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The Fansubbed Last Words of an Auditory Phantom
June 20, 2014 9:42 AM   Subscribe

Eccentric Japanese bedroom musician Ventla is in the process of releasing 100 digital albums for free over the coming years, and he's already up to 25. Think J Dilla meets J-pop in the form of small, extremely evocative song sketches. At his most extroverted he sounds like a buzzing 8-bit executive lounge dance party, and when he's introverted it's like strolling through a rainy park full of sleeping flamingos.

His Last.FM page contains a convenient list of his albums, with mediafire links to download them. Ventla's albums have a remarkable spread of styles and vibes, and though he's released over 25 of them, each has a distinct aesthetic associated with it. I recommend starting with the companion albums Fansubbed Last Words and Surely Reliable.

See also his tumblr (in Japanese) and his Soundcloud (which contains an improbably long list of the equipment and instruments in his collection).
posted by One Second Before Awakening (7 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yes.
posted by Our Ship Of The Imagination! at 9:56 AM on June 20


wow, this stuff is HARD to listen to! great find!
posted by rebent at 10:33 AM on June 20


This owns, thanks for posting it. Reminds me of Katamari
posted by rubadub at 10:42 AM on June 20


That is a lot of music in a lot of different styles.
posted by immlass at 10:45 AM on June 20


Holy shuck! This is SO GOOD I LOVE YOU
posted by Quilford at 1:57 AM on June 22


I desperately want someone to map these tracks >: something like this?
posted by Quilford at 2:21 AM on June 22 [1 favorite]


After a weekend of listening, I wanted to thank you for posting this. I've only made it through the first nine or so albums, but they've been of consistently high quality. It's really cool how each one has a different feel and style, but they share the same musical fingerprints.

I keep coming back to Paralyzed- that album is absolutely lovely.
posted by Dr-Baa at 8:22 AM on June 23 [1 favorite]


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