Sunday, December 11, 2011

Future Single by Tripshots

I feel a bit bad to post it here, since you can buy it in iTunes store, but I really like this one. It has consistent style and rythm that carries you along. Probably the best Vocaloid song I've heared in weeks. Now go and buy it too, because when we support Tripshots, he can continue making more great songs :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lately, I was offered a job for creating augmented reality app for Android phones. I turned it down, because I don't have enough time and experience I guess. But I did some research and found this cute vid I'd like to share with you :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Kids react to Hatsune Miku

Thank you youtube for knowing (for the first time) what would interest me.

I can not blame kids for not knowing what a vocaloid is. But what disappoints me is the reaction of the kids. They like the image, the character, the song, the voice, everything. As soon as they hear that she is just a synthesizer, they start shouting whatever the media has been telling them. What is sad, is that I am not hearing the kids voice their opinions, but just repeat what they have been told. Yes, children do that, but this was a question of liking something. If you liked it before, why do you now have to deny it?

q: " so if you were to find out that your favourite singer or favourite band was computer generated, would that change your view on them?"
a: "that would be terrible"
a: "I would be creeped out and probably would never listen to them ever again"

"you can't be a fan because she does not exist"

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Synchronicity trilogy

I wanted to post it long time ago, but I was waiting for the last piece from the trilogy to be completed. I didn't know it got canceled and forgot about it for a while. But even without the third part, it is worth posting.

It has loads of story behind it. You don't need to know it to enjoy the videos, but in case you're interested, then as described by "DestinySeraphim" (scroll to comments):
Kamui Gakupo has doubts about the governance of the oracle over the lands due to the beliefs of dragonology due to the Dragon which must be appeased by the songs of a Diva, to prevent it from attacking the humans. Gakupo's grandfather was killed, probably by the dragon, and he probably sees the Diva system as something abhorent to him. Luka is that oracle ruling over the world. Kamui voices his opinions to Luka and is punished by him.

... (read more, scroll to comments)

Music by: ひとしずくP (Hitoshizuku P)
Art: Suzunosuke
Translation: motokokusanagi2009

1/3 Looking For You In The Sky


2/3 Paradise of Light and Shadow


Canceled :(

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Project Diva desu

Please play this at your next party :D

Song by t.Komine (うたたP/Utata-P)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cinnamon Philosophy - Review

The last post from Toomas reminded me of something - back in March a friend of mine visited japan, coincidentally it was 1 day after the Great Tohoku Earthquake. Her stay in Japan was short, but among other souvenirs, she brought me "a Miku album" which she picked out with care - a cute girl came to her and said "this came out yesterday, please buy it".

First off - this is not just a CD. It comes in a box that is about 2 CDs wide, the extra space taken up by a cute handkerchief. The design and overall quality are laudable, after all, this is OSTER Project.


Back, with the handkerchief:

Sadly, music-wise this album was far from impressing me. It has Miku, chibi Miku, Meiko, Kaito, Luka and the Kagamine twins, but after listening through the CD once more to make this review, I remembered why I shelved it back in march - it just does not have much appeal. The tracks are too generic and for OSTER Project, even too amateurish. The only track that I liked was Sweet Drops, but that was in the 1st Project Diva game, making it quite old. I would like to tell more about it, but as the CD didn't give me much, this would be all that I could muster.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Alice in Musicland

This got my attention in the last Vocaloid weekly ranking. Presented to you by OSTER Project, reinterpretation of Alice in Wonderland played and sung by Vocaloids. Available on album Cinnamon Philosophy. Great name :D

Nico link.

Digging a bit more around I found some Project Diva 2 videos of the same song like this where Miku has Little Red Riding Hood costume. But here's something more interesting, partly dubbed into English version of it, which does not suck. Really.

Here's their youtube channel, if you want to check out more.