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.