Have you been to Japan? I was there a bit over a year ago. It’s a place of contrasts, at least in my limited experience. One minute you’re overwhelmed by the lights of Shinjuku and the next you’re in the most tranquil garden at Diago-ji in Kyoto. Or you’re experienciing a cosplay restaurant. Or you’re on a lightning fast high speed train. Or you’re in the quaint small town-like Taito-ku area of Tokyo. And, of course, it’s the home to tiny cellphones and misspelled/ awkwardly worded signs.
Built on loops of various types–some reminding me of the circus, western swing, even hip hop–and often layered with even more loops of all sorts, it’s like information overload. But the music also has a really strong melodic pop sense to it. There are two almost-warring sides to it: the smoother melodic side and the often-frantic loop-side to it. It’s disorienting at the very least, but it’s also really intriguing.
There are definitely some misses on the album, but overall it’s a really good and intriguing album.
You can buy it from insound