It’s like Ongaku to my Mimi…

HEY! So I spent this entire past weekend at home. And what do I do when I spend an entire weekend at home? Download new music! And sort through the stuff I’ve downloaded here and there. My latest batch of recommendations:

The Dream – Love vs Money
This is the guy who was featured and produced Gym Class Heroes’ “Cookie Jar.” If you haven’t heard already, that song is a Fukushima favourite. So I thought I’d give this album a try. The reviews it’s been getting are quite favourable. As it turns out, HOLY BABY MAKIN’ MUSIC. I’m not usually the type who’s into RnB slow jams and being all smooth “in this club” but this album is a winner. The way he covers the Love vs Money dilemma is entertaining in itself, but some of the beats are simply impressive. Really high production value. Showcasing some collaborations with heavyweights such as Kanye and Mariah certainly doesn’t hurt and contributes really positively to the album. Think of Usher but dirtier, Ne-Yo but bouncier, Chris Brown but less-Rihanna punching (douche). Read more

Makase toke! Review: Michiko e Hatchin

From the creative minds at Manglobe (producers of Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy) we have Michiko e Hatchin (translated Michiko and Hatchin). Some have called it a cross between Thelma & Louise and City of God; that’s some damn good critical praise. I’m not gonna lie though – I have seen neither of these movies, but from what I do know about them (Wiki and IMDB ftw, son), it seems to fit the bill. Read more

Anime Review: Full Metal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi): Brotherhood (First ep)

If, like me, you were wondering what you will watch on Sunday afternoons now that gundam 00 is over, do not fear. There is a new series of Full Metal Alchemist (FMA) out! FMA is a supernatural anime based around the art of alchemy. This kind of alchemy works around the laws of equivalent exchange. In order to get something, something of equal value must be given in exchange. It’s mega cool though. None of the alchemists make potions and stuff – they all use alchemy to burn each other to death or make massive spikes come out of the ground. It also has quite a dark, serious storyline as well as occasional breaks of comic relief, mainly revolving around how short the main character is. Alchemists can also find jobs in the military, working as state alchemists. The main character is the youngest state alchemist ever. Read more