Friday, September 23, 2011

I Hope Ya Don't Mind

It's Friday, which means that – and this is highly dependent upon whom you ask – I am either in love or presently kickin' in the front seat. For the record, both of these are true. So, y'know, either answer would be correct.

No pressure.

Personally, I'm rather hoping for a low-impact weekend. A cursory look at my to-do list reminds me that I have a haircut scheduled and that I need to wrap up my review of Adam and kHill's Browncoats Mixtape, neither of which is a particularly unpleasant tasks. I also have a terse reminder to "buy booze" taped to my monitor, which can only mean that this weekend will also see me taking part in some drunken podcasting. Which, as you know, is always a good time.

This is all to say that I hope you have a pleasant weekend. And to help you kick that shit off, here are some Fraggles. Also some DJ Kool.

Tip o' the hat to @cdharrison for this one!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ultra Mega Mega Man

I think we can all agree that there is an absolute dearth of Mega Man-inspired projects available in today's VGM marketplace.

Okay, that level of sarcasm borders on dick-holery, so I'll restrain my inner snark beast. For my own sake as much as yours.

Sure, you've got your Protomen and your Mega Rans and your Megas, and you may be wondering if you really need any more music inspired by Capcom's Blue Bomber. But you do. You really, really do. Because the latest in Mega Musics comes from our friends at OverClocked ReMix.

Mega Man 9: Back in Blue boasts 2 discs worth of fine tunage, accompanied by liner notes, lyrics and artwork. And, since it's from OCR, of course that bitch is free! Further, it was organized Dustin "k-wix" Kulwicki, a name that Cave Story fans should recognize, so that provides yet another level of awesome.

Check out the teaser vid below, and then immediately head over to the project site to make with the downloadin'.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hard Cor

I hear a rumbling from the west, my friends. There is a storm brewing, a musical tempest with over-sized eyes, gravity-defying hair and flamboyant outfits. Surely this can only signify that the otaku army of the Ultraklystron camp is mobilizing!

For Karl himself this means a leak from his forthcoming release Animatic. The track is "Lifecycle," and it concerns itself with ethical living, a subject that's broached less often that it should be within the confines of hip-hop.

For his longtime collaborator Rai, however, it means something even rarer: a Kickstarter campaign.

The duo is attempting to generate enough capital to streamline the recording, production and distribution of her new album Cor Leonis. With an ultimate goal of 5 grand, it's a pretty hefty undertaking, but anime nerds have nothing if not deep pockets.

In order to help motivate those of the Japanophile set to part with the hard-earned scratch from their Pocky funds, our heroes received a little help from local fan extraordinaire Jarrod in the form of the below handsome video. Give it a look and marvel at the colors of Rai Kamishiro's world.

Literally. 'Cause that shit is orange.

After you've done that, please consider chipping in to help out with the album. She is, after all, the only nerd musician to ever inspire her own religious cult.