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Characters' musical tastes?

Post by Csihar » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:31 am

I'm amazed there hasn't been a thread about this already (at least that I could find - and if there is, feel free to lock the fuck out of this), considering the characters even have canon headphones and everything. What types of music do you suppose they'd listen to? If any of the writers want to weigh in here, that would be fantastic. Beyond that, how about some wild mass guessing? Note that most of the following completely ignores the fact that the characters are from Japan.

Lilly: Probably a lot of classical and folk, maybe some jazz, anything with rich harmonies and textures. Also appreciates a good singing voice more than most. Favorite artists: Frederic Chopin, Joni Mitchell, Art Tatum, The Sundays.

Rin: Dub, krautrock, psychedelic rock, shoegaze, artsy abstract stuff. Music you can lose your head in, plus a lot of seemingly-random things that you probably wouldn't expect, like Qawwali and throat singing and shit. Favorite artists: Stereolab, Tom Waits, Can, My Bloody Valentine.

Hanako: Genre doesn't matter as long as it sounds good, although she's drawn to melancholy and dreamy music especially. Favorite artists: Portishead, Sigur Ros, Cocteau Twins, Yo La Tengo.

Emi: Power pop, melodic alternative stuff, and anything with a good beat. Favorite artists: Aimee Mann, The New Pornographers, Weezer (green album and back), Daft Punk.

Shizune: Whale song. As for what she dislikes: hip-hop, techno, anything with heavy bass played too loud.

Misha: Soul music is and will always be her one true love. Also a lot of J-pop. Favorite artists: Diana Ross, Otis Redding, Michael Jackson, the K-ON! soundtrack.

Yuuko: She's the "indie" one, and very discriminating about her musical tastes. Has a soft spot for music from the '60s. Favorite artists: The Beatles (Rubber Soul on, of course), The Smiths, The Kinks, Spoon.

Kenji: Heavy metal (the real stuff from the '80s) and prog. Favorite artists: Rush, Iron Maiden, King Crimson, AC/DC.

Hideaki: ABBA.
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Re: Characters' musical tastes?

Post by Notguest » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:47 am

Deaf people can listen to music too.

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Post by Panty Supervisor » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:55 am

The only way for Shizune to perceive music is by feeling the vibrations~. So I guess she would like her music loud and with lots of bass. But not techno, because the bass is too regular and repetitive.

I'm sure she would like those traditional Japanese taiko drums. Some of them are fucking huge, so I guess you can feel the vibrations with your entire body. And the performances are interesting to look at.
Yuuko > Misha > Emi > Hanako > Lilly > Shizune > Rin

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Re: Characters' musical tastes?

Post by Smoku » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:55 am

Mutou: Blues and jazz. the Beetles too.

Nomiya: classical music, jazz, 80s, maybe also some 50'

Hisao: listens to whatever I (the player) like. And I'm considered to have the most strange music taste in at least a thirty kilometer radius.

Kenji's favorite song would be: Whiskey in the Jar

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Re: Characters' musical tastes?

Post by Scarlet Fox » Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:12 pm

I can definitely see Lilly into classical and orchestral music, something with a lot of instruments. And I can see Rin listening to abstract music and Misha listening to J-Pop, maybe Emi too. Kenji would definitely be a heavy metal fan and something strange and random on the side. "Yeah man, check this shit out, it touches your soul like no woman ever can."

Hanako would probably listen to calming music, but I can see her have an exotic and surprising taste of music that she's really embarrassed about. Also, I haven't heard of over half of the artists you had up there. :?

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Post by G3n0c1de » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:35 pm

I wonder what Shizune would like to listen to if she had her hearing. Solely based on her personaility.
It's a good thing Shizune is deaf, she is the only one who can stand (not) hearing "Wahaha~!" over and over.

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Post by Csihar » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:06 pm

Scarlet Fox wrote:Also, I haven't heard of over half of the artists you had up there. :?
Updated with Youtube links! Because I clearly have nothing better to do for several hours than hunt down music videos for a messageboard post. >_>
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Re: Characters' musical tastes?

Post by Escalator » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:06 pm

Every single character likes jazz.

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Re: Characters' musical tastes?

Post by Scarlet Fox » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:06 pm

Csihar wrote:
Scarlet Fox wrote:Also, I haven't heard of over half of the artists you had up there. :?
Updated with Youtube links! Because I clearly have nothing better to do for several hours than hunt down music videos for a messageboard post. >_>
Wow man, you must have been really bored.
Escalator wrote:Every single character likes jazz.

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Post by Csihar » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:18 pm

Scarlet Fox wrote:Wow man, you must have been really bored.
Weed helps.
Escalator wrote:Every single character likes jazz.

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Ah, but then what genre of jazz would they like? All I know is that Rin would dig Sun Ra.
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Post by Caesius » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:58 am

Panty Supervisor wrote:The only way for Shizune to perceive music is by feeling the vibrations~. So I guess she would like her music loud and with lots of bass. But not techno, because the bass is too regular and repetitive.
What about breakbeat, then?


Also, I'm not convinced that a deaf person would be any more inclined to like or dislike "techno" (i.e. trance + house) than any normal person would, since repetitive/regular bass is just as likely to be a reason for a normal person to dislike trance and house as well.

Case in point. I think for this song, the bassline is repetitive but catchy, and the way the low synths between the kick fade in and out quickly is intriguing. It's entirely plausible for a deaf person to like how the kick-synth "feels," even if it's done over and over for 8 minutes. :P
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Re: Characters' musical tastes?

Post by delta » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:21 am

Clearly, dubstep is the answer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4D-hCO8Y2k

Also Emi being a punk rawker is almost canon. Ask Hive.
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Post by Csihar » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:38 am

Caesius wrote:Also, I'm not convinced that a deaf person would be any more inclined to like or dislike "techno" (i.e. trance + house) than any normal person would, since repetitive/regular bass is just as likely to be a reason for a normal person to dislike trance and house as well.
Quite right. I still think Shizune would dislike it though, just from her personality. I'd like to think she'd be really into doom/drone metal like Sunn 0))), although that's probably too hilariously awesome to even be possible.
delta wrote:Also Emi being a punk rawker is almost canon. Ask Hive.
Do want. Someone please run with this on the Shimmie. :D
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Post by TheHivemind » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:42 am

delta wrote:Clearly, dubstep is the answer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4D-hCO8Y2k

Also Emi being a punk rawker is almost canon. Ask Hive.
Emi is a punk rawker, unless she's listening to Tom Waits.

All the characters listen to Tom Waits. He's big in Japan.

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Re: Characters' musical tastes?

Post by -abscess » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:08 am

Csihar wrote:
delta wrote:Also Emi being a punk rawker is almost canon. Ask Hive.
Do want. Someone please run with this on the Shimmie. :D
I'd need some band names to get me going. Punk rock (or "rawk" in this case) is a big genre.

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