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      1 # "What even is lolicore?"
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      4 from [my fediverse post](
      6 > lolicore is a style of music that incorporates anime (commonly
      7 > hentai/lolicon) with breakcore, speedcore, techno, noise, and/or
      8 > mashcore, and in the early days artists pretty much just pushed their
      9 > music to absurd limits
     10 > 
     11 > people telling you "it's an acquired taste" are bullshitting you,
     12 > lolicore is a really broad, loose spectrum of music, and there's much
     13 > more accessible shit than what was posted in this thread. first thing
     14 > you should do is listen to "blue girl on sunday" by goreshit, that was
     15 > my favourite album from him. it's very "vanilla" as far as lolicore
     16 > goes, very dancy, he does a lot of that shit as well as some speedcore
     17 > in other albums
     18 > 
     19 > goreshit is part of a label/collective Dance Corps so check out the
     20 > other artists under that if you want. im not too big a fan but i
     21 > listen to some albums from Annoying Ringtone and Loffciamcore. also
     22 > theres Bubblegum Luv where goreshit, sHimaU, and Sub-69 published a
     23 > split, i have that album and its great, listen to it
     24 > 
     25 > if you want to venture out from there, check out Lolishit (everyone
     26 > who knows about lolicore knows about lolishit) probably starting with
     27 > "Chest Flattener", then anything by Himeko Katagiri, Napkin
     28 > Terrorizer, DJKurara, and some others. himeko runs a netlabel called
     29 > Tsundere Violence, i found a lot of artists through the 13 Seconds
     30 > Long Songs compilations—yes, those are as absurd as they sound, youre
     31 > basically shoved into every musical direction as you listen to every
     32 > sample-sized song, and a lot of submissions push shit close to
     33 > non-music on there.  you'll see a lot of that with artists on TSV
     34 > 
     35 > if you want to take a step back, theres Riajuu, Emray, Rotten Blood,
     36 > maedasalt/ChrisGendo (same artist, different aliases—i mostly like
     37 > their older releases but you might enjoy the rest of it), DJA7VGO,
     38 > anything on The Worst Label. youll notice a lot of this stuff diverges
     39 > from lolicore's original style, like i said a lot of artists wanted to
     40 > explore past the old noisy amateur sound and get into other electronic
     41 > genres. for me The Worst is hit-or-miss, i dont care much for Minogame
     42 > or Tesslesstess, but look around you might find something
     43 > 
     44 > speaking of, there's also p.stmdrn / $$$$$$$$ (again same artist) if
     45 > youre more into hip-hop. i used to listen to them quite a bit
     46 > 
     47 > as for my personal recommendations: Bukiko, Waqs, Nyojikko/matoakai
     48 > (really good, listen at least once through), Vaenus, Shisa, and i'll
     49 > save my favourite two for last because i think they deserve special
     50 > description
     51 > 
     52 > one absolute fav of mine is onichomp/yeongrak, very divergent from the
     53 > rest of lolicore but has done some collabs. one with goreshit called
     54 > "safety cuts", check it out. her older music has mostly been
     55 > vapourwave influenced so it's chilled back, besides that she's always
     56 > had a footwork influence throughout her works, but a lot of it is
     57 > barely noticeable as footwork since it's heavily experimental. you'll
     58 > hear lots of samples from things you'd never expect to be used in a
     59 > song, but here yeongrak pieces them together as if they belonged in
     60 > her music all along. i have mad respect for this artist, this is
     61 > definitely a grower, i started out not really appealed to any of her
     62 > work but quickly began to love it more and more. other than "safety
     63 > cuts", you'll want to start from her arguably more-accessible earlier
     64 > releases like "d'chrone" (very footwork), "ASCII GIRLS" and some of
     65 > her earlier releases for more of an ambient vibe (i'm still trying to
     66 > find older releases, she deleted them a while back). if you have ever
     67 > listened to DJWWWW then listen to "animal protein", it's out there but
     68 > that album was heavily influenced by DJWWWW and did a fucking
     69 > excellent job at being inspired without stealing his sound. i'll let
     70 > you explore the rest if you want, definitelt take your time because
     71 > it's a lot to take in at first and you honestly might not "get it"
     72 > first listen around. and maybe yeongrak just isn't for you, that's
     73 > fine
     74 > 
     75 > last but not least by a long shot, Nekophiliac. they go by a lot of
     76 > aliases (see nekophiliac, moetannn, 617399, 97997almonds all on
     77 > bandcamp) with styles everywhere from breakcore and "more lolicore
     78 > sound" in their early works, to ambient and field recordings, to a
     79 > short obsession with lo-fi and oldies combined with other
     80 > electronic/dance elements, to short experimentation with reggae
     81 > (LOWLEVELSLIME), to speedcore and noise (MOETANNN)—just check out
     82 > their discog and you'll see the broad range of influence that crept in
     83 > over the years. a lot of their shit is paywalled on bandcamp now, but
     84 > hold that thought, i'll get to it. nekophiliac was a grower for me as
     85 > well, so keep that in mind when you're listening. […]
     86 > 
     87 > that thought you held: i have a shitload in flac, so if you have
     88 > trouble finding anything or you don't love something enough to pay (or
     89 > like me you're just too poor), i can look into hooking you up. just
     90 > note that my home internet sucks so i might have some trouble
     91 > coordinating, but i *do* want to share this shit with anyone who wants
     92 > to listen, so i'd be more than willing to figure something out.
     93 > bittorrent, soulseek, i could set something up to download off me
     94 > 
     95 > long post, but lolicore deserves more of a description than most
     96 > people care to put in. it's a fantastic community of music, there's
     97 > something for almost everyone to get hooked on, just give it a try and
     98 > don't knock it because you heard one artist you dislike 
    100 [part 2](
    102 > as you can tell im a heavy spectator of lolicore, it's most of my
    103 > musical life, it got me into some great shit and has actually touched
    104 > me emotionally, so i think of it as much more than some fad started by
    105 > immature kids with fl studio. there's a lot of depth, a lot to
    106 > explore, a lot to love in my experience
    108 [part 3](
    110 > shit, yeah i forgot to mention. a lot of people like Sewerslvt, i
    111 > never cared much, but that's another artist to look into. as
    112 > [@chuculate]( said,
    113 > [s]he really is the new goreshit as far as accessibility
    114 > 
    115 > some recent artists i got into that are really worth a listen no
    116 > matter what you're into: Starlit, Romantiqué, and aimaiishitsu. i
    117 > might have more but i've been going through their music more recently
    118 > and organising it into my library, and it all stood out to me