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10 Feb 2013, 9:53
2 Ene 2013, 12:58My top artists of 2012:
1. きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ (played 1,308 times)
2. Laura Omloop (played 1,118 times)
3. ART-SCHOOL (played 785 times)
4. Little Marbles (played 713 times)
5. Melodium (played 707 times)
6. DEATHGAZE (played 705 times)
7. Nega (played 700 times)
8. アヲイ (played 663 times)
My top tracks of 2012:
1. きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ – CANDY CANDY (played 189 times)
2. きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ – つけまつける (played 185 times)
3. きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ – Miracle Orange (played 126 times)
4. Oh God, This Is Plague Of War – Seek Truth From Facts (played 118 times)
5. YOHIO – Dawn of Dreams (played 113 times)
6. きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ – でもでもまだまだ (played 104 times)
7. アヲイ – bastard (played 98 times)
8. Nocturnal Bloodlust – Vanilla (played 91 times)
My top albums of 2012:
1. Oh God, This Is Plague Of War – Ardor (tracks played 509 times)
2. Little Marbles – Vi kan göra det hur du vill (tracks played 411 times)
3. Nocturnal Bloodlust – Ivy (tracks played 394 times)
4. きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ – CANDY CANDY (tracks played 329 times)
5. PLASTIC GIRL IN CLOSET – Toy (tracks played 315 times)
6. Laura Omloop– Verliefd (tracks played 301 times)
7. Smosh – If Music Were Real (tracks played 293 times)
8. きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ – もしもし原宿 (tracks played 281 times)
21 Sep 2012, 15:262009-02-07
My father drove me up to Stockholm and I was pretty nervous - I hadn't succeed with getting any of my friends to watch this "weird" band, but looking back at it, it was okay. Dad and I ate some food at a resturant before, pretty close to the long and colorful line of exited teens. Dad asked me if they've had any hits and I answered that Oh my Juliet probably is their most famous song, and he had of course never heard of it. I got into the line and found one of my fan-pals, Jennifer. I stood in the line, talking to her and her friends so the time passed by quickly.
I imagined the arena to be bigger, probably because the only real consert I had seen was Kent, who are way bigger than LM.C here in Sweden. I got a spot pretty close to the stage, behind a girl with a lot of different colors in her hair and already smelly armpits, probably a true fan. First came the drummer, then the keyboardist, basist and backing vocalists. None of these are really any great part of the band since LM.C officially is known as a duo. Then, finally, Aiji and Maya enters the stage. I tried to scream like all the other fangirls but since I got into my teens, that's nothing I'm able to do. I stood there, silent, while my ears hurt from all the others screaming.
The conserts opens with the intro "Rainbow Magic Orchestra", and when it ended Denki-man (the bands mascot) hits a gong-gong, which all the fans know is the intro to their recent hit "CHEMICAL KING-TWOON". Even if the song is very catchy and full of energy, most fans had problems jumping that early into the consert. When "CHEMICAL KING-TWOON" ended, they began playing another catchy song, "Bell the CAT" and as soon as the song hit the audience we all began jumping. The true feeling of a concert had begun.
LM.C played about twenty songs and spoke some japanese inbetween the songs. At one time, they tried to speak Swedish. Maya got a very funny accent when saying stuff like "Haani kuu?" (Har ni kul) and "Hyuure rege?" (Hur är läget?).
I caught a plectrum, I touched Denki-man and caught Aiji's gaze (and I swear that he winked at me) and I almost touched Maya. I was really close, I leaned so intense over the railing that it started to creak. Just as I was centimeters away he ran back to the stage.
I found it both funny and disturbing that the audience didn't know the beat to "Rock the LM.C". Maya had to sing it to help them...
I was so tired when they finally played my current favorite, "Yellow Beauty". I could barely jump around. Barely.
What was most surprising about the evening was how their song "*BOOST+BUSTERz*", which usually is one of their worst, was really good live - probably because they used real drums instead of electric ones.
My dad picked me up to drive me home. After all the jumping I fell asleep in the car.
28 Ago 2012, 15:171st speedrun: Pokémon Red
Time: 4 hours 37 minutes
Jolteon (lv.55) - - Lapras (lv.49) - - Pidgeot (lv.42)
Charizard (lv.45) - - Dugtrio (lv.43) - - Beedrill (lv.39)
2nd speedrun: Pokémon Blue
Time: 3 hours 55 minutes
Nidoking (lv.47) - - Fearow (lv.44) - - Moltres (lv.51)
Venusaur (lv.45) - - Butterfree (lv.45) - - Zapdos (lv.53)
3rd speedrun: Pokémon Red
Time: 3 hours 52 minutes
Zapdos (lv.54) - - Graveler (lv.44) - - Venomoth (lv.45)
Raticate (lv.46) - - Blastoise (lv.49) - - Vileplume (lv.47)
23 Jun 2012, 19:36This album is what led me into idm, "intelligent dance music". I had never before listened to instrumental (or sometimes semi-instrumental) music unless it was classical. The thing is how Melodium (a one man-project from France) remains catchy no matter what song you chose to listen to.
The album starts with You Can't Help Me. A typewriter opens up and becomes the beat of this tune. You can't really tell what instruments that has been used, but it's some kind of xylophone. This is a calm tune, hard to define with an emotion, but the closest one is happiness. Laurent starts to sing (hum) something that I can't really hear.
The thing with Melodium is how he "builds up" his songs. They often start with a beat, then some simple melody loop, going on for a few seconds until a new melody loop jumps on top of the other one. The melodies always simple but still remain catchy and interesting.
He continues on with I'm Not Already Dead. This is a calm, beautiful song with guitars, plucking strings and a typical idm-beat. "Hey I'm not already dead, I got so many things to do before I leave this planet" is the only lyrics to the songs, sung repeatedly while the beat gets more and more complicated. I get such an harmonic feeling from this song.
Follow The Train Of Thoughts is a more mystical track, with mostly guitars. Laurent sings "It was that night they came for you, the proper thing was to kill yourself, before they got you and made you jog". It's hard to tell what the song is about, but it doesn't take long time until it fades out and turns into...
You're Gone. I can't tell what instrument that has been used, but it fills the function of strings. A xylophone plays a simple melody and a pitched beat plays along with it. Both the title and the melody shows that this is more of a sad song, but maybe more about missing someone, or something.
Now onto the first track I heard by Melodium, with the fantastic build up intro:
My Xylophone Loves Me the melody is really simple but still so genius. It continues with a rather fast beat and a happy feeling, mixed with a little taste of melancholy. What's most complicated with this song is the beat that turns into some kind of drum solo while the xylophone plays along.
The following track is just as good. Saturday Morning, one of the most catchy of Melodium's songs. Guitars, a xylophone and a more dancy beat makes the intro and Laurent sings something about "waking up with a terrible headache, I pray for being dead at the worlds end". This song might describe the feeling of a hangover, but with a smile, laughing about how grumpy people can be in such a lovely world.
We Are All Right Here is also a great song to start the day with. A happy xylophone plays with some strange noises and a new beat plays. This songs gives me the feeling of being happy together with someone you like, to appreciate their love and to give them love in return. A harmonic melody played with an echoed trumpet ends the song.
And it's time for the most negative track on the album, Quit The Sun. Laurent sings about how he wants to fly but isn't good enough, therefore he wants to quit the sun. He plays guitar, flute and with no added beat.
It Must Have A Meaning also starts out like a sad song, but shows that tune of hope. A typical overlapping loop of melodies played with guitar makes out the greatest part of the song while Laurent mumbles.
The Hate Week has a really strange melody. It's also played with guitar, as most tracks on this album (along with xylophones). There are lots of computer made noises playing in the background and Laurent sounds insecure and scared when he mumbles about some ghost behind him.
Maybe It's The End Of Time starts with an industrial beat and another of Melodium's weird computerized instruments that float so beautifully in melody loops. It's hard to describe the melody, but I think it's about thoughts of your own existence, making up your mind and feeling scared.
For being a story, this album is hard to understand. It begins with the happy tracks, then the "angry" (Quit the Sun) followed by sad and insecure ones. Behind The Picture is again another track that is hard to describe emotionally. I think it's still a sad feeling going through this song.
Then the album ends with An Endless Present, a song that accepts his bad thoughts. He doesn't move back to the happy beginning of the album, but nicely ends it with simply deal with his earlier emotions.
As I finished reviewing the tracks, I noticed how hard it is to describe his music without listening to it. All I can say (and has already said) is that the melodies are simple but smart and catchy, with Laurent keeping the mystery behind the tracks by mumbling weird lyrics that doesn't necessarily go along with the melody.
23 Jun 2012, 15:41I can't recall being as close to magic as I was the first times I listened to Zatracenie by matryoshka. They are a duo from Tokyo playing ambient post-rock. The male call himself Sen, he's the one creating the music (mostly made in a computer). The female call herself Calu, she is the vocalist. There isn't any more information about the band or the members. Bad, because I would like to know more, and good, because it increases the mystery behind the music. Another thing increasing the mystics are the lyrics that are very hard to catch and the story behind the tracks will instead be built up in the listeners imagination.
Judging from the albumtitle, which is Polish for "To Lose", we get a hint that this isn't such a harmonic story as the music might make you think. Something horrible is always around the calm corners in their music.
The first track is Sink into the Sin and really shows us what Matryoshka is all about - mystics, magic and unrealities. Calu starts to sing in a language that could be English, but it's hard to tell, so instead you begin to make up your own story of the song, which is another great thing about Matryoshka - they let you explore your own imagination.
Slowsnow is of course another soft song, but shows more from the dark side of Matryoshka. Just as the title says, you will easily get a picture of snow falling in the dark night. Matryoshka's music has probably taken a lot of inspiration from the night, and is at its best when you're outdoors in the dark night.
The third track, Evening Gleam Between Clouds, is one of the most amazing tracks I've heard. It opens up with a soft rain. You get a feeling that you're watching the rain instead of being in it. Slowly, strings will start to play and Calu starts singing slow words that is hard to understand. A typical post-rock beat gives the song it's heartbeat and some computer made instrument is freely floating around as a back-up for the beat. This song has such an amazing feeling of being the calm and safe place as only a loving mother could give you. It almost reminds me of a lullaby, but the song will take turn and give the feeling of a melancholic nostalgia. You can hear some birds singing out in the rain, but you soon get back to that calm and safe place.
It can be hard to define what emotions that Viridian wants to describe. Something great happens, trumpets play with reversed cymbals. They disappear and gets replaced by Calu's amazing voice and a new computerized bright beat. Her voice tells you that everything is going to be fine, that nothing can hurt you. Still, you can't really tell what's actually going on behind her.
My Funeral Rehearsal. Just the title alone tells you that this won't be the happiest of tracks. It's clear that this is sung in English and Calu is singing about leaves falling in the sky. Sadly, this song is quite boring compared to the others. The song will lead you to reversed instrumets, the intro of Tyrant's Miniature Garden. You can't really tell where the story of the safe and calm Calu is going, but something has changed and you are now sure that she isn't as secure as before. This sure would be a great song when you need to cry, because this track complete lacks that hope their other tracks has.
What I still don't understand is why they have chosen Anesthetic as the following track. It doesn't have any of the emotions from the previous song and seems to me as a misplaced chapter of a book. This song doesn't have any signs of the bad thing that happened before, the storm has set and I now see Calu sit by herself, wondering what will come next. It feels like the end of a beautiful movie, but not a happy ending, nor a tragic ending, more of those endings where they just go back home without saying anything.
Ezekiel is the almost instrumental track of the album. Some mystical sound made in a computer will wander around the track while a rhythm is added. You can, after a while, hear Calu singing "I'm gonna miss you" repeatedly. Matryoshka really shows that music is a form of art by making their songs abstracts and interpretable from person to person.
Beyond is almost the end of the album. "We will leave tonight, we have nothing to lose at all" is the first line sung by Calu. The strange thing is that you get the feeling of her being alone in the world of Matryoshka, a feeling of Calu being the last human on earth. In fact, she doesn't even sound human, more of a force or a Goddess.
The last track of the album is February Lifesaver. A piano plays with some noise in the background. A modern but still well fit beat is added and Calu is literally humming. This is another track you can't really tell how it fits into the story. You can't really tell how the story ends. "I'm so sorry, always my fault" is the last line on the album, even if you get the feeling that it ended kind of happily (not sad anyway). But I guess we will never know.
Once the album has stopped you begin to think "Why do I even bother listening to anything but this?". It's like you've seen an amazing film or read an extraordinary book. You get empty inside. You can't really just play another track afterwards, you need the silence to completely leave the album. The best thing would be to listen to the album while going to sleep, and to have fallen asleep before the album is over.
9 Jun 2012, 13:15Benighted would make a great cover of
黒い太陽 (by XodiacK)
bastard (by アヲイ)
DEATHGAZE would make a great cover of
Båten går (by Little Marbles)
Evening Gleam Between Clouds (by matryoshka)
Trigger (by Nocturnal Bloodlust)
Ellie Goulding would make a great cover of Dawn of Dreams (by YOHIO)
GALEYD would make a great cover of
BRAND NEW KISS (by DEATHGAZE)
DELUGE (by Nega)
Shivers (by Zola Jesus)
Guttural Secrete would make a great cover of
RING THE DEATH KNELL (by DEATHGAZE)
pleasure of torture (by Nocturnal Bloodlust)
Little Marbles would make a great cover of
Oblivion (by matryoshka)
Superluv (by Shane Dawson)
LM.C would make a great cover of でもでもまだまだ (by きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ)
Melodium would make a great cover of
vinur með trommur (by echoes outdoors)
impetigo (by echoes outdoors)
February Lifesaver (by matryoshka)
Nega would make a great cover of
Tappa (by Little Marbles)
A bullet of skyline (by Nocturnal Bloodlust)
Nocturnal Bloodlust would make a great cover of A.R.S. (by ClearVeil)
-OZ- would make a great cover of
CANDY CANDY (by きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ)
Vanilla (by Nocturnal Bloodlust)
Lost Memory (by Nocturnal Bloodlust)
SuG would make a great cover of ちゃんちゃかちゃんちゃん (by きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ)
xTRiPx would make a great cover of つけまつける (by きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ)
アヲイ would make a great cover of
Vår destruktion (by Little Marbles)
SKY☆LiMiT (by YOHIO)
浜崎あゆみ would make a great cover of Miracle Orange (by きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ)
きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ would make a great cover of Black Bear Magcup (by PLASTIC GIRL IN CLOSET)
12 Feb 2012, 9:58peu's top artists 2011:
Melodium (1,491 plays this year)
Björk (1,345 plays this year)
Little Marbles (792 plays this year)
Tegan and Sara (783 plays this year)
Patrick Wolf (744 plays this year)
matryoshka (720 plays this year)
ART-SCHOOL (676 plays this year)
peu's top albums 2011:
Ellie Goulding – Bright Lights (466 played songs this year)
Melodium – flacana flacana (376 played songs this year)
matryoshka – Zatracenie (330 played songs this year)
Little Marbles – Vi accepterar mitt kaos (275 played songs this year)
Patrick Wolf – Lycanthropy (274 played songs this year)
Little Marbles – Vi Slutar När Vi Är Klara (270 played songs this year)
Russian Red – I Love Your Glasses (256 played songs this year)
peu's most played tracks in 2011:
XodiacK – 黒い太陽 (played 105 times in 2011)
matryoshka – Oblivion (played 99 times in 2011)
matryoshka – February Lifesaver (played 96 times in 2011)
matryoshka – Evening Gleam Between Clouds (played 92 times in 2011)
Little Marbles – Moderaterna (played 77 times in 2011)
Ellie Goulding – Home (played 75 times in 2011)