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Old 2013.06.02, 05:43 AM   #31
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Didn't expect to finish it so quickly, but the Iroha... translation is done (not Kodoku yet). I very much admire Ringo's lyric-writing ability on full display here. I really think she is one of the greatest active lyricwriters.

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Also, random, but years ago a friend gave me a mousepad with Japanese hiragana characters in a block pattern on it. I am currently using it at work. I looked over the other day and the characters are actually the Iroha poem. Random...
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Old 2013.06.02, 10:34 AM   #32
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I think at this point I'd be essentially parroting every other remark in this thread before, seeing as I sgree, save for the fact that I'm actually not all that impressed by Iroha and would probably put it on a similar lever to Kodoku no Akatsuki; just "meh". I think it's the melody I find predictable and formulaic (minus the last phrase of the chorus). The PV's cool, the cover's cool, the arrangement's cool, but I dunno. I just can't get into it.

Maybe I'm desensitized to Ringo's writing style after all these years and can never again truly enjoy one of her new releases. This is a dark day.

No, that can't be right. Doku Ichigo is sexy and I enjoy it muchly.
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Originally Posted by karateexplosion View Post

No, that can't be right. Doku Ichigo is sexy and I enjoy it muchly.
Doku Ichigo, the essential Ringo release that noone owns/talks about. It's pretty unfortunate really.

I'd say if you enjoyed that, you're gonna enjoy the new SAPS/Ringo too. So all hope isn't lost quite yet for you :-p
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Is Doku Ichigo that EP for that play?
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Old 2013.06.03, 03:15 PM   #35
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Whoa! The Akatsuki bridge that I initially dismissed as mildly quirky is actually very interesting! That part is *exactly* what I'd expect a track from the non-existing 'Wonder, Vulgar, Eccentric' to sound like. What a huge tease! (I agree, deadgrandma).
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Wonder, Vulgar, Eccentric is just KZK before Ringo decided on KZK. I believe she picked the title after the album was finished.
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Image dump (or as Dr. Steve Brule would say "Image drump")

Sorry about the vulgarity/crudity of these pictures, just took them super quickly. I will get a better camera one day, I swear!
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Wonder, Vulgar, Eccentric is just KZK before Ringo decided on KZK. I believe she picked the title after the album was finished.
I just like to think that the title 'Wonder, Vulgar, Eccentric' would suit an album just as bizarre, but much less somber in tone than KSK. The bridge sounds like it would belong to that hypothetical album with its freaky, possessed vocals.

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Doku Ichigo, the essential Ringo release that noone owns/talks about. It's pretty unfortunate really.
Yes, it's quite confounding. No one appreciates theatre anymore.
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I wasn't thrilled by it... I dunno. I guess I don't get it. And I wish the vocals were Ringo.
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