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Sunday, August 2, 2009

I haven't posted for such a long time, I'm so sorry. I've had so many other occupations lately, that I didn't have the time nor the will to write anything on my blog... But today, I felt it should be time to write a post to celebrate the arrival of the Xam'd: Lost Memories OST 1 & 2 (Bounen no Xamdou). Since I finished watching the series back in February, I have been desperately waiting for the awesome soundtrack by Michiru Oshima to come out! I also did a cover song on the piano of one of the wonderful songs from the OST.

Today I've been able to listen to the 2 Bounen no Xamdou OSTs thanks to Gameurs who uploaded the OST.

Download the full Bounen no Xamdou OST 1 here!

Download the full Bounen no Xamdou OST 2 here!

Tell me what you think about it! And check out my piano cover and the original song after the jump!

Monday, June 15, 2009

In other related Yuki Kajiura news (it's been a long time I've posted anything about her highness!), kalafina has a new Single coming out soon! It's called Storia and it's their first single that won't be featured in an anime, but this time in an NHK TV series entitled Rekishi Hiwa Historia. Yuki Kajiura will also be composing the soundtrack of the series... It looks like the girls of kalafina are channeling ukrainian folk dancers on the cover picture! HAHA

Here's a short sample of Storia available on Sony’s website. You can also download the 40 second kalafina sample here.

Thank you to CPM for the news! Like all kalafina songs, storia sounds like a hit... I can't wait to be the first of July when it finally comes out!

Boom Boom Satellites
Since Xam'd is finally getting a TV broadcast version, there'll be a new OP theme song, but fear not, it is also by Boom Boom Satellites. Their previous OP for Xam'd entitled "Shut up and explode", was one of my favorite OP songs from the past season (Check out my review here). The new song is called "Back on my Feet" and the single is coming out the first of July.

Download the TV version of "Back on my feet" here.

9/10 By the looks of it, "Back on my feet" is as good or maybe even better than the first Opening song. Can't wait to hear the full version. In any case, even the TV version is nothing short of amazing!! Boom Boom Satellites have a unique sound and style, and this song is a good example of their awesomeness. I can't stop listening to their latest album EXPOSED, which is brilliant. Thank you Erias for making me discover this new Boom Boom Song!

Check out the awesome video sequence for the new OP:

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Back in January, I did a piano cover of Fairytale, the kalafina theme song for the sixth Kara no Kyoukai movie. A month ago I received a message on my Youtube Channel from xFukairix telling me she had made a cover of Fairytale using my piano cover. I felt very honored that someone would use one of my piano covers to do a cover of their own, especially one this good! So thank you very much xFukairix for the lovely cover version of Fairytale, and if someone ever wants to use one my piano tracks to record a song, you're welcome! All I ask in return is that you mention my blog in the video description...

Download the mp3 version of my Fairytale piano cover here.

9/10 I really enjoyed listening to xFukairix's version of Fairytale! Her voice is really amazing and pure. It's a really hard song to master, but she managed to do a pretty good job. Her pronunciation is perfect, and despite some places where her voice is a little out of tune, her singing sounds very professional. I can't wait to hear more anime song covers from her.

In the meantime check out her version of Fairytale:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Piano sheets
So many people have been asking me for the Yuki Kajiura and Joe Hisaishi music sheets again so here they are :



Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Now that the new layout and the new plastic Ongaku logo are finally in place, I'd like to have your thoughts on the new changes... Also, a big thank you to Smashing Magazine for their amazing photoshop tutorials, and great logo and visual ideas... It helped me a lot throughout this whole creative process, and I hope it paid off. I also made a couple of others logo, which I might show you later on!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Question mark

As some of you may have noticed, the last couple of weeks have been pretty intense for me and for my blog and ex-forums... I'd like to apologize for the lack of news and updates during those weeks... Most of you may have noticed that all the forum links and downloads have disappeared! Due to lack of time and irreconcilable differences with some of the forum team members, I had to part ways with the Ongaku Forums. So the Ongaku Forums is no longer... I was deeply saddened that it had to come to this, but it was the only way for me to move on, and to focus on my blog and my music without having to deal with unnecessary stress and unprofessionalism... I wish all the best to Senakunes and his team in their new endeavour, and thank them for the great times we had together at the forums!

Now that I've adressed the forum issue, let me tell you some of the things I have in store for the Ongaku blog of Anime Music. Despite my busy schedule, I spent the last week working on a new layout and a new Logo (so many hours spent in front of photoshop!!!). It should be ready in a few days, so keep your eyes open for the big changes... I hope you'll like them as much as I do! I've also been thinking about some great post ideas and new music. I'm still not sure if I'll be posting download links again though. I'll have to think about the pros and the cons...
Please tell me what you think about that!

See you again soon for some fresh contents and new updates...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Nodame Cantabile NabaztagHere's my latest piano cover, which has been on youtube for more than a week now! It's the beautiful Nodame Cantabile Paris ED, entitled Tokyo et Paris by Emiri Miyamoto x Solita (check out my review here). It's so weird to be covering a song in my own language!! Anyway, I hope you all like it!!

You can download the mp3 of my piano version here.