Radio Show: Japanese Pop

23 Jan

katamaridamacy.tumblr.comI dug up another episode of “Analog Oatmeal” from 2009, featuring an hour and 15 minutes of the cutest and raddest Japanese twee and electro pop I could find.

Download here!

EDIT: Dr. Kelp reports that most of these bands fall into the shibuya-kei genre, originating in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Thanks, Kelp!


Shonen Knife – “Music Square”

—air break—

Lullatone – “A Miniature Finale”
Shugo Tokumaru – “Button”
Cornelius – “Bird Watching at Inner Forest”
Pizzicato Five – “Serial Stories”
Pwrfl Power – “Alma Song”

—air break—

Fantastic Plastic Machine – “Fantastic Plastic World (voice ‘n’ baroque)”
Tomo – “Yellow Flowerly Thing”
Nobukazu Takemura – “Sign”
Takako Minekawa – “Picnic at Loose Rock”
Aoki Takamasa & Tujiko Noriko – “Vinyl Words”

—air break—

Susumu Yokota – “Thread Leads to Heaven”
Pizzicato Five – “Darlin’ of Discoteque”
Seksu Roba – “Erotico”
Brilliant Green – “Call My Name” (English version)

More details on my archived KDVS show page.

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