Futari Umi no Soko
I can really see that the group was going towards their now sound with flow since it reminds of there singles released after. flow is right because I’m liking the mood of the song and the piano melody as well. I think my favorite part is the chorus when it gets pretty epic and the electronic influences start coming in. Ok, this is a good start!
Taking a small break from the electronic equipment, feedback is just them performing as a band with nothing helping them along the way. It’s catchy because it’s upbeat and shows off Yumi a lot more as a singer than in previous songs. Ok, so I might be wrong about the song not having anything synthetic, but there is. I’m also noticing their using some vocal equipment as well which is cool as well. Another awesome song.
egoist…there’s nothing like egoist and c’mon I’m stuck loving this song a lot. I mean the overall mood and the abstract arrangement really pulled me in this time. I mean it pulled me in more than anything in “air feel, color swim” and that’s saying something because of how much I liked that mini-album. It might be the synths that caught me in again. Such a cool lil tune.
With a title like killer, I was surprised that killer was a chaotic tune from the group. I can sense the song has this jazzy feel going and Yumi’s vocals are under a filter to make it more creepier. The melody was pretty catchy though I’ll definitely give props to that. Though I think the translation from bridge to chorus is pretty awful at that since it doesn’t warn you that it’s slowing down. Probably one of the songs that should’ve had more done TBH…
5. Futari Umi no Soko
I’m noticing the rather jazzy side of sfp this time around for the mini-album, but I get this feeling of emptiness with Futari Umo no Soko. If you listen to the song via headphones, Yumi is singing on one side of the headphones for each passage in the verses which is pretty nifty. The arrangement is once again pretty sporadic and oddly empty, I mean I like these kind of songs, but this one is rather ehhh. There’s even a part where it seems that the song is skipping xD Ok, weird tune.
Shortest song of the indies era, over is well another closing song and to me it sounds a little fluffy in the arrangement while Yumi is like clear. It’s a rather simple tune from the group since it’s not like jaw-dropping and when it’s under two minutes to begin with, you really don’t get much of a impression by the time it’s over. Oh well.
Riff-rain might not be as good as “air feel, color swim” but it does hold its own. It’s also the shortest mini-album they did released. It just seems that the first half was really good while the 2nd half kind of slipped which is a first for them as well. I don’t know it was a solid release form them.