2014.08.13

4年ぶりの新作で、バンドは新たなダンス・モードに突入。アーサー・ラッセルESGなど、80年代NY地下ダンス・シーンから生まれた音を咀嚼したようなアンサンブルは、超クールでありながら開放的で抜けが良い。坂本慎太郎らを迎えた歌もの(日本語詞も!)のファニーでポップな装いも最高。先鋭性としなやかさを併せ持つ彼ららしい傑作だ。砂原良徳グリーン・ラインズらによるリミックス集もパッケージした2枚組。

[English Translation]
With this latest album after 4 years, this alternative rock band who has been enjoying worldwide performances since the 90s, seems to have entered into a new 'dance mode' phase. The ensembles formed as if having processed the sounds born in the underground dance scene in New York of the 80s, such as those from the likes of Arthur Russell or ESG, are super cool, and also liberating, running through elegantly. The funny and pop guise of the tracks with songs (and this time, Japanese lyrics too!) that welcomed artists including Shintaro Sakamto, famously known as former vocal of psychedelic rock band Yura Yura Teikoku, is absolutely awesome, making it a masterpiece that wears both the cutting-edge-ness and flexibility, just like them. This album comes in a satisfying 2 disc set, combining the main album with a compilation of remixes by Yoshinori Sunahara, former member of techno band Denki Groove or Greeen Linez.    

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