Thread for METAFIVE (Yukihiro Takahasi, Cornelius, Towa Tei, Yoshinori Sunahara, Leo Imai, one other guy)

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Because these guys are gonna rule, and I can't stop watching this video:

first album coming 1/13, lets get excited!

frogbs, Thursday, 10 December 2015 04:12 (three years ago) Permalink


the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Thursday, 10 December 2015 06:22 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm in, I'm excited!

MaresNest, Thursday, 10 December 2015 08:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Great line-up, obviously, but I'm not feeling that song at all.

emil.y, Thursday, 10 December 2015 12:59 (three years ago) Permalink

This makes me want to hear mid-'90s David Byrne cover "A View to a Kill"

Hideous Lump, Friday, 11 December 2015 05:30 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

MaresNest, Saturday, 26 December 2015 20:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Lol @ YT's drum fill at 1:00

Good tune, way less schizoid than the first one, though I really wish they'd kept jamming at the end

frogbs, Sunday, 27 December 2015 04:59 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah it def gets better towards the middle/end, this is their 'Life In a Northern Town' to Don't Move's 'Hyperactive'

MaresNest, Sunday, 27 December 2015 15:22 (three years ago) Permalink

MaresNest, Thursday, 7 January 2016 23:27 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

CD finally arrived, on first listen it's pretty good, offhand I'd say it's probably the best album any of these guys have been involved with in a long time. As much as I like YT I was a little worried at first that these guys might just be used as his backing band (like they were on the live disc), as it turns out Takahashi isn't any more involved than anyone else, check the credits here, it's about as evenly split as possible, and both of the songs Gondo writes the music for are kinda nuts, in a good way. The version of "Radio" on here is awesome by the way, so much crazier than the original, plus it eliminates that high-pitched noise that made the original hard to listen to. Downsides...every song is written like a single and it often feels like too many cooks, not necessarily a bad thing, just know that it's a pop album first. So yeah...definitely recommended

frogbs, Wednesday, 10 February 2016 02:42 (three years ago) Permalink

also wanted to point out, in hindsight, what a strange lineup this is. Gondo is the only one really known for playing an instrument (if he's known at all?) - YT and Imai are frontmen who (occasionally) play drums and guitar, the rest are DJ/producers. I can't think of another supergroup quite like it.

frogbs, Tuesday, 16 February 2016 23:07 (three years ago) Permalink

It's slowly growing on me, beyond the few that stuck out on first listen, like Gravetrippin' and the new version of Radio.

Have to laugh at YT's DGAF lyrics in Don't Move.

"thing thing about a thing.."

MaresNest, Tuesday, 16 February 2016 23:13 (three years ago) Permalink

They even back-project the lyrics at concerts, cojones of steel.

MaresNest, Tuesday, 16 February 2016 23:15 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah those are great, Albore and WGSF are definite highlights for me too. Luv U Tokio grew on me a lot, just one of those songs I can't stop from bouncing around in my head

new version of Radio is so incredibly good, kinda sad that the new Split Spirit doesn't quite live up to it, in fact it's missing the cymbal crash that made the original so great. I love that they kept the "Ghost..." part even though it doesn't make sense outside of the soundtrack

frogbs, Tuesday, 16 February 2016 23:18 (three years ago) Permalink

Funny how they project the little vocal inflections in the beginning as well. I remember Cornelius doing a remix of "Call Me Super Bad" which just deconstructed everything, then tried to put it back together piece by piece in other to emulate some sort of stiff funkiness. "Don't Move" reminds me a lot of that, I like how it's supposed to be this sort of loose funk jam that's really as tightly controlled as anything in the technopop genre.

Also - Imai is truly a strange singer, I checked out a couple of his solo albums and they're pretty good if all over the map. On one track he starts rapping like a dude who's never heard any hip-hop in his life. Kinda cool actually.

frogbs, Wednesday, 17 February 2016 14:39 (three years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

"Gravetrippin" from an upcoming live DVD. Yes I will be buying it. These guys are real fun to watch.

frogbs, Friday, 5 August 2016 18:26 (two years ago) Permalink

Wait, wtf, how did I never hear of this thing. Talk about putting the super back in supergroup.

Lyle Lovitz (Old Lunch), Friday, 5 August 2016 18:46 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

new song from an upcoming EP:

I really do marvel at how they sound like anything but a supergroup full of middle-aged guys

frogbs, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 21:01 (two years ago) Permalink

And I love how Yuki is still in such good voice, much prefer his style of singing these days.

MaresNest, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 11:35 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah that is pretty good. always thought he worked well in conjunction with other singers, part of why this band works so well for me

by the way, YT's facebook page is a lot of fun. mostly pictures of him having beers with dudes from this band or guys like Ryuichi Sakamoto

frogbs, Friday, 18 November 2016 15:36 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this is really cool :)

tt initially compared it to field music but now she's wearing the (cheap) virtual reality goggles i bought her for xmas and i think the music is suiting it quite well lol

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Sunday, 25 December 2016 23:07 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

The first track in this mix sounds like it might be a Sunahara track?

saer, Monday, 11 March 2019 10:15 (two months ago) Permalink

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