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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Rickmansworth, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
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DIY / Homemade (UK) based Music Artist JAPOR just released his latest round of songs on Jango. Musical Influences I suspect are: Peter Gabriel, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance and even Beck. The top track “Police Man” sets the stage well for a consistent and compelling musical journey. With this latest string of songs expect soul-stirring harmonies, melodies and at times hypnotic Alternative Rock guitar style. Straight away it’s clear to me these racks are an imaginative return to Theatrical-Experimantal music laced song writing fused with the better musical touches of today Alternative Rock all with the eccentricity of Singer/Songwriter. Japor is like poet E.E Cummings armed with a guitar. Today’s music has many people feeling of bit of soullessness – how appropriate I get to hear music by an artist like Japor which is a real. Jolt to the senses – in a good way. - All Whats Rock


Most would agree most popular artists out there have something truly special to give to their fans. This goes above the typical attributes like raw talent, amazing songs, nice voice, or even a very marketable look, sound & image. There’s something truly infectious at the core of these artists that simply makes us feel good when we listen to them. Whatever “it” is – they all seem to have “it”. Today I listened to the latest songs from UKbased Japor Venturing to the internet I get the impression this is one guy who is extremely determined, dedicated and passionate about the songwriting craft. From start to finish these tracks (15+) are a very entertaining musical experience all around. It has a somewhat dark Alt-Rock quality to it and also reminds me of NIN, MS MR, The xx, Birdy, Kate Nash and Bat for Lashes. Any fans of any of these musical styles or bands will enjoy this latest release from Japor. It’s clearly marketed for those who like a singular guitar ambiance with unpredictable yet trance like musicianship and guitar playing. I get the impression Japor is being true to himself as an artist via this compelling landscape of songs. In other words they hit the mark remarkably well by just by being who they are musically. Favorite track for me I hands down (Lightning Speed) and (Raven). The songwriting is very impressive and digs a bit deeper than the next independent artist. Within each one of these pieces Japor bares his soul and delivers what I would call pure musical mojo. It offers much in the way of a psychedelic “grooveability”. The overall vibe of the production is very theatrical, suspenseful, dark, melodic and slightly dangerous. I see Japor as a diamond in the rough, with an amazing amount of potential. As time goes by we will no doubt hear more from this up and coming artists down the road. I also wouldn’t be surprised to hear his music on Prime Time Radio someday or even in featured in Film or a TV Production. In close most famous artists out there have “it” I’m not so sure what “it” is but Japor has whatever “it” may be. - Indie Artists Alliance


Overall Rating: 5/10

Japor is a new experimental band/project started in August 2012. Citing from his bio: I produce entirely my own singles. I have many live raw unedited songs. I am mainly alternative, country, pop, punk, and rock orientated. Please visit my other web pages – Facebook, Myspace, and You Tube. Also you can buy my singles at my iTunes store web page. This string of songs certainly don’t disappoint. This is one artist that brings to the table effective songwriting via a very original sounding musical delivery. This meshed with a one in a million Spaced out Experimental Guitar sound makes for a very effective combination. These songs even touch on tripped out-psychedelic-guitar-chill-dub, almost as if you’re listening to a Modern Contemporary Movie soundtrack. All songs are wonderfully simple but masterful in their overall arrangements. Music reminded me of a cross between Praga Khan, Apollo 440, Kevorkian Death Circle and Apoptygma Berzerk. This CD is quite entertaining overall with an amazing amount of drama and sheer unpredictability. You never know what’s waiting for you around the next corer. The overall score and writing is quite appealing via well-crafted guitar pieces and impressive playing. The overall production value is a bit off center – especially on high end speakers and stereo systems. Perhaps that’s what he was shooting for. Favorite pikes are The Police Man, Thunder Love, and Calling. There’s plenty of mystery and mind blowing moments to go around on these collection of songs gives Japor an amazing feel in his attempt to connect with a cult fanbase.

Criticism: These recordings are raw and are in dire need of professional upgrade i/e Recording, Mixing, and Mastering. More instrumentation is needed as well (Professional grade – Drums, Vocals, Keyboards, Electronic Percussion would mix up the repetitive catalouge delivery.

Japor has proven themselves with this latest release. He is clearly an up and coming talent but needs to make his recordings more porfessional. Japor is clearly capable songwriter, artist and composer. I must admit these songs sucked me in like a powerful drug or Black Hole and refused to let go long after the songs weres over. This usually indicates he is something special about the artist or band in question – thus deserving of praise, recognition and musical fame at the international level. - Rock N Roll Review


This is the latest release from Japor. He’s a singular Ambient Composer. What does an artist like The Black Dog, Attrition or Aphex Twin have that Japor doesn’t? Not much if you ask me save the multi million dollar promotional machines and major record label support. In this overly saturated genera/market a plethora of artists coming out of the woodwork, armed with nothing more than a PC, Microphone, a guitar and nothing really special to offer the world. They manage push their music out to the masses and much of it do I dare say is substandard and very forgetful to say the least. Japor breaks the mold with music in the vein of Dark Atmospheric Ambience with a outer space vibe like a modern trippy Pink Floyd. Musical overtones that will remind you of acts like Proem, Mum, and Boards of Canada. But on the other end of the sonic spectrum I can even hear influences like Likae, and Alpha Wave Movement. - Vents Magazine


Thunder Love (Guitar Drum Instrumental) - Album

Thunder Love - Album

Police Man (Guitar Drum Instrumental) - Album

Police Man (Short Play) - Album

Innocence In The Night (Guitar Instrumental) - Album

Innocence In The Night - Album


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I am a brand new kind of band. I produce and record entirely my own music. I have many live unedited songs. I am alternative, country, new wave, pop, punk, rock, soul etc. My music is individual, original, and unique.

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