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Yuukai Kenchiku


Jazz Rock/Fusion

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4 stars As I've mentioned in my review for their live performance in January 2017, they can be called as one of brilliant Japanese jazz-based symphonic combos. This ep "Seibo" has been released as their first cry in 2017, and the stuff should notify us of their obvious innovation and growing-up intention to decent symphonic project. No complicated polyrhythmic / multirhythmic basis nor difficult melody line is needed but beautiful, delightful sound texture to our heartstrings should be beneath their appearance.

In this sense, we can hear their dramatic theatrical symphony fully via this ep. Basically their songs are created with images of nature or life upon the earth, and they play so "naturally" and "lively" enough for ones who are not familiar with them to get familiar more easily. The masterpiece in this creation "Death And The Sun" has definitely dynamic and energetic atmosphere where we can enjoy both metallic heaviness and completely harmonized sound brightness. Complex phrases are here and there but their passion to amaze the audience is quite magnificent and wholehearted. Deep and widespread sound world launched via their instruments and their inner space must be thought as the best of all of their eps, I'm sure.

The mysterious sleeve drawn by Raku, featuring the title written in seal script, is simple but quite fantastic and thoughtful indeed. Upon our recent discussion in the live space, the drummer Kei has emphasized that they keep developing themselves and adopting novel essence. This ep itself has really verified that they are always evolving. It's pleasure of the audience exactly, and let me say (as one of their fans) their sound line should be loved more and more by everyone from now on. Anyway we the fans are looking forward to their full-length album produced conceptually ... another hope.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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