sâmbătă, 18 octombrie 2014

Music to the Ears (VIXX' Error)

Have you guys seen it? This is such an epic comeback. The video is awesome and so is the song. The dance is somehow nice but not as mindblowing as Voodoo Doll or Eternity. But I like that everything has a story.

So, Error is definitely the best song and video of this year. It has everything. It has Hongbin acting all heroic and protecting the love of his life. It has a girl who is pretty, new and acts well. I was surprised to see Youngji. I didn't expect her to have such acting skills. Besides, she and Hongbin had good chemistry. A lot of people started to ship them. Anyway, the video is very explicit. It doesn't have holes. They tell us what happened, how he wants to change it and what happens afterwards when what he did proves to be illegal. I don't want to spoil the plot for those who haven't seen iy.

The song is powerful. The intro is very catchy itself. From my point of view, it has everything and people received it well. It doesn't sound rushed, it actually gies along with the plot and they didn't cut any of it just to make it shorter for the live. VIXX are one of those bands who work a lot to become known and when they find a concept, they exploit it to the depths. The dark concept matches them more than the happy and colorful one. It's mysterious and captivating. I always look forward to what they will come up with next.

Now, the live sounds very good but Hongbin doesn't sing at all. And the dance is entertaining and has some nice elements. I love it when they act like they are robots and they have energy inside their bodies. Like when they disconnect themselves. I really like that. But for the chorus, the dance is not wow. Of course, it's probably for their benefit since they have to sing. But this is just an outside opinion.

Overall the song is very good. No, the album is pretty good. I recommend this song to everyone. It doesn't matter if you like k-pop or not because it doesn't really sound very k-pop ish to me. It's a good dramatic song for everyone.


joi, 9 octombrie 2014

Epic OST are Epic

There are a lot of anime with incredibly amazing soundtracks. I looked today througj my old laptop and found a lot of folders with such soundtracks. Now, some of my favorites may not even be on your list but this is a glimpse of my personal preferences and what I would like to compose one day.

Firstly, for me nothing beats Pandora Hearts. The songs are composed by Yuki Kajiura and that woman is a genius. Everything she does sounds amazing.
There is one song that haunted me for a while. That's the song from the scene where Cheshire is left to die. You can hear the cat in background of the song and it gives you goosebumps. Jack's song is amazing too. The whole soundtrack is just so epic.



Another anime that caught my attentiom with the soundtrack is Amnesia. The anime has a good plot but I got annoyed with the Heroine. She was too clueless about everything and I think she didn't deserve any of them. And Ukiyo is such a great hero in my opinion. He dies in every dimension and has an alter ego yet he fights for her and saves her every time. I'm really curious how was reality.
Anyway, the soundtrack is very good. Some songs are so well made that make you want to place them in some other epic movie. The story is mindfuck and so is the soundtrack. But I do believe that the music saved the anime. Of course, the guys did too but for me was definitely the music.



Now, one anime that I just can't seem to finish is Dantalian no Shouka. The soundtrack is magical. It gets you transcending into the actual story. I read a lot about the background of it and it happens. The information throughout the anime about Dalian and other things regarding her are actually fonded on something true. It made me love it even more.



An anime that changed my life is Attack on Titan. When I first watched it, I laughed. The opening was so weird. But, I just found myself searching for more. The soundtrack is pretty epic. The anime and manga are pretty epic. I just can't wait for the movie.



Death Note is my favorite anime. I think everyone who met me knows how obsessed I am with Death Note in general. The music doesn't disappoint either. L's theme was one of the few songs I learned to play on piano when I didn't even know how to properly play piano. This anime means a lot for me and of course, the soundtrack is unforgetable.



Remember Ao no Exorcist? I know everyone loved it. I did too. I was at day with the episodes and I was always left wanting for more. I liked the anime because it had a really good opening. It just popped in front of you and you wouldn't be able to scroll down. Let's be serious, it's an amazing anime and the plot is very good. The soundtrack is pretty much epicness. The story needs it. I think that anime goes amazingly well with the music. I mean, it was well chosen.



I can't ignore Vampire Knight either. That anime really got to me back then. The whole story was amazing. The manga is on going and it fucks with my feelings. I swear I'm going to enter my screen. However, the soundtrack is noble and it would work in real society parties too. It has that melancholic and misterious sound and I just love it. Everyone does because it gets you into an inspirational mood.



Maybe it's not really one of the best but Gravitation was my first anime. I kind of started with yaoi lol But let's be honest. The songs from that anime were pretty good. I got to the point where I actually knew the lyrics. It was a big deal for me. And Shuichi's theme is pretty awesome.


Now I know I may not place them all here. There are more anime with good OST. I can't go through all of them right now but I will at some point. These are only my absolute favorites. 

As a side note, Naruto doesn't have a lot of extraordinary songs and neither does Kuroshitsuji. They are good but not to the extent where I would listen to them repeatedly. The anime are good and I love both of them and even more, but I don't have goosebumps from them. 

I'd really like to know other opinions over OST matters.

duminică, 21 septembrie 2014

Let's Have a Nice Day :)

And some other updates...I can finally say that my songs are mine. Legally and ethically, all mine. My precious. I'm really happy that now I can somehow call myself a composer. I still have a long long way ahead but I'm prepared. I'm working at something right now and I want it to be perfect. It sounds a lot like something out of a medieval period. That's good.

Besides that, I think I'm watching Doctor Who too much. I re-watched the seasons with David Tennant because I'm such a big fan of his and now I'm watching Matt Smith's seasons. I really like him too. I have to say that back then when he took the role, I was a little skeptical. But he had done a great job. He has different and really unique traits and quirks and watching him is enjoyable. Of course I am at day with the new season of Doctor Who. It was weird to see Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. I recognize that I like his accent and he is funny in a new way. I think he will do great because he has some kind of experience. IT really doesn't matter that much who plays him. The Doctor will always be the Doctor and everyone will love him. It's the character itself not the actor. I think so.

I'm trying to play Sims 4 but I can't. I am not going to pay 70 $ for a freaking game. I am happy with Sims 3 for now and even though I'm dying of curiosity to see and play Sims 4, I can endure it.

School starts soon and I'm going to two universities at the same time. I have to figure a way for that but I can handle it, somehow. I still want to go to Seoul for university and still applying for the scholarship. this year I'm ready from every point of view and hopefully, it will turn out positively for me.

I guess these are all my frustrations and obsessions right now. Oh and Teen Wolf. That's on the list as well. I can't wait for the new season. The 4th one ended with a cliffhanger. I mean, did you see how Derek just revived/evolved? It was amazing. And Sherlock! I can't wait for the 4th season! Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are amazing! I can't even imagine someone better for Sherlock and John. Their chemistry on screen is really good.

Here. Check my songs out (again lol) and one of the few songs who just can't get out of my head




Music to the Ears (SPEED)

Lately, I've gotten into SPEED. I knew them but never listened to them closely. One song that really attracted my attention was Don't Tease Me. The member who caught my eye back then was Taewoon. When I found out that he was Zico's brother, it all made sense. They look alike a hell lot in more than one aspect.

But that was all. I didn't really get interested in them or their music. A few months later, a friend of mine showed me Zombie Party and Why I'm Not. Except the videos which are awesome, I actually liked the songs too. They were catchy but in different ways than usual K-pop. They have their own style and I dunno. It really gets you after listening once or twice.

I watched a lot of videos and I caught little mistakes from their lives or MV's. It got me to think, really. They are really fucked up and I don't know how could I bypass them so easily. They are manly on stage but really cute and weird off stage. I like that. But what's really worth at them is their music. I really like the beats and sounds and rhythms. I still have Why I'm Not in my head and it's not going to get out any time soon.

Therefore, I really think they should have a bigger fan base and people should give them a listen. Their songs, I can't really label them as K-pop because some things don't sound like mainstream k-pop. It sounds really good.

As for the members, I truly am amazed by them lol. Jongkook looks all manly and serious in MV's and on stage yet when I watched some shows with them, he was everything but manly and serious. And it seems he loves toast. Another member that amazed me was TaeHa? I think that's his name. Sometimes he looks like Sunggyu(Infinite) and sometimes he looks like Eunkwang(BTOB). It's mindfuck lol. And it seems he loves to eat. I'm still discovering them truthfully and I recommend you to check them out.



joi, 11 septembrie 2014

Broadchurch

I recently watched Broadchurch. It's amazing. I have so many things I want to saay about it. IT's really well made and even though it tkes 8 episodes, the ending is mindfuck.

Firstly, I want to say that seeing David Tennant as a detective is freaking sexy. I've been a fan of his since Harry Potter and Doctor Who. The Tenth Doctor kind of marked my teenage years (lol). He is an amazing actor and his face can portray some of the emotions really well. His character is Alec Hardy and he has some past issues there. He worked on a case and because of a mistake, the killer got away. Now, he needs to finish his current case for the victim's family and his own state.

Kind of the same but not really, right? Such different expressions and personalities. This actor is really good. I saw a lot of his theater works and he's definitely one of the best.

Now, someone who I had seen (and couldn't believe the irony) is Arthur Darvill! I just got surprised for a long while. I knew him from somwhere but couldn't remember where exactly. Then I realized! He played Rory! I was like 'look it's Rory! and he plays a vicar!' So my excitement only grew. I looked forward to each episode and at some point he was suspicious too!












In this show, everyone has secrets and everyone is suspicious. It's such a tangled situation that you remain wondering who is not guilty. I like how slow they take the whole investigation. It doesn't end in a week or something. It ends in about 60 days. That's much closer to what a real case probably goes like. I really like it as a whole. Oh, and you will see a lot of familiar faces in this show. I know I did. Well, except David and Arthur. I swear that boy, Danny, he wa sin Merlin too. I swear he played the young version of Mordred. Maybe I'm wrong but...they kinda look alike.


So, what is Broadchurch about. Let's see what Google tells us. Set on the Dorset coast, it centres on the death of an eleven-year-old boy, and the search for his murderer by detectives Alec Hardy (Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Colman). Nice up until now, right? Detective series. It sounds promising. It's just that, there is so much more to it. It may seem a little boring because it takes a whole season for them to catch the killer, but they make it so interesting and captivating that you don't care anymore. I loved it and I hope you guys will check it out. I can't wait for Season 2.

vineri, 5 septembrie 2014

Music to the Ears(VAMA)

This is a band that I really like and I've been in love with for as long as I can remember. I was only a kid when I first listened to them and now their music helps me create my own music. They are very inspirational. Maybe you can't really understand the lyrics since they are in Romanian and they are a bit philosophical but the song itself is amazing.







vineri, 22 august 2014

Music to the Ears (WINNER'S Empty)

You know, I'm not really a fan of Winner. I have a friend who has been keeping an eye out for their debut and always told me how much she likes Taehyun. However, I didn't pay much attention and just shrugged her off.

But their singles got me thinking. I thought they would go with the latest trend and do something sexy or badass. They did ballads. They started with soft voices and meaningful lyrics. I was impressed. For a rookie band, debuting with soft songs doesn't really work. Of course, there are more factors in between like the advertising process. But they really hit it off well.

I'm not a big fan of their album either. I think there are about three songs that I like. One of them is Empty. I really like the sound of their voices and how well they interact with each other. The low voice of Minho at the beginning of the song makes you instantly like it. Seunghoon's raspy voice is quite enjoyable too. I was impressed. I have it on my phone now and listen to it often. I am happy that they did something like this instead of something usual.