The first album of the japanese Jun Seba aka Nujabes, Hydeout Productions 1st Collection (2003), notorious for the contribution on Samurai Champloo soundtrack, is a really excellent hip-hop album with a soft jazz scent. Below the last song of the album, “Luv (Sic) Part 2” – featuring Shing02.
Some time ago I got the last album of Why?, Alopecia, it is a very interesting and consistent. They present a unique mix of hip-hop and indie-rock which at the first listening I found intriguing because it really keeps strong elements from both genres.
It was interesting to see two sets of drums, one played by the singer, the instruments going around all the band members, but above all to notice that their unique hip-hop/indie-rock fusion works even better live where you can see from where all the small sounds come from. Big plus for the versatility of the singer and power of the drums. Nice to watch live especially in a small place like Kuudes Linja where the band members were seated in a sofa selling t-shirts and albums. First time in this place for a concert, looking forward to come back for more, there was Atlas Sound today but my body demands some rest! Waiting for Broken Social Scene now, 26.05.