O!P Summer Shuffles 2009


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Singers: Ongaku! Project
Producers: Sazaki Ren , Ahrjay and Kain Kian
Cover design: Nosomi

Songs: (Click links for stream)
1. Sakuranbo [lyrics]
2. Kore ga Watashi no Ikiru Michi [lyrics]
3. LA・LA・LA LOVE SONG ~ここから始まる恋物語~ [lyrics]

Download here and ENJOY~!! ^o^

VOTING~

In order for us to pick the winning O!P Shuffle of 2009, we need all of you to vote for your favorite!

Instructions:

1. Listen completely to the 3 shuffle songs.
2. Decide which you liked the most and vote for it. Please be fair and don’t just vote for the one your friends are in or for your favorite original song XD  Be honest and vote for the one you thought did the best job!

Voting will end in 2 weeks, so hurry up and tell everyone to come listen and vote!

August 30, 2009 at 9:59 pm 2 comments

ViyuMEN – Truth c/w Happiness


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Singers: Tenkei, Ahrjay, Kain Kian, Sazaki Ren, Rm88 and Anton
Producer: Rei-chan
Cover design: Ahrjay

Songs:
1. Truth [lyrics]
2. Happiness [lyrics]

Download the whole single HERE ^o^

August 22, 2009 at 4:29 am 1 comment

Ongaku! Project & Sekai no Melody Collaboration – Resonant Blue / Mikan

Resonant Blue edition cover art, by Ongaku! Project

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Mikan edition cover art, by Sekai no Melody

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Tracklist:

1. Resonant Blue [lyrics]
Singers:
O!P: Maki Kanatsu, Ra-chan, Rei-chan, Tamuma
SnM: Andromaeda, Michikosaki, Rosie, Solaire, Sorachu
Producer: Rei-chan
Cover design: Suki

2. Mikan [lyrics]
Singers:
O!P: Maki Kanatsu, Ra-chan, Rayna Black, Suki, Tamuma
SnM: Andromaeda, Michikosaki, Rosie, Solaire, Sorachu
Producer: Andromaeda
Cover design: Sorachu

Download the whole single HERE ^o^

August 22, 2009 at 4:25 am 1 comment

Monday Five

Monday Five is a weekly segment in the Ongaku!Project WordPress where we present five random O!P members with a question. Their answers to that question will be posted here each Monday. It’s a unique chance to get to know the O!P members a bit better!

Q: What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

tamuma: I don’t normally make New Years resolutions (mainly because I’m so bad at keeping them XD) although last year I made one as a joke to have at least one Starbucks a week, and I have to say I managed to keep it this time!
In seriousness though, New Year is a good time to reflect on achievements we have made over the past year, and how to improve on things that didn’t go quite so well.
Having a listen to some old recordings of my singing turned out to be pretty embarrassing(!), but it’s a good feeling to know that the effort put in is worth it, even if you improve by just a little.
So I hope that over the coming year I can continue to get better at singing!

I’d also like to thank the producers for all their hard work that they’ve put in over the past year, and I hope O!P will continue to flourish in the year to come.

SazakiRen: Hello! You know what time it is? Right! Christmas time, and even more New Year time! Here in my country there’s really no such thing as New Year’s Resolutions, but since I’ve read about what that is in Wikipedia(yeah… I didn’t really know what the thing is…) and now I know.
Up to the point when the audition winners were announced I didn’t believe that I passed. Throughout all the time I’ve been in the project, I tried my best to do everything possible to make recordings in time and in best quality. Probably some of them weren’t like it. So my New Year Resolution is – I want to improve my recording quality, as well as speed. Also I want to improve my voice, so to give away as much energy and as much happiness as possible. Because for me – it is really important to sing not only for the sake of singing only, but for the sake of those people(to whom I’m very grateful) who will hear my voice and get as much fun as possible. So that’s probably all of my resolutions. I hope everyone will have a good happy New Year, and we’ll see what the New Year will bring us.
Happy New Year y’all!!

tenkei: I haven’t really decided on a resolution for 09. I’ve found (as I’m sure most people have) that resolutions rarely come to fruition, and studies have shown that the majority of people who make resolutions fail them by March. For ’08, one of my resolutions was to read more cus I hadn’t been reading as much as I used to nor as much as I would’ve liked. I actually stuck with it up until about midway through June, I read a book a week until then. Since, I’ve only finished 2 books and am still reading one I started months ago. Anyway, I’ve been thinking if I were to make a resolution for 2009, it would be the same as last last year and just try to read more (doesn’t even have to be a book a week), and hopefully this time go even longer, ideally for the whole year.

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December 30, 2008 at 9:15 am Leave a comment

Monday Five

Monday Five is a weekly segment in the Ongaku!Project WordPress where we present five random O!P members with a question. Their answers to that question will be posted here each Monday. It’s a unique chance to get to know the O!P members a bit better!

Apologies for the delay this week; holiday rush and all that! Happy holidays!

Q: It’s winter! What’s your favorite thing to do in the snow or ice?

Ahrjay: I am one of those people who haven’t seen or experienced snow because I’ve been living in tropical countries ever since I was born. The only “snow” that I know of is the one that you can find in your freezer. lol. I know it sucks, but I do plan of going somewhere where it snows, preferably Russia or Japan. I may be a “snow virgin” but I do know what fun things you can do with it. I want to try and have a snowball fight with someone. It looks fun, and I’m sure that I’m going to enjoy it. Hehehe. .

Nosomi: Snow is rare where I live, so everything about it feels magical for me : snowy landscapes, snowflakes falling on the ground and transforming the familiar places, catching the white petals that disappear instantaneously in my hand or trying to eat them, making snowballs and throwing them at people, walking in a smoothy cotton-white mantle that sinks at each step or letting myself drop in it….
It’s like i’m back in childhood and can touch the innocence of living things, both nature and human beings. It’s even more beautiful and moving to sense the calm, the hugeness and the emptiness of such a picture.

Kacchin: I used to live in Connecticut – and there is a lot of snow there~! I love to go sledding and make snow angels, of course, but my favorite winter-time activity is definitely ice-skating. I feel so graceful! ^-^

tenkei: Well, we don’t get a lot of snow or ice down here in the high desert of southern California (and I don’t go up to the mountains…), so I’ve only experience snow a couple of times while visiting my father back east. I never got to do a lot in it lol, we just went for some hikes in the mountains and stuff. I’ve always wanted to have one of those epic full on snow ball fights though, with fortifications and armies lol. I’ve also always wanted to go ice skating! When I was little and we lived in Georgia, my mom said I used to sneak out of our apartment and go play in the snow, wearing naught but my diaper!

Rei-chan: These last couple of days I’ve gotten to experience for the first time in my life what a winter with snow and ice is like, and as beautiful as it is, I can’t say I like playing in the cold yet XD Just from the first cold winds I caught a cold, so I haven’t gotten much chance to play with snow… But! I’m STILL very much looking forward to TRYING to build a snowman when the temperature and health allow me to go out again. I tried making snowballs, but the snow was too “dry” at the time and it just crumbled XD But if I do manage to make a snowman, I’m thinking that might become my favorite thing to do in the snow ^o^

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December 24, 2008 at 10:34 pm Leave a comment

Monday Five

Monday Five is a weekly segment in the Ongaku!Project WordPress where we present five random O!P members with a question. Their answers to that question will be posted here each Monday. It’s a unique chance to get to know the O!P members a bit better!

Q: What’s your favorite winter holiday memory?

Rei-chan: My favorite “winter” holiday memory is of my family’s traditional holiday bbq, drinking virgin Piña Coladas and “coquito” and our traditional coconut-based xmas desserts XD Writing it, I realize it might sound weird for most of you, but I live in a Caribbean island, so we don’t really have the kind of winter that I guess most people do… It doesn’t really even get cold here, just more breezy. And my favorite PRican xmas-time desserts are the coconut ones XD And we love our piña coladas… So yeah, that’s one of my favorite holiday winter memories. And another one would be, of course, being a child and waking up on xmas morning to open the presents under the tree. Since I’m old now we don’t do it anymore, so I miss it a lot. Those are great memories. *__*

Suki-chan: All my winter holiday memories can be considered ‘favourites’ now coz I currently live in the tropics and we don’t get winter here! XD But my most memorable ones took place during the winter break of my third year at the University. That was when I got licensed as a diver with a small diving centre in Exmouth and it was crazy coz it was just before Christmas and FREEZING COLD!! *brrrrrrrr~!!*

My days would start at 8:30 in the morning and every day for almost two weeks I was out getting myself submerged in the waters off Devon and Cornwall. It was a painful experience because I had never carried so much weight/load in my life and a full tank of air isn’t the lightest thing in the world. And that’s excluding the rest of my gear that I had to carry around as well. I got home with my hips bruised from weights, my chest, arms and leg muscles hurting from the exertion of finning and hauling equipment around in a diving suit so thick that I couldn’t even poke my face without putting effort to it. But despite the physical pain and strain, I have never regretted going through the whole thing coz it was a really incredible experience. Like my first wreck dive for example. It was the most memorable of all because while we were making our way out to the wreck, we ran into a pod of dolphins and they were swimming and doing jumps just metres away! It was also during this dive that I first saw a scallop swim right by my face! It was unbelievable!! *LOL*

So yes. That winter holiday was definitely memorable coz every single day for two weeks, I was dog-tired, battered, bruised and chilled to the bone. But I earned my license and imo, that was and will always be the best Christmas present that I’ve given myself EVER.

Michi: I looooo~ve the holidays, so picking just one favorite memory is tough. My birthday is three days before Christmas and my family celebrates both Christmas & Hannukah, so I always get excited for the season. I think last year might’ve been one of the best, though. I was in Japan for the fall semester and my boyfriend came to visit me in late December after finals. Our holidays started with spending my birthday at Tokyo DisneySea — one of the best theme parks in the world! 😀 It was all Christmas themed so it was even better that day. We spent Christmas Day in Nikko, a town in the mountains north of Tokyo with a rich history. There wasn’t really any snow, but with how much we had to bundle up it still felt quite winter-y. Being from San Francisco means I barely get any winters that really feel like winter, so that was quite enjoyable. The day was spent exploring temples and shrines. We also bought a little Christmas tree at the 100 yen store along with mini ornaments and put it up in our hotel room. 🙂 We kept that tree and intend to put it up again this year!

Nosomi: Ow~ hard to choose between family and boyfriend….
1- the vision of the whole family waking up early on X’Mas Day and waiting in front of the X’Mas tree to open our gifts.
2- the love of my life, who was coming from far all the way to Paris, kissing me on the cheek for the first time while i wasn’t prepared…

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December 16, 2008 at 3:34 am Leave a comment

Monday Five

Monday Five is a weekly segment in the Ongaku!Project WordPress where we present five random O!P members with a question. Their answers to that question will be posted here each Monday. It’s a unique chance to get to know the O!P members a bit better!

Q: You just got a prize package to fly anywhere and stay there for a week. Where do you go?

Twissie: For just a week? Oh man… I’m tempted to say Tokyo, because I’d absolutely love to go back there. Re-live my days as a 留学生… but I think that having only a week to do it on would depress me more than fill my longing for the place. No, I think I’d go with a place that I’ve never been to. Perhaps Los Angeles would be a good choice. I could meet up with some friends, go to Disneyland, hang out and have a great time. Would also be awesome to get away from the cold weather here for a week ^o^

Rm88: I’ve never been to Japan, so Japan is the obvious answer ^^ First of all, I’d go visit my relatives while I’m there, I haven’t seen them in quite a long time. I’d visit Nintendo’s research and development building in Kyoto, that’s been one of my dreams for ages. I’ll get lots of (relatively) cheap videogames, including obscure RPGs that have never been released in America >_< I’d go to a Berryz Koubou concert! That would be one of the highlights of my trip ^^ I’d buy lots of Berryz Koubou stuff. I want to visit Kiyomizu-dera, it looks like such a beautiful place. I’d eat LOTS of misoshiru, that’d make me absurdly happy >_<

Chococat: Well… I’d love to go to Japan, of course, because I’ve never been. But only a week isn’t long enough to see and do everything I want there! Haha. So maybe I’d go somewhere else… maybe somewhere in southern Spain where the weather’s not TOO cold, and I’d go to stay in a quiet villa in the countryside, but still reasonably close to a town or village. I really like being surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery, so if I could stay in the hills where there’s lots of wildlife and plant life and just relax for a week, that would be lovely I’d take plenty of manga, books, and DVDs, and just relax and do my own thing for a week… if there was a log fire as well, then it’d be perfect! I don’t get on with hot weather, so autumn and winter are good times for me to go on holiday as long as it’s not somewhere really cold.

Odango: I’d go to South Korea~ I’ve really been into kpop a lot lately and because the music market is a lot smaller than Japan there’s more oppurtunity to see your artists perform so I’d love to go to a taping of Inkigayo or Music Bank and see some of my favorite artists perform live~ I also think Seoul would be so beautiful this time of year. Living in SoCal I don’t get much snow, and if I do it’s only up in the mountains, so I think it’d be nice to see what a snow white city would look like. ^^ I’d also love to visit the various Korean Castles and learn more about their history~ Seoul also has a lot of districts just like Tokyo, so I think it’d be fun to visit the different parts of Seoul and shop!!! …. If my plane ticket and hotel is free, I have to spend my money on something right~ ^.~ If possible I’d also like it to include a little mini-trip to Jeju island~ I hear it’s really beautiful and is considered the Korean Hawaiin islands XD

Michi: France! I’d usually say Japan, but I’m less likely to plan a trip to Europe for myself when I’d easily start planning to go back to Japan. 8D When I was little, I was really into French history and culture. Not to mention, I was taking French language lessons at school starting at age 5. I could speak it really well by the time I was 12, but then I started taking Japanese so I’ve forgotten most of it! Anyway, I’d love to go to Paris, see the sights, and then go to other places like the palace at Versailles. I’d also like to go really out of the way to the village of Domrémy-la-Pucelle, because I was obsessed with Jeanne d’arc as a kid and that’s her birthplace. Versailles would be for my love of the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, and the anime Rose of Versailles. Hehe.

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December 9, 2008 at 5:34 am Leave a comment

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