An Interview with Animenz and TehIshter

Attack on Piano

Anisong concerts are already pretty rare outside of Japan; anime instrumental concerts are even rarer. Given their scarcity, nearly any opportunity to experience one becomes a must-see and apparently, at least 500 people shared my sentiment. In a sold-out concert which filled the performance venue beyond maximum capacity, YouTube pianists Animenz, TehIshter and various other artists provided the audience with two solid hours of anime music at an event, aptly titled ‘Attack on Piano.’

After the concert, I had the honour of conducting an interview with the two pianists regarding their concert experience and music preferences. For the many people who so badly wanted to attend ‘Attack on Piano’ but found Singapore too out of the way, or simply weren’t quick enough in securing tickets, we bring you this interview: [Read more…]

10 Notable Waltzes in Anime


It wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that waltzes are the pop-music of the Classical genre (the dance music before Dance music!). There’s something about them that effortlessly catches the ear and makes them easy to like. Maybe it’s the soaring melodies or the trademark OOM-pah-pah, but a waltz done well has a characteristic sensation of movement that’s addicting and catchy. And given anime music’s proclivities when it comes to incorporating diverse genres in its body, waltzes pop up too. The ten tracks below (in no particular order of preference) are selections that have especially stuck out to me throughout the anime I’ve watched and the soundtracks I’ve listened to and are definitely worth sharing. [Read more…]

Mouretsu Pirates OP/ED Single – Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku: Dainana Gakushou “Mugen no Ai” – Review

Mouretsu Pirates Mugen no Ai

Album Title: Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku: Dainana Gakushou “Mugen no Ai”
Anime Title: Mouretsu Pirates (AKA Bodacious Space Pirates)
Artist: Momoiro Clover Z
Catalog Number: KICM-1383
Release Type: OP/ED Single
Release Date: 7 March 2012
Purchase at: CDJapan

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A Gentle Plea to Search your heart for Odin

Search for Odin

This is a plea. Not for money, not for clothes, or even vegetables. No. This is a plea.. for a song. [Read more…]

Arrangement: Rasmus Faber Presents: Platina Jazz ~Anime Standards Vol. 4~ – Review


Album Title: Platina Jazz ~Anime Standards Vol. 4~
Anime Title: Various
Artist: Various
Catalog Number: VICP-65155
Release Type: Arrangement
Release Date: June 19, 2013
Purchase at: CDJapan, iTunes

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