Zazen Boys- Himitsu Girl’s Top Secret (2005)

Zazen Boys are a Japanese math rock band with songs that are structured almost like new-age jazz with a smattering of hardcore influences, sung in Japanese with great riffs that play off the vocals in an appealing, catchy way. I stumbled across these guys while looking for new math rock bands, and as with all math rock, I am not sure how I feel about it, even after a few plays… They have an almost pop catchiness to their songs that comes cross real well, and it is mood-music too because this is not something to be listened to constantly, but overall, pretty good, 83%.