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The idol (don't be scared, they're not exactly high pitched or look like it lol) group 風男塾 (Fudanjuku) has a surprisingly neat sounding album out. Might be a grower. 

 

 

 

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Yet it will be merely a b-side for her new single instead (other A-sides would involve Teddyloid = more ME!ME!ME!-ish EDM/pop-rap stuff)

 

also, that video is anything but PC at this point (not that no one cares but...Kodama, what the heck are you doing)

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Those guys who dance throughout made it worth it, lmao. R.I.P. daoko, I can't see myself loving it, but it's not terrible. The chorus mainly is pretty nice and catchy. Will probably stick to her really early stuff though. Also I'm still not used to being able to see her. X'D

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8 hours ago, Amoz said:

I actually quite like that new DAOKO song.

 

Anyhow, so @benidoesn't get too upset about that :X'D:, here's something she'll like:

 

 

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You're forgiven.

 

I've been recommended this by @CAT5 too! Clearly I should jump on this! I wasn't expecting it to sound this perfect, omg. I promise I won't exterminate daoko now. :P

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Necro update for 2k17:

 

- Natsume Mito will have a new album churned out by courtesy of Mr. Japanese Guetta, I mean - Yasutaka Nakata. Only 3 new songs though, and the rest does not have that oomph old Ystk fans would love to feel once again

- CORNELIUS is back! A new single done in the cooperation with that Shintaro guy from Yura Yura Teikoku will be released around late April.

- Especia will kaisan. No promising future for long-time idol acts, boo.

- Towa Tei's EMO album is making socks go giddy-giddy~

- Kominami Yasuha is calling kaisans too...

- If you have hopes and dreams for this duo unlike me, keep an eye on new Charisma.com chunk of chunez

- KPP seems to disoriented now that she doesn't know whether to drop the shtick or not, time to break the shackles off Nakata~

- Perfume and a new single. Render me emotion-free now.

- Ryuichi Sakamoto's comeback...J-pop or just avant?

Edited by Alroy

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Has anyone heard Wednesday Campanella's new album SUPERMAN? It's really freaking good. And it's on the US iTunes so I've been listening thru Apple Music. Every song is great if you like her. Her best album yet. 

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Ayumi Hamasaki is going deaf.

 

http://aramajapan.com/news/pop-music-emergency-ayumi-hamasakis-non-deaf-ear-is-going-deaf/75372/#more-75372

 

Since the mid-2000s, a huge topic among fans of J-Pop Empress Ayumi Hamasaki has been about the gradually worsening condition of her hearing. From feelings of sorrow, to worry, to being the butt of a joke from haters; as a singer, it has no doubt affected her vocal technique.

Today, the Ayu took to her Team Ayu blog to talk about her current health condition and revealed that her right ear is beginning to weaken after years of compensating for her fully deaf left ear.

After talking about her knee injury recovery, Hamasaki writes:

 

Just before this year’s tour began I received a second blow – my hearing started to deteriorate further. My semicircular canals had blown, and I was experiencing crippling dizziness. I wasn’t able to walk in a straight line, and was often reduced to vomiting in the restroom at the rehearsal studio. I tried to put a brace face on things, but was told after various hearing tests that my right ear (which had been working overtime to compensate for my deaf left ear) was weakening fast. I don’t have a clear memory of my journey home after that. I just remember wondering how I, as a singer, would cope with two useless ears. Other than that, I was in darkness.

 

None of this is surprising considering how her left ear got in such awful condition.

 

During her concert tour 2000 Act 1, Ayu caught a cold accompanied by an ear infection. She was warned by her doctor that she needed to ease up her exposure to loud noises so her ear infection could heal. However, she only spent a few days in the hospital to recover to get back to touring and surrounding herself with loud noises. Being the hard-working and motivated business woman she is, at the top of her game and fame and devoted to her art and the coins, she did not cancel or postpone any tour dates until Act 2.

 

During performance rehearsals for her DOME TOUR 2001, it was believed that Ayu began suffering tinnitus, a ringing in the ear that is caused by constant exposure to sound.

 

Despite the numerous warnings for years that she should avoid loud noises and ease up on her immense touring schedule, Ayu continued at full speed. For years to come, she continued her schedule of at least one tour per year, a New Year’s countdown concert event and appearances at a-nation each year.

Edited by Traxan

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Just realized that Leyona released a new album called "SMMR" last month. It's on spotify, so Imma def have to check it out cuz this is pretty dope.

 

Shout out to the bassist from PETROLZ in the video, rockin the afro!

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