Experimental, alternative music from Tokyo
Is it ambient, or is it trip hop? Is it chill or tropical house? Is that a touch of funk, rock, jazz, or pop mixed in with the EDM?
Distinctly Odd Records is a label specializing in experimental yet strangely approachable, mostly electronic, music from Japan.
The concept is alternative, genre-spanning music by selected independent singers and musicians in Japan, mostly from the active alternative and underground scene in Tokyo, with lyrics in English or Japanese or both.
From vaguely disconcerting covers of the oldies to meditative songs to tracks that are more sound than music, Distinctly Odd offers you weird, wonderful recordings that are quite different from what you may have experienced. And we mean that in a good way.
Pop music with Japanese lyrics. The concept is unique: Non-Japanese artists producing J-POP music, with an electro pop feel. Welcome to our newly imagined music genre–the New JPOP. As pioneers in this new genre, we know how hard it is to speak the Japanese language fluently, let alone break...
New takes on jazz standards, as well as original material, from artists active in Tokyo, Japan Have you ever noticed that some singers, after a distinguished career, will indulge themselves by releasing an album of jazz standards. Linda Ronstadt did it. So did Rod Stewart and Sting and Willie...
Electro-pop in English by Japan-based artists. Get away! Get away from that dotted white line in the middle of the road! Our songs have an edge to them, brought about by the marriage of electronica tracks with contemporary pop styling, and they feature new Japanese artists singing in English,...
Experimental, alternative music from Tokyo Is it ambient, or is it trip hop? Is it chill or tropical house? Is that a touch of funk, rock, jazz, or pop mixed in with the EDM? Distinctly Odd Records is a label specializing in experimental yet strangely approachable, mostly electronic, music...