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Old 2011.06.30, 07:38 AM   #71
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Something pointless I just realized.


When turned on its side, the crane resembles an "E."

"E" for Education! Probably not intentional, but I thought it was amusing.
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Old 2011.06.30, 12:22 PM   #72
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Speaking of the crane, did we ever get any explanation for it at all?
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Old 2011.07.01, 12:07 AM   #73
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Is it a crane or stylized pornography? It's both!
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Speaking of the crane, did we ever get any explanation for it at all?
I don't recall...

the booklet does have a large mural with the band amongst birds. I always got the impression that the crane just came from the Japanese crane, which fits in with TJ's traditional yet neo-tokyo image.

Also, the crane turned into the peacock starting with phase 2 so I think its kind of a moot point by now.
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Old 2011.07.01, 09:36 PM   #75
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Old 2012.01.02, 09:07 PM   #76
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Isn't Genjitsu wo Warau one of the greatest Jihen songs ever?

The Kyouiku version makes me think of a black widow mating session happening along an especially labyrinthine web. (And in the Dynamite Out version, the web gets ravaged in the process!). I just love how the band alternates between tickling you and slamming you into a brick wall, depending on SR's unreliable mental state.

Btw, listening to this album again -- and Adult -- makes me think that every single one of TJ's albums could be cut down into EPs and would sound much 'tighter.'

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Old 2012.01.03, 11:06 AM   #77
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Isn't Genjitsu wo Warau one of the greatest Jihen songs ever?

The Kyouiku version makes me think of a black widow mating session happening along an especially labyrinthine web. (And in the Dynamite Out version, the web gets ravaged in the process!).
I can't decide if I like the studio or Dynamite version better. Kyouiku has the sound issues, but has more variations played throughout the song. Dynamite has the Phase 1 energy, but some simplified phrases and Hirama singing.

The JCHI version sucks though.
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Old 2012.01.04, 02:39 AM   #78
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Originally Posted by Maou View Post
I can't decide if I like the studio or Dynamite version better. Kyouiku has the sound issues, but has more variations played throughout the song. Dynamite has the Phase 1 energy, but some simplified phrases and Hirama singing.

The JCHI version sucks though.
Yeah. Genjitsu no ote should always be played before genjitsu no warau.

It is just not right without them played together.
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Lol, I just imagined if the vocals on it were by Ukigumo
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Old 2012.01.07, 11:51 PM   #80
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Originally Posted by W3iHong View Post
Yeah. Genjitsu no ote should always be played before genjitsu no warau.

It is just not right without them played together.

Too true. Genjitsu was one of the first SR/TJ songs I heard and about half way through the first listen everything just clicked so beautifully. I remember that moment so well... one the train to work, My pupils probably dilated and I may have just sat there with a ridiculous expression of happiness on my face.
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