I bought stuff!!!
Left-to-right, top-to-bottom, starting top-left:
- Gacharic Spin - G-litter (Type-A)
- Gacharic Spin - G-litter (Type-B)
- Unlucky Morpheus - Wings
- Unlucky Morpheus - CADAVER/REVADAC
Gacharic Spin’s latest album, G-litter, may be their weirdest album so far. The first track of the album, “Redline”, has chugging riffs, rapping, and liberal use of vocoder/auto-tune. Sure, each part is part of their sound, but (AFAIK) they’ve never combined them the same track. What makes the song go over the top is that the keyboardist asks the listener “are you ready to go to Hell?” By the way,she’s the person in the hamburger costume on the album’s cover. Somehow, things return to normal (well, normal by their standards) but then everything goes completely off the rails again (in the best way possible) for the last two songs of the album. Looking forward to listening to it more!
“CADAVER/REVADAC” is Unlucky Morpheus’s newest release. They’re a consistent band (at least with their original releases), and this single doesn’t seem to be an exception. There’s a bit of a gimmick this time - “REVADAC” uses a backwards version of the music from “CADAVER”, but they managed to pull it off and turn it into its own song. The live song is a nice bit of filler :-)
This copy of Unlucky Morpheus’s “Wings” is the 2018 reprint. It has the same catalog number as the original release, and it even has the same promotional strip that lists concerts from 2015. It only has a single song on it, so this isn’t the greatest bang for your buck. But then again, it’s a really good song!
Bonus - Purchases from January 2018
These two albums came in sometime during the month of January:
Starting from left:
- LOVEBITES - AWAKENING FROM ABYSS
- SHOW-YA - AUROA
It took me a few months, but I finally got around to listening to them!
I really liked LOVEBITES’s first EP (THE LOVEBITES EP), and AWAKENING FROM ABYSS is literally more of the same. The full-length album has all four songs from THE LOVEBITES EP. Three of the songs sound slightly remixed and extended a bit, but “Bravehearted” has re-recorded vocals in English. Solid stuff, even if some of the newer songs go on for a little longer than I would have liked.
SHOW-YA’s AURORA is… interesting. Not sure what to make of it. It seems like a bit of a throwback album - not to their earlier albums, but perhaps to 60s or 70s hard rock. Maybe there’s a bit of Deep Purple influence going on? I don’t know, all I know about 70s rock consists of punk bands, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Motörhead, and Rush. And, for me, the 60s are a huge blank space where the following is written with a permanent marker: “I guess this stuff inspired Rush’s Feedback EP?” So I don’t know what I’m talking about :-) But I do know that AURORA is rockin’ and a tiny bit of a departure from some of SHOW-YA’s previous albums.
Tune in sometime this month, maybe next, for a similar article featuring May’s music pickups!