Casiopea is is a Japanese jazz fusion band that formed in the late 70's had discography through the 80's, 90's and even the aughts. Being very popular in Japan, they undoubtedly influenced many early Japanese video game composers. In a sense, they can be regarded as the grandfathers of video game music. Their sound generally leans towards (but is not limited to) funk.
Casiopea was first introduced to TheShizz by Zoast. Cacomistle's head exploded in sheer awe, and Travis became a true shizzie by recording a bass cover of a song off their first album.
- A good Casiopea song to start with (Black Joke from the 1979 self titled album)
- TheShizz "Official Casiopea Appreciation thread"