Holy shit, you guys, I was into the last video from Banmon!, but I’m extremely into “FAN+TIC”:
The whole song is denpa-good, but I’m thriving on just playing that opening over and over. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, former PSYBOU KANOJO chaotician-in-chief Utane Yuki released some tracks as what I’m going to insist on calling Nameless even if it’s just a clever thing she’s doing while working on a full-time name, and that was a lot of stupid fun and made me feel good.
Well, she did it again yesterday:
I was just going to update the “WORLD END CRISIS” post from earlier, but then I remembered that I like to game my SEO and decided to create a separate home for this stuff.
— ぜんぶ君のせいだ。 (@zenbukiminosei) October 18, 2016
Anima Animus PRDX is how Google translates the title, the Latin explaining the dual female/male aspects on the cover (and playing a little bit with “anime,” too, if I may be so bold). That’s Zenkimi, though; bright and shiny on the outside, simmering violence on the in. Their music sounds like id, you know, just unconstrained desire, emotions pouring out from the ancient, reptilian part of your brain. Continue reading
This is what love looks like: I’m finishing this from the Jersey Turnpike
I AM SO SORRY that I missed this before. Zenbu Kimi no Sei Da put this out a little after 9:00 and I was, well, driving. Just checked back.
Okay, you can listen to this forever unless they delete the file.
Lyrics: Continue reading
OH MAN you guys, what feels like months of patience and endless hectoring and no shortage of questioning the very meaning of existence, the satanic circus that is Bokura no Oyugi is finally making an official release.
発売日 ▶ 2016.11.30
収録曲 ▶ パンドラの唄。/おまちゅり。
— ボクらのお遊戯。【スタッフ】 (@bokura_no_oyugi) October 14, 2016
I can’t remember a promised debut that generated more excitement among our little community than ICE CREAM SUICIDE’s. Hell, I was practically beside myself at the thought — between the name and the art and the sophisticated introductory campaign of three groups by a newcomer agency and the inclusion of former Bellheart member Anna-chan, it all seemed like the idol world had heard our pleas and put together a special little project just for us.
And then they had their live debut, and BOY were a lot of people confused. Instead of a -core-riddled harsh idol project speckled with yami-kawaii violence, we got what sounded like a safe, contemporary-standard denpa-style pop song. I remember the Twitter chatter that day: Had we been had? Like, of course denpa makes sense because it’s so hot right now, but where’s the rock? Sanity did ultimately prevail and people seemed to reach a consensus agreement to withhold actual judgment until the debut EP, I.S.C.R.E.A.M., was released.
So what does I.S.C.R.E.A.M. sound like? What does ICE CREAM SUICIDE bring to the world? On to the review! Continue reading
They just snap-released another new song on their website, good for two hours. Go now to listen to “やみかわぐんまーち” (Mikawagon March?).
That’s quite a departure from yesterday’s descent into oblivion, isn’t it? But I’ll remind you that, while they’ve done videos including everything from suicide to cannibalism, Kiminosei’s darkest-ever moment is probably this nihilistic look at love.
Go listen. It’s a lot more denpa than denpacore, but I do love this kind of shot in the arm. And you know that it’s probably about obsession or fraught emotions or something.
Backed up for forever or until they take it down.
Damn, this cover: