Musicians

Below is a list of musicians introduced – 2 vocalists/composers and 8 composers. List is ordered by the amount of content and personal favourite.

Note that some of the pages can be potentially long and I don’t recommend reading and trying out everything in a short period of time, it’s a good idea to allow your brain to slowly digest new things.

  • Shimotsuki Haruka
    Singer/Composer. Style of music revolves around ethnic, traditional and sometimes pop. Shimotsuki’s doujin albums carry a rich feel of fantasy.
  • Shikata Akiko
    Singer/Composer. Shikata has a distinctive voice, and some of her music isn’t easy to get into, but if you do, you might find them really beautiful.
  • MANYO
    Composer. MANYO’s instrumentals are usually simple melodies, yet powerful and create a strong atmosphere.
  • GUST Sound Team
    Composers. A 3-men-team composed of Tsuchiya Akira, Nakagawa Ken and Achiwa Daisuke. Creators of the beautiful hymmnos chant music.
  • Secret Garden
    Composer. New age, neo-classical duo. If you are new to instrumental, be sure to check them out. Occasionally features vocals or choir chants.
  • Ootani Kou
    Composer. Simple harp, piano and violin melodies are his specialty. Ootani’s music conveys a strong emotional feeling.
  • Kawai Kenji
    Composer. Kawai’s music ranges from creepy/mystery pieces to melancholy romance tracks. Heavy use of strings (violins).
  • Nanase Hikaru
    Composer. Light and easy instrumentals, also do a little singing under other names. This site focuses more on her instrumental compositions.
  • Kubota Mina
    Composer. New age pianist. Released a solo debut album recently.
  • Kuroishi Hitomi
    Composer. Kuroishi tends to include some chanting (of her own voice) into the instrumental pieces, and they are very soothing to the ears.

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