Rayzd | Just Fade Away: Music of Cowboy Bebop and Other Sounds for the Otaku

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Just Fade Away: Music of Cowboy Bebop and Other Sounds for the Otaku

by Rayzd

the most original American alt pop/hiphop/jazz band interprets the music of Cowboy Bebop and other great anime and video game music.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Alternative Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Tank
3:28 album only
2. Real Folk Blues
5:20 album only
3. Rain
4:31 album only
4. Words That We Couldn't Say
4:38 album only
5. Greenbird
2:46 album only
6. Hiiru No Tsuki
3:54 album only
7. Is It Real
4:55 album only
8. Legendary Theme
5:35 album only
9. Bring Me to Life
3:47 album only
10. Adieu
4:25 album only
11. Sora
2:44 album only
12. Streets of Rage 2 Ending Theme
3:29 album only
13. Brian Burns meets Ed
2:24 album only


Album Notes
info about "Just Fade Away": Japanese 'Otaku' culture is growing by leaps and bounds, and is becoming the next big movement to sweep American Culture. Anime and Video Games are more often becoming valid modes for artistic expression in the area of music. Composer/Producer G-Clef da Mad Komposa and his band Rayzd embark on perhaps the first serious interpretation of some of Otaku culture's best music, most notably Japanese composer Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop/Escaflowne), as well as others. A Landmark project featuring many different instrumentations, even two Big Band tracks!

RAYZD is the new name of a band formerly called G-Clef and da Houndz/Yalloppin' Hounds, and is the hip-hop/pop/jazz-oriented Phoenix that rose from the ashes of the Neo Swing Movement of the turn of the millennium! But trust us you never heard a band like this before.... They are 100% original, combining real musical skills with real rhymes, lyrics, and beats to form the most exciting new movement in music on this planet! Rayzd means many things to us: It means resurrection from the ashes... It means a resurgence of real melody and harmony combined with experimental pop.... It means its time to "rayz" the level now for the entire music world.... It means movement from darkness to light....travelling from west to east. The message behind Rayzd is based on values that are not necessarily of the material world. Concepts like love, aspiration to greatness, rejection of mediocrity, positive enhancement of human potential are among the messages they hope to leave their audiences with.



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real folk blues

it is bangin I think I'm going to buy it
I love it

David Soler

"I didn't know cartoons were real."
Anime fans will be pleased to know that Rayzd's lead singer, Jakineko, pronounces the Japanese lyrics smoothly and accurately. Alexa Cavaseno also does a funny, and uncannily accurate,impersonation of Ed. Everyone else can just enjoy the music. "Adieu" sounds like a lost Ellington chart, and the sax solos on "Tank" are as urgent and kinetic as the title deserves. In the case of "Real Folk Blues" and "Rain," I actually prefer Rayzd's version. On the OSTs, I found those tracks to be shrill, turgid, power ballads, but Rayzd brings them to life with a different rhythm and vocal approach. The rap in "Real Folk Blues" alludes to the series both in its lyrics, which incorporate several episode titles, and in its cynical bravado. Who knew that Spike Siegel sounded so much like a gangsta rapper! The high point of the CD is "Bring Me to Life," which is impressive considering it's the one original composition from the band. It took me several listens before I realized that this was not the opening soundtrack to an anime series. Thank you, Rayzd, for keeping it real...as real as anime gets, anyway.

Amber Yvette Marshall

It took me a little bit to get used to their version of "Tank" but I really love this album, it's a constant on my play list since I got it. The interview with Ed is priceless too, I love it.