Great music in this thread, absolutely love midori and wakusei abnormal is really great as well.
Since discovering midori years ago I've been on the lookout for bands/groups that are conceptually/thematically similar, so I'll post some of the gems I've come across.
Bleach is pretty cool, though aligns itself more with 385 than with midori (bit more static, if that makes sense… less jazzy?)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6496sEfjJEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49GBa23oK4A
Similarly, Otori is less jazzy, though in this case also lacks the punk/metal department (still worth a listen though)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93jWs4DqZL4
(serious epilepsy warning for this one)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVZcCnaddFk
Bokutacho no Iru Tokoro captures the fun and energy of midori while deviating from the chaotic arrangements. It's one of my personal favourites, though I can't find samples of their (imo) best materialhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvOv0Rz_tzYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppcpL-LtmnQ
(can't find anymore samples from this album, though it is their best)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDLuTZEh_fk
Also if you haven't, check out Usagi, Mariko Goto's band before Midori (also, definitely check out her solo material, it's different but great!).>>406
Wouldn't go so far as to bring Zeuhl in the mix. Most of these groups still have some roots in popular music in terms of chorus/verse structure, while those are less prevalent in bands like Koenji Hyakkei and Yolk (or even Magma). I also feel as though Zeuhl is more theatrical, but maybe that's besides the point.
Ruin was a wild ride though, thanks! >>411
Have some Xinlisupreme sushi roll! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urf4-iz8MdM