藍天群青

April 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

How can the others face somebody not able to face his own self? Other people must disdain a person who has no interests even in his own self.

Exerpt from Shige’s mini essay. Can be found here

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Unusual

March 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

Unusual

There’s nothing unusual about how gorgeous these two look in this PV. The second Yamapi got screen time, I swear I saw my life flash before my eyes! Yes, it was that hot. Seriously, the dance was just epic, good thing there was an interlude. I am so pleased that despite only being a feature, Yamapi was able to make a significant contribution! Anyway, catch this interesting collaboration PV FAST before the companies take it down. Of course my opinion on this PV is completely bias because of my obsession with Yamapi, but if you are into Amuro Namie or Yamapi at all, you don’t want to miss it.

/unbias deconstruction
Song has some strong beats and it flows nicely for a pop-techno mash. I don’t picture Namie doing this kind of song often though…I figured it might have been because she was collabing with Yamapi. But then again. it’s only recently when Yamapi decided to be more club oriented with his music. When I originally heard the song, I couldn’t hear Yamapi at all! He is just a feature, so of course I shouldn’t need to hear him. But now that I see the PV, I realized that he is very much apart of the song, which is strange because he’s 100% autotuned x___X Not totally surprised cause compared to Namie, he’s not much of a singer lol. It would have been nice if his vocals could match her’s in strength instead of getting an ass whooping :/

In terms of dancing, Yamapi has definitely improved: everything is a lot sharper, fluid, and stronger. Yet, the chemistry between the two was so off. For example, whenever they turned their head backs, they never actually look at each other. Most probably because they were both filmed separately and then spliced together, urk! During the rotation sequence where they were back to back, it would make more sense that they are looking towards each other because in most of the other scenes, they are back to back. For a song that deals with a lot of exchanging of lines, it is imperative that it is reciprocated in the choerography! If you look at them individually, it is decent. But when I step back and watch them together, I get awkwarded. In certain sections Yamapi was too reserved, and others Namie was all over the place. This could have been easily solved if they were just FILMED together.

Music Spam

February 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Of course I start of with a music post.

風神少女

A remix of a touhou song by CleanTears. What’s there not to love about this song? Its ambience is perfect for repetition. Like one of the comments stated, the piano is main attraction to the remix, but the bass lines is truly deserving a mention. The beats are a wonderful addition. The theme is wonderfully developed by messing with textures and rhythms; thus, tastefully keeping the song fresh. Don’t forget the awesome background image used in the video!

reason

I don’t think I’m the only one when I say it’s been a long time since I’ve heard or seen Nami Tamaki, the artist who performs the song Reason. Back in the day when Gundam SEED was still around, she was pretty big! I remembered how much I enjoyed her variety of jpop and how ambitious she was to dance and sing at the same time. . Most of the time she wasn’t successful, not that I was shocked. Then this video came along. This is her live performance at the ANIMAX MUSIC FALL 2010 concert; it is amazing. Nami really has improved significantly since the last live video I saw of her. I’m also quite surprised that they had this song in the concert set list to begin with. Must have been really popular. But I’m glad cause this song is also one of my favourite songs from the Gundam SEED series.

perfect day

YAH! ANOTHER SUPERCELL SONG! It’s another ballad, following closely to the sound of Hero and Utakata Hanabi (their last two song releases.) Supercell is also releasing a new album called Today is a Beautiful Day on March 16, 2011. Very exciting! Back to perfect day, it is a great song. Good balance between instruments and progression. I like how the beginning starts with acoustic guitar before all the other instruments come in at the chorus. Nagi’s vocal transition from soft to powerful is very commendable. She has a great voice and I really enjoy listening to her. This song has an schematic animated PV (not too sure who it’s done by.) I’m assuming the plot behind it is that two friends are torn apart due to anxiety from their expected separation, but then make ammends in the end. Animation is well done, and the art style is pretty so I’m not going to complain about how overdone plot oriented PVs. At least it isn’t the band playing animated or live!

Chocolate Disco

Is that…perfume feat. tegomass?! I’m a little scared that they can sing that high, but it’s super awesome to hear this being actually sung instead of autotuned. I would have prefered if Home Made Kazoku actually participated more than just shouting words. The tegomass x AKB48 x Home Made Kazoku combination is still pretty epic. Overall, good acoustic arrangment of the song.

Magia

Clearly I need to post this song since I’m on a Madoka obsession. Kalafina’s impressive vocals really shine in this performance. Their strong points is the power that carries with their voice, and the execution of their individual parts to create great harmonies. It really brings out their unique sound. I will admit, this isn’t their best song. But it is still worth mentioning. What really strikes as interesting other than the obvious: the lyrics fit very well to the atmosphere of the anime (since this is the ending theme of Madoka.) Which is contrary to most animes that just throw animation to a pop song. I think that’s the difference when you get great composers like Yuki Kajiura to be incharge of the music.

Anyway, that’s all I have…FOR NOW! You never know, by the end of the day I might have 5 more songs I want to share D:

はだかんぼー

January 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

はだかんぼー

He’s wearing something pink like; his hair is similar to the old hair style I loved; the song is old school…Totally suck me back a couple of years. It’s been AGES since I’ve heard this kind of sound from Yamapi, and to see his wretched curly hair style GONE FINALLY! Yamapi~ ❤

さくらガール

May 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

Sakura Girl

NEWS! I love all of them so much~ Except…what the hell did they do to Yamapi, what is he wearing?! 0______0

Happy Birthday

March 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

Happy Birthday

Music Dump

March 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

化物語×Perfume 恋愛サーキュレーション(Baby Cruising Love mix)

I really enjoy this remix more than its original. I especially enjoy how the lyrics of the original song are written, fuwa fuwaru fuwa fuwarin~. I think this song is what made me like the sound of perfume’s music more because I originally thought it was annoying, but now its growing on me. I managed to play this song on repeat so many times that my roommate can hum along. Yup…

Uragiri no Yuuyake – Theatre Brook

The second I saw the opening sequence I knew two things. One, that I loved the song; two, that I loved the anime. What I like about the song is the sound of it. The drums, and the guitar. The lyrics are very creative too. Plus its something fresh compared to all the other anime opening and endings.

Just be Friends

Another great song, but what I like about it is that its a vocaloid piece. Meaning its an amateur artist. The PV is stunning and excellent, for something fan made. I really shouldn’t be surprised though because there are a lot of creative and talented people on nico nico where the song originally was posted. My only complaint is that if its sung in the males point of view, then a male vocaloid should have been used instead. My favourite part about the song is the art and the lyrics go slightly hand in hand. That’s pretty cool.

Austria and Prussia’s Maru Kaite Chikyuu Preview

And of course I’m going to include this in my music dump. I am in love with Austia’s Maru Kaite Chikyuu because of the orchestral backing. But I’m not going to lie, Prussia’s version is hilariously bad ass! It is very in character of him to just change the song completely. But nothing beats Arthur’s version [/bias].

Sakura Girl

Another obvious song I was bound to post. I really Really REALLY love this song [/bias]. As much as I love this song, I never want NEWS to sing a sad song ever again because the PV literally broke my heart. Seriously, I don’t understand why anyone would dump these wonderful (and hot looking) guys! I’m still happy that they are releasing a new song, so I’m not going complain anymore.

Rolling Girl

Love the animation, love the song, love the lyrics. This song totally describes my current situation, like exactly! Its almost comforting really, but not really…

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