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31 August 2007 @ 09:37 pm
MOVED.

koizumi has gone to dynamicflare, and me to razzleberri.
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24 May 2007 @ 08:32 pm
Nobody requested anything in the last post. ;~; I feel like nobody at all downloads from my rotations. -shot-

Well, instead of doing an actual rotation this week, I just sort of.. picked a random album to upload. Actually, I uploaded it for someone and figured the link shouldn't go to waste.


DOWNLOAD!
BUY!

Tracks:
1. Evolution
2. Greatful Days
3. Independent
4. Humming 7/4
5. UNITE!
6. Real me
7. my name's WOMEN
8. Ourselves
9. Inspire
10. STEP you
11. July 1st
12. Fairyland
13. Voyage
14. Moments
15. A Song is Born

A compilation album of Ayu's greatest hits-- the brighter, more cheerful side of them, at least (A BEST 2 -black- focuses more on deeper lyrics and ballads). I would say this is an excellent place to start if you haven't heard Ayu yet, or much of her.

My personal favorites on this album are Voyage, Ourselves, and Fairyland. :D

Anyways, please comment if you download. ♥ Enjoy!
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Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Bonnie Pink - Cotton Candy
 
 
16 May 2007 @ 11:00 am
... um, yeah. I'm really, really late, huh? I have no excuse. I'm just very, very lazy.

Now, you'd expect me to upload 20 songs, or at least 10 songs and two albums or something. Well, to be honest, I don't know WHAT songs to upload. @__@; Right now the only songs I'm really listening to are Death Note, Final Fantasy, Nightmare and Gackt. I try not to upload the same artist twice in one week, too. Most of my other true favorites I've uploaded already, and even though I have over 1,000 songs, I don't really KNOW a lot of them. I'm a picky chooser. This is why I only upload 5 a week, usually.

However, to ATTEMPT make it up to you guys...

IF THERE HAS EVER BEEN *ANY* SONG THAT I'VE UPLOADED ON HERE THAT YOU'VE LIKED, AND YOU'D LIKE MORE FROM THE ARTIST OR THE ALBUM IT'S FROM, I WILL UPLOAD IT FOR YOU. A MAXIMUM OF TWO ALBUMS PER PERSON, PLEASE.

Why? This is easiest. I don't know, but take advantage of it or else I'll feel horribly guilty.

Alright, onto the music. :x

Title: lulu
Artist: Nightmare
Album: The World Ruler
Genre: J-rock
Comments: For those of you unfamiliar with Nightmare, they sing the first opening and ending themes to Death Note (the WORLD and Alumina). I've been obsessed with those two songs lately, and have had them on repeat for a week, so naturally I tried downloading some more music by Nightmare. Absolutely LOVE. Something about them, I really like-- more than other J-rock bands. And I'm not usually a big J-rock fan, aside from Miyavi. Anyways, this song is slow... not heavy metal or loud or anything like that. It's actually moved me to tears once, I like it so much. It's really just absolutely stunning, and the lead singer's voice is so pretty. Highly, highly recommended, even if you dislike J-rock.
DOWNLOAD!

Title: Dooms Day
Artist: Gackt
Album: Moon
Genre: J-rock
Comments: I said 'lulu' moved me to tears? Well, THIS one is the most I've ever cried while hearing a song, and I've cried from a grand total of about four or five songs in my lifetime. :D;; Funny how Gackt isn't my favorite artist, or one of them, but his music seems to affect me and touch me the most. This song is so, so powerful and emotional-- and then when I read the lyrics, that just set me off. The mood of the song switches from light and soft, to very dark. I still get teary eyed every time I hear this-- during the chorus, really. I could not recommend this song more, really. Everyone should hear it, even if you don't get why I like it so much or what's so amazing about it... everyone has different point of views.
DOWNLOAD!

Title: Monster
Artist: Bonnie Pink
Album: Golden Tears
Genre: J-pop
Comments: Sorry for the lack of variety... I seem to upload this woman every week. o_o; She's amazing. It took awhile for me to actually recognize this song apart from the others on the album (which is an amazing album, by the way-- I love it. xD Very summery, and puts me in a good mood.), but now I'm surprised it took so long. It has a pretty unique sound. It's all in English, too-- and her English is actually pretty good. Some parts are hard to understand, but most of it is good. I like the lyrics, too. Anyways, yeah. :D; I like it. It's catchy.
DOWNLOAD!

Title: Death Note
Artist: Yoshihisa Hirano & Hideki Taniuchi
Album: Death Note OST I
Genre: Instrumental
Comments: The first song on the first OST, which I've finally downloaded. Something about this song... I don't know, but I LIKE it. A LOT. It's highly recommended. I think it's somehow... bredrfeds, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT. :'D Not quite emotional, but... emotional. o_o; I feel so stupid. But it's a really good instrumental. Just download it for yourself, I guess!
DOWNLOAD!

Title: Sing
Artist: The Dresden Dolls
Album: Yes, Virginia...
Genre: Punk
Comments: I don't like the Dresden Dolls too much... my friend Ryan is utterly OBSESSED with them, so I've heard a lot of their music, but nothing has really impressed me other than Coin Operated Boy. Well, this song is really, really pretty. *__* I normally dislike Amanda Palmer's voice, but it's amazing here. The lyrics are what really makes me love this song though-- they're so inspirational, seriously. Highly recommended, and if you don't download it, at least look up the lyrics. *__*
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Current Mood: guiltyguilty
Current Music: Eureka seveN - Fly Away
 
 
10 May 2007 @ 01:23 am
week seven has been deleted, download while you still can.

PLEASE, comment with what you take.


OH GOD GUYS. I am SOOOO sorry~ DDD8 I have been AWFUL about this, and I really have no excuse. I'll just post this and then throw myself off the nearest bridge.

as payment, I'm posting 20 of my favorite songs, 10 new favorites and 10 old (some REALLY old) favorites. enjoy!

.NEWfavorites

Title: Bara no Shigemi
Artist: Akino Arai
Album: RBG
Genre: JPop/Anime Soundtrack
Time/Size: 5:24/10.48MB
Comments: people who've been here for a while should at least VAGUELY remember my love of this woman's voice. light and breathy, she's got one of my favorite voices EVER, let alone in Japan. I remember, though, that the first thing which struck me about this song was how utterly BEAUTIFUL it was. the feel of the song is strange, dark and dreamy but in a way that's very nostalgic, like memories of porcelain and jasmine tea and lace parasols. it sparkles at the same time it feels like a quite summer rain. I don't really know how to explain it, but...grah, JUST DOWNLOAD IT. DX (for the record, this is from the Record of Lodoss War OST; the title translates into "Rosebush")
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Title: Let Armies Loose
Artist: Bertine Zetlitz
Album: Sweet Injections
Genre: Trip-Hop?
Time/Size: 4:34/4.19MB
Comments: Bertine's got an interesting voice; very pretty, but unique at the same time. this is dark and oddly chilling, and I just LOVE the melody. the lyrics to the verses are mildly repetetive, but I think it's actually a really nice effect and not boring. the lyrics themselves are interesting, and swing between confrontational and creepy to strangely loving and, ah, creepy. XD; it starts off with a simple, dark guitar riff, quickly joined by synth and Bertine's voice. again, her voice is a little odd, but I'd totally recommend giving it a minute to adjust to, because it's beautiful in its own way. fits her particular style wonderfully, and I love the way she enunciates things.
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Title: Veteran of the Psychic Wars
Artist: Blue Oyster Cult
Album: Fire of Unknown Origin
Genre: Classic Metal
Time/Size: 4:49/4.42MB
Comments: DO NOT look at the genre and go "ew", because this song (this group in general) is fucking AWESOME. there's no screaming, there's no incomprehensible lyrics, there's no ear-piercing guitar. instead, we have a dark, solemn song, with a wonderful, driving beat and awesome keyboard and guitar. Eric Bloom's vocals are awesome; I've NEVER disliked them. they're nice, not high and screechy like those of AC/DC's Bon Scott. ANYWAY. I got into these guys through the TV show Supernatural (surprisingly, not through their song "(Don't Fear) the Reaper", which is freaking awesome, but through "Fire of Unknown Origin", also freaking awesome), and I've been in love with them ever since. I love the keyboards in this song; utterly gorgeous, and the guitar compliments it perfectly. seriously, GIVE THIS A TRY.
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Title: Private Laughter
Artist: BONNIE PINK
Album: Private Laughter
Genre: JPop
Time/Size: 3:02/3.51MB
Comments: I don't have much by BONNIE PINK, but what I have? I REALLY, REALLY like. this song has a very nice summery feel to it, with a nice, driving beat, especially during the choruses. it starts off a little strange, with some odd, synthesized voices, but BONNIE's voice is wonderful (and the slight nasal quality to it just makes it better, in my opinion). I love how clearly she pronounces things. XD (so shoot me, I'm an English major) I'm not sure how to explain the feel of this song besides the already mentioned "summery" feeling, but it really makes me want to pop the CD (or MP3 player or whatever) into my car and just go out and drive. nice, nice feeling to the song. I also love the little bits of English and the TOTALLY RANDOM bit of Spanish thrown in. XD
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Title: Title and Registration
Artist: Death Cab for Cutie
Album: Transatlanticism
Genre: ...uhm.
Time/Size: 3:39/5.03MB
Comments: again with not knowing how to classify a song. XD; heh. so I tend to hear these people classified as EMO, which really, really makes me angry because they are totally NOT emo. their lyrics are melancholy, often dealing with loss and regret, yes, but they are not EMO. .../rant, sorry. XD; ANYHOO. Ben's vocals are wonderful, light and just PLEASANT, and if anything this song feels even more summery than the last. it's got this kinda lazy warmth that REALLY reminds me of summer vacation, just flopping across the (nice, cool XD) kitchen floor with the dogs, not really having anything to do so just BEING. I utterly adore the guitar here.
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Title: Kyrie II
Artist: Yoshihisa Hirano and Hideki Taniuchi
Album: Death Note OST II
Genre: Anime Soundtrack
Time/Size: 2:20/5.38MB
Comments: so being a HUGE, HUGE fan of Gregorian chanting and anything even vaguely similar, this song utterly blew me away when I watched the first episode of Death Note. the opening sequence (not the opening SONG, btw) was just...omgamazing. seriously. GO WATCH IT (just a youtube, video, btw. XD; I'd recommend waiting for it to load and then jumping ahead (1:24), because I'm REALLY not a fan of the opening theme. pretty good quality, especially for a youtube video, although it's in Japanese with Chinese subtitles). anyhoo. XD; the song is entirely chanting, consisting of little more than "kyrie," "christe," and "eleison" (for those curious about the lyrics), but it's chillingly, hauntingly beautiful, and I just...GUH. lakjsdflasjd. ♥~ DOWNLOAD IT.
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Title: Gypsy Woman
Artist: Hilary Duff
Album: Dignity
Genre: Electropop
Time/Size: 3:14/5.06MB
Comments: now I'll admit to having always liked Hilary Duff at least a LITTLE, but her latest album took me by surprise. I listened to it in a Barnes & Noble, sheerly out of curiosity, and went "WOW." and immediately went home and downloaded it 'cause it's freaking AWESOME. DO NOT look at the artist and go "EW," because I'll be forced to shoot you. this song totally blew me away. it starts off a little odd (because really, "'the battle of France is over.' *pause* 'congratulations. you've joined the ranks of all the rest.'" ...WUT.), but almost instantly bursts into dark, driving, raw synth that I utterly adore. Hilary's voice hasn't really gotten any better, but she's ALWAYS had a really good voice, and it fits this new style very well; light and airy, it's a nice contrast with the dark, raw synth in this song. I ADORE the lyrics, as well, and the way she says "gypsy woman" in the choruses. DOWNLOAD. OR DIE. ♥♥~
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Title: So Crazy
Artist: Namie Amuro
Album: Style
Genre: JPop/Hip-Hop
Time/Size: 4:34/4.19MB
Comments: I LOVE the beginning of this song; I'm not entirely sure how to describe it, but it's dark and shimmery at the same time. Namie's voice is freaking awesome, as usual, and I love the way she sings the opening line. the verses and choruses are really catchy, and though Namie's voice is a little more laid-back than usual (no insanely high notes, unfortunately XD those are fun to try and sing along with), it fits the song really well. I love the rhythm of this song. ♥~ the rap towards the end amuses me, as do some of the English background lyrics ("uh me so horny," for example XDDD). XD
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Title: All Good Things (Come to an End)
Artist: Nelly Furtado
Album: Loose
Genre: Hip-Hop
Time/Size: 5:12/7.15MB
Comments: so Nelly Furtado kinda disappeared for a little while, but she's certainly returned with a bang. FOUR chart-toppers (including a Timbaland song she features in with Justin Timberlake, much to my enjoyment XD), all in a very, very hip-hop style, as opposed to her older style of slightly eccentric pop. anyway, this song starts with a nice, steady guitar riff and really pretty background synth, joined very quickly by a nice beat and then Nelly herself. I'm not entirely sure just HOW much her voice has changed in the past three years, but it's certainly unique and definitely VERY pretty. she has an interesting way of composing her songs that really, really sticks out, noticeable mainly in the second verse (I love the brief stop after "traveling I"). I'm not entirely sure WHY I like the lyrics in this song so much, because there's nothing very profound about them, but there's definitely SOMETHING that really hits me that I love.
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Title: We Can Hear Your Pulse
Artist: Origa
Album: Best of Origa
Genre: uhm.
Time/Size: 4:28/10.26MB
Comments: ...I'm not entirely sure what to classify this song as, BUT. most people know of Origa through the music she did for Ghost in the Shell ("Inner Universe" and "Rise), but this song has a tremendously different feeling to it. I'm not quite sure what drew my attention to this song, but there's something about the title that really drew me in, and listening to the song I was blown away by how hauntingly beautiful it is. "haunting" is really the only way to accurately describe Origa's voice, for those unfamiliar with her work. it's high and breathy and almost angelic in its beauty, and this song is a brilliant demonstration of it. it's dark and dreamy and just WOW. the song is entirely in Russian, but unfortunately I can't seem to find the lyrics for it. definitely a recommended download, though. XD
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.OLDfavorites

Title: Birth of Light
Artist: Chihiro Yonekura
Album: Colours
Genre: JPop
Time/Size: 5:01/4.83MB
Comments: never actually heard anything else by this woman, and I really don't even remember where I FOUND this song. some random website, several years ago. Chihiro's voice is absolutely beautiful, light and airy, and it fits the synth in the song wonderfully. the song itself is rather light-hearted, but it's not really happy and bouncy, more like a little upbeat. her voice ALMOST reminds me of Sakamoto Maaya's but not quite; she does, however, have a very, very lovely way of hitting her high notes. the song ends with absolutely GORGEOUS piano, floating away to a fade. this song really makes me wish I had more music by her.
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Title: Fairwell to Bitterroot Valley
Artist: Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer
Album: Tanglewood Tree
Genre: Folk
Time/Size: 2:36/2.39MB
Comments: PLEASE, again with this whole "don't look at the genre and skip over it" thing. (hell knows "The Mountain" got enough downloads, so many posts back) this song is utterly, utterly beautiful. it starts with a quiet, deceptively simple guitar melody that floats as the main actual instrument participation throughout the whole song, and Tracy's voice is just as deceptively simple. Dave's lyrics are, as usual, gorgeous, though not quite as wordy or haunting as they often are. there's a deep sense of longing to this song that I just LOVE.
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Title: Let Go
Artist: Frou Frou
Album: Details
Genre: Trip-Hop
Time/Size: 4:11/5.54MB
Comments: IMOGEN HEAP. there. download. so most people who at least recognize this song will likely know it from the Garden State soundtrack, which, in all fairness, is actually where I first heard it. HERE WE GO PEOPLE, MY FIRST EVER IMMI SONG. 8D~ but yes, Frou Frou features the almost sinfully luscious vocals of Imogen Heap, who most common visitors of this rotation will recognize as being FREAKING AMAZING. (wow, lots of caps in this comment. hm.) unfortunately, this is one of the few Frou Frou songs that I REALLY like (I generally find they don't utilize Immi's vocals the way they should), but hot DAMN this song is gorgeous. if you don't have it? you really, really should. the synth alone is worth it.
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Title: Try This Shoot
Artist: Globe
Album: Lights
Genre: JPop/Techno
Time/Size: 6:01/5.56MB
Comments: so these guys used to be pretty popular among JPop (are they still? oO;), but I never really liked their stuff. this song, however, is the first song I ever heard by them and the first techno song I ever listened to that was labeled as such. Keiko's voice is high and a little frail, but it really works in this song. the techno is just freaking AWESOME ('course, I suppose I could be biased. XD; heh) anyhoo, this is a REALLY OLD favorite of mine. I've had it for AT LEAST seven years, likely more, because I downloaded it back when I still had AOL and was in a bunch of music "mailing lists," where they would upload a single song every week for everyone on the list. heh, that was a LONG time ago. XD; anyway. this song was on the third CD I EVER burned (yes, I remember lame stuff like this XD;), and it took me FOREVER to find the lyrics for it. years. haha, I JUST found out what CD this song was on while REhunting down the lyrics, which I seem to have lost..? never mind, took me forever but I found them. XD
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Title: SURREAL
Artist: Hamasaki Ayumi
Album: Duty
Genre: JPop
Time/Size: 4:45/4.39MB
Comments: FIRST EVER AYU SONG I heard. XD seriously. and again, I found it through an old AOL mailing list, so I've had this song for at least seven years. dude, I am a hardcore Ayu fan~ anyhoo. XD; also my first real look into the world of JPop, because until I hit this song I'd mainly listened to Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon music (yeah, laugh it up, bitches. >:[). ah, well. for those who haven't heard this song, it starts off with simple piano and synth that reminds me oddly of a whale's call. oO; must be some old childhood song about whales that had the sound in it. XD; ANYHOO. Ayu sounds freaking awesome in this song, and it turns into the very rocky, fast-paced kind of song she's so good at. INSANE electric guitar after the bridge, but the song is seriously freaking awesome. XD
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Title: The Mystic's Dream
Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Album: The Mask and Mirror
Genre: World/New Age
Time/Size: 7:42/7.11MB
Comments: aah~, Loreena, at what she does best. XD this is probably my FAVORITE song of hers (partially because I associate it with an old favorite novel of mine that I was planning out, but SHHH~). she's AWESOME at achieving a really Arabic feel to her music, and this song just proves it brilliantly. it starts with a simple drone, joined by Loreena singing a hauntingly beautiful wordless melody in definite Arabic style, with all sorts of Arabic instruments and even a TRIANGLE in the background. after she finishes, it's a male choir, chanting slow and drowsy, and eventually joined by her again and then some sort of string instrument (I THINK an 'ud, but I can't be sure). you don't even get actual lyrics until about three minutes into the song, but the imagery the lyrics provoke is dark and haunting. absolutely wonderful song, especially if you're into Arabic-sounding music.
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Title: gravity
Artist: LUNA SEA
Album: PERIOD
Genre: JRock
Time/Size: 5:33/5.09MB
Comments: and again with these INSANELY old favorites. XD I haven't had this one for QUITE as long, because it was after I got rid of AOL, but I'd guess about five years. XD; anyway. this song is freaking AMAZING, and the only song by LUNA SEA I've heard that I actually really liked. I've listened to this song so often that I can honestly say there isn't a fandom I've been a part of since I downloaded it that I have NOT read fanfiction for while listening to this. mainly, though, it reminds me of Angel Sanctuary, because Kaori Yuki (an insanely awesome mangaka, for those of you unfamiliar with her works) admitted to listening to this song while needing inspiration for Angel Sanctuary. anyway, this song is dark and lonely, but the vocalist is freaking amazing and the guitars? guh. DOWNLOAD. ♥~
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Title: Gessekai
Artist: BUCK-TICK
Album: Nightwalker OST
Genre: JRock/Anime
Time/Size: 5:04/4.67MB
Comments: old, old song. XD again. THE BEGINNING OF THIS IS VERY WEIRD, BUT DON'T LET IT TURN YOU AWAY. the rest of the song is freaking AWESOME, and I've been in love with it for years. hell, even the beginning grows on you! now, I love BUCK-TICK, I really, really do. but I have NEVER liked them as much as I love them in this song. I honestly don't think Atsushi's vocals have ever been better than in this song; he sings lower than he usually does (haha, it hurts to sing as low as he does, but I can't seem to resist XD;;), and it lends it an odd, gravely sound that fits the mood of the song perfectly. the song itself is dark and lonely and, dare I say it, SEXY (but that may just be because Nightwalker is an anime about really hot VAMPIRES XD;). anyway, DOWNLOADDOWNLOADDOWNLOAD. ♥~
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Title: Reckless Fire
Artist: Ide Yasuaki
Album: s-CRY-ed OST
Genre: JRock/Anime
Time/Size: 4:30/5.15MB
Comments: haha~, this song is FUN. opening song of a very fun, very SHOUNEN, anime called s-CRY-ed (the anime of which is SO MUCH better than the manga, oddly enough; the manga had way too many "HEEEY~, IM UR LONG LOST BROTHER LAWLZ"). anyhoo. starts off with a strangely Spanish feel that quickly disappears (rather nifty, though XD), and Ide's vocals are really, really cool. kinda rough and gravely, they lend a really nice feeling to an otherwise FUNFUN JRock song. the entire song is fast-paced and upbeat. haha, I love the way he says "reckless fire"~ ♥ random fact: I once spent almost all of a 4-hour drive down to New Jersey listening to this song and thinking. it somehow managed to fade into the background to the point where I'd forgotten I was even listening to it.
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Title: Strangers
Artist: Yoko Kanno, Raj Ramayya
Album: Wolf's Rain OST
Genre: Anime Soundtrack
Time/Size: 5:03/4.63MB
Comments: oh god, this song is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I found it totally by accident while trying to find Wolf's Rain music, and BOY have I never regretted that. Raj Ramayya has an absolutely beautiful voice, although I'll admit I had to look him up to be sure he wasn't some strange-voiced female. XD; anyhoo. this song isn't exactly slow (the rhythm is fairly fast), but it's rather mellow. kinda like the trip-hop songs I've put up, except it's got more of a natural feel to it, I guess. lots of mournful trumpet peals in this, and an absolutely breathtaking orchestra in the background. this song has such a WOLF'S RAIN feel to it that half the time I want to cry. stunning in its beauty.
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Current Mood: guiltyguilty
Current Music: Wolf's Rain - Strangers
 
 
30 March 2007 @ 09:18 pm
I'm laaaaate! xD Sorry guys! Here's 10 songs, to make up for missing last week~ 8D Lots of random stuff this week, between catchy hip-hop and quiet instrumentals, haha. ♥

Title: Luvotomy
Artist: m-flo loves Namie Amuro
Album: Cosmicolor
Genre: J-hiphop xD
Time: 5:13
Comments: I'VE FINALLY GOTTEN MYSELF OBSESSED WITH M-FLO. xD I've heard so much about them, and now that they have a new album out, I decided to try them out, and OMG IT'S LOVE ♥. The first time listening I really didn't know what the big deal was, but oh God, their songs are SO DAMN CATCHY! THEY'RE SO MUCH FUN! This is one of my favorites~ can't. Stop. Listening to it. xDDD M-FLO IS LOVE, DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD!
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Title: A Proposal
Artist: Nobuo Uematsu
Album: Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus OST
Genre: Instrumental
Time: 2:17
Comments: First of all, I *love* this soundtrack, as well as the Advent Children soundtrack. I'm obsessed with both at the moment. ♥ I was going to actually have a Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts theme this week, and only upload songs from them, but I desperately wanted to upload m-flo too so I decided not to. xD; ANYWAYS, I'm not sure exactly why but this is one of my overall favorite FF songs. Too bad it's so short.. I really, really love it. ♥ I can't really describe it. I think it's really.. great, though. xD It isn't typical quiet piano-type music (even though I adore that kind too), but it's just... erffwesfe. Just DOWNLOAD it. :'D
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Title: Water
Artist: Nobuo Uematsu
Album: Final Fantasy VII Advent Children OST
Genre: Instrumental
Time: 2:21
Comments: I couldn't resist uploading another FF song, because this is another one of my absolute favorites. xD; This song is SO. PRETTY. Absolutely gorgeous. *__* It's extremely soothing, and it really has a... peaceful, watery feel to it! xD; It's just a very calming song and it's absolutely gorgeous. @_@; It's one of the songs that got me into instrumentals, seriously.
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Title: Lupe
Artist: KOTOKO
Album: Unknown
Genre: J-pop?
Time: 5:01
Comments: Wow, uhm. I know absolutely nothing about KOTOKO. I dunno if she's well known or not, or anything. But this song is LOVE. I downloaded it because the description said you could practically "feel the angst seeping from it" ... I downloaded it in hopes of something good for writing angst. xD I don't feel the angst at ALL, it just seems like a trance-y song. I really like it~ *__* That's all I can say, I guess. ♥
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Title: I Wanna Show You My Love
Artist: Namie Amuro
Album: Queen of Hip-Pop
Genre: Hip-pop 8D
Time: 3:39
Comments: Ahh, I've been loving Namie Amuro more and more lately. This is one of my favorite songs off of Queen of Hip-Pop. D: Very catchy. Oh, and I've had it stuck in my head ALL WEEK, along with CAN'T SLEEP CAN'T EAT I'M SICK and Queen of Hip-Pop. xD ANYWAYS, if you haven't heard it already, give it a download! ♥ It's a really fun song.
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Title: Colorful
Artist: Tomohisa Yamashita (Commonly known as Yamapi ♥)
Album: Unknown
Genre: J-pop
Time: 4:27
Comments: Yamapi. Is. Adorable. ♥♥ Reason enough to listen to him, hahaha. No, but really. :3 I've stated several times that I think most JE songs sound the same and it's hard to find one that stands out. I don't know if this is considered to stand out, but to me it does. I looove this song. xD It just.. feels colorful! 8D It's so happy and fun and Yamapi has a nice voice, haha. It's very uplifting and I've actually turned it on if I was feeling a bit down. Sometimes I just can't help but smile. I'm laaaaame.
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Title: Cotton Candy
Artist: Bonnie Pink
Album: Golden Tears
Genre: J-pop
Time: 3:47
Comments: I'm not sure if I've uploaded Bonnie Pink here before.. can't remember. Ah well. I know I say a lot of people are my 'all time favorite artists' here, but no, really. Bonnie Pink is SERIOUSLY one of my all time favorites. Her voice is just absolutely beautiful, and she might not stand out from the rest of the j-pop singers to you, but to me something about her does. This song is one of my favorites of hers. Bonnie Pink's music makes me think of summer, especially her Golden Tears album, for some reason. I've found myself listening to it every day, in the afternoon around the time when sunset is coming. I've been in a very springy/summery mood lately. xD♥ I'm considering uploading the entire album on here sometime. Probably soon. ANYWAYS, I hiiiighly recommend this song.
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Title: L's Theme
Artist: Death Note
Album: Death Note Original OST
Genre: Instrumental
Time: 3:03
Comments: Death Note is rapidly turning into my latest obsession. o_o; I heard this just a day before I started reading the manga, and I fell in loooove. This song just ROCKS. xD My favorite song off the anime OST. Haha, because I'm the lamest person ever, I like to turn it on repeat while I read the manga. :o It fits the mood really well! Hahaha~ anyways, even if you hate Death Note or something, or are unfamiliar with it, this is a really cool instrumental and I'm madly madly in love with it. :3
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Title: Sayonara Solitaire
Artist: Saeko Chiba
Album: Unknown
Genre: J-pop
Time: 4:57
Comments: *__* Oh, wow. This song is absolutely GORGEOUS. Gorgeousssss. xD; I can't really describe it, other than it's just plain PRETTY and I super highly recommend downloading it. :'D It's truly a beautiful song, and that's all I can really say. -fails-
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Title: Garden in the Air
Artist: BoA
Album: Girls on Top
Genre: J-pop
Time: 3:53
Comments: Lol, I don't really have a comment for this. :x I'm running out of songs to upload! Well, not really, but I'm running out of songs I really LOVE enough to upload. @_@; Ah, well, anyways. I don't know much about BoA at all. Every Heart was one of the songs that got me into j-pop (Inuyasha ending themes in general did, haha... but Every Heart used to be my favorite, till I listened to it so much I couldn't stand listening to it ever again, haha), but ANYWAYS, this isn't Every Heart. xD I just downloaded a couple of random BoA songs the other day, and this is my favorite out of them. It's a... nice song. ._.; Nice to listen to. Yup.. just, nice. Download it. xDDD No, really, it might not sound like I have a high opinion of it, but I do. It's a pretty song, really. ♥
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... phew, done, FINALLY. o_o;; Note to self, don't be late anymore, cause uploading 10 songs is trouuuublesome. :'D♥
 
 
Current Mood: fullfull
Current Music: BoA - Garden in the Air
 
 
 
20 March 2007 @ 07:33 pm
so yeah, this is theshadowlover, on my new username. just to clear things up.

don't forget to comment!
let me know which songs you liked. XD note: you DO NOT have to be a livejournal member to leave a comment.

and dude, people. come ON. I know you aren't commenting because I know how many times each song is downloaded. one comment per rotation? when it's had 60 downloads? that's RIDICULOUS. please.

week six's savefile project has been deleted, download the stuff while you still can.

LATE AGAIN OMG DD8 I am so sorry guys~, but I was going to wait until this past weekend to do another post and...well...yeah. --; life interrupted, as usual. so. HERE'S YOUR ROTATION 8D;;

don't forget, you are more than welcome to request songs!

Title: Violet Sauce
Artist: Namie Amuro
Album: White Light
Genre: JPop/Hip-Hop
Time/Size: 4:05/9.37MB
Comments: so I'm sure a lot of JPop fans have at least HEARD OF this song before. >.>; I'm kind of a late comer to Namie, but her stuff's just blown me away lately. XD; I never really liked her 'cause she was, well, so HIP-HOP-y, which is a genre of music I used to love but stopped, and I've only recently gotten back into it. for the record, Japanese hip-hop is SOOO much better~ ANYHOO. rambling. XD; this song is rather dark in sound, but it's WONDERFUL. nice and techno-y and Namie's voice is, as usual, heavenly. it's kind of hidden behind synthesizers and all the synth in the song, but I think it fits the feel beautifully. her harmony in some of the verses and the background lyrics of the...choruses? I guess? I don't know, whatever. ANYWAY, her harmony is awesome. during the part of the song where you hear lots of "dip it in the suace," there are lines in the background that are more...not really RAPPED, but they're not really said, and in the background you can faintly hear Namie singing them much higher, and it gives it this really cool effect that I just love.
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Title: BUT
Artist: Koda Kumi
Album: BUT/Aisho
Genre: JPop/Hip-Hop
Time/Size: 3:44/6.89MB
Comments: aaah~, this is her newest (I THINK) song, and it's just SO MUCH FUN. starts off with a heavy drum line and then it kind of bursts into the raw, gritty synth that's featured throughout the whole song. the lyrics are fun and the verses are kinda melody-less, but in a GOOD way, and then you get to the bridge and then the CHORUS and it's just FUNFUNFUN. I love the chorus, [you know you love yourself] BUT!, written as my sister has it in her MSN display name. XD I love the little bits after the chorus, lots of fun lyrics, and the way Kumi says "kite kanjite hoshii BUT" just makes me flail everytime because it's just FUN. lots of nice electric guitar in the background in places. the whole song feels kind of raw, but it's just...well, FUN. XD;
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Title: My Love
Artist: Justin Timberlake featuring T.I.
Album: FutureSex/LoveSounds
Genre: Hip-Hop/R&B
Time/Size: 4:36/4.23MB
Comments: yeah, you're all thinking "Justin Timberlake the FUCK?" but uhm...I've recently found this guy is fucking ADDICTING, YO. the MP3 I've got starts in an odd spot, but it almost immediately flows into the techno rift that drew me into the song and just...WOW. the techno/synth in this makes me flail and it's just awesome, and uhm...yeah. XD his voice during the verses is a LITTLE too high for itself, but it's not that bad and he actually does it pretty well. don't let it, or the weird wanna-be-laughing during the choruses, throw you off. this song is AWESOME, and I love the melody in the chorus and justjustjustGUH. XD;~ and despite my belief that Americans just CANNOT RAP, the rap in this isn't THAT bad >.>; IT MENTIONS JAPAN, OKAY. DD8 and, uhm, the lyrics in this song? are oddly sweet and romantic. o_o;
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Title: Glamorous
Artist: Fergie feat. Ludacris
Album: The Dutchess
Genre: Hip-Hop/R&B
Time/Size: 4:06/6.2
Comments: annnd~ more American hip-hop. XD; I almost put up "Fergalicious," but, ah...that would have required I put up "Sexy Back" for my Justin Timberlake song and I didn't want to. XD; this song is surprisingly pretty, really, and Fergie has a wonderful voice. the song starts off with some rapping in the background, behind synthesizers, that I actually don't really mind. the lyrics in this actually have a pretty good message, although it's probably total crap to her and she likely doesn't mean any of it XD; WOW, that was cynical. her accent amuses me. XD; unfortunately, there's other rapping in here, and once again I honestly don't think Americans can rap for CRAP, even if they're black. *shrug* my favorite part of this song is the last verse; I LOVELOVELOVE the melody of it. XD
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Title: AnyStar
Artist: Lee Hyori and Lee Jun Ki
Album: ???
Genre: KPop/Hip-Hop
Time/Size: 3:46/5.24MB
Comments: so ah, my knowledge of KPop? is extremely limited. the only person whose name I really recognize is Lee Jung Hyun's, but I've been a fan of hers for several years. but I found this song through protectra, and was spazzing over it (especially the rapping, which I'm ASSUMING was done by Lee Jun Ki), and since she liked it so much and offered a download link I snatched it up and listened. and uhm...WOW. LOADS OF FUN. XDD let it be said I feel the need to look up more stuff by Lee Hyori, because she has a really nice voice and this song is ten kinds of fun. very upbeat and hip-hop-y and techno-y, and it's just what I could ask for. XD THIS song is further proof that Americans SUCK at rapping, even if blacks are the people who started it. the Asians? have totally pwned them. XD possibly because there's an actual hint of melody in it, but...*shrug* dunno. DOWNLOAD RAWR DX haha, looking at Korean lyrics feels so weird. XD I'm TOTALLY not used to them, they look like jibberish XD;
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Current Mood: guiltyguilty
Current Music: Justin Timberlake - My Love
 
 
18 March 2007 @ 04:12 am
Huh.. this week went by really fast. @_@; Well I'm in a bad mood and extremely bored, so instead of sleeping like I should be, I figured I should get my next rotation up before I'm late again.

Title: On Fire
Artist: Switchfoot
Album: The Beautiful Letdown
Genre: Rock
Time: 4:39
Comments: HOMG, it's something non-Asian! xD; I normally don't put English music up, but this song is an exception. I've always loved it, but this week particularly I've been obsessed with it, so I thought I would share. Switchfoot is such an amazing band-- actually, including the many Asian bands I like, they're my favorite. Well, like I've said, I've always loved this song but this week I realized the lyrics freakishly fit in with the Axel/Roxas pairing I'm obsessed with (from Kingdom Hearts).. so that's why I like it more now. ._.; It's a really, really pretty song, I think, and the lyrics are just great (and no, not just because it fits in with a pairing I like, honestly. xD). I guess I don't know what to say besides that, and sorry I'm ranting again.. @__@;
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Title: Lust for Blood
Artist: Gackt
Album: Crescent
Genre: j-rock
Time: 5:11
Comments: So my very good friend arwenchan was the person who introduced me to Gackt. And like I said when I uploaded Secret Garden a few weeks ago, I like him but I don't LOVE him. xD; Well, I thought Secret Garden was really the only song by him I adored, but I guess I was wrong! I was writing something somewhat dark, and I asked her if she recommended a good song to listen to while writing. This is her favorite song ever, so she recommended this one, obviously. @_@; Before, it had 9 plays on my iTunes.. over the course of two weeks it's reached over 200. THIS. SONG. IS. AMAZING. xD Everything about is AMAZING. The lyrics, the instruments, his voice, dfgsrtdffd. I could listen to this on repeat for the rest of my life, hahaha. Even if you don't like dark songs (well not DARK, just not.. bubbly pop), like me, you should try thiiiis. ;~;
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Title: December
Artist: Puffy
Album: Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi
Time: 4:20
Comments: There's a good chance you recognize these two from the somewhat popular Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi show on Cartoon Network. xD God, these two are just TOO ADORABLE. Don't underrate them just because they're on Cartoon Network or something silly like that. Their voices honestly aren't the best, from what I've heard at least (I need a different album before I can really judge them :3), but this song is really good. It's very.. mellow. 8D And catchy, to me at least. I often get it stuck in my head for some reason.
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Title: CHU-LIP
Artist: Ai Otsuka
Album: CHU-LIP (album not available yet-- this is the single)
Time: 3:58
Comments: I'm not the biggest fan of Ai Otsuka, despite the fact that Planetarium is one of my favorite songs in the world and one of the three most played songs on my iTunes. :3 I especially don't like her upbeat songs. But this, however, is just too adorable to resist. xD The PV is absolutely BIZARRE. But the song is just so much fun, I love it. :D
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Title: Under the Moon
Artist: Do As Infinity
Album: under the sun / under the moon (album unknown, so this is the single)
Time: 4:27
Comments: Yeah yeah, I know Do as Infinity are old, but they still remain one of my favorite bands. This song is one of my personal favorites of theirs. It's just so.. calming, and really beautiful ;~;♥. Under the Sun is also a really good song too, btw, but I haven't heard it since I got a new computer-- never managed to find it again. xD Anyways, I'm not sure what to say aside from this song is amazingly pretty and I love it. ♥
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Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: The Fray - Trust Me
 
 
09 March 2007 @ 09:57 pm
Yay, I'm on time this week! :D I'll do my best not to rant as much as I did last week~ oh, and I got around to uploading that OST this week. I hope you guys like it! Also, I uploaded mostly quiet and calming music this week, aside from L.drunk. o.o; I actually didn't mean to do that.. ah well.

Don't forget to comment please! They make my day, seriously-- it takes only a minute to put a smile on Shannon's face! ^__^ Besides, I need to know if I'm uploading crappy music or not.

Title: L.drunk
Artist: Kaela Kimura
Album: Scratch
Genre: J-pop
Time: 3:15
Comments: This is SUCH a fun song. xD Not much to say about it besides that. I love it ♥
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Title: A Day In The Life
Artist: Mai Hoshimura
Album: SOUP
Genre: J-pop
Time: 5:37
Comments: I absolutely ADORE Mai Hoshimura. She isn't very well-known, but from the first song I heard of hers, I fell in love. When I got a new computer, I only got TWO of her songs back, and it still remains that way. I'd pay a million dollars for more of her songs. ;-; I can't find them anywhere. Ah, well ANYWAYS. I'm ranting again. xD This song is very.. nice. ._. I can't really find a word to describe it. Not exactly calm, but not poppish either. ... smooth, maybe? Pop-ballad? Ah well. xD I highly suggest downloading it. Mai Hoshimura is amazing.
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Title: Tsuki
Artist: Amano Tsukiko
Album: I'm not sure of the album, but here's the single.
Genre: J-pop
Time: 4:52
Comments: This song is just so calming and relaxing and pretty. Between the instruments in the background and Amano Tsukiko's pretty voice, it's a very peaceful song. I often listen to it when trying to go to sleep. I only have two songs by Amano Tsukiko, but after hearing this gorgeous song I would certainly like more. Even if you're not the biggest fan of soft music, I recommend downloading it. It's just THAT great. xD
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Title: Itoshisa Wa Fuhai Nitsuki
Artist: Dir en Grey
Album: Withering to Death
Genre: J-rock
Time: 4:15
Comments: I don't really like DeG. I don't like heavy metal type music at all. However, this song is far from heavy metal. This is obviously my favorite song of theirs. I think it's really pretty, actually... another song I listen to while trying to sleep or relax, despite the fact that it still isn't really a QUIET song. xD; Anyways, even if you don't like j-rock, you should give this a shot. Seriously.
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Title: Morning Glow
Artist: Mayuko Aoki
Album: Final Fantasy X-2 Vocal Collection - Yuna
Genre: J-pop/Game
Time: 4:26
Comments: This song is absolutely gorgeous. I first heard it long before I liked Final Fantasy, on some website. xD I listened to it over and over. Really, this is one of my all time favorite songs. I think it's beautiful. ;-; I don't CARE if most people hated X-2, that doesn't mean the music from it is bad. Again, this song is ♥ ♥ ♥. xDDD
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Finally, here's the OST I've promised you. I don't care if you dislike the manga, the anime, the movie, or all three-- the OST is GREAT, so don't let your dislike of NANA stop you from downloading it! D: But really, who could hate NANA?


Title: NANA OST
Genre: Instrumental
Comments: This is one of the CDs that got me loving instrumentals. I downloaded this after seeing the movie (which was ADORABLE-- and so is the manga. xDD NANA is an amazing series ♥) and I just really, really love it. The music is so relaxing, seriously. Even though Hachi's themes are cheerful and somehow spirit lifting, it still manages to be quiet. Whenever I just feel like listening to something quiet, I turn this CD on. It's honestly great music to listen to in the background, and personally, I think a lot of the songs are beautiful. If you've never really listened to many instrumentals, you should give this a shot-- I thought I'd NEVER like instrumentals, and now I love them. xD Not just because of this CD, but it is one of the major reasons. ♥ I also threw in the very popular 'Glamorous Sky', along with 'My Medicine' and Trapnest's 'Endless Story', which don't come on the OST but are in the movie. All three of them are also great songs, especially Glamorous Sky!
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Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Current Music: NANA - White Snow, Red Dress
 
 
08 March 2007 @ 12:20 am
don't forget to comment! let me know which songs you liked. XD note: you DO NOT have to be a livejournal member to leave a comment.

and dude, people. come ON. I know you aren't commenting because I know how many times each song is downloaded. one comment per rotation? when it's had 60 downloads? that's RIDICULOUS. please.

week five's savefile project has been deleted, download the stuff while you still can.

sorry this is so late, but I've been really busy lately. x_x but yeah, I absolutely ADORE orchestral music, and the first song on this rotation wandered onto my MP3 player a couple days ago and I realized THIS was what I had to do for this week's theme.

don't forget, you are more than welcome to request songs!

Title: Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song
Artist: Samuel R. Hazo
Album: ???
Genre: Orchestral
Time/Size: 5:23/4.95MB
Comments: I'm not entirely sure how to describe the sheer BEAUTY of this song. it starts of quite and slow, a simple, breathy flute, joined slowly by a guitar of some sort, and something small and sparkly, I think a triangle. as the song moves forward, it's slowly woven together with various other instruments, then about 50 seconds in bursts into a melody that is breathtaking and clear and glittering. it does this various times, but the last one is vibrant and sweeps you away, with clear trumpets and wonderful drums and glittery sparkling and swirling and just...GUH. the percussion gives this a very asian feel, and the music often reminds me of the Princess Mononoke soundtrack (one of the most beautiful things on the face of the planet). this song really FEELS like a fantasy, a dream, something you'd find in the soundtrack of an epic fantasy movie. it's AMAZING.
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Title: People of the North Pole
Artist: Uematsu Nobuo
Album: Final Fantasy X OST
Genre: Game Soundtrack
Time/Size: 4:42/4.31MB
Comments: so I rotated this song a while back, when Eurodancer had its own actual WEBSITE, and I figured, what the hell? XD this song is hauntingly beautiful, starting with a simple violin melody with a background of light drums. it's joined by another simple violin melody, simple background rhythm, sort of. the second main melody of this song is slow, haunting, and there's SOMETHING in the music here (and not just the piano) that just SPARKLES and GLITTERS and it blew me away the first time I heard it. this song FEELS like cold and wind and snow and ICE and the harsh, cold sun of the north pole glinting off the ice, and I just...I LOVE it. it feels like it could be the background music for a simple scene of just sweeping landscape, or the background music of "people of the north pole" migrating, and it's simply wonderful.
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Title: Shadow of Doubt
Artist: Yoko Kanno
Album: Vision of Escaflowne OST
Genre: Anime Soundtrack
Time/Size: 4:45/4.36MB
Comments: same thing with this song, I rotated it back before Eurodancer moved to LJ. XD if you are unfamiliar with the name, Yoko Kanno is a GENIUS of soundtrack-writing, and has written more than I even know of. this song, however, seems at FIRST to be fairly simple. it's entirely cello, with the rare inclusion of someone whispering something in the background. each part of it starts off with a single cello, but it's slowly joined by more and more and more, all at different pitches and all playing totally different melodies that just blend into this crisp, sweeping masterpiece of sound and beauty. it doesn't really sparkle, like the last two, but I have no problem with that. the middle melody in this is warm and smooth and reminds me of lazy summer days spent just lying in grassy fields. it's a wonderful piece.
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Title: The Legend of Ashitaka
Artist: Hisaishi Joe
Album: Mononoke Hime OST
Genre: Anime/Movie Soundtrack
Time/Size: 5:48/5.32MB
Comments: so this is the OLDEST song on this rotation, I think. I've been in love with this for years, since the first time I watched this movie. it's a stunning movie, one of the many by Miyazaki Hayao (Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service), and the soundtrack was utterly breathtaking. I think this is my favorite piece from it, in all honesty. ANYWAY. it starts off very quietly, so don't be surprised if you don't really hear anything at first. really all you hear at first is some faint drums, almost like a heartbeat, and then a slow, dark melody on cello joined by...violins? I think? I'm not entirely sure. whatever, though, it doesn't really matter. as I said, the beginning is dark and slow and faintly ominous, but about a minute into the song it sweeps you up into the main melody of the movie. it's a melody that is epic and haunting and beautiful and wonderfully fitting of the sweeping Japanese landscape. simple, sheer LOVE.
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Title: The Battle
Artist: Harry Gregson-Williams
Album: The Chronicles of Narnia OST
Genre: Soundtrack
Time/Size: 7:08/6.58MB
Comments: I'm not sure why, because I utterly ADORE this soundtrack, but it's gotten a lot of criticism. a lot of people don't LIKE it. but in all honesty, the moment I heard the second track on the soundtrack I fell in love. this, however, is NOT that track, but, as I'm sure you can guess, the background music for the final battle. it starts off slow and dark, with simple violin and cello, but it sweeps up into trumpets and something swirly and an AMAZING choir. this piece often changes pace, weaving between slow, haunting melodies and dark, forboding music that really FEELS like the waiting before a battle. the violin throughout much of it swirls around, the choir is simply breathtaking. there's one scene where the choir melody is so beautiful I almost cry half the time I listen to it. the build-up to it is beautiful, as well, and there's a strangely synthetic percussion flowing through the whole piece that at first doesn't really seem like it should fit but DOES. it's a long song, yes, and the build-up is kind of slow, but I honestly feel it's WORTH it. about five and a half minutes in it sweeps into the actual COMBAT music, which is hectic and rushed and it's awesome, and then it quickly just...falls off. into a slow, dream-like little bit that's the perfect way to end it.
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requests.

Title: I Just Want You to be Happy
Artist: BONNIE PINK
Album: Even So
Genre: JPop
Time/Size: 4:00/5.55MB
Requested by: ignored_tears
Comments: I'll admit I don't really listen to this song much, as I'm more into her happy-bouncy music, but this is a nice song. it's slow and breezy and feels faintly like summer, and BONNIE's voice is lovely to listen to. lots of almost-acoustic electric guitar.
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Title: Cloud 9
Artist: Sakamoto Maaya
Album: Wolf's Rain OST 2
Genre: JPop/Anime Soundtrack
Time/Size: 5:01/10.05MB
Requested by: ignored_tears
Comments: like the previous song, this is light and breezy and feels oddly summery. Maaya's voice is, as usual, breathtaking, and she does these light, airy songs beautifully. I LOVE the melody of the last couple words of the choruses, and the synth in this is wonderful. as is the harmonica. XDD
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Title: Movie Stars
Artist: Zwei
Album: Pretty Queen
Genre: JPop
Time/Size: 4:50/5.57MB
Requested by: sinspire
Comments: so sinspire wanted me to upload my two OTHER favorite Zwei songs. XD since I love the group so much this was kinda hard to choose, BUT. this song, Movie Stars, well I didn't really like it that much at first. XD; it starts off a little strangely. but then I actually listened to the rest of the song, and DAMN is it catchy. it doesn't have QUITE the same feeling to it as "Dragon", but there's a strange blend of light-heartedness and solemnity that I just adore. for the record, I just adore the way she says "movie stars." it's so CUTE~
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Title: hikari
Artist: Zwei
Album: DEEP RIVER
Genre: JPop
Time/Size: 4:30/4.13MB
Requested by: sinspire
Comments: this was the second song I heard by them, and while the first ("ICE BREAKER") was really good, this one was AWESOME. the feel to this one is slightly darker than all the rest, and it's wonderful. I just LOVE the chorus, and her voice is just awesome for the music they perform. the techno is awesome in this one, feeling strangely aquatic.
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Title: Fragrance
Artist: Gackt
Album: Moon
Genre: JPop
Time/Size: 4:38/6.41MB
Requested by: shadowsaviour
Comments: so Gackt is really freaking AMAZING, and has one of the most incredible voices I've ever heard. this song is dark and slow and hypnotic, relying mainly on harp, electric guitar and synth for the music. I've been in love with this song since I was in like...tenth grade. XD the piano is gorgeous, as well, and I'm assuming Gackt plays it because he's awesome like that.
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Title: Holding Out for a Hero
Artist: Frou Frou
Album: Shrek 2 OST
Genre: Trip-Hop
Time/Size: 3:21/4.74MB
Requested by: shadowsaviour
Comments: ...the numbers in the time of the song amuse me. >.> ANYWAY. second song I ever heard performed by Imogen Heap, who's the amazing vocalist for Frou Frou. I'm generally not that big a fan of Frou Frou, because I think the songs are a little boring compared to her solo music, and they just don't make full use of her AMAZING vocal range. this song, however, is a very fun one, and if you've seen Shrek 2 you've heard it before. XD Immi sounds awesome in this, as usual, and the synth is dark but strangely fun. don't let the strange beginning turn you off, this song is totally worth a download.
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Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Frou Frou - Holding Out for a Hero
 
 
02 March 2007 @ 11:38 pm
Ugggggh. xD I am so sorry I didn't update last weekend! Honestly, it completely slipped my mind-- I forgot I even had a rotation. @__@ To make up for it, this week there are the usual 5 songs, and on top of that a single! Actually, it really isn't to make up for it... xD; I was planning to upload the single anyways. Oh well ♥ I was going to upload an OST too but I decided I'll do it next week. My computer is being whacko. @__@

Oh yeah, just a quick warning. I tend to really rant during my comments... I end up talking more about the artist or how I discovered the song than the actual SONG. Sorry about that. :'D I know you don't want to waste time reading about stuff you could care less about, so just keep in mind that every song is worth downloading. xD You don't have to read the comments to know if it's good or not.

Title: Secret Garden
Artist: Gackt
Album: Rebirth
Genre: J-pop/J-rock (?)
Time/Size: 4:39
Comments: I like Gackt, but I've never really LOVED him. Out of his many songs there are only a few that I can recognize and love. This is my all time favorite. Gackt's voice is always pretty, but I think it sounds really amazing here. ♥ If you have never heard Gackt (which I doubt if you've liked Japanese music for awhile-- he's insanely, insanely popular. xD) then I suggest downloading this-- it's an amazing song.
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Title: Free
Artist: Namie Amuro
Album: Queen of Hip-Pop
Genre: Hip-Pop! xD
Time/Size: 4:19
Comments: You know, there really isn't anything special about this song. It's a very typical hip-hop-ish Namie song. But for some reason, it's one of my favorites of hers. Possibly because it was one of my first-ever Namie songs and I fell in love with it (and HER xD) the first time I heard it. When I got a new computer, I lost it, and it was one of the few songs I never managed to get back. The other day I found it again, and when I listened to it got a huge smile on my face for some reason.. xDD Yeah, I don't mean to be telling my life story here, sorry! It's a really great song though~
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Title: Can You Feel Me
Artist: SE7EN
Album: Se7en Vol. 4 - Se7olution
Genre: K-pop
Time/Size: 3:12
Comments: I don't know much about SE7EN at ALL. xD I only have two songs by him! But, I would certainly like more ♥ He's great! I really got to know this song more during the time I was obsessed with the anime School Rumble. :'D On my playlist, which is in alphabetical order, SE7EN came after School Rumble. I'd always listen to the School Rumble theme songs, and then this song would come on after them, so I reeeally grew onto it. Now, I adore it. It's insanely catchy and SE7EN has great English! I read somewhere he's going to "take the U.S. by storm" ... I'm not sure about that, since I'm sure a lot of people won't listen to him just because he's Korean, but he has a great voice and great English and I'm hopeful for him! xD♥
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Title: Feel Your Breeze
Artist: V6
Album: SeVen
Genre: J-pop
Time/Size: 4:06
Comments: I suppose this is basically your typical JE song-- upbeat and happy. I find it very hard to get to actually RECOGNIZE a JE band, because most of their songs, to me, sound the same. If I heard a random Arashi song or a random V6 song, and was asked who sung it, I wouldn't know what to say since most JE bands sound the same to me. But ANYWAYS, this song is one of V6's standouts for me, for some reason. It's somehow peaceful to me, even if it isn't a really calm song. I love it. :D It makes me want to sing along, too bad I don't know Japanese... I can sing along with the short Engrish parts, at least! xD
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Title: UNITE!
Artist: Ayumi Hamasaki
Album: UNITE!, A BEST 2 -white-
Genre: J-pop
Time/Size: 4:59
Comments: AYU ♥ I admit that Ayumi Hamasaki is my all time favorite singer. xD She's loved and hated by many~ but I absolutely ADORE her. I practically worship her. :'D I'm definitely obsessed. But anyways, I heard this song for the first time on the very recent A BEST 2 -white- album. I *love* it. xD It's so happy and upbeat and bouncy and I love everything about it. It makes me want to daaance~ ♥ I know I just heard it recently, but it's safe to say this is one of my favorite Ayu songs. Then again, I have like 30 favorites. :'D Oh well!
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Now, I really wanted to share this cause I adore it so much. ♥ You can probably find this in lots of different rotations now, since it's brand new, but OH WELL. I love it so much, I need to share it with those of you who haven't found it yet. xD


Title: Flavor of Life
Artist: Utada Hikaru
Genre: J-pop
Comments: THIS. SONG. IS. AMAZING. It's one of my favorite songs of all time. Out of every song I have ever loved, I can't even describe how much I adore this one. ;_; It isn't just a temporary favorite song, one I'll get bored of in a few weeks. I listen to it over and over and over. Whenever it comes on, no matter what I can't turn it off-- even if it's only played for like 3 seconds. :'D I first heard it because it's the insert song to the drama I'm currently obsessed with, Hana Yori Dango 2. Once I heard it, I loved it right away, and downloaded it, and now it's in the top 3 most played songs in my iTunes with over 200 plays. xD Which may not seem like that much, but AH WELL. This song is absolutely beautiful to me-- I've actually gotten teary eyed while listening to it many times (actually, part of the reason may have been cause I was thinking of Tsukasa/Tsukushi angst from HYD2 ._. OH WELL). It's a must-download. Oh, and btw, the ballad version is the one I've been talking about this whole time.. I prefer it over the original version, but of course that one's awesomely awesome too. xDD Anyways, I usually don't actually buy singles because I think around $12 is expensive for like 5 songs (plus I don't even listen to the instrumentals), but I just had to buy this one. Well, I know this was an insanely long rant but I have to express my Hikki love. -___-; JUST DOWNLOAD IT.
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