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capsule – phony phonic July 28, 2008

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phonyphonic

Track Listing

  1. phony phonic
  2. RGB
  3. cosmic tone cooking
  4. Ice Cream
  5. weekend in my ROOM
  6. life style music
  7. swing 54321
  8. end of summer
  9. idol fancy
  10. Hanjuuryoku Ryokou

1. phony phonic

Hehehe, what a cute opening track, with piano and some xylophones.  Reminds me of Mister Rogers ^_^;  Too much, but it was a short intro.

2. RGB

What can I say about this colurful track?  I mean it’s got such a nice vibe with it.  The beepy synths also create a fun sound and c’mon, it’s just so crazy.  It has a bossa nova sound to it, which is Nakata’s new view on this album, so I’ll just leave it as it is.  I’m surprised that this track is so catchy and Koshi added more to it.

3. cosmic tone cooking

Maybe it’s me but this song was so random with its space sounds and phones ringing, this song sounds like something Perfume could cover.  The artist singing sounds a bit off though kind of ruining the mood.  It’s got a nice traveling vibe but still I wasn’t falling in love.

4. Ice Cream

This album is scaring me to death, with all this randomness.  The beginning has this ice cream truck tune and I was like I’m hungry.  Then the main music comes in and omg, it sounds like a videogame…Dahlia returns for this track and she’s airy in her vocals.  Then again, she says ~Ice Cream~ right.  The timpanis are added for more silliness and I’m not complaining.  Cutest track.

5. weekend in my ROOM

Sounds of a baseball game begins with this very odd track.  Nakata uses the vocoder right here and it’s obvious.  Then a nice piano line plays before the lead singer from Hazel Nuts Chocolate sings.  I always liked her voice since it’s not straining or anything.  Though she ad-libs a lot through the song.  It’s also got a bit of an island-like sound, what a nice track.

6. life style music

a short track, the percussion is leading the track mostly with Koshi singing along.  I kind of found this track to be the predecessor for the next album, with synths being totally different from everything else.  Though it’s very repetitious and gets annoying after a while. 

7. swing 54321

Yep, its obviously a swing tune with its shuffling percussion and wacky piano lines.  What gets me is that baby laugh in the beginning, that was so not needed.  I think it’s an instrumental however, the only vocals in ~5, 4, 3, 2, 1~  I guess it make a pretty cool dance tune.

8. end of summer

Another instrumental?  Well, this one’s a lot shorter and has accordion playing on a record sound.  It plays for a while then kinda stops midway, hmmmmph.  Then again it leads to best song

9. idol fancy

OMG, I love this track, its got such playfulness and some great instrumentation.  Yuppa’s nice vocals easily carried the cuteness of the track and it has accordion also!  It maybe silly but I think it’s one of Nakata’s masterpieces. The middle of the song changes the sound altogether into a dark moment but livens up after, what a nice transition.  I was also entranced with the PV also, so much ORANGE.  A very lively song too.

10. Hanjuuryoku Ryokou

An applause leads to our final track, which is definitly a bossa nova song with blaring string bass and some cute xylophone and piano parts.  It sounds like it’s live but it isn’t XD  I can’t help but enjoy the free feeling from the album.

Tracks Recommended

  • idol fancy
  • weekend in my ROOM
  • Ice Cream
  • RGB
  • Hanjuuryoku Ryokou

Song of Avoidance

  • life style music

capsule’s finest works can be found on this album.  It’s so different from so many other works, I was surprised from this album since I only really listened to one song, idol fancy.  So far this is my favorite capsule album reviewed.

 

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