Jan 18, 2010
Hikashu - Nyuunen (2007)
1. Nyuunen [Deliberately]
2. Digital Frankenstein
3. The Curry Master
Lyrics - Makigami, Music - Sakaide (1, 2), Mita (3)
Recorded in 2007
Released on May 20th, 2007
Makigami Koichi (vocal, cornet, theremin, jew's harp), Mita Freeman (guitar, vocal on 3), Sakaide Masami (bass), Shimizu Kazuto (keyboard, bass clarinet), Sato Masaharu (drums)
Nyuunen is a terrific tune. Attractive melody, sheer driving feel, and philosophical lyrics. "Deliberately/Think, not deeply/Deliberately/Don't think it over/Put an "an" inside a bun/For not bending the destiny/There's something falling from the sky/The thing you cannot catch on your head" A perfect choice for single.
Actually, it is very old song. The group has been playing it for nearly 10 years, and has recorded with different personnel. Then, in 2007, the group re-recorded it for release.
Digital Frankenstein is dark, eerie, and doom-ish. It's a story of a man trapped, addicted, and immersed himself in the 'Net. "On square liquid crystal screen/He is transforming all the voice/Digital Frankenstein/Swimming in the net/Immersing himself by a click/Praise Digital Technology/This song is consisted of bubble/Digital Frankenstein"
The Curry Master is a praise for the traditional indian dish. (But beware, Japanese curry is much, much different from original.) Embellished pseudo oriental feel, sung by the great Mita Freeman (and on top of it, Makigami sang with falsetto voice). Here Mita acted an imaginary Buddha, who cooks very tasty curry. Hear the man shout "Curry!"
Track 1 and 2 are single version, entirely different take from the ones on the Ikirukoto album. Track 3 is for the single only, not available anywhere else.
There's something different in his curry...
Available via HMV Japan.
Early version, recorded in 2007 at Kichijoji Star Pine's Cafe. In introduction, Sakaide murmured the title phrase, Digital Na Franken.