Dame yo♡ ~Album Ver.~
United To The Sky 2.0
Truly Lovely ~Album ver.~
Takkun ga Suki na no… (Mizca feat. ALLaNHiLLZ)
Starting the album with Mizca’s physical debut, I thought not changing was pretty good, but since returning back to the song, I feel it’s gotten oddly slower? It’s probably just me. Now this was also the first time we see Mizca’s robo-rapping and I thought (damn, girl can spit lyrics out FAST). I did love the song when it first came out but since then her 2nd A-side took over.
2. Dame yo♡ ~Album ver.~
Which is why I’m surprised it was given a new version which is more or less better than the original. To me, I don’t like it as much as the original because I was more used to the crazy sound that filled up. It seems pal@pop decided to use different synths in the song, but altogether sounds lighter than the original, but Mizca’s vocals stay the same. I still call it “The Mayo song”.
3. Setsunasa Plus
Getting into our first new song off the album, Setsunasa Plus has a more fantasy-ish arrangement with sparkling synths. Since this is also the first song not to feature the robo-rapping here, Setsunasa Plus takes things on a lighter note and I kind of enjoyed it, even though Mizca is sadly sounding like a VOCALOID.
Time to whip out Mizca’s first song to be released since changing names and style, Robotics is probably still one of my favorite techno songs from 2009. I don’t know why but being a song that sounds underproduced and kind of in its beta stage, Robotics is an interesting tune for me. I mean it is also the slowest of the A-sides so that should tell you something. Plus all that English is pretty funny to listen too!
5. C♡ndy Girl
I’m wondering what her producer is up to with this song because it sounds like new wave, 8bit, and some other random electro styles put together. I actually enjoyed the arrangement a whole lot and Mizca’s uber-auto-tuned vocals are a bit strange, but I think it’s actually pretty cool of a song. The chorus could’ve used some extra work and not being messy, but it’s short and we’re back to cool stuff. I like this song.
6. United To The Sky 2.0
Being another album version of one of “Kirakira☆’s” B-sides, United To The Sky on the single sounded pretty much boring to me. The new version of it takes it and makes it more energetic which is good and I still enjoy the verses quite a bit. I’ll give props to her for making the chorus a little more easier to listen to, but I still don’t feel for the song otherwise.
I think Chu! is the album’s more grittier song and sounds kind of hard and edgy for a pal@pop and Mizca song. I actually felt once again that the chorus was just too much for me, but the verses and arrangement were pretty different and cool. I’d say it parallels “Robotics” but it’s a bit darker sounding.
It’s kind of funny that the ending for “Chu!” kind of slides into this song quite smoothly…strange how that works. Once again the arrangement here is pretty much cool and loud so you won’t be disappointed in that, but this time I actually don’t like the verses or chorus so altogether, I just didn’t enjoy the song. All it did was give me a headache because of the over-amount of auto-tune.
Taking a slight chill pill for Kisses, I thought it was a nice change, but it sounds so repetitive that it just flew over my head. Compared to the other songs, it sounds loungy and a bit more club-like which is pretty cool. Otherwise, I just couldn’t remember much besides the repeating lines.
I don’t know why but this sounds a little bit like “Takkun ga Suki na no…” in its arrangement but more light-hearted. Now I didn’t like Mizca’s lifeless performance because it just put me to sleep pretty quickly. I think it’s a little bit too slow for me, but whatever. At least she shows emotion in the song.
11. Truly Lovely ~Album ver.~
Another B-side off of “Kirakira☆”, Truly Lovely also had some changes done. The synth is a little bit higher pitched and clearer sounding which is such a good thing for me. Am I hearing a little bit of pipe organ as well? It sounds like Mizca’s vocals aren’t as horrible to listen to as the original as well which basically make this version so much better.
12. Takkun ga Suki na no… (Mizca feat. ALLaNHiLLZ)
Ending the album, Takkun ga Suki na no… was chosen as the album’s odd promotional song with the PV being really weird… It just a lot of text and Takkun just moving his hips to the music. Now to the song itself, it’s a slower than a lot of the songs off the album, but the synths are nice to hear. I do hate the fact there’s an actual rapper in the song and unfortunately he’s quite boring to listen to and kind of sucks and so does Mizca when she sings since it’s mega covered in VOCALOID land.
Song of Avoidance
While I didn’t think it was going to be as bad as I initially thought it’d be, it’s still basically one of my least favorite electro album released this year. It’s just as hard to listen to fully like “SPIRAL” and most of the songs that I liked are found on singles anyway. While this is Mizca’s first album, and Masami’s 2nd…I wonder if she’ll ditch electro and go back copying Ayu, or stick with this…I rather her go back to being the emotional lyricist when she was Masami Mitsuoka.