Tuesday, 20 March 2007

The 12 Awesomest Games of 2010 - I hope someone takes notice!

Someone should really take a look at these ideas, because they are brilliant. While they're at it, hire the guys who thought them up over on the forums at "Pointless Waste of Time" as writers and concept artists!

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It's about time

Looks like my spell of disinterest in new music (see here) is about to end, due to the (hopefully) imminent release of Kosheen's new album, Damage, which I've managed to find a preview of on a German website, here. It seems that the new album is being pushed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland without any attention in Britain at all, with it being released on the Friday the 23rd of March in Germany and no release date for Britain yet announced, so I'll have to order it from there. Thankfully this will be relatively painless thanks to the modest value of the Euro compared to the stupidly valuable pound. It's about time they released something. It's now been nearly four years! The last album was released prior to the start of my four-year degree! This makes me feel a little sad, I can remember feeling young and invincible after the A-levels.... but enough of that, I'm just looking forward to getting it now. I hope it's good. I'll be one of the few in Britain who cares, it would appear. Maybe I should check out the Teutonic music scene to see why it is they like Kosheen more...

Saturday, 3 March 2007

Nobuo Uematsu is great

Has anyone ever noticed how brilliant the Final Fantasy soundtracks are? Anyone who can compose great tunes and keep them sounding awesome through a 16-bit MIDI synth is really a genius. I particularly like the way that "One Winged Angel" from FF7 not only appeals to my liking for massively epic fight backgrounds, but also my weak spot for gothic chanting in a stagnant classical language. It doesn't get much better than this! Until you see that Uematsu is also in a rock band and plays these tracks live as well!

On a more serious note, it's been a good day for work. Tomorrow will also be a good day for work, I hope! Lots of writing to be done, lots of images to be drawn....