Hoshi wo Miru Hito
Kioku Soushitsu no Asa
Our album begins with a two minute intro with the title track, GREENWORLD. Their signature 8bit sound is present and it sounds really good and kind of has this awesome NES feel to it! Hiromu’s arrangement’s always seem to be captivating and it really stood out with this intro!
It conyinues with the first track on the album, Longinus. I kind of enjoy the style here as well even when Sharaku starts to sing with the track. It’s weird that the arrangement does overpower his vocals a bit but otherwise it’s a bit cool. I will say that it lacks a direction and I don’t think there’s a chorus…so it gets a bit boring after a while. Not bad but could’ve used a bit more spark to it.
3. Hoshi wo Miru Hito
I kind of hope our next song is a bit more interesting. I was kind of right because Hiromu really outdid himself in the arranging of the song. Sharaku however is once again is quieter than normal which does put more emphasis on Hiromu’s work which could be a bummer to some people. It’s a song that has a LOT of triplets in use, which is weird…but it’s passable
4. Kanashii Ame
Adding piano to their crazy 8bit style might be just adding salt to the wound but Kanashii Ame is more of the same that I’ve heard so far in this album. I mean I could barely tell what Sharaku is saying until the filters get a bit louder in the song. I mean it’s no different from the previous two tracks besides the piano melody.
5. Kioku Soushitsu no Asa
I’m starting to wonder if this album has anymore life to give at this point but Kioku no Soushitsu no Asa includes strings aside from the normal electronic arrangement. It sounds pleasant and probably is the best of the songs on here which isn’t much when you really look at it. Sharaku is just tough to hear on this track…
6. the music
I was surprised getting into the sixth track that it doesn’t really sound like any of the previous track because I hear guitars and some grittier sounds and HEAVY vocoder action which sounds fresh and unique, though I’m also thinking it was a longer instrumental because the only lyrics I can point out is ~I love the music~ over and over. It’s a cool track though.
7. Lost Planet
The final track is a bit more of what I would’ve heard from “Over Technology” but also follows alongside most of the other tracks on the album which is a little disappointing. However, I can hear Sharaku just fine and it sounds really pleasant. Probably my favorite of the vocal tracks…hmph…
I’m not sure how to take GREENWORLD. I mean I enjoyed “Over Technology” a lot but this kind of dove into the “PROTOSCIENCE” field. I just can’t seem to get into this album. The tracks seemed to flow into each other but they have sameish arrangements and Sharaku was just too quiet here. The instrumental songs were the best things off here TBH….I’m just disappointed in this.