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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

Friday, 1 July 2011

Mmm - Five Till (ミーマイモー - Five Till)

Mmm (Pronounced as Me My Mo) is a Yokohama born singer/songwriter and is also an active member in the Ono Yuuki band has collaborated with the Tenniscoats and is also involved in a number of other side projects. "Five Till" is Mmm's first recorded release put out in 2009 by CDR folk label Chou Jyuu Chuu Gyo (鳥獣虫魚). Mmm's downbeat acoustic folk is sang in both English and Japanese and is fairly reminiscent of American singer/songwriters like Aimee Mann and Nina Nastasia or her Japanese contemporaries Eddie Marcon. "Troubled Mind" is without the highlight of this 6 track mini-album and is a track she more recently returned to in her Maria Hato project with exquisite results. Sadly that CD was released only a month or 2 ago so I won't be uploading it yet but is well worth checking out.


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