Confronting Myself by Lena Raine from the Celeste OST January 25th, 2018
Celeste is a video game that I will do a review of sometime in the future. I will try to not go into any spoilers in this post, so don’t worry if you haven’t played it. Anyway, this insanely epic piece of music is played during the (Spoiler heavy) part of the game. When I first heard it, I literally got chills, and my mouth lay agape. Also, I find it really cool that the entire soundtrack was written by a Trans person. The song starts out with an amazing chorus of chanting women, and then it turns very electronic. There’s a fantastic synthesizer in the background that makes up the backing instrument. The high intensity of the track makes the gameplay have dramatic tension. My favorite part of the piece is near the middle, when the vocals get distorted, and this plays a major part in the game. If you haven’t played Celeste already, I highly recommend it. The music is amazing, and the story and gameplay are surprisingly deep. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
Hello fellow Media Lovers! It’s time for another TV Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some interesting media tropes. Now, let’s begin!
Beware the Nice Ones: This is one of my favorite tropes in all of media. It occurs when a character, who’s generally a happy and charming individual, flies into an unstoppable rage or becomes the scariest character in the show. Examples of this include (with possible spoilers); Nagisa from Assassination Classroom. This main character is one of the most lovable and caring individuals in the entire show. However, upon assassinations, his composure completely changes, and he becomes filled with bloodlust. This change is known to make even veteran soldiers shit their pants. Akimichi Chouji from Naruto is a lovable chubby ninja who is best friends with one of the most intelligent characters in the show, Nara Shikamaru. During the Sound Ninja Arc, Shikamaru nearly gets killed by Jirobo, and this cause Chouji to go berserk, and brutally kill the ninja in awesome fashion. Lastly, we have Ned Flanders from The Simpsons. This Jesus Loving neighbor of Homer is always in a good mood. That is, until one episode, when he releases the pent up anger he has at the town in an explosive rant that shocks everyone.
This is Nagisa from Assassination Classroom
Acrofatic: A very funny trope that occurs in all forms of media. This occurs when a generally fat individual is actually very quick on their feet. They end up perform feats that aren’t usually possible for people their size. Examples of this include; Rufus from Street Fighter IV. He’s a big man that weighs about 410 pounds. Strangely enough, he’s one of the fastest characters in the series, and can perform ridiculous stunts like firing himself like a missile, or transforming into a tornado of punches and kicks. Next, we have Bo Rai Cho from the Mortal Combatseries. This obese drunken master is extremely fast on his feet, and one of his fatalities has the fatty jumping unbelievably high in the air, and crashing down on his opponent. Lastly, we have lovable bald dimwit Jerome “Curly” Howard from The Three Stooges. The bumbling idiot was a surprisingly fast runner.
Lone Digger by Caravan Palace from the album “Robot Face” Released on October 16th, 2015 Genre: Electro Swing
I just recently found out about this band, and immediately fell in love with its amazing sound. The Caravan Palace is an Electro Swing band that comes from Paris. Electro Swing is a music genre that blends the old-fashioned sounds of Swing with modern EDM, House, and Hip-Hop. They started in late 2008, and have become incredibly popular in the resent years. Their second single “Lone Digger”, is one of their most popular songs to date, and its music video has over 123 million views on Youtube. The song starts with various horn instruments and slick female vocals. The lyrics tell the story of a slick cat dancing to the beat of an ancient song. The chorus is an awesome blend of scat-like rapping and rapid fire singing. The music video perfectly goes with the atmosphere and tempo, and is quite brutal in its own right. The video is like a graphic depiction of the circle of life, and my god, it’s incredible! Tell me what you think of the song in the comments’ section below.
Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? by Moby from the album “Play” (October 11, 1999)
Good old Moby! He’ s not only one of my favorite Electronic musicians of all time, but one of my first experiences with that genre as a whole. This album, “Play” was played (no pun intended) many times on long car journeys. I already talk about two other Moby tracks on the jukebox before from his third album, “Everything is Wrong”. This song, is absolutely beautiful, and gives off a melancholic vibe. Moby usually uses gospel singers in his music, and this piece is no exception. The entire song has a very melodic piano playing, and it echoes sounds of bittersweet happiness. The lyrics, while repeated many times, are super powerful, and send chills down my spine. The chorus will also hit you right in the heart, and stay with you for a long time after listening. I would really like to hear what you guys think of the piece in the comments’ section below.
You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid by The Offspring Released: September 4th, 2008 From the album “Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace”Genre: Punk Rock Songwriter: Dexter Holland Producer: Bob Rock
This is a great song by Punk Rock band, The Offspring. I remember listening to this song countless numbers of times when it first came out, and I have to say, its aged quite well. The overall energy and message that song brings really causes one’s morale to boost. The song starts with Holland’s passionate vocals, and then a groovy guitar starts playing. Everybody seems to remember the chorus, and I absolutely adore it. I believe the message of the song is to not take life for granted and become successful while still looking out for possible roadblocks in your way. I highly recommend this song to everyone, and would love to hear what you think of it in the comments’ section below.
Pon Pon Pon by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Released: July 16th, 2011 Genres: Electropop, dance-pop, J-pop Produced by Yasutaka Nakata
How to even start this review! If you think you’ve seen crazy videos, think again! This video appeared on Youtube in July of 2011, and quickly became a viral hit. It now stands at a whopping 138,793,808 views, and still continues to confuse and weird out people. I’m going to try to keep this as spoiler-free as possible, because you have to experience it blind. Let’s just say, it contains a bunch of random items, including multiple eyeballs. Sylvie Paula Paula, a character from King of Fighters, looks extremely similar to Kyary, and it might have been an influence on her creation. The song is also annoyingly catchy, so don’t blame me if it gets stuck in your head for weeks afterwards. Now, dive into the crazy world of Japanese music videos. I’d love to hear what you guys think of the video in the comments’ section below.
Dream Catcher by Bassnectar & Gnar Gnar from the album Unlimited Released(June 17th, 2016) Genres: Electronic, dubstep, drum step, glitch, trip hop, and downtempo. Produced by Lorin Ashton under the label, Amorphous Music
What can I say about Bassnectar? He’s easily one of my favorite Electronic musicians of all time. My best friend introduced me to his music many years ago, and I’ve loved him ever since. The man’s real name is Lorin Ashton, and he has some of the most epic hair in music today. He’s extremely active on social media, as well, and is very kind to his fans, which are known as “Bassheads”. I got to see Lorin at the Electric Forest last year, and his concert blew me away. As his name suggests, his music is very bass heavy, and you can hear the pulse-pounding beat for miles. This particular song is one of my favorites off of the album, and I’ve listened to it countless times. It starts with a base-heavy beat that gradually amps up in volume. The beat continues to build up, and the sound gets intense. It does this for about a minute, and then the drop happens. Our ears are met with an incredibly intense beat and epic synthesizer. I highly recommend this piece to anyone who loves intense Electronic music. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.