Alright folks, it's about time we had another one of these. Post your favorite Japanese albums, artists, songs, whatever. My personal favorite:
Shiina Ringo - Karuki Zamen Kuri no Hana (Pic Related)
This is my favorite pop album of all time, and my favorite Japanese album too.
More great stuff:
BiS階段 - BiS階段
Boredoms - Super æ
Cornelius - Fantasma
Ground Zero - Revolutionary Pekinese Opera Ver.1.28
Haco & Sakamoto Hiromichi - Ash in the Rainbow
Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke & Oren Ambarchi - Imikuzushi
salyu x salyu - s(o)un(d)beams
Seiko Oomori - 魔法が使えないなら死にたい
Tokyo Jihen - 教育
Tujiko Noriko - My Ghost Comes Back
World's End Girlfriend - Hurtbreak Wonderland
I could listen to Yosuke Yamashita do Albert Ayler forever.
I was told Speed Glue wasn't very good
Boredoms are a bit abrasive for me, idk
My friend told me to check them out, I'll get around to them
I'll check out the others, though, thank you
This chart is tentative. I can't believe that I forgot to put in OP's album but I was trying to focus on slightly lesser discussed albums that kind of center around a specific scene/era.
The best beat of all time coming thru
Also, completely useless trivia - Sunahara used to be part of Denki Groove and helped produce Supercar's Highvision
Though he more or less produced ambient techno stuff, pic-related is alot more jazz/bossa nova/carribean influenced