A close friend of mine, Christian, came over nast night to hang out... and took a pretty sweet picture of my Ultimate Ears Reference Monitors (UERMs)!
Please excuse the ipod shuffle in the BG... it's a sad excuse to be combined with the likes of the UERMs. It makes the UERMs sound like 1/10th of what they cost. Works fine with the gr07 while I'm jogging though.
Huge thanks to Kalbee and his family for helping me import the two touhou cds from Japan! The gift bag was actually a suprise gift from Kalbee, I couldn't believe my eyes when I first opened up the package!
[C81] Pizuya's Cell - Merciless Lazuli Rose
Just listened to Losing your season on touhou radio and proceeded to download the rest of the album. The openingtrack is just SICK with its instrumental work, guitar solo, and vocals by Meramipop (probably the best metal vocalist in the touhou scene). Definitely on my list of best vocal arrangements out there.
I think the album has some potential, and I will definitely listen to it sometime later. It is as mix of vocal metal and instrumentals, with a few off-vocal tracks at the end. It seems like the album was recorded using live instruments as well, which is a plus. The other vocalists featured in the album are 3L and SOPHIA. Pizuya's style is a bit harder than CROW'SCLAW but not nearly as hard as shinigiwa satellite's or foreground eclipse's.
Here are some highlights from today's radio listening session that deserve mentioning.
izna - Hakutaku Humanity - A fast paced piano arrangement of Plain Asia
Yousuke Yasui - 法界の火 - A pretty sweet progressive arrangement of Fires of Hokkai. Very nice intro with the heartbeats and choral part.
Luca - Ending of shrine - An instrumental arrangement of Shrine at the Foot of the Mountain. It actually sounds like it could be BGM for some touhou rpg. I like it!
MiYAMO - 週末の夜明け - Jazzy arrangement of... wait, this is an original composition! Very nice track with a focus on the accordion and piano.
As/Hi Soundworks - Touhou Small Compilation for Piano Op.2
Discovered this album while listening to Touhou radio. The track that I listened to was 9. Rondo, an arrangement of Mary, the Magician. Be sure to check this album out if you're a fan of piano music! I'll take a listen once i have a bit more time to.
Today I also finished Swan Song! Pretty great VN, deserving of a 9/10. Review of it coming up some time in the future.
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