Jul 132014
 


Current version: 1.0

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Overview:  Akiko Shikata is an avant-garde folk artist. She has a very personal music style, basically a mix of ethnic folk and neoclassical darkwave, in which she likes to use her multi-faceted soprano voice as an instrument, among other oddities. Known for her eclecticism that can be confusing at times, she has covered many styles that go from experimental rock to jazz, symphonic metal, ambient, progressive pop, industrial and classical music, as well as many subgenres of folk, just to name a few. However, most of her songs have in common an ethnic vibe, a non-linear, progressive structure with stylistic, tone and rhythm changes, quirky dissociated choirs and/or layered vocals at some point or another, simultaneous use of low and high vocals, and a lot of them could be labeled as neoclassical ©last.fm. She’s well-known for her Hymmnos chorus songs that made wide appearance on GUST games (Ar Tonelico, Ciel nosurge) together with Shimotsuki Haruka. She’s also owning doujin circle called VAGRANCY that has a long history starting from 2001. Akiko Shikata releases her orgel music on the circle, but not only.
Akiko Shikata’s Official site, VAGRANCY official site.

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Jun 222014
 


Current version: 2.0

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Overview: Aki no Sora is a doujin circle created in 2008 by Aki Misawa (三澤秋). She’s singing and writing lyrics for all of her songs. She has connections with many circles such as Sound Online, Alstroemeria Records, ALiCE’s EMOTiON, WAVE and axsword. Thus, you can find that many songs were composed by onoken, Morrigan, Tsukasa and other well-known composers such as bermei.inazawa or naotyu-. Aki Misawa has gentle voice that fits very well not only with piano and instrumental music, but with electronic music as well. Four Seasons series is my favourite part of this discography, notable with its amazing instrumental tracks and touching lyrics.
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Jun 222014
 

Current version: 2.0

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Overview: Halozy is a touhou circle borned in 2009. Electro house, trance, EDM + female vocals is the core of the circle. Many well known doujin singers made appearance on the circle’s works, such as Misato, Nanahira, Hotaru, Tsubaki, ℃iel et al. You can also find many connections with LiLA’c Records, EastNewSound, DiGiTAL WiNG, A-One and other circles. Sumijun is a leader of the circle, who’s doing arranges, writing lyrics and sings sometimes.
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Mar 302014
 

Current version: 2.0

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Overview: Sound Horizon is a Japanese musical group with composer Revo as the leader. They call themselves the “fantasy band”, their works resemble opera but it’s focused mostly on music. All Sound Horizon albums have a story with many narrators (including famous seiyuus) and vocalists (eg Haruka Shimotsuki), you can even say that they created its own SanHora’s music world. The music varies very much from european folk to progressive rock and metal. It is lively, dramatic, catchy and artistic. In 2012, Revo began a new project called Linked Horizon, where he focuses more on music, and performed the famous Shingeki no Kyojin openings.
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Mar 272014
 

Current version: 3.0

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Overview: Four-member Japanese band, formed in 1996. The band’s unique style is formed from many genres such as gothic, symphonic metal, rock, techno, trance and other elements from electronic music, this crazy mixture creates amazing atmosphere that can blow your mind. The band started gaining its popularity in 2005-06 after releasing anime and games songs, as well as composing BGM. Main members are: Yui, band’s leader, vocalist and lyricist & Takaha Tachibana, composer and arranger.
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Feb 282014
 

 

Current version: 1.0

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Overview: Hiromi Uehara is a widely recognized jazz composer and pianist. She is known for her virtuosic technique, energetic live performances and blend of musical genres such as post-bop, progressive rock, classical and fusion in her compositions. She performed lives with many famous artist like Chick Corea, Ahmad Jamal and other. There are three periods in her career: activity as Hiromi, as Hiromi’s Sonicbloom (with David Fiuczynski, Tony Grey and Martin Valihora) and as The Trio Project (with Anthony Jackson and Simon Phillips).

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Feb 202014
 

 

Current version: 1.0

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Overview: Primary is a rock/pop doujin circle led by singer and song writer yuiko. Most of the songs are composed by Meis Clauson, who is a master of acoustic and electric guitar. Apart from the Primary activity, yuiko sings lots of eroge songs and participate in collaborations with other circles.

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