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cosmeticROBOT – Digital LOVE March 7, 2010

Filed under: cosmeticROBOT — solarblade @ 11:53 pm

Track Listing

  1. Digital LOVE
  2. JUICY ~Give me kiss so JUICY~ (Miz Remix)
  3. Kirameki★Onepiece (Red-Ribbon Mix)
  4. Digital LOVE (OFF VOCAL)
  5. JUICY ~Give me kiss so JUICY~ (Miz Remix) (OFF VOCAL)

1. Digital LOVE

I’m kind of getting used to cosmeticROBOT’s music even though the group is now so deep in the whole vocoder thing that it’s very hard to define who’s who.  Now since we’ve gotten into “Metallic Doll” they chose the right direction to go towards an electro route and it’s not that bad because it’s kind of catchy and has this some strange connection to other electro acts.  It still isn’t as good as the last A-side but it’ll do.

2. JUICY ~Give me kiss so JUICY~ (Miz Remix)

Another one of those songs that just get a remixed version prior to the original, JUICY is kind of more futuristic with it’s sound and has this kind of “China Discotica” feel at the beginning.  Now the members are a little easier to point out, but I’m not paying attention about that because I’m giggling at the song because of the whole ~Juisheee~.  It’s a little bit like a more piano-like “Serial Number 99” but I don’t mind that since I liked that song a lot.

3. Kirameki★Onepiece (Red-Ribbon Mix)

So far the only song that wasn’t anything electro-released A-sides wise, Kirameki★Onepiece gets an electro makeover and I actually approve of the changes made here since it sounds rather different from what I’m used to, electro-wise.  I think it’s oddly enough the best track off the single so that should tell you something. 

 

 

4 singles in and I don’t see them weakening any.  Even though I still haven’t heard the B-sides off of “Metallic Doll”, Digital LOVE is actually my favorite single from them right now since all three songs are more of what we’ve come to expect from this group.  Isn’t it time for an album yet???

 

cosmeticROBOT – Metallic Doll December 15, 2009

Filed under: cosmeticROBOT — solarblade @ 12:34 pm

Track Listing

  1. Metallic Doll
  2. Stamina Girl!
  3. LOVE Connection

1. Metallic Doll

Ok, so Metallic Doll is a first for the group because it’s the actual first time the girls delved into releasing a PV (albeit boring).  It’s great to hear the girls actually go back to the electro sound instead of a full-on idol track like the last single was.  Even better is that the girls are becoming more easier to tell apart and they all have solo lines which is great.  I’m liking this track maybe a little more than “Serial Number 99”, but that’s cuz this actually clearer to listen to than SN99.

 

 

*Will do the B-sides when they leak or something*.  Metallic Doll just based on the A-side sounds like the girls are getting better as a group and starting to work the kinks out.  I really like their electro music more than their idol stuff and I’m cringing a little that the B-sides might be idol-like…hmmm we’ll see where this is going…I hope they at least release an album…

 

cosmeticROBOT – Kirameki★Onepiece August 21, 2009

Filed under: cosmeticROBOT — solarblade @ 3:51 am

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Track Listing

  1. Kirameki★Onepiece
  2. Harehare☆Hallelujah
  3. Kankou Imagination

1. Kirameki★Onepiece

We enter our 2nd single from the ladies and right from the start it’s definitely no “SERIAL NUMBER 99”.  The music is still electronic, but mix in their idol styles and we get this A-side.  The girls aren’t on any vocal instruments which is pretty good, but their harmonization is still left to be desired.  It’s also known that one of the girls has a solo part which is an upgrade.  I wanna say, it’s alright but SN99 has a longer lasting effect on me.

2. Harehare☆Hallelujah

The first B-side of the single oddly reminds of Perfume’s “Elevator” with it’s mid-tempo synth bounce factor.  Though I’m actually liking this track a lot since it’s catchy and has repetitive moments that work for it pretty nicely.  It seems the girls are into vocoder here and the all the girls get their own parts which is so much better.  It’s even more idol-like that the A-side though, so I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.

3. Kankou Imagination

The last track of the single, Kankou Imagination is like the cute that I would stay away from.  It’s a very happy-happy song with monotone lyrics that could bother people a lot.  I guess the song is alright, but somehow I’m totally not enjoying the vocals here because their really cute and not together….

 

 

cosmeticROBOT finally lets PREVIEWS of their 2nd single out and from what was heard of the previews, this was actually a more solid single than “SERIAL NUMBER 99”.  Though I’m noticing the route they are going isn’t a more edgier sound, I’ll take this too.  Kirameki★Onepiece is a nice single, but we need dedicated fans to buy their stuff and leak out fully.

 

cosmeticROBOT – Serial Number 99 February 11, 2009

Filed under: cosmeticROBOT — solarblade @ 9:59 pm
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Track Listing

  1. Serial Number 99
  2. Sentimental Time Machine
  3. Love Robobo
  4. Merci Melody

1. Serial Number 99

I was surprised at how a debut can really say about a group.  cosmeticROBOT’s debut A-side comes pretty aggressively and has a sparkly sound, but has a pretty heavy beat to it.  Nahu, Ayumi, and Ami seem harmonize well under the ever so famous vocoder, but the main focus is on the beat.  I can sense some guitar as well….it’s quite interesting even though Perfume has won up the same idea in “GAME”.  Still, aggressive debut = win.

2. Sentimental Time Machine

I’ve heard that this was a cover track, but I’m not entirely sure.  The trio here take on a more girly-idol track with that cute synth.  Problem is it doesn’t seem to really go anywhere and stays mainly the same throughout.  It’s just really too simplistic and oddly has a fantasy sound to it but it doesn’t help much.

3. Love Robobo

Love Robobo continues the more girly side of J-tek, but this time it’s quite smooth and less boring.  I still don’t know who’s who in the song, but they seem to sound good when they get their solo parts throughout.  A simple piano addition can make the difference and it did and it even had an actual PV to it. 

4. Merci Melody

Yeah, we finish this single with another girly track, but it seems to have a nice dance beat unlike the last two.  Like I said, there’s just a lot of fantasy sounds and cute synth bleeps and bloops all over.  Once again the girls seem to have good voices in their solo part, but the chorus is where they come together and recite the title, but it’s sadly repetitive and annoying.  It’s ok…just like “Serial Number 99” it got a live PV so meh from me.

 

 

Compared to portable, I think of cosmeticROBOT as an equal group to them.  They both can conjure up really good songs, but unlike portable who 2 tracks were really great, cosmeticROBOT was half/half for me.  Since they are somewhat of an idol group as one of the members was part of one beforehand, Sentimental time machine and RABUROBOBO was just not special, but SN99 and Merci Melody are pretty good J-tek tracks.  Can’t wait to see more from them.