Several pages of mindless (but somewhat organized) gushing )

Sorry for going on about this forever but considering this is what you might call the temporary climax of a 35-year old franchise which happens to be one of my favourite things in the entire world, I can't really help it.
So... I did translations of the German bits in the short video interview snippets found here.
Basically, the Rays talk about some songs from the upcoming album, and since Daniel and Henjo apparently were too lazy to speak English, I had some work to do on a lazy Saturday evening ;)
Anywho... enjoy ^_^

#1 "Rise"

Daniel: Melodic double-bass speed hymn. Recording it was really exhausting. I was sweating like a pig in the studio because, apart from the small middle part, there's lots of double-bass parts. Nice song, will work very well when played live.
Henjo: I enjoy Daniel's songs a lot, I like them very much. Daniel's got this thing I like to call an Eighties faible, which means that his stuff always sounds a bit Eighties-like. But I don't just mean Eighties Metal or Had Rock but Eighties music in general, especially when it comes to the melodies.

#2 "Deadlands"

Daniel: Good mit-tempo song, groovy like fuck. With this one, we tried out a lot of things. We just weren't sure what would work best for that song, we made a lot of parts.
Daniel: In the end, the song is carried by the guitar riff, it's a very heavy riff.
Henjo: Deadlands is a classic one. The chorus reminds me a bit of Tobi. However, he asked him and he's got nothing to do with it. So, no similarities, but it could be on an Avantasia album as well.

(If you ask me, Kai and Tobi probably wrote the song together... in bed. So there, mystery solved :P)
(Love Kai's game show vision. I hope he knows he's probably giving people ideas for fics ^_~)

#3 "No need to cry"

Henjo: He certainly needed that song to come to terms with the whole thing. Very nice ballad.
Daniel: The studio session with him was very good. He was very concentrated during the whole thing. That was one of the most concentrated sessions we had because he was 100% focused on the song. It was very important to him.
Daniel: The song is very powerful, full of feeling. I mean, of course, this sad stuff is not everyone's cup of tea. I like songs which are extreme, either extremely melancholic, extremely sad or extremely aggressive. I like extremes because they're so full of emotions.
jessybxx: (Default)
( May. 31st, 2009 05:49 pm)

Aaaaaaawwwwwwwww :3
jessybxx: (Animation - Jungle Cubs - Baby Kaa)
( Oct. 3rd, 2008 03:01 pm)
I've wanted to post this for I-don't-know-how-effing-long. So, here it is. [ profile] silicondreams has already seen this and I think really liked it ^^
It's a short CGI movie two German students made for their graduation.
There are only two characters. One of them (the sleepwalker) is voiced by Oliver Rohrbeck, a popular voice actor from Berlin who's particularly famous for his role in "Die drei Fragezeichen", a legendary series of kids' audio plays.
And guess who, again, got the crazy role? Yep, that had to be Soulbro ^^
He actually gave me a DVD of this when I visited him back in August and since this is a non-profit kinda thing, you probably can't buy them anywhere. Cool, huh?
This is the first - and hopefully not the only - time you'll be able to hear Kai doing what he's probably best at and actually be able to understand him, because the thing is subtitled in English!
So, enjoy... and if you find the time, maybe comment on it? I'd love to hear what everybody thinks (and maybe relay some opinions to Kai?) :3

Here's the making of (with English subs as well) if you're interested:

PS: If anyone wants me to explain the movie's title, just yell ;)
jessybxx: (Animation - Jungle Cubs - Baby Kaa)
( Aug. 31st, 2008 09:12 pm)
I'm currently downloading four massive torrents containing all Super Eurobeat albums from 001 to 160. I already have most of them, but some additional copies never hurt, right? ;)

Here's why I shouldn't even be allowed to go near a Toys'R'Us store:

"Snaaaake, it's a snaaake..."

The guy is called Minty-Kaa. Minty because the first thing [ profile] yamasagi did when we brought him home was drenching him in catnip (called "catmint" in German). He didn't have the second name in the first place, but when Soulbro said he reminds him of "Kaa Taschner" (he voiced Baby Kaa in the "Jungle Cubs" spin-off series), that was a thing of the past *lol*

Speaking of Baby Kaa, this guy posted a bunch of German episodes of "Jungle Cubs".
I recommend watching "Geburtstagsschlange" ("Birthday Snake") since it's a) centered around Kaa and b) so sweet, it almsot hurts.
This is a role that - unfortunately - is a rather typical one for Kai, mainly becasue it's a bit silly and he has to speak in a much, MUCH higher pitch compared to his natural voice. However, he's one of those people who can do things like that somewhat easily. In that TV interview (one day, I'll post it here with a translation, promise!!!) he was asked to give an example of his voice work and he chose Baby Kaa, going in and out of that "pitched mode" for a moment. Fascinating, I tell you!

Anywho. What a cutie. ...I know, I keep saying I hate those kids' roles, but damn, it sure is adorable :x

Also, Baby Kaa icon FTW <3
jessybxx: (Anime - Ecchi/Carnelian artwork #1)
( Aug. 31st, 2008 12:55 am)
Finally, something mainly for the German-speaking people around here (but feel free to read on anyway ^_~)!

Last week, Kai told me he's doing the voiceovers for this new documentary series.
It's called "Zieh mich an!" ("Dress me!") and it's basically about five very different people giving each other new outfits for special occasions. Kai gets to comment on almost everything and he's really nasty to the candidates. Needless to say, it's funny as hell and I keep giggling and squeeing while watching the stuff. Soulbrother at his very best!

And the cool thing (and the actualy reason why I'm telling you this) is that you can watch all of the episodes online!

So, if you're interested in the series or just wanna hear how Kai sounds when he's in "voiceover mode", go here and click on any of the episode pictures. They're .flv videos and may need a while to load, depending on your connection speed.
By the way, Kai told me that the series is done in a really good studio by a skilled sound engineer, meaning that his voice sounds exactly the way it's supposed to sound ^^

Also, the thing I'm calling "voiceover mode" is of course really different to what he sounds like when he's just talking casually. I've actually seen him going in and out of several of those "modes", and for a non-professional like me, it's almost creepy but still bloody fascinating.

Anyway... enjoy - or not XDDD
jessybxx: (Kai - Sweden Rock 2006)
( Aug. 16th, 2007 03:24 pm)
... the search for digital evidence of Agglutination 2007.

Videos!! )
Sorry, but I just have to pimp another one of James's videos.
This time, he's tackling another terrible unlicensed NES game called "Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu".
And he's got a guest reviewer, too. Just see for yourself :D

"So, what do you think?" - "Shit." - "Exactly."

Gods, I love Shit Pickle. What a character.
"Shiiiit... picklepicklepickle..."
I want one! ^__^

Yesterday, I wore my stud bracelets. On bare skin.
Needless to say, my right wrist is full of ugly, red, itching blisters.
Bloody chrome'n'nickel allergy :|
jessybxx: (Anime - Shana)
( Feb. 13th, 2007 01:51 am)
This is great. You have to watch this.
It's a guy named James (a.k.a. the Angry Videogame Nerd) reviewing some of the notorious unlicensed Bible-themed video games. It's hilarious! I love that guy. He made more of those, just check out his profile.

(This is more than 21 minutes, but believe me, if you're interested in either video games or a good laugh [or both], check it out!)


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