Beyond the Second-D.
1. Wild Butterfly
access is back again with a new A-side and with Wild Butterfly, it actually kind of sounds light at first because of how it starts and Takami’s vocals at first. Then it picks up momentum when more synths and guitars join in but the song still retains it’s rather ethereal feel for the most part. It feels rather unfinished of a song and despite Daisuke’s rather intriguing arrangement, it’s a bit too oddball and freaky for me to enjoy.
2. Beyond the Second-D.
Opening with Takami singing by himself, Beyond the Second-D. is actually something I was expecting them to release right around when they first came back. It has a lot of Daisuke synths and it actually sounds really good! It’s very anime-esque and kind of joins quite nicely alongside “EDGE” and “Hitomi no Tsubasa”. There’s just something that was pretty damn good here and so much more easier to handle than “Wild Butterfly”.
3. ChaOs GrAdatioN
With the stickytabs going, and the interesting title, I wasn’t unsure of what we were getting for the other B-side. It begins with a dark beat and Takami under filters. It feels like the song is growing into something huge but it flops hardcore when it gets into this kind of hip-hop/urban sound that just doesn’t fit access at all! Then it goes into the chorus where it’s very synthy and straightforward…and then back to weirdness…wow…
access has never been one to stay straightforward but I thought Wild Butterfly is kind of a mess of a single. Besides Beyond the Second-D. which was pretty much the best thing they’ve done since “Higher Than Dark Sky”. However, Wild Butterfly and ChaOs GrAdatioN would have been nice if Daisuke didn’t opt for experimentation on weird levels with both tracks. I’m still waiting for an album from these guys…it’s been sooo long!!!