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  • Annoying official pictures - Please remove

    8. Jul. 2012, 17:58

    Official pictures are stuck, which means they'll stay forever unless a mod deletes them. Please remove these pics so as the users' votes actually make sense.

    Argine
    Carbon Based Lifeforms
    luciano marziali
    Nadine Carina
    sToa
  • [Lyrics - Translation] Akiko Shikata - Inori ~Monlam~ (Tibetan song)

    28. Mär. 2012, 23:19

    志方あきこ - 祈り ~モンラム~
    (Akiko Shikata - Inori ~Monlam~)
    Seventh track of Raka
    Title translates to Prayer.

    Composed & arranged by: 志方あきこ (Akiko Shikata)
    Lyrics by: 志方あきこ & 篠田朋子 (Akiko Shikata & Tomoko Shinoda)
    Vocals by: 志方あきこ (Akiko Shikata)
    Violin: 壷井彰久 (Akihisa Tsuboy)
    Percussions: 佐藤直子 (Naoko Sato)
    Guitar: ワタヌキヨシアキ (Yoshiaki Watanuki)



    Tibetan

    ནམ་མཁའ་ནའ་ཞག་རྒྱུན་གཏན་མིག་ཙེས་ནང་དང། ཨོཾ༌མནི༌པདྨེ༌ཧཱུཾ
    ང་དེར་ཡོ།
    ནམ་མཁའི་དབུགས་པྲང་ལ། ནམ་དུས་གང་མོགློ་ཝུར་སྐྱེལ་ཡོད།
    ནམ་མཁའ་གྲོ་རྒྱུས་ངོ་མ་ཡོད་པ། ཏ་སྐེད་ཆུང་ཆུང་ལ་རྙིན་རྗེ།
    ནམ་མཁའི་ཏོག་ཤར་གི་ས་ལའ་འགརལ་ལ་བ། དཀར་པོ་ཐོ་བོ་ནང་པོ་ནམ་གྲོ།
    གྲོང་གསེབ་ནང་གི་ངའི་ཁྱིམ་ཅིག་པོ། མེ་སྤྲིན་ཐབ་མེད་ལ་གློ་གྲོ།
    ནམ་མཁའ་ནའ་ཞག་རྒྱུན་གཏན་མིག་ཙེས་ནང་དང། ཨོཾ༌མནི༌པདྨེ༌ཧཱུཾ
    ཕ་མ་
    ང་དེར་ཡོ།
    ནམ་མཁའ་ནའ་ཞག་རྒྱུན་གཏན་མིག་ཙེས་ནང་དང། ཨོཾ༌མནི༌པདྨེ༌ཧཱུཾ
    ཕ་མ་
    ང་དེར་ཡོ།
    ཆོས་གསུན་ཟླ་བ་རྒུར་གཞུ། སེམས་གི་མདའ་ལེན་ཀྱི་དུག
    ནམ་གྱི་གྲང་ཝན་གུར་འགོར་ནས།
    འབབ་གྱིས་ཟགས་རྒུར་གོ། མི་འགའ་ཤིག་ལ་མི་ལྟ་གིས་ལས་ཆོད་འོད།
    ནམ་མཁའ་ནའ་ཞག་རྒྱུན་གཏན་མིག་ཙེས་ནང་དང། ཨོཾ༌མནི༌པདྨེ༌ཧཱུཾ
    ཕ་མ་
    ང་དེར་ཡོ།
    གྲོང་གསེབ་ནང་ལ་མེ་ཕྲེན་གསལ་པོ། མི་ཆཽའ་གསོལ་ཕྟོན་དྲི་མ་ཞིམ་པོ།
    ཟིང་འཕང་ནས་ཕིན་བྱེད། ནེ་ཕྲོན་ཤྲོང་མེད་ནང་གློ་གྲོ།
    ནམ་མཁའ་ནའ་ཞག་རྒྱུན་གཏན་མིག་ཙེས་ནང་དང།
    མཇ་སྙན་ཁེད་རང། ང་དེར་ཡོ།


    Romaji

    Nam kha nam zhak gyün ten mig tsé nang dang om ni padmé hum
    nga der yo
    Nam khé uk trang la nam dü gang molo wur skyël yö
    Nam kha dro gyü ngo ma yö pa ta ké chung chung la nyïn jé.
    Nam khé tok shar gi sa la garel lawa kar po to bo nang po nam dro
    drong sep nang gi ngé khyim chik po mé trin tap mé la lo dro
    Nam kha nam zhak gyün ten mig tsé nang dang om ni padmé hum
    Pa ma
    nga der yo
    Nam kha nam zhak gyün ten mig tsé nang dang om ni padmé hum
    Pa ma
    nga der yo
    chö sün dawa gur zhu sem gi da len kyi duk
    Nam gyi drang wen gur gor né
    bap gyi zak gur go mi ga shik la mi ta gi lé chö ö
    Nam kha nam zhak gyün ten mig tsé nang dang om ni padmé hum
    Pa ma
    nga der yo
    drong sep nang la mé tren sel po mi chau söl ptön dri ma zhim po
    zing pang né pin jé né trön shrong mé nang lo dro
    Nam kha nam zhak gyün ten mig tsé nang dang
    Ja nyen khé rang nga der yo


    English Translation

    Please always watch over me from Heaven
    I am here
    The wind cuts on the prairie, suddenly bringing the cold season along
    Its mane swaying toward the slender sky, the horse's neigh sounds so sad
    The sun disappearing beyond the vast land, in our village columns of smoke rise
    from the hearths
    To the only house without rising smoke, I return
    Please always watch over me from Heaven
    Father, Mother
    I am here
    Please always watch over me from Heaven
    Father, Mother
    I am here
    The crescent moon is like a bow that takes the arrow of a traveler's thoughts to
    Faraway
    The shooting star that crosses the night sky guides the way for somebody
    In our village, fire has been lit, the banquet's sweet aroma drifts on the air
    Please always watch over me from Heaven
    Father, Mother
    I am here
    Leaving the noisy crowd,
    to the only house without lit fire, I return
    Please always watch over me from heaven
    My beloved, I am here



    __________
    Links
    Loreena McKennitt, Dead Can Dance, Enya, Jarboe, Rhea's Obsession, Jack or Jive, Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble of Shadows, Mors Syphilitica, L'Ham de Foc, Fejd, Omnia, Stille Volk, Eluveitie, Ophelia's Dream, Trobar de Morte, Cécile Corbel, Narsilion, Alan Stivell, Miranda Sex Garden, Cranes, Lisa Gerrard, Pinknruby, Secret Garden, Faun, Qntal, Luca Turilli's Dreamquest, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Mediæval Bæbes, Louisa John-Krol, 書上奈朋子, Ferri, Diabolus in musica (Vittorio Manzan), Le' rue Delashay, Sudironda, Angelo Branduardi, Cocteau Twins, Stellamara, Fields of the Nephilim, Diva Destruction, 一ノ宮頼子, Marissa Nadler, Grimes, Soap&Skin, Fever Ray, 福原まり
  • [Album collection] D - E

    29. Feb. 2012, 14:22

    Daija - aphrodisiac (single)
    Daija - chaos
    Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
    Dan Ar Braz - Finisterres
    Dan Ar Braz - L'héritage des Celtes
    Dark Tranquillity - Haven
    Dark Tranquillity - Projector
    The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Impressions of Japan
    Dead Can Dance - A Passage in Time
    Dhafer Youssef - Abu Nawas Rhapsody
    Dhafer Youssef - Electric Sufi
    Dhafer Youssef - Malak (Digipack)
    Die Irrlichter - Elfenhain
    Django Reinhardt - Nuages (Digipack)
    Doc Gynéco - Première Consultation
    Dub Incorporation - Diversité
    Dyslesia - Who Dares Wins
    D'Angelo - Brown Sugar

    Elodie Frégé - La Fille de l'Après-Midi
    Eluveitie - Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion (Limited ed - digipack)
    Elvenking - Wyrd
    Ennio Morricone - The Best Of
    Equilibrium - Rekreatur
    Erik Satie - Best of
    Erik Truffaz - Arkhangelsk
    Erykah Badu -Baduizm
    Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun
    Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
    Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh
    Erykah Badu - Worldwide Underground
    Espers - Espers II (Digipack)
  • [Album collection] A - C

    29. Feb. 2012, 14:04

    Acid Mothers Temple Swr & Umezu Kazutoki - Sax & The City (Digipack)
    Akhenaton - Métèque et Mat
    Akiko Shikata - Byakumu no Mayu ~Ricordando il Passato~ (EP - first press)
    Akiko Shikata - Harmonia (first press)
    Akiko Shikata - Inori no Kanata (single - first press)
    Akiko Shikata - Katayoku no Tori (single - first press)
    Akiko Shikata - Raka
    Akiko Shikata - Utau Oka ~Ar Ciel Ar Dor~ (EP - first press)
    Akiko Shikata - Utsusemi (single - first press)
    Alan - Voice of Earth (first press w/ DVD)
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
    Alela Diane - To Be Still (Digipack)
    Alicia Keys - Songs in A minor
    Alliance Ethnik - Simple & Funky
    The Andrew Sisters - Best of (2CD)
    Angra - Fireworks (Digipack)
    Antony and the Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
    Antônio Carlos Jobim - Antônio Carlos Jobim (Instrumental album)
    Arvo Pärt - Best Of (2 CD)
    August Born - August Born
    Avantasia - The Metal Opera
    Avantasia - The Metal Opera Pt. II
    Axel Rudi Pell - Black Moon Pyramid
    Axel Rudi Pell - Oceans of Time

    Bagad de Lann Bihoué - Glann Glaz
    Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
    Björk - Post
    Black Moth Super Rainbow - Eating Us
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Blackmore's Night - The Village Lanterne
    Blind Guardian - A Night at the Opera
    Blind Guardian - And Then There Was Silence (single)
    Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the Other Side
    Buffalo Springfield - Retrospective
    Buika - Mi niña Lola

    Camille - Music Hole
    Cat Power - The Greatest
    Charalambides - Houston
    The Chieftains - The Long Black Veil
    Children of Bodom - Follow the Reaper (Digipack)
    Corona Borealis - Cantus Paganus
  • Merging List: Artist Pages

    28. Okt. 2011, 11:01

    Youn Sun Nah (나윤선 is also correct)
    Nah Youn Sun
    Nah Yoonsun
    Youn Sun Nah 5tet
    Youn Sun Nah 5*

    志方あきこ
    Akiko Shikata*
    Shikata Akiko*
    志方AKIKO*
    L-M-P (Lost Music Planet)
    Vagrancy
    Shikata, Akiko

    一ノ宮頼子
    Yoriko Ichinomiya

    三村京子
    Kyoko Mimura

    真奈尚子
    Shoko Mana

    萨顶顶
    Sa Dingding

    Louisa John-Krol
    Louisa-John Krol

    *redirection already exists
  • Worst of the Best

    26. Sep. 2011, 19:42

    The meme is simple - list your top 10 artists and write your least favorite song for that artist. Explain why.
    Try to avoid picking pointless/banal/uninteresting songs. Go for the utter rock bottom.

    1. 志方あきこ (Akiko Shikata)
    Song: LOST CHILDREN

    One of the scarce Akiko songs I almost never listen to. The reason is simple: it's bland, uninspired, and boring. And it reminds me of Nightwish's Amaranth.

    2. Marissa Nadler
    Song: Alabaster Queen

    Least favorite song from the new album. It's not that bad, but a bit monotonous compared to the other tracks.

    3. 三村京子 (Kyoko Mimura)
    Song: 女子高生ブルース (Joshikousei Blues)

    I only have one album of her and there's no track I really dislike. Maybe this song is the weakest, not as original/psychedelic/crazy as the rest...

    4. Daija
    Song: aphrodisiac (P.K.G. PHAT JAM MIX)

    This remix is the only original track in the Aphrodisiac single, and it doesn't make it worth purchasing for the non-fans. Also it sounds very 90s, in both good and bad ways.

    5. 一ノ宮頼子 (Yoriko Ichinomiya)
    Song: オサンポ日和 (Osanpo Hiyori)

    The whole 丹後恋唄 album is excellent, but the bonus track is below the rest. I like the jazzy arrangement, but I don't like the unfortunately-too-common-among-Japanese-artists childish voice she uses in that song. Her dark/tired/whispered vocals fit her style better.

    6. Erykah Badu
    Song: Umm Hmm

    I don't like the production in that particular song. Sounds like there's a glitch with my headphones or something annoying happening.

    7. 石橋優子 (Yuuko Ishibashi)
    Song: 神の園 ~Del regno~ (Kami no sono ~Del regno~)

    The melody sounds a bit commonplace to me. Of course her vocals are beautiful, but the album songs were somewhat more creative. Especially the jazzy ones.

    8. Stille Volk
    Song: Calenda Maia

    A pretty common cover of a common medieval folk song. Nothing against this track, but the rest of the album is freakier and folkier, and I always prefer their original songs. Maudat is a really good album anyway.

    9. 島みやえい子 (Eiko Shimamiya)
    Song: 銀河の子 (Ginga no ko)

    Fortunately her only dance song (to my knowledge at least). I mean, why make songs like this when you're a gifted trip-hop artist?

    10. Rhapsody of Fire
    Song: ACT I: The Pass Of Nair-Kaan

    It's an avalaaaaanche ! Need I say moar?