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Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

Some other Japanese albums I'm very fond of are:

Far East Family Band - Nipponjin (1975)
Flower Travellin' Band - Satori (1971)
Osamu Kitajima - Benzaiten (1974)
Bi Kyo Ran - Bi Kyo Ran (1982)
I love all of those albums. Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote David_D Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2021 at 23:33
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I love all of those albums. Thumbs Up

Ookaay, happy to hear, how did you become interested in Japanese music, Paul?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DamoXt7942 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2021 at 03:18
Originally posted by David_D David_D wrote:

Some other Japanese albums I'm very fond of are:

Far East Family Band - Nipponjin (1975)
Flower Travellin' Band - Satori (1971)
Osamu Kitajima - Benzaiten (1974)
Bi Kyo Ran - Bi Kyo Ran (1982)
Good selection David. In Japan Symph, Neo, Crossover progressive is quite popular currently but I think the real Japanese progressive rock history leans towards Heavy Psych. Clap
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I don't know if it can be considered a prog band, but Casiopea are an amazing Jazz-Fusion band.

Another band I really like is Ningen Isu. A power trio that makes a Heavy Prog mixing Rush, Black Sabbath and a little Metallica. They released a new album this year.
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They've probably been mentioned somewhere in the thread already, but Malice Mizer have a lot of prog and art rock elements in their sound Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote DamoXt7942 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2021 at 23:59
Originally posted by EduTatsumi EduTatsumi wrote:

I don't know if it can be considered a prog band, but Casiopea are an amazing Jazz-Fusion band.

Another band I really like is Ningen Isu. A power trio that makes a Heavy Prog mixing Rush, Black Sabbath and a little Metallica. They released a new album this year.
Yeah Casiopea are one of renowned Fusion combos in Japan, not so-called progressive though. Wink
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Originally posted by Necrotica Necrotica wrote:

They've probably been mentioned somewhere in the thread already, but Malice Mizer have a lot of prog and art rock elements in their sound Smile
Malice Mizer have been considered as a Japanese "Visual-Kei" band. I'm not familiar with such visual-kei ones actually ... Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote David_D Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 02 2021 at 12:12
This is quite a bit off topic, but I'd like to tell that I see a lot of Japanese movies (on Youtube), as I've become fond of them, and I'm interested in Japanese culture compared to the European one. What I seem to have observed is that ethics are very important in Japan, and Japanese people might put more weight on social engagement and commitment, and aestethics, as well.

What I find a pity, though, is that so many Japanese dye their hair, I guess, trying to imitate the Europeans.


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^ Exactly, we Japanese have to value Japanese inherent culture, but the current Japanese culture should be inspired by modern Western ones ... it's a fact indeed.
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Hi, it's not prog but I really like the Japanese band Sabbat. They've been playing black metal for many years already (since the beginning of the 80s). Though maybe their album The Dwelling, which consists of a single, one hour-long track couold qualify as prog?



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote David_D Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2021 at 06:00
Originally posted by DamoXt7942 DamoXt7942 wrote:

^ Exactly, we Japanese have to value Japanese inherent culture, but the current Japanese culture should be inspired by modern Western ones ... it's a fact indeed.

If you're here making a hint to that Japanese culture can be said to have more feudal remains than the European one, I agree (from my socialist perspective).


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote David_D Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2022 at 10:19

Another Japanese album, I'm fond of, is Bondage Fruit II (1996). Actually, it's one of the few Avant-Prog albums I like - even it can be classified as Zeuhl , as well.


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