Dutifully, here is the second installment of J-Rock Fridays. This week we have two ambient artists from Preco Records, a screamo band, my favorite electronic song ever, and a flamboyant K-Pop artist.
ent- “Silver Moment”
A neat little stop-motion/animated video starring the one man band known as ent. A mix of electronica, rock, and very decent English vocals. I was surprised to find out that ent is actually Atsuhi Horie, the vocalist of STRAIGHTENER. I never really liked them, but what I’ve heard from ent is marvelous. Ent’s debut album Welcome Stranger is available to order from Preco Records. I’ll definitely pick this up soon. http://www.myspace.com/entjp
Pine*am- “Gymnopedie 0.1”
This may or may not be a strange vocal interpretation of Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie compositions. I pulled out my copy of Pull The Rabbit Ears, but it doesn’t say a damn thing. All I know is that this song makes me happy sad and makes me want to dance around my room. It’s a fun song, but such a downer compared to the rest of the hyper happy songs on the album. I guess that’s why I like it. Enjoy the mp3. http://www.myspace.com/pineam
For the anime fans: Makota Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second) used Satie’s original Gymnopedie 1.0 in his short Other Worlds.
when the leaf seared- “My Flight In the Midnight”
When the leaf seared is just one of many awesome screamo bands on Theory & Practice Records. The video is very stylish, not unlike the look and sound of Underoath or whatever hard bands the cool kids are listening to these days. But I really do love the screaming in this song. http://www.myspace.com/whentheleafseared
This is the type of video electronic stores play on loop to display their HD TVs. The animation matches well with the ambient-electronic song, which is not so fun to listen to in itself. This is the second Preco Records artist this week. They just released his debut album MISC in July. http://www.myspace.com/fredricsonmusic
All I’m going to say is major LOL.
Well, that’s all I got for this week. I’ll be back 2 weeks from now. But I’ll have a few more posts up before that hopefully :)