Here is the album cover for “Now the Spell Is Broken”, my Sailor Moon-inspired EP, illustrated by the incredible Kristilyn of Zombie Romance (zombiro on tumblr)! Can’t wait to share the EP with you on the official release date, October 27! :D (More info here!)
I was lucky enough to preview an advanced release, and OH MY GOODNESS. Oh, my goodness. This EP is incredible. Fan-made music is probably my favourite genre of fan-work, and this is like a miracle; unique music and lyrics, gorgeous sound and quality, and able to be appreciated on their own while holding a profound and undeniable foundation in Sailor Moon.
The EP contains four songs that expand on themes from the 5th season, Sailor Moon Sailor Stars. “Throwing Stones”, a beautiful tribute to Galaxia’s struggle, has been released previously and can be heard on their website, and a live performance of “Finale”, which covers the final fight between Usagi and Galaxia, can be seen on their YouTube channel.
There are two new songs on the EP, and they’re incredible; “Lost” is a steady surge of adrenalin from the perspective of the Sailor Starlights as they search for their Princess. Mary layers her vocals to reflect the three Starlights and has crafted distinct but complementary sounds for each of them.
"Incense Burner Lullaby" is a bittersweet a cappella song from the perspective of Princess Kakyuu, possibly for her three Sailor Starlights. It’s beautiful and haunting.
I’m in love with Mary’s lyrics - any Sailor Moon fan will be able to understand the connections she has made with the characters, and appreciate how she’s been able to get inside their mindsets to write songs that not only perfectly convey their experiences but are also beautiful to listen to.
tl;dr: GOOD MUSIC. OCTOBER 27. GET HYPE
Just checked out Throw Stones on the site, it’s good music even if don’t know the source.