Monday, February 22, 2010

Portrait Of Tenderness

Monday, February 22, 2010



Portrait of Tenderness


"A gentle sound yet sorrowful."
It's how I interpret this music though, it's the kind of feeling I always get when I'm always spending my time alone.

From the anime soundtrack Chobits.
Chobits Original Soundtrack 001


Please don't be surprise at the end of the music. =)

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Grandpa's Violin

Sunday, February 21, 2010




by ~0o0o0




This is an another piece by Yuki Kajiura from the soundtrack of .hack//Liminality. 

A sound worth reminiscing, that somehow engulfs me with it. I guess it was the only instrumental soundtrack that my brother, who had always been a rock & RNB fan had only like, so it kinda inspired me to share with everyone. 

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Vitali & Chaconne




Chaconne


I pretty much don't know the title of this piece before but I've occasionally hear it from old movies that my parents usually watch before, I wasn't that interested with it before. But then, I heard it again from an anime, La Corda 'd Oro, I had watched last year... I pretty much want to thank that anime for featuring it because I finally now know what the title of this piece or rather the form of this piece.

Chaconne in G minor (Vitali)This sound really made me curious because it always gives me a mysterious tingling feeling. It's really weird though but I kinda like it because I somehow feel comfort listening to it. How the sounds strikingly starts followed by the shifting of its tempo is really great, how the pace is always changing elegantly is amazing. Somehow you can feel the violinist effort & feeling is being passed through its each notes. It gives you a bit sense of sorrow but at the same time relief which makes it more charming to listen to. It's a masterpiece worth listening to!



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Friday, February 19, 2010

Yiruma | H.I.S Monologue

Friday, February 19, 2010
Yiruma | H.I.S. Monologue


Yesterday I was listening to one of Yiruma's album, H.I.S. Monologue. Personally speaking, I know that behind an artist album's title, there's a meaning behind it and at first I was thinking why would he name such album but I guess it has a more deeper meaning to it for him.  

H.I.S Monologue is ten track list album which has a more entertaining tune unlike his other albums but to b e honest, I got only few favorites (*) in this album.


My personal comments of some of the tracks.

#3: The sound is bit by bit exciting but what I like most on this piece is that if you listen carefully, you'll hear  the pianist itself is humming to himself with the piano. La-lala-lalalala-la-lala...

#6: The overlapping sound of how the piano is being played is great. It feels like the sound is bouncing all over the place and then slowly losing its momentum. I like how it gracefully ended.

#7: This one a bit tricky one; if you try listening to it properly you might notice that it sounds like Septemberise only there's a bit difference on it and it was played slowly. But the graceful playing of this one is not that bad either.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

To My Visitors

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Hello TMB Visitors,

First and foremost, thank you for visiting The Music Box, like what I said in my first entry in this blog…I'm a newbie enthusiast of classical/instrumental/new age type of music; I only started 2 years ago so it's kinda an obvious fact that I can't read notes or know many famous artist/musicians of this genre of music, I don't even have a formal study of music (but I'm trying to learn how play guitar on my own)…I just personally like this type music or so I said already. My only point upon writing this post is to clarify this to my blog's visitors, and may I remind you that this is not a confession but a fact.

On the other hand, I want to apologize to everyone if my way of expressing my thoughts about my posts are not that good(T_T), if my grammars & my way of saying words are bad & some of the medias I post are not working (contact me immediately, if so).

I'm a very open person so I will be glad if you have anything you want to say, suggest, or promote to be posted in my blog whether it's a music, album, artist or musician (of course it should be related to the category my blog), it would be a very good idea to do so since I also want to know more about this kind of things and I promise to credit those ideas to you. You can either contact me or drop your message at my Face Book Account or email me at ainiesam27@gmail.com or ainiesam27@yahoo.com.

Also, if you don't mind, follow this blog & feel free to drop your comments--but hope it's not a harsh one.

Thank you everyone! Hope you support this blog!

Yours truly,

AINIESAM27
TMB's author

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sound Of Music

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
It's classic and one of the best movie I've watched in my childhood, its hilarious and captivating, not to mention the music that captured both the young and old, now and then.

Julie Andrews | Sound of Music



After my discovery the other day, I've done a bit research of the other tracks & albums of Acoustic Café and it was a sudden gladness to found the classic movie's instrumental medley music, the very sound itself made me hum the song unconsciously. It somehow made me want the movie all over again. 







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Monday, February 15, 2010

Acoustic Cafe

Monday, February 15, 2010

by ~redneckbond


I discovered something great today and thanks to my new friend Gitak Ban who introduced me this group of people, the Acoustic Cafe, a Japanese group of musicians and the very first time I heard their Last Carnival, I was automatically have fallen in love with their music, I couldn't get over of them, and I said to myself 'I must hear all their music!" and all thanks to my good friend here because maybe I wouldn't know them without him.


Here's a teaser of one of their music. Hope you like it!
This is the very first music I've heard on this group and the blending of both the piano & violin was something that it had me awe; the music itself is mesmerizing and mysterious. I'm now loving this people! 
(I'll be posting more of their music soon so keep in touch with that)


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Sunday, February 14, 2010

TMB's Valentine's Treat ii

Sunday, February 14, 2010
Well, well, here's another treat from TMB, Laura Sullivan's version of Pachelbel Canon in D. Happy Valentine's everyone!

by *onixa



*The first time I've heard Canon was from the Korean movie, My Sassy Girl, the scene was that beforehand the girl asked the boy to bring her flowers on their 100th day while the girl is in her class playing Pachelbel's Canon, the funny thing is that the girl's school was actually an all-girls school so the boy have to disguise himself as a delivery boy just to get into the school, it was really funny. The Korean movie was really good that the Hollywood even made their version of it but still nothing beats the original.



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TMB's Valentine's Treat

Finally it's valentines day but don't ask me if I have someone special to spent it because obviously I don't (still, I hope so...) but that doesn't mean its an event that only couples could celebrate because VALENTINES is open for everyone(what a wonderful way to think about,nyahaha~).






by ~Roux-S



For this special event, here is TMB's special treat for those who love soft music.


*This music a soundtrack from Spring Walz by Chong Park, Hope you like it!

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Best Of Joe Hisaishi

Saturday, February 13, 2010











Have you ever watch any of the Ghibli Studio's works or Hayao Miyazaki? Wondering who is the man behind all the musical soundtracks of this movies? Well if you don't, let me introduce you Mamoru Fujisawa or better known as Joe Hisaishi, a director, composer, also an author, musical arranger and a head of orchestra.

The very first time I have watched Spirited Away, I was overly fascinated by the movie, it was not only because the story is great but it also gives you deeper meaning behind the lines of  every character, it's a movie worth to watch and I was never surprised when I found out that it also won many awards and ever since then I was fascinated with the maker of this movie...wondering how his other movies are and it didn't fail to amaze how great all it's movies. But the most overwhelming thing about it is the musical scoring of the movies, the story and movie is amazing but nonetheless the soundtrack of the movies also, then I research a bit and I finally found out who was the man who makes its music all possible and I was in awe to find more about him and his works. 



Working for almost four decades now with the famous animator Hayao Miyazaki, Joe Hisaishi released a compilation of his best works from 1988 to 2008 and this album is one of my favorite music that I often listen to with my iTunes and that's why I also want to share it with everyone this music and be fascinated with it. Hope you enjoy the album.

Piano Stories Best

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sunrise On Cloud Palace

Thursday, February 11, 2010






by ~AdonisWerther








SPECIAL MENTION: I personally want to thank Taiyou-chan & Lois for visiting my blog! Hope you keep on supporting=)




Anyway, it seems to be that this past few days, I keep on posting rather sad music, well, it kinda reflect what my mood this past few days because I was really feeling down but I'm much more feeling better now. So to start anew I want to present to you some of my favorite music, it's a soft and warm music by one of my fave musicians. I really like how the way this music speaks to you, as if its telling you something...


It's entitled Sunrise On Cloud Palace by Laura Sullivan, hehe;p(sneaky)...I kinda   actually like the name of the music, it's have its own charm...I don't know why but I really like it. Hope you like it too!Yeah~

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

[OST]: Endless Love ~ Autumn In My Heart

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
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Another great music from the Korean TV series of Endless Love: Autumn In My Heart. This drama, was I guess the very first one that made me cried my heart out. It was a really sad story of two siblings who grew up together but not knowing that they were really not brother and sister and was separated. After years has passed, their reconciliation was inevitable and soon they found themselves having lost the love between them as siblings and found a new kind of love that the two never imagined to sprout in them. It was a sad ending, it was more like a heavy drama and the characters are great with their own roles. The heroine was amazing with her character, Song Hye Kyo really amazed me in the drama.

Endless Love: Autumn In My Heart


The soundtrack was really great and a catchy one because of how the music reflects the same feelings as the drama itself. Really , Asian dramas are the best! Hearing the soundtracks is a bliss to me because it always gives me a sort of ambivalent feeling, both sadness and relief. 


NOTE: Please, if you still haven't watch this drama, I suggest you better be.


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Monday, February 8, 2010

Heartbeat Memorial Soundtrack

Monday, February 8, 2010




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by ~Classic--Enigma


LOVE OF THE INNOCENT

Do you know Tokimeki Memorial? I guess for those who love games, they might know this dating sim game, It is the the first among the Tokimeki Memorial Series, but honestly, at first I didn't knew it was a game before it become an anime series. 

For starters, the anime revolves around this guy who always transfers schools every now and then due to his father's work so he always tried not to stand to much because he knew that he'll just transfer again and start all over again, it was sad, but it was his routine. But, after transferring to a new school something weird happened that made him the school most popular lad not to mention the funny & weird occurrences around him and also the blooming of his own romance. The anime series made me really laugh-out-loud. It's an anime worth remembering, It's innocent, funny and sweet BUT my favorite part their was this little-chick in their school's garden who always protects our main character, it's really funny because he doesn't just has the same looks like that giant chick bird in Alice Academy, only his a mini version, but also a black belter.LOL (Better watch it and see!;p)

TOKIMEKI MEMORIAL: Only Love


PIYU-KUN
(isn't he cute,lol)


I personally recommend this to you guys the sim game & anime series instrumental soundtrack collection, it's worth your ears to listen to it. The instrumental soundtrack collection is a music by Taro Iwashiro who have also worked on other anime & game osts like Samurai X, Azumi, Shinobi, & Prince Of Tennis. 


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Memory For You ii

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by ~ollaaa




Here's another version of Memory of You in orchestra version. Hope you like it! 

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Memory For You

Sunday, February 7, 2010
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by =iKate




Here's another anime soundtrack from Fruit Basket. (For those who loves anime who haven't watch this yet, I suggest you try it now, surely you wouldn't regret it). This anime/manga is one of the greatest shoujo anime/manga that I've encountered, you would definitely agree with me if you had already watched or read this one. I sincerely appreciate the authors intention in this story which is purely family, friendship and life and a bit of romance between the main characters. It's really an honest story.

This soundtrack is one of my most played music in my iTunes, maybe after listening to it, you might understand why.

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The Love You Want








(I missed this one!)

I'm a drama sucker I know but what truly made me mad for asian drama's is there choice of instrumental music that they use. Meteor Garden, a taiwanese tv drama, was I guess the very first asian drama I've watched and I was automatically had fall in love with the soundtrack, especially the guitar & piano version of Penny Dai's Ni Yao De Ai, which is actually the literal translation of this post title. 

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