27 Dec 2012, 13:10 by dark_tower
28 Mar 2012, 23:19 by Madrangue志方あきこ - 祈り ～モンラム～
(Akiko Shikata - Inori ~Monlam~)
Seventh track of Raka
Title translates to Prayer.
Composed & arranged by: 志方あきこ (Akiko Shikata)
Lyrics by: 志方あきこ & 篠田朋子 (Akiko Shikata & Tomoko Shinoda)
Vocals by: 志方あきこ (Akiko Shikata)
Violin: 壷井彰久 (Akihisa Tsuboy)
Percussions: 佐藤直子 (Naoko Sato)
Guitar: ワタヌキヨシアキ (Yoshiaki Watanuki)
28 Oct 2011, 11:01 by MadrangueYoun Sun Nah (나윤선 is also correct)
Nah Youn Sun
Youn Sun Nah 5tet
Youn Sun Nah 5*
L-M-P (Lost Music Planet)
*redirection already exists
28 Apr 2009, 15:47 by dark_towerYay!! :D
A little recap...
1. Inkubus Sukkubus - 473
2. Mediæval Bæbes - 428
3. Nightwish - 395
4. Enya - 392
5. In the Nursery - 340
6. Ataraxia - 302
7. Qntal - 294
8. Dead Can Dance - 286
9. Loreena McKennitt - 270
10. The Soil Bleeds Black - 264
11. Tori Amos - 262
12. 浜崎あゆみ - 260
13. Sarah Brightman - 253
14. Louisa John-Krol - 252
15. Arcana - 240
16. Nox Arcana - 235
17. Blackmore's Night - 226
18. Clannad - 214
19. Death in June - 213
20. Madonna - 205
21. Paradise Lost - 200
22. The Birthday Massacre - 199
23. Siouxsie and the Banshees - 190
24. Midnight Syndicate - 187
25. Howard Shore - 186
26. Cyndi Lauper - 181
27. Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble of Shadows - 181
28. The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud - 181
29. Sarah McLachlan - 178
30. Girls Aloud - 173
31. Tarot - 173
32. Blutengel - 170
33. BONNIE PINK - 168
34. 坂本真綾 - 167
35. 相川七瀬 - 164
36. Tristania - 161
37. The Gathering - 158
38. Sugababes - 157
18 Dec 2008, 14:33 by dark_towerENGLISH VERSION
1. Louisa John-Krol - Djinn: les mystère des chats: 8/10
While on first listen it could sound a bit undertone, deprived of the melancholic folksy roots of Louisa's previous efforts, this new album is actually very innovative, in both concept and musical production: giving it the name of her own cat - Djinn, obviously - Louisa builds up the world that, according to a popular belief, exists in the eyes of cats, thus creating a quirky and semi-tribal opus, full of magic and chants. Even if not 100% accomplished, the innovativity of Djinn makes up for everything.
Highlights: Blue Beyond the Sky, Two Cats Return Pomegranate to the Underworld.
2. Enya - And Winter Came...: 7/10
Enya's winter album is built in the same vein of the previous work Amarantine, offering a more melodic and almost pop approach to the music. However, the romance and the originality which made Amarantine good are lacking in And Winter Came... that…
13 Oct 2008, 23:00 by sirensongsIt being Canadian Thanksgiving and all, I thought I'd compile a list of recently released and upcoming albums that I need to get a hold of, since music is one of the things I am most thankful for in my life. Some of these are already on order, and some I just need to keep track of so that I will not forget. I cannot believe the amount of amazing new music that is coming out in the latter half of 2008!
Bacio di Tosca - ... und wenn das Herz auch bricht ! - Super excited about this!!!!
Collide - Two Headed Monster
Dunkelschön - Nemeton
Elane - The Silver Falls
Halou - Halou
Illuminate - Zeit der Wölfe
Louisa John-Krol - Djinn, le mystère des chats
Maplebee (or is it Maple Bee? I'm still not sure of the correct way of spelling her name!) - Home
Mediavolo - Unaltered Empire
O Quam Tristis - Les Chants Funestes
Orplid - Greifenherz
Rajna - Duality
Rise and Fall of a Decade - Love It Or Leave It
Rising Shadows - From the Cold
Sava - Metamorphosis
sToa - Silmand
10 Oct 2008, 17:27 by dark_towerThere's a bunch of albums coming out soon that I'm absolutely thrilled about and I can't wait to get my hands on.
Here they are:
1. Louisa John-Krol - Djinn: Le mystère des chats
I think this will be awesome. The album is about the world that exists in the eyes of cats... A fucking original concept, and I LOVE cats :P
2. Enya - And Winter Came...
The Enya winter album we've been waiting for so long. Nothing to say about it, I'm sure it'll be standard Enya excellence.
3. Loreena McKennitt - A Midwinter's Night Dream
Christmas album for Loreena too. The previews on her website sound amazing as always!
4. Elane - The Silver Falls
Ok, this is already out actually, but I haven't had the chance to listen to it yet. Elane are so cute and diverse, I'm really curious about this album.
5. Sugababes - Catfights and Spotlights
The bitches are back again and the album title sounds soooo appropriate.
6. Girls Aloud - Out of Control
4 Aug 2008, 17:54 by dark_towerYessss, two journal entries in one day :D
Inkubus Sukkubus. I've known them for a really really long time, and even though I played them quite a lot, I completely fell in love with these guys about one or two months ago. I don't know why... it may have to be with me being more and more into paganism or getting to know more about the band itself... I really don't know. Fact is, one of my goals in life has become to see Inkubus Sukkubus live.
What can I say? The songs are all pretty much similar to each other, but what is wonderful is the trademark sound they have, which makes you enjoy them constantly. Even the drum machine and its cold sound is part of the magic of the band for me... I couldn't imagine them employing a real drummer actually.
What I love is also their sincerity about their spiritual belief: even if they might sound cheese and naive, you can't deny these guys make music because of the pure love for their pagan belief and the wish to spread it to the world.
No surprise they have become my top artist.
4 Aug 2008, 17:05 by dark_towerOk, bored here! It's been quite a long time since I wrote my last journal, so here I am commemorating reaching 10.000 plays (after the last reset) by posting my current top 50!
1. Inkubus Sukkubus
2. Mediaeval Baebes
8. Dead Can Dance
9. Loreena McKennitt
10. The Soil Bleeds Black
11. The Birthday Massacre
12. Nox Arcana
13. Blackmore's Night
14. Tori Amos
16. ayumi hamasaki
17. Of the Wand and the Moon
19. Louisa John-Krol
21. Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble of Shadows
22. Leaves' Eyes
23. Within Temptation
24. Midnight Syndicate
25. Hagalaz' Runedance
26. Death in June
27. Cyndi Lauper
28. Hannah Fury
31. Howard Shore
32. Sarah McLachlan
34. Sarah Brightman
35. Theatre of Tragedy
36. BONNIE PINK
37. Nanase Aikawa
39. Trobar de Morte
29 Apr 2008, 00:10 by nefolk'I had a dream last night, Siggy.'
'It was you and me together skipping in a field. Und then this great serpent appeared and slithered into a cave.'
'Du lieber gott! Do you know what you are saying to me? Do you know what zis serpent means?'
'Ja, it is some manifestation of the World-Spirit.'
'Dummkopf! It is my cock! Ze serpent is my cock that you are craving!'
'Nein, nein! All ze time you think of cock! The serpent is some Kundalini thing.'
'Stop mit zis craziness! The serpent is my great big cock that you cannot get out of your mind. Admit you want it!'
'Nein, nein, is some archetype, Ouroboros ze great world-serpent maybe.'
'My hot throbbing cock is ze great serpent of the world and you want it bad! Look, look, look at my cock that you crave inside you!'
Freud unzipped himself triumphantly.
'That thing?' said Jung in surprise. 'That looks like a cigar.'
Dead Can Dance