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  • Hello!
    First of all, I don't know if this is the correct subforum to post in, but I didn't see the others fitting my question either so my apologies if this is the incorrect one. (Please move this then).

    With that being said, what would you consider to be a decent starting point for me to begin with when looking into this micro-cosmos?

    I know this is a bit of a vague question that allows for a multitude of different answers as there is no "real" or single way of starting with music, but after looking at the Archive of this website, the amount of music is too much for me to possibly try this without a bit of additional assistance by others.
    Maybe you could share something along the sorts of personal experience or how you got into everything on your own. Everything is appreciated.

    A friend of mine who is into "City Pop" recommended Shishūki Kara... Otome by Hiromi Iwasaki and Sunshower by Taeko Ohnuki to me and I did enjoy both of these releases (Sunshower is the better one in my opinion).

    These are the other releases I listened to so far:
    * Orange Sky - Endless Summer by Izumi Kobayashi
    * Yagamania by Junko Yagami
    * Freesia no Ame by Yoko Oginome

    Sadly I can't say what I enjoy in particular, I haven't listened to enough such music to know.

    Thanks in advance,
    Everdarkgreen

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  • Excellent choice of albums so far! Sunshower is a personal favorite of mine.

    If you want somewhere to start I could recommend checking out my own personal spreadsheet. It's not updated very often these days, but there's plenty in there to get you started.

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  • what would you consider to be a decent starting point

    Anything from the eighties is pretty good. I am biased in favor of Tatsuro Yamashita and Mariya Takeuchi. Here are a few examples of their songs:

    Tatsuro's songs have been sampled all over vaporwave and future funk (don't waste your time; the originals are much better), and "Plastic Love" has blown up on YouTube over the past year or two.

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  • It's not updated very often these days, but there's plenty in there to get you started.

    Thank you, I will look into this sheet. Don't worry about updating it, everything is helpful, even if it doesn't really reflect your current view.

    Anything from the eighties is pretty good.

    Oh, I didn't really look into the release dates to be honest.
    Any particular reason why the 80's releases are better than releases from other timeframes?

    Tatsuro's songs have been sampled all over vaporwave and future funk (don't waste your time; the originals are much better), and "Plastic Love" has blown up on YouTube over the past year or two.

    Never heard of Plastic Love. I'm not familiar with Vaporwave or Future Funk either.

    I will listen to both of your suggestions, but this might take a bit of time.

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  • Any particular reason why the 80's releases are better than releases from other timeframes?

    I just prefer it the most, to be honest, out of everything I've heard. Nothing is "better" as everything is a matter of individual taste.

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