- JUST LIKE THIS!!
- Minor Leaguers’ Song
- LADY TALK
- Kimi yo Saraba
- Brand New Rainbow
Opening the mini-album up, VantaBLACK is the short intro here and it starts quietly and grows into this interesting mix of piano and some other small electronic blips and grooves. It’s a darker intro than I expected from LM.C, but I do enjoy how it turns into this EDM-like track in the later half. Cool way to open up the mini!
2. JUST LIKE THIS!!
Moving into the first vocal track, I wasn’t expecting maya to sing in English after the introduction. The quiet piano intro is cute and very new for the duo, but after that passage is over, the song opens up into this dance beat with Aiji of course bringing his guitar licks. I do feel like the song is lacking something here though (maybe a bit more energy?). Either way, the song kind of brings a cooler LM.C and overall it’s not a bad start!
I guess that energy was placed into our next track, MOGURA which features Aiji in a more heavier light alongside an aggressive arrangement! It was what I was expecting from the duo and this was what I was looking for coming into this album and they delivered in spades. It’s a pretty strong song and I love the hooks and speedy execution from maya! Awesome rock track!
Moving into the next track, Amnizia kind of takes up as the middle sounding tune between the previous two tracks with a slower tempo, but a stronger arrangement. Definitely enjoyed the punkish sound out of this and the hooks again are what keeps me around for the song! Not quite as awesome as “MOGURA” but a song I can jam out to nonetheless!
5. Minor Leaguers’ Song
Of the 7 tracks, I was mostly curious about this oddly titled track and I kind of the boom-boom-clap of the track and to me it feels like a song that the crowd would chant alongside with because it has that rhythm, but on the mini, it does stick out like a sore thumb, bring more fun and random (though they do do that a lot >.>). It’s just an odd song for me, maybe if it were on a full album it would be ok, but otherwise eh?
6. LADY TALK
Though I wasn’t expecting LM.C to channel some 80’s synth and punk for LADY TALK and after “Minor Leaguers’ Song”, this was a nice refreshing change of pace! Yeah, the tune does find itself shifting moods (and the chorus switches synth with piano). It’s pretty light versus many of their previous releases, but there’s something nice about this track too! It just might be my favorite of the mini!
7. Kimi yo Saraba
Y’know, I don’t recall LM.C really taking things lighter than before but Kimi yo Saraba slows it down a bit moreso than “LADY TALK” did. It does feature Aiji moreso, but the tune comes off as a mid-tempo rock ballad with some speckles of synths behind it all. The song itself isn’t bad, but I don’t quite remember it afterwards.
8. Brand New Rainbow
As the final track on the mini, I wasn’t expecting the cute intro, but the song really moves forward once the duo come in and the growing energy of the song keeps intrigued! Though, the chorus kind of feels anticlimactic and it feels somewhat jarring in comparison to the verses here (maybe there’s a little too much percussion). It’s an alright song to close things off but not their best.
For being part of this “PERFECT” duo of releases, PERFECT RAINBOW doesn’t quite do a better job than it’s sister mini, “PERFECT FANTASY” did. Not as many awesome songs as I would’ve hoped to see and there’s some strange songs on this one that prevented me from liking it more than I should. Still, LADY TALK and MOGURA were the big ones here so I’d recommend those!