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Offline Kuroimaken

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I need song help!
« on: July 11, 2019, 10:12:41 PM »
So as I'm sure some of you are plenty aware, I actually LARP somewhat regularly and boffering LARP is totally a thing.

This is my bard.

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Now that you've basked in the glory of Grape Juice Samurai, this is my actual request.

Being a samurai - as in a character that evokes Japanese easily - I do, naturally, end up singing in Japanese when I play him. Which was actually received pretty well! People loved to fight with a musical accompaniment, and I love to kick ass and sing at the same time.

Problem is: a large variety of my repertoire is on the modern side. And much of it is... fairly recognizable. I need songs that:

1) Are in Japanese
2) Sound closer to what you'd expect medieval or traditional Japanese songs to sound
3) Are not too well-known so people cannot instantly link it to popular anime or whatever.

Any help you guys could offer would be greatly appreciated.

(Songs on the older side - 70's and 80's - are pretty good too.)
« Last Edit: July 11, 2019, 10:24:24 PM by Kuroimaken »
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Offline ketaro

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Re: I need song help!
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 01:13:04 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx76YPgZviE&list=FL6VQntX0dk1ADv9jVzpwZkQ&index=10&t=0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBBoH3EIsfU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcucbhJ-Orc

Its not the old-timey music you were asking for, but..... :P

I'd love to actually help, but unfortunately I prefer exactly what you're asking for, but without any vocals. I just like listening to traditional japanese instruments go at it, I don't care much for vocals :(

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Re: I need song help!
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 02:30:47 PM »
I like the idea, but unfortunately I can only sing.
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Re: I need song help!
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 02:53:40 PM »
Maybe too popular, but it is from the 1970s, so here is Ending Song in Lone Wolf & Cub - Baby Cart to Hades (1972): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7CDOYtd9DA

Can't help you with the orginal lyrics, but this is what they are supposed to mean according to my fanslator of choice:
<i>Ravens cry in the night,</i>
<i>when someones gonna die.</i>
<i>The devil prepares the graves.</i>
<i>The wolves,</i>
<i>Father and Son are coming.</i>
<i>Footsteps coming closer.</i>
<i>Father and son, side by side ...</i>
<i>They come ...</i>
<i>They come ...</i>

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Re: I need song help!
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2019, 04:40:37 PM »
Could STILL use some help with this.  :p
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Re: I need song help!
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2019, 05:23:19 PM »
All the Japanese songs I know of are either anime soundtracks or Babymetal that a friend of mine used think was awesome/hilarious.

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Re: I need song help!
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2019, 06:01:17 PM »
Anime soundtracks are fine provided they sound medieval-ish/are obscure enough.
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Re: I need song help!
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2019, 06:05:25 PM »
Anime soundtracks are fine provided they sound medieval-ish/are obscure enough.

Obscure is easy, appropriate sounding and with lyrics is harder. I'll give them a listen and see if I can come up with something.

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Re: I need song help!
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2019, 06:19:39 PM »
I've got nothing.