pondewaywayway:

Utada Deep River photo set to go with my latest album review.

Love how basic and utilitarian these shots are, the gritty black and white colouring really adds to the effect.This simplicity is something you might be hard pressed to find on a J-Pop release and it really make it stand out to me.

By far my favourite Utada cover artwork so kudos to here for choosing such a striking image.

Credit to the Utadagallery at blogfree for the images.

1 Year Blogiversary Best-of: no. 5

The album that finally made me a proper Utada fan

pondewaywayway:

Kyary was amazing last night!! I had so much fun ^_^
I’m writing a review atm but until then here is one of my shoddy pictures (tbh with the amount of dancing I did I’m surprised I got even one relatively clear pic :P)
It was certainly an experience ^_^ even if the bass did make all my videos unusable 

1 Year Blogiversary Best-of: no. 7
One of my highlights of 2014 so far; Kyary live in London

pondewaywayway:

Kyary was amazing last night!! I had so much fun ^_^

I’m writing a review atm but until then here is one of my shoddy pictures (tbh with the amount of dancing I did I’m surprised I got even one relatively clear pic :P)

It was certainly an experience ^_^ even if the bass did make all my videos unusable 

1 Year Blogiversary Best-of: no. 7

One of my highlights of 2014 so far; Kyary live in London

Song of the Day: Kimbra - 90s Music

I haven’t really paid attention to any of Kimbra’s music before now and I’m starting to think that was a big mistake; her new album, The Golden Echo, is fast becoming one of my most anticipated releases of the year.

This is the first single from the album and it’s one of the boldest pop confections I’ve heard. Kimbra manages to draw the disparate and mis-matched sounds into something almost grandiose and sweeping, it’s really unique.

The other cuts that have been teased from The Golden Echo may be more conventional  but they are all far from cookie-cutter pop. Love in High Places is a gorgeous, minimal, vocally driven number, and Miracle manages to throw in enough unexpected sounds to stop itself from being a disco pastiche - instead it is a fantastic modern pop song that’s overflowing with energy and exuberance.

I, for one, cannot wait for The Golden Echo to be released ^_^