World’s End Girlfriend: Hurtbreak Wonderland

March 30, 2007 at 9:25 am (mp3s, World's End Girlfriend)

World's End Girlfriend - Hurtbreak Wonderland

There are a lot of words that are overused when describing music; today, I’ll be taking a look at ‘beautiful’. Critics use ‘beautiful’ to describe just about anything nowadays, and as a result, the word is now a bit meaningless. The upside to this is that when you hear something that actually is beautiful, you can’t help but be amazed. At least that’s how I felt this past weekend, when I heard Hurtbreak Wonderland for the first time.

 

Hurtbreak Wonderland is the sixth full-length from Japanese band World’s End Girlfriend, the musical project of Katsuhiko Maeda. Their sound is hard to describe; you have to hear it to really understand it. Maeda specializes in mixing classical, lush soundscapes with moments of utter insanity. The description does WEG no justice, but I hope this mp3 will. Hurtbreak Wonderland was released last Friday on Human Highway Records, and is currently only available as a pricey Japanese import.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Tommy said,

    WEG is amazingly beautiful you got that right. I am on my fourth listen of Hurtbreak Wonderland and it is his most classical album for sure, even more than his last The Lie Lay Land. If you haven’t yet, take a listen to his back catalogue as well. This new album is such fucking perfection though you may be underwhelmed.

  2. maaike said,

    How is it possible to but the album Hurtbreak Wonderland?

  3. Lv99 Slacker said,

    Hurtbreak Wonderland and other WEG albums can be bought from:

    http://us.yesasia.com/en/Index.aspx
    http://www.hmv.co.jp/?lang=en

  4. Paradise said,

    This is World End Girlfriend’s best album to date, I have all his past releases and he is very well winning it all with this one. What he does is amazing and words are just too plain to reach out to what this music is all about.

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