BentoByte Sunday Sounds Volume 20 is here, folks. First and foremost, I want to thank each and every single one of you for sticking with this music series for as long as you have. It’s people like you that give me the drive to do what I like. Now, I’ve got five songs here that I’ve had on repeat the past week, so let’s get going with those, shall we?
BUMP OF CHICKEN
If you’ve been keeping up with our coverage of Blood Blockade Battlefront, then you’d know this band. They perform the show’s opening song “Hello, world!” which, in itself, is a very entertaining song. However, “Colony” brings down the tone to a calming degree, creating an atmosphere of peace that would be hard to find anywhere else. The lead singer’s voice blends wonderfully with the piano that plays in the background. The band has been around for as long as I’ve been alive, so it’s worth noting that these four are masters at their craft.
FLOW is a classic band that will never get old. Their sound is purely their own as well as the vibe they give off with their music. “PULSE” is an example of a tried-and-true FLOW song, with a nice introductory sequence that sets the melody and pace of the song. I don’t know about anyone else, but there are sometimes where I listen to a song and think that it just belongs as the opening song for an anime; this song gives me that feeling and it’s a good one at that. Classic rock sequences, classic pacing, classic sound. It’s a standard and sometimes standard is what does best.
Oh, LiSA. Your music never gets old for me. This song is off of her latest album Launcher, which I totally recommend everyone go out and buy. It’s a good album that has two songs of note on it: the opening for The Irregular At Magic High School as well as one of the endings for Sword Art Online. However, we’re talking about this song right here. The song bounces up and down as all other songs by her do, but there’s something different about this one in particular as it gives off this sense of anticipation.
MAN WITH A MISSION
MAN WITH A MISSION is usually known for their hard hitting and fast vocals, usually coupled with some rap sections as well. However, sometimes they’ll slow down the pace to a more relaxed feeling while still maintaining that intensity. “White World” is one such song of many that shows this. The lyrics are sung, but are delivered in a way that you’d find standard in rap songs. Blending all of this together creates a song that is unique and deserves to be listened to.
School Food Punishment
It’s a shame that School Food Punishment broke up because their music was something else in a good way of course. It was poppy, yet gave off this aura of indie rock. Coupled with the strong delivery of Yumi’s vocals, School Food Punishment should be a band that is in everyone’s pocket to listen to. In every School Food Punishment song I’ve listened to so far, there’s always one part where the song gives way to a section where the music changes in a drastic but unique way. “goodblue” shows all of what I described above and makes me wish that the band was still back together.
Thanks for tuning in to BentoByte Sunday Sounds Volume 20. Be sure to tune in next week for more music straight to you. Here’s those songs for you one more time:
- Colony – BUMP OF CHICKEN
- PULSE – FLOW
- FRAGILE VAMPIRE – LiSA
- White World – MAN WITH A MISSION
- goodblue – School Food Punishment