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We got a triple FIGHT!

It was the second half of 2003 when I was listening to La Ley quite non-stop, since it was only one of the handful CDs that I had taken to Canada, when my friend grabbed my headphones and told me, “Do you know l’Arc en Ciel? It sounds exactly like him, but in not-Japanese.” I’d always kept that at the back of my mind until today when I found this new Indian band called Sanam, and had a similar thought.

Of course, l’Arc en Ciel has over twenty years of history already, so it’s an obvious imbalanced fight. Though I do kinda chuckle whenever people refer to lead vocalist Hyde as a “chibi” person, as well as measuring other people as “one hyde and one inch tall” LOL

Note: Also love how the fans sing as a prelude.

Of course, if La Ley hadn’t decided to split mid-noughties, they’d have a couple of years into l’Arc en Ciel, and the image that I have of Beto Cuevas wouldn’t be so quite embarrassing.
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I don’t know how exactly this happened, but A-Mei’s just released her latest album (16th? since R U Watching?) brilliantly titled Faces of Paranoia Only the Paranoid Survive (Faces of Paranoia for short, or 偏執面).

And it’s on iTunes et all! Rejoice!

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Good news and bad ones~

First, about a week or two ago Yuguo announced that they were finally releasing their third full studio album Sunset Strip (日落大道), which seemed like it had been in the planning for ages [1].

It’s the 23rd in China, and it happened!

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You can listen to the album (and download the songs) via Xiami.

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BiBi’s got a brand new song titled Hello World, the theme for the new Mainland Chinese movie The Breakup Guru (分手大师), which opens…  on June 27th. The vibe of the song is very Train’s Hey Soul Sister-y and Jason Mraz-y chill whimsical folksy.

Fun fact: Jason Mraz’s Wordplay [MV] was my jam back in my Vancouverite days. Never liked him as much since then.

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… and in the process gets to remind me of Dido, for some reason.

Tizzy Bac vocalist Chen Hui Ting is set to release her solo album 21gr. (21克), which includes this song titled Set on Fire. The video is directed by Lin Hui Bin (林揮斌)… but I’m unsure if he did the light painting or just put together the video.

I always have such respect for people that light-paint in Chinese characters or Arabic. Haven’t run into people using Devanagari or Sanskrit or any other non-Roman script, though, that’d be really interesting.

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