Joji Hirota's albums Wheel of Fortune and Sahasurara (Sahasurara was released under the name George Hirota) are two of the finest pieces of jazz fusion/prog rock you're likely to hear. Amazing drumming in the vein of Magma, King Crimson, etc, excellent bass, piano, analog synths galore, as well as koto and other Japanese instrumentation, etc. His later albums are less jazz fusion and more new age/world music vein. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCAiZ4ns3ZM&feature=related
Cornelius (born Keigo Oyamada (小山田圭吾 Oyamada Keigo) 27 January 1969 in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese recording artist and producer. His name is a reference to the Planet of the Apes chimpanzee character of the same name played by Roddy MacDowall. Oyamada's first claim to fame was as a member of the pop duo, Flipper's Guitar, one of the key groups of the Tokyo shibuya-kei scene. Following the disbandment of Flipper's Guitar in 1991, Oyamada donned the "Cornelius" moniker and embarked on a successful solo career, while also producing for Pizzicato Five.
There is more than one artist with this name.
1) Joker is a twenty-year-old programmer/producer from Bristol, UK. Currently producing some of the freshest, most innovative Grime instrumentals on the scene, but equally embraced by the Dubstep world, he mixes influences from Dr Dre-style G-Funk and video game chip music as well as UK bass styles. 2) ＪＯＫＥＲ was a visual kei band formed in 2002. They disbanded in 2005. 3) Joker is a Taiwanese Indie Band from Taichung, Taiwan. 4) Joker is a popular 4-piece contemporary covers band based in Plymouth, England
There are at least two artists with the name Bluebeard Bluebeard is a now defunct Japanese band. Some of the founding members went on to form the band AS MEIAS. Also, one of the guitarists plays in Naht. Bluebeard are an American rock band formed in the early 70s.
They have recently released their first new album in over 25 years, entitled "Deluxe With Reverb".
The band currently consists of:
Ellington Erin - Vocals
Vincent Bitetti - Guitar
Brian Barnum - Guitar
When it comes to music, Shugo Tokumaru is most likely one of the busiest people in the industry. Not only does he write and record his own stellar pop tunes under his own name, he also plays in the group Gellers, rocking the guitar, backup vocals, and other goodness. Shugo is just like the person you hear on his record: At first he doesn't appear to stand out from the crowd, but quickly the uniqueness and creativity seep from the edges to form some sort of super music-making field around him.
Comets on Fire are a psychedelic rock band from Santa Cruz, California. The band was formed in 1999 by guitarist and vocalist Ethan Miller and longtime friend bassist Ben Flashman, who were seeking to create rhythmically and sonically intense music that paid no attention to categorizations. The band's self-titled debut was released in 2001 and eventually issued on the Alternative Tentacles label. Recorded on a four-track, it was a garage/psych freakout of intense if not epic proportions.
There are at least five artists with the name Jude: 1) An American singer/songwriter
2) A Japanese rock band
3) A Polish industrial act
4) A female rock/pop UK artist
5) A Dutch band with one English member
There are at least 5 artists called Miami: 1) This band plays funk and r&b which has recently been sampled by various pop artists including the horn section used by Jennifer Lopez's "Play". 2) Synth pop/rap duo from Tokyo, Japan. 3) Miami is a hyphy MC 4. Miami is an Arabic music band from Kuwait. They sing the song "Habibi Alli", which is popular with American bellydancers and is included on the Bellydance Superstars Vol 2 album. The song itself is a 'greeting' to the whole world.
Kawabata Makoto (河端一) is the guitarist and leader of Acid Mothers Temple. Kawabata is chiefly famous for his leadership of Acid Mothers Temple and its variants; however, he has also played in many other bands since the start of his career in the late 1970s (Baroque Bordello, Mothers of Invasion, Floating Flower, etc), and has an extensive solo discography. In 2000, Kawabata wrote "Music, for me, is neither something that I create, nor a form of self-expression.