Fold-out poster features ToX2 (Ludger, Elle and Alt. Milla) on the front and ToD2 (Kyle and Reala) on the back
Postcard features ToX2 (Ludger, Julius, Lulu and Nova)
Announcement of Tales of Natsu Matsuri 2015
with Tales of Friends Cafe
–to be held at the Kotobukiya in Akihabara (August 22-30)
New item announcements for Tales of Museum: 1) partner acrylic keychains of Luke and Guy, Milla and Jude and Ludger and Julius. 2) New Viva! Tales of Magazine wallscrolls and clear files as shown in the image above. 3) Kotobukiya Tales of Friends cushions (Luke, Leon, Yuri, Ludger, Elle & Lulu)
Once again, I’ve let my tumblr fall by the wayside. But this time, I have a reason! And it isn’t apathy! I’ve been working since April on Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero! It’s really great and funny and charming and y’all should check it out!
Each bottle you receive from the kuji will include a slip of paper with an ID Ticket inside. Log in with your Banpresto ID and use the ID Ticket on the Mobile Kuji site for a chance to win an A2 size tapestry, or 1 of 10 Kyun Tenpu (downloadable images).
Please note that this Ichiban Kuji is exclusive to the Tales of Museum event in Akihabara. It is not available online or through other stores in Japan. Only the paper you receive from the Bottle Keychains can be used to enter the follow-up Mobile Kuji. You will need an account on Banpresto’s mobile website to enter the Mobile Kuji.
Singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe and I are sitting out on the back patio of Black Boar bar in Los Angeles drinking vodka and talking about pitch shifter pedals. However, we are being interrupted by an ex-touring musician-turned-bottomless-cage-dancer-turned-shrimp-boat-fisherman.
Wolfe and I politely listen while bottomless-shrimp-interrupter-guy explains to both of us exactly how a pitch shifter works, even though we both know: a pitch shifter shifts pitch. It allows the musician to program and play multiple harmonies at the same time. It’s a really atmospheric toy, one that Wolfe has been using lately. We engage bottomless-shrimp-interrupter for a bit, then direct our conversation back to her fifth studio album Abyss (Sargent House), a masterpiece of angelic, darkly compelling songs that grow far past Wolfe’s prior material.
“You should put that in the story,” Wolfe laughs as the guy walks back inside the bar. It’s too typical: male musician hears two female musicians talking about making music and feels he has to insert himself into the conversation. It’s annoying, but it’s harmlessly funny. It’s just part of being a woman in music: some man always thinks he knows better.
Not many people know how to make a Chelsea Wolfe record better she does, but for Abyss she enlisted world-renowned producer John Congleton (Swans, St. Vincent) in full trust that he did know better. Wolfe and her band met Congleton on tour, months prior to the album, and she knew she liked him right away, but she could tell their personalities would “butt heads a bit.” However, his past work spoke volumes and conflict in the studio is almost never a bad thing. It will ebb and flow, and make a better record.