Sakamichi no Apollon: Kids on the Slope Episode 5

I suppose it’s the price to be paid for heavy plot development, that the jazz aspect of the episode gets pushed a little bit to the side. Maybe that’s why it took more than 2 weeks to get this post out? Or was it due to laziness?

Definitely laziness.

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Fate/Zero Original Soundtrack I – Review

Album Title: Fate/Zero Original Soundtrack I
Anime Title: Fate/Zero
Artist: Yuki Kajiura
Catalog Number: ANZX-9437
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: March 07, 2012
Purchase at: CDJapan, Play-Asia

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A Brief Look at Three Newbies on the Anisong Scene

With each year comes a flurry of new anisong artists who ply their trade. Some burn out quickly and disappear never to be heard from again. Others manage to stick around for just a bit longer. Rare is the artist that manages to become a permanent fixture on the scene. Nevertheless, I randomly feel compelled to comment on the promising ones in recent months whom I will be keeping an eye on. Plus, it will be fun to look back on this a few months later to see how accurate my predictions have been.

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Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou (Kare Kano) Soundtrack 1 – Review

Album Title: Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou ACT 1.0
Anime Title: Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou (Kare Kano) aka
His and Her Circumstances
Artist: Shiro Sagisu, Nobuyoshi Koshibe, Nobuo Ariga, Yosui Inoue
Catalog Number: KICA-440
Release Type: Soundtrack
Release Date: December 23, 1998
Purchase at: CDJapan (OOP), Play-Asia (OOP)

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Sakamichi no Apollon: Kids on the Slope Episode 4

Would a death metal song have the same edge to it if it were performed by octogenarians? Would a country-western tune have the same appeal if an Arabic man sang it?

That’s the thing about music. People will happily eat gourmet French food cooked by a British master chef. A beautiful portrait of Italy by an Argentinean painter is no inherently inferior to one done by a Florentine. Music, though, is as much a product of who is playing it as what’s being played. The who behind music irreversibly colors the what. A samba sung by a rap artist instantly loses its authenticity, as does a Bach symphony performed by jazz musicians. It’s this selectivity of origin that has defined the ebb and flow of the musical landscape throughout history.

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