Japan Pop

Japan Pop!: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Jan. 6, 2010
Japan Pop!: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture

Japan Pop!: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture
Publisher: East Gate Book | pages: 348 | 2000 | ISBN: 0765605600 | PDF | 10,8 mb

Examines various forms of Japanese popular culture: pop music, jazz, enka (a form of ballad music), karaoke, manga and more. As pop culture not only entertains but also reflects society, this study is also about Japan - comparing it with the rest of the world and exploring the Japanese way of life.

Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 23, 2017
Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}

Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 324MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Within a refined setting of easy listening pop ballads and lightly funky up-tempo selections produced by Al McKay, Henderson proves himself an assured vocalist with mastery of clarity and phrasing. The problem here is the material isn't challenging enough – it's often formulaic and derivative of other early-'80s releases. Even a contribution from Stevie Wonder, "Crush on You," wanders into oblivion. But the singer's debonair tone and elegant, polished diction makes the weaker sound stronger. A perfect example is the mid-tempo "I'd Rather Be Gone," which suffers from a sleepy melody and clichéd rhythm arrangement.
The Move - Move (1968) {1998/2001, 20-bit K2 Super Coding Remaster, Japan}

The Move - Move (1968) {1998/2001, 20-bit K2 Super Coding Remaster, Japan}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 451 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 193 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Beat, Power Pop, Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Rock & Roll, British Invasion
Cube Records / Victor Entertainment #VICP-61313

There's a good reason why the Move's eponymous 1968 debut album sounds like the work of two or three different bands – actually, befitting a band with multiple lead singers, there's more than one reason. First, there's that lead singer conundrum. Carl Wayne was the group's frontman, but Roy Wood wrote the band's original tunes and sometimes took the lead, and when the group covered a rock & roll class, they could have rhythm guitarist Trevor Burton sing (as they did on Eddie Cochran's "Weekend") or drummer Bev Bevan (as they did on the Coasters' "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart")…

Sam Harris - Sam-I-Am (1986) [1989, Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at March 18, 2017
Sam Harris - Sam-I-Am (1986) [1989, Japan]

Sam Harris - Sam-I-Am (1986) [1989, Japan]
Pop/Rock, Dance-Pop, R&B | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 40:58 Min | 454,52 Mb
Label: BMG Victor Inc. (Japan) | Released: 1989-08-21 (1986)

Samuel Kent "Sam" Harris (born June 4, 1961) is an American pop and theater musician as well as a television, theater and film actor. Harris got his start as the grand champion singer of Star Search in its premiere season in 1983. He gained acclaim and became best known for his winning rendition of the song "Over the Rainbow" on the show. "Over the Rainbow" has since become his signature song. His appearance on Star Search led to him landing a contract with Motown Records. His first single, "Sugar Don't Bite," was a Top 40 hit, reaching #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1984. He is a multi-million selling recording artist with nine studio albums to his credit. He can also be heard on numerous concert, guest artist, and cast recordings.
Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids (1980) [Reissue 2016] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids (1980) [Reissue 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 59:05 minutes | Scans included | 1,8 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,19 GB

38 Special - Tour De Force (1983) {1989, Reissue, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 13, 2017
38 Special - Tour De Force (1983) {1989, Reissue, Japan}

38 Special - Tour De Force (1983) {1989, Reissue, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 271 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Southern Rock, AOR | A&M Records / Pony Canyon #D20Y4004

38 Special is a prime example of an AOR band with deep roots in Southern rock. The band hails from Florida, and vocalist Donnie Van Zant is the brother of none other than Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie and Johnny Van Zant. The group's 1982 album, Special Forces, included the flawless Top Ten rocker "Caught Up in You," which injected the mainstream with a shot of much-needed grit. That album's follow-up, 1983's Tour De Force, upped the ante, showing the band's skills at their peak. Propelled by the effortless blend of melody and power stirred up by Van Zant, vocalist/guitarist Don Barnes, guitarist Jeff Carlisi, bassist Larry Junstrom, and drummers Steve Brookins and Jack Grondin, Tour De Force is loaded with irresistible hooks…
The Move - Shazam (1970) {1998/2001, 20-bit K2 Super Coding Remaster, Japan}

The Move - Shazam (1970) {1998/2001, 20-bit K2 Super Coding Remaster, Japan}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 471 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 181 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Freakbeat, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock
Cube Records / Victor Entertainment #VICP-61314

Shazam is the second studio album by English rock band the Move, released in February 1970 by Regal Zonophone. The LP marked a bridge between the band's quirky late '60s pop singles and the progressive, long-form style of Roy Wood's next project, the Electric Light Orchestra. It was the last Move album to feature the group's original lead vocalist, Carl Wayne. The Move, from Birmingham, England, are a British rock band of the late 1960s and the early 1970s. They scored nine Top 20 UK singles in five years…

Mamiffer - The World Unseen [Japan Edition] (2016)  Music

Posted by varrock at March 12, 2017
Mamiffer - The World Unseen [Japan Edition] (2016)

Mamiffer - The World Unseen [Japan Edition] (2016)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 11 | 62:24 min | 143 Mb
Style: Electronic, Ambient, Post-Rock, Dream Pop | Label: Sige Recordsl

For Mamiffer’s Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner, music is a divine language, a code to be deciphered, a map riddled with clues. Their latest album, The World Unseen, is a conceptual and liminal document of numinous connection through an experience with loss. It is an exploration of subconscious and psychic bonds between the past and present, and the ways in which the musical devices of repetition and incantation create hands across the chasm that divide the human from the divine.

Dayme Arocena - Cubafonia (2017) (Japan Edition) {Beat}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at March 10, 2017
Dayme Arocena - Cubafonia (2017) (Japan Edition) {Beat}

Daymé Arocena - Cubafonía (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 410 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 232 mb
Jazz, Latin, Funk, Afro-Cuban | Label: Beat Records - BRC-541

There is something going on in Cuba that is, quite simply, raising the bar on music of all kinds. An incredibly talented and visionary group of Cuban millennials are reimagining their African roots through a lens that filters, jazz, soul and funk. And Daymé Arocena is literally giving voice to this movement.
Caroline Trentini by Charlotte Wales for POP Magazine #36 Spring/Summer 2017

Caroline Trentini - Charlotte Wales Photoshoot 2016
12 jpg | up to 3573*4658 | 22.99 MB
Brazilian model