[xi-on] – UNDER FEST
Genre – Orchestral, instrumental
Hi everyone! It’s my first music related post in a while, as explained in my previous post. First up on the review list is an amazing album by xi-on, released a few weeks ago during Reitaisai 14.
[AVTechNO!] – PULSE
Genre – Electronic, Vocaloid, Original
Site | XFD
Originally published 2/16/2016
I was pleasantly surprised when I first heard this preview on 9tensu, long after C89 was over. AVTechNO! is a doujin circle that I’ve never heard of before, but it seems have been around for a while. Vocaloid fans will probably be more aware of his works than touhou fans, as he only makes vocaloid music. He specializes in techno and electronic music as his name implies, but his works vary a bit in style.
PULSE is an EP consisting of two songs voiced by Hatsune Miku, an instrumental track, and instrumental versions of the Miku songs. It’s the first vocaloid album that I’ll be reviewing here! Read on for the full review.
[CROW’SCLAW] – Angel’s Wings
Genre – Alternative Metal/Vocal, Original
Site | XFD
It’s about damn time, Taka! He’s finally gracing us with a full vocal album 1.5 years after his last one,Caramel Crunch. This time around, we only have Show Ikeda and Futoumeido on vocals. It’s a shame that there’s no Mei Ayakura or Nachi, but i’m not going to complain since I’m happy with the two other returning vocalists.
The crossfade sounded very good to my ears, and is a great indication that the album will turn out fantastic. Like Sepia Recollections, this is an original alternative metal album with vocals.
Originally published 1/12/2016
As one of my most anticipated albums of C89, does Angel’s Wings live up to my expectations? Read on to find out.
Originally published 5/6/2016
Months and 7 reviews later, here’s my Comiket 89 recap! I think I’ve listened to more albums this comiket than any other before. That being said though, there weren’t a significant amount of albums that I ended up liking. However, there were a couple of albums that really stood out to me this Comiket.
A captivating opening animation from 8bit
Ahh Rewrite… it had so much potential as an anime adaptation of one of the most popular visual novels out there. However, just like Grisaia no Kajitsu (also animated by 8bit), the first season was very disappointing. From the start, it was bound to fail because of the sheer length of Rewrite. In order to condense so many hours of reading into 13 episodes, sacrifices had to be made. Routes were abridged, and we never really get to see the main characters fully fleshed out.
I first read Rewrite nearly 4 years ago, so my memories of finer details are hazy. My mind was able to fill in a lot of the gaps that the anime left out, but a newcomer would probably be quite confused. I wouldn’t recommend the anime to anyone who hasn’t read the VN. At the very least, season 1 of Rewrite brought back a lot of good memories of my favorite VN.
I digress though. This is a new season of Rewrite which just aired over the weekend. It’ll cover the Moon and Terra routes, which are considered the true routes of Rewrite. They are pretty much linear, so there is potential for 8bit to redeem themselves and create a season that’s worthy of the original source. Read on for my thoughts on the first episode of the season!