"What even is lolicore?"

from my fediverse post:

lolicore is a style of music that incorporates anime (commonly hentai/lolicon) with breakcore, speedcore, techno, noise, and/or mashcore, and in the early days artists pretty much just pushed their music to absurd limits

people telling you "it's an acquired taste" are bullshitting you, lolicore is a really broad, loose spectrum of music, and there's much more accessible shit than what was posted in this thread. first thing you should do is listen to "blue girl on sunday" by goreshit, that was my favourite album from him. it's very "vanilla" as far as lolicore goes, very dancy, he does a lot of that shit as well as some speedcore in other albums

goreshit is part of a label/collective Dance Corps so check out the other artists under that if you want. im not too big a fan but i listen to some albums from Annoying Ringtone and Loffciamcore. also theres Bubblegum Luv where goreshit, sHimaU, and Sub-69 published a split, i have that album and its great, listen to it

if you want to venture out from there, check out Lolishit (everyone who knows about lolicore knows about lolishit) probably starting with "Chest Flattener", then anything by Himeko Katagiri, Napkin Terrorizer, DJKurara, and some others. himeko runs a netlabel called Tsundere Violence, i found a lot of artists through the 13 Seconds Long Songs compilations—yes, those are as absurd as they sound, youre basically shoved into every musical direction as you listen to every sample-sized song, and a lot of submissions push shit close to non-music on there. you'll see a lot of that with artists on TSV

if you want to take a step back, theres Riajuu, Emray, Rotten Blood, maedasalt/ChrisGendo (same artist, different aliases—i mostly like their older releases but you might enjoy the rest of it), DJA7VGO, anything on The Worst Label. youll notice a lot of this stuff diverges from lolicore's original style, like i said a lot of artists wanted to explore past the old noisy amateur sound and get into other electronic genres. for me The Worst is hit-or-miss, i dont care much for Minogame or Tesslesstess, but look around you might find something

speaking of, there's also p.stmdrn / $$$$$$$$ (again same artist) if youre more into hip-hop. i used to listen to them quite a bit

as for my personal recommendations: Bukiko, Waqs, Nyojikko/matoakai (really good, listen at least once through), Vaenus, Shisa, and i'll save my favourite two for last because i think they deserve special description

one absolute fav of mine is onichomp/yeongrak, very divergent from the rest of lolicore but has done some collabs. one with goreshit called "safety cuts", check it out. her older music has mostly been vapourwave influenced so it's chilled back, besides that she's always had a footwork influence throughout her works, but a lot of it is barely noticeable as footwork since it's heavily experimental. you'll hear lots of samples from things you'd never expect to be used in a song, but here yeongrak pieces them together as if they belonged in her music all along. i have mad respect for this artist, this is definitely a grower, i started out not really appealed to any of her work but quickly began to love it more and more. other than "safety cuts", you'll want to start from her arguably more-accessible earlier releases like "d'chrone" (very footwork), "ASCII GIRLS" and some of her earlier releases for more of an ambient vibe (i'm still trying to find older releases, she deleted them a while back). if you have ever listened to DJWWWW then listen to "animal protein", it's out there but that album was heavily influenced by DJWWWW and did a fucking excellent job at being inspired without stealing his sound. i'll let you explore the rest if you want, definitelt take your time because it's a lot to take in at first and you honestly might not "get it" first listen around. and maybe yeongrak just isn't for you, that's fine

last but not least by a long shot, Nekophiliac. they go by a lot of aliases (see nekophiliac, moetannn, 617399, 97997almonds all on bandcamp) with styles everywhere from breakcore and "more lolicore sound" in their early works, to ambient and field recordings, to a short obsession with lo-fi and oldies combined with other electronic/dance elements, to short experimentation with reggae (LOWLEVELSLIME), to speedcore and noise (MOETANNN)—just check out their discog and you'll see the broad range of influence that crept in over the years. a lot of their shit is paywalled on bandcamp now, but hold that thought, i'll get to it. nekophiliac was a grower for me as well, so keep that in mind when you're listening. […]

that thought you held: i have a shitload in flac, so if you have trouble finding anything or you don't love something enough to pay (or like me you're just too poor), i can look into hooking you up. just note that my home internet sucks so i might have some trouble coordinating, but i do want to share this shit with anyone who wants to listen, so i'd be more than willing to figure something out. bittorrent, soulseek, i could set something up to download off me

long post, but lolicore deserves more of a description than most people care to put in. it's a fantastic community of music, there's something for almost everyone to get hooked on, just give it a try and don't knock it because you heard one artist you dislike

part 2:

as you can tell im a heavy spectator of lolicore, it's most of my musical life, it got me into some great shit and has actually touched me emotionally, so i think of it as much more than some fad started by immature kids with fl studio. there's a lot of depth, a lot to explore, a lot to love in my experience

part 3:

shit, yeah i forgot to mention. a lot of people like Sewerslvt, i never cared much, but that's another artist to look into. as @chuculate said, [s]he really is the new goreshit as far as accessibility

some recent artists i got into that are really worth a listen no matter what you're into: Starlit, Romantiqué, and aimaiishitsu. i might have more but i've been going through their music more recently and organising it into my library, and it all stood out to me