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MOSH UNDER THE SUN – DANCE IN THE DISCO December 4, 2009

Filed under: MOSH UNDER THE SUN — solarblade @ 7:55 pm

Track Listing

  1. Dance in the DISCO
  2. FOREST
  3. BREEZE
  4. HELLO!HELLO!
  5. Dance in the DISCO (WEEKENDERS Remix)
  6. FOREST (Sound Around Remix)

1. Dance in the DISCO

I’m not sure what to thing of MOSH’s first song.  It’s got a mix of a band and electro sound that’s starting to show up in some of the bands.  DAICHI (singer) is heavily under auto-tune for the song so it’s hard to hear his vocal capabilities but his energy in the song is pretty wicked here.  I guess I would’ve enjoyed the song more if there was less auto-tune, but right now, it’s really catchy.

2. FOREST

So FOREST was chosen to be the mini-albums promotional song and it was given a PV (not really a good one at that).  Still, FOREST takes the group into a more relaxing club song.  The great thing about this song is that we get to hear more of DAICHI w/o the vocal warping going on and more of the band altogether and I kind of like this a lot. 

3. BREEZE

Unlike the two previous songs, BREEZE feels perfect with the album’s cover.  Throughout the song there’s this harp line that caught me off guard.  It’s also the poppiest song of the mini-album because of it’s peppy beats and DAICHI’s love for the auto-tune once again.  I can just draw parallels to KU-TYU-BUNKAI’s “Sorairo Neon”, but still it’s really smooth.

4. HELLO!HELLO!

Though I think the coolest song off this mini has to be this song all the way.  DAICHI really reminds me of TAKUYA of UVERworld with the way he’s singing with an obvious accent.  I laughing at the usage of cowbell in the song, but the degree of how the band is working together is really cool.  It’s an exciting track and there’s a lot of great moments and riffs here.

5. Dance in the DISCO (WEEKENDERS Remix)

The remixes here are of the two bigger promoted songs, starting with Dance in the DISCO.  It feels more like a piano fronted remix with dance beats, ala DAISHI DANCE.  The thing though is that DAICHI’s vocals in the song are subdued against the stronger arrangement going on.  It’s alright, but sometimes I don’t know what he’s saying since the sound is overbearing on the group.

6. FOREST (Sound Around Remix)

I’m surprised to see a big name remixer doing FOREST’s remix.  Anyways, Sound Around’s version of FOREST starts out like any other club mix which isn’t a good start IMO.  Though the additions of heavy synths and screeches is kind of sweet.  It’s different and feels like a good remix, but I prefer the original.

 

 

Wow, if MOSH continues their career, I can actually see them getting somewhat big with their combination of a rock band and electronica group.  DAICHI could have a little more work done on his English skills, but otherwise this is a great start.  Can’t wait till their next release.

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