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Ghost in the Shell

Posted by Ghost of Romance , Oct 26 2014 · 136 views

Recently acquired a copy of the second volume of the Ghost in the Shell manga, so now I have this little collection:

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DVDs: Ghost in the Shell and Innocence boxset (plus the Ghost in the Shell 2.0 remaster of the original movie); Stand Alone Complex 1st GIG boxset; Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG boxset; Stand Alone Complex: The Laughing Man; Stand Alone Complex: Individual Eleven; Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society
Manga: Ghost in the Shell; Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface; Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human Error Processor

Which - apart from the soundtracks - is pretty much everything that I think is worth owning. There's also a Stand Alone Complex manga, but from what I understand it's basically the equivalent of a novelisation of the anime series rather than something unique, so I'm not really interested in it.

Now I'm just waiting for Ghost in the Shell: Arise to get DVD releases over here. The first two parts will be released on the 24th of November, but I don't believe parts 3 and 4 have a release date yet.


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My Top 15 Albums of 2013, Part 2

Posted by Ghost of Romance , Jan 10 2014 · 152 views

10 - Ænigma by In Vain
 
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A brilliant piece of progressive death metal. Atmospheric and captivating, the album features consistently great instrumentation and songwriting.
 
 
9 - Push The Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
 
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A beautiful art rock/chamber pop album with a sense of danger. It feels like a relaxing listen, but at the same time it always feels tense thanks to some excellent choices in terms of the songs' tempo.
Beyond the great lyrics and really cool vocal style, there's a lot of subtleties here, such as sparse string arrangements, which add a lot of texture to the album.
 
 
8 - Nice Hooves by Nice Hooves
 
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An excellent debut, the heavy hardcore punk of Nice Hooves is filled with blistering riffs and crushing vocals that you can't help but nod your head along to.
Big thanks to Ryuujin for letting me know about this. It's free on the band's bandcamp page, so go check it out.
 
 
7 - Meir by Kvelertak
 
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Kvelertak are back with their second album of hardcore punk/black metal/rock 'n' roll (or black 'n' roll as some would call it) goodness, and I still can't get enough.
Fast paced and energetic, with great riffs and songwriting everywhere, Meir is not quite like anything else you've heard before.
 
 
6 - Des Winters finsterer Gesell by Angizia
 
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Angizia bring forth a very unique offering of a combination between avant-garde metal and dark cabaret, and they nail it.
They incorporate the traditional metal instruments with violin and piano to produce some incredible compositions.
Atmospheric and mysterious, this album is a journey that constantly twists and turns in new directions.


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Would you look at the date

Posted by Ghost of Romance , Jan 01 2014 · 92 views

Happy new year. I hope 2014 goes well for everyone.
 
2013 was a pretty mixed bag for me. The first half of it was probably the best time of my life, and the second half... kinda went in the other direction.
And you know, I'd like to be optimistic about 2014, but I have two university assignments that are due on the 6th followed by exams on the 7th and 8th that I'm honestly not feeling very good about, so I'm starting this year pretty stressed out. Hopefully once that's done I can get back on track though. Hopefully being they key word there.
 
 
Anyhow, I'll probably do a top 10 albums of 2013 over the next couple of days if I get around to it.
In the meantime, here's one of two songs I love from a rather disappointing album that won't even make it to honourable mentions (I like the title track a lot more, but it has a certain word in it so you get this instead):
 



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Birthday

Posted by Ghost of Romance , Nov 11 2013 · 125 views

Well, I'm officially 20 years old as of about an hour ago.
 
20 is a nice number and all, but obviously it just goes downhill after 18 because this song doesn't fit anymore:
 



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Joining the YouTube Fun

Posted by Ghost of Romance , Jul 25 2013 · 69 views

So I'm just gonna jump in on the tide of YouTube posts and leave one of my favourite pieces of music here:
 

 
 
Being able to do this certainly is nice. Should make the 'Rate The Song Above You' topic a lot easier too.


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I'm Back

Posted by Ghost of Romance , Jun 22 2013 · 97 views

I just got back from my holiday in France.
I enjoyed it greatly, but it is now time to return to all the nothing I have to do.


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Gone On Holiday

Posted by Ghost of Romance , Jun 19 2013 · 78 views

Well, I'm spending this week in France, so that's nice I guess.
Got to say, I'm a bit jealous of the French as they still get toys in their cereal. We don't have that in the UK anymore. I know I don't exactly fall within the age demographic they try to hit with those toys, but it's still nice to get them.



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Community

Posted by Ghost of Romance , Jun 09 2013 · 125 views

So, I watched all four seasons of Community over the past few days.
Now that that's done, I'm not really sure what to do with my life anymore. At least until season 5 starts.


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Some More Playing Cards

Posted by Ghost of Romance , May 16 2013 · 500 views

I probably won't start collecting playing cards again, but I had to order a few decks that looked nice. These arrived today:
 
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The Karnival Inferno deck. The colours are a bit bright, but I do like them.


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Some Very Nice Playing Cards

Posted by Ghost of Romance , May 08 2013 · 111 views

These have been released to celebrate the return of the metal band earthtone9 and their new album IV, and since I used to collect playing cards back when I still did a lot of sleight of hand, I figured I might as well pick them up.
 
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They are very nice and a fine addition to my collection. Excuse the not-so-great picture though, I seem to have forgotten how to use my camera.
Now I'm actually considering starting to collect interesting decks of cards again.
 
And I should also probably mention that earthtone9 released a 16 track 'best of' compilation as a free download if anyone is interested in them. I can't really tag them with a genre, but I've heard them called progressive, alternative and post-metal, so there's that.






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-Mini-Bio-

Age:
20
Gender:
Male
Location:
London, UK
Currently Studying:
Law

Beliefs:

Atheist

Main Music Tastes:
Metal, Rock, Industrial, Dark Cabaret, Jazz
Favourite Bands:
Refused, Boris, Alice Cooper, Paradise Lost, Skold, Devin Townsend, Ihsahn
Favourite Books:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Phillip K. Dick; Gun, With Occasional Music - Jonathan Lethem; A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Favourite Movies:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; The Matrix; Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead; 2046
Favourite Video Games:
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Trilogy; American McGee's Alice; Hitman: Blood Money; Deus Ex; Deus Ex: Human Revolution; Thief II: The Metal Age
Other Interests:
Poker, Sociology, Photography

Where Else To Find Me:

Twitter: @_Malchior_

Steam: -Malchior-

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