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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #930 on: Feb 03, 2024, 06:04:18 PM »
Sakura Wars is such a weird thing, because I'm sure you remember as well as I do how ubiquitous it was in the mid-to-late '90s/early 2000s with all the shows/movies, video games, and other assorted merchandise. It was very heavily marketed, possibly on par with Evangelion during that same time period, but looking back now it kind of feels like it disappeared overnight.

Maybe people just grew bored with the setting? It's basically Taishō mixed with steampunk, right? I never liked the mecha designs. Pressure-cooker-ass-lookin' motherfuckers.


I'm sure I've linked to that one several times over the years. For me it will always be the perfect encapsulation of existing as a shitty little '80s kid. :laugh:

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #931 on: Feb 04, 2024, 07:33:18 AM »
No! Merla's second-hand PTSD at Jayce never finding his father! Argh.

Now that you mention it, the mechs or whatever in Sakura Taisen kinda remind me of rice cookers. Since I'm not really a mech person to begin with, that's not a deterrent. Although I can see how it'd have zero appeal to the mech-crowd.

I actually don't recall it being heavily marketed any more than most other properties at the time. I didn't even realize it was a game first until I looked it up.

That said, I recall that I wanted to love this but found it incredibly forgettable. Even back then.
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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #932 on: Mar 09, 2024, 03:55:25 PM »


This over and over again, because I have to sing this on stage come May.

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #933 on: Mar 10, 2024, 12:01:08 AM »

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #934 on: Mar 10, 2024, 03:52:55 AM »
Oh my God, I can't get over how fucking good Frieren is. And how does it have any business being that way? Tropey JRPG characters doing tropey JRPG shit, and yet... pure gold. In the most recent episode I watched, she nuked this giant monster and it gave me goosebumps. I don't remember the last time an anime gave me any kind of visceral reaction like that.

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #935 on: Apr 14, 2024, 10:33:33 AM »

I love how people are latching onto the concept ideas for this flick and running with them. This would've been boss if this had been in the actual movie. We wanted villain-couple and hot star guy. It was easy money, you stupid mouse.

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #936 on: Apr 14, 2024, 01:21:35 PM »
I like the idea, but that's just some straight Vivziepop music. Not that I can't tolerate a little Vivziepop, I just can't see that style ever making it into a Disney production.

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #937 on: Apr 15, 2024, 09:34:55 PM »
I think the song could be adapted to sound more Broadway like 90's Disney. What makes something Vivziepop anyway? Is it the fact that it's using an animatic in order to illustrate the song?

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #938 on: Apr 16, 2024, 11:34:15 AM »
Sorry, I'm just talking my shit again. I really don't know much about musicals. This just immediately reminded me of the kind of songs that constantly show up in Helluva Boss and Hazbin Hotel, which are created by Vivienne Medrano aka Vivziepop.

I'm guessing it's actually a much wider cultural phenomenon, and I've simply had a very narrow view of it.

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #939 on: Apr 16, 2024, 11:36:52 AM »

RIP to a legend.

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #940 on: Apr 17, 2024, 09:19:44 PM »
RIP Eric Cartman.


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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #941 on: Apr 25, 2024, 12:58:19 AM »

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #942 on: May 11, 2024, 08:08:05 PM »
X-men '97 has me listening to this gem:


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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #943 on: May 13, 2024, 11:57:16 AM »
SHOCK!!! :laugh:

I always forget about that rad anime intro they did for the Japanese broadcast.

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #944 on: May 13, 2024, 02:14:10 PM »

Both openings. The second opening was pretty good, too. Same group: Ambience.

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #945 on: May 14, 2024, 12:03:15 PM »
That second one reminds me so much of the Beast Wars Neo opening. Anime really loves to marry high-energy visuals with wistful/melancholy vocals. :laugh:


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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #946 on: May 29, 2024, 12:15:58 PM »

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #947 on: Jun 02, 2024, 10:33:16 PM »

Random, but that's because I always circle back this entire album at least once a year. Except the talking tracks. I didn't like the talking tracks back when I was 7 and still don't like them now. They are the stupidest thing I've ever heard on a mainstream album.

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #948 on: Jun 03, 2024, 11:37:49 AM »

This is apparently someone training an AI to make music from the 1990s/2000s sound like it was instead from the 1980s. If you just listen to a handful of songs, they can be pretty amusing, but more than that and it all starts to sound a little too samey. Good for a quick laugh, though.
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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #949 on: Jun 03, 2024, 08:16:17 PM »
Nice try if they were going for "rejected demo of an early 80's sitcom opening credit sequence."

Ever since I listened to that track about gluing your balls to your butthole or whatever, I keep getting obscurest vinyl recommends. :lol: I don't mind them tho'...


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« Reply #950 on: Jun 04, 2024, 07:12:52 PM »
I think I prefer the Obscurest Vinyl ones, because having that scratchy old record player filter kind of normalizes the AI-ness of the vocals somehow. When I originally posted the balls/butthole song, I didn't know that it was AI music, I just thought some talented individuals decided they'd emulate Motown with bonus crass lyrical content.

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Re: What song are you listening to NOW? (Redux, bitches.)
« Reply #951 on: Jun 06, 2024, 01:13:32 PM »

Eivor has such a fantastic voice. So it annoys me more that this new song of her's has her doing some weird shit with her voice and filters. :disgust: