It’s only a review of Season 1 so far. And uh, in an effort to make things a little more organized, I’ll talk about the show and divide it into the areas I think are most important. Links are at the bottom as usual.
Maria Holic isn’t exactly a new show, but I considered checking it out because the second season just finished airing, and because it’s a Shaft work. Recall that Shaft is behind Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Puella Magi Madoka Magika, Bakemonogatari/Nisemongatari, and so on. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge fan of Shaft, though their work can vary tremendously each show. Maria Holic’s selling point is: A lesbian who enrolls at an all-girls Catholic school for the sole purpose of finding her love, and yet instead makes contact with a cunning, sadistic trap. It sounded like a spoiler to me at first, but Shaft does nothing to hide it. It is revealed by the end of the first episode.
The concept of this music album was to create a comfortable workplace through the use of background music.
01. on_line – tigerlily
02. Nightbreak – void
03. Original Fire(Original Mix) – 月代 彩
04. Android System – Naturegraph
05. Valentine Snow – syzfonics
06. Back Ground Moment – MYTK
07. NoName NoMoney – Atomic
08. Thinker – RIN
09. MAD FACTORY – 削除
10. Another Bloom – satella
11. FAST YOUR LIGHT(original mix) – RANDO:
12. morning morning – 吉田敬
13. mind controller – b
14. Welcome to My Office – morigasigeru
My favorites from this album have to be Valentine Snow, Mad Factory, and Android System. This is the first time I listen to Naturegraph, but Android System is a glitchy d&b track that sounds great. It’s an excellent track to have in the background while you’re working, though that pretty much applies to all the songs here. Valentine Snow by syzfonics is a very refreshing example of euphoric trance. And then, you have Sakuzyo with Mad Factory, which adds an industrial feel to the entire album. The variety here is quite good.
The complete album is on Youtube. You can use the annotations above to navigate through the songs.
You can also purchase it here:
Works.2 was released this C81, but I haven’t been able to get ahold of it yet. It’s a two-disc album and I’ll make a new post once I have it.
My formalities. Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Halloween. Wow, I’ve been out. I can elaborate more on my personal life in a different post, but that will best be appropriate at another time. Short story: College. It’s been one hell of a transition but I’ve enjoyed every single day of it.
I recently finished Bakemonogatari over the course of last week, and while it wasn’t my first time watching it, I was just simply blown away.