The debut album from ReVertigo, Sweden-based duo formed by Mats Levén (vocals) and Anders Wikström (guitar), on February 23. As close personal and musical friends for nearly 30 years, REVERTIGO album is the next chapter in an ongoing collaboration. I score it a remarkable 9.5/10.
AoR | Feb 2018 | lossless| CD audio | 359 mb
Very interesting duo. The new band formed by comedian/guitar shredder Dave Hill and extreme metal veteran Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY, DEATH and btw one of the pioneers of the death/doom genre), has inked a deal with the New York City independent label Tee Pee Records. The group’s self-titled debut, recorded and mixed by Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording in Hoboken, New Jersey, was released on 16th February, 2018.
Alt Rock | Feb 2018 | lossless| Vinyl audio | 226 mb
For those who loves something the non-traditional traditional. And if 日本 in your heart.
Asagi (ex.D) finally released his first full length album for his solo project in January of 2018. I just think Asagi is really talented, no matter what kind of genre or theme! This album revolves around the Samurai style (I guess) like the first videos of D.
The album was released under “HPQ” (Sublabel of Avex), very famous label because many important bands have been part of it like Luna Sea (in the past), GACKT, Nightmare, Ryuichi Kawamura and Seikima II.
Folk Rock | Jan 2018 | lossless| CD audio | 416 mb
There are lots of popular bands in rock music industry and most of them are made up of boys. You may know some girl bands but there are only a few who got it to fame and some of them are known in some Asian countries.
In Japan, there’s this female group who are dressed as maids and sing phenomenal, highest-pro metal/rock music. IMHO, the ladies of Band-Maid are excellent musicians who put on a great show. They’re dubbed as BAND-MAID® and they’re pretty impressive when it comes to rock music.
It’s pretty easy to dismiss Negoto as just another cutesy Japanese girls band (with cutesy female vocals), but that would be an in fortunate mistake in my opinion because, while they do not actually reinvent the wheel and might sound like every other bands of that ilk on first listen, I’d say that unlike most of my other favorite Japanese bands who stand out from the pack first and foremost due to their amazing consistency, Negoto really offers something more, something different, at least to my ears.
New Wave | Dec 2017 | lossless| CD audio | 351 mb
Formed by Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin, EXO-CBX made their debut in Korea last year with the mini-album “Hey Mama!” Then EXO’s first subunit arrived in Japan with “Girls”. The debut mini-album came with six tracks including the Japanese version of Hey Mama! and Japan original songs like Ka-CHING!
“Ka-Ching” centres on Consumerism. An imitation of the sound made by a cash register, opening with sound of a cash register ringing, used for talking about large amounts of money and wanting a lot of money. In a word – about all of You 🙂
Power Pop | May 2017 | lossless| CD audio | 190 mb
Underworld are a British electronic group formed in 1980 in Cardiff and the principal name under which musicians Karl Hyde and Rick Smith have recorded together. Darren Price has toured with the band since 2005, after the departure of Darren Emerson in 2000. Known for visual style and dynamic live performances, Underworld have influenced a wide range of artists and been featured in soundtracks and scores for films, television and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Electronic | 25 Aug 2017 | lossless| HD audio | 3,12 Gb