Sugar Plant

Sugar Plant

Sugar Plant is a Japanese indie rock band. Unlike most rock music, their music is generally very slow, mellow and melodic, in the vein of similar American "slowcore" groups such as Galaxie 500, Bedhead, or Low, but more optimistic in tone than the latter band. Many songs begin by sounding like lullabies but often build very gradually to a great intensity through the duration of the song.
The band consists of vocalist Chinatsu Shoyama and guitarist Shin'ichi Ogawa; the band also usually includes a keyboardist and drummer, these roles being filled by a changing roster of musicians. Chinatsu and Shin'ichi formed the band in 1993, while they were studying at university. The band's name comes from a sugar factory in Kawasaki, Kanagawa.
Sugar Plant has released recordings on the Pop Narcotic, Pony Canyon, and World Domination Recordings labels.

Sugar Plant Discography Tracks


Sugar Plant Hiding Place (Album) Pop Narcotic US 1995 Sell This Version
Sugar Plant After After Hours (Album) Pony Canyon Japan 1996 Sell This Version
PCCA-01047 Sugar Plant Trance Mellow(CD) Pony Canyon PCCA-01047 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Sugar Plant Dryfruit (Album) Hot-Cha Records Japan 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Sugar Plant Orange Filter / Cakes On The Shelf A Turntable Friend Germany 1994 Sell This Version
NARC 007 Sugar Plant Cloudy(7") Pop Narcotic NARC 007 US 1994 Sell This Version
Sugar Plant Window Pane E.P. Sunday Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Sugar Plant Cage Of The Sun E.P. (Maxi, Album) Pop Narcotic US 1996 Sell This Version
WDOM315 Sugar Plant Licorice / Impure(7", Single) World Domination Recordings WDOM315 UK 1997 Sell This Version
WRR-100 Sugar Plant Pino(10", EP) Wonder Release Records WRR-100 Japan 1997 Sell This Version


WDM 10085-2 Sugar Plant Happy / Trance Mellow(2xCD, Comp) World Domination Recordings WDM 10085-2 US 1998 Sell This Version


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February 6, 2010
edited over 6 years ago
Sugar Plant is a beautiful sounding band. They create wonderful music that stands as a sonic statement of beauty and friendship. Their sound is gorgeous-head music, designed to inspire deep relaxation and comfort.
Sugar Plant is bliss... The bliss is happening right from the tip of your stylus, and then through your speakers.
Sugar Plant is a wonderful contribution to the art form of music and are an inspiring band.
Thank you Sugar Plant for being! Please release a "best of," pressed to double heavy weight Vinyl!

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