Encore – Here’s to new beginnings!

For someone who’s not an Aghase I sure post a lot about GOT7 but in my 10+ years of following kpop, they are the only group whose music truly speaks to me. I do like them as a group too, there’s just something about them that feels so organic and wholesome. πŸ˜€ Anyway, when they said that they are not going anywhere, they really ment it. To everyone’s surprise GOT7 just dropped a new song, totally out of the blue. Even cynical olde me got tears in her eyes watching the video. πŸ™‚

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Farewell GOT7 and thanks for the swell times

I knew that GOT7’s exclusive contract with JYPE was up but somehow I had not internalised that it would actually be right now, ha. I don’t follow my faves outside promotions which means I don’t follow any fandom content either, I just don’t have the time for that $hit anymore. Otherwise I would have been more aware of the situation at hand. I knew of course that the chances of them re-signing were pretty slim, so the news didn’t come as any sort of surprise. Can’t deny that I’m a bit sad though. It’s another end of an era for me. Continue reading

Who’s your last piece?

Yes, I know, I know. I ‘m MIA for months and then out pops another kpop post. But, but… it’s GOT7! πŸ˜€ And their new album is great! Color me surprised when I realised I can buy it here (It is kinda pricey though, but I don’t purchase physical albums very often these days). There are now so many hoops you have to jump through to buy anything from outside of EU.

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A.C.E ~ Being vocal aces :)

I have always loved the fact that all of the members of A.C.E are vocalists, even the rappers. Well, the vocalists can rap too, so… πŸ™‚ They all have a slightly different vocal color, which blend nicely to make a lovely, harmonious whole. It’s a pity that A.C.E is still rather underrated, but here are just too many groups around these days. It’s hard to get ahead no matter how good you are, especially if the group is from a smaller company.

Anyways, the vocal line of A.C.E just released a lovely ballad as part of producer Hong Chang Woo’s music project and they promoted it in couple of music shows. An additional way to get the group some recognition. Continue reading

Jackson, you killed it! ~100 Ways

I haven’t been keeping tabs on the music scene lately, so I completely missed the release of Jackson’s (of GOT7) new single 100 Ways. I’m glad I caught up now as it’s SO good and I love, love, love the MV! The director of the MV is Daniel Cloud Campos, a dancer himself and the dance crew is The Kinjaz. What I also love is the soundscape, do a 2nd spin and just close your eyes and listen.

I don’t know why Jackson thinks he can’t sing or act as he did just great on both accounts. πŸ™‚ I’m pretty sure that anyone who’s watched even couple of Chinese fantasy costume dramas will recognise the hand movements and will probably also think that the “story” looks familiar. Well, it’s about love that trancends even death, so…

Here’s the video, I’ve watched it far too many times already and now the song is stuck in my head. πŸ˜€

Fangirling on GOT7 ;)

Yes, it’s another kpop post and I do apologize, but GOT7 is just came back and I’m loving it! I know I’ve been claming I don’t have a bias group anymore but I may have been lying through my teeth. LOL! I am beginning to think I do have one. πŸ˜€ Continue reading

ONEUS ~ An Appreciation Post

I don’t pay much attention to the yearly influx of noobs in kpop anymore. There are just too many debuting each year and most of them sound and look more or less the same. That said, every now and then a group comes along and makes me sit up and take notice. Usually it’s a combination of a song that I like from get go and a MV that is eye catching in some way. I also don’t have time to follow the content these noobs put out in various medias, so I don’t really get to know the members in a way I did with my older faves. It’s a YT video here and a variety apparence there. But, at least I’m still able to learn their names, and possibly positions pretty quickly. πŸ™‚ Continue reading

The Untamed Soundtrack


I think all of my fave drama soundtracks of past few years have been from Chinese period dramas. What I love about them is how well they function as scene enhacers and mood makers without being agressively in your face. Another thing I love about them is the copious use of traditional instruments. I’ve grown quite enamoured especially with the bamboo flute. It’s a really good instrument for expressing various kinds of emontions, especially the sad and evocative ones. Continue reading

Ever Night OST songs

I didn’t fall in love just with the cinematography of Ever Night but also with the soundtrack. Combined they probably make about one third of my enjoyement of the drama. *g* I would really, really love to get a full album… I wonder if it’s available somewhere. Here is a collection of OST songs I was able to find floating around YT. Enjoy!
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