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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    Casiopea is one of those bands that are a big time guilty pleasure. Total cheesy “Weather Channel music,” but I don’t know, they are just so irresistible. Big time chops mixed in with sugar-sweet melodies is a devastating combination. “Asayake” is one of those songs I never get sick of. They put on a great live show (keyboardist Minoru Mukaiya in particular is a real showman), so I recommend checking out some of their videos.

    Beware, though, it’s a slippery slope from Casiopea into the currently quite trendy City Pop genre. If this leads you into the likes of Tatsuro Yamashita and Taeko Ohnuki, don’t blame me. Or, I don’t know, totally blame me. Just don’t do so violently.

    Casiopea always scared me with their huge catalog. Would not know where to start and where to end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zalmoxe View Post
    Casiopea always scared me with their huge catalog. Would not know where to start and where to end.
    There was a lot of overlap on those early albums. Lots of recording and re-recording of tracks. A lot of their most popular “hits” can be found on their first three studio discs—the self-titled debut, Super Flight and Make Up City, so maybe try those. (My vote is for Super Flight if only for “Asayake”)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    Casiopea is one of those bands that are a big time guilty pleasure. Total cheesy “Weather Channel music,” but I don’t know, they are just so irresistible. Big time chops mixed in with sugar-sweet melodies is a devastating combination. “Asayake” is one of those songs I never get sick of. They put on a great live show (keyboardist Minoru Mukaiya in particular is a real showman), so I recommend checking out some of their videos.
    Any idea why they called the band Casiopea 3rd from 2012 on until now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    Thanks for the heads up! I'm listening to Kiyo*Sen now, and this is exactly my type of fusion.

    And she's only 20? Impressive!
    Here's another short clip with Senri Kawaguchi playing with Chihiro, another young Japanese violin player:


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    Dezolve: very good instrumental stuff

    It's just a few weeks ago that I discovered Dezolve through this post (thanks again!) and after buying Area I had to get me some more of this. Today I got Portray, also very good.

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    Plastic Dogs " GROWL"


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    Great album, love it, top 5 on the year.
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    Where can I listen more to Plastic Dogs and order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Where can I listen more to Plastic Dogs and order?
    https://bombashopjazz.cart.fc2.com/?...3D&sort=5&dm=0

    Looks like Ryoko is taking requests on her FB page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    Dezolve: very good instrumental stuff

    In Februari 2020 a new album of this quartet will be released, called Frontiers. According to the description on CDJapan it will feature singer Yanagi Nagi on all tracks. Not sure if I like that idea.


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    Was this one mentioned before? Coming next month.


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    ^^^
    Audio samples for the interested ones:


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    Got a review copy of the album back in July, very good zeuhly stuff.
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    Not to be “that guy”, but I ordered a copy direct from Ryoko about a year ago. Very high energy, exciting stuff. Definitely from the school of zeuhl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    Was this one mentioned before? Coming next month.

    Actually this is a remaster of their 2018 record with bonus tracks due unfortunately to the passing away of their drummer end of october.
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    ^^
    Cool, anything Zeuhl ends up on my shopping list. Somehow this one passed me by..

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    Destruktïw Mekanïk Kömmandöh ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Destruktïw Mekanïk Kömmandöh ?
    That's what came to mind first when I saw it.
    "If you want to see the true nature of humanity, just look at the internet."

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    That's what came to mind first when I saw it.
    No. Dondaï Mammataï Kobaï. It's so inherently obvious that you simply didn't think of it instantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    No. Dondaï Mammataï Kobaï. It's so inherently obvious that you simply didn't think of it instantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alucard View Post
    Actually this is a remaster of their 2018 record with bonus tracks due unfortunately to the passing away of their drummer end of october.
    Ohh, I didn't know that about their drummer. Sorry to hear that.

    Who was he/she?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    Ohh, I didn't know that about their drummer. Sorry to hear that.

    Who was he/she?
    His name was Nobukazu Katagiri , we happened to spend some time together when rhe Ryorchestra played in Paris, a very good drummer and a really nice guy. He died very suddenly from aneurysm.
    Dieter Moebius : "Art people like things they don’t understand!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by alucard View Post
    He died very suddenly from aneurysm.
    Although fatal aneurysms are mostly painless and usually cause instant shutdown, it's a pretty sad way to leave IMO. I experienced a carotid artery dissection and consequently had an ischemic stroke myself back in 2013, but it's nothing like an aneurysm to the brain.
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    New Album by the keyboardist from Outer Limits with mebers of Outer Limits, Vienna and the
    violin lady of Fantasmagoria.

    Somewhat to sweet but not to bad. Other tracks on the Album are far more Prog.


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