The flow of time ~in a cradle~
Vision of you
Hamon Tsutau Memai (1st Press Bonus)
Monochrome Cinema (2nd Press Bonus)
1. The flow of time ~in a cradle~
I guess we can begin this mini-album with an opening as well huh…It’s weird because there’s women chanting with this gothic beat and then they giggle for a bit. I find it weird to see a hip-hop beat included as well. Strange start if you ask me.
We finally get into some sweet stuff. Satsuki’s vocals are a bit different from other V-kei bands because it isn’t deep as others. His vocals are more childlike….maybe he can fit on AAA or something XD. The music is the usual fare of guitars and loud drums and strings. It isn’t bad though and the guitar solo is sweet as well.
Re-Birth seems to be more gritty and weirder all-around. Satsuki’s vocals are heavily muffled and sounds like static throughout. Mika’s drumming to comes out pretty heavily and kind of takes away from the song. I don’t know, but to me this was just a messy track…
4. Vision of you
Vision of you sounds a whole lot better than that mess previous. Satsuki’s back to normal vocals and the addition to more of a punk rock vibe which is a change all around. It’s an alright song, but it seems they focused to hard on that guitar solo. I think so far this is my favorite so far.
I’m kind of happy that they slowed down majorly for Aqua. I mean it has the right amount of awesomeness that they could’ve made a PV for it. It’s got a slower arrangement and Satsuki’s vocals are more controlled and sounds so much better. Definitly is a cool track.
Now this is what I’m talking about. It’s fast, in your face and very hardcore. Satsuki’s vocals really create this hectic, freaky mood especially when he gets filtered, he starts losing it and it’s beyond crazy. There’s times that I wonder if they pay more attention to certain tracks rather than others because this is definitly what I’d expect from them.
7. Hamon Tsutau Memai
This is just funny. The song when first played sounds like something that’d be in the Sonic series. So just by this deeming quality, this is a pretty good track from them. I love Satsuki’s speaking part during the middle of it. It’s one of the best here and to think it’s a First Press track kinda is shocking. Good
8. Monochrome Cinema
Monochrome Cinema once again brings out the Sonic memories once again, but more exciting. I guess they were saving the best for last because Satsuki sounds the best in this track. Most consistent of the fast songs as well. SWEEET.
RENTRER EN SOI’s first mini-album was an OK start from them. Even though the music isn’t as fine-tuned as it is now, they’ve come a long way from here. Yurikago has a rocky start, but as the album got near the end, everything has become so much more cleaner and better…Can’t wait to begin the singles.