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post #991 of 1600
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I have to highlight this, as it is especially important. The Taiwanese scene has probably churned out more quality stuff as of recent than any other chinese-speaking scene. The mainland has had their golden era during the 60-70s, and HK during the 80-90s. But the indie scene in Taiwan right now is astonishingly good. Astonishingly good.

 

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 For example, there was a insert from Tokyo Love Story in the 7-8th episode, hard to believe people didn't notice that (I remember the dorama in particular was decently popular in Korea, especially for a dorama) 

 

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Speaking of Love Story - 


@Lunatique - Just noticed from your location that you're from Fuzhou? That's my hometown as well. Cool to see another one here. Nvm, saw location change. Won't try and get too personal.


I lived in Fuzhou for a number of years, and then recently moved back to California a few months ago.

 

I'm a huge fan of Tokyo Love Story. It's still my favorite Japanese dorama to this day. That cover version while is an interesting take, really misses the point of the song altogether, lacking any of the emotional gravity of the original version.

 

The interesting thing about indie music (based on my observations), is that it's hard to predict in which countries the underground would really flourish and blossom. The political climate and economic progress seems to have little to do with it, since counties you assume would inspire a lot of underground music expressing their thoughts about their sociopolitical conditions, don't necessarily have a booming underground scene. Then in countries where things are relatively prosperous and calm, there's be a thriving underground scene. This is the kind of subject that you can devote an entire book to, and would require extensive research into the history and development of each country's music scene and how it correlates to the social and political development.

 

Oh, and I just have to post this brilliant song by Peggy Hsu (

許哲珮):

 

The lyrics are so incredibly well-written that it brought tears to my eyes. For those of you who don't read Chinese, the gist of the song is about the story of the aristocrats who fell on hard times as society moved forward and banished the old class system, and the aristocrats stubbornly held on to their arrogance and past glories and kept on believing that one day they'll be on top of the society ladder again, but it never happens. In the end, they go through life never learning the true meaning of being alive, and died lonely and forgotten, and the poor starving child who used to look into their windows and gawk at the feasts they have, pulls a blanket over the shadow of the dead aristocrats, thus ending their story.

 

And this is a great example of how mainstream pop seems so laughably shallow in comparison to the indie scene. I for one, am grateful that we can listen to mainstream pop songs in foreign languages and not have to think about the dumb lyrics and just enjoy the composition/arrangement/production value. But sadly, Asian pop songs like to put a few English phrases in here and there, thus reminding us of how idiotic the lyrics are.

 

I'm not one of those snobs who reject mainstream pop though--I've got just as much catchy pop tunes in my music collection as I do the other genres. Mainstream pop can be a lot of fun and put you in a happy mood, and as long as I ignore the lyrics, I can bounce along to it blissfully. And to be honest, I'm probably more likely to sit down and watch a sexy Kpop music video than three slobs jamming out dissonant crazy avant-garde post rock. :D
 

Well I don't understand the lyrics of the Peggy Hsu song, I do have that song from HiFiTrack.com and I really enjoy the overall composition.

post #992 of 1600

Almost forgot about this thread :P

Anyways..wow that response is dauntingly big. Will get around to it tomorrow.

Meanwhile, been enjoying a nice, sunny, lazy day on the couch watching dramas. This song got stuck in my head.

I enjoy pop as well :P

post #993 of 1600
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Almost forgot about this thread :P

Anyways..wow that response is dauntingly big. Will get around to it tomorrow.

Meanwhile, been enjoying a nice, sunny, lazy day on the couch watching dramas. This song got stuck in my head.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I enjoy pop as well :P

 


Ahh Lee Da Hae, it's been a while since she's been in anything decent imo. IRIS 2 is just ...  'secret agents' wearing Prada.

 

Been listening to this girl's stuff heavily for the past few weeks. If only I had discovered her earlier redface.gif.

 

post #994 of 1600

Man I love the orchestrated versions of these songs:

 

post #995 of 1600
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Ahh Lee Da Hae, it's been a while since she's been in anything decent imo. IRIS 2 is just ...  'secret agents' wearing Prada.

 

Been listening to this girl's stuff heavily for the past few weeks. If only I had discovered her earlier redface.gif.

 

IRIS (not 2) was rather cute though....

 

But anyways, nice song, vocals are just to my taste!

post #996 of 1600

Can't stop listening to this. Amazzzing cover!

 

post #997 of 1600
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Ahh Lee Da Hae, it's been a while since she's been in anything decent imo. IRIS 2 is just ...  'secret agents' wearing Prada.

 

Been listening to this girl's stuff heavily for the past few weeks. If only I had discovered her earlier redface.gif.

 

This is right up my alley too. I love the indie style of electronic arrangement and the soft female vocals.

post #998 of 1600

I would love it if we could manage to cumulate a list of female vocals that strikes the members here fancy. Would be a real nice endeavour.

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I would love it if we could manage to cumulate a list of female vocals that strikes the members here fancy. Would be a real nice endeavour.

indeed, I'm still enjoyinhg the 3nd album <3 

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I would love it if we could manage to cumulate a list of female vocals that strikes the members here fancy. Would be a real nice endeavour.

Such a list would only be meaningful if all languages are included. Or do you only want Asian female vocalists? If you want female vocals from all cultures, it's probably a good idea to start a separate thread just for female vocal recommendations. Also, you should describe the kind of vocals you like, since there are so many different types of styles, textures, tonality, techniques, etc. 

post #1001 of 1600
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Such a list would only be meaningful if all languages are included. Or do you only want Asian female vocalists? If you want female vocals from all cultures, it's probably a good idea to start a separate thread just for female vocal recommendations. Also, you should describe the kind of vocals you like, since there are so many different types of styles, textures, tonality, techniques, etc. 

Totally starting that thread now 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/657660/female-vocals-exchange-thread-all-languages-and-cultures

 

LINK

 

Post the above two plz you guys <3 as I'd like to get that thread a moving! 


Edited by Mshenay - 3/29/13 at 12:12am
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cuz this thread needs bumping

 

and cuz my fave girl groups are having comebacks this may, new 4minute is little of a bore after a while even though the maknae really stood out.

 

and more Jiyeon♥♥♥ through T-ARA N4, song is hmmmmm, whatever more Jiyeon♥♥♥

 

patiently waiting on Secret and Hello Venus

 

 

Cute Secret is Back!!!!


Edited by KamijoIsMyHero - 4/29/13 at 8:20pm
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Awful, awful Jiyeon.

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Awful, awful Jiyeon.

 

 

 

Jiyeon is fabulous

 

 

 

 

 

JRock time: I love this duo even though their PVs are a little too homoerotic for me. Refreshingly sexy music though.

 

 

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