Well, what do you know? I just got round to having a few spins of this recently released single from FictionJunction.
CD Title: TV Anime Sacred Seven Intro Theme “Stone Cold”
Release Date: 3-Aug-2011
Kajiura Yuki and FictionJunction return with their 3rd OP Single ‘Stone Cold‘ that served as the intro theme to TV anime ‘Sacred Seven‘. Fast paced techno beats, swirly guitars back by synths coupled with catchy chorus and fab harmonized vocals made ‘Stone Cold’ one energetic uptempo number. While the anime OP cut did not give me that impression, I did find the full version of the song a tad on the repetitive side after a few listens. However, the trade mark Kajiuran ethereal chorals in the break made for an interesting contrast that lifts the song from being just another average anime song.
Read more on FictionJunction’s Stone Cold single behind the cut
I did a similar ani-music compilation like this a while back and here I am with another fresh selection of tracks that I deemed as music to lighten the mood and ease one’s frenzied mind into a relaxing mode after a hard day’s slog. As before, I pick 10 tracks and each of them are from an anime soundtrack, composed by various composers. Of course, it is only natural that they are the ones I find enjoyable as stand alone pieces. My idea of music to wind down to, are devoid of anything raunchy or loud and it is reflected in the pieces I have chosen for this post. This tired mind likes to savour, quiet pleasant moments sprinkled with light notes of pick-me -ups. There’s a couple of decent old favourites but most are from fairly recent releases that are on my OST playlist.
So then, let the music speaks for itself… Press to play after the cut
A little belated but nonetheless, I wanted to share my selections of the Spring 2011 Season OP-ED songs that peak my interest.
Ta dah…this is actually a small music post disguised as a random update (j/jkg)
Ya, Ayu is still very much alive although she’s been rather quiet. Quiet on the blogging scene but definitely not in the real world where things are mad cap busy. Been under the weather as well and is currently on medication to stave off the onset of a cold (flu). Hopefully, it won’t descend into a full blown mess. DO NOT WANT!
It has been a very long time since I last did a music post. To get myself back in the groove, I’m going to go about it in a different manner than the way I used to do before. Instead of just announcing a string of OP/ED singles releases coupled with my crappy “reviews”, I am picking a selection of OP/ED and insert songs that caught my interest and do a short compilation post.
To begin with, here are my first choice of songs See the rest of my selections after the cut
Music Post: A sampling of TV Anime “Shinrei Tantei Yakumo Original Soundtrack”
Being an anime fan who loves music, I tend to take note of the music aspect of the anime I’m watching. Thus, I usually ended up checking out the original soundtrack album of the collected compositions and the composer whose scores aroused my aural curiosity. That said, it has been a while since I last share my thoughts on any particular anime soundtrack release. It’s not because there isn’t anything that interest me or that I’d given up gabbing about music. There are in fact, a handful of recent releases that I found to be highly enjoyable and worth my while. It’s just that the lack of time prevented me from giving them a discerning ear which one requires when one wants to write about them. In that regards, I’m happy to be back on track again with my first music post of 2011.
Get a load of Yakumo’s OST beyond cut
CD Title: Chiisana Mahou
Release Date: 08-Dec-2010
More music gab this way
Another brand new music release from the Macross Frontier universe and since the festive season of Christmas is upon us, what better way to get into the spirit of festivities by taking a listen to Macross Frontier Idols, Ranka and Sheryl, belting out their cosmic contributions to the jolly season.
Album Title: Macross F Concept Album ‘Cosmic Cuune’
Artist(s): Ranka Lee starring Megumi Nakajima & Sheryl Nome starring May’n
Release Date: 24-Nov-2010
Peeps who are regulars to my blog will begin to notice that I’m slowly but surely getting back on the ani-music track again after shafting it aside for a while. Here’s another pick from the recent music releases.
CD Title: Nurarihyon no Mago Intro EP
Artist(s): Monkey Majik
Release Date: 24-Nov-2010
CD Title: Key／Missing You
Artist(s): Jangled Cat (CV:Ono Daisuke)／Lisa Komine
Release Date: 17-Nov-2010
This maxi single release featured the intro and outro theme songs to Fall anime series ‘Shinrei Tantei Yakumo‘, sung by Ono Daisuke and Lisa Komine. Continue reading