Hirasawa Susumu

Discussion in '-off topic-' started by Kamijo, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Tue Oct 6, 2020 11:25 pm

    aoz wrote:
    I'll be highly disappointed if he goes the ICE-9 route on this. These samples are fantastic and ICE-9 was boring. In general I'm happiest whenever he leans toward the KAKU P-MODEL side of things rather than the symphonic stuff.
     
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    Posted: Wed Oct 7, 2020 12:07 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    I enjoy his symphonic stuff quite a bit but I'm inclined to agree. Anyhow, I do think he'll be incorporating some glitchy Kaku-esque elements on both. It's the style he's landed on since 2015 and it looks like it's here to stay for a while at least
     
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    Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:46 pm

    Here's an oddity: they recently released Hirasawa's first 3 solo albums (plus some P-MODEL stuff) on vinyl
    https://diskunion.net/jp/ct/detail/1008191129

    It might be cool to have larger versions of the album art, but that's really the only appeal I see here.
     
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    Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:08 pm

    I picked up the 2014 remaster of "jikuu no mizu" on SHM-CD here. It does seem like it's a genuine remaster of some sort - there's a recording engineer credited for it and the waveform does look different.
    I can't tell how much different it really is though, apart from being mixed louder - which may not be a good thing.
     
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    Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:07 pm

    I probably have the same remaster. Such an amazing album.

    However, I think I prefer the live versions of those songs from the Error CD, even though that live recording has the most echo I've ever heard on any live release.

    I've probably listened to the live version of "QUIT" from that release a thousand times. I don't even know what album that song was originally released on or if it's even his solo career work.
     
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    Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:58 pm

    Hampo wrote:
    It's from his second solo album, "science no yuurei".
    The live version from the "san jikan san tobari" videos is remarkable, if you're a fan.
     
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    Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:26 am

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    Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:47 pm

    I'm interested.

    Thus far, Susumu Hirasawa's music has never let me down, so I'm always excited to hear that he's doing something new.
     
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    Posted: Wed Aug 4, 2021 11:07 am

    Just ordered the album from CDJapan. Now let's see how long it takes to arrive, because of the 'rona.
    I also got the Dir En Grey's newest single with a bluray. That was over $50. The start of a ruination!
     
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    Posted: Wed Aug 4, 2021 1:24 pm

    I ordered mine from HMV a while back, still waiting for it to ship.
    Did you see there's a Henry Purcell cover on this album? I'm hyped beyond belief.

    ... He probably got it via Klaus Nomi, but still.
     
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    Posted: Thu Aug 5, 2021 11:02 am

    Susumu is into Klaus Nomi? Would love to hear him cover Simple Man, lol.

    I feel like getting the whole Susumu Hirasawa discography + his band stuff. At this point it might be a bit difficult, though. Not only is the corona messing up everything, but they changed the laws in Finland just recently. Now you must pay taxes/ custom fees if you order outside of EU (was it outside of Finland in general actually) no matter how cheap the item + shipping is. Also you have to pay the postal services for handling the package, or something, even though you didn't have to do that before... It's a mess.

    Can't wait to see how much I have to pay taxes when these two items arrive from CDJapan. If my purchase was around $80 - $90, I will probably end up paying way over €30 to the customs. Crap. On top of that they will keep the package in some hidey hole, won't send it in time, all the official customs websites suck ass and are confusing... Argh.

    As a person who orders still physical media from outside of EU, this is basically killing my hobby.
     
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    Posted: Thu Aug 5, 2021 1:33 pm

    Hampo wrote:
    I don't specifically know that he is, but he was into new-wave stuff in general and KN's version of "Cold Song" (as he calls it) is surely the most famous these days.
    Besides, Hirasawa being a Purcell fan in his own right would be too much to hope for XD

    Hampo wrote:
    As someone semi-seriously looking for high-latitude places to flee climate change... noted.
     
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    Posted: Mon Aug 9, 2021 9:34 am

    The package is already shipping! Pretty fast!

    However...
    I somehow ordered the Dir En Grey single TWICE! IT'S FUCKING 5500 YEN! WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

    The customs/post fee was 30.59€

    This is what I get for not properly checking out the invoice after ordering stuff. I could have prevented this if I only did that in time. Argh.
     
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    Posted: Mon Aug 9, 2021 1:44 pm

    Hampo wrote:
    5500Y for a single? ::zetsubou::
    I dunno, it happens I guess. I have two copies of P-MODEL's "BITMAP" DVD lying around for some reason. (Make me an offer ::cred::)