Your speakers are going to E*X*P*L*O*D*E
March 29, 2016 1:31 PM   Subscribe

Capsule’s Pride (Bikes) is a new mixtape of Akira-themed remixes from Toronto, CANADAAAAA!-based producer Bwana that has just been released by Glasgow-based LuckyMe Records. If you don’t want to stream it on Youtube while watching minimal music videos derived from the manga’s art, why not download it here (scroll down) and listen while browsing through the Otomblr.
posted by Going To Maine (33 comments total) 55 users marked this as a favorite
 
Ooooooooh I'm really looking forward to listening to this layer. Thanks!
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 1:44 PM on March 29, 2016


otomblr.tumblr.com
posted by Artw at 2:03 PM on March 29, 2016


Relevant to my interests. TETSUOOOOOOOO!
posted by rodlymight at 2:09 PM on March 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Akira is just such a soup of visual invention. (Kind of like Star Wars that way.)

If someone could collate all of the original music videos based on Akira I would appreciate it. I came up with three before realizing I don't watch any music videos.
posted by grobstein at 2:21 PM on March 29, 2016


Bwana is amazing.

"Baby Let Me Finish" is a future bass epiphany (find your best speakers with the best bass.)
posted by four panels at 2:51 PM on March 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Missing "japanimation" and "magna" tags
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:35 PM on March 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


*listens to first link for like twenty seconds*

I'm in.
posted by valkane at 3:39 PM on March 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


But can he combine two different animals into one that has the best qualities of both?
posted by yeolcoatl at 3:47 PM on March 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Thank you, Going to Maine! This is why I keep coming back here.
posted by a lungful of dragon at 4:06 PM on March 29, 2016


Needs more heavy breathing.
posted by Aznable at 4:07 PM on March 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


i sure love cool things like this
posted by rebent at 4:50 PM on March 29, 2016


Fantastic find! Many thanks!

Your speakers are going to E*X*P*L*O*D*E
My JBLs? Nahhhhhhh. They'll happily chew this stuff alive all day long, no matter how much the neighborhood association complains.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:33 PM on March 29, 2016


KANEDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!1111!!!
posted by chunking express at 5:49 PM on March 29, 2016 [1 favorite]




I thought discovering the Kleptones had uploaded a new Hectic City was my musical highlight of the week. Little did I know!
posted by Shepherd at 6:11 PM on March 29, 2016


Missing “japanimation” and “magna” tags

Fixed. Also added the “manga” tag to be thorough.
posted by Going To Maine at 6:23 PM on March 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


My JBLs? Nahhhhhhh. They'll happily chew this stuff alive all day long, no matter how much the neighborhood association complains.

Nice. JBLs4LYFE
posted by four panels at 6:35 PM on March 29, 2016


Nice! Thank you!
posted by carter at 6:50 PM on March 29, 2016


Sampling Geinoh Yamashirogumi is a fantastic idea. Some bits of the soundtrack lend themselves really well to this interpretation.
posted by Room 101 at 7:41 PM on March 29, 2016


There better be some rasera in this.
posted by detachd at 8:23 PM on March 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Damn, I wish my JBLs were not under a sleeping baby right now. BTW, Metafilter, I approve of your taste in audio reinforcement.
posted by BrunoLatourFanclub at 8:27 PM on March 29, 2016


Tck.

Real fans would've used the original audio, not the *ugh* English dub in their remixes, he said, not at all snobby.

On an unrelated gripe, why aren't the Akira manga available electronically?
posted by MartinWisse at 11:03 PM on March 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


There better be some rasera in this.

I'd settle for some UT-DAAAAA EE-HAAA EE-HAAA
posted by Strange Interlude at 5:18 AM on March 30, 2016


Akira beats *and* new Kleptones?! Is there no way to mainline this all in a compressed digital burst?!
posted by Molesome at 9:27 AM on March 30, 2016


Pills.
posted by Artw at 9:32 AM on March 30, 2016


OH HELL YEAH
posted by Taft at 2:11 PM on March 30, 2016


See also: The Witch House Tribute to Akira, with some sublime mixes and blends of the OST.
posted by FatherDagon at 6:37 AM on March 31, 2016 [2 favorites]


MartinWisse: Real fans would've used the original audio, not the *ugh* English dub in their remixes, he said, not at all snobby.

Ah, that's the source of the lack-luster vocal samples with weird pronounciations. I get that the listening audience is probably predominantly English speakers, but for utterances of "Ka-ne-da" (ugh, just typing it makes my fingers itch) you could switch to the Japanese voice actors.

Still, the production is fantastic.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:51 AM on March 31, 2016


And am I imagining things, or was the original download hosted as a Tor (something.onion) link? The download page changed, probably making it more accessible.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:52 AM on March 31, 2016


The power exists in everyone.
posted by Artw at 11:16 AM on March 31, 2016


And am I imagining things, or was the original download hosted as a Tor (something.onion) link? The download page changed, probably making it more accessible.

The mixtape (or perhaps only a few of the tracks) is roughly a year old; this is the official release. So it’s certainly possible that you’ve seen it circulate somewhere before this, but as far as I know this is the only site provided by LuckyMe that’s been dedicated to the download. (Incidentally, it just made FACT’s list of the 25 best releases of the year so far.)
posted by Going To Maine at 12:02 PM on March 31, 2016


Will start listening this weekend!!
posted by Martinvermeer at 1:22 PM on April 1, 2016


I keep trying to download this, and it's just not showing up in my inbox or spam folder.

What a bummer.
posted by KChasm at 3:49 PM on April 1, 2016


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