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  1. Seimeisen

    It's looking that way, unfortunately. Their twitter hasn't been updated since the last show they played, which was sometime in 2018. Their linked OHP has 404'd as well. For the 夜紫 solo vids, he's regarded as "ex-CATFIST." And as for the solo project...... I didn't dislike it, but it's nothing I'll hype. The vocals were kinda strange, they kinda gave me a karma from AvelCain meets Anders from In Flames sort of vibe.
  2. Compared to the 己龍 and Royz compilations, this is very disappointing. Only a few re-recordings, nothing pre-BPR, nothing other than singles. I was kinda hoping they'd re-record something from CANDYMAN. Not feeling very enthusiastic about this 🤷‍♂️
  3. wow nice icon and header... :kuusou:

  4. wow nice icon and header... :dark_kuusou:

  5. No votes for lullaby or 僻目? The utter lack of taste...
  6. Seimeisen

    Re-recordings are a mixed bag. Some of them are great, some of them are dog shit! I think the only band who has hit it out of the park with re-recordings is and cali≠gari (not counting the TURN minis, those are... a different realm). The complete re-recordings of 10 and Bluefilm are far superior to the originals, as is マグロ 2017. lynch. and girugamesh have also done very well with their re-recordings (although for lynch., their album version re-recordings were not very good, like JUDGEMENT and ADORE). Everyone else (I can think of) has been mixed... MUCC did fantastic with 新痛絶 and 新葬ラ謳; some of the songs were better than the originals, though there were a few others that were sub-par. On the other hand, their other re-recording album, the one that shamelessly appropriated BUCK-TICK's 殺シノ調ベ, was dog shit. My problem with a lot of re-recordings isn't so much the vocals, it's that the guitars are severely lacking and just sound weaker IMO, like on DIAURA's INCOMPLETE, グリーヴァ's re-recording mini (they should have just released the full demo of Bondage, I will never forgive them for not doing that), and a lot of SUICIDE ALI's re-recs. I'm not a recording engineer and I do not play guitar, so I'm not really sure how I can explain this better. Although there are definitely some re-recordings where everyone does a piss poor job all around. Rant time: the GazettE's TRACES VOL. 2 is an exhibit to present in these arguments: talent ≠ intelligence; the GazettE are some of the stupidest fucking people in music; bands should stop self-producing their albums unless they're Converge. Production-wise alone, it could have sounded better, but it didn't, because they wasted production money on special instruments and completely forgot that garbage-in is garbage-out, and because they were monitoring it with fucking EarPods and probably laptop speakers as well. I guess if your band name is all lowercase, you're more likely to make great re-recordings :thonk:
  7. It's not, which is a shame, 'cause it's way better than the original
  8. Tried uploading torrents on JPS today. Mixed bag, a few were successful at high speeds, but one of them has five leechers, I'm only connected to one, and the upload speeds have never hit 100KB/s, rarely went above 50. UGHHH

    1. Seimeisen

      Seimeisen

      And I'm using open ports. And it's a 730mb download, so I feel kinda bad for those leechers

  9. Seimeisen

    Just a bunch of cali≠gari shit, praise be All in all, a very good batch. I was thinking of getting more while I had time, but I decided to stick with what I have for multiple reasons. Might take a pic of my cali collection on the shelf when I'm done ripping everything. I'll also be taking some more pics/scans later on, there's a lot of great artwork here. I copped 回想、睡蓮と向日葵 for ¥2,600. I was expecting something to be missing/broken, but turns out, the worst thing about it is a small tattering on the obi band. I think everything I got here was for a reasonable price, although マグロ was ¥5,000, 残響、睡蓮と向日葵 was ¥2,500 (sealed though), and the 職業病 mini was full price since it was from Ao's shop. Everything else was a good deal at worst.
  10. And my cali≠gari crate got shipped, hooray! Now let's hope my town doesn't get evacuated before it arrives. Fire season's early this year...

  11. Fucking hell yes, my suruga-ya order finally got to the warehouse, after an entire month of challenged patience!

     

    Now I just wait for the Amazon stuff I ordered today, then I can finally ship my next cali≠gari haul

  12. I did some math and 61.2% of the songs in my iTunes library are Japanese. The percentage of Japanese artists is 58.66%. 157.95GB of a total 258.83GB

    1. reminiscing2004

      reminiscing2004

      Out of curiosity, how'd you do the math? :o I could do something similar by counting all the songs I have under the genre tag "visual kei" and probably like half of the songs i have tagged "emo" or "screamo", as that's the most of 'em, but I'll still miss a lot of other stuff.

    2. Seimeisen

      Seimeisen

      For the grouping field, I use national regions, e.g North America, Europe, Japan, Australia. I also have grouping tags for VK, doujin (trying to cut down on that shit tho), and Bandcamp for some reason

    3. reminiscing2004
  13. Seimeisen

    I've been playing the Spyro Reignited Trilogy lately. I have no intention of reaching 100% in any of them (lol). I am absolutely horrible at those speedway/raceway levels, and I am not here for some of the bullshit that comes my way later on in later games. I beat the final boss in Spyro 1 after enough tries, have attempted the final boss in Ripto's Rage a few times and don't really give a fuck (I still have PTSD from Gulp), and have unlocked the final boss in Year Of The Dragon, but I'm not sure if I'm even gonna try. With the first two games, I managed to get every dragon/orb and jewel in the main (non-raceway) levels, but not as determined to do so with YOTD because some of these levels and challenges are absolute bullshit. 50% of time spent playing any Spyro game is just sitting through loading screens Until a few months ago, I was playing Donkey Kong 64 with Openemu, but have kinda given up on that. I finished Crystal Caves, totally stopped trying to get every golden banana (even regular ones). I just got tired of all the bullshit bonus levels, and the fact that they are an absolute waste of time, especially if you don't beat them the first try. The game just started to feel like a chore. I might give Creepy Castle a try eventually, but I know I won't even get close to the final boss, because you need two coins that are dependent on beating two old arcade games no thank you.
  14. Seimeisen

    I got bored and decided to count mine. I mostly stopped collecting CDs a few years ago and moved on to vinyl, but kinda got back into collecting cali≠gari a few months ago. A grand total of 406 Japanese releases: * 389 CDs, 15 vinyl (14 BORIS, 1 MUCC), 2 DVDs * 16 are without cases and are just sitting in a CD wallet 😕 * 7 are comment CDs/DVDs * No polaroids, but a lot of stickers and photo cards that I am not going to count (lol), I've also got one magazine that I only bought for a CD, and I think I've still got some freebie zines that came with various orders. Individual bands: * 65 are MERRY, 2 of those are DVDs, 3 are doubles... oh, and there's the demo MD, I keep forgetting I have that * 33 are cali≠gari, 8 of which are currently in shopping service purgatory * 13 are the GazettE, 15 are ザアザア (but I stopped at のろいうた in '18) 15 are R-shithead, 16 are Plastic Tree, all very small numbers but I felt like counting these bands too Even though it's not part of the discussion, I also counted my western releases and have 75 in my shelves. The rest are in a storage box in an unknown realm of existence.
  15. Seimeisen

    Wonderful 🙃 That's the plan! Plus the artwork! I mostly only buy 狂信盤 anyway. Although I do have the 良心盤 for 13 (at TOWER, 'cause I bought another CD with it that I shouldn't have; should have just bought the blu-ray version and not that other CD), TURN 3 (another time at TOWER, regret it now 'cause I found the 渡邉盤 at Little Hearts a week later), and みんなの発狂. I guess that second disc was supposed to be a condensed version of the disc 1 show for airing on TV? Still doesn't seem like a necessary thing to include, they could have at least used a different set to (kinda) change things up. I'm just kicking myself for not getting it when I placed my last suruga-ya order 'cause it's hella cheap over there.
  16. Seimeisen

    Nah, I was talking about the 回想、睡蓮と向日葵 DVD set itself. I don't care about that bonus MP3 disc. Although that disc can be handy for some, I'm sure not everyone has the software/time/energy to make an audio rip from a DVD. But yeah, cali≠gari doing MP3 discs is weird. Just throw in a download card (and make it FLAC please) and save money on production costs! And I like キセキニイル, but good to know the version on 残響 isn't different 😕. Still hoping I don't feel like I've wasted money when I listen to the CD.
  17. Seimeisen

    Awww... why do you think so? Is it not that different, or not as good as the first version? I'm bordering on 睡蓮と向日葵 stan, so I don't think I'll regret buying 残響. I do kinda kick myself for not getting 回想 when I put in my suruga-ya order. Maybe next time if there is a next time at all soon. @anakuro you gotta get a new shelf and get those CDs unstacked, it's a very nice collection! Start building that shrine~
  18. Seimeisen

    Still waiting for suruga-ya as well, and it's been three fucking weeks. To make matters worse, they're selling some other shit I kinda want. 🙃 My next cali≠gari haul will include 残響、睡蓮と向日葵, so we'll know if it was worth it soon...-ish. I've ordered, like, 8 things this time, but I feel like I could do more lmao And yeah, suruga-ya is selling トゥナイトゥナイ ヤヤヤ demo, but it's, like, ¥6,000, which is fucking stupid. It's probably identical to the one-track version, which is far inferior to the version on 12.
  19. Seimeisen

    For me, it kinda is. (along with the fact that the ¥700 shipping takes two weeks, I’m not interested in the merch, and I’ve already got stuff waiting to ship at my shopping service, but still waiting on a suruga-ya package I ordered three fucking weeks ago). If it was ¥3,000, shipping took less than a week (or was free), I would have snagged it immediately I’m tempted to skip this one, but I’m sure I’ll regret it
  20. No better time to buy shit from Japan when my currency (USD) is falling off a cliff 🙃

    1. evenor

      evenor

      long gone are the days in which $1 was equivalent to 120+ yen T~T

    2. Seimeisen

      Seimeisen

      I'll never forget the glorious 5 minutes in 2015 when USDJPY was ~¥125

       

      Still much better than 2012 when it got as low as 75

  21. Seimeisen

    Just copy/paste an image url ending in .jpg/png/gif and hit the spacebar, and the image should embed automatically. And ffs if that $50 4-track gets sold on yahoo it’ll be, like, ¥15,000 Love the budget t-shirt. To match the theme, the Bluefilm booklet (or maybe for 15 whenever that happens) should just be a 10-K report for 密室ノイローゼ with all financial statements and “auditor” notes.
  22. Seimeisen

    I think I'm on the verge of another shopping spree 💸💸💸 I have decided to get the limited edition of ある職業病. I was apprehensive for a while, but then I came across this picture, and, well... damn look at all this shit! I'm even tempted now to get the one-track hernia CD (even though from what I'm told, the track is just "Hernia I" so nothing new), only because the mini album box has a sleeve for it. Buying something I don't need, just to store it in a box. I'm officially crazy, aren't I? This might be a long shot, but has anyone here heard the studio version of ラストダンス? I'm sort of on the fence about getting a copy, because I heard the live version and was not impressed! The saxophone just kinda ruined it for me 😕 and yet I get that stuck in my head all the goddamn time
  23. Seimeisen

    Artist sorting is A-Z, even numbers and Japanese (e.g, 9GOATS is found in 'N,' 蜉蝣 is found in 'K'); releases are sorted chronologically. Same goes for my record shelf (as well as sorting on iTunes). No separation by nation, language, or scene, though I probably could if I wanted to, since I have two different shelf cases on my wall.
  24. Seimeisen

    Because people are fucking batshit! And not all of those singles plummeted, マグロ is still ¥5,000 if you can find it, and 舌先3分サイズ, which seems even rarer, goes for ¥10,000+ I think(?). I’m just lowkey kicking myself for not knowing about it when it was on Ao’s shop.
  25. Seimeisen

    I would also like to credit @Tokage as an enabler of buying cali≠gari A part of me feels like I could have done more. I was also eyeing a copy of the オヤスミナサイ re-recording EP for ¥8,200, which is a ridiculous price, but still tempting considering how it normally goes for ¥14,000, but someone else took it 🙄 憧憬、睡蓮と向日葵 I got for a bargain of ¥2,700 and I'm so glad I did. I've really grown to appreciate this mini album over the past few days, and the artwork and packaging are absolutely beautiful! The BUCK-TICK CDs (except BT BEST TRACKS) are beat the fuck up; SSL has hairline cracks on its irreplaceable case, Six/Nine's disc was atrociously filthy, I actually had to spray/wipe it down, and 狂った太陽 was in absolutely nightmarish condition (which is fine because I only bought it to make scans). If you're wondering why American filth is included in this picture, I got all this stuff in the mail same day. I'm just waiting for my Japanese version copy of boris' "soundtrack from film" マブタノウラ, I was hoping it would have arrived in time for this ~photoshoot~ but it's ~still~ in Portugal, thank you coronavirus!
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