Boys bands of Kazakhstan
Kazakhs are mongoloids, they are relatives to mongols though their language belongs to the Turkic family. Kazakhs sing in Kazakh or Russian languages. K-pop is basically American style ( R&B, rap etc) so in Kazakhstan reference is more America and Europe than Eastern Asia.
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The closest to Kazakhs from these nationalities are Kyrgyz and Uyghurs. Tatars look like Europeans already ( for example, tennis player Marat Safin is a tatar).
Alexandros (formerly 'Champagne') - "Run Away"
androp - "Tonbi"
androp - "MirrorDance"
Heavenstamp - "Waterfall"
The Lemons - "Husel"
Spangle Call Lilli Line - "Nano (TK Kaleidoscope Remix)"
It's hard to find Japanese music that is well produced and not a compressed mess.
here are some suggestions both old and new:
This artist's name is Beni, she's just awesome. (her unplugged album is the one that sounds best)
ANZENCHITAI - Wine Red No Kokoro.
And a couple from my all time favorite japanese artist: Tatsuro yamashi-ta (added the dash because the swearfilter thinks I'm swearing)
There is no genre specifications in this thread--you can post any genre as long as it's Asian. We've had anything from extremely obscure underground avant-garde, traditional ethnic, metal, pop, jazz, electronic, prog, to everything else in this thread.
I'm a huge fan of both. I tend to like their more upbeat songs though:
Here's Yamashi-ta's "Let's dance, Fish," used as the music for a photo slideshow. This songs always puts me in a great mood:
Here's one of my favorite funkier songs from Anzen Chitai:
Of course, everyone knows this one (from the same album), which is one of their most famous songs:
In fact, that whole album is awesome. More from it:
A couple from the Taiyo album:
Tamaki Koji's solo stuff is pretty funky too:
Anzen Chitai and Tatsuro Yama****a (from Tad-Bravo's post), brilliant. Also enjoyed the Kazakstan stuff.
In the same vein is Off Course, if one is not familiar with Off Course then one should know Sayonara
Some TheThe (the incarnation with Han Hee Jung)
There is a great acoustic cover of Somewhere over the Rainbow on the 3rd album. Grooveshark should get you there.
And Jang Pil Soon.
Have nothing to add. Just enjoying the new stuff coming in.