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YMCK – Family Cooking January 23, 2009

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Track Listing

  1. Omocha no Haitei no Ma-chi
  2. Curry Da yo!
  3. Salad Shabadaba
  4. Mitsuboshi CHEF no Uta
  5. Gourmet no Aitsu
  6. Fuwafuwa Tamago no Omuraisu
  7. kaerimichi, bengohan
  8. WON!derful Chocolate
  9. Ban Ban Cooking

1. Omocha no Haitei no Ma-chi

The standard opening to the album, it really sounds like Pokemon 8-bit which is quite scary.  That’s basically it, a short tune to begin our album, nothing too special.

2. Curry Da yo!

A pretty heavy sound starts Karee Da yo! and we get our first taste of the vocals which are a surprisingly robotic, but that’s because of how they are distorted.  Midori does get covered by the music sometimes, but it’s oddly enjoyable. especially the fast parts of the song. 

3. Salad Shabadaba

Then we get kind of jazzy for Salad Shabadaba.  Maybe it’s the awkward male sounds that make it seem so Katamari-like and that’s probably why this is one of the funnier tracks.  The 8-bit-ness just oozed cute and Midori sounds really good.  There’s a pretty cool solo section as well.  This is just crazy good.

4. Mitsuboshi CHEF no Uta

Why does the beginning so so damn familiar?  Anyways, Mitsuboshi CHEF no Uta has a cool laidback sound that is rather refreshing, but it continues the whole game sound which is has the kind of rhythm that’s easy to hum to.  I think they could’ve left a few moments out but otherwise this was a nice track.  The solo moment was just so random and funny.

5. Gourmet no Aitsu

Definitly sounds like a pretty epic boss theme that opens up Gurume no Aitsu which is what made me initially call this the best track.  It’s got such a pretty cool groove and the melody of it is just crazy.  There’s just great moments in this song and at the same time if it had brass in it, it would make an awesome Jazz song.  How the song end is just so oddly typical rock songs end, but it’s the icing on the cake.

6. Fuwafuwa Tamago no Omuraisu

Yea…this song is just a little on the forgetful side of things.  I mean there’s already a nice calm song in “Mitsubachi CHEF no Uta” so this isn’t anything I haven’t heard already, but I guess it served its purpose as a filler track.

7. kaerimichi, bengohan

Another one of those meh tracks.  Once again it just felt to be another filler track with not much effort really put into it.  There’s some nice moments like the sound of either wind or rain.  Other than, just another forgetful song.

8. WON!derful Chocolate

We finally get back into the interesting stuff with this one.  There’s quite a cute emotion and it’s just such an enjoyment and Midori was also being really cute as well, but not Momoi disgustingly cute.  Even though I’m getting a little bored with the 8-bit, it’s still enough to make me like it enough.

9. Ban Ban Cooking

Finishing the album, is the song that just sounds like Perfume but with the obvious chiptune stuff.  I have no idea why, but the song sounds somewhat vacant and OMG I remember what the beginning melody sounds like, it sounds like “Inryoku”!  Luckily the rest of the song is different and fun and pretty sweet on Midori’s end.  Just a pretty cool song to end on.

Tracks Recommended

  •  Gourmet no Aitsu
  • Salad Shabadaba
  • Mitsuboshi CHEF no Uta
  • Ban Ban Cooking

Song of Avoidance

  • kaerimichi, bengohan

YMCK’s 4th full album is pretty much 8-bit heaven and is so much more better than Momoi’s “FAMISON” series of albums.  Even though the tracks somewhat do become a little more stale as the album progressed, this is an album not to pass up and should try out.