Great for Friday Fun! The gorgeous trio Vanilla Mood play a quick theme to Dragon Quest to put you in an adventurous mood this morning! If this is what these talented ladies do in their spare time, then I want to hear more!
Well the first thing you notice when loading Co3 into iTunes is that it is classified as Dance/House music. Yeah. This isn’t typical FACT. It’s more of an extension of FACT, that delves into club music, metal/synth loops, drum & bass, the love of video games and chiptune sound effects. Can you really dance to it though?
Co3 is actually an interesting mini-album. The more I listen to it, the more I enjoy it. You actually have some killer singles in “Let’s Get Outta Here” and “All This Wonder.” Each different and yet some what familiar in tone to 90′s techno.
I would be remiss to say that Co3 owes a LOT to the innovators of drum & bass with metal sound, Pitchshifter when listening to these tracks. There are also instances that bring me back to the 90′s techno classic HACKERS soundtrack and playing Wipeout XL on the Playstation 2. And when listening to a single like “15 bitches,” I feel like I’m back to remixing the sound effects from an unlocked code for a 16-bit genesis game like Altered Beast. The difference is Co3 are cranking the BPM up to the max.
While this music isn’t for everyone, C03 gets some props for getting Adskillz on board for “Let’s Get Outta Here,’ and scoring remixes by Dexpistols and 80kidz.
You only get seven tracks, and 3 are remixes. Yet if you dig it, then you’ll just be wanting more. Count me as a fan. Solid 7.5 out of 10. And yes I do want more.
Say What? Yes Coba-U has digitized herself and will be holding a concert in the online other world of Second Life on 12.23.2010 Thursday 22:00 at the Kanazawa Theater.
Hiromi Sato is releasing 2 best of CDs The Best Ever Green and The Best Sky Blue out 9.22.2010.
Cdjapan.co.jp gives us some more distinguishing features for each best of CD. The Sky Blue edition contains opening intros to a few PC games such as “Mizuiro,” “Eternal Lovers” and more. The Ever Green edition gives us anime songs from “Green Green” and “Grenadier” and more.
Go to a party and have fun in the PV below:
Ok. I found an unlisted video for Chiaki Ishikawa’s newest single Gyakko which is the ending song to the Sengoku Basara 3 video game. What does that mean?
It means it is kind of a secret that Flying Dog hasn’t officially released the video, except through Chiaki Ishikawa’s Victor Entertainment website.
So for now this is a special treat, let’s just hope Flying Dog makes it officially public soon (and not yank it down).
So in good graces I implore you to check out Chiaki Ishikawa’s single that you can preorder from Yesasia.com now. The single for “Gyakko” comes out 8.4.2010.
The PV below seems to be excerpted from a J-dorama, but I could be wrong. It might just be a full fledge promo video about a mop girl.
Get bruised below:
Pull out your NES controllers and join Plugnet in a multiplayer game. I’m totally in!
Yukkey, Forest and Mayamusi (the members of Plugnet) are ready to bash you over the head with their best Beastie Boys 8-bit rap battle. And it is pretty damn good.
Their first single “Excube Me!” is on youtube and is a frantic Ritalin fest of fun. Sporting plastic sunglasses and hoodies, this mysterious trio rap over wonderful 8-bit chaos, but the output is controlled and easily accessible.
There isn’t much else to say except go CHECK THEM OUT at their myspace. Preorder their first CD, Select from yesasia.com or cdjapan.co.jp. It is out April 3rd, 2010. Finally, watch their video for “Excube Me!” below and like the Beastie Boys said “shave your head”. Or was that “check your head??”
Can’t get enough of Final Fantasy XIII right now? Neither can we!
Check out a live performance of Sayuri Sugawara’s Eternal Love..
I am now finally playing The Wizard of Oz Beyond the Yellow Brick Road for the Nintendo DS. XSEED brought this gem of a game over from Japan, which was originally titled RIZ-ZOAWD.
This is a simplistic RPG that is deceptively battle tough on certain enemies. I’m having some fun with it and really enjoying the soundtrack.
The Wizard of Oz theme song is sung by the great Kaori Asoh, who has voiced her share of video game characters and also sung a few other famous video game theme songs such as the Wild Arms video game series.
Kaori has a somewhat outdated website HERE, but her official blog is very current and worth checking out. The japanese soundtrack to RIZ-ZOAWD is available through play-asia.com and has 40 awesome tracks.
Hear Kaori Asoh sing in the youtube clip below:
Sayuri Sugawara is releasing a Maxi-single 君がいるからwhich translates to “Because I have You” on December 2nd, 2009. And this single as well as the song “Eternal Love” are both part of the Final Fantasy XIII soundtrack, and both are on this maxi-single as well as a christmas song called “Christmas Again”.
I expect major sales for this. Final Fantasy XIII songs + a christmas track? You can’t go wrong. Wel you can watch the video now courtesy of For Life Music’s youtube page and the song is very pretty. Learn more at her myspace page.
You can watch it below but you know you want to preorder the CD too. You can preorder “Because I have you” at amazon.jp now.
Attention all Phantasy Star Phreaks. Phantasy Star Zero is hitting the Nintendo Ds on November 10th, 2009 and sure to turn you into an MMORPG zombie!
Sega of America still hasn’t taken their full site live, but you can see screenshots currently on the Phantasy Star Zero website.
For some live action footage, you currently need to watch some of the japanese version on youtube. See below:
The fact that this is totally wifi enabled should be a big selling point and probably make the game an instant hit.
You can preorder from ebgames right now at the $34.99 price point.