Anime SoundCloud is pretty rad. If you’re anything like me, there’s a good chance you don’t know what I’m talking about, though. I didn’t know about it myself until a few months ago when I just happened to take a friend up on his musical recommendation. It was exactly what I was looking for, and I allowed myself to be pulled into the “if you liked that, then try this” revolving door. Apparently, there is a steadily growing scene of EDM producers who both sample heavily from 70s and 80s Japanese disco and also use anime and manga art to reflect and enhance their aesthetic. After a few hours of following a link trail, my brain was soaked in the stuff. It’s still marinating in it months later, in fact.
Last week, while on the never-ending quest for new content, I stumbled onto the music of Tsundere Alley. I liked it so much, that I messaged them on Twitter, one thing lead to another, and they agreed to do an interview with WMC on how anime influences their music and just what is going on in that scene. Alley hails from Spain (though their current whereabouts are ~unknown~), is a self described “average shut-in goth from next door” and, while they are relatively new to this particular music scene, they’ve been playing music since they can remember.