Why the heck do things that I should see coming a mile away surprise me? Even since the STAMP EP was announced, it was basically only a matter of time before Yanakoto Sotto Mute put out the video promoting it. And, like, if you listened to the preview on iTunes, it was practically guaranteed that it’d be for “Any,” because it’s this bizarrely upbeat song that sounds like a love letter to the greatest generation of human artistic achievement (since 1980 at least) ((and in the United States for the most part)), and yeah, I could hear it on the radio.
Anyway, have a look:
The most 90s thing you’ve heard today, or the most 90s thing you’ve heard every day?
You guys remember notall, right? It wasn’t that long ago. Well, they’ve been busy, including performing at the Japan Expo in Paris. Which, cool beans, and good for them. While they were there, they (source below!) released this really fun tune with an MV that might set off your personal idol I Like Her!-ometers.
That’s really cool! Everything about it is cool — song, video, release locale, etc. But how about this? IT’S NOT FOR SALE. Continue reading →
It’s a shame that the Dots, identity-deficient singularities of incredible artistic idol power, aren’t going to be part of Queen of the Scene, but I think they just wrapped up Least Predictable Release by Idols Forever for 2017:
Sebastian shared this on Facebook yesterday, and I had originally drafted up a little post about the fan contest to do their MV (see below), but you know how you get curious about a thing and start looking through members’ stuff?
Somebody was passing around some Cute Gene video the other day (PIH? The Viz?) in a way that I made a note of it and immediately went back to business, only to then remember that I’d seen something days earlier and had no idea where to go, so then the only choice left is to go to the most immediate source there is, that being the subject itself.
So! THANKS SOMEBODY.
Anyway, this was the original topic of conversation:
It seems like we can’t go a day or two without something else amazing from the Dots well, nor can we go a day or two without Viz Major finding something in the darkest crevasses of the Idolverse and shining on it the kind of light that only Westerners with excellent-albeit-unconventional musical tastes can provide. In this case, an unreleased track from the enigmatic nameless collective of idol singularities:
So AIBECK, potentially exciting and fairly busy new idol project and home to the … I actually can’t quite place exactly why I like An’z-don, but An’z! went ahead and added a new song to Soundcloud last night, a song that I almost definitely would have missed if I hadn’t been on Soundcloud for entirely different reasons:
Once upon a time, a more wide-eyed but less adventurous Maniac was going through some idol sets and doing the obligatory YouTube-it-and-see-if-it’s-cool thing. One of the things that came up during that adventure was Fullfull Pocket (Twitter), who at the time struck me as being, well, kind of alt-interesting in the way that amiinA and sora tob sakana are*, but not really something that I was going to devote time or energy to, certainly not in a world filled with the bright shining lights of & Crazy and Haloperi Doll**. The only other time that I really dipped my toe in was when Hauptharmonie was touring around and including Fullfull Pocket on the roster, and even then I wasn’t all that moved.