Sunday, 27 April 2014

Hearty Music: random assortment of opinions

I'm kinda sick of having opinions on the music I listen to and no friends available to talk to. [This also applies to books and well, basically anything I can have an opinion on] I have busy friends. So instead of bothering them when they're busy, I'm going to start voicing my opinions on my blog. This of course opens a whole new mess on a blog that's already a bit messy as it is, so I think I'm going to need to rearrange something.
Anyway, let me get on with my thoughts. Because, you see, I have a whole bunch of releases I haven't heard yet so I'm going to do it now in one sitting. Welcome to Anid's poorly structured ramblings.

1- Lycaon's "Baka ne"
These guys have changed a lot since they started, but I was actually agreeing with the changes up until a couple releases ago. Since they turned all electro and Yuuki has pink hair. I'm blaming it all on the pink hair. Yuuki please go back to blond and everything will be ok. But no, he's still pink. And they're still electro-weird. And I'm not agreeing with it. Which saddens me because I do love them.

2- Arthur Darvill singing a Doctor Who themed version of Frozen's "Let It Go"
This is a bit of a ridiculous thing that just got tweeted as I decided to write this post, and as soon as I played the video I knew I wanted to include it here. Click on the link on the title, really. It's epic on its own special way.

3- Mejibray's "Raven"
I actually have a nail post inspired by them to be posted soon.Ish.
Whenever I talk about them with my friend who's now busy writing her graduation thesis, we always agree how smart they are in the way they mix the commercialness with the whatever-the-frick-they-wanna-do-experimenting. Their marketing strategy is really smart, but also, I imagine, exhausting, from the looks of it. Their schedule is ridiculously busy, it's amazing how they manage to keep going without dying of stress or something.
Anyway, the single. This is a single on the comercial side. It's still got the whatever-the-frick-we-want element, but strictly music-wise it's to sell. And as expected, I like the third song best. Which is not to say I don't like the other two, because I do.

4- Codomo Dragon's "Children's Dope"
This band is a strong candidate for "next-band-I-fall-for" [nevermind that just now when trying to link videos I found out the name of their serial program and got slightly traumatized]. In truth I've been curious about them since a friend brough me a bunch of flyers [the posters of the penniless] back from Japan and there was one from them. Back then I'd only ever heard their name here and there but never bothered paying attention. More recently I watched their performance on the Stylish Wave NYE countdown, and since I quite liked it, I've been paying more attention, until I saw the video from the link and decided to try out the whole album.
From what I've seen the only thing about their style I can actually accurately describe is "they obsess with a colour per single". Right Evil was white/red, NEPENTHES. was bright pink, and Children's Dope, gold. This has nothing to do with the music, but their music is really really hard to describe properly. In any case, I am definitely liking it. Yep.

5- LM.C's "Perfect Fantasy"
It's been a while since I paid them proper attention, but I used to like them a lot, so I decided I want to pay them some attention again. This album (or is it a mini-album? It's got 8 tracks? Sometimes it gets confusing) is nice, sounds fun, but it's not anything oh-so-amazing. A couple of song do sound like I might grow to like them a lot more than I do at first listen though.

6- DIV's "Mudai no Document"
Not a new release really, but I've only recently started listening to DIV, so it's new to me. Mind you, I say "listening", I could just as truthfully say "obsessing". Their other album, Zero One, was listened to quite obsessively indeed. And I think the odds of this one being listened to just as obsessively are pretty high. Currently wondering why the song Answer is both here and in Zero One tho. I think it's a rerecording or something of the sort, but really guys you have 2 albums it's a bit early to do this. Anyway, it's a pity they haven't got more stuff released (they're a very young band ok they're like 2 years I think?) because I'd obsessively listen to the whole of it.

That's it, the end.

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