Kurayami Monogatari

Would love a comment every so often <<

POLYSICS – Weeeeeeeeee!!! December 17, 2012

Filed under: POLYSICS — solarblade @ 4:45 am

weeeeeeeeee

Track Listing

  1. Sparkling Water
  2. Lucky Star
  3. Distortion
  4. Steam Pack
  5. Ice, Tights, Mike
  6. Why
  7. Quiet Smith
  8. Kitchen Ban Ban
  9. Lightning Express
  10. Raptus
  11. High Kcal
  12. Everybody Say No
  13. Round The World
  14. Weeeeeeeeee!!!

1. Sparkling Water

Opening the album with a strange title (not like this is new to POLYSICS), Sparkling Water kicks things off quite loudly and true in style to the group’s abilities.  The verses are a little strange because it’s very odd-paced and strange.  HAYASHI though does a whole lot of high pitched yelps which is strange while FUMI and YANO are kind of the secondary vocalists.  It’s an odd song but I really don’t like how HAYASHI sounds like Bruce Lee shouting the title and all…strange track.

2. Lucky Star

The first single released for the album, Lucky Star comes in and not much has changed when I reviewed it at least in my opinion, my feelings towards it are kind of the same.  At first I enjoyed it mostly because of FUMI taking the lead roles and she still sounds as exciting as she’s ever been, but the song is oh so repetitive and HAYASHI’s parts are actually annoying too.  I guess it’s somewhat better than my first listen, but I’m still not a huge fan.

3. Distortion

Onto a buttload of new tracks, Distortion at first sounded like it was going to be a more basic POLYSICS track which it was because the band sounds strong in the tune.  There’s a heavily filtered voice before HAYASHI comes in after it and finishes a line.  I actually found the song to be rather catchy and not much annoyance about it.  Pretty awesome song!

4. Steam Pack

It seems that HAYASHI and FUMI shares the lines for Steam Pack but like “Lucky Star” everything felt a bit too repetitive to me, but at least this song isn’t totally annoying (though HAYASHI saying ~shteam pooook~ is a bit disheartening).  It’s just didn’t do much for me otherwise.

5. Ice, Tights, Mike

As one of two tracks under two minutes, Ice, Tights, Mike is a very frenetic and crazy track from the trio as it’s a lot of the band and synths rushing through the song with HAYASHI sputting out random English.  It feels like boiling water at a top of the pot because of it’s urgency and wild atmosphere.  At least it’s a pretty short…but it’s still kind of too much for me.

6. Why

I kind of like that they toned it back down for Why.  That tameness though went into the vocals as well because despite that the song is sung between FUMI and HAYASHI, but neither of them are really very energetic (cept the latter once the song goes on further).  Unlike the previous tracks though, there isn’t a whole lot of electronic quips which might be the song’s memorable thing about it.  Beyond that, it really didn’t strike a chord with me.

7. Quiet Smith

Quiet Smith pops up next, and like “Why” it’s a pretty uneventful song for me, plus the additional fact that the arrangement seems to really cover up HAYASHI in the song which is a little absurd.  Plus the filtering is a bit strange.  I don’t know but this song just kind of flew over my head.

8. Kitchen Ban Ban

I kind of like Kitchen Ban Ban for some reason and it’s mostly because the song doesn’t really have a lot of the band playing their instruments, so we end up having a technopop track for the most part.  HAYASHI and FUMI are going back and forth with each other and they sound playful and dare I say it, cute in the song.  Despite there’s not a whole lot on YANO here, this is a right fun track and one of the better songs on the album.

9. Lightning Express

Lightning Express blasts in quite suddenly after the cute “Kitchen Ban Ban” and it sounds a lot like the stuff they’ve released post-KAYO which isn’t totally surprising, but the song is a heavy barrage of sound and none of it really comes together (sans a few parts).  It’s OK, but like I said compared to the others, it’s just a bit too messy.

10. Raptus

When Raptus begun, it felt like I was slightly listening to MIYAVI because it has that certain swag about it but then the electronic blips pop in and that’s kind of where it gains its identity.  HAYASHI is very sporatic with the lyrics which is no surprise there but it’s also somewhat messy (especially in that chorus).  It’s an interesting song no doubt, but I’m not sure what to think.

11. High Kcal

As the shortest song on the album at 1:20 in length, High Kcal sounds like it would’ve been somewhat close to “Shout Aloud!” but a little tame.  However, since it’s a short track, it really didn’t go far and HAYASHI didn’t really leave much of an impact…plus he’s once again somewhat annoying.

12. Everybody Say No

After that short track, we move into the other A-side released before the album, Everybody Say No.  As I’ve mentioned on the single review not long ago, the song is really the oddball of the album even though POLYSICS are an oddball band, but it kind of stands out on the album.  The heavily distorted/filtered voice found in some of their songs (which I think is HAYASHI) is singing the entire track so no FUMI of HAYASHI yelps to be found.  I will say that of the songs, this is probably the strongest of the arrangements on the album, but the voice is so unlike them that it kind of seems wrong.  Though I have grown to enjoy the song (and it’s better than many of the tracks on the album) but this might be a little odd to fans who are used to their vocals.

13. Round The World

Definitely makes sense to put Round The World because it had more of that cool arrangement, but then HAYASHI/FUMI start singing and the song is kind of the pico-ish style of POLYSICS.  It’s really strange that FUMI had more energy because she seems to lead once again and she is definitely standing out to me.  Not bad here.

14. Weeeeeeeeee!!!

Finally reaching the end of the album, we have the title track and lord is this song something I didn’t think would’ve fit as the ending track because like the other tracks, it’s wild and so is HAYASHI.  It’s got a pretty cool riff no doubt, but take that out and it’s kind of like many of the other tracks on here.

Tracks Recommended

  • Distortion
  • Kitchen Ban Ban
  • Everybody Say No
  • Round The World

Song of Avoidance

  • Lightning Express

I’m not sure why, but at this point as long as I have been following them, I feel like POLYSICS is good in short doses and not meant for whole albums because the songs for the most part from Weeeeeeeeee!!! was kind of underwhelming, but it’s mostly the same that we’ve been getting from them for a long time so big time fans is probably going to be more used to this more than I did (then again coming after “15th P”, I was slightly expecting more.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s