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Toho Eurobeat Vol. 1

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Catalog Number: AONE-0006
Country: Japan
Discogs link: Click here
Release date: August 14, 2010
Rip Source: Personal
Tracklist:
01. Shihori – Blue Sky Magic
02. T. Stebbins – China Gal
03. Lily-An – Break The Chain
04. Yumiko – Like A Shooting Star
05. (V)・∀・(V) – Endless, Sleepless Night
06. 朱花 – 恋愛☆レボリューション♪
07. T. Stebbins – Faithful Heart
08. Axel.K – Don’t Break Me Down

Notes: Scans are not mine minus the CD. Track 5 artist reads as “Kanipan”.

Click here to download. (MEGA)

Will be adding all TEB shortly!

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Just a quick note. I will be rapid firing all Toho Eurobeat comps, each in a different post. So, get ready!

Just note: the links I add are those that are already available in a thread online so there’s nothing new. I will be adding Toho Eurobeat Fuu (Toho Eurobeat 封) when I get it.

Cheers.

The Good Records downloads: all added!

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Yup! I added TGCD-0001 and TGCD-0002/03/04 downloads since they were missing. So, this marks availability of everything I released under my label. 😀

State of the updates

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Alright. Another quickie.

I updated the download page for The Good Records! The only thing left to upload for there are the FLAC packages for Best of 2011 and 2012. The catalog is up too.

Q&A got two new questions.

I also got rid of the “Methodologies” section. If you want to know how I do certain things, just ask. I only kept the EAC tutorial though, available from the top.

As for next, it will be Toho Eurobeat. I will make 1 post / comp then link them all in the download page. Then, I’ll add all the other touhou stuff I uploaded and add them to the other Touhou doujins links. For Super Eurobeat, I will only make posts on what I have on my MEGA accounts and I will add more as new releases show up.

For the other kind of j-music, US pop music, other downloads… only time will tell.

Cheers.

Scans page & Q&A page

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Just a quick post to say that the scans page is updated! Includes new scans of SEB 181 to 188 and 200.

Also, there’s now a Q&A page on top.

Cheers ~Lebon

Super Eurobeat 181, 183, 185, 187 and 188

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So, let’s get the ball rolling, shall we? All uploads are upgrade to what’s available already on the internet. Some are replacement of older 100% rips that became 99% (no log crc, no AccurateRip, etc.)

See the Discogs page for tracklist and other info. Click the image for large cover art. The same image is included as “cover.jpg” (per disc count) in the downloads.

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It’s been 6 years hasn’t it? Plans for this blog.

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It’s been 6 years since I touched this blog. Yep, 6 years. And I have plans for it.

First of all, this the home of my “recording label”. I’ve been doing nonstop mixes for over a decade but been really good at it for… only a couple of years actually. It’ll still be Eurobeat all around though! Yep, still into that. So, I will post all my works and the future one here.

Second, this blog will be my dumping grounds. “Dumping grounds of what” you say?. Downloads of course. My CD rips. Here, you won’t find mainstream CDs all that often. In fact, 99% of the time they won’t. See, in the last 10 years I haven’t posted here, there’s a thing I got into mainly into the lore: Touhou Project. So, along with Eurobeat, there’ll be doujin CDs. However, I will not share what’s publicly available in online stores from the US and Canada such as SCP’s EuroKudos or Dima’s release. The CDs I will make available are usually locked to a single country of distribution, mainly Japan.

Third, relating to the first two points. FUCK MP3s. Send ’em all to hell. FLAC for all eternity. So, if you are here for MP3 downloads, please, go to Youtube or every other blogs out there. I’ll be detailing my methods some time later this week along with some basic downloads carried from the place I’m leaving. I’ll also open up a scanning area where I post my BMP scans (and scans by some other people).

If anything else come to mind, I’ll post another entry later. As for now, that’s mainly it.

My point of view on illegal downloading

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Before reading, this is a copy-paste from a post I made on a forum I frequent regularly.  It is in context of that forum.  Also, “Eurobeat” can be replaced by any other musical genre and “Avex”, however, can be replaced by a label that does not market their music outside the country they are presently.  So, like it or not, this is my point of view.

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Man, these DarkSky and co. need to stop their “efforts” and stop taking links down. You cannot stop the music downloads. It’s futile. In fact, music piracy is not as bad as you believe it is. Look, it helps the user to decide what to buy, and what to not buy. It’s proven. Yes, some users will totally refuse to give a cent to Eurobeat or any other genres in the music industry.

Then, it leads me to the music industry. It simply needs to get over the whole physical stuff, change the way it sees things otherwise, it will simply leads to its loss. Music piracy will NEVER stop. Never ever. It’s unstoppable. There will always be a new way to evade the new (already useless) governement laws. Those industries are lead by money and forget the art all the musicians associated to them are making. Thus, they always go and try to stop it, when they (somehow) know that it will simply not stop at all instead of finding a new way to sell things, a new way to advertise their music online; find a new business model. Eurobeat is no exception.

Avex is simply shooting themselves in the foot by keeping the genre in Japan instead of advertising it outside. Also, they also shoot themselves again by making it hard to buy the actual physical copy. Bad tongues will say that you can buy the physicals on CDJapan, Amazon jp or HMV jp or single tracks on Mora, Musico and iTunes. Yes, you can buy Eurobeat there.

For physical copies, some people might not feel safe to order online or some might not have a credit card. Oh! Talking credit cards, in some countries, contrary to popular belief, it’s not easy to get a credit card like in South America where you need to win a lot of money to have one. Some might not want one because they fear of overusing it and become in-debt. Back on topic, there are other factor as why people don’t buy online : that can be language or money, etc.

Language can be a huge barrier. People that talks Portuguese or other languages might know next to no English and then, ordering online can be very hard especially when they face an English or Japanese website. Online translators doesn’t always makes things look good either.

For music downloads, musico and mora can be very difficult to buy from there. On musico, you have to rely on web translators. It’s hard to navigate around too. Language is a very big barrier for musico. For, mora, it’s very hard to buy from that place since it’s closed to Japan. There are ways to buy from oversea but you still need to go over the language barrier or have some skills in computers. For Junodownload, again, English can still be a barrier for some people. Juno although a very good service can throw people out with expensive price and, you only have a few Eurobeat labels on there (Hi-NRG Attack and Saifam/Asia).

On iTunes, some people hate the software, thus, not likely to go and buy there. Also, the format that Apple offers the songs can still throw people off because some people doesn’t really have understanding in computers and probably don’t know how to convert those files to MP3 because they might not have an iPod/iPod Touch/iPhone.

Concerning iTunes Japan, to be honnest I didn’t check DarkSky’s tuto, it’s not everyone that will go buy a 3000 yens iTunes card on JBOX and then, to go and buy some tracks they may like. Also, you have to calculate how much it is in their currency. To a canadian like me, it’s nearly 34$. But for some, like in Mexico, 3000yen is 415 Pesos!!! That might be a lot for them.

All that said, all those factors alone, can stop people from buying. It’s NOT true that everyone is able to buy the physical albums or buy downloads. That is why they resort to download and that is why IDW offers to be able to share to those who aren’t able to buy. For some, it’s not because they wouldn’t pay to encourage Eurobeat, it’s because they can’t pay for it.

So, in conclusion, “Self-Righteous Knights”, stop trying. It’s useless. Get it thru’ your thick skulls. If you don’t want to believe me, you get off the Internet. You’ll be sad for all your life. If you stay on Internet, you need to live with piracy. You need to adapt to it.

tl;dr : Seriously, stop being lazy and read my post. That cannot be explained in one sentence.

No, I’m STILL alive.

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Hi blog, no time no see.

First of all, it has been one year and one month since I wrote to that blog.  Many things happenned since then…

Firstly, Eurobeat wise, Super Eurobeat 189 up to 201 have been released.  Between vol.199 and 200 there were a 6 months hiatus that I hated a lot.  And, when I listened to SEB 201, the other day, I was like “wow”… it sounded all new and I had such mixed emotion, but it was an incredible feeling none-the-less!

Secondly, life-wise, the ingrown toe-nail surgery is healed but something bothers me… but why does it have ANOTHER nail growing again?!?  Anyway, it doesn’t hurt one bit so it’s OK.  School wise, college is finished and I’ve earned my technical degree in Computer Science back in May 2009.  Also, from that month and on, I’m jobless.  Here, in [censored], there are ABSOLUTELY no jobs for me.  Not even in a gaz station.  What a shame.

Thirdly, I haven’t thought about B’z!  Well, 2008 was their 20th anniversary year and they released to Best Of… I think I wrote about that.  In 2009, they released a DVD in February, 2 singles (one in August and one in October) and an album in November.  Of course, I bought all of them except the DVD.  The single in October, My Lonely Town, had a DVD… which had their first ever released PV!  Wow.

Fourthly, I revived this blog to post my point-of view on piracy.  It might not please everyone’s point-of-view so be aware.  Because I respect every website’s laws on piracy, I’m not going to tell where to get stuff, how to share stuff or offer myself stuff.

To finish this post, I MIGHT post from time to time my point of view on things I read online here…  Or it can simply die like the other post.

So, later.

I am not dead

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Hi.

Just to say that I am not dead.  It’s just that I don’t have the mind to update this blog.  Many many things happenned during the last post and well, it just sucks that I don’t have the spirit to update more oftenly.  But, like you see, I did it now.

Mainly, if I didn’t talk about it, Super Eurobeat 187 went out in May.  I bought the album, this is a good album overall.  You can find info in the link I will give later.  Also, Super Eurobeat 188 came out at the beginning of the month.  I also own it.  Good albo too.  The highlight is The Snake with “Queen Of Mean”.  OMG.  They rock this shit so good!

Also, I’m also on my job like I said in the last post.  However, I have a correction.  I gain 16.02$/h and not 15$.  On a week, i gain 303.50$ CAD.  Enough to buy myself a nice 24″ monitor!!  Indeed, I did buy one!  It’s a ViewSonic Q241wb.  I bought it online for 510.50.  Yeah, I know, it’s expansive.  Now, I’m only looking for a nice DVI-D Dual Link cable to plug on my monitor instead of the cheap and old VGA.  I guess ViewSonic is too cheap to include one with their monitor…

I also moved to Windows Vista in May.  It was neet and problems-free move.  I experienced no compatibility problems yet.  Only my 3-in-1 printer was not compatible with Vista because Lex-shit.

Also, I learned that nVidia will release a new brand of graphic cards : the GTX 200 that will replace the getting old GeForce brand (I didn’t want to see GeForce 10000 brand).  It will also include a PhysX GPU core that will make 3D effects more beautiful, more realistic.

Also, the final version of Firefox 3 will be out on June 17.  That should be Thursday 😉

Super Eurobeat 189 is out one July 2 if I’m not wrong…

B’z’s B’z The Best Ultra Pleasure will be out next Wednesday… looking forward to it, and a lot.  Also, the intermediate results for The Best Ultra Treasure are out… :

1. Brotherhood
2. ONE
3. Koi-Gokoro (KOI-GOKORO)
4. Wonderful Opportunity
5. BURN -Fumetsu no Face-
6. New Message
7. Yumemi ga Oka
8. Sayonara Nanka ha Iwasenai
9. Ai ja Naku Naru Hi
10. Pierrot

11. DEVIL
12. Swimmer yo!!
13. Home (U.S. iTunes Version)
14. Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta
15. RUN
16. BLOWIN’
17. YOU & I
18. Gekkou
19. Arakure
20. Nagai Ai

21. TIME
22. ROCK man
23. OH! GIRL
24. LOVE IS DEAD
25. Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu
26. Kienai Niji
27. Haru
28. MOTEL
29. Happiness
30. Don’t Leave Me

31. ALL-OUT ATTACK
32. F-E-A-R
33. Taiyou no Komachi Angel
34. Magnolia
35. Liar! Liar!
36. Real Thing Shakes
37. GIMME YOUR LOVE -Fukunetsu no LOVE DRIVER-
38. Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite
39. NATIVE DANCE
40. MOVE

Good list, good list.

I want to note that, I won’t post in French anymore sorry.

For Eurobeat infos, go here : http://www.eurobeat-prime.com and check the forums too 😉

As for now, bye.