Hatsune Miku came, and.. hey. No, I’m not going there.

I’m quite impressed with the MikuNoPolis concert. At the moment I’m trying to remember what the set list was like compared to the two other ones (39sGiving Day & Live in Tokyo). The opener was the same as the 39 show, but it quickly escalated into showing off new costumes, songs and dance moves. I have to say that it truly felt like SEGA was trying to 1up the 5pb production, as Miku and company got to show off new threads. And goddamn that mini-skirt yukata plus thigh-high combo from Miku and Luka. My heart nearly exploded from such a beautiful sight. I have to commend whoever worked on the new animation and models. They were superb eye candy. I want to say they made the animation more lively as well thanks to 5pb upping the ante there. Miku and Rin’s eyes in the 39 concert were rather glass-like and unmoving, which may be a bit of a stretch to say. I do prefer the 39 concert at this point due to having access to the BluRay of it, which means the audio was cleaner and mixed properly afterwards. But in terms of presentation, Live In Tokyo had the Vocaloid girls (and Len) moving about with more emotive expressions and attitude. If SEGA can just add in the attitude that Miku had in the previous concert, MikuNoPolis would have been an absolute winner.

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Hatsune Miku came, and.. hey. No, I’m not going there.

Miku & Gumi again.

Yes, they’re back, and I believe my last post on Miku involved these two. But besides that, I don’t write very often for the music section of this site. Let’s rectify that.

I stumbled upon a Miku & Gumi song called Matryoshka. It employs a favorite song structure technique that I tend to use myself. It shifts it’s key upwards towards the minor third from the first root heard. My wording is probably off; I never properly studied music theory so I can only do so much. Just imagine the standard guitar minor scale being shifted to the right on the neckboard (on a right handed guitar) three frets.

Anyways, there’s that. Back to playing the Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta.

Miku & Gumi again.

Gumi vs Miku! Fight!

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I’m pretty late to the party, but now or never. I found two VOCALOID videos of Miku and Gumi singing the song Dearest that’s from the ED of Inuyasha’s 3rd season. If you haven’t heard that song yet, you can go visit youtube and find it there. There’s a couple of duds though, so try to find the Japanese one with Hamasaki Ayumi singing. After that, hit these links:

(Miku version), and (Gumi version).

I already knew Miku and her cohorts would be able to sing like humans if they simulated the effects of breathing. A human sings on lung capacity and a machine doesn’t. I find that interesting to realize that a perfect singer (i.e. vocaloids) needs to have human flaws if we want to hear good singing.

In any case, my nutbladder nearly exploded when I heard Gumi sing Dearest. Japan, the land of Nutbladder Targetting Weaponry, I salute you.

Gumi vs Miku! Fight!

Guthrie Govan’s “Erotic Cakes”

The topic as is, would probably be intimidating unless I provided you and informing that it’s an instrumental guitar album. Govan stretches his hands like the rest of the technical guitar wizards of today. The fluidity of his solo lines are melodic, not falling into the check-out-my-moves department of guitar work. Can’t ignore his virtuosity either – his guitar licks occasionally give off vibes of a Vai-ish sound. But a good amount of his guitar work pulls influence from Joe Pass.

I doubt this post concerns that many people. But for those who do like instrumental guitar albums, give this one a shot. You might end up liking Erotic Cakes. HAHA. That was funny.

Sorry.

Guthrie Govan’s “Erotic Cakes”