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芸能山城組

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(1974 – present)

芸能山城組 (Geinoh Yamashirogumi) is a Japanese musical collective founded on January 19, 1974 by Shoji Yamashiro, consisting of hundreds of people from all walks of life: journalists, doctors, engineers, students, businessmen, etc. The array of talents and ideas available brings a peerless degree of creativity to their work, which is known for skillful fusion of traditional music with high technology. Their early albums were marked by a distinct world influence, with works such as Chi No Hibiki (Echoes of the Earth Sing East Europe) displaying Bulgarian and other eastern European singing styles and Africa Genjoh (The African Vision Singing) featuring African stylised chanting. Osore-zan - Dounokenbai, furthermore, offered a more psychedelic flavor with Krautrock influences and the introduction of guitar work.

Their breakthrough however came in the 1980s. MIDI digital synthesizers could not handle the tuning systems of traditional gamelan music, so the group had to start from scratch, teaching themselves how to program in order to modify their equipment. The album that followed, Ecophony Rinne (1986) was a new direction for the group, the first time they incorporated computer generated sounds into their work. It also marked the start of what’s now known as the “trilogy”.

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  • MirrorDepth

    TETSUOOOOOOOO [c-c-combo breaker!]

    26 Jun 3:06am Reply
  • strawberryffuck

    KAAAAAAAANEDA [3]

    25 May 5:31pm Reply
  • ForgottenGhost

    KAAAAAAAANEDA [2]

    28 Feb 9:09pm Reply
  • Terrasidius

    amazing

    13 Feb 11:28am Reply
  • ScepSpec

    goosebumps all over my body...

    6 Feb 4:16pm Reply
  • Zeloftt

    I thought that the Akira's OST was totally amazing, but wow, this collective is far more than only the Akira soundtrack ! Incredible. Guys, if you haven't already done it yet, listen to the others albums of them !

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • EatingKatesBush

    great music to masturbate to

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • twelvepointnine

    芸能山城組 is much more than the Akira ST. Explore and enrich yourself.

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • grungezlink

    KAAAAAAAANEDA

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • oGhRe

    Happy Birthday Akira.

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • mcteethinator

    i'm glad you've converted to the light side blackmichigan3

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • snowflux

    something wonderful something sublime

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • blakemichigan3

    immeadiatley searching through someone's scrobbles to find shit you think is pleb is about the pettiest shit you can do during a flame war on last.fm

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • blakemichigan3

    this is a lot better after coming back to it. honestly it sounded shitty the first time i heard it but this is pretty cool. don't hate on lil b though

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • mcteethinator

    blakemichigan3 confirmed for shit taste and entry-level /mu/tant [2]

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • OllieTutty

    fucking magical

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Takezosan

    TETSUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....

    6 Jul 2012 Reply
  • crimsonking93

    blakemichigan3 confirmed for shit taste and entry-level /mu/tant

    5 Jul 2012 Reply
  • bea_m

    I have listened for this music since years for a million times... always without the movie, of course. So.... the music is pure gold for me. ;) (All is very subjective, you can assure things like this without being wrong for someone. ;) )

    29 May 2012 Reply
  • jussi_m

    disagreed

    16 May 2012 Reply
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