In a world without you No wish would come true So even if a valley of blazing hell fire awaits us I want to protect you I don’t need anything other than you Most problems are of no importance I won’t wish for much, so please God Please give me an unchanging tomorrow -Utada HIkaru,… Read More Review: Utada Hikaru Laughter In The Dark Tour (Netflix)
I admit it. I’m addicted. I need help, but I don’t really want any. It’s a daily struggle—some days are better than others, and it can get pretty bad. This thing has ahold of me and won’t let go. Every year it just gets worse, and I keep on adding more to it. What’s my… Read More Lo-Fi Music and Anime: What’s The Connection?
In this episode of the TangleCast, David, Peter, and Holly analyze an anime that’s as appropriate as any to look at this month—Your Lie in April. In particular, they investigate what makes the series so emotional, focusing on a cast of sacrificial characters, the power that music has to move people, and how love can… Read More TangleCast 76: The Role of Music and Love in Your Lie in April
Hey quarantined crew, we’ve got a special episode of the TangleCast for you this week! Musician Nai Br.XX, the singing voice for Carole in the Carole & Tuesday anime, chatted with David and Twwk about her work on the series and how she’s evolving as a musician. It’s an insightful listen for fans both of… Read More TangleCast 75: Interview with Nai Br.XX of Carole & Tuesday
Well. Umm. Huh. The first episode of Listeners was…trippy? Yeah, let’s go with that. I mean, it’s a music-themed, post-apocalyptic, giant robot adventure, so what do you expect? At a concert, a young boy sees a giant robot? The concert gets blasted by the Death Star or something. The boy, now older, is scavenging in… Read More First Impression: Listeners
Together we could break this trap We’ll run ’til we drop, baby, we’ll never go back Oh, will you walk with me out on the wire? ‘Cause, baby, I’m just a scared and lonely rider Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, one of the classics of rock and roll, is sung from the singer to a… Read More Carole & Tuesday Episode 2: Born to Run
“Ripples,” the new single from Rie Fu, releases this Friday, November 30th. For Rié, as she’s now professionally known, “Ripples” isn’t just the next song in a career dating back to her teens, but a mile marker on a journey that’s both moving forward and in a circle, one that began in 2005 when she… Read More For Rie Fu, Music (and Life) is Like a Boat, a Circle, and an Adventure
Music is a big part of my life, as I listen to it for hours every day. Mostly it’s for background purposes, whether at the gym, during prayer and worship, or while reading, writing, or driving. I never realized how important it was to my life until several years ago, nor did I notice that… Read More Lunar Silver Star Story: Wind’s Nocturne Analysis
Sound! Euphonium could very well be one of my new favorite anime shows of all time. Not only does it have Kyoto Animation, one of my favorite animation studios, bringing its usual high standards of quality to the table, but it also features a topic that is personally very nostalgic to me: the school concert… Read More Anime Today: Kumiko’s Divine Encounter in Sound! Euphonium
Ask any of my close friends what my favorite genre of music is. Seriously, ask anyone. If they don’t say jazz, please tell me. I will promptly cut all ties with that person and move on with my life as a happier individual, having removed one more false friendship. When I say this, I am… Read More Nausicaä + Jazz = …Jesus?!