ComeBAby (this is the HALFBY REMIX)
Just (RIDDIM PHYSICAL REMIX)
Stay Awake (CBSMGRFC MIXX BEAUTY MIXX)
1. a prelude
I don’t get it what’s with the whole whispering thing, so damn lame. It’s funny that there’s an orchestra. ~This is the aircraft’s final approach to nowhere…we expect the arrival time at 14:20. The sky is clear and the temperature is 24 degrees. Thank you for choosing Q;indivi soundsystems. We look forward to meeting you at our aircraft~ WTF does this even mean? I mean it just doesn’t make any sense at all!!!
The strings from the previous track finally get themselves together and the first vocal track is a bit strange as it isn’t exactly full-on J-tek but more like a waltz maybe with synths. Singer, Rin sounds alright for the most part, but her voice isn’t superb like Ami’s. It’s more along the lines of MEG vocals. That’s not a very endearing comment at the least, but at least it’s bearable. Ok song, but I think it needs a makeover to make it more complete.
Also another track from “BEAUTIFUL TECHNO”, Just takes a more naturistic sound and when it was on the V.A., it was a pretty off-the-wall track and still quite doesn’t make sense, but at least it’s on something that’s all theirs. Anyways, Just has worse vocals because her vocals are more honky and given the vocoder twisting going around with Rin’s vocals, this song is pretty bad. I do like the acoustic sound and the chorus is so much better than the verses. I’m on ends with the song.
4. Stay Awake
Instead of a nature backing mood, Stay Awake had potential to be something cosmic, but then the crickets come in with the acoustic guitar. Rin’s vocals have gotten better with this track, but she’s sometimes too airy for me to really connect with. It’s a pretty boring track after all that though. Just nothing seems to make it stand out and 6 minutes of it, it plain out torture. There’s birds chirping and a lively piano melody comes in with a light latin touch to try to make it somewhat enjoyable, but this was too late.
Why is it that the best track had to be the last one? shine definitly sounds like the dance music that was well-known back in the 90’s. Rin’s vocals were givin the echo effect and the music is ambient enough to just chill with and I loved every minute of it. The chorus could’ve been more exciting, but Rin made the song sound so damn good. Loved this track.
1. ComeBAby (this is the HALFBY REMIX)
ComeBAby replaces the forgetful strings with a summery kind of feeling and some annoying bleeps. I think this should’ve been the main mix since the song gave an actual feeling of Summer in the song. Sometimes things got too complex and threw the song off, but otherwise this was a pretty good and appropriate remix.
2. Just (RIDDIM PHYSICAL REMIX)
Just also takes a pretty strange turnaround to the original mix. There’s some weird synth sound that I’ve never heard before and I quite like it. The vocals are still a little harsh, but it feels like they fixed it a little bit and the added synths helped this problem out. What a pretty cool remix. I dont like the swooping beep…way too loud.
3. Stay Awake (CBSMGRFC MIXX BEAUTY MIXX)
Stay Awake’s remix takes the song into a more jazzy sound which is what the original needed. Sadly, the song changes minimally and when it does it just goes back to what it was. There’s some great parts and Rin sounds better here. I’m surprised it’s that good. Wow the remixes better than the originals???
Q;indivi’s debut is a little on the poor side if you look at their side. Due to pretty poor singing from Rin and the feeling of emptiness each song pulled…why couldn’t they add more sound. shine was definitly a good song though and the entire 2nd disc basically blew out the first one out of the water. Hope they step things up.