New (old) records
“Music Finds” is a new series, with new posts here on the blog each Wednesday. The concept is as follows:
As I listen to a lot of music, I from time to time finds a piece that sticks out, sometimes because it’s quirky, mixed two very unlikely genres, unlikely instruments, or just damn right having an awesome sound. Expect any kind of genre to appear here. These songs is what I will be sharing with you in these posts called “Music Finds”
But really it’s mostly a segment about some of my most played songs!”
Last week I got some new records in the mail. Three of them were Auction Finds (which is also the name of my upcoming series where I deal with my
addiction hobby of auctions) and one was in the same order as my Nintendo 3DS. So I thought I would make these four CD’s into the outline for this weeks Music Finds!
Dir en grey – Six ugly
Dir en grey – Vulgar
Dir en grey – Withering to death
MUCC – Homura Uta
The waltz goes like this; I’ll talk briefly about each records; noteworthy tracks and my favorite tracks (and maybe some nostalgic nonsense in between, who knows). First off is….
Dir en grey – Six ugly (2002)
Umbrella – One of the most catchy choruses that Diru have come up with to this day
Children – Funky verses with hardcore chorus
Byou Shin (秒「」深) – Wins this records riff-award
Dir en grey – Vulgar (2003)
Increase Blue – This riff is tasty!
Kazumi – One of those songs who could make it into my second list of nostalgic songs for no reason, together with Amber, if I ever make one
I should probably also include Obscure here.. It’s one of the main anthems of Diru, first apearing on this album.
If you haven’t heard it, it’s worth your time to get an introduction.
The III:D Empire
Dir en grey – Withering to death (2005)
This is my favorite of the records that Dir en grey have made so far. Not only for the sentimental reminders; it was my favorite back in the days as well, but because it’s a well weighted mix of catchy riffs and heaviness – where choruses and melodies worth remembering were laid to rest. Consider that it’s extra hard to pick noteworthy tracks, as I’ll just resort extra much to simply playing favorites.
Merciless Cult – I do believe that this song was the playing while I participated in my first mosh.
Saku – Hard and heavy
Jesus Christ R’n’Roll – One of few J-songs that our drummer Fredrik knows by heart ;-) And it’s damn catchy~
Higeki wa Mabuta wo Oroshita Yasashiki Utsu – A softie track for the softies inside us all
MUCC – Homura Uta (2002)
I did a full post about MUCC no too long ago, which I recommend you all to check out. I did however not mention much about Homura Uta, so here goes! Much like with the album above, I consider this whole album to be more or less all filled with equally worth-listening-too-tracks, but I’ll try to give you some pointers nonetheless.
Zetsubō – Simply because THIS is a Angura Kei-classic. I think I could still do this by heart at the karaoke!
Mama – Reminds a lot about the older sound
Urayami ni Saku Hana – One of the best choruses
Uso de Yugamu Shinzou – The most funky riff in town
Kaeranu Hito – Obligatory slow-song with a nice build up
Yume no Machi – Found on the second disc, it’s there to satisfy your harmonica and kazoo craving.
Sounds crazy? It is..
I chose this one, not because it’s the one I like the most (since I have a lot of favorites from this album) but to highlight this one since it’s a cover of Masato Shimon‘s song by the same name. The original sound quite sorrowful, but MUCC took it one stage further..
What did you think? Have you bought any new records lately?
Earlier episodes of Music Finds:
#17 – Classical, K-pop and disco
#16 – MUCC/ムック
#15 – My introduction to Japanese Music
#14 – Fragile Voices
#13 – Pop and Black-Metal
#12 – Nostalgia for no reason
#11 – Some J to your Rock
#10 – Lynch. the devil
#9 – Oldies but Goldies
#8 – Gotta have that ‘oumpf’
#7 – “The Visualist from OZ”
#6 – A French Danse
#5 – Post-rock
#4 – Japanese Anti-Hero
#3 – Reggae meets metal
#2 – Korean Idols?
#1 – Steampunk Sing-alon