It’s been a while since I recommended a band. Wagdug Futuristic Unity is the new project from Hiroshi Kyono of Mad Capsule Markets. It’s a genre which I like to call “digital hardcore,” screaming with electronic elements in the background. His first mini-album NU ЯIOT came out last October and contained many guest appearances such as DJ Starscream from Slipknot. Here is the music video for “ILL MACHINE (x ULTRA BRAiN)” which also appears on the Appleseed: Ex Machina OST.
Archive for the ‘anime themes’ Category
“Winterlong,” the new Beat Crusaders single, comes out today in Japan. The song is used as the opening theme for the anime Jyushin Enbu- Hero Tales which is from the same creator as Fullmetal Alchemist.
Here’s this week’s release of the week. Polysics new single “Rocket” comes out in Japan today. It is used as the end theme song for the anime Tales of Agriculture. From what I gather at Anime News Network, the premise of the series is a college student who “can see and communicate with bacteria and other microorganisms.” Sounds trippy.
Anime News Network has posted an interview with Jpop/rock star OLIVIA. She talks about her role in the anime Nana as well as fellow musician and sister, Caroline, who has made her way onto the college indie charts in America.
during rightstuf’s recent Geneon sale, I ordered the Paranoia Agent soundtrack to complete my 10 for $50 order. So I’m flipping through the cd booklet last night and there’s this HUGE disclaimer on the first page that says
|low quality sounds are often used deliberately in “Condition Boy” as per the composer’s intention. Although there are occasional noises and distortions, they are not due to the quality of this CD nor you CD player equipment.|
do they honestly believe that we’re so immature that we can’t understand why a musician records music like that? This is the Paranoia Agent soundtrack for god’s sake. Do they honestly believe immature audiences would actually sit through more than a couple of episodes when it was on TV let alone buy the soundtrack? It’s not even that bad I would’ve never noticed without the “warning.” This just pissed me off and it gets even worse:
|Cautions in handling CD:
-Please handle with care…
-Please wipe the disc lightly with a soft cloth…
…..Cautions in storing CD:
-Please do not store the disc in places with direct sunlight…
-Placing a heavy item on the plastic case, or dropping it will break the case and can cause injury…
What year is this? I remember coming across these “directions” every once in a while back in the mid 90s when I started buying CDs. This CD was released in America in 2005. Do they honestly think it hasn’t sunk in to the American public yet? Most of us buy blank CD-Rs and burn stuff on them and just throw them around our house, our car. I think we can all agree through trial and error that when there’s a large scratch on the underside of a CD, IT WON’T WORK. And this isn’t the first Geneon CD I own with this message, it’s plastered over the entire lower half of the first two FLCL soundtracks (which look identical btw). I don’t know how they handled their more recent soundtrack releases but I can’t help but feel like they think I’m an idiot.
Check out two acoustic Beat Crusaders videos for “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” and “Fairy Tale.” Both songs are off their latest album EPopMaking. Looks like Toru is a Bad Religion fan :O
BACK-ON have added a new clip for their PV “a day dreaming…” on myspace which is apparently the latest end theme for the anime Eyeshield 21. Just like their heroes, Linkin Park, they really slowed down their sound on this one, it’s almost r&b. There’s also 2 new audio clips up, “Blaze Line” and “Eyes.” All 3 songs are from their latest mini-album Blaze Line/a day dreaming… due out next month.
Tofu Records and Oreskaband are hosting an ice cream social a day before their Japan Nite tour date in Austin, Texas. Oreskaband is an all female ska band who recently performed the end theme “Pinocchio” for Naruto. No word on if Tofu Records actually signed Oreskaband for America yet but it looks like a strong possibility.
This is a nice piano-pop/rock song that’s used as the opening theme for the anime Nodame Cantabile. I first heard of this band on the Mosh Pit On Disney compiliation with their cover of “Part of Your World” from the Little Mermaid (don’t laugh ^o^). I’m sure that as the episodes roll on this song will get stuck in my head more frequently.