In which we discuss OG anime, board games, and sweeping epics
I missed these posts. It’s bittersweet but good to be back 😊
You captured the painting perfectly. I'm going to have to give "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" a read as well.
I am not big on manga, more a Shogun kinda guy but that scroll! Man! Great reduction, sweet dissonance.
One of my favorite beats to date.
Jeez. You've done it AGAIN, Peter. By day I work in an art museum, and I just love the scope of your artistic interests. (Coincidentally we just closed a big exhibition of Hokusai and other Japanese prints earlier this year — it was excellent).
I appreciate the way you distill complexity into the simplest elements of geometry & color. Then, to my ear, it's like you mix and add back all the pieces you subtracted-- by turning them into different layers of sound. Very weird and very cool. You must be having so much fun.
I was stoked the moment I saw the title of your post. Peter, you've managed to hit another of my favorite things. I love "Romance of the Three Kingdoms"! It's marvelously weird. You did a great job of creating a soaring, sweeping soundtrack to accompany this epic tale!
Katsushika Ōi’s work is even more interesting to me than the stuff by (attributed?) to her more famou father. The color palette in "Operating on Guan Yu's Arm" is fantastic, and feels more modern that it should having been painted in the mid-19th century.