Imagine my reaction when I saw this:
— 細胞彼女◎公式アカウント (@PSYBOU_KANOJO) February 13, 2018
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Continue reading
You know, I’m a pretty big fan of the defunct-but-also-DAIDAIDAI-inspirational PSYBOU KANOJO, if you hadn’t noticed, and I’ve been spending some time over the past week or so doing a bit of retrospective. Not everything was pure gold, but there was enough creativity and heaviness and power and heaviness and beats and heaviness that I can still throw on some of Yuki’s live videos, or go through the old Soundcloud account, and have enough godDAMN moments that I go right back to being really sad that Yuki called it quits basically out of nowhere.
But we still have her music! And because of that, we can play with it forever.
Last week’s Monday Match Game gave Osaka Shunkashuto a slim win over Q’ulle in a true idol dance-off; this week, we’re going heavy, but we’re going heavy in a completely different way than usual.
PSYBOU KANOJO had some great original music, but also some great covers, and it’s those personal versions of others’ compositions that we usher into Homicidol Arena. The thing is, the referee (e.g. the polling widget) doesn’t like Soundcloud, so what you’re going to use to vote are the originals … but you’re going to be voting FOR the PSYBOU KANOJO versions. Make sense? Continue reading
Discovering and then losing Psybou Kanojo in the span of a week earlier this year was a little bit of a blow: I was momentarily fan-smitten with this solo idol crushing some of the most violent, this-is-what-the-word-means idolcore you’ll ever hear, and Utena Yuki’s sudden departure from the project was unpleasant.
She did ultimately hold a final farewell live a couple of weeks ago, and I was holding out hope for some live video from the event (a vain hope, as it turned out). But tweets like this, indicating that attendees would be able to access unreleased music, made me wonder if maybe that stuff would find its way online:
— 細胞彼女◎公式アカウント (@PSYBOU_KANOJO) August 21, 2016
Because we like opportunities to smash the creations of others together to celebrate the best things about each entry and take it all to another level, and oh because there’s this contest going on, and also because it involves Psybou Kanojo again and that’s a very germane topic and it involves Deathrabbits, who I haven’t had much opportunity to share around lately, here’s a cool one.
【発表】8/21＠大阪なんばロフトプラスワンウエスト 細胞彼女ラストイベント『最◎後 ～猛者感謝祭～』開催 細胞彼女を支えて頂きました皆様に精いっぱいの感謝をお伝えできますよう企画してまいりますので、ご来場いただけますと幸いです。 https://t.co/UZMmN02Q08
— 細胞彼女◎公式アカウント (@PSYBOU_KANOJO) June 24, 2016
Yuki will be making an actual official farewell appearance as Psybou Kanojo on August 21. Oh, great, that’s stupid. No, don’t you get it? Obviously nothing is set in stone or whatever, but just the fact that they booked a performance gives hope that maybe, just maybe, Psybou Kanojo can live again. I think the logo got updated, too. Continue reading
c/o Jul’s protected account, created by this genius YouTuber
Correct: Two of the most violent pieces of music that idols have ever been associated with, when combined, actually become even more violenter.
I hear things like this, I feel like anything is possible.
Newer people probably weren’t around when I first discovered that particular sunbeam of chaos, so the sheer excitement of finding songs like this hasn’t worn off yet: