Seiko Oomori releases self-cover album “PERSONA #1”

Seiko Oomori, a Japanese singer-songwriter that I have written about before, has had a really productive year. She’s usually recognized by her high-energy music and unpredictable voice, and you’ll get more of that on her recent album “PERSONA #1”, even though some aspects of it is different. PERSONA #1 is a “self-cover” album, in whichContinue reading “Seiko Oomori releases self-cover album “PERSONA #1””

Trying to understand reality

Let’s face a current problem in the music industry: Musicians don’t make enough money. Or do they? And, do they even have to? A pretty normal, and contradicting, view coming from striving musicians is one where art is the most important thing to them and because of that they should be paid to make it,Continue reading “Trying to understand reality”

10 iconic Jun Togawa fashion moments

Jun Togawa is an ingenious singer from Japan, mostly active in the 80s and 90s, whom this website has already covered a few times (read about her approach to art and lyrics, her intense growl-pop song “Punk Mushi No Onna” and her view on love). Today I’m gonna write about something else regarding her: herContinue reading “10 iconic Jun Togawa fashion moments”

Frej Larsson – korta tankar om vad som gör honom speciell

Efter att ha lyssnat igenom en massa låtar av Frej Larsson, så tänkte jag försöka förstå vad det är som gör honom ständigt aktuell och aldrig passé, vilket han i mina ögon varit under de senaste 15 åren. Vad är det som gör honom så äkta, tidlös och intressant? Frej Larssons liv är något avContinue reading “Frej Larsson – korta tankar om vad som gör honom speciell”

Mange Makers – R3UNION (recension och analys på svenska)

Mange Makers är tillbaka! Efter att ha varit borta sedan 2016 visar de sig åter i offentligheten, och har under året släppt både en dokumentärserie, några musikvideos och allra senast det nya albumet “R3UNION”. Kulturellt sett kan de påstås ha varit borta ända sedan 2011, eftersom de äntrade musikvärlden som en 2011-meme, förblev en 2011-memeContinue reading “Mange Makers – R3UNION (recension och analys på svenska)”

HANABIE. – Independence, “Girl’s Reform Manifest” and colorful music videos

HANABIE。 (“花冷え。”) is the Japanese metal band on the rise with the crazy gimmick:y music videos: They mix heavy metal with classic J-pop cuteness, which they absolutely aren’t the first at, but what differs them from many others is that their gimmicks don’t have any super-obvious calculations behind them. And do you know what thatContinue reading “HANABIE. – Independence, “Girl’s Reform Manifest” and colorful music videos”

First Summer Uika – her music, her career and her personality

Who is First Summer Uika, you may ask? Maybe this could give you an answer: No? At first I was drawn to First Summer Uika’s quirkiness and weird behavior on stage. But I dug deeper and found other parts of her – she’s not only cool, unfiltered and funny – she’s also very professional, pragmaticContinue reading “First Summer Uika – her music, her career and her personality”

My Quarterly Report of Q2 2021

Half of 2021 has passed! These are the music pieces that have created the most good vibes during the second half of the first half (Quarter 2) of 2021. No particular movements have flourished, no eras have ended or begun, and no patterns can be found. Here it is: Redman – 80 Barz. The 80sContinue reading “My Quarterly Report of Q2 2021”