I really should stop slacking on the music theory stuff I’m supposed to be studying.
The intro totally makes this track.
Just a few more weeks until BD rips of the film.
EDIT: Aaaaand the film has already leaked online (2013-05-31). Great start to this Friday.
So I finally watched the Norwegian Wood film, and I have to say that I’m pretty disappointed. Pretty much everything I’ve read regarding the film was that it wasn’t very good, but I was curious to see how it was adapted and wanted to form my own opinion.
I have to say people are pretty spot-on with their criticisms, and I’d also have to recommend not watching the movie and just sticking with the book. However, the film was shot rather nicely, and the soundtrack by Jonny Greenwood (from Radiohead fame if you somehow already didn’t know) is good. When I heard this particular track, I couldn’t quite place it, but I knew I had heard it somewhere before. I spent the next several minutes trying to figure this out rather than watching the poor excuse for an adaptation on the screen, and I finally remembered it was sampled on Flying Lotus’ “Hunger (feat. Niki Randa).”
Speaking of books and whatnot, I really enjoy the summer since it’s great for doing non-academic reading. Bought myself a Kindle Paperwhite, and I’ll be reading like a maniac the next few months. Now to find some good reading music..
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 2nd album 「なんだこれくしょん」 2013.06.26 Release • covers & tracklist
Just in time for my birthday!
So here’s a rip of that Jasmine song I posted about a few days ago. I’m really liking it, and I wasn’t expecting the verses to sound this based on the preview that was linked in my aforementioned post.
Unconcerned about getting soaked from the pouring rain
The sight of you splashing through puddles disappears
I’m kind of obsessed with this track at the moment, and I can’t wait to hear the version by Motohiro Hata used for the “The Garden of Words” film (love the snippet used in the trailer).
It’s my personal opinion that JASMINE is THE most underrated/overlooked J-Pop/J-R&B artist in the last few years.
GOLD is one of my favorite Japanese pop albums ever, but it sold really poorly, and her numbers seem to only be declining with every subsequent single she puts out (yet they’re all great). Sony just doesn’t seem to have a clue how to market her, or they simply don’t give a shit.
The new single, “High Flying,” comes out near the end of this month, and it sounds a bit different than what she’s been putting out. It sounds promising, however, and I hope it gets her some more exposure, because I want a new album already. This clip that’s just short of a minute is the only preview I could find, and it’ll have to do for now.
Thanks for the list; I’ll have to check out that Marco Polo album (haven’t heard anything since the first Port Authority).
My favorites so far:
1. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
2. The Drones - I See Seaweed
3. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
4. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
5. James Blake - Overgrown
6. Local Natives - Hummingbird
Something along that order. Others that I’ve enjoyed that are interchangeable, so I won’t rank:
Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap
Boris - Präparat
Kinoko Teikoku - eureka
Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
Meishi Smile - mYSTERIOUS sUMMER vACATION
Feend - Secrets
Sakanaction - sakanaction
iceage - You’re Nothing
inc. - no world
Etsuko Yakushimaru - RADIO ONSEN EUTOPIA
Paco Sala - The Fog
Yoshito Murakami - Mu To Eien
Dean Blunt - The Redeemer
Grouper - The Man Who Died in His Boat
Shortcake Collage Tape - Spirited Summer
and I pretty much like all of the KyaryPamyuPamyu singles since the last album except for the latest one, which I’m sure will end up on her sophomore release.