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Weekly feature: Best of Sakamoto Maaya

Jullie dachten zeker dat de tweede band Sonata Arctica zou zijn he? Nou, die komen de volgende keer. For now wil ik jullie graag introduceren aan Sakamoto Maaya.

Sakamoto_maaya

Sakamoto Maaya (of Maaya Sakamoto in westerse naamvolgoorde) is een enorm bekende Japanse JPop ariest en voice actress. Ze heeft haar stem geleend aan monsterproducties als Escaflowne, Final Fantasy, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, Dead or Alive, Tsubasa Chronicles en Ghost in the Shell en tussen deze jobs door heeft ze ook nog tijd gezien om een paar geweldige albums af te leveren.

Van alle japanse muziek zijn het de albums van Sakamoto Maaya die me het meest in ontroering brengen en die ik het meest luister. Niet alleen omdat het 'easy listening' (overigens ook een titel van een van haar albums) is, maar omdat ze in tegenstelling tot de meeste Jpop niet vol staan met hyper computerbeats en gedigitaliseerde stemmen, maar voor het grootste deel gewoon met een vrouw met een gitaar.
And that's what we like to see.

Have fun with Sakamoto Maaya!
(And as always, let me know what you think.)
(p.s. for the less-endowed: the artists name is the link)

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One comment on “Weekly feature: Best of Sakamoto Maaya

  1. Zinzi
    31 May 2010

    Hé he niet zo neerbuigend over internetnoobs hè, (je zult ze nog maar eens nodig hebben!). Ik herkende de blauwe onderstreepte woorden zowaar als iets klikbaars dus ik download nu…. ben benieuwd!

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