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Best of 2012: J-Rock Fridays Part II

January 18, 2013

The last batch of the best J-Rock videos of 2012, although hopefully not the last list of the year. We’ve been to many places this year and it’s time to revisit.

The Novembers- “Harem”

Starting off part II of the best J-Rock videos of 2012 is another “weird stuff happens in the woods” video! The Novembers’ follow a mysterious gypsy into the woods where she does a sword dance while they look on like Twilight vampires. Haunting!

Aureole- “Live Again”

I really do love these woods videos! This time a mysterious schoolgirl stumbles into the woods and finds a magic sword while Aureole plays their flute song behind a bed sheet. She will protect them from harm.

matryoshka- “Monotonous Purgatory”

A beautiful animated video about a soul leaving its body that could have probably been expanded to a short film and submitted to certain film festivals. A wonderful treat for the 5 year album wait.

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J-Rock Fridays Vol. 80

September 21, 2012

New column is here!

Aureole- “Live Again”

Aureole released a ton of videos for their new album Reincarnation, which was released last week. “Live Again” was easily my favorite, with its fluttering flutes and mystical sword warrior. But songs like “Pass the Past” and “Suicide” promises a seriously pretty album also.

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November 2, 2011

myspace band of the week

Aureole is a dreamy post rock band from Tokyo. They formed in 2007 and released their debut album Nostaldom in 2009. In 2010 they released their second album Imaginary Truth featuring guest vocals by calu of matryoshka. The album was released through kilk records, which is run by Aureole’s vocalist/guitarist Daichi Mori.

Samples from both albums are on myspace. Aureole blends together a variety of genres including electronic, alternative, folk, psychedelic, ambient, jazz and more. Whereas some of their songs are lullaby worthy others are sweeping flute driven post rock epics.

Imaginary Truth is available at CD Japan and for download at iTunes and Bandcamp.

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