I’ve been a bit busy and a little stressed out of late and consequently missed the deadline for Halloween Earworms.
I’m sure you will be delighted to hear that I’ve dug up a few crumbling old relics from my collection that fit the them and present them here for your spooky delectation.
Apropos of nothing I thought it about time we saluted our French chums with a selection of top tunes from that country.
So here they are…..
I am always being asked “What is new in Japan, musically speaking ?” *
And here’s my reply. A selection of some of the new sounds from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Some Rock, some Indie, all good. I hope you enjoy them.
These are the songs that I chose for Shane’s “B” post, I have no idea how to get them into the post without taking up too much space and a few of them aren’t on Youtube , so here they are for anyone who is interested.
I’ve read a comment saying that South Korea is the “Ireland” of Asia. I kind of get what they mean.
It’s a country that just gets on with it, really, not grandstanding on the international stage, just
working hard, doing what they do and, crucially for us here, enjoying a bit of party time ( as they do
in North Korea too, of course, but in quite a different way).
Korean ladies are famed for the beauty but that’s not all, some of them are making fantastic music and I’d
like to share a few of my recent discoveries with you.
They are all contemporary and, to me, fascinating. Some really top tunes, so here goes.
( Titles are, mostly, courtesy of Google translate so may be a little “off”).
Here are a few Japanese “coffee songs”. They are….
Kaela Kimura – Coffee
Membouse – Cafe-au-lait
Lullatone – Morning Coffee
Unison Square Garden – Coffee like a trick
Careful, they’re hot !
So, we await the return of RR with bated breath. In the meantime you’ve probably all been wondering what has been happening out East ( I mean Japan and Korea, not Norwich !). Fear not, I have had a busy summer avoiding Ubuette and catching up on the latest sounds from around the Orient. Here are some of my current “worms” for your enjoyment.
I’ll risk being a tad controversial here but I think that at the moment Korea has the edge over Japan when it comes to “indie” sounds. It’s almost like a Manchester/London thing. The Korean bands seem more inclined to get in a groove ( in a good way) sometimes. That’s just my opinion. See what you think…..