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Gorgeous blend of hip-hop, noise, perfect pop sensibilities in a lovely blend of chaos and ice... Perfect sort of thing for you if you ever watched Sonic Youth, Blood Brothers, or Cibo Matto live, not that they're like any of these bands, but in the same neighborhood, with the same sort of burning roof.


I'm glad I bought this album. When I was browsing iTunes for the japanese music they released, I was anxious to expand my horizons and see what they had. After first hearing the Zazen boys, to be honest, I wasn't too sure about their style. After hearing Semi-transparent relationship, though, this band really grew on me. If you listen to some of the songs on the "most downloaded" list, I'm sure you'll grow to enjoy this band as well. Great raw music with catchy beats to enjoy when your j-pop just doesn't fit the mood! :)


Formed: 2003 in Tokyo, Japan

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

Named after a form of Buddhist meditation, Zazen Boys first appeared as a side project of Japanese musician Mukai Shutoku, the guitarist/vocalist of alt-rock band Number Girl, as an opportunity for Mukai to express some of his more diverse and experimental musical urges at a time when his other band was riding the crest of its breakthrough into the mainstream. After Number Girl's demise he revived the project, taking them to new levels of critical and commercial success and proving a critical link...
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