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A blog where we post whatever we want. A focus on music, obscure film, and more. Many links are our own uploads, but just as many are taken from other blogs. If you have a problem with us having your links on our blog, we are glad to take them down. Female Trouble is maintained by Garrett (ZOOM LENS), Michelle, and Megane-Kun (Drink Cold). If there is something that you think we may have that you wish to ask for, do not hesitate to ask us! Please email gyyguy@yahoo.com. The Female Trouble email is not checked.
Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 4:38 PM Posted by FEMALE TROUBLE 3 Comments


Silver Forest is a doujin music circle who produces remixes and rearrangements of music from the Touhou series. Not to be confused with the more well-known IOSYS, I believe Silver Forest produces songs that are typically more faithful to it's original works, but that is not to say I have any preference over IOSYS or Silver Forest; they both make innovative, and insane interpretations of the Touhou works. That being said, this album has some very relaxed, simple orchestrated instrumentals, warm electro-pop, as well as the fast-paced typical loli-styled songs that one would typically associate with any doujin music circle, especially one focused on something like Touhou. Enjoy.





-Garrett

Friday, October 29, 2010 at 12:36 AM Posted by FEMALE TROUBLE 0 Comments


SAWA has been around since 2008 and has released 5 mini-albums to date. It was not until earlier this year that she released her 1st full length. Her first mini-album, Many Colors, was a small collection of clean-cut techno-pop songs, putting aside all the vocoder and autotune that has been highly present in practically all techno-pop groups now. However, to call SAWA simply a techno-pop artist isn't really fair. Her debut album, Welcome to Sa-World presents a large variety of pop songs which mostly throw back to the sounds of house music and shibuya-kei that were present in the late 90's/2000's in Japanese pop. Many of the songs on this album are actually produced by SAWA herself, along with producers like RAM RIDER, Nawata Hisashi, and Takeshi Hanzawa of FreeTEMPO.

Personally, I think this may one of my favorite Japanese pop albums of the year. Although this year has been really good for techno-pop (Sweet Vacation, Aira Mitsuki, Saori@destiny, capsule, etc.), SAWA not only busts out some very, very good techno-pop-esque songs, but stands out by throwing back to the sounds of pre-techno-pop crazy Japan, taking in the influence of the relaxed, summery sounds of shibuya-kei. SAWA explores the usual cute side of pop, while also creating some tracks that are slightly unnerving in a subtle way, notably with tracks like "Swimming Dancing" below. Although I love techno-pop, it's still refreshing to see an artist like SAWA who isn't a robot to her producer and is crafting her own tunes. The songs on the album seem to be approached more personally, and the fact that her voice isn't warped to death probably adds to that feeling. Also, "Swimming Dancing" may be my favorite bizarre techno-pop video since "Secret Secret" or maybe "I Can Fly" is stranger.... I can't decide yet. GOTTA LEARN THAT DANCE.








-Garrett

Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 10:26 PM Posted by FEMALE TROUBLE 1 Comment

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Mizca is another new electro-pop artist on the scene. Produced by pal@pop, her music is a bit more "harsh" (think Terukado), but a lot more focused than her peers. Not too many tricks or surprises here, but that is perfect in it's own right. pal@pop has made a very straightforward and catchy record that is most likely serving as the basis for more sugary pop goodness in the future. "ダメよ♡" is probably my favorite single of the year, while the rest of Ufufu follows just as strongly. Put this on repeat until you wait for that new Perfume record.



-Garrett

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Equal part noise punk and harsh psychedelia, Gaseneta can be said to encompass the snot-nosed attitude of groups like GAI and the spaced-out guitar abuse of High Rise, however, Gaseneta predates both of these groups. This is their only album and it only contains 3 songs (which are played over again multiple times to make a total of 11 tracks on this album). You probably wouldn't notice this anyways as it is quite the noise-filled record, and to us of course, that's a beautiful thing.



-Garrett

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