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March 2005   (To listening archives)

Readymade Digs Disney 2 is a bit so so. The songs are good though not quite as groovy as I expected. It's a fun listen nevertheless. Most songs are very short, between 2-3 minutes.

As for Elektel, it's excellent! Some songs reminded me a little bit of Capsule. The production is great and I was captivated by the whole album. I'll be listening to this one a lot!

Posted by Patrick on March 31, 2005 at 23:11

Can I ask for a quick review of the Elektel and Readymade digs Disney 2 albums ? Thanks !

Posted by Mauro on March 31, 2005 at 22:33

You received it quickly! :)

Here's what she says:
"The next song is also a new one... Now this is when you're supposed to applause.
Give me more love!
'yūwakusarete suterarete'."

Posted by Patrick on March 18, 2005 at 08:37

Wow, doesn't NATSUKI Mari look glamorous in the promo DVD ? The pictures on the album covers don't do her justice at all ! Can you tell me what she's saying as an introduction to the track ?

Posted by Mauro on March 18, 2005 at 01:05

It's very good! Being mostly covers of foreign songs, you sholdn't expect it to sound too Japanese except for some bits sung in Japanese. Nevertheless it's very groovy and you may recognize some Pizzicato Five influences.

Personally I like it a lot! And yes, it's selected by Comoesta!

Posted by Patrick on March 15, 2005 at 21:19

Do you recommend buying the Akasaka compilation ? I am very tempted, it's compiled by Comoesta, isn't it ?

Posted by Mauro on March 15, 2005 at 21:04

Yes it is! Words, music, arrangement and produced by Konishi-san. Pretty good song!

Posted by Patrick on March 3, 2005 at 00:45

Is WADA Akiko's "ikiru" produced or written by Konishi ?

Posted by Mauro on March 2, 2005 at 19:10

February 2005   (To listening archives)

A bit! With their previous albums I couldn't, but I feel they're making an effort to evolve their sound a bit more now. :)

Of course there are still a lot of elements of what makes up their sound, but it does sound new to me.

Posted by Patrick on February 8, 2005 at 21:20

Hey,new Capsule album ! Can you hear any changes in their sound ?

Posted by Mauro on February 8, 2005 at 21:11

January 2005   (To listening archives)

Oh ok! That's why I had trouble finding where it was being sold. I guess the probable extra tracks may be worth the wait.

Posted by Patrick on January 26, 2005 at 00:33

You are actually right but that edition has now been deleted and her record company is now re-releasing the album in March following the release of new single "Heartbeat" in February !

Posted by Mauro on January 26, 2005 at 00:27

It's pretty good and a lot of fun! I think you'll like it! :)

An edition (not sure from where) came out in October 2004 and can probably be ordered on the net somewhere. At least at Escalator (

Posted by Patrick on January 26, 2005 at 00:24

Hey ! How is the Annie album ? It's not out here until March but I love the singles "The greatest hit" and "Chewing Gum"

Posted by Mauro on January 26, 2005 at 00:05

July 2004   (To listening archives)

Unfortunately they accept only international postal money orders; this will slow things down of course but I think I have no choice !!
Of course I wait for your review as soon as you get it, OK ?

Posted by Mauro on July 26, 2004 at 19:48

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