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Review: Sid at Yokohama Arena

Music Mar 18, 2019

Review: Sid at Yokohama Arena

by Patrick ST. Michel

Passionate fandom has become the domain of pop music. Or, at least, that's the image that has developed globally over the past decade, as intense groups of diverse people throw their support behind a wide range of mainstream acts, from Beyonce to BTS. Rock, ...

Aaamyyy whips up a synth-heavy soundscape for the year 2615

Music Mar 13, 2019

Aaamyyy whips up a synth-heavy soundscape for the year 2615

by Russell Thomas

"Body," the much-anticipated debut album from music maker Amy Furuhara, aka Aaamyyy (stylized as AAAMYYY), opens with an instrumental of tumbling beats, skittering hi-hats, wonky nighttime synth and pitch-shifted samples of a Spanish monologue — the portal of sound aims to transport the listener ...

Delving deep into the Kanto jazz bar scene

Music Feb 26, 2019

Delving deep into the Kanto jazz bar scene

by James Catchpole

The tourist boom in Japan shows no sign of ending, with the number of visitors only set to increase in the lead up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Whether for bulk shopping, temple visiting or sushi-counter hopping, Tokyo and surrounding neighborhoods have endless ...

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