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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

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Yolz In The Sky - Yolz In The Sky

Stripped down, no-nonsense post-punk/new wave is what Yolz In The Sky make and are pretty damn good at it. The Osaka quartet's minimal, restrained style is pretty refreshing and their drawn out grooves can become almost hypnotic at times. I don't much care for the vocalist's monotone, high pitched whine but the angular guitars, rolling bass grooves, spiky keyboards and solid drumming go along way in making you forget he's there. This is the bands debut album from back in 2007 released on Tokyo's Less Than TV hardcore/punk label. They released a 2nd album back in 2009 and are currently touring and working on new material. The band come off fairly tame on CD when compared with their formidable live shows but still make for a great listen


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