Category: Music

Here’s where I’ll be discussing everything music, from catchy idol tracks, to Japanese alternative rock songs. Probably will mainly be Japanese-based but if I’m in the mood, there will be the possibility of some other culture to appear.

Hi-Fi Anatomia by Soutaiseiriron (Album Review) | J-Music Exchange/Rate

Hello and welcome back to yet another installment of J-Music Exchange/Rate! In case you don’t know what this is or need a bit of a refresher, this is a segment I do alongside my good friend/fellow Japanese music fan Leap250 where each month, we give each other an album to listen to (based on a ...

Hisohiso Banashi by ZUTOMAYO (Album Review) | J-Music Exchange/Rate

Each time I listen to a new doujin artist, I always become impressed lol Welcome back to another J-Music Exchange/Rate post! This is a segment where fellow blogger/Japanese music enthusiast Leap250 and I give each other albums, we listen to ’em and then finally review each one on our respective blogs. Ever since we transitioned ...

girls like girls by yonige (Album Review) | J-Music Exchange/Rate

Yo! Welcome back to another installment of the monthly segment on this blog, J-Music Exchange/Rate! In case you’re not familiar with what this is about, pretty much my good friend/fellow Japanese music fan Leap250 and I give each other albums from our libraries, we listen to ’em and then finally review them on our respective ...

eyes by milet [Album Review] | J-Music Exchange/Rate

Hello there! Before we start, I hope everyone is still doing well, both physically and mentally. The multitude of events that have occurred these past couple months have been pretty insane to witness (with some being necessary for overdue change), so I just wanted to check in with y’all. 🙂 That being said, the blog ...

Remon No Toge by Kuroki Nagisa [Album Review] | J-Music Exchange/Rate

Hello, it’s been a while! You know, given that I’ve been stuck at home for the past three months, you’d think I’d have the motivation and will to write more posts with all this free time… yeah. I apologize 😛 Today’s write-up is actually another installment of a recently-revived segment on the blog, J-Music Exchange/Rate! ...

ex Negoto by NEGOTO [Album Review] | J-Music Exchange/Rate

I guess this quarantine has helped me revive some old blog segments lol Waaaaaay back in 2018, fellow blogger/Japanese music fan Leap250 and I started a collaboration where we both gave each other an album from our respective libraries to listen to and review in a blog post. Cleverly named “J-Music Exchange/Rate” by Leap, it ...

Creating Apple Music ‘Essentials’ Playlists for Some J-Artists

As I’ve mentioned in the past, my preferred music streaming platform is Apple Music. Because I own multiple Apple products (iPhone, Macbook, etc.), their self-made service makes it very convenient to download music and listen to stuff on each of my devices. No hate to Spotify or any other streaming platform, they’re great in their ...

i☆Ris 5th Live Tour 2019 ~FEVER~ (Review/Thoughts)

If you’ve been following the blog for a while now, I’ve started to dabble in live concerts (more specifically Japanese-based ones) since they’ve become more available to the foreign public. Whether that be actually going to a theater near me and enjoying it with fans alike or simply just watching one at home (…sometimes in ...

Infrequent J-Music Roundup #16 – iri, ohashiTrio, Itou Miku (and more!)

Hello and welcome to another J-music roundup! In case you don’t know what this is, this segment is essentially just me showcasing some cool Japanese music that I’ve listened to recently and my attempt to talk about them. It’s a very casual and chill thing I do on the blog. During my 1-2 month break, ...

Infrequent J-Song Roundup #15 – Favorites of 2019

It’s been so long since I’ve written something that I genuinely forgot how to start a post lol Hello there and today’s post is a very special one, since I’ll be talking about my absolute favorite songs of 2019. After music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music recently allowed their users to see their ...