And I thought I didn’t like De De Mouse. But recently I keep hearing great tracks by him. “Rogue Message” (a Yumi Masatoya cover) from the DDM/YMCK Downtown EP is very catchy old-school melodic pop. Heard on Japanator Radio 66. And four weeks later on Japanator Radio 70, “Light Night Dance” has a poppy yet… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: January 2009
I heard “The Creatures” by Noodles, from their album Snap. Nice melodic power pop with female vocals. Heard on Japanator Radio 64.
In my travels, a distressing number of my favourite CDs have gone missing. Here are some of them, for posterity: The Golden Palominos “This is How it Feels” The Orb “The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld” Jan Garbarek “Rites” Erik Satie – Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes, etc. (Anne Queffelec) Camille Saint-Saens – Organ Symphony and other works… Read more »
800 Cherries are (were?) a lovely lo-fi electronic pop folk duo from Japan. (Well, they sounded lovely; I don’t know what they looked like.) They come complete with amusingly fey almost-tuned synths and quintessentially Japanese quiet-little-girl vocals. They seemed to disappear a few years ago. I just heard some of their songs on Japanator Radio… Read more »