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Masayuki’s Favorite Netaudio Moments 2008

Advent Calendar Door 8 | We like surprises, especially during Christmas Time. And while struggling, with our time issues, Masayuki, the brain behind the Japanese music weblog Music Forest, just sent us his Netaudio Charts by chance. Like his charts from last year, we are pleased and recommend you: Have a listen to what Tokyo Netaudio Underground likes to listen to.

Masayuki lives in Kanagawa, Japan near Tokyo. Next to his job working as an engineer everyday he listens and buys music. With his weblog Music Forest he introduces wonderful music aiming at Japan.

Top-5 Netaudio Tracks in 2008

  1. Der Reisende - "Die Blendenden Lichter dieser Stadt"
  2. Gareth Clarke - "Pax Assyriaca"
  3. Pornophonique - "Sad Robot"
  4. Speed Chess - "Be pleased my God"
  5. Wisp - "Out Of Season"

Top Five Netlabels

  1. Acroplane
  2. Lost Children
  3. Phonotactics Netlabel
  4. Rus Zud
  5. SWISHCOtheque Records

Top-5 Releases in 2008

  1. V.A. - 52 Weeks [PM008]
  2. V.A. - So Much Achieved. So Much Left To Do. [12rec.050]
  3. V.A. - Sociopath Community part.1 [SRmp3 100-1] | V.A. - Sociopath Community part.1 [SRmp3 100-2]
  4. V.A. - Sundae [VMX050]
  5. V.A. - Vortex [NTT050]
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  • Thank you Phlow!

    SWISHCOtheque, Them, ARP, Acroplane, Net-Lab, a lot of Electro/Acid netlabel and artists were taken an active part in 2008. I love these label and artists. I Love Acid! I LOVE Electro Music!


    Top-5 Japanese Netlabel in 2008

    16 Dimentional Records
    Bump Foot
    Maltine Records
    Strikes Back Records
    UGU / AUU

    Gravatar of masayuki masayuki said on
    14. Dec 2008 at 10:54 am
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  • Nice collection! When I listened to "Be pleased my god" I was a little bit confused first because I somehow knew the track. It seems to be a remix of a track by The Strait of Anain from an EP on Kikapu (kpu097) that I listened to very often some time ago. Great in both versions! But strange that there is no hint on the Speed Chess release page.

    Gravatar of Trondheim Trondheim said on
    14. Dec 2008 at 3:30 pm
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  • Yo Trondheim! I went to check that track at Kikapu and you're right. Funny that Wes (Speed Chess) didn't told me that, perhaps he forgot. I'm going to confirm this with him and update the relase page accordingly.
    Thanks for the heads up!



    Gravatar of test tube test tube said on
    15. Dec 2008 at 1:15 am
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  • wahey. net-label of the year! thanks!

    Gravatar of Acroplane Acroplane said on
    15. Dec 2008 at 3:15 pm
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  • Trondheim,
    I'm flattered you know both of my releases. Strait of Anain was a project I did when I was in audio-school but I was never really happy with the first version of "Be Pleased My God" so I redid it. I didn't know whether to make a note and I acctually kind of forgot. Anyways, thanks for listening! I'm always looking for people to run tracks by so let me know if you'd be interested in giving me feedback.

    Gravatar of Wes Wes said on
    15. Dec 2008 at 10:08 pm
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  • Well, that's a nice and simple explanation. I'm glad to have both versions.

    Gravatar of Trondheim Trondheim said on
    16. Dec 2008 at 12:49 pm
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  • By the way here are my top 5 labels (I hope it's okay to post these here)

    1. headphonica
    2. test tube
    3. Acroplane
    4. aaahh-records
    5. Dusted Wax Kingdom

    Gravatar of roland roland said on
    16. Dec 2008 at 11:57 pm
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  • 'course mate- sorry for not getting in contact before... :|

    Gravatar of bettina rhymes bettina rhymes said on
    17. Dec 2008 at 12:08 am
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  • Roland, that's very nice of you :)
    Thanks for downloading and supporting our humble home.



    Gravatar of test tube test tube said on
    17. Dec 2008 at 12:46 am
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  • yeah, thanks from us too. the battle is on for 1st next year test tube! ;p

    Gravatar of Acroplane Acroplane said on
    17. Dec 2008 at 12:51 am
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  • lol! yeah! but I don't mind at all to be second or third next to some of my favorite labels :)

    Gravatar of test tube test tube said on
    17. Dec 2008 at 2:56 pm
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  • i'd like to chime in with my favorites of '08 too, if i may... here's the netlabels i enjoyed most this year out of the many good ones:

    1. Upitup
    2. Proot
    3. Kirsten's Postcard
    4. Birdsong
    5. Acroplane (only discovered them a couple of days ago thanks to phlow)

    favorite netrelease:

    Candlestickmaker - Seeds
    (honourable mention goes to Peppermill - The Box ;) )

    favorite creative commons song:

    Daniel Gardner - Under The Shower Tower

    thanks to phlow for spreading the good vibes, they definitely deserve mention as well.

    Gravatar of pk pk said on
    17. Dec 2008 at 11:47 pm
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  • thanks roland!

    Gravatar of headphonica headphonica said on
    29. Dec 2008 at 2:31 am
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  • thanks for making us no5 in netlabels of the year...and thanks to masayuki regards the kalavnik album release which was a highlight in our first year of existance. thanks.

    Gravatar of SWISHCOtheque SWISHCOtheque said on
    16. Mar 2009 at 5:40 pm
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