Spell
02. Obsession
03. From Ominous
04. Calamitous Box
05. Goddess of Death
06. Vampire
07. Gloom
08. Endless Dismal Moan 2
09. Talking Mind [EDM3]
10. Abyss
11. Chaos [intro]
12. Kitigai
13. Bloody Claws
14. Endless Dismal Moan
15. Calamity
16. Death Odor
17. Outro

EDM's stuff is pretty well-known among black metal fans because he's one of the few Japanese black metal artists out there to really touch ground with fans internationally, but overall he's still very underrated and it's a shame he's not around to make more stuff.

This is EDM's first full-length album and, like Chaos9's other stuff, it's creepy and ripe with violent atmosphere and intensity. Recommended for black metal fans and fans of dark, emotive rock music in general.

Bought from Amoeba Music.