Concert reviews, album reviews, and general discussion; Harmonic Distortion is a blog aimed at discussing all aspects of music from the perspective of an American synesthete currently living and concert-hopping in Japan.  Japanese groups are primarily what I listen to these days, but I plan on discussing music from all over the world.  Whatever your personal preference, my aim is to include something here for everyone.

Whether you’re a fellow synesthete, a music lover, or simply someone curious about how this whole synesthesia thing works, please feel free to check out the About and Blog sections for more information.  Comments and feedback are always greatly appreciated!



This blog’s featured image was taken by me at Kra’s 2016 Christmas Eve live in Asakusa.  The quote used in the blog’s subtitle is a line taken from Kra’s “Artman.”  The former is entirely mine, and I have absolutely no claim whatsoever on the latter.  

VAMPS’ released their latest album, ‘UNDERWORLD’ on April 26, 2017 – now available on iTunes (and basically everywhere music is sold.)  I’m hoping to write up a proper review for this CD soon.  In the meantime, trust me when I say that you’re going to want to get it while it’s hot ~


My beloved Kra released their latest studio album on January 22nd, 2017.  It’s a compilation of songs which they’ve rerecorded, now that they’re older and (presumably) wiser.  Some lovely new versions on this; you can grab it from the PS Company Official Online Shop before it disappears!

Kra: Kraのすゝめ