Japanese Unique Crossover Instrumental Band Top 10

You should listen to Japanese crossover instrumental songs!
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Crossover is a Japanese specialty

Japan doesn’t have any roots:Rock, Jazz, Hiphop, etc…. So Japanese must have imitated and studied them. To contribute to develop popular music, they have mixed plural music genres into their music.

You should listen to unique instrumental music, which Japanese created.

JYOCHO

JYOCHO『sugoi kawaii JYOCHO』(Official Music Video)

JYOCHO is a math-rock band, which came from Kyoto. Japanese technical guitarist, Daijiro made the band in 2016. Flute player belongs to JYOCHO, so they have unique sounds. “sugoi kawaii” is a math-rock song with celtic music vibe.

GOMA & THE JUNGLE RHYTHM SECTION

GOMA & The Jungle Rhythm Section . Afro Sand

Japanese didgeridoo player, GOMA made this band. Didgeridoo is a instruments played by Australian Aborigines. This unique sounds meets three rhythm sections. Many music roots
melts into their dance music.

Tricolor

tricolor – Across the Border

Japanese celtic band, Tricolor has colorful sounds. They invited many folk instruments players in this song: Irish flute,Fiddle,Mandolin ,Nyckelharpa, Whistle. They do not have racial roots in Celt, so they can do it. It’s a folk new music, and they get across the border.

Nabowa

Nabowa | Yuragu Sakana (Official Music Video)

Nabowa is a mixture band in Kyoto. They have adopted many genre with violin. “Yuragu Sakana” has style of folktronica. It means electronica played by acoustic instruments.

Nabowa X MERRELL X DOORS "ナイスパレード"

And this song, “nice parade”has another style. It’s like a song for festival. They have many colors. So you check them out.

NRQ

【PV】NRQ「ボストーク」

This instrumental band has unique sound, because they use many folk instruments:
steelpan, mandolin, erhu(Chinese traditional string instrument)etc….Their songs suit festival, so their sound gives us happy feelings.

neco nemuru

neco眠る「ENGAWA DE DANCEHALL」

Neco nemuru is a mixture band. They mixed rock into Japanese traditional dance music, Bonodori. The characteristic rhythm makes Japanese dance. In music video, the Japanese medieval era is depicted.

Funk Discussion Brothers

Funk Discussion Brothers_Devil's manner Funkadelic

Funk Discussion Brothers is alternative-rock band using FUNK style. Its metalic guitar sound is common to almost all Japanese alternative-rock band. This Japanese alternative-funk band has just 1 EP.

Tokyo Shiokoji

東京塩麹 “誰も見ていない真っ暗なところ” Music Video

Tokyo Shiokoji is a crossover band. Their special feature is minimal sounds. 8 musicians cut back on their notes, so this song is very tight. Music video symbolize their Minimalism. It’s a new techno played live.

U-zhaan × mabanua

U-zhaan × mabanua – LIVE @ KAIKOO POPWAVE FESTIVAL 2012

It is a special band only one time. Tabra player, U-zhaan played with mabanua who knows Japanese famous trackmaker/ drummer. Indian folk instruments creates techno played live. Two percussion instruments produced complex and danceable beats.

SAKEROCK

SAKEROCK / Emerald Music [Music Video & Best Album Trailer] サケロック / エメラルドミュージック

SAKEROCK is a Japanese instrumental band with trombone and marimba. This friendly sound was made by fusion of Rock and Japanese comedy music. Now they broke up, and band leader, Gen Hosino[gt.marimba.] became the singer-songwriter who represents Japan.

Japanese mix everything

Now and then, Japanese will mix all genre and create new sub-genre. It has possibility of music development. Japan may creates surprisingly achievement, so you should be all eyes. Thank you for your reading.

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