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Who doesn’t love music?! With all these anime opening and ending themes, original sound tracks, and heck even J-Pop/K-Pop all around us. We should share our love for music with the rest of the world. And what better place then in your favourite university club.

Music Monday – Scandal

February 1, 2016, by , posted in Music

Hi everyone, today’s Music Monday is brought to you by our very own Tonkatsu! Lets see what he has to say about SCANDAL:

I’ve been listening to all of SCANDAL’s released albums ever since their announcement on a new album Yellow, which will be out on March 2nd. I’ll just say straight off that it’s one of those bands, like Asian Kung Fu Generation, that you want to keep talking about, because their songs are incredible.

SCANDAL was formed as a rock band back in 2006, which is what these 4 females called themselves, as they only did rock when they first started. They’re not simply 4 girls that tries to look cute as depicted in the likes of K-ON – they sing, play, write some songs and puts up great performances live on stage. They’re a powerful band with lively personality – so it’s no wonder why they are super popular.

I’m sure most of you guys have heard of SCANDAL before as they performed theme songs for popular anime such as Bleach:

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Music Monday – Asian Kung-fu Generation

January 25, 2016, by , posted in Music

The new season started and one of the best shows is time around is called Boku Dake ga Inai Machi, or Erased in English. But I am here to talk about music, more specifically the OP of this great show. Its called Re:Re: by Asian Kung-Fu Generation and I think it fits this shows theme perfectly. Why? Well the melody, the lyrics are a given, but in this case its also the reason behind choosing a song by AKG from 2005. The story of Erased is set in 2006 and that is exactly the time when Asian Kung-Fu Generation was super popular, so it fits right?

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Music Monday – Yukarin’s Picks

January 18, 2016, by , posted in Music

What I love about Anisongs is that there is so much variety as to the music’s style, instruments and genre which all perfectly capture the anime’s themes and characters. Here are the top two of my personal favourite (and under-appreciated) Anisongs. Enjoy!

“Fly Away” by TeddyLoid, from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

There are lots of people who have watched or heard of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, but oddly enough, this song hardly appears for a few seconds throughout all the episodes. I love the techno-electronica vibes it brings and it really juices me up when I need that energy kick to write those final essays during my all-nighters. Also a fun fact: this song was written by TeddyLoid, who also made the internet-breaking songs “ME!ME!ME!” and “GIRL”, which you are probably familiar with.

“Sky’s the Limit” by Shihoko Hirata; Lotus Juice, from Persona 4

This is one of my favourite chillax songs. It’s got a catchy beat, smooth jazz-style piano riff and an awesome female rapper. Personally I really enjoy all the music from the Persona series, but the mellow, simplistic edge to this piece makes it stand out a lot for me.

Well that’s it folks, hope you liked it!

Music Monday – Introduction to Utaite

January 10, 2016, by , posted in Music

I’m going to take a stab in the dark that most of you have heard of Vocaloids. Personally, my favourite part of Vocaloid culture is the originality and creativity they allow producers. Unfortunately, sometimes, I’m not such a fan of the distinctive “robo-crooning” sound. That’s where Utaite come in! Utaite are humans that cover Vocaloid songs (mostly, although they do also cover other songs), meaning we have all the creativity of a Vocaloid song with the oftentimes more pleasant sound of a human singer. We’ll be looking at two of my personal favourite covers today – first up, papiyon’s E? Ah, Sou. as covered by Dasoku and 【Ren】.

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Music Monday – KyaryPamyuPamyu

January 4, 2016, by , posted in Music

Happy Halloween everyone! What do you mean its January? Ah must have scheduled this post for the wrong month. No worries, I will still bring you some great music to get you through the first Monday of the year.

You’ve all heard of KyaryPamyuPamyu right? you know, her hit songs PONPONPONFashion Monster? No? Well then you should definitely check out her music.

She takes a different approach to the whole idols industry in Japan by taking cute and creepy to a whole new level, and even managing to beat the craziness that Lady Gaga puts on in the west. The song on the top of this post is her latest hit, its all about scary monsters and Halloween. And the one bellow is my personal favorite (aside from PONPONPON, everybody loves the Pon and the Wei) – Ninjaribanban

Here’s to a new year! Lets make it everything we want it to be.