MARIMITE CHRISTMAS ALBUM? Oh my gaaaawd. Someone first told me about it on IRC last week and I knew I HAD to hear it for myself. Well... I found it and took a listen:
The premise here is simple, make the cast of "Maria Watches Over Us" sing arranged Christmas songs. What actually resulted is the most hilariously cheesy engrish album I've possibly ever laid ears upon. All the tracks are sung in English, accompanied by obviously fake instruments. I'm sure it wouldn't have been hard to translate the songs into Japanese, which might have made the CD pleasant to listen to. This album is pretty good for a laugh though. You'd think they could pronounce "year" instead of just "eeee" or "kin" instead of "key."
Tracklist is as follows:
1 - Fukuzawa Yumi (Ueda Kana), Shimazu Yoshino (Ikezawa Haruna), Toudou Shimakao (Noto Mamiko) - JOY TO THE WORLD
2 - Matsudaira Touko (Kugimiya Rie), Nijou Noriko (Shimizu Kaori), Hosokawa Kanako (Koshimizu Ami) - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
3 - Fukuzawa Yumi (Ueda Kana), Shimazu Yoshino (Ikezawa Haruna), Toudou Shimakao (Noto Mamiko) - O Come All ye Faithful
4 - Toudou Shimakao (Noto Mamiko), Nijou Noriko (Shimizu Kaori) - Silent Night
5 - Fukuzawa Yumi (Ueda Kana), Matsudaira Touko (Kugimiya Rie) - Angels we Have Heard on High
6 - Fukuzawa Yumi (Ueda Kana), Shimazu Yoshino (Ikezawa Haruna), Toudou Shimakao (Noto Mamiko) - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
I'm always pleasantly surprised to see a new anime remix out of a new face. I'd tell him to submit it to Anime Remix but the site's down at the moment and I can't seem to find Xaleph anywhere. Plus Strike911's actual site is down. Hrmph. Oh well, for now, it's on his myspace page.
I first heard of Strike911 when Auld Lang Sine 2 ended and we all handed in our finished records, and while I thought his music was a bit generic I still liked Trance Insurgency part 1 and 2 a lot :).
Also yeah I know this blog hasn't been updated in more than a year. Welcome me back, bitches! Also a fair bit of news, I have officially started my anime collection. I now own Project A-ko, Perfect Blue, and Gunbuster on VHS. Awwright. That's probably it for a while now, though. I'm also starting a new cyberpunk album. Watch out for that sometime... next year.
There was actually lots of news coming out of Anime Remix, but I forgot this blog was here. Some blogger I turned out to be!
Well, the big thing every year at Anime Remix is the halloween competition, and this year was no different. We got 4 entries, all of which are actually themes to villains! Except mine, of course, unless you count Mushi as villains. Xaleph won the contest with Orochimaru's Mansion, a... well, it's Xaleph, you know what it is. Psytrance. Next up Avaris busts out this cool digital cover of "Floating Museum" from Ghost in the Shell. I have the cleverest title of the bunch and was the only one to remix an anime that hasn't been on the site before, "The Shinen" which is both a punny book reference and the name of the original track with a "the" tacked on. There had to be a last place, unfortunately for Aktulua, but his Cell remix was still pretty awesome, and probably should've at least beaten mine. It was also the only non-electronic song of the whole competition, which is pretty refreshing since all we get these days are trance remixes.
Sorry for the long absence, dear one reader. I'll be back with the random youtube videos shortly.
What's that low booming sound, getting ever closer? Why, a DistantJ track of course! And this one is way better than his last Slayers remix, which was a bit... Well, not too good. This new track is totally heavy hitting and well done, and I didn't even mind the cliché'd vocal clip. Unfortunately, it's a short track for the genre, and I wish it were twice as long. Still, Slayers fans must check this out.