Music Finds #11 – Some J to your Rock
“Music Finds” is a new series, with new posts here on the blog each Wednesday. The concept is as follows:
As I listen to a lot of music, I from time to time finds a piece that sticks out, sometimes because it’s quirky, mixed two very unlikely genres, unlikely instruments, or just damn right having an awesome sound. Expect any kind of genre to appear here. These songs is what I will be sharing with you in these posts called “Music Finds”
But really it’s mostly a segment about some of my most played songs of the past week.”
From my last reminiscence, I wrote about how I stooped looking into new Japanese music with the energy I once had. Not sure if that has really changed much, but I do stumble on more interesting Jrock-song now than I’ve done in a while!
Here’s one of those stumbled songs;
GRANRODEO – Rose Hip-Bullet
It was my sister Izzey who told me about this group, the do apparently do a lot of anime-songs?
This song got tempo and a taste of aggression in the intro, with the typical switch to a smother sound during the beginning chorus that developed further with the bridge, and then a catchy chorus. The last notes of the chorus mixes with the intro riff, and we’re back to an altered version of the first verse. Looking at the structure, this is a fairly typical J-rock template being put to use – but they make it interesting!
#10 – Lynch. the devil
#9 – Oldies but Goldies
#8 – Gotta have that ‘oumpf’
#7 – “The Visualist from OZ”
#6 – A French Danse
#5 – Post-rock
#4 – Japanese Anti-Hero
#3 – Reggae meets metal
#2 – Korean Idols?
#1 – Steampunk Sing-along