- Robot Boy Robot Girl
- We Are Cupitron (Regular A only)
- π (Regular B only)
- Uchuu de Milk Cocoa (Limited only)
- Robot Boy Robot Girl TECHNO JUMBO Remix (Regular A only)
- Summer Kaijuu Akufen Remix (Regular B only)
- Robot Boy Robot Girl (Instrumental)
- We Are Cupitron (Instrumental)
- π (Instrumnetal)
- Uchuu de Milk Cocoa (Instrumental)
1. Robot Boy Robot Girl
Beginning their 3rd single, Robot Boy Robot Girl starts almost in a grand way with such a strong emphasis on bass drum, but as soon as the opening lyrics go by, the electropop sound starts to filter out through my headphones. I feel like with each A-side, their producer also gets a bit more risky with the arrangement and I’m enjoying this one quite a bit! It’s an adventurous piece of work and definitely their best yet!
2. We Are Cupitron
Strange it took them to their 3rd single to get a kind of theme song for the group. I’m surprised that while it is slower than “Robot Boy Robot Girl”, the EDM here is a bit more gritty and heavy. Though I can’t say that the vocal melody is very memorable as they kind of stay the same a good portion of the time and the chorus kind of bugs me…not their best work sadly.
Simply known as “Pi”, this song picks up after the disappointing previous track. It reminds me of their more space-esque songs from previous single (especially from “Unicorn Parade”) and this one is futuristic but in a good way. The vocoder and filtering is quite fitting and the chorus is strangely catchy (despite it just them repeating ~pi~ over and over again). Still this is a really neat song from them!
4. Uchuu de Milk Cocoa
On the limited editions we get Uchuu de Milk Cocoa and it’s well similar to the previous songs (sans “We Are Cupitron”) with its cool EDM-sound. I’m liking the progressive feel of the song and it’s got some interesting dubstep-y parts to make the tune pop out more. It is the most straightforward song off the single and I think that’s why it might just be my favorite from the single!
5. Robot Boy Robot Girl TECHNO JUMBO Remix
So we get two remixes on this single strangely enough and the first is of the A-side. Taking out the Perfume-esque twinkles, the tune turns into more like “Uchuu de Milk Cocoa” with the kind of 80’s-like feel to it with a lot of pounding bass through the song (mostly the chorus). It’s different, I’ll give it that…but the original is still better.
6. Summer Kaijuu Akufen Remix
Finally we have a remix for their debut song, Summer Kaijuu! I wasn’t expecting it to be the long song it was at 7 minutes, but considering it’s a remix I’m fine with that. It starts off slow, but it has some disco elements thrown in which is pretty cool and matches with the ethereal keyboard playing. Sadly once the group comes in to sing their lines, they’re overly filtered and computerized to the point where I can barely make out what they’re saying. Sadly the bongo melody and light beats don’t really change it up and the horns and random quips are few and between. It’s ok for background music, but it didn’t do Summer Kaijuu any justice.
Cupitron’s 3rd single and honestly it’s their best yet. Disregarding the remixes, which were mostly disappointing, the 4 main songs are mainly really good tracks for them. Robot Boy Robot Girl is very familiar, but really nice overall. π and Uchuu de Milk Cocoa while similar in styles really captured the trio’s essence and definitely worked its way up their alongside the tunes I enjoyed from “Battery”. Sadly, We Are Cupitron was pretty unfortunate leading to a rather monotone-sounding tune that got covered up by the other main songs. Is there an album soon???