Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ayano Tsuji

I really enjoyed Ayano's song "風になる" that played in the credits of the movie "The Cat Returns." However, I couldn't find more of her music until a week ago - when her newest album "CALENDAR CALENDAR" was released. I believe Ayano (Japanese singer/songwriter) makes fun, acoustic pop music (although I'm never good at describing/categorizing songs *_^). Her speciality is of course, the super cute ukulele! Definitely check her music out if you haven't already ^_^


Sample Track: Spring Breeze

Friday, November 25, 2005

Tizzy Bac

Sample Song: Concession

I expected to hear the same cute, light indie sound such as "My Little Airport" and "The Marshmallow Kisss" when I first got Tizzy Bac's (Taiwan) album. I was wrong. Mixing piano with the electric guitar (and drums of course), Tizzy Bac's vocal Chen Hui Ting's semi-deep voice is perfect for an upbeat, jazzy-indie sound. Tizzy Bac's sound is indeed different, and awesome ^_^


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Yukari Rotten


Sample Song: Bankrupt Black Book

Yukari Rotten (or Yukari Fresh) makes funky Japanese electro-pop music - she is awesome ^_^

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Love & Pop

Sample Track: Night Scene

Lovely new Korean electronic group with a Clazziquai/Casker/Loveholic sound. What a great day ^_^

Monday, November 21, 2005

2 Cheer Chen MVs

I was on a MV downloading spree yesterday and found 2 new Cheer MVs ^_^ They're from her new album "A Fabulous Adventure." Different from her earlier works, this new album have a heavier emphasize on instruments (especially the violin). Some Cheer fans prefer her earlier, simpler works better, but I love this new album too - glad Cheer is branching out & trying something different.

The Meaning of Traveling
Too Much

all credits goes to youtube uploaders ^_^

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Switching Host & Instructions

I just found Putfile today - I decided to re-host all the sample music there. Putfile is basically a free media hosting site-the best thing is that the files won't expire given that it's active once within 6 months :)

If you guys/girls like certain sample tracks and wants to keep them, just fish them out of the "temporary internet files" folder (or click "view," and then "source," and get the DL url from the listening page) :P

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Grace Latecomer

Some nice instrumental post-rock c-indie music.

Get their EP at Grace Latecomer's official site:

Friday, November 18, 2005

the Indigo

Sample Track: ファンタジスタ★ガール (Fantasista Girl)

I love the Japanese duo "the Indigo" ^_^ With their nice alternative/groove/funky sounds & Miki's awesome voice, I get a happy feeling whenever I listen to their music. "Fantasista Girl" is their newest single (from their new album Flair). It's on repeat-play for me quite often ^_^


Thursday, November 17, 2005

Cheer Chen

Words cannot describe how much I love Cheer Chen's (TW singer/songwriter) music. It was definitely not love at first listen, but after giving Cheer songs repeated listens, her's clear, soft voice and mellow acoustic guitar grew on me. Most of Cheer's songs are relaxing and very simple (minimal instruments - only the guitar and sometimes piano). However, Cheer's upbeat/rockish songs are wonderful too. I'm proud to say that this songwriter & singer is one of my favorite, favorite c-indie/alternative artists and will remain forever, no matter what future music directions she decides to take.

I wish I could attend her concert someday... someday...

A Nice Interview I enjoyed @ Petite Mort

Sample Track: 太聪明 (Too Smart)

Sample Track: 静静的生活 (Living Quietly)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Spangle call Lilli line - 68 SCLL (Live in Kotoku)


Sample Track: nano

Just got this album, and wow, SCLL's mellow electronic instrumental/vocals live is amazing. The live songs sound just like the studio recorded version, maybe even better. Thanks noodz-shi for introducing me to this great band!


Monday, November 14, 2005

20 Something Taipei Ost

Sample Track: Stanley Huang - 寻找 (Seeking)

Usually singing rock/rap music, Stanley goes mellow/electronic in this song. This is my favorite track from the 20 something taipei ost - it's quite laid-back & relaxing, sometimes I set it on repeat and go into my mellow/sleepy/zoned out mood.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Super VC


Sample Track: C调哀歌 (Sad Song in C Minor)

Super VC is a very very very good c-indie rock group. I love all of their songs ^_^


Saturday, November 12, 2005

Modern Sky 5

Compilation of mainland indie artists :)

清醒 (Sober)— 白 (White)

I enjoy indie compilation albums because they constantly introduce new/unknown artists to me. Sober was one of the nice discoveries I made on this album, along with Life Journey, New Pants, and Milk@Coffee.

Yu Fei Men

Sample Track: 梦蝶 (Dream Butterfly)

Yu Fei Men is a mainland electronic group with a traditional c-music twist. They're pretty cool ^_^