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Post obscure artists and albums you think deserve more recognition.

I'll start, from least obscure to most obscure:
Hell - Hell III (US, Sludge/Black metal/Post-rock, 2012)
Love, Claire - Love, Claire (US, Slowcore/Post-rock, 1997)
Tacoma Radar - No One Waved Goodbye (UK, Slowcore, 2004)
Lowering - Brooklyn (US/Russia, Dark jazz, 2018)
Memoires d'Automne - Gloria Victis (France, Coldwave/Post-punk, 1993)
Dean Roberts - And The Black Moths Play The Grand Cinema (New Zealand, Electroacoustic/Post-rock/Experimental, 2000)
After The Flood - After The Flood 2 (US, Ambient/Gothic rock, 1998)
Milk - Milk (New Zealand, Shoegaze/Slowcore, 2019)
Bloemfontein - Improvisational Sessions Volume Three (Canada, Ambient/Post-rock, 2005)
 
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Is 80% of Japanese music obscure to the west?
Like Shibuya Kei, some discdogs rare releases
 
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It's maybe Krautrock. Many music fans don't know the existence even though it influenced modern rock because the info is in German.
This isn't krautrock lol. It's more in the veins of post-punk.
 
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I found this article and it's worth a read. It talks about the very obscure roots of Trap which no one knows how the two genres are related to each other and how influenced modern hiphop. It was the Hyperpop of that time.
 
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Is 80% of Japanese music obscure to the west?
When it comes to city-pop/80s Japanese releases there are some examples of the west elevating tracks through vaporwave/future funk remixes that were obscure upon release in their native lands. The group Piper comes to mind (specifically their album Summer Breeze.)

Shigenori Kamiya - Mu Opacity - Early 80's Japanese synthesizer music, if you're familiar with Osamu Shoji's work then you'll like this. Kamiya himself is an interesting guy too.


Viscous Pink - 80's French new wave duo, most of their songs are in English


Chakra/チャクラ - Early 80's Japanese band with a very strange range of sounds (this is especially apparent in their album Satekoso (1981)) Haroumi Hosono had a small hand in some of their music (but then again him or Ryuichi Sakamoto seemed to have a hand in all the good stuff coming out at the time)
 
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Most soundcloud music is underground outside of mumble cr*p and kpop.
 
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Is anyone aware of Folktronica? I've heard it's an obscure genre with few artists popular like Four Tet, Wankelmut, Avicii and Caribou
 
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All of TWO-MIX's songs that aren't from Gundam Wing are criminally underappreciated.


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKneieheDa8



View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhtQmOwm1wM



View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocqT23oPDvU



View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E48p4Wju6gM




Also I'm a big fan of Group_Inou. Their shit is some of the most unique sounding rap I've ever heard. Also their music videos are always dope, especially when it's AC-bu doing them.


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE2ywCcKkdQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACEBZ-KmuQo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5bk3VmBpIs



Speaking of Japanese rap, I think ZAMAGI might be the most obscure group I'm into. I can't find shit about them online since they disbanded in the early 2000's. They also have dope music videos by AC_bu.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXUTu8Lh5pw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OCupkQ6ajM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iqVoGio1RU
 
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