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Nov 3, 2009 11:42 PM
Nov 4, 2009 2:34 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
Well then, guess I'll start!
1. Definitely. As for the "doesn't matter how": I usually tend to download everything I listen to first and only buy the soundtrack if I really really like it, as the amount of money I have available is not that big and I hate driving 20km to the customs office just to fetch a packet (even more so because they're slooow and need about half an hour to write a receipt). I usually get the soundtrack only if it stood out in some way or another. Downloading and listening to every OST would unnecessarily fill up my HD and I'm not sure whether I would be able to listen to all of that anyway.
2. From time to time - if I've read a positive review on the anime instrumentality blog ;-) or if I especially like the composer (e.g. the Guin Saga OST by Uematsu or everything by Yoko Kanno).
1. At the moment I don't. I want to, though, and would always vote if I already downloaded it and listened to it at least twice. That takes quite some time, unfortunately.
2. As far as I can think back, I've only even listened to a few more than three weeks :-D
3. About 70%, I'd say.
4. Some track from the Aria OST, but I don't remember which one.
6. Not at all. I listened to pretty much everything before joining the club and I still do that now.
7. New music to listen to and getting to know artists I didn't even know existed
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Nov 4, 2009 10:33 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
For those who listen to anime music frequently:
1. Yes, though it's going down these days. It's usually only shows that I like the music from, shows I like, or when there is a piece that I want to hear the full version. I don't really have a method, but name recognition helps. It's not a compulsive thing though.
2. Usually because of name recongition or recommendation from people who I think I know their tastes (or their mine). Sometimes it's because it's on sale ...
1. I don't lurk. Quite the opposite.
Kanno week, because I like her stuff and am always curious what others like about her stuff (that is not related to Cowboy Bebop).
Pop vocal week, because it's a good gauge at the taste of the people here.
Groove week, because that week I really like the whole batch.
3. If I discount my own nominations, i'd say I've heard maybe ~30-40% of the entries each week. And I mean this in a "recognition" sense. If I count the anime I've seen that the songs are selected form, it would be about 70%.
4 and 5. I want to say yes to both question, there might have been a couple times. But I failed to follow up on them and I soon forget about it :3 I think composer-wise, nobody really stuck out to me that did before. It just helps to see the few others that are worth listening to now that I have a chance to listen to their works in isolation from the anime they worked on.
6. Not really, no. I found a lot of nominations that are heavy on the nuances and not so much genre-shattering in terms of diversity. So my taste of music probably hasn't changed at all, even if I might have discovered more composers' names to watch for.
7. Talk about anime music. Srsly.Ii don't get to do this and it's been one thing I always want to do and rarely could.
Better topic selection process. Nomination threads are very telling what themes are popular and interesting and what are not. I think having consistently interesting "theme of the week" do well to make the club more active, and some themes are definitely less interesting than others...
Stick where the upcoming weeks' themes in a thread and not in the chat box that I never read... Or just have a thread that is not the theme nomination thread.
As much as I like #malkeionbu, breaks may be nice. But instead we can have some other activity that requires less attention and moderating from you and everyone else? I dunno. Just a suggestion.
9. What do you want for Christmas?
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Nov 5, 2009 12:15 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
For those who listen to anime music frequently:
1. I tend to download soundtracks after watching a series. Then they tend to sit on my hard drive until I actually do something about them. Some I download I really like others are forgettable. I would say it's more compulsive for me.
2. Not gone this far...yet. Closest would be Ko Otani's Shadow of the Colossus OST. I've only watched my friends play the game a few times.
1. If I get around to it. If I don't vote I usually have the batch downloaded or will go back and download it. Then it sits on my hard drive awhile waiting it's turn.
2. Week 4: Legendary - So many amazing tracks nominated this week and i got to hear a lot of new stuff. The 3 way tie was pretty telling of the quality of the tracks. Plus that was the first installment that I joined for and thus the one I was most involved in.
Week 10: Dancing - Greatest variety of tracks
Week 23: Guitar (Electric) - Probably one of my favorite instruments. I love listening to soulful solos and classic rock/blues guitar type of music. Anime sounding or otherwise.
3. Probably 5-6 songs
4. Shizuku no Ippai Kioku - Made me watch Paprika early one morning. It'd been on the hard drive just hadn't gotten around to it. Shizuku no Ippai Kioku was just so new and different I had to see/hear what bizarre anime it came from. Gotta say the music didn't disappoint. The opening sequence with I think it's Nigeru Mono playing in the background is just too perfect.
5. Not really. It did make me stand up and take notice to some of my favorite animes composers, who for one reason or the other I just hadn't looked up the composers. I already knew Ko Otani, yoko kanno, Taku Iwasaki but was less familiar with Haketa Takefumi, Joe Hisaishi (my Ghibli OST's were labeled "Japan Philharmonic for the longest time), Kajiura yuki, Jun Maeda, and Muramatsu Ken.
6. Most likely not. They were pretty varied to begin with.
7. Hearing a suprising, different, or refreshing track.
8. I'd be curious about a thread related to current anime. Whether it be BGM or OP and ED's. I always feel the urge to talk about them.
e.g. When I was watching yozakura Quartet a few seasons ago a song in BGM caught my ear. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lj1mhZd9rw
I thought i was going crazy because I heard "Dazed and Confused" by Led Zeppelin. Here the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejYr5Z-C7-0.
I've noticed a few other musical allusions in some others. Such as 07-ghost I heard what I swore was an allusion to "Guide My Sword" by Mark Knopfler from The Princess Bride BGM. Alas I can't find/make a video for that one since the OST hasn't been released yet.
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Nov 6, 2009 7:21 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
For those who listen to anime music frequently:
1. Yes, and it's compulsive. It can take just one song for me to be interested in an OST, but it usually takes about three songs that I like from the same OST that would make me go an acquire it, legally or otherwise.
2. Yes. Part of that is if I know and like the composer who makes the music, part of it is recommendations by other people if I know their tastes (surprising?) and such, and part of it is if I see it at a bargain and follow my impulse in thinking that it won't be a bad thing. So basically, the reasons that other people have.
1. N/A. :P
2. Yoko Kanno - Since it makes me feel like I know a lot less about her than I should. So much variety, though some elements are almost ever-present.
Legendary - It's in the title.
Lost - It was a nice week to show how we all can have different interpretations on the same theme.
3. On average, probably about 50%. Though that can drop to about 30-20% on some weeks. :3
4. lelangir's "Black Knights" song make me want to get the rest of the Code Geass OST, though given that I already have Hitomi Kuroishi's pieces from the OST already, this should be like a forgone conclusion. Watching the show as well, I guess. :P
5. Not yet, but I'm hopeful. :3
6. Not really. I think part of the problem is that I like too many musical styles already.
7. I like finding out what other people like and want to promote in the club, and that's it can be a struggle to find either an "interesting" song or a song that I think many people will enjoy.
8. I would want to extend the nominating period if ten songs aren't received by the end of the week , or at least allow for more nominations for the same people if need be. And if you need to provide a framework for topics, be as general as you can, if that makes sense.
9. Maybe, how do you usually listen to anime music? Standalone in doing other stuff? Useful for reminiscing? Other stuff?
Drastic My Anime Blog - My anime blog. :3
Nov 7, 2009 10:34 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
I'm not on myanimelist a lot but felt like contributing a little. I'd say I listen to anime music a lot, but I am not very knowledgeable about what I listen to and I have a relative small collection. I tend to find a few tracks I like and stick to them. So I haven't actually been actively participating in nominations and voting. And the music here is at least intriguing to me...
Anime music listeners:
1. No I don't typically acquire soundtracks. They typically have no vocals and I have a pretty large collection of music like that already. I typically only even get the OP/ED. It is a rarity when I do get the insert songs, and even more of one when I find the other background music. It's by compulsion.
2. I rarely get soundstracks from an unseen series because I wouldn't have listened to them.
2. Haven't spent time listening to every one, but I checked out the songs in the pop vocal voting thread since that's what I'm more into.
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