Originally Posted by MorbidToaster
Ima is great but not his best. I'd listen to This Binary Universe (If the Stars... was the 'sequel'). TBU is my favorite album of all time. I'd also listen to his other recent album Morceau Subrosa. It's a pretty amazing work that Classical listeners may enjoy more than If the Stars...
Either way you're getting fantastic dynamic range and reference material.
(I've said a lot of this before but it's worth saying again)
I first learned of BT back in 2003 when one of his songs was featured in a PS2 game called Amplitude, which was made by the same company (Harmonix) that later created both the original Guitar Hero games and the Rock Band series. Not sure how I heard about This Binary Universe, but I've had it on my wishlist for... maybe three years. The problem is I haven't been able to find where I could buy the album. A couple of weeks ago I even tried searching for a digitally distributed version but that attempt failed as well.
Both Ima and If the Stars... are excellent, so it's likely I'll slowly collect the rest of BT's discography.
Originally Posted by Destroysall
Really? Is it any different than ordering from Amazon USA, despite it being on Japan and in Japanese? I always thought they only ship nationally.
Amazon Japan isn't that different from Amazon USA really. There's button in the upper right corner that allows you to view the page in English. Only some of the things will be actually displayed in English, but it does make navigating a bit easier. When you create an Amazon Japan account the page assumes you are a domestic customer, but when you are asked for your address and there's no field for country, look around the page and somewhere there's a clickable text (took me a while to spot it) which let's you tell that you are an international customer and that'll bring up a new page where you can input an international shipping address. Once you have an account searching for stuff, adding items to your shopping cart, and placing an order is pretty much identical to how Amazon USA works.
I forgot to mention that if the seller is someone else than Amazon Japan, then it's likely that the product will only be shipped to an address within Japan.
Edited by TJ Elite - 7/29/12 at 8:35am