Category Archive: Electronic

Jan 23

[review] Sun Burns Down – Jin Akanishi

Jin Akanishi is hitting his stride with a fabulous new single, “Sun Burns Down.”  It’s upbeat techno-pop ala Kaskade, the lyrics hinting at some sexy time, but never wandering outside of radio-pop friendly.  The driving chorus, where Jin urges his listeners to “make love until the sun burns down,” is  fist-pumpingly catchy.  The simple beats …

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Jun 24

[interview] Venus and Mars as kanonxkanon

Kanonxkanon is the creative collaboration unit of Kanon Wakeshima and Kanon (former An Café).  With smart electronic music  geared towards the anime crowd and Wakeshima’s adorable vocals, the group has two anime opening themes under their belt in under a year.  Their first single, “Calendula Requiem,” appeared as the second opening theme to the animated …

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May 27

[interview] Tomoe Shinohara

The uninitiated might have been puzzled by Tomoe Shinohara’s concert with Hikashu at the Japan Society on May 13. Here was a pop singer and TV personality best known for her gusto paired with a cult experimental band. On the surface, Shinohara’s bubbly stage presence—she entered the stage grinning infectiously and tossing fake flower petals …

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Oct 26

[interview] Return of the Aural Vampire

They live to bleed your ears of sound for their own viral music, a catchy/campy mix of RAVEMAN’s electronic mashes and Exo-chika’s siren voice. The pop-electronic duo pulls you in and before you can blink, Aural Vampire is in your city, eating your brains and making you dance. We caught up with the group before …

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Oct 12

[photo] BOOM BOOM SATELLITES @ Irving Plaza 10/10/10

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