Wednesday, December 17, 2008

JAPAN.

All producer's hail from Japan... Japan is slowly rising as a Musical production force in my book. Especially after hearing this Woodblue shit. Both these discs are on the more ambient bangin vibe.. And finally, all praise go to Musical Schizophrenia for turning me onto this shit... Go over there and give him some props. But listen to this shit while you do.

The Woodblue albums are INSANE, really hot shit on there. Don't give up on a Track because you don't like the first minute, almost all of the Woodblue tracks flip about halfway through into a completely different jam. And it is usually better than the first half... I can't say which album I like better, so get them both. Woodblue = DOPE.


Woodblue - "North Source"


Woodblue - "North Letter"

Next we have a disc from Opgave... Don't really know too much besides that he used to be from Japan, but now resides in LA. Someone requested this in the C-Box, so I tracked it down. It's a short 6 tracks, but there is some good stuff.


Opgave - "Writing The Silver EP"

Next up is Kenmochi Hidefumi. Got this from the C-Box because homeboy said he was like Nujabes. It's good, but definitely not up to Nujabes standards. It's not nearly hip hop enough. It's a good album, some cool guitar and shit. Some tracks just aren't my thing though, Check it out and let me know what y'all think. The title track "Falliccia" is the best I'd say...


Kenmochi Hidefumi - "Falliccia"

And finally, the last album has absolutely nothing to do with Japan. Haha, I just came across this over @ HHB via Deap, and I've been a fan of Anomaly for a while now and thought I had all of his shit. This album was new to me... It is almost 10 years old, so the sound is a little different, but it is pretty dope. REALLY, really dark jams with some hot drums, this would have been more appropriate around Halloween time. But check it out, I think alot of y'all will be feelin this. RowanB? Espionage? I think you'll dig it...

Anomaly - "Howle's Book"

Finally, last but not least, A new track from Emancipator... He is workin on a new album currently, and just finished up a tour of Japan. So, I figured this was Legit to add to the post. I CANNOT WAIT to hear some more new shit from this kid. Check It:



Alright... That's about it. Some more crack for all you fiends. Definitely zone out on that Woodblue shit, I have. And keep a lookout getting closer to christmas, I've got some audible presents for all of you mahfuckas. The E-Tree will be filled come Christmas time, and it's definitely going to have an album that will rival all of the rest from 2008. So BE READY! Peace...

13 comments:

Joaquino said...

My people and I actually feel the same way you do. Japan is becoming more of a musical mecca for REAL artists. And it isn't just for Asian artists, we got groups like the UK duo Workshy who apparently sell their records exclusively in Japan. The overall quality of hip-hop, R&B, downtempo and especially JAZZ is by far some of the most exceptional music out there!

Anonymous said...

yo knoledge props, u is a faggot but u got some dope music

nawledge said...

Anonymous, you are Hilarious. Thanks for leaving a comment son. Props on the spelling & grammar. Keep it up.

djespionage said...

i'm still trying to figure out the japan<->beatsmith movement. i lived in busan (s. korea) for a couple of years and made a number of trips to japan and it was night & day between the two countries as far as quantity and quality of production. the vinyl culture in japan seems unparalleled in asia, that's the best i can do...anyone on the ground there with insight?

anomaly's always good for a few joints, "amporphous" is ill. personally, i'm feelin the Opgave - well-crafted and diverse. some of it reminds me of amon tobin's sound on his first couple of albums. will check the hidefumi... as always, good look with the post..

SamCham said...

damn, first of all tks for posting woodblue
been listening to japanese producers lately, started off w/ nujabes like a year ago

also even tho ur not really feeling that Kenmochi Hidefumi album, to me that sh*ts HOT!!
sofa king relaxing stuff

BIG thanks for this present
merry christmas lol

sir jeffrey said...

Whats up nawledge, I've been listening to the woodblue albums as much as possible to get a good feel for them. They're pretty chilled out and I'm diggin them. Seems like those Japanese are always up to somethin special. Anyway, thanks for all the albums, they'll keep me busy for a nice chunk of time.
Peace

Anonymous said...

I'll check out this woodblue see wuts up. I'm not really into the laid back chill out get high beats cuz I'm a lyrical rapper who want them beats that just urge you to go the fuck off, thats why I thank you for those madlib beats and these Khrysis vol 2!!!! Thats wut I'm talking bout!!!!!

Andrew said...

EMANCIPATOR!!


I have been playing SIWBCE literally non stop lately.
Shit's ridiculous.

WPN178 said...

Just had to say thanks for putting me up on this Woodblue shit. Best thing I've heard in a while man.

ebyss said...

Second Andrew's comment on Emancipator - I can't get enough of it! Love it!

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Steyn Clutcha said...

You put me on to WoodBlue, this might be the beginning of a beautiful e-friendship
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