S.F. sound furniture
GO! GO! Fine Day
Kabe ni Tsuiteru Switch
Super Scooter Happy
Milk Tea no Jikan
Ocean Blue Sky Orange
1. S.F. sound furniture
I love their opening sequences and this is no different. Except that oddly this is a bubbly opening starting with some typing then it just opens to this crazy happy video game sound…It’s definitly one of their best openings.
2. GO! GO! Fine Day
Then it’s led smoothly into this funny track. The brass sounds sound so good and the music is very lively and filled to the brim with happiness. Somehow though the lyrics don’t stand out for me and are possibly pretty monotone with Koshi. The only thing that really keeps this song afloat is the music which is so good.
3. Portable Kuukou
I think this track is definitly a step in the right direction. The song is less loud and the song has a futuristic sound with laser shooting sounds I think. For a song that musically sounds good comes with it’s downfall which is there’s barely any singing. There’s just some ahhhh-ings going on and that’s about it. Still the music is so addictive.
4. Uchuu Elevator
Really, we’re back to the happy crap? Yes, though it has some video game quality-like sounds in it that keeps this song sounding fresh. I just didn’t like how the vocals worked for me. It sounded very airy and filled with some flat sounding notes. The descending notes really sounded cool but other than that, I was bored with this song.
5. Future TV
A somewhat of a interlude. It’s obviously some one watchin TV and I know that first switch was a capsule though I don’t know what it was then they switched to some robotic dude who blabs for the rest of the interlude….nuff said.
6. Mirai Seikatsu
Do we really need mathematics going around in the song? I’m not sure why but this song is very lounge-like and has accordion in it ^_^. Koshi actually sounds pretty nice, even with the random synth line and random other sounds. I liked the simplicity in this song mixed with the futurisitc stuff…including the telephone ringing. Fun song!
7. Kabe ni Tsuiteru Switch
I love how that guy says the title. Though the song is just basically him speaking robotically. Musically it’s a bit urban and somewhat jazzy also which at this point is a new genre Nakata has taken up and it doesn’t sound right for me. There’s some female vocals that sound muddled in the music but the sounds ends there with a fanfare….
8. Super Scooter Happy
Alright! Frickin Seseme Street music. I mean it’s lighthearted and playful, but the song is just overly cute for me. I mean I don’t know what exactly turns me off from this song, but damn….there’s a lot of these happy tracks on this album and this one had to be the worst.
9. Milk Tea no Jikan
Another interlude with the sound of making tea against a xylophone solo. It’s nothing spectacular, but it’s funny that they would do such a thing. Oh Nakata you weirdo.
10. Ocean Blue Sky Orange
The best song off the album is this islandy track. I would have expected to hear this on a Katamari Damacy album but it’s not there. Koshi doesn’t sound half bad here. Her voice seems to have this dreamy feeling to it where it works to her advantage. It did put the image of a beach instantly in my head. LOVE IT!
11. Retro Memory
Hey, finally a normal song! It’s a bit quicker in the instrumentation and still has that lounge feeling and with accordion playing also it’s awesome. What’s with that start-up before the 1st verse? That was so wrong!. Other than that this track is oddly catchy, but doesn’t really make me wanna scream I wanna hear this again.
Ocean Blue Sky Orange
Song of Avoidance
Musically this is a fantastic album, but vocally this has to their worst as of right now. I mean the music had some great music that looked back to previous albums, sadly Koshi just sounded dead to listen to through most of the tracks and there were few instrumentals was pretty bad.