Tagged: mood: nostalgic

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Yuguo – Those Words I Want to Say to You

Shanghai indie rock band Yuguo releases their EP titled Those Words I Want to Say to You (那些我想对你说的话) after a visit to Spain — and you can certainly feel the influences — in which they tell a story in six tracks.

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Princess and the Frog, The

The Princess and the Frog, Disney’s return to classic 2D animation, takes on the well-known story of the princess who kisses the frog, who in turn magically transforms back into a prince… and gives it a little spin. And it’s obvious that the princess, who isn’t really a princess, turns into a frog instead.

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Chang Shilei – Niu China

Just as its name in English states, Niu China is the album to showcase what’s new in the Chinese music world. From traditional sounding Chinese ballads to chanson francophone fused with electronic, R&B, Bossa Nova, to a Tango-ish sounding track, all the way to a mind-blowing fusion of Beijing opera with strong rock/electronic sounds.

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Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek (2009) is a great action movie worth seeing for it’s humor and smartass dialogue. In fact, the best parts of this Star Trek movie were all the parts that weren’t Star Trek, in so far as it was actually a movie and not another boring T.V. episode.

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Maison en Petits Cubes, La

Tsumiki no Ie, or La Maison en Petits Cubes, is a Japanese animated short, winner of a 2009 Academy Award. It was directed by Kunio Kato, and it tells the story of an old man living in a town flooded by water.

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Melinda Doolittle – Coming Back to You

American Idol alumni, Melinda Doolittle, is most improved as she releases her debut album titled Coming Back to You, going back to old school R&B and Soul sounds and flare that could remind you of Tina Turner, a lot of Motown.

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Yasunari Kawabata – The Old Capital (Kioto)

The Old Capital tells the story of a 20-year-old girl named Chieko in Post-War Kyoto, daughter of a Kimono maker, who discovers she was an abandoned child. Then one day, she discovers something while attending one of the many festivities in the city.