The HAMIDASYSTEM Saga Continues Its Singularly Beautiful Trek

What a thing to wake up to. After the first and then the second installments in HAMIDASYSTEM’s ambitious multimedia concept project, we were all aware of the depths of truth and beauty that were being laid before us. Today’s the day for the third installment, BEET’s turn to deliver her part of the story, and it’s putting me in some kind of mood:


Just one of these left to go, alas

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We Deserve Things as Nice as Yanakoto Sotto Mute’s New MV

It took a while, but the release of the just flabbergastingly excellent MIRRORS album was bound to yield another in the long line of must-watch Yanakoto Sotto Mute music videos. I was getting antsy! But they delivered today in a way that even I, a person who holds them up as actual, absolute perfection, couldn’t have anticipated. This is power-gorgeous:


Are there, like, a lot of oppressive nun-led all-girls Catholic schools in Japan?

So let’s do the math: They’re in the mix for Album of the Year, plus right here arguably Song of the Year and Video of the Year, will visit the USA in August and may yet be able to release another record? Yeah, they’re killing 2018. Continue reading

This Is cyberMINK

Doop dee doop, cleaning out the ol’ queue and … why, what’s this? A completely contemporary second reference to the thing in the old draft that you just forgot to follow up on? Excelsior!

Remember Living Dead I Dolls? And Satomi, from the same? And remember how Satomi was 100 percent a free agent as of a few months ago, and able to do whatever she wanted, which probably corresponded to her pre-idol time as a Soundcloud rapper* singer-songwriter? Well, she’s back:

That’s cyberMINK (Twitter) by name. It could be called Poop Sandwich for all I care; I’m too busy doing the googly-eyed I-love-this-so-much thing. Continue reading