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Initial post: 2 Jun 2014 22:57:36 BDT
Chris says:

Posted on 2 Jun 2014 23:16:49 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jun 2014 23:17:07 BDT
TheFoe says:
Do what, sing and play out of tune at the same time?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2014 23:18:49 BDT
It's certainly...Errrrr?...different, Chris, very different?!

Slightly migraine-inducingly different in fact, but still, it has a certain sort it?

Okay, it's no good? - I have to say that I absolutely hated it!

So? - what do you think about the track or the band then?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2014 23:23:57 BDT
Ahhh, you forgot to mention doing all of the above plus whilst wearing wigs that even Lady Gaga wouldn't ever be seen dead in? - LOL! ;o>

Posted on 2 Jun 2014 23:36:14 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
Isn't it contemporary Art Pop? Pioneered by Slapp Happy 40 years ago CA VA I quite like it but only for 5 minutes.

Posted on 2 Jun 2014 23:44:25 BDT
Chris says:
It's dissonant and mostly in 5/8. That sort of thing is always going to p*ss off most people. It's easy to fail at that sort of thing, but I don't think these girls do. In a slightly male-chauvinistic way, I'm surprised that females are even doing stuff like this. But if it were blokes doing it, I'd still have taken an instant liking to it. The singing is a bit wonkaloid, but there's a lovely bit made lovelier because of it. I'm sure if FZ were still around he'd be a fan.

Posted on 2 Jun 2014 23:48:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jun 2014 23:50:07 BDT
I'm not sure exactly what it is but it certainly looks like that is what the band is aiming for. I think that to me they just sound like they are trying a little too hard to be really different? - and possibly for that reason, it doesn't do it for me.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2014 23:55:35 BDT
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Posted on 2 Jun 2014 23:59:06 BDT
Post Soviet says:
Charming. Checked out couple of their live videos, really interesting.

Posted on 3 Jun 2014 00:33:33 BDT
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Posted on 3 Jun 2014 06:43:27 BDT
RAB says:
I'm afraid Japanese music has moved on my friend.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2014 07:28:01 BDT
Post Soviet says:
"... horrendous, cacophonous crap..."
That's right, only replace "crap" with "charming". '0)

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2014 07:30:26 BDT
Post Soviet says:
Don't be afraid, might be soundtrack for next Tarantino movie.

Posted on 3 Jun 2014 07:38:52 BDT
they're both excellent examples of some of the great 'hybrid' music from the far east, wearing their influences on their sleeve. not registering any surprise, as to the gender of the musicians, tho'. tch, it's like the slits never existed. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2014 09:20:39 BDT
Chris says:
I've heard that. I was impressed by the standard, but not really interested in the style. I don't agree that metal=moved on. It's a totally different style of music. The fact that they're Japanese is irrelevant.
This all came about because of an alphabetic list of all-female bands. There are tons of Japanese bands on there for some reason. So far eX-Girl and Chicks on Speed have been the only two female bands worth investigating albums, to my ears anyway. Chicks on Speed were interestingly good, but eX-Girl is the only band I've heard so far who are successfully, imo, messing around with odd harmonies and uneven time signatures in an enjoyable way.
I'm up to H on the list and most of what I've heard is stuff I've heard a thousand times before. Bones Apart have been by far the best musicians but doubt I could stand an album full of trombone music. All the guitar bands have been well below what male equivalents are capable of. There are tons of interesting and talented female artists but it's seeming very rare for there to be great all-female bands.

Posted on 3 Jun 2014 10:33:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jun 2014 10:34:27 BDT
Grimmy says:
on first listen they sound like a cross between early Faust and Magma, with a bit of Can thrown in for good measure. And there is a hint of psychedelia and a dash of heavy metal too.. Its a challenging listen, like Faust were (still are?), but I expect parts of it will sound great if you are stoned. I like the extended break with the voice drone and drums. Lots of ideas and energy, and they probably put on a great show live.. Will it catch on? Probably not. Is it underground? Seems that way to me. Would I buy it? Well its energy, iconoclastic optimism, experimental drive and eye-catching showmanship are really aimed at a younger audience, although I admire and appreciate modern Japanese pop-culture. Is the fact that it is by a female band relevant? Not at all.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2014 11:34:00 BDT
Chris says:
It's only relevant in as far as they stood out in a large list of all-female bands. They were doing something none of the others were... up to now. Still got a long way to go. It's a big list, but the fact that it even exists tells you that all-female bands are unusual in themselves. And based on what I've heard so far from the guitar-based ones, I don't expect to discover a female Queen/Led Zep etc. Ani aside, girls on the whole just don't take to guitars the way guys do. To me, hearing a girl do something interesting on guitar is highly unusual. And I haven't been stoned in donkey's years :)..

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2014 11:53:20 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Okay, the link took me to Gay Men will marry your girlfriends?

Posted on 3 Jun 2014 11:55:42 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Nope that's Bing for you LOL - followed via google Cucumber?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2014 12:00:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jun 2014 12:01:58 BDT
? ! ! ? ...HA HA HA!

Scarlet? - did you copy and paste the link in properly or have you just found yourself looking at the last search your device did? Are you at work using another colleague's p.c.?! ;o>

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2014 12:13:41 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Nope was using mine. Well funny Suzy

Posted on 3 Jun 2014 13:40:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jun 2014 13:41:25 BDT
James Warner says:
Chris, you may just like Mayors Of Miyazaki. Not quite as out there as these girls and they only have one girl (on bass), but they do have plenty of shouty attitude and some non-standard time signatures. Check out Souvenir here:

Lez Lee would absolutely hate them!

Posted on 3 Jun 2014 14:49:42 BDT
Grimmy says:
fancy a little Fanny?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2014 14:53:59 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Not bad

Posted on 4 Jun 2014 08:05:30 BDT
...............and anyway, my all time favourite guitarist is indeed a lady, the lovely widow, poison ivy rorschach.
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