Sunday, February 1, 2009

日本の音楽 Week 2: Cruyff In The Bedroom

Now for something a little more mellow. 

Cruyff In The Bedroom would best be described as "shoegaze", an alternative rock band characterized by thick walls of guitar, tons of effects pedals (especially feedback and distortion) and lyrical subject matter that is most often sentimental, reflective and/or nostalgic in nature. 

CitB has become one of Japan's best known modern shoegazers, but that's not exactly saying much, considering shoegaze met its prime in the early 90s UK underground and never made much of a mainstream impact outside of My Bloody Valentine and a handful of other innovators. With that having been said, the influence of shoegaze rears its head quite frequently in underground rock, and a number of Japanese bands such as CitB have taken the proverbial torch and run with it.

Cruyff In The Bedroom - Clear Light, White Cloud

Recommended albums:
  • Saudargia
  • Hikarihimawari
  • Perfect Silence

1 comment:

Alyks said...

Ooh, I like them. Thanks.