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I set up this blog to hopefully introduce those outside Japan to some of Japan's best music and a taste of Osaka and Kyoto's thriving underground music scene.

Alot of what I post will be CDR's and CD's sold by bands on the Kyoto/Osaka live circuit. Hopefully giving a little exposure to the bands outside Japan. The rest will be Japanese bands from pretty much any and every generation and genre. From 60's Rock'n'Roll and folk to 00's noise and electronica.

If anyone has an issue with me uploading their music please contact me and I'll remove the links immediatley. My intention is to introduce this music to new audiences. So please help support these bands by buying their releases or catching them live if you have the opportunity. Alot of these guys are working full time jobs on top of making great music. Please send comments, complaints, recommendations and seasonal greetings to stinkinhippy@hotmail.com

Monday, 14 February 2011

Dora Video - We Are The World (ドラびでお - ウィーアーザワールド)

Dora Video is drummer and video artist Yoshimitsu Ichiraku. Dora blends frenetic drumming, video clips, audio samples and a touch of techinical wizardry to create some truly mind melting results. Dora takes movie clips, archival footage and news footage ripped straight from the latest headlines, syncs them to his drums and projects them onto a giant screen. It's a truly inspired mix of audio/visual collage, subversive social commentary and absurdism. Dora often targets scandal ridden Japanese celebrities and politicians and reproduces their wincing public humiliations on a giant projection screen much to his own and the audiences enjoyment. His most recent victim being the famous Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo who was recently involved in a drunken bar brawl. Dora has made quite a name for himself not just playing alongside the likes of Acid Mother Temple and Keijo Haino but is also a frequent guest abroad at festivals, international art shows and culture events. So keep an eye on his schedule to see if he might be heading your way.

This DVD-R is volume 4 of Dora's own self released "Best Of" series recorded in Spain in 2006. The video is broken up into 12 chapters for each track and all the parts can be downloaded individually and played by themselves. If anyone has any trouble with the video format please let me know. The videos are encoded as mp4's to play on your iphone or PC/Mac. Enjoy!


  1. Hi, is there anyone hope to see this reupload ?
    I have just discovered doravideo via Youtube and would really like to hear/see more :)
    Thank you.

  2. please reupload...