Category Reviews

The Japan Times: The Best Japanese Albums of 2014 So Far

The Japan Times asked me to pick my favorite Japanese album of 2014 so far. I picked Boris’s new album, “Noise.” http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2014/07/01/music/leftfield-j-pop-70s-influenced-rock-shadowy-rb-favorite-albums-2014-far/#.VF2ydPSUcuE Advertisements

The Japan Times: Luna Sea Live Review

I reviewed Luna Sea’s 25th Anniversary Show on May 29 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. Check it out at the Japan Times: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2014/06/19/music/review-luna-sea-at-yoyogi-national-gymnasium/#.U64aWY2SywE

The Japan Times: Marty Friedman – “Inferno” Review

I reviewed former Cacophony and Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman’s new solo album, “Inferno,” for the Japan Times. Check it out here: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2014/05/22/music/cd-reviews/marty-friedman-reminds-metalheads-he-hasnt-forgotten-his-roots-on-inferno/

Red Bull Japan: Rainbow Disco Club 2014 Live Review

4月29日東京・晴海客船ターミナルで開催されたRainbow Disco Club 2014のレポート書きました。Red Bull Japanのウェブです。 http://www.redbull.com/jp/ja/music/stories/1331651040275/rainbow-disco-club

Red Bull Japan: “What Difference Does It Make?” Film Review

六本木アートナイトで上映されたRed Bull Music Academyのドキュメンタリー映画”What Difference Does It Make”のレビューを書きました。Red Bull Japanのウェブにて。 http://www.redbull.com/jp/ja/music/stories/1331650718117/music-blog-ryotaro-aoki-140512

The Guardian: Awesome City Club – “Lesson”

I wrote about Awesome City Club’s new track, “Lesson”, for The Guardian’s New Music From Around The World guest blog series: http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/mar/26/11-must-listen-new-tracks-from-around-the-world  

The Guardian: Mothercoat – “Trickster”

I wrote about Mothercoat’s new track “Trickster” for The Guardian’s New Music From Around The World guest blog series: http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/feb/13/six-must-listen-new-tracks-from-around-the-world

The Guardian: Yoshihide Otomo – “Amachan Theme”

I wrote about Yoshihide Otomo for The Guardian’s New Music From Around The World guest blog series: http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/jan/13/yoshihide-tomo-amachan-theme-new-music-from-japan

The Japan Times: Best Albums of 2013

I was asked to select the best Japanese albums I heard in 2013 for The Japan Times. Picks include Church of Misery, Capsule, BP., and Supercell. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2013/12/17/music/the-best-japanese-albums-of-2013-church-of-misery-thy-kingdom-scum/#.Ux6pnT-SzbA

The Guardian: Geek Sleep Sheep – “Hitsuji”

I wrote about dream pop supergroup Geek Sleep Sheep for The Guardian’s New Music From Around The World guest blog series: http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2013/dec/11/geek-sleep-sheep-hitsuji-new-music-from-japan