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MUNDANE DISTRACTIONS
Fun with music 
25th-Apr-2008 11:00 pm
Ok, just because I had some fun going over the way my brain connects music in a response I made earlier in the day....

Due to me watching a few different animes I've started listening to a lot of Japanese music. I've actually listened to some Chinese and Korean for a while. No, I don't understand it, but then again people go to see operas and such in languages they don't always understand. It's about enjoying the music at the least, understanding it lyrically sometimes is secondary.

So here are a couple of weird connections I made:

One of the opening songs for Blood+ is Hyde's "Season's Call", and for some reason when the singer really starts belting out the lyrics (and some of the musical feeling overall) I think of Queensryche. Here are the videos in their entirety (I chose a Queensryche song at random...there is one that probably fits better for a comparison).

To compare the vocal quality of the singers compare this video at 1:20 (when he really starts singing well) to......


...Geoff Tate (sorry no leather shorts) singing at 1:00 here. "Jet City Woman" may have worked better for voice and music quality but the tempos were too different to use to compare IMO.


Then there is the second opening song from Death Note, which is "What's Up People?" by Maximum the Hormone. The first time I heard that song I thought of Static-X (there are probably other bands they sound like too).

When I heard the part of this song a bit after 0:20 I thought of....


...the part of "I'm with Stupid" you hear at 1:40.


Yes, I am messed up but my ears hear what they hear.
Angel - WTF?
Comments 
26th-Apr-2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
That Maximum the Hormone song rocked. Thanks for introducing that one to me. Actually, when I listened there were certain lyrical tones or rhythms that reminded me of Serj Tankjian.
27th-Apr-2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Yes! Thank you! I knew there were someone else who the lyrical tones reminded me of but my brain locked on that part that made me think of Static-X. Yeah, the overall range and type of vocals is definitely something Serj-like.
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