Neo Kei

For fans of Japanese Popular Music. From para para to visual kei and every genre inbetween!

Japan Underground | JPU Records Ltd.

GACKT has finally returned to his solo work after three years break with his band YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz. Fans have waited not so patiently for the Japanese superstar to return to his solo work and he has now responded with a new single, HAKURO, which will be released simultaneously in Europe and Japan.

It’s good to see GACKT return to his snug fitting leather and lordly ways, and this single displays all the best kind of drama. With a running theme of noble samurai, the video preview for the single (which you can see here) shows a brief glimpse of autumnal leaves and a suitably dramatic GACKT singing under a huge moon. The single itself also taps these themes with traditional Japanese instruments infused with an orchestral overture which results in a track that might come from a samurai film. The vocals are powerful and smooth, with some…

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Author: neokeiuk

I first started listening to Japanese music when I started university in 2006. Whilst I was taken aback at the first I was soon fascinated by the new styles I heard. This passion is the basis for Neo Kei, for followers and fans of Japanese popular music. Any style of music is welcome. I am particularly enjoy r'n'b and oshare kei, but I listen to many genres such as para-para, euro beat, visual kei, electronica, hip hop, heavy metal, pop, alternative and many many more. Here I will share news on the newest releases, new videos, concert announcements and artist news. I am so working on establishing a regular club night dedicated to Japanese music in Liverpool. No music is too kawaii, dark, abstract or geeky to play! Keep a keen eye on the blogs, Facebook or Twitter as things develop. Feel free to share any bands you like, or music you want to hear on Neo Kei nights or just any J-music news you want to share.

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