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Old 02-14-2004, 09:40 AM   #1
taras
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need help identifying the style of music

listening to the sound track from Kill Bill I found that I really like the final song, The Flower of Carnage by Meiko Kaji.

Is there a style of music similar to this in Japan? I am not sure what it is called or where to get similar stuff. It's not just j-pop, is it?

Can anyone tell me if it has a name and where should I look for music of this style?

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Old 02-21-2004, 11:56 PM   #2
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I can't remember the song very well, but it struck me as similar to some of the Shibuya-kei bands that I've heard. Shibuya-kei is sort of a catch-all term for Japanese avant-garde rock. It's named after a district of Tokyo known for it's eclectic style, and the music has a broad range. Anyway, most of the stuff that you hear out of Japan that isn't just J-pop falls under this category. An internet search for Shibuya-kei might yield some results, but as there is so much out there you might not find just what you're looking for. I searched on Netscape's music library and didn't find this artist at all. Are you sure that's her name? Let me know if you find anything good.

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Old 03-01-2004, 02:56 AM   #3
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Jeff,

Thank you ever so much for telling me about Shibuya-Kei. I got a few samples and I am loving it! Although it is not really like the song I mentioned, it is absolutely outstanding. It is like jazz musiciants trying to play pop :-)

I still don't know how to describe the track I mentioned in the original post. I hope I will not offend anyone by saying that it is like A Japanese version of country and western played in a French restaurant (saxophones, violins, clean electric guitar sound), almost like dinner jazz with natural minor harmonies. I appologise, I do not write essays about music, so I could not really describe it well.
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