Monday, March 1, 2010

8-bit partying

Omodaka - Kokiriko Bushi

Genre: 8-bit techno
Song style: dancey video game music mixed with old Japanese folk singing

So this is one of the artists playing Japan Nite that's coming up in a couple of weeks. It's called Omodaka, a project by video game music composer Soichi Terada. I've gotta say I'm a fan of some of these songs (namely this one, and kyoteizinc) and they make very interesting "video art". It's very reminiscent of quirky Wii/DS microgames. I also like the mix of the traditional style of Japanese singing mixed with the 90s video game sound. But song after song, it gets a little old. This group really has potential and I'll be interested to see how they deliver at Japan Nite (and to see if this stuff is truly danceable!)

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