Special Others

For the last 6 years I have been interested in Japanese culture, especially the various styles of music. Japanese Rock in itself has sub genres within it (Visual Kei, Metal, Indie). Recently I started listening to Special Others, a post-rock band which is quickly making a name for themselves.

The blend of jazz and rock elements is upbeat and also relaxing. The song “AIMS” off the band’s first full album “Good Morning” is a good example of this. The members first meet in 1995 in high school but didn’t start preforming until 2000. Their debut CD “Indy-Ann” remained on the CRJ-Tokyo charts for 7 weeks.

With a Full album and a number of mini-albums and singles, in addition to a strong and rising fan base; Special Others is group that will create a lasting impression in the ever changing Japanese music scene.

Here is the video for “AIMS”

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~ by joesushi on August 21, 2007.

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