February 2020 Music Purchases

- Music

I might be getting better at pictures.

Picture of a DVD case - description is in the article.

  • Parliament Funkadelic - The Mothership Connection Live 1976

This is a wild concert video, but you’d expect that of a band whose live show involved a prop mothership coming down from the ceiling. The video quality isn’t the best (looks like it could have been a straight-from-VHS transfer), and the cinematography is dodgy. So dodgy that the end credits thank all members who were not on camera. But the music holds up very well.

Picture of a Blu-ray case - description is in the article.

  • Gacharic Spin - Saikō saikyō-10th Anniversary Special Live!!-

I think that this concert video is a must-watch for any Gacharic Spin fan.

The newest members put on very strong performances. Angelina 1/3 acts so confidently that you’d think that she’s been with the band for years. She contributes far more than her “mic performer” credit might lead you to believe. And yuri is a great drummer - she’s very energetic and hits stuff with authority and a smile on her face. I was a bit concerned that I wouldn’t like GS as much without Hana behind the drum kit, but yuri quickly won me over.

I’d like to get into details, but I’d be spoiling stuff. This concert has a few surprises up its sleeve. You’ll laugh, you’ll probably get teary-eyed, and, if you’re like me, you’ll get hyped when “the thing” happens around the middle of their set. (When you see it, you’ll know what I’m talking about.)

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  • DEZOLVE - DEZOLVE
  • DEZOLVE - SPHERE
  • LOVEBITES - ELECTRIC PENTAGRAM
  • SABER TIGER - INVASION

Two fusion albums, two metal albums.

These two DEZOLVE albums are on Spotify (at least in the USA). I liked them enough to buy them and DEZOLVE’s other albums that aren’t on Spotify. Good stuff!

I’m happy to report that ELECTRIC PENTAGRAM is every bit as unapologetically metal as one would expect from the title and artwork.

INVASION is pretty good! This 1992 release features more of a hard rock/heavy metal sound than SABER TIGER’s more recent releases do, but they sound mostly like the same band despite numerous lineup changes between 1992 and today.


DEZOLVE, Gacharic Spin, and SABER TIGER are coming out with new releases soon, so I will get those and let you know what I think!