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11 July 2009 @ 09:13 am
So annoyed that I did up this whole post and then lost it when I opened a link in this window. Damn you LJ-so NONautosave. So no descriptions.

Lin Zheng Hao | 林正豪

Dancers

| genre: r&b/pop
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Fish Chen | 陈诗雨

Happy Aftertaste

| genre: pop
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Hsiao Hung Jen | 蕭閎仁

Self Titled

| genre: pop
| sample
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Gary Cao Ge | 曹格

Supermarket

| genre: pop
| sample
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Elise Liao | 廖隽嘉

Gas Station

| genre: pop
| sample
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Angela Chang | 張韶涵

Ang 5.0

| genre: pop
| sample
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Wind-Cloud Band | 风云组合
 
Self Titled

| genre: pop
| sample
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Asang | 阿桑

Lonely Singing

| genre: pop/ballad
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a Chord Hsieh | 谢和弦

Nothing But a Chord

| genre: pop
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09 July 2009 @ 12:41 am

Tank | 呂建中

The Third Round /第三回合 (5.2009)

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Tank was born in Taitung, Taiwan. He is a native Taiwanese. His father is from the Ami people, while his mother is from a different aboriginal Taiwanese group. Before releasing his debut album, Tank helped write songs for Vic Zhou and S.H.E, among many other famous artists. By the age of 21, he was already recognized for composing more than 200 songs.

As noted by the title, this is his third released album.
 
 
05 July 2009 @ 06:53 pm

Carsick Cars

Carisck Cars (9.2007)

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Carsick Cars were established in Beijing in March 2005 and performed for the first time at Beijing Institute of Technology in May 2005. Since then the band have played every major venue in Beijing as well as in Shanghai and Hangzhou.They won the category of Best Rock Artist in the 8th Chinese Music Media Awards (cfensi).

I can promise this time this band is more actual rock than the pop-rock I seem to post more often here. "They are made up of guitarist and vocalist Zhang Shouwang, bassist Darkland and drummer Zhongqiu, the band began performing in bars across the city from April. Music fans began to take notice and the band now plays to a great reception in many venues. The band has developed a unique and attractive style based on their thorough understanding of music. Influences include western bands like The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo" (Rock in China).

This is their debut album, released in 2007; they just released a sophomore album last month but I have yet to get my hands on that.


You may find more information on Carsick Cars at cfensi.
 
 
22 June 2009 @ 12:34 am
I've had these links lying dormant for way too long, so I thought I'd share. Unfortunately there are no helpful pictures/descriptions to go with them this time around. So for those of you daring, go ahead and grab whatever, because I'm pretty sure you haven't heard of the bulk of these artists. I'll put up a cover guide & Chinese names later when less tired. You'll have to google them for now. Done! Now with artist samples links too!

Jeremy Ji (Ji Jia Song) | 纪佳松
 
Blue J

| genre: r&b/pop
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Composer Jeremey Ji's debut album, though he's a pretty experienced songwriter for the likes of Andy Lau and Vaness (so of course I like him too).
 
 JS (Justin & Sophia)
 
The JS Moments

| genre: indie/pop
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Taiwanese duo Justin & Sophia formerly under HIM management.
 
 Kym (Jin Sha) | 金莎
 
Air

| genre: pop/ballad
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She's probably best known for duet with JJ Lin a while ago. Her voice is high, soft, sweet, and her specialty is ballads.
 
 Kym (Jin Sha) | 金莎
 
New Season

| genre: pop/ballad
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 Red & Qing | 红雨晴
 
Self Titled

| genre: rock
| sample (live) + info
| download
RECOMMENDED
Malaysian pop duo Tan Chee Ho (RED) and Look Wen Ching (QING) with a variety of style. They remind me a bit of Y2J.
 
 Picks | 痞客四
 
Picks.01

| genre: rock
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RECOMMENDED
Taiwanese rock band formed in 2000. They have recently become more well known with their inclusion in the soundtrack of idol drama "Black and White." This is their compilation album which actually contains songs from the following two EPs.
 
 Picks | 痞客四
 
Da Meng Wu Xian EP

| genre: rock
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RECOMMENDED
 
 Picks | 痞客四
 
My Kingdom EP

| genre: rock
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RECOMMENDED
 
 Pink Berry | 品克暴力
 
Self Titled EP

| genre: rock
| sample (live)
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Shanghai punk/pop band. They have a female vocalist whose voice I really can't get past but a great percussion sound.
 
 Nylas
 
Self Titled

| genre: indie/pop
| download
 
 Liu Yi Fei (Crystal Liu) | 刘亦菲
 
Self Titled
| genre: pop/ballad
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Yep; she's that famous actress from Demi Gods and Semi Devils and The Forbidden Kingdom. Her acting is slowly getting better and her singing is decent - my favorite song in this album is the gorgeous balled, 1 Carat Tear.
 
 Lin Zhi Lu | 林子路
 
Falling in Love With You is My Fault

| genre: indie/pop
| baidu info page
| download


 
 Li Bing Chen | 李炳辰
 
If I Don't Have Your Love

| genre: pop/ballad
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A relative newcomer to the pop scene. Eye-candy, but aren't they all these days?
 
 Reflector | 反光鏡楽隊
 
Instant Growth

| genre: punk rock
| download

A punk rock band that formed in Beijing in 1997. They were the first punk rock Chinese band to perform in the US (2001) in 7 West Coast cities.
 
 Six Plus | 六甲乐团
 
Self Titled

| genre: pop
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Chinese boyband before they multiplied into bacteria-cultures. This came out 2004; I believe its their only album.
 
 Vae | 许嵩
 
Personalize
| genre: ballad/pop
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I heard he was some type of medical doctor before he launched his singing career, but while his voice is nice I couldn't really distinguish his ballads from the general crowd.
 
 Vitas Lu | 盧廣仲
 
100 Ways of Living
| genre: indie
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RECOMMENDED
Fun and funky tongue-in-cheek indie from a guy that wears knee socks, glasses, and sports a bowl cut. Brilliant.
 
 Wang Yue Xin | 王栎鑫
 
Perfect Pair

| genre: pop/opera-esque
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Superboy winner who can do this awesome falsetto (only better). They call it a "dolphin voice" but whatever. Not everyone's cup of tea, but he only does in in like 1 song anyway.

RECOMMENDED
 
 Wing Luo | 罗文裕
 
Street Love Songs

| genre: pop
| baidu page
| download
 
 WOW | 盧廣仲
 
VIP

| genre: pop
| sample
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Girl-guy pop duo (Wing 小翼 & Wayne 偉鈞) and a mix of fun, upbeat songs which are awesome and the customary ballads which are less so.
I especially love the title song.
 
 Yolanda | 袁泉
 
Short Stay

| genre: pop/ballad
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She has a gorgeous voice and her specialty is ballads, though nice ones. Occasionally she'll remind me of alan.
 
 Yolanda | 袁泉
 
Short Stay No.2 Okinawa EP

| genre: pop/ballad
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Continuing from above: she travels a lot and also takes pictures of the places she stays. In fact, she's released a photobook compilations of her photographs; they're pretty gorgeous.

 
Yolanda | 袁泉
 
Short Stay EP No. 3 Taipei

| genre: pop/ballad
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See above two descriptions.


Enjoy, and yes - I'm back! This entry will not be member-locked.
 
 
05 February 2009 @ 09:07 pm
So terribly sorry about falling so badly behind. I'll make it up tomorrow - promise!