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2019.06.15 - BL-Records - でかッ!!: 1st album of BL-Records.

Fantastic:

Great: MUZIK SERVANT, FlowerLounge

Good: DENIM, kyon

Average: Aura Qualic, Backeletta

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UFS Records - Ultimate Rage EP: 5th release of UFS Records.

Fantastic:

Great: Ultimate Rage

Good: Junkee Junkee (Refix)

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UFS Records - Anubis -Awakening- EP: 4th release of UFS Records.

Fantastic: Anubis -Awakening-

Great: Anubis -Awakening- (UFS Freeform VIP)

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UFS Records - CHESHiRE CAT EP: 3rd release of UFS Records.

Fantastic: INORI

Great: CHESHiRE CAT

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UFS Records - Niflheimr EP: 2nd release of UFS Records.

Fantastic: Niflheimr

Great: Fenrir (Type Freeform Re-Refix)

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UFS Records - ALiCE 2014 EP: 1st release of UFS Records which is a free release Gabber netlabel by FALCHiON. FALCHiON has made a lot of excellent harder J-Core music in general so this net label is very welcomed.

Fantastic:

Great: ALiCE 2014, ChronoRABBiT

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Digital Logics - Somewhere in the distant time: Another one of the older albums by Digital Logics. I bought this when it came out as well but didn't even listen to it lol. Here we go.

Fantastic: Terminal Shore, Tranquility, Laurentia

Great: Distant Music

Good: Second Hand, The Starry Heavens, Mourning, The Cradle, Realm of Eternity

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Digital Logics - Rendezvous: One of the older albums by Digital Logics. I have bought this when it first released but it seems to not be in my music collection folder this whole time and I don't really remember any of the songs so I will give it a relisten. Fantastic album besides Gravitation which is pure ass.

Fantastic: Ray, In Search of Sunlight, Rain Makes Everything Better, Floating on the Cloud, Singularity

Great: Dimrelight, Grace, The Sea of Memories

Good: Transcend

Average:

Poor: Gravitation

AVSS - Candy Highway: Album by AVSS. I wasn't sure why this was even in the J-Core torrent until it came to the remixes which made sense I guess.

Fantastic: Candy Highway (REDALiCE Remix)

Great: iの数式, iの数式, アメイロ, iの数式 (imoutoid's ComplexFunktion Remix), Transient World (MINAMOTRANCE Remix), Transient World (estha Remix)

Good: Transient World, アメイロ (HN's Fourroses Remix), アメイロ (A&B pnw trance Remix)

Average: iの数式 (Groovetune Remix)

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Electronica Exposed - Full Circle Recordings - Volume 2 - Big Kisses and Darkness: J-Core album with songs and remixes of Buzzmasta. RIP Buzzmasta - Had some truly excellent J-Core songs :(

Fantastic:

Great: For Action (Original Mix), For Action (Full Circle DJs Remix), Shoreline (Original Mix), Shoreline (Orbit1 Remix), Things Past (Original Mix), Things Past (Shanty vs. Epyx & Cyrez)

Good: Cloudy Day (Original Mix), Cloudy Day (Still Head Mix), Spiral Life (Original Mix)

Average: Spiral Life (Invader Remix)

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GABBADISCO - ROTTERDAM GABBERZ: 2nd old skool Gabber mixed album from GABBADISCO from 2003.

Fantastic:

Great: Rave On, Musica Nevrotica, Bim Bum Bam, The Beat Is Flown (Rotterdam Most Wicked Remix), Make 'M Clap, Mass Hysteria, Get This Motherfucker, I'm The Leader, Always Hardcore, Brohymn (This One's For Gabbers)

Good: Confusion, Slaves To The Rave (Stunned Guys Remix), Party Rico, Hardcore To Da Bone (Masters Of Ceremony Dope Mix), Geleihoofd, Army Of Hardcore

Average: No Worries

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2019.06.14 - GABBADISCO - HARDCORE FOR THE HEADSTRONG -JAPANESE EDITION-: 1st old skool Gabber mixed album from GABBADISCO from 2002. With the release of the J-Core 10.0 torrent, I saw that quite a bit of GABBADISCO albums in FLAC became available so I decided to give this a listen!

Fantastic:

Great: Lethal Weapon, I Refuze 2 Looze, Pull The Trigger, Darkside, Out Of Control, World Domination, Bum Rush Da Sound, Get Ready Mothafukas, Human Blood, Elements of Danger

Good: Make Some Noise, Boriqua Bitch (Buzz Fuzz Remix)

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Lolistyle Gabbers — LIVEWEAPON 05: 5th album of the LIVEWEAPON series. "Copyright is joke. Sampling is god!" The Gamers with dat old skool gabber feel with a mix of sampling.

Fantastic:

Great: The Gamers, Rihoko Flowers, M.A.D! (Multi-Anime-Dimension), もってけ!リューセーぐん, Re-Incarnation, Over The Worldline, Hero Alliance, Don't call my Name

Good: New Sensation, Code 015

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2019.06.07 - MURDER YACHT SCHOOL - HEDORO PRINCESS: MURDER YACHT SCHOOL's 6th album. Decided to listen to some early J-Core today. This is from 2000. Unfortunately this album is pretty half and half. Worst I've heard from MURDER YACHT SCHOOL so far.

Fantastic:

Great: AMIBA, C-TYPE, Gee-Style, The jage, IMIphu, Project No Reality

Good: CROMATIC DESTROYER

Average: syntax 1st song, vacuum tube, CHOCOLATE, syntax 2nd song, violent holiday

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Sugar Tea Time — 夏味シロップ : Album by Sugar Tea Time. Comfy pop music with female vocals but not really anything too special.

Fantastic:

Great: 陽炎の少女, 涼風階段, レモンパイの占い, 木漏れ日のルイボスティー, 道の先の丘の上の花畑

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2019.06.03 - curled-coil - HANABIRA: Another 2 song CD by iMp. Atleast he is still burning off dem CDs. Chill and smooth DnB songs.

Fantastic:

Great: HANABIRA, survivability

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Lune Tear - A Frozen World: 4th album on Lune Tear by Rutia. Progressive House stuff. Very unknown artist but pretty great Progressive House songs.

Fantastic: new age

Great: Silent Wave, A Frozen World

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Lost Garden - MOMENT "blessing": Progressive House album by Lost Garden. Only 2 songs on a DLC. Motherfuckers need to learn to burn onto CDs. Veneo Isrugi went with his typical copy+pasta progressive house song. Its good but there has been no innovation to his songs since MIDNIGHT ADVENTURER back in 2014 much. kaguraduki went for some EDM shit but it is decently good.

Fantastic:

Great: Veneo Isrugi, kaguraduki

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2019.06.01 - Spielraum - Spielregeln: 〆G's 2nd solo album.

Fantastic:

Great: Miss art -sprm-0005 mixing ver-, 境界線 (Original vocal mix), Lovely day, Melody of life

Good: 真冬の絆 -sprm-0005 mixing ver-, 宴, Melty white, Bloodness

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Druggy's Acid RacK: The 1st album of Druggy's Acid RacK. The 1st album is very rare and I managed to snatch it after it appeared for the 2nd time in 14 years on Surugaya. Wew. My friend said that the 1st album is actually kinda shit so I will have to listen. He is about half right. 1st half is meh but 2nd half is surprisingly good.

Fantastic: t+pazolite 2nd song

Great: 祁希 2nd song, t+pazolite 1st song, kenta-v.ez., LV.4's 2nd song

Good: LV.4's 1st song, Asuka Sakurai, 祁希 1st song

Average: ルゼ

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SunLight Records - End of Summer: Uplifting & Progressive Trance Key arrange album. Noticeably has Nago, Blue Twinkle, KMN & ななまる. NAGO's 1st song & ななまる's 1st song on here are pretty good. NAGO's 2nd song is quite a bit more melodic and emotional. Quite like Blue Twinkle's uplifting style. Nao & KMN's songs are okay. ななまる's 2nd song is not a very good arrange and a pretty shitty melody tbh. His 3rd song is quite an improvement atleast.

Fantastic: NAGO 2nd song, Blue Twinkle

Great: NAGO 1st song, ななまる 1st song,

Good: Nao, KMN, ななまる 3rd song

Average: ななまる 2nd song

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Cres - Kaleidopter: A Hardcore/Trance Key arrange album from 2001. Very old. I bought it because a friend showed it to me and I became interested. The music definitely shows its age but its pretty good for back then. Though one issue is that it sounds very samey.

Fantastic:

Great: Farewell song (party mix), 恋愛CHU! (romance mix)

Good: Everything else

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tobitobiBURGER - dimly: Piano ambient album. Pretty standard piano songs. Not much to say here.

Fantastic:

Great: 冬暁, ここにひとり, Fog

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夕暮アトリエ - Atelier Tunes vol.1: An arrange album based on the Atelier series by the game company Gust Corporation I am guessing. Arrange albums these days are pretty rare now so this is kind of kool. リューザキハジメ sounds pretty amateur and okay. Harito has some kool wavy piano shit. Mizuki Halcy has pretty good Future Bass-ish stuff. Soda Sphere presents pretty good EDM. YuKiMuMa is generic. Yu*dachi got the chill beats but that synth is just bad... Riku with shit samples and shit bass. Die. Kokomochi keeps getting better and better with Freeform! Itsuki's uplifting DnB song was quite a surprise.

Fantastic:

Great: Harito, Kokomochi, Itsuki

Good: リューザキハジメ, Mizuki Halcy

Average: YuKiMuMa, Yu*dachi

Poor: Riku

2019.05.30 - Berry*Records - VERY*BERRY!!#05: 5th album by Berry*Records for VERY*BERRY!! Thiere is actually no crossfade for this album because fuck crossfades isn't that right Ange;art? They didn't even bother to make a website or a crossfade or anything. Only information on it is via Twitter. Lazy fucks. I've liked minasea's songs when I still used SoundCloud. minasea's song is pretty good. Kakeru's I don't really care for. Ironami nice Future Bass or whatever. gaburyu, mauukat is chill but not something I'd listen to. Ange;art is okay.

Fantastic:

Great: minasea, Ironami

Good: Kakeru, gaburyu, mauukat, Ange;art

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SQUARE Pixel - stay afloat: 1st album of SQUARE Pixel (ION×Ichinose LUPO=SQARE Pixel). Electronic Pop with female vocals stuff. For a lack of better words and laziness pretty great album.

Fantastic: here, planetes, ピアノフォルテ

Great: Overture, stay afloat, それは僕の言葉から, 雨が降ったから

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Hello Tools - Stella storia: The 1st album of Hello Tools. I really liked the 2nd album Farewell so now its time to visit the first. Tri O stella was good but nothing out of the ordinary. Libra star was a bit better. Driving Like A Star, the music and vocals don't really sound compatible. Twins has nice Ambient. She drop on the sea is nearly on par with Twins. Quolesea is decent and not much of a fan of the Vocaloid or whatever was used for vocals. Farewell is a much better album overall.

Fantastic:

Great: Libra star, Twins, She drop on the sea

Good: Tri O stella, Driving Like A Star, Quolesea

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2019.05.28 - Someone's Satellite - As a Human: 1st album of Someone's Satellite focusing on Progressive House. The 2nd album, TranciA, has some amazing Trance songs! This is a very solid album overall.

Fantastic: Alone, To the Earth, As a Human

Great: As an AI, To the Moon, Remaining, Returning

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ハッカドロップ。 - Blooming: Collaboration of Nasuno and haccadrop. Nasuno has some fantastic Electronic Pop songs on his old circle niente. Flower sounds alright. Starts up slowly and ends quickly. Blooming is much better and what I'd expect of Nasuno. Scatter is a nice instrumental song.

Fantastic: Blooming

Great: Scatter -Inst-

Good: Flower

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7bridges - Colorful Palette : Yellow: 2nd Colorful Palette album by 7mai. I've been really enjoying his style of 'kawaii' Electronic music and have continued buying all his physical albums.

Fantastic: Lemonade, Jaune Brillant, Limelite -Longver-

Great: Chartreuse, Sphalerite

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Seiji Takahahi - soar [str011]: 11th album of the str series by Seiji Takahashi. He makes excellent ambient and experimental music. For some reason he actually decided to give this album a name rather than just a catalog number. This album seems to be more of a 'best of' compilation since all the songs have appeared in the series. Fairly good 'best of'.

Fantastic: rust, cape, twirl, releasing infinitely I, releasing infinitely III

Great: trochoid, phantasm, decreasing, releasing infinitely II, lone lighthouse

Good: cycloid

Average: cue

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Hello Tools - Farewe||:: The 2nd album of Hello Tools. Ambient Electronic music. It sounded very interesting so I bought it and the previous album they had. Right off the bat the Prologue is very atmospheric with a beautiful piano melody. The 2nd song just makes me realize that Ambient with female vocals is incredible. It flows so incredibly well. Sacracs presents neutral and progressing Ambient. netaH is definitely more melodic and emotional. Erirom idoreps sounded kinda off as first but it ended up pretty good. Faded away & For on l[a]y you. more chill than the rest. The song that you can't pronounce because its random gibberish is pretty dark.

Fantastic: Prologue, See you, netaH

Great: Sacracs, Erirom idoreps, Faded away, For on l[a]y you., :|| ||:

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2019.05.27 - SOUNDOT - SOUND ROOM/パルティア教団小曲集 (UNFINISHED): After a long hiatus, SOUNDOT releases another CD album after a few years. Mostly instrumental unlike their previous vocal albums.

Fantastic: 石の都アストルム, 開店, バトル2, 開店, アウトロ

Great: バトル1, 街道, 一日の始まり, お仕事, 礼拝堂

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4nzuTekRecords - NERDTEX REFLASH: 3rd album by 4nzu. This circle is all Hardtek with a fun dose of sampling from anime and other Japanese media.

I haven't heard much Hardtek but I know it CAN sound good. All the modern Hardtek I've heard from big names such as Tanukichi, Mat Weasel, Floxytek, and whoever else are fucking trash and it really shows when you listen to their new Hardtek compared to Hardtek they made years ago. For comparison: old vs new. The old songs are a lot more interesting to listen to compared to this Big Room EDM-type trash we get now honestly. The regression of certain Electronic music genres just pisses me off so much that I have to dig for the older music that actually sounds *good*. Sorry, rant over.

REFLASH is fun to listen to with nice sampling to compliment. EVERYBODY PARTYING DEAD not as much of a fan of this due to synth and simple same-sounding. SCARLET CHUPA CHUPS veers close to Dubcore tendencies. RIHOKO FLOWER is pretty good but could be better. DEAREST is quite enjoyable especially with the vocal sampling despite the bassy part. EPIC WINNER AI-CHAN pretty flat. 673 is boring uninspired bass shit. GIGA GRIND ECSTASY - Wow. Fun and banging Frenchcore right here! GOODBYE ENDING is pretty tame but that is what makes it enjoyable. AnchovyTek#40 & Tokyo2199 has lots of genre switching and sampling fun goodness.

Fantastic: GIGA GRIND ECSTASY

Great: REFLASH, DEAREST, GOODBYE ENDING, LOLISTYLE GABBERS - Just the two of us, DENPA-SAMPLER - AnchovyTek#40, Loctek - Tokyo2199

Good: EVERYBODY PARTYING DEAD, RIHOKO FLOWER, EPIC WINNER AI-CHAN

Average: SCARLET CHUPA CHUPS

Poor: 673

2019.05.25 - Shion Sakamoto - mado: A solo Progressive House album by Shion Sakamoto. This was probably my 2nd most anticipiated album of M3-43. There is not much to say honestly despite the anticipation. All the songs are great but there isn't really anything crazy good.


As Like Music - Evangelist: Voiceroid / Yukari Yuzuki Progressive Trance album or EP by Emazik. Its a good thing I managed to get the DL card this time unlike last time. Fuck DL cards. But as always, Emazik makes quality and intense Progressive Trance.

Fantastic: 片翼のEvangelist (Fourth Scarlet Mix), シンメトリー (7th Colour's Deep Remix), 翼のEvangelist (Fourth Scarlet Dub)

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gunter10 Records - Remembrance: Another shintaro album. Only 3 songs on a fucking DL card. Wheres my CD. Atleast its on Bandcamp for the lossless unlike his previous album Big Skies. 3 songs is the lowest amount he has released for one album before which kinda sucks but they are all top notch quality which makes up for it since his past few releases had some shakey songs. 2 Uplifting Trance and 1 DnB song.

Fantastic: Remembrance, Forever, Childhood

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まもも家 — 新世界より: mamomo's 9th instrumental album. mamamo creates exceptional instrumental OST-type music. 精霊界 is hands down the best song of the album. It has an absolutely captivating climax and atmosphere that is heavenly. Then it would be the other fantastic songs.

Fantastic: 廃都, 琥珀色の川, 精霊界, 方舟, 幻想図書館

Great: 霧に潜む魔物, 降り積もる灰, 絡繰師の里, せめて亡骸だけは, 最果ての国

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RJT Music - Campaign for Real J-Trance Vol.10: 10th album of the series. It has been almost 5 years since Vol.1 which I still remember asking Nate to order for me when I first started buyfagging donjon music. And then when I got Vol.1 it couldn't rip properly because of a sync error and I heard that all copies had the same issue. Oh the nostalgia~ I had already listened to this album before but that was before I started the music journal. It also gives me more chances to remember the songs on this album which are actually very strong compared to other albums in the series. Housei Satoh starts off the album was a great track. I don't think I've ever heard a bad Trance song from Bernis. Hes just god-tier - Always emotional and melodic. I couldn't ask for anything more. Spawn has some questionable songs on Shattermind Recordings but this one quite nails it. Clean Tears seems to take on a different Trance style when not incorporating Hatsune Miku into his songs but it is welcomed nonetheless. Amutik is fairly great. Nattostew has a beautiful uplifting build up but then drifts into an underwhelming progression which is pretty disappointing. MAYA AKAI presents a pretty standard Trance song but it works. Lafale's song is more of the EDM-ish type of Trance but its not bad. Keisuke Hara definitely turned to the shitty EDM type of Trance. The first real disappointment in the album so far. Old boi Xacla puts out the progressive atmospheric Trance and its great. Not a fan of D-Fener's song. Too much focus on bassy stuff. くるぶっこちゃん takes a while to progress but turns pretty intense. MYTK is pretty good. Sharph's song was going well until... the super simple bass climax. Absolute mood killer. Everything else is good except for that part... Ym1024, izeiru good. CyberCrow is my favorite artist of the series. Its a shame that he doesn't appear on anything else. His Trance style is very beautiful and uplifting. This is a remix of his song that appeared on the very first album and it is just as great as the original and further in some cases. Both songs sound quite different but with the same structure. The original is quite a bit longer, mastering not as clean, different synths. The remix is a bit shorter, cleaner, it includes some instruments which are devoid in the original. Both exceptional Trance songs but I still prefer the original since its more 'comfy'. It seems that Kankitsu finally came back to his roots of making Trance. He had his own circle back in 2012-2015 when he was still a teenager named Seraphina Recordings. Great high quality Trance and Progressive House. Even after all those years his sound is still here in this appearance and still strong. Dachs has some excellent and weird questionable songs. Fortunately this is the former case. He didn't go for the intensity or experimentational route like his previous creations but rather progresses the song smartly and very beautifully with the use of piano and orchestral pieces. Everything is executed exceptionally! This is if not one of his best Trance songs to date, the best song in the album for me, and a great ending song for the album. This album is definitely one of the better ones in the series.

Fantastic: Bernis, Spawn, Clean Tears, Kankitsu, Dachs

Great: Housei Satoh, Amutik, MAYA AKAI, Xacla, くるぶっこちゃん, Ym1024, izeiru

Good: Nattostew, Lafale, MYTK, Sharph

Average: Keisuke Hara, D-Fener

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2019.05.24 - Japanese Stream Hardcore - Japanese Stream Hardcore X: So it seems that we have reached the 10th album of the series of Japanese Stream Hardcore. Noizenecio's song is a huge step up compared to the song on PROPHET OF DOOM and good enough to be great I guess. I usually really like Kobaryo's songs but this time he can fuck off with the modern EDM disease. 6th's song is fairly good. QUIL's song was quite 1 dimensional with no redeeming qualities. Not a fan of this mix of Mainstream Hardcore and Psytrance from Aoi Sumito. Dischord's song is meh. NASHURI's first half was bad but 2nd half was decent. FALCHiON's song is good but not enough to be great. It sounds like theres something wrong but I don't know how to describe it. I also need to check out all his free songs too, he has a lot of great stuff. nnn almost always makes slow hard shit. Some of it is good and some of it I don't really care about. This one sits in between. DJ Myosuke & RedOgre feat. MC Mike Redman's song hits HARD. I feel like that is because of RedOgre so papa bless to him.

Fantastic:

Great: Noizenecio, DJ Myosuke & RedOgre feat. MC Mike Redman

Good: 6th, FALCHiON, nnn

Average: QUIL, Aoi Sumito, Dischord, NASHURI

Poor: Kobaryo

Illegal wave Records - PROPHET OF DOOM: Another album of Harder J-Core/Gabber. I like Gabber but I seem to find that I don't enjoy as much as I would like to. It seems that either the songs' melodies are average or I just don't really hear anything special. That is the case with 6th's song Glory 2 Mankind. It is good but probably not something that I would revisit. Same thing with Dischord. Same thing with NASHURI. Remain Silent's remix had some bits that made it go average-tier. Noizenecio used to be one of my top Gabber artists but it seems that he has went downhill a lot for the past few events / years. Engage Blue is rather generic and uninspiring. Roy Mikelate's remix is garbage with the shit bass. baruA's track is uninteresting and boring. Same thing with Remain Silent's 2nd song. I like the melodic bassy progression of Succubus Helna's song which is rather pleasant to listen to. It is pretty rare to hear Schranz these days and ASIN's song is pretty good but a bit too samey. Only memorable song for me is Succubus Helna's...

Fantastic:

Great: Succubus Helna

Good: 6th, Dischord, NASHURI, ASIN

Average: Remain Silent 1st song, Noizenecio, Engage Blue, baruA, Remain Silent 2nd song

Poor: Roy Mikelate

SILENTRM.NET — Rainbow Frontier: Silentroom's first solo album. He hasn't really appeared on albums much and I mostly remember him for bass shit. The first song already sounds pretty impressionable though. GLITCH SWITCH sounds like a mad steaming pile of shit..as well as the next two songs after. Protoflicker sounds like decent Psytrance. Angel Echo is pretty meh. At this point my original speculation remains true - Silentroom still is mostly garbage. GAMEBOY is pretty chiptune-y. この星の上で sounds like a Kankitsu Kawaiicore style rip off but it is great. Rainbow Frontier is a pretty good Progressive House song. So pretty much half the album is straight up trash and the other half is pretty good.

Fantastic:

Great: Wondertainer, Aliake, この星の上で, Rainbow Frontier

Good: Protoflicker, LASTMORN, GAMEBOY

Average: Angel Echo

Poor: GLITCH SWITCH, NULCTRL EX, Alismonitos Lethaeus, Nhelv

compllege - In the Usual Motion: Another album by compllege but this time the main focus is downtempo and easy listening. Pretty great album. Last two songs especially - Progressive and very atmospheric.

Fantastic: MK - Radiative Cooling, Taishi - Entomind

Great: Taishi — Opens inward (Introduction), Taishi - Remind this Scene, Taishi - Outside here (Interlude), Taishi — Loiter, Nhato — Windmill

Good: Nhato - Curiosity, Taishi - Make this Place, Tomohiko Togashi - boring (but precious)

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2019.05.22 - AlphaVersion Records - WIRED WAVE: Dubstep/bass-focused album by AlphaVersion Records. Not a fan of factal. VITICZ sounds awful. eins is decent. Radianth's song is pretty kool and chill but also generic and bland. mossari is great and melodic. polysha is decent. I've known SprightS for quite some time for his Dubstep. He makes pretty good Dubstep - This one included. A lot of music artists these days that make Dubstep always tend to make the dirty kind of Dubstep which I think is garbage. I like more 'smart' and thoughtly planned out Dubstep like this one. I find it a lot more interesting and easier to enjoy. This might be the first positive impression I have of Blacklolita that I remember. Doesn't actually sound like shit. ESAI' & Needy6 s is as great as SprightS's. Saiph's song, while not Dubstep, is a great addition to this album - Nice vocals too. This is a pretty good album despite not liking most Dubstep.

Fantastic: Saiph

Great: mossari, SprightS, Blacklolita, ESAI

Good: eins, Radianth, polysha

Average: factal,

Poor: VITICZ

Lilium Records - Lilium X6: 6th album in the Lilium X series. As always, pretty mediocre series. I'll skip writing about this album since none of the songs are worth listening except by Freezer.

Fantastic:

Great: Freezer feat. 妃苺

Good: taqumi

Average: anubasu-anubasu, Hurce, Sanaas, Nizikawa

Poor: Getty, Srezcat, Hommarju, Serji, Asterisk

2019.05.21 - Diverse System - AD:TRANCE REMIXES 2: The AD:TRANCE series is by far yet the biggest AD series by Diverse System - Big enough to warrant a 2nd remix album. I remember that the 1st AD:TRANCE REMIXES wasn't very good so I don't expect this one to be good either. Holy shit - An Edelritter song that is actually *decent*. Did they finally realize that what they were making was utter trash before? Did they suddenly see the light? What a surprise. 'i dun remember that nigger producing anything gud ever' Even after a year and a half I still remember this quote everytime I hear a Blacklolita song. Thanks groon. Most of his songs really are shit. This one is not too bad but I still don't like the bass drops or whatever. kakeru's remix is decent but not that interesting. A lot of people praise Taishi but not really a fan of this one. Ryunosuke Kudo is okay, nothing special. aran doesn't make interesting J-Core anymore sadly. Zekk's remix is kind of interesting in the 2nd half. The Dubstep bits on Jinnosuke Okibayashi's remix could have been better or more interesting but okay. Taishi's 2nd remix sounds fucking horrendous and incredibly uninspiring right from the beginning. Fuck this shit. I swear YsK has shit taste when he puts these types of songs on the label's albums. I generally enjoy callasoiled's songs but this is generic... Tsukishiro Hikari Synthwave Remix is pretty chill and pleasant. Overall, as I expected, meh album.

Fantastic:

Great: Tsukishiro Hikari

Good: Edelritter, Taishi 1st song, Zekk, Jinnosuke Okibayashi

Average: Blacklolita, kakeru, Ryunosuke Kudo, aran, callasoiled

Kill yourself: Taishi 2nd song

RTTF Records - Speed Star 5: The 5th album of the Speed Star series. The main theme of this series is mostly fast and energetic songs hence the name I think. From what I remember when listening to the earlier albums is that the quality is quite a bit above average and very enjoyable overall especially with 2 CDs for all albums which makes it even harder to maintain consistent music quality.

After listening to both CDs in its entirety, it is indeed a very good album. Lots of great songs. 1st CD especially except BlackY who should be kicked out. 2nd CD had some songs with hiccups but still pretty good. Pretty recommendable in the end.

Fantastic: ぽんきち, mustie=DC, ああ…翡翠茶漬け…, Saiph, 7mai, a_hisa & Hyuji

Great: かくたあおい, MELOGRAPHICA, MK, a_hisa, 上村香月 Feat. ORI姫, ぺのれり, 劇団庭師, Cororo, Aoi, wishpÊr, 黒魔, ゆんゆん feat. Kuroa*

Good: くふ, Ayatsugu_Otowa, Hyuji feat. LIQU@。 1st song, Shoujo, Hyuji Feat. LIQU@。 2nd song, Akizuki Nagomu

Average: nana (Sevencolors), かねこちはる

Poor: BlackY, uma, Yooh

K@keru Records — CUTiE?: 4th album of K@keru Records. Quality is mediocre throughout the entire album. Tsubusare BOZZ starts off with his garbage ass bass shit. gaburyu manages to do worse than Tsubusare BOZZ with even shitter sounds. KOTONOHOUSE's song starts off decently then goes downhill very quickly and very bland. Almost all of KOTONOHOUSE's songs that I have heard on CD albums are mediocre so I guess this is not an exception. Wow look at Zekk go with those sick BASS beats! Not. mameyudoufu sounded really promising with the Chiptune and progression but as usual is ruined with lack of creativity. Kakeru is the worst yet. Srav3R comes in with a song that is actually pretty fun and has a melody! Most of the time he makes good songs and sometimes some really bad ones but I am glad that this one is a hit. Then comes nikoi0227 with a not very terrible song but definitely not great either. The synths are weird and not really enjoyable to listen to for me. Baron's song is pretty decent and pleasant compared to the rest of the songs. What exactly goes through these artists' minds when they make these bass-specific songs? "I'm going to make some sick bass drops!" And then it turns out to be uninspiring lifeless garbage. In conclusion, this album is utter trash and not worth your time. Only songs worth listening is mostly Srav3R.

Fantastic:

Great: Srav3R

Good: Baron feat. MUNVI, mitsu, 山本家

Average: nikoi0227

Poor: Tsubusare BOZZ, gaburyu, KOTONOHOUSE, Zekk, mameyudoufu

On Prism Records - iceQuarium: First solo album by irucaice, a member of the circle. Fairly typical catchy Vocaloid Electronic Pop. ミライリライター is a pretty fun J-Core-ish song. POP ENTRANCE (iceQuarium mix) is pretty neat. Great Progressive House remix and nice atmosphere by Shion.

Fantastic:

Great: ミライリライター, POP ENTRANCE (iceQuarium mix), Blue Canvas (Shion Hinano Remix)

Good: iceQuarium, Link You (iceQuarium mix), Redirect (302redirect mix), Blue Canvas (iceQuarium mix), Orca, White Step, ミライリライター (Zekk Remix)

Average:

Poor:

2019.05.20 - I have received the Nate crate today. It was big and heavy but that was not unexpected. This M3 is the most I have ever spent on physical albums. I have updated the buyfag M3-43 section and added more comments over there instead. Now it is time to be busy ripping and tagging almost a hundred albums until Saturday or Sunday. Didn't have much of a chance to listen to any new albums today since I don't like listening to new music if I can't focus on the music. Now that I have finished creating folders for all albums that I need to rip I should be able to focus tomorrow.

2019.05.19 - ARForest - Frost Era: If there is one album that I can highly recommend for M3-43 even though I haven't listened to a lot of albums from the event yet - I can already tell you that this is one of the top recommended electronic albums of the event. I can tell that ARForest has put quite a wide range of emotions and sounds in this album and it shows. Forget that Electronic music crap that you hear on Youtube and the radio - This is the electronic music that we need in the age where most electronic music has been infected by the modern EDM disease. This album is *far* from that I assure you. You will be taken in for a journey. Every song is great except maybe two which are Birds of Plague and Regret. I will never like that simple soulless bassy drop shit that plagues most Hardcore songs today.

Asnetic - A Mysterious Journey: Asnetic is a new circle this event. pan has a happy bubbly song right off the bat. A great first impression :) しーけー is pretty nice also! Usually I'm not a fan of modern Psytrance since it ends up being too simple with not much creativity but Ashrount's song is pretty good. Its quite layered and engaging. Ugh fucking Laur producing garbage. When will he go back to Frenchcore when he was actually good... Now its just all bassy soulless shit. If you're a fan of piano and jazz then 庭師 has your back. ino has some great DnB here. Maybe even billy would like it unless his autism goes that far. 奏音 feat. 駄々子's song drags - Its pretty good but I probably wouldn't go back to it personally.

Fantastic: pan

Great: しーけー, 庭師, ino

Good: Ashrount, 奏音 feat. 駄々子

Average:

Poor: Laur

Binzokomegane Girls Union — ROCKIN' SOUL IS NEVER DIE.: Artists that don't usually produce outside of Electronic are going out of their comfort zone and producing rock. Interesting. While I don't actively look for Rock I do follow this circle. It is pretty good. An's first song is quite banging and the male vocalist is pretty great. His 2nd song is a bit more relaxed which I didn't like as much. Wasn't a fan of Empathy Driver's style. Normally I wouldn't be a fan this style but I quite like how upbeat it is and the vocalist compliments the song nicely. Its the natural DJ Genki feat. Yukacco duo aka copy+pasta songmaker - But in this case its Rock. Its actually really good - They could make Rock albums if they wanted to instead of the copy paste songs they usually make. It seems that Feryquitous's style from Electronic has carried over to Rock here quite noticeably. Some people would probably joke and call it Artcore Rock. This is a really unique style and interesting to listen to.

Fantastic:

Great: An 1st song, Material Pain, DJ Genki feat. Yukacco, Feryquitous feat. Rooq

Good: An 2nd song

Average: Empathy Driver

Poor:

BlackY's BEATFLOOR - Feel 7he Emotion: I am quite more critical when it comes to J-Core/Hardcore since the old sound died and the genre has been infested by the modern EDM disease. Feel 7he Emotion, Alpharise, FOrever Hearts (BlackY Remix), For Ulysses is pretty above average and I think I would go back to it if I wanted to. Nostalgic Flashback is another one of his generic piano songs that are good but not very memorable. In My Cyber - Yeah fuck Future House. It just sounds gay and you will have a hard time changing my mind if you are a fan of that genre of music. Last Fate is pretty good Hard Trance. Happybox sounds like it drags and is just okay.

Fantastic:

Great: Feel 7he Emotion, Alpharise, Forever Hearts (BlackY Remix), For Ulysses

Good: Nostalgic Flashback, Last Fate

Average: Happybox

Poor: In My Cyber

Crown Records - Stigmata: Trinity's 4th solo album. I don't remember his 3rd solo album much but it definitely sounds like his Trance style has matured. About half the songs by Trinity are 'great' and 'good'. I like Gravitation in particular. It takes on a more serious and intenifying tone than the other songs on the album which makes for a nice breather. Stigmata sounds like okay. Spawn's song is great - Keep up the good Trance. Nago's song sounds good but sounds off, underwhelming, and weird in some places. It sounds like theres a reverb that isn't supposed to be there.

Fantastic:

Great: Blindness, Imperial, Gravitation, Primordial Lights, Spawn

Good: Religion, Glorious Burst, Trajectory of Endymion, Stigmata, Nago

Average:

Poor:

Extended-stay Records - Popism: Capchii always has great songs so it was a no-brainer to get this album. Don't really know much about tekalu. Pop Step is a cute bubbly song with Hatsune Miku. Reminds me of colate when he makes makes Vocaloid Electronic Pop. like a lover is quite a nice song to follow along. #DC143C - Great J-Core. Capchii's J-Core, especially as his alias Massy, are awesome. The DnB song Falling is under Capchii but the style resembles that of Massy. I wonder why he did that. close to me is alright, this style of music isn't really suited to me and better off with others. Abnormal Drive is good but I don't connect with it much. メシア a pretty good Rock song but as much of a fan of the vocaloid as I would like to be. haruno makes pretty good chill songs and this is one of them.

Fantastic: #DC143C, Falling

Great: Pop Step, like a step, メシア, Abnormal Drive (haruno Remix), Pop Step (Tsubusare BOZZ Remix)

Good: close to me, Abnormal Drive

Average:

Poor:

Hommarju - Colorful World: Most of Hommarju's albums suck and the ones that I did buy I only bought for one or a few songs. This time I actually bought this one though because it sounds a lot better than all of the ones he has released so far. Spectre is a pretty good J-Core song ignoring the dumb bass shit halfway through the song. Guess I'll bump it down to good. Worker's Dance sounds like old skool Speedcore and its great! Prism sounds okay. A Life Is Coming sounds pretty kool and wavey or whatever.

Fantastic:

Great: Worker's Dance, A Life Is Coming

Good: Colorful World, Spectre, Emerald Splash

Average: Prism

Poor:

J-NERATION - J-NERATION 10: So we've reached the 10th album in the series. Oh how time flies! 5 years since the first album. Though unfortunately the J-Core quality is still as questionable as ever even though the way I rate the songs looks otherwise. Good to hear that Sanaas is still making quality J-Core. Wasn't much of a fan of Srav3R and Seventhrun but still decent. Nizikawa and Getty can drop dead with their garbage ass songs. I was a little surprised that Hurce didn't go with a Makina song but this J-Core song is quite great. gya9 still has quite the style. Soleily is my favorite artist of modern times but unfortunately this song doesn't cut it for me as much as I want it to. Sounds good enough to be great but not by much. I love Synagi's style - it is charming and unique. you and Freezer's song sounds quite typical of the duo.

Fantastic:

Great: Sanaas, Hurce, gya9, Soleily, Synagi, you & Freezer feat. nayuta 妃苺

Good: Srav3R, Seventhrun

Average:

Poor: Nizikawa, Getty

HolTunes - LANTANA: HORUTUNA's 2nd album. Its literally like generic mainstream UK Hardcore. All songs are 'good' but not memorable except Scrap Party, Rigorism, Inside Me which are trash because of that bass shit. Not really much to write here honestly.

Sprite:Wall - WE MAKE POP: 2018: Sprite Recordings - A circle that used to focus on high quality Trance/Hardcore/Rock albums for 1000 yen have been reduced to a circle that sells previously free pop songs for a whopping 2500 yen. What a fucking ripoff. Just kidding - Its not that bad thankfully. Takahiro Eguchi's song was already released on his 3rd album in 2015 but sure - Let's go ahead and recycle it for this album. Morning Wind is a fairly emotional piano song and a great one. I usually like Takahiro Eguchi's songs but Love Like I wasn't a fan. FALL made a very interesting Ambient song - Wasn't expecting that. I really feel for Tales than I expected to. And I got tired of writing the rest of my bullshit so just look at the ratings.

Fantastic: あひる — Tales

Great: あひる - Runway, Takahiro Eguchi - アンティークメモリー, cittan* - Morning Wind, はな — 花火, ricono — Mirage, FALL — nova, 冬乃桜 — Shooting Star Surf Rider (2018 summer reworks), ricono — My Room Chapel, Aliesrite* — holy night celebration, 冬乃桜 — Someone's Merry Christmas

Good: ricono — ideal II, ricono — 白い花, Goodmorning Guitar — 夏と海と夕暮れと

Average: Takahiro Eguchi — Love Like

Poor: